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Welcome to Friends of Serrania’s Web Page for Serrania Charter for Enriched Studies Elementary School!

Serrania Charter Elementary is our wonderful little neighborhood school located south of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California. We are a dynamic and diverse community in the southwest San Fernando Valley and are very fortunate to have brilliant teachers and strong leadership. We have a successful SAS program in addition to the standards based curriculum and as a result of our active parent group, we offer an enriched curriculum to all our students. We are very proud of school and our many accomplishments to date, but are even more excited about the future of our school.

Back to School BBQ

Serrania’s Annual Back to School BBQ!
 Food
 Bake Sale
 Contests
 Family Games
 Music
 Face Painting
 Spirit Wear
Bring the whole family
See old friends; welcome new ones!
Come join the fun!

Event flyer: Click here ~> Serrania_BacktoSchool_BBQ_flyer_final

School starts Tuesday, August 11th at 8:00 a.m

The First Day of School - Big News! 

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Serrania Charter for Enriched Studies!

On behalf of the faculty and staff I am thrilled to welcome everyone back to school. This year I look forward to continue working with the entire school community to ensure that Serrania continues its tradition of caring about students and families as we strive for high student achievement. The following is some important information for the opening of school.

New Student & Parent Orientation: Monday, August 11th at 11:00 am in the Auditorium
Classroom assignments will be handed out on Mon, Aug 11th – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All other students will receive their class assignment on Tuesday morning.  
Please remember that ALL CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS ARE TEMPORARY.
Class assignments are not permanent until after Norm Day on September 11th. This year, as an expanding charter school, we have many students continuing to enroll in the first weeks of school. We anticipate that it will be necessary to change student’s placement based on enrollment and the instructional program. Please address classroom assignment concerns to Principal Wedaa by filling out a “Room Assignment Concern” form in the Serrania Office. I will be contacting parents regarding concerns beginning the third week of school. 
 

School starts on Tuesday, August 12th at 8:00 a.m. Dismissal will be at 1:28 p.m. The gates will open at 7:40 a.m.Students with classroom assignments will line up on the playground behind the room number painted on the asphalt. If you do not have your classroom assignment, please look for support staff in orange vests, who will give you your child’s placement. At 8:15 a.m.Ms. Wedaa will announce that it is time for all parents to leave campus and invite all parents, and especially new parents, to meet with her in the auditorium.

Daily Schedule:
• 7:40 a.m. School gates open for breakfast and early drop off. Please do not drop your child off earlier because there is no supervision. Before school, children are not allowed to play on playground equipment. 
• 7:55 a.m. Line-up Bell. Students should be lined up so that teachers may begin walking students to the classroom.
• 8:00 a.m. Final Bell. Teachers pick up their students and begin the instructional day. All parents should exit campus by 8:00 a.m.
• 2:28 a.m. Dismissal, except on Tuesdays which is 1:28 p.m. dismissal.
o Kindergarten exits through the kindergarten gate. 
o Grades 1,2,3 will be dismissed at the Quedo Gate
o Grades 4 & 5 will be dismissed through the Bascule Gate
o Parents are to wait to meet their child at the assigned gate. If you have more than one child, please have the older siblings meet at the youngest siblings’ gate.
 
We are pleased to announce that the Beyond the Bell Youth Services Program will continue this year. Students in grades 2nd – 5th can remain on the playground until6:00 p.m. with Youth Services. All kindergarten and first grade students must be picked up at the end of the school day. For their safety, Kindergarten and First Grade students are not allowed to stay on the yard with the Beyond the Bell Youth Services program.
For on-site before or after school care for your child, please contact Enrichment Educational Experiences (E3) at (818) 989-7509. For off-site childcare that drops off and picks up at Serrania, there are flyers available in the office.
 

We are looking forward to seeing you on the first day of school!

Sincerely,
Theresa Wedaa
Principal

Lottery Results 2014-15

Charter Lottery Results

Winners – Please confirm with the office that you are planning to accept the lottery placement by May 16, 2014.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.

Easy Money!

Feels like we just found a bag full of money! Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases directly to Serrania’s FOS!! What’s the catch?  …there is none!!

Simply click here to sign into your existing account (or register), choose Serrania FOS, and shop as usual! Amazon will send a check to be used to improve our children’s school. Easy Peasy Money Squeezy!

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY

→ Last chance to pre-order your 2013/2014 yearbook! ←

Order by April 4th to guarantee your copy! Quantities will be limited after they are delivered in May. 

Soft Cover $26.00               ,♦Hard Cover $31.00

Don’t Miss Out! Make checks payable to: Serrania Charter and turn it to the office.

To see if you have already placed an order for a yearbook please click here~>yb sold 3_28 (list was last updated on March 28, 2014)

It will be something to treasure for years to come!

Make a donation to Friends of Serrania using Paypal!

Now you can make a donation to Friends of Serrania using Paypal. Just click on the “Donate” button below and follow the instructions on the Paypal site. In the memo section please list your child and room number along with which fundraiser you are contributing to. Thanks for your support!


Transitional Kindergarten

What is a Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten is a program that builds a bridge between early learning years and traditional kindergarten.

Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two year kindergarten program. It is designed for students who turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2014. This program will give our children an opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on way that supports their development.

Transitional Kinder Brochure

Transitional Kinder Eligibility Ages

 

Clip, Snip, Cut and Save Labels to Raise $$$ For Serrania!

Collect and turn in Box Tops, Labels for Education UPC codes, and whole Tyson A+ product flaps. Every 10 Box Tops earns a Free Treat redeemable after school on Pizza Tuesdays and Popsicle Fridays.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS

All current Breakfast and Lunch Menus as well as nutritional info are now available online.

Signup to have the Breakfast and Lunch Menus emailed to you.