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ICEF View Park Preparatory Elementary and Middle School ICEF View Park Preparatory Middle School
     
 
 
 
ICEF View Park Preparatory 
5311 S. Crenshaw Blvd,  Los Angeles,  CA 90043
Elementary (323) 290-6960 * Middle (323)290-6970
Website: www.icefps.org
THE KNIGHTS REPORT
  
HEAR YE!! HEAR YE!!

"HOME OF THE KNIGHTS" 
 
 
Happy Week #31!
Welcome Back SHARP Scholars!

Mrs Dismuke
8th Grade English Class
 
Welcome to Week 31,  
ICEF View Park Elementary and Middle family!  

We hope everyone had an amazing spring break and is recharged and ready to go to finish the year out.  We can do it!  Please read the Knights Report carefully. There’s lots of important information included. Reach out to the school office if you have any questions.  Have a great week!

View Park K-8 Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 3:45pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 3:45pm
Campus Closes - 4:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

Wednesday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 12:30pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 12:30pm
Campus Closes - 1:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.


We have a little over 2 weeks left before our end of the school year standardized testing sessions begin.  We need all of our students here on time and focused to be prepared to do their best. School starts each day at 8:30am.  We still have too many students coming to school late each day missing valuable instruction time.  Let’s finish the year out strong and show everyone all of the amazing things that we have learned this year
 

Grade Level Fundraiser

 
Parents, Guardians GREAT NEWS!!  We are kicking off our grade level fundraiser starting Wednesday,  April 20, 2022 - May 3, 2022.  Each grade level will have an opportunity to raise funds for their grade level.  The funds raised will go towards field trips, events and more!!   Look out for the fundraiser packets and online link. 
 
 
Culmination

8th grade student, we are happy to announce that the culmination ceremonies are slated to be in-person this year.  Given no drastic change in the Covid guidelines, we will hold the 8th grade culmination ceremony the morning of Wednesday June 8th.  Students will need to meet all culmination criteria in order to participate.  Parent meetings to discuss culmination guidelines for the 5th grade parents will be announced soon.
 
 
 
Upcoming View Park Events
 
  • April 20 - May 3  Grade Level Spring Fundraiser
  •  April 26 - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
  • April 27 - ICEF Art Show
 

Has anything come up that we haven’t provided answers to?
 
Please reach out to our team in the Main Office if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to be of service.  ICEF View Park K8 Main Office # 323-290-6960 or 323-290-6970.
 
School Operations Manager (SOM)
Nora Kelly
[email protected]
 
Community Relations Coordinator (CRC)
Janet Stewart
[email protected]
 
Office Clerk
Teresa Garcia
[email protected]

Office Clerk
Tammy Fuston
[email protected]

Officer Clerk
Tracy Deal
[email protected]
Happy Week #30!


April 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022
No School

Welcome to Week 30,  ICEF View Park Elementary and Middle family!  
This is the final week before Spring Break, attendance has been a challenge all year.  Let’s push to have 90% or higher attendance for the reminder of this week.  We can do it!  Please read the Knights Report carefully. There’s lots of important information included. Reach out to the school office if you have any questions.  Have a great week!
 
View Park 6-8 Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 3:45pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 3:45pm
Campus Closes - 4:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.
Wednesday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 12:30pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 12:30pm
Campus Closes - 1:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

Minimum Days

Parents, this week,  Wednesday April 6th and Friday April 8th are both minimum days. Students will be released from school at 12:30pm please plan accordingly.  Please be on time to pick up your scholars.

PowerSchool 
Parents, please remember to check PowerSchool weekly, to check your scholars grades.  You can go into PowerSchool at any time and see exactly where your child stands.  Checking PowerSchool regularly empowers you as the parent to stay on top of your child’s academic progress.  We recommend checking PowerSchool well before the progress reports and report cards go out so that there are not any surprises.  If you do not know how to check PowerSchool, no worries, there will be a session on how to log in and check your child’s grades during our upcoming Parent Empowerment Program.
 
 
"Virtual Parent Empowerment Program 


We will be hosting our first Virtual Parent Empowerment Program on at Thursday April 7th 5:30pm.  The Parent Empowerment Program is designed to build a stronger alliance between parents and teachers and empower parents to be better able to support their child.  During the program, I will host an opening session then parents will be able to choose two 25-minute breakout sessions hosted by our teacher leaders and other support staff.  There will also be a session hosted by Parents in support of Parents.  Topics will range from how to support your child in Reading & Math, SBAC Test Prep Tips, Accessing Parent Resources, Social & Emotional Learning and so more.  RSVP flyers started going home last week.  Our goal is to get at least 200 parents to participate.  So far we have 153 parents who have RSVP’d stating that they will attend.  Again, the event is virtual on Thursday April 7th starting at 5:30pm.  We hope to see you there. 
 

Culmination
5th or 8th grade student, we are happy to announce that the culmination  ceremonies are slated to be in-person this year.  Given no drastic change in the Covid guidelines, we will hold the 8th grade's culmination ceremony the morning of Wednesday June 8th.  Students will need to meet all culmination criteria in order to participate.  Parent meetings to discuss culmination guidelines for the 8th grade parents will be announced soon.

 
Upcoming View Park Events
 
  • April 7 - Virtual Parent Empowerment Program
  • April 11 - 15  Spring Break (No School)
  • April 26 - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

 
 
Has anything come up that we haven’t provided answers to?
 
Please reach out to our team in the Main Office if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to be of service.  ICEF View Park K8 Main Office # 323-290-6960 or 323-290-6970.
 
School Operations Manager (SOM)
Nora Kelly
[email protected]
 
Community Relations Coordinator (CRC)
Janet Stewart
[email protected]
 
Office Clerk
Teresa Garcia
[email protected]

Office Clerk
Tammy Fuston
[email protected]

Officer Clerk
Tracy Deal
[email protected]
 
 
Happy Week #27!
 
 
 
Welcome to Week 27,  ICEF View Park Elementary and Middle family!  
Happy Daylight Savings Day.  Parents, please remember to “spring forward” your clocks one hour.  We don’t want there to be any reason that our scholars do not make it to school on time.  Remember that all scholars should be in their classrooms learning at 8:30am.  Students who come to school tardy are missing a whole lot of valuable information and opportunities such as a chance to visit the school store, the morning announcements, Embrace the Mind, Reading Time and so much more.  Let’s be sure to get our scholars to school on time to give them the best opportunity each day to maximize their learning time.  

View Park K-8 Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 3:45pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 3:45pm
Campus Closes - 4:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

Wednesday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 12:30pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 12:30pm
Campus Closes - 1:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.


National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month and this week kicks off our Reading Spirit Week.  Tomorrow is Dress Up in tropical gear for some relaxing reading, Tuesday is Pajama or Sweat pant day, so scholars can cozy up with a good book, Wednesday is Reading is always in Style Day, scholars may dress up in their favorite decade.  Thursday is Reading is everywhere.  Scholars are encouraged to wear clothing with words.  Finally Friday is Dress Up like your favorite book character day.  As titled, students may dress up as their favorite book character.  We hope to have fun with our Literacy Spirit Week.  Parents, please monitor that what your scholar wears is school appropriate.  Students who come to school wearing items that are too revealing or inappropriate for school will be asked to change clothes.





Parent Teacher Conference


As we continue to talk about time, parents, please remember that school will be releasing early from Tuesday to Friday this week.  This is to make time for parent conferences.  If you have not set up a time to meet with your scholar’s teacher, please do so today so that you can be informed of your child’s progress and know exactly how best you can help them grow.  

 Coffee with the Proud Principal

Dwayne Washington is inviting you to
"Virtual Coffee with the Principal"
Zoom meeting
Coffee with the Principal
(New Date)
Thursday,  March 24, 2022
9am – 10am
Pacific Time - Los Angeles

Vaccine Clinic

 
Open Now  ICEF's very own vaccine clinic for students, families, staff, and the greater community.  Our plan is to eventually offer a full array of health services to the community but for now, we are going to begin by offering first, second and booster Covid-19 vaccinations at no cost to recipients.  On Saturdays, ICEF offers COVID vaccinations to our students, families, and staff from 10am to 2pm here at the View Park Prep K-8 campus.

 
"THE TEA FROM THE CRC"

Resources:
Have you fallen behind on your utility bills? If so, do not worry because help is on the way. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has announced a utility debt relief plan that will help 280,000 residential and commercial customers.
Nearly $300 million will be credited to unpaid residential customer bills. No applications are necessary! Credits will be automatically applied to eligible customers. To learn more about LADWP's financial assistance programs, please click here.
 
AMERICA’S JOB CENTERS OF CALIFORNIA HAVE REOPENED WALK-IN SERVICES 
America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) have reopened walk-in services to workers and businesses. All AJCCs are now accepting walk-in visitors and continuing to offer services virtually or by appointment. To find an AJCC near you, visit 19 AJCC Locations to Serve You | LA County AJCC, CA. All AJCC services are accessible online at LA County AJCC, CA | Home, or by phone at 1-888-226-8300.

TAP INTO SAVINGS AND SIGN UP FOR METRO DISCOUNTS
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Upcoming View Park Events
 
  • March 7th - March 18th - Read-A-Thon (Pledges due March 23rd)
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 14th - 8th Grade Culmination Picture Day (Dress up attire)
  • March 15th - March 18th  - Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm  /Parent Teacher Conference 
  • March 18th - Inventing the Future
  • March 21st - Pupil Free Day
  • March 24th - Family Literacy Night "Let's Get Lit" @ 5:30pm
  • March 24th - Coffee with the Principal 
  • March 25th - Oratorical Contest 
  • March 28th - Pupil Free Day
 

Has anything come up that we haven’t provided answers to?
Please reach out to our team in the Main Office if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to be of service.  ICEF View Park K8 Main Office # 323-290-6960 or 323-290-6970.
 
School Operations Manager (SOM)
Nora Kelly
[email protected]
 
Community Relations Coordinator (CRC)
Janet Stewart
[email protected]
 
Office Clerk
Teresa Garcia
[email protected]

Office Clerk
Tammy Fuston
[email protected]

Officer Clerk
Tracy Deal
[email protected]
 
 
  
 
3/6/22 
Happy Week #26!
 
 
Welcome to Week 26, ICEF View Park Middle family!  
We wrapped up Black History Month last week and smoothly transitioned into National Reading Month and Women’s history month.  We hosted our View Park Prep Scholastic’s Book Fair and encouraged all students to read books from authors who looked like them including great African-American and Latino female authors.  As we continue with National Reading Month, each morning for the first five minutes after the morning announcements, we are all Dropping Everything and Reading.  This is a silent time for the entire school to curl up with a good book and read in peace.  We are encouraging students to continue to read silently everyday after they get home for at least 20 minutes daily.



View Park Middle School Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 3:45pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 3:45pm
Campus Closes - 4:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

Wednesday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 12:30pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 12:30pm
Campus Closes - 1:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

National Reading Month
SUPPORT!! 



 
Parent Teacher Conference


Parents, mark your calendars.  Tuesday March 15th will be a minimum day for students.  Minimum days will take place Tuesday through Friday of that week to allow for parent conferences.   All middle school parents, we encourage you to set up a meeting with your child’s teacher if your scholar is not performing up to par.  

 Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

 
Proud Principal Mr. Washington is inviting you to the "Virtual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting"
Everyone is welcome to attend
  
When Tuesday,  March 15, 2022
5pm – 6pm
Pacific Time - Los Angeles
Joining info Zoom Meeting

Vaccine Clinic

 
ICEF has received the required approvals to open our very own vaccine clinic for students, families, staff, and the greater community.  Our plan is to eventually offer a full array of health services to the community but for now, we are going to begin by offering first, second and booster Covid-19 vaccinations at no cost to recipients.  Starting on Saturday, March 12th, ICEF will be offering COVID vaccinations to our students, families, and staff from 10am to 2pm here at the View Park Prep K-8 campus.
 

Food Delivery Services
Parents, please be informed that students cannot order Uber Eats or other food delivery services to the school during the school day.  This is a safety concern having these visitors on campus, it causes a disruption to the learning process and is a violation of the guidelines set forth by our federal school lunch program.  Students who order Uber Eats during the day will have their food held in the office for a parent to pick up at the end of the day.  


"THE TEA FROM THE CRC"

 
If you're looking for a day camp, sleep-away camp, sports camp, drama camp, or any other kind of summer camp this year, don't miss LA Camp Fair 2022 next Sunday, March 13 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. This will be a HUGE, informative, FREE summer camp expo where you can meet representatives from over 40 summer camps learn about their programs.
Get your free UCLA Camp Fair tickets here
 [FREE UCLA CAMP FAIR TICKETS]

 
 
Upcoming View Park Events

  • March 7th - March 18th - Read-A-Thon (Pledges due March 23rd)
  • March 14th - 8th Grade Culmination Picture Day  (Dress up attire)
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 15th - March 18th  - Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm  /Parent Teacher Conference
  • March 15th - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:00pm 
  • March 18th - Inventions
  • March 21st - Pupil Free Day
  • March 24th - Family Literacy Night "Let's Get Lit" @ 5:30pm
  • March 25th - Oratorical Contest 
  • March 28th - Pupil Free Day
 

Has anything come up that we haven’t provided answers to?
 
Please reach out to our team in the Main Office if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to be of service.  ICEF View Park K8 Main Office # 323-290-6960 or 323-290-6970.
 
School Operations Manager (SOM)
Nora Kelly
[email protected]
 
Community Relations Coordinator (CRC)
Janet Stewart
[email protected]
 
Office Clerk
Teresa Garcia
[email protected]

Office Clerk
Tammy Fuston
[email protected]

Officer Clerk
Tracy Deal
[email protected]
 
 
3/1/2022 
 
Happy Week #25!
The Book Fair Is Here!!
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get
started with eWallet and online shopping:     Scholastic.com/bf/icefviewpark


 
Welcome to Week 25, ICEF View Park Middle family!  We know it’s going to be another great week for our scholars. Please read the Knights Report carefully.  There’s lots of important information included. Reach out to the school office if you have any questions.  Have a great week!

View Park Middle School Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 3:45pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 3:45pm
Campus Closes - 4:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.

Wednesday
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 8:00am
Breakfast Served - 8:00am-8:20am
Gates Close - 8:30am
Classroom Instruction Begins - 8:30am
Dismissal - 12:30pm
Carpool and Walk-up Gates Open - 12:30pm
Campus Closes - 1:00pm - Students not in the after school program must be picked up by this time.


National Reading Month 








 
Every Minute Counts - Be On Time!

Please ensure that your child attends school every day, arriving on time by 8:30am.  Research shows that students who come to school regularly and arrive on time have better grades, and stronger connections with their teachers and peers.  Parents, we have students who regularly arrive at school after 8:30 am.  Please remember that instruction begins promptly at 8:30am.  Students who arrive at school late miss this important instruction, and have a difficult time catching up with their class.  Parents, please put your children in the best position to start off their school day right by ensuring that he/she arrives at school on time each day!

 THE PROUD PRINCIPAL of VIEW PARK PREP K-8

Dwayne Washington is inviting you to "Virtual Coffee with the Principal"

Zoom meeting.
Coffee with the Principal
When Friday,  March 4, 2022
9am – 10am
Pacific Time - Los Angeles
Joining info Join Zoom Meeting
   
   

"March Reading Month"  

Mark your calendar:
Let's get "LIT" Family Literacy Night
Date: March 24th Time: 5:30pm
(Virtually)
For more information, please see the calendar, newsletter
and spirit week flyer.
"GO SHARP KNIGHTS!!"

"THE TEA FROM THE CRC"
Resources

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Go to FreeTaxPrepLA.com to book your free appointment.

Paving Your Road to Success

WHAT: Attend a month of FREE webinars presented by CalTrans to help small businesses navigate the certification, contracting, procurement, and compliance processes of working with CalTrans.
Upcoming Sessions:
  • Know Your Small Business Resources
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:30AM
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Overview
    Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 11:00AM
  • How to Market Your Firm to Construction Primes
    Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:30AM
 


Make it Official: Licenses, Permits & Reopening
 
WHAT: Get everything you need to make your business official! In this FREE webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Obtain licenses and permits specific to your business
  • Comply with any tax requirements
  • Avoid common errors 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 12:00PM - 2:00PM
SIGN UP HERE
 
 
Upcoming View Park Events

  • March 7th - March 18th - Read-A-Thon (Pledges due March 23rd)
  • March 14th - 8th Grade Culmination Picture Day  (Dress up attire)
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 15th - March 18th  - Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm  /Parent Teacher Conference 
  • March 18th - Inventions
  • March 21st - Pupil Free Day
  • March 25th - Oratorical Contest 
  • March 28th - Pupil Free Day
 

Has anything come up that we haven’t provided answers to?
 
Please reach out to our team in the Main Office if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to be of service.  ICEF View Park K8 Main Office # 323-290-6960 or 323-290-6970.
 
School Operations Manager
Nora Kelly
[email protected]
 
Community Relations Coordinator
Janet Stewart
[email protected]
 
Office Clerk
Teresa Garcia
[email protected]

Office Clerk
Tammy Fuston
[email protected]

Officer Clerk
Tracy Deal
[email protected]
 
 
Follow us on Instagram
Instagram Account: icefviewparkk8

If you need resource information please contact:

Janet Stewart | Community Relations Coordinator
ICEF View Park Preparatory Elementary and Middle School
5311 S. Crenshaw Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90043