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156th Street Elementary

2100 W. 156th Street

Gardena, CA 90249

(310) 324-6639

(310) 532-2306 FAX



5/2 College Day

5/2-5/6 Teacher Appreciation


5/6 Volunteer Tea

5/9 Last Good Egg Assembly

5/12 Spelling Bee

       (Grades 1,3, 5)

5/13 Spelling Bee

       (Grades K, 2, 4, 6)

5/19 SSC & PTA Meeting

5/30 Memorial Day-No School


6/1 Good Egg Celebration

6/3 Career Day

6/4 Spring Festival

6/7 Award Ceremony

     8:30 AM Grades 4-6

    10:30 AM Grades K, 1

    1:00 PM Grades Grades 2, 3

6/10 6th Grade Culmination

       (9 am)

       Last Day of School

       (12:45 pm dismissal)


8/16 First Day of School

6th grade Catalina Trip

Earth Day Celebration

June 3rd

June 3rd

June 4th

June 4th

June 10th at 9 am

June 10th 9am

June 10th

June 10th

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

2016-2017 school year

LA Galaxy Star Squad and Staff Members kick off Read Across America Celebration!

Mission Statement

156th Street Elementary School strives to have every student meet grade level standards in all core subjects with self-discipline, positive self-esteem, and the skills necessary to achieve one's potential in all facets of life.


Recipient of the 2016 California Gold Ribbon School Award.

A program which California Department of Education celebrate outstanding educational programs and practices. This award recognizes California schools who have made exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students, including English learners. These include, but are not limited to, the California Standards for English Language Arts, California English Language Development Standards, California State Standards for Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards.



spellingbee2016.jpgOur Annual Spelling Bee will be held on

May 12th (GR. 1 at 8:45 am) (GR. 3 10:30 am) (Gr. 5 at 1:00 pm)

May 13th (GR. K at 10:30 am) (GR. 6 at 11:15 am) (GR. 2 at 1:00 pm).

You should have received the spelling list for your child's grade level, the list can also be found under Student Resources when clicking on the Students link. Please understand that the list is to be used as a study guide and that there will be words in the selling Bee that are not on the list.

May Attendance Challenge





During the month of May, the students with perfect attendance will be entered into a drawing with the chance to win a gift certificate to Mrs. Fields Cookie Company or Kohl's Department Store. Gift cards are courtesy of the LAUSD Local District South's Attendance Incentive Plan.

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Transitional Kindergarten (TK) & Kindergarten pre-registration packets are now available in the main office for enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible kindergarten students are those who reach their 5th birthday on or before September 1st. Students who turn 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd will not be eligible for the general kindergarten class but will have the option of attending a Transitional Kindergarten Program. Please come in to pick up a packet and make an appointment.

Dream House Contest


Our Adopt-A-School partner, Mr. Derf Fredericks of Reality World will once again sponsor the 156th Street's annual Dream House contest. Children are asked to draw their very own "Dream House" to enter into the contest with a chance of winning one of three $100 gift cards. The three winning entries will be framed and proudly be displayed in the Realty World office for the 2016-17 school year. Students will be provided time to draw their "Dream House" during the course of the school day. The deadline for entering the contest is May 13th.

Lost and Found

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Please label your child's belongings. The lost and found rack is

available in the auditorium for parent inspection throughout the year.

All unclaimed items will be packaged and donated to charity

by June 10th.

Rise and Shine- Be on Time

on time clock.jpgSince the beginning of school, we have experienced the matter of tardiness with few of our students. It is so important for us to make a practice to be punctual as we go about our daily tasks. The teachers and students would appreciate uninterrupted instruction. We do understand when emergencies make it necessary for late arrivals but we hope that such would not occur at all. For child to have Awesome Attendance there should be no more than 3 excused tardies or early pick-ups.

Please Call Before Noon

school phone.pngIf you have a message for your child's teacher or would like to pick up your child's homework due to an absence, please call the school before noon. Teachers check their mailbox during their lunchtime and this will ensure that the message gets delivered timely and also minimizes classroom interruptions. Thanks!

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During the warm weather, let's continue to be mindful of the school policy around appropriate school attire. Students should come to school looking clean, neat, and ready to learn. Please do not send student to school in beach attire, including midriff/halter tops or tops/dresses with thin spaghetti straps. Skirts and shorts hems should be at a suitable length for school. A general guide is that skirts and shorts should extend to or below the students' fingertips when their arms are held to their sides. Shoes should be safe for outdoor play and physical education, no open toe sandals or heels.

Cell Phone Policy

cell phone.pngStudents may not use cell phones during the school day and they must be turned off. Cell phones should be kept either in their backpacks or in a closed pocket until after school. Phones that are taken out or turned on during the school day will be confiscated and must be picked up in the Main Office by a parent/guardian at dismissal time. After school, children enrolled in the Youth Services or Youth Development Program must ask a supervising adult for permission to use the phone. The school is not responsible for damage, lost or stolen cell phones.