Welcome To Mount Washington Elementary School!
Message from the Prez on March 13, 2020
Hi, all. I know we’re in unprecedented times, and that most of us are feeling anxious about the week's unfolding events. Things are happening fast, and I wish we had answers to every one of your questions. There is a lot we don’t know. What we DO know is that we are cancelling all PTA-sponsored events for the foreseeable future, including Trivia Night, our General Association meeting, and the upper grade teachers have cancelled the Wolves on Wheels fundraiser. We also know that LAUSD is going to shut down and school will be closed for the next two weeks.
One more thing: we are a community. What that means--to me, at least--is that if anyone needs help, anywhere in the Mt. Washington Elementary family, please reach out. So many of us want to show our love and support if we can. And we trust that you will do the same for us.
That is how a community survives tough times...and comes back stronger.
Take the opportunity to hug your kids a LOT, and your family members, too. Perhaps we are practicing social distancing, but that doesn’t mean any of us should be lonely. If you are, and it’s weighing on you, please reach out.
Looking forward to all being together again soon.
Jess Craven, PTA Prez
Important Update Regarding Covid - 19
With the quick changing and unpredictable state of the Covid-19 pandemic, MWPTA has compiled some information that can help our families stay up to date on the latest developments at the school and LAUSD.
- Make sure you have an account on the LAUSD portal and have signed up for LAUSD notices. Several have already gone out. If you have not received them, please sign up ASAP.
Brains On! Podcast - Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread.
NPR eZine - Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus. Go to NPR for more kid resources.
Bookmark the master calendar page and stay in the loop. Learn what the PTA is and does, and how it allocates the generous donations received from families. Suffice it to say, it’s the place to go if you’re looking for answers to questions like “How do I sign-up to receive the weekly eHowl Newsletter?” or “What after-school enrichment classes are being offered?"
Thanks, as always, for supporting your children and our unique community school on the mountain.