Winter Program - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
We will have our annual Winter Program inside the auditorium on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 beginning at 8:45am. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Our students will be performing various winter holiday songs. Continue
Students of the Month: October
Friday, November 22, 2013:
Young Story Tellers
Friday, November 15, 2013:
Our Young Storytellers Big Show was held inside the auditorium this afternoon. The Young Storytellers Foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one on one mentoring, they provide children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance. At the core of their programming are thousands of adult volunteers who donate their time to mentor individual students and perform their works on stage. Their mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice.
Thursday, October 31, 2013:
Many thanks to everyone who made our Harvest Festival/Halloween Parade a success and a great day in the sun. A good time was had by all. Thank you!
Grupo Folklórico de UCLA
Friday, October 25, 2013:
Grupo Folklórico de UCLA performed at Selma today. Our students enjoyed every second of it. The group performed six spectacular dances from various regions in Mexico. Furthermore, they talked to our students about UCLA and the importance of attending college. They group was very inspiring and are good role models for our students.
The primary function of the group is to promote, through visual arts, a cultural awareness in the surrounding communities of Los Angeles and raise cultural awareness among students. With their membership base of UCLA students, alumni, and community members, their goal is to create positive Chicano/a role models, promote cultural awareness throughout the campus community, and encourage the youth of Los Angeles to celebrate their cultural roots and to continue on to institutions of higher learning, like UCLA.
Secrets of the Heart Culmination
Thursday, October 17, 2013:
Today our Kindergarten and First Grade students culminated from the Secrets of the Heart program. Through the six-week multi-arts residency, children learn music, dance, theatre and visual arts, and discover the gifts that live within them. They learn the values of friendship, kindness, imagination and gratitude, as well as history, geography and social studies as they relate to each arts workshop. The residency includes a parent workshop, professional development, curriculum materials, a live performance, and culminates with a children’s presentation. The Secrets of the Heart culmination is a celebration of the arts and the principles that the children have learned over a six-week period. Furthermore, they plant the school Friendship Tree with the wishes that were placed on the tree in their beginning performance. A place where children can come to read, to talk, to resolve their differences and to make a new wish for their future.
Monday, October 14, 2013:
Selma Avenue Elementary School thanks the following colleges/universities for donating a pennant of their institution to our school. The pennants will proudly hang inside our school's auditorium for many years to come. Thank you for inspiring our students to start thinking about going to college.