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Welcome to our school!

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Contact

17160 Van Gogh St.

Granada Hills, CA 91344

Phone: 818.360.2141

Fax: 818.831.9081

Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm


Principal: Pamela Merloni

SAA: Raquel Acosta

Office Tech: Nancy Zweben

 

Title lX Complaint Manager:  Pamela Merloni

pmerloni@lausd.net

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News

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Important School Holidays

2017

08/15: School Starts

09/01: Admissions Day

09/04: Labor Day

09/21: Unassigned Holiday

11/10: Veteran's Day

11/20-22: Unassigned Days

11/23-24: Thanksgiving Break

2018

12/18/17-01/05/18: Winter Break

01/15: M.L.King Jr. Day

02/19: President's Day

03/26-03/30-Spring Break

04/02: Cesar E. Chavez Day

05/28: Memorial Day

06/08: Last Day of School

 

 

Opening Message from Principal Merloni

Click here to view Principal Merloni's newsletter message for the opening school year.

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More Than a Meal

We still need 76 students to have a meal application filled out whether they will be participating in the program or not. We need 100% participation.  Thank you for your support!!

Click here for the online application

CALENDAR

     

         September  2017 Pillar: Caring  Song: America the Beautiful
09/01- No School - Admission Day
09/04 -No School - Labor Day
09/05- Standing Committees meet at 1:45 p.m.
09/07 -Orientation/Elections for SSC/Gov. Council & ELAC
09/12 -SSC/Gov. Council meeting 2:45 p.m.
09/14 -Picture Day
09/21 -No School - Unassigned day
09/22- Principal's Chat 8:15 a.m.
09/27 -Shortened Day 1:35 p.m. dismissal for Instructional Communication
09/28 -Shortened Day 1:35 p.m. dismissal for Instructional Communication
09/29 -Student of the Month Celebration 

 

Click here to access the most current Van Gogh Calendar for 2017-18
 

 

A HUGE THANK YOU !

Van Gogh expresses a HUGE THANKS to:

 

The Patriot Oil Community Benefit Trust Fund for providing Kadima Conservatory Scholarships and their continued support  for our computer lab and our technological needs.

 

The Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council for their generous contribution for library books and physical education equipment!

 

Councilman Mitch Englander's office for his generous contribution to our school.  Funds will support our students in a variety of ways.

Calling All Volunteers!!!

Our school needs YOUR HELP! Volunteers are needed for our MORNING DROP-OFF VALET.  Student safety is a priority, and the more support we have, the safer our students will be.  Please see the main office to help.

LOST AND FOUND

Please label your student's jackets, backpacks, and lunch boxes with their name.  This will help ensure that lost items may be found.  Our collection of unclaimed items grows rapidly and is donated to charity at the end of each month.

 

Peanut Policy

Please support us......Due to students with severe peanut allergies, we request that snacks and lunches stay PEANUT FREE! 

We would appreciate your support in avoiding sending foods that contain peanuts or any other form of tree nuts, such as sandwich crackers filled with peanut butter, granola bars, and trail mix.

Some healthy & nutritional alternatives include: ham, roast beef, tuna, egg salad, cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, fruit salad, yogurt & fruit, fruit rollups, apples with caramel, hummus, celery & carrot sticks, animal crackers, popcorn, pudding or Jell-o, and Rice Krispie Treats. Thank you for your cooperation!

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good Evening Van Gogh Families,
     This is Ms. Merloni.  In your Wednesday folder today you received the Fall 2017 School Calendar Survey.  Each household received one survey.  If you have more than one child in an LAUSD school your oldest child should have received one.  This is an opportunity for you to voice your preferences for future school calendars.  The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.  Please return it to school.  In addition, our Expectations for Student Behavior went home today. All students are expected to Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.  These expectations look different throughout different areas in the school.  Please review the expectations with your child and both of you should sign the tear-off and return it to school.  It is important for students that had free/reduced lunch eligibility during the 2016-17 school year to complete a new meal application before September 27th which is the last day this year's grace period.  We still have 76 students that have not completed their meal application.  Remember that we count on each family to participate. We appreciate your time and support for Van Gogh!!Remember that tomorrow is an unassigned school day and there is NO SCHOOL!  I will see all of you on Friday.

Goodnight,
Ms. Merloni

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Students Recognized for Character

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER PILLAR: CARING OCTOBER PILLAR: MANNERS NOVEMBER PILLAR: KINDNESS DECEMBER PILLAR: RESPONSIBILITY JANUARY PILLAR: FAIRNESS FEBRUARY PILLAR: TRUSTWORTHINESS MARCH PILLAR: CITIZENSHIP APRIL PILLAR: RESPECT MAY/JUNE PILLAR: PERSEVERENCE
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Students Recognized for Classroom Achievements

September

Outstanding Listener: Clarissa Trujillo, Alec Bezyan, Reece Dickens, Emmanuel Dominguez, Paul Hemming, Sarah Marmol, Mikel Pruett, Sarah Eskandari

Eager Reader: Esther Rivas

Marvelous Manners:   Madalynn Galvan

Stellar Student:   Sophia Dao

Perfect Penmanship:   Aaron Singh

Excellent Writer:   Jordin Lim

Amazing Artist:   Alina Alajajyan

Lover of Learning:   Navreet Khosa

Splendid Speller:   Mannat Kaur

Caring:   Narek Kalayci

Awesome Athlete:   Juliana Piskoulian

Special Friend:   Arlen Telimi

Helpful :   Diego Reyes Barajas

Outstanding Vocabulary:   Richard Libby

Great Transition:    Evan Azarloza

October 

Outstanding Listener: Tatiana Bobadilla, Brandon Duvon, Iliana Velasco, Joe Romansik

Excellent Effort: Natalia Arteaga, Audriana Tidwell, Aliyah Barcena

Great Participation: Jaslyn Mendez, Dylan Gomez, Ryan Dudley

Academic Achievement: Janessa Jacinto

Great Improvement: Ava Majyan

Awesome Attitude: Mia Floyd

Remarkable Reader: Gabriel Vodnak

Outstanding Speller: Nicolas Puentes

Helping Hands: Adrian Trujillo

Leadership: Kareem Shalaby

Awesome Athlete: Hayk Nalbandyan

Start Artist: Frida Soto

Vocabulary: Ayisha Tazi

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