Welcome to our school!
17160 Van Gogh St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
Principal: Pamela Merloni
SAA: Raquel Acosta
Office Tech: Nancy Zweben
Title lX Complaint Manager: Pamela Merloni
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Important School Holidays
8/16: School Starts
9/2: Admissions Day
9/5: Labor Day
10/3: Unassigned Holiday
10/12: Unassigned Holiday
11/11: Veteran's Day
11/21-23: Unassigned Days
11/24-25: Thanksgiving Break
12/19/16-1/6/17: Winter Break
1/16: M.L.King Jr. Day
2/20: President's Day
3/31: Cesar E. Chavez Day
4/10-4/14: Spring Break
5/29: Memorial Day
6/9: Last Day of School
Click on the calendar to view other important school events and meetings.
Opening Message from Principal Merloni
Click here to view Principal Merloni's newsletter message for the opening school year.
Good Evening Van Gogh Staff and Families,
This is Ms. Merloni with our weekly announcements. Many of you are aware that there have been sightings of a coyote across the street at Bee Canyon. Please be sure that children do not approach the coyote and make sure to keep your animals on leashes. If at any time you encounter a coyote and feel threatened, it is advised to make a lot of noise and raise your hands up as to appear bigger. http://www.safebee.com/outdoors/what-do-if-you-encounter-coyote-your-neighborhood
This week our valet volunteers come from Ms. Serobyan’s class. If other parents are available in the morning that would like to help, it would be much appreciated. All parents are advised not to cross through the valet line. These are moving cars and pose a tremendous safety risk to you and your child. The best alternative is to cross at the corner and use the crosswalk. If that isn’t an option than please cross at the front of the valet line.
On Tuesday, we will have our School Site Governance Council Meeting at 2:45 p.m. in the library.
An important part of determining the quality of our school is based upon parent responses on the School Experience Survey. Please take the time to complete the survey that was sent home or you can go online at http://bit.ly/lausd2017 . All surveys must be submitted by 2/7.
We will finally begin our week with our Monday morning assembly. Students we will also have our Music Monday at recess.
We are so proud to announce our finalists that will be competing at our annual Spelling Bee this Friday 2/3 at 6:00 p.m.
1st : Sophia Dao, Max Geminiamo, Mason Ortiz
2nd: Jordin Lim, Thomas Blackwell, Sylvette Khabbaz
3rd: Kareem Shalaby, Ava Nguyen, Hannah Ishimine, Ahmed Haj Ghubn
4th : Joseph Kastoun, Julius Washington, Ethan Benitez, Leah Marmol
5th : Anthony Cotton, Trntyn Mardikian, Marek Thompson, Mikaila Dijamco
Come and join us for a spectacular evening!!!!
Wear your Crazy Hair on Spirit day this Friday, February 3, 2017. We will also be celebrating our Students of the Month for December and January on Friday 2/3. Our schedule for the Student of the Month assembly will be based upon your student’s grade level. We will begin with 4th and 5th graders at 8:00 a.m. , 2nd and 3rd at 8:30 a.m. , and TK, K, 1st at 9:00 a.m.
Beginning next week we will be collecting “Pennies for Patients”. The proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Save the date for the Northwest STEAM Fest on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00-3:00 p.m. at Cleveland High School. It will be a great family event!! All Northwest schools will be represented. Come and see what’s happening in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics!! Van Gogh Charter will be there!!! Join us!!!
Have a wonderful evening and I will see all of you tomorrow.
More Than a Meal
We reached 98% completed applications!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Click here for the online application
CALENDAR - SECOND SEMESTER
A HUGE THANK YOU !
Van Gogh expresses a HUGE THANKS to:
The Patriot Oil Community Benefit Trust Fund for providing Music 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.
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!