Inspiring Collaboration, Innovation & Empowerment
"Climbing Toward College and Career Readiness"
818.994.2904
Campus 1
6555 Sylmar Avenue - Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 994-2904   Fax: (818) 994-8096
Campus 2
13400 Erwin Street - Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 787-8521   Fax: (818) 786-3627
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Dear Ararat Charter School Parents and Students,

We would like to welcome all new and returning Ararat Charter School families!  We look forward to the continued growth and success of our students. We will continue to focus on teaching our students the necessary skills in order to be college and career prepared. Our teachers will continue to focus on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Students in grades 3-5 will continue to take the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). This state test assesses their understanding of the ELA and Math Common Core Standards. Since the test is administered online, it will require students to have the necessary typing skills in order to response to questions in ELA and Math. ACS will be working diligently with students during computer lab in order to ensure that students have the necessary skills needed to take the test. More information will be forthcoming on how you can help prepare your child for the test.

We look forward to providing all students with a nurturing environment where students feel challenged and engaged in their learning.

Sincerely,
Principal's  Message
Mr. Villela
Principal

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS

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Breaking the
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Food Drive the entire month of November
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ARMENIA
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Community Outreach Projects
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March 2 - 8
Enrichment Session 2 begins - Music
- 3-5 Campus - Mondays Only

April 7 - May 22
CAASPP Parent Interim Assessments for Grades 3-5 - for 3-5 Campus

May 1
1st Grade Field Trip to Underwood Farm

May 4 - May 8
Teacher Appreciation Week - 5/5 - Teacher appreciation Day
Classified Staff  Appreciation Week

May 9
1. Finance Committee Meeting
2. Governing Board Meeting


May 16
Public Lottery - K-2 Campus Only

May 18 - May 19
1. CAASPP SBEC Testing - 3-5 Campus
2. CST Science Testing - 5th Grade Only

May 20
World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21
4th Grade Field Trip to San Gabriel Mission




May 25
Memorial Day - No School

May 26 - May 29
Book Fair - K-2 Campus only

May 27
Award Assembly
8:00am -- K-2 Campuses
2:00pm - 3-5 Campus

May 29
1. Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Meeting - K-2 Campus - MPR
2. School Spirit Day by Student Council

May 31
Spring Picnic

June 3
Big Smiles Dental Visit - K-2 Campus

June 4
Big Smiles Dental Visit - 3-5 Campus

June 5
Kickball Game - 5th Grade vs. staff

June 9
End of Year Program

June 10
5th Grade Culmination Ceremony

June 11
Last Day of School - Minimum Day