Weekly Update May 3, 2020


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Weekly Update

May 3, 2020

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios!

We are continuing teaching and learning online this week as I hope to continue to answer questions and provide more support for our students as well as the teachers who teach them. This week we celebrate National Teachers Week with National Teachers Day being Tuesday. Please give a shout-out or a thank you to your teachers this week! One of my early mentors in education, in the classroom and as a school leader, was Jon Liechty, the first principal I worked with as a full-time teacher at Berendo Middle School in the 80’s. Mr. Liechty always said, whenever he got the chance, that the classroom teacher is the most important person that works for the school district because their reach is far and the impact they make on kids’ lives on a daily basis is more than anyone else in our educational system. And I agree and this has guided my work as a school leader. Teachers matter and we should thank them for their service whenever we can and support them in any way we can. So, to the VAPA teachers, and teachers, everywhere, we salute you!

Our Open Enrollment Period starts tomorrow. Please tell a friend or refer a family with an 8th grade student. Our goal is to maintain or grow our enrollment by the Fall so we can keep all of our programs and wonderful educators at VAPA! Our letters and calls for accepted students go out this week. We welcome our newest VAPA Tigers, the Class of 2024, to our wonderful school! More info on enrollment is on our website.

In addition to honoring our teachers this week, this is a busy and fun week for us at Legacy VAPA with some special highlights. Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is Stuffed Animal day, Wednesday is Self-Care Day, Thursday is Netflix and Quarantine Day, and Friday is Tiger Spirit Day.

On Tuesday we will host a special Cinco de Mayo celebration on Zoom which will be linked on our website and social media platforms late Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, our jazz and show choir continues their guest speaker series with a live look inside a recording studio in Seattle, Washington.

If you have any questions about senior events, refunds, or anything else, please check the LAUSD website at www.lausd.net , the VAPA website at www.vapalegacy.com , or www.bit.ly/vapaonline for updates. You may also go to www.bit.ly/vaparequestenglish and www.bit.ly/vaparequestspanish , call 323-596-7531, or send me an e-mail to etrimis@lausd.net .

Please be careful and be safe. I will see you at school online.

Take care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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