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Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Principal's Message

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to our school community and our website. It is our mission at Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte Elementary School to focus on developing the whole child. We want our students to thrive academically, socially and develop healthy habits. I am proud to have teachers and staff who are dedicated and committed to providing your child with a high quality education. 
    As we strive for excellence, it is my goal to work collaboratively with you to ensure that your child reaches his/her highest potential and graduates LAUSD college and career ready. It is an honor to serve as your principal.
    Go Explorers! 
    Healthy, Friendly and Smart 


    Es un placer darle la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad escolar y nuestra página web. Es nuestra misión en la Escuela Primaria Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte de desarrollar al niño completo. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes prosperen académicamente, socialmente y que desarrollen hábitos saludables. Estoy orgullosa de tener maestros y personal que están dedicados y comprometidos a proveer a su hijo/a una educación de alta calidad.
    A medida que nos esforzamos por la excelencia, es mi objetivo de trabajar en colaboración con usted para asegurarse de que su hijo llegue a su / su más alto potencial y que sea un graduado LAUSD listo para la universidad y para una carrera. Es un honor servir como su directora.


    ¡Vamos Exploradores!
    Saludable, Amistoso e Inteligente

    Growth Mindset of the Month / Mentalidad de Crecimiento Citas del Mes

    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. --Samuel Johnson

    We are a school that embodies a growth mindset. We believe that there is always room to grow and that we must acknowledge approximation towards growth.

    Growth Mindset

    Crecimiento Mental

    Las grandes obras se realizan, no por fuerza, sino por perseverancia. --Samuel Johnson

    Somos una escuela que incorpora una mentalidad de crecimiento. Creemos que siempre hay espacio para crecer y que debemos reconocer las aproximaciones hacia el crecimiento.


      2018-2019 Important Dates

    First Day of Instruction August 14, 2018
    Admissions Day-No School August 31, 2018
    Labor Day-No School September 3, 2018
    Unassigned Days-No School September 10, 2018
    Unassigned Days-No School September 19, 2018
    Veterans Day- No School  November 12, 2018
    Thanksgiving Holiday -No School  November 19-23, 2018
    Winter Recess December 17, 2018- January 4, 2019
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School  January 21, 2019
    President's Day -No School February 18, 2019
    Cesar Chavez Birthday (Observed)-No School  April 1, 2019
    Spring Recess  April 15-19, 2019
    Memorial Day- No School  May 27, 2019
    Last Day of Instruction  June 7, 2019

    School-wide Positive Behavior Plan / Plan Escolar De Comportamiento Positivo

    Sharpen The Shaw

    Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

    Afila la Sierra

    El equilibrio se siente mejor: cuido mi cuerpo comiendo bien, haciendo ejercicio y durmiendo. Paso tiempo con mi familia y amigos. Aprendo de muchas maneras y en muchos lugares, no solo en la escuela. Encuentro maneras significativas de ayudar a otros.




              Exceptional Explorers

    Ms. Anna and Ms. Carmen: For going above and beyond to help our students and their families.

    Ms. Clemente: For updating our website! Please check out the new layout.

    Ms. Gonzalez: For stepping up to be our SEL Data Coordinator. Thank you!

    All teachers that have posted student work in the hallway. Thank you!

    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

    -Benjamin Franklin


    We stand up against bullying of any kind in any way!

    Running Club / Club De Correr

    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

    7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

    Lunes, Miercoles, y Viernes

    7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.