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2018 -2019 School Year starts on

Tuesday, August 14

El año escolar 2018-2019 comienza el 
martes, 14 de agosto









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.


  • To all TAs, MS. Lopez, Ms. Horiuchi, Ms. Arteaga and Ms. Maldonado for making it through 5 weeks of testing.
  • To 3rd-5th Grade teachers and students for giving it their best during testing.
  • To K-2nd Grade teachers and students for supporting students taking the SBAC.

Bell Schedule

Regular Day

8:00 a.m.-2:21 p.m



8:00 a.m.-1:19 p.m


Shortened Day/Parent Conferences

8:00 a.m.- 1:44 p.m.

2017-2018 Important Dates

First Day of Instruction August 15, 2017
Admissions Day-No School September 1, 2017
Labor Day-No School September 4, 2017
Unassigned Days-No School September 21, 2017
Veterans Day- No School  November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday -No School  November 20-24, 2017
Winter Recess December 18, 2017- January 5, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School  January 15, 2018
President's Day -No School February 19, 2018
Spring Recess  March 26-30, 2018
Cesar Chavez Birthday (Observed)-No School  April 2, 2018
Memorial Day- No School  May 28, 2018
Last Day of Instruction  June 7, 2018


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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.


Dr. Doramanda Higuchi

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.


Dr. Doramanda Higuchi

¡Vamos Exploradores!

Saludable, Amistoso e Inteligente

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.








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.



Arteaga, Maria
Instructional Coach
Higuchi, Doramanda
Maldonado, Veronica
TSP Coordinator
Williams, Aleta
Assistant Principal

LAUSD Food Services Division

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Learn more about Breakfast in the Classroom, meal applications, and other LAUSD food services.