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February is Black History Month

Celebrating contributions of African-Americans throughout history. 




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To Esai, 5th Grade Student for doing the right thing and turning in a lost wallet.

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.

2016-2017 Important Dates

First Day of Instruction August 16, 2016
Admissions Day-No School September 2, 2016
Labor Day-No School September 5, 2016
Unassigned Days-No School

October 3, 2016

October 12, 2016

Veterans Day- No School  November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday -No School  November 21-25, 2016
Winter Recess December 19, 2016- January 6, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School  January 16, 2017
President's Day -No School February 20, 2017
 Cesar Chavez Birthday (Observed)-No School  March 31, 2017
Spring Recess April 10-14, 2017
Memorial Day- No School  May 29, 2017
Last Day of Instruction  June 9, 2017


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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. 


This school year, we will implement reading academies in grades Kinder-Second in order to meet your child’s individual reading needs. Our school also has a Physical Education Teacher, Music Teacher and Theater Teacher.     


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.


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.


Este año escolar, vamos a implementar academias de lectura en los grados Kinder-Segundo con el fin de satisfacer las necesidades individuales de lectura de su hijo. Nuestra escuela también cuenta con un maestro de educación física, profesor de música y profesor de teatro.


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.


Doramanda Higuchi

¡Vamos Exploradores!

Saludable, Amistoso e Inteligente


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

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