El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Parents Learn Ways to Guide Children

    At El Monte City School District’s new Kindergarten Parent Academy, parents are learning fun and engaging ways to teach children about the alphabet with word-matching games, the importance of jumping and skipping to stay physically active and how to read print books in a technology-filled world. The Kindergarten Parent Academy, which started in November, teaches parents how to guide their children in mastering motor skills, English language arts, math and social and emotional development in a series of four workshops throughout the school year. Each District school hosts its own workshops for parents with children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten.

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  • Radio Station Grants Wish for El Monte City School District Teacher, Plans Student Surprise

    Potrero School teacher Lisa Gonzalez received a holiday classroom makeover and presents for her kindergarten students when local radio station, K-Earth 101, visited to name her the "Knock, Knock, It's Christmas" contest winner.

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  • Winter Sing Brings Holiday Cheer to El Monte City School District

    El Monte City School District’s Gidley School hosted its longstanding annual Winter Sing event on Dec. 19, showcasing the musical talents of nearly 200 of the school’s TK-6 and special education students as they sang a selection of seasonal tunes such as “I Want to Be an Elf,” “Up on the Housetop” and “Let it Snow.”

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Hundreds of El Monte City School District Students to Receive New Shoes

About 300 students in kindergarten through third grade at El Monte City School District’s Potrero School will receive new pairs of athletic shoes during a special event at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. The shoes are provided through Shoes That Fit, a Claremont-based nonprofit that battles poverty by giving children new pairs of shoes. Potrero School is at 2611 Potrero Ave., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Parents Learn Ways to Guide Children

At El Monte City School District’s new Kindergarten Parent Academy, parents are learning fun and engaging ways to teach children about the alphabet with word-matching games, the importance of jumping and skipping to stay physically active and how to read print books in a technology-filled world. The Kindergarten Parent Academy, which started in November, teaches parents how to guide their children in mastering motor skills, English language arts, math and social and emotional development in a series of four workshops throughout the school year. Each District school hosts its own workshops for parents with children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten.

El Monte City School District Honored for Boosting College Readiness at Annual Fundraiser

El Monte City School District received the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award during the 15th annual Tamalada fundraiser on Dec. 13 for supporting college readiness. The District received the El Monte Promise Foundation accolade for creating a strong college roadmap for its K-8 students, encouraging parents to make financial plans for paying tuition and supporting students to reach their full academic potential.

El Monte City School District Dance Program Teaches Poise, Rhythm

Gidley School fifth-grader Julian Sauceda had two left feet and no confidence on the dance floor when he started the Conga Kids program at El Monte City School District – but now he tangos and foxtrots with passion. Conga Kids is a 10-week dance program that teaches students rhythm, self-confidence, trust and physical fitness. The program was created by Conga Kids, a nonprofit arts-in-education charitable foundation, to promote creativity, inter-personal communication skills and the culture of music in Los Angeles County.

El Monte City School District to Host Fantasy Author Alane Adams

El Monte City School District’s Wright School will host two assemblies for students to meet author and literacy advocate Alane Adams, creator of “The Legends of Orkney” fantasy mythology series and “The Santa Thief,” at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11317 E. McGirk St., El Monte. Adams will speak to students about her books and career as a novelist.

El Monte City School District Robotics Program Inspires Students

Columbia School seventh-grader Nohelia Vega is a natural tinkerer – she likes to build things and dreams of a career in engineering because she wants to use math and science to solve the world’s problems. When Vega learned that she could study engineering and coding through El Monte City School District’s new robotics program, she saw it as a perfect pathway to her career goals. The robotics program, which is part of the District’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, was launched in January by GATE lead teacher Cynthia Diaz.