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13400 Erwin Street - Van Nuys, CA 91401
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Dear Ararat Charter School Families,


On behalf of Ararat Charter School, I want to welcome all returning and new parents to the 2016-2017 school year!  We are confident that with your support, our students will continue to thrive. It is imperative that students be present and on time as the first few weeks of school are dedicated to establishing classroom expectations and school procedures. We encourage you to continue to have your children read on a daily basis. It’s important for students to visit the local library in order to promote their reading literacy. Another way to support your child’s literacy is by visiting a local bookstore and purchasing books of his/her interest. In addition, we want to focus on making connections to reading in real life settings. We look forward to working with you in order to strengthen our partnership in preparing our students to be successful in school and life. Please check your child’s folder for important weekly communications in order to be informed about events happening in our school.

Students who are determined by the school to be English Leaners will be taking the CELDT (California English Language Development Test) from August 29 thru September 23.  This test is administered in order to determine a student’s language proficiency in English. There will be additional communication going home that will explain more about our upcoming CELDT administration. In addition, students whose primary language is not English will be taking the BINL (Basic Inventory of Natural Languages) test. The purpose of this test is to measure a child’s language proficiency in their primary language.

The Los Angeles Unified School District provides food services for Ararat Charter School.  Please apply directly through the LAUSD website below in order to find out if your child is eligible for food services. If it is determined that your child is not eligible for food services, parents must pre-pay in order for their child to receive cafeteria food. You may pre-pay by visiting the school and paying the LAUSD café manager directly in the cafeteria.

http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/852

We are excited to start the new school year and look forward to seeing you this year.
Principal's  News

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS

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Every Friday is
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Food Drive the entire month of November
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ARMENIA
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Community Outreach Projects
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August 5, 2016
New Student Orientation

August 22, 2016
First Day of School

August 29 - September 23, 2016

CELDT Testing - Campus 1 & 2

September 5, 2016
Labor Day - No School for Students

September 6 - 9, 2016
Book Fair - Only at Campus 1

September 8, 2016
Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 1:35pm
Back-To-School Night - Campus 1 & 2

September 12 - 23, 2016
BINL Testing

September 17, 2016
Governing Board Meeting

September 20, 2016
Big Smile Dental Visit - Campus 1&2

September 28, 2016
Award Assembly - Campus 1
Sincerely,




Eddie Villela
Principal