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Lost & Found

The Lost & Found section is located right outside the auditorium.  Be sure to check there if your child is missing items like books, backpacks, jackets, etc.  All items unclaimed will be donated at the end of the year!


Snack Cart

Snack Cart is available after school every Wednesday AND Friday!  Proceeds benefit the grade hosting each week for things like field trips and assemblies.

Principal's Welcome

I would like to warmly welcome you to Playa del Rey Elementary School website. 

As the proud principal of Playa del Rey, I must tell you our school is a wonderful place for students to begin their journey of a well-rounded education. PDR is currently the home of approximately 280 students in TK-5th grade with a pre-school special day program. Our students are a part of a diverse population that serves all learners.  More...


News & Announcements


Please read this document to learn about safety procedures that our school has in place.




Hello Playa Families!

Greetings Playa Families, 

Welcome to week 24. What an awesome week we had! The students are constantly amazing me with their many accomplishments. I have observed students in class really focused on building their academic skills and developing good character practices. In preparation for our Science Fair, students are focusing on inquiry based science projects. Teachers are engaging students in science and engineering practices integrated with a garden-based theme. 

Within the next two weeks, all students will be taking standards based assessments in  ELA (K-5) and Math (3-5) to continue monitoring academic growth and development. Be sure to encourage them to share what they’re learning, persevere, and to stay focused.

Spring parent conferences are right around the corner. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic/social progress with your child’s classroom teacher. Please set aside time to schedule your appointment. 

Fitness Friday News: Congratulation to our top fitness winners for Jan. 19-Feb. 9: J. Puebla (19 laps), E. Blaine (23 laps), N. Maksot (20 laps), E. Van (16 laps), M. Harris (23 laps), S. Yates (24 laps), D. Leon (17 laps), J. Muhammad (30 laps), T. Murry (23 laps), Special recognition to top school fitness winners: C. Piubeni (43 laps) and H. Maddox (33 laps). Wow!!

Thank you to all the families who are continually supporting by volunteering in classrooms, field trips, school programs/events, fundraisers, donations and any other support we may need. You are all appreciated!

Here’s what’s coming up this week:
Monday February 12th is our Student of Month Assembly and morning coffee fundraiser. Please continue to review with your child our school code of conduct and the ‘Dolphin Way’ that all students should exhibit on a daily basis. Let’s work together to support our Leaders and Scholars.

This month our character education trait is Caring. Acts of Caring show kindness, compassion for others, to express gratitude, forgive and to help others in need. Character tickets will continue to be rewarded each week to students showing their BEST behavior. Prizes will be awarded on Friday.

Wednesday, February 14th-our 4th/ 5th graders our celebrating friendship with their annual Valentine’s Day lunch time dance. 

LMU Art Cohort-Year 3
Playa del Rey, in partnership with LMU Family of Schools, will be extending the opportunity for selected teachers to receive professional development in the arts this year. Part of the support is to receive LMU student teachers. This semester teachers and students will participate in projects that integrate African American History-culture/arts and a follow up with Chicano studies in the spring. Please give them your warm Playa welcome as you see them on and around campus.   

Be sure to log onto www.pdrschool.org and share with others the great things happening on the campus this week.

Just a reminder every Friday is School Spirit Wear, every Tuesday dismissal is 1:34pm, and the last Wednesday of the month is 5th Grade Snack Cart to support Astro Camp.  Have a Fabulous week and thank you for supporting are daily efforts to reach our school goals.


Friends of Playa

Visit the Friends of Playa (FOP) Page for more information about our school booster club.

Playa del Rey Elementary


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