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Principal's Weekly Message
Posted 10/23/20

Oct 26, 2020


October We Celebrate:  College Awareness Month;  Happy Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos


Hello Playa del Rey Families & Staff,


Welcome to week 11 of distance learning!  I hope you had a good weekend. Much appreciation for your attendance last Thursday for Lunch with the Principal. Bring your lunch for our next one in November. A big thank you to Nathan Pando, Eagle Scout Troop 915 and family for a special beautification day in the kindergarten yard and assembly area. Please visit our Instagram page to view the pictures.    


Here’s a look at the week ahead…


School Experience Surveys

ONLINE Parent School Experience Surveys open the week of October 26th:

-Going to  

-Clicking on the appropriate Parent Survey button (select a language)

-Choosing their child’s school from a drop-down menu to begin the survey.


Eligible students in grades 4-5 will also receive a personal email via Schoology with their own link to access the survey this year. They will not need to enter a student ID or password.


**Note: No login required to access the online Parent survey. Only a limited number of paper surveys will be shipped to schools. Paper surveys will be reserved only for those households with limited or no internet connectivity. Those parents who receive a paper survey will mail it back to our vendor and not return it to the school. Postage-paid envelopes will be provided with each paper survey.



 PDR Spirit Day: Friday, October 30th we’re planning to have a Costume Spirit Wear Day. Students may dress up as their favorite book character, a role model past or present to honor, or a creative costume to display for the day. Since we’ll continue to be in a virtual setting and sharing learning spaces with others, please adhere to the District guidelines for a day to celebrate. Happy Halloween!


Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Remember to set the clock back 1 hour.


Picture Day ~ Save the date November 6th:

We have a picture day scheduled for Friday, November 6th from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Please note: Picture day is optional for all students/staff. The photography staff have been tested and will follow all safety protocols for a drive up/walk-in photo session.  Each grade level will get an one-hour time block to take their picture here in our auditorium. Your classroom teacher will share your time slot with you via-email. Our picture vendor will allow families to purchase packages online or in person. The staff taking photos will be COVID tested and families will only be allowed to admit the student inside the auditorium. Students will be screened. Families will wait outside on Juniette St. as students are escorted in for their picture. If you have multiple children, you may choose one time slot. School staff is welcome to come any time that day.


Save the Date: 

  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 19-30;
  • Please visit our website calendar.  


In Case You Missed It

Playa Monday Morning Assemblies @ 9am

Our Monday morning assemblies will be every week on Mondays at 9 am. Students will watch the video link with their classes. Families are welcome to watch by logging in and viewing with your classroom teacher.  Come and celebrate with us!!


Initial COVID Testing for Students

Superintendent Austin Beutner explained in his October 5, 2020 Letter to the School Community, that Los Angeles Unified School District is now offering free COVID-19 tests to all students. The virus testing program is now underway and it’s time for our school community to be tested. Parents may schedule children for testing at one of the sites at your convenience. If families have children at various grade levels, they may schedule for the same date. You can also visit our school website, Facebook, Instagram as well as, for more information on the testing program. 


Tech Support:  Have a chromebook/ipad or a hotspot issue? Need tips on how to navigate website applications?  Please view district resources at for resources or contact: (213) 443-1300.


As always, you can contact us at 310-827-3560, Google Voice number at 310-571-8391, or call Los Angeles Unified’s Family Helpdesk at 213-443-1300 with any questions.

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