Important Reminders and Thank Yous!

Good Evening Community Families,

As you know, we teach our students to always BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, AND BE TRUSTWORTHY! Sometimes, we as adults, need gentle reminders, too!

Here is a very important reminder about Valet Safety. Please read and heed:

It is imperative that everyone follow proper procedure with regard to the valet service. It has come to our attention that parents are walking students from the school to cars parked in the visitor’s lot and walking with students between the parked buses. For the safety of ALL students, please abide by the following rules both in the morning (7:30-8:15) and afternoon (2:15-3:00):

1. DO NOT enter through the exit gate. Enter only through the east gate.
2. Children are NOT allowed in the parking lot during the carpool hours (7:30am-8:15am and 
3. ALL students should load and unload at the curbside only. In the morning, please drop your student at the valet curb, and then park in the visitor’s lot if you a…

Neighborhood Events and Picture Day!

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Community Magnet Charter School,

Back-to-School Night was the highlight of last week! It was great to see you all come out to get to know your new teachers, learn about the new curriculum, and see what's new on campus. Congratulations again to our new Community Council parent representatives and CFF room parents! Meetings for both groups are coming up soon.

The weather has been HOT! The Lost and Found racks are full of sweaters and jackets and even a couple of cute little skirts! Please remind your little ones to check the rack for their lost items to bring home. When you're on campus, don't forget to check the rack yourself, for your little one is sure to forget. Many of the items are labelled with the names of the owners, which is a great idea!

This week comes with a few opportunities to schmooze, mingle, and get to know other parents in your neighborhood! It's also a great way to learn how you can help the students at CMCS.  I…

Thank you for your Support!

Happy Labor Day, Community Families and Staff,

I hope you are taking full advantage of this wonderful four-day weekend and fabulous California weather with your friends and families.  You certainly do deserve it! In the spirit of this Labor Day weekend, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the parents, friends, and staff that work so hard to make CMCS such a wonderful learning community for our students.  At Tea Time with Toni, I mentioned a few of the "daunting tasks" we needed to complete before distributing devices to our students and shared student performance data from the state assessments. Well, wouldn't you know that a few parents jumped right in to help by organizing paperwork, spiffing up computer carts, researching computer cart prices, and meeting with me to strategize ways to improve achievement?! There is so much that Community parents do for all of our students. I really want you to know how much you are truly appreciated!

We all want to contri…

Looking Ahead to Back-to-School Night!

Good Evening, CMCS Families,

It's been a whirlwind week! We've had Pupil Free day (Back to School for All Staff), First Day of School, Behavior Assemblies, First Safety Drill, First Friday Assembly (Toni's Awards), and First Tea Time with Toni!!!

You can check out all of the fabulous students who earned recognition during last week's Toni's Awards on  We have been hard at work updating the website, so please use it, as well as Fresh Schools,  as a resource for all things CMCS.

Our first Tea Time with Toni was a standing room only event! Phyllis and parent, Sarah Benicasa, introduced RULER, the social-emotional program we're implementing this year at CMCS. You can learn more about the program here:  We also talked about CMCS's designation as an Empowered Learner Program school. We are now a 1:1 device school with Chromebooks for every student in Grades 2-5 and iPads for every student in Grades K-…

Countdown to the New Year

The week before school starts is one of the busiest at Community Magnet!

Maria and Kryshawna in the office have been busy enrolling new families, updating information in our computer systems, and preparing class rosters for teachers.  Alice and Xantipa have been filling teacher supply requests, preparing for Parent Orientation, and updating our display case at the front of the school. Kathryn has been in close communication with the LAUSD Transportation Office, preparing lists and nametags, and fielding questions and concerns from parents about bus routes. This year, bus transportation will be as smooth as ever because Kathryn has it handled!! Among other things, Phyllis has been attending meetings, adding families from the waitlist, and training our teachers on our new social-emotional program, RULER. Andrew and Rick have been deep cleaning classrooms, sweeping away spider webs, getting things repaired around campus, and making sure everything is up and running for our teachers and st…

It's Nice to Meet You

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Community Magnet Charter School,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is my great privilege and honor to introduce myself as the new principal of CMCS. I've had the pleasure of meeting many of the families during the summer playdates and talking to teachers and staff on campus. I am humbled by the very warm welcome I've received from everyone and I look forward to meeting the entire school community over the next few weeks.
This school year marks my 30th year as an educator with Los Angeles Unified School District. I served as an assistant principal for the past five years in local district northwest. I am very excited to be a new principal and couldn't have hoped for a better school community than CMCS!
As your principal, I will work hard to continue the rich traditions, rigorous academic experiences, and warm community spirit that sets CMCS apart from any other school. I look forward to working with the families, teachers, and staf…