Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

To wrap up the last week before Christmas break, Principal von Schreiber and the team at Kentwood infused a little bit of silliness into the classes. You may be asking if she has nutcrackers hanging from her pigtails for Wacky Hair Day – the answer is an emphatic YES! If you know a Kentwood koala, ask them how they dressed up for School Spirit Day, College Day, Team Sports Day, Pajama Day, or Wacky Hair Day. I bet they have a good story!

LAUSD 4 Schoolboard Member Nick Melvoin and Kentwood Principal Helene von Schreiber in front of Kentwood’s tile wall.

Thank you to SoCalGas

We are excited to share a fun update! This fall, Kentwood Elementary received a grant from SoCalGas via the LAX Coastal Education Foundation. We all love our Kentwood Garden, but COVID showed us it needs some extra special attention. Thanks to SoCalGas we received $6,800 to renovate the garden and have lessons on carbon neutrality for our kiddos. Families, be on the lookout on how you and your koalas can help at an upcoming garden day in the new year. We can’t wait! 

Thanks to SoCalGas for helping us bring these fun new experiences to the Kentwood community!

Trunk or Treat

Our koalas know how to celebrate Halloween in style! Thanks to each class for your decorated vehicle and for all yummy treats at our annual Trunk or Treat event! Check out this video that captures much of the silliness, courtesy of Daniel Erickson (a Kentwood dad!) of Tower 26 Films.

Happy Halloween!

What a fun Friday – our koalas wore their costumes to school today! As our principal said, education is at the forefront of what we do, but on Halloween, we roll with the energy…and the energy was certainly not lacking on this silly day 🙂

Ms. von Schreiber’s First Day

They say it’s good luck to have rain on a wedding day, and we think it’s good luck to have rain on a principal’s first day of school as well. Monday morning started off rainy, but that didn’t get our koalas down – today is the first day with our new principal, Ms. von Schreiber. Welcome to the Kentwood family! 🙂

New Principal

It’s time for a change at Kentwood. Starting on Monday, October 25, our school will have a new principal, Ms. Helene von Schreiber-Morgan. Kentwood families, please check out the email from our Westchester Community of Schools Administrator, Jennifer Theodore-Sullivan, to learn more. We are looking forward to this next chapter!

Kentwood Education Fund (PTO) Meetings

At tonight’s Kentwood Ed Fund meeting, we had two special guests talk with us about what’s going on in the district and what that means for Kentwood. LAUSD School Board Member Nick Melvoin and Chief Advisor and District Director Allison Holdorff from District 4 attended our monthly board meeting. Thanks for the visit!

1st Day

Our koalas are rocking their first day back on Kentwood’s campus. How can you help but have a great first day when you have this much confidence? Go get ’em, koalas!