Sendak is a great school! The special ed staff are a very tight, award winning team who work together well, care about our school's families, and have strong professional skills. Mrs. O'Connor, our SDC teacher, runs a very "tight ship". The class is disciplined and academically oriented. Ms. Singer and Mrs. Albin, our RSP teachers, collaborate very well and try to meet each student's individual needs. We have agreements with community agencies to deliver counseling in the school for children with Medi-Cal, and counseling groups for children in special ed. I have been a school psyhcologist for 22 years and this is one of the best schools I've worked at.
This is a great school, the teachers really get involved with your children's education. I am proud to say that my children are getting the best education at Sendak Elementary. The teacher's and staff always communicate about my children's behaviour and class performance. The principal's high leadership and Academic focus is what makes a difference at Sendak. I can't wait to see the next rating when this school will measure up with the state's high standarized rating. Sendak offers after school programs with some of the best staff who communicate on a daily basis with parents. Sendak also has some of the best teachers who really want your children to succeed (thank you to Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Herrera, Mr. O'Donell & Mrs.Simpson), you have made a difference in my children's education.
the school's website is http://sendak-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com About 3/4 of the staff are spanish speaking. Our API increased about 20 points this year. Every year we are excelling in our goal of improving student achievement. We love our teachers, students and parents. We all work together as a team. If we didn't we would not show progress as we have been doing.
There is no web site for this school. No one answers the phone after 4pm. There is no voice mail directory not even an old fashion answering machine. It has about 90% Latino student population and very few staff members speak spainish. There are no after school programs to assist slow learners. They started the year with not enough 4th grade teachers. No one from the district office returns phone calls. If you can afford it send your children to private schools and tutoring services.
Our school is not just a staff and students we are a family. Everyone here at Maurice Sendak Elementary are dedicated to our school and helping our children become well rounded, successful members of the community,
I like this school because I see that the principal is very passionate about her job even she has been a principal for a long long time. Besides, she is very on top of things happening at the school.
I love Maurice Sendak El because the brand new buildings come alive with the spirit of hope, laughter, and the love of learning!
I am a proud mother of a, of a kindergardner.I just wanted to thank everybody at this school for making me and, my family feel welcomed, especially his teacher Mrs.Garcia for helping him stay focused,and for teaching him new things even though it might be hard sometimes.KEEP UP THE GOOG WORK !!!*-*
I really love the school programs, principal and the teacher of my 1st grade daughter who eagers to go to school every morning, we are looking to live by the school. The principal Mrs.Oda has strong leadership with compassion and always pays attention to all her students. My 1st grade daughter received many opportunities & special treatments from Sendak as my daughter has disadvantages from many kinds but now she seems happier and perfect, thanks to the loving, hard working teachers and nurture environment for our children and community.
I am a proud parent of a first grade consistant student of the month achiver at Maurice. My daughter has been there since Kinder and with the short time that she has been there I has seen a huge improvement in her math and reading skills. Her teacher's (Ms. Viallta, Ms. Ordonyez & Mr. Odonnell) have been excellant and very helpful in all levels of education and communication.
I am the general/vocal music teacher at Maurice Sendak. This is my second year teaching there but my 29th year teaching music for LAUSD. I am there 3 days a week. The school is new (only 2-1/2 years old at present) and the principal is a strong educational leader who loves all the arts. They have an arts program teaching drama, dance and visual art, a separate art program that works with all students, and a violin teacher who works with select students. In my program, I work with all the students from Kind. to grade 5, and I have a select chorus of students from grades 4 and 5. The teachers are wonderful to work with and the school has a great environment. Julie Pritikin, Music Teacher
The Principal Nancy Oda is very personable and she truly cares about the kids. My daughter is in kindergarten and her teacher Ms. Holms has over 37 years of experience. My daughter is very excited to go to school and she has learned so much. My daughters kinder class room is decorated so friendly especially for kids like her whom have been attending private schools since birth. The LAs Best afterschool program is great as well. They help the kids with their homework and do various fun activities with the kids. I am very pleased with North Hollywood#3 and would definitely recommend it. The also have a great Parent room and encourage Parent involvement.
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