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9/25/21

September 24, 2021


Little by little we are returning to our usual activities and schedules. Registration has ended. Please address questions to Indraja Jonusonis. About 100 students have enrolled, down from our pre-pandemic numbers. However, we are most happy to have all of you here.

Reminders

Pack snacks, drinks and lunch. There are two recesses during the day. The students are permitted to eat at both.

Students may not use cell phones or electronic equipment  during school hours. If you must reach your child, please call me at 310/500-6311 or the teacher.

If you must pick up your child before 1:15 ,it is most important that you inform me and the teacher in advance.

Please observe all safety protocols. If your child has been in contact with an infected person during the week, you must inform us. For additional safety, I would appreciate knowing confidentially, if your child has been vaccinated. We will not question students in front of others.

Alex Hayden is our new Gate Guard. Please follow his safety directives. When driving in the parking lot,  be aware of the possible presence of children. We will be altering traffic patterns , since students must cross over from the  side garden rooms.

There are no classes the weekend of LT Days.

Be safe,

Maryte

September 18,2021

September 18, 2021


The first day of school was overwhelmingly successful . Thank you to all the parents who followed safety guidelines, to those who registered in advance, and to those who volunteered to help with safety protocols.

A sincere AČIŪ to Indraja Jonušoniene, the head of the Parent Committee, for all the preparations and care before the start of school. Please volunteer often to help out wherever you can.

Reminders

*By signing the SELF-ATTESTATION form you vouch that you will not bring a child to school who is exhibiting Covid symptoms or who has been exposed to an infected person.

*There is no lunch served at school.Please pack snacks and drinks. The students will have two recesses during which they can eat and play.

*Every student is to have his/her writing utensils and art supplies. They will not be allowed to share.

*No cell phones, earphones, games, music and other electronic equipment allowed during school hours 9:00-1:15. Please do not tell your child to call you . If there is a problem, the student should tell the teacher and get permission to make a phone call.

Working together we will assure the continued success of our Lithuanian School!

Maryte

 

First Day of School Sept.11,2021

September 10, 2021


WELCOME BACK TO LIETUVIŠKA MOKYKLA !

After a long separation, we return to school this Saturday at 9:00. This first day will be shortened . Dismissal is at 12:00. Please gather in church at 9:00 for a brief prayer , greetings, and safety announcements. Everyone must wear a mask and families sit together .

There will be no lunch. Please pack a snack and drink to be eaten during group recesses. Students will receive an ice-cream treat at that time.

We have spent many hours researching safety and health procedures and have put them in place. Only students,faculty, and assistants will be allowed in the school courtyard. Registration and purchase of textbooks will take place by the front gate. Our Parent Committee/Tevu Komitetas headed by Indraja Jonusonis needs your help. Please volunteer.

Each family will be required to sign a SELF-ATTESTATION form stating, that by bringing your child to Lithuanian School you are asserting that he/she has no COVID symptoms and that you will abide by all safety guidelines.

Our students’ safety is our first priority. Please help us in this endeavor.

Looking forward to seeing you,

p.Maryte

 

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021


Dear parents,

After a very difficult year for all of us, we are returning to Lithuanian School in person on Saturday, September 11th at 9 a.m.

Thank you to all the loyal students who participated in our Zoom distance learning program. It was very successful with 130 students registered and 15 teachers conducting classes every Saturday. That was truly a testament to your love of the Lithuanian language and culture. I think the students enjoyed themselves and were able to keep in touch with their friends while continuing their studies. Those who did not participate in Zoom classes last year and would like to rejoin their classmates will have to show proof of schoolwork that was done at home during the lockdown year. They will not be automatically promoted to the next grade. If students have no proof of work completed , their competency will be evaluated . There is an additional fee of 50dol. for this test.

As we return to the parish facilities, we will follow all the prescribed safety guidelines :

*There will be a temperature check at the gate as well as a verification of no Covid symptoms.

*All teachers ,assistants,school volunteers and others working on the premises during school  hours must be vaccinated.

*KISKIU pre-school parents must be vaccinated

*Vaccination of all eligible adults and children is highly recommended.

*Teachers,students,staff and anyone entering through the school gates must wear masks at all times.

*Parent and guest visits to the schoolyard, delivery of food,or socializing will not be permitted.We will designate safe areas for parents to gather.

*There will be no lunch served; students must bring snacks ,drinks , and water bottles from home.

*We will observe safety protocols in the classrooms; dancing and singing classes will take place outside.

*All registration forms are found on this website.

We will inform parents of any changes to guidelines.

We urgently need the following parental help during school hurs : gate guard (paid position); playground safety monitors (paid position);temperature and health checklist screeners (volunteers).

Please volunteer to help wherever you can. Our school has always functioned successfully thanks to dedicated parents and teachers. Contact M.Newsom or Indraja Jonusonis.

Looking forward to a happy,healthy year. Mokykla jūsų laukia!

p.Maryte

 

 

 

Rugpjūčio 21, 2021

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Mieli Los Angeles Šv. Kazimiero Lituanistinės Mokyklos tėveliai,

Po ilgų nuotolinio mokslo metų, grįžtame į lietuvišką mokyklą gyvai, šeštadienį, rugsėjo 11 d., 9 val. ryto. Dėkoju visoms ištikimoms šeimoms, kurių vaikai lankė nuotolines pamokas, prisidėjo prie klasės veiklos ir atliko užduotus darbelius.

Mokslas, renginiai, šventės ir pasimatymas su draugais tęsėsi per visus metus.

Sugrįžus gyvai, turėsime griežtai laikytis valdžios ir arkivyskupijos nurodymų.

Nuoširdžiai raginu visus suaugusius ir paauglius skiepytis . Patys apsisaugosite ir, svarbiausiai, apsaugosite kitus. Tie, kurie dirbs mokykloje, privalo skiepytis.

Kiškių tėveliai, budėtojai ir prižiūrėtojai privalo skiepytis.

Tėvų ir svečių apsilankymas mokyklos kieme bus labai ribojamas.

Visi užeinantys į mokyklos erdvę privalės dėvėti kaukes. Klasėje mokytojos ir mokiniai dėvės kaukes. Šokių pamokos vyks lauke, orui leidžiant. Klasėje suolai bus sustatyti  saugiu atstumu. Raginsime dažną rankų plovimą ir nesidalinimą maistu ar reikmenimis. Dezinfekcijos stotelės bus lengvai  prieinamos.

Mokiniai turės atsinešti užkandžius ir gėrimus iš namų. Mokykloje pietų nebus. Tėvams nebus leidžiama laisvai lankytis, pasilikti mokyklos vidiniame kieme ar atnešti savo vaikams pietus. Vėliau pasiūlysime vietas, kur tėveliai gali  susibūrti.  

Mokiniai, kurie nelankė nuotolinių pamokų ir norės sugrįžti į savo klasę, turės parodyti namuose atliktus metų darbus. Tie, kurie darbų neatliko, laikys testą

 (papildomas mokestis 50 dol.) patikrinti jų pažangumą ir žinias. Perkėlimas į sekančią klasę nėra garantuotas. Dar liko keleta savaičių iki mokyklos pradžios. Kreipkitės į klasės mokytojas su klausimais.

Mokyklai būtinai reikia kelių pastovių budėtojų kieme ir pagrindinio sargo prie vartų. Labai prašau pasisiūlyti šiems darbams. Pozicijos apmokamos.

Reikia dar šios talkos: tinklalapio vedėjo ir kelių savanorių registruoti mokinių lankomumą ir sveikatos patvirtinimą prie vartų kas šeštadienį.  

Kreiptis į mane ir Tėvų Komiteto pirmininkę,Indrają Jonušonienę. Mokykla veikia jūsų bendradarbiavimo dėka. Nepalikime viso darbo tik keliems pasišventusiems tėveliams!

 

Besikeičiančias sąlygas ir taisykles jums tuoj pranešime per emailą.

Išsiilgę vieni kitų, kibkime į bendrą lietuvišką darbą.

Jūsų,

p.Marytė, Tėvų Komitetas ir Mokytojų Taryba.

May 15,2021

May 14, 2021


END OF SCHOOL PRESENTATION – SATURDAY MAY 22nd 9:00 a.m.

Well, the school year has come to an end. Tomorrow is the last day of classes. It took everyone some time to get used to distance learning, but we at St. Casimir Lithuanian School were quite successful, in great part, thanks to the loyalty of parents and students and the dedication of our teachers.

Your children should be proud of themselves for keeping up with their Lithuanian studies. Now they can advance to the next grade in the Fall, when we all meet in person at parapija. If there is a question about their progress, please address it to the teacher.

If your child was using textbooks on loan from the school, please be sure to return them on either Sunday, May 16th or 23rd , 9:00-12:00 at the parish. Laima Gajauskiene will be collecting books on those days. You might like to attend Mass on those days: May 16 at 11:00 and May 23 at 10:00.

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL AND OUR FAREWELL WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 22 AT 9:00 A.M. FOR ALL CLASSES. EACH CLASS HAS PREPARED A UNIQUE GOOD-BYE. ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND AND,OF COURSE, WE ARE EXPECTING PARENTS AND GUESTS AS WELL. THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT TO FAMILIES THIS WEEK.

A FILM ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL WILL ALSO BE SHOWN AT THAT TIME. IT WAS CREATED IN HONOR OF THE SCHOOL’S 70th ANNIVERSARY, BUT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO SHOW IT AS PLANNED. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THE FILM WILL BE OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE. SUBTITLES ARE IN ENGLISH.

Waiting to see everyone on the 22nd, I remain                                                      Yours truly,                                                                                                                            p. Maryte

 

May 8,2020

May 08, 2021


Wishing all mothers,grandmothers,aunts, and guardians a wonderful Mother’s Day. Last Saturday the students welcomed their mothers into the “classroom” to commemorate Lithuanian Mother’s Day , which is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.

May God bless you with health,patience and perseverence. May you enjoy your most precious gifts – your children . May a lightness of spirit and happiness visit your homes, as we all enjoy a little more freedom these days.

Reminders:

First Communion Sunday,May 16th

Last day of school, Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. for all classes. All students must attend. All families are welcome to join in our final goodbyes and to view our school’s documentary film, created on the occasion of last year’s 70th anniversary. Historical footage is combined with scenes from present day school activities. The late Paulius Jasiukonis , our community’s beloved film maker, captured scenes of early mokykla and its teachers. Lithuania’s highly respected film director,Donatas Ulvydas, meshed scenes of the past with those of today.The film has English subtitles, so everyone will be able to enjoy it.

The ZOOM link will be sent to all families. Please join us in this farewell to a most unusual school year.

Our 12th grade graduates will be awarded diplomas on Saturday, June 5th at 10 am Mass. This celebration is for graduates and their families only. That same day at 1 pm there will be a rehearsal for those receiving the sacrament of Confirmation the next day. 

Confirmation – Sunday, June 6th 12 pm.Mass with Bishop E.Clark

Wishing you the best ,

p.Maryte

Velykos – Easter

April 03, 2021


A happy and blessed Easter to all. May the Risen Christ fill you with the joy and hope of the awakening Spring.

Reminder: classes resume April.10th.

March 13, 2021

March 13, 2021


March 11th marked the celebration of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. Let’s remember those heady days, when we dared to hope that Lithuania would truly be free of the Soviets. We joined in prayer at our church while listening to the exuberance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Now, you are keeping the love of our homeland alive in your hearts and families. Celebrate!

This Sunday the 10 am Mass at parapija  is offered for the school families and teachers. Please attend! The prayers are for YOU. Due to safety regulations,  register attendees with M.Newsom marytens@hotmail.com

The three most important characteristics of the season of LENT are PRAYER, FASTING, and ALMSGIVING. Practice these in your homes as you prepare for the the blessed celebration of EASTER.

 

 

March 6,2021

March 05, 2021


You are invited to attend a special Mass on Sunday, March 14th,at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir’s parish. Father Tomas is offering Mass for all our teachers and school families. In addition, Kovo 11-ta, the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence will be remembered. We are following all COVID safety protocols.Please inform M.Newsom(marytens@hotmail.com)how many family members will be in attendance.

The Lithuanian Consulate of Los Angeles is inviting everyone to a very special K-11 program (bilingual) and viewing of the exhibit The Singing Revolution, on Saturday, March 13th, at 10 a.m. Detailed information is found in the online newsletter vakaruvejai.com. In addition ,the movie Mes Zaideme Revoliucija can be seen by viewers March 11-14.

The Lithuanian-American Community,Inc.(Lietuviu Bendruomene) is sponsoring a Youth Talent Contest. Please look at the poster in  the Lithuanian version of this message. Generous monetary prizes are offered. Please showcase your talents !

If you need guidance ,contact Maryte Newsom who will direct you to a music teacher to help you prepare.