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Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    School schedules

    Elementary Gr. K-5

      Starts Ends
    Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
    Mon.-Fri. (K-4) 8:01 a.m. 2:24 p.m.
    Lunch (K-4) 11:45 a.m. 12:25 p.m.
    Lunch (5th) 12:30 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:01 a.m. 1:24 p.m.
    Tues. Lunch (K-4) 12:08 p.m. 12:48 p.m.
    Tues. Lunch (5th) 11:23 a.m. 12:03 p.m.


    Middle School Grades 6-8

      Start Ends
    Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
    Mon.-Fri. (6-8) 8:01 a.m. 3:03 p.m.
    Lunch (6-8) 12:33 p.m. 1:03 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:01 a.m. 1:33 p.m.
    Tues. Lunch (6-8) 11:33 a.m. 12:03 p.m.



    Picture Day is Coming

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    Order before Picture Day on

    with your Picture Day ID:  DC019042Y0



    More than a Meal - Household Income Form


    If you have not completed the Household Income Form, please click the button below to access the link.  You can also complete the form confidentially online.  Up to six children can be submitted on one online form.  However, by not completing either of these, parents/guardians run the risk of their potentially eligible student not being included in the District's funding count.



    Choices Window opens for 2020-2021

    October 1, 2019


    Call to schedule an appointment with our

    Magnet Coordinator:

    Ms. Dixon @ 323/ 254-5141




    Events Calendar 2019-2020

    Parent Conferences

    /Shortened Days

    November 18 - 22, 2019

    1:30 p.m. Elementary

    1:33 p.m. Middle School

    Minimum Days

    12:55 p.m. Dismissal

    August 29, 2019

    May 22, 2020

    June 10, 11, 12, 2020

    Parent Conferences

    /Shortened Days

    March 2 - 6, 2020

    1:30 p.m. Elementary

    1:33 p.m. Middle School


    Special Events

    Back to School August 28, 2019
    Academic Night October 17, 2019
    Red Ribbon Week October 21-25, 2019
    Halloween Parade/Harvest Festival October 25, 2019
    Career Day

    November 15, 2019

    8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Holiday Program December 18, 2019
    Pajama Day December 20, 2019
    No Name Calling Week January 21 - 24, 2020
    The Great Kindness Challenge January 24 - 31, 2020
    Fitness Gram Feb. 3, 2020 - March 20, 2020

    ELPAC - Initial

    ELPAC - Annual

    Aug. 20, 2019 - May 29, 2020

    February 3 - April 30, 2020

    100th Day of School

    120th Day of School

    February 11, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    Science Fair February 21, 2020

    Book Fair/Read Across America/

    Pastries with Parents

    March 2, 2020
    Bully Awareness Week March 16 - 20, 2020

    April 13, 2020 - May 15, 2020

    March 11 - June 12, 2020

    Arroyo Idol March 20, 2020
    Night at the Museum

    May 21, 2020

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Culmination June 12, 2020  @ 5:30 p.m.


    message from the principal

    August 20, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    On behalf of all of our staff, I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year!  Since we were chosen by the Arts Branch to join the Creative Network, we are welcoming 5 new arts teachers:  Alison Rose- Dance, Melineh Khachikian- Vocal Music, Maureen Longaker- Theater, Eva Chora- Visual Arts and to be determined -Middle School Visual Arts teacher.  Additionally, Mr. Torrero was moved to another school, so we welcome Mr. Brandon Binder as our AP, EIS.  We welcome Ms. Wendy Barajas as a teacher’s assistant.  And, Mr. Tang took a position with Linked Learning, so we are in the process of hiring a new Instructional Coach.     

    Today, your child will receive a large white envelope with information for you to read, keep or return.  Included in this packet is the District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  For your child’s safety, read the entire contents of the envelope and return all forms by Friday, August 23, 2019.  I know it is an overwhelming amount of information and yet it is extremely important that we have emergency information for your child. 

    Students in grades 2-6 will receive a Daily Agenda (planner) for communication between the school and home and to help your child organize and plan his/her studies.  Be certain to review the Daily Agenda every day.  Parents will be informed about school events and activities through monthly newsletters, fliers, phone calls, Class Dojo (please download the app) and on our website at

    Our academic focus this year will be on the Next Generation Science Standards and how they relate to Museum Science and, of course, literacy and numeracy.  We are excited that all students, grades K-5, will have the opportunity to experience all 4 art forms this school year.  We continue our relationship with MOCA, Inner-City Arts and the Autry Museum of the West.  The opportunities for connections and learning and growing our knowledge of Museum Science are endless. 

    We will be establishing our PTA, ELAC and SSC in the next month, as well as holding our Back to School Night on August 28, 2019.  Please feel free to contact us at 323/254-5141 or via email at if you have any questions. 

    Thank you and I look forward to meeting you at Back to School Night!


    Robin Polito, Principal


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    About Us

    In Museum Science Studies courses students will learn the roles that museums play in our society,  They will learn about specific museums.  They will learn why they were created and how they are funded, managed, and organized.

    Students will visit and evaluate museums in Los Angeles, including virtual exhibits.  They will develop analytical and critical skills by reading, discussing and debating different museum exhibit collections.

    Student will have the opportunity to work directly with staff from the Autry National Center to learn the seven key roles that museums must fulfill in society and the types of jobs that can be found in museums.

    Once students have a strong foundation in California history, they will begin working to develop a field trip program for fourth grader students in Los Angeles area schools. They will provide history tours of the Casa de Adobe, a replica of a traditional California rancho home.