JEFFERSON EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ~~ DIVISION OF ADULT AND CAREER EDUCATION BULLETIN Week of June 6, 2011 #39 Approved by Ann L. Reed, PrincipalCALENDAR PREVIEWJune 15 JCAS GraduationJune 19 Father’s DayJune 20-23 ESL Promotional Testing/Pre-registrationJune 25 Last instructional dayCONGRATUALTIONS TO SOME OF OUR NEWEST CITIZENSFeatured below are three students enrolled in Mr. Dan Ontell’s Citizenship class who recentlybecame United States citizens. Mr. Ontell’s class is held on Tuesday and Thursday eveningsfrom 5:45-9pm at Holy Cross Church. Mr. David Reinaga also teaches Citizenship on Tuesdayevening from 5:45-9pm at Carver Middle School and on Friday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm atJefferson High School.Mr. Victor Garcia, pictured below with his wife and daughter, fulfilled a lifelong dream tobecome a citizen of the United States in March of this year. Mr. Garcia came to the U.S. fromMexico and through determination and perseverance passed the USCIS Citizenship interview onhis second attempt.Ms. Miriam Maldonado became a U.S. citizen in April, 2011. She is also from Mexico and plans tocontinue studying English with us and hopefully earn her high school diploma. She is picturedbelow with Mr. Ontell and two of her three children.
Ms. Maria Magdalena Montoya, better known as Maggy, became a U.S. citizen in April this year.She is also studying to be a daycare provider.WE HAVE A WEB SITEPlease visit the JCAS web site at http://www.JCAS.edu. Thank you to Sean Abajian, ESLteacher and advisor, for putting the time and effort in, to create such a nice site for JCAS.DISTANCE LEARNING FOR ESL STUDENTSDistance Learning DVDs and booklets for levels 1-5 are available for students to check out fromthe Jefferson, Carver, Santee, and Adams sites. There is a one time refundable deposit of$5.00 and a $1.00 charge for each booklet. Please take advantage of this great opportunity tosupplement your ESL class. Please see Ms. Helen Wong/Distance Learning Coordinator.ESL STUDENTSJust three more weeks left to take advantage of our Distance Learning program. You can pickup packets to take home from the main office. Ask your teacher for more details.GRADUATION MEETING AND REHEARSALThe 6th and final meeting of Jefferson graduates will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at8pm in the Library at Jefferson High School. Rehearsal for graduation speakers is Monday,June 13, 2011. Rehearsal for all graduates is Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Both rehearsals will be at6pm in the auditorium. All potential graduates must attend.STUDENT MAP TO SUCCESSOur student Map to Success is now available online in English athttp://tinyurl.com/MapToSuccessESL or in Spanish athttp://tinyurl.com/MapToSuccessESLSpanish.Please log on and take a look at the presentation. It will outline various options in your pathwayto learning with JCAS.CBET LOGS DUECBET Tutoring Logs for all ESL classes are due in the main office on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Itis critical that all logs be completed accurately and timely. Please include SIS numbers,signatures, totaled hours, and identify specific “other activities”. Refer to the memo in yourmailbox for more detail.GRADUATION ATTENDANCEThe JCAS 2011 graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7pm in theJefferson High School Auditorium. Classes at Santee and Carver that will be attending shouldbe mindful of the bus pick up times for students. Check with your site administrator if you anyquestions.
ESL PROMOTIONAL TESTINGESL promotional testing and pre-registration for the summer will take place the week of June20, 2011. You can pick up materials in the main office Monday, June 20, 2011. All ESL classeswill test.JCAS SCHOLARSHIP FUNDPlease don’t miss your opportunity to donate to the JCAS Scholarship fund for this year. Nodonation is too small and every donation will help a student. Make checks payable toJEFFERSON CAS FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. THANK YOU. Yes, cash is always acceptedas well. Facility Alert-Parking-High School Activities on Campus None Known SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY- The LAUSD is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment that is free from harassment of any sort. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that will not be tolerated. Examples of sexual harassment include: suggestive, derogatory or vulgar comments, sexual innuendos of slurs, unwanted sexual advances, displays of sexually suggestive objects, picture, etc., obscene gestures, blocking of normal movement, assault, or threats. Any student or employee of the district who believes that he or she has been a victim of sexual harassment shall bring the problem to the attention of the site administrator. Complaints will be investigated in a way that respects the privacy of the parties concerned. For more details refer to LAUSD BUL. #s 1892.1 and 3349.0. Thought for the Week Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise. HeraclitusMISSION STATEMENTWe are an education and career center in south Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities toenhance students’ personal, academic, career, and social abilities, as well as facilitate participation in our culturallydiverse and technologically advancing society.Expected School wide Learning Results (ESLRs) 1.) JECC students will be able to use life skills learned as part of their education to improve their lives in a culturally diverse community. 2.) JECC students will be able to adapt to a changing world by setting personal, academic, and/or vocational goals. 3.) JECC students will be able to apply learned skills in their everyday lives such as technology, reading, writing, speaking, and listening.