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The Maurice Sendak Elementary

Arts, Communication and Technology Magnet Center

OPENS 2018-2019 School Year




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We will have an Early Transitional Kinder Expansion program starting August  15 2017. If you child turns 5 between December 3, 2017 and June 30, 2018 he/she may qualify. Children must qualify for the free and reduced meal program in order to be eligible for the program. Please come and enroll between 9-11am and 2-4pm. Thank you.

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Welcome to

Maurice Sendak Elementary

An Expanded Transitional Kindergarten to 5th Grade school, Sendak Elementary is committed to the education of the whole child so that each may develop his/her maximum potential academically and to be a productive citizen within our diverse global society.


To ensure that all our students succeed, we ask four things from our parents: 1) Bring your children to school every day and on time.  2) Have conversations with your children about what they have learned in school on a daily basis.  3) Check their homework every day.  4) Read with them for at least 15 minutes a day. We look forward to working with all our parents in providing a quality education that meets the needs of all our students.


George Khatchadourian, Principal

Arts, Communication and Technology Magnet Center

CONGRATULATIONS to Sendak Elementary. On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Los Angeles Unified School Board approved the application for our school to open a magnet center on our campus. The Maurice Sendak Arts, Communication and Technology (ACT) Magnet Center will open during the 2018-2019 school year.

This will offer our community students a great opportunity to enrich their learning experiences and empower them to reach their true potential in exploring and expressing their unique abilities and talents. The ACT Magnet Center will create a learning environment where the integration of the arts enhances the daily instruction and fosters 21st Century Skills, including but not limited to communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

As a magnet center, we will open the 2018-2019 school year with one magnet class in each grade from 1st through 5th. Parents will be able to apply to the Sendak Arts, Communication and Technology Magnet Center through the CHOICES brochure when it is available in August/September 2017. Student selection will be made by the Magnet office.

Thank you to the writing team for the time they put into the application process. Thank you to the parents for their support and feedback. And thank you to the community members and businesses who will be our Magnet Center partners. Ultimately, this is for our students, families, and community.

Parent Recognition

On September 28, 2016, the Office of Assembly member Patty Lopez honored school leaders, parent engagement advocates, and parent volunteers who go above and beyond the call in supporting their school and the community. The included an awards ceremony and reception with refreshments for families that attend schools in the 39th Assembly District, which are most LAUSD schools in the Local District Northeast region.  Sendak Elementary was represented by Parent Volunteers and Representatives: Amparo Alvarado, Ana Diaz, Maria Estrada, Erika Gomez, Claudia Lozano, Blanca Mendez, Maleta Welch, and Carmen Zombrano.  This community ceremony commemorates a California State Assembly proclamation put forth by Assemblymember Patty Lopez declaring the month of September as Parent and Community Engagement Month in the State of California.

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The first day of school will be Tuesday August 15, 2017. ETK/TK/KINDER students will start school at 9am. Grades 1-5 start school at 8:00am. Dismissal time is 1:25pm on August 15.



The school day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:25 PM. 

On Tuesdays students will be dismissed at 1:25 PM.

Please make the necessary arrangements to drop off and pick up students on time!



ETK - 5 (M,W,Th,F) 8:00-2:25 pm

ETK - 5 (Tuesdays) 8:00-1:25 pm 

Student Attendance Counts!

School attendance is important to student achievement. Students who develop patterns of good attendance are more likely to be successful academically and socially. When students attend school, they get better grades, score better on standardized tests and are more likely to go to college. Please bring your child to school on time. After the third consecutive absence day, please provide a medical note.

Our goal is 100% attendance.


The LAUSD and Sendak Elementary's Parent Involvement Policy was sent home the week of November 28, 2016. 


Come and register your child today at Sendak Elementary. Registration hours are 9 to 11am and 2 to 4 pm.

Please tell your friends, family and neighbors that we are enrolling children in grades ETK to 5th grade. Thank you.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Check out the video that 4th grade student Sydney Nguyen created for her mission project.