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K - 5th Grade  9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. 

6th - 8th Grade  9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

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1/17/17

The San Francisco Alliance
of Black School Educators
Presents:
The 21st Annual
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Composition & Art Contest

see attached  MLK Essay Contest

 

Composition
Standing Tall when Standing Alone

Contest Dates: January 3, 2017 - February 17, 2017

 

The 21st Annual
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art Contest Guidelines

All participants are asked to submit work showing artistic interpretation of the theme related to the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., other civil rights leaders, and the ongoing fight for social justice in America. We invite any Pre-K—12 student who is enrolled in any SFUSD school to participate our art contest!

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1/12/17

Dear Community,

 

The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

 

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11/1/16

As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015­-16 and 2016­-17.

 

As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-­18 school year.

 

However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017­-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.

 

In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.

 

This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-­19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.

 

Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.

 

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FAQs

Giving to Lawton

There are a variety of ways you can support Lawton  Three very easy things that you can do right now are to view teacher proposals on donorschoose.org, sign up for eScrip, and bring in some Boxtops.

Donorschoose

You give to a project, Donorschoose delivers the materials to the class, kids learn and show it in photos and thank-you notes.

eScrip 

eScrip is a resource where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Lawton.       For example, if you register your Safeway Club Card with eScrip, Safeway donates 1% of what you spend per month to the school.  Lawton's Group ID# is 119028715.  

Boxtops 

Next time you go grocery shopping, look for the Box Top logos located on many different products like Cheerios.  If you buy any of these products, all you need to do is clip the tops and leave them  in the PTA cubby in the Lawton main office. 

School History

Over seventy years ago, Lawton Alternative School was founded in the growing Sunset District.   The school was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided work to nearly eight million Americans during the Great Depression.  Most of the school buildings in the area were built by the same architects in an Art Deco influenced style known as "Streamline Moderne."  This type of style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical themes.  Source: Sunset Beacon.

Today, Lawton is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade school with an open enrollment which allows students from any San Francisco neighborhood to apply to attend.  Our school-wide priority is to improve the academic performance of all our students by developing each student's learning potential through a wide variety of challenging programs that provide them with as many active learning and problem solving to reach their full academic potential.  We endeavor to become better citizens through adherence to our motto, "Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion."  Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to fostering a strong sense of community and raising funds to support the classrooms with materials, enrichment programs, and extracurricular activies.

Lawton is a California Distinguished School 1986, 1993, 2002, and 2014

Class photo from Lawton January 1960

Class photo from Lawton January 1960

Class photo from Lawton November 1954

Class photo from Lawton November 1954

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Visit Lawton

School tours are on Tuesday and Thursday at starting at 9:25 a.m. from October to mid-January.   Please call (415) 759-2832 to make an appointment for a tour or sign up on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawton-alternative-school-tour-tickets-27697493950  If you'd like to speak with a current parent, please send an email to officers@lawtonpta.com.

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