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A California Distinguished School

Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal
Mr. Efren Ponce, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

310-972-Office:  310-533-4562310-533-4562    Fax:     310-972-6402

TUSD School News - Latest Edition

American Indian Heritage Month

Sikh American Awareness Appreciation Month 

Nov 21        Canned Food Drive Ends
Nov 21        City of Torrance Co Rec Dance 
Nov 26-28    NO School – Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 27         City of Torrance Turkey Trot-
1          Begin Toy Drive
Dec 2          CJSF Meeting, 8th gr – lunchtime

Dec 2          ELMAC, rm 27 4:30

Dec  3         GATE after school, 7th gr

Dec 5          Barnes& Noble Book Fair  -
on-line flier thru 12/10)
Dec 9          Scoliosis Screening (7th gr girls/8th gr boys)
Dec 10        GATE afterschool, 8th gr
Dec 11        Vision/Hearing Screening - 8th graders
Dec 12        Winter Band Concert 6pm @THS

Dec 16         Progress Reports Go Home

Dec 16        Cookie Dough Delivery 2pm – 4pm

Dec 17        SAR Assembly including Honor Roll, 2pm

Dec 19        Progress Report Receipts Due

Torrance Police Department Traffic Safety Information: The Torrance Police Department cares about your safety. With traffic congestion becoming a concern of schools nationwide, particularly as parents pick up and drop off their children, our goal is to make this process flow in a safe and smooth manner. We can do it with your help— please obey all traffic laws and parking restrictions!

To further improve the situation, beginning in the 2006/2007 school year, TBD started using video cameras to tape violations occurring around our schools. These cameras will continue to be used to tape violations for the 2014/2015 school year. Parking citations will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. You don't want to become a star on  camera...instead, help out by NOT picking up or dropping off in the areas depicted on the THIS FLYER.

Madrona's Entry / Exit – A reminder that at the end of the school day, students are required to enter the locker bay from the field side and exit on the hallway side.  Students in McCampbell Hall should enter from the blacktop side only and exit to the lunch area.  Areas for entry/exit;

* North Gate by the Blacktop at Opal St.
* North East Gate by the Lawn at Opal St.
* South East Gate by the lawn at El Dorado St.
* Front Gate at El Dorado St.

 Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015


Click HERE for fliers in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese for your ELL parents who need English as a Second Language instruction. The Torrance Adult School has morning, afternoon, and evening classes available. We also offer limited, very inexpensive child care, which may be an essential component for some of your parents.  Winter term classes begin on January 5th.  ESL students can enroll anytime beginning on December 5th. Please post this flyer in your office or send it out electronically if you feel it is useful. The online catalog with all the details can be found on our website at

3rd Annual Spanish Parent NightLanguage Assessment Center is hosting its 3rd annual Spanish Parent Night on January 29, 2015 at Hull Middle School from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The goal of this parent outreach event is to connect the K-12 Spanish-speaking community members with educational practices that support academic achievement in the home setting. The event will be presented entirely in Spanish. Click HERE for flier in ENGLISH and SPANISH 

ALL new student enrollments are processed at
TUSD's Family Welcome Enrollment Center

2336 Plaza del Amo, across from the District Office  

Designs By Kilmt –
AIA Project #2 will take place in December!  Thank you PTSA.

Congratulations! – Congratulations to Ms. Rocha!  Ms. Rocha is the recipient of a 2014 – 2015 Exxon Mobil STEM Award in the amount of $3,900 to create Probe into Ecosystems for 7th grade science classes.


ATTENDANCE:  Please read HERE the rules about sending in Absence Notes and a sample absence note form.  







"Regular Day Schedule"
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

7:45 Campus Opens
8:05 First Bell
8:10 Tardy Bell 
  8:10 – 8:11    Pledge
  8:11 – 9:03    Period 1
  9:06 – 9:58    Period 2
  9:58 – 10:13  Recess
10:16 – 11:08  Period 3
11:11 – 11:13  Bulletin
11:13 – 12:05  4th Period
12:05 – 12:47  Lunch
12:52 – 1:07    SSR
  1:10 – 2:02     Period 5
  2:05 – 2:57     Period 6
  3:15     Students Cleared from Campus
"LATE Start Tuesday"

 8:05 – 9:00     Study Hall      
 9:20                 Campus Opens
 9:25                 Tardy Bell
 9:25 – 9:26     Pledge
 9:26 – 10:09   Period 1
10:12 – 10:55  Period 2 
10:55 – 11:10  Recess
11:13 – 11:15  Bulletin
11:15 – 11:58  Period 3
12:01 – 12:44  Period 4
12:44 – 1:24    Lunch
 1:27 –  2:10    Period 5
 2:14 -  2:57     Period 6
3:15     Students Cleared from Campus


Chess Club – Tuesdays, rm 17, at 1:pm eat lunch first.
Math Club Wednesdays, rm 17, after school 3-4 pm.

Phone Zone – Students are reminded that should they need to use their phone during the school day it should be in the phone zone on the blacktop side of the Technology Lab during Snack and Lunch only.

Deliveries – Students who forgot something at home, or are expecting parents to deliver school assignments or lunch should check the table at the front of the office during snack or lunch.  Deliveries will not be made to classrooms.

Lost and Found – If you lost an item of clothing, textbook or personal item, please check the coat rack and the table near the front of the office to see if it has been turned in.

TEXTBOOKS - Students are responsible for losses and/or damages to all materials borrowed.  Students are to make sure they have all the items received at registration. Students are responsible for any damaged conditions including mold, broken spines, detached covers and must replace the items at their (students/parents) expense.  DO NOT IGNORE accidental damages to any materials – bring them to the library right away for help.  Excuses in June 2015 for damages or losses are unacceptable and expect to receive a bill.

Replacement Costs:
Math = $60; Algebra = $92; Social Studies = $75; Science = $85; Language Arts Textbook= $65; Grammar Handbook = $55; Spanish Textbook = $55; En Espanol CD = $30; Harcover Required Reading Books = $15; Science/Social Studies CD = $35; Replacement workbooks = $15.  Contact the Librarian Mrs. Osejo with any questions at
cosejo@etusd.og or 310-533-4562310-533-4562 x 8773.



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