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Brooklyn Avenue School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Brooklyn Avenue Roadrunners 
    Upcoming Events
    School Spirit Wear

    Show your Brooklyn School Spirit by wearing your Brooklyn T-shirt on Fridays. 

    School Spirit T-shirts ($8)

    PE Uniforms ($18) 

    All other days a school uniform is required! 

    A school uniform consists of a white, dark blue, or light blue top with a collar and a dark blue bottom. For more detailed information regarding our dress code see the "Our Parents" tab up top.

    Information on how to order polo shirts with the school emblem can be found at the main office.

    We not only survived...We thrived our first week!
    First Day of School was a success!!
    Lincoln Jazz
    One of three performances.
    Lincoln Jazz performance

    Brooklyn students learn about jazz music and origins.

    8th Grade Culmination!
    We are the Brooklyn Avenue Family, showing off our new brooklyn t-shirts!
    Great Shakeout 2019 Debrief

    On October 17, 2019 our participated in the Great Shakeout Drill. This means that at approximately 10:15am we simulated a major earthquake and put our Incident Command System into action. 

    Various teams, such as the Search and Rescue Team, and the First Aid Team, practiced systems and procedures to help ensure we are prepared to respond effectively in an emergency. 

    Parents participated in our simulation by coming to request their child as they might do in a real emergency. This helped  our teams at the Request and Reunion Gates practice the systems and procedures  we have in place to reunite our families, even when this means having to share unpleasant news. 

    We were able to evacuate all students in under 3 minutes despite one of our major exits being blocked. We were also able to account for all staff and students, and we were able to search and clear all rooms in under 34 minutes. 

    We sent more detailed information with your child. Should you have any questions feel free to call our main office at (323) 269-8161. 

    How Do I Reunite With My Child FoLLOwiNG an Emergency?

    In case of an emergency, please do not go to the main office in search of your child.  When it is safe to pick up your child, you will need to follow a special process to ensure everyone’s safety. 

    1. To pick up your child/children, please report to the Request Gate next to the cafeteria off of Cesar Chavez Avenue and request that your child be sent out. You must bring I.D. and you must be listed on the child’s emergency card in order to check a child out. 

    2. You will then report to the Reunion Gate on Dangler Ave., where your child will be brought to you. 

    Go ELA in the House!

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    Brooklyn Avenue School students will be resilient life-long learners who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, guided by integrity, a passion for knowledge, and a commitment to positively contribute to a diverse society. 


    Brooklyn Avenue School will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to create a respectful, caring, and positive TK-8th learning community that will provide students with a rigorous academic foundation in language arts, science, technology, engineering, art, and math to ensure the academic and personal success of all students. 

    Principal's Message

    Dear Brooklyn Avenue School Families,

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as your new principal of Brooklyn Avenue School.  I have dedicated the last fifteen years of my life to the communities of Boyle Heights and South L.A. in numerous capacities: as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, EL program adviser, and school administrator. I have worked collaboratively with all members of the school and local community to ensure students graduate with the necessary skills to be successful throughout their school years and into college, careers, and the future. I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to lead a school community with such a rich history of excellence. 

    Nothing excites me more than seeing the faces of children learning! I am passionate about teaching and learning, about offering all children a high-quality education, and about fostering an environment that is positive, safe, and student-centered.  Children deserve to walk into a school every day that challenges them academically, builds their character, and prepares them to solve real-world problems thoughtfully and creatively.  I commit to you that I will do my very best to ensure we continue and build upon the Road Runner tradition of excellence. 

    We cannot hope to achieve these goals without teachers, parents, and the community as our partners in education. I value the talents and knowledge you bring to our school and feel very strongly that your role is vital to the success of students. Throughout the school year, we will offer many opportunities for you to be involved; I encourage you to play an active part in helping all our children thrive.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have throughout the year regarding your child’s progress.  Working together, we can have a profound impact on the lives of every single student. 

    I look forward to meeting you all very soon.

    Marissa Martínez, Principal 

    Back to School for our Middle School Families was an Experience!
    Back to School for our Elementary school families was a huge success!
    WE ARE STILL Enrolling for THE 2019-2020 School Year

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten applications are now available.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019. Transitional Kinder students must be 5 years old between September 2, 2019 and December 1, 2019. 

    Backpack Giveaway WILL CONTINUE!

    Elementary School families joined us on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm and it was a huge success!

    Middle School families joined us on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm and it was an unforgettable experience!

    The giveaway continues..we will give away backpacks to students who have a Parent Portal account linked to their profile, or students of families who create a new profile!

    If you need help creating a Parent Portal account, we can help you. Please see Ms. Sanchez or Mr. Jimenez in the Main Office for more information.  

    Brooklyn runners!

    Brooklyn runners!
    Brooklyn students run 26 miles, completing the last mile at Dodger Stadium.

    Spirit Days...Twin Day!
    Young Latinas Conference

    Award winning author and motivational speaker, Julie Sands, comes to speak to our 5th-8th grade girls about making positive life choices and persevering through adversity. Thank you Ms. Mendoza for organizing this event.