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Forrest Baird, Principal fbaird@lausd.net

Ileana Albert, Magnet Coordinator ina3368@lausd.net

Claudia Vela, Title 1 Coordinator cmv5406@lausd.net


5024 Buchanan Street

Los Angeles, Ca 90042




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State Testing Calendar-SBAC

  • State Testing at Buchanan will begin March 20th and last through May 26
  • CAASPP Parent Notification Letters will be sent home the week of February 6th, 2017
  • 5th Graders will take a "Pilot" science state test called the CAST based on the NGS Standards
  • 3rd-5th Graders will take SBAC in both English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • 2nd-5th Graders who have been in the country less than 12 months and speak Spanish will take the STS

To know exactly when your child's class will test click on the school Calendar and as we approach testing you will be able to see when each class will be testing!


Stay tuned for parent classes on how to best prepare for State Testing!


Click on the following link to have your child take a practice state test at their grade-level:




Buchanan Digital Calendar of Parent Events

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Bell Schedule


7:58 a.m.  Warning Bell for Grades K to 6

8:00 a.m.  Beginning of Instructional Day

2: 24 p.m. Dismissal

12:35 p.m. Minimum day Dismissal

1:24 p.m. Tuesday Dismissal

1:52 p.m. Shortened Day Dismissal

Fundraising For Field Trips!

Fundraising For Field Trips!

To become a volunteer complete the application on line

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Bobcat Spirit!

Wear your bobcat shirt every Friday!


Connect with your children and their teachers through this app!

Connect with your children and their teachers through this app!
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Lunch Menu

Click on the link to see what healthy food your children will be enjoying!




Get Ready for the SBAC Assessment!

Be prepared for an Earthquake

Be prepared for an Earthquake

Buchanan Celebrates Friendship!

Buchanan Celebrates Friendship!

Buchanan Celebrates Reading!

Buchanan Celebrates Reading!

Buchanan Celebrates Fitness!

Buchanan Celebrates Fitness!

Buchanan Celebrates Chinese New Year 2017

Buchanan Celebrates Chinese New Year 2017

PTA Updates!

Support Buchanan through Jamba Wednesday and Jog-a-thon Thursday!

March for LOVE!

Holiday Fun!

Holiday Fun!

Teacher Perfect Attendance!

Teacher Perfect Attendance!

Buchanan Robotics Team

Buchanan Robotics Team

Excellent Team Work!

Our Buchanan Robotics Team participated in a region wide robotics preparatory competition at La Canada Flintridge High School this past weekend.  Three teachers, the magnet coordinator and lots of parents where present to support their efforts.  They did an incredible job of presenting their research both in showmanship and teamwork.  We applaud their efforts and wish them luck as they fine tune their robots to meet the demands of the upcoming competition.



CAMP BOBCAT Family Math Night 1/27/17 5-6:30pm

Camp Bobcat Family Math Night 2017

Friday Jan. 27 5 00-6 30pm

This WEEK!

Buchanan Dia de los Muertos

Buchanan Dia de los Muertos

ELAC Single Plan for Student Achievement!

March 13, 2017


in Room 6 Parent Center

Open to the entire community!

1:00 to 2:00 pm 

Come learn about our Plan to support our students and how the money given to us by the state has been allocated!  Come also to learn about  reclassification!Your voice matters!



Follow this link to watch a video in ENGLISH about both of these committees:  https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/1z11k169yg

Follow this link to watch a video in SPANISH about both of these committees:  https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/gwu48whczr

Bobcat Basketball Team!

Bobcat Basketball Team!

Annual Title 1-Titulo 1

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COFFEE With the Principal 2//10/17 Rm 6

COFFEE With the Principal

School-Parent Compact for Achievement sent home 1st week of December!

What is a School-Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students and teachers develop together. 


It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students reach or exceed grade-level standards.


Jointly Developed

Title I Parents, ELAC Parents, and School Site Council reviewed and revised our School-Parent Compact.   The views of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators were heard at a School Site Council Meeting and the final version of the School-Parent Compact was approved.

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The District Parent Engagement Policy is going home!

We recently mailed out the District Parent Engagement Policy.  Please check your mail.  This policy details how the district is committed to parent involvement. We will also be sending you the PIP & Compact on December 5th, 2016.  Check out our Title 1 tab to find the documents for this year and past years!


District Parent Involvement Policy

District Parent Involvement Policy

Politica de inclusion de Padres de Familia del Districto

Politica de inclusion de Padres de Familia del Districto

Safety Matters!

Dear Parents,

For your safety and the safety of your children please follow safe dropping off and picking up procedures.  Make sure to park your car in a parking zone and walk your child in to school.  If you drop off at the valet make sure to pull completely into the valet zone, drop your child off and then move forward so that other parents may have a turn.  Show us your best bobcat spirit by being polite and respectful at all times.  Safety matters!

We love our neighborhood schools March!