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Upcoming Events

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SATURDAY, APRIL 10 - Parent Task Force Meeting from 10am to 12pm. Here at the school campus. All parents are invited. So please come and join us.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13 though SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - LA Science Fair. More information will follow via mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - School Fundraiser at Shakey’s Pizza at the Culver City location from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. More information will follow. SATURDAY, APRIL 24 - School Open House 10am to 12pm. For new prospective students. MONDAY, APRIL 26 - NO SCHOOL “Teacher Professional Day”

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Parent Task Force Meeting Saturday, April 10 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come and join us ! School Fundraiser at Shakey’s Pizza at the Culver City– Sepulveda location. 5604 S. Sepulveda Blvd from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

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11330 W Graham Place Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Upcoming Events

At Magnolia Science Academy-4 Now enrolling 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th grades for 2010-2011 Academic School Year Saturday, April 24, 2010 10:00am to 12:00pm **Tuition Free** **1:1 computer to student ratio** *FREE After-school tutoring & clubs** **Online access to student records** **Small class size – maximum of 25** *SAFE/SMALL/POSITIVE environment* High School API Classes

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson’.

If your child has a lunch account balance, please come by to clear the balance. All accounts with a $5.00 outstanding balances are reported on a weekly basis to the main office, and those students will not be allowed to receive lunch until their balance is paid. We are glad to work with you to clear your negative balance. Contact the office if there is a problem. Parents and students can add funds to the students account on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the main office. All financial transactions must take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the main office before or after school.

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Ping Pong Tournament at Pacific Technology School in Santa Ana on April 24, 2010 The Second Annual Magnolia Schools Ping Pong Tournament will be held at Pacific Technology School in Santa Ana on April 24, 2010. Gift cards will be given as prizes for the first three places. Every participant will be given honorable certificates. 4 students are participating from each MSA school.

Typing Contest We are going to have Magnolia Schools Second Annual Typing Contest at Magnolia Science Academy 1 in Reseda, CA on Friday April 30, 2010. Each school may participate with three middle school students. Participants will be honored with certificates and first three students will have gift cards. Please contact to your computer teacher for further details.

Year Book Order Forms

Thank you for supporting our school!... Yearbook Order Form Due April 30th q Yes, I want to order a yearbook! Student’s Name ________________________________________________ Grade or Homeroom ____________________________________________ Signature _____________________________________________________ Enclosed is a check* for ($31) _____________________________________ *Please make checks payable to Magnolia Science Academy 4 Please return this form Karin Melendez in the office by April 30th

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San Francisco Trip

Seven students and two teachers from MSA4 ventured to

The great scenery of San Francisco

the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. The first day, in the morning we visited the famous Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Warf. Afterwards we had a long walk in the exotic China Town. After eating lunch at Subway we visited the Exploratorium. It was a very educational experience using the special setups of many scientific devices. The next stop was the Golden Gate Bridge. We drove across the bridge and went to a high point to see the great scenery of the city. It was a long day which tired us all, but who would complain about getting tired of having fun :).

The next day, the first stop was the Aquarium of the Bay to see the amazing creatures of the ocean. We could not miss the famous zigzag Lombard Street which tested the teachers' driving skills. We also visited many exotic and interesting shops along the way such as the Spy Tools shop and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Afterwards we went to the Golden Gate Park, thanks to Taddeo Cabri's brother for supplying the sports equipment which made our time there very fun. The last activity was to go to the beach and watch the sun set. Nobody could guess that the ocean waves would come so close. Yes it really happened; the ocean waves went over students' stuff, even over their cell phones! It was quite shocking but also really fun watching it happen. Luckily the cell phones were still operating after a while.

Exploratorium

The last day we visited the University of California’s campus in Berkley. Our students had the opportunity to observe the campus environment and get a glimpse at what it might be like being a student in a university. We are looking forward to having more great experiences on the future trips. Aquarium of the Bay

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Arizona Trip

A number of MSA School students traveled all the way to Arizona on Thursday April 1, 2010 by bus. We visited a few places like Lake Havasu, London Bridge, Flagstaff Grand Canyon and Phoenix. We were on the road for a long time but we stopped many times for meals and sightseeing.

On the first day, we went to Lake Havasu and took a boat tour. We certainly learned a lot about Arizona and the particular part we were in. The same day we went to Flagstaff to spend the night.

On the second day, we went to the Grand Canyon for hiking. It took one hour to finish the trail. It was a bit cold and there was snow on the ground. We played with snowballs too. It was fun! Also we bought some souvenirs from the gift shop in Grand Canyon. Later on we went to Phoenix. We stayed at our motel for two days. Everybody was tired and went to bed.

The ext day, early in the morning, we went to the Mesa Art Center to watch the Turkish Contest. Our friend November participated in the contest . She sang a Turkish Song and we supported her. After that we went to F-1 Factory for go-kart. Our favorite part was go-kart car race. There was an arcade and a giant lot for everyone to drive. It was so fun. Later on, we went to a Western town named called Rawhide. We saw cowboys with their traditional dress and we watched a Gun Fight! It was so awesome. At some points we did see fire coming out of the tip of the gun but they were not real bullets. We ended the day with shopping at the mall which was the biggest one in Phoenix. We shopped there and it was so cool.

On the last day, we watched the finals of Turkish Contest and many students performed singing, dancing, skits and poetry. That was unforgettable!

In the end we had lots of fun and we watched movies and made friends during the long bus travel.

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Europe Trip

The Europe Trip was an unforgettable journey to France and Turkey. The students went there over Spring Break. They flew into France, and stayed there for two days. On the second day, they headed to Turkey by flying over Europe. It was a total of eleven days and packed with many events to do and see. There was also a choice of just going to Turkey for nine days. Mr. Gurcan arranged all the trip details. Timothy Ludwig went to the Europe trip alone with his mom. They went to Paris and stayed there for three days. They went to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum and went to Notre Dame. They also went to Disneyland. They stayed at the Hilton Hotel. After Paris they took a flight to Turkey, Istanbul for three days. They stayed at Ufuk School. The students were so excited to see American people. They went to Mini Turk, where they also went Go Cart Racing. They took another flight to Turkey, Izmir and stayed there for two days. They stayed at Marla Hotel. While they stayed at Marla Hotel they met the parents of one of the teachers from MSA6, Mr. Koray. Izmir is a beautiful city. The following day they went to Ephesus. In Ephesus they saw Mary the mother of Jesus. In Antalya they saw waterfalls and a theatre. They flew back to Istanbul and from Istanbul they flew to New York. From New York they flew to L.A. They had such a great time and enjoyed it.

Istanbul, Turkey

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