Watts Learning Center

The Watts Learning Center (WLC) will be a world-class, child-centered, K-8 institution of learning with strong ties to families and the community

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Save the Date!
Orientation
August 10, 2017
3:30PM-5:30PM
All Parents are required to attend! See you soon!
 
 
First Day of School
August 15, 2017 
7:50AM School Start
 

 
Our Values


WLC's CORE VALUES
 
Achievement- The result gained by effort. The quality or quantity of something that has been done as a result of hard work. The end of the journey is reached by moving ahead. Ovambo
 
Commitment- An agreement or promise to do something in the future. To be loyal to someone or something. Do not vacillate or you will be left in between doing something, having something, and being nothing. Ethiopian
 
Community- A group of people with a common or same interest living or working together. It takes a whole village to raise a child. Igdo Yoruba
 
Respect- A feeling of understanding that someone or something is important and valued. Respect must be paid on both sides. Zulu
 
Acceptance- The act of allowing one’s self to receive someone or something without judgment. Accept the weather as it comes and people as they are. Haitian
 
Integrity- The state of being honest and fair. One who tells the truth makes no mistakes. Swahili
 

 
SARC

Executive Summary School Accountability Report Card
 
This executive summary of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is intended to provide parents and community members with a quick snapshot of information related to individual public schools. For additional information about the school, parents and community members should review the entire SARC or contact the school principal or the district office.
 

If you would like more information about our school, please complete our Inquiry Form or Call us at 323-754-9900
WLC Families,

Any report of violence in schools is hard to understand.  Especially for children.

Our hearts go out to all the students, staff, and community members affected by the recent tragedy at North Park Elementary School. 

Watts Learning Center Schools will continue to provide a safe environment for our students, staff, and parents. And in so doing, our schools will continue to conduct regular safety drills to ensure that our students and staff are familiar with safety procedures during an emergency.

We also want to provide our teachers and families with tools and resources to help facilitate conversations after a school shooting and gage or manage student distress.

Below, please find a list of links and articles that are well-vetted and designed to assist parents and educators in moments like these.

There is no excuse for violence on a school campus.  And Watts Learning Center Schools will continue to make student and staff safety our top priority above all else.

 
American Psychological Association
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

U.S. Department of Education
Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
What can be done at school to help a traumatized child?
 
Centers for Disease Control
Coping with a traumatic event

University of Colorado
Safe Communities, Safe Schools Planning Guide

 
National Association of Elementary School Principals
School Safety Resources

 
Director's Message
 
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Gandhi
Welcome to the Watts Learning Center!
 
The Watts Learning Center is a temple of learning, where students, teachers, parents, and staff maintain high expectations which encourage children to grow into productive citizens with a passion for lifelong learning. It is truly my honor to serve the children and community of the Watts Learning Center.
 
We have a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the 21st century with a world-class education. Our hands-on, standards-based curriculum provides students with an integrated approach to learning with literacy as the foundation.
 
In addition to a strong focus on the core curriculum, students must also acquire the skills necessary to become collaborative workers, effective communicators, community contributors, and complex thinkers. We believe in setting high expectations and providing children with a nurturing, safe, and supportive learning environment.
 
The success of our school community depends upon the collaboration, commitment, and involvement of parents, students, teachers, and community members. We know that our families are an essential part of our school community, as they are our children’s first teachers. We believe they are our most valuable resource in helping our students to succeed. We know that collaborative decision making with strong staff and parent involvement make our school a dynamic place to learn and work.
 
We have embraced the African proverb that, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
 
We welcome you all into our village.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Kelly Baptiste, Director