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Back to School Night!

We will have early dismissal times on this day:

Grades 1-3: 2:03 pm

Grades 4-5: 2:12 pm


Thursday, September 29th

6:00 - 7:30 pm

(Grades 1-5 only)


6:00 pm - Classroom Visits for Grades 1-3


6:30 pm - Principal and PTA Presentation in Cafeteria


7:00 pm - Classroom Visits for Grades 4-5

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Book Fair Week!

September 26 - 30th!

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Reflections Contest 2016-2017

Entries are now being accepted!  The them for this year's Reflections is "What is your story?"  Entries from any (or all!) of the following categories are accepted:  dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition and visual arts.  We want to encourage students of all ages and abilities to show off their creative talents!  For entry forms and rules, and to submit your creations, visit the Arnold front office before the October 14th deadline.  For more information on the program, visit pta.org/reflections or contact Holly Henderson at ArnoldReflections@gmail.com

 Positive Behavior Supports Month!  RedCat.png


On Friday, we kicked-off our Positive Behavior Supports Month at the Flag Assembly.  At Arnold Elementary, we will:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible 
  • Be Safe 
  • Use our Best Effort

On Monday, September 12th, we had a Video Assembly entitled "The Right Choice."



Each day for a month, students will discuss how they can Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Use Their Best Effort all around campus. 


Students can earn Amazing Alleycat Awards for prizes all year long!


Go Alleycats!


GATE Testing for Third Grade

Coming Soon!


Universal third grade GATE testing will take place at each school site between October and December. A parent notification with testing details and schedule will be sent home with students on September 19th.  Please check this schedule for each school site’s specified test date(s). An electronic copy of the parent notification will also be available on our school website. No form or application for participation in third grade GATE testing is necessary.  


If you choose to withdraw your student from GATE testing, you will need to complete and sign a Withdraw from GATE Testing Form (on the reverse side of the parent notification) and return it to your student’s teacher by October 3rd.


More information regarding GATE testing for grades 4 and 5 will be coming at a later date. 



For information about the Arnold YMCA Child Care Program, please call the YMCA Child Care Office at 310-325-5885, ext. 7498.


For information regarding the City of Torrance After-School Club, please call the Community Services Department at 310-618-2994 or visit their website at:http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/Parks/7128.htm

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Please remember that you CAN NOT park in the staff parking lot when picking up your child after school.  Cars are only allowed in the valet line for pick-up. Parking behind cars in the staff parking lot blocks our staff from being able to leave and creates a possible fire hazard.   


PLEASE NOTE: Do not let children run around unsupervised if you are waiting outside the front gates for upper grade dismissal.  School is still in session for the other students.


Latest News


9/28 - School Site Council Meeting (Room 28 @ 3:30 pm)

9/29 - Back to School Night (early dismissal)



10/4 - ELMAC Mtg. #1 (YMCA @ 9:00 am)

10/5 - Walk to School Day

10/6 - School Site Council Meeting (Room 28 @ 3:30 pm)

10/10 & 10/11 - No School for students (Staff PD)

10/13 - PTA Board Meeting (6:30 pm)

10/14 - Progress Reports sent home

10/18 - Make up picture day

10/20 - Great Shakeout Drill (@ 10:20 am)

10/23 - Sketcher's Friendship Walk

10/24 - 10/28 - Red Ribbon Week

10/31 - Halloween Parade (@ 9:15 am)