August 2016 – June 2017

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AUGUST 2016
Friday, August 5 Last day of late registration (late registration fee: $700)
Mon., Tue., August 8, 9 Sale of uniforms, grades K-5, Elementary School
Mon., Tue., Wed., August 8, 9, 10 Sale of textbooks, grades K-5, Elementary School
         K — All workbooks will be handed over to the teachers
         Monday, August 8, 9:30-12:00 p.m. — Sale of textbooks grade 1
         Monday, August 8, 1:00-3:30 p.m. — Sale of textbooks grade 2
         Tuesday, August 9,  9:30-12 noon  — Sale of textbooks grade 3
         Tuesday, August 9, 1:00-3:30 p.m. — Sale of textbooks grade 4
         Wednesday, August 10, 1:00-3:30 p.m.  — Sale of textbooks grade 5
Wed., Thu., Fri. August 10, 11, 12 Staff Professional Develop. / Departmental meetings / Classroom prep
         Wed., August 10, 9:00 a.m. – Faculty meeting grades K-5
         Thu., August 11, 9:00-12 noon  –  Setup E-mail, MMS, website. etc.
         Thu., August 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – WASC: Review of Action Plans
         Fri., August 12, 9:00a.m.–4:00 p.m. – Classroom prep
         Fri., August 12 – All teachers submit 1st semi-quarter lesson plans
Thursday, August 11,  6:00 p.m. Back to School Night  –  Kindergarten, North Hills Campus
Monday, August 15 First day of instructions – Full day
Wednesday, August 24 Half Day – Grades K-5 dismissed at 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m. Elementary School Back-to School Night (Grades 1-5), child care provided 11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Must register one day earlier
 
SEPTEMBER 2016
Monday, September 5 Labor Day – School is closed
Wednesday, September 14 Picture day – Grades K-5
Wednesday, September 14 Second Semi-quarter of First Quarter begins
Wednesday, September 21 Independence Day of the Armenian Republic – School Closed
Thursday, September 29 Field trip Grades 3, 4, 5. Registration by Sep. 19. Fee $25
Friday, September 30 First grade field trip to Santa Monica Aquarium
 
OCTOBER 2016
Word of the Month: Caring
Tuesday, October 4 Anti-Bullying Student Assembly – North Hills campus
Sunday, October 9, 10:45 – 12:30 Fifth Graders participate in Holy Martyrs Church Sunday Mass
Friday, October 14 First Semi-quarter of Second Quarter begins
Saturday, October 15 Prelacy School’s Annual Professional Development Day
Monday, October 17 School Closed
Thursday, October 27 Harvest Festival 3:00-6:00– North Hills
Friday, October 28 Parent/Teacher Conference North Hills & Encino campus– Pupil free day
 
NOVEMBER  2016
Word of the Month: Responsibility
Friday, November 4 First Graders visit Holy Martyrs Church
Saturday, November 5 – 7:30 p.m. Armens party
Friday, November 11 Veterans’ Day – School Closed
Sunday, November 13, 10:45 – 12:30 Fourth Graders participate in Holy Martyrs Church Sunday Mass
Thursday, November 17 Second Semi-quarter of Second Quarter begins
Friday, November 18 Second Graders visit Holy Martyrs Church
Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 Thanksgiving Holiday – School closed
 
DECEMBER  2016
Word of the Month: Courage
Friday, December 2 Third Graders visit Holy Martyrs Church
Friday, Dec. 16   8:00-3:30 Professional Development – Pupil Free Day
Friday, Dec. 23  – 8:30-11:25 a.m. Holy Communion and Christmas assembly
Monday, Dec. 26 New Year and Christmas vacation starts
 
JANUARY 2017
Word of the Month: Perseverance
Sunday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Friday, January 6 Armenian Christmas
Monday, January 9 School reopens after Christmas Holiday
Monday, January 9 3rd Quarter, 5th semi-quarter begins
Saturday, January 14 Fashion Show – Organized by the Parent Support Committee
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr.   Day – School closed
Tuesday, January 24 4th and 5th grade field trip to the Metropolitan Theater
FEBRUARY 2017
Word of the Month: Honesty
Thursday, February 9 6th   semi-quarter begins
Saturday, February 11 Ferrahian Annual Gala
Thu., February 16, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Orientation for incoming Kindergarten students,  afternoon session
Fri., February 17, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Orientation for incoming Kindergarten students, morning session
Friday, February 17 Talent Show Rehearsal at the Encino Campus 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, February 20 Presidents’ Day – School closed
Thursday, February 23 Saints Vartanank Day – School closed
Friday, February 24 Faculty & Staff  Professional Development Day – Pupil free day
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. Grade-level parental meeting – 5th grade – Encino Campus
 
MARCH  2017
Word of the Month: Respect
Friday, March 3,   1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Open House for New Students– Grades K-5 – Minassian Hall
Friday, March 3 5th grade all day student orientation at Encino Campus
Wednesday, March 15 3rd grade field trip to Chumash Village
Friday, March 10 Parent/Teacher Conference; Pupil Free Day
Saturday, March 11, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Elementary PSC Spring Luncheon at Avedissian Hall
Thursday, March 16 End of 3rd Quarter
Friday, March 17 Fourth Quarter begins
Friday, March 31 Ferrahian Talent Show – Organized by the Encino Spirit Committee
 
APRIL 2017
Word of the Month: Fairness
April 1 – April 30 Early registration begins for 2017-2018 school year (discounted fee: $575)
Friday, April 7 Holy Communion –Half day: students are dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
Monday, April 10 – Monday, April 17 Easter Holiday – school closed
Monday, April 24 Armenian Genocide  Commemoration Day – school closed
Thursday, April 27 8th semi-quarter begins
Friday, April 28 5th Grade Theatrical Play- Encino campus
 
MAY 2017
Word of the Month: Cooperation
May 1 – May 31 Registration for 2016-2017 continues (regular registration fee of $600)
May 2- May 4 Standardized tests
Friday, May 12 First grade field trip to Leonis Adobe
Sunday, May 14 Mothers’ Day
Friday, May 19 Trophy presentation to Armens athletes – Elementary School
Friday, May 26 Elementary year end and Armenian Independence day celebration
Sunday, May 28 Independence Day of Armenia
Monday, May 29 Independence Day of Armenia – Observed
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day –   school closed
 
JUNE 2017
June 1 – June 30 Late Registration Phase – A late fee of $50 applies for a total of $650
Friday, June 2 Last day of instructions  –  Grades K-5 Minimum day;  11:45 a.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 2:00 p.m. Kindergarten Graduation, Avedissian Hall
Sunday, June 4 – 4:30 p.m. Fifth Grade Graduation, Avedissian Hall
Monday, June 5 Elementary School Staff & Faculty Day off
Tuesday, June 6 Faculty turn-in grades
Wednesday,  June 7, 9:00-3:00 Faculty meeting, Dept. meeting & In-services
Thursday, June 8, 9:00-3:30 Faculty meeting, Dept. meeting & In-services
Friday, June 9,   9:00-3:30 Faculty meeting, Dept. meeting & In-services
Friday, June 9 Last day of academic year
Mon., June 12 – Fri., July 7 Summer School for K-5 students – 4 weeks
       Academic program – 8:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.,
       Leisure program – 1:00 p.m–3:30 p.m.
 
JULY  2017
July 1 – July 31 Late Registration Phase-II – a late fee of $100 applies for a total of $700
 July 10 – July 21 Elementary School Administrative office closed