English Language Mulitcultural Advisory Commitee (ELMAC) meetings are held with the parents of English Language Learners four times a year. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the school program and obtain ideas on how Lincoln Elementary can better focus on the student’s educational needs as an English Language Learner.
All parents of English Learners are encouraged to attend the ELMAC and District meetings. For ease of communication, there are translators at all scheduled meetings. This is a good opportunity to discuss how Lincoln Elementary can help your child succeed.
All ELMAC Meetings are held in Room 1 or the cafeteria at Lincoln Elementary School. Please check the ELMAC Calendar for updated information.
ELMAC Meetings 2018 -2019
ELMAC Meeting #1: Friday, October 26th at 9:30a.m Room 1.
- Nomination of Committee Members:
Chairperson: Delores Alvarez
Vice Chairperson: Ana Vazquez
District Representatives: Ann Kam and Claire Taniguchi
- School Policies
Importance of regular school attendance
Homework and discipline procedures
- Programs for English Learners:
Review Programs for English Learners Brochure
- Single Plan and Budget Proposals:
advise on the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) inr egards to instructional needs of English Language Learners (ELL).
- ELMAC Parent Training:
Review last years ELMAC Parent Trainings and/or workshops.
Calendar ELMAC Parent Trainings for current school year.
- Other Topics:
2018 CAASPP Subgroup Data
New EL Level
- Calendar Next Meeting & Adjournment:
Friday December 14, 2018 Room 1 9:30a.m. (immediately following Flag Assembly).
ELMAC Meeting #2: Friday, December 17th at 9:30a.m. Room 1.
Holiday Chorus Performance
Call to order and introductions
Reading and approval of minutes:
Minutes from ELMAC meeting #1
Representitives share infromation on DELMAC meeting
Designated and Integrated ELD
Review of ongoing assessment tools: ELD Benchmark and Proficiency Level Descriptions, F & P reading level, progress and grade reports, and student writing samples
Revisit School Plan and Budget:
Discuss School Plan updates
Dates to remember:
Book Fair 12/17 - 12/20/18
Winter Jubilee 12/20/18
Winter Break 12/21/18 -1/6/19
School Resumes 1/7/19
No School 1/21/19
- Calendar Next Meeting & Adjournment:
Friday, March 15, 2019 Room 1 9:30a.m. (immediately following Flag Assembly).
ELMAC Meeting #3: Friday, March 15th at 9:30a.m Room 1.
ELMAC Meeting #4: Friday, May 31st at 9:30a.m Room 1.
The District English Learner Multicultural Advisory Committee (DELMAC) is intended to provide a forum for sharing information with parents, as well as to allow a regular means for parents to communicate their needs, concerns, and suggestions at the District level. This committee is also required by law.
DELMAC meetings are held four times a year.
Levy Adult Education Center
3420 W. 229th Place, Room 20
Torrance, CA 90505
Click here for map
(South bound on Hawthorne Blvd, turn LEFT on W. 230th St, parking lot is at the end of this road. Look for small outdoor building with ramp next to the parking lot).
(Refreshments and childcare provided)
If you have questions for DELMAC, you may contact our
Program Specialist: Dr. David Robertson.
The information below was provided by DELMAC during the December 8th, meeting.
A PARENT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA (ELPAC)
The English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) is the test that is used to measure how well students in kindergarten throught twelth grade understand English when it is not their primary language. The ELPAC is taking the place of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). Information from the ELPAC helps your child’s teacher provide support in the right areas.
More information about the ELPAC can be found on the California Department of Education ELPAC web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ep/
You can also access ELPAC Practice Tests at https://www.elpac.org/resources/practicetests/
More information about your child’s ELPAC scores can be found by contacting your child’s teacher and/or the school office.
Information from TUSD (Torrance Unified School District):
Californians Together developed the concept of a Seal of Biliteracy in 2008 and worked throughout the state to help school sites, districts and others adopt and implement the Seal of Biliteracy. Over 197 school districts are currently granting the awards, and increasing numbers of state and national professional organizations and other entities have endorsed the Seal (from californianstogether.org).
The creation of the Seal of Biliteracy was motivated by a number of purposes including:
To encourage students to study world languages
To certify the attainment of biliteracy skills- for employers, and for colleges
To communicate the value of language diversity
To prepare students with 21st Centry skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
To strengthen intergroup relationships and honor the multiple cultures and languages in a community.
Since 2012, Torrance Unified School District has joined the celebration of recognizing and honoring multi-literacy skill of our students by promoting the The Seal of Biliteracy and the Pathway Awards.
In 2016-2017 school year, TUSD awarded over 300 State Biliteracy Seal to the graduating seniors. Over 70 5th and 8th grade students have been awarded with the Pathway Awards.
5th and 8th Grade Pathway Awards
The "TUSD Pathway to Biliteracy" will be awarded to 5th and 8th grade students. They must dmonstate proficiency in English and another language, including American Sign Language. The award is given at the end of the school year in the form of a trophy. Please refer to the application for details on the requirement.
12th Biliteracy Seal
Students who are qualified will get the State Seal in their diploma and it will be noted on the transcript. Recipients will also be awarded with meadllions to be recognized in teh month of graduation (school sites vary in ways they recognize the award). Please contact your school office for application details. Students should make sure that they are suing the 2018-19 application.
2018-19 Biliteracy Seal and the Pathway Award Deadlines for Parents.
Please take a look at the dealines for the paperwork to the school sites and deadlines for the district office.
The following information is provided by TUSD. Here you will find links to assessments and tests administered by the school district. If you would like more information, please visit tusd.org
CAASPP CALIFORNIA ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS
- Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports
- (Video – English) https://youtu.be/pTEHryn4mPI
- (Video – Spanish) https://youtu.be/AWsMIYZrZlU
- Resources and guides for parents or guardians to help interpret the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score report.
ELPAC (ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS OF CALIFORNIA)
- Information about the ELPAC can be found on the California Department of Education ELPAC web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ep/
- You can also access ELPAC Practice Tests at https://www.elpac.org/resources/practicetests/
PFT (PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING)
- Frequently asked Questions