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EAM SOCES - your SOCES PTSA and Booster Club - wants to welcome you back to another exciting school year at Sherman Oaks CES!

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A message from Principal Price:

Greetings Sherman Oaks CES Family this is Principal Price.

Hope you had a relaxing summer break and are recharged and ready for the new school year. Classes begin this Tuesday, August 20th. Tuesday is a regular schedule 3:05 pm dismissal. All periods will meet both Tuesday and Wednesday. Most, if not all,  of your textbooks will be distributed during your classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Beyond the Bell after school program also begins on Tuesday. However, late buses will not start for a while.

New 4th graders and all 5th graders will meet their teachers on the blacktop behind the gym. Entry is through the west side of the gymnasium. Leadership students will be out in front and around the campus to help all new, and returning, students find their Advisory rooms the first week of school. School staff will also be out and about if you need assistance.

There are several new faces on campus -- our newest faculty members are Ms. Massingill (MS English), Ms. Campos (6th gr ELA/SS), Mr. Barnoya (Physics/Chemistry),  and Mr. Carlos, subbing for Mr. Boyle in 4th grade. We also have two new assistant principals -- Mrs. Cunningham in the Attendance Office/SPED and Dr. Sim Kim in the Main Office/ Elementary. 

The campus got a partial makeover during the break, but not all areas are complete. Please enjoy the new spaces. Most of the new landscaping is NOT finished so stay out of areas fenced off to give the construction team time to complete the project. Construction of the new elementary building and gymnasium are still ahead of schedule and should be ready by spring break 2020.

Again welcome back. I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning!

A message from the Parent Center 
Anxious or ecstatic about the first day of school?

The Parent Center invites you to join us, after drop off, on August 20, 2019 in GLEN HALL to enjoy a cup of coffee with other parents. We will have Kleenex available to wipe away your tears of joy or sadness. ;)
(Glenn Hall is adjacent to the school cafeteria and the auditorium. Sign in at the front gate and join us there.)

Sponsored by the SOCES PTSA

What: Back to school kick off picnic/1st football game “tailgate”
When: THIS Friday, August 23, 2019 after school
Where: On campus, location Center Circle

Come meet your new classmates, or hang out with old ones in a casual, fun, spirit filled kick off party. Parents, you are invited too! This is a great time to clean and decorate your lockers! 

More details to follow mid week,  but please pencil us in on your calendar.

(Elementary students staying after school must be accompanied by a designated parent or guardian)

 5 ways you can show your
SOCES School Spirit this week

  1. Wear our school colors and your spirit wear! Burgundy and Gray (Friday is always Spirit day)
  2. Drop by and say "hi" to fellow parents at the Coffee and Kleenex event in Glen Hall on Tuesday after drop off. 
  3. Join us at our back to school tailgate/picnic on Friday and stay to cheer on our football team at our first home game of the year! (Details to follow)
  4. Sign up as a school Volunteer (You can do it from the LAUSD parent portal here:
  5. Join the Booster Club and PTSA
Want to be part of the school spirit committee, email 

Our PTSA and Booster Club invite all parents, teachers and students to the joint TEAM SOCES MEETING this Friday, August 23 at 8:30 AM in the Library to kick off the school year. Please join us and help us in making this another great year for our students at SOCES.

Everyone is welcome.

Attention Parents of 5th & 6th Graders

Attached are the flyers for THIS year's 5th grade Astrocamp and THIS year's 6th Grade PaliCamp trips.  Your children should have brought home these flyers before summer break. 

The purpose of these flyers is to:

  • Let you know that these optional overnight trips will be occurring EARLY in the school year.
  • Allow you to save money if you would like your child to participate.
  • Let you know that we will be having a meeting the FIRST WEEK of school to get all of the paperwork started. 

Why are we starting so early? Space is limited, and the October 11th trip will sneak up on us really fast once school starts. We want everyone to have an opportunity to plan because the deadline for this trip will be right at the beginning of the school year.

Astro Camp Flyer
This is for 5th graders of the 2019-20 school year
Pali Camp Flyer 
This is for 6th graders of the 2019-20 school year

For Questions:  Parents, You can send an email to Mr. Rickertsen at:   Please indicate the camp you are interested in. 
A look at the week ahead
August 20 - Regular dismissal at 3:05 pm 
  • First Day of Instruction
    • Periods 1-6 meet
  • 4th - 5th graders: Should meet their teachers on the blacktop. 
  • 6-12 grade students should report to their homeroom/advisory class first. 
  • Coffee & Kleenex - Join us in Glen Hall after drop off
August 21 - Regular dismissal at 3:05 pm 
  • Periods 1-6 meet
August 22 -Regular dismissal at 3:05 pm 
August 23 -Regular dismissal at 3:05 pm 
  • TEAM SOCES Meeting
    • (PTSA& Booster) 8:30 AM Library 
  • Back to school Picnic/"Tailgate" Party
  • Football vs USC Hybrid
These items are taken from the SOCES school calendar. Scheduled events may change. To see the school's official calendar page please visit:

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