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Principal's Message


Greetings Loyola Village Fine and Performing Arts (LoVE) Family. 


Loyola Village is a FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS MAGNET school.  Our goal is to provide students with excellent teaching in the arts and academics.  In 2023-2024, students will know that they can be successful artists and academics that express themselves with integrity, presence, and affection (Credit: musicadocirculo.com).

This year, to support the arts here at LoVE, I will integrate elements of Música do Círculo (Circle Music) created by Pedro Consorte, Ronaldo Crispin, and Zuza Gonçalves from Brazil.  Música do Circulo is collective musical improvisation based on cycles that use singing, body percussion, and movement as resources structured around musical games.  These games are linked in flow of cooperation and dialogue and generate a circle of interaction, connection, and creativity where everyone is welcomed. 

Our academic goals include partnership with students, parents, teachers, and the community.  We will continue to utilize the diagnostic platform iReady we started last year to further understand the specific needs of our students in Numeracy and Literacy.  We will strive to be strong communicators with our parents and students of our progress. We will also implement the district-provided reading program Core Knowledge Language Arts and supplement the program with literature that represents the culture and heritage of our student population. 

Finally, we continue to correlate our goals with the Strategic Plan for LAUSD presented by the Board of Education and our Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, which is comprised of five pillars: Academic Excellence, Joy and Wellness, Engagement and Collaboration, Operational Effectiveness, and Investing in Staff.

This is only possible if we are all true models of success for our students.  Thank you for your support and welcome to the new year.

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of our Loyola Village Fine and Performing Arts Family:

    • APEIS, Marquetia Campbell
    • Library Aide: Janet Garcia
    • New TK-5 Loyola Village Dolphin Students
    • A Special Welcome to our first Collaborative Classroom class and Teacher, Lisa Collins


The first day of school is Monday, August 14, 2023.



We will have the following Back to School Orientation dates for new and returning students: 

  • August 11th @ 11:00 am (Kindergarten Orientation)
  • August 11th @ 11:00 am (Magnet Orientation-First through Fifth Grades)



Monday:  8:10 am-2:33 pm

Tuesday: 8:10 am-1:33 pm

Wednesday:  8:10 am-2:33 pm

Thursday:   8:10 am-2:33 pm

Friday:  8:10 am-2:33 pm

Dismissal every Tuesday in the school year will be at 1:33 pm 

Regular dismissal (M, W, TH, F) is at 2:33 PM. 



The campus will open at 7:50 am on August 14, 2023. The teachers will meet students on the playground at 8:05am. Teachers will have signs with their names, grade, and room number. Parents can walk their children to the school’s playground but must vacate the campus no later than 8:30am.



All school events will be updated on the school website, social media, and monthly newsletter.



You may have received classes in a mailing.  If not, we will be able to assist you on the first day of school.

Classroom changes will not be made unless there is a need to stabilize classes or meet student emergency needs. 

We appreciate your understanding and support.



Our school is committed to ensuring that your student is always safe.  

  1. For your child's safety, they should not arrive before 7:50 a.m. There is NO supervision before 7:50 am.  Students must be picked up from the designated pick-up area no later than 2:33 pm or 1:33 pm on banked-time Tuesdays if they are not participating in an after school program.
  2. Bring your child to school in a safe manner.  As you drop students off, please do not park in the bus area in front of the school. Also, please do not block our neighbors driveways.   The parking lot is for employees only.  



We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Please gather your TB clearance documents to be ready for submission to your school in August and upload your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the LAUSD Daily Pass – https://dailypass.lausd.net. Visit https://achieve.lausd.net/volunteer for more information.



Our school Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Plan will be updated shortly.  This will be a living document and will be updated for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Cell phones are not allowed on campus.



Beyond the Bell is an after-school program that accepts K-5 students. Program hours are from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.  There is limited space available. 


Students not enrolled in an after-school program must be picked up every day at dismissal (unless they have their parent's permission to walk home). Students may NOT wait in the main office – the office staff members are not certificated child care employees. 



When the school year is underway you will receive monthly newsletters and updates from the school. Please be sure to check your email, text messages, child(ren)’s backpacks, and/or our social media to stay current with upcoming events and the high-level learning taking place in our community. 

While newsletters and social media are great ways to communicate, please know that I welcome any opportunity to meet with you in person. Please let me know if you have any questions and/or suggestions. As always, I am open to your feedback. Your involvement and continued dedication is critical to our success. 

Stay informed and in communication with us!

Facebook: Loyola Village              

Instagram: @Loyola_village

Please review the 2023-2024 LAUSD Parent Handbook.


I look forward to meeting and working with all of our families and community to promote success for all our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected] or call me at 310-670-0480. Our office is open every day from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.


In partnership,


Dr. Hanson (he/him)



Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. -James Baldwin