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What's Happening at the Magnet?

It Takes a Village -
Let's Pitch in to Support the HGM Today!

The MPA Fall Annual Giving Challenge is officially underway!  MPA needs to
raise $55,000 this school year to
help meet the HGM budget. 

Our suggested donation is $650 per student, however, we will gratefully accept any donation amount that makes sense for your family.  Please help us meet our goal of 100% participation from our HGM families, click HGMdonate and donate today!

Thank you!  

Enrichment Class sign-ups will be available this week! 
Classes will start the week of 9/21
(except MUN which will start next week).

Tomorrow, Wednesday 9/1 at 6pm

The MUN Meeting agenda includes guest speakers Austin Le and Siyeong Kim, goals for MUN this year, elective vs. after school, conferences and COVID protocols, preparation time, commitment, dates, fees & dress code for conferences.
Thursday, September 2nd, 4:30-7:30pm
The Back-to-School Night program with all the zoom codes with be published the afternoon of Thursday, 9/2.You can view the Zoom link for each of your child's teachers on their Schoology page and the links will also be sent out 1 hour prior to the event via Blackboard in the Back-to-School program.  They will also be published on the school website. 

Please click BacktoSchoolMemo for all the details. 

 9/2 is also a minimum day which means a 12:47pm dismissal, please pick-up your students on time!

Fall Picture Day
    Wednesday, 9/8
Fall pictures will be taken and student ID cards will be created for the 2021-2022 school year in the school gym during the students' PE classes.
8th Grade Washington DC Trip
June 2022

If you missed Monday's informational zoom, click HERE to email  Mr. Goldstein for more information and/or a copy of the recorded meeting.

There will a mobile vaccination unit 
at Portola administering the

COVID 19 vaccination Dose #1 on
Tues., August 31st from 8:30am-3:30pm.

There will a mobile vaccination unit
at Portola administering the

COVID 19 vaccination Dose #2 on
Tues., September 21st from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Walk-in, no appointment necessary.
        CLUB FAIR       

Come check out all the amazing clubs you can join. There are many options, covering a
wide variety of interests. There is
something for everyone!
Friday, September 10th
12:30 - 1:00pm on the grass quad

For our new SOCIAL EVENTS initiative, we'd love to let people know about parent-led intiatives to
meet-up!  Events
that individual parents have organized or are organizing include:  a beach day, a hike, a tent camping trip at Ocean Mesa (Nov. 12th-14th under "Portola" phone 805-879-5751), and online gaming opportunities. 

Check Portola Highly Gifted Magnet Group on Facebook
or the unofficial parent-led group, Portola HGM Parents to find
unofficial meet-ups.  If you have an idea for a get together, please join the fun.
(Please note that these social events are organized by individual parents and are not officially sponsored by MPA.)
  We are looking
for volunteers!
We have lots of opportunities for parents to help based on your
time and talents!
Social Events ~ Science fair
 Social Media ~ Fundraising ~ Grant-writing
Auction ~ Culmination and more!
  CLICK HERE to fill out the volunteer interest form.
 Spirit Wear 

Pre-ordered/pre-paid sweatshirts and hats that still need to be picked up will be available 9/8 at 3pm in front of the 8th grade gate (the Magnet entrance near the library). There will be parent volunteers to distribute the orders. If parents cannot pick-up 9/8, orders will be available all day/any day in the
magnet office starting two weeks from now
through the end of school.
Click here to see the full line of items available for order anytime on our CafePress HGM page. Cafe Press orders will ship directly to you.
Contact our Spirit Wear Chair, Dominika Shiell at with any questions.
welcome MPA Meeting Recording
 Click the link below to view the recording of our 8/27 MPA Welcome Parent Meeting

Magnet Parents Association
Portola Highly Gifted Magnet
18720 Linnet Street
Tarzana, CA 91356


9/1 MUN (Model UN) Informational Zoom, 6pm
9/2 Minimum Day, 12:47pm dismissal
9/2 Back to School Night (online only), 4:30-7:30
9/2 Laser Tag event, 4-10pm CANCELLED
9/3 NO SCHOOL, Admissions Day
9/6 NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
9/7 NO SCHOOL, Unassigned Day
9/8 Fall Picture Day
9/10 Club Fair,
9/16 NO SCHOOL, Unassigned Day

Follow us on Social Media!

The Magnet has a Facebook and an Instagram page! 
& portola.hgm on Instagram
and like or follow us.
Join the Shutterfly share site for your student's grade.  It's a good source of information about Magnet events and a great way for parents to communicate
with each other.

To be added to one of our share sites, email
Invites have been sent to parent email for all new 6th grade students, so if you haven't seen it, please check your junk mail.
You can help raise money for our magnet program just by doing your regular shopping.  Link your Amazon & Ralph's accounts to Portola HGM! 
CLICK HERE and follow the super simple & quick instructions on how to set your accounts to donate to Portola HGM and then...
start shopping!
2021-2022 MPA Board
Vice President LILI YEN
Treasurer HONG TRAN

To see the
LAUSD 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar, click here.
Newsletter is created by Portola MPA and is not affiliated with the LAUSD.

All dates are pulled from Portola's calendar and are subject to change.


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