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Welcome Back!!

As we welcome students back on campus
Tuesday, January 11th, 
please remember to be patient and supportive of our staff and teachers. Every teacher and administrator is working their hardest to get our school operating like normal in the midst of a huge pandemic surge. As a reminder, if you need to reach the magnet office, please hold non-urgent concerns until after the first week back. If you have an urgent time-sensitive issue, please direct your phone calls to the main office at 818-654-3300. Response time may take longer than usual as administrators aim to care for the safety of your children first. We're grateful for our teachers and administration who have made this a great year so far.
Portola's Highly Gifted Magnet's
10th Annual Science Fair
is coming up soon and

Do you work in or know someone with a background in science, engineering, social science, or technology? Tell your friends, colleagues, co-workers, and family members, we need them for one of our biggest events of the year: Portola's Annual Science Fair!
We invite all potential judges to share their expertise, evaluate some inspired projects, and help cultivate an excitement for science in our students and possible future scientists!

As of now, the science fair will be held on campus, Thursday, February 2nd, 10am to 3pm including a break for a hosted lunch.

If you are interested, please fill out the
Science Fair Judge Survey Form

Feel free to email
with any questions.
Did you know LAUSD has updated their COVID policies and protocols to keep students safe? Click on the
Safe Steps image below to see all the updated LAUSD COVID guidelines, protocols and resources including information about mask guidelines, quarantine protocols, and what to do if your child
or family tests positive
Clinic & Wellness Center Program Invites You To:
FOCUS on Your Parenting
A series of parenting classes provided in English
for parents/caregivers of children 5-17 years old. 
The classes will be held via zoom on
Wednesdays, 10am-11am.

1/12 Keeping It In Perspective
Developing a family narrative

1/19 Managing Stress & Loss Reminders
Overcoming adversity

1/26 Keeping Your Cool
Linking your child's feelings and behaviors

2/2 The Path Forward
Setting effective goals for the future

Meeting ID: 825 6004 1152   
Passcode: FOCUS

 Spirit Wear 
Click here to see the full line of items available for order anytime on our CafePress HGM page.
CafePress orders will ship directly to you.
Contact Dominika Shiell at with any questions.

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

1/11 Students Back to School, 2nd Semester Begins

1/12 Parent Workshop, Focus on Your Parenting: Keeping it in Perspective, 10-11am, Zoom Meeting ID:  825 6004 1152, Passcode:  FOCUS

1/14 Virtual Holocaust Survivor Talk, 9:20-10:20am, Zoom info to follow

1/17 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day


1/19 Parent Workshop, Focus on Your Parenting: Managing Stress & Loss Reminders, 10-11am, Zoom Meeting ID:  825 6004 1152, Passcode:  FOCUS

1/26 Parent Workshop, Focus on Your Parenting: Keeping Your Cool, 10-11am, Zoom Meeting ID:  825 6004 1152, Passcode:  FOCUS

2/1 Parent Workshop, Focus on Your Parenting: The Path Forward, 10-11am, Zoom Meeting ID:  825 6004 1152, Passcode:  FOCUS

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

Member at Large
Member at Large
6th Grade Rep.
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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Portola Highly Gifted Magnet · 18720 Linnet Street · Tarzana, CA 91356 · USA

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