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School Hours

Regular Day:       8:10am - 2:35pm

Every Tuesday:   8:10am - 1:35pm

Minimum Day:    8:09am - 12:50pm

Office Hours:      7:30am - 4:00pm

Drop-Off: 7:30am


Character Counts!

Word of the Month: Fairness

Work Hard.  Be Kind.

Attendance Matters

Attendance matters at PWP.  We expect students to be at school everyday, on time, and ready to learn. 



February 2017

Lunch Menu

 Full price lunch: $2.75

School Spirit Days

Wear your school t-shirts every Friday and favorite college shirt every Wednesday to show your Pelican Pride!

We Love Park Western - A Great Public School!

Traffic Safety

Help keep our students safe during  drop off and dismissal by following all traffic guidelines.  Parking in front of the school is available and limited to 15 minutes for your convenience.

We Are Thankful!

We Are Thankful!

PWP News


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The Video In the Classroom Award winning videos created by Mr. Ezzi and Mrs. Miller will be shown on the LAUSD television station KLCS, Channel 58 on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 in the morning and at 6:30 in the evening.  KLCS will also air the videos again in January 2017. Congratulations Mr. Ezzi and Mrs. Miller!


We are excited that our school has been selected to participate in the NAEP assessment this year.  This assessment measures student achievement across the country in math, reading, and writing.  Selected students in fourth grade will take the NAEP test on February 3, 2017. Parents/Guardians of the selected students will receive a letter explaining the purpose of the test.  You may also preview the letter, located in the Resource Folder below, for additional information and links to the NAEP informational brochure.  No advanced preparation for this exam is necessary.  Please encourage your child to do their best on this important national assessment.

Parents may review the parent informational video here: Parent NAEP Video

Parents may review the online NAEP Information for Parents resources and FAQs:  NAEP FAQs


All prospective parents are invited to attend the Park Western Place Gifted Math Science Magnet Open House Tour scheduled for Oct. 5th at 8:45 AM, in the school auditorium.  Join us to learn about our Magnet Program, tour our school, and visit classrooms.  


Magnet brochures and applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Thursday Nov. 10.  Apply online at http://echoices.lausd.net

Park Western Place Magnet ES 1601302


If your child is an ongoing magnet student, there is no need to reapply each school year.  However, if your child is in 5th grade, you will need to apply to the magnet program of your choice to be considered for that school.  To assist you in decisions about which magnet program is the best fit for your child, there will be various Magnet Open Houses and Magnet Fairs throughout the district.

  • Local District South will hold a Magnet Fair on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Stephen White MS in Carson.  Elementary, middle and high school magnet programs will be represented.  This will be a convenient opportunity to learn about all the magnet programs that are available in our local area. 

Math Science Fun Day - Rescheduled

Math Science Fun Day will be rescheduled from 2/17/17 to 2/24/17 due to expected rain.  

Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Torrance March 4 & 5

State Testing - Smarter Balanced

All grade 3-5 Park Western Place students will participate in the annual Smarter Balanced state testing beginning March 20 - May 5, 2016.  Students will be assessed on their achievement toward meeting the CA Common Core State Standards.  We want all PWP/HGM students to work hard to achieve.  We have found that students reading at or above grade level meet or exceed standard each year, so make sure that you students reads every day for 20 minutes or more. 


You may take the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests as a guest at any time at:


Arts Experiences at Park Western Place

Arts education and experiences are important to our students.  In addition to the ongoing field trips to the J. Paul Getty Museum, our students have been fortunate to experience two special arts performances in December.  Most students had the opportunity to attend a live theater performance of Roald Dahl's The BGF, performed by The Troupe, a San Pedro youth theater group here at Park Western Place.  Several of our own Park Western Place students stared in the performance!  A new book was also given to all students in attendance.  Thank you Alison Freedman of The Troupe for making this possible.


All of our third grade students also had the opportunity to attend a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet, performed by the San Pedro Ballet Company at the wonderful Warner Grand Theater here in San Pedro.  The performance was magical!  We are proud of  all of our students who danced in the performance.  Our LAUSD Board of Education member Dr. Vladovic helped to make this trip possible by providing transportation for our students.   Thank you San Pedro Ballet Company, Warner Grand Theater, Lora Caudill, and Dr. Vladovic!

Technology Education

Many Park Western Place/Harbor Magnet students will participate in the international Hour of Code event.  This is an opportunity for our students to experience computer programming and learn about careers in computer science.  You can keep the coding happening at home by logging in to any of the free computer coding tutorials online.

Park Western Place-Harbor Magnet Made the News!

Our Park Western Place and Harbor Magnet students were on CBS Channel 2 and KCAL Channel 9 during the November 17th noon weather report.  During the visit, meteorologist Craig Herrera brought the Toyota Mobile Weather Lab and his team spoke with the students and answered questions about science, weather, education, college and career.  This was and exciting and informative experience for our students.  Thank you CBS television stations for honoring us with the visit.  You may view the clips below.


Park Western Place - Harbor Magnet CBS2 KCAL9 Mobile Weather Lab Live Visit 11-17-16


Upcoming Events

Feb 14    EDD 1:35 dismissal

Feb 17    Math/Science Fun Day

Feb 20    No School-Presidents' Day

Feb 21    EDD 1:35 dismissal

Feb 28    EDD 1:35 dismissal

Mar 4-5   Book Fair & Barnes & Noble

Mar 7      EDD  1:35 dismissal

Mar 10    SSC Meeting 

Mar 14    EDD 1:35 dismissal

Mar 15    Open House 5:30 - 7:00

Mar 20    Testing Begins

Mar 31    No School Cesar Chavez Day

Apr 10-14 Spring Recess

School Site Council

SSC Meeting 6 will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 3:10 in the Faculty Lounge.  We will be discussing our 2017-18 SPSA and budget.  SSC Agenda and Notification are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting on the school communication board and on this website.Everyone is welcome to attend.

Student Information Update

Change of address or telephone numbers?  Not receiving school phone blasts or correspondence? Update your child's student information card in the main office as soon as possible.  Keeping your home information current with Park Western Place is important in the case of an emergency, to receive notifications, and for ongoing enrollment. 

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