Oct 28

Trunk or Treat fun!

Trunk and Treat was so much fun!! Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!

Oct 26

Joel Sadler, Inventor comes to Kentwood!

Thank you to Joel Sadler for coming to Kentwood and speaking to our students!  It was great to show off our Innovation lab and show him how we integrated his amazing Piper Computer Kit into our program!

Check out his kit here:  https://www.playpiper.com


Joel Sadler is a Jamaican born inventor who graduated from MIT and then became a BioX Fellow at Stanford University where he explored enhancing human creativity with better prototyping tools. While studying engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he became interested in the needs of wheelchair users, and developed a love of the design process applied to the human body.

Joel has cofounded a creative computing startup Piper Inc to inspire kids to make electronic devices. After graduating from Stanford University, he shipped the Piper Computer Kit to thousands of kids around the world, who have now built their own computer through a game-based learning platform. Recent press announced Joel raising $2.1M in seed money.

Oct 08

Prom and Poker night success!

Thank you all who make our Prom and Poker “A Night in Monaco” a wild success!! We drove over $10,000 in funds for our school while having a great night and great prizes!  Congrats to our Poker winners!!

1st Place – Davis Aldana

2nd Place – Kyle Heckman

3rd Place – George Melika

A Special Thank you to Leslie Augusto from Olive It and Erika McGurk along with Truxtons for providing the food. Krispy Kreme for the doughnuts and Romain Lenoir for making those fabulous French treats!

Sep 16

We WAM’ed – did you?

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party along Emerson Ave. We had teachers, parents, and several of our current and alumni koalas volunteering at the Kentwood booth. Visitors could pick up information about our great school, purchase our Kentwood bags*, and make their very own paper plate koalas. More than 100 kids made and proudly carried their homemade koalas at the party! Check out a few pictures from the event. What a fun day. We hope to see you all next year at WAM!

*Bags are still available on our Fresh Schools online store: https://www.freshschools.com/app/products

Sep 12

School Calendars

Having time off with your family is great, especially when you can plan for it. Did you know LAUSD posts the calendars for three academic years on its website? Don’t let the days off catch you by surprise! Check it out (https://achieve.lausd.net/domain/36).

Aug 25

Back to School Picnic

The last Saturday in August, Kentwood families enjoyed getting together at the annual Back to School picnic. Our koalas enjoyed a dunk tank, water slide, and games, and many of them even built their own koalas to take home. Add in some yummy food and shaved ice and the afternoon was complete. Great food, fun activities, and new and old friends – it was an awesome way to spend our Saturday!

Aug 08

Ready for School? We are!

It’s almost time for our koalas to return to Kentwood. Tuesday, August 14th school resumes for the 2018-2019 school year, and we have lots of great events planned as we kick off the new year. As always, parents can find more information in their Fresh Schools app.

  • Saturday, August 11 at 10am – Back to school play date at the Westchester Recreation Park

  • Monday, August 13 at 1pm – Kindergarten orientation

  • Tuesday, August 14 at 8am – First day of school

  • Saturday, August 25 at 11am – 2pm – Back to school picnic

  • Tuesday, August 28 at 5pm – Back to school night

  • Saturday, September 22 at 2pm – Kentwood Koala Kinder Crawl

  • Saturday, October 6 at 7:00pm – A Night in Monaco – Adults only night

  • Friday, October 26 at 5pm – Trunk or treat

Jul 05

Westchester 4th of July Parade

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade on Loyola Blvd. Several teachers, Mr. Khan, and even Kenny the Koala joined the many families who paraded. More than 70 people represented Kentwood!

Check out a few pictures from the festivities. This year’s theme was “Cities Across America” and Kentwood represented the great city of Detroit. Edmunds provided the 2019 Jeep and Mattel donated 200 Hot Wheels that were distributed to children along the parade route. What a stellar afternoon!


Kentwood Kiddos & Edmunds Jeep

May 08

Teacher Appreciation Week is here….

Our parents did such a great job showing our appreciation with door decorating on Monday!


Apr 25

Administrative Professionals Day!

Thank you to our wonderful Staff — Debbie and Arlene!



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