Welcome Message from Principal Kristin Burt
As a small school of choice in the Alum Rock School District, L.U.C.H.A. offers a unique educational environment for our students and their families.
We know that students learn best in schools where they are known well. With a total school population of less than three hundred students, our L.U.C.H.A. leaders receive the personalized attention they need to reach our ambitious academic, social and emotional goals.
We know that the school must work in partnership with each student’s family in order to have success in a child’s education. Therefore at L.U.C.H.A. we are constantly looking for new ways to involve our parents in the education of their children. Our students, staff, and families work in close collaboration to lead our L.U.C.H.A. leaders to the highest levels of academic achievement.
We would be excited to welcome you and your family to the L.U.C.H.A. community to participate in this journey for an excellent education for your
child! L.U.C.H.A. is a school of choice open to all students. We accept students to our school based on a lottery. Preference is provided to siblings of students who are currently enrolled. Space is limited so turn in your application today!
Why choose LUCHA?
The purpose of schooling is for all students to learn to use their minds and hearts well. Students learn best in schools where they are known well, where expectations are high, support is strong, and where their voice and their parents’ voice is valued. The mission of L.U.C.H.A. is to recognize all of these values and ensure that the students are empowered to learn, lead, and be positive and productive members of their community.
L.U.C.H.A. is empowered students, united with invested parents and families,
a relentless staff, and the greater community, building social, academic,
and personal success while developing into conscientious leaders.
High Expectations –
At L.U.C.H.A., we expect students to exit our learning community as independent, responsible, highly competitive, socially active citizens, and critical thinkers. These characteristics and skill sets are core elements that comprise an ‘educated’ person in the 21st century. L.U.C.H.A. students will be prepared to excel in middle and high school as active learners who proceed to matriculate to college. Our students will be lifelong learners who will be poised to make positive contributions to the global society.
L.U.C.H.A.’s Four Core Values:
We place a strong emphasis on developing the whole child and while focusing on the core content areas we also focus on four core values of character to promote healthy choices:
Did you know a parents' belief about math impacts their child's achievement? Help your child develop a love of math and gain the skills they need to be successful! Here are some great resources to support your child in developing their mathematics skills!
These members of the LUCHA community demonstrated great respect throughout the month of October!
All month long, we have been focusing on helping our LUCHA leaders to develop a growth mindset. Click here to learn more about what this means and how you can help encourage your child to approach difficulties, challenges, and failures as opportunities to learn and grow!
We are incredibly lucky to have an active parent participation program at LUCHA. This year, our LUCHA parents collectively volunteered over 12,000 hours by attending school events, assisting in the classroom, and helping to organize a variety of school programs and events! Thank you, LUCHA families for helping to make our school a special place!
Thank you, Mr. Harter for all the incredible work you have done for our school community!
Mr. N's presentation on how to use GoPros to enhance students writing and communication skills won the top prize out of the 6 finalists presenting their Big Ideas for the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program.
Thank you to all of our LUCHA leaders for immersing yourselves into your Science Projects! They were all wonderful and it was a difficult decision selecting our finalists. Twenty-five LUCHA leaders competed at the LUCHA Science Fair on Tuesday, March 1st. Click here to find out who took home top honors!
21 LUCHA Leaders from 2nd-5th grade competed in our school spelling bee on Friday, May 22nd. Congratulations to 4th grader, Nicholas Nguyen, for taking the top honors, and 4th grader Jennah Vorn for coming in second. These two students will now go on to represent LUCHA at the district spelling bee on May 28th. Congratulations also to 5th grader Natalia Ransom who took third and will be our alternate to the district competition.
Congratulations to Kindergarten teacher, Lolita Ortega, who has been named as LUCHA's 2015 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Ortega has been an extremely dedicated member of the LUCHA community for the past six years and we are lucky to have such a passionate and talented teacher on our staff!
The quality of science fair projects completed this year was wonderful! Congratulations to all of our LUCHA leaders and their families for working together to engage in this great learning opportunity. Our finalists competed at the LUCHA Science Fair on Tuesday, March 10th and our judges had the difficult task of selecting the winners.
On Wednesday, February 4th, Telemundo filmed thier morning show, Noticiero Telemundo 48 Primera Edicion, at LUCHA as part of their "Vaya a la Escuela" series. Thank you to all the students and families that woke up very early to participate in the filming of this show! It was great to be able to show off our school to the great community!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at L.U.C.H.A.! We are excited to see our students, staff, and families continue to work in close collaboration to lead our L.U.C.H.A. leaders to the highest levels of academic achievement this year. Moreover, we are excited to have your family participate in this journey for an excellent education for your child!