Friends of Micheltorena: “FOM”

FOM offers a variety of activities and events designed to bring the school and family community together. They coordinate fundraisers and school-wide community events (to learn more about these events, please visit our Events page), help facilitate school-home communications, and offer opportunities in parent education. FOM is dedicated to supporting public education, and advocating for community safety and public education issues at the school, state and local level.

FOM meets every month to discuss volunteering and fundraising needs for the school. Parents are encouraged to attend. Meetings are held in the parent center and dates and times are posted in the school calendar.

FOM is always looking for new parents to help lead or join the Fundraising, Beautification, Communications, Treasury, Room Parent & Volunteer committees. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can participate, e-mail: volunteers@micheltorena.org.


School Site Council

School Site Council (SSC) is the voting and decision-making body for the school’s categorical program’s budgets and funds. The SSC has the responsibility of analyzing and evaluating the academic achievement of all students in the school, as well creating and following a budget for how Federal, State, Title 1, Title 3 (bilingual funds), and other monies are spent. The SSC is composed of parents, teachers and school administrators. Anyone can attend SSC meetings (meetings are open to the public), but only officers can vote. Officers are elected at the beginning of the year. Meetings occur monthly, and are posted in the monthly school calendar.


Local School Leadership Committee

Local School Leadership Committee (LSLC) is composed of teachers, parents and members of the teachers’ union (UTLA) to discuss and create the school schedule for all school activities and events, including student led conferences, family nights, assemblies and concerts.  The LSLC also oversees usage of copy machine.  All are invited attend meetings, which are posted in the school’s monthly calendar.


Positive Culture Committee

This team is composed of the administration, classroom teachers, school psychological social worker, and parents. This team meets monthly to review school behavioral progress, routines and procedures, and culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum.


The Amity Intership Program

Provides volunteer teaching assistants from other countries to serve as models of target language and culture. Interns assist in the classroom daily and live with Micheltorena host families. Host Families are always needed. Please contact the school if you are interested in being a host family.