In a one-hour film, Joanna Lumley returns to BBC One to spend time with a man who has intrigued her since she saw him carrying the flame on the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay across Britain.
Joanna travels to Los Angeles, California to meet will.i.am on his home turf – spending time with him at his mansion in Los Feliz, meeting his friends and family, and returning with him to his childhood home in the social housing projects of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles.
She accompanies will.i.am as he journeys back to his old elementary school, Brentwood Science Magnet, where the course of his life was changed forever by an inspirational teacher John Wright, and watches him compose and create a special song about his mother.
Brentwood Science Magnet was honored to have will.i.am visit. Our students were inspired knowing that Will.i.am shared a similar life experience with them. Go Tigers!
Third grade students from Brentwood Science Magnet had an amazing opportunity, for two years in a row, to attend Kid's Ocean Day.
Nearly 4,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers send a giant text message from the ocean to "CLEAN ME UP" as part of the 21st annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up organized by the Malibu Foundation, City of Los Angeles, Spectral Q, Keep LA Beautiful and the California Coastal Commission in Los Angeles May 15, 2014.
The kids are alerting the world about the need to help the ocean and protect it from the everyday trash and plastic litter that flow down the streets, killing marine life and polluting food resources.
Photo Credit: Jeff Pantukhuff, Spectral Q, Kids Ocean Day
Space Shuttle Endeavour up close and personal.
Energy filled Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School when Space Shuttle Endeavour flew over our campus on Friday September 21, 2012. Students were so excited to see this historic event happening live.
I am thrilled about the learning that will occur because of this event. Research shows that children learn best when content is concrete and relevant in their lives. They can also visit Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center starting October 30, 2012 to learn more. Admission is free.
Thank you Space Shuttle Endeavour for inspiring my students to pursue careers in science as well as contributing to history and the learning process.
Students watching and screaming with excitement as Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over campus.
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I would like to publicly thank David for his gift of love which he expressed so magnificently through his art. This is evident in the mural "Colorful California"" above.
When David passed, he was in process of completing a second mural with our school named "Children's Earth Garden". This mural gave each of our wonderful 1240 students an opportunity to paint a unique animal species icon. I remember David commenting that this project was the biggest project with students he had facilitated. Brentwood Science Magnet will be completing the mural this summer. Our school community will dedicate it to David this Fall to honor him.
Please read the article in The Malibu Times or Santa Monica Patch for more details about the life and death of David Legaspi III.
Once again with appreciation and gratitude, we thank you David for making our school and lives brighter. You will always be with us.
Please click on the link to see an article from the Brentwood Patch to experience our fabulous fair.
LOS ANGELES, CA - The annual Brentwood Science Elementary Community Fair will return on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 am - 4 pm at 740 Gretna Green in Brentwood. This fun-filled, much anticipated event includes moon bounces, giant slides, games, exhibits, stage shows, food booths and a fantastic silent suction. There are no admission fees. Costs are kept low to keep this a fun-filled and family-friendly event.
The exciting Silent Auction includes items such as golf for 3 guests at Riviera Country Club with Sugar Ray Leonard, celebrity signed items such as Magic Johnson's Lakers jersey and Pau Gasol’s basketball, a Kardashians poster signed by all of the Kardashians, a gourmet chef-prepared dinner for 10 at your house, jewelry, classroom gift baskets, summer camps, restaurants and spa certificates, tickets to Disneyland, Legoland, Dodgers and much more. The proceeds from the auction help support the school's arts and music programs and gives needed supplies for the magnet school science classes.
"This year's fair is going to be fantastic and reflects the wonderful community of parents and children at Brentwood Science Magnet" said Brentwood Science Magnet School Principal Ms. Aleta Taylor. "The funds we raise will enable us to continue the arts and music education that is so vital to a child's early education."
The amazing volunteer team of parents, teachers, alumni and community supporters work hand-in-hand to create a day treasured by all. The Fair is open to the public and is a wonderful event that highlights our school and community. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Fair - so help save lives too!
Brentwood Science Magnet is the most diversified school in all of the Los Angeles Unified School District with more than 27 languages spoken in the home. It is a wonderful environment that teaches children to appreciate their differences while working together. Recently, Brentwood Science Magnet was the recipient of a mural of California painted on two full building walls by the acclaimed artist, David Legaspi. The mural was made possible by the generosity and efforts of Brentwood Green, the Brentwood community group responsible for the beautification of school grounds that doubles as a community park.
The annual Fair is made possible by the collaboration of Parents, BSME School Administration and Teachers, Compensatory Education Advisory Committee (CEAC), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), Friends of BSME, School Site Council, School Leadership Council, BSME Alumni Group, STAR Enrichment, YMCA, Brentwood Green, and various businesses, merchants and other supporters. All net proceeds benefit BSM Elementary.
Math Madness is a fundraiser that supports our program and student achievement. Here's how it works. Students find people to sponsor them. They ask family, friends, and neighbors to pledge money for each math problem they answer correctly. Next, students take a math test in class with 25 math problems. Each correct answer earns one point! Finally, 20% of the money raised in each class will go back directly to their classroom.
Our brilliant students raised over $16,000! Congratulations Tigers!
Brentwood Science Magnet School broke a school record this month. We raised $45,000 by selling chocolates to family and friends. This money will help fund our music and art teachers for next year. The top sellers were placed in a raffle to win a Kindle and other prizes. Top sellers will also participate in a celebration at the end of April. Thank you for your support! We are the Tigers!! The Mighty Mighty Tigers!
Support our Chocolate Drive Fundraiser! You have about one week left to sell, sell, sell. The proceeds go towards purchasing our fabulous music and art teacher as well as a few clerical positions. Please support your school and help make this fundraiser a huge success.
Don't forget. You can also make cash donations to the school if you choose.
Let's Go Tigers! Let me hear you roar!!!!