Eliot Arts Magnet Academy’s Coffee with the Principal!

Dear Altadena Eliot Arts Families,

What a wonderful, smooth and happy opening of school we had thanks in large part to months of thoughtful planning with our Executive Leadership Team. We hope your children came home excited about the school year ahead!

Thanks to all who made it to our Parent Coffee! It was great to see you all and to connect.

Join us at Handel’s Ice Cream for a sweet treat on Thursday, August 18 in support of Eliot Arts PTSA.

What to expect this week:

You should be receiving a “Meet the Teacher” or class syllabus from your child’s teacher(s). This document should be informative and give you information on how best to contact him/her should you need something.

PUSD is embarking on the development of a new strategic plan!

Applications are available at this link https://www.pusd.us/strategicplan or for printing upon request.

“I Want to Volunteer!” We are excited to welcome our parent and community volunteers back to campus. We will be putting out a call for volunteers after Labor Day. Please stay tuned.

“Who do I contact?”


Attendance, Front Office, Sign in or Check out, Volunteer Processing: Ms. Rosa Magdaleno, Clerk Typist at magdaleno.rosa@pusd.us

Registration and all other general school needs: Ms. Maria Gonzalez, Office Manager at gonzalez.maria@pusd.us

Health Concerns/Needs: Karen Butler, RN at butler.karen@pusd.us or Lucia Robles, Health Clerk at robles.lucia@pusd.us

Administrators: Mr. John Maynard, Assistant Principal overseeing Discipline, Special Education and Facilities at maynard.john@pusd.us, Dr. Benita Scheckel, Principal at scheckel.benita@pusd.us

Middle School

Attendance, Sign in or Check out: Felicia Lee, Attendance Clerk at lee.felicia@pusd.us

Volunteer Processing: Adrian Flores, Community Assistant at flores.adrian@pusd.us

Community Resources, Partnerships and Events: Helen Sandoval at sandoval.helen@pusd.us

Overall School Needs not addressed by those listed above: Candy Gonzales, Secretary II at gonzales.candy@pusd.us or Sara Aparicio, Secretary II at aparicio.sara@pusd.us

Health Concerns/Needs: Karen Butler, RN at butler.karen@pusd.us or Guadalupe Leal, Health Clerk at leal.guadalupe@pusd.us

Class Schedule/Student Academic or Emotional Support: Jody Simmons, Counselor at simmons.jody@pusd.us

Textbooks/Research/Academic Support: Summer St. Pierre, Librarian at stpierre.summer@pusd.us

Administrators: Dr. Dana Hill, Assistant Principal overseeing Discipline, Special Education, and Facilities hill.dana@pusd.us, Dr. Benita Scheckel, Principal at scheckel.benita@pusd.us

I wish you and your family a great second week of school!

It’s a great year to be a Cougar and a Husky!


Yours in Service,

Dr. Benita Scheckel, Principal


Charles W. Eliot Arts Academy, 2184 North Lake Avenue, Altadena, (626) 396-5680 ext. 70001 or visit www.pusd.us/domain/26.





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