Lodestar Families

Lodestar Families LODESTAR is a K-12Lighthouse Community Public School.

LCPS Staff met for a professional development day before spring break returned ๐ŸŒŸ which included much-needed rejuvenation...
04/10/2024

LCPS Staff met for a professional development day before spring break returned ๐ŸŒŸ which included much-needed rejuvenation and self-care opportunities!

Enjoy some fun from our paint class ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽจ

Join Families in Action for Quality Education on March 28, 2024, from 6-8 PM at EFC's Learning Without Limits school for...
03/27/2024

Join Families in Action for Quality Education on March 28, 2024, from 6-8 PM at EFC's Learning Without Limits school for their 4th annual Raise the Bar Awards!

ยกรšnase a Families in Action for Quality Education el 28 de marzo de 2024, de 6 a 8 PM en la escuela Learning Without Limits de EFC para nuestro cuarto anual Premios Raise the Bar!

Make sure to RSVP!

Lodestar 5th grade science students took hands-on learning to another level by building terrariums ๐ŸŒฟ and recording their...
03/18/2024

Lodestar 5th grade science students took hands-on learning to another level by building terrariums ๐ŸŒฟ and recording their observations during the Ecosystem Restoration learning unit. ๐Ÿคฉ

March is   ๐Ÿ’šThis month we are celebrating by taking steps to provide our students with healthy meals. We encourage our f...
03/15/2024

March is ๐Ÿ’š

This month we are celebrating by taking steps to provide our students with healthy meals. We encourage our families to take National Nutrition Month Beyond The Table by visiting National Nutrition Month's website!

Here are a few ways we can take Nutrition Month Beyond the Table:
1. As a family, commit to trying a new fruit or vegetable each week during National Nutrition Monthยฎ.
2. Give family members a role in meal planning and let them pick out different recipes to try.
3. Try more meatless meals โ€” choices like beans and lentils are versatile plant-based protein sources that work in a variety of dishes.
4. Bring out the flavors of food by trying new herbs, spices, or citrus fruit such as lemon or lime.

You can sign up to get weekly messages and access to tip sheets ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅฆ or for more information visit Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

03/14/2024

Lodestar students took over SFMOMA to showcase their photography, documentaries, and short films through our Media Arts CTE Pathway! It was amazing viewing their work on the big screen ๐ŸŽฅ

A special thank you to Soul Beat TV for covering this special day for our students!

To read about the SFMOMA and view the coverage of this event as well as some of our students' short films here, https://lcps.exposure.co/lodestar-media-arts-cte-pathway-on-stage

Shoutout to our bright scholars who showed true AGENCY at the State Capitol! ๐Ÿคฉ Lodestar students visited the Capital rec...
03/12/2024

Shoutout to our bright scholars who showed true AGENCY at the State Capitol! ๐Ÿคฉ
Lodestar students visited the Capital recently to discuss the impact of gun safety laws and the impact of gun violence on youth in Oakland with legislators and lawmakers. We are so proud of their impact! ๐Ÿ’š

Lady Cobras ๐Ÿ made HER-story today winning the first-ever official high school girls soccer game!!! Jennipher scored 2 g...
03/12/2024

Lady Cobras ๐Ÿ made HER-story today winning the first-ever official high school girls soccer game!!!
Jennipher scored 2 goals and Diana had 1!! It was an amazing experience to watch the girls, Coach Talia and Coach Celik kick into their season today. Please congratulate the girls and coaches!! ๐Ÿ’š

STAFF SPOTLIGHT ๐ŸŒŸLodestar's Culture & Expanded Learning Program Coordinator, Dr. Sabunmi Woods created Jada's Closet to ...
03/04/2024

STAFF SPOTLIGHT ๐ŸŒŸ

Lodestar's Culture & Expanded Learning Program Coordinator, Dr. Sabunmi Woods created Jada's Closet to give back to the community. Lighthouse Community Public Schools is thankful to our staff like Dr. Woods who work tirelessly to change the lives of our students every day.

Read the full story https://lcps.exposure.co/lodestars-community-closet

Lighthouse High School students visited Catalent Pharma Solutions LLC and got experience testing molecules ๐Ÿงฌ ๐Ÿฅฝ
02/23/2024

Lighthouse High School students visited Catalent Pharma Solutions LLC and got experience testing molecules ๐Ÿงฌ ๐Ÿฅฝ

Future scientists in action ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸฅผLodestar 10th grade got a chance to extract plant DNA at UC Berkeley Innovative Genom...
02/20/2024

Future scientists in action ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿฅผ
Lodestar 10th grade got a chance to extract plant DNA at UC Berkeley Innovative Genomics Lab. ๐Ÿคฉ

Lodestar Middle School Math students competed in the Math Counts Competition for the first time! Made possible by our 8t...
02/16/2024

Lodestar Middle School Math students competed in the Math Counts Competition for the first time! Made possible by our 8th grade math teacher Phil Saraspe ๐ŸŒŸ

Today we celebrate LOVE -SAY YES TO RETURNING SY24-25!At LCPS, we believe that the foundation of a child's education is ...
02/14/2024

Today we celebrate LOVE -SAY YES TO RETURNING SY24-25!

At LCPS, we believe that the foundation of a child's education is built upon the timeless and transformative power of LOVE. As we look ahead to the upcoming school year, we extend an invitation for your family to join our vibrant community where love is not just a sentiment but a guiding principle that shapes every aspect of our educational journey.

๐Ÿ’ž A Love-Infused Learning Environment:
Step into our campuses and you'll immediately sense the warmth and care that envelops in and outside of our classrooms. We foster an environment where curiosity is nurtured, and every child is celebrated for their unique talents and potential. Our dedicated educators are not just teachers; they are mentors, guides, and compassionate companions on each student's educational voyage.

๐Ÿš€ Inspiring a Lifelong Love for Learning:
Education should be a joyous journey, and at LCPS, we ignite a lifelong love for learning. Our dynamic curriculum is designed to captivate young minds, encouraging curiosity and creativity. We believe that when children are inspired and motivated, they unlock their full potential and thrive academically and personally.

Say YES to attending an LCPS school next year and embark on a journey where LOVE is the heartbeat of education. Together, let's create a foundation for lifelong success, built on the enduring values of care, kindness, and a passion for learning.
Here's a quick reminder of how to complete the form:
Log in to Parent Square
Locate the "Intent to Return" form in your account.
Complete the form by Friday, February 16th

With love,
LCPS Community

Happy Black History Month ๐Ÿ’šThis February we would like to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements of many...
02/03/2024

Happy Black History Month ๐Ÿ’š
This February we would like to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements of many African Americans throughout our history.

Have you checked out our semester update?Full of LCPS's most recent news and accomplishments ๐ŸŒŸ Bring on 2024!
02/02/2024

Have you checked out our semester update?

Full of LCPS's most recent news and accomplishments ๐ŸŒŸ Bring on 2024!

Bring on 2024!

LCPS students have been earning college credits through our dual enrollment programs. Our partnership with the Peralta C...
01/30/2024

LCPS students have been earning college credits through our dual enrollment programs.
Our partnership with the Peralta Community College District and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, we had over 100 students take college courses last semester, with a pass rate of 98%!

To read more about our dual enrollment program in our exposure story, https://ow.ly/Zk3p50Qw5AZ

Save the date! ๐Ÿ“† Join us Monday, January 15th, for our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at our Lodestar Camp...
01/12/2024

Save the date! ๐Ÿ“† Join us Monday, January 15th, for our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at our Lodestar Campus.

All are welcome to honor the legacy of Dr. King by giving back to our community; we can't wait to see you ๐Ÿ’š

Pre-register for your service project through Eventbrite
https://ow.ly/QIFb50QpfHp

Our parent leaders and literacy advocates are in action ๐ŸŒŸ at Lighthouse and Lodestar. During Lit for Literacy training, ...
01/11/2024

Our parent leaders and literacy advocates are in action ๐ŸŒŸ at Lighthouse and Lodestar. During Lit for Literacy training, they partnered with school staff by walking through classrooms and observing quality literacy instruction.

Read more about how LCPS works with Vision Quilt and Families in Action for Quality Education to confront the nationwide literacy crisis. Visit, https://lcps.exposure.co/celebrating-parent-literacy-leaders

LCPS high school students recently visited Cypress Mandela, Inc. and got some hands-on training from professionals ๐Ÿงฐ ๐Ÿ’š
12/14/2023

LCPS high school students recently visited Cypress Mandela, Inc. and got some hands-on training from professionals ๐Ÿงฐ ๐Ÿ’š

It's movie night! ๐ŸŽฅJoin us for a special screening of  the movie The Right To Read on December 5th at 6 PM.  ๐Ÿฝ Plus, din...
12/01/2023

It's movie night! ๐ŸŽฅ

Join us for a special screening of the movie The Right To Read on December 5th at 6 PM. ๐Ÿฝ Plus, dinner is on us! ๐Ÿด
RSVP now and get ready to enjoy a night of entertainment!

Congratulations to our Pacific Charter School Development Fall Interns  ๐ŸŒŸ1๏ธโƒฃ   Esteban Martinez Esteban is an 11th grade...
11/16/2023

Congratulations to our Pacific Charter School Development Fall Interns ๐ŸŒŸ

1๏ธโƒฃ Esteban Martinez
Esteban is an 11th grade student at Lighthouse Community Public Schools in Oakland. After high school, Esteban is considering a career with PG&E as an Electrician/Contractor. Esteban is excited about this internship because it will allow him to learn how to navigate professional spaces, support his personal development, and offer networking opportunities. Outside of school, Esteban loves to play soccer and spend time with his friends.

2๏ธโƒฃ Laura Ramirez-Avalos
Laura is an 11th-grade Latin American student with a 3.4 GPA at Lighthouse Public Community Schools in Oakland. She is passionate about architecture, the design process and she hopes to become an architect herself.
Outside of school, Laura loves to doodle, draw, and hang out with her friends and puppy.

Wishing them the best of luck from LCPS ๐Ÿงก

Congratulations to our Lodestar seniors! ๐ŸThey've taken on the challenge of applying to 3 or more colleges, and we could...
11/09/2023

Congratulations to our Lodestar seniors! ๐Ÿ
They've taken on the challenge of applying to 3 or more colleges, and we couldn't be more proud of their Big Moves. We can't wait to see which colleges they choose!

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก

A Legislative Win for Students ๐Ÿ’š in a recently published op-ed in EdSource, LCPS CEO, Rich Harrison details how the Gove...
10/31/2023

A Legislative Win for Students ๐Ÿ’š in a recently published op-ed in EdSource, LCPS CEO, Rich Harrison details how the Governor acted in the interest of California charter school students and families.

Read more about how Newsom's veto allows California charters to continue closely serving the community here: https://lcps.exposure.co/a-legislative-win-for-students

October is    ๐ŸซIn honor of our exceptional principals, we will be sharing their unique stories all month. Check out the ...
10/17/2023

October is ๐Ÿซ

In honor of our exceptional principals, we will be sharing their unique stories all month. Check out the first three by clicking the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ’š

A special thanks to UC Davis for allowing our students to visit last week! LCPS students had the opportunity to immerse ...
10/12/2023

A special thanks to UC Davis for allowing our students to visit last week! LCPS students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in campus life for a day.

Go AGGIES! ๐Ÿงก

It's   ๐Ÿงก  Throughout the busy school year, we like to give staff a moment to step back and take time for self-care in wh...
10/11/2023

It's ๐Ÿงก Throughout the busy school year, we like to give staff a moment to step back and take time for self-care in whatever way they choose!

Help us raise awareness about the importance of caring for ourselves so we can show up at our best!
Let's all take some time away to do something we enjoy or spend some time with ones we love to recharge & relax.
Happy Wellness Wednesday ๐ŸŒŸ

SAVE THE DATE ๐Ÿ‚ It's time for our 3rd Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 28th, from 3 pm-6 pm.  Enjoy music, candy...
10/05/2023

SAVE THE DATE ๐Ÿ‚ It's time for our 3rd Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 28th, from 3 pm-6 pm. Enjoy music, candy, face painting, raffle prizes, and community resources.

Register ahead of time to skip long lines.

See you there!

Have you checked out our 2023 Impact Report? Read more about our students, staff, programs and educational impact for 20...
10/03/2023

Have you checked out our 2023 Impact Report?
Read more about our students, staff, programs and educational impact for 2023 by clicking the link in our bio. ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŽ“

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Lodestar builds on the best practices of Lighthouse Community Public Schools: high expectations, project-based learning, a strong culture built on relationships and knowing each child very well, family involvement, and continuous learning for teachers. Lodestar also is pushing the envelope for personalizing student learning.

Lodestar is about Agencyโ€”the concept that children and youth can drive their own learning and the habits necessary to do that start at a very young age; and Belonging in a Communityโ€”the concept that learning is a social endeavor and that when we feel we belong and are cared for, we can thrive and excel.

In the 2019-2020 school year, we have grades K-8. We will have grades K-5 & 6-9 in the 2020-2021 school year.


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