Dear La Ballona Families,
Hello families of La Ballona! As the new principal of La Ballona Elementary, I'd like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Dr. Becky Godbey, and I've been an educator for 24 years, 11 of which were spent as a teacher here at La Ballona (2001-2012). Since then, I've been a principal in Compton Unified and a vice-principal in El Segundo Unified, but Culver City Unified and La Ballona especially, has always felt like home to me. I'm excited to be back, and eager to do everything I can to guide La Ballona successfully through this current difficult time.
Distance learning is tough on all of us: kids, parents, teachers, and administrators. We the staff of La Ballona wish we could be welcoming your children back to school in person, but until it's safe to do that, we're determined to deliver the highest quality distance-learning education that we can. We have a very skilled and accomplished group of teachers, who have been putting in a lot of extra hours to prepare for this new environment, and to implement an effective, high-quality learning experience over the internet. Your child's teacher is a committed professional who cares deeply about your child. So please ask them for help when you have questions or concerns, or contact me directly. My contact information is below, and I'm happy to address any concerns you have about our distance learning program.
We're all in this together! Parental participation is always important, but right now it's critical. Please get involved as much as you can with your child's education, both through informal check-ins with your child during each day, and in more structured ways like by joining our PTA. Listed are all the ways to stay in touch with our school:
1. Our school website https://laballona.ccusd.org/
2. Our PTA website https://laballonapta.org/
3. Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laballonaelementary
4. Twitter https://twitter.com/LaBallona
5. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laballonaelementaryschool/
The future is uncertain, but there is much in the present that we can control. With a diligent, collective effort, we will come through this pandemic with a stronger La Ballona than ever. Stay safe & healthy!
Dr. Becky Godbey
Principal, La Ballona Elementary School