Carpenter Community Charter is dedicated to offering an enriched learning experience for our children and PFC is dedicated to funding it.
Through the generous support of our families and community, PFC provides funding for our exceptional enrichment and class-size reduction programs that enhance and improve the educational opportunities for each and every child.
PFC funding makes possible school-wide participation in a comprehensive music program, encompassing music history, singing, appreciation, movement, and rhythm instrument instruction. This year, Carpenter is excited to welcome a brand-new music teacher who is bringing his own experiences and unique talents to our music education program.
Dr. Castor Teoh is a celebrated musician, having received multiple awards and honors in his field.
He has held positions such as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at LAphil, Music director of Youth Symphony West Orchestra, and has played as the lead trumpet for many orchestras, including Camerata of Los Angeles.
We are so happy to have him join our Carpenter family and our students will be seeing him once a week as they further their music education
This program meets all federal, state and LAUSD mandated standards and offers all Carpenter students 30 minutes of physical education each week, guided by our credentialed coach, Marty Rackham. Coach Marty works with classes to teach children about sports (rules, techniques, and sportsmanship), personal physiology, self-esteem, and health.
Our dance program, is led by the amazing Rae Toledo Latsch. She fills a portion of the Physical Education requirements as well as meeting the standards for arts curriculum as set forth in the LAUSD standards. Students receive 30 minutes of dance class a week for up to half the school year. Instruction emphasizes movement, stretching, and traditional dances.
Ms. Rae is also the production coordinator for holiday performances.
As another new addition to Carpenter, we'd like to introduce you to Dylane Painter. Mrs. Painter's education in, and love for science as well as her love for animals and gardening, marked her the perfect fit for our community.
PFC funding allows our Mrs. Painter to work with all grades K-5, each week. The classroom science curriculum is reinforced with hands-on experiments that take place in the lab or our outdoor garden. This opportunity to work on science projects has been embraced by our students, staff, and district.
PFC's Art enrichment program encompasses art history as well as art instruction. Led by our beloved Mr. Matt, students learn techniques and skills that they can incorporate into their curriculum projects. Art promotes individuality and self-expression while improving fine motor skills.