Introduction to Aldama Dual

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dual Language Tour Dates 
Visitas a la escuela para el Programa en Dos Idiomas 

*all tours begin at 8:30am and meet in the Parent Center




None in February

Line-up Registration will be on 
Friday, January 26th, doors open at 7am

Aldama Elementary School 
632 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 

If you have questions, please contact, and write "registration question" in subject field:
Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede mandar un correoelectrónico a:

Angelina Sáenz 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Line-Up Information for Fall 2018 Registration

On Friday, January 26, 2018, auditorium doors, located on corner of Avenue 50 and San Marcos, will open at 7am.

This is a first-come, first-serve process.

The only document that is required is the blue sheet that we will give you to complete.  On this blue sheet, you will note your child’s name, birthdate, the name of your home school (it must be one of the following: Aldama, Annandale, Buchanan St., Bushnell Way, Dahlia Heights, Delevan Drive, Eagle Rock, Fletcher Dr., Garvanza, Glassell Park, Monte Vista (Riordan PC), Mt. Washington, Rockdale, San Pascual, Toland Way and Yorkdale), the language that you speak to your child at home, address and phone number. 

Once you turn in your blue sheet, you will be given a registration appointment.  

When it is your turn, if we have already given out the designated amount of registration packets, you will receive a letter, indicating that you are being placed on the waiting list.  We will send you a letter in February, informing you of your place on the waiting list. 

Note:  Due to a class-size limit of 24 students, and the necessity to move a class of 24 students to first grade for reasons of attrition, we can no longer accept transitional kindergarten students.  However, you may enroll your child in our transitional kindergarten class during our regular registration period in the spring. You do not need to line-up if you are going to register for regular transitional kindergarten. 

I would highly recommend that you join our listserve at , as well as, "like" our Facebook (Aldama Dual Language/Aldama Dos Idiomas) page to both pose program/afterschool care/resource questions to the larger community, and to keep abreast of all the events and developments in our program.

Please contact Señora Sáenz for any Dual Language kindergarten related questions – Please write “Dual Kindergarten Question” in subject field, so that I can flag the email.  Thank you!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Join our Dynamic Community!

Kindergarten Graduation for Pilot Year - 2009

The Aldama Dual Language program is entering its fifth year of existence. We offer the linguistically, economically and culturally diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles a world-class educational experience, while fulfilling the dream that children from all backgrounds can grow up together, learn two languages and share the beauty and richness of each other’s culture. 

Our teachers attend conferences, institutes and trainings that prepare them in best practices in the areas of literacy, numeracy, language learning and building communities of learners.  In addition to the beauty of learning two languages, students are academically challenged  through the child-centered approaches of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, as taught by the Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, through Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) Math as taught by the UCLA Math Project, and by reaching every student, regardless of their language level, through the special strategies of Project G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition and Development) and the Occidental College Foreign Language Project.  

Come and visit our beautiful program and join our community of families who stand for academic excellence and community engagement!  ¡Olé!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Aldama Dual Language in the News!

Señora Sáenz, Aldama Dual Language lead teacher was voted "Person of the Year" by the Highland Park-Mt. Washington Patch readers. KCET Departures is following the continued media attention of the Aldama Dual Language Program, which they featured on their Highland Park series,  and congratulated Señora Sáenz on the vote.

Aldama Dual Language is featured in the KCET Departures series on the history and transformation of Highland Park.

Author, journalist and Loyola Marymount professor Rubén Martínez writes an editorial for the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times discussing his visit to the Aldama Dual Language Program and what our program means to families whose language heritage is Spanish.

The Highland Park Patch interviews Spanish Kindergarten teacher Angelina Sáenz regarding the goals and history of the Aldama Dual Language program.

Nona Randois, parent of an Aldama Dual Language student, discusses the dedication and specialized training of Aldama Dual Language teachers and how their work has kept her child in a neighborhood, public school.

Aldama Dual Language parents rally outside of a Board of Education meeting, as they prepare to enter and present on why Aldama Dual Language teachers, and Dual Language teachers across the district, must be protected from mass lay-offs.  A resolution was passed on this day that will protect Dual Language teachers from lay-offs in the future.

Los Angeles Times article that features the hope and anxiety of families and students on the first day of school for the 2008 pilot Aldama Dual Language kindergarten class.

Aldama Dual Language wins the Spanglishbaby Bilingual Library contest!

Angelina Sáenz, Kindergarten Spanish teacher writes an advice article about how families can support their child's second language development! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I Love about the Dual Program!

Current families: Please feel free to share something that makes you really happy about having your child enrolled in the dual language program.  To share, click on the "comment" button below this post, type what you'd like to share, choose "anonymous" or sign in with your gmail account, and then press "post" and voilà! Thank you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Contact Us!

PLEASE join the Aldama Listerve

Please join us on Facebook

You are welcomed to email or call the following individuals for further information:

Angelina Sáenz, M. Ed., Kindergarten,

Mr. Sergio Corral, Principal
632 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042