Introduction to Aldama Dual

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Folleto de visitas del 2014

Pueden bajar el folleto con las fechas de visitas al Programa en Dos Idiomas, aquí

English Tour Flyer

Download the English tour flyer here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Matriculación para Kinder 2015 - Primaria de Aldama - Dos Idiomas

Nuestra primera visita a las clases de dos idiomas de Aldama será el viernes, 10 de octubre 2014 a las 9 am en el Centro de Padres de Aldama  - 632 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Es un tour de una hora, que incluye visitas a las aulas, un video de nuestro programa y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con los padres actuales y nuestros dos maestras de jardín infantil. Esperamos contar con su presencia. Gracias.

• viernes, 10 de octubre  @ 9:00 am en el Centro de Padres

• miércoles, 5 de noviembre  @ 4:30-6pm,  en Awesome Playground: Encuentro con maestras y padres actuales de Aldama. Ven para hacer sus preguntas y conocer a las maestras y familias de Aldama.  La entrada es $7.00 por cada niño. 

 • viernes, 07 de noviembre @ 9am, Centro de Padres

• viernes, 21 de noviembre @ 9am, Centro de Padres

 • viernes, 05 de diciembre @ 9am, Centro de Padres

• viernes, 16 de enero del 2015 @ 9am, Centro de Padres

• viernes, 23 de enero del 2015 @ 9am, Centro de Padres


• viernes, 30 de enero del 2015 - Matriculación  - Las puertas del auditorio, ubicadas en la esquina de la Avenida 50 y San Marcos, abren a las 7 am. Es un proceso de primer llegado, primer servido. No hay documentos requeridos para el 30 de enero. Es sólo para recibir su cita de inscripción. Si usted es una de las primeras 24 familias de habla Inglés o en una de las primeras 24 familias de habla español,  para recibir una cita, suponiendo que haya completado todos los documentos a la hora de su cita  y su escuela es una de las escuelas participantes en el noreste de Los Ángeles, su inscripción se considera garantizada. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Señora Sáenz para cualquier pregunta relacionada con jardín infantil de Dos Idiomas en Aldama,  sra.saenz@gmail.com. Por favor escriba "Pregunta sobre Kinder en Dos Idiomas" en el campo del asunto, para que yo pueda estar pendiente del correo. ¡Gracias!

Fall 2015 enrollment tours and registration



Our first Fall tour for the 2015 Kindergarten enrollment will be on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9am in the Aldama Elementary Parent Center - 632 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042.  It is a one-hour tour which includes classroom visits, a video of our program and a question and answer session with current parents and our two kindergarten teachers.  We look forward to meeting you.  Thank you.

• Friday, October 10, 2014 – School Tour @ 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Awesome Playground, 4:30 - 6pm, Meet and Greet: Come and talk with teachers and current parents and get your questions answered.  Admission for each child is $7.00.

• Friday, November 7, 2014 – School Tour @ 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Friday, November 21, 2014 – School Tour 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Friday, December 5 – School Tour 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Friday, January 16 – School Tour @ 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Friday, January 23 – School Tour @ 9:00 am at Aldama Elementary

• Friday, January 30th, 2015 – Registration Line-up - Auditorium doors, located on corner of Avenue 50 and San Marcos, open at 7am. It is a first-come, first-serve process. There are no documents required for 1/30. It is only to line-up and receive your registration appointment. If you are one of the first 24 English speaking families or one of the first 24 Spanish speaking families to receive an appointment, assuming you complete all of your documents by registration time and your home school is one of the participating schools in Northeast Los Angeles, your enrollment is considered guaranteed.  Please contact Señora Sáenz for any Dual Language kindergarten related questions – sra.saenz@gmail.com. Please write “Dual Kindergarten Question” in subject field, so that I can flag the email.  Thank you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Aldama Dual: Student Centered with Transformative Pedagogies

Aldama Dual Language teachers understand that every classroom is filled with learners who have a diversity of learning readiness, interests and learning styles.  We have been dedicated to our own professional development in student centered and transformative learning processes and employ the following approaches in our classroom on a daily basis:  






Columbia University Teacher's College Reading and Writing Workshop and Balanced Literacy












The UCLA Math Project's Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math









Project GLAD - Guided Language Acquisition and Design










Occidental College Foreign Language Project - Best Practices for Foreign Language Teachers





Project Based Learning









FOSS Science

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!