TK-8th Grade Education

Taking into consideration statements and guidance from state, county, city, and LAUSD officials, we have made the difficult decision to close our three charter schools through May 1st.

Please see letters from our principals and resources for learning from home below. If you have questions or need assistance please contact your school principal or our main line at 213-250-4800.

Gratts Primary Center

School Website
Grades TK-2nd

Lorena Rodriguez, Principal
Lrodriguez@paralosninos.org

Charter Elementary School

School Website
Grades TK-5th

Norma Silva, Principal
Nsilva@paralosninos.org

Charter Middle School

School Website
Grades 6-8th

Hassan Dornayi, Principal
Hdornayi@paralosninos.org

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It’s important for students to continue to learn, practice and master skills, and build study habits throughout the year, and especially during any time they are away from school. Each teacher has also provided specific recommendations for each class. Your child was given a packet with a cover sheet that provides their passwords to specific websites that students already have worked on and are grade level appropriate. If your child works on these each day, you will help ensure that they maintain and continue to learn skills.

Here you will find the resources students will be using for learning. All the resources are mobile-friendly and free, so they can be accessed through your web browser (Safari or Google Chrome) or as a free app with no in-app purchases. Please monitor their use, support them in logging in, help them when they are stuck, and direct them to different activities that are appropriately challenging.

Check back frequently as we will post updates and other resources as they become available. We are recommending following this structure for learning:

  • 1-2 hour of online learning (20-40 minutes per app, 2-3 apps each day)
  • 30 minutes of reading
  • 20 minutes to work on their homework packet
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour of physical activity

-Lorena Rodriguez

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It’s important for students to continue to learn, practice and master skills, and build study habits throughout the year, and especially during any time they are away from school. Each teacher has also provided specific recommendations for each class. Your child was given a packet with a cover sheet that provides their passwords to specific websites that students already have worked on and are grade level appropriate. If your child works on these each day, you will help ensure that they maintain and continue to learn skills.

Should you have any questions, please communicate directly with your classroom teacher through your regular means of communication during regular school hours 8am-3pm. Teachers will respond to questions accordingly during that time. Thank you for supporting your child as we want to ensure that learning continues during this time.

Here you will find the resources students will be using for learning. All the resources are mobile-friendly and free, so they can be accessed through your web browser (Safari or Google Chrome) or as a free app with no in-app purchases. Please monitor their use, support them in logging in, help them when they are stuck, and direct them to different activities that are appropriately challenging.

Check back frequently as we will post updates and other resources as they become available. We are recommending following this structure for learning:

  • 1-3 hours of online learning (20-40 minutes per app, 3-4 apps each day)
  • 30 minutes of reading
  • 20-40 minutes to work on their homework packet
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour of physical activity.

-Norma Siva

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Although classes are not currently meeting, our teachers and staff are still very committed to making sure that students are still learning and growing in their academics.  Students should be working a minimum 4 hours every day on academics.  Students have different options for work they can do:

Please make sure your child is working every day so that they do not fall behind.

-Hassan Dornayi

Resources for Online Learning

Kahn Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a mobile app for kids ages 2-7 to learn early literacy, reading, writing, math, listen to audio books, play games, color, and more. This is available only as an app.

App Store
Google Play
Amazon app

Reading A-Z (Raz Kids)

Thousands of books available to kids to practice reading, listen to audiobooks, and read-alouds. Available in your browser or as an app.

Website here: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

App Store
Google Play
Amazon app

Lalilo

Online literacy and phonics program for early elementary students. Available in browser only. Use school code GBTPNX.

Website here: https://app.lalilo.com/#/portal?language=en

Starfall

Games, songs, movies, and books for reading, phonics, math. Children sign in with school accounts. Available in your browser or as an app.

Website here: https://www.starfall.com/h/

App Store
Google Play

Kahn Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a mobile app for kids ages 2-7 to learn early literacy, reading, writing, math, listen to audio books, play games, color, and more. This is available only as an app.

App Store
Google Play
Amazon app

Reading A-Z (Raz Kids)

Thousands of books available to kids to practice reading, listen to audiobooks, and read-alouds. Available in your browser or as an app.

Website here: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

App Store
Google Play
Amazon app

ST Math

ST Math has visual math games that are fun, interactive, and instructional. Students will be assigned homework units to complete. Available in your browser or as an app.

Website here: https://web.stmath.com

App Store
Google Play

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is an online reading program that helps children learn to read. There are hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games, and books for ages 2-13. Use it in your browser or mobile app.

Website here: https://sso.readingeggs.com/login

App Store
Google Play

Kahn Academy 

Khan Academy is an online curriculum where students can learn math, science, history, and language arts. Best for 3rd-12th grade students. New concepts are taught through videos, reinforced through practice questions, and teachers can monitor student progress. Use it in your browser or the mobile app.

Website here: khanacademy.org

App Store
Google Play

Read Theory

Read Theory has online reading activities for all levels that are fun, interactive and engaging. Use it in your browser.

Website here: https://readtheory.org/

Prodigy Math

Prodigy Math offers fun games and practice questions for 1st-8th grade students. If you have an account, use your login from school. If not, create a new account. Use it in your browser or download the mobile app.

Website here: https://www.prodigygame.com/

App Store
Google Play

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the class hub for teacher announcements, turning in assignments, and class resources. Use it in your browser or download the app.

Website here: https://classroom.google.com

App Store
Google Play


All resources for remote learning from your teachers are here. Including lesson videos, live online teaching schedules, assignments, links, and resources.

Link: http://bit.ly/PLNCMShomework

Kahn Academy 

Khan Academy is an online curriculum where students can learn math, science, history, and language arts. Best for 3rd-12th grade students. New concepts are taught through videos, reinforced through practice questions, and teachers can monitor student progress. Use it in your browser or the mobile app.

Website here: khanacademy.org

App Store
Google Play

Moby Max

MobyMax is an award-winning learning platform for identifying and closing learning gaps in math and language arts. CMS students sign in using CA6901 as their school ID before entering their username and password. Use it in any web browser.

Website here: https://www.mobymax.com/

Prodigy Math

Prodigy Math offers fun games and practice questions for 1st-8th grade students. If you have an account, use your login from school. If not, create a new account. Use it in your browser or download the mobile app.

Website here: https://www.prodigygame.com/

App Store
Google Play

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the class hub for teacher announcements, turning in assignments, and class resources. Use it in your browser or download the app.

Website here: https://classroom.google.com

App Store
Google Play

Para Los Niños is committed to the success of our students and families in school, work, and life.

Our project-based approach keeps students intellectually enriched and our wraparound support builds social-emotional skills, character, and confidence for over 1,000 students at our Gratts Primary Center, Charter Elementary School, and Charter Middle School.

At Para Los Niños Schools:

  • Students receive high-quality education—project-based learning that fosters creative problem-solving and innovation while emphasizing literacy and language arts
  • Families have access to the tools and resources to thrive — early intervention, mental health, and family support services
  • Parents are encouraged to engage and learn too — leadership development to support students’ academic achievement and build personal strengths to succeed
  • Families have the option for after-school — early drop-off and late pick-up available for up to 11 hours a day knowing children are safe and learning under the high-quality care of PLN
  • Admission is free and open to any student that is a resident of California

We Offer:

  • Arts, Robotics, and Music Curriculum
  • Bilingual Classes
  • Three Free Meals Daily
  • Early Drop-Off (7:00am CES & CMS, 7:15am GPC)
  • Afterschool (until 6:00pm)
  • Summer Bridge and Enrichment Courses
  • Parent Engagement and Workshops
  • Cultural Events and Field Trips

Our Goal

Excellent Education for all students and families.

We believe children learn best when:

  • Learning is integrated with the arts and across disciplines
  • Through inquiry- and project-based learning
  • Using their primary language and culture as building blocks for literacy
  • In school and classroom environments that stimulate learning
  • Through first-hand experiences that provoke thinking and language development
  • With sufficient time and opportunity to navigate complex and reflective learning experiences

The teacher’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Create a safe and accepting environment where children can take risks and make mistakes
  • Foster each child’s potential and unlock her gifts and passions
  • Value and encourage children’s voices, questions and ideas
  • Set high standards for academic achievement
  • Act as both researcher and facilitator in the learning process
  • Have deep and flexible knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Balance direct instruction and student-centered learning

The parent/caregiver’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Believe in their child’s potential
  • Value and encourage her child’s voice, questions and ideas
  • Support their child’s learning in school and at home

The student’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Actively participate in thinking and learning
  • Express, interpret and demonstrate his/her knowledge in different ways
  • Explore, research and solve complex problems
  • Be a productive and responsible member of the school community

School Inquiry

PLN is open to any school-aged resident of the state of California. PLN will not charge students tuition and will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.

Admission to PLN is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If there is more interest than available openings, entrance will be determined by a public lottery.

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