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BOOK IT! motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza. The program is simple, flexible, fun and free to use in your classroom! BOOK IT! was created in 1984 and currently reaches more than 14 million students and 37,000 K-6 grade schools annually. 


Set a reading goal for each child in your class. When they meet their monthly goal, you get to recognize them with a Reading Award Certificate, good for a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza®.


Expanded Transitional Kindergarten

ETK Program

ETK Program


 Extended Transitional Kindergarten


 is for preschool children who will turn 5 between December 3, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  This program will completely replace the district’s old half-day preschool, the School Readiness and Language Development Program (SRLDP).Unlike SRLDP, the new ETK program  is a full day class (6 hours a day, 5 days week).  Also, unlike the TK program in place at all LAUSD neighborhood schools, ETK is available only at a select few schools which includes Wilshire Crest Elementary.


The ETK class at Wilshire Crest is taught by Eileen Washington, a Sycamore Square resident and National Board Certified teacher, who says she is excited about how well the children learn primarily through play.  "The children not only leave with Kindergarten readiness skills but they develop their higher level thinking skills. They are able to explore a problem and cooperatively come up with solutions with little adult help. We not only give them a good foundation of academic readiness skills  but we prepare them with social-emotional skills such as cooperation, perseverance and patience that will support them throughout their life." 


For more information, contact Ms. Washington at the Wilshire Crest School office(323) 938-5291.

Wilshire Crest Elementary School
Extended Transitional Kindergarten

5241 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
(323) 938-5291