Category Archives: News

STEM Project Builds Engineering Skills

2nd Graders started our new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum by doing the Structure and Function Unit.  Through the use of fairy tales they learned that almost everything that isn’t nature was designed by engineers.  After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, the future engineers were challenged with building a free-standing beanstalk using 10 pipe […]


Amy Fellner Dominy Visits Maxwell

Author of Cookiesaurus Rex, Amy Fellner Dominy, came to visit our Kindergarten and First Grade students. She shared her new book, Cookiesaurus Christmas and built a story with students.  Before she left she signed copies of her book for teachers and interested parents.  There are limited copies available at $16.99, talk to Mrs. Barela if […]


Back to School Night

  Come to Back to School Night!  Thursday, August 23 from 5:00-7:00! Visit classrooms! Meet your child’s teacher! Learn more about the school! Face Painting! Bouncy Castle! 5:00-6:00 Classroom Presentations 6:00-7:00 Nachos, fun activities, resource tables, after school club information and more!!


The New Maxwell Makerspace!

On June 20, 2018, with the generous support of Heart of America and AbbVie , Maxwell gained a new Makerspace!  In addition to a Makerspace, volunteers spruced up the front walkway, painted a mural and added 4 colorful picnic tables to the back !  Come by and visit our amazing new spaces in August!


Talent Show!

Maxwell Dolphins are a talented group!  Don’t take our word for it!  Watch the video here, including Mr. Khosravi showing his integrity  by singing “Who Let the Dogs Out!” because we made our book fair goal! !


Diversity Night a Success

We had so many different cultures represented at our 1st ever Diversity Night!  We look forward to making next year’s even better! Congratulations to all participants and thank you to all teachers and staff who participated! Check out the video here! And due to technical difficulties…the end is here!


Did you know?

Next year we will be having some big changes in the library! First, thanks to Heart of America(HOA) and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, we will make over a small corner of the library into a Makerspace!  A Makerspace is a place where kids can create and problem solve, sometimes with technology, sometimes with recycled materials… the possibilities […]


Diversity Day is Coming!

May 17 is Diversity Day!  Our students have been working to prepare an amazing show to display our multiple talents and diversity. You can come and see it from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 17.  Until then, rooms 101 and 127 started to explore this topic by reading It’s Okay to Be Different by […]


Read Across America!

Maxwell celebrated Read Across America Day as our annual celebration of the love of reading and learning. The day started off with a powerful message from an inspirational speaker, author, and leader from the Montbello community. Anthony “Greatness” Cotton attended Maxwell Elementary in 3rd grade, and is now a proud father and author of the […]


Student Council – Advocacy and Action!

This year, Maxwell’s student council has been hard at work improving the school! Each class from grades 2-5 voted on a class representative. Student Council members have met throughout the year, planning things from Spirit Week back in December, to the upcoming Talent Show that will be held in May. Student Council has advocated for […]