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Ladera Ranch News

2.5.2018

Science Fair

If your student wants to participate in the science fair, he/she can pick up the registration packet from the front office. Registration forms are due by Thursday, February 8th at 2:30 pm. All registration forms must be turned in to your teacher for approval. Do not return them to the office. 

If you are participating please join the Google Classroom for useful links and information to get you started. 

Class code: rxk6f8 

Questions? Contact Laura Warhurst at lwarhurst@gmail.com

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Published: 2/6/18




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LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY

February 3 2018

 

School News

5th Grade Music

Our music team would like to invite 5th grade instrumental students and parents to our local High School Area Concert performance:

6:00PM Strings Performance (5:30PM call time for students)

7:45PM Band Performance (7:15PM call time for students)

The concert will be held at your child's local high school. Attendance at ONLY ONE concert is requested. Dates for each high school performance is as follows:

San Juan Hills High School: Friday February 9

Capistrano Valley High School: Monday February 12

Kindergarten Orientation

Please spread the word….Ladera Ranch Kindergarten Orientation will be Wednesday, February 7th @ 9:30 in the LRES MPR.

 

Zpizza Night

Join us on Wednesday, February 21st from 2-9 pm at Zpizza on Crown Valley Parkway.  20% of all orders will be donated back to LRES.Z pizza.docx 

 

5th GRADE PARENTS:  SAVE THE DATE

5th Grade Parent Information Night Regarding Middle School

Ladera Ranch Middle School MPR

Monday, February 26, 2018

6:00 p.m.

 

Registration for the Early Childhood Programs: Registration for the  Fee-Based preschool programs has begun.  Representatives from the Early Childhood Programs department will be visiting the school sites where a preschool program is being offered.  A tour of the classroom will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; and, registration paperwork may be submitted between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m at the school site.  Upcoming sites and dates are: Tijeras Creek (1/24, MPR), Las Flores (1/25, Conference Room), Esencia (1/25 at the District Office, Room 2), Lobo (1/26, MPR), Malcom (1/29, MPR), Oak Grove (1/31, P 15), Bergeson (2/1 in P 25), Viejo (2/2 in P1), and Las Palmas (2/5 in Multipurpose Room). Registration has already taken place a Bathgate, Castille, Chaparral, and Don Juan and George White Elementary schools. Parents may enroll their child at the District Office if they have missed the registration dates for any of the preschool sites.  For information, parents should call 949-234-5341.

 

PTA News

Sign Up To Audition For the TALENT SHOW!

Do your kids love to perform?  Could they be the next Taylor Swift or Misty Copeland?  If so, it's time to start practicing their act.  Auditions for the LRES 4th annual talent show will take place on Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday February 7th.  


We're looking for singers, dancers, and musicians as well as other novelty acts to star in this year's show.  Perform with the Pride will take place on Friday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  For further information about the show and to sign up for tryouts, please visit www.performwiththepride.shutterfly.com.  Please contact Julie Kilkenny at julieakilkenny@gmail.com or Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com with any questions.

Spiritwear Sale 

New spiritwear shirts are available for boys and girls! We will be selling spiritwear on Wednesday, February 7th before the morning announcements on the blacktop, and during the Kindergarten Round Up in the MPR. There are a limited number of shirts, so buy your shirts before they run out! All shirts are $15 each. 

YMCA News

Valentine's Day 2018 - Campaign Movie Night.pdf 

Need childcare for Valentine's Day evening? The Y is having a movie night! Your child doesn't need to be enrolled with us to come! See below for details.

Wednesday, February 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
$20/child (does not need to attend the YMCA but needs to be potty-trained)
Pizza, refreshments, and drinks will be provided. Kids are encouraged to bring their PJs, blankets, and a stuffed animal. Movie TBA.

Sign up in Y1 or on the Google Doc below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uf1pXSz_YwZSWV6PFFU-b_rEBDxFceygw-TtV8zgCB4/edit?usp=sharing

 

Community News

Friday, February 9th

Calling all Ladera Ranch Lions to wear red, white, and blue in support of a local Olympian.

 

If you haven't already heard, Ladera Ranch's own Jonathon Blum will be representing Team USA next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as a member of the Ice Hockey Team. Wow! What an incredible, once in a life time opportunity for him and a uniquely special opportunity for our community to come together to cheer him on in a big, big way.

 

 

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Published: 2/4/18




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LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY

January 26, 2018

 

School News

5th Grade Music

Our music team would like to invite 5th grade instrumental students and parents to our local High School Area Concert performance:

6:00PM Strings Performance (5:30PM call time for students)

7:45PM Band Performance (7:15PM call time for students)

The concert will be held at your child's local high school. Attendance at ONLY ONE concert is requested. Dates for each high school performance is as follows:

Tesoro High School: Tuesday January 30

San Juan Hills High School: Friday February 9

Capistrano Valley High School: Monday February 12

Reading Counts Wednesdays

Don't forget to wear your.  Reading Counts Lanyards on Wednesdays to receive a pride ticket from their teacher.

FUTURE SJHHS STALLION BASKETBALL NIGHTS

San Juan Hills High School would like to invite all of our Future Stallions (Kindergarten - 8th grade) to attend the upcoming basketball games and the “Future Stallions Basketball Shootout Competition.”

 

Boys Game  - Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM in the SJHHS gym

 

According to CIF bylaws we can only offer a free t-shirt to students in elementary school so the first 100 kids will receive a free t-shirt at each game. However, middle school students can purchase a shirt for $5. Your children do not need to sign-up to attend either game.  They will gain free admission if they say what school they are from. They are also welcome to attend both games. We look forward to this winter event and hope to build off the excitement generated at the football toss this past fall. As a reminder, all kids will get in for free but parents/family will need to pay to get into the game. Adult admission to the game is $8.

 

Kindergarten Orientation

Please spread the word….Ladera Ranch Kindergarten Orientation will be Wednesday, February 7th @ 9:30 in the LRES MPR.

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

ü  7-8 Week Programs

ü  Classes run one day a week

ü  Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts

Session 3:

January 29th – March 29th

Our vendors will demo at your child’s school starting the week of January 16th at lunch!

Don’t forget to ask them about their lunch time activities!

Register Now At:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call our office at (949)582-4646

v  REMEMBER: Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class!

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Don’t forget to check out our brochure! Your child will be getting that from school.

PTA News

Primary Music - Matching Funds Available!

We hope everyone enjoyed their child's Primary Music demonstration on Friday! As you know, Primary Music (K-3) is 100% parent-funded.  Believe it or not, we are already beginning to raise funds for the 2018-2019 school year.  We have exciting news to share - any donation made to LRES Primary Music in the next two weeks will be matched (up to $500).  If you've been thinking about donating, now is a great time.  Please visit our website at www.lrespta.com/programs/music to donate online or download a donation form.  * Note - not all kids had their music demonstrations this month.  The remainder of the classes will be held in May.  

Sign Up To Audition Now!

Do your kids love to perform?  Could they be the next Taylor Swift or Misty Copeland?  If so, it's time to start practicing their act.  Auditions for the LRES 4th annual talent show will take place on Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday February 7th.  

We're looking for singers, dancers, and musicians as well as other novelty acts to star in this year's show.  Perform with the Pride will take place on Friday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm
 in the MPR.  For further information about the show please visit www.performwiththepride.shutterfly.com.  Please contact Julie Kilkenny at julieakilkenny@gmail.com or Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com with any questions.

Science Fair

Thank you to all who came to our Science Fair informational meeting. If you missed it, and your student wants to participate he/she can pick up the registration packet from the front office. Registration forms are due before Thursday, February 8th at 2:30pm. All registration forms must be turned in to your teacher for approval. Do not return to the office. 

If you are participating please join our Google Classroom for useful links and information to get you started. 

Class code: rxk6f8

  • Don’t know how to join? Go to https://classroom.google.com and sign in using your students CUSD login and password. Logins are students graduation year, last name, first initial, middle initial, @capousd.org. Password is their 7 digit student ID number followed by the letter a.
  • Example: Sally Ann Smith, Grad Year 2029
  • Once logged in click the “+” sign then enter class code to join.

 

Questions? Contact Laura Warhurst at lwarhurst@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE

Our 2nd Annual Art Auction is coming!

Friday, March 23rd at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Join us as we “oooohhhhh, aaaaahhhh and bid on” fabulous works of art made by our very own LRES students! There will also be a curated assortment of live & silent auction items, you won’t want to miss! Can you say... Hamilton tickets?!?

It’s sure to be a night to remember! Keep an eye out for the Art Auction invitation and opportunity to purchase tickets in the next few weeks.

Food will be served, drinks will be available for purchase.

Join in the fun and volunteer to be an Art Volunteer! Several classes are still looking for a volunteer to facilitate the class art project that will be auctioned off.

Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you’d like to participate.

Questions??

Please email Kori @ kkintsch@gmail.com

YEARBOOKS & LOVE-LINES!

Purchase your yearbooks & love-lines online!
Our yearbook store will close on March 28th. Although, there’s plenty of time to purchase... Buy now, so your child doesn’t miss out!

To purchase go to:

www.PictavoCommunity.com
use School ID #72539

Have pics to contribute for the yearbook?? You can upload on 
www.PictavoCommunity.com too!

Uploading more than 25 pics??
Please email Kori at 
kkintsch@gmail.com to set up a “school photographer” account.

 

Community News

Friday, February 9th

Calling all Ladera Ranch Lions to wear red, white, and blue in support of a local Olympian.

 

If you haven't already heard, Ladera Ranch's own Jonathon Blum will be representing Team USA next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as a member of the Ice Hockey Team. Wow! What an incredible, once in a life time opportunity for him and a uniquely special opportunity for our community to come together to cheer him on in a big, big way.

 

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LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY

January 16, 2018

 

School News

 

PTA News

PTA Association Meeting - Wednesday, January 17th at 9:15 am in P3.  Please join us!! (Please note - there has been a location change - the meeting will be held in P3 (not the MPR).  We will be voting on our 2018 nominating committee.  If you are interested in being on the LRES executive board or would like to chair a committee for the 2018-2019 school year, this is the meeting you should attend!  We will also be discussing our budget and details about our upcoming Art Auction.  Stop by after flag salute - coffee and light refreshments will be served.  Children are welcome to attend. Please contact Sarah Parsons lresptaprez@gmail.com

 

 

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Published: 1/16/18




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December 16, 2017

 

School News

Winter Break:  December 22 – January 5.  Students return to school January 8. 

5th Grade Parents

5th Grade Winter Concert:  Thursday, December 21 @ 8:10 am in the MPR.  There is very limited parking.  Please walk or carpool if possible for the concert.  Please do not park in a numbered parking space.  They are reserved for staff members. 

 

After-School & Early Morning Experience

 

REMINDER:  Programs are a go from Dec 18 – Dec 20!

NO CLASSES DEC 21 or 22

Programs will resume the week of January 8th.

 

If you have any questions about the schedule, please call our office at (949)582-4646 before the break!

The Community Education Office will be closed Dec 21 – Jan 1.

Lost and Found

Parents and students, please be sure to check the lost and found for items that could belong to you.  All items will be donated December 21st

Smens/Smencil Sale

Our next sale will be on Wednesday, January 10th & January 24th  @ 8:45 on the blacktop. $1.00 for smencils and $2.00 for smens. 

 

 

PTA News

REFLECTIONS ARTWORK

If you did not collect your Reflections art piece from our Gallery Night, please come to pick it up in the Front Office by Wednesday, Dec 20. There are still a few pieces waiting to go to their homes!

SAVE THE DATEPerform with the Pride Talent Show| Friday, February, 23rd | For more info visit http://performwiththepride.shutterfly.com

 

LRES YMCA News

 

Holiday Care Sign Ups!

What are you planning to do while your children are out for Holiday Break? LRES YMCA offers quality, licensed childcare to all LRES students.

 

We are currently accepting registrations for

Weekly Drop-In Care for Winter Break

We open at 6:45 am and close at 6:00 pm

 

Our qualified staff will provide your child with a fun, safe and supportive environment during the holiday break – right on your school campus!!

  

Activities include:

• Cool Cooking

• Chillin' Arts and Crafts

• Reindeer Games Teambuilding

 

Theme days will include:

 Pajama Day, Silly Sweaters, Crazy Hair/Hats,

 

Winter Break we are open December 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Week #1 December 26th – 29th       for $150 for 3 full days of care, $200 for 4 full days of care

Week #2 January 2nd – 5th              for $150 for 3 full days of care, $200 for 4 full days of care

LRES YMCA will be CLOSED December 25th and January 1st for the Holiday.

Please keep in mind that we need a completed registration packet returned to the YMCA no later than December 21, 2017.

Please contact Child Care Director to RSVP, as spaces are limited.

Call 949-364-3089 or email

 

Director: Mari Alvarado at malvarado@ymcaoc.org

Assistant Director: Kylie Toy at ktoy@ymcaoc.org

YMCA.Holiday Mashup 2017.pdf 

District News

Substitute Instructional Assistants and Independence Facilitators

CUSD is currently looking for Substitute Instructional Assistants and Independence Facilitators in our Student Support Services department.  Shifts vary from 3.5-8 hours per day.  As a substitute Instructional Assistant/Independence Facilitator you would have the opportunity to choose the schools and shift hours in which you would like to work.  If interested, apply at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/956314.

 

Attendance Matters

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.

It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are right.

School budgets may suffer when students don’t attend. In many states, school budgets are based on the average daily attendance at a school. If many students enrolled at a school fail to consistently attend, the school has less money to pay for essential classroom needs.

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities.

A 2008 study conducted by the Rodel Community Scholars at Arizona State University that tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten. Gregory Hickman, director of the Rodel Community Scholars program and former director of the Arizona Dropout Initiative, notes they discovered that as early as kindergarten, behavioral differences are apparent between those who go on to graduate and those who drop out, with dropouts missing an average of 124 days by eighth grade.

 

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Published: 12/18/17




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December 8, 2017

 

School News

Winter Break:  December 22 – January 5.  Students return to school January 8. 

Holiday Grams

Bring some holiday cheer to a friend, classmate, or teacher!  Student Council will be selling Holiday Grams December 11-15.  They will be 2 for $1.00.

  • M, T, Th, F: 7:45 am – 8:00 am
  • Wednesday: 8:45 am – 9:00 am

 

Lost and Found

Parents and students, please be sure to check the lost and found for items that could belong to you.  All items will be donated December 21st

Smens/Smencil Sale

Our next sale will be on Wednesday, December 13th @ 8:45 on the blacktop. $1.00 for smencils and $2.00 for smens. 

 

5th Grade Parents

5th Grade Winter Concert:  Thursday, December 21 @ 8:10 am in the MPR.

 

PTA News

 

Thank you to all who joined us for our LRES Reflections Gallery Night and Artist's Winter Family Fun Night! We'd like to give one last "Congratulations" to all of our absolutely amazing artists for their participation in the Reflections Program.  The creativity and individuality in the student works were inspiring. 

 

ALL ENTRIES MAY BE PICKED UP ~ If you did not get to take your entry home from our gallery event, please be sure to come to the front office to pick up your artwork by MONDAY Dec 11th.

Donuts with Dad!!

Wednesday, December 13th

8-9am at the Lunch Tables

Please contact Maria Phillips at Conchik77@gmail.com or Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com for questions or to volunteer

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

Shop for fabulous books, holiday gifts, or treat your teacher to a book from their wish list!

The fun starts December 11th in the Main Entrance Lobby.

Monday, December 11th - Wednesday, December 13th

8:00am - 3:00pm daily

To join in the fun and volunteer please visit:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/XoDrZVCoI

 

LRES YMCA News

 

Holiday Care Sign Ups!

What are you planning to do while your children are out for Holiday Break? LRES YMCA offers quality, licensed childcare to all LRES students.

 

We are currently accepting registrations for

Weekly Drop-In Care for Winter Break

We open at 6:45 am and close at 6:00 pm

 

Our qualified staff will provide your child with a fun, safe and supportive environment during the holiday break – right on your school campus!!

  

Activities include:

• Cool Cooking

• Chillin' Arts and Crafts

• Reindeer Games Teambuilding

 

Theme days will include:

 Pajama Day, Silly Sweaters, Crazy Hair/Hats

YMCA.Holiday Mashup 2017.pdf 

 

Winter Break we are open December 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Week #1 December 26th – 29th       for $150 for 3 full days of care, $200 for 4 full days of care

Week #2 January 2nd – 5th              for $150 for 3 full days of care, $200 for 4 full days of care

LRES YMCA will be CLOSED December 25th and January 1st for the Holiday.

Please keep in mind that we need a completed registration packet returned to the YMCA no later than December 21, 2017.

Please contact Child Care Director to RSVP, as spaces are limited.

Call 949-364-3089 or email

 

Director: Mari Alvarado at malvarado@ymcaoc.org

Assistant Director: Kylie Toy at ktoy@ymcaoc.org

District News

Substitute Instructional Assistants and Independence Facilitators

CUSD is currently looking for Substitute Instructional Assistants and Independence Facilitators in our Student Support Services department.  Shifts vary from 3.5-8 hours per day.  As a substitute Instructional Assistant/Independence Facilitator you would have the opportunity to choose the schools and shift hours in which you would like to work.  If interested, apply at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/956314.

 

Attendance Matters

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.

It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are right.

School budgets may suffer when students don’t attend. In many states, school budgets are based on the average daily attendance at a school. If many students enrolled at a school fail to consistently attend, the school has less money to pay for essential classroom needs.

The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities.

A 2008 study conducted by the Rodel Community Scholars at Arizona State University that tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten. Gregory Hickman, director of the Rodel Community Scholars program and former director of the Arizona Dropout Initiative, notes they discovered that as early as kindergarten, behavioral differences are apparent between those who go on to graduate and those who drop out, with dropouts missing an average of 124 days by eighth grade.

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Published: 12/11/17




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December 4, 2017

 

School News

REMINDER

FAMILY ART NIGHT

Our Family Fun Night - ART NIGHT - will be held Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the MPR.  There will be arts and crafts for all ages to enjoy!  We will also be showcasing Reflections artwork designed by our LRES students. Stop in for ten minutes or stay a while to enjoy refreshments and some festive fun with family and friends. 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Break!

NO SCHOOL:  Monday, November 20 – Friday, November 24

Enjoy this time with your family and we will see you back at school on Monday, November 27.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

FAMILY ART NIGHT

Our annual Family Fun Art Night will be held Tuesday, December 5th  from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the MPR. This evening will feature festive arts and crafts for your family to enjoy. We will also be celebrating our LRES students who participated in the Reflections program by showcasing their creative submissions. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

DONUTS WITH DAD - Wednesday, Dec 13th

For questions or to volunteer, please email Maria Phillips at Conchik77@gmail.com or Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com 

 

Yearbook Photos / Yearbook LoveLines / Buy a Yearbook

Do you have some awesome photos of your kiddos school year so far?  Maybe you have some pictures from our fabulous Fun Run, Monster Mash, Red Ribbon Week, Science Camp send-offs or cute pics from the classroom that you'd like to submit for consideration in this year's Yearbook... We are gearing up to compile the Yearbook but need pictures to make it amazing.  The more we have to choose from the better it can be.  To submit pictures for consideration please go to:

www.PictavoCommunity.com

School ID #72539

You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.  Please ensure you use our school ID so pictures are submitted properly.

To load more than 25 pics please email them to Kori at:  kkintsch@gmail.com 

You can also use the above link and School ID to purchase a yearbook AND buy/create your LoveLines.  

The yearbook is $35 (only being printed in HardCover this year).

LoveLines are:   $20 (for the smaller TK-4th LoveLine)

                           $30 (for 5th Grade LoveLine)

 

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

Session 2: November 13th – January 25th 

REMEMBER!  The week of November 20th there are no programs due to the holiday break.

Our Saddleback Community Education office will be open November 20th, 21st, and 22nd if you would like to contact us.

Register for Session 2 is still available but you must call our office!

Community Education Office: (949)582-4646

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Please visit our website to view what is running at your school:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

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November 13, 2017

REMINDERS

 

5th Grade Parents PLEASE do not park in a numbered parking spot when dropping off your student for camp.  ALL numbered parking spots are reserved for staff members.

Ruby’s Dinner Night Out

Go to Ruby’s on November 14th and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when accompanied with the attached flyer) will be donated to Ladera Ranch Elementary.  The class at each grade level that has the most kids show up (they will sign in on a sheet with their teacher's name), will get a Ruby's gift certificate to use at another time.Ladera Ranch School Fundraiser_.png 

 

LRES Food Drive Extended Through Friday, November 17th-

Please help us fill the shelves at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County! If possible, please bring in non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, dry food, and personal care items. A few of the most needed items are peanut or other nut butters, low sodium canned vegetables, rice, canned fruit, whole grain cereal, canned or boxed soup, pasta, and canned meats or fish, as well as diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and toilet paper. 

There are two barrels on campus- BOTH barrels will by the gates at the front of the school. Every donation, big or small, can make a difference. Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com or for more information go to https://www.feedoc.org


 

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Published: 11/14/17




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November 9, 2017

 

School News

Friday, November 10th:  No school in honor of Veterans Day

 

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

8 Week Programs

Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts

Session 2:

November 13th – January 25th

REMEMBER!  If you are interested in a MONDAY class, sign up early!

Any cancelation decisions for Monday classes will be made on Thursday, November 9th.

Register online at

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Ruby’s Dinner Night Out

Go to Ruby’s on November 14th and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when accompanied with the attached flyer) will be donated to Ladera Ranch Elementary.  The class at each grade level that has the most kids show up (they will sign in on a sheet with their teacher's name), will get a Ruby's gift certificate to use at another time.Ladera Ranch School Fundraiser_.png 

 

Smens/Smencil Sale

Wednesday, November 29th @ 8:45 on the blacktop. $1.00 for smencils and $2.00 for smens. 

Counseling Information: Parent Night & Resources

  • There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores Elementary School MPR.
  • Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Christmas Assistance program from low income families.
  • Please feel free to access the resources below if you are interested in learning about ways to talk to your student about grades and questions to ask your child’s teacher during conferences.

https://sites.google.com/capousd.org/dez

Save the Date 5th Grade Parents

5th Grade Winter Concert on Thursday, December 21 @ 8:10 am in the MPR.

 

PTA News

 

LRES Food Drive Extended Through Friday, November 17th-

Please help us fill the shelves at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County! If possible, please bring in non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, dry food, and personal care items. A few of the most needed items are peanut or other nut butters, low sodium canned vegetables, rice, canned fruit, whole grain cereal, canned or boxed soup, pasta, and canned meats or fish, as well as diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and toilet paper. 

There are two barrels on campus- one by the gates at the front of the school, and one by the gate at the back of the school. Every donation, big or small, can make a difference. Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com or for more information go to https://www.feedoc.org


FAMILY ART NIGHT


Our annual Family Fun Art Night will be held Tuesday, December 5th  from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the MPR. This is an evening featuring festive arts and crafts for your family to enjoy. We will also be celebrating our LRES students who participated in the Reflections program by showcasing their creative submissions. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Save the Date!

DONUTS WITH DAD

Wednesday, Dec 13th @ 8:00 am @ the lunch tables.

For questions or to volunteer, please email Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com 

Community News


SAVE THE DATE!! NOVEMBER 30th

 

Ladera Ranch Middle School PTA will be holding its first ever Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar fundraising for our teacher grants and student programs.  There will be 20+ fabulous local crafters and vendors, including some of our very own LRMS teachers and staff. This is a great opportunity to find unique gifts for the holidays.  Come out and enjoy some great shopping and great food from The Burnt Truck.  

WHAT:  Ladera Ranch Middle Sschool Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar

WHEN: November 30th (rain or shine)

TIME:  5PM-8PM                 

WHERE:  LRMS Multi-Purpose Room

District News

 

The District's preschool program (Early Childhood Programs)

The District's preschool program (Early Childhood Programs) is conducting a survey for all CUSD families regarding the preschool needs within each area of the district to determine the addition of preschool services or increased hours of operation at the elementary sites. Current preschool programs are offered at 22 elementary sites across the district including fee based and state funded programs for low income families.  We are asking each family with preschool or potentially preschool children in the future to complete the survey. Please use the following link to complete the survey by November 17. Thank you for your participation! Here is the link:  https://goo.gl/forms/rngopTJAi9tOrEQC2  

 

 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 11/12/17




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November 5, 2017

 

School News

Wednesday, November 8th @ 6:00 pm PTA Association Meeting in the MPR

Friday, November 10th:  No school in honor of Veterans Day

Halloween Candy

The deadline to turn in Halloween candy has been extended to Monday, November 6th.  You can turn it in at the front office.

 

After-School and Early-Morning Experience

REMINDER

  • Final classes for Session 1 will be on the week of November 6th
  • Don’t forget to register for Session 2 as classes will start the week of November 13th

Registration is now open at www.saddleback.edu/ce or you can call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646.

 

Smens/Smencil Sale Dates:

Wednesday, November 8th & Wednesday, November 29th @ 8:45 on the blacktop.   $1.00 for smencils and $2.00 for smens. 

 

Save the Date

Go to Ruby’s on November 14th and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when accompanied with the attached flyer) will be donated to Ladera Ranch Elementary.Ladera Ranch School Fundraiser_.png 

Counseling Information: Parent Night & Resources

  • There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores Elementary School MPR.
  • Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Christmas Assistance program from low income families.
  • Please feel free to access the resources below if you are interested in learning about ways to talk to your student about grades and questions to ask your child’s teacher during conferences.

https://sites.google.com/capousd.org/dez

5th Grade Parents:  Save the Date

Thursday, December 21st @ 8:10 am in the MPR:  5th Grade Winter Concert  

 

PTA News

 

YOU'RE INVITED!!

Who:    Parents and Teachers

What:   PTA Association Meeting

When:  Wednesday, November 8th at 6 pm

Where: LRES MPR

Why:    Find out about what is going on at LRES, how PTA is supporting the school and connect with other parents!  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  See you there!

LRES Food Drive

Next week, please join us in filling the shelves at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. If you can, please bring in non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, dry food, and personal care items. A few of the most needed items are low sodium canned vegetables, rice, canned fruit, whole grain cereal, canned or boxed soup, pasta, and canned meats or fish, as well as diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and toilet paper. We are accepting donations Monday, November 6- Thursday, November 9th. There will be two barrels on campus- one by the gates at the front of the school, and one by the gate at the back of the school. Every donation, big or small, can make a difference. Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com or for more information visit www.feedoc.org

District News

 

The District's preschool program (Early Childhood Programs)

The District's preschool program (Early Childhood Programs) is conducting a survey for all CUSD families regarding the preschool needs within each area of the district to determine the addition of preschool services or increased hours of operation at the elementary sites. Current preschool programs are offered at 22 elementary sites across the district including fee based and state funded programs for low income families.  We are asking each family with preschool or potentially preschool children in the future to complete the survey. Please use the following link to complete the survey by November 17. Thank you for your participation! Here is the link:  https://goo.gl/forms/rngopTJAi9tOrEQC2  

 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 11/6/17




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October 31, 2017

 

School News

REMINDER

No School on Wednesday, November 1st!

FUN RUN UPDATE

You did it! And then … You did more!!  A lot more!  We not only met our Fun Run fundraising goal, we sprinted past the finish line and raised $110,000!  ALL for LRES students!  WOW!!! THANK YOU!  

Not only will 10% of these earnings go straight to teachers and back into your child’s classroom, your fundraising dollars will ensure continued support of field trips, Scholastic News and Meet the Masters. Even better? With your generous donations, we can also fund and grow important science, technology, math, reading and arts programs and activities for all grades at LRES! 

Our school – and our students – are so grateful to you and your support.  We are also thankful for the volunteers who made the Fun Run so successful and … well, fun … including those parents who delivered prizes: Emily LePlastrier, Maria Phillips, Joy Bailey, Jessica Young, Erica Mort, AJ Gant, Celine Tao, Mary Ellen Piscopo, Brooke Anderson Chun, Nicole Krogulski, Sarah Parsons, Lindsay MacDougall, AJ Mearig, and Hope Hokama!

And, one last BIG shout-out and “thanks” to our sponsors who helped us ensure that 100% of ALL donations from this event could go directly to students. 

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

Advanced Orthodontic Center

AJ Mearig

Amy Sims

 

Blackstone Estates

 

Busy Bee Learning Hive

 

Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute

 

Coastal Kitchen

 

Cordoba Corporation

 

Custom Comforts/ Comforts of Home

 

Juice it Up

 

Kasia Cordova

 

Loo Law Firm

 

Mathnasium

 

Mission Hospital

 

Moby Young

 

Shear Construction

 

Soverign Healthcare

 

Sport Clips

 

Thai Bite Thai Cuisine

 

Zpizza

 

 

GOLD SPONSORS:

Ladera Legends

Nails by Holly

Neil Tragni- Bella Vita

 

Nixa Martial Arts Institute

 

Ranch Viejo Animal Hospital

SILVER SPONSORS

Demand Grand

Hala’s Paws

Kimberly Milo, India Hicks Jewelry, Independent Style Ambassador

 

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Published: 10/31/17




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October 27, 2017

 

School News

Parent Conference Week: October 30 – November 3

 

Monday, October 30th, Tuesday, October 31st, Thursday, November 2nd, and Friday November 3rd are MINIMUM DAYS

Grades 1 – 5: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

TK & K (EB) 7:45 – 11:15

TK & K (LO) 8:40 – 12:10

Wednesday, November 1st:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

After-School and Early-Morning Experience

REMINDER

No classes the week of October 30th

Your final class for Session 1 will be on the week of November 6th

Don’t forget to register for Session 2 as classes will start the week of November 13th

Registration is now open at www.saddleback.edu/ce or you can call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646.

 

Smens/Smencil Sale

Wednesday, November 8th & Wednesday, November 29th @ 8:45 on the blacktop.   $1.00 for smecils and $2.00 for smens. 

 

Save the Date

Go to Ruby’s on November 14th and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when companied with the attached flyer) will be donated to Ladera Ranch Elementary.Ladera Ranch School Fundraiser_.png 

Counseling Information: Parent Night & Resources

  • There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores Elementary School MPR.
  • Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Christmas Assistance program from low income families.
  • Please feel free to access the resources below if you are interested in learning about ways to talk to your student about grades and questions to ask your child’s teacher during conferences.

https://sites.google.com/capousd.org/dez

 

PTA News

 

MONSTER MASH IS THIS MONDAY 10/30

Don’t miss this spook-tacular event with something thrilling for boys and ghouls of all grades! 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 10/28/17




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October 21, 2017

 

School News

Parent Conference Week: October 30 – November 3

Monday, October 30th, Tuesday, October 31st, Thursday, November 2nd, and Friday November 3rd are MINIMUM DAYS

Grades 1 – 5: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

TK & K (EB) 7:45 – 11:15

TK & K (LO) 8:40 – 12:10

Wednesday, November 1st:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

Save the Date

Go to Ruby’s on November 14th and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when accompanied with the attached flyer) will be donated to Ladera Ranch Elementary.Ruby's Dinner Night Flyer.doc 

Counseling Information: Upcoming Parent Night(s) & Resources

There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

 

ü  8 Week Programs

ü  Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü  Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts

 

Session 2:

November 13th – January 25th

 

Registration is Live on October 16th:

Register online at

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646

 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

 

Don’t forget to check out our brochure! You should be receiving one at your school in a week.

 

PTA News

 

REFLECTIONS GROUP PHOTO - 8:30am Weds Oct 25th

Who: All students who participated in our 2017-18 Reflections Program

Please join us for our group photo!

Where: In front of Ladera Ranch Elementary School

(near the outdoor library steps)

When: Wednesday, October 25 at 8:30 am

If you have any questions, please contact ReflectionsLRES@gmail.com

MONSTER MASH! 

MONSTER MASH!

MONSTER MASH!

When: Monday, Oct 30th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: MPR & Lunch Tables

What: DJ, Dancing, Haunted House, Food Vendors, Costume Contests, Games, Crafts & More!!

HAUNTED HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please use this link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Contact MaryLynn St.Germaine at indenyl@hotmail.com or Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com for questions or more information. 

Red Ribbon Week 10/23-10/27

Join us as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Support our children in their efforts to make good choices for a safe and healthy lifestyle. Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free!

  • Monday 10/23 - Love Yourself, Say No to Drugs and Bullying - Wear as much RED as you can
  • Tuesday 10/24 - Turn Your Back on Drugs - Dress BACKWARDS to school
  • Wednesday 10/25 - Sport a Healthy Lifestyle - Wear your favorite SPORTS JERSEY
  • We would like to invite all parents who work in emergency services, fire authority, law enforcement or military to attend our Red Ribbon Week assembly next Wednesday, October 25th at 9:00 a.m.  If possible, please come in uniform.  Thank you!
  • Thursday 10/26 - Sock it to Drugs and Bullying - Wear CRAZY SOCKS - FUN RUN DAY!
  • Friday 10/27 - LRES is Drug and Bully Free - Wear as much SCHOOL SPIRIT as you can.

Be sure to sign the school pledge banner and tie a red ribbon to the fence. Pledge to be drug and bully free! Students can sign the banner at lunch recess Tuesday or Friday.

Fun Run:

Next week is the Red Ribbon Fun Run!  You’ll have until the day after the event - Friday 10/27 to turn in any offline (check or cash) pledges.   The online pledging system will close on the day of the run. The final prize distribution will be on 10/31.

Any students earning the 30 point “Cyclone of Cash” prize will enter the “cyclone” after their run on Thursday.

The Sport Clips Haircut certificate will come home in next Thursday’s folder.

We look forward to seeing you at the fun run.  

8:15- 9:00 Second Grade
9:20 - 10:00 Kindergarten / TK
10:20- 11:05 Third Grade
11:10 - 11:55 Fourth Grade (plus Mr. Wilson’s 5th graders)
12:15 - 1:00 First Grade
1:20 - 2:05  Fifth Grade

Thank you for your support of this event and our school!

BOX TOPS

The latest Box Tops challenge is complete; our school will be receiving a check for $482! Keep clipping, those little box tops really do add up to big money for our school! Our next Box Tops Challenge begins in January!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ibrahimi's class who collected the most Box Tops and will receive a $35 gift card for classroom supplies. Mrs. Platt and Mrs. Kovaleski’s classes came in 2nd and 3rd and will be receiving a playground ball for their classroom.

YMCA News

Parents, need a night out?

Come drop off your child(ren) at our annual YMCA Halloween Half-Nighter, taking place on Saturday, October 28th, from 5-9pm! For $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child, you can enjoy a few hours to yourselves while the kids enjoy ourstudent-run haunted maze, spooky games, and tasty treats! See attached flyer for more information.Halloween Half-Nighter 2017.pdf 

District News

 

Early Childhood

The Capistrano Unified School District's Early Childhood Program is currently accepting applications for their half day Fee and State-Funded programs across the district. The preschool program is for families who meet age and the income eligibility requirements for state preschool.  Eligible children must turn 3 years of age by Sept. 1st of 2017 and be toilet trained.  For more information and availability please call (949)-234-5341.

 

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Published: 10/22/17




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October 16, 2017

 

School News

REMINDER

 

Attention all 4th and 5th graders:  We will be having a student informational meeting for students interested in participating in our new Robotics program.  It will be Wednesday, October 18th in Room 104 at 12:40. 

 

Red Ribbon Fun Run Schedule

Thanks to your support, the Red Ribbon Fun Run is off to a great start!   You have until Tuesday to send out 12 pledge emails in order to earn the emoji backpack.   The pledge emails need to be sent out using your student’s web page on www.ultrafunrun.com.  Backpacks will be distributed on Thursday of this week (Friday for 2nd graders) for anyone sending out 12 pledge emails.

Just in:   The Fun Run Schedule:

8:15- 9:00 Second Grade
9:20 - 10:00 Kindergarten / TK
10:20- 11:05 Third Grade
11:10 - 11:55 Fourth Grade (plus Mr. Wilson’s 5th graders)
12:15 - 1:00 First Grade
1:20 - 2:05  Fifth Grade

Sign ups to volunteer for the fun run are available now using this sign-up genius link.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4dada92e5-2017

Sport Clips Hair cut certificates will be sent home in Thursday folders.

Please contact Jen Doyle with any questions.   jenldoyle@cox.net.  949-280-7513

Parent Conference Week: October 30 – November 3

 

Monday, October 30th, Tuesday, October 31st, Thursday, November 2nd, and Friday November 3rd are MINIMUM DAYS

Grades 1 – 5: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

TK & K (EB) 7:45 – 11:15

TK & K (LO) 8:40 – 12:10

Wednesday, November 1stNO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 10/17/17




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LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY

October 14, 2017

 

School News

Parent Conference Week: October 30 – November 3

 

Monday, October 30th, Tuesday, October 31st, Thursday, November 2nd, and Friday November 3rd are MINIMUM DAYS

Grades 1 – 5: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

TK & K (EB) 7:45 – 11:15

TK & K (LO) 8:40 – 12:10

 

LRES Gazette

Thank you to all the students who applied for the LRES Gazette.  We had an overwhelming response.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to accept everyone.  Congratulations to the following students:

 

5th Grade:                                                             4th Grade

Rylie DeBellis                                                       Dilan Patel

Hadley Cochran                                                    Derrick Robertson

Kyra Lin                                                               Jack Roche

Jack Bojorek                                                        Alexis Henretta

Addison Hall                                                         Ethan Xie

Sierra Chen                                                          Siena D’Elia

Kayla Warhurst                                                    Addy Vaught

JT Perry                                                                Nathalie Boutros

Riley Babbitt                                                        Ryan Waung

Elena Hsieh

Sydney Hanson

Morgan Calahan

Ashely Hall

Sofia Rahman

Rachel Arnold

Chase Gugliuzza

Avery Stephenson       

 

We will be having a meeting on Monday, October 16th at lunch.  Please bring your lunch to room 104 at 12:20. 

 

Robotics Meeting

We will be having a student informational meeting for students interested in participating in our new Robotics program.  It will be Wednesday, October 18th in Room 104 at 12:40. 

Counseling Information: Upcoming Parent Night(s) & Resources

There will be a parent informational night on Social Media & Cyber Safety on Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Deputy Cranford will be presenting at the Ladera Ranch Elementary School MPR. Counseling Information: Upcoming Parent Night(s) & Resources!

  • There will be a parent informational night on Social Media & Cyber Safety on Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Deputy Cranford will be presenting at the Ladera Ranch Elementary School MPR.
  • There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores Elementary School MPR.
  • Please feel free access the resources below if you are struggling with how to discuss the tragedy in Las Vegas with your children. Let me know if you have any questions.

How to Address Las Vegas Tragedy

How to Talk to Kids after a Shooting

Save the Date…..Future Stallion Night

October 20th, San Juan Hills is hosting its Future Stallions Night @ SJHHS.

 

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

 

ü  8 Week Programs

ü  Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü  Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts

 

Session 2:

November 13th – January 25th

 

Registration is Live on October 16th:

Register online at

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call the Community Education office at (949)582-4646

 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

 

Don’t forget to check out our brochure! You should be receiving one at your school in a week.

 

PTA News

 

Red Ribbon Fun Run

The Fun Run is off to a great start!    We have over 75% of the students registered.  That’s amazing for only 4 days!   We have a steady amount of pledges coming in - a big thank you for your generosity.

The next prize distribution is next Thursday (or Friday for 2nd graders).   Anyone who has sent out 12 pledge emails by Tuesday (10/17) will receive an emoji backpack.  They will be delivered on Thursday (Friday for 2nd graders).   No pledges are required to receive the backpack.

A couple of notes about the prizes:

The night light (4 point prize) came with a protective plastic wrap around the batteries.  The plastic will need to be removed before use.

The Emoji Pillows that were sent did not meet our high exceptions, so a replacement order was made. They are expected tomorrow and will be delivered to the students next week.

We ran out of Tornado Mugs.  Another shipment will arrive early next week.  

If you have any questions, or difficulty registering or pledging, please contact Jen Doyle at jenldoyle@cox.net or 949-280-7513

www.ultrafunrun.com

Access code : LionsRoar

 

SAVE THE DATE for MONSTER MASH!

When: Monday, Oct 30th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: MPR & Lunch Tables

What: DJ, Dancing, Haunted House, Food Vendors, Costume Contests, Games, Crafts & More!!

HAUNTED HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please use this link to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Contact MaryLynn St.Germaine at indenyl@hotmail.com for questions or more information. 

Reflections

Thank you to all the students who participated in the Reflections Art Program! We had an amazing turn out this year. Entries receiving the Award of Excellence will be notified next week and move on to the District Level.

Student recognition along with "Student Choice" viewing and voting will take place in the coming weeks. For more information, join our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/LRESReflectionsor ReflectionsLRES@gmail.com for questions.

 

District News

 

Early Childhood

The Capistrano Unified School District's Early Childhood Program is currently accepting applications for their half day Fee and State-Funded programs across the district. The preschool program is for families who meet age and the income eligibility requirements for state preschool.  Eligible children must turn 3 years of age by Sept. 1st of 2017 and be toilet trained.  For more information and availability please call (949)-234-5341.

 

Community News

 

 

Little Stallions Dance Workshop

Please see attached flyer for information.NEW little stallions registration form 2017.doc 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 10/15/17




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October 10, 2017

School News

PTA News

Red Ribbon Fun Run Correction

Dear parents, 

Please excuse the typo in the previous message.   Below is the correct link.

www.ultrafunrun.com

Access code LionsRoar

If you have any questions please email Jen Doyle at jenldoyle@cox.net

 

REMINDER

SMENCILS & SMENS

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month before school starting at 7:45 am we will be selling Smencils (scented pencils) for $1.00 and Smens (scented pens) for $2.00 out by the blacktop.  PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE.  We will start on Wednesday, October 11th.    

 

 

 


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Published: 10/10/17




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October 9, 2017

School News

PTA News

RED RIBBON FUN RUN 

Today we kicked off our biggest fundraiser of the year - The RED RIBBON FUN RUN!

Ask your student for the envelope with details.   Register and send out emails tonight for your qualify for a special prize.

www.ultrfunrun.com

Access code - LionsRoar

Congratulations to Brandon Kaneria for designing the 2017 Fun Run T-shirt!  (See the winning design on the back of your information envelope.)

The Fun Run will take place on October 26th, 2017.   Times to be announced soon!

There are extra information envelopes available in the front office.   Or you can email Jen Doyle for a digital copy at jenldoyle@cox.net

Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of ALL donations from this event go directly to our students

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

Advanced Orthodontic Center

AJ Mearig

Amy Sims

Blackstone Estates

Busy Bee Learning Hive

Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute

Coastal Kitchen

Cordoba Corporation

Custom Comforts/ Comforts of Home

Juice it Up

Kasia Cordova

Loo Law Firm

Mathnasium

Mission Hospital

Moby Young

Shear Construction

Soverign Healthcare

Sport Clips

Thai Bite Thai Cuisine

Zpizza

 

GOLD SPONSORS:

Ladera Legends

Nails by Holly

Neil Tragni- Bella Vita

Nixa Martial Arts Institute

Ranch Viejo Animal Hospital

 

SILVER SPONSORS

Demand Grand

Hala’s Paws

Kimberly Milo, India Hicks Jewelry, Independent Style Ambassador

 

 


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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 10/9/17




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LADERA RANCH ELEMENTARY

October 6, 2017

School News

WE HAVE SCHOOL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

 

SMENCILS & SMENS

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month before school starting at 7:45 am we will be selling Smencils (scented pencils) for $1.00 and Smens (scented pens) for $2.00 out by the blacktop.  PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE.  We will start on Wednesday, October 11th.    

 

4th Grade Block Music

4th grade students are wrapping up the CUSD Block Music Basic period where they have had a chance to try a String instrument and be a part of General Music.  They will be asked to make a choice, with your input, between the two options and they will then continue in that class for the remainder of the year.  More information will be coming home with them next week about the purchase or rental of instruments, so please wait for further information.

Thank you- Bruce Marcus, Music Teacher

 

Counseling Information: Upcoming Parent Night(s) & Resources

There will be a parent informational night on Social Media & Cyber Safety on Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Deputy Cranford will be presenting at the Ladera Ranch Elementary School MPR. Counseling Information: Upcoming Parent Night(s) & Resources!

  • There will be a parent informational night on Social Media & Cyber Safety on Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Deputy Cranford will be presenting at the Ladera Ranch Elementary School MPR.
  • There will be a screening of the film Screenagers about the dangers of social media and dark side of technology on Tuesday, October 10th, at 6 pm at Las Flores Middle School and all parents are welcome to attend.
  • There will be a parent informational night on Stress and Anxious Feelings on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:00 pm.  Western Youth Services will be presenting at the Las Flores Elementary School MPR.
  • Please feel free access the resources below if you are struggling with how to discuss the tragedy in Las Vegas with your children. Let me know if you have any questions.

How to Address Las Vegas Tragedy

How to Talk to Kids after a Shooting

Screenagers is back by popular demand!

Please join the Las Flores Middle School PTSA on October 10th at 7pm in the Las Flores Middle School MPR for our second screening of the documentary that will make you think about the amount of screen time we have and what it is doing to our children, families and community. Screenagers “probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.” Parents and children are encouraged to attend together. We will have time for group discussion at the end of the screening.

Please see the linked flyer for the event and feel free to share with any parents in the area!
Screenagers - LFMS - 10.10.17 @ 7:00 pm in LFMS MPR 

5th Grade Parents

Outdoor Science camp meeting: Wednesday, October 11th @ 8:00 in the MPR.

 

Parenting in a Digital World

Parenting in a Digital World is a FREE 2-hour cyber safety seminar that will prepare parents to effectively supervise their child on social media sites and protect them from online threats.  Please see the attached flyer. Parenting in a digital world flyer.pdf 

 

Save the Date…..Future Stallion Night

October 20th, San Juan Hills is hosting its Future Stallions Night @ SJHHS.

 

 

PTA News

 

SAVE THE DATE for MONSTER MASH!

When: Monday, Oct 30th from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: MPR & Lunch Tables

What: DJ, Dancing, Haunted House, Food Vendors, Costume Contests, Games, Crafts & More!!

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please use this link to sign up. 

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Contact MaryLynn St.Germaine at indenyl@hotmail.com for questions or more information. 

LION TILE WALL
Thank you to all who have purchased your tiles. This wall will be amazing!

Painting Days at the Lunch tables:
Tuesday October 10 2:20-3:30
Wednesday October 11 2:05-3:15
Thursday October 12 2:20-3:30
All painting supplies will be supplied. All tiles must be painted on campus. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the painting sessions.

Please contact Kellie Davidson kellied2010@gmail.com with any questions.

Hi, LRES Volunteers. We are looking for helpers to fill a few spots in October.  

Tile Wall Painting Volunteers - We need people to help with our Tile Painting on 10/10, 10/11 and 10/12.  This would be after school at the lunch tables.  You can commit to as many days as you would like. Please see the attached link for details. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Fun Run Prize Patrol - We need two people per grade to deliver prizes to our students from 10/10 to 10/31.  This volunteer position includes five days - with one-hour time slots for each day.  It's ideal if you can commit to all five days. This is a very fun position - we are looking for energetic individuals to assist with this.  Please see the attached link for further details:  

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Questions?  Please contact Laurie Skibba at laurie_palombo@hotmail.com.   

 

Community News

 

Parenting Workshop:  How to Manage Behaviors in the Home – presented by Rhysa Suh.  This is a 5 week workshop beginning on Tuesday, October 17thfrom 5:30-7:30 pm held at Viejo Elementary for parents who have children 3-6 years of age.  Childcare will be provided.  This workshop will be conducted in English with a Spanish workshop offered in Feb/March 2018.

 

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October 1, 2017

School News

Calling All 4th and 5th Graders

Are you interested in being a part of our first school newspaper called the LRES Gazette?  If so, we will be having an informational meeting for students in Room 104 during lunch recess on October 4.  We will be looking for a team of 15 (12 5th graders and 3 4th graders).    

Counseling Information

Please take the Parent Survey on what workshops you would like us to present to help support your students! Parent Workshops Survey

5th Grade Parents

Outdoor Science camp meeting: Wednesday, October 11th @ 8:00 in the MPR.

 

Save the Date…..Future Stallion Night

October 20th, San Juan Hills is hosting its Future Stallions Night @ SJHHS.2017 Future Stallions REVISED.pdf 

 

 

PTA News

 

LION TILE WALL
Deadline to turn in your order to create a tile on the tile wall has been extended to Tuesday October 3. Don't be left off the wall this year! We will NOT have tiles for sale on painting days. Thank you to all who have purchased so far. This wall will be amazing!

Painting Days at the Lunch tables:
Tuesday October 10 2:20-3:30
Wednesday October 11 2:05-3:15
Thursday October 12 2:20-3:30
All painting supplies will be supplied. All tiles must be painted on campus. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the painting sessions.

Please contact Kellie Davidson kellied2010@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Anything is "Within Reach" with REFLECTIONS!  We saw many of your children expressing their inner artist at our recess Reflections promotion activity last week. They created a beautiful school-wide pastel masterpiece on the blacktop. Join our Facebook Group for more information and inspiration:  www.facebook.com/groups/LRESReflections

There’s definitely still time to join in on the fun!  Entries are due on Friday, October 6th.  We will be collecting the art projects before school on 10/6 outside of the front office. Please email any questions you may have to ReflectionsLRES@gmail.com.

LRES Volunteers Wanted. We are looking for helpers to fill a few spots in October.  

Tile Wall Painting Volunteers - We need people to help with our Tile Painting on 10/10, 10/11 and 10/12.  This would be after school at the lunch tables.  You can commit to as many days as you would like. Please see the attached link for details. 9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Fun Run Prize Patrol - We need two people per grade to deliver prizes to our students from 10/10 to 10/31.  This volunteer position includes five days - with one-hour time slots for each day.  It's ideal if you can commit to all five days. This is a very fun position - we are looking for energetic individuals to assist with this.  Please see the attached link for further details:  9040d4caeaf2da31-lres

Questions?  Please contact Laurie Skibba at laurie_palombo@hotmail.com.   

PRIMARY MUSIC AND STEAM FUND UPDATE

Good News!  Families have been asking……..and now our online donation mechanism for the Primary Music Program and STEAM Fund has been restored!  Please visit http://www.lrespta.com/programs/music/ (Music) and http://www.lrespta.com/fundraisers/steam-fund/(STEAM) to make your tax deductible donations online.  Thank you for your support of our school’s amazing music, science, and technology offerings.

 

 

Community News

 

Opioid & Heroin Crisis: Drug Awareness Night at San Juan Hills High School.  Please see attached flyer.Opioid and Heroin Crisis - October 2 2017.pdf 

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September 25, 2017                 

 

School News

REMINDER

 

LRES Restaurant Night: Tuesday, September 26th

LRES parents!  Take the night off from cooking and bring the family to Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria or order take out in Ladera Ranch.  Bring the attached flyer and 20% of your total check goes to benefit LRES.  Selma's.pdf 

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September 22, 2017

School News

W.A.T.C.H Dogs

Calling all dads!  Please join us on Monday, September 25th @ 6:30 -7:00 in the MPR for our fall launch of our W.A.T.C.H Dogs program. 

 

LRES Restaurant Night: Tuesday, September 26th

LRES parents!  Take the night off from cooking and bring the family to Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria or order take out in Ladera Ranch.  Bring the attached flyer and 20% of your total check goes to benefit LRES. 

Counseling Information

Please take the Parent Survey on what workshops you would like us to present to help support your students! Parent Workshops Survey

Science Night Provided by Capistrano Valley High School

Friday, September 29th join us for a fun night of hands on science hosted by Capistrano Valley High School students @ Ladera Ranch Elementary from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

One of the activities is Bottle Rockets and requires for students to reserve a spot.  If you would like to reserve a spot for your child, please send their name, grade, and teacher to Ms. Miller @ sgmiller@capousd.org no later than Monday, September 25th @ 2:00 pm. There are 14 spots left. 

Save the Date…..5th Grade Parents

Outdoor Science camp meeting: Wednesday, October 11th @ 8:00 in the MPR.

 


Important Safety Tips for Kids

Now that we have recently begun a new school year, please review the following safety tips with your children.

 

  * Don’t talk to strangers.

   *Don’t take anything from strangers.

   *Don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know.

   *Stay more than an arm’s reach from strangers. If you are approached by a stranger, seek help immediately.

   Trust your instincts, if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, seek help immediately.

   *Use the buddy system, avoid walking anywhere alone.

  * Review contact telephone numbers and home safety practices.

   *When seeking help, always go to a trusted adult – teacher, coach, police officer, other parent, or older siblings.

   *If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away.

*Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite, and scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you. If someone is dragging you away, scream, “this is not my dad,” or “this is not my mom.”

   *Report any suspicious activity to your local school and police department.

Parking

All numbered parking spots are reserved for a specific staff member.  Staff members come and go throughout the day.  Please do not park in a numbered spot anytime during the day.  This includes when dropping students off for the YMCA in the morning. 

 

PTA News

 

FUN RUN PRIZE PATROL

Come be a part of our FUN RUN PRIZE PATROL!  Our fun run is approaching quickly, and we are looking for volunteers.  Prize patrol is so much fun! The kids are so excited when you enter the room.  The volunteer should be good with kids and have a fun, positive personality around kids.  A brief meeting will be held prior to 10/9 to discuss the process and how to read the distribution sheets.  Please visit our signup genius to see if any of the Fun Run Prize Patrol Time Slots work for you!  9040d4caeaf2da31-lres  Questions?  Contact Jen Doyle at jenldoyle@cox.net.

TILE SALES - don't miss out - the deadline to order a tile for the 2017-2018 tile wall is September 29th! Tiles are $30 each. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Painting of the tiles will occur after school in October. Children must be accompanied by an adult during painting day. This is a VERY exciting event that doesn't happen every year. All proceeds go towards primary music. Questions? Please contact Kellie Davidson at kellied2010@gmail.com

HURRICANE HARVEY DONATION DRIVE - extended by one week! Now through September 29th. Please make donations via the Amazon wishlist (provided below). 

It's not too late to make a donation to our adopted schools in Texas! LRES is teaming up with Oso Grande, Chaparral and LRMS to adopt a school district in Sour Lake, Texas, a community negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  The Sour Lake Middle School was flooded and is considered a complete loss.  In addition, hundreds of students lost their homes in the flood as well as 26 teachers.  Please consider making a donation:

DIRECT DONATIONS, USING AMAZON WISH LIST

Go online and purchase school supplies that will be directly shipped from Amazon to our adopted schools and teachers in Texas.  The below link takes you there.  OR, you can search for the Wish List using the search terms:  "Orange County Helps Hurricane Harvey."

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb?ie=UTF8&lid=AAGC0BA0CGOU&ref_=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb&ty=wishlist

YMCA

Track and Field at the Y!

This fall, the YMCA is offering an afterschool track program. The program will start the week of September 25th. Practices at Ladera Ranch Elementary will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm with a YMCA track coach. Youth will practice and compete in several track races including relays, shotput, long jump and more. There will be a track meet at Laguna Hills High School on November 4th for kids across the district to showcase their skills. Program fees are $65 for active YMCA Afterschool Care participants and $130 for others. Registration is currently open so don’t delay! For more information please contact the YMCA on school campus atmalvarado@ymcaoc.org or ktoy@ymcaoc.org, or call our branch office at (949) 859-9622.

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September 15, 2017

School News

School Pictures

Monday, September 18th.

LIVE SCAN

Thursday, September 21st from 8:00 – 1:00 LIVE SCAN for fingerprints in the lobby.  Please sign up in the office. 

W.A.T.C.H Dogs

Calling all dads!  Please join us on Monday, September 25th @ 6:30 -7:00 in the MPR for our fall launch of our W.A.T.C.H Dogs program. 

LRES Restaurant Night: Tuesday, September 26th

LRES parents!  Take the night off from cooking and bring the family to Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria or order take out in Ladera Ranch.  Bring the attached flyer and 20% of your total check goes to benefit LRES. Selma's.pdf 

 

Science Night Provided by Capistrano Valley High School

Friday, September 29th join us for a fun night of hands on science hosted by Capistrano Valley High School students @ Ladera Ranch Elementary from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

One of the activities is Bottle Rockets and requires for students to reserve a spot.  If you would like to reserve a spot for your child, please send their name, grade, and teacher to Ms. Miller @ sgmiller@capousd.org no later than Monday, September 25th @ 2:00 pm. The first 30 to respond will get the spots. 

Parking

All numbered parking spots are reserved for a specific staff member.  Staff members come and go throughout the day.  Please do not park in a numbered spot anytime during the day.  This includes when dropping students off for the YMCA in the morning. 

 

PTA News

 

FUN RUN T-SHIRT DESIGNS DUE!
Only a few more days to get turn in your design for the 2017 Red Ribbon Fun Run T-shirt design!

All entries are due by Monday, September 18th.  Turn them in to the office or your teacher.

See flyer for guidelines.   Flyers went home last week in Thursday folders, and are available in the front office or you can email jenldoyle@cox.net

ALL participants will receive a prize.  One entry per student please.

 

HURRICANE HARVEY DONATION DRIVE - SEPTEMBER 14-22, 2017

LRES is teaming up with Oso Grande, Chaparral and LRMS to adopt a school district in Sour Lake, Texas, a community negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  The Sour Lake Middle School was flooded and is considered a complete loss.  In addition, hundreds of students lost their homes in the flood as well as 26 teachers.  Please consider making a donation in one of the following ways:

1)  DIRECT DONATIONS, USING AMAZON WISH LIST

Go online and purchase school supplies that will be directly shipped from Amazon to our adopted schools and teachers in Texas.  The below link takes you there.  OR, you can search for the Wish List using the search terms:  "Orange County Helps Hurricane Harvey."

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb?ie=UTF8&lid=AAGC0BA0CGOU&ref_=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb&ty=wishlist

2)  GIFT CARD DONATIONS

If you prefer, you can donate gift cards (in any amount) to Amazon, Wal-Mart or Target.  LRES PTA will then use these gift cards to purchase items that the school district has requested (such as healthy snacks and backpacks).   Leave gift card donations in the LRES office.

3)  MONETARY DONATIONS

Write a check to LRES PTA with "Harvey Relief Fund" in your memo.  Your LRES PTA team will use the money raised to purchase needed supplies. Drop off monetary donations in the LRES office.  

Questions?  Please visit the Ladera Ranch Elementary PTA Facebook page or contact Sarah Parsons at lresptaprez@gmail.com.

Attention All Room Parents...information meeting Thursday September 21 at 815am in Room 104. Please make every effort to attend to get all the information you need as a room parent. At least one representative from each classroom should be present.

LION TILE WALL

This school year is the 15th Anniversary of Ladera Ranch Elementary School. You are invited to leave your mark at LRES with a personalized tile! Design and paint a 6” square tile that will be permanently mounted and displayed at our school! All funds raised will benefit LRES Primary music. Tiles are ON SALE now for $30 each ($25 for each additional tile).  Order forms are in the office.  Last day to purchase a tile is September 29, 2017.  Don't be left off the wall!

Please contact Kellie Davidson kellied2010@gmail.com or Theresa Prouty tmprouty97@gmail.com with any questions

 

Join us for REFLECTIONS!  The program is now underway so have your child start their original creations today! The theme for 2017 is "Within Reach". We have many fun categories -- Visual Arts, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Literature. Entries are due Friday, October 6. You may find copies of the program entry form in yesterday’s Thursday folders, in the school’s front office, or access online.  For more information, join our Facebook Group at  www.facebook.com/groups/LRESReflections. You may also email questions to ReflectionsLRES@gmail.com.  Students of all grades and abilities can participate in this fabulous program!!

YMCA

Track and Field at the Y!

This fall, the YMCA is offering an afterschool track program. The program will start the week of September 25th. Practices at Ladera Ranch Elementary will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm with a YMCA track coach. Youth will practice and compete in several track races including relays, shotput, long jump and more. There will be a track meet at Laguna Hills High School on November 4th for kids across the district to showcase their skills. Program fees are $65 for active YMCA Afterschool Care participants and $130 for others. Registration is currently open so don’t delay! For more information please contact the YMCA on school campus atmalvarado@ymcaoc.org or ktoy@ymcaoc.org, or call our branch office at (949) 859-9622.Track Flyer Fall 2017.pdf 

 

 

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September 12, 2017

 

School News

Parent Education: 

Sorry for the late notice……

On Wednesday, September 13th, Western Youth Services will be holding a parent information session on Supporting Students with Anxiety at 9:15 am in the MPR.  If you have any questions please contact Miss Deszcz at Jsdeszcz@capousd.org.

Counseling Packet:

Your student should have received a counseling packet, which includes a permission slip.  By allowing your student to access the counselor you are NOT consenting to ongoing counseling with your student.  Instead you are allowing the child to participate in lunch time workshops or to access the counselor if they are having a small problem (e.g. friendship issue).  If the problem cannot be solved in one meeting, the counselor will contact the parent.   Please contact Miss Deszcz at Jsdeszcz@capousd.org you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

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Do you need a safe and friendly environment for your kids during Back-to-School Night?

 

Bring them by to the YMCA, located right on campus at LRES. Your children do not have to be enrolled in our program but they MUST be potty trained.

Wednesday, September 13th from:

 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Kinder-2nd grade)

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (3rd-5th grade)

The price is very affordable: $10 for the 1st child and $5 for each additional child. Payment must be made upon drop-off.

 

Please contact Mari Alvarado or Kylie Toy if you have any other questions.

malvarado@ymcaoc.org          ktoy@ymcaoc.org 949-364-3089

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September 3, 2017

School News

Labor Day

No school on September 4th in honor of Labor Day.

Back to School Night

September 13th

TK/K – 2: 5:00 – 6:00

3 – 5: 6:00 – 7:00                                                                            

School Pictures

Monday, September 18th.

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, September 29th join us for a fun night of hands on science hosted by Capistrano Valley High School students @ Ladera Ranch Elementary from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.                                                                  

After schoolplease remember that the middle school is still in session and the elementary students and families should NOT be walking across the blacktop on the middle school side.  Please go around the front. 

Releasing Children to Adults

Parents must sign their child out in the Front Office when removing students early from school.  Children will only be released to those individuals listed on the emergency card (Student Information Card on Aeries, and those individuals will be required to show their driver's license.  If special pick up arrangements are made with persons not listed on the card, parents must send a written note to the Front Office.  Any pertinent custody information should be brought to the attention of the principal immediately and court documents that define custody arrangements must be on file in the school office.

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

Session 1: September 5th - November 9th

No classes the week of Sept. 11th and the week of Oct. 30th

To quickly reference what is offered at your school, please select the following link:https://www.saddleback.edu/uploads/ce/ase-school_listing_session1.pdf

ü 8 Week Programs

ü Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü Offering classes featuring arts, academics, STEM and sports.

Demo Week for Session 1 Classes

Demos will be held from August 28th – August 31st.  Our instructors will conduct demos for these classes during lunch. Be sure to ask your children about their lunchtime activities!

 

Register Now At:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce/experience-cusd

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

PTA News

 

PTA Association Meeting

Please join us for our first PTA Association meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 6th @ 9:15 about the MPR.  Come find out about what the PTA does to support our school and connect with other parents.   Everyone is invited (even your kids!).  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

PTA Forms

A packet of PTA information was sent home last week with your child.  Please make sure that your return the PARENT APPROVAL/STUDENT WAIVERASAP.  Since so many of our programs/activities happen on campus, we must have a waiver signed for every child.  Also include in the packet were flyers for PTA membership, yearbook pre-sales, tile wall orders and STEAM Fund donations.  If you have any questions, please visit our website at lrespta.com or contact Sarah Parsons at lresptaprez@gmail.com.  

Sweet Treat Thursdays are back!

Every Thursday after school, Kona Ice or Juice It Up will be on campus selling sweet treats for $3 each.  A portion of all sales goes back to our school.  What a great way to beat the heat while supporting LRES!

Announcing our 2017 RELECTIONS contest!  PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage our children’s artistic creativity in school and at home.  Students of all grades and abilities may participate in our program at LRES.  We had record participation last year; this year let’s top that with even more fabulous artistic creations from our amazing children!  The theme for 2017 is “Within Rach”.  Entries are due Friday, October 6.  The program is now underway and the students may begin putting together their entries at any time.  For more information, join our Facebook Group atwww.facebook.com/groups/LRESReflections. You may also email questions to RelectionsLRES@gmail.com

Spiritwear Sale

Spiritwear will be for sale on the blacktop before and during the announcements on Wednesday, September 6th.  We are running low on our stock of shirts for boys and girls, so we are no longer accepting order forms, but if you are interested in seeing what’s left, just come to the tables.  New spirit wear is in the works, but it will be a couple months out so come by and see what we have now for your kids to participate in the Spirit wear Fridays!  Socks, shirts, stickers, and some hats are available.

 

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August 28, 2017

 

School News

LRES 101

Please join Ms. Miller on Tuesday, August 29th @ 6:00 pm or Wednesday, August 30th @ 9:15 am in the MPR to learn about student expectations, school rules, student resources, etc.  This is great for new parents to LRES and for parents who did not attend last year.

 

Labor Day

No school on September 4th in honor of Labor Day.

 

Back to School Night

September 13th

TK/K – 2: 5:00 – 6:00

3 – 5: 6:00 – 7:00

 

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, September 29th join us for a fun night of hands on science hosted by Capistrano Valley High School students @ Ladera Ranch Elementary from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

 

Releasing Children to Adults

Parents must sign their child out in the Front Office when removing students early from school.  Children will only be released to those individuals listed on the emergency card (Student Information Card on Aeries, and those individuals will be required to show their driver's license.  If special pick up arrangements are made with persons not listed on the card, parents must send a written note to the Front Office.  Any pertinent custody information should be brought to the attention of the principal immediately and court documents that define custody arrangements must be on file in the school office.

PTA News

 

Fun Run Sponsorship

Our Fun Run will be here soon. It will take place on Thursday, October 26th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Our goal is to raise at least $70,000! 

How can you help?

We are looking for Sponsors! Do you work for a company or own a company that might be interested in sponsoring our Fun Run?

We have three levels of sponsorship:

Platinum Sponsor - $600 or more

  • Benefits of Gold Sponsor PLUS:
  • Company Logo on the back of the T-shirts

Gold Sponsor - $300

  • Benefits of Silver Sponsor PLUS:
  • Company Logo on all banners

Silver Sponsor - $100

  • Company name on flyers, social media and emails

All donations are tax deductible. Sponsorships are due by September 8, 2017.

Please contact Jen L. Doyle at  jenldoyle@cox.net for more information.

 

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August 21, 2017

 

School News

Checking Portal for New Teacher

If for some reason your teacher is listed as “N/A”, please log out and log back in to the portal.  You should be able to see who your new teacher is.

There will be no class changes for 10 days.  If you are requesting a classroom change you will need to pick up the appropriate form in the front office.

PTA News

Welcome back, Ladera Ranch Lions! Please head to the lunch tables on Wednesday, August 23rd during and after morning drop off. Join PTA, find out about volunteer opportunities and purchase your spirit wear!  (cash, credit cards and checks accepted).  Get a head start and pre-order your yearbook (no cash accepted for yearbook sales).  

In honor of Ladera Ranch Elementary's 15th anniversary, we are excited to announce that the Lion Legacy Wall Tiles are back again this year, and will be available to purchase on August 23rd! They are $30 and on sale through September 29, 2017. Tiles will be painted in October, dates are TBD. 

Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com

PTA Family Fun Movie Night is SING!!!

Join us for a fun movie night out- featuring SING! Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy food vendors & popcorn! Friday, August 25th starting at 5:30pm. Showtime at 6pm in the MPR room! 

Questions? Please contact Kim Diaz at kim.v.diaz@gmail.com

 

Community News

 

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience is back! 

ü  7-8 Week Programs

ü  Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü  Offering art, coding, drama, chess and academic enrichment classes

ü  Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts 

Session 1:

September 5th - November 9th 

Register Now At:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call our office at (949)582-4646 

v  REMEMBER: Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class!

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Don’t forget to check out our brochure! Your child will receive one of these within the first 2 weeks of school.

 

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August 20, 2017

School News

Welcome back LRES Lions! 

First day of school is Tuesday, August 22nd and it is a minimum day.  Please see schedules below.

FIRST DAY SCHEDULE FOR TK/KINDERGARTEN

Early Birds attend 8:30 – 9:43 with a parent.

Late Owls attend 10:15 – 11:28 with a parent.

 

*Parents need to stay with their TK/kindergarten student the first day.  Students will have an opportunity to choose an activity while the parents get some important TK/Kindergarten information.  The students will also get to listen to a story and make a project with their parents.

 

We highly encourage you to walk to school as there is very limited parking.  Please remember that ALL numbered parking spots are reserved and assigned to a specific staff member.  Please do not park in a numbered spot. 

 

Also, please do not park on the middle school side.

 

Schedule for students in grades 1-5 on the first day of school is 8:00 am – 12:05 pm.  Students should report directly to their classrooms.  DO NOT LINE UP ON THE BLACKTOP.

 

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Wednesday, August 23rd is LAST START.  The schedule is:

 

All TK/Kindergarten students attend 9:00 am – 12:53 pm

Students in grades 1-5 attend 9:00 am – 2:05 pm

 

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Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th are regular school days.

 

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CLASS ASSIGNMNET NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

 

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

 

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

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PTA News

 

PTA Back to School Open House!

Welcome back, Ladera Ranch Lions! Please grab your wallets and head to the lunch tables on Wednesday, August 23rd during morning drop off. Spirit wear will be for sale, yearbook presale, and PTA membership forms and information will be available as well!  We are also excited to announce that the Lion Legacy Wall Tiles are back again this year and will be available to purchase on August 23rd. They are $30 and on sale through September 29, 2017. Tiles will be painted in October, dates are TBD. 

Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com

PTA is on Facebook

Please visit and "like" our Facebook page - Ladera Ranch Elementary PTA.  https://www.facebook.com/lrespta/.   We will help keep you up to speed on everything happening at LRES.  You can also visit our website at lrespta.com.

Calling all VOLUNTEERS!         

LRES PTA would love to have you be a Parent Volunteer this year. We have many opportunities for you to choose from.  Please visit our signup genius, and get involved!    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres.  Questions?  Please contact Laurie Skibba at laurie_palombo@hotmail.com

 

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Community News

 

CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience is back! 

ü  7-8 Week Programs

ü  Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü  Offering art, coding, drama, chess and academic enrichment classes

ü  Classes taught by CUSD Teachers and professional experts 

Session 1:

September 5th - November 9th 

Register Now At:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce

or

Call our office at (949)582-4646 

v  REMEMBER: Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class!

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Don’t forget to check out our brochure! Your child will receive one of these within the first 2 weeks of school.

 

 

 

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Published: 8/20/17




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August 17, 2017

 

FIRST DAY SCHEDULE FOR TK/KINDERGARTEN

Early Birds attend 8:30 – 9:43 with a parent.

Late Owls attend 10:15 – 11:28 with a parent.

 

*Parents need to stay with their TK/kindergarten student the first day.  Students will have an opportunity to choose an activity while the parents get some important TK/Kindergarten information.  The students will also get to listen to a story and make a project with their parents.

 

We highly encourage you to walk to school as there is very limited parking.

 

First day of school is Tuesday, August 22nd

(Please see schedule above for TK/Kindergarten) 

 

Schedule for students in grades 1-5 on the first day of school is 8:00 am – 12:05 pm.  Students should report directly to their classrooms.  DO NOT LINE UP ON THE BLACKTOP.

 

Wednesday, August 23rd is LAST START.  The schedule is:

 

All TK/Kindergarten students attend 9:00 am – 12:53 pm

Students in grades 1-5 attend 9:00 am – 2:05 pm

 

Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th are regular school days.

 

CLASS ASSIGNMNET NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 8/18/17




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LADERA RANCH NEWS

August 9, 2017

 

 

PTA Back to School Open House!

Welcome back, Ladera Ranch Lions! Please grab your wallets and head to the lunch tables on Wednesday, August 23rd during morning drop off. Spiritwear will be for sale, yearbook presale, and PTA membership forms and information will be available as well!  We are also excited to announce that the Lion Legacy Wall Tiles are back again this year and will be available to purchase on August 23rd. They are $30 and on sale through September 29, 2017. Tiles will be painted in October, dates are TBD. 

Any questions, please contact Maria Davis at mariadavis08@yahoo.com

PTA is on Facebook

Please visit and "like" our Facebook page - Ladera Ranch Elementary PTA.  https://www.facebook.com/lrespta/.   We will help keep you up to speed on everything happening at LRES.  You can also visit our website at lrespta.com.

Calling all VOLUNTEERS! 

LRES PTA would love to have you be a Parent Volunteer this year. We have many opportunities for you to choose from.  Please visit our signup genius, and get involved!    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4caeaf2da31-lres.  Questions?  Please contact Laurie Skibba at laurie_palombo@hotmail.com.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

It's not too late to order online!   When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, our school will receive 50% of the profits, and your supplies will be shipped directly to you (free shipping).    All of the suggested supply lists for LRES have been uploaded to the site - all you have to do is click and order - Please visit https://www.yubbler.com/Yub/Details/1880 for more information.  To ensure that you get your supplies before the 1st day of school, please order ASAP (prior to August 17th). 

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Published: 8/10/17




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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

7/31/2017:  Closed

8/1/2017:    Closed

8/2-8/4/2017: Office open 8:00 - 12:00

8/7 - 8/21/2017:  Office open 8:00 - 3:00 (Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00)

CLASS ASSIGNMENT NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

Having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

It's not too late to order online!   When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, our school will receive 50% of the profits, and your supplies will be shipped directly to you (free shipping).    All of the suggested supply lists for LRES have been uploaded to the site - all you have to do is click and order - Please visit https://www.yubbler.com/Yub/Details/1880 for more information.  To ensure that you get your supplies before the 1st day of school, please order ASAP (prior to August 17th).  

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 8/2/17




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CLASS ASSIGNMENT NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

 

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school Year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

 

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Miller
Published: 6/15/17




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Ladera Ranch Elementary

June 5, 2017

            

School News

On behalf of the entire LRES staff we hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer.  Thank you for an amazing year!  We will see you on August 22nd!

 

CLASS ASSIGNMNET NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

 

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school Year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

 

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

 

Emergency Kits

Emergency kits were sent home on the last of school.  Please put them in a safe place for the summer and return them on the first day of school.

 

PTA News

 

Get a head start on your school supplies for next year!  When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, our school will receive 50% of the profits, and your supplies will be shipped directly to you (free shipping).  For the month of June, Yubbler is offering 15% off.  Please visit https://www.yubbler.com/Yub/Details/1880 and enter coupon code ENDOFSCHOOL to receive the discount.  

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 6/7/17




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2017-18_YouthCampFlier.pdf 

STALLIONS VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

Summer Youth Camp Opportunity - Girls Volleyball

Our girls volleyball program is holding a youth camp for ages 7-14

July 24-27

Please visit our website at www.sjhstallions.com/camps to register.

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Published: 6/5/17




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FINAL CHANCE TO PURCHASE

A YEARBOOK!!

We have a handful of yearbooks for sale!

Sale will begin at 7:30 am

Limited quantities. First come, first served.

HARD COVER YEARBOOK $40

ONLY ONE YEARBOOK PER PERSON

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 5/31/17




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Ladera Ranch Elementary

May 29, 2017

 

School News

 

Last day of school is Thursday, June 1

Minimum Day Schedule

All TK and Kinder: 7:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Grades 1-5 8:00 AM – 12:05 PM

 

 

CLASS ASSIGNMNET NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

 

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

 

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

LOST AND FOUND

LOST AND FOUND WILL BE DONATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017.  If you are missing any items, please take a moment to drop by school and check out the Lost and Found.     

 

PTA News

YEARBOOKS

 

Did you miss the yearbook pre-sale??

 

Here is your final chance to purchase a 2017 yearbook!

 

ONE DAY ONLY!!!!

Tuesday, May 30th

7:30am - 8:00am & 2:15pm - 3:00pm

 

Hardcover Yearbook - $40

 

We will be selling outside the elementary school office. First come, first served... supplies are limited.

 

Community News

Summer Solutions

Summer is finally here! Please forward this email to your families to remind them to order their Summer Solutions books.

 

 

Order your Summer Solutions books today!

Go to www.SummerSolutions.net

Enter your school code:  H92694LRE

  • Free shipping to your house.
  • Available for students Pre-K through Grade 8.
  • Start summer off on the right foot!

Keep following us on social media!  A June contest will be announced soon!
 (EVERYONE who orders this year is automatically entered!)

YMCA News

Need a Safe Place for your Kid After School?

Come check out our Ladera Ranch YMCA program, located conveniently at the back of campus! Our program promotes leadership and creativity through our academically-enriching Clubs and student-guided curricula; teamwork, fairness, and a healthy lifestyle and choices through our Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) program; and responsibility and kindness through our Character Counts program.

Feel free to swing by to find out more info about our programs. We are in the blue portables toward the back of campus, nearest the handball courts. You can also reach us at (949) 364-3089, or by emailing Mari Alvarado (malvarado@ymcaoc.org) or Kylie Toy (ktoy@ymcaoc.org).

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 5/29/17




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Do you want to get better at being a mom and dad? Need help understanding what it’s like to be a kid/teenager in today’s society? Looking for a life changing experience to parenting? Come learn the parenting skills that were developed from working with over 500,000 families nationwide involving every situation imaginable. The “parenting manual” is here:

 

Information and registration forms can be found at: www.parentproject.com

 

Questions: Call (949) 283-2724 10 Week Course Starts: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 

Facilitators: Deputy Mike Woodroof (School Resource Officer)
and Mike Darnold (Student Interventions and Family Support) “It’s the greatest investment you’ll make as a parent

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Posted by: Chris Tanioka
Published: 5/22/17




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Ladera Ranch Elementary

May 20, 2017

 

School News

 

No school Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day

Last day of school is Thursday, June 1 (Minimum Day)

 

VEX Robotics & Khan Academy

Parent Information Night

 

Thursday, May 25 in the LRES Library

VEX Robotics (Current 3rd & 4th Grade Students) 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Khan Academy (K-5) 6:30 pm

 

VEX Robotics Parent Information Night for Parents of Current 3rd & 4th Grade Students

 

LRES will be holding a parent information night on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm in the LRES library.  If you are interested in your student participating in VEX Robotics and/or being a parent lead for a VEX Robotics Team you will want to attend. 

 

Khan Academy

Have you heard your student mention Khan Academy or have you seen the Khan Academy Challenge in past messages, but you aren’t sure what it is?  Join us on Thursday, May 25th @ 6:30 pm in the LRES Library and learn more about this amazing program.     

 

 

CLASS ASSIGNMNET NOTIFICATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

All families are strongly encouraged to register and update their Parent Portal account. Through the use of the Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.

 

Beginning this summer, having an updated Parent Portal is more important than ever because it is how you will be notified of your child’s new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year prior to Opening Day (8/22/17). Information regarding your child’s new teacher and room number will be available for you to access through the Parent Portal on August 21, 2017, after 3 pm.

 

To update or activate your Parent Portal, simply log onto

https://sites.google.com/a/capousd.org/parent-and-student-portal/ where you will find directions for updating your Parent Portal account. If you have not created an account, please ask your school’s office staff to assist you.

 

 

PTA News

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 24 PTA Open House

 

PTA Needs You!

Thank you to all of our amazing LRES families that contributed so much time and money to make our school such a special place.  We truly do appreciate you!  

 

We are already starting to plan for 2017-2018, and we need your help!  Please consider volunteering on one of our PTA committees!  Do you have a passion for music or art?  We are looking for someone to help with those parent-funded programs.  Do you enjoy fitness and promoting wellness?  We are looking for people to help with our Fun Run committee, Red Ribbon Week and Kindness Week.  For those of you that enjoy throwing parties, we are looking for volunteers for our Monster Mash and Movie Night committees.  There really is an opportunity for everyone, and volunteering for your child’s school is a great way to give back to your community and teach your kids about giving to others.  Without the generous support of our LRES families, none of these amazing opportunities would be possible.  To inquire about opportunities for next year, please join us at our upcoming open house or contact Sarah Parsons atslherron@yahoo.com

 

What:  PTA Open House/Volunteer Meeting

When:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 

Time:  9 am - 11 am

Where:  Room 104

*Coffee and light snacks served

 

 

YMCA News

Need a Safe Place for your Kid After School?

Come check out our Ladera Ranch YMCA program, located conveniently at the back of campus! Our program promotes leadership and creativity through our academically-enriching Clubs and student-guided curricula; teamwork, fairness, and a healthy lifestyle and choices through our Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) program; and responsibility and kindness through our Character Counts program.

Feel free to swing by to find out more info about our programs. We are in the blue portables toward the back of campus, nearest the handball courts. You can also reach us at (949) 364-3089, or by emailing Mari Alvarado (malvarado@ymcaoc.org) or Kylie Toy (ktoy@ymcaoc.org).

 

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Posted by: Keith Wilson
Published: 5/21/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Growth Mindset

Strengths of Will

Having a growth mindset means understanding that intelligence can be developed.

 

A growth mindset is a belief that we can get smarter through hard work and practice. This means that struggling with something difficult doesn’t mean you’re not smart—it’s a chance to grow your intelligence. Growth mindset is all about trying hard, using good strategies, and getting the help you need.

 

Growth mindset is a popular notion in the field of education right now, but it’s commonly misunderstood. It might seem like growth mindset implies that everyone has exactly the same potential in every domain, but that’s not quite true. Instead, growth mindset means everyone’s intellectual ability can always be further developed. Growth mindset is not about telling your students to never give up. A benefit of growth mindset is that it helps you stay motivated to stick it out when things are difficult, but telling students not to quit won't do that alone. You have to (truthfully!) convince kids that their efforts will result in increased ability (because ability can grow!) and remind them that they're learning when something is hard for them to do.

 

Credit: Character Lab 

 

Carol Dweck TED Talk - The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

 

Attached is Growth Mindset parent information from Jessica Deszcz, LRES School Counselor

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Posted by: Chris Tanioka
Published: 1/19/17




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Western Youth Services, a community resource, reviewed strategies to help manage anxiety in children on 1/13. Here is what they presented. Contact Jessica Deszcz (jsdeszcz@capousd.org) for more information.

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Published: 12/20/16


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