Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
We had a great first week. Teachers launched into activities to build classroom community, develop smooth routines and introduced the work of writers, readers, mathematicians and scientists. Students were excited to be back. First graders were especially excited to move up from kindergarten. Ben shared, “the best part of first grade is keeping my desk organized.” Evelyn reflected, “I like doing my writing and reading at my desk.” My favorite quote, however, came from a sixth grader. “This was the best day of my life,” was his response to the first day of school.
We hope to see you at Back to School Night. It is next Wednesday, Aug. 31. Please see the times below. Our YMCA will be offering childcare during Back to School Night. This is a critical opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, connect with the families in your child’s class and hear about all the great things going on at Los Ranchos!
Back to School Night
August 31, 2016
schedule at a glance:
- TK - 3rd grade Presentations: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m., classrooms
- Whole School Welcome: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m., multi-purpose room
- 4th - 6th grade Presentations: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m., classrooms
This is a parent only event. The YMCA is offering child care, if you are interested. Link to Back to School Night Child Care Application
- Back to School Night: August 31st 5:30pm-7:45pm
- Holiday: Monday, September 5th
- Picture Day, Thursday, September 15th
- Roadrunner Assembly: Friday, September 16th at 8:45am
- Chalk Festival and Fall Family Dinner, Friday, September 23rd
- Hearing Screening for 1st/2nd/5th Gr and students with an IEP: Monday, September 26th
Please be extra cautious and careful during pick-up and drop off. We have many new kinder students and parents dropping off for the first time. Plan on needing a little extra time. Remember that students getting picked up in the pick-up zone need to picked up at the curb. They will not be allowed to get in a car that is in the drive through area. Safety is a top priority.
School Site Council Parents:
We are looking for a few parents to be on our School Site Council. This is a 2 year position in which you are part of a committee of parents, teachers and other staff members who review policies, how money is spent and other basic oversight duties. We meet once a month in the office. Please email Cherie Bruce at email@example.com if you are intersted.
Greetings! My name is Mary Kay Stratton and it is a pleasure to be here at Los Ranchos School for another school year. Here’s a little bit of information about me. I have worked in the SLCUSD for the past 23 years and am currently working at Teach, Bishop’s Peak, and Los Ranchos Elementary Schools. I am at Los Ranchos on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 – 3:30 and my office/playroom is Room 35. I hope to become acquainted with your child through classroom lessons on “Steps to Respect”, lunchtime fun, and/or counseling support. My office, Rm. 35 is open to students during lunchtime as an alternative space to the playground. I have a variety of games, toys, Legos, and drawing materials. I hand out “passes” at morning recess and try to alternate the students each week. Your child might be recommended for emotional/social support which I provide through small social skills groups or individual counseling sessions. During a counseling session, your child will receive training and support with emotional/social management skills through breathing and focusing exercises, role playing, and games that promote empathic, rational and consequential thinking. I hope that my office is thought of as a fun, safe, and helpful place to be. I am here to assist and support you and your children. Feel free to call (596 4075 X 2290) or stop by room 35.
If you would like to sign up for lunch EZ Pay or if you would like to see if your family qualifies for free and reduced lunches, please click on the link below to access the district web page. We also have lunch forms available in the office.