Friday, October 20, 2017

Newsletter, October 20, 2017

Principal’s Message


Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
Students enjoyed a rousing assembly spotlighting our upcoming Walk-a-thon! It is hard to believe it is in a week.  Charlotte, Luke and Sam did a great job sharing all the important details.  Their message was important; this is the only fundraiser of the year and it pays for all the programs and materials we have come to love and depend on. From art to technology, soccer goals to field trips, robotics to math enrichment, and everything in between. The best part . . . it is a really fun day for the whole school community. We appreciate your participation on the field and on the fundraising!


Digital Citizenship is a big focus for us. This week in the library, Mrs. Sabo discussed digital citizenship with students in grades K-6, using material provided by Common Sense Media, as required by the district. Some of the topics covered were:
  • Going Places Safely Online
  • Email guidelines
  • Showing Respect Online
  • Talking Safely Online
  • The Power of Words
  • Scams and Schemes


We encourage parents to have frequent dialogue and thoughtful conversations with your students about making great choices in their digital lives. For more information and guidelines, please visit the  Common Sense Media website and browse their Family Guides and Parent Concerns pages. We will be hosting a Digital Citizenship presentation for parents on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00  - 7:00. Our presenter is a representative from our Sheriff’s Department. I hope you can join us.


Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt

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Upcoming Events

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Friday, October 27th - Walk-A-Thon and Family Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00.p.m.

Thursday, November 2nd - Make up picture day

Friday, November 3rd - No School For Students - Teacher Work Day

Monday, November 6th - Walk-A-Thon Awards Assembly at 9:35 a.m.

Wednesday, November 18th- PTA Holiday Boutique from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday, November 10th - No School- Veteran's Day Observed

Monday - Friday, November 13-17th - Parent Conference Week - MINIMUM DAYS

November 20th - 24th - No School for Thanksgiving Break 


Morning Drop Off

Please remember that we do not have any student supervision before 9:15 a.m. on Mondays and no supervision before 8:15 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. If you need before school care before those times, please contact the YMCA to sign up for their before school program.

Walk-A-Thon 2017

Mark your calendars and join us next week for this year's Walk-A-Thon!! 

Help make this year's event a big success by Volunteering your time and helping your student(s) Fund-raise!

Volunteering:
It takes many hands to make this event a success.  We have many opportunities for parents to volunteer their time or donate items needed, please go to 2017 Los Ranchos Walk-A-Thon Volunteer Sign Upand sign up!!




Friday, October 13, 2017

Newsletter, October 13, 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
We just wrapped up our campaign season for Student Council.   It was an outstanding group of candidates this year. Our school has been covered with beautiful and creative campaign posters. Each candidate delivered a thoughtful and well prepared  speech. It was particularly impressive how respectful, encouraging and supportive the candidates were of each other. I want to congratulate Max, Brighton, Holland and Giana. We are looking forward to their leadership. A special thanks to Ms. Johnson for running the campaign and guiding all of the candidates through the process.

Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt
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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 16th - Student Walk-A-Thon kick off assembly at 9:35 a.m.

Wednesday, October 18th - PTA Laguna Grill Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.
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Friday, October 27th - Walk-A-Thon and Family Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00.p.m.

Thursday, November 2nd - Make up picture day






Friday, October 6, 2017

Newsletter, Friday October 6, 2017

Principal’s Message


Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
Students enjoy having different options during lunch. These are all provided by you, our dedicated parents. We are re-starting Chess Club on Monday, October 9th and continuing with the Game Room. We would love to have more parents help out. We are looking for some parents to start up our Tinker Room, and how about Ping-Pong! We have the tables if you have the time.  Please let Cherie know at cbruce@slcusd.org if you can help. Volunteering at lunch supports our whole school community.
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Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting -  in the Library

Thursday, October 12th - Vision Screening for TK, K, 2, 5 and students with IEPs

Friday, October 13th - Celebrate School Lunch week with a Special Lunch

Monday, October 16th - Student Walk-A-Thon kick off assembly at 9:35 a.m.

Wednesday, October 18th - PTA Laguna Grill Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27th - Walk-A-Thon and Family Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00.p.m.





Vision Screening

On October 12, 2017  students in grades TK, K, 2, 5 and special day classes will have their vision checked by local volunteer optometrists.  This valuable program is sponsored by the local Lion’s Club and is a screening only.  If you do not wish your child to participate, please send a note addressed to the school nurse the day of the screening. Parents will receive notification of results only if a potential vision problem has been detected.

School Lunch Week


We are celebrating National School Lunch Week with a special lunch on Friday the 13th. If you would like to enjoy lunch with your student(s) on that day, please pre-order a lunch for $3.00 with the office by 9am on the 13th. 

Laguna Grill Fundraiser
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Join us and enjoy delicious burgers, fries, shakes and more!
11560 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
Wednesday 10/18/17, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Present this flyer when you order and Laguna Grill

will donate 15% of the sales to our PTA!







Friday, September 29, 2017

Newsletter, September 29, 2017



Principal’s Message

Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
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Our kindergarten parents had an opportunity to learn all about the powers of literacy from our kindergarten teachers, Maija Beaudoin and Summer Weber. It was a jammed packed presentation where parents added a whole set of new tools to their reading tool bags.I want to thank all the parents who attended. There was a great turn-out. A special thanks to our teachers for hosting  such an important and informative evening.

Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt

Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 2nd - Hearing Screening for Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade students (as well as any students with IEPs) 


Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting -  in the Library


Thursday, October 12th - Vision Screening for TK, K, 2, 5 and students with IEPs

Friday, October 27th - Walk-A-Thon  Related image 
                                      and Family Picnic 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.



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Join us and enjoy delicious burgers, fries, shakes and more!
11560 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
Wednesday 10/18/17, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Present this flyer when you order and Laguna Grill

will donate 15% of the sales to our PTA!
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Newsletter, September 22, 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
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It feels like an early thanksgiving newsletter. We had so many great events this last week thanks to our dedicated parents. I am grateful for their time and energy.
      
Melissa Allen and Barbara Beckett led an army of volunteers for a morning of eye popping chalk artwork. It was great to have so many enthusiastic parents throughout the morning supporting the creative process.
Families continued to enjoy the festivities at our Fall Family Dinner.  Thank you to everyone who came. It was our biggest one ever!!  I want to thank Amy Garrett and the parents who worked to put on the event. Michele Sioredas, Jamie Brow, Erica Espinoza, Angela McConnell, Katie Walsh, Lesley Dierks, Lisa Dumas, Jenny Quaglino and Whitney Baird were all part of Amy’s team. Our very own roadrunning family, Kramer Events, Inc. helped to set a festive tone with music throughout the evening. Roady greeted folks with  hugs and showed off some new Roadrunner dance moves.  

This was the first year that the PTA worked with a food truck to provide the meals. Every new idea presents new challenges. The Los Ranchos PTA would like to apologize for the long food lines. Expectations were clearly made to Food Truck owner, unfortunately they were overwhelmed.  Please be assured that PTA will make every effort to make sure this does not happen again. If you purchased meal tickets and were unable to eat and would like to request a refund, please contact Amy Garrett at agarrettpt@yahoo.com.
We had our first Roadrunner Assembly today. We honored students for being self-directed in addition to citizenship, bravery, perseverance and a number of other character traits that make Los Ranchos a great place to learn and grow.  The Los Ranchos Song was bolstered  by a talented band of parents and staff. A special thanks to  Doug Groshart, Mark Getten, Cherie Hovey and Pam Richerson for their musical contributions. Thank you parents and friends for attending. Your continued and enthusiastic support makes all the difference.

Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt

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Upcoming Events:


Kindergarten Parent Night - Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Hearing Screening for Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade students (as well as any students with IEP's) Monday, October 2nd

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library

Clothes Needed

The office could use some gently used clothing in the office. Girls leggings or other elastic waist bottoms and boys athletic shorts or sweat pants would be great!



Friday, September 15, 2017

Newsletter, September 15, 2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
The Los Ranchos Chalk Festival and Fall Family Dinner, two of our favorite events, are happening next week. On Thursday, September 21, every student is scheduled to create a colorful piece of artwork  on the playground. Students come with their classmates. Please see the schedule below to know when your child(ren) will be adding their  masterpiece to the blacktop. In the evening everyone is invited to enjoy the Fall Family Dinner. This year Taco Truck Taqueria 805 will be serving up dinners for $10 a plate, Kramer Events, Inc. will provide the music and 6th graders will have a bake sale. This is a great time to connect with your child’s classmates and enjoy the beautiful artwork. We hope you can join us.
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Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Marlie Schmidt




Upcoming Events:

Chalk Festival: Thursday, September 21st. 8:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Fall Family Dinner: Thursday September 21st 5:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

Kindergarten Parent Night - Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Hearing Screening for Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade students (as well as any students with IEP's) Monday, October 2nd

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library




Fall Family Dinner

Please join us on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the start of the new school year.  Taco Truck Taqueria 805 will be on the playground for the evening serving up yummy Mexican food, and music  entertainment will be provided by Kramer Events.  The 6th graders will be hosting a bake sale that night to raise money for the 5th grade outdoor school, so bring some cash! 

Flyers for the event are being sent home with your student but you can simplify by purchasing tickets online at: https://squareup.com/market/LosRanchosElementaryPTA  .  You can purchase tickets through Tuesday, September 18th

Chalk Festival
Please sign up to help at the Chalk Festival at 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aa4a823a5f49-losranchos

If you can't help the day of, we could use donations of "Pop up" tents to use for the day...


Chalk Festival 2017

Los Ranchos Chalk Festival 2017

Hello Parents!  
Thank you so much for volunteering to help out with the 2017 Los Ranchos Chalk Festival.  The Chalk Festival will be on Thursday, September 21st starting at 8:45am.  I have included the Chalk Festival schedule so you know when your child is participating.  If you can help we would love for you to sign up for a slot that works for you to be able to see your children.  Here is the schedule for this year:
           8:45am-9:30am  4th Grade and 5th Grade      
 9:30am-10am  Kindergarten and 1st Grade
10:30am-11:00am  2nd Grade and 3rd Grade      
  11:15am-12:15pm  6th Grade
If you cannot make it out to the Chalk Festival during the day try to check out our Fall Family Dinner taking place the same night, Thursday, September 21st from 5:30pm-8:00pm, where you can view your child's art work.  Thank you so much for volunteering to help out!  It is parents like you that make these events happen.  Any questions please email me.  Thanks again!