Friday, January 12, 2018

Newsletter, January 12, 2018

Principal’s Message
Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos,
I hope you and your family had a family filled and memorable holiday season. The two weeks off was a great break for our students. They came back rested and invigorated. The level of academic engagement was an impressive sight in every classroom. Thank you for all your support in helping your students to re-engage.

This week we kicked off a 28 day kindness challenge. The goal is for everyone to do one act of kindness a day. Each day the students and staff are given an invitation for an act of kindness they can do. You can join in on the fun too! Ask your child what the act of kindness was for the day and if they have completed it yet. We can all do our part to take care of each other and take care of this place by being more kind. A special thanks to Miss Grossi and her students for leading the charge.

We will have a special presentation at our next PTA meeting. Dr. Prater will be presenting information about Diablo’s closer and the resulting impact on our district. The meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you all there. We will be providing childcare.

I hope you and your family are enjoying your four day weekend.
Marlie Schmidt

Note From Our School Nurse- Dental Screening

As part of our school health program, a volunteer dentist from the Central Coast Dental Society will provide dental screenings at your child’s school.  This year we will be screening TK, Kindergarten, third and fifth grade students, as well as students with IEP's,  on the 15th of February.  If you do not want your student screened please notify the teacher with a note for the nurse.
The dental screening consists of a simple visual inspection of your child’s teeth and will not involve the use of x-rays or other dental equipment.  This screening does not replace an in-office dental examination by your family dentist.
A letter will be sent home only if the screening identifies a potential dental problem. 
If you do not have a family dentist and you need help in obtaining dental care, you may contact:

  • Central Coast Dental Society: 544-1113             Public Health Department: 781-5564
  • Kristy Lazanoff, School Nurse                            Cherie Bruce, School Secretary  

Information from Superintendent Prater

The Winter Community Update is now available online. It includes:
  • Letter from Superintendent Prater
  • Board of Trustees Reorganization
  • President’s Outgoing Message
  • Student Performance Leads the County
  • Local Control Accountability Plan Update
  • LOMS Meets With Schools to Watch
  • Morro Bay Pool Grand Opening 
  • Measure D: Construction Continues
  • Cardboard Challenge
  • Budget Update 
  • Focusing on Family for Over Forty Years
  • A Look at SLCUSD Employees