Friday, January 26, 2018

Newsletter, January 26, 2018

Principal's Message
Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos Elementary,

We will have a special presentation at our next PTA meeting that you won't want to miss. 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.

We know that it is challenging for parents to attend meetings at night, so we scheduled our Literacy Night on the same night as Dr. Prater's presentation.  Reading is one of the most important academic areas. Strong reading skills impact Math, Science, Writing and Social Studies in powerful ways. On February 13 you will learn specific strategies to support your child's reading. In addition, we will share information about the state testing in reading that all 3rd - 6th graders participate in. Literacy Night will begin at 6:00 p.m. Come learn about reading and the district's future. Both have an impact on your child(ren).

Cal Poly students are a wonderful resource in our community. Los Ranchos students are benefitting from their enthusiasm and knowledge in a couple ways. First, for the fourth year in a row, the Science Club from Cal Poly is sponsoring a Science Club at Los Ranchos. We have over 30 students participating. And second, a Landscape Architecture class is creating some designs to beautify our quad area. The Cal Poly students met with our Management Team and LR parent and Landscape Architect Scott Wright. The team shared  the challenges of the current design and our hopes and wishes for a more beautiful, inviting and functional quad. On Friday, March 2 the students will share their designs with the whole school community. We hope you can join us. Designs will be on display from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Have a great weekend.
Marlie Schmidt

For your Calendar:

No School - Monday, February 12th 
No School - Monday, February 19th

Family Literacy Night 6p.m. and PTA Meeting 7p.m. - Tuesday, February 13thMinimum Days - February 22nd and February 23rd 

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