Friday, February 2, 2018

Newsletter, February 2, 2018

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

If you have a child in 4 - 6th grade you have probably heard about STEAM. STEAM is about the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Over the last couple of years we continue to develop more and more meaningful STEAM opportunities for all of our students. Many of our buddy classes work collaboratively on STEAM projects. Our 5th and 6th graders are all engaged in rotations in robotics and other STEAM activities and our Science curriculum integrates STEAM activities into each unit.  On March 22 we will celebrate STEAM Night at Los Ranchos. There will be lots of fun interactive opportunities:  robots, icehouses, bridges, waterwheels and more.  Every grade level will have examples of their projects. Mark your calendars. It is going to be a fun evening!

Have a great weekend.
Marlie Schmidt

For your Calendar:

No School - Monday, February 12th 

Dental Screening - Thursday, February 15th Tk/K/2rd/5th and IEP Students
No School - Monday, February 19th
Family Literacy Night 6p.m. and PTA Meeting 7p.m. - Tuesday, Feb.13th
Minimum Days - February 22nd and February 23rd 

Literacy Night
February 13th 6:00-7:00 p.m.
You will learn specific strategies to support your child's reading life and we will share information about the state testing that all 3rd - 6th graders participate in. Literacy Night will be  on the same night as Dr. Prater's presentation.  Come learn about reading and the district's future. Both have an impact on your child(ren).

PTA Meeting - Dr. Prater will be joining us..we hope you will too

Plan on joining us for our next meeting on February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in our school library.  Dr. Prater will be our special guest and will be telling us about the impact of the closure of Diablo Canyon. Child care will be provided.

School Accountability Report Card
Please click here to view our 2016-2017 Accountability Report Card


Local Control Accountability (LCAP) Survey:
All school districts in California are required to develop a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that describes how state funds will be used to improve student academic achievement. The LCAP must incorporate how the district is spending its supplementary funds, 4.5 million dollars, to meet the needs of students with greater challenges, including English learners, socio-economically disadvantaged students, and foster/homeless youth. In San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD), we have constructed an LCAP that takes those supplementary funds along with general fund dollars (federal, state, and local) to implement five focus areas established by our Board of Trustees. The overall LCAP budget is approximately 6 million dollars out of our 92 million dollar budget. Engaging parents, students, community members, and school employees in developing, reviewing, and supporting implementation of the LCAP is critical to its success.

Please take a few minutes to complete the LCAP Survey. We value and appreciate the input from parents, staff, and community. The feedback will be used to revise our LCAP for 2018-2019. The LCAP Survey will be open until March 23rd.

Encuesta de Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (LCAP):
Todos los distritos escolares de California están obligados a desarrollar un Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (LCAP por sus siglas en inglés) de tres años que describa cómo se utilizarán los fondos estatales para mejorar el logro académico del estudiante. El LCAP debe incorporar cómo el distrito está gastando sus fondos suplementarios, 4.500.000 dólares, para satisfacer las necesidades de los alumnos con mayores dificultades, incluyendo aprendices de inglés, estudiantes desfavorecidos socioeconómicamente, y jóvenes en hogares de acogida/sin hogar. En el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Luis y Costa (SLCUSD por sus siglas en inglés), hemos construido un LCAP que toma los fondos complementarios, junto con dinero del fondo general (federal, estatal y local), para implementar cinco grandes áreas establecidas por nuestro Consejo Directivo. El presupuesto global del LCAP es aproximadamente $6,000,000 proveniente de nuestro presupuesto de $92,000,000. El involucramiento de los padres, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad y empleados de la escuela en la elaboración, revisión y apoyo de implementación del LCAP es crítico para su éxito.

Por favor tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta del LCAP. Valoramos y agradecemos el aporte de los padres, el personal y la comunidad. Los comentarios se utilizarán para revisar nuestro LCAP para 2018-2019.  
La encuesta LCAP estará abierta hasta el 23 de marzo.


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 on February 15th.  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 

Saturday, February 10th, 5:00-6:30 PM

San Luis Obispo High School would like to invite all elementary school girls and their father-figure to our Annual Sweetheart Dance! This would be a fantastic time for daughters to connect and share a memorable experience with their father-figures. Music, arts & crafts, and goodies will be provided, as well as a photo booth for FREE priceless mementos.
$10 Per Couple +$2 additional Child
*Tickets will be sold at the door of the SLOHS New Gym