Friday, February 9, 2018

Newsletter, February 9, 2018

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

On Tuesday, February 13, Dr. Prater was scheduled to present at our PTA meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please note, this presentation is being rescheduled.  We will still be having our PTA meeting that evening. Stay tuned, we will let you know as soon as we know the new date and time for Dr. Prater's presentation.  We will still be having a Literacy Night for parents from 6 - 7:00 p.m. and a PTA meeting from 7:00 to 8:00. This will all be happening in the library.

Have a great weekend.
Marlie Schmidt

For your Calendar

No School - Monday, February 12th 
Dental Screening - Thursday, February 15th Tk/K/3rd/5th and IEP Students
Family Literacy Night 6p.m. and PTA Meeting 7p.m. - Tuesday, Feb.13th
No School - Monday, February 19th
Wisdom Parenting Workshop - Tuesday, February 20th at 4:30 p.m.
Minimum Days - February 22nd and February 23rd 
TK and Kindergarten Registration - Starts March 5th -March 30th

Wisdom Parenting Workshop

February 20th at 4:30pm in the Los Ranchos Library

This one hour workshop will explore how the practice of mindfulness can support parents to stay meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexities of life increase. The practice of mindfulness teaches us to stay more present to ourselves and our children and increases our capacity to respond rather than react to the challenges of life. Mindfulness also grows our ability to meet conflict with compassion and increases our capacity for self-awareness, humor and love. This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness and how to practice it, as well as a discussion on how to specifically apply mindfulness to the rich experience of parenting.

Deborah Halpern, MEd, MATP, spent 8 years practicing and studying yoga and meditation full-time in retreat. She has earned master’s degrees in both Education and Psychology and has taught mindfulness practices to both children and adults. She is an instructional assistant at Los Ranchos!

Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten Registration and
Open Enrollment
March 5th through March 30th we will start our registration for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.  If you (or if anyone else  you know) has a child who will be 5, on or before  September 1, 2018, they are eligible for Kindergarten. If the child turns 5 between September 2, 2018 and December 1, 2018, they are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. 

This is also Open Enrollment time. This means that if you are considering  moving your child going to a different school outside of your school boundaries (including Teach for 4th, 5th or 6th graders) you will need to fill out an Open Enrollment Request. The approvals and denials for open enrollment are decided at the district office level.

Spring Cleaning- If you are cleaning out closets and have any clothing (shorts or pants with elastic waists are the best) in sizes 8, 10, 12 or 15. We could really use them in the office. 

Spring Break
Mark your calendar - Spring Break is April 1st -April 6th