Saturday, April 28, 2018

Newsletter, April 27, 2018

Principal’s Message
Dear Friends and Families of Los Ranchos
We just wrapped up another exciting Battle of the Books. Over eighty students participated. Some read thirty books to prepare for today's competition. The Battle inspires many students to read beyond their perceived abilities. This event requires dozens of parent volunteers and a couple dedicated leaders. I want to thank all of the parents who participated during the event and leading up to the event.  A very special thanks to our dedicated leaders: Barbara Beckett, Melissa Allen and Kristy Sabo. They were instrumental in supporting students throughout the year and for today's special event. A county level Battle is coming up on June 9th at the County Office of Education. Please see below for more information. 

Thursday, May 3 is Open House.  We look forward to seeing you. Please make sure  your kids are with you at all times. The 6th grade band will be performing at 5:30 in the Quad along with a couple 6th grade percussion groups. Classrooms will be open from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 


Please call, email or drop by if you have any questions or concerns. Have another beautiful weekend on the Central Coast.

For your Calendar

4/30            Blue Ribbon Committee Outreach Forum - LOMS Library - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
5/3              Open House 5:30 p.m. - 7:00, 
                             5:30 - 6:00 - 6th grade Band performs in the Quad 
                             6:00 - 7:00 - Classrooms are Open
5/7              Blue Ribbon Committee Outreach Forum - MBHS Library - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
57-5/8         Kindergarten Round Up
5/8              Free Parent Mindfulness Workshop 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
5/8              PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
5/28            Memorial Day / No School
6/1              Bike Parade and Hunger Awareness Day 

Mindfulness for Parents and Teachers:

This free one hour workshop  will be held on May 8th from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. before the PTA meeting.  You will explore how the practice of mindfulness can support parents and teachers to stay meaningfully connected to themselves  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 and teaching.

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!


Hi! My name is Jill Goldsmith and I was a former student at Los Ranchos. I am now a freshman at SLO High School. In my Ag Biology class, we have to do an SAE project, which stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience. I am doing this project along with two of my good friends, Sophia Lindvall (a former student at Los Ranchos), and Sadie LaChapelle (a former student at Bishop's Peak). For our project, we are working with Womenade to collect donations that are needed for their backpack program. We are collecting items such as diapers, food, and books for young children and families. We are setting up a donation bin outside of the front office. The donation bin will be there from April 30th - May 14th. Below is a flyer listing the items that Womenade is in need of. Thank you for considering to donate to this great cause. Anything helps!

Hunger Awareness Day

June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 has been proclaimed Hunger Awareness Day in San Luis Obispo County.
“One Day, One Dollar, One Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry”
You can make a significant difference in the life of a hungry individual by donating $1.
1 in 6 people are hungry in SLO County. 40% are children. 20% are seniors.

All are our neighbors. 
Los Ranchos is incorporating our Bike Parade with Hunger Awareness Day!