THE LION’S ROAR
Ladera Ranch News and Notes
October 18, 2019
SAFETY DRILL RECAP: Yesterday, LRES and LRMS conducted three safety drills (Lockdown, Duck/Cover, Evacuation/Fire). Your students were outstanding, and while it is our hope that we never have to put these drills to use in “real” life, through practice such as this, they are prepared in the event an emergency were to occur.
LRES FUN RUN IS HERE and HAPPENING NOW: This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Money raised will be used to provide enrichment programs, technology and valuable resources for our students!
REGISTER YOUR CHILD: www.ultrafunrun.com
Student Access Code: LionsRoar
Don’t forget to upload a photo of your child and use Social Media!
Everyone who registers automatically receives a FLIPPY KEYCHAIN!
Send 12 emails or text pledge requests by Monday night at midnight and your child will receive a fabulous prize!
LION GUARDS (WATCH D.O.G.S.): On Thursday evening, we held our introductory meeting regarding the 2019-2020 Lion Guards (Watch D.O.G.S.) program. If you missed the meeting, not a problem at all! We can go through the training (even the same morning that you would like to sign up!). All of our Lion Guards (D.O.G.S.) must be cleared with a Tier Two clearance. You can access that form, by clicking HERE. You can fill the form out and bring with you the day that you plan on volunteering.
To aide in sign-ups this year, we will be utilizing Sign-Up-Genius. It is easy to access and even easier to use! To access this sign-up, please click HERE.
Please note that these dates take us up through the Winter Recess. Spring dates (January-June) will be sent in a few weeks. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
KINDERGARTEN RELEASE PROCEDURES: Just a reminder that we will begin with new release procedures on Monday, October 21, 2019. ONLY kindergarten parents with colored cards will be allowed through Gate A and must stay isolated at the lunch table area. There is instruction happening on campus in other rooms until the end of the school day!! The back gate will NOT be open until the end of the school day!!
START OF DAY REMINDERS: Just a reminder that once the bell rings, that begins formal instruction in each of our classes. That means we must have the campus cleared to ensure we have no unidentified persons wondering campus. All visitors MUST check in at the front desk.
UPCOMING: Parent / Teacher Conferences are coming and that means shorter school days during the week:
Monday (10/28), Tuesday (10/29), and Thursday (10/31) are minimum days
Grades 1-5: 8:00-12:30pm, Kindergarten: 8:00-12:20pm,
TK: EB: 7:45-11:15. LO: 8:40-12:10pm
Wednesday (10/30): NO LATE START
Grades 1-5: 8:00-12:30pm, Kindergarten 8:00-12:20pm
ALL TK: 7:45-11:15
Friday, November 1 is a PUPIL FREE DAY!
PARENTING OC TOP TEACHERS & SCHOOL HEROES OF ORANGE COUNTY 2020 AWARD NOMINATIONS: Parenting OC is now accepting applications for this annual award. Do you know an OC educator or school employee who gets an A+ in every area? School administrators, parents and students are all invited to nominate a teacher or staff member. Click link below for additional information and to submit a nomination. Nominations will be accepted online until December 6, 2019, and the Top Teacher winners will be honored at the Parenting OC Awards Reception on February 5, 2020, at Bowers Museum and featured in the March 2020 issue. Last year CUSD had two employees nominated as finalists. Let’s do it again this year!
IMPORTANT DATES: The following are upcoming holidays for the Capistrano Unified School District:
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day
Monday, November 25 Thanksgiving Recess
Monday, December 2 Return to school
Friday, December 20 Non-Student Day
Monday, December 23 No Winter Recess
Monday, January 6 Return to school
Thank you for your continued support of all students at Ladera Ranch Elementary School!!
Michelle Moore, Principal
Neil Anderson, Assistant Principal