The Lion's Roar  

The Las Lomitas PTA Newsletter  
                                                                         Week of August 13, 2012     
In This Issue
PTA News
Join the PTA
Las Lomitas Education Foundation
Las Lomitas League
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links



Important Dates to Note


Tue., Aug. 21     Meet the Teacher: 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

     Kindergarten Meet & Greet: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.


Wed., Aug. 22    1st Day of School starts at 9:00 a.m.

                  PTA Welcome Coffee & Volunteer Fair: 

                  9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Thur., Aug. 23     Las Lomitas League 

   Registration Opens at 7:00 p.m.


Wed., Aug. 29     Choicelunch service starts


Mon., Sept. 3      No School - Labor Day


Thur., Sept. 6      Parent Information Night:

                          Grades K & 1 at 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

                          Grades 2 & 3 at 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.


Wed., Sept. 12     Morning with Principal: 9:00 a.m. Cano Hall


Thur., Sept. 13     Family Picnic: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Tue., Sept. 18      Student Picture Day  

PTA News


Welcome Las Lomitas Families!


The start of the 2012-13 school year is just days away! Whether you are a new or returning family, I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are excited for the new school year. 


This is the first time we have had a summer issue of The Lion's Roar. Our goal is to give you a heads-up on some important upcoming dates to get on your calendar; and provide a list of "quick links" to helpful information.


Please attend the PTA Welcome Coffee & Volunteer Fair in Cano Hall on the first day of school, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. You will have an opportunity to hear from Lisa Cesario, our new Superintendent, and a chance to greet Alain Camou, our new Las Lomitas Assistant Principal.


Bring your smartphone and sign up to volunteer for your favorite PTA events and activities--it will be quick and easy with our new mobile sign-up app!


Last but not least, a huge THANK YOU to the PTA Executive Board and many Committee Chairs who have already racked up many hours preparing for this school year!  We couldn't do what we do without the dedication of fellow parents who continue to generously volunteer their time.


I hope your child(ren) have an incredible year where they flourish and learn at our amazing school!




Cindy Tipton

Las Lomitas PTA President 


Join Us Now!


Check-off some of these "to do" items BEFORE school starts!


PTA Online Membership Form - Please join the PTA now! Your membership dollars fund the many wonderful programs that our children enjoy. Sign up today and check this one off your list! This is also where you order your copy of the coveted school district Student Directory.

Please note that at the end of the 2011-12 school year, our PTA Executive Board voted to change our membership fee structure to better align with the recommendations of the California State PTA. Specifically, the California State PTA recommends a per member fee rather than a per student fee (this equates to one member per family.)


In order to adopt this new fee structure and maintain the projected revenue needed to support the programs for our children, we are proposing a per member fee of $45.00 (our previous fee structure was $35.50 per student.)

If you are an existing PTA member from last year, please vote in support of our proposal so that we can align with the recommendations of the California State PTA and also simplify our membership processing. You can "vote" now by completing your PTA membership online through the link above or voting at the PTA Welcome Coffee & Volunteer Fair at 9am on the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your support!


PTA Online Volunteer Form - Children LOVE to see a parent volunteering at school...and we can't offer the programs without you and your generous time. Please come to the PTA Welcome Coffee & Volunteer Fair to learn more about our many programs or click below to see what's available and sign up now.


Las Lomitas Education Foundation


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The Las Lomitas Education Foundation Welcomes You Back to School!!!
Join in the fun as we celebrate the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year together!
Tuesday, August 21   Incoming 1st Grade Back to School Bounce Bash:   
                                   10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21   Incoming 2nd Grade Balloons and Bubbles:
                                   10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21   Incoming 3rd Grade Inflatables Party: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25  An Evening on Fantasy Island - for parents: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Buy your tickets for these events now at Sibling events at La Entrada are on sale now, too!
You can make a difference by joining our Board!  We are still looking for a few good men and women...
Do not dismay!  You did not miss your chance to join the Board of the Las Lomitas Education Foundation this year!  We still have a few open positions, and would love to have your skills and talent in our mix.  We are looking for help on Grandparents, Community/Alumni, Business Partner, and Auction teams. We are also searching for a Volunteer Coordinator.  Please contact MJ Crousore at to hear more about these leadership opportunities.


Las Lomitas League


Las Lomitas League
Take a look at all of the exciting new and returning after school sports and classes. Descriptions are available on line now at the LLL website.  Stay tuned next week for more information!


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