The Lion's Roar  
The Las Lomitas PTA Newsletter  
Week of August 17, 2015 
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Important Upcoming Dates:   


  • August 19th 8:30-9am: Meet the Teacher Followed by a Kindergarten and New Family meet-n-greet sponsored by the PTA on the kindergarten playground.
  • August 20th: First day of School
    All students arrive at school at 9:00
  • August 26th 6:30-8pm: Parent Information Night     


Happy New Year, Las Lomitas Families! I am extremely excited about the start of the 2015-16 school year and look forward to greeting new and returning students and families. As you are aware, the beginning of school is an exciting time for everyone. Please exercise extra caution and patience at arrival and dismissal as everyone gets used to the "new normal". Buses may be late as routes are ironed out and many parents will be in a rush to get to their next stop. It is important that you remember to be cautious and extend grace. It will help make for a calmer start to the year and a stellar model for all children at Las Lomitas.

Come by and introduce yourself when you have time. There are still so many names and faces that I would like to learn so don't be shy! 

Alain Camou

PTA News
Welcome Back to School!

Kindergarten & New Families Meet-n-Greet:
Don't miss our PTA Sponsored Meet-n-Greet on the Kindergarten playground immediately following Meet-the-Teacher on Wednesday Aug. 19th @ 9:00 am. Snacks and drinks for the kids will be provided. 
First Day of School Welcome Coffee and Volunteer Fair:
Please join us for coffee and our first general PTA meeting on the first day of school
  • Head over to Cano Hall after you drop your little learners off at their classroom. 
  • Reconnect with all your friends or make new ones. 
  • Find out about what fun and fabulous things the school year has in store and how you can be a part of it.
If you can't make it to the fair, you can still sign up to help - there's something for everyone.
Click here to let us know what you would be interested in. 

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Ensuring Excellence in Education
Congratulations, We Did It Again!
Once again, our fabulous community showed its dedication to a superior education for our children.  Thanks to your generous contributions, LLEF was able to gift $2.45 million dollars to our school district in June for use this upcoming 2015-16 year.This gift represents 14% of the District's operating budget, constituting the second largest source of funding for our schools.  
These essential funds will be used for:
  • Maintaining Small Class Sizes
  • Enhanced Curriculum- including PE, art, music, science, language, and electives
  • Excellence in Education initiatives- including professional development for teachers, technology in the classrooms, piloting innovative STEAM programs
Thanks again for your support.  Welcome back to school!

Don't miss out on the last party of the summer! 

Have your kids join us for a grade-level party after Meet-the-Teacher this Wednesday. The parties will take place at the Sports House in Redwood City from 11-1. 

Every grade level has its own celebration.  Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Includes lunch for the kids. Drop-off is fine, or stay and visit - the Sports House Grill will be open.  Check out your child's grade level party here and buy your tickets now!

All funds benefit the Las Lomitas Education Foundation

Kids shouldn't have all the fun...
There are still spots available for a few of the parents-only parties. You could play some tennis or a little Texas Hold 'Em, learn to cook or sit back and relax while someone else does all the work. 

Or join us for our adult version of the back-to-school bash with the SXSW party - it's the most fun to be had this side of the Rio Grande!

Click here to get in on the fun 

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Las Lomitas League Fall Registration

The Las Lomitas League provides fun and interesting classes to the students of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District.  Through its before and after school activities, the Las Lomitas League gives students the ability to experience new subjects for the first time, while others offer the motivated student the opportunity to build on their understanding of the subject.  Our teachers are selected based on outstanding credentials, experience and recommendations.
Fall registration opens on Monday, August 24th at 7pm and closes on Friday September 4th at 11.59pm.  

Detailed class descriptions are available on our website.  Classes for Fall include Cartooning, Chorus, Chess, Creative Writing, Hip Hop Dance, Lacrosse, Math Wizards, Spanish, Theatre & more.


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