Las Lomas High School e-Boletin 
Published by Las Lomas PTSA 
 August 20, 2014
From the Office of the Principal

Success at TRI-S!

I would like to thank our community for coming to TRI-S yesterday! We had a tremendous turnout with over 1350 students and parents completing our walk-thru registration process. We worked hard throughout the course of the year planning and organizing the logistics and flow and we hope your experience was positive.  


I would like to thank all volunteers who helped with TRI-S. I am deeply appreciative of the parents who give their time to help make our school a better place.


Late Registration

If you did not complete TRI-S yesterday, then you will have to attend Late Registration on Monday prior to the start of school. We will open Late Registration at 6:30am on Monday, August 25.  


School Starts on Monday

As a reminder, school begins on Monday! For the past couple of years, school has started on a Wednesday, but this year our first day begins on Monday, August 25 at 8:00 am. Please make sure you communicate the start day for this year with your student.


Welcome New Staff Members

I would like to welcome our new staff members to our Las Lomas community this year.  Here is the following list of teacher names and departments:


Samantha Alexander           

Special Education

Claire Arbour                      

Mental Health Intervention Specialist

Veronica Audelo-Shar          


Philip Becker                    


Andrea Chase                  


Anna Deignan                  

Special Education

Jennifer Gilson                   


Emily Hook                      

Instructional Assistant

Jennifer Kleist                  

Mental Health Intervention Specialist

Marilyn Lewis-Hampton      


Erika Marshall                  


Michael McAlister             

Associate Principal

Jill McTaggart                  

Career Tech

Travis Nelson                   

Special Education

Shannon Rogers              

Associate Principal (Wed-Fri)

Dan Speir                        

Social Studies

Jacqueline Tong               


Jennifer Weinberg-Lynn       


Officer Drew Olson           

Walnut Creek PD, SRO


I am looking forward to the beginning of the school year and working with our students.

Matt Campbell

Las Lomas Car Show

2012 Car Show Classic Car Show

Sept 27, 10 am - 2 pm

LL Parking Lot


Hey Parents & Students! The Las Lomas High School 4th Annual Car Classic is quickly approaching! We need your help with this great community event. Participate by registering a car! Here's your chance to pull that classic Chevy, classic Mercedes or Porsche Turbo out of your garage. Don't have a cool car but know someone who does?  Tell a friend!


Go to and download a registration form.


The event takes place this year on Saturday, Sept 27,  and Dodge vehicles will be available for free test drives (must be 18 years or older to be eligible).


Wanna help with the event? Email Pam Kessler at


Funds raised benefit the Class of 2015's All-Knighter.
Car Wash to Benefit Sophomore Class

Car Wash The Class of 2017 Car Wash will be held this Saturday, August 23 from 9am-3pm. Don't forget to purchase your car wash ticket online at the LLHS Webstore
 or at the event itself. Students and Parents: Click HERE to sign up for a volunteer shift or provide supplies.

WCEF Annual Campaign



With the excitement of registration upon us and the first day of school drawing near, now is the time to make your donation to WCEF for the 2014-2015 school year. Please go online to make your secure donation now. Remember monthly payment plans are available.  Prefer to send in a check? Click here to download a printable donation form. Thank you to our families that have already donated! All donations received before August 31 will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to Walnut Creek Downtown Fall Walk on September 17! (An $80 value)


Upcoming Events!

WC Downtown Business Assoc. Fall Walk Event: Wednesday, September 17, 6:00-9:00 PM 

Save the date and head downtown with friends and family to unwind after those hectic first weeks of school.  The Fall Walk features tastings in downtown shops, restaurants and businesses, live acoustic musicians playing on local plazas and sidewalks, and fun prize drawings. Click here to purchase your tickets. Make sure to choose WCEF from the drop down menu "How did you hear?" and a percentage of your ticket price comes back to our students.


Whole Foods Walnut Creek 5% Give Back Day


Wednesday, September 24 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tell your family and friends! 5% of all purchases made on September 24 at Whole Foods will go to WCEF and our students to support academic programs and personnel that benefit all the students in the Walnut Creek School District and at Las Lomas High School (AUHSD). In the past we have raised an average of almost $6,000 from our WCEF shopping days at Whole Foods. Please help make our September 24 shopping day even more successful. Thank you!

Parent Education

CHANGING YOUR MIND: Discover the Hidden Potential in You and Your Child 

Thursday, August 21st, 6:30 - 8:00pm  

Stanley Middle School Library,

R.S.V.P. here


We invite you to join us for a presentation by Eduardo Briceno, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works. This session will examine the growth mindset and other key beliefs and strategies that increase students' motivation and ownership over their own learning. Eduardo will share key takeaways from research and practice about what students need in order to actively engage in learning. He will also discuss effective strategies that parents and schools can use to cultivate these life changing beliefs and competencies in students.

Community News
Lamorinda Rugby

The Lamorinda Rugby program had over 250 players in what was a very successful 2013-2014 season.  We always welcome new players at any level.  Our main High School season runs from December to April. Registration for the next 2014-2015 season will open October 1st.  Follow us on our website or on Facebook. Hope you had a great summer! 



Class of 2015





Class of 2016

Junior Web Page





Class of 2017

Sophomore Web Page 





Class of 2018

Freshman Web Page 




Senior BBQ



First Day of Classes



PAF Meeting



Back to School Night



Mornings with Matt



Improv Show



Car Show

10AM - 2PM

The year's school calendar can be found here.
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In This Issue
From the Office of the Principal
Las Lomas Car Show
Car Wash
WCEF Annual Campaign
Parent Education
Lamorinda Rugby
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