Las Lomas High School e-Boletin 
Published by Las Lomas PTSA 
 September 17, 2014
News
From the Office of the Principal

Common Core Night

As you may know, the California State Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. The state allowed for a four year transition period and this is the first year of the new standard implementation for English Language Arts and Literacy and mathematics. Las Lomas is hosting a Common Core Night on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm in the library to educate our community about the Common Core Standards. This is an ideal evening to become more informed about the curricular and instructional changes and to have your questions answered.  

 

New Staff Member

Please welcome Mindy Huang to our staff. Monday was her first day as our EL instructional aide and office assistant. She will assist our EL/SDAIE teachers, work with our EL students and assist in the counseling office.  

 

Alumni Update

Elizabeth Lanfranki, Class of 2008, was named Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year. Lizzie is beginning her 4th year in education and currently teaches English at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Pittsburg. We wish her well as she continues the competition at the state level in the California State Teacher of the Year competition.

 

Kira Kazantsev, LLHS ASB President and 2009 graduate, was crowned Miss America last night. She represented New York because she attended college there, but she is a proud Knight. We wish her and her family congratulations on her accomplishment.

 

Matt Campbell, Principal

PSAT Information

The PSAT will be administered on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 AM at Las Lomas. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading, mathematics and writing skills. It is designed as a practice test for sophomores and juniors for the SAT reasoning test. Scores received only in the junior year are considered for qualification for the National Merit Scholarship.   

 

Sophomores and juniors should register for the test on the Las Lomas Web Store beginning Friday, September 19th.  he cost of the exam is $25.00. Register early, as tests are limited.  Registration ends Wednesday, October 8. An official Student Guide, including practice tests, is available in the College/Career Center when you register for the exam.

 

A PSAT preparation course is offered by Ames Seminar, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the College/ Career Center. Specific information is available in the College/Career Center, or by calling 937-2280.

Art Contest

Show your Las Lomas Spirit in a creative way by entering the LL Directory Cover Art Contest. The winning entries will be used for the front and back covers of the LL directory. The two winners will each receive a $25.00 certificate to Michael's Arts & Crafts Store. See the flyer for more details. Deadline for entries is October 10. Questions - contact art teacher Jessica Jurgens at jjurgens@acalanes.k12.ca.us or contact April O'Dea at odeafamily@sbcglobal.net.

LL Car Classic

2012 Car Show Las Lomas Car Classic -                       

Sat Sept 27, 10 am - 2 pm

Las Lomas Parking Lot

 

DO YOU HAVE A COOL CAR? Bring it to the 4th Annual Las Lomas Car Classic on September 27 from 10am-2:00pm. Register your car here. The event benefits the Class of 2015 All Knighter.

 

In addition to cool cars, look for food trucks, live entertainment, test drives and special guest appearances.

 

We still need some volunteers the day of the event, click here to volunteer.

CALLING ALL CLASSES:  SNACK SHACK DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER

 

LL Football Foundation The Football Foundation is hosting the Battle of the Creek Snack Shack on Friday, September 19th, both JV and Varsity games. We will need to have everything ready by 4:00pm and run through approx 9:00pm. We need parent and student help in staffing the snack shack during the games.  We will also need food and drink donations. 

 

Please click here to sign up for both volunteering and donations. If you emailed me that you would work, please sign up in Sign Up Genius too, thank you!

 

Food Donations can be dropped off at: 

  • LLHS Attendance Office, Please make sure items are clearly marked Football Foundation Snack Shack.
  • If need be, they can be dropped at my house, 164 Lancaster Rd, WC....but I prefer the school so I don't have to transport, it will be a busy night.
BoxTops for Education

A big welcome to the ninth grade students and their parents! Now that your child is at Las Lomas, you may be wondering what to do with all those Box Top coupons. Please keep collecting them, and have your child drop them off in the Attendance Office. There is a Box Top receptacle there just waiting to be filled! All the monies earned buys new books for the WCI library - what a great way to start another school year! Our goal is to collect LOTS of box top coupons - and we can do that with your help! If there are any questions, please contact Anne Woods at shepwoods@comcast.net. And, of course, a big thank you to all the students (and their parents!) for their continuing support on behalf of the WCI library.

WCEF News
See you TONIGHT: September 17, 6:00-9:00 PM Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association Fall Walk! Tickets on sale at the event start! Be sure to mention WCEF when purchasing your tickets. $10 from each ticket sold comes back to WCEF.


 

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Whole Foods Walnut Creek 5% Give Back Day

Wednesday, September 24

Tell your family and friends! 5% of all purchases made on September 24 at Whole Foods will go to WCEF. See you there!

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Don't let the name confuse you! First Friday Business Deals Good All Month Long!

 

Check out our September First Friday and the businesses supporting our schools and students.  These businesses have invested in our students' education and are offering special discounts throughout the month of September - just be sure to mention WCEF! 

 

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Support our Students and Get 10% off your order at Extreme Pizza. Join our partners at Extreme Pizza and help raise $1,000 for our kids. From September 1-30 mention code: WCEF 20 when you order and you receive a 10% discount and 10% comes back to WCEF to support our students. Order online  or by phone (925) 930-6100.

Classes 

  

Class of 2015

 

 

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Class of 2016

Junior Web Page

 

 

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Class of 2017

Sophomore Web Page 

 

 

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Class of 2018

Freshman Web Page 

 

Calendar

 

9/18

Common Core Info Night

7:00PM

9/18

Improv Show

7:30PM

9/23

College Night for Seniors

7:00PM

9/27

LL Car Classic

10AM - 2PM

10/1

Athletic Boosters Meeting

7:00PM

10/2

Drama Advanced Showcase

7:30PM

10/7

Financial Aid Night

7:00PM

10/8

Mornings with Matt

9:00AM

10/13

Staff Development Day - No School

 

10/16

Picture Retakes

8:00AM

10/16

Fall Concert

7:30PM

10/20

PTSA Meeting

7:00PM

 

The year's school calendar can be found here.

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287-9787

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938-9327

 

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In This Issue
From the Office of the Principal
PTSA Information
Art Contest
LL Car Show
Football Foundation
BoxTops for Education
WCEF News
Classes
Calendar
Communications
Quick Links




 
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