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Las Flores Elementary School-PTA
25682 Antonio Parkway
Las Flores, CA 92688
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Cool 2Be Kind Week- Catch the Wave of Kindness 2/2-2/6 2015
Be a buddy not a bully
We will have a week filled with fun and meaningful activities to foster camaraderie, friendship, and KINDNESS! Please join us in making this a week that makes a positive impact on our LFES community!
Monday, Feb 2nd - Wear Blue, Be a Buddy not a Bully! Hold signs with positive messages to welcome in Blue Ribbon Week; 7:30 am at car line drop off
Tuesday, Feb 3rd – Announce Kindness Art/Essay Contest Winners, Kindness Pledge Raffle and Recognize Crane Project helpers at flag raising ceremony!
Wednesday, Feb 4th –Lunch Recess Kindness Activity.
Thursday, Feb 5th - “Catch the Wave of Kindness” Day! Wear tropical or surf/beach themed clothes. Hula hoops and beach ball games at lunch recesses.
Friday, Feb 6th – Random Acts of Character Assembly
Want to help? SIGN UP HERE
Kindness Essay Contest
LFES Students in grades 3 – 5 are invited to participate in an essay writing contest sponsored by the LFES PTA Cool 2 B Kind Committee. Students are asked to choose a book that relates to KINDNESS. There are many kindness themed booksand a number of these books have been put on display in the LFES Library. This website is also an excellent resource in addition to the books in our library.
Please submit completed essays by January 23, 2015. for detailed guidelines click HERE We will check folders (located in the student's classrooms) weekly, beginning January 9th. We encourage students to keep an extra copy of their work. The committee will “blindly” read all essays submitted and select two winning essays per grade level. A first place winner will be selected and announced at the flag raising ceremony during Blue Ribbon Week (2/2-2/6/15). All winners will receive an invite to attend a pizza lunch sponsored by the Cool 2 B Kind Committee. The first-place winner will read his or her winning essay at the lunch table and will have their essay reprinted for Friday Folders and be included in the LFES Wonder Contest Scrapbook.
CUSD Parent University Nights
Parent University classes will be held in February at schools throughout CUSD. The classes will be offered at two levels, elementary math and middle school math. The sessions will last for 1.5 hours and will be held at middle schools. Parents are welcome to attend any session that works with their schedule.
The purpose of Parent University is to provide parents a hands-on experience with how math is being taught to meet the new standards and will provide parents resources for assisting their children at home with math.
Dates, locations, and times:
Tuesday, February 3 Aliso Viejo Middle School MPR 6:00-7:30
Wednesday, February 4 Hankey Middle School MPR 6:00-7:30
Thursday, February 5 Las Flores Middle School MPR 6:00-7:30
Monday, February 9 Don Juan Avila Middle School 6:00-7:30
Tuesday, February 10 Arroyo Vista Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Wednesday, February 11 Niguel Hills Middle School 6:00-7:30
Tuesday, February 17 Shorecliffs Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Wednesday, February 18 Vista Del Mar Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Thursday, February 19 Ladera Ranch Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Tuesday, February 24 Newhart Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Wednesday, February 25 Marco Forester Middle School 6:00-7:30 MPR
Thursday, March 5 Capistrano Unified District Office 6:00-7:30 CUSD Board Room
COMMON CORE Get the FAQ's
National PTA has prepared a comprehensive hand out with detailed information regarding the Common Core State Standards. Take the time to become informed! To read the FAQ's click HERE
Attention: Las Flores Elementary School Parents & Supporters We are excited to announce our new partnership with Communities for Cause, a fantastic FREE smartphone app that makes it easy to support our school, at local merchants. Now its even better with online links to major retailers! to shop online click HERE
It's easy to do - no coupons or discount cards to remember! Simply download the Communities for Cause App on your iPhone or Android, and select Las Flores Elementary School as your cause to support.
Then when you’re out dining or shopping with a participating merchant, register your purchase subtotal right on the App, then a picture of your receipt. The merchant will make an automatic donation to Las Flores Elementary School based on a percentage of your total bill. If 250 LFES families only registered a $20 purchase per month we'd make $6000!! It's free $$ for our school with something you were already buying anyway.
To find out more click HERE
WATER BOTTLE WEDNESDAY UPDATE:
We Need Your Help To Keep Our School Green!
We are happy to announce we earned $119.00 for our December Water Bottle Wednesday! Thank you to those who brought in their bottles and cans…keep them coming. A very big thank you to the Marestaing Family who was our matching sponsor for the month.
First collection of the year is Wednesday, January 28. Hope everybody has been saving up!
We are looking for more helpers! If you are able, please join us for sorting one Wednesday morning by signing up HERE
If you are interested in being a matching sponsor for one month, please contact Christie Martinez Your donation will be truly appreciated and your name will be recognized on the Water Bottle Wednesday sign out in front of school, in the Principal’s Press listserv, and the PTA Website.
Collect your Box Tops! & help LFES earn "free $$"
Please continue to collect boxtops so that we can send them in for free money! You can print off a collection sheet HERE. For a complete list of participating products click HERE Questions? Contact Michele SmallwodIt's Box Tops Submission time! Thank you to all families who have been participating in our school's Box Tops for Education Fundraiser! Did you know that each box top, found on many food products, is worth 10 cents for our school? Our goal this year is to earn $1000 toward important PTA programs such as Art Masters and music classes. You can help by turning in box tops in your Friday Folder and by collecting box tops through the fall and winter. We will have a Box Tops class competition in January!
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