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News and Happenings Friday, September 11, 2015

We've had a great first week of school! I hope you're feeling it also. We had SO MUCH FUN at our first day picnic. LOTS of friendly faces here sharing the day. What a good time.

Thank you everyone for coming to Back to School Night. We had a GREAT turn out! We hope you found it to be fun and informative.

I've got a few regular reminders to start the year, and information about upcoming happenings!

  • WATERBOTTLES: Everyone should have a water bottle at school. It has been incredibly hot this week and will continue for a while. It is so important we stay hydrated. PLEASE send a water bottle to school with your child's name on it that can be kept here. We would like to use as few paper cups as possible. Thank you.

  • PICK-UP: School ends at 3:00. Our after school care bell rings at 3:15. From 3:00 - 3:15 it is fine for families to hang around and socialize. Once the bell rings and our after school care program begins, much like school beginning, children not participating need to head home with their families.

  • DRIVING: Just a reminder about our neighbors at the beginning of Figueroa Mountain Rd. PLEASE drive 45 through there. Don't forget about our wildlife neighbors as well. I had to completely stop on the curves near the beginning of Figueroa Mountain Rd. the other day for a family of deer who couldn't decide which side of the road they wanted to be on. We also have wild turkeys frequently in the road by Chamberlain Ranch and occasional wild boars as well. Be careful!

  • BIG SING: Every other Friday afternoon at 2:45, on the Green Door porch, all the students gather for Big Sing. This is a time of just singing fun and funny songs. Parents are welcome to come early and listen! Our first big sing will be NEXT FRIDAY, Sept. 18th at 2:45

  • LOST AND FOUND: We would LOVE it if you could have your child's name on their jackets, hats, waterbottles, socks... (you'd be surprised what we find in our lost and found!) But, if not, we do have a lost and found box. Every other Friday at Big Sing, we will be holding up items for children to claim. If you're here for Big Sing, you may recognize some! Things that aren't claimed are donated to charity over breaks. I'll email notices before we do that.


  • Green Door: GD is looking for balance bikes or small 2 wheel bicycles. Do you have any you're not using right now or maybe your children have outgrown? Talk to Lissa or Kalynn in Green Door. They would LOVE to have some!

  • T-shirts: I will have order forms available next week for Family School T-shirts! You'll want a shirt that cooresponds to your student's door then we all wear them when we walk in the Los Olivos Day in the Country Parade!

  • Directories: Thank you everyone for getting paper work to me. I realize I sent it very late in the summer, but you all have been super about getting it back to me. I really appreciate that. I will be printing the All School Directory next week. They will be sent home with your student. If you have 2 students, they will go home with the younger student.

  • All School Pasta Pot Luck: Thursday, September 24, 5-7 pm is our first ever all school pasta pot luck dinner! We are looking so forward to this. The evening will start in the Green Door garden where we'll all have dinner. Families from each "Door" are to bring part of the meal. We ask that you bring enough for 15 people. No sign up required, just bring the item for your child's door.

GREEN DOOR: Beverages


RED DOOR: Fruits & Veggies



  • Saturday, Oct. 3 - 9-12 Work Day

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, Oct. 13-14 Picture Day

  • Saturday Oct. 7 - Los Olivos Day in the Country

  • Thursday Oct. 22 - 6:00 All School Meeting at St. Marks

Saturday, November 14th - Bounty of the Valley 2015 -

  • Keep an eye on this space for details and exciting items that will be up for auction!

  • Check out the bulletin board at the front of the school and see how you can help!

  • Forms - You can download Item Donation Forms and Advertising Forms right here.

  • TICKETS - Tickets are available for purchase from our website now!

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Have a great weekend everyone and try to stay cool!

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