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The Family School will be participating in the Solvang Julefest Parade!

Meet at the Vet's hall parking lot at 10:30 to ride the float.

Don't forget to wear your Family School T-shirt so show our color!

Support The Family School students at

"The Gingerbread Wonderland"

Saturday, Dec. 5th from 4 - 8 pm.

St. Marks Church in Los Olivos

Our students, with the help of art teacher Lisa Norman, created beautiful gingerbread houses. Be sure to go see them!

  • TOMORROW - Sat. Dec. 5

  • 10:30 Julefest Parade - Solvang. Meet at the Vet's hall parking lot. WEAR YOUR T-SHIRT and/or ugly Christmas sweater.

  • 4-8 pm - Gingerbread Wonderland, St. Marks in the Valley

  • Tues. Wed. Dec. 8 & 9th - 3:15 - 4:14 - Music practice with Darin for the show!

  • Fri. Dec. 11

  • 9-11 am - Rehearsal for Holiday Show at Los Olivos Gym (drivers needed!)

  • 6:00 pm - Holiday Show at Los Olivos School Gym

  • Sat. Dec. 12 and Thurs. Dec. 17 -

Music Practice for the show!

Next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 3:15 - 4:15, Darin will be offering after-school ptactices to prepare for the upcoming show.

Permission Slips:

Please Look for permission slips to come home from your student for the rehearsal for our Holiday Show. The rehearsal will be the morning of the show, Friday the 11th, from 9-11. Blue Door - Purple Door students will leave the school at 9 am to head to the Los Olivos School Gym. We'll need your help with driving!

While the students rehearse, if a few parents could help set up chairs for the evening, that would be wonderful!

Then, everyone will leave Los Olivos School at 11:00 to head back to Family School!

Teacher Playdate Winners!!

We are thrilled to (finally) announce the winning bidders for the fabulous Teachers Playdates!

Green Door: Playdate and Picnic at Sunny Fields

6 Winners (for 10 spots w/siblings) are the Tiffany Family, the Wood Family, the Tyng family, the Lemon Family, the Mills Family and the Tullis-Thompson Family.

Blue Door: Outdoor Games and picnic at Stolpman Vineyard

2 winners are the Wood Family and the Diamond Family.

Red Door: Be Julianne for the Day

1 winner is the Bone-Smalldon Family.

Purple Door: Design and sew your own stuffed animal with Kira

3 winners are the Colgate Family, Grenier Family, and Gill-Daugherty Family.

Thank you all for your tremendous support and generosity!

Chores for Change

Let’s do other people’s dirty work to help a family in need this holiday season. Sit down with your child and figure out a list of chores they can do to earn money. Clean the toilets for mom, sweep the floors for grandpa, or walk a neighbor’s dog. Let’s remind our children that not only are our families important, but everyone else in our community is important too. Please place your “change” in your child’s classroom PRESENT BOX! The Family School Board Members are on board as well. For every dollar earned they will match it!!!


Our wonderful grounds keeper, Nacho Larios, is in need of a washing machine! His died this past week. If anyone happens to be replacing one or has one they'd be willing to donate, please let the office know.

Thank you!

Interesting Read:

A mom brought this article in to me this morning and I thought you all might find it interesting! I think all of us with kids have certainly relate to this! There are some very clever ideas here. I hope you think so as well. Enjoy!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the parade tomorrow!

See you then,

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