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LBCS Weekly Newsletter Thursday, January 12,  2017
 
 
Martin Luther King's Birthday -- No School January 16th
   
Progress Reports for 4th - 8th Grade --- January 20th
Future 9th Grade Night at Del Oro -- January 23rd
Family Social Night -- Panda Express -- January 24th
   
LBCS Annual Auction -- January 28th Starts at 4:30
Dads and Donuts -- Watch D.O.G.S -- February 1st
Sweetheart Dance -- February 10th
LBCS Annual Jog-A-Thon -- March 31st
LBCS website -- www.loomischarter.org 
Director's Message
Attendance and Tardies
   Regular attendance and arriving to school on time is vital to a student's success in school.  When your child is absent or late valuable learning time is lost.  In order to take full advantage of your child's education at LBCS, it is essential that your child maintain regular attendance along with arriving to school on time. 
   With this in mind, we will be closely monitoring attendance records. We will be following up with parents/guardians in regards unexcused absences, excused absences, tardies, and late arrivals.  Letters will be generated during five different periods of the school year. 
  • Excused Absences & Late (30 min or more) - Letters will be generated at 5, 10, and 20 or more times in a school year. 
  • Unexcused Absences & Late (30 min or more) -Letters will be generated at 3, 5, and 8 or more times in a school year. 
  • Tardies (under 30 min) - Letters will be generated at 5, 10, 15 or more times in a school year. 
   Truancy:  In California, a student is truant if they are absent or tardy by more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in a school year. 
If you receive a letter, please contact my office so we can work with you in maintaining the best possible attendance record for your child. Helping your child achieve their academic potential is essential to us. 
Adopt -a-Family
      We made a difference as a school community this past holiday season!  We were able to support several families as supporters of Adopt-A-Family.  Thanks to your generosity, families did not have to go without gifts or food for their children at Christmas.  The Adopt-a-Family Coordinator sent us a letter expressing their sincere appreciation for our partnership with them this year!  A huge thank you to Mrs. Brink for leading this amazing opportunity to help others in need. Below is a picture of all our gifts that were delivered.     

Erika Sloane, 
Director
Loomis Basin Charter School 
LBCS Auction News
We are just 16 days away from the Annual LBCS Auction!
Reminder: Doors open at 4:30 PM with appetizers being served, Saturday January 28th.
Here is a sneak peak of a few of our Live Auction Items:
  • One week stay in a luxury home in Tahoe
  • Ride to school for your child in a fire truck!
  • 48 Planks Table Building Experience
  • Energy Saving Pros Solar Package
  • Five Course Gourmet Abalone Seafood Dinner
  • Radio Station Morning Radio Show Experience
  • And many many more!
Get excited to raise some money for our fantastic school!!
 
Jamie Peters
Auction Chair
831-521-3723
Sacramento State Academic Talent Search ATS
     Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers 4th-9th graders (grade level as of Jan. 1, 2017) exciting summer courses at Sacramento State that you pick for yourself! Choose from classes like creative computing, messy science, law, neuroscience, and many others. At ATS, you can spend your summer doing what you love, take classes on a University Campus, and make new friends who share your interests and passion for learning!
     To join these interactive and hands-on classes, you need to take the ATS Qualifying Exam. The test only takes an hour and there is no pass or fail, so there's no need to stress! You MUST take the test to apply for classes, but you don't have to apply if you change your mind. The Qualifying Exam will be offered at Loomis Basin Charter School on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:45.
For more information, please contact the LBCS Office at (916) 652-2642 Additional details and financial aid information can be found on the ATS website at www.csus.edu/coe/ats.

Yearbook Committee
Calling all Mustang Parents!
       The LBCS  Yearbook  staff needs your help!  We would love for you to share your photos at school functions with us and hopefully your pictures will make it to our annual  yearbook !
      We are looking for high quality, high resolution photos with an ideal file size of 3.5mb and up.  (Pictures taken on cellphones will not have the resolution needed for a high quality print in the  yearbook ).
      Do you have cute photos you took on the first day of school?  Field Trips?  Class parties?  The Carnival or other school functions?  If so - please share those with us!       
Email all photos to lbcsyearbook@gmail.com
      
       Please identify the names/grade of the children, and the event you captured!

  Thanks to all of the parent paparazzi!
  2016-17 LBCS  Yearbook  Staff

PTC News
Auction Info
This year's auction is just around the corner! Please note that the auction will start at 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 28 at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis.  Visit  http://www.lbcsptc.org/events-calendar/auction/  for more information.
Lunch Fundraiser
If you haven't set up a lunch account for your child(ren), visit  www.ezparentcenter.com to get started and load funds. Friday, January 27 is the last day we will accept cash as a form of payment for lunch. Starting Monday, January 30, all students purchasing lunch will need to do so through their account at  www.ezparentcenter.com. A lunch account will be frozen if it reaches a negative balance of $18. 
Upcoming Dates:
Used Uniform Giveaway
Are your children ready to size up? More information coming soon about an upcoming used uniform giveaway. 


Join us on Facebook:
Have you downloaded our LBCS app? Search "LBCS" in App Store or Google Play
Earn while you shop: Do you shop at Amazon, Target, or Raley's? Then make sure you are earning money for LBCS while you shop. LEARN HOW
Boxtops for Education

LBCS collects Boxtops! Please drop them off in the office.   

Raley's Extra Credit
 
Raley's Extra Credit is a new, electronic scrip program designed to make school fundraising even easier when you shop at Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods.   No need to carry around another card; just make sure you are enrolled in the  Something Extra program and then select LBCS as your organization within the Extra Credit program.  Once enrolled, a portion of your purchases will  automatically be donated to LBCS at NO EXTRA COST OR WORK TO YOU.  Another easy way to support LBCS with shopping you already do!
IB Learner Profile 
of the week

Tolerance

Being sensitive about the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

Community Service Project
All through the month of January
Loomis Lyon's Club Eyeglasses Collection
Jog-A-Thon Planning Commitee
Calling all Volunteers!!!
For Annual Jog-A-Thon on March 3lst at 2:00 Room 6
Any questions, please contact Stephanie at thomily@gmail.com
LBCS Parking Lot
Following safety procedures and safety signs in our parking during pick up time must be a priority to keep our students safe.  Also please respect our handicap parking places and red zone areas.
8th Grade Dedication
Highlight your 8th grader in this year's
LBCS 2017 yearbook
 
Include a special message for your 8th grader  along with pictures of him/her as a baby, toddler or now.

Spanish

Please check our Spanish

website for Weekly/Monthly 

updates and additional 

resources: 

Spanish website click here:

Sombrero Time Summer Session

for information click here

 

Gracias

Mariana Mathews

K-8 Spanish Teacher

Nurse's Corner
Click below to get new forms 
Recommended Reading 
by Nurse Karen, 
CPY - Coalition for Placer Youth 
Upcoming Dates
1/13/17 -- Jog-A-Thon Committee Meeting
1/16/17 -- MLK Birthday -- No School
1/17/17 -- 5th Grade Field Trip
               Roseville Utility Exploration 
1/18/17 -- 7th Grade Field Trip
               San Francisco Exploratorium
1/20/17 -- Progress Reports 4th - 8th
1/23/17 -- Future 9th grade Night at DO
               6:00 PM Bonner Gym
1/24/17 -- Family Social Panda Express
1 /28/17 -- Annual PTC Auction
2/1/17  -- Dads And Donuts  7:45 AM
              Watch D.O.G.S, Event 
2/3/17 --  5th Grade Field Trip
              to LHS and William Jessup
2/7/17 --  3rd Grade Field Trip to Maidu Center
2/9/17 --  All School Field Trip to
              Retirement Homes/Valentine's Day
2/10/17 -- Sweetheart Dance
3/3/17  -- Academic Talent Search
              4th thru 8th Grades 8:45 AM
3/31/17 --Annual LBCS Jog-A-Thon

 
Kazoku -  Mondays-$4.50
        
     Teriyaki Rice Bowls
     Chicken & Broccoli
     Tofu & Broccoli


           Spaghetti Tuesdays - $4.50 
     Spaghetti with plain sauce
         or with meatballs 
 
 
           Wednesday-$4.50
Chicken Nugget
      Chicken Sandwich
                  Grilled Chicken Wrap
                            Veggie Wrap 
 
orange popsicle
Popsicle Thursdays - $1.00
  


pizza
Pizza Friday --
1 slice -- $3.00
 2 slices -- $4.50
 


Please don't forget to sign up at           ezparentcenter.com

B.A.S.E. (Before & After School Enrichment Classes) and Community Flyers
LBCS Sweetheart Dance
Dads and Donuts Watch D.O.G.S
Celebrate Being a Girl
Spring Semester at DO
Future 9th Grade Night at DO
LBCS Geo Bee
Intellibricks
Pinocchio & Winnie the Pooh
2017 MTC and McLaughin Studio
Click on above link for more information
SMILE.AMAZON 
Are you an Amazon.com shopper or need a reason to be? 
Instead of shopping on the regular Amazon site, type in smile.amazon.com, choose your charity or organization of choice (Loomis Basin Charter School) and start shopping as normal.  Bookmark the smile.amazon.com page so that every time you shop, LBCS receives a portion - at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU.  If you already have an account with Amazon, your login and password remain the same.  Easy Peasy!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Valerie Peterson at lbcsfundraisers@gmail.com.

LBCS Yogurt Thursday

The Yogurt Shop in Loomis

The Yogurt Shop has agreed to host LBCS every Thursday throughout the school year!

Please tell them you're with LBCS before they ring up your purchase and the shop will give us 20% of each purchase made at any time throughout the day.  

 

            6099 Horseshoe Bar Road 

The Raley's Shopping  Center 

About Loomis Basin Charter School
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LBCS  is an Authorized PYP and MYP International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Established in 2008

Loomis Basin Charter School
5438 Laird Rd.,   Loomis, CA    95650        
                                 (916) 652-2642