HEALING TOGETHER
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to reconnect with many of our students, teachers, and parents this week. If you weren't able to get to school this week, we're thinking of you. As we heal together as a community and cope with the ongoing effects of this week's disaster, we hope the below tips from LBS Fifth Grade Instructional Assistant Kim Valentine, who also holds a master's degree in clinical psychology, will be helpful.

  1. Celebrate being together as a family.
  2. Encourage hope. Smile and laugh when you can. It's okay to feel happy.
  3. Take a "temperature" of each person in your family. Share one to two feelings that are being experienced. Affirm that all feelings are valid and that it's normal to have conflicting ones, such as scared about the events but happy to see friends, family, and teachers.
  4. Ask younger children or siblings if they have any questions. Respond with only enough to answer the question truthfully and only if you know the answer is from a confirmed, reputable source. It is important to not speculate, and it is okay to say, "We just don't know yet." 
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR SANTA BARBARA
So many members of the Laguna community want to help the victims of the Thomas Fire and subsequent Montecito mudslide. Laguna Blanca’s Performing Arts students and the school’s Direct Relief International Student Club have created a way for us to come together as a community of helpers. Please join us at a benefit concert for Direct Relief International at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on February 13. More information to come!
 
DINNER 6pm
Call SOhO to book ahead: 962.7776
 
CONCERT 6:30pm
 
Donations at the door.
Due to the current inaccessibility of our Lower School campus, we have postponed our Children's Interactive Workshop Open House on Thursday, January 18. With the continued safety of families in our community foremost in our thoughts, we thank you for your patience as we navigate through this difficult time together.
UPPER SCHOOL DRAMA PRODUCTION
OPENING NIGHT MOVED TO 1/18 AT 7PM
Please note the following date changes for the Upper School Drama Production of Rumors :

THURS 1/18 (7pm)
FRI 1/19 (7pm)
SAT 1/20 (2pm)
CAMILA LEMERE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMING ARTS
Congratulations to Camila Lemere '18 who was honored with the BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Outstanding Performance in a Youth/High School Production award for her performance in the January 2017 production of Picnic !

BroadwayWorld.com is the largest theatre site on the Internet devoted to all things Broadway as well as theater around the country and world.

On receiving this award, Camila says,"I was honestly really surprised. My friend texted me that I won and I didn’t believe him. So much of what I do on that stage is because of Ms. Caldwell’s help and direction. During the production of Picnic , she spent hours with me and the rest of the cast helping us put on the best show that we could. Thank you, Ms. C!"

"I could not be more more proud of Camila Lemere and her work on Picnic," says Ms. Caldwell. "She truly gave an outstanding performance as Rosemary, and we could not be more thrilled the she has received this amazing recognition for her role. Congratulations Camila!!!"

Click here for a complete list of winners of the 2017 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards.
DARE TO EVOLVE: TEDxLBS ON WEDNESDAY, 1/31
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
GEOMETRY SESSION OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH CLUB: SATURDAY 1/27
(NOTE NEW DATE)
Classroom E402
10AM-12PM
Please note that this geometry session has been rescheduled from 1/13 to 1/27.
 
It's never too late to join the Middle School Math Club (MSMC)!  Our goal is to share the joy of mathematics throughout the Middle School while providing an opportunity for students in Grades 5-8 to experience problem solving situations outside of the math classroom. Participants will solve new mathematical problems and learn new problem solving methods, both individually and as part of a team. The problems will be based on grade appropriate math knowledge, yet may require higher order math problem solving skills.
 
All activities of the MSMC are free of charge. Sessions will be conducted by Kelley Baeza. Come give it a try!
 
The math club also meets each Wednesday at lunch in Room E402.

To register your child today, please email  Kelley Baeza .
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS & HELP SANTA BARBARA STAY WARM
The Warm Things Drive has been extended until Thursday, January 18. Please look in your closets for any items you can donate. Warm items are needed in our community now more than ever!

Gently used items in adult sizes (preferably): coats, jackets, rain coats, sweaters, beanies, gloves, scarves, tarps, and blankets.

New items: sleeping bags (cost $30 or less) and socks.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Outside of Dr. Tidey's classroom in the Upper School
  • Advisory boxes in the Middle School
  • Drop off boxes at gymnasium entrance for Lower School

Thank you!
MYLAGUNA TIP OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES:
SCHOOL IS CLOSED MONDAY, 1/15
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
UPCOMING DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

MON 1/15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- NO SCHOOL

WED 1/17
GR. 3 Field Trip to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

THURS 1/18
GR. 4/5 Field Trip to Santa Barbara Symphony

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MON 1/15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- NO SCHOOL

WED 1/17
MS Math Club at lunch (Rm. E402)

THURS 1/18
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (7pm)

FRI 1/19
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (7pm)

SAT 1/20
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (2pm)
UPPER SCHOOL

MON 1/15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- NO SCHOOL

THURS 1/18
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (7pm)

FRI 1/19
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (7pm)

SAT 1/20
US Drama Production of Rumors in Spaulding Auditorium (2pm)