TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
JOGATHON & FAMILY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 | 3-6PM
1 C O L O R R U N ! – NEW THIS YEAR! CONSIDER A CHANGE OF CLOTHES OR TOWELS FOR RUNNERS

2 FOOD FOR PURCHASE ($6-12) – BY LOS ARROYOS AND SHALHOOB

3 SPENDING MONEY – FOR FOOD & STUDENT CARNIVAL GAMES

4 STUDENT PROGRAMS SHOWCASE – BAND & THEATER PERFORMANCES; ART, SCIENCE, AND CLUB EXHIBITS

5 VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS ARE DUE TODAY!

Bring the entire family and celebrate our wonderful Laguna community. Please sign up to volunteer by clicking here . We can't wait to see you on October 19!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Cynthia McClintock.
NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK AT LAGUNA!
The week will be full of exciting events that lead up to the Spirit of Laguna Jogathon & Festival on Friday. Show your owl spirit and dress up each day!

Tuesday 10/16
Pajama Day

Wednesday 10/17
USA Day

Thursday 10/18
Tropical Wear Day
Homecoming Football Game 3:30PM

Friday 10/19
Athletic Wear Day
All School Pep Rally & Watermelon Eating Contest (2:30-3:00PM)
Spirit of Laguna Jogathon
Run (3:15-4PM)
Festival (4-6PM)

Saturday 10/20
Upper School Homecoming Dance in Library (8PM)
GLOW CRAZY!
UPPER SCHOOL HOMECOMING DANCE
SATURDAY, 10/20
COLLEGE REP SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Georgia Tech - 9AM
Columbia - 10AM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Savannah College of Art and Design - 9AM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Bard College - 10AM
Brandeis - 12PM
REMINDER: PRACTICE ACT ON SATURDAY 10/20
Laguna will be offering a FREE full-length practice ACT in the library on Saturday, October 20 from 9AM-1PM. This practice test will be hosted by Revolution Prep.

Click here to register for the test.
 
ON DAY OF TEST
Be sure to bring pencils, a calculator, water, and a snack. Students are also encouraged to bring an iPad or laptop and stay a few minutes extra to enter answers into the Revolution Prep system and get an immediate score report.
 
All mock exam registrations include a free score report review. If you’d like to schedule one with Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, you can do so here. Questions? Call Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com.
SAVE THE DATE FOR OWLS IN WONDERLAND 2018!
OWLS IN WONDERLAND
CARNIVAL
   
FOLLOW THE RABBIT!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
11AM – 2PM
260 SAN YSIDRO ROAD
FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-10
 
Join us (and bring a friend!) to enjoy a whimsical day of interactive learning and creative play. Featuring ... Mad Scientists, Cheshire Illusions Photo Booth, Royal Croquet, Art Stations, Mad Hatter’s Workshop, Tea Parties, White Rabbits & Owls, and Alice!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
The planning committee will start meeting on October 18 and will meet every Thursday after drop-off at 8:15AM at the Lower School. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Courtney Guay in the Lower School Admission Office.
FALLING FOR PUMPKINS IN ART CLASS!
This week, second grade students explored line, pattern, warm and cool colors, and a little Van Gogh Starry night in these Fall-tastic pumpkin paintings. Well done, Second Grade!
X MARKS THE SPOT AS LAGUNA TEDX TEAM WELCOMES
MARK SYLVESTER IN PREPARATION OF 2019 EVENT
On Tuesday, 10/9, the Laguna TEDx class hosted special guest Mark Sylvester (seated center), TEDxSantaBarbara Executive Producer on campus. Mark talked about how to run a TEDx event, the concept and importance behind "ideas worth spreading," and shared tips and tricks from his own experience producing TEDx locally and around the country.

SAVE THE DATE TEDxLagunaBlancaSchool is January 29, 2019!
JOIN LAGUNA'S PARENT BOOK CLUB!
Last year, we established a parent book club to encourage discussion of topics related to the Challenge Success mission among the parent community at Laguna Blanca. Challenge Success is an organization that seeks to instill balance in the lives of students as they navigate through middle school, high school, and beyond. While the books we read are aimed at the parents of Middle and Upper School students, Lower School parents are welcome to attend as well.

We have chosen The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel as the first book this year. Mogel, a clinical psychologist and a parent herself, emphasizes that while parents must act as leaders for their children during adolescence, they also need to allow their kids room to grow on their own. “It’s harder than ever for parents to accept their teenagers because it feels as if there’s no more room for the trial and error of adolescence, for childishness, or clumsiness, or bad attitudes,” she writes. Using a warm and humorous writing style, Mogel aims to assuage the parental anxiety surrounding typical teen behavior. She provides thoughtful suggestions on topics such as bad grades, college stress, and coping with teenage narcissism. She uses her Jewish faith as a guiding principle of her parenting, but anyone can relate to her experience and practicality.

The first meeting of the Challenge Success Parent Book Club will take place on Thursday, October 25 in the Isham Library from 6:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

Kindly RSVP to Kathy Piller who will send a reading guide to participants.
LAGUNA ALUM CLAY RODGERS '18
RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM
Recent Laguna grad Clay Rodgers ’18 has released his first album, “Tiburon Bay,” named after the street where his house that was hit by the January 9th mudslide is located. Rodgers wrote all of the songs, played the keyboards, electric bass and drums and self-produced the album. Classmate Jason Barnick '18 made a cameo appearance on the first song playing saxophone.

“Tiburon Bay” is available on most music platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and Google Play. Rodgers is a freshman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where he is planning on majoring in music and political science. He is currently working on his next album, “San Leandro,” which he expects to release in mid-December. 

Click here to take a listen to "Tiburon Bay." Way to go, Clay!
WHOOO ARE YOU?
NAME: Charlotte Musch
GRADE: 9

What ONE word would others use to describe you?
Kind

What is your favorite emoji?
🤩

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Wherever my family is! But I love to travel!

IT'S NOT CYBERBULLYING, BUT...
Though insults, exclusion, and even all-out aggression don't always meet the technical definition of cyberbullying -- ongoing, targeted harassment via digital communication tools over a period of time -- they still hurt.

Read more here .
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UPCOMING DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

MON 10/12 - 10/15
NO SCHOOL
Fall Break

TUES 10/16 - FRI 10/19
Spirit Week

TUES 10/16
Jogathon Planning Meeting in Hope Ranch Gym (9AM)

THURS 10/18
Owls in Wonderland Committee Meeting at LS (8:15AM)

EK and Gr. 2 to Trinity Gardens (9:15AM)

FRI 10/19
Spirit of Laguna Jogathon & Family Festival (3PM)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FRI 10/12 - MON 10/15
NO SCHOOL
Fall Break

TUES 10/16 - FRI 10/19
Spirit Week

TUES 10/16
Jogathon Planning Meeting in Hope Ranch Gym (9AM)

FRI 10/19
Spirit of Laguna Jogathon & Family Festival (3PM)
UPPER SCHOOL

THURS 10/11
US Theater Arts Class to Ensemble Theater "School of Lies" at New Vic Theater (7:15PM)

THURS 10/11- SAT 10/13
Fall College Trip to Northern California

FRI 10/12 - MON 10/15
NO SCHOOL
Fall Break

TUES 10/16 - FRI 10/19
Spirit Week

TUES 10/16
Jogathon Planning Meeting in Hope Ranch Gym (9AM)

THURS 10/18
Play Production Class tours Ensemble Theater (11AM)

FRI 10/19
Spirit of Laguna Jogathon & Family Festival (3PM)

SAT 10/20
ACT Practice Test in Library (9AM)

US Homecoming Dance in Library (8-10PM)