Have you visited the new Spring Benefit website yet?

It’s a great resource where you'll find information on event tickets, the Gratitude Book , Faculty/Staff Raffle, and other ways to get involved in Laguna's Spring Benefit that will take place on Saturday, April 28.
 
Want to help?  We are always looking for generous donations. Please see auction donation idea list below for suggestions. All families who donate an item will be recognized in the Gratitude Book.

A donation form  should be completed for each donated item. All contributions can be mailed or dropped off at the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, located in the Braun House on the Hope Ranch campus.

AUCTION DONATION IDEAS:
TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
  • Vacations/Destination Homes
  • Hotels, Cruises and Yachts
  • Private jet, helicopter or limousines
  • Commercial airline tickets/certificates

ENTERTAINMENT
  • Concert/Symphony Tickets
  • Theater Tickets
  • Amusement Park Tickets
  • Movie Premieres/Passes

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Professional or College sporting tickets
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Sports Club Certificates
  • Golf Foursome
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Fishing Trips
  • Electric Bicycles
  • Scooters

FOOD & WINE
  • Unique wines (98+ Rating) and Wines ($30+ for Wine Wall)
  • Wine Tasting & Tours
  • Fine Restaurants
  • Unique gift baskets
  • Private Chefs
ELECTRONICS & TECHNOLOGY
  • Apple Products
  • Sonos (surround sound system)
  • Home monitoring systems

MERCHANDISE
  • Fine glassware & home decor
  • Jewelry
  • Spa Experiences
  • Fine Art, prints, sculptures 

SHOPPING
  • Unique shopping experiences
  • Stylist/Personal shopper certificates

FACULTY & STAFF RAFFLE
  • Gift certificates of any value
  • Personal services
  • Entertainment
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER AT LAGUNA ON MONDAY AT 9AM!
PRIORITY ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS MONDAY, 3/19 AT 9AM FOR LAGUNA FAMILIES ONLY

Summer 2018 at Laguna promises tons of fun and sun for camp-goers. Students ages 4-10 will be placed in age-based groups and will experience a variety of offerings throughout the day, including arts and crafts; outside sports and games, including rock wall climbing; building and programming with LEGO; and prepping for singing stardom in music. With so much to do and explore, each day will be a fun and engaging experience!

BONJOUR, PARIS!
On Thursday, March 22, 69 Upper School students and nine chaperones will cross the Atlantic for the 2018 Global Urban Studies Initiative trip in the City of Lights.

This French History & Paris Explorations trip will also include day excursions to Versailles, Verdun, and Normandy. Interdisciplinary and cross-grade-level at its core, the trip will be tied to courses in English, History, French, current events, and Art History.

This trip was designed for Upper School students due to its deep curricular relevance for freshmen engaged in their urban studies unit on Paris, as well as current and former sophomores studying modern European history and literature with History Teacher Kevin Shertzer and English Teacher Bojana Hill. The trip will, of course, offer an extraordinary “live learning” experience for those studying the French language and culture with Dr. Valerie Yoshimura.

As ninth graders have moved from literary analysis in the fall—reading Modernist expat writers Hemingway and Fitzgerald—to urban analysis this spring, the freshmen will explore Paris’s history, art, music, theater, politics, national identity, and other timely issues.

To get a glimpse of the Paris landscape, students attended a screening of Amelie this week.

Bon voyage, students enjoy this exciting learning adventure!
LOWER SCHOOL CELEBRATES ONE HUNDREDTH DAY OF SCHOOL!
Last Friday, 3/9, Lower School students celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as they may look when they turn 100 years old. The students also collected 100 items and showcased their collections on their desks.

Click here and here for more photos from this adorable day.
ANDREW TOLLES SERVES 9 ACES IN LAGUNA SWEEP
REPRINTED FROM NOOZHAWK

Laguna Blanca rolled to a 25-10, 25-10, 25-6 boys volleyball sweep over Dunn in a Condor League match on Wednesday, 3/14.

Sam Stegall '19 put away seven kills and served three aces, while Andrew Tolles '19 added five goals and peppered nine aces.

The Owls (4-3) play again today, 3/16 at Bishop Diego at 5 p.m.
LAGUNA BLANCA SCORES TENNIS WIN OVER THACHER
REPRINTED FROM NOOZHAWK

On Thursday, 3/15, Alex Furukawa '18 swept his three singles sets, and Laguna Blanca went 7-2 in singles, helping them beat Thacher 10-8 for the first time since 2014.

Victor Liu '18 and Kai Nakamura '20 each won two sets in singles and the doubles team of  Conor Scheinberg '18 and Jason Barnick '18 went 2-1.  Kevin Khodabandehlou '20 and Kovid Mishra '19 added a win at No. 3 doubles.

"I’m very pleased with this win," coach Trevor Thorpe said. "Thacher is always a rival and a tough team. Our boys fought tooth-and-nail, especially the singles guys. We really wanted this one, so it was great to get some validation that our training is paying dividends."
TWO UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS DESIGN THEIR WAY TO SANTA BARBARA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FINALS
This Saturday, 3/17, Laguna students Lucy Cao '20 and Sully Israel '19 will present their designs and drawings of "Fire Station #4" to a jury of professional architects and architectural educators at the 2018 Santa Barbara High School Architectural Design Competition Finals. This Finalist Juried Review will take place at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.

Lucy and Sully completed their designs in an intense seven-hour session, called a Charrette, this past Tuesday, 3/13 at Santa Ynez High School.

Sully and Lucy were selected from the 43 student designers competing from eight Santa Barbara County High Schools to be two of the twelve finalists in this event.

Click here to view Sully's drawings.

Congratulations and good luck to Sully and Lucy!
LAGUNA COMES OUT ON TOP AT DOS PUEBLOS JAZZ COMPETITION
For the third consecutive year, Laguna Stage Band won first place in the annual Dos Pueblos Jazz Competition.

This year, the band divided into two groups, winning both first and second place in the combo division.

Congratulations to our talented musicians!
LAGUNA PARENTS INVITED TO TAKE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION CLASS SURVEY
Laguna’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation class is currently working with a start-up company that offers group organizing tools that are specifically geared towards parents who need an easier way to manage the busy lives of their families. 
 
Students invite parents to complete a brief survey, which will help them to better understand their target audience (parents!) and further develop their business recommendations for the start-up.
 
Please click here to take the survey!
SBCC SCIENCE DISCOVERY DAY IS THIS SATURDAY, 3/17!
Laguna families are invited to take part in Santa Barbara City College's Science Discovery Day this Saturday, 3/17 from 1-5PM.

Presented by the STEM Transfer Program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Science Discovery Day is a free event for the whole family, designed by SBCC students and faculty to showcase the wonders of the world.

Click here for more information.
WHOOO ARE YOU?
NAME : Alexia Acosta
GRADE : 6

What ONE word best describes you?  
Nice

What’s an interesting fact about you?
I’m a twin

What would be the most amazing adventure you could go on?
To go to Brazil and see some of the caves and a forest. 

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR
HOLIDAYS 2018-19
October 12-15 
Fall Break – School Closed
November 19-23
Thanksgiving Break – School Closed 
December 24 - January 4
Winter Break - School Closed
January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – School Closed 
Friday, February 15
Presidents' Day Weekend - No School for Students
Friday, February 18
Presidents' Day Weekend – School Closed
March 25- April 5
Spring Break – School Closed 
May 27 
Memorial Day – School Closed
MARCH 26-APRIL 6

SCHOOL OFFICES CLOSED 3/30 AND 4/2
CLASSES RESUME ON 4/9
MYLAGUNA TIP OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES:
UPCOMING DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

MON 3/19
St. Patrick's Themed Dress Down Day

Summer at Laguna Registration Opens for Laguna Families (9AM)

TUES 3/20
Kindergarten and Gr. 1 Present The Rainbow Fish at Girls Inc Auditorium
(8:20AM and 2:15PM)

WED 3/21
Gr. 3 Presents Greatest Americans of the 20th Century at Girls Inc. Auditorium
(9AM)

MON 3/26-4/6
Spring Break - No School

FRI 3/30
School Offices Closed

MON 4/2
School Offices Closed

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MON 3/19
Gr. 7 to Fairview Gardens
CANCELLED

WED 3/21
Gr. 5/6 Parent Conferences
No School for Gr. 5/6 students

THURS 3/22
Gr. 8 to Museum of Tolerance/Los Angeles

FRI 3/23
Gr. 6 to SBMA-Ridley Tree Center

MS/US Quarter 3 Ends

MON 3/26-4/6
Spring Break

FRI 3/30
School Offices Closed

MON 4/2
School Offices Closed
UPPER SCHOOL

THURS 3/22
Paris Trip Departure from Hope Ranch Gym (10:00AM)

FRI 3/23
MS/US Quarter 3 Ends

MON 3/26-4/6
Spring Break

WED 3/28
Paris Trip Returns to Hope Ranch Gym
(Gr. 9/10 - 5 or 6PM)
(Gr. 11/12 - 8 or 9PM)

FRI 3/30
School Offices Closed

MON 4/2
School Offices Closed