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  • 11/27 - 11/29 Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/18 Minimum Block Day (school out 1PM) 1st Semester FINALS – 0, 1, 2
  • 12/19 Minimum Block Day (school out 1PM) 1st Semester FINALS – 0, 3,4
  • 12/20 Minimum Block Day (school out 1PM) 1st Semester FINALS – 5, 6
  • 12/23 - 1/6 Winter Break
Upcoming Coffee Talk focuses on Challenge Success

LBUSD continues to partner with Challenge Success to support student engagement and well-being. The District hopes to involve more parents and students in the partnership to educate and inform the whole community about current topics related to student wellness and ways to develop resilient learners. The evening will provide parents with student perspectives on sources of stress and foster space where we can collaboratively work together to create a healthy balance.

PTA Coffee Talk will be hosting a Challenge Success Dialogue Night on December 4th, 2019 in the LBHS Library from 5:30-8pm. All parents and 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us and discuss the issues of stress and pressure in our school community. This is an evening of student skits, honest discussion, and brainstorming ways to de-stress our students' lives.  

This event has LIMITED SEATING. Only guests with an RSVP will have guaranteed seating. Attendees not registered will be accomodated after all RSVPs and PTA members have been seated.

Please RSVP to guarantee your seat. Attendees not registered will be accommodated after all RSVPs and PTA members have been seated.

For questions regarding this event please contact Alex Aronson ( ) or Jeanne Brown ( ) or PTA Coffee Talk ( ).

More information about Challenge Success:

A big Thank You to the Ball Room Volunteers last week:

Kami Swanson and Katie Hanson

A big thank you to Lori Werstein PTA Reflections Chair for displaying all the entries in the Thurston library (collabatory).

The pizza party for all the students that submitted a Reflections entry will be in December. Date to be determined this week.
A big THANK YOU to our fabulous PTA Hospitality co-chairs for organizing the teacher and staff meeting breakfast last Friday:
Lisa Britt, Angela Chin and Roshaunie Sirianni

Thank you to everyone who brought breakfast items for the teacher & staff meeting breakfast! A few pictures below:
Ball Room Sign Up

A parent volunteer is needed at lunch time each day to check out balls.

The job entails showing up at the specified time, going to the Ball Room, pulling out the sign-out sheet for the balls, monitoring that kids sign the balls out.

After 45 minutes and the end of lunch, the kids will return the balls, the parent volunteer puts the sign-out sheet away and the job is completed.

You can sign up for a weekly, monthly, or one time experience. It takes less than one hour of your time. Questions? Contact Ball Room Chair Leslie Heard HERE
SignUp For Super Hike!

Super Hike volunteers make a commitment to be at school during a specific time to accompany the students on their P.E. hike. The hike is always on a block day (Thursday/Friday) and usually takes place once a month. It is a fun and invigorating opportunity to spend time with the kids and we are grateful for your desire to be a part of it.
Thank you to the 38 out of 273 8th grade families that have already made a donation to the 8th Grade Promotion.

Click HERE to see how much has been raised so far or to make a donation.

If you didn't receive the 1st 8th Grade Promotion email last week, please contact PTA President Celine Macmillan at
For those of you with younger children, the Laguna Beach Library has so many fun activities for the little ones. Below is their December calendar of events.
Thank you to our Kindness Challenge Sponsors!
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