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LBCS Newsletter Thursday, August 29,  2019

Carnival Meeting After MRU-- Friday, 8/30 
Labor Day No School -- Monday, 9/2 
MYP Dance @ Franklin Friday, 9/13 5-7 pm
Mother/Son Event -- 9/20 
Minimum Day -- 9/23 11:20 release K and 11:30 release 1st - 8th

LBCS website --  
www.loomischarter.org
Director's Message
Can you believe we are already two weeks in! We have had a great start to the year. The beginning of a new school year can be exhausting, but it is so exciting. We hope you have eased back into your routines at home. We have been busy setting expectations, building community, practicing routines, and beginning our first units of study. 
 
Additionally, some of our favorite extracurricular activities have started. Chorus has started for any interested 4th-8th grader, Cross Country has their first meet next week, and our Girls' Basketball teams have their first games today. We love when our students can get involved in activities that continue to develop the whole child outside of the school day too.
 
Lastly, please review the pick up procedures with anyone who comes to pick up your child(ren) after school: 
  • PYP (the LBCS side) is one lane in and one lane out. The traffic will back up on Laird, so please do not block the road. Do not arrive before 2:45.
  • MYP & Siblings (the Franklin side) is "airport" style pick up, so please find a spot along the curb and stay there. Kids will be sent to you. If you want to move spots, pull back to the inner lane and drive until you find an open spot. Do not arrive before 2:50.
We know pick up can cause traffic delays and stressful situations at any school, and ours is no different. Please use caution and demonstrate patience to ensure the safety of all of our students and families. 
 
Thank you for sharing your children with us. We love what we do, where we work, and who we get to work with. Have a wonderful THREE DAY weekend! 

Kati 0'sullivan-Messerli
Loomis Basin Charter School, Director
Carnival Meeting
The LBCS Carnival will be on October 18th!  We need volunteers to make this happen! Please join us for an informational meeting on Friday, August 30th after MRU. June Ramos will be onsite to provide information on the event and assist volunteers with questions. If you're unable to attend the meeting, please reach out to June at  ramos.june@gmail.com to get information.
 
School Pictures 
Individual Pictures: Free dress on their day of pictures
Tuesday 9/17:   Grades: 3rd,5th (Rm 11) 6th, 7th & 8th
Wednesday 9/18: Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 4th &
 5th (Rm 12) 
Class Pictures -- Thursday 9/19
Students must be in UNIFORM for class pictures
Tuesday 10/22: Make up pictures
 PTC News
Our first  PTC meeting is Wednesday,   September 12 at 7:00 pm  at Beach Hut Deli in Granite Bay. 
We hope to see you there!


Hello LBCS Parents,

Welcome back to LBCS and a new school year! It's our honor to serve as your PTC Co-Presidents. We look forward to working with you, the LBCS community, to provide our children with the opportunities to obtain an exceptional education and participate in amazing experiences. We'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about how PTC invests the money raised by our various fundraisers.

Pledge Drive-  We start off each year with our Pledge Drive, which is a $50 per child donation (but any amount is appreciated). This money is allocated to your individual child's classroom or homeroom. The teachers utilize this money to pay for basic classroom needs, as well as enhancements such as flex seating, specialized learning tools, or wish list items. This donation can be made any time during the school year but the sooner it's made, the easier it is for teachers to plan. Our goal is to raise $20,000 with this fundraiser.

Key Fundraisers

Jog-a-Thon-- October 4th

LBCS Auction-- May 2nd   

These are two of the most significant fundraisers. Our target for these events is $25,000 and $75,000, respectively. This money is utilized to maintain the quality, currency, and availability of items such as curriculum, technology, and school necessities.

Additional Fundraisers

Ikeda's Pies-- November
Tamales-- December
Murder Mystery Date Night-- February
Poker Night-- Spring 2020 

The money from these fundraisers offset the costs of busses utilized during field trips. Until last year, the Lunch Program Fundraiser covered these costs.

We'd like to thank you in advance as it is imperative to have the backing of our families (both financially and by chaperoning). Our field trips are such an important component in raising the caliber of our IB Program, taking it to the next level and assuring that our school excels beyond all others. We, the LBCS community, are so fortunate that we can offer our children experiences such as the Coloma Outdoor School, the Marin Headlands, two weeks of a Shakespeare immersion program, Catalina, and all of the other amazing day trips that they take during their time at LBCS.

We have the utmost confidence that, together, we will reach our goals and we look forward to serving the school.

Thank you,
Staci Thatcher & Tina DeRungs
LBCS PTC Co-Presidents
 

IB Learner Profile 
of the week
Inquirers
Develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
PE Corner
Hi, my name is Melissa Patrick and I will be your child's PE teacher this year at LBCS. I am very excited for the new school year and have some information I would like to share with you. First off, Cross Country Season is starting August 27th for all 4th-8th graders, so please look for an email with more information about Cross Country. Also, I will be using the Remind app. to text out updates, send reminders, and quick communication this year. More information about the Remind app., and how to sign up, can be found in my PE Parent Newsletter. Please click here  to read the LBCS PE Parent Newsletter and find out what your child will be learning, practicing, and mastering in PE over the next couple of weeks.

Have a great weekend and stay active,
Mrs. Patrick


Spanish
Please check our Spanish
website for Weekly/Monthly 


updates and additional 
resources:  
 
Gracias
Mariana Mathews
K-8 Spanish Teacher
Sport Schedule
Cross Country 
9/4 --  @ Franklin
9/11 --  @ Franklin
9/18 -- @ Franklin
9/25 -- @ Franklin


Girls Basketball
9/3 -- @ Franklin
9/5 -- Newcastle
9/10 -- Penryn
9/12 -- Placer
9/17 -- Ophir
9/19 -- @ Necastle
9/26 -- @ Loomis
10/1 -- @Franklin

Upcoming Field Trips
9/25 -- 5th grade William B Pond

Please pay for all field trips on the LBCS Webstore
Lunch Menu

$3.00 per meal (includes entree, salad bar and milk)

B.A.S.E. (Before & After School Enrichment  Classes) and Community Flyers
Click on above link for more information
No Cost To You - Ways to Earn Money for LBCS

Last year we earned $500 for our school!! 


Amazonsmile
Have an account with Amazon? Login into your account on amazonsmile, choose Loomis Basin Charter School as the charitable organization & shop away! Earning money for the school with each purchase!


LBCS collects Boxtops! Please drop in the office. Last year we earned $200!!

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