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The Laguna Road PTA Insider March/April 2011

Issue 4 of 5

Online at: www.lagunaroadpta.com

PTA President’s Message

Upcoming Events:

Hello Roadrunners! Happy Spring! We have certainly been getting our share of Spring showers….hope you have managed to stay dry! There are just a few things that I wanted to touch on this month. First of all…a big THANK YOU to all of you for participating in the “Jump Rope for Heart” event last month. Our school raised close to $12,000 for the worthy organization. Amazing job!! The kids had a great time jumping rope and watching our Laguna Road jump rope team perform. It was a great day! Coming up this month and next month are a few important events. First of all, our school carnival is scheduled for Friday, April 1st – from 5-9pm. Note that this is a Friday evening event. SOS has been hard at work planning this event and we are so excited about the awesome booths, games and the delicious variety of food that are all planned. Continued on Page 3 !

April 1 – Carnival Apri 19-22 Book Fair April 29 – Father Daughter Dance May 13 – Mother Son event

Contents PTA President’s Message

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Author of the Month

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Incredible Kid Day

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PTA Presidents Message

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PTA Open Positions

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Book Fair

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Author of the Month

6

Fridge Calendars

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February AUTHO R O F THE M O N TH A Helpful Adult By Timothy Hsu th 6 Grade, Mrs. Pellizarri Prestige, flexible, and attractive are some words that illustrate my mom’s personality. I am exceedingly proud of her generous character. Her virtue combined with her deductive attitude make her the most stable mom around. My mom has the most lustrous black-brown hair. With her soft black eyes and slim body she has the look of a celebrity. Now, most people with this type of beauty are usually vain and boast about how their beauty exceeds all. But my mom, does not articulate this fact. She holds a firm modest smile and tries to avoid this type of conversation. One time, when I was in 4th grade, I came down with a physical fever. The class teacher told me to run up to the office. When notified that I was feeble and ill, the nurse postponed my class activities and requested that my personal guardian come to pick me up. Only my mom was able to be contacted. She drove all the way from her work in Whittier to pick me up and nurse me for the rest of that particular day. This memory shows my mom’s flexibility and ability to make things work the way she wanted them to. My mom is so significant in my life because she is my mom and I am thankful for that. She is also one of the people who support me in all that I do. All the years through preschool to now, 6th grade, she has always encouraged me to do my best in everything and I would be able to succeed in all of my goals.

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Incredible Kid Day! Dear Roadrunners, Today is “Incredible Kid Day!” Started by the Camp Fire USA Organization in 1996, it is a day set aside to celebrate the wonders that are YOU….our amazing children! Students, we just want you to know how wonderful you are and how lucky we are to have you as part of our Laguna Road Family. Every day, we see how kind you are and how much you help each other in times of need. You work so hard and you have amazing ideas and dreams. Reach for these dreams and never give up! Do you want to be a doctor who finds a cure for a disease? Do you want to be a teacher who helps kids learn about the world? Do you want to be a musician who creates beautiful music? Do you want to be an inventor or scientist and create something that helps the whole world? Do you want to be an architect or engineer and build something in the world? Do you want to be an incredible Mom or Dad who supports and loves your children in every way? YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! We believe in you! Learn from your teachers and learn from your parents and you WILL achieve your dreams! Remember….you are an ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID ….just by being YOU! Laguna Road PTA http://www.campfireusa.org/aikd_index.aspx


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PTA Presidents Message (continued from page 1) Make sure you take advantage of the ticket pre-sale and buy your child’s ping pong ball so that you are entered in the raffle to win some outstanding prizes! Proceeds from this carnival will go to SOS and the funds will be used for staff, programs & equipment AT OUR SCHOOL!! This is your opportunity to help offset some of the budget cuts that are headed our way! We look forward to seeing all of you there!! Next month – from April 19th – 22nd is going to be our Spring Book Fair. More information will be coming home soon about times, but put it on your calendar! This is the week immediately following Spring Break!! Great time to stock up on that summer reading! Also next month (April 29th), we are going to be having our first ever Laguna Road “Father – Daughter Dance.” Look for more information to be coming home in the next few weeks. We will also be hosting a “Mother-Son Event” – that is tentatively scheduled for May 13th. More information about that next month. Lastly, I hope you all got to celebrate “Incredible Kid Day” last Thursday. We, in PTA, wanted to reiterate how wonderful your children are and how lucky we truly are to have them at Laguna Road. While I was hanging up an “Incredible Kid Day” poster last week, an upper grader came over and asked me what “Incredible Kid Day” was all about. I told him and he asked me what he had to do. I said you just have to be yourself and we get to tell you how incredible you are! He smiled and said…”How cool! That doesn’t happen a lot! Thanks!!” So if you haven’t already done so….take a minute today to share with your child how important, special, talented and wonderful they are. It is sooo worth it! Happy March Roadrunners!! Beep Beep!! Nivie Jhawar Laguna Road PTA President drnivie@aol.com

Missed an issue of the PTA Insider Newsletter? Past issues of the Laguna Road PTA newsletters are available on the PTA website for your reading enjoyment. Don’t miss reading valuable information from your Parent Teacher Association and don’t forget to tell a friend. http://www.lagunaroadpta.com/Laguna_PTA/Newsletters.html

PTA Executive Board: President: Nivie Jhawar Membership: Melissa Tabello Outreach: Eunice Chu Secretary: Cathy Geringer Treasurer: Natalie Benda Financial Secretary: Jamie Lee Auditor: Purvi Patel Historian: Nicole Yi Parlimentarian: Theresa Wolfe

E-mail: lagunaroadpta@gmail.com


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Get in Gear Laguna Road School! The PTA Needs You! We are currently forming the PTA Board and committees for the 2011-2012 school year. We have several openings. It is a fun environment and it is an opportunity to get to know new people, help others, learn about what is going on at Laguna Road and most of all‌ help our students and teachers with what they need to have a successful school year. So don’t wait! GET IN GEAR! Join PTA today!

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Open Board Positions: ! 2nd VP of Way and Means (Oversees/Liaison for all fundraisers), approximately 20 hours.

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! Treasurer (Maintains PTA budget & books using Quickbooks software; has taxes prepared due in November; pay bills; attends all PTA monthly meetings), approximately 40 hours. ! Financial Secretary (3rd arm of checks & balances by depositing funds; should attend PTA meetings) 40 hours.

Committee Chairpersons: (

FIES (Needs two people), Honorary Service, Hospitality, Publicity, International Day, Lunar New Year Celebration, Math Olympiad, PTA Newsletter, Newsletter-Cultural Arts, Programs/Assemblies, Reflections (Needs two people), Spirit Wear, Volunteers/Room Parents, Walk to School Day (Needs two people), & Year Book. NOTE: Visit the school office to see a full description of all committee positions and board positions.

Contact: Theresa Wolfe at wolfetre07@yahoo.com


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Book Fair coming soon…Mark your Calendars! Tuesday April 19 – Friday April 22, 2011 The Spring Scholastic book fair is coming to Laguna Road School soon. This is a great time to stock up for summer time reading, or give as gifts to friends or relatives at discounted prices. Prize giveaways for every $50 dollars or more you spend on Wednesday April 20th.

A New Night for the Carnival on Friday, April 1st Don’t miss the Games, Food, Prizes & Fun!!!

Page 5 of 10 What’s Happening Roadrunners! Send us your news and let us know what’s happening at Laguna Road School so we can include it in the newsletter. Send them to: lagunaletter@gmail.com


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January Author of the Month (continued from Page 1) ( :;</=(>%&#8(%&<(6#79<&#($6(6<'<3#<9(2/%>(<"38(3'"66(#%(."/#$3$."#<($&(#8<("7#8%/?6(3<'<@/"#$%&-((*8<(6#79<&#6( 3%><(#%(#8<('$@/"/=(/<"9(#8<$/(6#%/=($&(2/%&#(%2(#8<(%#8</("7#8%/6("&9("2#</,"/96(#8<=(8";<("(6&"3A-((:"38( 6#79<&#?6(,%/A($6(9$6.'"=<9(%&(#8<("7#8%/(%2(#8<(>%&#86B(@7''<#$&(@%"/9($&(#8<('$@/"/=(2%/("(>%&#8-(( C</<($6("('$6#(%2(#8<(6#79<&#("7#8%/6(2%/(#8<(>%&#86(%2(D"&7"/=(E(F<@/7"/=G( Teacher Mrs. Green Mrs. Lawson-Platon Mrs. Endicott Mrs. Jurgensen/Mrs. Nguyen Mrs. Kim-Lee Mrs. Jeffries Mrs. L. Lawson Mrs. Nicholes Mrs. Curley Mrs. Frutchey Mrs. Winthrop Mrs. Collins Ms. Kim Mrs. Penner Ms. Michalski Mrs. Rhoads Mrs. Wilson Mrs. Pellizzari Mrs. McKechnie Mr. Yousling

January: none Dylon Sharlein Rachel Hong David Uyemori Jonah Hiraoka Kristina Kim Caleb Kim Elliot Lee Daniel Paik Kobe Belmonte none none Inez Kim Shawnny Kang Ah-yeon Kwon Quinn Park Soleil Rosenblum Courtney Tseng Matthew Flynn Ryan Hanson

February: Rebekah Kim none Audrey Seo Anthony Kharrat Loc Loung Peter Petersen Sahej Grewal Anthony Tellez Jackson Lambros Chloe Tuzzolino William Kim & Hansa Batra Helen Soh Armahn Rastawan Benjamin Yoo Megan Hsu Nicole Martinez Matthew Hwang Timothy Hsu Christine So Kavan Batra

NOTE: Please come view the author's work in the Laguna Road Library Bulletin.


March 2011 Laguna Roadrunners know how to get in Gear! Sunday

Monday 1

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Tuesday

Wednesday 2

Spirit Day

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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4

5

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17 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

18 19 NO SCHOOL Furlough Day

“Sail Into the “Sail Into the Past” Grade 5 Past” Grade 5 Pilgrim Trip Pilgrim Trip Ms. Michalski’s Ms. Michalski’s & & Mrs. Rhoad’s Mrs. Rhoad’s class class 4th Grade STAR 4th Grade STAR Writing Test Writing Test

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7

8

9 Spirit Day

8:45 PTA Mtg In the Library

11am Outreach Meeting

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At 2:00 am Set clocks ahead 1 Hour

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15

16

Day of the Reader

2nd Trimester Ends

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Spirit Day

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21 22 23 Restructured Restructured Spirit Day Day Day Restructured Day

Report Cards Go Home

24 25 26 Restructured Restructured Day Day

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21-25 Student, Parent, Teacher Conference Week – Restructured Days 27

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31 Spirit Day Park’s Junior High Open SSC Mtg 3:30 in the House Night Media Center

Please note: Calendar subject to change. Visit www.lagunaroadpta.com for event details

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April 2011 Laguna Roadrunners Spring into Gear! Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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6

8:45 PTA Mtg In the Library

Spirit Day

11am Outreach Meeting Regular Day Schedule Open House Night OSS Family Dinner PTA Service Awards

10

11 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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13

Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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19 Book Fair

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24

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27

CST Testing CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Quiet Week

12:30 pm SOS Meeting Principals office

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8

Spring Portraits By Cantrell Photography 6th Grade Panorama Photo for yearbook

14 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

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Saturday

1 SOS School 2 Carnival! 5:00p-9:00p

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Friday

Spirit Day Book Fair

Spirit Day

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 All School Scout Day 3:30 pm SSC mtg in the Media Center

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Early Release Day dismissal at 11:40 am

15

16

Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Spring Break NO SCHOOL

21 Book Fair

22 Book Fair

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28

29

30

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Father Daughter Dance

Please note: Calendar subject to change. Visit www.lagunaroadpta.com for event details

Donate Life Run/Walk Cal State Fullerton

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May 2011 Roadrunners love Getting in Gear!

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Sunday 1

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

CST Testing CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Quiet Week

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9

9 am PTA Calendar mtg. in Principal’s office PTA Budget / Acquisition

10

CST Testing CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Quiet Week

8:45 PTA Mtg In the Library

Wednesday 4

Spirit Day CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Thursday 5

Friday 6

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Saturday 7

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

11

Spirit Day

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

12 CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

13

14

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

11am Outreach meeting room 20

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1:15 pm Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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17

CST Testing CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6 Grades 2,3,4,5,6

Quiet Week

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24 12:30 pm SOS Meeting Principals office

6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp

29

18

Spirit Day

CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

25

19 CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

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CST Testing Grades 2,3,4,5,6

PTA Officer Installation

26

6th Grade Spirit Day Outdoor 6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp Science Camp

27

6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp

28

3:30 pm SSC mtg Furlough Day – in the Media NO SCHOOL Center

30 31 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

Please note: Calendar subject to change. Visit www.lagunaroadpta.com for event details

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June 2011 Laguna Roadrunners Get in Gear for summer! Sunday

Monday

Tuesday 1

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Wednesday Spirit Day

Thursday

Friday

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Saturday 4

Grade 5 Pilgrim Trip Mrs. Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class

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Spirit Day

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6th Grade Beach Party Corona Del Mar

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Blue and Gold Day

Spirit Day 19

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Last Day of School Restructured Day Schedule

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29

30

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Yearbook Distribution

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Last Day of School for teachers

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25

$

12:30 pm SOS Meeting Principals office

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28

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Please note: Calendar subject to change. Visit www.lagunaroadpta.com for event details

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