September 5, 2104
Backpack Notes is a compilation of weekly updates for the UCLA Lab School community, sent to your email inbox on Fridays. You can access archival issues of Backpack Notes and more via the Parents Page, which is password-protected. Log in with the following:
Username: parent / Password: @labschool
Back-to-School Night: Sign Up for Potluck
Sept. 9 - Upper
Sept. 11 - Intermediate
Sept. 16 - Primary
Sept. 17 - Early Childhood
Please sign up to bring a potluck dish:
Each level has scheduled a Back-to-School Night so that parents have an opportunity to meet with teachers to hear about plans for the year and learn more about the instructional program. After the general meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the classroom and hear from your child’s teachers.
Schedule for each evening:
5:30 p.m. - Drop off appetizers outside Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall
5:45 p.m. - Drop off children for child care at the Dino Yard*
5:45 - 5:55 p.m. - Meet-and-Greet for parents outside Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Presentation in Community Hall followed by visits to classrooms
*Child Care – Please make sure your child remains in child care for the entire time you are at the event. Reservations are required. Sign up at least one day in advance at https://wikis.labschool.ucla.edu/parents/btsn. Your advance notice ensures we can plan for enough adults to supervise the children. We regret that we cannot accept walk-ins.
LTL Program Discussion Group
Mark your calendar to join Principal Norma Silva for “LTL Padres en plática con la directora”. The meetings will take place 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room on the following dates:
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
After-School Enrichment Starts Monday
Our after-school enrichment classes meet at school once per week for eight weeks and run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
For registration and information, visit the Parents Page:
Or talk to Renata Williams, Assistant Principal, 310-825-1801 or email@example.com.
Financial assistance is available. Call or email Sara Hernandez at 310-206-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Beverly Hills Chess Club (EC I - UPPER II) - Classes meet Thursdays beginning September 11. Info: David Chong, 310-274-7873 or www.bhchessclub.com/product/ucla-lab-school-after-school-program/
- Culinary Kids Academy (PRIMARY - UPPER II) - Classes meet Thursdays beginning September 11. Info: Danny Corsun, 310-463-0715 or DCorsun.CulinaryKidz@Gmail.com
- Art with Trash for Teaching (EC II - Upper II) - Take Apart Art meets Mondays beginning September 8. Spontaneous Creations meets Tuesdays beginning September 9. Drop off checks made payable to Trash for Teaching in Assistant Principal Renata Williams' office or at the front desk. Info: Viki, email@example.com.
- STAR*Nova Education (EC II - Upper II) - Offerings include RockSTAR, Theater, LEGO Robotics, Magic Academy, and more! Info: http://uclalabschool.starinc.org
Note: We inform all classrooms about which students are scheduled for enrichment each day. The teachers and TAs drop off those students at the green tables directly behind rooms 7 & 8 at 3:00 p.m. EC I students are accompanied to this location by the Extended Day Program (EDP) staff. At the end of the day, EDP staff pick up students who are enrolled in EDP. Students who will be picked up by parents can be signed out at the main lobby.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Contribute to Research at UCLA Lab School
CONNECT is looking for a parent willing to volunteer approximately 2 hours per month to help review proposals from researchers seeking to conduct work with our students and teachers. The volunteer will join the CONNECT Research Review Committee, a collaboration between UCLA Lab School staff, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) faculty, and UCLA Lab School parents. By reviewing potential research for risks and benefits and providing feedback to researchers, the committee ensures that all studies conducted at UCLA Lab School are designed to protect participants, minimize risk, and reflect the values and priorities of our community. About twice per month, parent volunteers will be asked to evaluate research proposals online and to share their thoughts with the rest of the committee through our web-based review system.
If you are interested in taking part in this important group please contact Melissa Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Brownie Troop
Josephine McNary, mom of Laura, is starting a Brownie troop for second-year Primary girls. If you’re interested in learning more about the new troop, please come to an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8:15 a.m. in Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, contact Josephine, email@example.com
Next Two Weeks
Events are also listed on the Parents Page Calendar:
(Username: parent; Password: @labschool)
Tuesday, Sept. 9: Coffee and Conversation
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)
Also Sept. 17 & 22, Oct. 2, 6 & 13
Early Childhood Specialist and former Demonstration Teacher Laurine DiRocco leads a series of discussions on child development. The conversation is geared to parents of children in Early Childhood and Primary, but all parents are welcome to attend. Feel free to drop in and leave as your schedule permits. Information: 310-306-5119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Sept. 10: Family School Alliance Meeting
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)
Everyone is welcome ! Learn about the many FSA activities happening this year and find out how to get involved.
Thursday, Sept. 18: Brownie Troop Parent Information Meeting
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)
Friday, Sept. 19: Community Camping Information Meeting
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)
Save the Date
Tuesday, Sept. 23: Middle School Night
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)
This is an important meeting for parents whose children will be entering middle school next year. Information about how to prepare for middle school admissions will be thoroughly explained and demystified. Child care is available. For reservations, go to https://wikis.labschool.ucla.edu/parents/btsn or contact Sylvia Vallejo at 310-825-1557 or email@example.com
Thursday, Sept. 25: Pupil Free Day
Students have the day off. Child care is available for those who sign up in advance.
Friday, Sept. 26: Yearbook Meeting
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. (Conference Room)
New volunteers welcome!
Wednesday, Oct. 15: Parent and Principal Circle
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)
Principal Norma Silva will meet with parents to check in on school issues, news and events. Also: Nov. 19, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, April 8, May 20
Friday - Sunday, Oct. 17 - 19: Community Camping Trip
KOA Ventura Ranch in Santa Paula