December 5, 2014

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Take Action

Community Party Book is Here!

Online sign-ups are live! Go to:

Check out the amazing list of parties hosted by UCLA Lab School families — some great events are coming up over the next week. And there are many more after the New Year, too. Log on and sign up!

Saturday, Dec. 6 -

Holiday Color Me Mine Party

Friday, Dec. 12 -

Gingerbread Decorating Party

Stop by FSA Holiday Coffee Cart - Dec. 10

The FSA cordially invites all parents, staff and teachers to enjoy caffe lattes, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and more! Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:30-9:30 a.m., in Apu’s Garden and the Conference Room. Come by for some early holiday cheer!

Menu includes Espresso, Cappuccino, Caffe Latte, Macchiato, Café Americano, Café Mocha, Flavored Cappuccinos, Lattes, Au Laits & Hot Tea, Cocoa, regular & decaffeinated. The coffee is organic & fair trade, with top grade international Arabica beans, roasted locally.

Support the Brownies’ Winter Coat Drive - Dec. 8-12

The Brownies will be collecting gently used coats in children’s and adults’ sizes. Please drop off your donations at carpool or in the labelled red bin in the school office. Donations will be delivered to the Claire Foundation and A Safe Place for Youth. If you have any questions, please contact Josephine McNary:

Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Mattel Children's Hospital - through Dec. 17

Play has the power to heal and, for hospitalized children, helps distract them from the medical environment. Chase Child Life's annual holiday toy drive, running through Dec. 17, provides toys and creative art supplies for pediatric patients. The drive is sponsored by UCLA facilities management, the UCLA Health softball league and Staff Assembly. Collection barrels are in the lobby, at carpool and at the entrance to the EC yard. If you'd like to contribute, all toys must be new and unwrapped. Monetary donations should be made in the form of a check made payable to “UC Regents"; indicate "Chase Child Life Program” in the memo section.


Wish list:

Next Two Weeks

Events are also listed on the Parents Page Calendar:

(Username: parent; Password: @labschool)

Wednesday, Dec. 10: FSA Holiday Coffee Cart

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Apu's Garden & Conference Room)

Friday, Dec. 12: FSA Meditation & Yoga

8:20 - 9:30 a.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)

Monday, Dec. 15: FSA Meditation & Yoga

8:20 - 9:30 a.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)

Wednesday, Dec. 17: Rooms 9 & 10 Poetry Celebration

8:15 - 9:45 a.m. (Rooms 9 & 10)

Thursday, Dec. 18: Rooms 11 & 12 Poetry Celebration

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. (Rooms 11 & 12)

Friday, Dec. 19: EC Holiday Sing

8:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast on the North Yard followed by singing in Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall

Friday, Dec. 19: Room 19 Poetry Celebration

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. (Room 19)

Friday, Dec. 19: Last Day Before Winter Break

Full day of school

Save the Date

Monday, Jan. 5: Pupil Free Day

School closed for teacher professional development meetings. No childcare offered.

Tuesday, Jan. 6: First Day of Winter Quarter

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015: VIVA! Dinner, Dance and Auction

6:00 - 10:30 p.m. (MountainGate Country Club, Brentwood)

Parents are invited to join together to celebrate our community and to support our children by raising funds for the improvement of our school campus. Our event outgrew the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, so the party is heading to MountainGate Country Club for an evening under the stars. For more information, or to donate an auction item, please contact Brandy Navarre -

Good To Know

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Thanksgiving Food Drive is a Great Success

The Thanksgiving Food Drive was a great success! The families at Magnolia Elementary School really appreciated all your efforts. The organizing committee is so grateful to the Upper ll and Intermediate students and their teachers for their hard work. A HUGE thank you to Ezequiel Ramirez and Daniel Castro for making it all possible. And thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and donated. An extra special thank you to Lisa Baskin, Vardit Green, Erika Johnson-Brooks and Eva Karelsen for their leadership and dedication!

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Volunteers deliver donations to Principal Juan Reyes

Sweet Results for the Cub Scouts Candy Drive

The Cub Scouts of Pack 1 had a final weigh-in of the candy they collected to donate to our military troops around the world. The Scouts had a fun time filling up a 12’ silo at about 5’ tall. WOW, that’s a lot of candy! And, drumroll please… Pack 1 is proud to announce that the UCLA Lab School community collected 94.5 pounds of candy. Thank you to all the parents, administrators and classmates who contributed. Pack 1 says they are inspired by your generosity and goodwill!

Family School Alliance (FSA)

The FSA is YOUR link to school activities. All are welcome to the monthly meetings, usually the first Wednesday of the month, always 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Find out about all the wonderful activities the FSA spearheads over the year and how you can join the fun and participate!

Parents Page:

Volunteer Opportunities:

FSA Contributions and Orders:

Support Our School While You Shop:

Quotation Corner

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

Parent Submissions for Backpack Notes

Parents who have items to contribute to Backpack Notes: Submissions are due Saturday at midnight for publication the following Friday. Send items to: