December 2019/January 2020
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Longhorn Families,
Welcome to December! Let’s get ready from some cooler temperatures. This is the time of year when winter weather and children’s illnesses can take a toll on school attendance. However, it’s important to get your children to school every day if possible on time. Absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. Here are some ways to keep your children healthy during winter months.
- Dress warmly for the cold weather.
- It is important to eat a good breakfast every morning.
- Wash hands several times during each day.
- Talk to your child’s doctor or our school health assistant about when a sick child should come to school. Children with a cold should come to school as long as there is no fever present.
Our PTO Holiday Shoppe is up and running. Thank you for supporting our PTO, and as a way to thank you for your support, we hope you join us for our annual craft night. Children who attend will make about 12 different holiday themed craft projects that they can give to members of the family as gifts for free. The third grade teachers will have a face-painting booth for $1 and Santa will make an appearance for pictures. This year there will be a food truck in the courtyard. They take cash or a card. It is always a fun night for children.
We ask that you pay attention and remember to be safe when driving in our parking lots. It is difficult to see some children when driving your car and remember…they believe you will stop. We understand waiting may be difficult, but we want everyone to be safe.
Did you say holiday musical? Our first grade students will perform "Christmas Down Under" on December 17th at 5:30 pm. They have been working very hard on learning songs and their speaking parts. We hope you can join us.
We hope everyone has a wonderful and peaceful holiday season!
Ms. Jacqueline Camacho
2 - 12 - Santa Shop - 7:30 am - 7:55 am (Adult supervision required) & 11:30 am - 12:10 pm
3 - A Team Flag Football - Davis @ Laguna 2:45 pm
4 - Third grade Flandreau Planetarium field trip
5 - Sixth grade Pima Air & Space field trip
6 - PRIDE Assembly 8:45 am
10 - A Team Flag Football - Laguna @ Douglas 2:45 pm
11 - Fifth grade Desert Museum field trip
12 - B Team Flag Football - Douglas @ Laguna
12 - Holiday Craft Night 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
13 - Second grade Ben's Bells field trip
13 - Kindergarten/First grade Harkins Movie Theatre field trip
13 - B Team Flag Football - Laguna @ Davis 2:45 pm
16 - Spirit Day - Tropical Christmas - Wear Hawaiian
16 - Kindergarten Grinch Day!
16 - Sixth grade Kartchner Caverns field trip
16 - A Team Flag Football - Laguna @ Richardson 2:45 pm
17 - Spirit Day - Disney Day
17 - B Team Flag Football - Richardson @ Laguna 2:45 pm
17 - First Grade Musical "Christmas Down Under" 5:30 pm
18 - Spirit Day - HoliDAY
18 - Kindergarten Polar Express - Wear PJ's all day!
19 - Spirit Day - Cozy Day
19 - Fourth grade Polar Express
20 - No School - End of Second Quarter
***WINTER BREAK - DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3 - NO SCHOOL****
6 - Classes begin
6 - Special Education Desert Museum field trip
6 - PTO Meeting 2:20 pm, room 1
7 - A Team Flag Football - Centennial @ Laguna 2:45 pm
9 - B Team Flag Football - Laguna @ Centennial 2:45 pm
10 - PRIDE Assembly 8:45 am
10 - Report cards sent home
14 - A Team Flag Football - Hendricks @ Laguna 2:45 pm
16 - Excellence Assembly - 9:00 am Grades 1 - 3, 10:00 am Grades 4 - 6
16 - B Team Flag Football - Laguna @ Hendricks 2:45 pm
16 - Scholastic Book Fair
17 - 100th Day of School!
17 - Scholastic Book Fair
20 - NO SCHOOL - Civil Rights Day
21 - Scholastic Book Fair
22 - Scholastic Book Fair
23 - Scholastic Book Fair
24 - Scholastic Book Fair
24 - Science Fair
24 - First grade Children's Museum field trip
29 - Second grade Tucson Village Farm field trip
29 - Sixth grade FWJH Tour
30 - Fourth grade Old Tucson field trip
30 - Sixth grade Old Tucson field trip
30 - Kindergarten Sabino Canyon field trip
30 - Lockdown Drill
SIGN IN/OUT INFORMATION
If your child arrives at school after 9:00 am, a parent or guardian must sign in the child in the front office. If you need to pick your child up early from school, a parent or guardian must sign him/her out in the front office.
Please call in to excuse absences at 696-8450 or call our Attendance Line 696-4808 (available 24 hours a day). Please leave your child's name, your name, and a brief messages to why your child is absent.
Thank you for understanding!
Every School Day Counts!
The state of Arizona (A.R.S § 15 – 803) states that a student is habitually truant from school when he/she misses 5 school days.
This year students with 5 unverified absences (no one let the office know the reason for the absence) or excessive absences (10% or 18 days) will require a meeting with the principal to create a plan to increase your child’s attendance.
If your child is ill, has a fever, or is vomiting he/she should stay at home to keep from spreading germs to others.
Congratulations Ms. Camacho!!
“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door, or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”
― Teresa Tsalaky
Many emotions accompany change and we are feeling "all the feels" here at Laguna as Ms. Camacho transitions to her new position as the Director of Student Services. Of course, we are sad to see her go and change makes many of us uncomfortable but we're happy about her new opportunity and excited for new possibilities. We also feel lucky that we don't really have to say goodbye because we know we will still see her here and around the district. Please help us congratulate Ms. Camacho and wish her well in her new position.
Welcome to Laguna Mr. Schmidt!
Laguna welcomes Mr. Alan Schmidt, our new Principal beginning January 6, 2020! Captain Schmidt, as he has been known for the last year, is a Captain of the Arizona National Guard, recently returned from a one-year deployment mission to the Middle East. Prior to his deployment he was the Principal at Hendricks Elementary and Sentinel Peak High School. Please do not hesitate to reach out to him should you have any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share.
Mr. Schmidt invites you please stop by to meet him, he is excited to be part of the Laguna family, and eager to be your new Principal. "I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Please know that my door is always open to you, and I welcome your input and ideas. I'm looking forward to meeting each of you as we start this exciting semester together!"