Weekly Dragon Blast

Week of September 18, 2023

A Message From Your Principal

Ladera STARS Academy Families,

We had a busy week at STARS Academy!

Our 1st-5th grade scholars attended assemblies to learn about and discuss behavior expectations while at school. We discussed doing the right thing even when no one is watching, having an "open" brain, following adult directions the FIRST TIME, and being kind to others. TK and K classes received individual presentations in their classrooms where we discussed how to play safely, how to line up, and how to eat and pick up after ourselves. We also discussed safety and the importance of following teacher directions the FIRST TIME and remaining with their teacher at all times. I highly encourage you to ask your scholars about what we discussed and reinforce these expectations with them regularly.

TK and K classes began PE on Monday! Check out the picture below to see our littlest scholars enjoying a game of Red Light, Green Light.

Authors John and Shaunna Stith read their book, Black Beach, to our scholars and taught us about the origins of Earth Day. They also encouraged our scholars to do their part to protect our Earth. (picture below)

Remember, September is National School Attendance Awareness Month! We celebrate this to increase and strive for consistent student attendance. We see the best learning and growth when scholars attend school regularly. Next week is Attendance Spirit Week, see the flyer below to learn how your scholar can show their spirit!

Are you looking for ways to support our school? Join our PTA! The PTA supports so many wonderful events and specialists on our campus. Keep scrolling to check the status of our PTA Membership drive. Also, be sure to check with your child's teacher to learn about volunteer opportunities in the classroom.

Thank you for your support,

Tasia Dove

This Week at STARS Academy

Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

Attendance Spirit Week - see flyer below!

Monday, September 18:

  • Socks and Popcorn Fundraiser begins until Oct. 4
  • 5:00: ELAC Meeting

Wednesday, September 20:

  • 3:00: School Site Council Meeting

Saturday, September 23:

  • First day of fall
  • 9:00-12:00: CA Coastal Cleanup Day - join Ms. Britton and Mrs. Nordstrom at Surfrider Ventura County's Promenade Beach Cleanup!

Looking Ahead

September 25: Yom Kippur - NO SCHOOL

September 25: Restaurant Day at 3 Amigos - see flyer below

September 28: Fall Picture Day

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Good Attendance

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Thank You School Site Council

Thank you to all of our School Site Council members who contributed to this year’s School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)! The draft version of our school’s SPSA is available now at this link. These plans will be provided to our community and board of education on 9/20 and again on 10/4 for approval.

Assistance League of Conejo Valley

The Assistance League® of Conejo Valley helps students at several schools in our area by offering school clothes and shoes through Operation School Bell.

  • Please read the information carefully, as there are a limited number of vouchers available.

  • Click here for more info.

  • Haga clic aquí para ver la traducción al español del volante

If you are in need of assistance in purchasing school clothes and shoes for your child, please submit the online form no later than Tuesday, September 22nd.

(Paper copies will be in the office for those that need them).

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Ladera STARS Academy PTA Membership Drive Class Contest Pizza Party

We are 3 weeks away from ending our PTA pizza contest. Here are the latest class standings as of 9/13.

In grades TK-2- Mrs. Nordstrom is in the lead with 45%
In grades 3-5, Mrs. Britton is in the lead with 45%

If you haven’t joined PTA, now is the time to help you child’s class!!!!

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Please CALL...

...each morning your child is going to be absent from school.
  • Office: (805) 492-3565

  • Attendance Line: (805) 241-1065

An automated call is generated, if we have not received a call (and unfortunately, sometimes even if we have). Thank you for your support.

Ladera STARS Academy

Students inspired to reach for the STARS through explorations in Science, Technology, Arts and Rigorous Scholarship.

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