Between the Lions~News You Can Use

October 2019

Big picture

Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK

1:00 p.m. dismissal all week

Wednesday, October 16

Community Advisor Partners (CAP) and English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) Meetings after Flag Salute at 9:30 a.m. in Room 20, all are welcome to join us!

Sunday, October 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Chalk Draw. Please join PTA and Lion families to create positive messages for Red Ribbon Week, chalk is provided.

Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25: RED RIBBON WEEK

Friday, October 25

PTA Fall Dance/Trunk or Treat Festival, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30

PTA Movie Madness, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Big picture
Parent-Teacher Conferences are the week of October 14-18, please make sure you have scheduled a conference with each of your child's teachers. Please note that all days during conference week are modified dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

Some helpful tips to plan ahead to make conferences successful:

Before the conference:

  • Ask your child how he/she feels about school so far.
  • Ask your child if there is anything he or she would like you to discuss with the teacher (or for upper-grade teachers, inquire if your child is encouraged to attend).
  • Make a list of topics or questions you would like to discuss with the teacher.

During the conference:

  • The teacher and parents/guardians are a team! Develop action plans together and continue to build relationships to support your child.

After the conference:

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points and be direct about any concerns.
  • Explain to your child any plans you and the teacher created.

Join Us for Our Community Advisory Partners (CAP) and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting this Month

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Please Send in a Picture of Your Military Family

We are collecting pictures of active or retired service members that are part of our Lion community for a special bulletin board in our main office building. Please send in a photo with your child and the following information:

  • Name of person being recognized
  • Student name and grade
  • Military branch and rank

Thank you for your help with this!

Big picture

Coming Soon!

For a $1.00 donation, students will have the opportunity to visit the front office to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin that will be on display. The student with the guess closest to the pumpkin's actual weight will receive a prize. What prize, you might ask? The giant pumpkin, of course! Stay tuned for more information about exact dates and details, we can't wait.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Week of October 21st to October 25th


MONDAY: Mustache Day

TUESDAY: Camouflage Day


THURSDAY: Superhero Day (please no masks or toy weapons)

FRIDAY: Crazy hair/socks/hat day (choose one or all!)

Big picture

Announcements from Student Council

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Kindergarten on Parade!

Kindergartners at LaVorgna Elementary recently completed their ABC directed draw journals. As their culminating activity, they incorporated their monthly Family Project and created an alphabet vest. Each student was assigned a letter and used objects and pictures that began with their assigned letter. As you can see their creativity shined through! We celebrated with an ABC Fashion Show at our school Flag Salute so everyone could see our amazing creations!


Big picture

PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

October Skills and Character Traits

Skill: Completing Tasks, includes the following steps:

  1. Listen carefully to instructions

  2. Gather the necessary materials for the tasks

  3. Begin working neatly and carefully

  4. Remain focused until the task is completed

  5. Check to make sure your work is complete

Skill: Staying on Task, includes the following steps:

  1. Look at the task

  2. Think about the steps

  3. Focus your attention

  4. Ignore distractions

  5. Stop working only with permission

Grit: courage and resolve; strength of character

Perseverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

Big picture

Your child’s attendance is important. We want to ensure that each student is receiving all the instructional minutes offered each day. Please make sure your child is present and on time each day!

If your child is ill or has a doctor’s appointment, please bring in a note from the doctor, so that we may mark the absence accordingly. Please call the attendance line at 951.294.6386 when your child must be out ill.


Your Voice Matters, Take the LCAP Survey Today!

Why should I take the survey?

Temecula Valley Unified School District is committed to providing all students with a challenging, relevant education that sets them up for success. But, to do so, district leaders need to hear from all stakeholders about their experiences. That’s why you’re being asked to take the district’s Quality Counts Survey.

How will the results be used?

The district will use the results to better educate, support, and prepare students for the future.

Are my responses confidential? Yes.

This survey is being administered by independent research and communications firm K12 Insight. There are no right or wrong answers. No one at Temecula Valley USD or our school will be able to identify you or see your answers, so please answer honestly.

How long will the survey take? Five minutes or less.

CLICK HERE to take the brief parent survey.
Big picture
Big picture

October Parent University Dates and Topics

10/3/19 – Independence in Thought and Action

10/24/19 – Bullying and How to Identify It

Big picture

We are grateful for all of our volunteers and welcome you on our campus, your support to our students and classrooms is vital!

In order to volunteer for any school function (classroom volunteers, parties, field trips) you must complete:

  1. Code of Conduct Form

  2. Megan’s Law Form

  3. TB Test/ TB Risk Assessment Form

Volunteer forms you will need to complete, print, and submit:

TB Test/TB Risk Assessment must be submitted to the LES office staff

    • TB is valid for 4 years

    • If you submitted a TB test last year, please check with office staff to make sure it is still valid.

    • All paperwork must be valid and current prior to volunteering

Every volunteer will need to sign into the Raptor check-in system each time they volunteer.

  • Upon volunteering the first time this year, please present valid identification to the office staff and sign into RAPTOR (even if you have an account from last year).

  • Volunteers will be able to use the self-serve kiosk after the first visit.

Thank you so much for volunteering your time!

We look forward to seeing you!

Big picture

Family Dining Area

Parents wishing to join students for lunch will be eating in our Family Dining Area located outside our library. We have a cozy picnic table complete with a shade umbrella where you and your child will have a space to enjoy your meal together.

You will need to sign in at the front office and wear a visitor's sticker while on campus. As a gentle reminder, parents and siblings are not permitted to play at lunch on the blacktop or equipment during school hours.

Please be mindful of the school parking lot procedures. The line closet to the curb is a moving lane for student drop off and pick up only. If you need o park, please do so in the lot. Please remember to use cross walks when crossing through the parking lot and the street. Remember that we want to model safe practices for our students. Common courtesy and patience is always appreciated as we move over 900 students in and out of our campus within 15 minutes.