January 23, 2015

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2015-2016 Re-enrollment Coming Soon

Re-enrollment offers will be emailed at the end of January. Families whose accounts are in good standing will be able to complete the re-enrollment process. If you are not able to access the forms, please stop by the Financial Services Office. Re-enrollment is online only. Forms will be accessible on Feb. 1. The deadline to return the forms and the deposit to hold your child's place for next year is Feb. 28.

Coming Up in Community Party Book

Valentine’s Day Cookie Making Party

Saturday, February 14, 2015

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$50 per child

Join us for a cookie-making party for Valentine’s Day! Cut out, bake and decorate cookies with friends. Lunch for kids and adults will be provided. Best for ages 7 and younger. Child must be accompanied by a parent. Sign up at: https://uclalab.onlinepartybook.com/catalog.php

VIVA! Dinner, Dance & Auction - Auction Items Needed!

Everyone in the UCLA Lab School community is asked to solicit their favorite stores, restaurants, resorts and businesses for items to be auctioned to raise money for our school. Items of every value for buyers of every interest are very welcome! What would YOU like to bid on? Whatever it is, that’s what the auction needs!

Please visit the VIVA! online auction book to register and submit your donation by Feburary 21 - https://uclalab.onlineauctionbook.com/register.php

Email Brandy Navarre with any questions - brandynavarre@gmail.com

Sign Up for After-School Enrichment

Registration is OPEN! - Winter classes begin Jan. 26

Sign up for fun and exciting classes that meet after school, on campus. Go to the Parents Page at: https://wikis.labschool.ucla.edu/parents/after-school_enrichment

Program information: Sylvia Vallejo, 310-267-4586 or svallejo@labschool.ucla.edu.

Financial assistance information: Sara Hernandez, 310-206-1135 or shernandez@labschool.ucla.edu


Security Doors and Bruincards

School Access

To help ensure the safety and security of our children, the internal doors at the front entrance of the school are open from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. ONLY. At all other times, you need to swipe your BruinCard or stop at the front desk to gain entry. We encourage all parents to obtain a BruinCard for easier and quicker access through the school. The card is used as an identification badge and as a “key” to gain access through the internal doors in the administration building and through the carpool gate. Those without a BruinCard must sign in and out at the front desk and obtain a parent or visitor badge.

Apply for the BruinCard

Each BruinCard is individually printed and programmed. Parents who do not

already have a 9-digit University Identification Number (UID) need to provide the school with information to register with the UCLA BruinCard system. Please use this link to update your information via the Parents Page:


Once registered, both UCLA Lab School and the BruinCard Office need to process your information. You will then receive an email with directions for how to submit a photo or have one taken, and how to obtain your card when it’s ready.

Next Two Weeks

Events are also listed on the Parents Page Calendar:


(Username: parent; Password: @labschool)

Friday, Jan. 30: FSA Yoga & Meditation

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

Wednesday, Feb. 4: FSA Monthly Meeting

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)

All welcome!

Friday, Feb. 6 & Monday, Feb. 9: Pupil Free Days

No school due to parent teacher conferences. Childcare offered; reservations required.

Save the Date

Wednesday, Feb. 11: LTL Café y Plática

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. (Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall)

Join Principal Norma Silva for a conversation regarding the LTL program.

Friday, Feb. 13: Family Read-Aloud Celebration Kick-Off Assembly

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. (Blacktop)

Friday, Feb. 13: FSA Yoga & Meditation

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

Monday, Feb. 16: Presidents' Day

School and offices closed in observance of the holiday.

Wednesday, Feb. 18: Parent and Principal Circle

8:15 - 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)

Join Principal Norma Silva for a check-in with parents on school issues, news and events.

Saturday, Mar. 7: 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 - brandynavarre@gmail.com

Good to Know

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!

Check out these links:

Parents Page


Volunteer Opportunities


FSA Contributions and Orders


Support Our School While You Shop -- “Do Nothing” Fundraising

Quotation Corner

“There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” - Bob Ross, host of The Joy of Painting

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: UCLALabSchoolFSA@gmail.com