La Costa Meadows Elementary School

Weekly Dolphin Blast

Week of September 18, 2022

Happy Sunday Dolphin Families!

It was so nice to get a bit of a reprieve from the hot temperatures this past week and we know the students welcomed the change as it allowed them to have more time outdoors!

Last Friday, we held Student Council Officer elections. Each year I grow more impressed by our student candidates. Speaking in front of a large group of peers is no easy feat and they do so with confidence. I'm so proud of all of our students who ran this year and no matter the outcome we shared with students that there are still plenty of opportunities around campus for them to take on student leadership roles. Congratulations to the following elected officers for first semester:

President: Zoe Stroble

Vice President: Madeline Cares

Secretary: Isaac Flores

Treasurer: Noah Tseng

Commissioner of Dolphin Spirit: Harper Putrus

Commissioner of Community Service: Lauren Patt

Commissioner of Publicity: Emma Bray

Commissioner of Appreciation: Everly Porter

Last week's fall Book Fair was a success! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped Mrs. Rapo in the library. We loved seeing students leave the library excited to read the new books they selected!

We are looking forward to another great week filled with learning and fun!

With Dolphin pride,

Mrs. Bedard

COVID-19 Volunteer Procedure Update

On September 13, 2022, the CDPH rescinded the public health order mandating vaccine verification for workers in schools. The previous public health order required unvaccinated or partially vaccinated school workers to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. Per the updated public health order, weekly testing of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated school workers, including volunteers, is no longer required as of September 17, 2022. We appreciate you and everything you do for the SMUSD community! Thank you for your patience and flexibility over the last two



Parents (or any special family members) are invited to join your child during their lunch break for a family picnic on September 23! Your child will meet you on the lower field to eat together. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in at the front office. >> MORE DETAILS

TK: 10:00-10:40
Kindergarten: 11:00-11:45
2nd Grade: 11:45-12:30
4th Grade: 12:30-1:15

September Friday Flag Salute

Join us for our next Friday Flag Salute on Friday, September 30th. Parents attending Flag Salute may enter campus at 8:15 AM with their first through fifth grader(s), parents of TK students may enter at 8:15 AM with their children through the kindergarten gate, and parents of kindergarten students may enter at 8:30 AM with their children through the kindergarten gate.

PTO will also have our coffee cart available for adults, along with with breakfast and snack options for kids. Bring a few bucks to donate, or send some cash along with your child (as well as the signed permission slip).

From Local Law Enforcement Partners

Improving traffic safety together

The City of Carlsbad is asking parents to talk to their students about traffic safety and use special care getting to and from school, whether driving, biking or walking:

  • Eliminate distractions. Phones, music, kids, pets – there are so many things that vie for our attention every day. Tragedy can occur in a split second.

  • If you have an e-bike in your family, please make sure you understand the rules of the road, including new Carlsbad-specific rules passed by the City Council to improve safety.

  • Allow extra time over ,to get where you need to go.

  • Be kind and patient. We are all part of the Carlsbad community, and working together, we can make our streets safer for everyone.

For more information about traffic safety, please visit

La Costa Meadows PTO

The LCM PTO is an awesome team of volunteer parents and teachers working together to create a fun, inclusive environment for you and your children. We are looking forward to meeting you at our annual school events & activities!

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SMUSD Tech Update

The Affordable Connectivity Program helps to connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

You can learn more about the benefit, or to enroll please visit or by calling 877-384-2575.

For the English flyer click here

For the Spanish flyer click here

Have you insured your student’s Chromebook?

Last Chance – deadline to purchase insurance is October 15th!

San Marcos Unified School District is pleased to announce insurance coverage for your district owned devices through School Device Coverage.

This program is optional but highly recommended by the district.

Please note that the insurance will cover all accidental damages (including broken screens and water damage) loss and theft of the devices. There are unlimited claims, zero deductible and full transferability to your loaner device if applicable.

The flyer and link to purchase can be found by clicking here or going to and signing up.

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