Weekly Wrangler

January 13th, 2023

~ Message from Ms. Triplett ~

Wrangler Families,

We are pleased to announce that Lang Ranch Elementary was awarded the prestigious 2023 California Distinguished Schools Award! This distinction remains one of the important ways to celebrate exceptional schools for their innovation, talent, and success in supporting students. We are so proud of our teachers, staff, students, and families who make Lang Ranch such an amazing school.

Looking to this week, there is no school on Monday. Wednesday is Science Night. We will have two presentations (choose one to attend), one beginning at 5:00pm and the second presentation at 6:30pm. Hands-on activities will be available for students from 6:00-7:00pm. Also on Wednesday is our Blood Drive and our January SSC meeting at 3pm in the library. We hope you can join us. This Friday, we are excited to have our 3rd-5th grade Spelling Bee.

Happy Trails!

Ms. Triplett

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Congratulations Lang Ranch Elementary for being honored as a Distingushed School!

We are pleased to announce that Lang Ranch Elementary has just been awarded the prestigious 2023 California Distinguished Schools Award!

We are so proud of all of our teachers and staff that work tirelessly to ensure the successes of our little Wranglers!

To learn more about this recognition, click here to take a look at the article in the Ventura County Star.

Blood Drive Coming to Lang Ranch

A blood drive truck will be on site on January 18th, March 22nd and May 31st. Our goal is to get 55 adults registered to give blood at each date. Please use the QR code below to register. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Pisani at jpisani@conejousd.org.

** Walk Ups Welcome **

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Odyssey of the Mind News

Wanted: Judges for the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament

We have four teams competing in the regional tournament and must supply four judges in order to compete. Are you a parent, grandparent neighbor or friend who loves creativity? Does your student love coming to lunchtime Odyssey, and might want to join a team next year?

Please help Lang Ranch Odyssey of the Mind by contacting mlauterman@conejousd.org

Qualifications: Must be over age 18; no experience necessary

When: Training provided via Zoom on the morning of February 11th; Tournament is March 11th at Westlake High School

2022-2023 Opt-In Communication for CVUSD Advisory Council/Committee Updates

In CVUSD, parent/guardian engagement and participation is a top priority! Participation is encouraged through many organizations and activities. Several CVUSD Advisory Councils/Committees that support parent/guardian participation are listed below, with the OPTION for you to select any or all to receive communications from the school’s identified parent/guardian representative and/or from school site administration. This communication would provide information and updates to you related to the Advisory Council/Committee meetings. Please select the Council(s)/Committee(s) that you would like to receive information and updates on, approximately monthly. If you have students at multiple school sites, please submit the form for each school. Additionally, if you opted-in last year, please plan to do so annually. Importantly, should you choose to opt-in to receiving these updates, the parent/guardian representative for the Advisory Council(s)/Committees(s) and/or the administration will not share your email address with others. You also have the ability to opt-out at any time in the event you no longer wish to receive the Advisory Council/Committee information.

If you would like to learn more about these Advisory Councils/Committees, or other ways to get involved at CVUSD, please go to: https://www.conejousd.org/domain/1365

Used Sports Equipment Drive

Got some used sporting goods taking up space in your garage looking for a new home? We are having a used sports equipment drive! Soccer balls, basketballs, frisbees, bean bags, sports cars…. Etc. They can be dropped of at the front office.

Please contact Joe Pisani if you have any questions at jpisani@conejousd.org

Happy Holidays!

Important Upcoming Dates


  • 2nd - NO SCHOOL
  • 3rd - First Day back from Winter Break
  • 13th - PTA Executive Board Meeting
  • 16th - NO SCHOOL MLK Day
  • 18th - Blood Drive
  • 18th - School Site Council Meeting
  • 18th - Science Night
  • 23rd - Grades 3-5 Strings Performance
  • 25th - PTA Restaurant Night
  • 25th - Talent Show Auditions
  • 25th - Band Performance
  • 26th - Talent Show Auditions
  • 27th - Pep Rally & DISNEY DAY!!
  • 27th - PTA General Association Meeting
  • 27th - Wranglers Around the World
  • 30th - Spring Enrichment Classes begin

Spirit Day: Disney! ~ January 27th!

Disney Dress Up Day is coming on January 27th! Come dressed in any Disney attire or accessories. Can't wait to see all of our Wranglers in Disney outfits!


  • 10th - PTA Executive Board Meeting
  • 10th - BINGO Night
  • 13th - PTA Restaurant Night
  • 15th - Kindergarten LOVE Show
  • 17th - NO SCHOOL
  • 20th - NO SCHOOL
  • 22nd - School Site Council Meeting
  • 24th - Pep Rally
  • 24th - Talent Show

Spring Chorus Schedule and Registration

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Minimizing Classroom Interruptions!

In order to minimize classroom interruptions, we have implemented procedures with forgotten items. We are receiving a large amount of deliveries for lunches, instruments, water bottles, library books, clothing and backpacks. Please encourage your students to be prepared and check for their belongings before leaving your house. We appreciate your support!

~ Lunches

Please note that lunches for grades 1-5 that are delivered to the school will be placed on the table outside of the cafeteria. Students should collect them from the table. They will not be delivered to the classroom.

~ Instruments

Forgotten Instruments will be kept in the front office. Students can come to the front to see if their parent has dropped it off.

~ Messages to students

If you need to get a message to your student during the day, please contact the teacher directly.

Keeping our Wrangles Safe!

Glass Containers

We have had several glass containers shatter on the grounds in the last few weeks. Please send your students to school with containers not made from glass. This includes items for their lunch box or water bottles. Thank you for your support in keeping our Wranglers safe!

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

  • Students may not be dropped off or picked up after school through the front entrance!
  • Please be mindful and DO NOT park in Staff parking spots to drop off students. Those are reserved for staff members only.

A few friendly reminders for the drop-off and pick-up line:

  1. If you are using the drop-off and pick-up lines, please pull all the way forward and do not leave your vehicle.
  2. All students using the drop-off and pick-up line should be ready to leave the car with their backpacks.
  3. There is NO parking in the drop-off and pick-up lines.
  4. All students should enter campus through our gates on Sandhurst and Knightsbridge.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found is located by the Multi Purpose Room. Students may check on the light blue cart for lost items. Parents may enter through the double doors before or after school to check for lost items.

Please do not enter through the front of the school to look for lost items.

The items will be donated at the end of each month.

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Reflections News!

Please congratulate our 12th District (Ventura County) honorees. They were in the top four in their categories among all entries from Ventura County! The Award of Excellence recipients will be advancing to the state level of competition. Congratulations Wranglers!

~ Dance Choreography

Reagan P. (Award of Excellence -- Intermediate)

Ivy A. (Highly Commended -- Intermediate)

~Film Production

Leo Z. (Award of Merit -- Intermediate)


Waleed Khan (Award of Merit -- Primary)

~Music Composition

Leo Z. (Award of Merit -- Intermediate)

~Visual Arts

Ivy A. (Highly Commended -- Intermediate)

The Reflections theme for 2023-24 is "I Am Hopeful Because..." We are looking forward to seeing everyone's amazing and original works of art!

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Science Night is back!

SAVE THE DATE: Jan 18th is Lang Ranch PTA Science Night! Plan to join for us for a fun night with Mad Science assembly and exploration booths!!

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School Cents Triple Points!

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*ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS: Time to dig out on-campus pictures of your Wrangler (and friends if possible) from years past and recreate them as 5th graders! Please submit these “Then & Now” photos to: lreyearbookpics@gmail.com

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Community Flyers

If you wouldl like more information on the following programs , please click the link below.

  • City of Thousand Oaks Art Contest
  • Girl Scout Unicorn Party
  • Girl Scout Daisy Information
  • Youth Volleyball League
  • Conejo Valley Little League
  • Sporting Football Club
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For any all day absences or late arrivals, please contact at us before 8:45 a.m. Call our attendance line at 805-241-4417, option #1 or email the attendance liaison at kkawaguchi@conejousd.org to report an absence with a detailed reason for absence.

It is important that all positive cases of COVID-19 are reported to the health office. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, we need to know in order to ensure we are supporting your student through their recovery. The health and safety of our student body and staff is a top priority. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please reach out to our office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristine Kawaguchi at 805-241-4417 Ext 319 or kkawaguchi@conejousd.org.

Thank You Melissa Goble and Pacific Festival Ballet for Sponsoring our Newsletter!

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