✍🏽Roadrunner Updates

May 2022

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📩Principal's Message:

Greetings Larsen Educational Partners!


We are officially heading into the home stretch of the school year. Students and staff will all be making our final preparations for the end of the school year to ensure our students are prepared for their next grade level.


This Week is ALL Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week! Administration and the Larsen PTA have been working behind the scenes to celebrate our teachers. Below you'll see some nice ideas for our students to celebrate their teachers. Another idea is to write a note to their favorite staff members sharing why they are important to them. Just a thought to consider; our LARSEN STAFF make our school a great place to learn!


As we begin CAASPP state testing and finish the school year, strong family engagement continues to be a critical part of student success at Larsen School. Parents are a child’s first teachers and important role models. Every parent can help their child to be prepared for state testing and to be responsible in school. Opportunities to connect with us include meeting appointments, email, Facebook, Twitter, GoToConnect, school site advisory councils, and PTA along with attending school events such as our upcoming Open House, Parent Workshops, and Parent Conferences as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your kiddos teacher at any time with questions, concerns, and/or suggestions.


I am thrilled to see you at our open-air Open House on Thursday, May 5th! Thank you for your part in our learning community. I’m looking forward to finishing the year strong with your partnership, our young scholars' hard work, and our wonderful staff's commitment.


Sincerely,

Marisol Guillen

📅Mark your calendar!

  • 5/2-5/6: Finishing ELPAC Testing
  • 5/2-5/6: easyCBM Math and Reading Screeners
  • 5/2-5/6:Student Assembly "H2O, Where Did You Go?"
  • 5/3: 4th Grade Family Life Parent Meeting, 3 PM
  • 5/4 and 5/11: Positive Parenting Program (flyer below)
  • 5/5: Cinco de Mayo!
  • 5/5: Outdoor Open House
  • 5/6: Progress Notices
  • 5/10: Student Assembly "All That Trash"
  • 5/9 - 5/13: Spring Parent Conferences
  • 5/9-5/13: Student Mental Health Week
  • 5/16-5/20: Spontaneous Priority 1 Lockdown DRILL
  • 5/23-5/27: 4th Grade Family Life Course
  • 5/24 - 6/10: Grades 3-5 CAASPP State Testing
  • 5/30: Memorial Day Holiday
  • 5/26: Kinder IPT Day
  • Grade Levels have also been enjoying assemblies from "Ojai Raptor Center"

Larsen Staff are the BEST! Thank you for ALL you do!

  • 5/1: School Principals Day
  • 5/2-5/6: Celebrating ALL STAFF Appreciation
  • 5/2-5/6: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/6: School Lunch Hero Day
  • 5/11: National School Nurse Day
  • 5/15-5/21: Classified School Employee Week
  • 5/18: National Speech Pathologist Day

CELEBRATING our TEACHERS & ALL STAFF this week!

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Join us at Open House on May 5!

We will be raffling a bicycle to attendees!

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Open House Schedule

* Please join us for OPEN HOUSE on the playground blacktop.

* A bicycle will be raffled to all attending families!


SCHEDULE

4:30 Food Trucks for parents

5:00 Teachers introduced on stage

5:10 PTA Voting

5:20 Parents Meet & Greet Teachers at tables (by grade level & department)

6:00 Open House visits end

6:00-6:30 Teachers and Parents enjoy food trucks

*Please bring cash for food trucks and/or Larsen spirit wear shirts and sweatshirts.

*Food truck proceeds go to PTA.

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Larsen CAASPP State Testing Schedule

LARSEN 2021-2022 ELA AND MATH CAASPP SCHEDULE

CAASPP State Testing

As Larsen students are preparing to take the SBAC as a part of the CAASPP testing, students can take practice tests at home to prepare and understand the type of questions they will be given.

If you currently have a student enrolled in grades third and up, you may want to walk through the practice test with them. This practice can help your student understand the testing format and features, and is a great opportunity for them to know what type of questions they will be asked.

To see a practice test, visit the Online Practice and Training Tests Portal

Web page and click the Green Box for students: Practice Test

The tests are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System, or better known as CAASPP, and are one element of information that helps teachers, parents, and the student understand how well the student is meeting their grade level’s expectations.

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment tests will be taken in April and May. The English language arts and math tests will not be taken on the same day. The tests will include critical thinking and problem-solving questions. These assessments are not timed, so students will have plenty of time to complete their tests.

For more information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments you can visit: https://bealearninghero.org/in-the-classroom/smarter-balanced/


PARENT GUIDE

GUIA PARA PADRES

Larsen Elementary Broadcast News

Check out our Larsen May 2022 news!

🎨SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE📗📓📄 Applications due May 6

The Summer 2022 ELO Program is available for all TK-5 students! Pick up an Interest Form in the school office if you are interested. Incoming grades K-5 will be held at Williams School and incoming grade 6 will be held at Blackstock Jr. High School. If interested, please submit applications by May 6th.

Please complete this IMPORTANT survey.

Educational Partner Survey - Deadline to complete survey extended

If you have not completed the educational partner survey, please take a few moments to provide valuable input as we plan for the future of our district. Thank you for your support and engagement in this annual LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) process.

English: https://forms.gle/VuQqLE9XcVd82MdZ9

Spanish: https://forms.gle/TYoC9CxHPraq6VqD6

California Mental Health Awareness Week, May 9-13

This week draws attention to the important issue of student mental health and the need for schools and the community to address childhood trauma and prevent suicide. Children and youth mental health issues are real, widespread, and treatable. One in five youth are identified as struggling psychologically. Take a moment to discuss with your child how important their mental health is to you. Hueneme Elementary School District is committed to every child thriving and fulfilling their potential and we stand with the entire Larsen Community to support our students’ mental, and emotional wellbeing.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Overview

Experiencias Adversas en la niñez

ACEs introducción. Experiencias adversas de la infancia

COUNSELING CORNER

Have any mental health concerns? Please reach out to Ms. Rodriguez.

The Hueneme Channel

A regular publication designed to provide brief updates on Hueneme schools.

Positive Parenting Program- Triple P Seminar Series

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) aims to make parenting easier and more enjoyable. The three seminars will offer suggestions and ideas on positive parenting to help you develop a positive relationship with your child.

PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS

These are Larsen School nominees for next year's PTA Board.

The election will take place during our Open House on May 5.

Nominees:

President: Karen Whitmer

Secretary: Kendra Robinson

Treasurer: Lisa Chavez

VP Ways and Means: Jennifer Zwaal

VP Membership: Becky Newman

VP Programs: Eva Huizar-Rocha

Historian: Anabelen Matti

JOIN OUR PTA TODAY!

Would you like to make a positive difference for Larsen School? Join our AMAZING PTA today! Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) addresses issues that are important to parents and public school educators. It helps foster our school-community partnerships. We hope you'll choose to join us in ensuring Larsen School thrives!👊🏼🙌🏼😃Membership via this link is only $8. https://jointotem.com/ca/oxnard/ansgar-larsen-elementary-pta


PTA Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month. Call the school for the Zoom link.

Celebrating SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY on May 6, 2022!

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Face Masks Updates

Guidance on Masking and K-12 Schools

Students at public and private K-12 schools in Ventura County and throughout California will no longer be required to wear masks after March 11, regardless of their vaccination status.


Masks are no longer required but are strongly recommended.

COVID Symptoms Reminder

As a reminder, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory-based OR at-home test). Please make sure to report all positive cases to your students’ school.


COVID-19 related Symptoms:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing


*If your student is unvaccinated and was a close contact to someone who was COVID positive, they must quarantine at home even if they do not have any symptoms.


1. Quarantine can end after Day 5 if asymptomatic and a test collected on Day 5 or later is negative OR

2. Quarantine can end after Day 10 if asymptomatic.


COVID-19 Testing remains available to all students and staff from 10:00-3:45 each Tuesday and Thursday at Haycox School and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Blackstock School. Use the Larsen registration link below. No appointments will be necessary after you complete the initial registration process. Thank you for keeping our school community safe!

Reusable WATER BOTTLE

Bring a reusable water bottle with you to school. Drinking fountains are available in classrooms and A water filtration station in the cafeteria. Stay healthy and hydrated!

RAY D. PRUETER LIBRARY IS READY TO SUPPORT STUDENTS!

The Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme is open and ready to support our students!


The library is open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 5pm, and closed Sunday.

The Rosenbluth Family Homework Center at the library is open Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

The Homework Center provides free homework assistance in addition to internet access and free color printing for school projects.

The Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue in Port Hueneme.

The library hopes to see you soon!

Informational PDF HERE

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Ventura County Library Summer Reading Program

Ventura County Library launches its “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” summer reading challenge on May 15, 2022. Over the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading.

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please view these resources:

Ventura County Library Website

Summer Reading Program Flyer

Family Letter (English)

Family Letter (Spanish)

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TK AND KINDERGARTEN enrollment is open!

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2022-23 enrollment is now open.

  • Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in TK
  • Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.
  • TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.
  • Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at your HOME School, even if TK is not offered at your home school.
  • If TK is not offered at your home school, staff at your home school will assist in enrolling your child in one of the TK classes at another school site. Based on enrollment, TK classes may be added to additional school sites.
  • To get a glimpse into our TK and kindergarten classrooms, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video


Registration Requirements:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Records (Shots)

  • Physical Exam (Stamped)

  • Dental Exam (Stamped)

  • Proof of residency

Examples:

Utility bill, Public Assistance, Escrow Papers, Renters Agreement, Income Tax for the current year.

Registration Times during the day:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-2:00pm

Wednesdays: 9:00 – 11:00

TIMELY ARRIVAL=SCHOOL SUCCESS

Please make sure that your student arrives on campus no later than 8:00 am so they can be in their lines by the first bell at 8:05 am. Students that arrive to school with time to spare have the luxury of settling in, preparing their class materials, and focusing their minds on the lessons to come, ultimately making them the most prepared to learn.
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Larsen Guidelines for Success

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

Questions? Contact Us!


SCHOOL PHONE

(805)986-8740


OFFICE HOURS

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM


Ms. Guillen

Principal

mguillen@hueneme.org


Ms. Gomez-Perez

Interim Assistant Principal

lgomez@hueneme.org


Ms. Rodriguez

School Counselor

crodriguez@hueneme.org


Contacting your student's teacher

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher via GoTo Connect
  • Contact your teacher after school
  • Dial (805)986-8740 and ask to be transferred
  • Message them using seesaw or Google Classroom