Weekly Wrangler

October 15, 2021

~ Message from Ms. Triplett ~

Wrangler Families,


Thank you to the PTA, Lang Ranch staff and everyone who helped us plan for a great Fall Festival. I can't wait to see all of our Wranglers tonight from 5:00-8:00pm!!


Looking to this week... Wednesday is Unity Day. WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to come together in one giant message uniting our nation for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Thursday we will participate in the Great California Shakeout and practice what we do if we were to experience an earthquake. Friday is our first Pep Rally and Spirit Day: Pajama Day. Friday is also picture retake day.


We are excited to announce we will be having our annual Halloween parade on Friday, October 29th immediately following drop-off at 8:30am. More information will be coming in next week's newsletter including locations of designated parent viewing areas.



Happy Trails!

Ms. Triplett

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Hero's Heart Award

In Partnership with Los Robles Health System: Hero’s Heart Award - Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!


As a means of expressing their gratitude to local teachers, Los Robles Health System is hosting a Hero's Heart Award for community members to nominate teachers that, "demonstrate the meaning of having a 'heart of gold.'" Nominations may be submitted online prior to the Friday, October 15th deadline. Prizes will be awarded to each Hero selected.

Free High School Tutoring Services!

This year we have secured over forty (40) volunteer tutors from our high schools who are ready to assist our students with academic support.


Additionally, we have confirmed approximately ten (10) volunteer tutors from CLU who have agreed to partner with CVUSD this year.


Linked below is the webpage that identifies our volunteers, complete with bios and headshots. Also located on the webpage are booking links that will take you to our booking page (with filters) so that families can book specific days/times/tutors to meet their needs.

In order to access the webpage you’ll need to use the Username and Password below:


Username: CVUSD

Password: CVUSDForward

CVUSD TUTORING LINK

https://www.conejousd.org/CVUSD-Student-Tutors

Show Your School Spirit

Order your Lang Ranch Spirit Wear now. Please click below to download the order form.
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Bullying Prevention Month

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October is Bully Prevention Month. This is a month-long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. This week the focus is on planning how we can celebrate Unity Day next week.


Try some of these ideas to help our world be a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone:


  • Hold the door for someone
  • Reach out to tell someone they are important to you
  • Thank someone for doing something they do for you every day
  • learn to say hello in other languages


Together we can create communities that are kinder, more inclusive and accepting for all students. Learn what you can do at https://www.pacer.org/bullying/

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School Portrait Available for Viewing

We have some exciting news! School portraits taken by Cornerstone Photography are now available for viewing and ordering! Please note, in accordance with health and safety guidelines, the program is contactless. All orders must be placed online, will incur a $5 shipping charge, and will be mailed directly home. Portrait pickup on campus or in the Cornerstone studio is not available. To view your portrait, click the link below and enter your online code which is LANG and your Student ID. If you do not know your child’s student ID, please contact our school office and we will provide it for you.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW YOUR PORTRAIT

Online Code: LANG+Student ID (For Example: LANG123456)

What if I missed picture day?

A makeup opportunity is scheduled for Friday, October 22nd for those who missed picture day or for those who are not satisfied with their portrait and want to try again.

For additional questions, you may contact customercare@cornerstone.photo or (805) 529-1635.

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Family Portraits - October 16th and 24th!

Lang Ranch Family Portrait Sessions. Please see flyer for more information.

Unity Day - Wednesday, October 20th!

On Wednesday, October 20th, Lang Ranch Elementary will join schools across the Conejo Valley and the nation to celebrate Unity Day. On Unity Day students will wear orange to show that they are against bullying and united for kindnedd. Please remember to wear orange on this day to create one giant orange message of support.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OCTOBER

October:


  • 10/8 - Progress Reports Distributed
  • 10/11-15 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/15 - Fall Festival
  • 10/17 - Family Portraits
  • 10/20 - Unity Day - Wear Your Orange!
  • 10/21 - Great California Shakeout
  • 10/22 - Picture Make-Up Day
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Library Updates!

There will be no library visits or Odyssey of the Mind during minimum days conference week, October 11th-15th.


Library News:


Thank you all for making this year’s book fair the most successful ever! Thank you for purchasing books for the library and teachers classrooms. Additionally, all teachers received a ‘free’ book from their wish list.


Thank you to all who volunteered to work, with a special shout out to Sunny Agans and Karen Slimocosky for not only working, but also organizing all the volunteers to work.


Odyssey News:

Our Lang Ranch Odyssey membership is active! Our new membership number is 44323, which you will need to access the long term problem specifications. Teams are now forming. 4th and 5th grade students meet on Mondays at 12:35pm (5th graders need to eat at the 4th grade eating time), and 2nd and 3rd graders meet on Wednesdays at 11:55am (3rd graders will need to eat at the 2nd grade eating time).


We need Odyssey coaches and assistant coaches for teams. No experience necessary! The long term problems are for students to do all the work, with coaches supervising. Coaches schedule meetings (remote or in-person) to fit their schedule. Coaches can take online training and rely on help from Mrs Lauterman. It is fun to watch the children grow in creativity, skills and leadership.

Makerspace Updates

Donations:

We will use a combination of recycled and new materials. Recycled materials will be managed safely and reserved for a reasonable amount of time prior to student handling. We always can use the following items which can be dropped into the Maker donation bin in the lobby.


Empty paper towel/toilet paper rolls

Scrapbook & Wrapping paper

Plastic pint cartons (i.e. strawberry baskets)

Popsicle sticks

Paper clips

Rubber bands

Straws

String (yarn, ribbon, etc.)

Wipes

AND Scotch tape (we have dispensers, so rolls are appreciated)


Volunteers:

We could use a few volunteers to help prepare materials. This can be done at home or on campus (for approved campus volunteers) at your leisure. Tasks are generally simple like cutting, measuring, tracing, etc. All materials (including tools to complete a task such as rulers, hole punch, scissors, etc.) are provided for volunteers and can be left at the front office for pick up and delivery. Please contact Mrs. Turner at mstephanturner@conejousd.org if you are interested in helping.

Student Council Updates

Student Council t-shirts arriving soon!


Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 12

  • NO meeting (conference week - minimum day schedule)

Friday, October 15

  • Fall Festival 5-8pm
  • If you are a SC member who signed up to work at the SC booth, please make your way to the booth at your scheduled time

Tuesday, October 19

  • Leadership Team meeting from 12:20-12:50 in the cafeteria

Wednesday, October 20

  • Unity Day
  • Morning Greeter Program begins (Please arrive at 8am on your scheduled day to serve each week)

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Water Bottle Reminder!

Please make sure your child has a water bottle with them on the days that the weather is hot. They should bring them out during lunch and recesses. We want to keep our Wranglers hydrated!

Mask Safety

Please make sure your child(ren) have extra masks with them in their backpacks. We ask that you please pack extra masks in your child's backpack as many of them are needing more than one throughout the school day.


Masks should be worn indoors at all times! Masks are not required outdoors.


Thank you for keeping us safe at The Ranch!

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After School Enrichment Classes Have Begun!

After School Enrichment classes are here. Fall semester begins September 13 through December 3 with no classes Sept 16, Oct 11-15th, Nov 11, Nov 22-26


Below is our current schedule of classes (pending district approval):


-Monday- Volleyball (TK-K and 1-5), Chess, Young Rembrandts Art (TK-K)

-Tuesday- Lacrosse (TK-K and 1-5), Beginning Spanish

-Wednesday- Golf (TK-K and 1-5), Young Rembrandts Art (1-5)

-Thursday- Flag Football (TK-K and 1-5), Cheerleading (TK-K and 1-5), Ceramics

-Friday- Tennis (TK-K and 1-5), Lego

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PTA Walk to School Day!

Enjoy the walk!


Lace up your walking shoes for the PTA Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th!

Join your friends and parents to celebrate the benefits of walking to school. Thousand Oaks police officers will be here to welcome you!


You never know what you’ll see when you walk to school, so keep your eyes open for some great parent volunteers handing out little feet keychains. We look forward to seeing you on the sidewalks!

Jogathon 2021 Update!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is already under way! This is the last call for Jog-a-thon T-shirt sponsors! We’d love to have your family, your company name or employer’s name on more than 650 shirts passed out to students and staff this year! 100% of this donation goes directly back to Lang Ranch Elementary programs such as PE, technology and Makerspace!


Let’s make this the biggest and best jog-a-thon in Lang Ranch history! Please log onto your membership toolkit (http://bit.ly/lrepta ) today to submit your sponsorship or submit the attached form to the PTA drop-off box in the front office.


T-shirt forms will be sent home with the students.


Thank you and please contact Carly Hackbarth carlymemsic@gmail.com with any questions.

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Volunteer Clearance for 2021-2022

All Lang Ranch volunteers must review, complete, and submit the Volunteer Registration Form, be up to date on their TB testing, submit a copy of your valid driver's license, their vaccination card or show a negative Covid test. (the week of volunteering). Prior to volunteering any day or week you will be required to show your current vaccination card or a Negative Test the week of Volunteering.


Please see the District link below for forms and further information.

Our Raptor is up and running once again!

Anyone entering onto the campus, please have your Drivers Licence available and ready to scan. All visitors and volunteers are required to scan in and out at each visit.


**VOLUNTEERS**


VACCINATION CARD OR A NEGATIVE COVID TEST NEED TO BE PRESENTED TO BE ABLE TO ENTER. ALL COVID TESTS NEED TO BE FROM THE WEEK YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING.



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Free Meals Available

Beginning August 18th the CVUSD Child Nutrition Department will furnish meals for all students ages 2-18 at all District schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Free meals will be available for students at every district school during regular meal serving hours.


TK and Kindergarten families can pick up breakfast outside Gate 1 at 1:30pm every school day. Students in 1st-5th grade can pick up breakfast in the MPR everyday at 2:30pm.

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Free Workshop for Parent & Guardians

CVUSD Parents/Guardians are invited to the FREE workshop webinar: "Back at it! Tips to support Students in a Successful Return to school," on Monday, August 16th from 6pm-7pm. Complete details and link to RSVP is here:


https://www.conejousd.org/News/ArtMID/36540/ArticleID/1659/Youre-Invited-Back-at-It-Tips-to-Support-Students-in-a-Successful-Return-to-School-Workshop-Webinar

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Indoor campus restrictions

Due to Covid restrictions and the safety of our students and staff members, please remain outdoors while dropping off or picking up your children. Parents are not currently permitted in the classrooms or hallways.


Thank you for keeping our Wranglers safe!

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Keep Our Wranglers Safe!

We need YOUR help keeping our Wranglers safe at drop-off and pick-up. Here's how YOU can help:


  • The Sandhurst drive-thru exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY. We understand this may be inconvenient for some, but know that your willingness to abide by this city mandated regulation keeps kids safe and improves the flow of traffic out of our drive-thru.


  • Knightsbridge drive is a "NO Parking Zone." You may stop on this street (without double-parking), remain in your car, and drop-off or pick-up students, but you may be ticketed if the driver leaves the vehicle.


  • Parents and students may not jaywalk on any of the streets surrounding the school. Please make time to use the supervised crosswalks at the intersections. Your compliance models good citizenship and helps keep our Wranglers safe.


  • Please do not park in front of any residential driveways. We work hard to maintain positive, respectful relationships with our surrounding communities, and this is an easy way to demonstrate that respect.
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Drive-thru Options for 2021-2022

Our drop off and pick up locations for this year are as follows (please see the map below):


~ Sandhurst side: 3 open gates

~ Knightsbridge: 2 open gates


You may also park on the street and walk your student in. Please cross ONLY at designated crosswalks and drive SLOWLY on streets and drive-thrus.


Please be courteous to our neighbors by avoiding pulling into their driveways and making illegal U-turns.

Staff Parking Lot Reminder

Please be mindful when dropping off or picking up your students and park on the streets and not in the staff parking lot. Staff members are coming and going at various times during the day. Thank you!

Lost & Found

The lost and found mobile is located in the front outside the main doors. Please be sure to have your student check it regularly if your child is missing an item. All items will be donated on the last day of every month.
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ATTENDANCE UPDATE!

For any all day absences, 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 including symptoms of illness and any possible COVID exposures.


We wanted to remind all Wrangler families that if your student is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and call our attendance office 805-241-4417.

· *Fatigue/muscle or body aches

· *Congestion/runny nose

· *Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

· *Sore throat

· *Headache

· *Fever 99.5 or higher

· *Cough

· *Difficulty breathing

· *Loss of taste or smell


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. If your student has been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 we will assist you with the proper steps to avoid continued transmission and support your student while they are quarantined. No student who tests positive or has been exposed may be on campus for any reason during their quarantine period. 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.

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Free Covid Testing Site

In partnership with CA state, a FREE COVID-19 Testing Site at 1336 Janss Road is once again open to the public with appointments - six days a week, 8am-8pm. Complete details at:


https://www.conejousd.org/News/ArtMID/36540/ArticleID/1658/In-Partnership-with-California-State-FREE-COVID-19-Testing-Site-on-Janss-Road

Self Screening

This year there will be no temperature checks taken before entering the school. It is important that each family participates in self screening before entering the campus. This pertains to any volunteers or visitors that enter the campus as well.


We appreciate your help in keeping our Warangler family safe!

Thank You Melissa Goble for Sponsoring our Newsletter!

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