December 19, 2014

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Construction Project Updates

Upper School Restrooms Renovation

On Monday, December 22, we start the next phase of our construction project with the renovation of the Upper Level restrooms. The restrooms in Upper will be unavailable through mid-February. Students will use the restrooms in the administration building. There will be directional signs to assist with traffic.

We anticipate minimal disruption during the project — there will be partial closure of the breezeway near the Upper restrooms to divert traffic from the construction area, and a trash receptacle will be in the carpool area. Construction workers will be present from 5:30 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. daily.

The Upper restrooms will be renovated to provide wheelchair accessible facilities, new LED energy efficient lighting, new door panels, new finishes including new wall tile, new floor tiles, and ceilings. The toilets, sinks, faucets and urinals will be upgraded, and new filtered drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations will be installed. The project is scheduled to be completed mid-February.

Exterior Repainting

UCLA Lab School will receive an exterior facelift. During the winter quarter, repainting of the school will begin around the end of January. The paint crews will be working during school hours on one building at a time to ensure minimal disruption. The project will take two to three months to complete.

We will keep you informed of the construction progress through Backpack Notes.

FSA Collecting "Rainy Day" Activities for Classrooms

Whether due to rain or heat, on some days students must stay inside the classroom during lunch and play time. The FSA is collecting fun, educational games to stock classrooms with additional options for indoor play. If you would like to contribute, please check out the list of suggestions on the Parents Page. Information: Christine Kim,

Next Two Weeks

Events are also listed on the Parents Page Calendar:

(Username: parent; Password: @labschool)

Have a wonderful winter break!

Save the Date

Monday, Jan. 5: Pupil Free Day

School closed for teacher professional development meetings. No child care offered.

Tuesday, Jan. 6: First Day of Winter Quarter

School resumes.

Wednesday, Jan. 7: FSA Meeting

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

Regular monthly meeting. All are welcome!

Wednesday, Jan. 7: Upper Parent Meeting

6:30 - 8 p.m. (Conference Room)

Friday, Jan 9: FSA Meditation & Yoga

8:15 - 9:30 a.m. (Community Hall)

Come join other parents for a bit of wellness & fitness.

Also 1/16, 1/23, 1/30

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Parent and Principal Circle

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

Norma Silva will meet with parents to check in 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 -

Good To Know

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FSA Holiday Coffee Cart

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy a little pre-holiday treat! We hope you enjoyed it!

Quotation Corner

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – from The Teaching of Buddha

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: