January 9th: School News
Happy New Year and welcome back!
Welcome Lacy Rodriguez, Our New Administrative Assistant:
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lacy Rodriguez as our new administrative assistant. Here's a bit more info about her:
"I'm married with four awesome kids, two boys and two girls whom we recently adopted. I have three degrees to include an Associate's in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master's in Business Administration. We live right here in Vail in the Rancho Del Lago neighborhood. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and husband, crafting, baking, and reading."
This week Gianni is training Lacy and we are in the process of transferring all communications regarding the school to her. Please begin any communication regarding absences, pick-ups, etc. to Lacy (not Gianni) starting now. Lacy's email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that it’s the first two letters of her first name, it will get sent to someone else if you you just put an ‘L'
Please stop by the office and say, "See you soon!" to Gianni and "Hello!" to Lacy.
LAST Prospective Family Info Meeting:
8th Grade Backpacking Trip Information Night - January 18, 2018, 6 PM at the Upper School.
Parents and 8th graders, along with interested 7th grade parents and students, are invited and encouraged to attend an informational session presented by Ironwood Tree Experience (ITE). ITE facilitates our backpacking trip each year. At this informational meeting you will have the opportunity to meet ITE staff, learn about the location where we will be backpacking, see equipment that your student will use and ask any questions you may have. If there is space available, some 7th graders may be able to participate. 7th grade participants will be selected based on available space and strong work habits.
Feed My Starving Children Field Trip 1st - 8th Grade, January 25th
Use this form to grant permission for your child(ren) in grades 1-8 to attend the FMSC field trip. On Jan. 25, 2018, students will travel by bus to Pantano Christian Church to pack meals for hungry children around the world. The bus will leave at about 8:45 and return to campus at about 12:30. Students will eat a pizza lunch at the church campus after packing meals. This is a non-denominational, secular service trip. Unfortunately, kindergarten students are not invited to attend the trip this year due to age restrictions.
January Lunch Helpers Desperately Needed! Please sign up if able:
Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser
1. Eat the M&M's
2. Fill the tube with quarters
3. Return to the front office by January
Each tube will hold $14 worth of quarters which will make 63 meals!
8th Grade High School Info Nights:
A schedule change at lower school:
Mark your calendars:
- January 11th - Prospective Family Info Meeting 6:00
- January 15th - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 18th - 8th Grade Backpacking Trip Info Meeting for Parents, 6:00
- January 22nd - Wright Flight Begins
- February 1st - School Play at Empire High School