Las Brisas News

October 2019


As many of you may know, Nurse Jackie serves as the district nursing coordinator, in addition to her responsibilities at Las Brisas. Rather than serving in both capacities, the district recently has changed the nurse coordinator position to a full time position, resulting in a new nurse at Las Brisas. We are thrilled to introduce Nurse Michelle Lange, a member of our LB community, to our staff as our new nurse. She will work with Nurse Jackie to learn all about our fabulous students, and how our nursing office operates. Jackie will still be around, as she will be sharing some space on campus; however, her schedule will have her traveling between district schools most of the time.

We thank Jackie for her many years of dedication and loyalty to Las Brisas, its community, and its students. We are so thrilled for the adventure that Jackie is on, and know she will always have a home at Las Brisas. We are also excited to welcome Nurse Michelle to our office and our campus.

A Note From Nurse Jackie

Wow I cannot believe that I have been a Las Brisas Star for over 26 years! I have even cared for some students and their parents. What a wonderful and rewarding experience!

To the Las Brisas staff, students, families, and community, I have been given the opportunity to serve our district in a new position that of DVUSD District Nurse Coordinator full time. While this is a great new adventure, it is one of sadness as I must leave my position as School Nurse at Las Brisas. A special thank you to our students, parents, staff, and the community of Las Brisas for allowing me to care for and serve you during this time. It has truly been my pleasure and honor. While I will no longer have the same position, I will be around as I will be training other school nurses in our district.

Las Brisas will be in great hands as an experienced, competent, and kind registered nurse will assume the role as School Nurse of Las Brisas.

Thank you again for the memories. I will miss all of you who have so positively impacted my life as I hope that I have been a positive influence on all that I have met over the years. Above all, I hope that I have positively contributed to the success of our students through the promotion of good health, well-being and always encouraging excellence for an extraordinary life. Thanks Again!

Introducing Nurse Lange


My name is Michelle Lange and I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Las Brisas Elementary team as your school nurse.

My husband and I have lived in the community since 2008, and have four daughters currently attending Las Brisas. We absolutely love our school and taking part in our community.

For the past eight years of my nursing career, I have been with Arrowhead Community Hospital in the Women and Infants Department. Here, I was entrusted in delivering newborns and caring for families at their start. Advocating and offering my support to families has always brought me great joy.

Before my experience in Women and Infant Services, I worked in a comprehensive inpatient nursing facility as well as a neurological intensive care unit. It was with these employers that I learned that I could survive a night shift! It’s a super power, I’m sure of it.

Outside of my passion for healthcare, I love football, baseball, watching my children overcome obstacles, sunshine, and a good jolt of caffeine. I love helping others. I’m a member of our PTSA and an active parent volunteer. I also lead a girl scout troop of 20 wonderful little ladies right here in our community.

I have huge shoes to fill, following Nurse Jackie, and I am looking forward to joining Las Brisas and getting to know our Stars, parents, and faculty members that much more!

See you soon,

Michelle Lange

All Things EQ SignUp

We will continue to use All Things EQ for our Social / Emotional Program at Las Brisas. Please sign up for the parent newsletter, to keep informed of this week's topic and skills.

Traffic Safety

Thank you for your support in implementing our updated traffic safety procedures. We have noticed that traffic is flowing much smoother. With the second lane acting as a pass-through lane, it is very important for all students to enter and exit the vehicle on the passenger side. Please remember to park if you need to assist your child with entering/exiting the car, or if it the trunk needs to be accessed. Also, please remember to pull all the way up in line.

Wacky Hair and Silly Sock Day

Thursday, October 31 will be Wacky Hair and Crazy Sock Day. Please do not send students in costume.

PTSA Update

We have so many exciting things to share and keep you up to date on, please see below!

Quarter Auction

First, thank you to all who attended, donated or supported us for our first Quarter Auction! We are so excited to announce that we raised over $11,000 to use for our school! The decision was made to retrofit the water fountains with water bottle refill stations, the students and staff will now have access to filtered, cold water. We are so excited for this upgrade!

PTSA Membership Drive

Thank you all for joining PTSA, our membership numbers reflect how amazing our LB families are!

Congratulations to our classroom winners who will be receiving special goodies from the PTSA:

1st Place: Mrs. Killman (2nd Grade)

2nd Place: Mrs. Parks (2nd Grade)

3rd Place: Mrs. LeBlond (6th Grade)

Reflections Program

This years theme is "From Within". Forms went home last recently, this is a great way for your student to express their artistic side with writing, song, dance or other visual arts methods. Please see the specifics in the information sent home and please note that the deadline to enter has been extended until November 1st.

Book Fair Family Night

Thursday, October 17th the Book Fair will be open with extended hours until 7:00 p.m.! Be sure to stop by with the whole family for fun and books!

Boo Bingo

Mark your calendar for a Las Brisas tradition that is not to be missed! Boo Bingo is happening on Friday, October 25th! All of your favorite Bingo items will be available, but with costumes! Watch for flyers to come home in Take Home Tuesday soon!

Click here for DVUSD Election Information

This link contains information regarding the DVUSD Election Information for Budged Override and Special Bond Election.

Upcoming Events

  • Parent Teacher Conference Week 10/15-10/18
  • Early Release at 11:20 AM 10/17 and 10/18
  • 6th Grade Sea World Parent Meeting 10/23 @ 6:00 PM
  • PLC Early Release 10/25 @ 1:15 PM
  • Boo Bingo 10/25 @ 6:00 PM
  • Book Fair 10/15-10/25
  • Patriotic Assembly 10/25 @ 8:00 AM
  • Early Release 11/1 @ 1:15