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Posted 8/26/19

Las Flores Middle School Home of the Bears

 

11-21-19

           

UPCOMING DATES

 

Thursday, November 21                                                         Drama Performance – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21                                                         LFMS Annual Turkey Trot

Monday, November 25 – Friday, November 29                     Thanksgiving Recess – No School

Wednesday, December 4                                                        Orchestra Concert – At Tesoro – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 5                                                            Band Concert – At Tesoro – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10                                                           Choir Concert – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 19                                                          End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3                           Winter Recess – No School

Friday, February 7                                                                  End of 3rd Quarter Progress Reporting Period

Friday, March 13                                                                    End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, April 24                                                                      End of 4th Quarter Progress Reporting Period

Thursday, June 4                                                                     End of 4th Quarter

 

Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.                                               PRIDE Stars Recycling

 

                                       

NEW ITEMS

 

 

FALL 2019 EFC DIRECT GRANT FUNDING – DONATE TODAY

 

The EFC grant committee has reviewed a variety of teacher grants that display an incredibly strong commitment to providing an optimal education and has made it available for you to contribute. 

Every dollar we receive will go directly to the grants we will be awarding in December.

This means that the items will be ordered and in the classroom this school year!

 

Please find the link to your school below on Cheddar Up to see what new and innovative grants your teachers have submitted.

 

Arroyo Vista K-8

 

Ese​ncia School

 

Las Flores Elementary School

 

Las Flores Middle School

 

Tijeras Creek Elementary School

 

Tesoro High School

 

Wagon Wheel Elementary School

 

Be sure to go to our EFC Facebook page to see our featured grants.  We appreciate your support in making this campaign a success. Do not miss this opportunity to make a direct impact at your school!   Deadline is Sunday, December 8th. 
 

Any questions, send email to info@educationforthechildren.org

 

 

PARENT PROJECT

The 12th  series of PARENT PROJECT classes, facilitated by OCSD Sergeant Mike Woodroof and Mike Darnold, Volunteer, Substance Abuse Interventions and Advice is coming!.  The class starts on January 22, 2020.  Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.  Flyers will also be available in the school’s Administration Office for families. 

Flyer: Parent Project Flyer 2020 Winter.pdf 

LFMS DRAMA PRESENTS: “MIRROR IMAGE”

LFMS Drama program proudly presents:

MIRROR IMAGE

November 20th (Wednesday) and November 21st (Thursday) at 6:30pm in the LFMS MPR.

Tickets are 

$6 for the general public

$5 for students

Children under 3 years old are free

Tickets sold at the door on the night of the performance will be $6.

Tickets are on sale through drama students and Ms. Benefield 

Concessions and flower/candy grams will be sold at the Thursday November 21st performance so please bring cash.

Enjoy an evening out while helping to support our amazing LMFS Drama Program!

NCADD CLASSES FOR 7TH GRADERS

Capistrano Unified has partnered with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency of Orange County (NCADD-OC) to offer a series of educational courses for our 7th grade students.

Students attending will learn:

  • How to recognize vape and e-cigarette devices
  • The dangers of using nicotine & vape devices
  • The latest news and information
  • How vapes are advertised to teens
  • Refusal & resistance skills to say no to vaping

Presentation Dates:

Friday, November 15, 2019                          7th grade P.E. Period 1

Friday, December 6, 2019                             7th grade P.E. Period 2

Friday, January 24, 2020                                7th grade P.E. Period 3

Friday, February 28, 2020                               7th grade P.E. Period 4

Friday, March 27, 2020                                   7th grade P.E. Period 5

Friday, April 17, 2020                                     7th grade P.E. Period 6

Friday, May 22, 2020                                       Before School Presentation

Be sure to ask your 7th grader what they learned!!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER SCHOOL PHOTOS

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Did you forget to order your son’s or daughter’s school photos this year, or would you like to order more?

It’s not too late, this year their photos are available for viewing & ordering online.

Send out photos for the holidays to show your relatives how your child has grown!

Orders received by December 9th will be shipped by December 16th

Just follow these simple steps:

 

  1. Go to: www.southcoastphotographic.com
  2. Click on K-11 Fall Photos icon
  3. On the upper left side of screen click search for photos
  4. Type in the student’s school ID number (in some cases it will be permanent ID#)
  5. The student’s image will appear click on the image and begin to create an account.
  6. Select the package
  7. ENJOY!!!!
  8. Also click on our Sports/Campus Life page to view photos taken throughout the year

 

South Coast Photographic

(714) 630-8584 ext. 103

 

 

 

SHOP AMAZON SMILE AND SUPPORT LFMS MUSIC AND DRAMA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Shop Amazon Smile this Holiday Season and earn money to support LFMS Music and Drama!

How does it work? Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon smile, the Amazon Smile foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Las Flores Middle School. 

It's a win-win! Happy Shopping! 
 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

 

 

SAY SOMETHING – NEW INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM

CUSD is replacing “text-a-tip” and moving to a new anonymous reporting system called “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” (SS-ARS). This program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:

  • Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
  • Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
  • 3 ways to report it anonymously: through a call to the SS-ARS 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website 
  • Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
  • Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks

We will be training our students on the system this week with a video orientation during H.E.R.O. hour. During that time, we will be helping students to download the mobile app and put the phone number into their contacts so that they will have easy access to the reporting system.  If they do not have their phones with them, they can do that at home with you.  If your son/daughter does not have a phone that has apps, he/she can always use a computer to make a report on the website or call the number. Information will be posted on our website next week. 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

PRIDE STARS RECYCLING

 

The PRIDE Stars will be out collecting recycling Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00. We accept plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Please drop all recycling by the main crosswalk in front of the office. Questions? Please see Mrs. Vollebregt or email KDVollebregt@capousd.org.

 

PARENT NIGHTS ON VAPING AND NICOTINE

 

Introducing Monthly Parent Education Nights on the Dangers of Nicotine Vaping

Capistrano Unified has partnered with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency of Orange County (NCADD-OC) to offer a FREE nicotine vaping presentation designed for middle and high school parents.

Presentations will be offered monthly at the District Office from 7 to 8 p.m.

Topics will Include:

  • How to recognize vape and E-Cig devices
  • The dangers of nicotine vaping
  • Current vape trends
  • Helpful tools and tips for parents

Presentation Dates:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Click here to RSVP!

Flyer:  NCADD-OC Parent Presentation @ DO Flyer.pdf 

 

MESA CENTER

Late Start Wednesdays

Parents: We have recently had reports from the merchants at the Mesa Center, as well as from community members, that LFMS students are hanging out before school on Wednesdays and leaving trash, congregating in large groups, and in one case, getting involved in a confrontation.  Please keep in mind that we highly discourage dropping students off at the Mesa Shopping Center, as there is no supervision, and safety is always our number one concern. Once students are dropped off on campus, they are to remain on campus.

Just a reminder that although we do not start school to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, our Library is open at 7:30 a.m. to students every day of the week. We also have the before school YMCA (fee based program) available as well, if you need to drop your student off before 9:45 a.m.

 

PTSA PARENT EDUCATION NIGHTS

To our Amazing Community!

We are currently in the process of securing some wonderful speakers and education nights for our friends and family.  These are PTSA sponsored events and we are looking to YOU to help us make these events a reality!  We are able to bring you some events for free, however, not everything.  If you own a business, know someone who would like to be a sponsor, or are just a parent wanting to donate for an upcoming event please reach out to us.  Sponsorships can be as little or big as you’d like, but truly, any little bit helps us bring these events to life.  Recognition of your donation will be visible throughout all advertising and marketing, and also the night of the event as well.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

We are looking to get our renowned speaker, Dr. Weichman, sponsored by our community.  He will touch on Behavioral parenting/Increasing communication, fostering resiliency and raising empathetic children.  Total cost for Dr. Weichman $1000

*All donations are tax deductible*

Please contact Kasey at kaseyj96@gmail.com 

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR (DISMISSAL AT 12:45 P.M.)

 

The following information was sent home in the summer packet this year, but we are sending it out again for your planning purposes. Please mark your calendars.

 

The first day of school is always a minimum day.  The remaining minimum days are:

 

Additional Minimum days for LFMS only:

 

Friday, August 30, 2019 (the day following Back To School Night)

 

Thursday, February 21 (the day following Open House)

 

Thursday, June 4 (the last day of school)

Days Used For Staff Development and Training:

Monday, September 9

 

Monday, October 7

 

Monday, November 4

 

Monday, December 9

 

Monday, January 13

 

Monday, February 3

 

Monday, March 2

 

Monday, May 11

 

BLOCK SCHEDULE AND ASSEMBLY DATES

 

Please be aware of the following dates for your planning purposes:

 

Block schedule days 2019/2020:

9/5 & 9/6

12/16 & 12/17

1/27 & 1/28

4/23 & 4/24

5/28 & 5/29

For this school year, the first day will be 0, 1, 3 & 5 and the second day will be 0, 2, 4 & 6

Block Schedule

Period

Start

End

0

7:35

8:41

HERO

8:45

9:12

1 or 2

9:12

10:56

Break

10:56

11:14

6 Gr. 3 or 4a

11:18

12:08

6 Gr. Lunch

12:08

12:43

6 Gr. 3 or 4b

12:47

1:37

7/8 Gr. 3 or 4

11:18

1:02

7/8 Gr. Lunch

1:02

1:37

5 or 6

1:41

3:25

6 grade lunch = 12:08-12:43

7/8 grade lunch = 1:02-1:37

Assembly Schedule Dates So Far:

9/3/19

10/2/19

Assembly Schedule

 

Assembly 

0

7:35

8:41

1

8:45

9:31

2

9:35

10:20

Break

10:20

10:28

3

10:32

11:17

Lunch (6th)

11:21

12:07

Assembly (7th)

11:21

12:07

4 (8th)

11:21

12:07

4 (6th)

12:11

12:57

Lunch (7th)

12:11

12:57

Assembly (8th)

12:11

12:57

Assembly (6th)

1:01

1:47

4 (7th)

1:01

1:47

Lunch (8th)

1:01

1:47

5

1:51

2:36

6

2:40

3:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSD INFORMATION

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

 

Tim Reece

Principal

Las Flores Middle School

 


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Las Flores Middle School Home of the Bears

 

11-7-19

           

UPCOMING DATES

 

Friday, November 8                                                                End of 2nd Quarter Progress Reporting Period

Monday, November 11                                                           Veterans Day – No School

Friday, November 15                                                              8th Grade Panoramic Photo

Monday, November 25 – Friday, November 29                     Thanksgiving Recess – No School

Thursday, December 19                                                          End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3                           Winter Recess – No School

Friday, February 7                                                                  End of 3rd Quarter Progress Reporting Period

Friday, March 13                                                                    End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, April 24                                                                      End of 4th Quarter Progress Reporting Period

Thursday, June 4                                                                     End of 4th Quarter

 

Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.                                               PRIDE Stars Recycling

 

                                       

NEW ITEMS

 

 

FROM EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION

 

Thanks to all our Friends of EFC who joined us for our first Wine & Cheese Event where we showcased some of the Teacher Grants your donations will be funding this year. These grants provide financial support to specific teacher projects and directly impact students in the classroom. With the help of our school principals, each grant is assessed for its effectiveness, dollar amount, and quality of impact on the school environment. Please help us raise as much as possible for the Teacher Grant Program by making a donation to EFC. Thank you!

 

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

 

 

PRIDE STARS RECYCLING

 

The PRIDE Stars will be out collecting recycling Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00. We accept plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Please drop all recycling by the main crosswalk in front of the office. Questions? Please see Mrs. Vollebregt or email KDVollebregt@capousd.org.

 

PARENT NIGHTS ON VAPING AND NICOTINE

 

Introducing Monthly Parent Education Nights on the Dangers of Nicotine Vaping

Capistrano Unified has partnered with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency of Orange County (NCADD-OC) to offer a FREE nicotine vaping presentation designed for middle and high school parents.

Presentations will be offered monthly at the District Office from 7 to 8 p.m.

Topics will Include:

  • How to recognize vape and E-Cig devices
  • The dangers of nicotine vaping
  • Current vape trends
  • Helpful tools and tips for parents

Presentation Dates:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Click here to RSVP!

Flyer: NCADD-OC Parent Presentation @ DO Flyer.pdf 

 

MESA CENTER

Late Start Wednesdays

Parents: We have recently had reports from the merchants at the Mesa Center, as well as from community members, that LFMS students are hanging out before school on Wednesdays and leaving trash, congregating in large groups, and in one case, getting involved in a confrontation.  Please keep in mind that we highly discourage dropping students off at the Mesa Shopping Center, as there is no supervision, and safety is always our number one concern. Once students are dropped off on campus, they are to remain on campus.

Just a reminder that although we do not start school to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, our Library is open at 7:30 a.m. to students every day of the week. We also have the before school YMCA (fee based program) available as well, if you need to drop your student off before 9:45 a.m.

 

PTSA PARENT EDUCATION NIGHTS

To our Amazing Community!

We are currently in the process of securing some wonderful speakers and education nights for our friends and family.  These are PTSA sponsored events and we are looking to YOU to help us make these events a reality!  We are able to bring you some events for free, however, not everything.  If you own a business, know someone who would like to be a sponsor, or are just a parent wanting to donate for an upcoming event please reach out to us.  Sponsorships can be as little or big as you’d like, but truly, any little bit helps us bring these events to life.  Recognition of your donation will be visible throughout all advertising and marketing, and also the night of the event as well.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

We are looking to get our renowned speaker, Dr. Weichman, sponsored by our community.  He will touch on Behavioral parenting/Increasing communication, fostering resiliency and raising empathetic children.  Total cost for Dr. Weichman $1000

*All donations are tax deductible*

Please contact Kasey at kaseyj96@gmail.com 

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR (DISMISSAL AT 12:45 P.M.)

 

The following information was sent home in the summer packet this year, but we are sending it out again for your planning purposes. Please mark your calendars.

 

The first day of school is always a minimum day.  The remaining minimum days are:

 

Additional Minimum days for LFMS only:

 

Friday, August 30, 2019 (the day following Back To School Night)

 

Thursday, February 21 (the day following Open House)

 

Thursday, June 4 (the last day of school)

Days Used For Staff Development and Training:

Monday, September 9

 

Monday, October 7

 

Monday, November 4

 

Monday, December 9

 

Monday, January 13

 

Monday, February 3

 

Monday, March 2

 

Monday, May 11

 

BLOCK SCHEDULE AND ASSEMBLY DATES

 

Please be aware of the following dates for your planning purposes:

 

Block schedule days 2019/2020:

9/5 & 9/6

12/16 & 12/17

1/27 & 1/28

4/23 & 4/24

5/28 & 5/29

For this school year, the first day will be 0, 1, 3 & 5 and the second day will be 0, 2, 4 & 6

Block Schedule

Period

Start

End

0

7:35

8:41

HERO

8:45

9:12

1 or 2

9:12

10:56

Break

10:56

11:14

6 Gr. 3 or 4a

11:18

12:08

6 Gr. Lunch

12:08

12:43

6 Gr. 3 or 4b

12:47

1:37

7/8 Gr. 3 or 4

11:18

1:02

7/8 Gr. Lunch

1:02

1:37

5 or 6

1:41

3:25

6 grade lunch = 12:08-12:43

7/8 grade lunch = 1:02-1:37

Assembly Schedule Dates So Far:

9/3/19

10/2/19

Assembly Schedule

 

Assembly 

0

7:35

8:41

1

8:45

9:31

2

9:35

10:20

Break

10:20

10:28

3

10:32

11:17

Lunch (6th)

11:21

12:07

Assembly (7th)

11:21

12:07

4 (8th)

11:21

12:07

4 (6th)

12:11

12:57

Lunch (7th)

12:11

12:57

Assembly (8th)

12:11

12:57

Assembly (6th)

1:01

1:47

4 (7th)

1:01

1:47

Lunch (8th)

1:01

1:47

5

1:51

2:36

6

2:40

3:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSD INFORMATION

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

 

Tim Reece

Principal

Las Flores Middle School

 


Capistrano Unified School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Capistrano Unified School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

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