From Lagunitas School District The Lagunitas School District is open today. There are several power outages in the San Geronimo Vally but power is on at school and classes will take place as usual. The National Weather Service advises that rain will continue but that the strongest part of the system has moved to our south.
Lagunitas School District's Board Meeting is this Thursday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 20. Click the link to get a copy of the Agenda and Board Packet: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/301825/Board_Agenda_and_Reports_for_February_14__2019.pdf
The Richmond San Rafael Bridge is closed. We have just received notice from the Marin County Office of Education as follows: Large chunks of concrete were reported falling form the upper deck onto the lower deck. · Traffic was stopped in both directions. Cars on the bridge were escorted off by the CHP. · While some news reports indicate that the bridge may be reopening this afternoon, there is not yet confirmation from CHP or Caltrans. This situation is expected to have a major impact on traffic throughout Marin County for the rest of the day.
Drake High School Open House is tomorrow night. (Thursday 1/24) 6:30 - 8:00
From the Lagunitas School District: School phone lines are not in service this morning due to storm damage. Please e-mail District Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org to report absences or leave messages. We expect phone service to be restored soon. Thank you.
The Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for the next several hours and has issued flash flood warnings that include the whole Valley. Please drive safely and keep children away from streams and drainages. We will update the school website and app as needed. Stay safe!
The Open Classroom Parent Meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather.
Thank you for supporting Lagunitas School's Montessori Students Holiday Cards sale! The 1st through 5th grade Montessori students created beautiful cards in the art room to sell during the holidays to raise money for Paradise Camp Fire relief efforts. The Lagunitas Deli, Woodacre Market and The Pump generously shared their counter space during the month of December to sell these beautiful hand made cards. Thanks to our wonderful Art Teacher Kristy Arroyo and the children’s hard work, the support of the local businesses and last but not least, the San Geronimo Valley community, we were able to raise $125.00! All funds were donated to United Way of Northern California, specifically “Camp Fire”. Thank you for giving, and Happy New Year to All!
Montessori Explorer day was fantastic. Check out the movie: https://www.magisto.com/album/video/cHx5V0RWBgUiKnEGDmEwCXx2?l=vsm&o=i&c=e?utm_source=magisto&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=producer_shared_movie
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center will be hosting a donation-based Holiday camp on Thursday & Friday, December 20 – 21, 2018. Thursday, December 20, 9 am - 5 pm (Emile Mulholland will be guiding a bike ride 10 am - 12 pm). Friday, December 21, 9 am - 5 pm The camp will be held in the Loft above the gym. Holiday camp is held when school is closed and offers parents a safe place for children to play, do art activities, eat healthy snacks and have some gym time.
8th Grade Physics Night was fantastic. Science Teacher Tatiana and the talented kids from Lagunitas Middle School were astounding! Take a look at the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv3pQYV0u2Q
Montessori PTO meeting tonight, December 11, 2018 at 7 pm. All welcome!
Sports Basement is very generously offering a Give Back Shopping Spree to us! On December 16-19, LEAP will receive a portion of all sales to customers who select LEAP4Education as the beneficiary. You need to sign up for Sports Basement’s club program, called Basementeer and select LEAP4Education as your charity. There is an overall sale of 20% off on those days, plus you get an extra 10% off if you are a Basementeer! This offer is good in their stores (including the new store in Novato!) and online! So go to https://shop.sportsbasement.com/ and fill up your shopping carts, but wait until December 16, 17, 18 or 19 to complete your purchase and claim the benefits! Please see the attached PDF flier for more details. Thank you for supporting our district! LEAP
LEAP MEETING room 20, lower campus next to library 7:00-8:15
The Gym at Lagunitas School is open and staffed for clean air recreation today from 12 - 5 pm and this weekend from 12 - 7 pm. This community support is to provide an indoor space to move around or simply be away from smoke-filled air.
Closing school is never easy but today I am very glad we did. I stood at the crosswalk this morning to intercept anyone who didn’t get the message yesterday which gave me a few minutes to stand in the smoky air and fully grasp how bad the conditions are. At 8:00 the Air Quality Index was at a very unhealthy 240. I am glad that I didn’t see any children biking or walking to school. Closing the school was the right thing to do but that decision never feels good. People’s routines are disrupted, plans have to change, lessons and events have to be scrapped or re-scheduled; it’s always a hassle. But In the quiet, smoke-filled air behind the limited protection of my respirator mask, I thought of the schools in Butte County, some of which no longer exist, of a whole town that has been burned and of people who are living with a tragedy that makes our situation seem insignificant. There are things we can do to help but Paradise and the surrounding area will never be the same. I’d like to encourage anyone who is able to send support (money is most efficient) to agencies who are providing relief. Butte County Schools has set up an easy link that we can use to contribute: https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund/ . There are many other agencies providing relief as well. Since many of us have an unexpected day off, I’d like to encourage you to use some time to check your own preparedness. Fire season is much longer that it used to be and having a Go Bag and an escape plan is essential year-round. https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit As Thanksgiving comes up next week, it’s clear that we have a lot to be thankful for- we’ve had some near misses with fire and the air is terrible but our community is strong and intact. Please stay safe… and indoors as much as possible. We look forward to seeing all our students back at school after the break and hopefully under clear skies fresh air. Happy Thanksgiving, John Carroll, Superintendent
The Lagunitas School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 16. Due to air quality in the “Very Unhealthy” range. Marin County school superintendents discussed the issue late this afternoon and are in agreement that closing schools is in the best interest of our students' health. We recognize that school closures can create significant inconvenience for some families and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this time. Thank you, John Carroll, Superintendent
Many of you have inquired about how to help the victims of the Butte County wild fire. The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations can provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation. Donations can be made online at https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund/
From Superintendent John Carroll: Schools in Marin County will remain open today, Thursday, November 15. We will continue to follow guidance from the Health Department and modify activities as needed. If your child has been having a significant reaction to the poor air conditions and you choose to keep them home, please notify the office as soon as possible.
Mayor Fryday will be joining us tomorrow to talk about his work as an activist mayor. This is part of the speaker series related to the 8th grade Equity and Activism Project. However, all three grades will attend as well as 8th graders from Bolinas Stinson and San Domenico.
From The Lagunitas School District: There is an active yellow jacket nest on the hillside next to the upper campus parking lot- 6 feet from the curb above the handicapped parking space. Please avoid the area until further notice. Vector control has been called.
Mark your calendar for the next LEAP Give Back at Arti! On Monday, November 5, for lunch and dinner, eat in or take out, Arti will give a percentage of the profits to LEAP. All three programs of the Lagunitas School District will benefit! So, enjoy a delicious Indian meal at Arti with the convenience of its valley location while supporting the schools! LEAP Board
Auditions for the San Francisco Boys Chorus are coming up. https://www.sfbc.org/sfbc/index.php/auditions
From LEAP: PARENTS- Please remember to return the signed form that came home from school in a pledge envelope last week. We'd like to have feedback on those forms from all parents. If you have not pledged, now is the time. https://leap4education.org/parent-pledge/ If you think you are pledging, please verify this with James (email@example.com) If you prefer, come chat with a LEAP rep on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday before and after school stationed outside of each program location. THANK YOURSELVES- we are making progress!
Come together at the Gestalt Haus tonight, Tuesday 10/23, for the next LEAP Give Back Night! A percentage of the proceeds that evening will support all three programs. The Gestalt Haus is located at 28 Bolinas Road in Fairfax. We look forward to seeing you there!
Lagunitas Board of Trustees approves the 8th grade Equity and Activism Project field trip to Civil Rights historical sites in Alabama and Georgia. Promises to be a profound learning experience for our students.
Dear Parents, This week we sent home a pledge envelope with each student. These envelopes also contain your scrip cards. We receive money every month from scrip, if you remember to use these cards each time you shop at United or the Good Earth it is free money for our school.Every envelope needs to be returned with a signature that you have received it. Please consider pledging if you haven't already. Any amount helps, and every dollar goes right back to our students. Currently, pledge pays for Spanish, electives, and field trips. Thank you, LEAP www.leap4education.org
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Regular School Board Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm in Room 20. Board Agenda and Reports are available on school website.
Short video about an important math concept... applicable to any subject area. https://vimeo.com/289580472?from=outro-embed
Staff Flu Shots will be offered as part of the Community Center Health Faire this Thursday from 2:00-5:00. Thanks to the Center for offering this convenient service!
The Open Classroom Parent Meeting is scheduled for October 17 at 6:30 PM.
Meeting today to discuss Lagunitas Long range planning. Looing forward to great progress
It's pledge season for LEAP. Be sure to pledge to support great programs for our students! It would be wonderful if every family pledged- even a little helps. http://leap4education.org
The Lagunitas School District has launched its mobile app! Please download the Lagunitas School District Mobile App. It is available FREE in the App Store on your iPhone or Android device. The Lagunitas App will allow you to get the information you need in the quickest, easiest way possible whether you are looking for program specific events, school lunch menus, news or other school information.
The LEAP Foundation, supporting the Lagunitas School District will meet on Tuesday at 7-8:30 in Room 20, in the building to the left of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.
Peace Day We are celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday. It's also referred to as World Peace Day. This day has been celebrated since 1982 when the United Nations passed a resolution and sanctioned the holiday each year to strengthen the ideals of peace, both globally and among individuals.
Happy about our successful test of the Lagunitas School mobile app for posting messages remotely. Gearing up to add parents to the system