Welcome Back to the 2012-2013 School Year
August 8, 2012
Dear Lobo Families,
Welcome to the start of another exciting school year!! I am honored to be serving as the principal of such a remarkable school consisting of a dedicated staff, amazing students, supportive parents and involved community members. At Lobo School, teachers and staff take great pride in providing a quality and caring education for every child. Our goal and focus is to continually improve our educational program and to attend to the diverse needs of our students ensuring their preparation for a successful future. Your child's success is our objective, and their enjoyment of school and appreciation for learning is our mission.
The staff and I look forward to working together to assure that a quality education is a reality for every student. Our doors are always open to meet with you regarding your child's education. Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Listed below are several important reminders for you before the first day of school:
August 13 - 17 8:00am – 12:00pm
August 20 -September 4 8:00am – 4:00pm
September 3 Closed (Labor Day)
September 4 8:00am – 4:00pm (closed 12-1 for lunch)
September 5 – on 7:30am – 4:00pm
If you need to register your child for school, please do so as soon as possible. Our staffing ratios are dependent on the number of enrolled students. If you have moved over the summer, and will not be returning to Lobo, please notify us of this change. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 4 –Class lists will be posted on the kindergarten playground fence after 4:00 PM. Please remember that class lists are tentative, as we have no guarantee of student enrollment during the first two weeks of school. Please be assured, the staff and I have carefully considered each child’s class placement. Students are grouped at all grade levels with consideration given to interests, learning styles, and academic needs. Classes are balanced to be equitable in size and boy: girl ratio. All Lobo teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic educators with the desire to provide every child with a meaningful supportive learning experience. Any class changes would cause a disruption to the balance at each grade level. Please note there will be no class changes before the first two weeks of school. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
School Hours for the first day of school are as follows:
Grades 1 -5:
7:45am - 11:50am. (PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE FIRST DAY IS A MINIMUM DAY)
Early Birds: 8:00a.m. - 9:13a.m.
Late Birds: 9:30a.m. - 10:43a.m.
Please note that we are requesting all kindergarten children attend the first day with an adult.
MEET AND GREET: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:
Please join us for our annual "Meet and Greet" on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30a.m. You and your child will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher in their classroom and then join us on the blacktop at 7:45a.m. for "Flag Ceremony". Immediately following the flag ceremony, parents are invited to attend the PTA meeting in the Multi-Purpose room.
We are again welcoming many new families to our school. Please be aware that traffic is heavily congested during the drop off and pick up times. Please be patient and follow the procedures that have been established to ensure the safety of our children and others and to make the flow of traffic move as quickly as possible. Traffic procedures have been provided for you in the Parent/Student handbook and on our website.
Please do not park in the numbered spaces in the parking lot. These spaces have been assigned to our staff members. We are fortunate to have many other parking spaces available, and request that you park in one of the non-numbered spaces or on the street.
Please be sure to register your home or work email address for our school Listserve at http://cles.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/. Important information will be communicated on a weekly basis through our school website and ListServe.
The Lobo Elementary School staff and I are excited to begin the new school year! Our vision for the 2012-2013 school year is to continue to build a school with high academic standards, a warm and nurturing atmosphere, and a safe environment in which students can grow academically and socially to achieve their personal best.
Principal, Lobo Elementary School