Weekly Update 05/29- 06/05, 2017

This is your weekly update from the Dorothea Lange PTO. Read about more upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and ways you can easily help raise some money for our school.

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LANGE LIBRARY is in need of a few volunteers to help shelve books and get the library packed up for summer. If you can help anytime during the school day onTuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2, or Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, please sign up in the workroom as soon as possible. For more information or if you have questions, contact candace.brown@lmusd. org.

BUDDY’S GARDEN is in need of volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. The commitment is only 1.5 hours a week, and since the garden runs in trimesters, volunteers can choose to work every Monday for eight weeks or every Monday for the duration of the school year. Bring a friend to help, or a grandparent/parent. All this is required is being fingerprinted, and no experience is necessary. Topics include insects, part of plants, butterflies, worms, native plants, and there usually is weeding, planting, harvesting and eating involved. All the lessons have been created. If you need more information, please contact Meghan Blevins, or Carlyn Hinds at


BRIGHT FUTURES registration forms for next year now are available on the school’s website at home, under “Parent Resources,” then “Documents to Download.” There is a folder in that section called “Bright Futures Registration.” Parents can fill out those forms and turn in to the school office.


JUNE 1st – AWARDS ASSEMBLY: Third- and fourth-graders will be honored during this assembly at 8:05 a.m. Teachers will notify parents/caregivers if students were chosen to receive an award.

JUNE 2nd – AWARDS ASSEMBLY: Fifth- and sixth-graders will be honored during the assembly that starts at 8:05 a.m.. Then, first- and second-graders will be honored during an assembly at 9:15 a.m. Teachers will notify parents/caregivers if students were chosen to receive an award.

JUNE 6th – HONOR ROLL ASSEMBLY: Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will be recognized for academic achievements during the assembly at 2:30 p.m.Teachers will notify parents/caregivers if students were chosen to receive an award.

JUNE 6th- PTO Meeting 3:30pm: Out going and in coming board members will meet to discuss calendar and budgeting for 2017-18 school year, in library.This meeting is open to all who would like to attend.

JUNE 6th – PTO SOCIAL: The PTO will be hosting an end-of-the-year social from 5 to 7 p.m. at Willow market. This event is for all the parents and teachers who helped make this year at Lange a great place to be. Come enjoy food and conversation before summer is here. Appetizers will be served with a no-host bar. Please respond to this email by June 1 if you are able to attend.

JUNE 7th – FIELD DAY: All grades will participate in a variety of activities, held on Lange’s athletic field, during a fun, end-of-the-school-year event.

JUNE 8th – KINDER PROMOTION: Kindergartners will be honored during a promotion ceremony, which starts at 9:10 a.m.

JUNE 8th – SIXTH-GRADE PROMOTION: Sixth-graders will be honored during a promotion ceremony, which starts at 2 p.m. outside Lange’s multipurpose room. Afterward, students will celebrate during an after-school dance.  

JUNE 9th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: We will celebrate the conclusion of the school year with a variety of activities, including a DVD slideshow, clap-out for sixth-graders and Beach Day! Report cards also will go home. Students will be released at 12:35 p.m. since it will be a minimum day.


AMAZON SMILE: One way you can make your shopping count — and contribute toward Lange in the process — is by using Amazon Smile while you are making online purchases at Amazon. Here’s how: Go to Sign in or create an account if you don’t already have one. In the “pick your own charitable organization” box, search for Dorothea Lange Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. Once you have selected your charity, everything else functions the same. Make sure to check out through the Amazon Smile page to support the school.

SPIRIT GEAR: Lange gear, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and bumper stickers, can be purchased at any time by filling out a form and submitting to the office or classroom teacher. We make every effort to fill orders within the week they are received.

LIBRARY WISH LIST:  The Lange Library is always in need of books, and Mrs. Brown has made a wish list for our Library on Amazon.  If you are interested in donating books check out the wish list here: 2H717OLOGXDHD or go to “search wish lists” and enter in “Lange Library.”

PTO FACEBOOK: Did you know that the Lange PTO has a Facebook page?  Be sure to “like” us the next time you’re updating your status.

BRIGHT FUTURES FACEBOOK:  Find out more information about the Bright Futures program and what is happening after school by clicking “like” on their Facebook page.