Weekly Update 05/15- 05/22, 2017

This is your weekly update from the Dorothea Lange PTO. Read about more upcoming events, volunteer opportunities – including a chance to volunteer during the book fair — and ways you can easily help raise some money for our school. One way you can get involved is by joining the PTO board. Please consider running for a position on the 2017-18 board. 

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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.


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.

THANK YOU to all the people who helped make Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week a success. A special thanks goes out to the following for providing food: Desirae, Alma, Toka, Joline, Jen, Michele, Jackie, Sarah, Jessica, Brenda, Alana, Yolanda, Margarita, Jacque, Kara, Jodi, Mimi, and John and Carlyn, as well as Gary for grilling hot dogs and donating food. A special thank you goes to Christina, for gathering many of the donated prizes; Chris Brown, for the Hancock College wine donation; Kelly Logue, for the beautiful posters she made, which will be showcased in the school for a long time; Helen, for the use of the airplane; Sherman, for washing teachers’ cars; and to our local businesses, for donating prizes.

FUTURE OF NIPOMO PARKS will be discussed during a critical meeting of the county Parks Commission, set for 6 p.m. May 25 in the Board of Supervisors chambers, 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. If you feel strongly about this subject, please attend and speak regarding the prioritization of Nipomo parks, especially when it comes to projects that will benefit our kids! While the event does conflict with Lange’s Open House, it is important that a large contingent of Nipomo parents show up and speak out.


MAY 16th – PTO MEETING: The Parent-Teacher Organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Board elections will be held during the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out ways to help our school.

MAY 19th – PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY: Lange’s parent/guardian survey for 2016-17 needs to be completed by May 19. Please fill out the half-sheet that was sent home with your student, or complete the survey online at The survey gives us helpful information about how we can better improve students’ academic and social experience at Lange.

MAY 24th – CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION: We are working as a school community to enhance the appearance of our campus. This will be done by setting aside 30 minutes once a month to weed, sweep and pick up trash or other unwanted items from our campus. If you are a fingerprinted parent or guardian who is interested in participating, the remaining date is: May 24, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. June 2nd had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

MAY 25th – OPEN HOUSE: Dorothea Lange will host its annual Open House, where everyone is invited to visit the campus and, specifically, their student’s classroom to view some of the work that’s been done over the course of the school year. The event will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A dinner option will be available for purchase by the fifth-grade class.

MAY 26th – MINIMUM DAY: Students will be let out of school at 12:35 p.m.

MAY 26th – SPIRIT DAY: Students will show their spirit by participating in “College Day” — wearing clothes and accessories to celebrate their campus of choice.

MAY 29th – MEMORIAL DAY: There will be no school this Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

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.


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.