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Movie Night Memories
Conejo Fun Fair Nov 5
Habits Overview this Wed
OCLM Fall Festival Planning
New OCLM Website
Support PFA the Easy Way
Fall Fundraiser Totals
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Mark your Calendar with these Upcoming Dates:

Mon, Oct 10


Conejo Fun Fair  

Planning Meeting 


Mon, Oct 10 thru

Fri, Oct 14

Dismissal at 12:30

Tues, Oct 11 


PFA Meeting


Wed, Oct 12 

8:30am & 6:30pm 

Intro to the 7 Habits


Wed, Oct 12


OCLM Fall Festival Planning Meeting


Sun, Oct 16 


OCLM Booth at the Thousand Oaks  

Street Fair 


Mon, Oct 17


SCOPE Meeting 


Wed, Oct 19

Topper's Pizza Fundraiser 


Thurs, Oct 20

Picture Day re-Take


Thurs, Nov 3

All Day

Jersey Mike's Fundraiser


Sat, Nov 5 


Conejo Elementary  

Fun Fair  

'Coffee with Dena'

 Join our principal, Dr. Dena Sellers, and other Conejo & OCLM families to ask questions and learn more about the great things happening at our school!

Tuesday mornings
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1


PRC Room 26

Coffee with Dena



Did you know that SCOPE membership fees represent over 10% of SCOPE's budget?

It costs only $20 for one person to join SCOPE and $10 for a second member. If both parents join, it's $30. 

 Your ideas are valuable too!  Send your fundraising ideas to Rebecca Levitsky, VP of Fundraising/Events, at byreb@initnews.com 


 And plan to attend our next SCOPE meeting on Mon, Oct 17 at 3pm. Childcare provided.

Popcorn Fridays 

popcorn popper

Each Friday afterschool, our PFA sells freshly popped popcorn for

$1 a bag.   

You can support our school by buying a bag (or two) and/or helping pop and sell from 1-3pm.

Enjoy a meal and raise funds for Conejo at these upcoming Restaurant Nights:  

Wed, Oct 19
Topper's Pizza 

Thousand Oaks

1416 N Moorpark Rd
(Next to Sports Chalet) 

Thurs, Nov 3

Jersey Mike's Subs

Westlake Village

3825 E TO Blvd #C
(Next to Western Bagel)  

Proceeds from  restaurant fundraisers support Conejo Elementary's Art and Music Programs.

Thank you for your support! 

Welcome, Doreen!

We are thrilled to have OCLM parent, Doreen DeRoy, as Conejo's new Office Manager.
Say hello when you're signing in at the office! 

Want another reason to be proud of our school?

 Click Here to read the September 15, 2011 Acorn Opinion Editorial by OCLM parent, Michael Bates.
 It is an inspiring reminder of why we attend Conejo and OCLM! 

Help the Environment & Help our School   

Bring your CRV recyclable containers to Conejo and we will earn the CRV for our school
And be sure to put your  Capri Sun (and KoolAid) Pouches into the receptacles around campus
Capri Sun Box
2011/2012 Volume 3 October 10, 2011

Dear Linda,  


Along with the usual Fall things (pumpkins and turkeys), at OCLM we'll enjoy a Fun Fair and Fall Festival. This month we are in planning mode for these exciting events in November.


A first for Conejo, the upcoming Fun Fair means more fundraising with built-in fun (think Rio and those rubber ducks!). We're only six weeks into the year, and we've raised over $10,000 so far for our school. Beyond the food and fun, the best part is the "doing" that we share (to make it all happen) and the results that we see.


Fall Festival, a treasured tradition at OCLM, gives our teachers a chance to connect with students in a unique way each Friday. It's also a great way for parents to get involved as partners in one of the most enjoyable aspects of whole-child teaching.


Let's all find our way into what's happening this Fall at OCLM!


SCOPE Newsletter Committee

Movie Night Makes Memories & Money for Conejo

Conejo has officially been Rio'd!

movie night- Ben with birdMany of the more than 300 kids and parents who attended movie night might say that our school spirit and sense of community stole the show. Or, was it the colorful flock of birds on display? And then there was the movie itself, which had students and parents laughing, cheering and dancing--drop it, drop it, drop it low! The night had it all, and we achieved the ever-popular goal of having a lot of fun while raising lots of money for our school.


movie night - bird show, popcornAfter costs, we raised a
total of $1,000 (75% for PFA and 25% for SCOPE) through sales of food and baked goods donated by our families, popcorn and glow sticks. The bonus was a community-building, memory-making event for Conejo! Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially those who donated items and helped plan and put on the festivities! 


Click the links below to see media coverage of the event:






Family Fun at Conejo: Fun Fair on November 5 

fun fairGet ready for the first Conejo Elementary Fun Fair, hosted on campus by the PFA on Saturday, November 5 from 11:00am-4:00pm. Activities and attractions planned for the day include inflatable jumpers and obstacle courses, game booths, a talent show and award ceremony, raffles, prizes and delicious food. Proceeds support art, music, library and computer specialists for Conejo and OCLM.


Contact Julia at Julia.Haugen@gmail.com to find out how you can help with the planning, or attend the meeting today at 2:45 in Room 25.

This Wednesday: 7 Habits Overview for Parents

Reinforce what your kids are learning about Leader in Me!


leader in meOur kids are focusing on Habit #5, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, this week as our teachers cover one habit per week in the classroom. Starting in November, students will study the habits 1-7 in depth, one per month.


To keep our parents up to speed, Dr. Sellers will present a series of parent trainings on the habits throughout the school year. The first is an overview of the 7 Habits of Leader in Me on Wednesday, October 12 at 8:30am and 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.


Those who have attended these trainings before know that there are great insights and practical tools to be found in the 7 Habits. We hope to see you there!


You can also visit www.theleaderinme.org anytime for information on the 7 Habits and resources for sharing them with your family.

Fall Festival: Meeting & First Fun Friday This Week

The fun begins this week and we need you and your ideas! 


Fall Festival Personal Leadership CenterThere are lots of opportunities for creativity around this year's Fall Festival theme: Music!  

Fall Festival is an OCLM tradition for all grades--a full day event of hands-on experiences focused on a specific theme, set in an outdoor venue. Leading up to the event, students learn about one aspect of the theme each week on Fun Fridays as they rotate to different OCLM teachers.


Parents and teachers plan Fall Festival and Fun Fridays together, so everyone's helping hands are what make this day a special learning experience for our children. Ms. Shoshana and OCLM parent, Liz Beaven, are heading up the planning. Join them this Wednesday, October 12 at 11:30am in the PRC, Room 26 (one hour prior to 12:30 minimum day pick up) for the first planning meeting. 


This year's Fall Festival is set for Friday, November 18.  Mark your calendars for this fun and educational day! And, look for more information coming soon on how you can volunteer to help out this year.

OCLM Online: Have you seen us on the Web?

Our revamped, recently launched OCLM website is a new and improved resource for prospective and current parents, the local community, press and anyone else interested in what we're doing here at OCLM. 


Log on to www.openclassroomleadershipmagnet.com for an events calendar, teacher pages with classroom info, photos and other news.

Everything Counts: Support PFA the Easy Way

Don't forget to take advantage of these no-cost opportunities to support our school. The fundraising potential depends on our participation. For example, with Vons Club, if we have 50 registered supporters, spending an average of $400 per month, our yearly contributions through eScrip could be as much as $12,000!


Vons & Ralphs = up to 5% of purchasesvons club card

Click here to Register with eScrip and link your Vons Club Card to our school. Click here to Renew your eScrip account so we continue to receive contributions on your purchases.

 ralphs rewards card

Click here to Create an account with Ralphs or sign in to Renew your existing account so that we continue to receive contributions on your purchases.



Fresh n Easy logo

Fresh & Easy Receipts  = $1 for every $20 spent

Turn receipts into the school office through December.


box top logo

Box Tops = 10 cents each

Bring them to the school office

labeled with your

child's classroom.

 capri sun pouches

Capri Sun Pouches = 2 cents each

Put them in the marked receptacles around campus. 

 conejo deals logo




Just signing up earns us $1 and we earn another $1 for each deal purchased.

Click here to sign up.

Conejo Fall Fundraiser Beats Goal by over 50%! 

We surpassed our $10,000 sales goal during our Great American Fundraiser - together we sold over $15,400 worth of products!! The net proceeds to our school will be over $9,000, which directly benefits the Conejo Art and Music Programs. As promised, Dr. Sellers will sing Karaoke - and an excited Ms. Heather Lane will join her since Ms. Heather's 4/5 class sold more than any other class - $2,050. 

Leaderboard Online' Submissions
Being involved in our childrens' school means keeping up with the latest news on its activities. Constant Contact is a great tool for sharing that information within our OCLM Community. This newsletter is designed to share meeting times, volunteer opportunities, announcements, event photos, tools, links and anything else related to OCLM.

The Leaderboard Online is published every 4 weeks.  Look for the next edition in your inbox on Monday, November 7, 2011.  Please submit news by Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Suzanne Luce                      Kelly Gutierrez
rsluce@yahoo.com               kdbgutierrez@yahoo.com
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