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In This Issue
Last Parent Participation Training
Movie Night
Conejo Carnival
The 7 Habits for parents
SCOPE and PFA Membership
OCLM Teachers Receive Probationary Status
Easy Fundraising Opportunities
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Tues, Sept 13


PFA Meeting

Wed, Sept 14


Volunteer Training

Fri, Sept 16

Picture Day

Mon, Sept 19


SCOPE Meeting


Tues, Sept 20


Coffee with Dena


Fri, Sept 23

Fall Fundraiser  

Orders & Money Due 


Fri, Sept 23


Dinner & Movie Night


Tues, Sept 27


Coffee with Dena


Thurs, Sept 29
No School

'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


PRC Room 26


Join us this month on
Sept 20
Sept 27
SCOPE Meeting

Please join us for the first SCOPE meeting of the year: 

Mon, Sept 19

Childcare provided.

Popcorn Fridays 

popcorn popper 

Each Friday afterschool, our PFA sells freshly popped popcorn for

$1 a bag.  


The dollars add up, as last year PFA raised over $4,000 selling popcorn!! 

Wow! That is impressive!


If you can help pop and/or sell popcorn on Fridays from 1:45-3pm, stop by next Friday afternoon to let them know!

OCLM T-Shirts & Wrap-N-Mats 


We will be selling OCLM T-Shirts ($15) and Wrap-N-Mats ($7-$8) after school on: 


Fri, Sept 16  


All proceeds benefit SCOPE. 

Restaurant Nights 

Join us at our next Restaurant Night:

Thurs, Oct 6

Jersey Mike's Subs

Westlake Village

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

Proceeds from  restaurant nights support Conejo PFA & SCOPE.

Be sure to bring the flyer you receive in the Thursday Packet to ensure we will receive credit for your purchase. 

Thank you for your support at Nate-n-Al's back in July.  Together we earned $150 for our school. 

Fridays are  


Except for Picture Day (Fri, Sept 16), Fridays are SPIRIT Days at Conejo!

Remember to wear your Conejo or OCLM tshirt, or school colors (red and blue) on Fridays!
Office Staff Changes

We'd like to wish Giselle O'Connor a fond farewell after nearly a decade as Conejo's Administrative Assistant. She is taking on a new position at the District's Special Education Office. You will see substitutes in the office as we hire a replacement (though she will be hard to replace--Giselle was one of a kind!).

 We also welcome Gloria Alamir as our new front office clerk. Say hello when you're signing in at the office!

Monday Assembly

We begin each week at Conejo with a Monday assembly led by

Dr. Sellers. It's a great time to get to know each other and prepare for the week. We begin with the pledge of allegiance, share news, activities and announcements, and kick off the week with our school cheer, "Let's Go Conejo!"

2011/2012 Volume 2
September 12, 2011

Welcome back, and thank you to all who attended this year's Back to School Night. We are fortunate to have an excellent team of teachers who are excited about working with students and parents for a great year of learning.


Let's share in their enthusiasm by helping in the classroom, volunteering for school events and supporting the efforts of SCOPE and PFA. Being on campus and taking an active role in our children's education is one of the most important ways that we can "be there" for them.


We're off and running now and the opportunities abound. Get involved and be a part of the exciting things happening at OCLM!


SCOPE Newsletter Committee

 The First Day of School: Let's Go to Conejo!

first day kids

Elana Ziff, Sarah Ziff, Peter Bates, Brian Bates and Ben Beaven

Parent Participation: Last Training on Wednesday

The last Parent Participation Training is this Wednesday evening, September 14 from 6-7:30pm. It's important to attend if you haven't attended one yet so we can all be as effective as possible in the classroom. Our teachers will be on hand to share their expectations and answer questions.

Dinner & Movie Night Features Feathered Friends

Watch Rio Under the Stars on Friday, September 23

Movie night is more than a movie. It's an event! Get to know other families and enjoy an evening of beautiful birds, on-screen and off, on Friday, September 23 starting at 5:45pm.


Reptacular Animals' Exotic Bird Show will entertain families before dark with an hour of fun featuring a dozen friendly birds. Large parrots and a rainbow lorikeet make for a colorful and exciting pre-movie show for Rio, our film.


Find a seat on the field, enjoy dinner, and settle in for the movie with popcorn and candy. Fun for your family and our OCLM family, too. Admission is free and food sales support SCOPE and PFA.



Conejo Carnival: A Fundraising First

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 14 from 3-7pm for the first Conejo Carnival, hosted on campus by the PFA. The perfect after-school activity, the fun includes inflatable jumpers, game booths, prizes and delicious food. Admission is free and proceeds from the food sales and games support art, music, library and computer specialists for Conejo and OCLM. If you can help with the planning, please contact Doreen DeRoy at d_deroy@earthlink.net

The 7 Habits for Parents: Overview on October 12

habits with characters

Students have already begun learning about the 7 Habits of Leader in Me. By attending the corresponding parent trainings we can reinforce these skills at home. Plus, there are great tools to be found in the Leader in Me principles that we can all use to be better parents, friends, employees.


Join Dr. Sellers for an overview of the habits on October 12 at either 8:30am or 6:30pm. Beginning in November, habits 1-7 will be presented one each month in similar trainings.


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

Have you joined SCOPE and Conejo's PFA?

Conejo's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) and OCLM's booster club, SCOPE, work together to improve our children's education and make our kids' school experiences memorable, meaningful and fun.


PFA primarily supports school-wide assemblies, art and music specialists and field trips. SCOPE is focused on OCLM's Fall Festival and Stepping Up Ceremony, and supplies and special projects for our classrooms.


Please help support these organizations by becoming a member and volunteer. Both groups welcome your ideas, passion and talents. Membership forms are available in the school office.


Membership is $20 for one person to join SCOPE and $10 for a second member. If both parents join, it's $30. PFA is $20 per family.

Here to Stay: OCLM Teachers Receive

Probationary Status

Our teachers are highly specialized once they are trained in our program, and difficult to replace. Thanks to a group of parents who shared their concerns with Superintendent, Jeffrey L. Baarstad, and the Director of Elementary Education, Bob Iezza, all existing and new teachers of OCLM are granted probationary status, and will be "skipped" in any future pink slipping or layoffs. Good news for all of us at OCLM!

Easy Money: No Cost Fundraising Opportunities

Corporate programs that contribute to schools exemplify win-win. But we can only win if we play. Participating is easy and there are many opportunities that don't cost a thing, but help fund art, music and other programs through the Conejo PFA.


Link your grocery club cards with our school so we earn money every time you swipe your card at Vons and Ralphs. Save your receipts from Fresh 'n Easy, and collect Box Tops and empty Capri Sun pouches. It all adds up! And, good news for groupon fans, we recently joined the list of schools and nonprofits on Conejo Deals.com.


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 bag near the lunch tables in the quad.

 conejo deals logo




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

Click here to sign up.

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 October Leaderboard Online will be published on Monday,
October 3, 2011. Please submit news by Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011.

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

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