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Healthy Snacks

Do you want to know if your child's snack for school qualifies as a healthy snack?

The links below provide important information about California Project LEAN's mission, vision, core  values and beliefs, history, and achievements.   Click Project Lean  for more information or calculator to see if your child's foods are measuring up!

Annual Bond Report

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PTO UPDATE!

Ivey Ranch PTO Homepage: Click here

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Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

Environmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities. For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at jroripaugh@ci.oceanside.ca.us or by calling 760-435-5828.

 

              

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online


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The OUSD 2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

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Join Us For Running Club Every M,W,F Morning!

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Ivey's Handbook

Click the following link for information on Ivey Ranch's rules, expectations, and policies: Ivey's Handbook

Recycling

WEDNESDAYS: Volunteers will collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles (no glass, cardboard or milk jugs) at the back gate and at the top of the drop-off driveway from 8:30 - 9:00. Items should be bagged in plastic bags.

Waste-Free Wed

Students are encouraged to pack a zero waste lunch on Wednesdays.

School Supplies

Stay on track for the school year with all the necessary school supplies.

Click here for a list by grade level. 

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Spirit Week

RED RIBBON WEEK

October 27 - 31, 2014

“Love Yourself. Be Drug Free!”

 

 Monday – “Hugs not drugs” – bring a stuffed animal day (Decorate your door!)

*Make hearts at lunch recess with positive messages about loving yourself and being drug free. Pass out “Drug free” stickers.

 

Tuesday – “Shade out drugs” – wear sunglasses and hats

*Pass out goodie bags from Young Marines and tie ribbons on fence.  Make hearts.

 

Wednesday – “Scare away drugs” – wear black and orange

*Create chains with positive message about theme and hang chain in MPR.

 

Thursday – “Make a game plan to stop drugs” – wear your favorite sports jerseys

*Play sports on the lower field. Judge door decorating contest.

 

 Friday – “Turn your back on drugs” – wear your spirit clothes backwards

*Color “Love Yourself” page and award prize for door decorating contest.

Introducing Ivey's Butterfly Garden

Ivey Ranch is proud to introduce our very own Monarch Butterfly Garden! Previously known as the "Principal's Garden", the Monarch Butterfly Garden actually serves as a way-station or a conservation habitat for these butterflies.

The monarch butterfly population is rapidly decreasing due to the loss of their precious habitat, the milkweed plant. Ivey Ranch has teamed up in a partnership with Monarch Watch to aid in the preservation of these beautiful creatures. Be sure to check out our garden where you're sure to see the monarch butterfly in all four stages of life as well as an array of plants and flowers including the milk weed plant.

For more information on how to help with the conservation efforts of the monarch butterfly please visit www.monarchwatch.org 

Video Profile Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Hamby

 

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents.  The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents.  Watch the video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Congratulations Ivey Ranch

We are extremely honored to be chosen by the state of California as a California Distinguished School!  As you know, we worked very hard in the last few years to accomplish this goal.  We could not have done this without the work of our

entire Ivey Ranch family.

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Since the program began in 1985, 14 OUSD schools have garnered 27 Distinguished School Awards.

Thank you to our dedicated teachers, staff, students, parents and community for making Ivey Ranch so great. 

Keyboarding Practice

Try these practice keyboarding sites to help students increase skill and speed on a keyboard.  The first game Dance Mat Typing comes recommended by parents.

http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/mce/keyboarding/keyboarding.htm

 

Coyote Lunch Bunch September 2014

The Coyote Lunch Bunch honors students of the month for each classroom.  Students are treated to a pizza lunch with the Principal.  We are so proud of our AWESOME students!

The Great Kindness Challenge

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Because of Ivey Ranch's work, we have been officially named a Kindness Certified School!

CBEE Honors Ivey Ranch

Ivey Ranch Elementary among top North County honorees

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“Being recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence 2013 Honor Roll is a terrific honor for our school,” Principal Duane Legg said. “This kind of accomplishment speaks to the culture of success Ivey Ranch has been building for a number of years and recognizes our amazing partnerships with staff, parents, and our community,” Principal Duane Legg said. 

“This award celebrates the dedication of our team and reflects our commitment to building a school passionate about kids first, filled with collaboration, and focused on instructional excellence.” 

Read the full article here

 http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/mar/28/business-education-excellence-honor-ivey-ranch/

OUSD Teachers of the Year 2014 Announced!


Congratulations to Jennifer Hamby and Melanie Nance, who have been selected as OUSD Teachers of the Year for 2014. Mrs. Hamby teaches a 4/5 combo class at ...more

Key of the Month

 

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Each month of the school year, the Oceanside Unified School District will focus on one of the 8 Keys of Excellence district-wide.  Students and staff will utilize the monthly key in their academic and professional pursuits.

The 8 Keys of Excellence are part of a character-driven curriculum designed to create a common language between students, staff and parents.  The 8 Keys were developed by Quantum Learning, a research-based educational organization working to enhance student behavior and teacher excellence.  OUSD is proud to partner with QLN in our efforts to enhance character education will all students and staff.

Superintendent’s Vision Statement

 

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Welcome to Ivey Ranch Elementary School


4275 Via Rancho Road

Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 967-9720 Office
(760) 967-4077 Fax

Mr. Duane Legg, Principal

Email:  Duane.Legg@oside.us

Mr. Dieter Swank, SBRT

Email: Dieter.Swank@oside.us

Ms. Donna Purcell, Administrative Secretary

Email:  Dpurcell@oside.us

Para preguntas o mayor informacion en espanol contacte a Sr. Dieter Swank email

Attendance

To report your child absent call or email anytime

(760) 967-8449 our attendance only phone line

To email your child's attendance click here attendivey@oside.us

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

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To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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Online Meal Registration

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Got School Supplies?

See our list of recommended school supplies here.

Parent Portal

Donate Uniforms

The Uniform Exchange is open! 

Girl Scout Troop 1424 is collecting gently used uniforms in the box in our office. 

Common Core Parent Information

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Dropoff & Dismissal

Safety First, Convenience Second!

Procedures for drop off and dismissal:

  • As always, please allow common courtesy and the importance of safety for all children to be our guide.

Online Storytelling

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Want to listen to and read a book with your child at home?  Each month, Barnes and Noble showcases an author reading a great children's book. Families love this resource!  Online storytelling can be found here

Uniforms at Ivey Ranch

Ivey Ranch is a uniform school, meaning all children are expected to be in uniform consisting of navy blue or white shirt, and khaki/tan or navy blue bottoms.  Friday, classroom Spirit wear competitions allows for spirit shirts with jeans. 

Please call the office at 760-967-9720 if you are have any questions regarding our uniform policy.

The Assistance League North Coast can assist in providing uniforms to those who cannot afford them.  Click the links to print an application in English or in Spanish.

Wellness Policy

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The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.   

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living! 

ST Math is open for Tablets!

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Allergy Reminders

Nut allergies, especially peanut allergies, are very common. Students with these allergies cannot ingest or touch nuts. This includes peanut by-products like peanut oil. When these students ingest or ...more

Kids First

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Today: 10/25/14