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Message from the Principal


Principal’s message December 2016


Magma Ranch Parents,


It is nice to have a break to relax and spend time with family or friends.  Remember to think about things you are thankful for and how you can make this community a better place.  We are taking steps in the right direction and we will continue to move forward.

Magma Ranch Youth Basketball Invitational     

Magma Ranch parents the 7th annual basketball invitational will start on Monday, November 21.  Students from 1st grade to 6th grade are eligible to participate.  This activity would be a great opportunity for your son or daughter to participate in six games with a coach and officiating during the game.  As a team they will focus on basic skills such as: dribbling, passing, shooting and avoiding traveling and double dribbling.  For $20 dollars your son or daughter will be able to play in six games and keep the T-shirt after the season.  It will be exciting to see all our little mustangs running up and down the court.


Energy Committee Corner_

Kicking off National Energy Month here at MR our students and staff are planning to have some fun activities to further energy awareness.  Some of the things that are taking place at our “student enriched school” are: having a weekly trivia question that is answered and discussed as a class, having an energy awareness poster contest, and having an energy awareness day where we will all wear green and focus on the extra items that can be done to save energy.  To date, we have been tracking our energy reduction and we have decreased 8% compared to this time last year, yea!


Fun Facts about biomass energy:

  • Almost half of the renewable energy produced in the Unites States comes from biomass sources, like wood and paper products.
  • In Iowa and Wisconsin, biomass energy from landfills and dairy farms is being used to make electricity.
  • In southern Iowa, a power plant is using a crop called switch grass to make electricity.


Teachers have been incorporating energy saving awareness into lessons and always on the lookout for teachable moments in the class. 

Let’s learn to save together!


December calendar of events:

           We will have to EARLY RELEASE days on Thursday, 12-15-16 and Friday, 12-16-16 (Last day of 2nd quarter) all students will be dismissed to go home at 1:00 PM on both days.

  •                     Winter break will be from Monday, 12-19-16 to Monday, 1-9-16.  The 3rd quarter will resume for students on Tuesday, 1-10-17.
  •                   Office hours for winter break will be Monday, 12-19-16 to Thursday, 12-22-16 hours will be from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  •                   The school will be closed from Friday, 12-23-16 to Friday, 1-6-17
  •                  The front office will reopen on Monday, 1-9-17 at 7:30 AM as this day is a teacher work day.

        Enjoy the time off and be safe with your family.


Yours in education,



Mr. Lopez