LCES Parent Update 9/17/2021
It was another great week at LCES. We are doing an attendance challenge! Please help your child’s crew earn a special reward for attendance by helping to get your child to school each day. When your child misses school, they are missing out on valuable learning time that can’t be made up. While we understand that If your child is sick they need to stay home, we encourage you to please get your child to school every day. In the event that you do keep your child home sick, their crew teacher will send home the work they missed when they return to school.
Reminder – If your child is here after 8:10 you need to sign them in with the front office. Please do not drop off at the back doors after 8:10 – Thank you!
Each year our schools have an official day in which attendance of students is counted. This count of students is used to calculate funding our district will receive from the state. Typically this count date is October 1st. Because we run a four day calendar and will not have school on October 1st, our official count day will be September 30th. Thank you in advance for your support of having students in attendance on September 30th this year.
Students started checking books out this week in their library class. While these books aren’t going home yet, it is great to see students engaged and excited about reading. I want to encourage all of you to be reading with your students at least 20 minutes additional per day. Research shows that reading daily with your child helps them grow in so many ways. Exposing students to more words per day helps them do better in all subjects by increasing vocabulary and background knowledge. If you need books for home use, please reach out to me and I would be happy to help connect you with some resources. Enjoy your reading time!
Here is one of our second grade classes enjoying story time with Mrs. Ayers in our library:
Do you have a day or two available during the week? Would you be interested in subbing? This is a great way to help our students and be involved in the school community.
Information and Reminders:
- Kindergarten Parents: If your child rides the bus, please make sure someone is at the stop at the end of the day to sign them off the bus. If you need more information on bussing, please reach out to Joyce LaCome at email@example.com
- Thank you for continuing to send your child with a mask to wear every day. If your child comes in contact with a positive COVID case, you will receive a letter through email asking you to monitor for symptoms. Please reach out with any questions you have about this process. Thanks for helping keep our schools safe.
Please remember that there will be no Friday Programming on September 17th. If you have any questions about Project Dream or Friday programming, please reach out to Michelle Cox at – 719-293-5363 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check your students backpacks and folders for information that was sent home about our Outdoor Community Learning Days coming up the week of September 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at any time.
September 21st – Picture retake day – scheduled class times – morning only.
Homecoming week starts September 27th! Here are the themes for each day and activities. We encourage your student to participate, but it is not required.
Tuesday 28th: Sports Day: Dress in your favorite sports team or sport apparel
Wednesday 29th: Pajama Day: Wear your favorite pajamas to school.
Thursday 30th: Purple and Gold Day: Show your Panther Pride by wearing Panther gear or purple and gold.
- Our first PBIS dollar day is coming September 30th. Students will be able to purchase mini foam fingers to celebrate Panther Homecoming! The money raised from PBIS Dollar Days goes to purchasing our Thursday Crew Card prizes as well as other positive behavior rewards across the school.
Board of Education Meetings move to Monday’s
The Board of Education voted at the Regular Meeting on Sept. 14, 2021, to change their meeting nights to the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of each month at 6:30 pm.
Meeting information is located on the district website (lakecountyschools.net)-under Board of Education-Meetings and Minutes (link is here)
If you have any questions regarding meetings or the board, please reach out to Bunny Taylor at email@example.com or 719-486-6805 for more information.