LCIS SNSO 9/27/20
Hello LCIS Families,
The beautiful fall weather has arrived! Students and teachers were able to take advantage of the warm temperatures and blue skies by using our fabulous outdoor classrooms. What could be better than reading and learning outside on a beautiful afternoon?
As you know, reading is essential for students’ academic success. Please take time to read aloud with your child for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. The reading structure that you have set up in your home should be cozy, consistent, and enjoyable. There are many resources available for students to access quality books and materials! One such resource is Scholastic Books. LCIS teachers have committed to sending home order forms monthly.
Here is a quote from the Pearson website that sums our thoughts about the importance of reading.
“Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.”
Mrs. Talbot and her family are reading “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George.
The fourth grade “A” cohort had the privilege of welcoming author Chris Enss to speak at LCIS on Wednesday, September 23rd. We gathered outside at the amphitheatre on the playground to learn about women’s suffrage from Ms. Enss. Her engaging presentation gave students an understanding of why equal rights are important. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. The fourth grade “B” cohort students will be able to watch the recorded version of this presentation on their google classrooms.
Lake County School District’s 2nd Day Supports Program with 100 Elk will continue for 2 more weeks (through October 8th). Just like the past 4 weeks, students will have time to complete their academic work while at 100 Elk, so they should come with their ‘at-home’ learning packets. If your student(s) have been doing this program, please stay tuned to your texts for more information about this extension. Reach out to Becca Katz with questions: 719.293.5169 (Becca speaks Spanish).
Thank you for continuing to send your student with their face covering and health screener! We continue to be diligent with hand washing and social distancing in order to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible.
October 5 Evacuation Drill for A day students
October 7 3rd Grade to Sand Dunes National Park
October 8 Evacuation Drill for B day students
October 12 Picture Re-Take Day for A day students
October 13 Picture Re-Take Day for B day students
October 14 Fire Drill
October 28 & 29 Community Meeting
October 28 & 29 Parent Teacher Conferences Noon- 8 p.m.
October 28 & 29 ½ day of school for students
October 29 Panther Pride Day – Halloween
November 5 Lockdown Drill
November 10 Fire Drill
November 19 Celebration of Learning (video presentation)
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Break
December 21-Jan. 1 Winter Break
January 4 School Resumes!
January 4 Panther Pride Day – Hawaiian Day
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School