LCIS FASO 4-9-21
Hello LCIS Families,
What a great week for education at LCIS! We were able to resume our regular academic schedule with all of our students in grades 3-5 in the classroom receiving instruction at the same time! Our 6th graders are continuing to learn in the smaller A / B cohorts. We are excited to see the academic growth continue for all of our students.
We are planning to administer the CMAS test to our students the week of April 26- 29 The state has taken into consideration the challenges encountered by public schools during the last year due to COVID 19. Students in grades 3 and 5 will only be required to take the English Language Arts assessment. Students in grades 4 and 6 will only be required to take the Math assessment. Students test best when they are in their regular classroom following their regular routine, so please keep these dates in mind when making appointments. Letters with more information and testing options will be sent home in hard copy next week.
Students in Mr. Kim’s 4th grade class are studying the original 13 colonies. King George (played by Conner Lenhard) and his Tax Collector (played by Ms. Kortkamp) collect unfair taxes from the “colonists” in Mr. Kim’s room. They were asked to “pay” with pieces of candy if they were wearing jeans, if they had a pencil in their desk, or if they were a colonist in a colony. What a great lesson, Mr. Kim! Students really understood how unfair taxation can be!
Band is back and we are so excited! These 5th grade girls are practicing their instruments AND following COVID 19 regulations! They are wearing masks and have bell covers on their instruments. Students are also able to participate in choir – hooray!
Lake County Community Members: Please complete this survey and help us plan for Lake County Wildfire Protection. Please take a few minutes to respond with your perspective and values regarding wildfire and recreation protection and impacts across Lake County.
Your participation is very important! Survey will close April 15th.
There are English and Spanish language links and QR codes to access the survey and easily share. Please pass survey info along and encourage others across the community to participate. Thank you! City of Leadville and Lake County Government
Even though school meals continue to be free for all students through this school year due to the United States Department of Agriculture school meal waivers, a second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits will be available soon, only for students who are eligible for Free or Reduced priced school meals (no additional P-EBT application is required). If your family has not applied for Free and Reduced school meal benefits for this current school year, we encourage all families, including our virtual students, to apply. If your family applied for Free and Reduced priced school meals earlier in the year and benefits were denied, you may apply again if you believe that your household size or income has changed, and you may now be eligible.
If you need an application you may pick up one at any school front office, use this link to download the application as a PDF – https://www.lakecountyschools.net/for-families/nutrition/nutrition-application/ or contact Leslee Torsell, firstname.lastname@example.org 719-486-6954. Applications can be turned in at any school front office Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, or mailed to Leslee Torsell, Lake County High School, 1004 W. 4th St., Leadville, CO 80461.
Get Outdoors Leadville! Community Gear Library Grand Opening Celebration – April 17th, 10am-6pm
Get Outdoors Leadville! (GOL!) is so excited to welcome the Lake County Community to YOUR brand new Community Gear Library building, located on the local Colorado Mountain College campus! GOL! is committed to breaking down cultural, social, and physical barriers that can make it difficult for under-privileged groups to access and enjoy outdoor spaces. The Community Gear Library is a place where families and community members of all backgrounds can borrow outdoor equipment and clothing, learn about local trails and spaces, and explore their connection to nature. Come join us for our grand opening on April 17th from 10am-6pm for free outdoor FUN and adventures all day! This is a family-friendly event where all are welcome. Activities will be offered in both English and Spanish, and COVID precautions will be followed. We can’t wait to see you there, no rsvp required! More details here.
Mary Palumbo (she/her) Nature-Based Learning & Youth Pathways Lead, Get Outdoors Leadville!
Note: I am in the office Tuesday-Saturday.
Rockies Rock! Get Outdoors Leadville! is excited to announce the summer dates for Rockies Rock 2021! Camp is open to upcoming 1st – 8th graders:
Session 1: June 28 – July 8
Session 2: July 12 – July 23
Session 3: July 26 – Aug 5
Topics for explorers sessions (for rising 6th – 8th graders)
Session 1: Nature photo and Film camp
Session 2: Mountain biking
Session 3: 2 choices!
1. Farm-to-table (gardening and cooking) with the Cloud City Conservation Center, OR
We have moved the start of enrollment to Monday, April 12th.
Please call or email Tim Best with any questions at 719.293.0445 or email@example.com
Please also check our camp website for info and updates at:
We’re looking forward to another great summer of Rockies Rock!
We are excited to announce a FREE 3-part Family Learning Institute for parents and families of Lake County students. This series is a partnership between LCSD, Full Circle, and other health agencies in our county. The goal of this series is to give parents more knowledge and tools to promote health and wellbeing of the family. The sessions will be held virtually on April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th from 6-7:30pm.
We will cap the series at 30 participants to provide us with enough time to answer questions and have good discussions.
*At the end of the series, families that attend all 3 sessions will receive incentives that promote health and wellness*: 1) Farm bucks to spend on local produce at Cloud City Conservation Center, 2) A free one year family membership to the Get Outdoors Leadville Gear Library, and 3) a one-day family pass to the Lake County Aquatic Center.
Please help us spread the word! Parents can use the attached flyer with the Q4 code to link to the sign-up survey, or use the following link to click on: https://forms.gle/bnv9hyNiDqPBAR3N9
Reading is Awesome!
Mr. Dylan, one of our fabulous Project Dream partners, and Tayden B. are holding up the book “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. Mr. Dylan is leading a novel study for 3rd graders using this book which is about a couple of students eating worms as part of a bet. Reading really is AWESOME!
April 10 MS Girls’ Soccer at Gypsum Creek MS vs HPS leaving at 12 p.m.
April 12 MS Girls’ Volleyball @ Summit – leaving at 2:30 p.m.
April 14 MS Girls’ Volleyball vs. St. Clare 4 p.m. LCIS Gym
April 17 MS Girls’ Soccer at Gypsum Creek MS vs EVMS leave time TBA
April 21 Fire Drill
May 1 MS Girls’ Soccer at Berry Creek MS vs VMS leaving at 10:00
May 8 MS Girls Soccer at Berry Creek MS vs GCMS leaving at 10:00
May 15 MS Girls’ Soccer at Berry Creek MS vs Berry Creek MS – Finals – time TBA
June 9 Fire Drill
June 10 Field Day
June 10 Read Plan Night – 3rd Grade
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School