LCIS FASO 11/19/21
Hello LCIS Families!
The gratitude keeps growing! So many students are continuing to highlight all the people and things that they are grateful for. Here are some of their kind words:
“I am grateful for music.”
“I am grateful for my family because they are always by my side and support me.”
“I am grateful that I am in school.”
“I am grateful for my teacher because her jokes make me laugh.”
We are also very grateful for our wonderful food service staff. On Thursday, they provided us with a delicious Thanksgiving Day feast that included all the fixings! Thank you!! 🦃
The 4th grade teachers and students hosted the LCIS Community Meeting on Thursday and it was fabulous! We had a visit from Pontus Panther (above), and had a long line of students express gratitude in the form of “Shout Outs”. When the students shared some of their 4th grade science curriculum, we learned so much about animal adaptations! Students spoke about the difference between being venomous and being poisonous, about the adaptations of a box fish, and the characteristics that make gazelles and cheetahs unique to their species. The entire meeting was educational and entertaining – way to go 4th grade!
Our next Panther Pride Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23rd. Our Specials and Explore teams have planned a Rodeo Theme for this month. Students are welcome to dress up in western wear but are certainly not required. The event will take place during each grade level’s Specials time up in the gym and will include a game station, a music station, and an art station. During our last Panther Pride day, our students created these colorful Papel Picado for our fiesta!
Need your Sports Physical? Your School Based Health Center has you covered!
Here is what you need to know:
- Cost: Maximum of $30! We accept all insurances. If your insurance does not cover the full cost, we will never charge you more than $30 for a Sports Physical.
- Where: We are located in the High School!
- How: Call us to get your student scheduled
Call us at 719-486-6981 to get scheduled
📚 ACADEMIC UPDATE
6th grade is continuing to think about the design thinking process to solve critical problems by reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. We are also finishing up our second math module focusing on decimal operations and number theory. Lastly, we are working on a science unit, Thermal Energy.
In math, 5th grade is starting a new module! We will be learning all about how we can add and subtract fractions with uncommon denominators. Don’t forget to keep practicing your math facts at home!
4th grade has been working hard to prepare for leading our school-wide Community Meeting on Thursday. The focus of this month’s gathering is on gratitude. Mrs. Warner’s crew is presenting on animal adaptations and defense mechanisms, which is the focus of the current ELA module. Students have been doing their best to make the November Community Meeting great!
3rd grade started learning about World War II and the 10th Mountain Division soldiers. These soldiers trained in Leadville before fighting in the mountains of Italy during the war. Students got a day of background knowledge about WWII and are now learning about specific soldiers. They researched these soldiers and will choose a soldier to “become” and write journal entries from this soldier’s point of view.
In math, we started multiplication and students are practicing many strategies for solving multiplication problems. Please practice skip counting and other multiplication strategies at home to help your child memorize their multiplication facts 0-100!
In science, we started learning about weather. We talked about the atmosphere, air pressure, the water cycle, and water pressure. We are doing lots of reading and engaging experiments that deal with these weather patterns.
🎵 Music Events! Our performing arts concerts will take place this year on Tuesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 9th.
Dec. 7th – LCHS Auditorium – 7 pm: All 5th-12th grade LCSD students who are in Band, Drumline, and Piano/Guitar will be in this concert. Performers need to show up at 6:15 and need to wear black and/or white. Festive accessories are allowed such as Santa hats or reindeer antlers.
Dec. 9th – LCHS Auditorium – 7:15 pm Vocal Concert: All 3rd Grade students, all 4th grade students, and all students in Choir 5th-12th grade will be in this concert. Performers need to show up at 6:30. Dress in Black, White, Red or Green and holiday clothing is encouraged.
Performers in both concerts will be required to wear masks during transitions and when not performing, but on stage right before performance will remove masks for optimal playing and singing.
Audience attendees will be asked to wear masks as there will be no social distancing. We anticipate a very full auditorium both evenings.
If you are not comfortable with your child performing, please let the school know. Attendance will not be required, but make-up assignments will be given for 5th-12th grade students for grading purposes.
St. George would like to invite you to the following upcoming events:
Thursday, November 25th | 11AM-1PM
200 W 4th St, Leadville, CO
Taste of Leadville (Annual Fundraiser)
Friday, December 3rd | 4PM – 7:30 PM (during the Parade of Lights)
Downtown Leadville | Tickets Here
Please see below for a free virtual event for parents of school-age children grades fifth to 12th, who are seeking solutions for youth demonstrating school refusal, poor academic performance and learning disabilities in combination with complex psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral health issues related to anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, executive functioning disorder, trauma, and family conflict.
When you think you’ve tried everything, are feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to help your child, this event will clarify the inter-related complexities of mental health issues, social isolation, and poor academic performance.
There are many exciting events happening in our community every month – too many for us to list on this communication! Please click this link to access the Community Calendar for upcoming events.
|November 23||Panther Pride Day! Rodeo theme|
|November 24-26||Thanksgiving Break|
|December 3||No Friday Programs for students – Professional Development for staff|
|December 7||Instrumental Music Concert – grades 5-12 – LCHS Auditorium 7 pm|
|December 8||Fire Drill|
|December 9||Vocal Music Concert – grades 3-12 – LCHS Auditorium 7 pm|
|December 13||High School Carolers visit LCIS 8:30 am|
|December 16||End of Semester 1|
|December 16||LCIS Community Meeting 8:10-8:40 am|
|December 16||Panther Pride Day! Winter Wonderland theme|
|December 17||No Friday Programs for students|
|December 20-31||Winter Break|
|January 3||School Resumes!|
|January 6||Fire Drill|
|January 17||Holiday – No School for Students and Staff|
|January 21||School on Friday!|
|January 21||Rocky Mountain High Reading Council Music Presentation at LCES 1-3 pm|
|January 27||Community Meeting – LCIS gym – 8:10 am|
|November 30||MS Boys Bball @ Eagle Valley MS – leave time TBA|
|December 4||MS Boys Bball Tournament @ Summit County – leave time TBA|
|MS Boys Bball vs Homestake Peak – LCIS gym 4:15 pm|
|December 11||MS Boys Bball League Tournament @ Homestate Peak – leave time TBA|
Cheryl Talbot (she/hers)
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School