LCIS FASO 12/10/21
Hello LCIS Families!
What a fantastic week filled with the sounds of our students performing! On Tuesday the instrumental groups performed and on Thursday the vocal groups sang their hearts out. It’s so wonderful to be able to celebrate the arts together again. A huge shout out to Celesta Cairns for all of her work preparing students at LCIS and LCHS for these performances.
The week of Dec. 13th, students will be taking the NWEA assessments for ELA and Math. Students will need their chromebooks for both assessments. Please help your child be prepared for school by bingring their chromebook charged and ready to go every day.
📚 ACADEMIC UPDATE
The 3rd graders continue to work on memorizing their multiplication facts 0-100. Students are practicing skip counting, drawing models and arrays, and using different strategies to remember their facts. They use this fact fluency to solve word problems involving multiplication and division. This is a very important third grade goal! Please help your child study their facts at home.
In writing and English Language Arts, students in third grade are working on writing journal entries from the perspective of a 10th Mountain Division soldier. They read articles and primary sources about the experiences of the soldiers, and then apply their knowledge to their writing. They are working on incorporating similes into their writing to make it more detailed and interesting!
4th graders have been working hard in ELA in their Animal Defense modules. The current unit’s focus has been on becoming experts in one specific animal in small groups in their crews. 4th graders have been conducting research about springboks, ostriches, armadillos, or butterflies. They will be working to write an informative essay based on their research for their respective expert group animals. In math, we are wrapping up our multiplication and division module before the new year. 4th graders have recently learned a variety of strategies to divide multi-digit numbers using place value, partial quotients, and have even gotten a preview into the standard algorithm (“long division”). This week, we have started to learn multiplication strategies to multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers!
In Math, 5th grade has been practicing adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers without a common denominator. In ELA, we have been practicing 4 paragraph essays about why the rainforest is important. We have also been comparing and contrasting the differences in the layers. 5th grade has been loving the Hour of Code that we’ve been doing everyday!
6th grade is wrapping up their ELA module on design thinking by researching an innovator who has solved a critical problem and then using that research to write a problem/solution essay. In math, we are working on understanding positive and negative integers and rational numbers and how they occur in real world situations. Lastly, we are continuously working on building our 6th grade crew and culture by being compassionate and accepting of others.
Girls’ Basketball will begin right after the winter break! If your 6th grade girl is interested in signing up for Middle School Basketball, there will be a sign up sheet in each of the 6th grade classrooms. All student athletes are required to have a physical, a signed athletic agreement packet, and pay a fee of $25.
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
Winter Break Camp Dec. 27-30!
Project Dream and Get Outdoors Leadville! are having a one-week camp during the second week of Winter break. The camp is open to any LCSD student from K-6 who are currently enrolled in after-school and/or Friday programs. There are still a few spots available!
When: M-Th Dec. 27-30 from 8am-3pm
Where: Sites around Lake County, including Huck Finn ice rink, Dutch Henry sledding hill, and the CMC campus (trails and field).
What: Activities will include ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and indoor activities such as art and cooking.
Who: Open to any LCSD student K-6 who is enrolled in Project Dream.
Please see below for our December lunch and breakfast menus. Starting in January, we will be more environmentally conscious by posting the menus on the Friday Afternoon Shout Out and sending home paper copies by parent/family request. Please let the LCIS main office know if you need a print-out of the menus by calling 719-486-6830. Thank you!
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.
|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|
|February 3||LCIS Annual Spelling Bee – LCIS Gym – 8:10am|
|February 4||No Friday Programs for students – Professional Development|
|February 16||Fire Drill|
|February 21||Holiday – No school for staff or students|
|February 23||10th Mountain Assembly presentation at LCHS 2 pm|
|February 24||Community Meeting|
|February 25||Students at School!|
|February 25||10th Mountain Ski Down – 3rd graders at Ski Cooper|
|February 25||Panther Pride Day – Hawaii|
|March 2 -3||Half Day School for Students – release at 11:15 am|
|March 2-3||Parent Teacher Conferences 12-8 pm|
|December 11||MS Boys Bball League Tournament @ Homestate Peak – leave time TBA|
|January 13||MS GIrls Bball vs Gypsum Creek – LCIS Gym – 4 pm|
|January 25||MS Girls Bball vs Eagle County Charter – LCIS Gym – 4:30pm|
|January 27||MS Girls Bball @ Berry Creek MS – Leave Time TBA|
|January 29||MS Girls Bball @ HPS – Leave Time TBA|
|February 5||MS Girls Bball @ SMS – Leave Time TBA|
|February 8||MS Girls Bball vs Eagle Valley MS – LCIS Gym – 4:15pm|
|February 14||MS Girls Bball @ HPS – Leave Time TBA|
|February 17||MS Girls Bball @ Vail Mountain School – Leave Time TBA|
|February 24||MS Girls Bball @ Summit MS – Leave Time TBA|
|March 2||MS Girls Bball vs St. Clare – LCIS Gym – 4:15pm|
|March 5||MS Girls Bball @ HPS – Leave Time TBA|
Cheryl Talbot (she/hers)
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School