LCIS FASO 1/14/22
Hello LCIS Families!
We hope that you enjoy a long weekend. We will recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, 1/17, so students and staff will not attend school this day. Be sure to have your child come to school next Friday, 1/21. Whenever we don’t have school on a Monday, we always make it up on that Friday.
On Friday next week LCIS students will travel to LCES to see The Wooden Rain Concert. This concert is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain High Reading Council. LCIS students will be out of the building from approximately 12:30-2:30.
Another fun reason to be in school on Friday is that it’s our Panther Pride Day! This month the theme is Outer Space! If your child has any space themed clothes, please encourage them to wear them!
We are excited to announce that SOS is coming back this ski/snowboard season! SOS is a non-profit outreach program that helps get more students out on the mountain to try out skiing or snowboarding. Any families with students at LCIS who are interested to learn more about this opportunity should come to the registration night this Wednesday, 1/19 at the LCIS School Library between 6:00PM – 7:00PM! The SOS – Learn to Ride (LTR) program will take place at COPPER Mountain and the SOS – Mentors program will take place at COOPER Mountain! Look for more information to be sent home with students in Thursday folders!
Students in Ms. Page’s class played a fun game called “Raging Rectangles.” Students roll the dice to find the area, color in their rectangle or square, and try to cover as much space as possible. Math games are a great way to build fluency skills and have fun!
📚 ACADEMIC UPDATE
6th grade is finishing up with the Negative Numbers and Coordinate Planes math module this week. Next week we will start a new module focused on equations and expressions where students will learn about variables and how they can “stand in” for any number in an expression or equation.
In ELA, 6th grade is continuing with their new module, American Indian Boarding Schools, while reading the novel Two Roads and considering the differing perspectives of the school administrators versus the students attending the schools. 6th grade social studies is focused on geography and climate, specifically deserts around the world.
5th grade started a new math module this week and students will be learning how fractions relate to division. Throughout the module students will be learning about how to multiply and divide fractions. Please continue to practice multiplication and division math facts with your child and encourage them to go on IXL to get some extra practice. In ELA, students are continuing to write their narratives using the book The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. When at home, you can always ask students to add details to their stories!
4th graders are writing narratives in ELA based on their animal research from December. We are learning about the different parts of stories, such as the introduction, problems that protagonists face, resolutions, and conclusions. These stories will be in an exciting “choose-your-own-adventure” format which we have been studying in the new year. In math, the 4th graders hit the new year running with fraction work! We are exploring fraction equivalence with area models and multiplication. Parents, guardians, and other adults, if you order some pizza for dinner, quiz the students on fractions in those pies!
3rd graders are continuing to read and write about the 10th Mountain Division soldiers and their impacts on the ski industry. We are getting excited about our field trip to Camp Hale on January 26th, and our field trip to Cooper to ski in February. Please check your child’s Thursday folder for that information! In math, we started a new module on area. Students are using blocks to find the area of square and rectangles. They are exploring area and discovering that you can find area by multiplying length times width. Please continue to practice multiplication facts at home with your child.
3rd graders attended their monthly grade level meeting in the music room on Thursday. These meetings always focus on the habit of the month, which is “Collaboration” for the month of January. The students learned that collaboration means that they can communicate well by actively listening and explaining their ideas clearly and that they can work with others to achieve a common goal. Each grade level has the opportunity to meet together each month to discuss the habit of the month. Our 6th grade students will host the community meeting on 1/27 at 8:10 in the gym which will also focus on collaboration. Hope to see you there!
If your child is quarantining and missing school for an extended period of time, please encourage them to read every day and get onto IXL to practice their math skills. Students should spend 30 minutes a day on IXL and read for 30 minutes each day in addition to whatever school work they also have. If you need school work for your child or your child’s Chromebook, please call the main office so that we can coordinate getting those items for you.
The Mobile Learning Center (MLC) will be running spring programming beginning January 10th! Vianca plans to be in the neighborhoods every day to support student learning and family engagement. Parent programming will happen from 10am-12pm and after school tutoring and academic support will happen from 4pm-6pm. On Fridays, programming will take place from 10am-4pm. Please see the schedule below for all of the details
Please see below for our January lunch and breakfast menus. Starting this month, 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.
|January 17||Holiday – No School for Students and Staff|
|January 19||SOS Registration Night – LCIS Library 6-7 pm|
|January 20||Panther Pride Outer Space Day – afternoon specials classes|
|January 21||School on Friday!|
|January 21||Panther Pride Outer Space Day – morning specials classes|
|January 21||Rocky Mountain High Reading Council Music Presentation at LCES 1-3 pm|
|January 26||3rd grade to Vail Ski and Snowboard Museum and Camp Hale – 9 am to 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|
|March 10||Fire Drill|
|March 16||Snow Fiesta|
|March 21-25||Spring Break|
|March 31||Community Meeting|
|March 31||Snow Fiesta|
|April 1||Professional Development Day|
|April 1||No Friday Programs|
** Please accept our apologies! The dates for conferences were listed incorrectly on the December 3rd and December 10th Friday Afternoon Shout-Outs. Conferences will take place on March 2 and 3, 2022.
|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