Lake County Intermediate School Friday Afternoon Shout Out
Hello LCIS Families!
We had a great first week back at school. We’re all excited to be back together again and the students are doing a wonderful job of learning our systems and persevering through their assignments, as we have leaned into our academics. Way to go everyone!
Homework begins this week. Please check your child’s backpack for their purple folder. This will hold their homework and any notices that have been sent home. Students should plan to return their homework to their classroom teacher by Wednesday at the latest next week. We hope that having the homework packet over the weekend will allow your child to build the habit of doing a little work each day. Remember that your child also has access to IXL through their Chromebook and can log in to work on their math skills.
Please help your child remember to bring the following items to school each day- Chromebook, water bottle, and jacket/hoodie. We will be doing placement testing next week, so it is important for your child to have their Chromebooks at school every day charged and ready to go!
We already have a couple of items in the lost and found bin. If your child mentions that they can’t find something, encourage them to check the lost and found bin. Also, please help your child to stay connected to their items by labeling their belongings, including water bottles, jackets, and hoodies.
If you’re paying for your child to eat school lunch, please ensure that their account has enough funds to cover the lunches. You can pay for lunch by using our online system, e-Funds for Schools.
If your child brings cash or a check to pay for their lunches, they should bring their money to the cafeteria first thing in the morning.
Mr. Burns’s crew will be attending the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) on Wednesday and Thursday, August 24-25. This is a two day, one night event where students will engage in team building and leadership skills. Be sure to ask your 6th grader about the packing list. COBS is able to provide many of the camping items. The other 6th grade crews are scheduled to attend COBS on the following dates: FORGET: 8/31-9/1, CAMPBELL: 9/8-9/9
Our 5th grade students will go to Turquoise Lake on Thursday, August 25th, for their Cornerstone trip. The students will spend the day outdoors enjoying teambuilding activities and the beautiful area we live in. They will leave LCIS at 9 am and return at 2:45 pm.
We are already looking forward to our next community event! On September 27th, we will host our annual LCIS Open House and Forest Gallery Walk. NOTE! This date is a change from Sept. 20th. This event will take place beginning at 5:00 on the playground with welcome and send off into the forest to view student artwork. Following the Forest Gallery Walk, you and your child are invited to visit classrooms and chat with teachers. We’re excited to see you all there!
After School Programs will begin on September 6th. Please look in your child’s Thursday Folder this coming week for your child’s Project Dream confirmation letters. There are openings for Beginner Piano lessons with Celesta Cairns! Contact Blanca Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org ) – our LCIS Project Dream Site Supervisor- for more information.
LCSD is hosting a Family Event where we will be discussing safety planning and preparedness for all of the schools in our district. We are partnering with the Leadville Police Department to review school district and law enforcement responses in the case of safety concerns in our schools. Examples of what we will discuss are natural disasters, school intruders, and active shooters. Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00pm at LCES for this event. Interpretation and childcare will be provided. Please see the flier below for more information.
Our fall sports are underway, but it’s not too late to join a team! Please reach out to me at email@example.com, and I will help you get connected with a coach.
Our first home event is coming up on Saturday, August 20, and it’s a big one! Your LCHS Panther Ladies will be taking on their down-valley rival, Buena Vista!! The C team will begin at 1:00 pm, JV about 2:00 and varsity around 3:00. Please come out and support the teams!! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Students are free. Adults can also purchase a season pass for $25 at the door.
For updates and headlines from our all of our sports teams, follow us on Twitter @PbPantherSports
Let’s GO PANTHERS!!
Amy Peters, Athletic/Activities Director
6th grade is ready to jump into our learning this year! We started our Ratios Math Module this week. Also, we are getting used to our new ELA curriculum, Amplify, that is almost completely computer-based. Our first ELA unit is titled “Dahl and Narratives” where we will read excerpts from Roald Dahl’s book, Boy, and write about small moments in time. 6th graders will be studying World Deserts in Social Studies. Lastly, 6th grade students and teachers are looking forward to and preparing for our overnight trips to COBS that will happen over the course of the next several weeks.
Please check below for the LCIS Breakfast and lunch menus. We will be sending them every week as part of our parent email. If you would like a paper copy of the menu, please call the LCIS office at 719-486-6830 and we can send one home with your child. Thanks for understanding our efforts to be environmentally and fiscally responsible!
So many exciting events happen 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.
|August 23||LCSD Safety Planning and Preparedness Parent Meeting – LCES – 6 pm|
|August 24-25||Burns’s Crew at COBS|
|August 25||Cornerstone Trip – 5th Grade – Turquoise Lake|
|August 31-Sept 1||Forget’s Crew at COBS|
|September 1||Cornerstone Trip – 4th Grade – Turquoise Lake|
|September 5||Labor Day Holiday – No School|
|September 6||Project Dream Programming Starts|
|September 8-9||Campbell Crew at COBS|
|September 9||Friday – Students at School!|
|September 19-22||Homecoming Week – Spirit Week (Dress Up Days TBD)|
|September 20||Picture Retakes|
|September 20||LCIS Open House / Forest Gallery Walk|
|September 26||LCIS Community Meeting – LCIS Gym 8:10|
|October 11||Principal Talk – LCIS Library – 6-7 pm|
|October 31||Community Meeting – LCIS Gym – 8:10 am|
|October 26 & 27||½ Day School for Kids|
|October 26 & 27||Parent / Teacher Conferences 12-8 pm|
|November 21||Community Meeting – LCIS Gym – 8:10 am|
|November 23-25||Thanksgiving Break|
|December 12||Community Meeting – LCIS Gym – 8:10 am|
|December 19-January 2||Winter Break|
|January 6||Friday – Students at School|
|August 24||MS Volleyball at Gypsum Creek MS – leave time TBD|
|August 29||MS Volleyball vs Summit County – LCIS Gym 4 pm|
|August 31||MS Volleyball at Eagle Valley MS – leave time TBD|
|August 30||MS Football @ Eagle Valley MS – leave time TBD|
|September 7||MS Volleyball vs Berry Creek – LCIS Gym 4:15 pm|
|September 7||MS Football @ Gypsum Creek MS – leave time TBD|
|September 10||MS Volleyball – 6th Grade Tournament At Summit MS – leave time TBD|
|September 10||MS Football vs Summit MS – Community Field – 9 am|
|September 12||MS Volleyball at St. Claire – leave time TBD|
|September 14||MS Football vs St. Claire – Community Field – time TBD|
|September 19||MS Volleyball vs Vail Mountain School – LCIS Gym – 4:15 pm|
|September 20||MS Football @ Homestake Peak – leave time – TBD|
|September 21||MS Volleyball at ECCA – leave time TBD|
|September 24||MS Football vs Homestake Peak – time TBD|
|September 28||MS Volleyball vs Homestake Peak- LCIS Gym 4 pm|
|October 1||MS Volleyball Championships @ Homestake Peak MS – TBD|
|October 4 – October 6||MS Football Championships @ Homestake Peak MS – TBD|
Cheryl Talbot (she/hers)
Principal, Lake County Intermediate School