Hello LCIS Families!
What beautiful late summer weather we are having! It is great to get outside in the sunshine to learn. We have two outdoor classroom areas and a spacious campus for students to continue learning outside of the classroom. Not only do we get to enjoy the outdoors, our students can embrace their studies outside of the traditional classroom!
The LCIS HOWL of the month is responsibility! Our responsibility targets included: I take care of myself, others and our environment. I take ownership of my learning, my actions and my mistakes. Talk with your child about how they demonstrate responsibility at school and at home.
Has your student mentioned that they have been earning HOWL points? Everyday our students have the opportunity to be recognized for showing our Habits of Work and Learning: Collaboration, Creativity, Craftsmanship, Curiosity, Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, and Perseverance. Teachers assign a HOWL point in Schoolrunner and at the end of the week, crews and individual students are celebrated for their commitment to demonstrating the HOWLs.
Parents/Guardians and students are able to check HOWL points as well as academic progress using Schoolrunner. You should have received a log in during orientation conferences. The best way to access Schoolrunner is through the app. If you need your login information, please contact the school.
LCIS is holding an attendance challenge for the month of September. Any student who has a 94% or higher attendance rate for the month is eligible to participate in an Ice Cream Social! Students must attend full days of school 16 of the 17 days in September to reach the goal. Help your child get to school on time, every day.
All LCIS students began their Second Step lessons this week. Second Step is a social emotional curriculum that helps students develop strategies to positively and productively tackle everyday challenges. Your child should have brought home information about Second Step in their Thursday folder. Also in the Thursday folder, you will find your child’s weekly homework packet. Thank you for helping your child develop a homework routine. Practicing their academic skills outside of school benefits students.
GOL! partnered with LCIS give Ms. Forget’s crew an unforgettable overnight experience right here in Leadville at Colorado Outward Bound School. The students were able to participate in many teambuilding exercises, enjoy a campfire, and get lots of fresh air. So much fun! Ms. Campbell’s crew will be going to COBS on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 8 and 9.
LCIS students are hard at work collaborating with nature to create some beautiful artwork. Please join us for our outdoor art show to see the art that students have created! The LCIS Outdoor Art Show and Open House will take place on September 27th beginning at 5:00 pm on the LCIS playground with some music and hot chocolate. Families will then take a walk 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!
2022-2023 School Meals and Free and Reduced School Meal Applications
This school year students will be charged for their school meals based on their eligibility status for free and reduced school meals. All students will receive breakfast for free and students who are eligible for free meals or reduced-priced meals will also receive lunch for free. If your student was eligible for free or reduced meals during the 2021-2022 school year, that eligibility only carries through the first 30 days of school. Each year families must complete a new Free and Reduced School Meals application. Free and reduced school meal applications are available at your student’s school office and the LCSD District Office at 328 W. 5th, St., Leadville, CO 80461, or at www.lakecountyschools.net, under the Nutrition tab. If you have any questions please reach out to Leslee Torsell, Cloud City High School, 315 W. 6th St., Leadville, CO 80461, email@example.com, 719-486-6980.
This year meals cost:
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.
After School Programs will begin Tuesday, September 6th. Contact Blanca Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org ) – our LCIS Project Dream Site Supervisor- for more information about the programs offered for out of school time!
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 3, is the home cross country invitational at Colorado Mountain College. There will be a citizen’s race at 8 am for parents, siblings or other community members to run/walk the 5K course. You can sign up and pay your $20 entry fee at the CMC field on Saturday morning. Race times for your Panthers are: 9:00 am JV girls, 10:20 am Varsity girls, 11:00 am Varsity boys, 11:45 am MS girls, 12:15 pm MS boys. Please come out and support your teams!!
Home athletic events for next week:
MS volleyball- Wednesday, September 7, LCIS gym at 4 pm
HS soccer- Wednesday, September 7, Community Field at 4 pm
HS soccer- Thursday, September 8, Community Field at 4 pm
HS soccer- Saturday, September 10, Community Field at 1 pm
LET’S GO PANTHERS!!
3rd grade students have been investigating the relationship between multiplication and division. We’ve been reading classic tales and are identifying themes in The Wind in the Willows. We’ve also finished all of our beginning of year assessments! 3rd graders will be going to Turquoise Lake for their Cornerstone team building day on Friday, September 9th. Please help your child prepare to be outdoors all day by bringing a jacket, hat, good shoes, and a water bottle. Thank you!
Here’s some third graders illustrating their predictions of what happens to Toad from “The Wind in the Willows”.
4th grade students are working hard throughout the school day. In ELA, students are studying personal narratives. They’ve begun to plan their stories and are working on adding in details and transition words. In math, we’ve been learning how to round numbers up to the hundred thousands place value spot. Students will have a mid-module assessment next week. Social studies continues to focus on maps, coordinates, and time zones. On Thursday, the fourth grade crews went to Turquoise Lake for a culture day. They had a blast!
5th grade This week we completed the NWEA assessments for both Math and ELA. Students were focused and attentive and we look forward to discussing their scores with you at October conferences! In ELA, we continued working on our Name Narrative as we read a personal narrative by Jennifer Lou called, “Hello, My Name Is.”. Ask your child about their narrative and what they are learning about their name. In Math, we are preparing for our first mid-module assessment that is the Tuesday after this long weekend! Be sure to get good sleep Monday night so you are ready. Students can practice these skills on IXL.
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.
|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 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