LaCoste Elementary Newsletter
2022-2023 School Year / Week of Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd
From the Front Office:
Class Picture Day is Feb. 17th - Click the image below to pre-order your class pictures.
Click here to pre-order your copy of the 2022-2023 LCE Yearbook for $25. Pre-Orders are available until April 21st.
I began lessons on accepting others and diversity this week.
PK - The focus will be on our different feelings. Students will be introduced to “The Little Spot of Feelings” character and book. We will act out our feelings and listen to a song about our feelings too.
K - I will read the book “It’s Okay To Be Different,” and students will create different faces using several options. We will name our character and welcome the character to our class. Great practice for accepting new students and communication skills!
1st Grade - I will read the book “The Same Heart.” We will discuss how we are different on the outside, but on the inside we all have the same feelings and emotions. Our words and actions are important to not only how we feel, but how we impact others too. Students will draw a self portrait of just their head and we will use them to create a grade level picture!
2nd Grade - I will read “You Are Enough.” Students will then complete a paper with unique items by learning from their classmates who may have experienced each item. (Ex: Writes with left hand, lived in another state)
3rd Grade - Discussion will be held how we are like a puzzle with different pieces that make us unique. Students will complete their own puzzle pieces and share out if time permits to allow students to learn from each other.
4th Grade - I will show the trailer for “Wonder,” which will introduce the picture book “We Are All Wonders.” After a discussion students will work as a team to create a poster for the class.
5th Grade - Students will learn about diversity, acceptance and tolerance through a Jeopardy Game.
We continue to be available to all students upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at the emails listed below, or use the attached form.
Talking Time Counseling Request Form
5th Grade Parents - Below is information on the MVMS Elective Night on Feb. 15th
Spotlight on Sharpening The Saw!
Elijah placed first, and two second place finishes this weekend at the tko Houston opening tournament.
Cooper got 1st place in breeder show 2nd & 3rd in market show
Cooper got 1st place in breeder show 2nd & 3rd in market show
We have numerous days available for Watch DOGS to come this month and every month following! Come be a part of our Dads Of Great Students and make a positive impact on not only your own child, but all our students! Contact Mrs. Rakowitz at email@example.com to learn how!
Caught Being a Leader!
Students cannot only be caught being a leader at school by staff, but also at home by you! If you see your child exhibiting any of the habits on their own without prompting, fill out this form! Examples: Habit 3: Put First Things First - Your child went to a quiet area in your home and began doing their homework without being told. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood - Your child listened to their sibling’s point of view during an argument, understood why their sibling was upset, and did not push their own opinion of what happened or interrupt.
Students that are caught being a leader will have their name announced on the morning announcements and will be able to choose a charm for their Leader In Me Chain. Students proudly wear their chains to our Campus Awards.
CLICK HERE to tell us about how you caught your leader using their habits at home!
WIG 3 Winners - Cafeteria Behavior
Congratulations to the following student classrooms for having the best behavior during lunch for the week of
January 30th - February 3rd.
Golden Fork - Groff
Silver Spoon - Castanon
Golden Fork - Neal
Silver Spoon - Villarreal
Golden Fork - Raygosa
Silver Spoon - Robertson
Golden Fork - Camarillo
Silver Spoon - Lopez
Golden Fork - Kern-Garcia
Silver Spoon - Garza
Golden Fork - Haass
Silver Spoon - Davis
Attendance Panther Class Pet
Congrats to this weeks winners:
PK: Gutierrez 97%
K: Groff 97%
1st: Villarreal 99%
2nd: T. Rodriguez & Raygosa 99%
3rd: L. Lopez & Camarillo 99%
4th: Haby & Boatright/Graff 97%
5th: Trujillo & Stevenson 99%
Random Acts of Kindness - Angel picked up trash she found on campus
Mrs. Morrow's class learned about the Moon Phases with Oreos
We Celebrated Our 100th Day Of School!
LaCoste Elementary students often go above and beyond! With that in mind, we love to acknowledge when they do. Reading is an important everyday activity. It shows great examples of the Leadership Habits we know are the foundation of our success. We like to “Catch Students Reading”. Examples of that would be; students independently choosing to read as a leisure activity or students achieving a reading goal they had set for themselves, like finishing their first chapter book or reading their first book independently. Parents can also "Catch Students Reading" at home! Please click the button below to submit your child's name for the drawing.
Each week a name is randomly drawn from those submissions. Their name is displayed on a bulletin board in the library, given a prize for their accomplishment, mentioned in our morning campus announcements and posted in our Parent Newsletter.
This week’s winner is Ari Alderete!
Mrs. Groff caught Ari modeling for classmates great responses and participation during phonics lessons.
Parents can also submit their child for the drawing if they catch them reading at home!
Feb. 6th - 10th - School Counselor’s Week
Feb. 16th - MVMS Counselor’s pre-registering with 5th grade/ GT Specialist on campus/ Love of Learning - Math/Reading Family Night
Feb. 17th - Class Picture Day/
Feb. 21st - UIL Competition - Storytelling/Spelling
Feb. 22nd - UIL Competition - Listening/Social Studies/Oral Reading
Feb. 23th - PTO Meeting/UIL Competition - Creative Writing/Ready Writing/Dictionary Skills/Number Sense
Feb. 28th - UIL Competition - Music Memory
Feb. 27th - Mar. 3rd - Dr. Seuss Week
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