Thursday Exchange Newsletter

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

September 21: Fall Leadership Breakfast

September 21: Fall Pictures

September 21: Panda Express Waxahachie Fundraiser Day

September 25: No School/ Staff Development

September 29: Birthday Friday/ $1 Jean Day

From The Principal

Did you know? Did you know that our campus starts off each morning with Mustang Club? Mustang Club is our campus-wide intervention time. Each class conducts TEK based intervention and enrichment with students from 7:50-8:30. This is just one reason why it is so important for your student to be on time to school each day. Mustang Club is a great way for our students to start the day!

Mustang Spirit Shirts have been ordered and should be here and ready for delivery in just a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

Thank you for partnering with us this school year! We appreciate your dedication to LSRO!

From Our Counselor:

We are continuing our conversations about being PROACTIVE! Students are doing a great job at being proactive. Please continue to encourage your students to be proactive at home and school. Motivating your student to take initiative and be responsible even as a kindergarten student will help develop good habits that create good study habits, organization, and being a leader. This week and next I will be going into the kindergarten and first grade class to talk about how our words can be hurtful or helpful. By using kind, encouraging, and positive words we are able to make others feel happy. We also will be talking about how others are different but this does not make them good or bad, just different. By using positive and caring words, we are being proactive with our choices to make others feel happy.


Specials teachers are continuing to discuss being proactive as well during Mustang Club with second through sixth graders. Specials teachers will be discussing ways to be proactive and how having a positive attitude can bring a positive outcome.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders:

Arrival and dismissal are improving everyday! Remember that our day begins at 7:50 and ends at 3:10.


  • Breakfast--Breakfast is served each day beginning at 7:20. We are working to finish breakfast at 7:45, so that students have time to get to class by 7:50. Please have your students to campus before 7:40 if they plan to eat breakfast, so they have plenty of time to eat before our day begins.
  • Dismissal--Please pay attention to our traffic controllers (those with stop signs/at the head of our car lanes). Please make sure to pay attention and follow their directions for the safety of our students.
  • For both arrival and dismissal, please make sure you are not on your cell phone. We want our students, parents, and staff to be safe during these high traffic times.

Thanks for your help!

From Our Art Teacher:

Hello !

I'm so glad to have your children in Art! We have many fun projects and techniques to learn! But I need a little help from you all next week. Please look around your house and bring the following to share according to your grade level:


6th Grade: Paint shirts (no aprons)

Old T-shirts or short-sleeved, light-weight men's dress shirts.

Small, Medium & Large


5th Grade:

Large plastic containers with lids like Country Crock, Cool Whip, large sour cream or large yogurt.


4th grade:

Cereal boxes & Newspaper! Please remove plastic liners from boxes and fold flat.


2nd & 3rd grade:

PRINTED craft papers (like scrapbook papers, flat wrapping paper) wallpaper sample books, torn up children's books for recycle, etc.


1st Grade:

Canned food labels-- like soups, veggies, fruit, pastas, pet foods--lots of pictures.

No cans needed.


Kindergarten: Magazines!

Sports, Gardening, Home Decor, Pets & Animals, Children's, etc.

(please remove any pages that may not be child appropriate, such as underwear ads, bikini models, or articles about "grown-up" things.)

Please have your child drop your donations in the Art Room along with a note saying who they are from so you can get credit!


Thank you!

Mrs. DeYoung, Art