LIECK REUNITED! Parent Edition

October 2021


Message from the Principal

Welcome October! Slowly, we are beginning to see signs of the fall season!

We hope your child has adjusted well as we finish up the 6th week of school. We have seen them learn the routines and procedures of the school and classroom and really starting to thrive.

Returning to the classroom for many students meant that they would have to learn or relearn the skills of how to be in an environment of several other students in the room and how to dive into the learning. Some students are coming in slightly behind and some are coming in exactly where they need to be. If there was one thing that I can say to my parents, they are EXACTLY where they need to be and we will grow together.

Small Group Instruction:

Now that we are moving into week 7 and beyond your child is working at developing plans to accomplish their academic goals. One instructional strategy we use to target student learning is to have students work in small groups with the teacher. This type of instruction occurs in both reading and math. Research shows that students work better in small groups with targeted skills and concepts for concept attainment. It also allows students to develop their oral language and social skills when working with the teacher.

Math Focus:

This year one of our campus improvement goals is in the area of Math. More specifically you will see all classrooms work to improve our academic vocabulary, fact fluency and problem solving. One way you can help at home is to have your child practice their math facts starting with addition and subtraction and if appropriate, multiplication and division. Soon we will have access to a fact fluency computer program where students will be able to practice their math facts daily. Recommended daily practice is 20-30 minutes daily.

We are excited to see all the positive things that October brings!

Thank you for your support! #LieckReunited

Jessica Garza

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Important Dates in October

Mondays wear your favorite Lieck Spirit Shirt!!

Fridays we are College Bound! Wear your favorite College shirt!

October 1: Custodian Appreciation Day - Thank you to our AMAZING Custodial Staff!

October 4: Wear Blue! World Day of Bullying Prevention

October 7: Picture Day (No visitors/ Closed campus due to Picture Day)

October 8: Bike Rodeo

October 11:

  • Columbus Day (Student Holiday)
  • National School Lunch Week

October 14:

  • 5:30pm PTA General Assembly
  • 6:00pm Lieck Elementary 10th Anniversary Celebration!

October 18:

  • National School Bus Safety Week
  • Digital Citizenship Week

October 25:

  • Children's Book Week
  • Red Ribbon Week
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Mark your Calendars! PTA COLOR RUN - NOVEMBER 5th! Will we be able to meet or exceed our goal!? Intended use of money goes back to students for field trips, classroom incentives, equipment and instructional materials. Thank you for your support!

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Thank you to our AWESOME custodial crew for keeping our school clean and safe for all students and staff! (October 2nd - National Custodial Appreciation Day)

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If a student is arriving after 7:45AM, parents need to walk their student into office. If a student is coming from an appointment parents will need to sign in their student in our health log.

Student Sign Out- Please have your Driver's License or Identification Card (we can not accept government IDs)

If you will need to sign your student out, we ask that it is done before 2:40PM.

Student Birthdays- No Goodie Bags or Balloons

Parents may send store-bought, prepackaged individually frosted cupcakes, cookies, or doughnuts only for their child’s classroom to recognize their child’s birthday (no cakes, cupcake cakes, ice cream, etc.). As an alternative to food, parents may send an item for each student in the class such as stickers, stationary, pencils, etc. These items should be safe, inexpensive, easy to pass out, and not promote any political, religious, or other slogans/beliefs. School personnel will have the sole discretion as to whether or not the items are appropriate to pass out. It is best to check with your child’s teacher in advance.

Balloons, goodie bags, or food items (other than those above) are strictly prohibited. When purchasing cupcakes, be aware that there are a number of students on campus that have food allergies. Check with your child’s teacher before sending cupcakes to school to ensure items sent can be taken to the classroom. Cupcakes are to be dropped off at the school office and our staff will deliver them to the classrooms near the end of the school day. The cupcakes must not be eaten in the cafeteria and will be passed out to the children at the very end of the school day in order to limit disruption to instructional time. Parents and family members are not allowed to deliver cupcakes to the classroom.

News from the Library

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-From the Clinic, Nurse Kristyn Gonzales-

  • In the event we are made aware of a positive case on campus, the student or staff member is safely and quickly transferred from their location to the Isolation Room where the nurse attends to the individual's needs and prepares the child or adult for pickup. The classroom or specific location then undergoes a thorough cleaning/disinfecting protocol by our custodial staff.
  • Nurse Kristyn with assistance from an administrator, will then perform contact tracing and identify close contacts. A close contact is considered to be individuals who are within 3-6 feet of each other with either individual not wearing a face mask. If your child is a close contact, the family will be notified by phone with that information. General Covid notification letters may be sent to families via School Messenger by grade level or classroom depending on the situation.
  • If a student is sent to the clinic with symptoms of Covid-19, Nurse Kristyn is able to administer a nasal swab Rapid Test with written PARENTAL CONSENT. Please contact the school nurse at 210-398-1459 to get more information about the Rapid Test.

From our Counselors:

Free Cyberbullying parent training through "David's Legacy"

Box Tops


Please continue to scan your receipts on the Box Top app. Our goal this year is to collect $500. All money earned from box tops goes back to the students to help fund special activities. If you have any questions about scanning your box tops, please contact Mrs. Zigmond.

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Lieck PTA News

PTA Reflections Program

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Meet your new PTA Board and Help Wanted!

Building a lasting legacy!

Special thank you to the parents who have accepted nominations to serve in a critical role for the upcoming school year.

Our 2021-22 PTA Board members are:

President - Waleska Rivera

Treasurer - Adriana Guzman

1st VP - Monique Najera

Secretary: Emma Wittman

-Positions still available-

2nd VP Programs

3rd VP Membership

HELP WANTED! If you are interested in serving on the board please reach out to the school today!

Thank you families for always making Lieck a GREAT place for our students!

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While one-on-one communication is the best, in a district as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district of choice, as well as find out news about their children’s schools.

Click here to see all the tools for staying informed and in touch with your child's school and district.

Want to receive "Push" notifications from Lieck Elementary straight to your phone? Download the NISD Mobile App today!

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School: @NISDLieck

Principal: @jgarza077

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