LaCygne Elementary News
January 2019 Edition
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Office Hours are 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
From the Principal, Cindy Dziadosz
Welcome back! Returning to school in January is always filled with renewed energy and resolve to make a positive difference in the lives of all the members of our school community.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Christmas program in December, and to the staff and students for putting on such a great show.
We start 2019 with a focus on trustworthiness. Working with students to help them to become trustworthy is an important part of what we do each day. Being trustworthy means you are honest and you tell the truth. Others can rely on you and you can be depended on to do the right thing. When you are trustworthy you keep your agreements. Trustworthiness is one of the character traits on our school-wide character plan that we work on each month.
As we begin the New Year it is always a good time to focus once again on our personal goals and to adjust and fine tune the steps we must take to achieve them. I encourage parents to sit down with their child(ren) and discuss their performance, celebrate the successes and develop goals and next steps.
Finally, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year and I look forward to witnessing the many successes and achievements of our students as the year unfolds.
Our ultimate goal of providing a solid education which focuses on student growth is achieved through high expectations for quality teaching and student achievement. We are committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment to ensure academic success and solid character development. Please know teachers look forward to the opportunity to spend time sharing your child’s progress with you during the February Parent Teacher conferences.
Our teachers are always willing to communicate and be of help to you and your child. Please feel free to contact them by phone or their school email address. If you have a question or concern I urge you to communicate with the teacher first as they can best share information directly about your child. Our students' individual growth and success continue to be at the forefront of all that we do.
We invite you to tour our district and school website, or follow us on Facebook and become familiar with our wonderful school. If I can be of assistance in any way please stop by or give me a call at 913-757-4417.
Did You Know?
- In our school we have a full time resource officer.
Deputy Dan Naselroad works in our building each day to build relationships with students and provide support as well as ensure the safety of our students and staff. He helps us to review our crisis plans and execute our monthly safety drills.
Maybe It's Cold Outside....
Although we have not had a lot of really cold weather yet it is important to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather when it does arrive. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or the the wind-chill dips below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, we will keep the students inside. On other days, when it is close to that mark we will shorten recess. Once outside, we do our best to be sure the children are properly dressed and monitor the students for signs of discomfort. If necessary we will enter the school before the recess is over.
Thank you for ensuring your child is prepared for the cold weather. It makes our decisions much easier when the students have hats, gloves, and shoes that are appropriate for the weather. We understand that there must be a balance between the students need for physical activity and protecting them from the cold.
Consistent attendance is like a book: if you miss chapters 3,8 and 12, how can you understand what’s going on in the story? When students miss school, they are missing valuable instruction- in multiple content areas- that simply cannot be replaced, and complete understanding is difficult to achieve. It’s not just absences- it’s tardies as well. When students are tardy it sets the tone for the day- they are always trying to catch up. Students are often embarrassed as well, entering class as everyone else is already settled. They miss out on valuable socializing and camaraderie that occurs while students are getting settled and prepared for the day. In addition, for the students who struggle with organization and keeping up, being tardy severely impacts how their day will proceed. Attendance matters and we need your help!
Students arriving from 8:10 AM-9:45 AM will be counted tardy. Excessive tardies are unacceptable. Ten tardies will equal a half day absence.
HALF DAY: If the student arrives after 9:45 or leaves before 2:15 it will be counted as a half day absent.
FULL DAY ABSENCE: If a student arrives after 2:15 they will be counted absent for the full day.
Chili- Bingo Family Night
Thursday, Jan. 24th, 5:30-7pm
Lacygne Elementary School, LaCygne, KS, USA
Come join us for a night of chili and bingo sponsored by our PTO.
$3.00 for chili meal and $1.00 for a bingo card