LaCoste Elementary Newsletter
2022-2023 School Year / Week of Oct. 10th - 14th
From the Front Office:
We have several Parent and family Engagement opportunities this month. We hope that you can join us for them.
We are excited to announce that our campus will be starting our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program soon on campus! There will be an information night on October 20th! On October 19th we will be hosting a Monster Mash Parent Training. We will cover our Title 1 information, skyward tutorial, and attendance. Attendance has been of great importance to student success and we need your help with becoming more aware of attendance policies and how to check your students' attendance skyward. We will also be hosting a Reading night on October 26th from 4:30pm-5:30pm.
I will be starting lessons in the classrooms with the focus on students being able to identify different conflict types, such as a disagreement/rude behaviors/mean behaviors/bullying and the difference between tattling/reporting.
PK - I will read “Billy Bully,” which discusses mean behaviors that cause Billy to lose friends and kind behaviors that helps him to gain friends. Students will also decide if situations are kind/not kind.
K - Students will learn what bullying means and practice using kind words/actions to classmates. Students will color a page with kind words for a peer in class.
1st - Will read “Tattle Tongue” and students will learn the difference between tattling and reporting. Tattling is when you tell a teacher to get a student in trouble and reporting is when you tell a teacher to keep someone safe. Students will practice in identifying situations that are either tattling or reporting.
2nd - Will read “One” with students while doing a food color experiment. Students will learn the term upstander and watch a short video if time permits.
3rd - Will read “The Tease Monster,” which is a book that discusses teasing vs. bullying. Students will learn how to identify a mean tease vs. a friendly tease. They will also learn how their words can help or hurt others.
4th - Will read “The Invisible Boy” after doing an experiment that shows exclusion/inclusion. If time permits students will practice how to handle different types of situations.
5th - I will go over different types of conflicts. We will start with a glitter activity and discuss how gossip or rumor spreads quick, gets messy, annoying, hard to forget, etc. just like the glitter. Will read “What James Said” and have a discussion about our words/spreading rumors. If time permits we will discuss different ways to handle situations.
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
Red Ribbon Week Is Coming!
Please read this newsletter to learn more about our LCE UIL Teams and which one may be a good fit for your student!
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!
We want to showcase our LaCoste leaders in our trophy case on campus. We’d like to showcase students that are leaders OUTSIDE of school. Is your child proactive with the Girl Scouts or Boys Scouts? Does your child synergize with cousins in raising animals for the stock show? Maybe your child is part of a youth group that helps in picking up trash on the weekends? Capture a picture and send it to us! firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate your child’s name and what organization they are a part of.
What another wonderful week at LCE! Our Big Kahuna catalog sale has ended but we are still excepting online sales for another week. Our students have done an amazing job so far and we are on track to surpass last years numbers. We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for helping their students sale and learn new life skills. Please stay tuned for our pick up day.
We are still doing our PTO membership drive for another week. The first class to reach 100% per grade level by Sept 30 will win a pizza party hosted by PTO. Its easy to join, follow the link below.
Our “Pink Out” Shirt sale has ended and we cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support we have received to be able to help one of our own continue there journey through Breast Cancer. We will be presenting our recipient with a check at our October PTO meeting.
Dates to remember:
Oct 13- PTO meeting and Fire Prevention Presentation by Medina County ESD 1 fire fighters, they will have truck there for the kids to see and touch and fun activities for kids of all ages.
Oct. 18- LCE Picture Day. Come volunteer and put a smile on our students faces!
Oct. 28- Volunteer opportunities, details to come.
Spirit Shirts and Membership
Want to Volunteer? Check out the flier below!
If you have any questions feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Right At School - Upcoming Full Day Camps - 10/10 & 10/31
Camp Day Info:
Camp will be held at Potranco Elementary
Snacks are provided - Lunch must be provided by the parents
Registration is open now on our website!
The Student Lighthouse Team welcomed our new students!
LCE Learned about fire safety this week!
5th Grade students are observed how light behaves when it strikes a smooth and shiny surface.
MVHS Band Members welcomed our students to school
Combined with exercise and stretching. We are working on their overall conditioning for physical activity. We did various ways to run in the gym, through running lines and tennis ball on a cone running drills. These drills practiced on balance, foot coordination, push ups and holding a push up position to remove and place a tennis ball on a cone. As well as drills to help with hand and eye coordination by bouncing and catching a tennis ball.
Combined with exercise and stretching. We are working on their overall conditioning for physical activity. We did various ways to run in the gym, through running lines and tennis ball on a cone running drills. As well as drills that combined running, balance, foot coordination, push ups and holding a push up position to remove and place a tennis ball on a cone.
We will always work with you regarding if your child or children need to sit out in PE due to a medical reason. A note must be provided for documentation. There will be activities we do in PE that may be difficult. We are just wanting the students to try their best and with practice they will get better. If they do not try they will not get better.
Parents can also submit their child for the drawing if they catch them reading at home!
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.
Ezequiel Garza was caught by Mrs. Garza as he was waiting to leave for his practice, he picked up a book and started reading.
You can be a star when you get caught reading!
Oct. 17th - 21st - National School Bus Safety Week
Oct. 17th - Progress Report Posted / GT Parent Night 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Oct. 18th - Fall Individual Picture Day
Oct. 24th - 28th - Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 28th - Fall Fun Day Sponsored by PTO/ 2nd Grade Field Trip
Oct. 31st - No School/Staff Work Day
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