Elementary Weekly Newsletter

February 1 - February 5, 2021

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How to translate this newsletter:

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📢 All School Announcements 📢


For the safety of our students and staff, Lotus School for Excellence will continue with remote/virtual learning through the 3rd Semester to March 12th!


Please read the following letter from our Executive Director for more information regarding this decision.

!! Lotus Parent University !!

Lotus School for Excellence’s Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers that will aid parents in their essential responsibility for influencing children's lives. By partnering with internal LSE departments, academic institutions, community organizations, and other agencies to equip families with additional skills, knowledge, and resources, Parent University will support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning.


Classes offered through Parent University provide resources and training in areas such as safety, life skills, academic development, and financial literacy, and will provide families with tools that they can use to encourage their children to become successful while fostering school and community improvement.

Parent University is designed to:


  • Increase parental involvement and participation at Lotus,

  • Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children,

  • Strengthen home-school-community partnerships,

  • Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents,

  • Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices, and

  • Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.


PARENT UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ON FEBRUARY 4th and 8th, 2021 with our 1st webinar:


“SOS - Signs of Suicide” - facilitated by Hope Walgamuth (LSE Elementary School Counselor) and Kristina Cohen (LSE Secondary School Counselor)

NOTE: This training is for adults only.


Click Here for more information about S.O.S. on 2/4 and 2/8


Parent University is sponsored by Lotus School for Excellence and is geared toward LSE guardians as well as the greater community. Please invite your friends. All are welcome!

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PBIS Store

Hours of operation:


All pick-ups will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Fridays) outside of the elementary gym.


  • Kinder - 2nd grades will pick up purchased items on February 5, 2021
  • 3rd - 5th grades will pick up purchased items on February 12, 2021
  • 6th - 8th grades will pick up purchased items on February 19, 2021
  • Store CLOSED on February 26, 2021
  • Kinder - 2nd will pick up purchased items on March 5, 2021
  • 3rd - 5thwill pick up purchased items on March 12, 2021
  • Store Closed on 3/19 (Spring Break)
  • 6th - 8th grades will pick up purchased items on March 26, 2021
  • Store CLOSED on 4/2 (Comp Day)
  • Kinder - 2nd will pick up purchased items on April 9, 2021
  • 3rd - 5th will pick up purchased items on April 16, 2021
  • Store CLOSED on 4/23 (Comp Day)
  • 6th - 8th grades will pick up purchased items on April 30, 2021
  • Kinder - 2nd will pick up purchased items on May 7, 2021
  • 3rd - 5th will pick up purchased items on May 14, 2021
  • 6th - 8th grades will pick up purchased items on May 21, 2021

Lotus Got Talent! Get more information about our upcoming virtual talent show.

NOW ENROLLING

Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? We are accepting applications for the upcoming year's lottery which will be held on February 10th at 10 a.m. Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.

Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87827718423?pwd=NFNpTnFVa1EvU3B3a085ZWtjd29Ddz09

When: February 4th & 8th, 2021

Time: 5:45P.M. to 7:00P.M.


We look forward to seeing you!

Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? We are accepting applications for the upcoming year's lottery which will be held February 10th at 10 a.m. Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.

ACCESS TESTING

4th GRADE ACCESS Test: February 1 - February 4, 2021

What is the ACCESS Test?

The ACCESS Test is an English language proficiency computer-based test that measures students' academic English language skills. It is important that students do their best to use all of the skills they learn in the ELD classroom on each part of the test. The best way to prepare your child for the test is to make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats breakfast the day of the test.


What safety and health measures are in place?

As a school, we are taking every precaution to keep your child safe and healthy during the test. All students and staff will be required to have symptoms and temperatures checked, wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer before entering the school. Testing groups are limited to eight students to allow for adequate social distancing and only one elementary and one secondary grade level will be in the building on any day to minimize contact with others. Plexiglass barriers will also be used to separate students while testing.


Feb. 1st 9:50am - 11:00am All 4th grade students in ELD


Feb. 2nd 8:30-9:40 Makeups from Monday 4th grade students

9:50-11:00 All 4th grade students in ELD


Feb. 3rd 8:30-9:40 Makeups for Tues. 4th grade students

9:50-10:50 All 4th grade students in ELD


Feb. 4th 8:30-9:30 Makeups for Wed. 4th grade students

9:50-11:10 All 4th grade students in ELD


PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE AND FOLLOW TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS!

Traffic will be let in the gates 30 minutes prior to testing time.

We Want to Hear From You!

We are calling on all parents and students to complete the survey regarding counseling needs. This will help us to continue to provide great counseling support.


LSE Survey Counseling Needs

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Congratulations to all students that completed our January Attendance Contest!! We will announce our next contest next week.


IS YOUR STUDENT GOING TO BE ABSENT: remember to call 303-360-0052 x200 or go online to the lotus main page and report your students absence if you student is going to be absent from school.

FAMILY LIAISON CORNER:

Do you need help with basic needs? Check out these resources. If you need more information or help with a referral, please reach out to me at kkimm@lotusschool.org.


Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837

Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance

Free Internet Options

Food: https://www.arapahoegov.com/1278/Food-Banks

Medical: https://health.aurorak12.org/

Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656


Ms. Kimm

Family Liaison

Health Beat

FREE COVID TESTING

Students and families who would like access to FREE COVID testing should register here: Any person with symptoms should get tested.

https://www.covidcheckcolorado.org

Miss Hope is available to meet/check-in with students who need a safe place to talk, who are experiencing big feelings/emotions, or students who feel like they need more support! Students can fill out this form to chat! Students and families can also email Miss Hope at hwalgamuth@lotusschool.org.


Students and families can also visit the counseling website for more resources and activities!