The Leopard Call

Ladd Newsletter: September, 2019

Due to new families joining us, some of this newsletter is repeated from August.


We're excited to start the 19-20 school year with you. Here's a brochure that captures the essence of Ladd. As mentioned in the brochure, we use Multiage Classrooms for our 4/5 classrooms. We also use elements of Personalized Learning throughout the school. All of our approaches are designed to help Build Resilient Leaders at Ladd.

Communication @ Ladd

  • These "Leopard Call" newsletters will be texted periodically to help keep us on the same page. You can also stay in touch by following us on Facebook, visiting our website, and reading the emailed bulletins through PowerSchool. Rhonda can help you set up PowerSchool.
  • Teacher Communication: Bloomz App, emails, phone calls, face to face visits, and more. If you want to spend time in the classroom, just let the teacher know to expect you. There is a sign-in at the office.
  • It's best to schedule a meeting with the principal, as she is always popping in and out of her office & can be difficult to catch. Joni can help you with scheduling the meeting.


Joining the PTA is one of the many ways to become involved with Ladd. We do everything from organizing fun student events to funding teacher mini-grants. There are many opportunities involved with the PTA. If you have any questions or would like to join, contact us at Keep your eyes peeled for information about our fall membership drive and membership meeting.

Deployment Days at Ladd

We recognize that many of our Ladd families have a family member deploying this school year. As a way to acknowledge and honor their service and sacrifice, on September 12th & 13th, students are encouraged to hang a yellow ribbon in our military showcase at school. Ribbons will be provided by our Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC), Ms. Patt. If there is a special item or picture that students would like to bring in for this recognition, they can also be displayed in the showcase.

6 Day Color Rotation

We run a 6 day rotation schedule. This means that your child's "special" or "encore" class will be held on different days of the week, but always the same color day. This schedule ensures equitability of meeting times for each class and avoids Monday/Friday holidays.

Parking Procedures

Please review the map and the hyperlinked page. We have designed this process to be safe for children, but we need everyone's help. If you need to get out of your car, park on F Street, not the Stop, Drop and Go. Thank you!

Admin Staff at Ladd

Cori Anthony: Principal; Joni Jackson: Admin Secretary

Alicia Lewis: Assistant Principal; Rhonda Gottschalk: Attendance Secretary

Kristy Weaver: Counselor; Debbi Blackburn: Special Education Clerk

Veronica Steadman: Nurse; Alexandra Arndt-Brown: Behavior Aide (Ms. A-B)

Patricia Garrett: MFLC

Important September Dates

Mon. Sept. 2: No School - Labor Day

Thur/Fri. Sept. 12th & 13th - Deployment Days at Ladd (see above)

Fri. Sept. 20th: Back to School PTA Dance 5:00-7:00

Wed. Sept. 25th: Off-site Evacuation practice to Tanana Middle at 9:15. We practice many drills throughout the year. This starts as a fire drill and then we walk across the soccer field to the back gym of Tanana. We take attendance in the gym and then return to Ladd.

Fri. Sept. 27th: No School - Professional Development Day

We look forward to working closely with you throughout the year to help create the best learning environment that we can for your child. Welcome to Ladd!