October 13th ,2023
From the desk of Sr. Kucinski
We have made it to MEA! As educators, we often talk about "The First Six Weeks of School" as being essential to lay the foundation for a successful school year. During the first 6 weeks, staff are deeply invested in forming relationships, making personal connections with learners, and creating positive classroom environments. From teaching, modeling, and reinforcing WAVES, we continue to create our La ola del lago School Community. Some of the main foci during the First Six Weeks of School are:
- Create a climate of warmth, inclusion and safety
- Teach classroom routines and behavior expectations
- Help students get to know and care of the classroom and school environment
I would like to personally thank each one of you for continuing to partner with our school community. I know I say this a lot, but it truly does take a village to create the conditions for our students to best thrive. We are always here to support, answer questions, and help foster the school / home partnership.
Please do not ever hesitate to reach out; I'm always happy to hear from stakeholders. I can be reached directly at 952-226-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great MEA break.
Sr. Kucinski, Principal
BUS TICKET WINNERS! Keep showing WAVES on the BUS too!
STUDENT OF THE MONTH!
We are so excited to celebrate students and classes that are showing WAVES at LODL! Each month teachers will select a Student of the Month to showcase a student who goes above and beyond to show that they are a Worker, Accountable, Value Everyone and are Safe in their classrooms. They will be announced at our monthly All School Meetings, given an award, and a gift certificate for a free meal at Cane's. Additionally, our specialists will also be picking a Class of the Month! The winning classes will be announced at our All School Meetings, given an award and a popcorn party.
Fire Prevention Week!
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Celebration
UNITY DAY- WEAR ORANGE ON OCTOBER 17th!
Dear LODL families,
October is anti-bullying awareness month. Every October, LODL staff and students observe Unity Day. Unity Day originated by the Pacer National Bullying Prevention Center. Because Unity Day falls on a non-school day this year (October 18), LODL staff and students will be observing Unity Day on Tuesday, October 17. We ask all students to wear orange on this day to show that we, as a school community, are all united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. If you are volunteering at our school that day, feel free to join in and wear orange as well!
Why orange? Orange is a color commonly identified with the month of October and the autumn season. It is also a color that is associated with safety and visibility. It is a color described as warm and inviting, and its vibrancy makes an impactful statement.
In the days leading up to and following Unity Day, our Dean of Students, Sam Schenkelberg and I will be going into classrooms to have conversations with students about bullying and how their words and actions can impact their classroom and LODL community. We will do our annual "Guess How Many" contest to encourage unity and teamwork in the classroom, with the winning classes being announced at our October All School Meeting. We will be making our school wide Kindness Paper Chain with each student writing (or drawing) what they can do to help make LODL a safe place for their peers.
Books are a great way to start conversations at home about bullying, kindness and friendship.
Here are some great options: https://www.weareteachers.com/14-must-read-anti-bullying-books-for-kids/
We look forward to seeing all of the orange on October 17!
School Social Worker
La old del lago Elementary
Next Early Release is Nov 1st
The interns had lots of fun this week with the kids on Early Release Day. They are doing it again next month on November 1st! Go here to reserve your spot now: https://givebutter.com/EarlyReleaseNOV
Lost and Found- Are you missing anything?
Community Ed Opportunities
Check out all of the amazing classes, activities and events available this Fall by browsing our digital catalog. Be sure to register for these popular classes that are starting soon! Click on the class below for more information or to register. You can also visit our registration website at priorlakesavagece.com.
Driver Education (ages 14.5+) - Oct 10
Virtual Classes with Tech Academy - Multiplayer Minecraft, Game Coding
Soccer (ages 6-9) - Starting Oct 23
Navigating Challenging Behaviors - Oct 25
Creepy Cupcakes (ages 5-15) - Oct 25
Cartoon Characters (grades 3-8) - Starting Oct 25
Community Halloween Party
Join us for the Community Halloween Party. Enjoy games, prizes, inflatables, treats, costume contests, a haunted house and more! Saturday, October 28, 2:30-5 pm
Twin Oaks Middle School (Lower level)
Community Education Advisory Council
Make a difference in your schools and community, join the PLSAS Community Education Advisory Council. For more information visit our website.
QuestionsFor questions about our programs, please call 952.226.0310 or email email@example.com.
Oct 17th- Unity Day- Wear ORANGE
Oct 18th-22nd - MEA Break
Oct- 24th- LODL Picture Retake Day- Send back picture packet if you want Retakes
Nov 1st- 2 hour Early Release
Nov 14th,16th and 20th- Parent/Teacher Conferences- p.m.
Nov 28th- Wolf Ridge Chaperone Meeting
Dec 4th-8th- 5th grade to Wolf Ridge
Dec 6th- 2 hour Early Release
Dec 21-Jan 1st- Winter Break
Jan 2- School Resumes
Jan 10th- 2 hour Early Release
Jan 15th= No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 23rd- 2nd grade concert- 2:30p.m
January 25th- 4th and 5th grade choir concert
Jan 26th- No School
Feb 5th- 5th Grade to BizTown Field Trip
Feb 22- 5th grade ski trip for PE
April 18th 2:30 p.m.-3rd grade concert
May 2nd- ESTEM Day at LODL
May 21st 2:30p.m.- 1st Grade concert
May 23rd- 6:30 p.m.- 4th and 5th grade choir concert
Community Ed Opportunities
Please see the attached flyers for enrichment opportunities available for your children:
- Young Rembrandts - Draw It