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Friday, October 16th, 2015

Guidance Corner

Respect and Diversity

At LMES, respect is an important piece of the culture of our school. In the course of their day, students have countless opportunities to learn about this broad ideal and how it applies to every part of our building, every person they encounter, and even how to extend this to their lives outside of our school building.

This year students will also be expanding their understanding of diversity. Students will be involved in opportunities to learn about what makes them unique as well as what makes others unique. They will explore differences and similarities with other students within our school and throughout the world.

Here are some of the activities we’ve been busy with so far this year, and also a suggestion for how you might continue the conversation at home:

Learning About Light in First Grade

Science Comes to Life!

Earlier this week, the first-grade classes were treated to an in-house field trip about the properties of light. They formed hypotheses, came up with testable questions, performed experiments and discussed the results collaboratively. They also had a blast every step of the way!

LMES Storybook Pumpkin Contest

Students and families in all grades are invited to participate in the Storybook Pumpkin contest in which pumpkins are transformed into favorite book characters!


  1. Students/families must bring the decorated pumpkin to LMES Media Center on Monday, October 26th, by 9:00 AM. The Media Center will be open at 8:30 AM.

  1. The entry fee is $2.00. This fee will be collected by the PTO to support curriculum enhancements. The fee and entry form below must be submitted with the pumpkin.

  1. Please choose a pumpkin that is no larger than 10 inches in diameter. Pumpkins that are carved or pierced in any way will not be accepted since these will be on display in the media center.

  1. Families are encouraged to decorate the pumpkin together. Make it a fun activity, but please let your children do as much of the work as possible.

  1. Parents must pick up the pumpkin between Nov. 3-5th. After the 5th, the pumpkins will be disposed of.

October 26th through October 30th, all students will vote for the best representation of the book character. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and all participants will receive a certificate of participation. The lasting reward is re-reading a favorite book and creating something as a family!