25th Edition, January 30, 2023
Save the Date for Kids Hearth Challenge
Kids Heart Challenge is coming to Prestwick, January 30th- February 20th.
Last year we raised over $12,000 and have set a goal of $14,000 for this year!
We have a lot of exciting events planned this year to get us moving, all while helping others and having fun! Get a head start by signing up today and helping your student choose a daily health challenge. Visit our school page at http://www2.heart.org/goto/PrestwickSTEMAcademy or download the Kids Heart Challenge app.
Also, join the Prestwick Specials Group for daily updates, photos and videos from all of our Specials classes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/632341520498746/
We need volunteers for the Kids Heart Challenge Event! Please see below.
Rising 6th Grade Students
Parents and 5th grade students,
We are excited to begin planning for your students' middle school courses. Students, along with their parents, will be selecting their courses for 6th grade. Elementary counselors will meet with all 5th graders to review and approve their selections and complete their three year plan. Parents will then receive a copy of the student’s three year plan. Plans will be reviewed with the students’ counselor each year.
The following resources will assist with completing the 3 year plan:
*Please Visit Middle School websites for LEISD Course Guides
All Middle School students will have 7 classes per day.
Four (4) core: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Three (3) Electives
Middle school students must complete two years of PE credit (PE, Pre-Athletics, PE Pals (Walker MS), Athletics), one year of Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Art, Theater) and one semester of College/Career Readiness in 7th grade.
Please consider all courses carefully. Parents and students can choose courses for 6th grade on the google form from now to February 6th. Changes must be submitted no later than March 24, 2023.
After this time, parents and students should consider course selections to be a firm commitment. Staffing & course offerings are planned based on course requests.
After this date schedule changes will only be allowed for these specific reasons:
Student is enrolled in a class for which he/she has already received credit.
Student is enrolled in the incorrect level of an assigned course.
Student is enrolled in a class for which he/she has not met the prerequisite.
Student is not enrolled in a class for which there was a tryout. For example band, choir, athletics.
Student Is missing a core class. (English, Math, Social Studies, and Science).
Student has an incomplete schedule.
While every effort will be made to schedule students into the elective courses of their choosing, students are not guaranteed enrollment in elective courses. Enrollment numbers and master scheduling conflicts can result in a student having to be registered for an alternative elective. Students will be placed into required electives first.
● NOTE- Students may be placed in an intervention class in lieu of their elective, depending on their previous year’s performance and as determined by campus administration.
Course selections for all 6th graders should be completed no later than March 24, 2023.
LEISD Counseling Team
PE & Appropriate Shoes
We have had a significant increase in the number of students wearing inappropriate shoes to PE. For example students are wearing slippers, crocks, boots, and shoes with high heels. These types of shoes are dangerous to wear to PE as they are ankle injuries waiting to happen. Please help us keep your child safe by having them wear athletic shoes when they have PE or by having them pack their athletic shoes and changing into them when it's time for PE. Please feel free to contact Mr. Jillson should you have any questions. Below, please find the schedule so that you can see when your child's class has PE.
Valentine's Parties are coming up on February 14th, please RSVP below if you'd like to attend!
LOBO Honors Award
Entries may be typed or handwritten, and may be turned into your campus front office or emailed to email@example.com. Letters must contain the student's name, campus, grade level, and nominee's name. Younger students may receive assistance with their letters, but we ask that the student's own wording be used as much as possible. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Kindness Challenge
Hello Prestwick Important Parents and People,
This week marked our Annual Great Kindness Challenge. We had lessons in Guidance about Empathy and Kindness along with discussions, and writings. The students had an opportunity to participate in 4th and 5th Grade Kindness Activities at Lunch on Monday. The students also had a chance to participate in making sure that they were filling our Kindness Challenges for K-2 and 3-5. The students received prizes as well. On Friday, we chalked the walk with Kindness messages. Thanks for all you do with your kids, and talking about this week will be a great follow-up for Empathy and Kindness.
Your Proud Prestwick Counselor,
2/7 Interim Testing Grades 3-5 Reading
2/8 Interim Testing Grades 3-5 Math
2/14 Interim Testing 5th Grade Science
2/16 Kids Heart Challenge
2/17 & 2/20 Professional Learning Day - No School for Students