Thursday Exchange

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

12/12: Red Oak Panda Express Fundraiser Night

12/13: Battle of the Books Grand Battle

12/20: Early release at 11:50/Winter Break begins

12/20: Birthday Friday

1/7: Return from Winter Break

From the Principal:

We just finished a busy week of benchmark testing for grades 3-6. Thank you for your support during these important days of assessments for our students.

Don't forget that next Friday is an Early Release Day and our last day of school before Christmas Break. Students will be released at 11:50 and must be picked up no later than 12:20.

Check your child's folder for more information on our class Christmas parties! Those will happen on Friday, December 20.

See below for a few special dress days for students!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Shepherd

Special Dress Days for Students:

Friday, December 13: Students may wear pajamas to school. No night gowns or slippers, please.

Thursday, December 19: Students may wear a Christmas t-shirt and their uniform pants.

Friday, December 20: Students may wear a Christmas t-shirt and pay $1 to wear jeans or they may wear their uniform pants.


A big "Thank You" to all our families who have participated in our SchoolStore email campaign. However, as of this morning...the winning Golden Ticket number has not been entered.

If you have not participated, the winning ticket may be in your hands. Please help us raise needed funds with this simple and safe email program by participating today. Your family may have the Winning Golden Ticket.

Thanks, Joy Shepherd

Parent Survey

Dear Parents,

At Life School our mission is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training and partnerships with parents and the community. We are seeking your input regarding how you want to be involved in your student's educational experience. Please take this survey, which requires no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your input. We value your opinion!

Staff Teacher/Member of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Amber Minnerick for being our November Teacher of the Month. Ms. Minnerick is one of our wonderful 1st grade teachers. She has taught a total of 7 years, this year being her 4th at LSRO. She enjoys reading, yoga, pilates, writing, and photography. Her son, Oliver, will be in kindergarten next year and loves to learn. We are thankful for Ms. Minnerick using Information Literacy to be Collaborative with her team and other teachers.

November's Staff Member of the Month is Roni Stacy. Mrs. Stacy is the Administrative Assistant in the Education building for grades 4-6th. Mrs. Stacy is back with us after taking a few years off and we are so excited to have her back as part of the LSRO family.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Reid; and their three children. She enjoys working on their ranch, taking care of the farm animals, hanging out with friends, and volunteering at her church in Ennis, The Avenue.


This week we take a look at the University of North Texas. Located just an hour north of Dallas in Denton, The Mean Green Eagles have a wonderful campus of 38,000 students. The students study a wide variety of areas including education and the Liberal/Fine Arts. Some of the amazing alum from UNT are: Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Arroyave, Mrs. Lovato, Mrs. DeYoung. Visit


Problem Solver

When you are ready to lead, you think about the information and tools you have to find a solution to a problem. You ask questions, listen to what others think, identify the problem, and then take action. By doing these things, you are using the leader attribute, Problem Solver.

This weeks I will statement: “I will be a problem solver by knowing what is causing the problem, then I will take action to correct it.”

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Perfect Attendance Incentives

Life School Red Oak would like to encourage our students to be in attendance each day to make sure they can “Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, Ready for Life.” We will hold a drawing at the end of each month for all students that have perfect attendance for that month. Students must have perfect attendance during the month, no absences, tardies, or early checkouts.There will be a prize for students that are in Kindergarten thru 3rd grade and a prize for students in 4th grade thru 6th grade. The prize winners will be announced during morning announcements and we will contact the parents/guardians to come by the office to pick up the prizes. Please see Pages 3-4 of the Student Handbook for the Attendance guidelines.

Prize for November/December: Television