Thursday Exchange

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

April 14: Student/Staff Holiday NO SCHOOL

April 17: Student/Staff Holiday NO SCHOOL

April 24-28: Spring Book Fair

April 25: Parent Night - Meet the Future Grade Level Teachers 6:00-6:45

April 26: Early Release @ 11:55

April 28: Birthday Friday/$1 Jean Day

From The Principal

April is here! And so is National Assistant Principals' Week! Next week, we will spend the week honoring our amazing assistant principals, Jerri Linscomb and Danielle Dillard! Find some ways to show them how thankful you are for them--maybe a note of thanks, or a favorite snack or drink....Thank you Mrs. Linscomb and Mrs. Dillard for all that you do for our campus each and every day!

Also, our district career fair is on Tuesday, April 11. If you know someone that would like to work for Life School, tell them about this fair, scheduled for the evening of 4/11! Hope to see lots of possible candidates there!

Have an amazing weekend!

Counselor's Corner :

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. It is a great time to talk to your children about safety, what abuse is, and what to do if an adult or older child does or says something inappropriate. As our children get older, we can’t be with them 24 hours a day. It is important they know how to talk to you and get help if anything inappropriate ever happens.

Perfect Attendance:

All students with perfect attendance for the last nine weeks of the school year will be put into a drawing. This includes no early check outs or tardies. We will have a drawing for one boy and one girl to win a Google Chromebook. Please be on the lookout for more information as to when the drawing will be held.

Academic Olympics & Mustang Math Camp:

Academic Olympics is coming to your child's classroom in May. Academic Olympics is a way to see your child shine!

Reserve your child's place for Mustang Math Camp!

June 5-8 Monday - Thursday
9a.m. to 12p.m. - entering 1st and 2nd
1p.m. to 4p.m. - entering 3rd and 4th

Each camp is $80 and includes a camp T- shirt. Pick up a brochure/application in the office or email for more information. It's going to be fun!

Education Excellence for LIFE Career Fair:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Life High School Waxahachie - 170 W. Butcher Road, Waxahachie, TX 75165

We are actively seeking EXCELLENT candidates to support our mission of training leaders by establishing strong academics, character training and a parenting program.

From Our Attendance Clerk:

Please make sure that you are turning in all excused notes in a timely manner. Be sure to include the child's legal name with homeroom teacher and a date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer Bueno at 469-552-9200 ext. 4208 or

Uniform Resale and Exchange:

April 24th from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm we will be having our Uniform Resale and Exchange. Remember that you can exchange up to 6 items and all items are $1 each. If you would like to donate any gently used school uniforms, you may do so in the front office.

From Our Nurse:

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees.

ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

Autism appears to have roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious sign of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.

Why is “Stimming” with autism so common? The term “Stimming” is short for self-stimulatory behavior, sometimes also called “stereotypic” behavior. In a person with autism, stimming usually refers to specific behaviors such as flapping, rocking, spinning, or repetition of words and phrases.

Stimming is almost always a symptom of autism, but it’s important to note that stimming is also a part of most people’s behavior patterns. If you’ve ever tapped your pencil, bitten your nails, twirled your hair, or paced, you’ve engaged in stimming.

Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of earlier diagnosis. Early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes.