Eagle Newsletter

January 13, 2023

Message From the Principal

Dear Lake Tapps Parents,

By now, I'm sure you've heard about the principal search for Lake Tapps' next principal. The process will be thorough; staff, parents and community members will be able to give input.

Just to put all rumors or questions to rest, I have told Mr. Farmer that I won't be applying for the job. I love this school, your kids and this staff. However, I'm not sure I want to commit to five more years of working fulltime at this point in my life. I'm hoping to travel, enjoy my grandkids, and maybe even get back in shape! I am doing my level best to bring the school back into pre-COVID status around events, systems and routines, and to leave the school in shape so that the new principal can hit the ground running.

I am looking for a couple of parents or community volunteers to help me build a FEMA incident command system and outfit the school with the supplies we need to be prepared for a significant event such as an earthquake. (family reunion protocols, first aid, food, water, supplies to help with keeping people warm and dry, supports to help children emotionally through an event. If you're interested, or know someone who has skills we could tap into, please email me!

Have a safe weekend. See you on Tuesday!


Paula Bond

Upcoming Dates & Activities

Jan. 16th- Martin Luther King Day--> NO SCHOOL!

Jan. 19th- Session # 2 of after school club #2 (3:15-4:15)

Jan. 26th- Session # 2 of after school club #3 (3:15-4:15)

Jan. 30th- School Board Meeting 6pm

Feb. 2nd- Session # 2 of after school club #4 (3:15-4:15)

Feb. 9th- Music Night (Wilmer, Allen, Virnig & Rogers classes)

Feb.14th- 100th Day of school & Valentines Day! Dress like you are 100 years old!

Feb. 20th- President's Day--> NO SCHOOL!

Feb. 21-24th - Mid-Winter Break! NO SCHOOL!

Message from the School Counselor...

We continue to learn about and discuss honesty, our January character trait. Students have been sharing examples of why honesty is important, as well as times they have been honest, even if it was challenging.

From Character Strong: Let’s talk about what Honesty means when we are talking with others. Remember that Honesty means being truthful in what you say and do. Here are 3 things to remember when practicing Honesty with others. Think before you speak! 1. Is what I want to say the truth? 2. Is what I want to say Kind to others? 3. Is what I want to say helpful? What we say impacts others. Practice Honesty with Kindness this week!

I have enjoyed teaching in all classes over the last couple of months, focusing on anti-bullying with our Second Step curriculum, as well as emotions, calming techniques and our character traits. If you have questions or would like to check in about your student(s), please reach out!

Katie Leslie

LTES Counselor

School Attendance Information!

If your child is going to be absent, please call the LTES office before 9:00am on the day of the absence. If you are planning an extended absence for more than 3 days an extended absence form will be required to be turned in to the principal a week prior to the absence. .

LTES Office Number 253-862-6600

Information from our School Nurse...

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Lake Tapps Elementary.

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