February 12, 2016
Dear LP Families:
We made it! Happy winter break! I hope your children have made it home safely and that you have something fun planned for the week ahead. By the looks of it, most kids were brining home LARGE amounts of Valentine's candy. I hope they share with you!
I have been spending a lot of time in the lunch room lately. Today I wished each grade level a safe and fun break and told them I hope they get outside to play! Oh, and they should do some reading, too. I recognized three classes for good behavior in the lunch room today, giving them each a "point" in the monthly class point challenge. Today's point-earning classes were Mrs. Gilfoy's class, Mrs. Jones' class, and Mr. Sereno's class. I hope to be able to continue to recognize positive behavior in the lunch room.
Enjoy the week!
February 15 - 19 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
February 22 - School Reopens
February 26 - End of marking period
March 5 - LP Talent Show
March 10 - Report Cards Sent Home
March 11 - Half Day of School for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Talent Show Auditions
With such short notice, there has been a second audition scheduled for the talent show. The first auditions are TONIGHT here at LP from 6:30 - 8:00. A second audition has been scheduled for Friday, February 26 at the same time.
The talent show will be on March 5 here in the LP Cafeteria at 6:30.
Parents of Fifth Graders - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Changes for the 2016 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA State Exams
The NYS Education Department informed us this week that this year's state tests will look a little different. While we knew the tests were being created by a different company (Questar), we learned a few other differences for the year.
The main changes:
1. Greater involvement of educators in the test development process.
2. Decrease in the number of test questions
3. A shift to untimed testing
Lori Fox - Speech Pathologist
Color - NONE
Holiday - Christmas
Flower - Lilac
Season - Summer
Children's Book - Bridge to Terabithia
Movie - White Christmas
Thing about Laurelton-Pardee - Teachers/students
If I could go anywhere, I would go to London, England.
I keep healthy by running.
Right now I am reading the biography of Mary Shelley's step-sister Claire Claimont.
If I had a magic wand, I would end world poverty.