Larson Elementary

News You Can Use for December 7, 2022

A Note from Our Principal.....

Dear Larson Families,

It is hard to believe that our school year will soon be half over! As we wind down the second quarter and get ready for the winter break, I wanted to let you know how proud we all are of your kids! We have just finished Measures of Academic Growth (MAP) and Aimsweb testing. WOW! Our Larson Eagles are soaring high and making excellent gains. Thank you for working with your kids at home, encouraging/helping them read and practice their math facts. It really shows in their academic progress.

There are only four days of school the week of December 19th as Friday, 12/23 is a workday for teachers. We will be doing our annual Holiday Spirit Week, so dust off those jingle bells and prepare for some holiday fun! See below in the newsletter for more detailed information regarding each day’s theme.

A big SHOUT OUT for our FTA team that partnered up with staff to decorate our entry and hallways for the season. We appreciate you! THANK YOU. Mark your calendars; school starts back on January 9th after break and report cards will be available electronically on January 13th. If you have questions, please chat with your child’s teacher.

I personally hope each of you have a joy filled, restful and safe break. On behalf of the entire staff here at Larson--We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lisa Kwoka

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Holiday Spirit Week at Larson!

The week of December 19th - 22nd will be filled with lots of festive fun! Each day has a different holiday theme. Please join in on the holiday fun!
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Domino's "Raising Dough for Larson"

What's for dinner on Thursday, December 8th? PIZZA from Domino's! 10% of all sales on 12/8 will go to Larson to help fund enrichment programs and educational events for our AWESOME school!
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Winter break!

Winter break begins on Friday, December 23rd and goes through Friday, January 6th. December 23rd is a workday for teachers and staff. We look forward to seeing our students back at Larson on Monday, January 9th. Enjoy your break!

Calling All Elves...

The Elf Shelf Holiday Store is Back!

Elf Shelf has hand-picked items for students to buy as gifts for their families and friends. Elf Shelf shopping begins Monday, December 19th - Thursday, December 22nd (classes will be previewing the items the week of December 12th). Teachers choose shopping times for their classes, so please contact your child's teacher for specific shopping times.

Holiday Band/Choir Concert on December 15th!

Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm for our Band/Choir concert. Our hard-working band and choir students are looking forward to spreading some holiday cheer!

3rd Grade Holiday Performance on December 16th!

On Friday, December 16th students will get into the holiday spirit at the 3rd Grade Holiday Music Performance. Larson families are invited to attend one of the time slots that works for them:

10:10am - 4th and 5th Grade Classes /2:35pm - Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

Matsu Special Santa Program 2022

The Special Santa Program provides gifts for Valley children in need. Forms are available from our School Nurse, Mrs. Ramilo. Deadline to apply is December 16th.

If you would like to give to child in need, there are Santa tags on our Christmas tree in the lobby. Items collected will be delivered to the Santa Workshop by Mrs. Ramilo. For any questions or to request sign-up forms please call Mrs. Ramilo at 352-2305

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING! if your student is missing items, please have them check the Lost and Found at the front entrance of the school. We also have another lost and found located in the alcove by Room 101. Unclaimed items will be donated after winter break.

From the Nurse's Desk...

Nurse Ramilo is in need of gently used elementary student sized pants, shirts, socks, and underwear. All donations can be brought to the Nurse's Office. Thank you for your generosity.

A Note from Our School Counselor.......

As the holiday season approaches and the cold weather continues, we may find ourselves inside more, with the possibility of increased family time. The busy season ahead does not need to detract from quality time with loved ones. A simple and effective way to enhance communication is to reduce screen time, specifically with our phones. Technology has increased our ability to gain information but has potential for lessening our face to face connections.

A simple way to increase family conversations is to remove phones from family mealtime. Place phones and other devices away from the table, silence notification or place phones/devices in a box. Add some fun conversation or questions into your family gatherings. You can ask silly questions, fun questions or talk about interests you have and why you like them. With the holiday’s approaching you can talk about family traditions, what activities you would like to do and what you are excited about with the holidays.

Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to chat about how we can support your student. I can be contacted at 907-352-2312 or via email at

Casandra Saunders, MS - Mental and Behavioral Health Coordinator

Decking the Halls at Larson! Thank you FTA!

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  • December 8th - Domino's Pizza "Raising Dough for Larson Night"
  • December 15th - Choir/Band Concert at 6:30pm
  • December 16th - 3rd Grade Holiday Performance at 10:10am and 2:35pm
  • December 19th - 22nd - Holiday Spirit Days
  • December 19th - 22nd - Elf Shelf Holiday Store
  • December 22nd - Quarter 2 Ends
  • December 23rd - Work Day for Teachers/Staff - NO SCHOOL for students
  • December 23rd - January 6th - Winter Break
  • January 9th - Back to School!

Happy Holidays from the Larson Family to Yours!

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