Longhorn Stampede

(For 11/2/20 -11/6/20) Learn. Empower. Accept. Develop.

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Monday, 11/2 - Garden Day for 3rd Grade

Monday, 11/2 - 6pm-8pm Mobile Order Spirit Night at Montgomery Chick Fila

Tuesday, 11/3 - Student Holiday/Staff Development Day/Election Day

Friday, 11/6 - Modified Tribe Day - students will not mix across grade levels but will celebrate accomplishments

Tuesday, 11/10 - Picture Retakes

Tuesday, 11/10 - Progress Reports go home

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holidays

Tuesday, 12/8 Garden Day for 2nd Grade

7 Habits at Home: Habit 3 - Put First Things First

Ask your child to describe how “big rocks” can show us about this habit of highly effective people. If he or she cannot explain it or has forgotten, you can click to watch a 4 minute “Big Rocks” video by Stephen Covey on YouTube together. This powerful visual demonstration shows how we can intentionally prioritize the most important things in our life. Our dearest relationships, our integrity, our character and our health matter immensely. We can leave the pebbles and sand for later. Material possessions will not matter at the end of our lives.

Nurse Notes

Dear LSE Families,

LSE's Covid tracker has a bigger bar on our graph this week. We have spent much time investigating close contact here at LSE. It feels like we are in a new TV show in which no staff, students, or parents wanted to have a starring role: "CSI Lone Star- Covid Scene Investigators". We have found we are meticulous in our healthy habits of hand hygiene, disinfecting surfaces, social distancing when feasible and masking 4th-5th graders. We have also learned that our staff can do a few things better here at LSE to decrease close contact exposure. One practice some of our teachers will put in place is to have cloth face masks available for our PK-3rd graders to wear during small group lessons at the teacher table or when social distance is not feasible. We will write each student's name in each mask and store them in the classrooms. These masks will stay at school so it will be ready for the next time they are needed.

We have found LSE parents are meticulously health screening their kids daily, keeping their children home with contagious symptoms, scheduling and keeping doctor visits/ Covid testing and communicating with teachers or clinic about children's symptoms. Calling or emailing us to talk about any symptom that is not normal for your child to discuss the next step has been so important in keeping germs out of LSE! We appreciate that immensely! One practice however, we ask parents to begin, is to contact LSE about Covid symptoms that may be new to parents themselves. Their children will need to be quarantined if the parent has been exposed and begins having symptoms while waiting Covid test results. Another practice we ask parents, is to keep in mind any exposure to extended family or friends who then develop symptoms or test positive within 48 hours. Anyone in close contact with the friend or extended family member would need to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure.

With these new practices in place and continuing the habits all of us are already completing with excellence; we expect "CSI Lone Star" to be cancelled soon because it is sooooo boring!

Please see links below to MISD Covid tracker and MISD Covid health response for more details. Also, the clinic webpage has links to CDC info regarding quarantine vs isolation and guidelines for holiday celebrations.

Please contact me for any questions or concerns.




Monica Lemke, R.N.

LSE School Nurse


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