La Costa Meadows Elementary School
Weekly Dolphin Blast
Week of December 11, 2022
Last week was a busy one and we had a wonderful turnout at our choir events and our first Family Coding and STEAM Night. I'd like to give a huge shoutout to Mr. Ball for his work with our choir and Mrs. Smith for all of her hard work in planning and facilitating our Family Coding and STEAM night. Our teachers rock!
Due to the increased travel and social interactions that often occur during school breaks, it is recommended that students and staff get tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to school following major breaks and holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, winter, spring). This week before we leave for Winter break, your child will receive a COVID-19 at-home test kit. Each test kit contains two tests. Please test your child on Monday, January 9th, prior to coming to school or the evening before.
If your child tests positive, please email the school health office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your child’s full name and the date they tested positive. If your child experienced symptoms prior to testing positive, please include the date of symptom onset and a list of the symptoms they experienced.
This week is our last week of school before we head out on winter break. As a reminder, there will be no school for students Monday, December 19th through Friday, January 6th. School will resume on Monday, January 9th.
It will be another busy week with the Cookie Exchange, Variety Show, Pajama Day, Polar Express Night, and Friday Flag Salute! Details for each event can be found below. In advance of our Variety Show I would like to express my appreciation to Mrs. Smith again, for all of her hard work in coordinating this favorite LCM event where our students have an opportunity to shine!
On behalf of the entire LCM staff, I'd like to wish our entire community Happy Holidays!
With Dolphin pride,
HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE- DECEMBER 13TH AND 14TH
LCM VARIETY SHOW: DEC 14TH
If your child is performing in the LCM Variety Show, our big performance is on December 14th at San Marcos High. Tickets for the show are reserved for performers' families, but extras may be available. Contact Susan.Smith@smusd.org
THE POLAR EXPRESS: DEC 15TH
Join us Thursday, December 15th for one of LCM's beloved holiday traditions: the reading of The Polar Express! Students can come cozy in jammies to the Multi Purpose Room and listen to holiday stories read aloud by our school Principal, Mrs. Bedard. Families can enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and some fun holiday activities at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Learn more
December Friday Flag Salute
Join us for our next Friday Flag Salute this Friday, December 16th. Parents attending Flag Salute may enter campus at 8:15 AM with their first through fifth grader(s), parents of TK students may enter at 8:15 AM with their children through the kindergarten gate, and parents of kindergarten students may enter at 8:30 AM with their children through the kindergarten gate.
Please note that for safety reasons younger siblings attending Flag Salute with their family may not play on the play structure before school or during Flag Salute. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this!
Our Choir will also be performing at this month's Flag Salute!
PTO will also have our coffee cart available for adults, along with with breakfast and snack options for kids. Bring a few bucks to donate, or send some cash along with your child (as well as the signed permission slip). Our PTO will have an additional table setup to purchase new winter beanies, LCM ornaments and more!
LCM DOLPHIN GEAR
Assistant Principal: Traci Barnhill