Laura Lee Newsletter
The Beehive Bulletin, October 29, 2023
Spotlight On Learning
This week's spotlight on learning focuses on Room 2, Mrs. Foster's Classroom.
Hello from room 2! We're loving the change in seasons and everything fall! The students had fun working to make our classroom door a colorful and spooky scene. In math we're continuing to work on learning out multiplication tables. The students have aced their 0,1,2, and 3 times table quizes! We'll master the 4s in November. We're also wrapping up our first unit in math with a quiz this week and will begin learning the properties of place value with multiplication and division. In ELA we're working on writing in a variety of different ways. The students are gaining confidence in writing and have been taking chances and exploring their skills when working on different pieces. We've been reading every day and are filling up our reading logs! It's great to see their love of reading growing! In science we're continuing through our unit on motion. We're learning related vocabulary and have done several interesting experiments! The students also just aced their first social studies quiz! We're excited about the new season and are looking forward to all of the fall holidays and activities!
Important Dates To Remember
Tuesday, October 31, 2023; Halloween Happenings
Wednesday, November 1, 2023; 1:00 pm dismissal
Tuesday, November 7, 2023; No School for students - Election Day, PD Day for staff
Wednesday, November 8, 2023; 1:00 pm dismissal
Friday, November 10, 2023; No School - Veterans' Day Observed
Wednesday, November 15, 2023; 1:00 pm dismissal
Tuesday, November 21, 2023; School Thanksgiving Celebration
Wednesday, November 22, 2023; Early Release
Thursday, November 23, 2023; Thanksgiving - No School
Friday, November 24, 2023; Thanksgiving Recess - No School
Here are the daily affirmations for this week:
Monday: I can do better next time.
Tuesday: I am capable of so much.
Wednesday: Everything will be ok.
Thursday: I believe in myself!
Friday: I am proud of myself.
LPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council
(Sped PAC) is an organization run by parents of children receiving special education services through the Lowell School Department. It was created to share information about special education and promote understanding between parents and the school department.
Below is a link to the SPED PAC newsletter with dates of meetings for the school year 2023-2024. All meetings are on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm. The meetings are being held remotely.
The McLean School Consultation Service
The Lowell Public Schools has begun a partnership with McLean Hospital.
The McLean School Consultation Service is excited to announce our second annual “Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series.”
For the 2023-2024 academic year, we will be hosting 7 free parent webinars presented by McLean clinical experts. The topics will focus on childhood suicidality/self-harm, childhood irritability, pediatric anxiety disorders and OCD, navigating the mental health system for youth in crisis, supporting non-binary and transgender youth, and partnering with schools for youth services and supports.
Where can I access the parent webinars?
All information (topics, dates, zoom links) for the 7 parent webinars can be found here: https://healthcare.partners.org/streaming/Live/McLean/McLean_SCS.html
Note: You will use this website to access ALL live and recorded webinars throughout the year. Please bookmark it!
When does the parent series kick-off?
September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. Next week, Wednesday, September 13th 12-1pm, Dan Dickstein, M.D., FAAP, McLean Hospital Chief and Director of Research of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will present “Addressing the National Emergency of Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Children and Teens.”
1. Who can attend?
All parents of school aged children K-12 and all school staff in your school district are invited to attend. We kindly ask that you do not distribute the website link outside of your school district.
2. If I can’t make the live webinar, where can I watch the recorded webinar?
All live and recorded webinars will be hosted on the same website link. The recorded webinars will found on the “On Demand” logo. Please allow up to one week from date of presentation for the recorded version to be uploaded.
3. Do I need to pre-register?
No pre-registration is required for the webinars.
4. Are there Q & A time for each presenter?
Yes! Each presenter will provide content for roughly 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes for available questions from the chat.