Lake Air Montessori Monday Memo

May 16, 2016

This week is Peace Camp Week!

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Be Peace, Teach Peace

Our theme at Lake Air Montessori this year is "Be Peace, Teach Peace". We will discuss ways to make the world a more peaceful place, feature events that celebrate peace, or introduce you to remarkable people who are creating peace in the world today. We encourage you to share these ideas with your family, your children, your students, your neighbors, even with strangers. If we all work at it, we can make the world a more peaceful place—one person at a time.

What is Peace Camp?

Peace Camp is the culminating service project prepared by the middle school students. This year's theme is focused on Global Citizenship. Students will learn about the global water crisis, education around the world, fight against hunger, global peace efforts and awareness for different cultures. Middle school students lead younger students during their Peace Camp day in a variety of activities and learning opportunities. Please be sure to ask your student what they learned during Peace Camp! See the dates below to find their scheduled day.

Morning Drop Off Procedures

For the safety of all students, staff and families please abide by the following procedures:
  • There is NO stopping in the middle of the parking lot.
  • Use the drop-off lanes as much as possible.
  • Please stay in your car and move up while in the drop-off lane.
  • Parents who choose to drop students off in the parking lot will need to park and have your student use the crosswalk.

Big Decisions

Waco ISD will be providing the board-approved Big Decisions comprehensive abstinence plus sexuality education curriculum in 7th and 9th grade science classes during the week of May 16 to May 20. If you wish to have your children Opt-Out of the program, contact your campus via phone, email or note.

You may view the program curriculum online. Click here.

Parent Involvement Surveys

Please take a moment to complete the parent involvement survey. Your input helps make LAMM a better place for students to succeed! This same survey was also sent home on paper. You only need to complete one survey.



AVID Strategy of the Week

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy you can incorporate into your classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.

This week's strategy is the Team Huddle. The team huddle is a great way to get kids up and moving. Lively music is suggested and this can be an indoor or outdoor activity. Play the music, students move freely throughout the space to the music. When the music stops the facilitator calls out a number...teams huddle in this number and share on the topic that the facilitator calls out.

Click here for link to handout.

Click Here to Register for Free Tarleton Grad Course!!

EDTC 538: Principles of Instructional Design & Technology will be offered online for free this Summer II session (May 30th – June 30th).

This Week and Beyond!

Monday, May 16th
  • Peace Camp (Primary) Please see email on schoolhouse for schedule specifics.
  • Grades 3-5 EOY Rigby Begins
  • Jazz Band After School Party (3:30-5:30)
  • Summer school resumes (3:15-4:30)

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Peace Camp (Lower El) Please see email on schoolhouse for schedule specifics.
  • Field Trip (4th grade) Texas Ranger Museum
  • Adopt a School Meeting - 1pm
  • PreK Roundup (5:30-7pm)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Peace Camp (Upper El) Please see email on schoolhouse for schedule specifics.
  • Field Trip (Kinder) Baylor
  • Faculty Meeting
  • PreK Roundup (5:30-7pm)
  • All parent involvement surveys need to be returned

Thursday, May 19th

  • All library books due...library end of year inventory begins
  • GT Impact Your World Projects Showcase (5:30pm)
  • LAMM Band Spring Concert (6:30pm)

Friday, May 20th

  • GCAP Mixed Bags Fundraiser final day
  • 2016 LAMM Choir Talent Show (1:15pm in the cafeteria) presentation for intermediate and MS classes
  • Campus get together (please see details in teacher's lounge)

Monday, May 23rd

  • Middle School Adventure Trip
  • GT Screener to be completed (1st grade students)
  • K-2 Sight Words Assessment
  • PK/K Alpha Letter Names/Sounds Assessment

Tuesday, May 24th

  • Middle School Adventure Trip
  • GT Screener to be completed (1st grade students)

Wednesday, May 25th

  • Middle School Adventure Trip (return to school at 5pm)

Thursday, May 26th

  • Kinder Crossing Over (6:30pm)

Friday, May 27th

  • EOY Rigby Due
  • 8th grade Crossing Over (6:30pm)
  • Last day of summer school

Monday, May 30th

  • School Holiday-Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Field Day (PK-3rd grade)
  • GCAP Chipotle Night (eat at Chipotle to support the GCAP students' fundraising efforts)

Wednesday, June 1st

  • Field Day (4th-8th grade)
  • Last Day of School (1/2 day)-Students released at noon
  • Yeargan's class party at 9:30am

EdCampHOT Registration is now open!!

EdcampHOT is a FREE eduevent that you don't want to miss. It will be an opportunity to share and learn about some of the exciting and innovative strategies that are being used in classrooms today. If you would like to know more about edcamps and what they are all about, check out this video...

Doors will open at 7:30 am and breakfast will be available.

Hope to see you there!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

WHERE: Midway High School - 8200 Mars Drive, Waco, TX 76712

Register at:

Lake Air Montessori PDS

We invite you to connect with us!

Principal: Stephanie Tankersley

Assistant Principal: Rachel Hannah

Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Phillips