Laura Lee Newsletter
The Beehive Bulletin, October 22, 2023
Spotlight On Learning
This week's spotlight on learning focuses on Room 1, Mrs. Hanson's Classroom.
Students have been very busy in Room 1. They have been working on many new concepts in all subjects. In Math, students just finished unit 1 on scale drawings. Over the last month, they learned about scale factors and corresponding parts. They interpreted scaled drawings and studied the relationship between scaled and actual areas. We will begin our new unit on introducing proportional relationships on Monday. In ELA, we have been working on investigating characterization by thinking about the main character’s perspective. We are focusing on the main character by thinking about what they are doing, saying, or thinking and how it impacts their perspective. In Science, we recently finished a unit on electricity and magnetism in which students focused on the theory of an electrical current. They examined a comparison of conductive vs. nonconductive liquids and the relationship between electricity and magnetism. They demonstrated their understanding by creating slides and presenting them to the class. Room 1 is excited about the upcoming events and working on our class door for the contest.
Important Dates To Remember
Wednesday, October 25, 2023; 1:00 pm dismissal
Thursday, October 26, 2023; Picture Day
Friday, October 27, 2023; Reptile Nook - 12:30 pm
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
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.