The Lackamas Lightning Strike
Home of the Lightning... Learn Lead Succeed
Message from the Principal
I'm so excited that we are moving into Spring. Teachers are eager to talk on an individual level with you during conferences, 3/31, 4/1, and 4/2.
There are 51 instructional days left in the school year. Teachers are making every minute count by making strong connections with students, focusing on the highest leverage learning goals, and administering ongoing formative assessments/progress monitoring to move learning forward at a rapid pace! We are excited to watch our students grow in the last quarter of the year. We have so much to celebrate because of your support and collaboration with us to keep accelerating student learning.
We are looking forward to being able to have more celebrations at school and continue our traditions. Moving forward we will celebrate our students of the month the first week of the month on their days here.
We want you to continue to reach out when you experience something that is tough or something you would like to celebrate so we can be a supportive resource in finding solutions. Thank you for sharing your amazing children with us.
Hybrid Instruction in Action
March Meet & Beep!!!
You Still Have Time!!! Virtual Conference Scheduling
Hybrid Book Fair Open Online & In Person
All online orders will be sent home with hybrid students and for remote students they will be put in their supply pick-up bags or upon request, picked up at the office. All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards. Online ordering will begin April 14th!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to check out the Book Fair in person when you come to pick up meals on Wed 4/14 and 4/21! It will be open all day from 9am-3pm.
STEMKAMP for Students Entering 3rd-8th Grade
Child Protective Unit
Student Participation on Remote Days
Lackamas is so excited seeing your student's progress during hybrid learning. We want to remind students and families that on the remote days of the week, when your student is not on campus, there are assignments and Zoom morning meetings they are expected to complete. Email your student's teacher if you need to get a copy of their schedule.
Remember our March Madness, Off-the-Court, Class Competition results will be announced in the beginning of April! We've had great attendance this month. The classroom with the best attendance percentages receives a virtual class party in April with Mrs. Wendy!!!
Covid Testing Site for YCS Students
The testing site is open daily (M-F) from 10am – 12pm in the district office parking lot. If an enrolled student needs to be tested, they can drive up. We highly recommend they pre-register to make the experience quicker and prevent personal information being shared in a public space.
Clothes Needed for the Health Room
Transfers & Nonresident Requests for 21-22
If you live outside the Lackamas attendance area, now is the time to renew your Transfer Request for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check out "Within District Transfer" and "Nonresident Choice Transfer Request" for more information.
Yelm Community Relief
Community members may direct donations to any America’s Credit Union (ACU) branch and online at: https://paypal.me/ACUFoundation?locale.x=en_US, with the notation that it is for the “Yelm Community Relief Fund”. ACU will then provide the funds to “Together!” for distribution based on applications for assistance through this on-line form https://forms.gle/fz4HS5LZuHuk6MF57
There have been almost 100 applicants, but a lot of funds are still needed in order to help everyone in need. Any amount you can donate will make a great impact for the residents in our community. As always stay tuned and stay healthy!
Anchored Families - Supporting Your Child's Emotional Well-Being
We will be drawing for a family dinner night at the end of April for families who have taken this course. Sign up today each module is an entry into the drawing. Sending Mrs. Perez a review is an extra bonus ticket for the drawing. email@example.com.
Young Readers Choice Nominated Books in Videos Below
The YRCA nominees book talks are in the videos linked below. These are from the Junior division, grades 4-6. The four videos pair two books and each run about 7-10 minutes. We hope that a young reader may find something appealing to read. All books and some audiobooks are available in the catalog of the Timberland Regional Library TRL Search. Many of the titles are also available in eBook or eAudio Timberland Regional Library - OverDrive.
The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Granted by John David Anderson
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson
Wings of Fire. The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland ; adapted by Barry Deutsch and Rachel Swirsky (Graphic Novel)
Congratulations Ms. Lipper and Mrs. Ward
Bag O' Books from South Sound Reading
Calling all families in need of books! The South Sound Reading Foundation's Bag O' Books service allows individual families to order books for all members of their family, including babies, teens, and adults. This service is available to all families in Thurston and Mason counties. Once you order books, our team members will pack it based on the interests and reading levels you report and notify you through email or phone when your books are ready for pick-up. Books will be available for pick-up at our office in Lacey and the WSU 4-H extension in Shelton. To order books, please visit our website and click the link that corresponds with your county: https://www.southsoundreading.org/services/
Virtual 5K to Help Feed Kids in Our Community
Digital Flyer Board
Community organizations can upload flyers into Peachjar, and parents will receive digital flyers regarding school and community resources through email. All flyers will be available at any time on the Yelm Community Schools digital flyer board. You can manage your account preferences by logging into your account using the login information provided in the email.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is Back!
Get money for meals missed by students at school this school year. There is no need to apply. Eligible families will get their benefits in the mail this March.
What do you need to do? It’s easy – just make sure your address is up to date with us in Skyward Family Access.
Click above for Family Access - check your student's information, fill out the daily health survey and see their attendance.
PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587
Tech Help Desk
Frequently Asked Questions
Contacting the Office
Office is open 7:00am - 3:15pm
If you need to stop by the school please come between 7:30am-3:00pm, pull up out front of the main building and honk. You are also welcome to knock on the front door and we will be happy to help you there as well. Social Distancing Required
New school hours: 8:00am - 2:30pm
PTO Recycling Programs to raise funds for Lackamas
Lackamas is going GREEN! The PTO has chosen a couple recycling programs for the school to participate in.
When: Recycle drop off will be on Monday's during lunch pick-up 11:30-1pm and at the monthly Meet and Beeps.
A recycling program that awards points per pound of recycling materials that turn into a money donation to the school once enough points are collected. We will begin by recycling juice pouches, Bunch O Ballons products and packaging, and Febreeze cartridges and packaging. Will continue all year!
Trex.com - The Plastic Recycling Challenge
Every year hundreds of schools across the nation compete against each other to recycle the most plastic film. In addition to providing a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of recycling, Trex will happily donate a high-performance composite bench to the winning school, and bestow honorary awards to every school that participates.
- The challenge begins each year on America Recycles Day, November 15, and lasts until April 15
- Winners are announced on Earth Day
Done specifically through the PTO. We will be turning all the crayons into something new to give back to students. We are accepting all kinds of crayons, broken and whole.
Amazon Smile Program
RAISE MONEY WHILE SHOPPING
Amazon Smile - an automatic way to support Lackamas Elementary
- You will need to select Lackamas PTO as your charity, ID 9215319235
- With every eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Be sure to bookmark it! http://smile.amazon.com
- News Flash!!! - Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon shopping app for Android users!
- In the latest version of the app, go to View Settings and select Amazon Smile. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
Questions? Email LackamasPTO@outlook.com
Box Tops Made Easy!
BOX TOPS MADE EASY!
Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app
- HOW IT WORKS - BUY BOX TOPS PRODUCTS!
- SCAN YOUR RECEIPT - Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
- WHAT ABOUT BOX TOPS STILL ON PACKAGES??
- You can still clip them and send them to school!
- Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production.
- Send any unexpired clipped Box Tops to school with your student or drop it in the PTO box just outside the office.
- EVERY BOX TOP HELPS! - EARN CASH FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
- Lackamas has earned $200 so far this year! Can you help us double it?
Questions? Email LackamasPTO@outlook.com
THANK YOU TO OUR YCS BUSINESS PARTNERS!
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