Cardinal Connections

Here's what's happening at Life School Carrollton! #CHIRP

March 16th through March 20th

NEWS!

Welcome Back from Mrs. Villavaso

Welcome back from Spring Break! I missed each of you a great deal and continue to miss the smiles, hugs, and giggles as we move into a distance learning platform. I am hopeful this will not be a long-term situation but promise to make the best of it in the meantime. Below is information you may find helpful.


As we move into the week, please share pictures of learning that I can share on Facebook, in emails, or in newsletter format. I am still uncertain which platform will be the best but will try a variety of ways. I am also considering a parent meeting phone conference if the closure extends beyond this week. There is potential for the closure to extend beyond this week.


Please continue to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I have daily scheduled District meetings and will share information as it unfolds. I also know that the District will share information with our families as well.


As always, Life School Carrollton is here to serve your family and to journey through this unprecedented time.


#CHIRP,

Jennifer Villavaso

Principal

Distance Learning Site

Life School is committed to providing quality education and continued learning during times of extended closure. Based on the most recent information from TEA, we have learned that providing continuity of learning will help minimize the long-term impact on students and families. In an effort to not have additional make-up days or an extended school year, we are creating distance learning opportunities for our students.


We have an awareness that students’ education is paramount, but also acknowledge the diversity of family life situations and are sympathetic to the other demands that this unprecedented time is requiring of families, including differing levels of access to technology. During this time, we would like to partner with you and provide access and opportunities for your students to continue their learning each day at home.


To assist you in engaging in your student’s education, we have launched a Distance Learning website. Here you can explore the Distance Learning Resources or access grade-specific Distance Learning Activities.


Important Facts:


  1. The resources included on the website are meant to serve as a tool for families.
  2. There is not an expectation for assignments to be turned in at this time.
  3. We understand that everyone will not have the capacity to complete the activities or have immediate access to the website.
  4. We would like to encourage all parents to find at least 20-30 minutes to engage in math and reading activities each day, as the continuation of these subjects is critical for student success.
  5. We will continue to release additional activities throughout the week in these important subjects.


This site also gives us the beginning framework of a platform to extend our distance learning opportunities, should the closure continue beyond this week. We are developing plans and contingencies if that occurs and will communicate with you frequently throughout the week.

Food Services During Closure

We are working with Sodexo and Covenant Church to create a system to provide meal options for students in need. More information to come as it emerges, but I did want to share we are working to find a solution to this need.

Open Enrollment

We are still accepting applications for next school year. Open enrollment is still open. If you are wanting to enroll a younger sibling or know a family member or friend interested in enrolling, now is the time. Please let Ms. Mukendi know if you have any questions. We are here to help.


Apply Online

Email Ms. Mukendi

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Other Items Pending Due to Further Closure

Kindergarten Round Up 2020-2021

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March 30th- Kinder Celebration Picture (Likely to be canceled)

Our Kindergarten students will take pictures on March 30th in preparation for the end of Kindergarten. Traditionally, Kindergarten students at Life School take graduation pictures complete with cap and gown. Life Touch will provide the cap and gown for the picture. More information to come. I just wanted to give a heads up. Kindergarten Completion Celebration is scheduled for May 21st at 10 am.
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Kinder Celebration!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and we need your help. If you would like to volunteer to help brainstorm and plan the end of year Kinder Celebration, we would love to hear your ideas. If interested, please email Mrs. Lewis.

Half-Day and Parent Conferences

April 22nd is a half- day for students. The afternoon will be devoted to Parent-Teacher conferences. Teachers will reach out to schedule these conferences closer to the April 22nd date.

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for May 19. More information to come. This will be a great opportunity for parents to get involved and volunteer.

Uniform Reminder

Students must be in proper uniform daily unless notified differently by the school.

  • Pants are NAVY slacks. Slacks must be without holes.
  • A navy or red Life School logo shirt or white oxford Life School Logo shirt
  • Legging underskirts are allowed but should be a solid color.
  • Outwear worn inside the building should be a Life School sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket.


As students begin growing out of uniforms, our nurse would be grateful for any uniforms donated to the school closet.

Cardinal Sightings!

Upcoming Events

School Calendar

The campus calendar of events can be found on our homepage or at this link.

Life Finest Event- Canceled!

Life Finest Event at the Oak Cliff campus is canceled for this school year.