Lion's Roar

October 30, 2020

Mark Your Calendars!

November 11 - Veteran's Day, No School

November 18 - HSC Meeting @ 7:00pm

November 20 - Spirit Day! Dress your Fanciest

November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break--No School

USD Reopening Plans

Superintendent Denise Coleman shared an update regarding Union School District’s reopening efforts. You can view the presentation slides here.

USD is currently in Stage 2 of the reopening stages, providing instruction and distance learning support on campuses for small groups in addition to distance learning.

In the coming month, we will begin to transition to in-person instruction with the goal of having students back on campus for in-person instruction in January. TK-1st grade students will begin in December with Meet and Greet sessions during which students will have a chance to meet their teacher in person and learn the routines of campus.

USD will be following all health and safety requirements established by the State and County Health departments and outlined in the district’s approved Reopening Guide.

Super PAWS Video from Meklit

Each month, teachers will nominate students who are showing Super PAWS during distance learning. This month, Mrs. Talley nominated her student Meklit for always working hard, being in good spirits and spreading positivity during Zooms. Please join me in congratulating her! She led the school in the Upstander Pledge today. Below is a link to the video.

Mrs. Lopez Office Hours - (Thursday Only this Week) Topic - Reopening Open Discussion

Thursday from 12:00-1:00:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 0370 2089

Passcode: 431713

Lietz Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!

What a contest! We had over 90 entries this year! Thank you to those who participated and voted! Submissions were so creative and thoughtful! Below are our winners.

  • Scariest Pumpkin: Number 22 (Raia H. - 1st Grade)
  • Funniest Pumpkin: Number 24 (Will D. - 4th Grade)
  • Most Creative Pumpkin : Number 71 (Akash - 2nd Grade and Anjali - Kinder)
  • Weirdest Pumpkin: Number 20 (Roxanna J. - 5th Grade)
  • Cutest Pumpkin: Number 13 (Caroline B. - 3rd Grade)
  • Overall Winner: Number 12 (Edward R. - Kindergarten)

Chef's Morning Out - Nov. 8 (8-11am)

Take a morning off and enjoy delicious bagels, spreads and bagel sandwiches, while raising funds for the Lietz HSC. You can choose your items from the full menu the morning of, however pre-orders are suggested. Pre-order at

Highlights from Halloween Supply Pick Up

Report Cards

Teachers are currently preparing report cards and you should be receiving them via email between November 6-10 from your child’s teacher. To review our report card information and FAQ and to learn about our new performance indicator, E “embedded”, please reference this page on our district website:

From Lietz HSC

Please be sure to register on our website and subscribe to stay up-to-date on HSC events.

Reminder: our first Box Tops contest ends this Friday, October 30. Check out our website for details! Top student AND staff entry will receive a MYSTERY GIFT CARD!

Our next HSC General Meeting is Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

School-Wide Spirit Days

Once per month, we will celebrate our Lietz Pride together, by dressing up with a spirit theme. On these days, I will send out a special announcement, which will include one of our very own Lietz students leading us in our Lietz Upstander Pledge. Each month, a teacher will nominate one of their students, who has been showing their PAWS during distance learning, to take on this leadership role! So don't forget to show your PAWS wherever you go!

Spirit Dates and Themes:

10/30: Dress up for Halloween!

11/20: Fancy Pants Day (Pull out those ties and and faux fur!)

12/18: Hawaiian Day

1/29: Crazy Hair Day

2/26: Sport Your Favorite Sporting Team Day

3/19: Decade Day

4/23: We're Outta This World Day (Think Outer Space!)

Spirit Day photos will be featured in our newsletter and on our website!

Useful Resources

National Parent Teacher Association Learning Guides

Find out what your child will be learning at each grade level.