Colt Connection

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We've made it through our first two weeks of our new instructional model and things are going well! If your child is learning at school, they've been rock stars - they work hard, they monitor social distance as best they can, and they are champs at mask wearing! If your child is learning at home, they are engaging, asking questions, and giving their best effort. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning experience, reach you to your child's teacher and schedule a time to check in with him/her. We are all learning together!

Halloween is around the corner. I know we were all so excited when we realized that Halloween was on a Saturday this year...but so much has changed! Even though things might be different for your child this year, we want to celebrate Halloween the best we can!

Our PTC is hosting a pumpkin carving contest (with prizes!). See the flier below!

At school, we are going to host a costume dress up day on Friday, 10/30. However, there are some 'rules' that all of our staff and families must abide by to keep it safe for everyone:

  • staff and students cannot bring treats, goody bags or items to share with their classmates
  • costumes are encouraged as long as they meet our dress code (page 11 here) - please be thoughtful about not wearing overly scary costumes - a reminder that we have kiddos on campus as young as 4 years old!
  • COVID protection face coverings (masks) are required
  • full face masks (think Iron Man masks) are not appropriate for school, and students will be asked to remove them and wear a COVID protection mask instead
  • face makeup and crazy hair is also okay on this special day
  • students must be able to use the restroom independently while in their costume
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This Week's Most Important Thing - Our Library is Open Online!

Miss Espinoza, our new librarian, has been hard at work getting her library up and running for students to check out books! You can access the library collection and reserve books in two ways:

  1. visit the library page at > Students tab > Library subtab
  2. click on the LCES Library link in Clever

In person learners can check out books online and they'll be delivered to their teacher. interCONNECT learners can check out books online and they'll be left in the office for families to pick up. There is a book drop by the library doors and in front of the office for easy book return.

Mindfulness Corner - Identifying our Feelings

If you are looking for ways to relax before school, during a break, or after school, check out our virtual calming corner and other mindfulness resources plus helpful tips for parents to support their child's anxiety - click here!

During our weekly announcements, we visit the Colt Neighborhood to build our toolkit of resources. Recently, we have been talking about how to pay attention to our feelings. We discussed labeling feelings such as happy, sad, mad, etc. This week we discussed how sensations are the physical feelings inside and outside our body that help us figure out how we are feelings. A great book to help kids understand the difference between sensations and feelings (& how they go together) is Listening To My Body. There is a recorded version of this book below that you can read/watch with your child!

You can check out all of our "Colt Neighborhood" videos on our website anytime - look for the diffused lights (see image to the right) on the main page of our website or click here!

Listening to My Body By Gabi Garcia

Non-School Days & District Calendar Links


  • CANCELLED - Mon., 11/2: Staff Work Day / WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL on 11/2
  • Wed., 11/11: Veteran's Day / no school
  • Mon., 11/16-Fri., 11/20: Conference Week (watch for details in late October!)
  • Mon., 11/23-Fri., 11/27: Thanksgiving Break / no school
  • Mon., 12/21-Mon., 1/4: Winter Break / no school
  • Mon., 1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
  • Fri., 2/12-Mon., 2/15: Mini February Break / no school
  • Fri., 3/26: Public Safety (PS) Day*
  • Mon., 3/29-Fri., 4/2: Spring Break / no school
  • Mon., 4/5: Public Safety (PS) Day*
  • Mon., 5/31: Memorial Day / no school
  • Fri., 6/11: Last Day of School

*Fri., 3/26 and Mon., 4/5 are Public Safety (PS) Days - PS days are non student and non teacher word days unless they are needed as make-up days for prior Public Safety closures (smoke, power outages, etc...)


You can find the district calendars for 2020-21 and 2021-22 here.

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The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.