Thursday Exchange

Thursday, September 12 , 2019

From The Principal

Our Big Kahuna fundraiser has come to a close! Thank you for participating with us in raising money for our school. We will keep you posted on the amount of money we end up raising and how it will be used for our students!

We had a great time last week at our first Coffee and Conversation with the Principal. If you didn't get to join us at our first one, our next one is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st, at 9:00. Come join us for a time of fellowship together and learn more about LifeLeader!

Thank you for your ongoing support of LSRO! We value and appreciate your partnership each and every day!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Shepherd

Calendar of Events

September 12: Big Kahuna Fundraiser Ends

September 16: GT Meeting

September 19: Life Touch Fall Pictures

September 23: No School/Staff Development

September 24: Anti-Bulling Week

September 27: $1 Jean Day

September 30: Book Fair

Perfect Attendance Incentives

Life School Red Oak would like to encourage our students to be in attendance each day to make sure they can “Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, Ready for Life.” We will hold a drawing at the end of each month for all students that have perfect attendance for that month. Students must have perfect attendance during the month, no absences, tardies, or early checkouts.There will be a prize for students that are in Kindergarten thru 3rd grade and a prize for students in 4th grade thru 6th grade. The prize winners will be announced during morning announcements and we will contact the parents/guardians to come by the office to pick up the prizes. Please see Pages 3-4 of the Student Handbook for the Attendance guidelines.

Prize for September: Drone


This week’s Leader Profile attribute is INFORMATION LITERACY.

When you are ready to learn you have the ability to efficiently and accurately locate information. You are able to evaluate the information and determine its worth, then use the information to achieve your goal. By doing these things you are using the leader attribute INFORMATION LITERACY.

This weeks “I will” statement:

“I will make sure that the information I use helps me to reach my goals.”

Standard-based Report Card


Our Standards-Based Report Card for students in Kindergarten-Second grade provides meaningful feedback so parents and teachers can track student progress toward mastery of key academic concepts, reflect upon strengths and weaknesses, and identify multiple pathways to deeper learning. To access Standards-Based Grading rubrics for each subject on the Life School website, please follow the directions below.

  • Go to
  • Click on Parent Resources
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click Standards- Based Report Cards
  • On the right side of the page, you will see a menu titled “Standard Based Report Cards.”
  • Click your student’s grade level
  • Choose the subject you would like to view (Please note there is an English and Spanish version)

Staff of the Month

Mrs. Wood is new to us this year and has brought her amazing positivity to our campus. She is an avid learner, currently working on her Korean skills; all while teaching English to students in China. She enjoys being outside, reading and writing music. Her and her husband are the proud parents of a 3 year old Maltese mix. Congratulations Mrs. Wood for being our Staff member of the Month!

Mrs. Lauren Rodarte is our August Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Rodarte came to us this year as one of our amazing Special Education teachers. She spent the past 4 ½ years as a Sped aide in Waxahachie ISD. She has been married for 15 years, has a 14-year-old son, and twin 10 year olds. She enjoys running and has ran a full marathon and 5 half marathons. We are so thankful for the dedication and compassion Mrs. Rodarte shows in her classroom each day.

GT District Parent Meeting

Life School Gifted & Talented Services

District Information Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019

Life School Central Office

132 E. Ovilla Rd Ste. A

Red Oak, TX 75154

6:00 pm

Information to include:

-Gifted/Talented as defined by the Texas Education Agency

-Life School GT referral and identification process

-Life School GT student services structure


Sept 12: Dallas Baptist University is our focus this week. This beautiful campus is located right here in the DFW area and focuses on Church ministries. The Patriots have a strong baseball program that develop several of its players into MLB stars. Our own Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs Scott and Mrs. Daugherty are proud alum for the DBU family. Visit for more information.