Lake Air Montessori Monday Memo

May 9, 2016

No Summer School This Week

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Be Peace, Teach Peace

Our theme at Lake Air Montessori this year is "Be Peace, Teach Peace". We will discuss ways to make the world a more peaceful place, feature events that celebrate peace, or introduce you to remarkable people who are creating peace in the world today. We encourage you to share these ideas with your family, your children, your students, your neighbors, even with strangers. If we all work at it, we can make the world a more peaceful place—one person at a time.

STAAR Testing This Week

  • Monday, May 9 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 math and 5/8 math retesting if needed

  • Tuesday, May 10 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 reading and 5/8 reading retesting if needed

  • Wednesday, May 11 - STAAR gr. 5, 8 science (makeup testing as needed)

  • Thursday, May 12 - STAAR gr. 8 social studies (makeup testing as needed)

Please do NOT schedule any medical or off campus student appointments for testing days until after 12:30PM when STAAR testing will be over for most students.

Due to security reasons, the campus will be closed to all lunch visitors during STAAR testing.

AVID Strategy of the Week

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy you can incorporate into your classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.

This week's strategy is the stretch journal. This tool can be used as a reflection tool for both writers and emerging writers. Writers would be expected to state their reflection in complete sentences or words, whereas non-writers could draw pictures of their understandings. The best portion of the stretch journal is asking students to think about how they can apply what they have learned. Without application, true learning has not taken place.

Here is a link to a printable for Stretch Journal

Click Here to Register for Free Tarleton Grad Course!!

EDTC 538: Principles of Instructional Design & Technology will be offered online for free this Summer II session (May 30th – June 30th).

This Week - May 9-13

Monday, May 9th
  • STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 math and 5/8 math retesting if needed

  • Kinder CLI Engage Soc/Emotional Screener begins

Tuesday, May 10th

  • STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 reading and 5/8 reading retesting if needed
  • LAMM Parent Involvement Surveys sent home (please return by May 18th)

Wednesday, May 11th

  • STAAR gr. 5, 8 science (makeup testing as needed)
  • Money due for Adventure Trip
  • K-2 EOY Rigby begins

Thursday, May 12th

  • STAAR gr. 8 social studies (makeup testing as needed)
  • Progress Reports sent home
  • AVID Site Team Meeting

Friday, May 13th

  • Genius Hour Field Trip to Ft. Worth Zoo (leave campus at 8am)
  • Decades Dance (middle school, grades 6-8)

Coming Up!!

Monday, May 16th
  • Peace Camp (Primary)
  • Grades 3-5 EOY Rigby Begins

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Peace Camp (Lower El)
  • Field Trip (4th grade) Texas Ranger Museum
  • PreK Roundup (5:30-7pm)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Peace Camp (Upper El)
  • Field Trip (Kinder) Baylor
  • PreK Roundup (5:30-7pm)

Thursday, May 19th

  • GT Impact Your World Projects Showcase (5:30pm)
  • LAMM Band Spring Concert (6:30pm)

Friday, May 20th

  • LAMM Choir Talent Show (1-2pm)

Monday, May 23rd

  • Middle School Adventure Trip
  • K-2 Sight Words Assessment
  • PK/K Alpha Letter Names/Sounds Assessment

Tuesday, May 24th

  • Middle School Adventure Trip

Wednesday, May 25th

  • Middle School Adventure Trip

Thursday, May 26th

  • Kinder Crossing Over

Friday, May 27th

  • EOY Rigby Due
  • 8th grade Crossing Over

Monday, May 30th

  • School Holiday-Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Field Day (PK-3rd grade)

Wednesday, June 1st

  • Field Day (4th-8th grade)
  • Last Day of School (1/2 day)-Students released at noon

EdCampHOT Registration is now open!!

EdcampHOT is a FREE eduevent that you don't want to miss. It will be an opportunity to share and learn about some of the exciting and innovative strategies that are being used in classrooms today. If you would like to know more about edcamps and what they are all about, check out this video...

Doors will open at 7:30 am and breakfast will be available.

Hope to see you there!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

WHERE: Midway High School - 8200 Mars Drive, Waco, TX 76712

Register at:

Lake Air Montessori PDS

We invite you to connect with us!

Principal: Stephanie Tankersley

Assistant Principal: Rachel Hannah

Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Phillips