THE Leadership Academy School News
May 7, 2023
Hello Leadership Academy Parents,
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, there has been a national movement to bring awareness to mental health. Attached below you will find information between mental health and mental illness and tips to help your child should you see any signs. With young children, mental health can exhibit differently from adults. More information on the flyer below regarding what to look for. If you have need more support, our counselor, Mrs. Flores, is ready to help. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your voice matters!! Please help our site collect data of the parent perspective by taking the California Healthy Kids Survey. You can click: Parent Survey- California Healthy Kids
Jog a Thon Rewards this week
Our last reward event will occur this week. Lunch with Coco will be held on Wednesday. Students who raised $100+ will be invited to attend. Students should bring their own lunch and will be treated to an ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Thank you for your generous support of our Jog a Thon!
2-19 - California State Testing for Grades 3-5
17 - School Site Council 2:30 in the library
8-12 - Teacher Appreciation Week (Please see donation opportunity below!)
25 - Leadership Day
25 - Open House
29 - No School - Memorial Day
31 - PTA Association Meeting
Topic: THE Leadership Academy PTA Association Meeting
Time: May 31, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 731 0422 6194
6 - 9:00AM 5th grade promotion
6 - 12:15PM - Kindergarten promotion
7 - Last Day of School (Minimum Day)
Teacher Appreciation Week DONATIONS NEEDED!!
We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 8- May 12. Our AWESOME PTA will be putting together some yummy events for our staff:
Please help by donating!
Friday, May 12 - Staff Treats (items due to the office by Thursday, May 11)
The Vista Strawberry Festival is May 28 in Downtown Vista with the Strawberry Run as the main event. There will be a 1/4 mile, 1 mile, and 5K run. Join the Vista community and use the code on the flier for a $10 discount.
California State Testing
California State Testing
From May 2 - May 19, children in grade 3-5 will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, which are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.
In order to ensure success, please make sure that your student:
Eats a good breakfast
Attends school on time, everyday
Goes to bed early
Why is this test important?
This test was created with teacher input to…
Measure how well your child has mastered the skills and content in mathematics and English language arts at his or her grade level
Align with the instruction that takes place in the classroom everyday
Assess critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem solving skills, which are needed for success in college and a 21st century career.
What should I expect after my student takes the test?
A report will be mailed home that shows how students are doing in each area and where they need help. Depending on the student’s needs, teachers can use this information to provide targeted help to students to address their needs.
But remember, the results from this test aren’t meant to tell the whole story. Your child’s scores are meant to be one of several ways for you and your child’s teacher to see how your student is progressing in school. Test scores, along with student report cards and teacher’s observations of your child’s performance in the classroom, are used together to form a complete picture of your child’s achievement.
Where can I learn more?
I also encourage you to take a look at a practice test for your child’s grade level. The practice tests are posted on the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. To find out more details about the Smarter Balanced test, visit http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca.
It’s that time of year that our 3rd-5th graders will taking the CAASPP state test.
In order to make sure our students stay energized and refuel we are asking for donations
of the following to provide a healthy snack.
Donations can be brought your child's 3rd - 5th Grade teacher.
Thank you for your continued support to make our students successful,
Elevo After School Program
We are pleased to welcome a new after school program onto our campus. If you have already enrolled, you should have received an acceptance letter or a "waiting list" letter. The program will continue to enroll students as staff become available.
This program is run by a company called Elevo. They are handling all registration. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
This program will include academic and enrichment classes.
- The program is free to families
- Offered to students in grades TK to 5
- Open Monday - Friday until 5:30 PM
- Continues to the last day of school
- Begins on January 11, 2023
- Space is limited. If more students sign up than space available, priority will be given to students based on need.
- The company Elevo will be contacting families to confirm enrollment in the coming weeks.
- Elevo is responsible for the program and can answer questions. This is a new partnership. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the flyer below for more information:
To register your child, click the following link:
If you prefer, you may register on a paper copy which is available in the office.
Space is limited and for any questions, please email email@example.com
YMCA - Camp is Calling!
The Mottino YMCA is just a few miles away from our campus in Oceanside. They offer a variety of specialty camps all summer long. The hours are 8:00AM - 4PM with extended care available, if needed. Financial assistance is available through their scholarship program.
Click on the link HERE for more information.
Please contact Gage with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
760 758 0808 ext 1922
Parking Lot Safety
The safety of our students is our number one priority!
I would like to call your attention to the following safety requests:
1. Please drive slowly in our parking lot (5mph).
2. Please do not use your cell phone while driving through our parking lot.
3. Please pull forward as far as you can in the car line so cars behind you can come forward.
4. Please follow directions of our Safety Patrol (students) and adult monitors at all times.
5. Please use the crosswalk at all times.
6. When walking with your students in the parking lot, please make sure you are monitoring their presence at all times.
7. When backing out, please be mindful of pedestrians and other vehicles.
7. Students should be supervised by an adult at all times in the upper parking lot. This lot is for parked cars only; There is no student pick up or drop off in the upper lot (SPED only).
Our student yearbook team has been working very hard to create a memorable memento for the year. They are on sale now for $30! There is a limited number so please get yours early! You can bring cash to the office with the flyer that was sent home or pay online using the QR code below.
New COVID Decision Tree
Covid guidelines have changed. Please see the new document released on February 28, 2023 below
Community Feedback on Services for Students
Every school district in the state of California is required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to outline the actions and services that will support student academic, social, and behavioral achievement. We call our LCAP the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation. The LCAP must go through an annual revision process to ensure that students, parents, teachers, and staff members have the opportunity to provide feedback on the current actions and services and to make suggestions for additional actions and services that students need to reach their full potential as learners. We are hosting community forums and a district-wide survey to capture this feedback. Please see the information below to share your voice and engage in our annual LCAP revision process.
Virtual Community Forum - March 1st from 5:30-6:30 pm, Click HERE for a Zoom link
In-Person Community Forum - March 7th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Vista Innovation Center
T.H.E. Leadership Academy as a Community School
T.H.E. Leadership Academy will be applying to be a Community School in the 23-24 school year. We are excited for the opportunity to be a Community School because Community Schools are designed to support learning and prioritize the well-being of children and adults. The foundation for improving academic opportunities and outcomes can only be realized through centering relationships, valuing the expertise of students and families as partners, and creating racially just, relationship-centered school climates and cultures.
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Opens March 1st for 2023-2024
ROAR! Our positive behavior expectations
Thank you PTA! Lunch time games
The office will be open to assist families from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM beginning August 2. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can.
Registration/General Questions: email@example.com
Registration/Health/Attendance Concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/General Information: email@example.com
Anything at all: firstname.lastname@example.org (principal)
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Learners
Fruit and salad bar is also available. For menus and more information, please visit: https://wavecrestcafe.com/
THE Leadership Academy
Location: 1550 Temple Heights Drive, Oceanside, CA, USA
Phone: 760 631 6242