Laura Lee Newsletter
The Beehive Bulletin, November 19, 2023
Spotlight On Learning
This week's spotlight on learning focuses on Room 4, Mr. Rodriguez' classroom.
Room 4 is excited to share that we have been working hard on developing our skills in Science, Math, ELA, and Social Studies and got the opportunity to use the recently released Lego Education Strike Prime kits. We are having a blast learning about the different components of each kit and how to use them. We are also working together to build our own creations and exploring the endless possibilities of the kits. We are having so much fun and can't wait to see what we can create next! Our joint objective was to construct and program our own functioning figures. We have been successful in working towards strengthening our coding skills, learning how to program our figures to move, talk, and perform other actions. The year has gotten off to a wonderful start thus far. We have been able to attain new academic skills throughout the school year through fun and challenging projects. We are having a blast in Social Studies with Mr. G, our new social studies teacher, and have learned a lot in the process. Social studies has taught us about American history and the geography of this country and the entire world. We have been studying new math concepts as well as how weather and seasons, year-round, change around the world, in science class. Our creativity has been sparked, allowing us to come up with innovative solutions to the challenges presented to us. This has been an exciting and engaging learning experience for us all and we're ready for what's next.
Important Dates To Remember
Tuesday, November 21, 2023; School Thanksgiving Celebration
Wednesday, November 22, 2023; District Early Release - 10:30 am dismissal
Thursday, November 23, 2023; Thanksgiving - No School
Friday, November 24, 2023; Thanksgiving Recess - No School
Wednesday, November 29, 2023; 1:00 pm dismissal
Friday, December 1, 2023; Monthly Student Awards
Wednesday, December 6, 2023; District Early Release - 11:00 am dismissal
LPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council
(Sped PAC) is an organization run by parents of children receiving special education services through the Lowell School Department. It was created to share information about special education and promote understanding between parents and the school department.
Below is a link to the SPED PAC newsletter with dates of meetings for the school year 2023-2024. All meetings are on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm. The meetings are being held remotely.
The McLean School Consultation Service
The Lowell Public Schools has begun a partnership with McLean Hospital.
The McLean School Consultation Service is excited to announce our second annual “Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series.”
For the 2023-2024 academic year, we will be hosting 7 free parent webinars presented by McLean clinical experts. The topics will focus on childhood suicidality/self-harm, childhood irritability, pediatric anxiety disorders and OCD, navigating the mental health system for youth in crisis, supporting non-binary and transgender youth, and partnering with schools for youth services and supports.
Where can I access the parent webinars?
All information (topics, dates, zoom links) for the 7 parent webinars can be found here: https://healthcare.partners.org/streaming/Live/McLean/McLean_SCS.html
Note: You will use this website to access ALL live and recorded webinars throughout the year. Please bookmark it!
When does the parent series kick-off?
September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. Next week, Wednesday, September 13th 12-1pm, Dan Dickstein, M.D., FAAP, McLean Hospital Chief and Director of Research of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will present “Addressing the National Emergency of Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Children and Teens.”
1. Who can attend?
All parents of school aged children K-12 and all school staff in your school district are invited to attend. We kindly ask that you do not distribute the website link outside of your school district.
2. If I can’t make the live webinar, where can I watch the recorded webinar?
All live and recorded webinars will be hosted on the same website link. The recorded webinars will found on the “On Demand” logo. Please allow up to one week from date of presentation for the recorded version to be uploaded.
3. Do I need to pre-register?
No pre-registration is required for the webinars.
4. Are there Q & A time for each presenter?
Yes! Each presenter will provide content for roughly 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes for available questions from the chat.