August 19, 2022
IN THIS EDITION
Partners for Life
- Academic Engagement
- Safety & Security
- Legislative Updates
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
On April 19th, all elementary campuses have set aside time for Parent -Teacher Conferences. These meetings provide a meaningful opportunity for parents to engage with teachers and learn about their student’s progress throughout the school year. Look for more information from your student’s campus regarding how to schedule a meeting.
Powerhouse Before and After School Care
Powerhouse Before and After School Care is now taking reservations for 2023-2024. Powerhouse is located on Life School campuses, and services also include all-day child care on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Visit https://www.phkidstx.com/ and select "23-24 Program" to register your child as soon as possible. Space is limited.
New Enrollment is Now Open
New enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year opened on February 1st. Parents, this is the time to enroll your new kindergarten students or other siblings you wish to attend Life School next year. If you have family or friends that may be interested in attending Life School, please encourage them to apply by clicking here or pass along their contact information by completing this referral form.
2023-2024 Academic Calendar and School Start and End Times
The 2023-2024 Academic Calendar is now finalized. Due to the new 4-day school week, approximately one hour will be added to the school day. Click here to view the calendar along with school start and end times for each campus. Times are located at the bottom of the calendar.
Learn more about the 4-day school week by clicking here.
Summer Sports Camps
The Life School Athletics Department will host several youth sports camps this summer. Click here to register!
LifeLeader Partnership Agreement
The LifeLeader Parent Agreement is designed to help parents and teachers work better together. When parents and teachers collaborate, students have the best opportunity to thrive! As we near the end of the academic year, teachers are working hard to prepare students for upcoming assessments.
Parents can also help prepare students for testing season without needing to know the curriculum. Here are eight tips for how parents can support teachers' work in classrooms and help students be mentally and emotionally ready for end-of-year assessments.
Prioritize attendance and homework
Communicate with teachers
Talk to your child about test-taking
Offer positive reinforcement
Support healthy habits
Give your child a study space
Keep testing in perspective
Debrief after the test
Parents and teachers can work together towards student success! To stay informed about how to participate in your child’s campus, sign up for Partners for Life here.
On March 4th, Life School hosted Life’s Finest at Life School Oak Cliff Elementary. This day-long showcase featured all of Life School's visual and performing arts programs across the district. Bands and choirs delivered entertaining performances, while visual art students created stunning pieces for display.
Life School’s Fine Arts program includes band, choir, theatre arts and visual art.
Click here to view highlights of performances from the event!
Life School Holds 2023 District-Wide Science Fair
Six Life School elementary campuses came together for the Life School District Science Fair at Life School Red Oak Elementary on March 3, 2023. Earlier in the year, each school hosted a campus-level science fair. Winners from these science fairs qualified to compete at the district level. Students delivered their presentations to a panel of community volunteers.
Superintendent Safety Updates
Ensuring the safety and security of students and staff is always Life School’s top priority. As a result, Life School has spent the past year making significant improvements and investments toward keeping our students and staff safe while on campus.
Click here to read a complete safety and security update from Dr. Brent Wilson.
“Let’s Talk” Safety Reporting
Life School’s “Let’s Talk” feature allows students, staff or parents to report possible safety issues such as threats, bullying or other concerns. To use the feature, visit lifeschools.net and click “Let’s Talk” in the bottom right-hand corner.
One of the significant challenges charter schools face is that many people, including some lawmakers, do not understand that charters in Texas are public schools. However, as a public school, charters do not receive equal funding for facilities as other traditional ISDs. We are working alongside the Texas Public Charter School Association (TPCSA) to help lawmakers understand that charter schools are public schools and sharing the challenges related to funding facilities. Sign up here to learn how you can help support Life School.
The Mission of Life School is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community.