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News and Notes from Estabrook School | May 25, 2017


Dear Estabrook Families,

As we turn the corner toward June, it is hard not to notice that last day of school circled in red on our calendars. It is the sign of a chapter coming to a close, and the anticipation of what comes next.

In air travel, pilots know that a smooth landing is an essential part of any flight. Here at Estabrook, our wheels are down, and we're preparing to land the plane. The flight is still in progress, but, we can see the runway out of our windows.Landing the plane is an important part of our flight, too.

The next few weeks will be packed with trips, celebrations, showcases and more. Helping students bring closure to the year, reflect on all they have done and celebrate all they have accomplished is of paramount importance. For all our students, the end of the year will signal a transition as well. For everyone, it is on to a new class and new teacher. For many, it is moving on to a new school. Regardless of the next chapter, the faculty, staff and I are committed to supporting our students, celebrating their success and helping them plan for what is next.

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend--the last break before our seats and tray tables return to their upright positions!


Jeff LaBroad


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Warm weather brings traffic safety reminders

With the warmer weather comes an increase in foot and bike traffic in and around our schools. Please note this important reminders:

  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way in all crosswalks.
  • Follow all traffic signs (especially STOP and DO NOT ENTER signs)
  • Carefully follow the directions of police, traffic personnel or school staff (generally in yellow traffic vests).
  • There is no entry into the Estabrook parking lot during arrival and dismissal. All students should arrive and depart using the traffic circle.

Estabrook Office Closed Thursday afternoon

The Estabrook School office will be closed Thursday, May 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. so that our staff may attend the Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Estabrook School PTO.

Vote today for the Estabrook School Council Parent Representatives

The Estabrook School Council is looking to fill two parent representative seats that will be vacated at the end of this school year. The School Council serves as an advisory board to the principal, and assists with the creation and review of the School Improvement Plan, among other duties. Individuals serving on the Council will represent the parents of Estabrook School at monthly School Council meetings, and will serve a two-year term.

Voting closes Friday at midnight. Click here to learn more about our candidates and to vote for the Estabrook School Council Parent Representatives.

Run of the Mill 2017 is in the books

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 9th Annual Run of the Mill 5K and Jim Banks Fun Run. More than 300 runners were at the starting line on Sunday. Before and after the race, the community gathered to celebrate family health and fitness on the gorgeous spring day with the Kids' Fun Run and Post-Party! We extend our thanks to all the families who came out to exercise and cheer as well as all the parent, neighborhood and high school volunteers who are invaluable in making the event successful.
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Get your colors ready for field day!

Field Day returns Friday, June 2! Our Physical Education department, school staff and parent volunteers are preparing for another exciting day.

Students are encouraged to show their Estabrook Field Day Spirit by wearing their grade color:

Kindergarten - RED

First - GREEN

Second - ORANGE

Third - BLUE

Fourth - PURPLE

Fifth - YELLOW

Don’t Forget:

· Sunscreen (applied at home)

· Bug spray (applied at home)

· Sneakers

· Hats

Morning Club is filling up!

Limited seats are still available for students at Estabrook's before-school Morning Club for 2017-2018. Morning Club runs daily in the Estabrook Cafeteria, providing supervision and quiet activities, including reading, coloring, games, arts & crafts and more. A monthly fee of $50 is due by the first of each month (or, $500 paid in full for the year). Children can arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with a waiting list maintained for all those who are interested in participating. If you are interested, please email Lynn Devoe at

Baby Gordon joins the estabrook family

Please join us in welcoming Jacob Thomas Gordon to the Estabrook family. Jacob was born on Friday, May 19 at 10:16 a.m. He was 7.3 pounds and 19.75 inches long. Mom (Estabrook Second Grade Teacher Heather Gordon), dad and big sister are all doing well!

Check out Lexington's 2017-2018 School Calendar

The school calendar for the upcoming academic year is available for you to review. Holidays and vacations are shaded in grey for your convenience. The first day of school for 2017-2018 is Tuesday, August 29.

Click here to view or download the 2017-2018 Lexington Public Schools Calendar.
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Click here for the complete Estabrook School Calendar

Click here for the complete 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

ALL SCHOOL READ-IN | Thursday, May 25, 9:15-9:45 a.m.

PTO STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON | Thursday, May 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Estabrook School Cafeteria

PTO MAKER NIGHT | Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Estabrook School Cafeteria

Join us as we build, fidget, collaborate and explore!

GRADE 3 ACT PERFORMANCE | Friday, May 26, 10:30-12:00 p.m.


Schools and offices closed

GRADE 4 & 5 SPRING CONCERT | Thursday, June 1, 11:00-12:00 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Estabrook School Cafetorium

Grade 4 and 5 Strings, Grade 5 Chorus and Band

FIELD DAY | Friday, June 2

THIRD GRADE COLONIAL CRAFT DAY | Monday, June 5, 8:45-11:15 a.m.

GRADE 5 BBQ | Monday, June 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Estabrook Playground


KINDERGARTEN VISIT DAY | Thursday, June 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

A visiting hour for our incoming kindergarten students joining us this fall.

GRADE 4 TO WHIPPLE HILL | Friday, June 9

Raindate Monday, June 12

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING | Monday, June 12, 3:45-5:00 p.m.

Estabrook School Conference Room

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST | Wednesday, June 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Hosted by the faculty and staff of Estabrook School for all our volunteers!

FIFTH GRADE GRADUATION | Wednesday, June 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL | Thursday, June 22

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. Report Cards will be released electronically to parents later in the day.

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