January 21, 2022
Filling our Buckets
Hello LISD Families,
Earlier this month, we told you that we are shining the light on the character habit of perseverance in January. COVID is presenting a unique (albeit unwanted) opportunity to practice and demonstrate perseverance. We have all been living through a pandemic that is embarking on it's third year of disrupting our lives in so many ways. We have persevered...and unfortunately, so has COVID.
The emotional rollercoaster of fear, hope, frustration, relief, exhaustion, etc. is real for both adults and children. We see, hear, and recognize this in ourselves and others. The pandemic has tapped our reserves of resilience and perseverance, and it can be so difficult to figure out how to fill that bucket back up again.
As we move forward, let's lean on kindness and empathy. It's so important that we recognize the humanity in each other and that we lift up the values of kindness and empathy. Like all school communities, ours is filled with a complex mix of folks who have different needs, opinions, strengths, and life experiences. That is what makes the LISD community so wonderful.
One purpose of our community letter each week is to inform you of important events and announcements on a very regular basis. The other purpose is to celebrate the learning and the achievements of our students. We hope this brings you the kind of joy that helps to fill your bucket.
All our best to you and your family,
Mary and Martha
Menu For Week Ending January 28
Baking A Cake for Birthday Fun
Update From 1st Grade
Elementary Garden Class
Garden enrichment schedule:
P.S. THANK YOU!
Elementary STEM Enrichment
From Elementary Art Enrichment
Pruning with SAP Class
"This week our high school Sustainable Agricultural Practices class finished our unit on Arboriculture by pruning the LIFE School Garden on campus. Professional pruner, Marguerite Greening, came over from Orcas to lead this intrepid group." -Ms. S
Looking Back On Our Scheduled Virtual School Snow Day
Our Visit To Decatur
Basketball: Back In Action
The away game with Grace scheduled for tomorrow has moved to next Saturday and it's a home game.
Middle school girls started basketball practice on Wednesday January 19. Have a great and healthy season, Emily and athletes!
From The Nurse's Corner
Lopez Island School District
Ed Murray, Superintendent
Martha Martin, Secondary Principal
Mary Fordham, Elementary Principal
The Lopez Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Ed Murray – firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist, Renee Koplan – email@example.com; Section 504, Mary Fordham – firstname.lastname@example.org; OR contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261.