Livingston Avenue Elementary

November 21 - Newsletter #3

IT'S POSSIBLE (Les Brown's Greatest Hits)

Hey Livingston Family

We are working hard this year to get our students back to our new normal. Vocabulary is one way to help support them in all subject areas. Vocabulary acquisition is the process of learning new words. An adequate vocabulary is necessary for academic success. Just think about what would happen if a student didn't know the words that are written on his test. Would he be able to give the right answers? Probably not, if he doesn't even know what the question is. So, you, as the teacher/parent, have the very important job of teaching him the vocabulary he needs to succeed both in the classroom and beyond. How can you do this? You'll need to create a list of words that are essential for your students to know academically and subject-wise. Break them down into groups of several words to teach each week. Once your list is ready, then you're ready to move onto the three essential components of vocabulary acquisition that you must incorporate into your activities. See Livingston’s Academic Corner for ideas on how to support your learners.

Join our Academic Resource Corner by clicking on the link above. When prompted enter the following code: mhics6a

October Staff Nominees

Meet Our Family Ambassador:

Dear Livingston Families

Welcome to the new school year! I hope everyone has had an opportunity to meet the wonderful staff at Livingston. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the new families and returning families.

My name is Mrs. Deborah Maldonado and I am excited to be the Family Ambassador for the 2021-2022 school year. My role is to serve as a support for your family in navigate the learning experience at Livingston- our Livingston Learning Community!

If you have questions, suggestions, or feedback, please contact me at

Im excited how we will work with each other to - grow, give, and serve- One Another!

With Joy,

Deborah Maldonado

“Coach Maldonado”


The acronym PBIS stands Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports this framework has helped our building create a laser like focus on 3 key pillars (Respectful, Responsible and Safe) that guide our work as staff and students daily as we build a positive climate and culture focused on high expectations.

During the month of November we will be focused on being SAFE. Students will be able to receive compliment tickets when they are displaying responsible behaviors in and outside of the classroom.


-13 classes that were 100% PEAK-Free for the month of September 2021

-74 students who had 85% and up Attendance for the month of September 2021

Upcoming Upcoming Events


17th - Livingston Parent University Parent Session 5-6pm

22nd-23rd - Wellness Days (No School)

24th - 26th - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Staff Birthdays

Taryne Soukup - 11.11

Patricia McGee - 11.16

Sherra Cook - 11.19

Zelma Douglas - 11.28

Paula Reese - 11.30

Staff Nominate Your Peers

This link will be used by staff members to recognized one another based on our building core values.

Parents Share A Lion Compliment For A Staff Member

Have you had a great experience or has your student come home raving about an amazing teacher? Share a Lion Compliment here to make their day! Thanks for taking a minute to celebrate an all-star staff member at Livingston Avenue Elementary!