Morris Memo

March 14, 2022 LWE Newsletter

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Principal's Letter

Dear Lake Windward Families,

The last two weeks have been exciting at LWE! Two weeks ago was Reading Celebration Week and our students enjoyed dressing up according to our daily themes and participating in our book fair. Even with supply chain issues, Lake Windward students and staff purchased $17,089.90 worth of book fair items! A portion of those sales will come back to our school media center and will be used to purchase new resources for students and staff! Thank you so much for supporting our school book fair! It was amazingly successful!

Last week we celebrated Exceptional Children's Week! Students and staff from our special needs program classes took over our daily announcements. We got to highlight the abilities and exceptionalities of ALL LWE children! We learned about adaptive technologies that some of our students use to communicate and got to participate in some Para-Olympic activities in our PE classes. Books were read, videos watched and lesson plans taught to help our general education students better understand what it might be like to have a disability and help them to have a more inclusive outlook on life. Our week's celebration also included an ECW Talent Show. We were so grateful to get to continue this LWE tradition this year and have a live show! Our students and staff in the show worked so hard to create a program that was fun, creative and engaging to watch. I am already looking forward to next year's program!

In conclusion, I know you will want to join me in congratulating our assistant principal, formerly Ms. Heather Farrar, on her recent marriage. She is now Mrs. Heather Rucker! We wish her many years of love and happiness! She promises to be patient with us as we get used to her new name. :)

Thank you for your continued support of our school!

Have a great week!

Warm regards,

Julie Morris

Learning, Growing (and having fun) at LWE!

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Important Dates To Note

March 16- Spring Picture Day/Class Pictures

March 21- Early Release Day (dismissal is at 12:20 pm)

March 31- Spirit Night at El Porton

April 4- 8- Spring Break- No school for staff & students

April 14- LWE Kindergarten Roundup @ 8:00 AM (see flyer below)

Spring Georgia Milestones Testing Dates

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment this semester. Please see below for the dates:

ELA Parts 1-3: May 4-6

Science: May 10 (5th grade only)

Math Parts 1&2: May 11-12

School Governance Council

Now that the SGC candidate declaration window has closed, be on the lookout for more information soon regarding candidate statements from our LWE parents who have declared candidacy for this upcoming SGC election. The voting window is March 23- March 30. You will be receiving an email directly to your email address which gives you access to the secure voting platform. Candidates' declaration statements and photos will be shared to the LWE website soon!

A Note From Our School Social Worker

Warm up with some hot soup!

If you need a warm meal, please reach out to our School Social Worker, Kaitlyn Jimenez. Soup will be available weekly.


Kindergarten Round-up!

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Students Recognized for Character Trait of the Month

Each month as a school we focus on a different character trait. Teachers nominate students who exhibit the character trait we are focusing on. Students will be recognized and will receive a certificate to take home. Below are the names of students who were nominated and recognized for the character trait of Kindness during the month of February:

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We will put our Lost & Found items outside our media center doors under the overhang again this week during the school day. There are still many of really nice jackets, sweatshirts and other items! Please come by to see if you can claim any of your child's lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on March 31st.

PTO News

Calling All Available Parents!

Now that we are permitted to allow visitors and host events at LWE (yay!!), please consider volunteering for some of the following upcoming events/activities. Our PTO needs your help in order to provide the following exciting events:

Spring Carnival- April 22- Please email Desiree Foy-Fisher if you are able to help with this event:

Teacher Appreciation Week- April 25-29- PTO is planning some nice things for LWE staff this week to show appreciation for all they do. If you are interested in helping with Teacher Appreciation Week, please email Mary Kaye Pepperman:

Snacks for Staff Lounge

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Thank you to all our fourth grade families who have sent in snacks this month for our staff! They are appreciated!

Community News

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Right At School Aftercare Program

Students who are enrolled in the Right At School program have access to extended care on the upcoming early release days. Please see the attached letter if your child participates in this program or if you are interested in signing up your child for afterschool care.

Links to Save

LWE Parent University:

Classlink for students: