Locust Street Expressive Arts

February News

Important Information

LSE Families,

Wow, what a month. January was packed full of so many exciting events...and not just the snow days! Your students were amazing! They worked and imagined ideas for our new mascot! It feels so wonderful to have a new identity to go along side our new name. #LSEWhoAreWe...well, we are the Locust Street Expressive Arts Phoenix!

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Arts Spotlight

Fourth grade will be using the time travel machine to travel in and out of time to reveal their scientific knowledge of the weathering effects on landforms as they erode and change. Their ink intense color pencil drawings coupled with some 3-d objects will move across the screen in an animation to be projected during the Star Wars Epic II Suite, performed by the Civic Orchestra, as part of their Music of the Stage and Screen. This project is coming to fruition through the integration of science, art, music and media. Please mark your calendars to come see and celebrate their learning on February 29; 3:30 p.m. at The Missouri Theater. It will be magical fun family event! Check out their website to see the full program of diverse music to be performed.

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National School Counseling Week 2020 (#NSCW2020) is Feb. 3–7, 2020. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselor(s). Follow #NSCW2020 on social media.

To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit

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Lottery Returning March/April 2020

The lottery process for Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary will reopen this coming March/April. The Columbia Public Schools lottery website is up to date with correct information for our school. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in applying for the Locust Street lottery! At the next Autonomous School Committee meeting on Monday, February 10th at 6 pm, we will discuss the upcoming lottery process, as well as, school tours for prospective lottery students/families. Here is the link for the lottery website for your quick reference:
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Summer School

The 2020 Summer SUNsation K-8 is coming again to Columbia Schools this summer with exciting, new, fun courses.

  • Save the dates June 2nd – June 26th for your child to join friends for the ultimate summer experience.
  • Starting February 18th at 9:00 a.m. you can enroll online at or, if needed, paper enrollment forms are available at your school during Parent/Teacher Conference week, February 24th – February 28th.
  • Note: Elementary EEE, Fine Arts Explorers, and Fun City do not enroll online as they receive paper enrollments from their teachers.

Kindergarten Registration: March 5th @ 4-6 pm

This year kindergarten registration will be held at Cedar Ridge Elementary. We will start in the cafeteria and then move to a classroom visit. If you have an incoming kindergartner you can register them online:

Also, please send Ms. Lori, our secretary, you students name.
This is very helpful as we begin to calculate the number of lottery openings we will have in kindergarten.

Remember, if you live in our attendance area your child will attend kindergarten at Locust Street.

Also, if you have a current student enrolled in the grades K-4, who is on lottery status and have an incoming kindergartner, your kindergartner will attend Locust Street.

If you have any questions feel free to call us!

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Check us out on Twitter @LSEArts

PTA News:

The Silent Auction committee will hold is first meeting on Thursday, February 6th at 6 pm in the art room. We would love for you to attend, if you cannot attend we could still use your help! Be on the look out for more information.
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Parent University

Parent-Community University is an opportunity for our K-12 parents and community members to learn more about the programs, supports, and long-range planning of Columbia Public Schools. Whether you have a child in elementary, middle, or high school, each night will have information for you!

Sign up today for the April 2nd session of Parent-Community University! More info here:

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What's Happening in February: Calendar

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