Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am so excited and grateful to be on this journey with you. If you missed my summer communication you can find out more about me here.
It is going to be a rewarding year filled with teaching and learning. Students in grades 1-4 will report to school on Wednesday, August 31st. Kindergarten families should check their placement letter for their Wednesday and Thursday schedule.
Please note: ALL GRADES have a full day of school on Friday!
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - LILJA SCHOOL HOURS
Our doors open for arrival at 8:20 am. Our school day begins promptly at 8:30 am and ends at 2:56 pm. Any students who arrive after 8:30 AM will need to be walked into school and signed in by an adult.
2 - ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Please see this document for information for bus students, parent walkers, independent walkers, and car pick up students. A coordinated arrival and dismissal ensures the safety of all our students and staff!
3 - STAY INFORMED
This newsletter will have all Lilja specific information to keep you and your child informed of all our news and events. For a glimpse into the lives of our teachers and students please consider following us on Twitter @LiljaLions or on Instagram LiljaLions !
4 - MEDICATION DROP OFF
If your child needs medication during the day at school (including EpiPens and Inhalers), please drop it off during one the following times:
- Friday 9am-12pm
- Monday 8:30-10:30am
- Tuesday 1-3pm
Please have ALL mandatory paperwork completed:
- Please review
- Must be completed by a physician
- Must be completed by a parent/guardian
- Must be completed IF your child has a food allergy.
5 - FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Massachusetts will continue to fund free school meals for all students, regardless of household income, under the one-year expansion of a free federal school lunch program. The state’s budgetary commitment will ensure that students who would not otherwise qualify for free school meals, continue to have access to free lunch and breakfast.
Lilja is grateful to have a strong partnership with the PTO. The Lilja PTO is a volunteer organization of parents whose goals are to enrich the education of our children, support the teachers and staff and serve the community as a whole. The Lilja PTO seeks to provide funds for materials, programs, social functions, and coordinate parent volunteers, which will enrich the lives of Lilja students and extend our sense of community.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5
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