Lindsey Weekly Update

February 26, 2021

Message from Mrs. Bellan

Hello Lindsey Families,



We would like to refine a few of our building procedures. Beginning, Monday, March 1st, please be advised that we will proceed with the following changes:


Morning Arrival:


  • All students exiting the busses will be directed to enter the main doors.
  • All parent drop-off students will remain the same.


Dismissal:


  • All students exiting the building for busses should come out the main doors.
  • All parent pickups should exit out the 4th or 5th-grade doors.


Because students are entering and exiting in a staggered way, it is not necessary to use as many doors as we have been utilizing. It may take a short time for students and staff to acclimate and that is OK, we will get the hang of a slightly new routine!



It has been wonderful to see more hours of sunlight. Spring will be right around the corner. With that, please continue to reinforce good sleep habits with your children as there can be a tendency at this time of year to burn the candle at both ends. Well-rested children are essential for the work we are requiring of them at school. Again, we will continue to communicate how students are performing as we make our last big push for the preparations for our upcoming Spring State Testing. We sincerely appreciate your partnership to help support your children in these critically important academic endeavors.


Warmly,

Meagan

The 2021-2022 WG School Calendar is posted on all WG webpages

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Lindsey is in need of donations of snow boots, pants, hats & gloves for grades 3-5 , youth sizes 8-16. If you have any you can donate, please let us know. THANK YOU!!

Reading/Math Monthly Calendar

Beginning in February, we will have a Westwood/Lindsey KICK-OFF to celebrate our students completing their nightly practice of academic material.


Who: All Students Grade K-5


What: Beginning in February each student will be given a calendar where they can record the number of minutes they are completing academic work at home. At the end of each month, students will total their accrued minutes and will complete a Google Form to earn prizes. This will be done in class. Prizes will be sponsored by PTO and will include a special key chain with "brag tags" that can be earned each month.


When: We will begin February 1st and students should begin logging time on the paper calendar they spend reading, practicing math facts, homework, or completing IXL activities.


Why: Students at Westwood will have a monthly goal of 500 minutes and Lindsey students will have a goal of 600 minutes. For our WW students, this equates to 20 minutes 5 days a week and for Lindsey students, we hope all students are reading a minimum of 20 minutes a day and spending at least 10 minutes on Mathematics.


How: In class on 2/26 and 3/1, students will complete a Google Form to document their minutes. We will pass out prizes to all students who met the established goal later next week! We appreciate your partnership in this endeavor as well as our participation with PTO and student council to make this exciting for our kids!

Don't forget to submit your reading minutes for some great incentives.

Students will be doing this in class. In case they are absent or didn't get to do it in class, here is a link. Please only complete once!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzuHIIdWrah-tYT2F1We-eSISsw8W-QMBDKIVzXDv0c9VDOw/viewform

LINDSEY SCHOOL CALENDAR

All dates and events are subject to change due to COVID-19. You can also find this information on the Lindsey webpag


March 2021

16- Virtual materials pickup 1:30-2:30

19- 3rd Quarter Ends

22-26 No School- Spring Break

29- Classes resume


April 2021

2-5 Easter Break

6- Classes resume

7- PTO Mtg at 7:00pm (Virtual)

School Fees

Please check Infinite Campus to see if you have any outstanding fees due. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. If you have any questions or need assistance please email Mrs. Clucas @ colleen.clucas@westg.org.


Thank you,

Headphones-In person Students


Teachers have noticed that in several classrooms, students report that their headphones are broken, missing, or at home which can impede classroom instruction.


Please make sure that your child has a working pair of headphones at school at all times.


Thank you,

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE LINDSEY LIBRARY!

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO REMEMBER

Attendance line: 440-729-5981 you can call 24/7 to report your student's absence

Main office: 440-729-5980

Clinic: 440-729-5901 x4243

Kitchen Staff: 440-729-5901 x4230

Transportation/Bussing: 440-729-0026

Flexible Small Group Instruction

Recently we have taken numerous assessments that have identified our students' strengths and weaknesses. We will be using the data to help provide strategic, flexible grouping to help all students meet expected benchmarks.


Therefore, your child may be offered a supplemental intervention with staff should their data indicate a need. These groups will be offered during our Intervention/Enrichment period so students don't miss core instruction.


These groups will be short-term and help students meet grade-level expectations.

Morning Breakfast

If you are dropping your student off in the morning and they are having breakfast at the school, please make sure that you account for enough time for them to eat and get to class on time at 8:40.

Nutrition Services Announcement

West Geauga Families,


Please see a few Nutrition Services updates/ reminders below:

Meals are no cost to all students this year per USDA funding. USDA has extended funding through the 20-21SY, so all students are eligible to receive free meals through June 2021. If you have any questions about the meals at no cost please visit our Nutrition Services Webpage .


As a reminder, all online learners are eligible to sign up and pick up meals at no cost. Please see the link below to sign up each week. The next Meal Distribution is tomorrow Tuesday Jan 5th 2021.


Meal Distribution Order Form


For menu information, including Elementary Lunch Menu changes, please see the link below to our interactive online menu.


Nutrislice Menu


Thank you,

West Geauga Nutrition Services

End of Day and Early Release Electronic Form

We will need to know your child's end of day plans. To let us know where your child is going home at the day's end, please complete either a DAY PASS or PERMANENT PASS in the attached form by 9:00am. Additionally, there is an option for an EARLY RELEASE should you need to pick up your child before 2:45 pm. Please complete all forms by 9:00 am daily for same day transportation changes.


Link for the transportation form: https://forms.gle/3Q9hTC78JhaJUZSR8


Please bookmark the form for easy reference. No paper notes will be accepted we are going all electronic. Thanks for your help in this process.


Given COVID-19, we are trying to make more of our everyday processes electronic and more efficient. These will replace the previous paper form we had.


Please note that there is an option for Lindsey students to ride a bus to Westwood so that parents can pick up all of their elementary-aged students at one location.


Should you have any questions about your child's bus route, please contact Cheryl Fowler at cheryl.fowler@westg.org or 440-729-0026.

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The West Geauga Soccer Club is very excited to roll out our Spring 2021 Kid Kickers Soccer program! The program will include U6, U8, and U10 options. As always, it will include our top-notch coaching staff with their high school helpers. See the attached flyer for all the relevant information. Use this link to register and pay for the session.

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