Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection
Friday, October 13, 2017
LCES United: Together We Are More!
Mrs. Hladun's Tidings
Please join us on Tuesday, 10/17 from 7-7:20 pm in the LCE MPR as we host the WPUSD School Board meeting. During this time, we will be sharing information about our school and what makes it a great place to be. We'll be focusing on our wonderful VAPA programs, and we'll be emphasizing our Art Docent program (which is amazing!!!). We'd love to see proud Colts in the audience!
As fall approaches, I'm reminded that we always have something to be thankful for. This week, among many other reasons, I found myself thankful for those who reached out to our office and directly to me to express concern about their child(ren)'s school photos. I continue to feel thankful that Campus Color Studios heard our concerns and has gone above and beyond to help make our school portrait experience a positive one by:
~ offering two retake options (one was on Fri., 10/13, second is on Thurs., 11/9)
~ reprinting all student portraits (turns out their new printer wasn't properly calibrated, hence the 'off' coloring)
~ taking special care during retakes to ensure students are 'picture ready'
If you'd like to have your child's photo retaken after you get the reprinted photo package, we invite you to contact Campus Color Studios at 916 749-1026 or to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to leave your child's name, teacher's name, and note that you are an LCE family and they'll be sure to photograph your child on the 11/9 make up day. Call anytime - you can leave a voicemail.
At school, we take pride in The Colt Way, and our team actively teaches our children to be safe, respectful, responsible, and problem solvers. Sometimes, even with our best efforts, there are hurtful experiences that happen at school. At LCE, we do no tolerate intentional and pervasive unkind behavior, and we encourage you to let your child's teacher know if you are concerned about bullying. Along the same vein, here is a great infographic designed to help parents support their child when they are dealing with an unfriendly friend or a bully. We hope it gives you some language and direction to help support your child to be a "victor and not a victim."
PTC Carnoween 2017!
The annual LCE fall carnival, Carnoween, is almost here! Join us on Saturday, 10/21 from 4-6:30 pm for games, face painting, temporary tattoos, a treat walk, balloon art, raffles and more! All participants aged 2-18 need a wristband - only $10, get one via the school office or at the door!
FREE Pumpkins, courtesy of Raley's in Lincoln! Free Pumpkin vouchers will be given to the first 100 kids 2-18 years old with paid admission.
We have many spooktacular raffle baskets up for grabs! Tickets will be sold 1 for $5 or 5 for $20!
Looking to volunteer or donate? Click here for options and details:
Food for sale:
- Hamburger/Hot Dog, Chips & Drink $5
- Nachos $3
- Drinks $1
- Home Spun will also have their Frozen Yogurt cart available for purchase
Extra Early Release Week / Conference Week
Please make plans to pick up your grade 1-5 children between 12:30-12:50 pm; we provide 20 minutes of after school supervision to help ease traffic congestion. Thank you!
- Week of 10/16: Fall Digital Citizenship Week - click for details
- Tuesday, 10/17, 7 pm: LCES hosts the WPUSD School Board in the MPR - join us!
- Thursday, 10/19, 2:50-3:50 pm: LCE Choir Practice
- Friday, 10/20: End of 1st quarter of school
- Saturday, 10/21, 4-6:30 pm: PTC Carnoween (see above for details)
- Week of 10/23: Red Ribbon Week (see our calendar for details)
- Thursday, 10/26, 2:50-3:50 pm: LCE Choir Practice
- Week of 10/30-11/3: Extra Early Release Week for parent/teacher conferences
- Monday, 10/30: APEX is back! Student assembly in the morning!
- Tuesday, 10/31: Halloween (see below for info about costumes at school)
- Thursday, 11/2, 12:40-1:40 pm: LCE Choir Practice
Please Plan Ahead for the week of 10/30-11/3!!!! Extra Early Release all week!!!
all K attends 8-11:20 am; 1st-5th dismissed at 12:30 pm
Please be mindful of our school dress code (click her to access our handbook), and remember that students may not wear masks, bring real or toy weapons/props, or have on inappropriate clothing/messages. In addition, please be sure your child can use the restroom independently in his/her costume! We are excited to celebrate the season!
Our first grade team has been introducing STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities into the classroom. Ms. Cassidy was honored recently by being selected to present at the annual CA Science Teacher's Association conference in Sacramento. At her presentation on Saturday, she guided over 25 teachers through they could tie STEAM, literacy and teamwork activities into celebrating the 120th day of school. She also talked about ways to differentiate the instruction for older students. Way to represent LCES, Ms. Cassidy!
Science Rocks in 1st Grade!
Mrs. Wetzstein's first graders have been talking about how the leaves are changing colors. They've gone on nature walks around campus in order to examine the different leaves on our tress. Students use their journals to capture their observations and inferences. At the end of last week, the children took some leaf samples and used rubbing alcohol and filter paper in order to more carefully examine all the pigments "trapped" in the leaves that we get to see in the fall. Way to inspire your students, Mrs. Wetzstein!
AM Kinder: 8 - 11:20 am PM Kinder: 10:20 am -1:40 pm Grades 1-5: 8:15 am - 1:40 pm (supervision provided for student pick up until 2 pm)
Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.