Elementary Weekly Newsletter

May 3, 2021 - May 7, 2021

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Please click on this link to read the most recent letter regarding quarter 4 learning.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I51x-aRYgUemvMevfvcsJO1jFZvCSWjN4YtXSNzasao/edit

Lotus School for Excellence 2021-2022 Calendar

APRIL CMAS TESTING

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR APRIL TESTING DATES


CMAS Make-ups: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades


  • Monday, May 3, 2021, and Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 9 AM.
  • Please show up at 8:45 AM
  • Bring your chromebook
  • Bring a snack



We ask that you please help encourage your student(s) to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, be on time, and do their best on each test! Below you will find a calendar showing more details. If you have any further questions, feel free to call the main office.


On the day of testing, students should arrive at school at 8:00 am. Students should make sure they bring their own charged Chromebook and their water. Students need to wear their masks at all times while on school property. See below to see when students should be picked up.


If you are not feeling well, do not come to the test. (Please refer to the school website for our safety protocols for the testing sessions.) There will be no uniform policies enforced for the test sessions.


Opt-Out of Testing Option


If you would prefer that your student be excused from this in-person testing, please complete this online form.

English CMAS Opt-Out Form

Spanish CMAS Opt-Out Form


Click on the link below for more valuable information.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nffDOR2fBjYhutFUooVWT__PcrTbhPinwDDG1gK-odU/edit?userstoinvite=lemlem775@gmail.com&ts=606e20f3&actionButton=1

Virtual Book Fair

When: May 10th to May 23rd

Where: Book Fair Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lotusschoolforexcellence


How to Shop: There will be over 6,000 items to shop in a virtual setting from preschool to 12th grade. Books will also include over 200 of Scholastic’s top-selling books. Click on the homepage link above for more information.


On May 10th, shopping will go live, and books and other items will be available for purchase. All orders ship to your home, and book-only orders $25+ ship free. All purchases will benefit the school.


Shopping will close at 11:59 pm on the night of May 23rd.


If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Johnston at ajohnston@lotusschool.org.

Happy Reading!

Ms. Johnston

Intent to Return

Please reserve your student(s)' seats by letting us know that your student(s) will be returning for the 2021-2022 school year.

** Please be informed that Lotus will return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

** This form should be submitted only once per student. If you have multiple students in grades K through 5, please submit this form repeatedly for each one of them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4FTHXB-ADG9UZnIiHnFqMbueyaM7-xP70cVSc-g3wYyCyHw/viewform

Thank you!

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

FINAL Elementary Attendance Contest!

End of Year CONTEST: The raffle Contest will run from April 27th - May 21st. Students will have their name placed in the raffle for certain guidelines. Please see the attached Flyer. Drawing for prizes will take place on Monday, May 24, 2021.


IS YOUR STUDENT GOING TO BE ABSENT: Remember to call 303-360-0052 x 200 or go to the Lotus website to report a student absence.

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Summer Session: June 1-July 25, 2021


Registration: It begins now and ends May 28th, 2021.

Classes: Two 90 minute sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 classes in total)


Register here: link


Questions:


  • Ms. Chol 303.360.0052 Ext 237
  • Ms. Kimm 720.870.5246

PBIS Store

Hours of operation:


6th, 7th & 8th grades will pick up purchased items on April 30, 2021


Prize pick-ups will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Fridays) outside of the elementary gym.

Orders must be placed by Friday (April 23, 2021) before Pick up

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NOW ENROLLING

Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button. Lotus has full day Kindergarten.

School Library

The Lotus library is now open for book requests for all grades (K-5). Please use the link below to look through the lists of books that are available. For easier access use your student's school Gmail account.


Your books can be picked up every Thursday between 3:00-4:00 PM. When picking up your books please do the following:

1) If you are picking up your PBIS purchases, please go around the school to the elementary gym first before picking up your library books.

2) If you are coming only to pick up your books, please use the drive by the auditorium at the front of the school.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PbIxIpUKjleFiV5OvazBJBbRIHVsoR0Ec1xf2uSMy4U/edit?usp=sharing


If you have any questions, need help filling out the Google Form, please let me know at kkimm@lotusschool.org.

We Want to Hear From You!

We are calling on all parents and students to complete the survey regarding counseling needs. This will help us to continue to provide great counseling support.


LSE Survey Counseling Needs

FAMILY LIAISON CORNER:

Do you need help with basic needs? Check out these resources. If you need more information or help with a referral, please reach out to me at kkimm@lotusschool.org.


Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837

Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance

Free Internet Options

Food: https://www.arapahoegov.com/1278/Food-Banks

Medical: https://health.aurorak12.org/

Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656


Ms. Kimm

Family Liaison

Health Beat

May is Healthy Vision Month

FREE COVID TESTING

Students and families who would like access to FREE COVID testing should register here: Any person with symptoms should get tested including your children.

https://www.covidcheckcolorado.org

Let's Chat!

Miss Hope is available to meet/check-in with students who need a safe place to talk, who are experiencing big feelings/emotions, or students who feel like they need more support! Students can fill out this form to chat! Students and families can also email Miss Hope at hwalgamuth@lotusschool.org.


Students and families can also visit the counseling website for more resources and activities!