Elementary Weekly Newsletter

April 5, 2021 - April 9, 2021

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📢 All School Announcements 📢

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



Dangerous TikTok Challenge

Dear LSE families,

We wanted to make you aware of a dangerous social media challenge targeting children that have gained popularity once again. The “Blackout Challenge” (which has also been referred to as the “Pass Out Challenge” and “Speed Dreaming”) is a trend on social media apps, like Tik Tok, that encourages children to hold their breath and/or use household items to choke themselves until they lose consciousness.

We are asking all parents and guardians to have a serious talk with their children about the severity and danger of this challenge, as well as safe and responsible use of social media and the internet. Having open conversations with your children and family can promote trust, safety, and prevention. As always, encourage your children to report any concerning or inappropriate behavior to a trusted adult. Students are always welcome to talk to their teacher, school counselor, principals, etc., about any concerns, worries, or questions they may have.

If you or your children need additional support or information, please feel free to contact our school counselors:


Hope Walgamuth


303-360-0052 ext. 109


Kristina Cohen


303-360-0052 ext. 201

Brianna Brauhn


303-360-0052 ext. 276

Additional Resources:

Should you or your child have a concern about someone’s well-being or safety, it can be reported anonymously via Safe 2 Tell (1-877-542-7233) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Colorado Crisis Services: www.coloradocrisisservices.org, Trained Crisis Counselor Hotline: (844) 493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.


Elementary Attendance Contest

SPRING CONTEST: Grade level competition! The grade with the least amount of absences from March 29- April 22 win tickets to the Denver Zoo. Please see the flyer for more information.

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.

Click on the link to register for Adult Engish Classes https://forms.gle/aAZbkqC39Coh9WsX7

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PBIS Store

Kinder, 1st, & 2nd grades will pick up purchased items on April 9, 2021

Hours of operation:

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 2, 2021) before Pick up

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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.


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


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

Black People Like Me Next Virtual Conference APRIL 8th

Join for the fifth Black People Like Me virtual conference as they continue the conversation about empowering Black Americans to improve their healthcare.

Register here: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/asthma-covid-19-and-questions-we-need-answered-black-people-like-me-series/


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


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!