The Bear Necessities


Safe Place for our lovely learners, the adults!!

A little reminder that there are two safe places for YOUR use. They are located in MaryBeth and Tiffany's offices. These rooms are yours to use for as long as you need to. There are no rules and we WANT you to take care of you!! Just like you want your little learners to take care of themselves by learning to step away to the Safe Place, we want our lovely learners to take care of themselves!! No judgement...just a place to breathe!
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Why is Financial Wellness Important? Click to read

We will be spending some time this school year on ALL areas of wellness. Below is a tool you may find helpful.

School Family Committee

If you are interested in serving on a team that will work hard to connect our school family, let me know! This team will dream up the fun and make it happen!!


Each Teacher/SLP/OT/PT will get $100 to use on supplies for use in your position of direct services to students. We are still awaiting information from SLC on how to make purchases since cards are not being distributed to staff this year. For now, please send a link to what you want with very specific information. The preference is for Kim to sit down, hit that link and be able to order without contacting you.

Lunch Meetings

If you are having a lunch meeting, and all of us do, it is your job to determine a timekeeper/facilitator. Your group is responsible for being at your bus/car duty station on time. Please allow your timekeeper/facilitator to keep your meeting moving and wrap up 10 minutes prior to bus arrivals. We like for staff to have a minute to take care of business prior to kids arriving.

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

We are working on our fall trip to Faulkner's. We are looking at Oct 29-30....but they may not be able to host on those days.

From the District: Comprehensive Facility Master Plan, make sure our voice is heard!!

CFMP Engagement Series Reminder - Week of September 10

This is a reminder that our Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) in-person engagement series begin next week. We are hosting community conversations and conducting online surveys to learn about your priorities for short and medium term solutions to meet current capacity needs across the district. We will also discuss our community’s long-term vision for the future of our schools and how we can empower our students to grow into “future ready” learners.

During our engagement series, we will overview future ready learning environments, capacity maps, growth trends and equity. We will also listen and learn about our community’s priorities for the future of our schools.

Community Engagement Series I - dates, time and location:

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

9/10 MIC conference room

9/11 LSN commons

9/12 LSW field house

9/13 LSHS performing arts center

Additionally, our “Current Needs” online survey is now live and will run through September 17. You can visit the survey by clicking here, or by copying and pasting the following link in your browser:

Complete our online surveys and engage with us on social media using #R7FutureReady. You can send questions or feedback to and we also have a webpage dedicated to the CFMP process at

We hope you join us for this unique opportunity to help shape the future of our schools.

From the District: KCPT Features LS R-7 in “School of the Future” Series

KCPT is featuring a multi-part series on the future of schools in their “Take Note” programming. The first two parts in the series focus on “what will children need to learn in the school of the future” and they feature students from LS R-7. The next mini-film will include interviews from Summit Technology Academy students and faculty.

You can see Part I and Part II of the series via KCPT’s Flatland program and also follow along on social media at #TakeNoteKC.

Where are they now?

Monday - Suicide prevention training AM/PM, PAT Site Based mid day - 6:30 CFMP Mtg.

Tuesday - District Leadership Team AM Kerry

Wednesday - SLC Mtg AM for Head Start Finance, PAT Staff Mtg PM

Thursday - AM SLC Title Finance Mtg.

Friday - here