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Week of February 8 - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!
Monday, February 8 —
5th/6th Grade Girls Bball practice 3:35-4:30
4th-6th Boys Bball practice 5:00-6:30
School Board Meeting at 7:00
Tuesday, February 9 —
Good News Club at 3:45-5:00
Hometown Baseball meeting at 7:00-8:30
Wednesday, February 10 –
- Girl Scout Meeting at 3:35-5:00
- 4th-6th Boys Bball practice 5:00-6:30
Thursday, February 11 –
Principal of the Day Alaina Penn (6th gr)
Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 –
NO SCHOOL - ENJOY THE FOUR DAY WEEKEND
March 25 – 28 Good Friday – Easter Monday – No Classes
April 4 – 8 Spring Break – No Classes
April 15 End of Marking Period
April 21 Parent Teacher Conferences - Elementary and High School
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 14 - 16 Exams - Half Day for Students
June 16 Final Scheduled Day for School - End of Second Semester
Upcoming PTA Events
Daddy Daughter Dance - Saturday, February 20th 6-9pm
Mother Son event - TBA
Duffy Scholarship Road Rally- March/April
Mom to Mom Sale- April 23, 8am-1pm
Moms N Muffins- April 26 & 27
Grandparents Day- April 25
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Dads N Donuts TBA
Carnival - June
Did you know....
Things to consider:
1. Is your current doctor part of the new plan
2. Is the hospital the one you want
Click the link below for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources
M-STEP Parent Reports
If your child was in 3rd through 6th grade last school year then in addition to the report card will also be your parent report for the M-STEP. The more rigorous M-STEP online assessment replaces the previous MEAP tests. However, similar to the MEAP results the M-STEP results will help us to develop a School Improvement Plan with appropriate goals and objectives designed to improve curriculum, instruction and assessment.
The video below was created to help you interpret the results. However, if you have additional questions please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the office at 810-796-2201.
Math Fact Challenge
Monday, Jan. 25th, 8:30am to Friday, April 1st, 3:30pm
Your Child's Classroom
Building math fluency, specifically through math fact practice, is a critical skill that we are focusing on helping our students improve. At school, we are dedicating 10 minutes of class time daily, as well as, using our Technology class for additional practice.
But for a ten-week period we are challenging our students to practice their math facts at home for 10 minutes per day, five days a week and are requesting your help in this endeavor.
As part of the ten week challenge though 1st-6th graders may earn ONE of the following rewards:
Return all 10 of the weekly practice at home sheets = Mystery Field Trip
Return 8 or 9 of the weekly practice at home sheets = Movie Day at school
Return 7 of the weekly practice at home sheets = Pizza for lunch
Make sure to contact your child’s teacher regarding their expectations and/or ideas for how practicing at home might be accomplished.
Are We Going Outside for Recess?
School Hours 8:35am-3:35pm
Students dismissed to classrooms at 8:25
Morning Drop Off
Cardinal Club (Latchkey)
Lunch Price Changes
Family Literacy Center
Call Family Literacy Center at 810-664-2737 for more information and to register your child.
New Family Play Groups for the New Year
Free play groups for children (birth to 5 years) and parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Have fun while learning through song, play, friendship, and crafts. Children will enjoy a snack, social time with other children, and a free book.
NOTE: All sessions are held at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.. Nepessing St., Lapeer
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 - Tuesdays - 10-11:30 am
February 22, 29, March 7,14, 21, 28 - Mondays - 10-11:30 am
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 - Tuesdays - 10-11:30 am
New Ready, Set Go Workshops for the New Year
This is an entertaining FREE workshop for 3-5 year olds and parents/grandparents/caregivers. Enjoy FUN learning activities that will help develop your child's skills and prepare him/her for school..Children also enjoy a snack, story time, and a free book. Siblings are welcome!
NOTE: All workshops are held at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.. Nepessing St., Lapeer.
Thursday, January 21, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 28, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 21, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 19, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Richards
According to most meteorologists, the winter for us this year should be warmer because of what is being called a Godzilla or Super El Nino. It is being compared to the strongest El Nino ever recorded, which was in 1997. That year, mudslides made a mess in California, tornadoes tore through Florida, and the Southeast was deluged with floods. Only in the Midwest did people get off easy with a mild winter.
Although I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a mild winter, frigid cold, more snow and ice may soon be upon us (YUCK!). As you can imagine, the decision to close school is quite complex. For example, the school district covers a large territory, with extreme terrain variations. Conditions in one area of the school district can be quite different from another area of the school district. Additionally, weather patterns and conditions can change suddenly, without warning.
On days when the weather is questionable and the schools are open, parents always have the right to keep their children at home if they do not believe their children should go to school. Under no circumstances should parents risk the safety of their children. If parents feel that driving conditions are dangerous or will become worse, they are encouraged to use their best personal judgment regarding attendance. Students will be excused.
- To provide an educational foundation of academic excellence that promotes responsible social, civic, and ethical conduct.
- Passionate teachers developing 21st Century Skills for all students
- An individualized and challenging curriculum
- Commitment to a safe, technology-rich learning environment
- Encouraging community and family engagement
Human Development Commission's Walk for Warmth
Saturday, Feb. 20th, 9am
Lapeer Historic Courthouse
If you have any questions, please contact Brenna Cavanaugh, Sandi Klein, or Tara Dunham at 810-664-7133.