Monday Memo

Lake Air Montessori Magnet PDS

Week of October 2, 2017

Celebrate Your Uniqueness...Be Unique!

Our theme this year is "Celebrate your Uniqueness". We believe in cultivating children's intellectual abilities alongside their confidence and happiness. We seek to educate the "whole child", one that is beautifully, wonderfully, and uniquely made. We strive to create an environment that nurtures their young minds and inspires a spirit of personal excellence.

Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life. - Kobi Yamada

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends October 2nd

All cookie dough orders are due October 2nd! Thank you for supporting this fundraiser for PTA.

Headphones or earbuds needed!

We are asking for each child to bring a personal pair of headphones/ear buds to use in the computer lab or in the classroom. It is best for each child to have his/her own due to hygiene purposes. Please label your child's headphones.

October is Bullying Awareness Month!!

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We are AVID Students of the Month!

The end of the 6 weeks is quickly approaching. Teachers will be nominating AVID Students of the Month this week. There will be a student selected from each grade level. They are selecting students based on the following criteria:




Classroom Participation

Respectful to self, others, and environment

Work ethic

We look forward to our first set of students to be recognized as AVID Students of the Month.

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2017 Fall Conference for Parents of Gifted Children

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Parent Portal

Parent Portal is an exciting opportunity for parents to become more involved in their child’s education through the convenience of the Internet. You will have access to your child’s:

  • Grades (current progress report and 6-week report cards)
  • Schedule
  • Attendance
  • Health Log
  • Discipline Log
  • Student Personal Information: address, phone, e-mail
  • Plus, send an email to any of your child's teachers

Helping your child at home...

We had several parents ask how they can help their child at home with their school work. Below are ways you can access Pearson (math and social studies) and STEMScopes (science) at home.
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As a Montessori school…

We follow the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a medical doctor, teacher, philosopher and anthropologist. Her progressive view of children was way beyond her time.

We understand that children of different ages have different needs and abilities. We study child development theory and make sure our classrooms are developmentally appropriate.

We observe our children. By watching closely, we can modify our lessons and materials to best suit the child’s interests and growth.

We believe that the environment is the best teacher. We design the classroom to fit the needs of the child, rich experiences balanced with beauty and order. Each work contains a purposeful work that is designed to teach a specific concept.

We model grace and courtesy (good manners), treating each other as we wish ourselves to be treated. We use calm voices when teaching and speak with respect to children’s feelings. We carry ourselves with poise and handle objects with care.

We recognize that children are unique individuals who are not likely to master exact same concepts or have the same interests at the same time.

We do not use rewards and punishments to force children to comply with rules or to combat ill behavior. We believe that each child is on the way to developing self discipline and that rewards should be intrinsic.

We believe that children learn best when they are free to move their bodies throughout the day. We want to teach our children to respect their bodies and control their movements which helps the growing brain learn more effectively.

We believe that the materials a child works with should be carefully chosen to support the current developmental stage. Concrete experiences are always offered first and abstract thinking presented later. We call this work, not play.

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Click below for our LAMM Campus calendar!

THIS WEEK...October 2nd - 6th

Monday October 2nd

Black Out Bullies - wear black for Bullying Awareness

8:00 - 3:00 Baylor TAIR conference for Elementary

3:30 - 4:45 Band - Varsity Percussion Rehearsal

Tuesday October 3rd

7:15 - 7:50 Jazz Rhythm Section

8:00 - 3:00 Baylor TAIR conference for Primary and Secondary

3:30 - 4:45 Varsity Brass and Woodwinds

4:30 - 5:30 Social Studies Curriculum Support @ CCMS

Wednesday October 4th

8:00 - 12:00 Elementary IS Test Vetting @ Region 12

12:00 - 4:00 Secondary IS Test Vetting @ Region 12

4:00 - 5:00 Faculty Meeting - GT Nomination Training

Thursday October 5th

7:15 - 7:50 Jazz Rhythm Section

PLCs during conference period for all teams

11:00 - 1:00 Taco Luncheon in Lackey's Room for NYC students $7.00

3:30 - 4:45 Jazz Rhythm Rehearsal

Report Cards go home

Friday October 6th

9:00 - 3:00 Bakery Auction and Tape Tank NYC Fundraiser

11:00 - 1:00 Allergan Grant luncheon

3:15 - 4:15 GT Enrichment begins for selected students

3:30 - 4:45pm Pep Band Rehearsal

College of the Week: Texas Tech University (red and white)

Saturday October 7th

Car Wash for GCAP NYC students - 9am - 1pm

NEXT WEEK...October 9th - 13th

Monday October 9th

No School for Students

Campus Planning Day for Teachers

8:30 - 10:30 World Book Online Training @ TMS

8:30 - 3:30 Expository Writing Training at Admin for Grade 4 Teachers

5th grade Science Curriculum Support

Tuesday October 10th

7:15 - 7:50 Jazz Combo Rehearsal

3:30 - 4:45 Band - Varsity Winds Rehearsal

6:00 - 7:00 PTA Meeting in LAMM Cafeteria

Wednesday October 11th

4:00 - 5:00 AVID Site Team Meeting

Thursday October 12th

District Benchmark Tests for 6th and 8th Reading, 7th Writing

7:15 - 7:50 Jazz Combo Rehearsal

PLCs during conference period for all teams

3:30 - 4:45 Jazz Rhythm Rehearsal

Friday October 13th

District Benchmark Tests for 6th - 8th Math, Algebra I

3:30 - 4:45 Pep Band Rehearsal

3:15 - 4:15 GT Enrichment Afterschool Program

College Fridays: University of Mary Hardin Baylor (purple and gold)

Saturday October 14th

GT conference at Baylor


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Principal: Stephanie Tankersley

Assistant Principal: Rachel Hannah

Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Phillips