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Preventing summer slide: Come up with a catchy title "Summer Shine! Sumer Climb" preventing the summer slide, etc...

Community Ed, Targeted Services, Lunch Wagon, Summer School, Reading Corps, Summer Rec., Reading volunteers, Math Magicians?,

Hello Mindy,

Thank you for the email and I'm glad we'll have the opportunity to visit further in the coming weeks. We've begun engaging in conversations that are focused on supporting students/families over the summer months to prevent the "summer slide". Basically, our goal is to connect with students/families to encourage social, emotional and academic opportunities for students in the summer months. We see a significant decline in student academic skills over the summer months and also notice many students have a hard time transitioning back to structured school days each fall.

I think it would be wonderful if we could explore partnerships,grants, etc. to create programs, sessions, connections with students all summer long and include reading and numeracy into the conversation as well.

I'll do some more thinking and share ideas with our staff to consider any number of ideas. I'd look forward to any ideas you have as well to partner together. I think the lunch wagon would be a great way to start! I think that's a tremendous asset to our community.

Thanks for engaging in the conversation and I look forward to meeting soon. If you have additional thoughts or ideas before the meeting, please don't hesitate to call or email.

e building. Office personnel will be able to see the person requesting access via the camera system and grant access after the person identifies him/herself and reason for their visit.

The doors will be open during our busy arrival and dismissal times. Doors will be open starting at 7:30am for breakfast which starts at 7:35am. Doors will open again at the end of the school day 10 minutes prior to dismissal. Families needing access to Kids Company outside of business hours will be given a code to enter the building for drop-off and pick-up. If you have not received an access code from Kids Company, please contact them directly.

Thank you for your patience as we implement these additional security measures. We'll evaluate our procedures throughout the remainder of the school year with a focus on safety, security and customer service.

Please see the pictures and captions below for additional building access information.

Jay Woller


La Crescent-Hokah Elementary

Upcoming Events

Elementary PTO Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 7pm

Elementary Library

February 5, 2016

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Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Assembly

Friday, Feb. 12th, 1pm

Elementary Gymnasium

An elementary partnership with the American Heart Association to raise healthy heart awareness.


"Bringing Books to Life" and Chicken Que

Thursday, April 7th, 5pm

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

We are excited for this year's edition of "Bringing Books to Life". We will have many special guest readers, fantastic food, live entertainment and lots of opportunities for students and families to get excited about reading!

Storybook Character Day: We will also have Storybook Character Day during school on April 7. Students will be encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook character as they bring books to life! Look for more information about the "Bringing Books to Life" event this spring.

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Reading, Reading, Read All About It!

We continue to focus on reading at the elementary! We want students to enjoy reading, become stronger readers and gain valuable reading strategies and skills. Students are practicing reading strategies each day at the elementary and we'd like them to continue using reading strategies at home as well.

Tips for students:

  • Find a new favorite book. Reading for pleasure is valuable!
  • Visit the school library or public library to find new reading materials.
  • Don't leave home without it. Bring your favorite book to grandma's, on a car trip, or even to the doctor's office.
  • Re-read stories or poems. Re-reading helps kids read more quickly and accurately.
  • Talk about books. Students become better readers and comprehend more deeply as they talk about books. Students can have interesting conversations with family members about the characters and setting of a story. Making predictions or guessing the ending helps bring books to life as well.

Allergy Awareness

In an effort to maintain "clean airspace" and minimize allergic reactions, we're asking students and visitors to be mindful of perfumes and fragrances while in the building. We have a number of people with sensitivities to fragrances and we want to maintain fresh air.

Community Backpack

Don't forget to check out the community backpack for a list of community based activities for students!
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