Larsen Roadrunner Newsletter
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Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your winter break and are excited to return as we look forward to many fun activities. I am really excited to continue to have families on campus. Thus Far we've had our Cafe con Leche/Coffee and Cream Parent Meetings, Our monthly Open Campus Gatherings, Classroom presentations, Student of the Trimester Assemblies and Our Winter Sing aLong. Please stay tuned for more events to come.
Before break, at-home COVID-19 Test kits were distributed to all students and staff before the Winter Break. These at-home kits are intended to be used by students and staff before returning to school if they have any symptoms.
Please remember, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory-based or at-home test). Please be sure to report all positive COVID-19 cases to your student's school.
COVID-19 related Symptoms:
Muscle or Body Aches
Fever above 99.5 degrees
Loss of Smell/Taste
Please stop by, email us, or call (805) 488-8740 if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress or need support at school.
01/04 - HVAC Construction Project
01/09 - Open Campus (rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17 due to rain) @ 8:07AM
01/16: - Martin Luther King Day Holiday - No School
01/17 - Logrando Bienestar Workshops
01/20: - Progress Notices
01/23 - 01/27: Great Kindness Week
01/23 - 01/27 CAASPP Testing Practice Grades 3,4,5 - 8:45 AM
01/27: - Cafe con Leche/Coffee and Cream Parent Meeting @ 8:00 AM
02/17: - Lincoln's Birthday - No School
02/20: - Washington's Birthday - No School
03/10: - End of 2nd Trimester -
04/03 - 04/14: Spring Break
Lets stay in touch...
Schools around the district are now using an APP called, "Parent Square" which supports communication with staff and students at the class, school, and district level and integrates with our student information system.
Enter the cell phone or email that is on file in Q to sign in or sign up.
For a step by step guide for how to download and use Parent Square click HERE
Download the APP Today!
https://www.parentsquare.com/signin by using the 'Sign-up/Register'
Dual Language Exploration
Dual Language Exploration
We are continuing our research on offering a Dual Language Program at Larsen.
Research shows that the early acquisition of a second language enhances intellectual growth by:
Second Language Skills
Strengthening cognitive skills
Increasing a student’s ability to adapt to other types of learning
Enhancing creativity and problem-solving skills
Improving overall academic performance
There are also many social and emotional benefits to dual language immersion programs, including:
• Positive self-esteem
• Appreciation for linguistic and cultural differences
These abilities, along with being bilingual and biliterate, give children crucial skills to thrive in a global society.
Please remember the safety of our students is our first priority. We need your help!
The roundabout is a drop off/pick up zone only. You should never get out of your vehicle to walk students in the roundabout. The roundabout is a single car ONLY. Drivers may never pass on the left to get out of the roundabout. Drivers must exit and drive back in.
Please make sure to follow all traffic rules. Don't block neighborhood driveways or double park. It is not SAFE for our students.
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Project begins at Larsen.
Families in School (FIS)
Our district has partnered with the Families in Schools Program.
Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, they provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS serves low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream.
Research from Chicago shows that "When schools use effective family engagement practices, students are 10 times more likely to improve their math performance and 4 times more likely to improve their reading performance." – Byrk, Sebring, Allensworth, Luppescu,& Easton, 2012
Families In Schools will collaborate with Hueneme Elementary School District by conducting 3 focus groups per school to assess and support professional learning around equitable and meaningful family engagement. We need to have different focus groups that include staff, parents and administrators. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in our family focus group.
Extended Learning Opportunity
Join The Great Kindness Challenge!
The California Department of Education, in partnership with the Great Kindness Challenge® (GKC), encourages all teachers, staff, students, and families of California schools to participate in the GKC the week of January 23–27, 2023. The GKC initiative, presented by Kids for Peace, is a global campaign that promotes kindness in kindergarten through grade twelve schools. It is a positive, action-based bullying-prevention initiative that creates a school culture of kindness, compassion, unity, and respect. It is critical that staff and students feel safe at school. Now more than ever, we all need to put safety and SEL supports at the forefront of our schools. We invite you to join nearly 17 million students who participated in over 33,000 schools in 115 countries for a positive start to 2023!
Logrando Bienestar Parent Workshops
Logrando Bienestar will be providing a series of trainings beginning in January to all our families in HESD. This three-week series will cover bullying, anxiety, and depression. We will be offering them in English at Green and in Spanish at Blackstock beginning January 17th at both sites. We will be offering them also in Mixteco beginning January 22nd at Haycox. These will be hybrid presentations and open to all families in our district. Families can join us in person or by Zoom. I am attaching the flyers for you to share with your families.
Please make sure your child is present and on time every day.
If your child is absent, please call our office at 805-986-8740 to report your absence. Bring any doctor's notes or necessary documentation to excuse any absences to the school office.
CAFE CON LECHE/COFFEE AND CREAM PARENT MEETING
We are so happy to have these meetings with parents, staff and our Larsen Community. These parent and staff gatherings are designed to help you learn more about our Larsen Community how schools operate, valuable community resources, ask questions and receive any support you may need.
Please join us Friday, January 26 at 8:30 am in Room 5. We are asking parents to sign in at the front office and then join us for coffee with cream.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)
Must be Age 4 by September 1, 2023
• Registration for Transitional Kindergarten begins
on January 5, 2023 at all HESD elementary
Schools. Transitional Kindergarten enrollment
will be available for students who turn four by
September 1, 2023.
Must be Age 5 by September 1, 2023
• Registration for Kindergarten begins on
January 5, 2023 at all HESD elementary schools.
Kindergarten enrollment will be available for
students who turn five by September 1, 2023.
CONTACT US: WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!
805-986-8740 xt 2499
Lucila Gomez Perez
805-986-8740 xt 2488
805-986-8740 xt 2463
Irene Valencia ,LCSW
Social Emotional Services Specialist-SESS
Ventura County Office of Education, SELPA
Hueneme Elementary & Larsen Elementary Schools
(805) 986-8740 xt. 2493