Greatness Grows Here
Live Oak Community, Vol. 1 Ed. 6
Put First Things First
Happy 2016 New Year Live Oak and families!
It's hard to believe a new year is upon us. Both professionally and personally I take this time to reflect on the previous year's goals and set revised goals for the new year. It is through this cycle that one can celebrate growth and recognize areas that need a little refinement.
Goal-setting is a skill we focus on every trimester and school year at Live Oak as evidenced by our school-wide goals and data evidence notebooks.
Similarly, at LOE we have reached many of our goals and still have some under refinement. Our collective staff vision for the 2015-16 school year was "Find Your Greatness". Collectively, we continue to keep this philosophy at the heart or core of everything we do for the betterment of student achievement.
Having said that, we can not attain "Greatness" without the love, support, and dedication from you, the parent community. As we embark on this new year, I want to personally thank the Live Oak parents and families for your unwavering passion in supporting and influencing our school mission and vision!
As your principal, I hope this new year brings you peace, joy, time to "sharpen the saw" with your Falcon student and an opportunity to stop by and say hello to Mrs. Porter and I. We know everyone is busy...bit we'd love for you to volunteer one day, come to a PTA meeting, attend a parent event, stop by the office to say "hi" or all of the above!
Everyone can win...
Live Oak Elementary has SWAG!
Yes, SWAG! SWAG refers to our School-Wide Academic Goals. At the end of each trimester, Live Oak students will track their progress towards achievement of our three academic and leadership roles. We track this progress on a school-wide, classroom, and individual level. Ask your student about his/her Leadership Notebook for more information about individual academic and leadership goals.
- School-Wide Goal #1: All students will increase a grade level in Reading Comprehension by the end of the third trimester, and students below grade level standards will increase a grade level and a half.
- School-Wide Goal #2: All students will meet or exceed grade level standards in the ST Math syllabus by the end of the third trimester.
- School-Wide Goal #3: 100% of our students will identify as a leader with a leadership role.
Or, as our kids like to say, “Read, Read, Read, Ji, Ji, Ji, Lead, Lead, Lead!” Please continue to encourage your child to work on our web-based instructional tools, Lexia and ST Math. Our kids are experiencing so much growth and success with these fabulous supplements to our curriculum. At LOE, we provide our learners with leadership experiences to foster self-confidence and a growth-mindset. Ask your student(s) how the 7 Habits are impacting their learning at LOE!
Student of the Month Assembly
You're in charge...
STEM Opportunities at LOE
- Google Apps for Education
- Next Generation Science Standards
- Engineering Design
- Instructional Technology
- Computer Coding
- Digital Citizenship
Please look for upcoming informational parent opportunities in February, March, April and May.
Begin with the End in Mind
Have a plan...
Every Friday morning between 7:30 - 8:15 AM, PTA will be selling Spirit Wear in the student drop off area.
Together is better...
ELAC and DELAC
LOE's ELAC Team has been working very hard to provide information and resources to parents of English Language Learners. We will be meeting on1/25/2016 from 7:45 - 8:45 at LOE in the Multipurpose room, be there so your voice can be heard (Habit #8, Find your voice and help others to find theirs).
- FUESD Blueprint and Single Plan for Student Achievement
- CAASPP video - understanding your student's score
- Needs and assessment parent survey
- CELDT video - understanding test scores
- PIQUE is back and begins 4/5/2016
- Fallbrook Extended Learning Academy (FELA) information
STEM Parent Night at Potter is Coming!
LOE Student Clubs
Students at LOE are hard at work making their school a better place, while improving their lives too! We have started many exciting new clubs this year that have leaders who are diligently synergizing to make LOE fun and leader oriented.
Shining Stars/Drama Club
Safe School Ambassadors
- Anti-Bullying Club
- Sign Language
- Clean Up Crew
- Student Lighthouse
PE at LOE
Sharpen the Saw
Balance feels best....