Thursday Exchange

January 12, 2017

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

January 16: No School/ MLK Day

January 26: Leadership Breakfast

January 27: Birthday Friday/ $1 Jean Day

January 27 - February 17: Re-Enrollment Time

February 9: Spring Pictures(class & individual)/ $3 Free Dress Day

February 9: Panda Express Spirit Night in Waxahachie

February 10: Valentine's Parties

From the Principal:

Welcome to 2017! We hope everyone enjoyed the winter break! The second semester is a busy one, and we know our students will work hard to succeed this semester!

Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King, Jr Day, so there will be no school on this day. Enjoy a 3 day weekend with your family.

The weather is ever changing in North Texas, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the varying conditions. Also, remember that leggings and long-sleeved undershirts must be solid white, navy, red, black, or grey. Any color coat may be worn when we are outside of the buildings. Thanks for your help!

We appreciate all you do to partner with us in your child's education! Have a great weekend!

Counselor's Corner:

Our character trait for January is Fairness. On Monday we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. This is a great opportunity to talk to your children about treating people equally and fairly, not judging others based on outward appearances!

From Our Specials Teachers:

PE: Life Waxahachie High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Clinic for Elementary Students. Ask Coach Stinedurf for a form if you are intrested, the cost is $30 per student. Clinic includes camp t-shirt and showcase performance during halftime at the Varsity Basketball Games on Friday, February 3rd.

Art: Order your yearbook today at ! The deadline to order is 1/27/17 and the cost is $35. You will not be guaranteed a book after this date! Not sure if you already ordered one this year? Email to find out!

Music: Choir Club is for 4th-6th Grade and practices will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15-3:45. Forms went out this week and were due Jan. 11. Auditions will be held Jan. 18 in the Music room! Good Luck!

From Our Registrar:

Attached to our Thursday Exchange newsletter is information regarding our Re-Enrollment. If you do not have access to a computer, or just want assistance completing the re-enrollment, join us for Mustang Meet-up! We will have computers set up in the Atrium and staff available to assist you from 10:00am to 2:30pm and 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Please make sure to come by if you need assistance! If you are not able to make it for any of these times, contact Judy Frazier at to set up a time to come in. We look forward to a smooth re-enrollment!!!

Spelling Bee Winner:

In December we held our LSRO school spelling bee for 4th-6th graders. I am so proud of all our participants! Congratulations to our winner, Gabby Washington, who will represent our school next month at the Ellis County Spelling Bee!

Parents, encourage your children to try new things! They may not enjoy everything they try, but no doubt they will find some things they love and may even excel at. Some of our spelling bee contestants had no idea they were good spellers until they had the opportunity to compete this year!

From Our Nurse:

Attention 6th grade parents, this is a spinal screening notification. We will be conducting a spinal screening on February 7th & 8th. The purpose of spinal screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at the earliest stage so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age. Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can be worsen as the child grows and may require active treatment such as bracing or surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person's health and appearance.

The procedure for screening is simple. Screeners who have been specially trained will look at your child's back while s/he stands and then bends forward. For this examination, boys and the girls will be screened separately and individually. Boys will wear gym shorts and remove their shirts. Girls are requested to wear a halter-top and shorts, or a smock will be provided. Parents will be notified of the results of the screening ONLY if a second professional opinion is advisable. The screening procedure does not replace your child's need for regular health care and check-ups.

According to state law, ALL students in grades six (6) and nine (9) are required to be screened. If, for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened, you are required to fill out the EXEMPTION: SPINAL SCREENING FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS form, have it notarized, and return it to the school nurse on or before the day of the screening. Students who do not present a signed, notarized form will be screened.

A flier was sent home at the beginning of the week with your student. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

Wendy Santos, RN