Our May Newsletter

Reach out.

Dear LLC Families,

Last month, I wrote to you and stated that we were all in this together. As I write to you today, I have a different perspective on what this means. What I have learned during this time is that although we are all experiencing this pandemic, not all of us are experiencing it in the same way. While it is true that we are all in this together and enduring the same storm, it is a passing shower for some, and for others, it is heavy rain with blistering winds that won't let up. Every one of us is living or fighting through this situation very differently and that is why it is more important than ever that everyone reaches out.

Some of us are thankful for being healthy. Others are praying for loved ones as they fight for their lives. Worse still, others have had to say goodbye to loved ones through the use of technology.

Some of us are fortunate to work and are merely affected by the frustration of social distancing. Others are living their worst financial crisis, struggling to pay bills and put food on the table. Some of us have a family at home and are enjoying this time together. Others are alone. We may all be in this together but each one of us is living a different truth, a different struggle, and a different heartache.

At LLC, we welcome you to reach out to us for anything, so we can do our best to help. Wherever you are and whoever you are, reach out. Reach out if you can help. Reach out if you need help. Reach out if you know how to help. Share your struggles with others. Share your fortunes with others. It is how we will overcome this together.

My Heart is Full.

I am truly grateful for where I landed in my career, as the Morris School District felt like home from day one. I am especially thankful for this core team that surprised me on School Principal's Day with an amazing visit and thoughtful gifts. I couldn't do it without them and I wouldn't want to!

LLC Family Engagement Resources

The following resources were put together to help support families during this time at home.

Your local library is offering free digital resources for students, educators, and parents!

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4 - 8

Feel free to have your child express their appreciation through your teacher's Bloomz account by posting a special note, video, drawing, or picture! Our teachers would love these thoughtful sentiments!

EXTRA, EXTRA, Read All About It!

Our LLC Families Share Some Moments

Alphabet Rocks:

Take on this activity for some on-going fun.

Materials: 26 rocks, permanent marker, acrylic paints (optional)

  1. Collect 26 rocks. This can be over time and not in one day.
  2. Paint your rocks with different colors (skip if you don't have paint).
  3. Write an alphabet letter on each rock. One side can be lowercase, other side uppercase.

Have fun! Hide them for a letter hunt, put them in order, make your name, create new words

DRAB to FAB is the HSA Mission

In lieu of our traditional Teacher Appreciation events and gifts, this year the HSA was planning to revamp the LLC Staff Room. Our goal is to paint, replace the flooring, and refurbish the space. Due to the quarantine, our plans have been pushed back, but we hope to complete this project over the summer. Within the next month, as we know more about timing, we will be seeking donations from the LLC community to help make this happen. Please consider helping out by volunteering your time, donating materials/furniture or making a monetary contribution.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

The Girl Scouts of Northern NJ are recruiting and providing virtual activities. Check them out using the link: https://www.gsnnj.org/