LIW Elementary

De Smet, SD

Updated Version

This new format of the LIW Newsletter is an effort to be more "green" and parent friendly. Last year, results from a parent survey told us that you would appreciate more electronic communication, as opposed to hard copies sent home in backpacks. If you would prefer to have a hard copy, just let the office know!

Homecoming Week

Monday, Oct. 6th, 8:15am to Friday, Oct. 10th, 8pm

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

Dress-Up Days:

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Western Wear Day

Wednesday - Twin Day

Thursday - Class Color Day

(Kindergarten - Red; 1st - Orange; 2nd - Yellow; 3rd - Green; 4th - Purple; 5th - Blue)

Friday - Spirit Day

Young Reader's Festival

43 third, fourth, and fifth grade students attended the Young Reader's Festival late Thursday afternoon at the Children's Museum in Brookings. They had the opportunity to listen to Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, speak about her childhood, inspiration, and story characters. They also watched a Native American Hoop Dancer, Kevin Locke, perform his songs and dances. Mr. Locke has performed in 80 countries!

No School - Native American Day

Monday, Oct. 13th, 8am

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

Picture Day

Thursday, Oct. 16th, 8:30am

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

Students in grades K-5 will have picture day. Packets will be sent home soon. Preschool students will take pictures on Wednesday, October 15.

Code.org

Code.org is the name of the computer programming course that LIW students are using as an after-school activity. 2nd & 3rd grade students started the class and Keloland News reporter, Erich Shaffhauser, joined us. Each grade level will have an opportunity to take the course at some point during the year. Yes, even kindergarten students will be learning how to write computer code!

Teacher In-Service 1:00 Dismissal

Friday, Oct. 17th, 1pm

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

Remind Text Messages

If you have not signed up for the Remind text messaging service, please do so. You can also choose for messages to be delivered to your email.

Two Thumbs Up!

Mrs. Albrecht and her 4th grade students attended the movie, Dolphin Tale 2, in Huron last week after school. They have been learning about dolphins and have read the Dolphin Tale 2 book. It was a great movie with a terrific message!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 2:30pm to Friday, Oct. 24th, 6pm

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

There will be 2:30 dismissal on Oct. 23 & 24 for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

First Grade Fishing Extravaganza

LIW is cooperating with the Outdoor Campus to offer a fishing class to 1st grade students. It will be held after school on Tuesday, October 14th. Students will learn the basics of fishing and then ride the bus to Lake Thompson to test their luck! More information and a permission form will be sent home with 1st grade students.

Contact Information

Mrs. Abi Van Regenmorter, Principal