Las Positas Updates

4/22/22 Volume 1 (34)

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday.

Attendance is Important “because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities.”

Click Here for the Full Article on Why Attendance Matters.

So, unless your child is sick or there is an unavoidable reason, please make sure your child is here to reap the benefits of school.

Next week (27th & 28th), the state assessments for 5th starts (California Science Test).

  • Get your child to bed on time or a little early (a well-rested student will test better).

  • Provide a good, healthy breakfast before leaving for school or have them arrive at 7:40 to eat breakfast at school.

  • Communicate with your child that this test is important. Encourage your child to do his/her very best.

  • Make sure your child is here. Get to school on time to allow your child to feel relaxed and unrushed. More than ever, being on time is critical to successful testing experiences.

Have a great weekend~

Go Lions!

Listen to this Book w/your child then use the Discussion Questions to go deeper.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Discussion Questions For "Giraffes Can't Dance"

  • Was it fair of the other animals to assume that Gerald couldn't dance?
  • What caused Gerald to change throughout the story?
  • What message was the story trying to teach?
  • What is something you're not good at yet, and how will you get better?

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Courageous Students Grown at Las Positas

PTA/Community Den

Important Dates:

Every Friday is Spirit Gear: Wear Las Positas Gear or colors

  • 4/25 - Fire Drill
  • 4/27 & 28- 5th grade SBAC
  • 4/29 - Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30
  • 5/2 ~ 13 - 3rd -5th grade SBAC testing
  • 5/9 ~ 13- Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/16- New Playground structure put in (takes 2 weeks)
  • 5/20- Min Day
  • 5/26- 5th grade exhibition
  • 5/30- Memorial Day
  • 5/31- Awards and BMX assembly
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