Learning Express Newsletter

Home of the Mountain Cubs November 2022

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Altoona Area School District Receives Pre K Counts Funding

Families that reside within the Altoona Area School District and meet the age and income guidelines for Pennsylvania Pre K Counts are encouraged to apply for a full day preschool spot at The Learning Express Preschool. AASD was awarded 2 classrooms with a total of 32 student slots.


Preference will be given to children who were 4 by September 1, 2022. The income guidelines listed below must be met to qualify.

Family Size of 2 = $54,930

Family Size of 3 = $69,090

Family Size of 4 = $83,250

Family Size of 5 = $97, 410


Call The Learning Express Office to inquire at 814-946-8465 ext. 5203

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Parent Teacher Conferences

All LEX families are encouraged to sign up for a Parent Teacher conference. Conferences will be held the evening of November 21st and during the day on November 22nd. It is essential that families take advantage of the opportunity to hear about the progress your child has made this year. We look forward to seeing you at conferences.
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Cocoa & Cookies with Santa

LEX's next Family Engagement Night will be December 13th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Activities at this event will include pictures with Santa, design your own cookie, experimenting with circuits to turn on Christmas lights, and creating ornaments. All LEX families are invited to participate!
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LEX Student Pick Up Procedures

Everyone's cooperation is needed to ensure dismissal is safe and runs smoothly. When picking up your child please follow these procedures:


1. Always ensure that the person picking up has the PICK-UP CARD that was given to students by their teacher. If you need extra cards, contact your child's teacher. Students will only be released to authorized people with the colored cards.


2. Your child will only be released to people you have listed on your child's emergency contact list. This form was included in your child's registration packet. If you need to add someone to your child's emergency contact form, please contact the school office at 814-946-8465 ext. 5203.


3. Anyone picking up a student should bring an id in case there are any questions or concerns.


LEX Pick Up Times are as follows:

AM 11:25-11:30 a.m.

PM/Full Day 2:55-3:00 p.m.

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 12-20 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We would like to remind families of the Mountain Lion Backpack program which provides a free take home bag of food to students in need over weekends and breaks. Opt-in forms were part of your registration packet but students can be added by calling the LEX Main Office at 814-946-8465 ext. 5203.


There are also a variety of supports and resources for families experiencing homelessness. Examples of homelessness include staying with family or friends or in a motel due to loss of housing, living in a shelter, or in a car. Please contact our school nurse if your family is facing a difficult time and need support and resources due to homelessness.

Reminders/ Upcoming Events

November 8th, 2022- No School for LEX Classrooms; Pre K Counts Classrooms Have School

November 11th, 2022- Veteran's Day; No School, LEX Office Closed

November 17/18, 2022- Marianna's Hoagies Fundraiser Orders & Money Due

November 21, 2022- Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-8:30pm

November 22, 2022- Parent Teacher Conferences; No School for LEX Classrooms; Pre K Counts Classrooms Have School

November 23, 24, 25, & 28th- Thanksgiving Break No School

December 8, 2002- Fundraiser Pick Up 4:30-6:00 pm

December 13, 2022- Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Family Engagement Event 4:00-6:00pm