Cheetah Announcements

Little Chico Creek School

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Important Dates

APRIL

Cheetah Café-April 5, Thurs. 8:15—8:45

Attendance Make-up Day April 7, Sat.

Planetarium/Sky Dome- April 12th

SBAC testing begins- week 1- April 16th

80s Dress Up Day-April 27th

MAY

Open House May 3rd

Book Fair– May 2 –4

Science Night—May 10

Vehicle Day May 25th

Memorial Day (No School)- May 28

JUNE

4/5th grade assembly—June 6th

Field Day/Last day of school—June 7(Minimum day out at 11:15)

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Little Chico Creek School : 530-891-3285

LCC Fax: 530-895-3288

Chico Unified: 530-891-3000

Nutrition Services: 530-891-3021

CARD After School Care: 530-895-4711

Boys and Girls Club: 530-899-0335

Kristen Schrock (Principal):

kschrock@chicousd.org

Sue Tran (Counselor):

stran@chicousd.org

Fausto Fuentes (TCM):

ffuentes@chicousd.org

Georgia Stephens (Office Mngr):

gstephen@chicousd.org

Lisa Gampel (Attendance Clerk):

lgampel@chicousd.org

Josie Harrison (Health Aide):

jharrison@chicousd.org

Kari Fashing (PTSO President)
karifashing@gmail.com

BOOK FAIR IS COMING

Come. Sit. Read! It’s time to dig up some purr-fect new books at our Paws for Books Book Fair. Book Fair runs May 2-4 before and after school, with evening hours May 3 from 5pm-7pm! Location: the Library at LCC.

Take a look at the flyer available on line. You can even order early. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=littlechicocreekelemschool

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SPRING PICTURES

You should have received the picture packet from our Spring Picture day. Please make your selections promptly if you will be buying them. Send in your payment and any pictures you do not plan to buy ASAP. Thank you.

MICROSCOPES, TELESCOPES, FIRE OH MY….

Please join Mr. Tom for a night of science fun. May 10th, 6:30-8:00PM in the cafeteria. There will be student science work, displays and demonstrations. Mark your calendar!!

FAMILY TENNIS NIGHT AT LCC

Join us for Family Tennis Night on Thursday, April 19th from 4-6:30 pm. Meet us on the playground blacktop where nets will be set up and rackets available for your use. Members from Chico Community Tennis Association will be providing fun activities and prizes for participants. No tennis experience required. Come dressed to play. Let’s enjoy a fun evening of tennis fun! See you there!

BOOK FAIR IS COMING

Looking for some volunteers to help with our last book fair of the year. Book Fair dates are May 2-4. Please contact Sonya Clark at sonyalk@yahoo.com to help. Thank you.

CANDY SALES NEWS

Our candy sales were very successful. Thank you all who participated. We made about $7000 for our school. There are still a few money envelopes that need to be returned. Prizes will be announced March 14th, so please return your money so you don’t miss out on being part of the big prizes.

KLEAN KANTEENS

LCC Klean Kanteens are here! They are available in two sizes: small (lunchbox size) or large. This is a fabulous fundraiser – plus they make great holiday gifts! Klean Kanteen is a local company offering us their superior product at a special discounted price. The 12oz size is $20 and the 16oz is $25. We have green, black, purple, red, and teal. Personalizing available. Please inquire with PTSO or the main office to order.

COUNSELOR’ CORNER

April is National Stress Awareness Month!

Celebrate Stress Awareness Month by creating less stress in your life. Here are a few ideas:

Make Up Your Mind to Get and/or Stay Healthy (take control of your personal health; eat healthy and exercise)

Talk to Yourself (sometimes a good positive self-talk is all that is needed to relieve stress)

Get the Giggles (give yourself time for laughter each and every day)

Put a Positive Spin on It (do your best to think positively and then let that new positive mindset become your focal point)

Help Someone Else (look around you, see who needs a hand up, an

d then offer yours)

LCC T-SHIRTS

Parents, show your cheetah pride and purchase a T-shirt. They are $6 each. See PTSO or Ms. Amy in the library.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Clipping box tops from product packages that you use regularly is an easy way to support our school. Please send your neatly trimmed Box Tops to school in a sealed bag or envelope.

ATTENDANCE NEWS


Many of you may be receiving the first truancy letter for your child’s attendance. If you see any “A” codes listed on the letter it means that the absence has not been verified in the office. It only takes 3 such absences for the student to be considered truant. Please contact the office with the reason for all absences to avoid these letters, regardless of how old the absence is. If you are receiving a 2nd letter, Mrs. Schrock will meet with you to sign an attendance contract. Email lgampel@chicousd.org or call 530-891-3285.

LEAVING CAMPUS EARLY

Little Chico Creek Sign Out Policy- If your child is leaving campus during school hours, your child will be called to the office ONLY once you have arrived to sign him or her out. Please keep this in mind and give extra time in the event the students are not in their classroom. No exceptions.

COLD AND FLU SEASON IS HERE

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL GUIDELINES

A child shall be excluded from attendance at school when he/she exhibits one or more of the following signs of communicable disease:

Temperature at or above 100 degrees F. Fever must be gone for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other NSAID before child can return to school.

Questionable skin lesions: oozing, purulent, crusty, itching, blistery, inflamed, bleeding or rashes. Variations in student’s normal behavior, e.g. unusually fussy, lethargic or irritable. Symptoms of abdominal discomfort, e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, pain, distention or excessive gas. Upper respiratory symptoms, e.g. coughing, difficulty breathing, sore throat, copious nasal discharge or green discharge from the nose. The child is suspected or known to have an infectious disease with high communicable potential.

A credentialed school nurse, either by phone consultation, or if available, will examine any child suspected of having a communicable disease and will make the recommendation regarding exclusion.

This procedure has been adopted for the safety and well-being of your child, his/her classmates and all staff members.

The student can be readmitted to school with either a doctor’s note or when he/she is well and 24 hours symptom free (i.e. fever free, diarrhea free, etc.)

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ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL

Class starts at 8:30AM, first bell rings at 8:25AM and students should be in their class line on the playground. Supervision for students on campus begins at 8:00AM on the playground. We ask that students arrive as close to the starting as possible. If students arrive earlier than 8:00AM, they are to report to the cafeteria where they will sit quietly until the 8:00 bell rings.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Parking White Zones are strictly for loading or unloading of passengers. You may NOT leave your car unattended during this time. You may occupy the white zone for a maximum of three minutes. Red zones are for emergency vehicles and designated for buses ONLY. No parking at any time! (California Penal Code, Section 21458 Curb Markings). Please be aware, violations of the above could result in a parking ticket administered by the Chico Police Department. Please use the designated parking lots on Amanda Way and Hartford Dr. Please do not park in the reserved places in the Amanda Way parking lot.

LOST AND FOUND

Have you been searching for the jacket your child wore to school, but never made it home? We are overflowing with items that have not been found yet. Please come take a look.

NEWS FROM THE CAFETERIA

Student meals cannot be shared with other students, siblings or parents. Additional breakfast/lunch can be purchased if parents or siblings would like to join their student for breakfast or lunch. Our breakfast and lunch program is a state funded program and this is a requirement of the state. Breakfast is served 7:30-8:20am. After 8:20am students will need to take their meal back to class with them so they will not be tardy.

ORDER YOUR YEAR BOOK

You won’t want to miss the yearbook. Yearbook order forms coming home. Cost is now $20. Order it early to be sure you get one.

Attendance Matters

2018 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

For both students and parents- BE ON TIME FOR SCHOOL. The simplest plan for being punctual at school is to arrive 15 minutes early. This might sound easy, but life often gets in the way of completing this goal. So here is a simple step-by-step strategy to make sure this happens:

1. Track how long it takes to get ready in the morning.

2. Know how long it takes to commute to school – in a “worst case” scenario.

3. Add 33% more time to the total time of your morning routine and commute.

4. Avoid checking email or voicemail before walking out the door.

5. Arrange all your important items the night before (clothes, shoes, backpack, lunch).

6. Never let your gas tank go under a 1/4 full.

7. Avoid the trap of “just one more thing.”

Do a fun activity while walking or driving, like singing a song or playing “I Spy” so you’ll look forward to the walk or drive.

This new habit will help your child have a positive attitude about their day. No longer will they be looked at by the students and teacher as they walk in late to class, whether it is one minute or 25 minutes. This is a positive habit that if developed early, will last a lifetime.

IF YOU HAVE MOVED, CHANGED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR CHANGING SCHOOLS??


If you are absolutely, positively, 100% sure that you will be moving (or you have moved), and your child(ren) will not be enrolled at LCC next year, please let the school office know as soon as possible. This will allow us to drop your child(ren) and make our projected class assignments as accurate as possible for the 2018/2019 school year. If you are moving to another Chico address and will be changing schools you need to register at that school for next year ASAP. If you are moving, and your plan is to continue at LCC, a Form-10 must be filled out and sent to the district office for approval. Also, if your phone number(s) have changed, please update in the office. We want to be able to get ahold of parents in case your child is sick or if there is any type of emergency.