Little Chico Creek School
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Kinder Round up—June 4th, Monday 8:30am-12:00pm
4/5th grade assembly—June 6th, Wednesday
Field Day/Last day of school—June 7(Minimum day out at 11:50)
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):
Sue Tran (Counselor):
Fausto Fuentes (TCM):
Georgia Stephens (Office Mngr):
Lisa Gampel (Attendance Clerk):
Josie Harrison (Health Aide):
Kari Fashing (PTSO President)
MESSAGE FROM MRS. SCHROCK
It is hard to believe that the end of the year has arrived! How quickly these past 10 months have passed!
So many were involved in making this another successful school year! Many thanks to our third, fourth and fifth grade teachers who worked hard at implementing AVID strategies and procedures, paving the way as we become a school-wide AVID Elementary School. Thanks to our Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers who have worked hard this year preparing students not only academically, but socially and emotionally, as well. Of course, no school is successful without a wonderful support staff. LCC is lucky enough to have one of the best! Finally, a huge thanks to our PTSO for their hard work and willingness to always go over and beyond the call of duty to provide fabulous events and much-needed support that make LCC such a special place.
School will begin for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, Aug. 16th. This is the first year that we will NOT post class lists the night before school begins. This year, class assignments will be handled on line through our Aeries Parent Portal System. Please look for a letter this summer explaining how to set up this portal and a second letter in August explaining how to update your child’s information. Once we have current updated information, you will be able to access your child’s teacher for the upcoming year. Our office will open on Aug. 6th for the school year should you have any questions or require any assistance with the Parent Portal.
On behalf of the entire LCC staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting your child’s education and wish you all a safe and fun summer!
LAST ASSEMBLY OF THE YEAR
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our last assembly of the year. Intermediate awards assembly and 5th grade recognition ceremony will be June 6th @ 1:30pm
Did your student get an LCC Citizenship award? LCC Citizenship Program Ceremony– will be June 4th at 6:00pm @ the Elks Lodge.
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.
NEW for Fall 2018- The PARENT PORTAL- Don’t Miss It!
This summer, look for a very important letter introducing the Aeries Parent Portal. Aeries is the online student information software used for CUSD students. Elementary parents/guardians will have access to contact information and student attendance. In middle school and high school grades are accessible as well. The directions to create your Parent Portal account will be mailed this summer. Parents/guardians will have a 2 week window to create the account, add student contact information, and review important school documents. Once completed, those parents/guardians will have the privilege of seeing the teacher assigned to the student on August 15th. For those without internet access we will open the LCC computer lab will be open Aug. 13 and 14th for you to use. No class lists will be posted this year.
STUDENT PLACEMENT 2018/2019 YEAR
LCC has highly qualified teachers who are trained to work with students with a variety of needs. We feel that all teachers can meet the needs of your child. In order for a teacher to adequately meet the needs of 30+ students, we try to balance the classes equally with high achieving students, at-risk students, boys, girls, and students with behavior issues. It is important that we have flexibility to balance each class in order to provide a successful school year for every child in the class. The teachers at LCC work diligently to create classrooms that are balanced. LCC does not take parent requests.
2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR
If you know your student will NOT be attending LCC next school year please let the office know. This will allow us to 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 reach parents in case your child is sick or if there is any type of emergency.
Get ready for Kindergarten. If you have an incoming Kindergartner please make plans to come to the round-up where they will be introduced to our kinder teachers and do some “getting ready” activities. Kinder round up June 4th 8:30am-12:00pm. Also, if you know a Chico family with an incoming kindergartner, please remind them to register ASAP!
MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC
The Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) Dentists and Staff of Northern Valley Indian Health are visiting LCC to serve the families of young children through age 6 and pregnant women. The MDC will be on site at our school from May 21—June 1. They offer comprehensive dental services onboard. All insurance is accepted, including Medi-Cal, and other types of payment. Call 520-6913 for an appointment.
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.
Parents, show your cheetah pride and purchase a T-shirt. They are $6 each. See PTSO or Ms. Amy in the library.
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.)
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.
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.
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.