Cheetah Newsletter

Little Chico Creek School



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):

Jenna Johnson (School Coun.)

Georgia Stephens (Office Mngr):

Lisa Gampel (Attendance Clerk):

Josie Harrison (Health Aide):

Kari Fashing (PTSO President)


Hello Little Chico Creek Families,

I’d like to start off by saying how much we miss our students and families! When we left for spring break, I obviously had no idea we would not all be back together for the remainder of the school year. I’d like to thank you all for supporting your children during this distance learning phase of their education. Your support and communication is crucial for these next two months and we know how challenging this will be. Please know we are here to help! Refer to this newsletter for important phone numbers, email addresses and websites that can help you effectively transition your child to on-line learning. I will be in the office 8:00am -1:00pm each day, so feel free to call if you need anything. As always, your best bet is to communicate with your child’s teacher about specific questions regarding instruction and assessment.

I look forward to seeing all of you as soon as safely possible. Until then, please take care of your family and stay well!

Kristen Schrock, Principal


Hey Families!

I was so excited to get to talk with all of you and your children last week. I miss them so much! I am really enjoying getting to see some of the fun learning you are doing at home! The daily writing prompts and pictures are making my heart so happy! Thanks for the calls, texts, and pictures. Please keep them coming and hug your cuties at home for me.

From Mrs. Perry!!

I am SO proud to be a Cheetah!

Our students and staff are amazing.

Keep up the great work!

Ms. Nickel,

Be happy, healthy, and know you are missed.
Mrs. Ross

We've got this! And don't forget to get outside for some fresh air and appreciation of spring every day!

Mrs. Wren

I miss all my students so much! Hop into zoom every weekday from 12:00-12:30 for lunch bunch!

Hugs and head high fives,

Miss Lougee

I am missing all my puppies! I hope you are doing your schoolwork AND playing outside with your pets. My dogs are delighted I am home with them. Long distance hugs and barks from us!

Mrs. Enns, Buster and Harvey


Mr. Panek

Missing all the Kinderkids

Mrs. Werner,,

Mrs. Perry

Mrs. Brennan-Smith

To our LCC family- we miss you all so much! Stay healthy, work your body and brain each day, and we’ll be back together before we know it! Never forget- We are the Cheetahs, the mighty, might Cheetahs!

*Mrs. Bangsund,

Missing my Room 9 All Stars– Stay Cheetah Strong!

Mrs. Arn

I hope you are all still reading. Remember, you can take AR tests at home. Need any technical help or want to say hi, email me.

Ms. Amy

We all need to practice the skill of patience. That means to wait in a calm way. Show patience with each other, for new ways of learning, and with ourselves. Patience with our teachers and the world around us as we all adjust to these new rules. Things are not going to move fast in the next few weeks. Things are not the way we’d like them... for now. They will be, dear cheetahs. One day in the future, we will all be back together and smiling. We don’t want to wait, because waiting is hard. We need to do our part and show patience. Practice patience everyday, even when your house mates are driving you bonkers! Use your breathing tool, it helps!!!

Ms. Jen

Are you getting to Distance Learning School “on time”? The best thing you can do is have a schedule for each day. This will help with the transition to this new type of learning and your parents will love it. If your parent emails me at the end of the year and tells me you were on time each day, you will start the 20-21 year with cheetah cash from the office. I miss seeing your faces!

Hello Cheetahs! I miss seeing all of your smiling faces every day. I hope you are staying safe, washing your hands, and being kind to each other. We will be together again, before you know it. Know that I am thinking about you and sending my love your way. Love, Miss Klein 530-228-9101

I am thinking of all of our students right now and missing you terribly! I encourage you all to make your own “Challenge of the Week” each week and practice doing something good for yourself. Be kind, practice gratitude, be patient and Take Deep Breaths! Air hugs!
Ms. Jenna

4th and 5th graders,
We are so proud of you! You have all done a great job persevering through all the struggles that distance learning has thrown your way. Keep it up! We miss you all,

Mrs. Bangsund

Mrs. Chapin

Mrs. O’Connor

Mrs. Sehorn

Mrs. Thomas

Mrs. Velasco

Hi LCC Cheetahs, I miss you all and am looking forward to being back in the classroom! To keep busy, I took several of our microscopes home so that I can make some short science videos of the "small world" around us. The videos will be of common plants, animals, and other things that we live with every day but don't notice. I've made some videos and pictures of subjects and now I'm learning how to make and edit movies. What fun!!

Mr. Tom

Hello RTI kids! Mrs. Alldrin, Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Mino want to remind you to read every day! Remember that video games change how your brain works and they impact your ability to focus and learn. Please read during the week and save the video games for the weekend! Sending a big hug and miss you all so much!!
Mrs. Alldrin

Dear Room 16 Cheetahs,

Remember to sing and dance and read everyday! Zoom with us at 10 am each morning!


Ms. Palmer

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Please call the Parent Support line M-F 8:30am-12:30pm for all your questions. 530-801-2716.


You may still order your yearbook online at! Our school code is 18445. Online payment may be made by credit card or E-check. Final date to pre-order yearbooks is April 10th. We will not be purchasing extra year books this year so please order ahead. They will distributed at the end of the school year. Information will be sent home in advance. We would love to include your distance learning picture's in the yearbook. Please, share photos you would like to be considered for possible inclusion by clicking on the e-share link at


Nutrition Services will be providing FREE lunch to children 18 years and younger (they must be present to receive lunch). Please check the CUSD Nutrition website for updated information. The locations could change.


HELLO FAMILIES... we will continue planning for next year... we miss seeing our little cheetahs! Hope you have a great summer! If you have any questions about chocolate or PTSO please contact Hayley or Kari

Hailey Hughes

Kari Fashing


Greetings LCC Students and Families:

The Wellness Center is a new website created Just for you and your students. At the Wellness Center you can find videos, links and resources on topics such as social emotional wellness, counseling, managing worry or anxiety, improving family communication and behavior, fun art activities, and more. Your students will also be able to see videos from the school counselor and counseling assistant! The website also includes a link where students can check in and send us a message to let us know how they are doing, or how we can support them from afar. Please stop by the Wellness Center website and explore!

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The LCC chess club had a terrific year! While our season ended a little early, and we didn't have a chance to compete in the League Championship Tournament, I'm so proud of all our players! I'd like to recognize two exceptional players from this season. Madisen Webster, was named our team MVP. Madisen had the highest number of points in league play for LCC this season. Another outstanding chess player, Brayden Waggoner was invited to play in the CalChess State Championship last month. Brayden is the highest ranked player on our team and is the first LCC student to qualify for the state championship. Congratulations to both of these awesome chess playing Cheetahs!

Be on the lookout for CHEETAH TALES! LCC staff and teachers will be reading books and posting videos for our students and families to enjoy! Coming soon to a computer, laptop, ipad, or phone near you!


April is World Autism Month, and we’re going blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. We hope you’ll join us by pledging your support for a more inclusive world and staying involved all month long! Wear blue on Wednesdays during April to show your support. Take a picture and send to your teacher to show your virtual school spirit.


Everyone has been saturated with information about Coronavirus 2019 (Covid 19) in the news of late. It is important to obtain accurate information from reliable resources. As a nurse these are the resources I use to get the most current information:


The CUSD School Nurses do vision and hearing screenings with all students in TK, K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade. We finished these screenings at every school within Chico Unified in January, 2020. Our goal right now is to follow up on students who had difficulty with the vision or hearing screenings. We sent home letters to parents or guardians of students who had difficulty with the vision and hearing screenings. We also followed up with a phone call or message. Because vision can affect learning, it is important for students who had difficulty with the vision or hearing screenings to follow up with an eye Doctor or Pediatrician. Sometimes students do not want to wear their glasses or they have lost or broken their glasses. Maybe leaving a second pair of glasses in a safe spot in the classroom would be helpful. We realize that many Doctors are not seeing patients during the “Shelter in Place” period of time. Some Doctors may be scheduling appointments months in advance. If possible, call and make an appointment for a later date if needed. If you need another copy of the vision or hearing letter that was sent home or you need a list of vision practitioners, please e-mail me at

Thank you,

Julie Graber, School Nurse


Please, make sure you are checking your aeries portal and the CUSD websight for updated information. We hope everyone is well. LCC teachers are working together to get distance learning ready. Reach out to your teacher if you have any questions.
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Help us restock the shelves in our SUPER POPULAR school store, the Cheetah Den! In conjunction with our PTSO, we would love your help restocking the shelves! We have made an wish list of items that can be donated to ourstore: If you are interested in volunteering to help run the store please contact Christi Bangsund at


Our school uses Securly to help keep students safe on their school issued devices. To access their full online activity history sign on to securly by going to

Use your email and password that you use to sign on to the aeries portal. With securly you will see every site your student searches for and their daily activity.

Attendance Matters- 2020 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.


· Parent/guardians MUST report absences or else the unverified absences lead to unnecessary truancy. is the preferred way to report an absence. Or call 891-3285.

· Avoid unnecessary absences. Some absences are unavoidable, like a contagious illness. What is important is getting children to school as often as possible. If your child has an injury of some sort, we will make accommodations so your child can attend and not risk missing a day of school.

· Developing the habit of attendance prepares students for success on the job and in life.


Attention LCC visitors and volunteers: Please come to the main office to Sign in and Sign out electronically using the iPad on the counter. Visitor/volunteer lanyards are available to wear during your visit.


The first Attendance Make-up Day of the year will be on Sat. Dec. 14th from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Come for half a day and get a FULL day absence erased from your record! Please be on the look out for the sign up form so we are ready for your student. You may also call 891-3285 to RSVP.


Q. If my child is currently attending LCC on a Form 10, do I need to complete another Form 10 for the 2020-21 school year?

A. No, if your child will be attending LCC again it is not necessary to complete a new form. They will roll over into LCC enrollment each and every year they attend LCC.

Q. My student has attended LCC on a form 10 but we want to transfer my child back to our neighborhood school. DO we automatically get a spot in that school?

A. No. Attending a school on a Form 10 disqualifies your neighborhood eligibility. You will be required to complete a Form 10 to return to the neighborhood school.

Q. My 5th grader wants to attend a Jr. High outside our neighborhood school. Do we need to complete a Form 10 right away?

A. Absolutely. The deadline for the lottery is January 23rd complete the Form 10 as soon as possible.

Q. My 5th grader is already on a Form 10 at LCC but wants to attend a Jr. High outside our neighborhood school. Do we need to complete a Form 10 for Jr. High?

A. Absolutely. The deadline for the lottery is January 23rd complete the Form 10 as soon as possible.


The majority of unkind behaviors on the LCC campus are conflicts between students and do not meet the definition of bullying. Such situations are addressed through our Reflection process and restorative conversations and are often resolved with adult guidance and support.

What is bullying? Bullying behaviors are intentional and aggressive that include:

· An Imbalance of Power: use of power to control and/or harm others

· Repetition: aggressive behaviors that happen repeatedly over time

These situations will be fully investigated and responded to with diligence and a variety of appropriate actions and/or discipline. Because our goal is to find solutions and teach children to become resilient and kind, the victim and the bully will both receive extensive support from our social/emotional wellness team and staff will be advised to closely monitor or minimize all future interactions.


Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on the following dates at the locations indicated below. To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020. Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area. Proof of residence is required. An online school locator program is available at Parents can input their address and find out their resident school.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the school registration on the designated dates. Priority will be assigned based on the date of registration. The time of day that registration occurs will not constitute a priority. All children will be enrolled, but some may have to attend a school other than the one serving their residence area. Before arriving at Kindergarten Registration, parents can begin the registration process by completing the online registration form found at

The following are required to consider the child’s registration complete: (1) proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof), (2) two forms verifying proof of residency, and (3) written immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department. Children must be immunized for MMR - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), polio, DTaP - diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox) prior to school entry. State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations. Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we received these records.

For information regarding the Hands-on Thematic Learning Community program, contact Hooker Oak School, 891-3119; for information regarding the Academics Plus program, contact Sierra View School, 891-3117; for information regarding the STEM Program, contact Parkview School at 891-3114; and for information regarding the Two-Way Immersion Program, contact Rosedale School, 891-3104. Applications for these alternative programs, as well as Form 10 School of Choice applications, will be available at the time of registration.


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS creates an academic environment that maximizes academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students. LCC has just been formally

recognized by the California PBIS Coalition as a PLATINUM implementation school for our successful program! This is a HUGE accomplishment and recognizes the hard work that parents, staff, and students do everyday to reinforce positive behavior! LCC will be recognized at the 4th Annual California PBIS Conference in Sacramento and on the Coalition’s website here: has seen a drastic decrease in disciplinary referrals throughout the years and we are so excited to show California that our school is rocking the PBIS program.


Check out is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to our school. Companies like Walmart, Sears, Target, Disney Store, Family Book Store and Barnes & Noble participate. Get shopping!!


Get your smencils in the library for only $1. Smencils are No. 2 scented pencils made completely from recycled newspapers. They come in awesome scents like root beer, grape soda, watermelon, cotton candy, and more. These high-quality products have a scent that lasts for up to two years, and children love to collect the various designs and scents.


LCC Student Leadership, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house, even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers. Thank you Mrs. Palmer for bringing this to LCC and Ms. Klein for organizing and collecting the items.


AERIES COMMUNICATION is the way of our future:

By now you have all received a message from Little Chico Creek introducing the new Aeries Communication system. It is the way teachers, staff and the district will now communicate with parents regarding general announcements and emergency announcements. Parents must have the Aeries Parent Portal account created in order to set up Aeries Communication. Please contact the office immediately to obtain the data needed to open the account. Thank you.


Chico Unified School District is transitioning to a new parent communication system.

Our new Aeries Communication system will allow you, as the parent/guardian, to customize how you receive school messages. We encourage you to share both positive, and constructive, feedback. You can provide feedback by visiting the Chico Unified website.

As we test this new communication system, you may receive duplicate test messages throughout January and February (one from our existing communication system and one message from our new system); this is an effort to ensure the new system is reaching all of our parents.

How to Ensure You Receive School Communication, Information and Emergency Alerts:

· Login to your Aeries Parent Portal and Confirm all Contact Information

· An opt-in message was sent to all cell phones on Wednesday, 12/19/18. If you wish to receive communication via text messages, then please make sure your text messaging option is enabled

· Provide feedback – we will be launching this communication system district-wide, so your feedback is an integral component of a successful implementation. We greatly appreciate any feedback you are willing to share with us.

We are very excited about this new program and hope that it will help us connect with you regarding important school events and information. If you have any questions, then please feel free to visit us in the main office or call Chico Unified School District at (530) 891-3000 ext. 149.

Thank you for participating, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.


“Give kids a smile” is the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual campaign for uninsured children, ages 1 –12, and takes place during National Children's Dental Health Month. During the campaign, more than 1 million children nationwide will receive free dental care. Call the number for more information or to reserve an appointment. Contact information 893-4044


To edit or add contacts login to the Parent Portal (to delete a contact you must contact the main office)

Hover over Student Info tab

Select Data Confirmation BEFORE selecting contacts!

Select Contacts

To edit a contact record, select Change

To add a new contact, select Add

Save changes

Be Safe—Be Respectful—Be Responsible

We all strive to set a good example for our children. That is especially important on our school campus where many children are watching.

Please be a positive influence in our school community and demonstrate our school values at every opportunity.

¨ Be safe and courteous in the parking lot. Drive slowly and stop at crosswalks.

¨ Do not park in handicapped or reserved parking spaces without permission.

¨ Do not leave cars unattended in the fire zone.

¨ Always sign in and out at the office when visiting and wear your sticker at all times on campus.


Academic time is a protected time at Little Chico Creek so classroom interruptions are strongly discouraged. We realize an urgent message may need to be delivered to a student on occasion. However, we encourage the parents and students to work together before school to make sure the students leave with their backpacks, homework, lunches, band instruments, snacks, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.


Have you heard about our new mascot? Meet HERO. Thank you PTSO for LCC’s newest addition.


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.


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.


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.


If an incident occurs at a school, we ask that parents not go directly to the school. Keeping clear access for emergency vehicles is essential - possibly a matter of life or death - and we depend upon your cooperation to help make this possible.

Please avoid calling your child's school during a crisis, since very likely the call cannot be answered. We need to keep the school phone lines open for emergency support contacts.

In times of emergency, a variety of local media will be used to provide information. Parents should tune into local major radio and television stations, call the district office at (530) 891-3000, ext. 911, visit our website for emergency updates, or our Facebook page (ChicoUSD). Also, please be sure to give the school your current phone numbers and email addresses so messages can be sent directly to you regarding emergency situations.



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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Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

· fever* or feeling feverish/chills

· cough

· sore throat

· runny or stuffy nose

· muscle or body aches

· headaches

· fatigue (tiredness)

· some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.


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. Breakfast is served at 7:45am. Please do not arrive before 7:45am.


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.


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.


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 7:45-8:20am. After 8:20am students will need to take their meal back to class with them so they will not be tardy.

ATTENDANCE POLICY per California Ed Code

The State of California is cracking down on truancies, especially at the elementary schools. This means the schools will be sending out all truancy letters without hesitation. There are currently laws in place that can charge parents fines for their children's chronic truancies. We would like to educate LCC parents on what constitutes truancy. If your child is absent and you do not let the school know the reason, then the absence is recorded as unverified. If your child is out of school because of vacation or family illness as well as other reasons, these absences are considered unexcused. California Education code requires that the school send letters home.

3 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #1

4 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #2

Meet with Principal to sign Attendance Contract

5 Unexcused/Unverified absences= Truancy Letter #3

SARB* Hearing at District Office

Law enforcement and truancy court can get involved if a SARB contract is broken.

*The SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) involves representatives from Butte County Child Welfare, the school district and the student’s school.

Please understand this information is not intended to scare parents, only to inform you of the truancy process as lawmakers are in the stages of writing various bills regarding truancies. The best advice we can give parents is to make sure you call in your child’s absence the day of the absence, bring in doctors notes if they are absent due to illness and do not pull your children out of school for unexcused reasons (vacations). If you absolutely must pull your child out of school for unexcused reasons and your child will be absent 5 or more days, please ask about the Independent Study Program (ISP) and the absences will not be recorded as unexcused. The attendance office will be happy to assist you with the ISP paperwork. An ISP will only be valid if the office is notified in advance of the absence so we can let the teacher know and arrange for homework to be gathered for your student.

We hope these attendance procedures will help both the school and parents work together in a cooperative manner towards our common goal of increasing each child’s success in school. As parents, you have a great deal to do with the establishment of regular and punctual student attendance habits. Your cooperation and support of our attendance procedures will be greatly appreciated.