At a Glance

March 30, 2015. 9 items this week

Goals of Collaborative Planning

As you meet on Tuesdays:

1. Collaboratively plan lessons

2. Use data/student work to plan

3. Deconstruct the standards

Thank Yous

  1. I love class list planning! The time that you spent planning for our students is wonderful. Our students are far better off for the time that you spent as a grade level balancing classes. Thank you!

  2. Heritage Night! What a fun night for our students and families. A huge thanks to all of the teachers and students who helped put this together. A special thanks to Mr. Washington, Mrs. Sharma, Mr. Turner, and Mrs. Pickett and the Heritage Night team.

  3. For a great week ahead. You all have a wonderful week off at the end of this week. Keep focused this week, I am glad that you are here with our kids. Here is to a refreshing Spring Break.

Fire Drill

We haven't yet had a fire drill for March (just a head's up).

Make Up Hours

Please see a separate email regarding making up 8 hours from our last missed day of school.

Student Portal Video

Tracy created this video to show parents how to get onto the student portal.
Student Portal

Playground Safety

Two additions, in bold, have been added. Please review

(From the Faculty Handbook)

Walkie-talkies are provided for communication between teachers and the main office. Students may use the playground only while supervised by a staff member. A paraprofessional may supervise one class provided a certified staff member is also present. A person employed as a substitute teacher for the day counts as a certified staff member. There must be one adult per class and a half. Children should never be out of a staff member’s view. Teachers should actively supervise students. Staff members are responsible for student safety and supervision. Teachers must spread out on the playground.

Teachers are responsible for reviewing and enforcing playground safety rules with their students. All teachers should establish a “time out” area for use when students are behaving in an inappropriate or unsafe manner. The length of “time out” should be age appropriate.

Encourage students to take pride in their building and grounds by picking up debris on the playground.

Large Playground Equipment

  1. Children may not play Tag on the large equipment.

  2. Children should go down the slides on their bottoms, feet first, and one at a time.

  3. Children may not crawl on top of equipment.

  4. There should be no running under the horizontal bars.

  5. Children may not swing on the horizontal bars.

  6. Two classes at a time are permitted on the large pieces of play equipment.

  7. One teacher must be stationed at the large playground equipment if students are using it.

Other Equipment/Games

  1. The rules for the horizontal bars and chin bars are: Hang by hands only, do not climb on top.

  2. No running or chasing in the mulched area.

  3. Soccer may be played if the students are well supervised and if the adult in charge stops aggressive play.

  4. Football, baseball and Red Rover are not allowed.

  5. Stop aggressive play.

Life's 10 Essentials

Some of life’s essential truths need repeating:


None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Yet, when someone dies unexpectedly it causes us to take stock of our own life: what’s really important, how we spend our time, and how we treat other people. Remind yourself every morning when you wake up that each day is a gift and you’re bound to make the most of it. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing is the moment it will start acting like one. After all, a great day begins with a great mindset.

Milestones Answer Documents?


Have your students seen the answer documents for Milestones?

They are available here.

Cafeteria Charges


Please remind families of this in your Friday newsletter.

Dear Level Creek Elementary School Parents,

With end of the school year just around the corner, please note that effective May 4, 2015, students must have the appropriate funds in their cafeteria account in order to make purchases. If the account reaches a negative balance, then the student may choose either a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a milk, or a grilled cheese sandwich and a milk, which will be free of charge.


Myriam Workman, Cafeteria Manager

Autism Awareness Week

Thursday, April 2nd we plan to " Light it up Blue" for World Autism Awareness Day.

Please have your child wear his/ her autism t-shirt or another blue shirt.

We will sell wristbands that glow in the dark next week for $1.00 before school. They will come with a puzzle piece and your class may glue those pieces to the blue poster outside of your classroom to create a design. The class buying the most wristbands will receive a pizza party. Proceeds go to the LCE Autism Sensory Room and other materials for the Autism Program.

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