The Mustang Monthly

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Mustang Family,


Happy New Year, and Welcome Back!


I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and exciting holiday break with their families. The students and teachers were eager to return to school and catch up on what everyone had been up to during their time off. Students drew pictures and recounted their winter break adventures with their classmates and teachers. In addition, we enjoyed meeting the new students and staff members that joined the Lilburn family.


As educators at Lilburn Elementary School, we are grateful for the various opportunities we have to influence the young lives of our students. The atmosphere was encouraging and joyful when students returned to school on Thursday, January 5, 2023. We enjoyed welcoming them with our joyful learning segments in which they were able to commence the 2023 school year with a warm, welcoming, and positive environment, choosing their morning greetings with their teachers and engaging in creative and innovative hands-on activities with their peers. As the second semester begins, the teachers and administrators have a shared vision for our students, which we believe closely aligns with yours. We want ALL of our young Mustang scholars to reach their full potential. We want students to be successful by working hard, maintaining regular attendance, persevering, using faculty assistance, and working diligently. We are committed to this since these traits will help students develop valuable habits throughout their Mustang journey. We have high expectations for our students and believe they are capable of achieving extraordinary feats!


Therefore, parents, please be aware that our students' attendance is crucial. We expect them to attend school every day unless they are ill.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to the wonderful experiences and events that will unfold this semester.


Warmest Regards,

Mike Bender

Principal, Lilburn Elementary School

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The Book Fair is coming soon!


On the day your child’s class is scheduled to shop at the Book Fair, you can send your child to school with money to purchase books. Your child may ONLY shop at the Book Fair on his or her class shopping day. The class Book Fair shopping days are listed below. You can also purchase books with your child before APPT nights on March 1 and March 2.

*Check and cash will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Scholastic.

*There is a 6% sales tax on purchases at the Book Fair. Please send enough money with your child to pay the sales tax.

Please join us to make this Book Fair the BEST our school has ever seen. Thank you for your support!

Book Fair Schedule

Monday, February 27, 2023

Bennett K

White K

Barry 1st

Cox 1st

Lejlic 3rd

Carraway 4th

Ahmed 4/5th

Anderson/Honchar - 5th

Taveras 5th

Todd 5th


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Crist K

Hurtado K

Moss K

Bacarella 1st

Brown 1st

Callaway 1st

Combel 1st

Martin 1st

Tsirigos 1st

Zelada 2nd

Stoica 3rd

Chile 4th

McLeroy 5th

Sanchez 5th


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Beasley 4th

Cobb 4th

Miniscalco 4th


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Morga 4th

Simmons 4th

Bradshaw 5th


Friday, March 3, 2023

Lett K

Mallory K

McDaniel K

Zafirova K

Quinones 1st

Black 2nd

East 2nd

Nemera 2nd

Nicholson 2nd

Andreasen 3rd

Bell 3rd

Faw 3rd

Hollomon 3rd

Cowdrick 4th

Gregory 5th

Navarro 5th

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  • LES has equipped teachers with exciting and innovative new technology.

    • Classrooms have gained brand new SMART Boards that improve visibility for teachers and students.

    • Teachers have also received new Smartboard MX75 V3 | Smartboard Panels with internet connectivity, mobility, and interactivity.

    • *See the image below this text.

  • Teachers ALSO received new microphones with better sound quality to amplify their voices and offer surround sound for students during teacher-led instruction.

  • All classes have the Q-Ball, another engaging and stimulating tool. These foam balls include microphones to boost student voices during class discussions. It is designed to be tossed about the room and to each other without causing damage to the tool or injury to classmates.

  • *See Image Below
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How to Teach Children Gratitude:


It's more than just saying thank you.


Teach Your Child to Say Thank You-- Encourage your child to say “Thank you” on a regular basis.


Ask Gratitude Questions:

  1. Notice – What do you have in your life to be grateful for? Are there things to be grateful for beyond the actual gifts someone has given you? Are you grateful for any people in your life?

  2. Think – What do you think about this present? Do you think you should give something to the person who gave it to you? Do you think you earned the gift? Do you think the person gave you a gift because they thought they had to or because they wanted to?

  3. Feel – Does it make you feel happy to get this gift? What does it feel like inside? What about this gift makes you feel happy?

  4. Do – Is there a way to show how you feel about this gift? Does the feeling you have about this gift make you want to share this feeling by giving it to someone else?



Perform Acts of Kindness

  • There are many things your child can do to show appreciation for other people. This might involve returning a favor, like loaning a toy to a friend who is kind.

  • Or it could involve an act of service like doing yard work for a relative who attends their basketball games.

  • Make it clear that there are many ways to show people that you’re grateful for all they do. You might even decide to take on a family project, like writing thank you letters to the first responders in your community after a natural disaster. Make it clear that you don’t need to reserve gratitude for those individuals that you know personally—there are many people in the community whom you might feel grateful for as well.



Model Gratitude

There’s a good chance this is because kids learn to be grateful by hearing and seeing their parents experience gratitude.Here are several ways you can model gratitude for your children:

  • Say “Thank you.” Whether you thank the clerk at the store or you thank your child for clearing the table, make sure you’re thanking people often.

  • Talk about gratitude. Make it a point to share what you’re grateful for. Even when you have a rough day or something bad happens, point out that there’s still a lot to feel grateful for. Instead of complaining about the rain, talk about being grateful that the plants are being watered so you’ll have food to eat.

  • Express gratitude. When your child sees you writing “thank you” notes or sending a token of appreciation to someone, you’ll teach them to do the same.



Establish a Gratitude Ritual

Make it a habit to regularly express gratitude in your family. Here are some examples of rituals you might establish:

  • Everyone takes turns during dinner sharing one thing they’re grateful for from their day.

  • At bedtime, you ask each child to say three things they feel grateful for.

  • During the car ride to school, everyone thanks someone else in the car for something.

  • Each Sunday night at dinner, everyone discusses how they’ll express gratitude and who they’ll express it to over the course of the week.

  • Every Saturday morning, everyone writes a note of appreciation to someone for a specific reason.

Although it might seem like gratitude should be spontaneous rather than rehearsed, making gratitude a habit can ensure that kids practice it on a regular basis, and it can become like second nature.

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Families must complete the Free & Reduced Lunch Application annually to qualify for free or reduced lunch prices. Please use the link below to access the 2022-2023 school year application.


Full Price

Breakfast= $1.50

Lunch= $2.25


Reduced Price (after qualifying through application)

Breakfast= $0.30

Lunch= $0.40


If you have any questions please email snp.fr@gcpsk12.org or call 678-301-6307.

Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch HERE.

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Report Cards Mailed Home

Sunday, Jan. 15th, 8am

This is an online event.

Report Cards will be mailed home this week

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 16th, 12am

This is an online event.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- No School Today

100th Day of School!

Friday, Jan. 20th, 8am

531 Lilburn School Road Northwest

Lilburn, GA

100 Days of Teaching and Learning in the 22-23 School Year!

Honor Roll Celebration For Grades 3, 4, & 5

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 9:30-10:30am

This is an online event.

We will not be inviting parents to the ceremony but instead, encourage them to watch the ceremony live on our Media Center's Youtube Page
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