Morris Memo

December 6, 2021 LWE Newsletter

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Principal's Letter

Dear Lake Windward Families,

Seasons Greetings! It's hard to believe that we have less than two weeks of school until the end of the semester and our Winter Holiday Break. Our students and teachers are still focused and working hard to close out semester one in a strong and impactful way.

With the close of the semester, our students have been and will continue to be involved in some assessments so we can see how much progress they have made during the first semester. One of the assessments we use is the iReady assessment. This assessment is great for helping us see how our students are growing. I am looking forward to seeing the results of lots of hard work!

In October, students in second and fourth grades took the MAP assessment. This assessment replaced what used to be the ITBS/Iowa assessment. The MAP assessment is a nationally normed test which allows us to see how our students are performing compared to other students across our country in the subjects of Math and Reading. I am including the results summary below so you can see how fabulously our students at LWE performed. I am very proud of our results, especially coming off a couple of school years disrupted by a global pandemic.

The month of December is a special time for many families who celebrate various religious and cultural holidays. Family time and traditions are important things to carve out time for and I truly hope during this busy season that you are able to take time to soak up these amazing moments with your children. They grow up so fast and memories made during this special season are priceless! Enjoy! Happy Holidays to you all!

Warm regards,

Julie Morris

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Learning & Growing at LWE

Students Recognized for Character Trait of the Month

Each month as a school we focus on a different character trait. Teachers nominate students who exhibit the character trait we are focusing on. Students will be recognized and will receive a certificate to take home. Below are the names of students who were nominated and recognized for the character trait of Trustworthiness during the month of November:

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Important Dates To Note

December 17- Writing and Reading All Day (WRAD)- PJ day

December 20-January 3- Winter Break (no school for students)

Chris 180 is here for you!

If you would like your child to receive counseling during the school day, please reach out to our our Chris 180 partner.
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A Note From Our Cafe

Cafés Serve Georgia Grown Kale at Lunch!

This December, your FCS cafés will feature Georgia Grown Kale Chips as part of Fulton County’s School Nutrition Farm to School Initiative. This Georgia Grown Kale is heading straight from a Norman Park, Georgia. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is good for your vision. Be sure to visit your café to try these delicious Kale Chips!

Holiday Meal will be served on Dec.16th. The Gator café will serve Turkey Roast, Hamburgers, Jamwich Packs. We will have mashed potatoes, green beans, corn. We will also have Pack Pals available if you chose to bring your lunch from home.

Please plan on joining us for lunch each day in the Gator Café!

PTO News

Spirit Night Coming Up!

Please join us at Vito’s Pizza on Thursday, December 16th on all orders from 11am to 9pm. Get Vito’s Reward Points for every dollar you spend and LWE gets 20% of proceeds towards school fundraising!

Order Online and Pickup Curbside OR Deliver for an additional $1 per mile.

We hope to see you at the last Spirit Night of the year at Vito’s Pizza!

Happy Holidays!!


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Snacks for Staff Lounge

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Thank you to all the second grade families who are sending in snacks this month for our staff! They are appreciated!

Another Easy Way to Support LWE PTO! Do You Already Shop At Amazon?

If you register for Amazon Smile, they will automatically donate a portion of your sales to the LWE PTO. All you have to do is sign-up!!

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Select your charity : Lake Windward Elementary School PTO Inc. Alpharetta, GA.
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity.
    Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Navigate to the main menu: the 3 lines next to the cart icon at the bottom of the screen (=)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile” from the list
  4. Select Lake Windward Elementary School PTO Inc. Alpharetta, GA., and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.
    Note: The tablet app is not yet supported.

Community News

Links to Save

LWE Parent University:

Classlink for students: