Thursday Exchange Newsletter

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Life School Red Oak Elementary

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Calendar of Events

11/22: Thanksgiving Feasts, Birthday Friday, and $1 Jean Day

11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving break

12/2: Students and Staff Return from Break

12/2-12/11: N.E.C.O Christmas Toy Drive

12/3: Coffee and Conversation with the Principal

12/5: 2nd Grade Christmas Program

12/6: LSRO Science Fair

December 5th: 4th Writing and 5th Science Benchmarks- Closed Campus

December 10th: 3-6 Math Benchmark- Closed Campus

December 11th: 3-6 Reading Benchmark- Closed Campus

December 12th: Benchmark Makeup Day- Closed Campus

From the Principal

Thanksgiving Break is just about here! I hope that you all enjoy a week away from school, time together with family and friends, and some good food with the ones you love! Remember that all campuses will be closed from Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29. Our doors will open again on Monday, December 2, at 7:20.

When we return, we have 3 busy weeks of school, which include benchmark testing for most of our students. Please look for communication from your child's teacher regarding those specifics.

"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest, yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." Randy Pausch

LSRO is thankful for you!

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Shepherd

Special Programs Specialist

Due to Fall Benchmark testing, our campus will be CLOSED to parents and visitors December 5th, 10th-12th. Parents will not be allowed to eat lunch with students, volunteer, or do classroom observations on these days. Thank you for your cooperation!

These tests give teachers important information about what your child has learned so far and what still needs to be worked on this spring. Please help your child by making sure they get enough sleep and have a good breakfast. Students may bring a snack and bottle of water on these days.

Perfect Attendance Incentives

Life School Red Oak would like to encourage our students to be in attendance each day to make sure they can “Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, Ready for Life.” We will hold a drawing at the end of each month for all students that have perfect attendance for that month. Students must have perfect attendance during the month, no absences, tardies, or early checkouts.There will be a prize for students that are in Kindergarten thru 3rd grade and a prize for students in 4th grade thru 6th grade. The prize winners will be announced during morning announcements and we will contact the parents/guardians to come by the office to pick up the prizes. Please see Pages 3-4 of the Student Handbook for the Attendance guidelines.

Prize for November/December: Television

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This week we are continuing our look into the various Texas A&M schools across the state with A&M at Galveston. Located on the Gulf coast the students graduating from A&M Galveston are awarded their degrees from College Station. Many of the 2,400 students focus their studies on Maritime Training and engineering. Go to to see how you can be apart of this campus after high school.



When you are ready to learn you have an understanding of the world around you. You show respect to cultures and their views, as well as, value the customs and traditions that may be different from your own. You work to make a positive impact on everyone you meet. By doing these things, you are using the leader attribute GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE.

This weeks I will statement:

“I will practice having a global perspective by realizing that my way is not always the best way.”

SchoolStore Fundraiser

The holidays are right around the corner.

The winning Golden Ticket is still in someone's hands.

A big "Thank You" to all our families who have participated in our SchoolStore email campaign. However, as of this morning...the winning Golden Ticket number has not been entered.

If you have not participated, the winning ticket may be in your hands. Please help us raise needed funds with this simple and safe email program by participating today. Your family may have the Winning Golden Ticket.

Thanks, Joy Shepherd

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