Astro Message - April

#CelebrateLadd #Ladd50 - 50 years of Excellence

Awesome April

Dear Astro Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break with family and friends. We have enjoyed welcoming our Astros back to school this week. They came back happy and ready to learn.

Recently, there have been some family inquires and social media postings regarding the amount of time students have for lunch. At the elementary level, schools have approximately 35-40 minutes for lunch and recess, with flexibility for students who may need additional time to finish eating. At Ladd Acres, we have a 20 minute lunch block in the cafeteria followed by a 15 minute recess. If students need more time to finish lunch, they are given the choice to stay in the cafeteria or come to the office conference room to do so. In addition, many teachers have a policy in their rooms where students can finish eating there after recess. Prior to lunch, all classrooms have time for a snack break. If students don't come with a snack, we provide them with a healthy option. In addition, students have an additional recess besides the one at lunch where they can move and socialize. We do our best to ensure we are providing the appropriate number and length of breaks, while also maximizing instructional time for students. Please note that in 2020-21, the HSD Bond will provide Ladd Acres with a new gym. This will allow for a little more wiggle room in scheduling. If you have any questions, please call me and I would be happy to meet with you.

As we head into the last 11 weeks of the school year, we have a jam-packed schedule for the month of April including state testing and our Science-Extravaganza fair. Don't forget to join us on Friday, April 5th as we celebrate 50 years of Excellence together. The dance party begins at 6:30 p.m. in our gym. In early May our Kinder orientation will take place . Much of this is listed below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at the office.

Have a fabulous, beautiful April!

With warm regards,

Francesca Sinapi

Principal, Ladd Acres Elementary

DREAM big... REACH for the stars...TOGETHER we ACHIEVE success!

April Dates to Remember

April trait – Open-Minded

4/6 Family Dance Party, 6:30 to 8:30

4/7 Spring clubs begin

4/9 1st/2nd Grade Music Program (1st grade at 6:00 p.m., 2nd grade at 7:00 p.m.)

4/11 End of 3rd quarter

4/12 No School – Teacher Work Day

4/18 PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

4/23-26 BOGO Book Fair

4/24 Round Table Pizza Fundraiser, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

4/25 Science Fair and STEAM Family Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

4/26 Spirit Day – Dress like a Staff Member

4/26 PBIS Assembly, Popcorn with the Principal, Family Groups

5/2 Kindergarten (2019-20) Orientation, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Wear ASTRO gear every Friday!

Quarter 4 Calendar

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Spring Book Fair - BOGO Time!

Coming April 23-26 for our annual buy one, get one free Scholastic book fair. Students will have the chance to browse the book fair during their library special but will also have the chance to purchase items after school (with an adult) and during the science fair.

Thank you PTA and our Community! Our new playground is up!

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College and Career Fair

Our 3rd annual College and Career fair is coming soon.. Make plans to join us on May 17th! Contact Mrs. Anderson if you would like to help or present.

Congratulations Mrs. Cameron & Mrs. Ansari - 2019 Crystal Apple Nominees

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