2020/21 LCUSD Elementary Update

September 7, 2020

Dear Families,

Dear Parents,

Thank you for joining us at our annual Back-to-School-Night. Although you were not in our bustling classrooms with 30 other parents in that evening, we believe the BTSN was a success in a virtual classroom as many parents have expressed that they enjoyed learning more about their child’s educational program. We thank our PTA and LCFEF for their presentations and support of our students and teachers! It was a wonderful beginning of this unique and exciting new school year!

Speaking of our awesome PTAs, we would like to thank you in advance for supporting your child’s education by joining our PTAs. As the PTA’s mission states, our goal is to positively impact the lives of all children each day. Your membership symbolizes your support and advocacy towards your child’s school and its mission to educate all children. Please click the below links to sign up for your school’s PTA membership.

Often, we hear parents inquiring about teaching and helping their children to write better. According to the article "Better Teaching", one of the effective strategies is giving children time to think and talk about ideas before writing. When children spend some time thinking and talking about ideas, they can usually narrow down a vague topic that seems overwhelming. Additionally, it can help children discover an approach to present their writing. Rehearsing what they will write also helps them write in complete sentences.

Finally, on behalf of our teachers and staff, we would like to thank our parent community for the generosity and kindness they extend to us each day. Our schools are very special places for children due to so many wonderful parents. We thank our parents for your feedback, ideas, collaboration, and encouragement. It truly is the synergy that we generate and the teamwork that makes our schools some of the finest in our golden state.


Emily Blaney, LCE Principal

Carrie Hetzel, PCY Principal

Cory Pak, PCR Principal

Back to School Night Resources

Please be sure to access teacher slides or handouts if you were not able to attend our Virtual Back to School Nights on Sept. 2 or 3. We have linked our Principal Presentations here for your convenience.

LCUSD Virtual Wellness Site!

Please visit this website. The Wellness Center has provided ways to relax and destress, including live animal cameras, recipes for healthy eating, and soothing music.

Peachjar Digital Thursday Folders

The launch of Peachjar was delayed, but we hope to have digital flyers available to you soon. Soon, you will see a Peachjar button (similar to the one above) on our website. By clicking on that button, you will access the Flyer Board and access flyers and other communication from our district, PTAs, and after-school enrichment opportunities from our community partners. You will also have the option to OPT IN to receive emails directly from Peachjar.

Protecting Instructional Time - Regular School Day Schedules for Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Week

Typically the LCUSD calendar marks the end of the first Trimester with a week of early dismissals at the elementary schools in order to accommodate for November Parent-Teacher Conferences. This year the District has decided to have Parent Conference week remain a regularly scheduled instructional week. Please be reminded, however, that parents have the opportunity to request conferences on an as-needed basis.

Upcoming Events

Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 7pm

This is an online event.

• A review of the opening of the 2020-2021 school year by our Administrative Team •Discussion item for the Governing Board to identify their priorities in relation to the District’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative

Join us on our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/lcusdmedia.

Open Q and A for Student Tech Questions

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 2-4pm

This is an online event.

Big picture

Parent Tech Academy - TK - 2 Tech Check-Up

Monday, Sep. 14th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Parent Tech Academy - 3rd and 4th Tech Check-Up

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Parent Tech Academy - 5th and 6th Tech Check-Up

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Family Learning Series: Clear the Air - The Dangers of Youth Vaping

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 7pm

This is an online event.