The Blanchette Bulletin

Learn it, Love it, Live it at Lovin Elementary

March 13, 2015

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Details....

  • We are hoping that every student just gets at least one sponsor for $1.
  • Students are encouraged to walk/run/jog 10 laps (if time permits). More laps is certainly possible.
  • This will take place during their Specials time that Friday.
  • We would love for you to walk with us.
  • The number of laps they walk will be recorded, and an envelope will come home that day so that the money can be returned any day the following week.
  • Money must be in no later than Thursday morning, April 2 to be eligible for the tablets.
  • Each child will receive a bottle of water courtesy of the Lawrenceville Aaron's Rental!



Thanks for your support. We are excited about promoting wellness as our fundraiser this year! A win-win!!


P.S. Additional forms are on our web site!


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New Families

We our having our first "Welcome to Lovin" get together for all families that have moved into our area (since January) and have enrolled children at Lovin. We will be...


  • Giving you some important information,
  • Giving you a chance to ask questions,
  • Giving you the opportunity to walk around the school,
  • Allowing for time to meet other new families,
  • Getting online, and
  • Meeting PTA, just to name a few of the things that we think would be helpful.


So, if you are new (or not), feel free to RSVP to teri_grant@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Coffee and muffins will be provided!


Date: March 20

Time: 7:30-9:30 AM

Location: Lovin's Parent Center


**We also have a Parent Workshop coming up on March 16 to look at additional web sites to help you work with your child at home.


Thanks!

Are you receiving my text blasts? If not....

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Are you a Portal Parent?


In an effort to keep you informed (and in hopes of going paperless), we want to be sure you are taking advantage of all of the information that is available to you through our portals. There is a student portal and a parent portal.


The parent portal includes attendance, grades, discipline, lunch info., textbook info., clinic visits, testing history, etc. Teachers update grades in the portal weekly (grades 2-5 only), so you can view a current progress check at any time.


So much information at your finger tips.


If you haven't looked lately, and need help, there is a form on our web page (lovines.org/home.html). You will just need to come in and show your ID, and we will help get started or get you back into the portal.


There is also a student portal....just ask your child for his/her student number and password. That is where you will find a plethora of resources, games, leveled reader's and their textbooks. In the near future, students may even be able to makeup a snow day from their home, so we want to be sure everyone knows how to get into the portal.


This is a quick video that will help you get started:

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/bfSeP8pVEjK/

For our Current 5th Grade Parents!

Parent Informational Meeting at McConnell Middle School


You are cordially invited to attend McConnell Middle School’s 5th grade Parent Orientation Night, Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 pm, in McConnell’s cafeteria.



You will have the opportunity to meet our sixth grade Teachers, Counselor, and Administrators. You will learn about the Sixth Grade schedule and connection classes.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!!



(There will be a 6:00 meeting for parents of a rising Probe (FOCUS) and/or Special Education student prior to our 6:30 program).

PTA

It is time to start recruiting for next year's PTA Board. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please email lovinpta@gmail.com


All nominees are welcome....


And don't forget Mother/Son Night at Sparkles on March 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM!


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STEM Pictures for this Week

The Challenge

The challenge was to design and engineer an "insulator" that would keep their ice cube from melting!


You might ask your child what they would do differently if they were to design a second insulator. Would they use the same materials? Which materials were the most effective? Would they change their design?

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