Lake Air Montessori Monday Memo

February 15, 2016

Be Peace, Teach Peace

Our theme at Lake Air Montessori this year is "Be Peace, Teach Peace". We want to encourage our learners to use peaceful methods to resolve conflicts or issues that arise. When you are at peace, you feel happy and content from inside. Your mind becomes less noisy, and your thoughts and actions are more stable and purposeful. We will be sharing various tips throughout the rest of the year for bringing peace into our lives, as well as celebrating moments of peace captured throughout the day.

District Based Assessments & Checkpoints

Students will be taking various district based assessments and checkpoints this week.

These tests are similar to the upcoming STAAR tests that students will take.


Grades 4 & 7 - Writing

Grades 5 & 8 - Math & Reading


Students in K-8 will also be taking district checkpoints (shorter tests) over the 4th six weeks content throughout the week. Please make sure that your child is well rested and at school on time.

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Week of February 15th

(Items in BOLD are student opportunities)


Monday, February 15th


  • 5th/8th Grade Math DBA (Mock STAAR)
  • 4th/7th Grade Writing DBA (Mock STAAR)
  • TELPAS Writing window opens
  • Sight word assessments begin (Kinder-Grade 2)
  • District checkpoint window opens (Kinder-8th)
  • Destination Imagination practice (4-5pm)



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Tuesday, February 16th


  • 5th/8th Grade Reading DBA (Mock STAAR)
  • 3rd grade Jazz Field Trip (8:30a)



Wednesday, February 17th


  • Lunch for staff members--taco salad (served during your lunch)
  • TELPAS Calibrations afterschool in Lab 19
  • Chess club w/Mr. Sal at 4pm



Thursday, February 18th


  • Pre-UIL Spelling Bee (Grades 3-5)
  • Destination Imagination practice (4-5pm)



Friday, February 19th


  • Grades are due for all students
  • Teacher Self Reports II and III are due in Eduphoria.
  • Jean Day for staff
  • PLC Meetings
  • AVID college of the week - Florida State (Black, White, Gold, Garnet)



Saturday, February 20th


  • Destination Imagination regional prep camp

Next Week at Lake Air Montessori

Monday, February 22nd


#CelebrateMonday - Each Monday Tweet One Thing Worth Celebrating - Use the Hashtag #CelebrateMonday


Tuesday, February 23rd


  • CDMC meeting at 5pm - all parents/community members welcome



Wednesday, February 24th


  • AVID Site Team members to visit AVID Showcase campus in Ft. Worth
  • Chess club w/Mr. Sal at 4pm



Thursday, February 25th


  • Elementary UIL Pre-lims (Writing/Spelling)
  • Regional History Fair set-up



Friday, February 26th


  • AVID college colors - TBD based on March Madness bracket!
  • Regional History Fair all day at Baylor University



Saturday, February 27th


  • Elementary UIL at University High School-bus leaves LAMM at 7am
  • Regional tournament scheduled for Destination Imagination

Spring Break

Monday, March 7th, 8am to Friday, March 11th, 11pm

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