Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Dr. Marscher's Message
We have important work going on here at Lilja! I am excited to announce that, in alignment with the district and school goals of robust student growth in Math and Reading, we are deploying more resources into the classrooms. Our team of tutors and interventionists will be working alongside our teachers, math specialist, and literacy specialists, to deliver targeted intervention services to students identified through our curriculum based measurements.
In order to best utilize our personnel and ensure delivery across ALL classrooms, we are making adjustments to the classroom schedules. Therefore, you may hear your students, for example, talking about "our new math time," talking about additional teachers in their classrooms, and will get an email from you teachers clarifying the any differences in the days your child has specials (so that they can bring sneakers for P.E.!).
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - REMINDER: NO DOGS ON CAMPUS
A few dogs have been brought to dismissal, either up to students or even through bus lines as we get ready to leave. Although we LOVE them, pets are not permitted on campus during school hours for safety purposes, as they interfere with our ability to run an orderly and efficient dismissal and present a risk to our students. Therapy dogs undergo significant training, grooming, must pass an examination, and be licensed with the appropriate liability insurance in order to be in the building.
2- NO SCHOOL MONDAY
There is no school on Monday, October 10th.
3- DISMISSAL POLICY
Do not leave the car line and attempt a parent pick up at the back doors. While we can appreciate that the car line can feel long, this interferes with the system in place for our staff and students at the back lot, creating inefficiency and confusion. Changes to a child's dismissal plan should be logged into Pick Up Patrol. Families engaging in "Parent Walker Pick Up" meet their students outside the gym doors on the blacktop.
4 - LEAVE NO TRACE
Respect is one of the core values at Lilja. This includes respect for ourselves, for others, and for our community and environment. Unfortunately, some of our Lions are being careless with their trash and their belongings, creating a need to focus on "respect for our environment" at school, and are beginning to discuss the concept of "leave no trace" with our students. “Leave no trace” means a student should leave their environment like they have never even been there, removing all that we bring to a space and disposing of our trash in the proper containers. We ask that you partner with us in this endeavor and engage in these conversations and routines where possible.
5- SCHOOL PICTURE DAY OCTOBER 18TH
Picture day is coming! Lilja is hosting picture day on Tuesday, October 18th. I will alert you via the newsletter when forms have been sent home via backpacks. Coffee Pond is returning to document your student's smile. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for photo scholarship opportunities by Wednesday, October 12th.
Lilja is grateful to have a strong partnership with the PTO. The Lilja PTO is a volunteer organization of parents whose goals are to enrich the education of our children, support the teachers and staff and serve the community as a whole. The Lilja PTO seeks to provide funds for materials, programs, social functions, and coordinate parent volunteers, which will enrich the lives of Lilja students and extend our sense of community.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5