SOARing Eagle Newsletter

August 25th, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Haley

Dear Families-

We are off to a great start at Longmont Estates Elementary! The students are having a good time getting to know their new teachers and classmates. It is fun to watch new friendships forming. I am so proud of how hard our teachers and students are working. Longmont Estates is truly a special place!

I believe in strong partnerships between school and our parent community. To support this belief, we will be sending home bi-weekly school newsletters via email. Please make sure to keep your email address up-to-date so you do not miss out on the important happenings at LEE.

As always, please let me know how I can help support you and your children as they grow and learn here at Longmont Estates Elementary.

Traci Haley

Important Back-to-School Forms

At the beginning of each school year, we send a variety of forms home for parents to complete. These forms will ask you to verify or update contact information, agree to the guidelines of our birthday policy and acknowledge that you have read our Behavior Code of Conduct and Student Handbook. Please look for these important forms coming home today in your child’s Thursday folder. Please make any necessary changes, sign and return to the front office by Friday, September 2nd. Thank you!

Late Start

The first Wednesday of each month, excluding October and January, is a District Late Start Day. This allows for teachers to meet for Professional Development and collaboration. School begins 2 1/2 hours later than normal. Buses run 2 1/2 hours later than their morning pick up time.


Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, is a District Late Start day. Students may arrive on campus at 10:45AM. The first bell will ring at 10:50AM and the late bell will ring at 10:55AM. Breakfast will not be served. Preschool will have a normal start to their school day.

Jog-A-Thon T-shirts

Each fall we ask our LEE students and families to help raise money for our PTO. This is our only direct-ask fundraiser, and it goes toward funding the school's PARAs (teacher aides), special events like Fall Festival and Innovation Fair, as well as things like teacher dinners for conference nights, busses for field trips and much, much more!


Each student will receive a t-shirt for this event. Please follow the link below to fill out the form with your child’s shirt size.


A packet of information will be coming home soon. In it will be an introduction letter, a fundraising log, and a prize list. Look over the information and start fundraising! All donations are due back at the school on the day of Jog-A-Thon, Friday, Sept 23rd, 2022.


This is a super fun, energizing and exciting event for our LEE family, and it allows our students to be physically fit while raising money for our school. #LeeSoars #stvrainsoars

News from Mrs. Brockman’s Story Steps

It’s been fun starting library classes this week! It is so wonderful to see all the student’s faces after such a long summer break, not to mention that I feel like they all grew at least a foot in height!

Some things to keep in mind as we get started this school year:

-You should have received the “Media Center Policies” from your student’s classroom teacher. These need to be signed and returned as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. It is important for families to understand the expectations for library books.

-Please spend a few minutes enjoying the library books your students bring home each week. It is valuable to show your child that reading is important and that you are interested in what book they chose. It is so much fun to see the excitement in your child while sharing that special time! Establishing these habits early on in life make a difference as they get older.

-This week we are going over the general rules of the library. Next week we will be learning about how to be responsible with a library book and the proper care of books. Please help your student find their “safe spot” at home, away from food, pets and other hazards, where they can keep their borrowed books.

It’s going to be a great year! My plan to instill a love of reading and books into each and every student here at LEEL!

Happy Reading!
Mrs. Brockman

2021-2022 Permanent Art Display Winners

Every year, Mrs. Wonnacott invites LEE students in grades K-5 to highlight their talents and participate in the Permanent Art Display Competition.


The 2021-2022 winners are:

Kindergarten: Lev S.

1st Grade: Kaden S.

2nd Grade: Willa S-W.

3rd Grade: Chloe W.

4th Grade: ZiZi W.

5th Grade: Malia V.


The winning entries are on display throughout the school and we encourage you to check them out when you are in the building

Picture Day Information

Important Picture Day Information


Longmont Estates Elementary Picture Day is Friday, September 16th.

Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at mylifetouch.com.
Picture Day ID (Fall Individuals): EVT83PXDS

Picture Day ID (Class Groups): EVTNGF6DP


Look for order forms coming home soon!

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

The federal guidelines require a new application each year and parents must meet income requirements for their children to be eligible for free or reduced meals. You can pick up a new meal application at:
  • The LEE front office
  • Nutrition Service Office at 2929 Clover Basin Drive - Longmont, CO 80503
  • You can apply online at: myschoolapps.com.

Until your application is approved, parents should send lunch money or a sack lunch with their child each day.

Applications are due by September 16, 2022. If applications are not submitted by the deadline, students will become full pay and any balance incurred this year will be due in full.

Box Tops for Education

EARN CASH FOR OUR SCHOOL! NO MORE CLIPPING! ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SMARTPHONE!


The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

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Milk Caps for Moola

Longmont Dairy Farm will donate 5¢ for every bottle cap that we collect from Longmont Dairy produced products (including Cold Brew Coffee, Iced Tea, Coffee Creamers, Milk, Cream, Lemonade and Orange Juice).


Since 2014, over $300,000 has been donated back to participating schools through the Milk Caps for Moola program. Schools are free to spend these funds as they wish: for good behavior rewards, special sports equipment, and field trips. Collect caps from your family or your neighbors.


It's fun and easy to collect milk bottle caps and earn money for our school.


For more information, or to sign up for delivery, visit LongmontDairy.com/caps.