News From Slackwood

March 6, 2015

What's Happening This Week

Friday, March 13 - NO SCHOOL!!!! - Staff Inservice

Saturday, March 14 - St. Baldrick's - 11-6 at Amalfi's

Harlem Globetrotters Deliver Anti-Bullying Message

Slackwood School was lucky enough to have Moose from the Harlem Globetrotters visit our school on Monday, March 2. With the delayed opening, we were unsure if we could make this event happen but thanks to creative scheduling, we did get it done. Moose is one of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters and he delivered a powerful anti-bullying message in his ABC's of Bullying Prevention - Action; Bravery; Compassion.

If you get a chance, go see the Globetrotters in action on Saturday, March 7 at 2PM and 7PM at the Sun Bank Arena.

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Support our Slackwood Team in St. Baldricks

Each year, LTPS supports a local organization called St.Baldrick's. St. Baldrick's raises money for research and treatment for children with Cancer. We do this by shaving getting sponsors to shave our head. Last year our Slackwood Team only had a few members. I'm reaching out to see if parents or children want to join our team . If you just want to support the cause and see me get my head shaved, please donate at this link:

Thank you for considering giving to such a worthwhile charity.

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Mrs. Azhir honored as a LifeChanger of the Year

Most of you know her as Ana, or Mrs. Azhir. She is the secretary in the Slackwood School Office. She is the most helpful and patient person most of us know.

Mrs. Azhir was honored as a candidate for the LifeChanger of the Year award given by National Group Life. She received a certificate for this honor and she is now a finalist for National Life Changer of the Year award.

In order to help her, we are putting together a campaign to support her. All you have to do is go to this link : and scroll to the bottom of the page and tell your story about Mrs. Azhir. Finalists will be flown to Maui, Hawaii where the winner will be announced and given $5000 and $5000 awarded to our school. So go to the site and tell everyone how great Mrs. Azhir .

Morning Arrival

Please be conscious that school begins at 8 AM and our doors open for students at 7:45. If you are dropping your child off, you must come into the back parking lot where staff will take children out of the car. You can not pull into the front circle until after 8 AM. I realize that sometimes a line forms and it is inconvenient, but you must wait in on the side of the building (Carr Ave.) Please don't pull in the front. If you are in a hurry, there isn't any reason you can't leave a couple minutes earlier or you can even do early drop off, which is at 7:30. You must walk your child in for this. Thank you for your help and consideration.

Click on the Slackwood PTO Facebook Page below to see pictures and info about upcoming events

The Slackwood PTO is always updating and publicizing great things going on at Slackwood

Check Out This Site

Check out the Home/Parent Toolkit. It offers a lot of suggestions on how to help your child at home, what your child is learning in school and anything else you want to know about developmentally appropriate school/home connections. It also can be switched into a Spanish version

Click on this link: Parent Tool Kit

About Slackwood Elementary School

Slackwood's original structure was built in 1904. This is the 110th year that we have opened school here in our little neighborhood. At the present time, we have three classes for each grade level, K-3, and two special education classrooms.

Join our PTO

The Slackwood PTO is a full service organization dedicated to serving the students at Slackwood in any way possible. Their work and contributions bring fun activities to our school and give our students much needed resources. Please join the PTO see what the excitement is about.