South Fork Elem. Parent Newsletter

March 29-April 2, 2021

*If your child or any member of your immediate household is tested for COVID, please keep them home until you get the test results. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.

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Spring Break Meal Info

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What's happening this week?

*If your child or any member of your immediate household is tested for COVID, please keep them home until you get the test results. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.

*It's the last week before spring break. We are out of school on Friday and will return on Monday, April 12th.

*Beginning next year, we will be using the PowerSchool Parent Portal for all school forms. No more filling out papers and returning them at the beginning of the year. Yippee! If you have not created an account, we ask that you set up your account asap. You can do it on your phone or computer. Watch for notes going home with those who don't have accounts set up yet.

*This weather is getting warmer and we are thankful for some sunshine. Most students really don't need jackets outside and we need your help to remind them they don't need to wear them at PE or outside as the temps are rising. We don't need anyone to overheat.

*With warmer weather coming, please remember that skirts and shorts need to be no more than 4 inches above the knee. Many students have grown taller since the beginning of school so please be sure to check those skirts and shorts to be sure they're not too short.

*Dress code reminders: Jackets must fully zip from top to bottom (no hoodies that don't fully zip) and leggings must be navy, white, or gray. No patterns allowed. Shirts worn under uniform shirts must be white or navy.

*Be sure to write your child's name inside of their jackets. This helps if they misplace their jacket.

*Please be sure that you are sending a water bottle with your child each day. We have water for refills but can't supply multiple bottles each week to students. Thank you for your help with this.

*Please check to be sure that your 3rd-5th grader has their mask each day. If they forget it and they ride on the bus, they don't get one until they get to school. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe.

*Please remember to check PowerSchool often as that is the best way to see current grades. Be sure that you are encouraging your student to do their best everyday. It is much easier to begin with good grades than it is to pull low grades up from incomplete or missing assignments.

*If you have not paid your student's supply fee, please pay it as soon as possible.

*If you have a new address and/or contact numbers, please call the office so we can be sure to get those updated.

*Be sure that you join the teacher and bus driver REMIND groups and follow our FB page and our school website.

*We are doing our part to get info out to you so please help us by sharing information and helping us reach all parents.


MONDAY, MARCH 29th:

*Happy Monday!


TUESDAY, MARCH 30th:

*Happy Tuesday Broncos!


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31st:

*Graded paper folders will be sent home today.

*5th grade Parent LEAP Testing Meeting on FB @ 4PM. If you can't join, you can watch it later to find out all the details.


THURSDAY, APRIL 1st:

*It's a great day to be a Bronco!

*Pete the Cat Day-students may wear a blue shirt with uniform bottoms to celebrate our book winner.


FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd:

*NO SCHOOL TODAY. School resumes on Mon, April 12th.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

*April 2nd-9th-Easter Holiday. School resumes, Mon, April 12th.

*April 5th-PK Application window opens. Online applications only. THIS IS DURING THE BREAK. Be sure to get your applications in asap.

*April 12th-16th-Teacher, Para, and Tutor Appreciation Week. If you know of any business who might help us out, email misti.thomason@lpsb.org and let us know.

*April 23rd-Kindergarten Registration. K students will NOT attend school that day.

Thank you for sending these little notes of thanks for our staff!

Thank you Mrs. Abbott!

Donna Fairburn sent this sweet note about Mrs. Abbott...


She works hard to make learning fun, giving the kids opportunity to learn with hands on activities. My daughter looks forward to going to school because of the fun and kind environment that Mrs. Abbott creates!


This one is from Debra Theriot...


Thank you Mrs. Abbott for all the fun things you do with your students to make learning so much fun. Thanks for sharing the fun things with the families. You are very appreciated!😊


We see your hard work Mrs. Abbott and thank you for all that you do for your students and parents!

Great job Ms. Curtis!

One of the parents from Ms. Curtis's class sent this note of praise...


Ms. Curtis goes above and beyond for each and every one of her students to make sure they are learning in a way that suits them best.


This parent sees your hard work and we are also thankful for the impact you make on these students.

Celebrating Ms. Chavers!

Donna Fairburn sent this note about Ms. Chavers...


Ms. Chavers clearly loves her students and cares about them having fun while learning! My daughter appreciates the 3 seconds to celebrate after answering a Kahoot question correctly. What seems like a little thing can make a big difference in a child’s day!


Let's celebrate Ms. Chavers and all the ways that she celebrates her students. Great job!

Parents, want to send a staff shout out?

Click the link below to send your note. If you have any trouble, please email misti.thomason@lpsb.org and we'll be sure to send along the shoutout. You can choose to be anonymous or be named. Thanks for your help!
The online application window for PK OPENS on Mon, April 5th. We are not in school that day and will not have an in-person application day. This lets everyone have the same opportunity to get their applications in on the first round of applications. HAVE your documents ready now (Birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, 4 proofs of residency, proof of income) so that you are ready to get your application in as soon as the first round opens!


Current PK students do not have to register for Kindergarten unless you have moved and need to submit new residency papers. If you are on a Residency Affidavit, that must be updated each summer and you can register for Kindergarten during the summer registration.

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Start getting your documents ready now (Birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, and 4 proofs of residency) so that you are ready to get your child registered for Kindergarten on April 23rd. If you do not register on April 23rd, you will not be able to register for Kindergarten until the summer so try to come on April 23rd if at all possible.
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Interested in learning more about sign language?

Check out this resource that Mrs. Andrea shared with us. Many of our students have learned some American Sign Language (ASL) from Mrs. Andrea. We'd love you to check out this resource and learn another way to communicate with all of our Broncos.

LPPS Family Resource Center is now open! Check out their FB page below.

March Breakfast Menu

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April Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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April Lunch Menu

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Bus Driver Remind Codes

Please join the REMIND group for your child's bus driver. This is a great way to communicate with your driver. Please remember that they are not allowed to reply during routes and will reply before or after their routes. Text the code for your child's bus to 81010 to join their REMIND group.


LONGHORN: @lardoinl


ARMADILLO: @b6cg9f8


ROADRUNNER: @sfesroa


COWBOY: @cowboybu


CACTUS: @cactusbus


RODEO: @d87b9b6

TUMBLEWEED: @dfc4bbk


COYOTE: @coyote57


BRONCO: @broncobuss


SPURS: @86kfcf

HORSESHOE: @msjamih