Thursday Exchange Newsletter

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Life School Red Oak Elementary

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Calendar of Events

12/2-12/11: N.E.C.O Christmas Toy Drive

12/5: 2nd Grade Christmas Program

12/6: LSRO Science Fair

December 10th: 3-6 Math Benchmark- Closed Campus

December 11th: 3-6 Reading Benchmark- Closed Campus

December 12th: Benchmark Makeup Day- Closed Campus

From the Principal

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. We have a little over 2 weeks until Christmas Break.....and they are super busy weeks for our campus!

This week, we started our first round of benchmark testing, and it will continue next week. Please see below for an important message from our Special Programs Specialist, Chelsea Davis.

As we get close to rounding up the second 9 weeks of school, encourage your child to continue to work hard, do his/her best, and give 100% to learning all they can. Let's finish this nine weeks in a strong way!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Shepherd

Special Programs Specialist

Due to Fall Benchmark testing, our campus will be CLOSED to parents and visitors December 10th-12th. Parents will not be allowed to eat lunch with students, volunteer, or do classroom observations on these days. Thank you for your cooperation!

These tests give teachers important information about what your child has learned so far and what still needs to be worked on this Spring. Please help your child by making sure they get enough sleep and have a good breakfast. Students may bring a snack and bottle of water on these days.

Perfect Attendance Incentives

Life School Red Oak would like to encourage our students to be in attendance each day to make sure they can “Ready to Learn, Ready to Lead, Ready for Life.” We will hold a drawing at the end of each month for all students that have perfect attendance for that month. Students must have perfect attendance during the month, no absences, tardies, or early checkouts.There will be a prize for students that are in Kindergarten thru 3rd grade and a prize for students in 4th grade thru 6th grade. The prize winners will be announced during morning announcements and we will contact the parents/guardians to come by the office to pick up the prizes. Please see Pages 3-4 of the Student Handbook for the Attendance guidelines.

Prize for November/December: Television

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Dear Parents, At Life School our mission is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training and partnerships with parents and the community. We are seeking your input regarding how you want to be involved in your student's educational experience. Please take this survey, which requires no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your input. We value your opinion!


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When you are ready for life, you focus on a particular goal and the task that is needed to achieve that goal. You think about who you want to be, what you want to be known for, what is meaningful to you, and what you can achieve. You are always thinking about what steps you can take to get you closer to your end goal. By doing these things, you are using the leader attribute, goal oriented.

This weeks I will statement:

“I will be goal oriented by thinking about my future and how I will get there.”

SchoolStore Fundraiser

The holidays are right around the corner.

The winning Golden Ticket is still in someone's hands.

A big "Thank You" to all our families who have participated in our SchoolStore email campaign. However, as of this morning...the winning Golden Ticket number has not been entered.

If you have not participated, the winning ticket may be in your hands. Please help us raise needed funds with this simple and safe email program by participating today. Your family may have the Winning Golden Ticket.

Thanks, Joy Shepherd

From the nurse:

All 5th grade girls will have spinal screenings on December 10-11, 2019. Letters were sent home with the students on 11/22/19. Please contact nurse with any questions or concerns.