Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Dr. Marscher's Message
Thanks to the efforts of our PTO, we welcomed Ball in the House for our first assemblies of the year! This amazing acapella group taught our Lions about bass and treble, harmonies, types of musical vocals throughout history, how to beatbox, and the importance of following your dreams.
Five Things You Need to Know
1- NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
Thank you to all our veterans, we are grateful for your service.
Breakfast is free to all students this year. Doors open at 8:20 for students to go directly to the cafeteria and eat the provided meal. We have noticed a surge in children participating, especially those arriving by bus. Often, kids will follow the choices of their peers, and may be participating in breakfast for the social opportunity. Please check in with your student about your family's expectations if you do not wish them to participate.
3- ELEMENTARY WELLNESS BROCHURE
Please review this wellness brochure with recommendations for student wellness and strategies for achieving successful nutrition, sleep routines, physical activity levels, and social emotional learning. With your partnership, we can create a solid foundation that allows for a student to be available for learning and work toward their amazing potential.
4 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY WEEK "TOGETHER WE SHINE"
This year's theme, "Together We Shine" is derived from how we see hope after several challenging years. We have all faced difficulties created by the pandemic, social injustice and inequity, economic stress, and challenges to mental and physical health. Our hope is to connect with students and staff to highlight how each person's contribution to the collective can lead us forward. Just as we continue developing individually and with our own skills through collaboration and with support from others, we in turn can help others foster resilience and support those who need it.
Celebrate #SchoolPsychWeek on social media by highlighting the dedicated school psychologists supporting our students as they learn and grow.
5- NEWS FROM THE NURSE
Please click on this link for information from the nurse regarding upcoming screenings for vision, hearing and growth. Parents and legal guardians have the opportunity to request, in writing, that their child not participate in the screenings. The request must be written each year and be specific to which screening you do not wish your child to participate. Please send this letter via email or hard copy to the attention of the School Nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The PTO is excited to announce that Lilja will again be helping the Natick Service Council by sponsoring Natick families in need this Thanksgiving. NSC distributes Thanksgiving meals to over 200 Natick families per year. For over a decade, each classroom at Lilja School donated the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal and has provided twenty full turkey dinners to the Natick Service Council (NSC). Please visit the PTO website for more details on how to support this cause.
- 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