Lancer Ledger

News, Updates and Events from La Crescent-Hokah Elementary

Busy Fall Season at La Crescent-Hokah Elementary

Hello Families,

Thank you for reading this edition of the Lancer Ledger! We've had a busy and productive start to our 2016-2017 school year. In this edition of the Lancer Ledger, you will find several highlights from September and October. We will also share a number of upcoming events to mark on your calendars.

We want families to be connected with happenings at the elementary school. Look for updates from classroom teachers for specific classroom and school-wide activities. Don't forget that we also have an Elementary Facebook Page where we post regular updates and you can to visit our Elementary Website for additional information as well. We want you to be informed!

Thank You! We have several people to thank for helping us at the elementary school.

PTO and Families:

  • Thank you for participating in the Great Green Run and Roll Fundraiser and student event on Friday, October 7.
  • Students, families and local businesses raised over $19,000 to pay for field trips, student activities, student resources. Way to go!

La Crescent-Hokah High School:

  • Thank you for including the elementary in the Homecoming Week activities.
  • We enjoyed the Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 7. Students loved meeting the HS band, students, the sports teams and Lance the Lancer.

The City of La Crescent and the La Crescent Police Department

  • Thank you for supporting LHE during the Great Green Run and Roll and Homecoming Parade. We always appreciate your help in keeping our students safe during the events.

There is always something new happening at the elementary school. Please look for news items, updates and calendar dates in this newsletter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions during the school year. We are here to help.

Thanks for reading!

Jay Woller


La Crescent-Hokah Elementary

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Unity Day - Students Unite Together to Stop Bullying.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

Students are encouraged to wear ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19 for Unity Day.

Unity Day is an opportunity for students to work together to stop bullying. Students will participate in anti-bullying lessons this year. We want students to practice being good citizens and saying no to bullying. Our goal is for La Crescent-Hokah Elementary to be a place where students are respectful, responsible and safe.

MEA - No School October 20-21

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 21st, 3pm

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

No School on October 20-21 for the Minnesota Education Association's yearly conference.

Elementary School Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 8-10am

La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School, Small Gym

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair, November 14-16

Monday, Nov. 14th, 3:30pm to Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 6:30pm

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

Fall Conferences: November 14-16

Monday, November 14: 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 15: 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 16: 3:30 to 6:00pm

Teachers will begin scheduling conferences with families the first week of November. Look for a flyer coming home with your student.

Public Meetings with Information About the Upcoming Operating/Learning Levy

If you have questions about the upcoming Operating/Learning Levy set for November 8, the public is welcomed to attend an informational session for more information:

Monday Oct. 17 Hokah School Gymnasium 6:30 PM

Tuesday Oct. 18 High School Conference room 2 5:00 PM

Thursday Nov. 3 High School High School Library 5 - 6 PM

Thursday Nov. 3 High School High School Library 6 - 7 PM

You can also find more information about the Operating Levy on the school district's website.

Homecoming at the Elementary

PBIS Comes to the Elementary School

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • It’s an evidence-based, data-driven framework that has been proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support and improve academic outcomes.

  • The “motto” behind PBIS is that with continual teaching and acknowledgement of positive student behavior, we will ultimately reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning.

We have implemented a number of components of PBIS already this year and plan to add more over the next two years.

Lancer Shields: Families may see Lancer Shield Cards coming home. We are recognizing when students are displaying Respectful, Responsible, and Safe behaviors. Names are drawn on Mondays for a picture on the bulletin board of expected behaviors.

3rd Grade Problem Solving in Action

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