Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Dr. Marscher's Message
Students in Ms. Chase, Ms. Cronin, and Ms. Talarico's room have been participating in a pilot of Illustrative Math. Students worked in partners and in teams to explore a variety of ways in which numbers can be represented. Two and three digit numbers were communicated using base 10 blocks, in number form, in word form, and in expanded form!
The children worked in teams to design posters representing their assigned number in all formats, and then took a "museum walk" to engage with each other's work.
Five Things You Need to Know
1- NO SCHOOL MONDAY JANUARY 16TH
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday! The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Committee is hosting an event on this day at 10:00am at Kennedy Middle School. ALL are welcome. To learn more about the event please visit the event site.
2- AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT COURSES
The Elementary Enrichment Program runs for two 8-week sessions per year. This session we have courses offered at Ben-Hem, Brown, Johnson, Lilja and Memorial. Classes are designed and led by NPS staff and focus on hands-on exploration and collaborative fun, and open to students who attend the school at which each course is offered. Please visit https://www.smore.com/ny5rm for details.
REGISTRATION OPENS 6PM ON FEBRUARY 13th!
3- *NEW* BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HELP LINE *NEW*
The Department of Mental Health has launched a new Behavioral Health Help Line that people can call or text at 833-773-2445. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 200 languages. The help line can help individuals and families navigate the behavioral health system and access treatment, including mobile crisis services. District and school leaders are asked to please share this resource with staff, families, and students, where helpful. For more information, please see the FAQ. Anyone with questions or concerns about the help line can email the help line director at Mio.Tamanaha@mass.gov.
4- BOKS: SPRING SESSION SIGN UP!
BOKS will run every Monday and Wednesday from 7:40 to 8:20am from February 27th to May 24th. See this letter for details. Registration letter can be found here.
5- GLOBAL CHILD: SPRING SESSION SIGN UP!
Global Child is an after school class providing second language instruction held at Lilja, meeting once a week for 10 weeks. Please see the flier attached here. Register by January 20th.
The Auction website is LIVE!
The Lilja auction is a bi-annual fundraiser hosted by the PTO. The auction committee has gathered donations, fabulous items, and special experiences for students that will be up for bid, in both silent auction as well as raffle format.
All of items are featured in an online catalog that will open for preview on Thursday, January 26th, at 12 pm. Bidding will begin on Saturday, January 28th, at 8 am and close on Sunday, January 29th, at 12 pm. There will also be some raffle items where every student is automatically entered for free, regardless of whether their parent/guardian is in attendance at Lilja Ranch.
Please visit www.ourschool.auction/liljaranch for information, tickets, and more!
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- 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