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September 25, 2020
Fall, Falling, Fell.
What an amazing color spectrum we have this fall! I hope you are all able to get out and enjoy the changing of the seasons. Friendly reminder: as the seasons change, so does the need for warm gear. Please be sure your child has all the gear they need to be outside in multiple types of weather.
Title 1 Annual Meeting
Please join us for a Virtual Title 1 Annual Meeting on September 29 @ 5:30. If you are unable to attend the meeting; it will be recorded and posted on our school website. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to provide information to our community regarding all things Title 1. This would include: An overview, our school demographics, services offered, budget overview, parent involvement, data, resources and Parent Right to Know and our key goals for the year.
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FTA (Family Teacher Association) Update
Laps for Larson is this Saturday, September 26th from 10am - noon. Laps this year is a trails edition and is an outdoor socially distanced fun run/walk for the whole family!! Participants can check in at the pavilion at the Alcantra Trails, in front of the softball field any time after 10am. All student participants will receive a prize for completing their lap!!
Registration is available online on our FTA website, on the day of and also by turning in the slip that came home with students this week. $5 per participant with a $20 family cap. See you on the trails!!
Spirit wear has been ordered and will ship by October 6th. Once we have a date for pick-up we will send out that information! Thank you to all who ordered.
FTA’s 2020 membership drive will run October 5th-9th. The top 3 classes who have the most FTA memberships will receive an ice cream sandwich party! Membership forms will go home with students on October 2nd. Forms are available online on our FTA website now and will be counted in the drive. We look forward to getting everyone involved with Larson’s Family Teacher Association.
This year our fundraiser is ALL VIRTUAL. There are no paper packets, to keep our expense low.
Larson Elementary's fundraiser starts today, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $4,000.00 to provide teacher support and fund fun family events!.
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!
- Register TONIGHT at www.ShopFund.com
- Share custom support links with family & friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, Text and more.
- Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.
REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.
- How To Videos - (https://bit.ly/31c2Fh6)
- Kick-Off Videos - (https://bit.ly/32EHmpj)
- Parent Letter - (https://bit.ly/2FRqsdN )
- Prize Program - (https://bit.ly/2BnoqQS )
On behalf of myself and the staff at Larson Elementary, thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success.
Alyson Coffman, FTA President
Cross Country Runners
Student of the Month
Each month starting in September students are nominated by their classroom teachers for being exceptional citizens during the previous month. (Our three specialists also choose a student to recognize.)
Normally, we have all the students come to a special lunch in the Eagle’s Nest but in our current situation; I will now be delivering a special lunch to each student in their classrooms on our celebration day!
Each Student of the Month will get a lunch of pizza and ice-cream dessert. In addition, I will read the recognition to the entire class and the celebrated student will get a special Student of the Month zipper pull and certificate. Ms. Kelly will take the students photo and they will be posted on our special bulletin board in the lobby and she will also post the photos on our website. Teachers will be notifying parents of the recognition--and if you would like a copy of your child’s photo, please email your teacher or Ms. Kelly in the front office.
Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, parents will not be invited into the classrooms to attend the celebration. But we hope you will celebrate with your child in your own special way!
AT HOME LEARNERS will also be recognized by their teachers! Our celebration for them will include a certificate, zipper pull and their picture on our bulletin board and on our website. Families can drive by the school to pick up the nominated student’s lunch and recognition items on our celebration day. Please note for the AT HOME LEARNERS, your virtual teacher will tell you when you can come by the school to pick up your lunch.
Our first Student of the Month Celebration will be held on September 30. This celebration will be acknowledging our star students for the month of August.
Lunch with the Principal
Lunch with the Principal actually started at Larson when the school opened in 2001 and has been a long standing tradition. It has been a highlight of my time as Principal because it gives me a chance to visit with students and get to know them in a causal/fun atmosphere. Students in the past were invited to join me for a lunch in the foyer, but since we are not mixing classes this year, I have scheduled time to join each classroom for lunch two times throughout the year.
During lunchtime, students eat their hot/cold lunches and we play a game, read a story or just visit and get to know each other. Most of the Lunch with the Principal days are currently scheduled for Fridays and will be confirmed with the classroom teacher the week they are happening. It will take some time to get through all the classes but I am super excited that we can continue this long standing Larson tradition!
We had a great success with our Popcorn Friday last week and again today! Thank you so much to our FTA (Family Teacher Association) for working out all the details. We will be having Popcorn Friday every other week for the remainder of the school year. The calendar has been posted on the website but here are the upcoming dates for the remainder of the semester:
October 9 & 23
November 6 & 20
December 4 & 18.
Popcorn is 50 cents a bag and all proceeds go to FTA to support our school.