LMS Family Update
November 13-23 , 2022
Erin Blansfield, Assistant Principal
Becky Mielke-Mann, Assistant Principal
Kia McKinney, 6th Grade Counselor
James Freeman, 7th Grade Counslor
David Gibbons, 8th Grade Counselor
As we move through November and into December we want to focus on supporting students' capacity to be more focused on their school demands. The first quarter is over and as we move into the 2nd quarter we want families and students to consider the following:
1. Attendance is key. Students who miss a number of days often fall behind in their work. Classes are 1 hour long, so losing an hour over multiple days has an impact.
2. Make up work does not replace the role that good in-person instruction provides. While students who are lawfully absent are entitled to make up work, attempting to do numerous assignments without instruction can prove to be extremely frustrating.
3. Students need to ask for help when they need help. Teachers can monitor students as they work and look at students' work when it is collected; however, the best advocate for a child's learning is the child. Every student should feel comfortable letting the teacher know that they need help.
4. Remember, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS I WAS ONLY PLAYING! Students must understand that they need to keep their hands, feet, elbows, etc. to themselves. Play pushing, play bumping, play tackling, play slapping/smacking oftentimes leads to a very REAL situation for the student who was NOT playing.
Families, if you can help us by reiterating these expectations at home, it would be greatly appreciated. It will lead students to consistently displaying the LMS PRIDE and KINDNESS!
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