The Lackamas Lightning Strike
Home of the Lightning... Learn Lead Succeed
Message from the Principal
Consistent, high-quality instruction for your children is the goal of our staff and planning teams. I am popping in classrooms and want to celebrate what I am seeing; 93% of students completed classroom work and specialist assignments this last week. In the coming weeks, our students are being highlighted for their artistic and musical talents in multiple ways. Families are showing strong support to prioritize student learning. Thank you for this! Your support is so critical and appreciated.
Your support of the changes we need to make and our teachers has been so appreciated during these pandemic times. We will continue to provide high-quality instruction and opportunities for students to connect with their peers virtually. We look forward to seeing our families at socially distanced activities and their engagement with us virtually. Please continue to reach out when you experience something that is tough so we can be a supportive resource in finding solutions.
Upcoming Important Dates
Nov 3rd: Election Day, Remember to Vote
Nov 4th: "Meet & Beep" - Supply Pick-Up Drive-Thru see grade level times below
Nov 11th: No School, Veterans Day
Nov 12th-25th: Online Book Fair
Nov 18th: 1/2 day, Records Day: 8am-11am
Nov 23rd-25th: 1/2 days, Conferences: 8am-11am
Nov 26th-27th: No School, Thanksgiving Break
"Meet and Beep" - Supply pick-up
Wednesday, November 4th is our next "Meet and Beep" for our families to drive-thru and pick-up new materials and needed supplies. “Students of the Month” will receive their medal and certificate. Many thanks to South Sound Reading for providing a book for every student! A donation box will also be available for the Thanks-For-Giving Book Drive for South Sound Reading that is collecting gently-used or new children's books. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please stay in your vehicle at all times.
Please see the flyer below for grade level times and more information...
Veteran's Day Virtual Assembly
Scholastic Online Book Fair Opens November 12th!
All orders will ship directly to your home. Free shipping on all orders with at least $25 worth of books. All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards. Online ordering will begin November 12th!
Thanks-For-Giving Book Drive 11/1-11/30
Virtual Conference Scheduling
Lightning, we'll keep the light on for you!!!
Friday, October 16th -- “Lights On Yelm,” began in schools across our district. The idea of a parent leaving a light on for their child coming home late has inspired us to leave a light on to remind our students that we’re anxiously waiting for them to come back and come back safely. Lackamas will leave ALL our classroom lights on Friday nights until 10 pm until our students can return.
1/2 Day Schedules 11/18, 11/23 & 11/24
Tech Help Desk
For Our Military Families
Return School Paperwork
Check out these two videos regarding Hybrid and Virtual Learning attendance:
Update on Grab & Go Meals at Lackamas
Yelm Timberland Library is Here for Us
Although the Yelm Library is not open to the public, they do provide library services to their patrons. Library Curbside Pickup is offered, Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. You can order materials online via their website trl.org, or order by phone (360) 458-3374. Orders can be a specific title, author, subject or very general: "How about five mystery books?" or "Can you order me some new feature film movies?" You will be notified when the requests are ready and then pick them up during their Curbside Pickup hours.
Here's how to get a library card online.
Another service they provide is their Learning or Reference Databases. An example of these is Homework Help. The following short video we tell you about it.
If you would like to hear a read-aloud book, try TumbleBooks. Here's how:
Frequently Asked Questions
Contacting the Office
Office is open 7:00am - 3:15pm
If you need to stop by the school please come between 7:30am-3:00pm, pull up out front of the main building and honk. You are also welcome to knock on the front door and we will be happy to help you there as well. Social Distancing Required
New school hours: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Amazon Smile Program
RAISE MONEY WHILE SHOPPING
Amazon Smile - an automatic way to support Lackamas Elementary
- You will need to select Lackamas PTO as your charity, ID 9215319235
- With every eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Be sure to bookmark it! http://smile.amazon.com
- News Flash!!! - Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon shopping app for Android users!
- In the latest version of the app, go to View Settings and select Amazon Smile. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.
Questions? Email LackamasPTO@outlook.com
Box Tops Made Easy!
BOX TOPS MADE EASY!
Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app
- HOW IT WORKS - BUY BOX TOPS PRODUCTS!
- SCAN YOUR RECEIPT - Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
- WHAT ABOUT BOX TOPS STILL ON PACKAGES??
- You can still clip them and send them to school!
- Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production.
- Send any unexpired clipped Box Tops to school with your student or drop it in the PTO box just outside the office.
- EVERY BOX TOP HELPS! - EARN CASH FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
- Lackamas has earned $200 so far this year! Can you help us double it?
Questions? Email LackamasPTO@outlook.com
THANK YOU TO OUR YCS BUSINESS PARTNERS!
Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, firstname.lastname@example.org; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597