Ladd Acres Astros #4

EMPOWER! Every student ... Every day!

Welcome to November at Ladd Acres!

Dear Astro Families,

This is a short month, filled with many partial weeks. We have many events and happenings this month that are noted in this newsletter. We hope that you are able to participate and join us at we strengthen our community.

In October, we celebrated the fundraising from our Laps for Ladd. On behalf of our staff and students - THANK YOU for your donation to our school. We raised over $30,000, the largest amount ever raised. The money will go support our student's success with supplies, a STEM/garden teacher, technology and so much more. An extra special thank you to our PTA for organizing the fun run. We are humbled and grateful.

Warm regards,

Francesca Sinapi

Principal, Ladd Acres Elementary

DREAM big... REACH for the stars...TOGETHER we ACHIEVE success!

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays - ALL YEAR LONG - Early release at 1:35

Nov. 2 End of grading period/1st quarter

Nov. 2 Picture retakes

November 3 No School – Conference Prep & Work Day

November 7 - School and PM Conferences

November 8 No School – Conferences

November 9 No School – Office open

November 10 No School – Veteren's Day

November 14 - Pop-In Principal Chat @ 7:45am in the library

November 14 - McTeacher's Night on TV Hwy

November 17 - Fall family Festival 6:00-8:00 pm

November 23-24 No School Thanksgiving and Non – Contract Day

Our character trait for November – Safe

Student store open on Tuesday and Friday mornings, 7:15 – 7:35

Fall Family Festival

Please join us on Nov 17th for our Fall Family Festival at Ladd Acres from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event is hosted by our PTA with support from our Astro Advisory Leadership Team. There will be dancing, games, a movie, food and photo booth. Students must attend with a parent or guardian.
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Building for our Future

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State report cards began fifteen years ago when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. Our school ratings are now available in our Report Card Rating Detail Sheet at the link below.

School and district report cards for the 2016-17 school year are available at: (Select Hillsboro in the District Selection drop-down menu).

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We had our second Family group at Ladd Acres. We were able to meet on Oct. 31st where we took pictures and continued building relationships. Pictures will be on display in the main hallway bulletin board. When you are in the building for Parent Teacher Conferences, please be sure to stop by and check it out.
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District and School Policy on Homework

Homework is given to students to aid in their intellectual development and to develop independent study habits. Students who do not complete assignments at school may have to complete them at home. If possible, assignments before school vacations and weekends will be avoided.

The following time chart is a suggested guide for most students Monday-Thursday:

Kinder 10-15 minutes each day

1-2-3 15-30 minutes each day

4-5-6 30-45 minutes each day

At Ladd Acres, homework in many classrooms involves reading at home. The link below will help you work with your student at home by asking questions while your child is reading.


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We are committed to providing families with accurate and prompt information in the event of inclement-weather and other urgent matters impacting our schools and community. The District uses the following methods of communication to relay urgent information to District families and the broader community.

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ATTENDANCE: 9 or Less is Best!

Every moment your student is in school is an opportunity for success. Strive for less than 9 absences per year to ensure college readiness and preparation for success! Please note that vacations are unexcused absence. If possible, please try to do vacations on non-school days.