LANSDOWNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MARCH NEWSLETTER ~ 2022

PRINCIPAL MCBRIDE MONTHLY MESSAGE

Hello Lansdowne Families,


Spring is in the air! This is the time of year when we get to watch the Earth come back to life with the greens and vibrant colors blooming all around us. The warmth of the sun fills us with energy and enthusiasm to be outside. You can feel the positive energy in the building as we can literally see more smiles, as the mask mandate has moved to optional in BCPS.

The end of quarter 3 is quickly approaching and concludes on Friday, April 1st. Our students and teachers are working extremely hard in the classroom and you too families working hard to support each and every day. This strong partnership is evident in our increased student progress!


In honor of Read Across American week which always takes places in the month of March this is a reminder that reading as a family is always an enjoyable experience and reading aloud to your child is the number one suggestion from reading experts across the county. Reading aloud to your child, particularly in an engaging manner promotes literacy and language development, improves reading ability, and perhaps most importantly, fosters the love of books and reading. Reading aloud to your child requires only a book and your willingness to spend a little quality time with your child. While the sacrifices are few, the benefits are many. Your child will learn to read better, think more critically, imagine more richly, and become a passionate and lifelong reader. So take time with your child and share the enjoyment of a good book. https://hes.rcstn.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=7296271


We are most excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 22nd from 5pm-7pm we will be allowed to welcome families back into the building and host our first Family Engagement Event in almost two years! Lansdowne ES STEM Family Night ~ Encanto themed "Because together, we are FAMILY". I hope you can join us for this school community event!


Once again, I thank you for your continuous support in helping us to build a caring and supportive school community. Our partnership makes a world of difference!


#ListenToUsROAR

Principal McBride

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Encanto STEM Night 3/22/22 ~ Because Together, we are FAMILY!

Join us for our STEM night at Lansdowne Elementary School hosted by our teachers and staff! Find all Encanto characters throughout our four STEM stations to complete the family.


When: Tuesday March 22, 2022

Where: Lansdowne Elementary School

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm


Please RSVP by Tuesday March 15 by using your smartphone and scanning the QR code, or by visiting https://forms.gle/6vuyAoFwXqx49SK3A

EVENTS, CELEBRATIONS, AND ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH IN BCPS

Please click this link to see the latest BCPS calendar updates.

SOUTHWEST AREA EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL MARCH MEETING INFORMATION

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BCPS MASK UPDATE/ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA COMUNIDAD DEL 28 DE FEBRERO Y 8 DE MARZO DE 2022

Please visit this link for updated information as of February 25, 2022. This link has information from an announcement made on March 8th, 2022.


Haz click en este enlace para tener más información sobre el anuncio de BCPS. Este enlace tiene información sobre el anuncio de BCPS el 8 de marzo, 2022.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN/VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS

According to weather forecasts, some parts of the state may experience inclement weather overnight and into Friday morning, February 25, 2022. As we continue to monitor the forecast, we want to provide you with an update on where we are with inclement weather days and potential changes to the school year calendar.

BCPS has used all five of the inclement weather days allotted for this school year. If BCPS schools are closed for one more inclement weather day, the school year will be extended from Thursday, June 16, 2022, to Friday, June 17, 2022.

The Maryland State Department of Education is allowing BCPS the option of converting inclement weather days to virtual instruction days. When inclement weather is predicted, BCPS will notify families if we are transitioning to virtual learning. Students and staff will be reminded to take devices, chargers, and other instructional materials home. More details can be found in a February 24, 2022, community update.

HAIKU CONTEST

Entries for the annual BCPS Haiku Poetry Contest will be accepted from Monday, February 28, 2022, through 4:45 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022.

This year, BCPS students of all ages are asked to write haiku on the theme of "dream." Each student may enter only one haiku, and it must be an original poem.

All haiku must be submitted using the 2022 Haiku Contest Form. A winning haiku will be chosen at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Winners will be announced in late-April and will receive prizes.

AT-HOME SKILL BUILDING ACTIVITIES (RECURSOS VIRTUALES DEL APRENDIZAJE)

We have included a list of online and printable activities for students to build upon a variety of skills while at home!



Esta lista incluye recursos y actividades divertidos y informativos que sus estudiantes (y toda la familia) pueden hacer en casa!


Free Math Worksheets - Printable & Organized by Grade | K5 Learning


Free Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Printable | K5 Learning


K5 Learning (Free Resources for Different Subjects)


Reading Activities for Ages 3-5 | Scholastic | Parents


6 Smart Strategies to Boost Reading Fluency


Khan Academy (Resources for All Ages and Subjects) (también en español)


StudyJams! Math Activities | Scholastic.com


Lessons (Hand2Mind Daily Activities for All Ages and Subjects → even specials)


ESL Actividades: Juegos, vídeos y actividades para practicar sujetos diferentes del aprendizaje de inglés en casa


ESL Games Plus


ESL Games World


Kids learning ville


First Book Marketplace - Free Resources

BILINGUAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LOS RECURSOS Y PROFESIONALES DE LA SALUD DE COMPORTAMIENTO)

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Catonsville High School National Art Honor Society's 28th Annual Edible Art Show

Catonsville High School’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society would like to invite you to our 28th annual Edible Art Show. Students can work solo or in groups to submit an artwork made entirely of edible materials. Prizes include gift certificates and freebies from local stores and eateries. Last year this was entirely virtual and we are hoping for a lot of participation now that this will again be an in-person event! It will be held in the Catonsville High School cafeteria on Monday, April 4th from 3:30-5:30. Feel free to contact Julie Stiltz, National Art Honor Society Sponsor, at jstiltz@bcps.org.

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AUTHOR JENNIFER KEATS CURTIS VISITING LES APRIL 25TH - APRIL 29TH

Jennifer Keats Curtis’s newest release is the realistic fiction, Pooper Snooper. The author’s 25th book describes how dogs’ sniffers help scientists find and learn about endangered animals in an unexpected way. The longtime author regularly, and delightedly, works with biologists, environmental specialists, and science experts to research and write her books. Some of her books include: Children’s Choice Book Award Winner Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue and NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary, Moonlight Crab Count, and Maggie: Alaska’s Last Elephant. The realistic fiction, Creek Critters, co-authored with scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, was a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Hands-on Science Books. To learn more and to request school visits, contact her and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


JENNIFER KEATS CURTIS' PUBLISHED BOOKS

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING DAILY ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH 2022

2021-2022 PROGRESS REPORT TIMELINE ADJUSTMENT FOR PS, PK, AND KINDERGARTEN

2021-2022 Progress Report Timeline Adjustment

To increase communication with families who have students in Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten, the timeline for Progress Reports will be altered. This supports informing families quarterly on student progress and allows families more opportunities to provide feedback in the learning process. It also provides a final Progress Report that more accurately reflects student achievement at the end of the school year.

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  • May 3, 2022 – Preschool and Prekindergarten Conference Day
  • May 4, 2022 – Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Elementary (Kindergarten) Conference Day
  • June 14, 2022 – Progress Reports distributed for Preschool and Prekindergarten
  • June 16, 2022 – Progress Reports distributed for Kindergarten


Should you have any questions please reach out to the Early Childhood Office.

ALFABETIZACIÓN PARA FAMILIAS HISPANOHABLANTES EN PROGRAMA DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDO IDIOMA

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THE BCPS WELCOME CENTER HAS MOVED

TOWSON, MD. – Effective Monday, September 13, the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Welcome Center will be relocated to the Catonsville Administration Building at 615 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. Families who speak a language other than English and who need to enroll a child in Grades 1 – 12 can call 443-809-6752 to make an appointment.


¡EL CENTRO DE BIENVENIDOS SE MOVIÓ!

TOWSON, MD. – El Centro de Bienvenidos ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Welcome Center se movió a Catonsville Administration Building at 615 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. Las familias que hablan un idoma otro que inglés pueden llamar a 443-809-6752 para obtener una cita de matrícula para los estudiantes en Grado 1 a Grado 12.

ROARING RIDDLES WITH MISS SAM (RIFA DE JUEGOS DE APRENDIZAJE CON MISS SAM)

Hello, everyone! My name is Miss Sam and I am the School Community Coordinator here at LES. We have many learning games to distribute to students and thought it would be fun to have occasional activities for prizes. If you can solve the riddle below, send me an email with your student's name and grade level at sbenton@bcps.org for them to be entered in a raffle for a prize!


March 2022 Roaring Riddle: I jump when I walk and sit when I stand.


Juego de Aprendizaje (Marzo 2022): Brinco cuando camino y me sienta cuando estoy de pie.


¡Hola! Me llamo Miss Sam y soy la coordinadora entre la escuela y la comunidad de LES. Pueden contestar este adivinanza para ganar un juegode aprendizaje. Enviar un mensaje a Miss Sam a sbenton@bcps.org con la respuesta, el nombre de su estudiante, y su grado para ser parte de una rifa de premios.