LIECK REUNITED! Parent Edition

November 2021


Message from the Principal

Parents can you believe November is upon us! In just three weeks, it will be Thanksgiving Break and shortly after, Winter Break. Time is flying! I am glad we can come together in the building and heal from the last year and a half. It is so good to be reunited!

I am so very proud of our students for all of their hard work they put forth the first grading period. Students have been working on Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies concepts as well as other areas to grow their social emotional well-being such as character development and socialization skills. The pandemic affected students in different ways and teachers along with our counseling department have incorporated lessons that range from coping to making friends.

Parent Conferences are underway! Parents if you have not had your parent teacher conference yet, please reach out to your classroom teacher to set up a day and time to meet. For families not able to attend in person, we can arrange a Zoom session as well. We are committed to our partnership with our parents for our students' success! Thank you for your support!

Color Run Updates: As of this morning, we have raised over $36,000!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Lieck Community!! This money will go straight back to students in the form of school wide activities, field trips and other opportunities! Thank you for your generosity and support! *Donations will be accepted through Nov. 12th. COLOR RUN will be Friday, Nov. 5th!

In just three weeks, we will on Thanksgiving Break. A time to spend with family and being grateful for everything we are blessed with, but also a time to rest, relax and rejuvenate!

We are grateful for YOU! Have a super week!

Ms. Garza


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Important Dates in November

Mondays wear your favorite Lieck Spirit Shirt!!

Fridays we are College Bound! Wear your favorite College shirt!

November 2: 50th Day of School - Wear your favorite 50's gear!

November 4th Fifth Grade Interim Assessment (Practice STAAR Assessment)

November 5: PTA Color Run

November 7: Daylight Saving Time

November 8: National School Psychology Week

November 9: Third Grade Interim Assessment (Practice STAAR Assessment)

November 10: Fourth Grade Interim Assessment (Practice STAAR Assessment)

November 11: Veterans Day

November 12: COLOR RUN School Wide Incentive - PAJAMA DAY!

November 15:

  • COLOR RUN School Wide Incentive - CRAZY HAIR/ HAT DAY
  • Texas Character Education Week
  • American Education Week
  • Toddler Story Time

November 17: Education Support Professional Day

November 22-26: NO SCHOOL

  • Thanksgiving Break
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Color Run REMIX:

First of all, we want to thank all our families and community for their generous donations. We met our $25,000 goal in less than 8 days! Simply put, if it wasn't for your support, we wouldn't be able to continue sponsoring free family events like Winterfest and Royal Ball, Bike Rodeo, Spelling Bee, enrichment programs for our students, community service programs, school field trips, and many more.

Color Run Volunteers:

Lieck Color Run Remix is scheduled for Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 8:00am-2:30pm. We need your help in order to provide a fun and exciting experience for all of our students. If you would like to volunteer, here is the link for the Sign Up Genius:

Color Run REMIX Shirt:

If you would like your student to wear a Color Run REMIX shirt the day of the event, the deadline for the donation is Tuesday, November 2nd at 9:00am in order to guarantee delivery on Friday. Your student can still receive a shirt if he/she meets the goal after the deadline, but it will be delivered after the event.

Turkey Drive

Our annual Turkey Drive is scheduled for November 1-16. Our goal is to provide 35 complete Thanksgiving meals to our Title I sister school, Michael Elementary, and some of our own Lieck families. If you would like to donate an item, here is the link for the Sign Up Genius: Lieck PTA: Lieck Elementary Turkey Drive 2021 (
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Sign Up Genius: Lieck PTA Turkey Drive 2021

Please join us in our annual tradition of providing complete Thanksgiving meals to Michael Elementary (our Title I sister school) and some of our own Lieck families. Thank you for all that you do for our community!

Lieck ES Student Council Donation Drive

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-Veteran's Day-

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COLOR RUN School Wide Incentive! Crazy Hair/ Hat Day! November 15th!


It is lunchtime, can I eat with my child?

Limited Cafeteria Space: Because we are committed to safety, we are spacing students out the best we can during lunch. We do have very limited space on stage for one parent to eat with their child. Please contact the front office at 210-398-1450 to check availability. Thank you for understanding.


Student arriving after 7:45AM are tardy and parents will need to walk their student into office to sign their student in. There will be a sign in sheet for parents to fill out.

Student is coming from an appointment parents will need to walk their student into office to sign in their student in our health log.

Student Sign Out- Please have your Driver's License or Identification Card (we can not accept government IDs)

If you will need to sign your student out, we ask that it is done before 2:40PM.

Student Birthdays- No Goodie Bags, Drinks or Balloons

Parents may send store-bought, prepackaged individually frosted cupcakes, cookies, or doughnuts only for their child’s classroom to recognize their child’s birthday (no cakes, cupcake cakes, ice cream, etc.). As an alternative to food, parents may send an item for each student in the class such as stickers, stationary, pencils, etc. These items should be safe, inexpensive, easy to pass out, and not promote any political, religious, or other slogans/beliefs. School personnel will have the sole discretion as to whether or not the items are appropriate to pass out. It is best to check with your child’s teacher in advance.

Balloons, goodie bags, or food items (other than those above) are strictly prohibited. When purchasing cupcakes, be aware that there are a number of students on campus that have food allergies. Check with your child’s teacher before sending cupcakes to school to ensure items sent can be taken to the classroom. Cupcakes are to be dropped off at the school office and our staff will deliver them to the classrooms near the end of the school day. The cupcakes must not be eaten in the cafeteria and will be passed out to the children at the very end of the school day in order to limit disruption to instructional time. Parents and family members are not allowed to deliver cupcakes to the classroom.

News from Coach Zdeb

Physical Education November

Every Thursday Marathon Kids running club meets 3:10-3:45

Weekly health topics:

  • Week 1 - Fill your plate with Vegetables! 3 everyday! How many colors can you eat?
  • Week 2 - Germs, sing the ABC or birthday song while you wash your hands.
  • Week 3 - Oral Hygiene, brush and floss daily!

News from the Library

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-From the Clinic, Nurse Kristyn Gonzales-

  • In the event we are made aware of a positive case on campus, the student or staff member is safely and quickly transferred from their location to the Isolation Room where the nurse attends to the individual's needs and prepares the child or adult for pickup. The classroom or specific location then undergoes a thorough cleaning/disinfecting protocol by our custodial staff.
  • Nurse Kristyn with assistance from an administrator, will then perform contact tracing and identify close contacts. A close contact is considered to be individuals who are within 3-6 feet of each other with either individual not wearing a face mask. If your child is a close contact, the family will be notified by phone with that information. General Covid notification letters may be sent to families via School Messenger by grade level or classroom depending on the situation.
  • If a student is sent to the clinic with symptoms of Covid-19, Nurse Kristyn is able to administer a nasal swab Rapid Test with written PARENTAL CONSENT. Please contact the school nurse at 210-398-1459 to get more information about the Rapid Test.

From our Counselors:

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Mega Food Distribution @ Gus Stadium, Friday November 5th

Northside ISd will be hosting a Mega Food Distribution at Gus Stadium on Friday, November 5, 2021. Families will need to register and should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Please enter the Hardin Athletic Complex at the traffic light nearest Transportation and the Inslemann Baseball Field.

The registration link is:

Box Tops


Please continue to scan your receipts on the Box Top app. Our goal this year is to collect $500. All money earned from box tops goes back to the students to help fund special activities. If you have any questions about scanning your box tops, please contact Mrs. Zigmond.

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Lieck PTA News

PTA Reflections Program

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Meet your new PTA Board and Help Wanted!

Building a lasting legacy!

Special thank you to the parents who have accepted nominations to serve in a critical role for the upcoming school year.

Our 2021-22 PTA Board members are:

President - Waleska Rivera

Treasurer - Adriana Guzman

1st VP - Monique Najera

Secretary: Emma Wittman

-Positions still available-

2nd VP Programs

3rd VP Membership

HELP WANTED! If you are interested in serving on the board please reach out to the school today!

Thank you families for always making Lieck a GREAT place for our students!

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While one-on-one communication is the best, in a district as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district of choice, as well as find out news about their children’s schools.

Click here to see all the tools for staying informed and in touch with your child's school and district.

Want to receive "Push" notifications from Lieck Elementary straight to your phone? Download the NISD Mobile App today!

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