LaCoste Elementary Newsletter
2022-2023 School Year / Week of Nov. 14th - 18th
From the Front Office:
We want to wish you a restful, fun, and safe Thanksgiving Break! We hope you enjoy your time with your family and friends. Take time to sharpen the saw with your loved ones and create some wonderful memories!
We look forward to seeing our LaCoste Leaders back on campus on Monday, November 28th! We invite students to participate in optional dress-up days leading up to our winter break!
We would like to congratulate our LaCoste Winter Card Art Contest winner Laikyn Neal. She will be recognized at the board meeting on November 28th at 6:30 pm. Thank you Mrs. Whitehead for leading the students to participate in the Winter Card Contest.
Fall Picture Retake
Friday, Dec. 2 is Fall Picture Retake day. Please use the button below if you would like to purchase your picture package online.
WHO WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED:
1. All students who missed Original Picture Day.
This includes those who were absent, newly enrolled.
2. Students who have ordered pictures online. These students have prepaid for pictures.
3. Students who have already purchased and received their picture package from the Original Picture Day and want a retake.
📌THESE STUDENTS WILL NEED TO RETURN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHER.📌
THIS CODE WILL SHUT OFF AT MIDNIGHT THE MORNING OF PICTURE DAY
Have a great break with your families!
I began lessons on personal space and personal safety in accordance with Erin’s Law.
PK - I introduced students to the feeling of “calm,” by using the book “A Little Spot of Yoga.” This is a first for me, so I’m looking forward to learning with the students the effectiveness of deep breathing with yoga!
K/1st - We go over personal space by using a PowerPoint with a social story and personal safety. Students will practice appropriate personal space using hula-hoops.
2nd/3rd - We discuss personal space and safety, and the story “Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader” is also used to guide conversation. We also practice with hula-hoops so students can have a better idea of appropriate spacing.
4th - We discuss personal boundaries and what this means in friendships, as well as safety in a PowerPoint format.
5th - Students learn about boundaries and how to set limits. A house and fence drawing will be used to help students understand what they are okay/not okay with and how they can handle different situations if boundaries are broken. Students are encouraged to speak up and communicate with others when boundaries are crossed.
We continue to be available to all students upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us at the emails listed below, or use the attached form.
Talking Time Counseling Request Form
Positive Mindset Bingo
Thank you to Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers that came on campus this week! We are so thankful to have them interact with our students positively and be another male presence on our campus. Thank you to Mr. Kameron Zepeda, Mr. Joe Wells, Mr. Daniel Scarlatella, and Mr. Kyle Iacano.
If you would like to volunteer your time as a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer, please contact Mrs. Rakowitz at email@example.com to learn how to get you scheduled!
Leader In Me
Want something to do that is fun and will help your child reflect on what they are grateful for? Check out this Gratitude Wreath project! The leaves have writing prompts, but you can easily flip them over and do something different. Have your child color the leaves to make it more fun!
Leaders of the Week
1st Grader Allison Faz has been an excellent leader in class and all around the school. She tries to help out whenever possible and participates in class. She always exhibits her habits by trying her best and being a good role model for others.
1st Grader Paige Kohlleppel is great at being a leader both in and out of the classroom. She shows leadership skills at specials, in the hall and in our room. She works hard and makes sure to Follow the 7 Habits at all times. She steps up to help with classroom jobs even without being asked.
Caught Being a Leader!
Students cannot only be caught being a leader at school by staff, but also at home by you! If you see your child exhibiting any of the habits on their own without prompting, fill out this form! Examples: Habit 3: Put First Things First - Your child went to a quiet area in your home and began doing their homework without being told. Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood - Your child listened to their sibling’s point of view during an argument, understood why their sibling was upset, and did not push their own opinion of what happened or interrupt.
Students that are caught being a leader will have their name announced on the morning announcements and will be able to choose a charm for their Leader In Me Chain. Students proudly wear their chains to our Campus Awards.
CLICK HERE to tell us about how you caught your leader using their habits at home!
Mrs. Frank's students synergized to solve math word problems and decode a riddle.
Mrs. Galvan's class observed and compared components of soil
Thank you PTO for the luncheon on Friday!
LaCoste Elementary students often go above and beyond! With that in mind, we love to acknowledge when they do. Reading is an important everyday activity. It shows great examples of the Leadership Habits we know are the foundation of our success. We like to “Catch Students Reading”. Examples of that would be; students independently choosing to read as a leisure activity or students achieving a reading goal they had set for themselves, like finishing their first chapter book or reading their first book independently. Parents can also "Catch Students Reading" at home! Please click the button below to submit your child's name for the drawing.
Each week a name is randomly drawn from those submissions. Their name is displayed on a bulletin board in the library, given a prize for their accomplishment, mentioned in our morning campus announcements and posted in our Parent Newsletter.
This week’s winner is Aileen Olalde !
Aileen was caught by Mrs. Kempf. Aileen advanced a level on read live!
Parents can also submit their child for the drawing if they catch them reading at home!
Nov. 21st - 25th - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2nd - Fall Picture Retakes
Dec. 5th - Progress Reports Posted
Dec. 14th - Family STEAM Night
Dec. 19th - Jan. 2nd - Winter Break
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