LAVCA's Pelican Press
...Connecting our families through virtual communication
Let's get together and support LAVCA!
~Gina Warren, Family Engagement Coordinator
Louisiana Capital Day Details (use the link above to RSVP):
In this issue:
- Capital Day
- Important Announcements from our Academic Administrator...
- News from Our Grade Band Leads...
- Support for our Flooded Families...
- Re-Registration is Opened: Grab your spot!
- LAVCA's Teacher Feature: Look at this!
- Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars!
- Third Grade Highlights: Way to Go!!!
- LAVCA's Spelling Bee Winners!
- Counseling Corner- Tackling Test Anxiety
- Celebrating and Exploring Dyslexia
- Sixth grade fun for St. Patrick's Day
- Important Outing Announcements
- Fun in Photos from Read Across America Week
From Ms. Naquin, our Academic Administrator:
With the rising water that washed across our state last week, we know that several families were displaced and find themselves out of their regular school routine. Please reach out to your homeroom teacher and let them know of your situation. They will work with you to resume the new normal. We ask that as soon as you find yourself in a stable situation, school work continues. Please let us know how we can help. If you have damaged materials please follow the link here so we can have them replaced.
From the Elementary Arena and Mrs. DeHart...
Hello everyone! Please remember as we move toward year end that your Study Island assignments and teacher assignments such as work samples are required. These are being graded by your teachers and added to the gradebook. They represent 35% of your overall grade in each subject as well. That is a very valuable percentage because students cannot pass courses without gaining points in those required assignments. Please be sure to follow your teachers' newsletters to assure that you are completing those assignments by the due dates. We are available to support you. Reach out to us if you need help. Thank you so much and have a wonderful Spring Break!!!
Mrs. DeHart, K5 Lead Teacher
News from Mr. Rodrigue in Middle School :
We hope that everyone is safe after the recent flooding. Please let your homeroom teacher know if you experienced any complications due to high water. Let your homeroom teacher know as well if any of your materials have been damaged (request replacements here: http://help.k12.com/support-topics/materials/receiving-materials/course-materials-missing-or-damaged ).
We hope to see you at the outings this week so check your kmails and join us if you can. Spring testing is coming up April 25 to the 29 too! Please take advantage of live help and small group sessions if you have any questions. If you are falling behind, please remember that work can be made up during spring break, so take advantage of this time if you need
News from Mrs. Groven (High School Lead):
This time of the school year is so exciting, with so many wonderful upcoming events! Spring Break, Ring ceremony, Prom, and Graduation are almost here! Be sure to check your kmail for information about participating in these events.
The EOC is also just around the corner. Be sure that you are taking full advantage of all of the resources given by your teachers. EOC Small Groups, course units, and review in class are being offered. You can also find practice resources online at louisianabelieves.com.
As always, reach out to me with any questions you may have. I love hearing from you!
~ Mrs. Groven
Outside Resources for Flood Affected Families:
Additional Assistance Opportunities:
1. For all the parishes declared federal disaster: D-SNAP Disaster Food Stamps - Pre-Registration Online at www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap.
Phone at 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578) daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Callers will select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.
2. FEMA : How to register: Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Registration for 2016/17 is now Opened!
Re-registration for the 2016–2017 school year is now open! This is the process by which you tell us your plans for the upcoming year. We value that you have chosen us for your student’s education. We know that the longer students stay with us, the better they perform academically. We hope to have the opportunity to continue working with your family and setting your student up for success in the future.
What action do you need to take?
At this time ALL families are required to make an election in the Online School (OLS):
· Not re-registering
Log into the online school, click on “My Info,” and follow the simple instructions under the “Registration” tab.
If you need additional information to complete this process, visit http://www.k12.com/reregistration. You’ll find valuable tips, a printable step-by-step flyer, and a video that will walk you through the process.
Why re-register today?
Early re-registration ensures that you’ll be prepared and off to a great start in the fall. You’ll also have peace of mind, knowing your student’s plans are already squared away.
NOTE: The TOPS Consent Form must be printed, signed and returned to our school office via fax or USPS. The LAVCA fax number is: 504-300-0806 and the office address is: LAVCA, 4962 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
From all of us at LAVCA, we look forward to continuing the learning journey with your family in the year ahead. In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions, feel free to call us at (504)322-7543.
LAVCA's staff members are showing their #LAVCApride! We are so proud!
Nationwide recognition for Mrs. Tekell
Mrs. Tekell was recognized for her amazing instruction in the virtual classroom!
Mrs. Meyer is a K12 star!
Mrs. Meyer was chosen for the newly filmed K12 commercial.
Presenters at K12's Promising Practices Forum
There was recently an online convention for virtual schools across the country and the following staff members presented:
Mrs. Landry, Mrs. Resweber, Mrs. Ego and Mrs. McFarland
Nationwide recognition for Mrs. Tekell
3rd grade students in Mrs. Daniel's class have been busy learning about Louisiana!
Announcing LAVCA's 2015/16 Spelling Bee Winners: ExCeLlEnT jOb!
Congratulations to our LAVCA Spelling Bee winners! You worked very hard and we are so proud of you! These students will now move into the regional division.
3rd -5th Grade:
1. Hannah C
2. Zimir G
3. Ra'Kiyah J
1. Brandon E
2. Jake S
3. Julianne K
Counseling Corner...Tackling Test Anxiety
Greetings LAVCA Families!
Testing season is upon us! Nervousness can be seen as a natural response to testing; however, too much nervousness, or anxiety, can be a problem. Anxiety can interfere with a student’s performance and we want our students to be at their best! With that in mind, we wanted to share some resources and strategies that may help students cope with test anxiety. Follow the links below for some excellent ideas and suggestions!
Celebrating the Gift of Dyslexia...
Links to additional Resources:
Orton Gillingham Method (can be used with any letter or word):
March Outings are a "GO" except for Shreveport and Houma! Shreveport and Houma are cancelled.
Questions? Email Ms. Gina at email@example.com!