Locust Grove Cub Connection

May 2021

2021-2022 Kindergarten registration is happening NOW!

Do you have a child who will be 5 by August 31, 2021? If so, it is time to get them registered for kindergarten with the Class of 2034. Visit kinder.rlasd.net for registration information and complete the survey to help us prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Cafeteria News

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Nurse / Health Room

Attention 5th grade parents: All current 5th grade students need a physical (well-child exam) that is dated after August 23, 2020 in order to start 6th grade. Please have your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician fill out this form and return it to your child’s school nurse. The after visit summary (AVS) of the well child exam from your child’s Health Portal can be accepted as well.


If you are a parent of an incoming kindergarten student: All incoming kindergartners for the 2021-22 school year need to have a physical and a dental exam both dated after August 23, 2020 submitted to your school nurse by the first day of school. In addition, your child needs to have proof of required immunizations submitted by the first day of school, as well. The required immunizations are DTap, IPV, Hep B, MMR, and Varicella. PA DOH School Vaccination Requirements. These documents can be provided to the school nurse on site during the June 2021 kindergarten screenings.


RLASD Elementary School Nurses:


Krysta Tyson - Pleasant View: Fax (223) 200-3187; Mazie Gable: Fax (223) 200-3108

Angie Ronk/Sandra Enfield - Locust Grove: Fax (223) 200-3157; Clearview: Fax (223) 200-3125

Nanette Schimek - North Hopewell-Winterstown: Fax (223) 200-3059

Carolyn Smink - Larry J. Macaluso: Fax (223) 200-3171; Windsor Manor: Fax (223) 200-3023

Always Remember the “3 W’s”

  • Wash your hands often-when entering and exiting the building, before and after eating, going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, and before touching your face

  • Wear your mask-everyday, on the bus, in the classroom & hallway

  • Watch your distance-remain 6 feet away from others at all times

Transportation for the 2020/2021 school year

There are times when we are asked if a new stop can be made. This type of request may take a minimum of two weeks to coordinate and process the information (weather permitting). Such requests would require us to go out and look at a house location to make a better determination if the request can or cannot be done. We ask if you would help us locate you easier, by ensuring your address is clearly posted, and no less than 3 inches tall and visible from both directions and not obstructed from trees, shrubs etc.


Please remind your student(s) of proper bus stop behavior by standing at the stop, and not playing games or horsing around and not going onto or disturbing someone else’s property.


Also, please remind your student(s) there are several bus rules and one of them are that there is NO food nor drink permitted on the school bus. There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item. The newest rule that MUST be followed is to wear your face covering at all times while on the bus and to stay in the seat that has been assigned to you.


Inclement Weather: The new notifications system will follow the districts guidelines that are sent out via Skyward and will also be updated via the districts web page at www.rlasd.net; Twitter: @rlschools and Facebook: Red Lion Area School District. Please ensure your contact information is updated in Skyward.

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Dental News

Water can get boring, making it tempting to reach for sugary, high-calorie drinks. Instead, try this trick: Infuse your water with fresh fruits. Surprising and slightly sweet flavors, like this recipe using blackberry and mint, will give you the flavors you crave and keep you hydrated.

The antioxidants found in blackberries not only protect the body, but their antibacterial properties can also kill bacteria in your mouth.


INGREDIENTS:

A handful of blackberries (use more if you like!)

4 to 5 mint leaves

Water


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mash the blackberries using your hands, or a spoon. Add the juice to a pitcher.

  2. Rub the mint leaves in your hands to release the oils. Place them in the same pitcher.

  3. Add 3 to 4 cups of water to the pitcher.

  4. Let the water, blackberry juice and mint infuse (sit and rest) for at least 2 hours. For full flavor, leave it in the fridge overnight.

  5. Give the water a good stir. Add more blackberries or mint to taste.

  6. Enjoy!


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If you are a parent of an incoming kindergarten student, incoming third grade student : All incoming kindergartners and third graders for the 2021-22 school year need to have a dental exam dated after August 23, 2020.
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York Revolution's Reading Incentive

Do you like baseball? Do you want to earn free admission to a York Revolution baseball game, with a free kid’s meal, lanyard, and booklight? Join Blue’s Book Club and read! The district is encouraging everyone, kindergarten through sixth grade, to participate in this free reading incentive!


Here is how you can participate in Blue's Book Club:


1. Register by visiting - https://yorkrevolution.com/community/bluesbookclub/


2. Complete the Blue's Book Club 2021 registration form. (Once you click on the link, scroll down to find the embedded registration form.)


3. Read 1 - 4 books and write the titles on the bookmark.


4. Return to the website and complete the submission form.


All prizes can be redeemed by presenting the bookmark in person at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office at Peoples Bank Park, at any time during the 2021 season, based on availability.

Have fun reading!

YMCA SACC Program

The YMCA has strived to build a great relationship within the RLASD. We have partnered with them to provide quality before and after school child care within Red Lion Area schools. We use a STEAM curriculum that focuses on educating the whole child. We provide children with exciting activities that encourage physical, mental, and social growth. We offer time and assistance with student homework to ensure their success. We offer care during delays, early dismissal, and holidays as well. Join us in our partnership with RLASD to become a member of our Y family!
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Elementary Writing Contest Winners

Locust Grove Elementary is pleased to announce our winners:


Grade 1 - Sydney S. - Mrs. Mahoney's Class

Grade 2 - Cora B. - Mrs. Weber's Class

Grade 3 - Lincoln S. - Mr. Lyter's Class

Grade 4 - Alexandra K. - Mrs. Heuer's Class

Grade 5 - Emily S.- Mr. Grignano's Class

Grade 6 - Sophia M. - Mrs. Harry's Class

Calendar of Events

May 03 - PTO Meeting 6:00pm-7:00-pm

May 03-07 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 04- PSSA Testing (ELA) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 05 -PSSA Testing (ELA) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 06 -PSSA Testing (ELA) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 06 -School Board Meeting @ 7 p.m.

May 07 -Go Blue Day

May 10 -PSSA Testing (Math) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 11 -PSSA Testing (Math) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 12 -Nurse's Day

May 12 -PSSA Testing (ELA)- Remote Students

May 13 -Spirit Day (Career Day), PSSA Testing (ELA) - Remote Students

May 14- PSSA Testing (ELA) - Remote Students

May 17 -PSSA Testing (4th Grade-Science) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 18 -ACT 80 Day

May 19 -PSSA Testing (4th Grade-Science) - Brick & Mortar Students

May 20 -School Board Meeting @ 7 p.m, PSSA Testing (Math) - Remote Students

May 21 -PSSA Testing (Math) - Remote Students

May 24 -PSSA Testing (4th Grade-Science) - Remote Students

May 25 -PSSA Testing (4th Grade-Science) - Remote Students

May 28 -No School

May 31 -Memorial Day / No School

June 4 -Last Day of School (early dismissal)

Locust Grove Elementary School

Amy Landis, Principal

Cindy Ritz, Secretary

Fax #: 223-200-3157

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