Lake Air Montessori Monday Memo

April 11, 2016

National Assistant Principals Week!

This week is National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States. Thank you to Mrs. Hannah and Dr. Phillips for all of your contributions to LAMM's success!!

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Be Peace, Teach Peace

Our theme at Lake Air Montessori this year is "Be Peace, Teach Peace". We will discuss ways to make the world a more peaceful place, feature events that celebrate peace, or introduce you to remarkable people who are creating peace in the world today. We encourage you to share these ideas with your family, your children, your students, your neighbors, even with strangers. If we all work at it, we can make the world a more peaceful place—one person at a time.
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Congratulations Mr. Griffin!!

Mr. Griffin was awarded a Waco Education Foundation Innovation Grant to be used to create an aquaponics food factory on the campus grounds. Want to know more about aquaponics? Check out this information:

Please save the following dates on your calendar:

  • Tuesday, May 3 - STAAR Algebra End of Course for selected gr. 8 students

  • Monday, May 9 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 math and 5/8 math retesting if needed

  • Tuesday, May 10 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 reading and 5/8 reading retesting if needed.

  • Wednesday, May 11 - STAAR gr. 5, 8 science (makeup testing as needed)

  • Thursday, May 12 - STAAR gr. 8 social studies (makeup testing as needed)

Please do NOT schedule any medical or off campus student appointments for testing days until after 12:30PM when STAAR testing will be over for most students.

Due to security reasons, the campus will be closed to all lunch visitors during STAAR testing.

Summer School Update

Summer school for attendance and grades will be held in May. Students, in 5th or 8th grade, needing to attend summer school to meet SSI (Student Success Initiative) requirements will attend during June. Additional information about both programs will be provided soon. Teachers, please ensure that you are contacting parents of students who will need to attend in May.

AVID Strategy of the Week

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy you can incorporate into your classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.

This week we are going to focus on 2-column notes. The video clip here shows basic information about 2 column notes and how they can be used in all content areas.

Two Column Notes
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This Week! April 11th-15th

Monday, April 11th

  • Jazz Band Rehearsal (3:30-4:30)
  • Pizza order forms sent home for pizza delivery on April 22nd.

#LoveMySchoolDay Please share why you love LAMM! Use the hashtag #LoveMySchoolDay and @WISDMontessori in your tweet

Tuesday, April 12th

  • PTA Meeting - Election (held right before choir concert)
  • Spring Choir Concert 6:00 PM LAMM cafeteria (Intermediate and Middle School)

Wednesday, April 13th

  • AVID PD 4pm

Thursday, April 14th

  • PreK 4 yo and Kinder Field Trip to Mayborn Museum (please wear school shirt if you have one)
  • Chipotle Night to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (tell them you're with LAMM)
  • AVID Site Team Meeting 4-5pm
  • WSO Concert @ 7:30p at Waco Hall - Franklin Cohen (LAMM Students free admission w/pd adult - Adults $5)

Friday, April 15th

#FlyHighFriday - Each Friday Tweet One Thing That You Are Proud of Accomplishing - Use the Hashtag #FlyHighFriday

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Coming Up! April 18th-22nd

Monday, April 18th
  • Jazz band rehearsal (3:30-4:30)

#CelebrateMonday - Each Monday Tweet One Thing Worth Celebrating - Use the Hashtag #CelebrateMonday

Tuesday, April 19th

  • 6th grade field trip to Dr. Pepper Museum
  • Tarleton Case Study Conferences (Dr. Fox's students will hold these 8- to 10-minute conferences 1:00-2:00)

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Last day to order pizzas

Thursday, April 21st

  • Beginner band concert at 6:30pm
  • WHS Choir Auditions for Incoming Freshman (First round 5-6pm at WHS)-Please let your teacher know if you would like more information

Friday, April 22nd

  • Pizza orders delivered at end of school day
  • HOT Science, Cool Talks at the LEx Labs located at Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) 5pm-8pm Join us for fun activities for the whole family and the 7pm webcast with David M. Hillis, “How a Salamander Saved a City: The Politics and Science of Endangered Species” -Teachers will be given CPE credits for attending.

#FlyHighFriday - Each Friday Tweet One Thing That You Are Proud of Accomplishing - Use the Hashtag #FlyHighFriday

Saturday, April 23rd

  • Craft Fair & Bazaar - parents we need you to come shop and support the vendors!!
  • Greater Waco AFT to sponsor First Book Event @ Warehouse at 2025 S. 19th just off LaSalle across the way from the bus barn -VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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Lake Air Montessori PDS

We invite you to connect with us!

Principal: Stephanie Tankersley

Assistant Principal: Rachel Hannah

Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Phillips