Morris Memo

May 9, 2022 LWE Newsletter

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Principal's Letter

Dear Lake Windward Families,


What a fantastic weekend it was for LWE! Not only did we get to celebrate all of our fabulous LWE Moms on Mother's Day, our school's Science Olympiad Team competed at the state event on Saturday and earned the title of State Champions!!! Yes, LWE won first place overall in the state out of over 60 teams who were invited statewide to compete at Kennesaw State University. Our team medaled in four events (that means they scored in the top three in the state for the event) and earned 6 ribbons (which means they scored in the top 10 in the state for the event). This is a first in our school history and I am SO PROUD!! We couldn't have done this without the fabulous teachers at our school. A special shout out to Ms. Kelly O'Connor and Mrs. Terri Goldman who are our Science Olympiad coaches. They are such dedicated and selfless educators who give of their time and energy to coach after school and allow our students to have the opportunity to compete. I am so grateful to them and all of our students who are a part of this amazing team! They worked so hard and it truly paid off! We celebrated this morning with a Champions' Parade and lined the hallways of LWE to cheer on our Science Olympiad State Championship Team!


Way to learn, grow, lead and show!!


Kind regards,

Julie Morris

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Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Hello LWE Families!


We are so excited to welcome parents back for field day. Please access the volunteer Sign Up Genius HERE . Please pay careful attention to the date you have selected. Monday May 16th is 3rd - 5th grades and Tuesday May 16th KK - 2nd grades and special education classes.

Please note all volunteers are REQUIRED to be registered with Fulton County Schools. You can register to be a volunteer here: https://www.fultonschools.org/volunteer Anyone not registered will be turned away.

Thank you and we look forward to an awesome Field Day!

Mrs. Chapple and LWE PE Department

LWE 5th Grader Wins 1st Runner Up in State Writing Competition

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School Governance Council Election Results

The results are in for our 2022 SGC Elections! I would like to congratulate Mrs. Cassie Arnold for being chosen as our new parent council member and Mrs. Kristen McNeely for being chosen as our new teacher council member. Thank you to all who declared candidacy and were willing to give of your time to support our school community! For more information about the LWE SGC, please visit our school website.

Important Dates To Note

May 10-12- GMAS testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades (no parents/visitors will be permitted past the front office during this time in order to maintain a secure/optimal testing environment)

May 16- Field Day for 3rd-5th grades

May 17- Field Day for K-2nd grades

May 24- Election Day/Remote Learning Day

May 26- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Last Day for All Students

Spring Georgia Milestones Testing Dates

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment this semester. Please see below for the dates:


Science: May 10 (5th grade only)

Math Parts 1&2: May 11-12

**May 24th Is A Remote Learning Day For Staff & Students Due to Elections in Our Area!!**

Students Recognized for Character Trait of the Month

Each month as a school we focus on a different character trait. Teachers nominate students who exhibit the character trait we are focusing on. Students will be recognized and will receive a certificate to take home. Below are the names of students who were nominated and recognized for the character trait of Enthusiasm during the month of April:

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New Student Registration

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Is your child leaving Lake Windward?

Please help us prepare for the 22-23 school year by letting us know if your current Kindergarten through 4th grade student will not return to Lake Windward Elementary in August. The withdrawal process is easy. Simply email the completed withdrawal form (attached) to Janet Adams at AdamsJ2@fultonschools.org.

There is no need to re-register returning students.

PTO News

Thank YOU!!

The LWE teachers and staff would like to say a special thank you to all of the students, parents and PTO volunteers who made our Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week so special. You all went above and beyond to make us feel loved and appreciated!! THANK YOU to Mrs. Mary Kaye Pepperman and team for coordinating this fantastic week!!


Also, I would like to say a special thank you to Mrs. Kristen Shepherd for her dedication to our school's PTO. She has served as PTO president for the last several years and is stepping down this summer to give other LWE parents an opportunity to lead this work. Thank you, Kristen, and the entire PTO board for your support of our school!!


If you are interested in volunteering with our PTO next school year, please email lwepto@gmail.com.

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Community News

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Links to Save

LWE Parent University:

https://lweuniversity.weebly.com/


Classlink for students:

https://launchpad.classlink.com/fcs