Prisk Weekly Newsletter

September 9, 2019

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Dropping off lunches during the school day

While it's understandable that some student's lunches are not ready or available to be packed for school every morning, it is important that we do our best to minimize any disruptions to our classrooms. When a student's lunch is dropped off at the office, our office staff calls the classroom to notify the teacher and students have to come to the office to retrieve it.

Even one phone call per day causes an interruption of instruction which sidetracks the teacher and the students. Often, more than one lunch for a classroom is dropped off; this only increases the number of interruptions.

So, what can we do instead?

  • Let your child know you will be dropping off their lunch in the office.
  • At the beginning of their lunchtime, the student comes to the office to retrieve it.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding!


VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools)

LBUSD mandates that ALL people who wish to volunteer in any capacity at our schools complete a VIPS application which includes a TB test and fingerprinting. The safety of our students is our #1 priority. It is imperative that we are assured that those who volunteer on campus, on field trips, etc. are approved to do so. VIPS applications once approved, are good for FOUR years!

Some volunteers (parents, guardians, grandparents, community members, etc.) are on campus very little throughout the year. Perhaps they just want to go on one field trip with the students or want to help out at a special grade-level event. It is important that everyone understands that even just for ONE activity/event, you MUST have VIPS clearance in order to participate. There are absolutely no exceptions!

So, get your clearance now so if something comes up and you want to join us, you are cleared and ready to go!!!

Applications are available at Prisk or you can download an application on our district website. Click here or on the image to your left to go directly to the district's A-Z index!


Back to School Night is Tuesday, Sept. 17th!


Positions Available on School Site Council

Read all about it and self-nominate here!


The School-Home Compact & Parent Involvement Guidelines

The School-Home Compact and Parent Involvement Guidelines are two of the documents School Site Council (SSC) reviews and revises each year. It's important to have a common understanding of the basic expectations of the school, the parents/guardians, and the students each year! Click the images below to view the documents in their entirety.

Parent Involvement Guidelines


Principal Cohen's Facebook Page

New Posts this Week Include:

  • Pioneer Family Blast-Off!
  • Marathon Mile!
  • Art Horses!

Click the link or either image to view Principal Cohen's Facebook Page!

Once your friend request is accepted (you must be a parent/guardian of a Prisk student), you can see all of our memories and stories all in one spot!

Principal Cohen :)

Don't Miss Out on Any of our Memories!


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Flyers for September 9th

Click on the photos below to view flyers in their entirety!


Prisk Elementary School

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