LCE News From Mrs.Blaney

March, 2022

Dear Parents,

March was a month full of traditional events that we've missed for a long time. Most of these events are thanks to our fantastic PTA. Our PTA provided a beautiful luncheon for staff to kick off the month. The Book Fair was held in the cafeteria, and students had so much fun visiting every day to browse and buy books. Students got to join their parents for two exciting membership events, a Fiesta and an Outdoor movie! The World Fair came back, and students were so excited to visit and learn about different countries. I am so thankful to the volunteers who made these events happen.

Our district brought back its District Spelling Bee, and five LCE spellers participated. The third graders got to visit the Lanterman House in La Cañada to learn about La Cañada's history. Other field trips are planned for April and May.

Hopefully, you received my email that Jenny Lee, our office manager, took a new job and will no longer be working at LCE. You'll see a new face in the front office as soon as I find a great replacement.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and restful Spring Break. May the week off of school give students the chance to recharge and come back in April ready to take on the last weeks of school!

This newsletter shares some events of March and lists some events in April that you can add to your calendars. Remember to check Peachjar for weekly flyers.



Thank You to Jenny Lee for 9 Years of Service

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March: Women's History Month

Students have been learning about women who have contributed to our world this month. They read biographies, created art in the style of, and created digital collages. Some of the women they learned about were Lisa Congdon, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Misty Copeland, Jane Goodall, Mary Anning, and Anne Frank. The following photographs are work samples from two ends of the LCE rainbow - Kindergarten and 6th Grade
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Principal of the Day: Ms. Cha

On March 22, 4th grader Ms. Cha acted as our Principal. She granted the upper grades five minutes of extra recess and wished to share this message with you.
Principal Cha
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Dropping off and Picking Up by Car - Sharing a Concern

You may have read in a recent Outlook article about the La Canada Public Works and Traffic Commission meeting and how the Commission would look into concerns brought up about safety measures related to traffic and crossing guards at LCE. Here is a link to the meeting from March 16, 2022.

Our own neighbors have shared concerns with me about the dangerous driving practices they have witnessed - mainly speeding and running through stop signs. We have many children who walk to and from school, and I implore everyone to slow down and follow all traffic laws to keep our students safe.

Photo by Steve DiMatteo on Unsplash

Principal of the Day: Mr. Petschauer

On March 29, 4th grader Mr. Petschauer acted as our Principal. He also granted five extra minutes of recess to the upper-grade students and wished to share this message with you.
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Water is Life Contest

This is a contest sponsored by the Foothill Municipal Water District. The Art Contest Packet is attached at the end of this newsletter for anyone interested.
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Upcoming Events

Early Release Day grades 1-6

Friday, April 1st, 8am


All students in 1st -6th attend school from 8:10 to 11:35 a.m. TK and Kindergarten students remain on their regular schedules.

Spring Break

Monday, April 4th, 12am to Friday, April 8th, 12am

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Have a relaxing week!!!

CAASPP Testing 5th Grade CAST

Tuesday, April 12th, 8am to Wednesday, April 13th, 3pm


This is the Science portion of the CAASPP given to 5th grade only.

Parent Child Lunch

Wednesday, April 13th, 11:30am-1:15pm


1st-grade parents should arrive at 11:20

2nd-grade parents should arrive at 11:30

3rd and 4th-grade parents should arrive at 12:00

5th and 6th-grade parents should arrive at 12:30

Parking will be limited. Please plan accordingly.

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Thursday, April 14th, 1pm


All-School Spirit Rally

Friday, April 15th, 10:30am


We are excited to bring back our all-school Spirit Rally, hosted by Student Council!

5th grade growth and development video

Friday, April 15th, 1:45pm


Boys and girls will be separated for this presentation, given by our district nurses.

Earth Week

Monday, April 18th, 8am to Friday, April 22nd, 3pm


LCE students will learn about taking care of Earth through various activities all week!

CAASPP Testing 3rd - 6th

Monday, April 18th, 8:30am to Thursday, April 28th, 12pm


Students can help prepare themselves by eating a good breakfast and getting enough sleep each evening.

Dine Out: Boba Boba

Monday, April 18th, 11am-9pm

965 Foothill Boulevard

La Cañada Flintridge, CA


Monday, April 25th, 9:15am

LCE Cafeteria

This is the meeting that will discuss the transition to 1st and 4th grades.

TK and Kindergarten New Parent School Site Orientation

Thursday, April 28th, 8:45am


Parents should come to the cafeteria to begin the orientation, and they will have a chance to visit classrooms and meet the teachers. This is an adult-only event.