LaGrange Elementary eSpot News
January 25th, 2022
Yearbook Order Form
Be on the lookout for information on the Reading Royalty Literacy Program that will come home next Monday (1/31)! It will be a flyer explaining the program and coupons that your kiddo(s) will turn in to their teacher(s). You'll never guess how the PTA has combined Miss Kentucky, the Scholastic Book Fair & a fun classroom reading goal to promote literacy 🙂. Thanks to Mistie K. & Andrea M. for getting the program running. Thanks to Rachel S. & Missy H. for the awesome idea!!
Valentine's Day PTA Membership Drive! ❤️ There will be a Membership Flyer coming home soon to become a PTA member if you aren't already! If you want to check if you've already signed up or sign-up online (you can pay by credit card), please do! https://lagrange.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
With the flyer you can pay by check or cash, just $5/member! Our Membership keeps us connected to the District, State, and National PTA and their advocacy for our students. It also gives our local PTA a little extra money for programming.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for:
100th DAY of SCHOOL
There are no set programs but we have lots of ideas from previous activities or you can start your own! Fill out the interest form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org https://forms.gle/WKs3222dRUfJoNKz8
Next Den meeting for Pack 200 Cub Scouts is next Tues 2/1, 6:30pm, LaGrange Presbyterian Church on Prestwick Drive. Our Den meetings are where we spend time with other Scouts in the same grade and work on earning Adventures. Last week was our Pack mtg where we had a paper airplane derby! Cub Scouts is for BOYS & GIRSL in K-5th grades. Come see what it's all about, get started just in time for the annual Pinewood Derby in Feb!!, contact our Cub Master Jeff Springer at email@example.com for details.
5th Grade Families
This is the last semester of elementary for our 5th graders! We could still use a helper or two for organizing the end-of-year picnic. Info on Boys' Basketball concessions will be out soon, we will need adult & 5th grader helpers, a flyer will come home on that. Check out this link for details and to volunteer! https://forms.gle/rCcbF5PKGgwDbfqFA
From the Office of the FRC
Happy New Year to our Families here at La Grange Elementary. I want to share some helpful tips from the University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children regarding the positive effects of social interactions on one's mental health. These tips are to encourage us to build strong social networks to sustain us during these challenging times.
Tip one: start small. Be honest with yourself about your current level of comfort around socializing, it's okay if you're not up to doing a virtual meetup or feel panicked about reaching out to multiple friends and relatives. Don't overwhelm yourself. The aim of this is to help decrease stress, not add to it.
Tip two: plan a family night. Talk with your family about small things you all can do together more regularly like cooking dinner, weekend bike rides, or walks around the neighborhood with a family dog.
Tip three: be open about your fears. Talk with your family about any fears they have around socializing. Be sure your children are aware of the importance of safety, but also that it's okay to be angry, upset, or scared. A therapist can help if you're struggling with socialization and can offer needed support, advice, and a safe space to share feelings.
We will be posting some more tips in the coming months. If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to us here at the Family Resource Center.