Thursday Exchange Newsletter

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

September 25: No School/ Staff Development

September 29: Birthday Friday/ $1 Jean Day

October 2 - 6: Fall Scholastic Book Fair

October 3: Parent Night/ Uniform Exchange/Resale

October 9: No School/ Fair Day

October 10: Big Kahuna Delivery Day

October 12: Life High School Waxahachie Homecoming Parade @ 5pm

October 13: $3 Free Dress Day

From the Principal:

Progress Reports came home today. Please be sure to check your child's folder for his/her progress report, sign it, and have your child return it to his/her teacher by Tuesday, September 26.

Remember that Monday is a Professional Development Day for our staff, so no school for students. Enjoy a 3 day weekend!

Look for more information on our Fall Carnival, coming soon! We will definitely need some volunteers to make this night a special one for our students!

Thanks for your partnership with LSRO! We appreciate you!

Joy Shepherd

Spirit Shirts Update:

Thank you for your patience on the spirit shirts. We had to make a small change to the shirt, by changing the mustang to match the official Life School mustang logo. The mustang that is listed at the top, is the mustang we are using for the spirit shirts. We are hoping to have the shirts in and distributed by October 3rd.

Box Tops!


We are looking for some volunteers to help count Box Tops each week. This would be a weekly volunteer opportunity, where hopefully we could get a group of parents to count our campus Box Tops. It might be a good opportunity for some of our Thursday Exchange parents, since you come up each Thursday. We would love to have volunteers from each grade level. If you are interested in helping out, please email Joy Shepherd at


From Our Music Teacher:

3rd-6th Grade Recorder Orders have been going home this week and last. All forms and money are due tomorrow! Please turn in to Mrs. Peterson by Sept. 22 at 3:45. If any forms are still needed, they may be picked up at the front office. Email Mrs. Peterson at if you have any questions.

4th-6th Grade Choir Club results will be posted Friday at 3:00 on Mrs. Peterson's door and both offices. The first LSRO Choir meeting will be Wednesday, September 27 from 3:15-3:45. Great job to everyone who auditioned!

From Our Science Lab Teacher:

We have been working really hard on learning and practicing the steps in the engineering design process. Students have now reached the create/build step and may be asking you to send items to school. The following items are needed in each grade level - please feel free to send any time this week/next week with your student.

3rd grade students are creating boats from reused materials that can hold weight and float: Empty water bottles/coke bottles, popsicle sticks, foil, plastic wrap, waxed paper, masking tape, styrofoam cups, plates, etc., plasticware.

4th grade students are designing a device that will protect an egg during a 20 foot fall: Old towels, cotton balls, empty kleenex boxes, playdough, rubber bands, plastic grocery bags, popsicle sticks.

5th grade students are designing a house that uses circuits to run lights, sound, and a motor in the house.

Shoe boxes or other small boxes similar in size, any items they want to use to decorate the house (please don’t send anything that needs to be returned home.) masking tape/duct tape/electrical tape.

Thank you so much for your support! I am so excited to see what the student groups create to solve their given problems!

Life High School Waxahachie Homecoming:

The Life High School Waxahachie campus is hosting their first ever homecoming parade on Thursday, October 12th. This is a Mustang Family affair and all of the schools and families are invited to participate. We want our little mustangs to experience this exciting event! The parade will start at 5! Plan to arrive at the campus around 4:30 to get a good parking spot and set up your chairs. See the following website for more info:

---PS: if you want to have a float for your group/class/organization sign up in the link above!