The Leopard Call

Ladd Newsletter: December 2019

Exploring School Start Times

The district is exploring the possibility of changing start times. Please take the survey to provide your feedback. If you'd like to learn more, here is start time FAQ & information. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard on a topic that will impact your family directly. The school board wants to hear from you.

Ladd's Holiday Extravaganza

We are attempting something new this year and combining our holiday concert with our Make and Take Gift Night. We are hoping that this will provide a positive connection for our families without causing undue stress with extra scheduling demands. After the event, be sure to let PTA know your thoughts on the combined effort. This is a family event, so parents must also be in attendance. This will create some difficulty with parking and the stop, drop, & go. Please pay close attention to the cones and those directing traffic.

Student Support Team Meetings

If you are concerned about the progress that your child is making academically, socially, or behaviorally, please reach out to your child's teacher. We can schedule a Student Support Team meeting to determine interventions, assessments and next steps. Parents and teachers are both instrumental in identifying students who may be eligible for additional supports. The team typically consists of parents, school staff (counselor, principal, teacher) and special education staff. Here are some additional parent resources attached to our district's website.

Important December Dates

Dec. 5th Thurs.@ 6:00: Band & Orchestra Concert

Dec. 6th Fri.@ 2:30 Primary Music Concert

Dec. 6th Fri.@ 3:30-5:00 Holiday Extravaganza

Dec. 18th, 19th, 20th W, Th, F: Early Dismissal @ 2:00

New Families:

Click the paw for a link to our Beginning of the Year Newsletter. There is more information about our school, parking, and how best to reach us.

Admin Staff at Ladd

Cori Anthony: Principal; Joni Jackson: Admin Secretary

Alicia Lewis: Assistant Principal; Rhonda Gottschalk: Attendance Secretary

Kristy Weaver: Counselor; Debbi Blackburn: Special Education Clerk

Veronica Steadman: Nurse; Alexandra Arndt-Brown: Behavior Aide (Ms. A-B)

Patricia Garrett: MFLC