Larimore Parent Newsletter

Week of 11/02/2020

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Congratulations to our New Larimore AMBASSADORS!

We have new ambassadors. A Larimore Ambassador is a student who meets all expectations for virtual learning, responsibility, and good citizenship.


At Larimore, we are building citizenship capacity in our students by focusing on the importance of going beyond the common definition of rewarding good behavior and punishing behavior that does not meet expectations. Please celebrate this major accomplishment if your student has been promoted.



  • The objective of our citizenship program is to help students achieve self-control through teaching and practice instead of imposed control through reward and punishment.
  • All students enter the school year as citizens-in-training.
  • When students meet expectations for citizenship, publicly recognized in Weekly afternoon announcements and receive a citizenship wrist band (color-coded).
  • When 100% of a teacher’s class has achieved citizenship, the classroom is celebrated.
  • Once a student achieves citizenship, the student begins working on the ambassador expectations.

Free Thanksgiving Meals

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Free Food Distribution

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Christmas Assistance

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Remedial and Supplemental Tutoring

Re: Remedial and Supplemental tutoring

This year the district’s tutoring program will assist all students who are struggling in one or more subjects, especially reading, writing and mathematics. The expectation is that students will receive rigorous instructional support so that they will become more successful in their classes and will demonstrate improved achievement. If you are interested in signing your student up for tutoring, please contact your child's teacher.

Report Cards

All report cards were emailed to parentsFriday. Please make sure that we have your current email address. Call 314-953-4500 if your email address needs to be updated. Teachers will fill all sections of the report card EXCEPT behavior.

Red Ribbon Week Mask Challenge!

Using Our Red Ribbon Theme, Larimore students spent time during the week decorating a Mask using markers, crayons, paint, crafts. Below is a picture of one student who shared her wonderfully creative mask. If your child created a mask masterpiece, please send us a photo to share.

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Dr. Martin Luther King-Oratory Contest

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice is once again sponsoring its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Students and adults are invited to submit written and oratories. Please contact Mrs. Neeley at 314-953-4509 if you or your child plan to participate. The deadline is November 16, 2020.


ü Essay (written oratory) and contest application must be postmarked by November 14, 2020, or emailed no later than midnight on November 16, 2020.

ü Finalists chosen to participate in the oratorical contest will be contacted by November 30, 2020.

ü Finalists will present their oratories on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom or a similar platform.

ü All essays should reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the theme of “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

Contest Categories

Senior (age 60 and over)

Prize: $100

Adult

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 9-12

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 6-8

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 3-5

Prize: $100

The winner of each category will present an oratory at the virtual

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To reference Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s values, please visit www.thekingcenter.org

Larimore PTA

The November PTA meeting will be held on the second Thursday in November. There will be an executive board meeting on November 10th. Email Shantail Shelton if you have any questions.

HSD Grab and Go Meals

The Hazelwood School District will continue to provide meals to students on days school is in session. For updated routes & delivery times, click on the link: Grab & Go Delivery Routes

For this month's menu, click on the link: Monthly Lunch Menu

Community Resources

  1. CARES Act Housing Funds

Rent and Mortgage assistance is available for qualifying residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County through the CARES Act.

To see if you qualify, please complete the online application: https://www.211helps.org/cares-apply/


2. Accelerated Training Programs through Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions has released its October 2020 list of accelerated training programs offered at St. Louis Community College.

These non-credit courses provide fast track, concentrated opportunities to skill up and enter in-demand jobs quickly.

Many of the programs are eligible for full funding for eligible students.

For more information: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/accelerated-job-training/


3. Show Me Hope Helpline

Show Me Hope is a federally funded crisis counseling program, offering free coping and resiliency skills education, disaster preparedness and response education, and referrals to community resources. Contact: 314-747-7492

More Important Dates to Remember

  • No School on November 3, 2020, due to Election Day so that everyone can go and vote.
  • No School November 25-27, 2020 due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Y Enrichment Program

The Emerson YMCA is providing daily learning support Monday -Friday 7am-6pm. State daycare payments are accepted and additional discounts will apply for HSD families. Register and learn more at www.gwrymca.org/YEP