Vol. 8, Issue 12; November 20, 2020
Upcoming School Schedule
Monday, November 23 AND Tuesday, November 24 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Half day for students on both days (10:22 a.m. release)
Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 - Thanksgiving break (no school)
Wednesday, December 23-Friday, January 1 - Christmas break (no school)
Parking Change Starting November 30
Olympic Oval Skating Pass
Backpack Program- FREE Meals for the Weekends!
Christmas Tree Orders
Submit Your FREE/REDUCED Meal Application Now!
Grab and Go Breakfasts- Our food service staff has "Grab and Go" breakfasts available at each entrance every morning. Students will be able to grab their breakfast choice and proceed to their 1st-period class.
Remote Learning Information
Psych Notes with Dr. Miller
Gratitude, because bad news is sticky
It is nearly Thanksgiving and perhaps it is a good time to think about gratitude again. I know that the idea of gratitude can ring hollow in such a difficult time. But maybe now is precisely the time and situation that we need to think about gratitude the most.
As the COVID crisis drags on, it is hard to escape the bad news. To complicate matters, upsetting information tends to stick with us, more so than positive news. I don’t know who said it, but bad news sticks to us like Velcro and good news slides off like Teflon. If we spend too much time caught in a cycle of negativity we can become hopeless, angry, sad, unhealthy, and less able to help ourselves and others. Now more than ever, it is important to find a little positivity in order to help provide balance in our emotional lives and fight hopelessness and despair.
Since positivity doesn’t stick with us like bad news, we may have to work a little harder at positivity. We can’t depend upon the news of the day for positivity. We have to find it within ourselves, and this is where gratitude practice comes in. Practicing gratitude means making a habit of taking the time to identify the positive aspects and events (even the little ones) that are part of daily life. Gratitude has been well studied in Positive Psychology, and it works. It helps cultivate a sense of well-being. It fights a depressed mood, and increases positive emotion. The Three Good Things exercise is a good way to start practicing gratitude. Check out the links below for more information.
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
LPCSD invites interested people of all ages to join a work group on a diversity, equity and inclusion policy, sometimes referred to as a diversity policy. If you are interested in being part of this work group, please contact Board member Martha Spear at 518-946-7851 or email@example.com.
- Ecumenical Food Collection Days: See below for more information.
Don't forget, a parent/guardian can volunteer along with their student and earn double the hours toward the graduation requirement. Please see Mrs. Patti McConvey for more volunteer opportunities and don't forget to fill out and hand in those volunteer forms!
Ecumenical Food Bank Information
- Several of the Lake Placid community service organizations have joined together to host monthly Ecumenical Food Bank Food Drives for the foreseeable future.
- Volunteers from the organizations will be available at the St. Agnes Church parking lot to receive food donations.
- The next collection date is Saturday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
- More information can be found in the Lake Placid Insider and the organizations' websites and Facebook pages. They include the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid School District, Lake Placid Synagogue, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and St. Agnes Parish.
- If you would like to join the effort please contact the Lake Placid Rotary Club via their website or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21
The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Library Media Center. Board members attend in person or via zoom from their homes.
- Any guests planning on attending must wear masks. Space is limited to 5 people (first come, first served).
- Board agenda documents will become live on Saturday before the meeting and can be found at: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/lpcsd/Board.nsf/Public
- Anyone can submit comments for the Good of the Cause by emailing email@example.com. Emails will be read during the portion of the Good of the Cause.
- Board meetings are streamed live at: http://www.lpcsd.org/. Click on "live stream."
Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
January 5, 2021
January 19, 2021