Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Dr. Marscher's Message
Maisy and I are a certified therapy team. We have worked at Lilja with many classrooms and students for the past 7 years. Research shows that a therapy dog in the school setting increases attendance, enriches the classroom learning environment, improves cognitive performance and social and emotional learning, improves self esteem, and encourages growing readers.
We are grateful for the support we have received from faculty and families, and are looking forward to her return to Lilja in October! As always, re recognize that some students are nervous around dogs or may have an allergy. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child does not wish to participate in this opportunity. Thank you!
Five Things You Need to Know
1 - EVERYDAY SPEECH
Everyday Speech is a social-emotional learning curriculum our students will be utilizing this year. Our first unit of study in our social emotional curriculum is focused on self-awareness. Self-awareness helps us identify our emotions, thoughts, values and cultural identities and helps us answer the question, "Who am I?" To partner with us in practicing these skills, please review the overview of this unit from Everyday Speech.
2 - CURRICULUM NIGHT SEPTEMBER 28TH
Save the date! Wednesday, September 28th is Curriculum Night, an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher(s), see their classroom, and hear a brief overview of the curriculum. Please note, this is an adult only event and no childcare is provided. Here are the details and the schedule for the night.
3 - SUBSTITUTE APPRECIATION DAY!
We are so grateful to all the substitutes who support our school and our students every day! Check out our Instagram @LiljaLions for a special shout out to Ms. O'Leary and Ms. Mosgofian. We are always looking for new people to join our team, if you would like to become a per diem substitute apply here!
4- SCHOOL PICTURE DAY OCTOBER 18TH
Picture day is coming! Lilja is hosting picture day on Tuesday, October 18th. I will alert you via the newsletter when forms have been sent home via backpacks. Coffee Pond is returning to document your student's smile. Please reach out to email@example.com for photo scholarship opportunities.
5 - CAR DROP OFF SAFETY
Parents must remain in the car during car drop off. Students should be able to get out of the car with the assistance of the staff on duty. This ensures a smooth, safe drop off for all students and allows our traffic pattern to flow, getting all our students into the building on time to start their day. If your child requires your assistance to get out of the car you MUST stay in the car line and pull all the way up to the end of the curb before assisting your child out of the car. Thank you for your cooperation!
Lilja is grateful to have a strong partnership with the PTO. The Lilja PTO is a volunteer organization of parents whose goals are to enrich the education of our children, support the teachers and staff and serve the community as a whole. The Lilja PTO seeks to provide funds for materials, programs, social functions, and coordinate parent volunteers, which will enrich the lives of Lilja students and extend our sense of community.
Please check out their News & Events page, which includes information on the Kindergarten Picnic this Sunday!
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5
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