Friday, October 1, 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Happy October! I hope everyone has had a great week!
We will need to move our Literacy Night to a date near the end of October instead of October 11, as originally scheduled. We ordered a book for each family along with planned activities that won’t arrive in time for us to distribute to students. We will let you know the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
The School Board met Monday evening and decided to make three dates “No School” days for students and teachers. There will be No School on the following dates: October 8, October 18, and November 12. (October 29 is still a No School day.)
Please see the important dates listed below that are coming up. There is a lot happening at LEES!
Enjoy your weekend!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
OCT 6 - 5th Grade Field Trip
OCT 8 - NO SCHOOL
WEEK OF OCT 11th - 15th SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
OCT 15 - 5th Grade Field Trip
OCT 18 - NO SCHOOL
OCT 19 - Pre K Field Trip
OCT 20 - UNITY DAY, Wear ORANGE to raise awareness of bullying/cyberbullying
OCT 28 - BOOK CHARACTER DAY (Spirit Day; dress like any book character)
OCT 28 - End of 1st Grading Period
OCT 29 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workday)
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October is Bullying Awareness Month
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October is Bullying Awareness Month
GIVE & RECEIVE: Hope Distributed
The 5th grade Linville Leaders invite LEES students, staff, and families to collaborate and GIVE to help an organization in our community. Hope Distributed provides many resources for those in our area who need it most and we want to support them in their efforts to collect baby items for their event, "Valley's Largest Baby Shower." We will be collecting items at school during the first TWO weeks of October - from Monday the 4th to Friday the 15th (see here for needed items.) If you would like to RECEIVE the benefits from this amazing organization, please visit https://www.hopedistributed.org/baby-hope/
Any questions, please contact Mrs. Strite. Thank you in advance for your support!
MUSIC & EMOTIONS
RCPS has been promoting Learning Goals - the "5 C's": Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, Citizenship, and COLLABORATION.
At LEES this fall, the music teacher & school counselor will be collaborating together with the 5th grade classrooms in a new social & emotional skill building program called "Beat the Odds", a drumming circle process. This evidence-based and trauma-informed program builds community and empathy, while focusing on growth mindset, positive risk-taking, positive behavior, and resilience.
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available for the 21-22 school year. Although all children are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the school day, completing a meal application is still recommended if you believe you qualify. The qualification letter that is sent back to the household can be used for proof of eligibility for other program benefits and discounts, such as the Emergency Broadband Benefit. To apply, please complete the online meal application at www.myschoolapps.com, or click below for the application and return to your child's school or mail to: Food and Nutrition Services, 1210 N. Liberty St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22802.
Please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 540-434-7783 with any questions.
Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services
This year, breakfast and lunches are free for all students. If your child packs lunch and wants to purchase milk, please send 35 cents each time. If you prefer, you can send money to put on your child's account. Put a check or cash in an envelope with your child's name, teacher's name, and amount included. [MySchoolBucks is not available at this time.]