Lenski Weekly Update

January 13, 2023

From the Principal's Desk

Happy New Year! We are so excited to have our students and staff back in the classrooms after winter break! It was such a treat to get into classrooms and observe our exceptional students diving right into their work. We also began iReady testing this week. This assessment helps us determine each student's strengths and next steps in their learning. We are so proud of our Superstars.

We had six students recognized Thursday evening at our LPS School Board meeting. These students were nominated because of the exhibit, the LPS Portrait of Graduate, by members of our Lenski staff. Please join me in congratulating the following Lenski Superstars:

  • Emma Theis

  • Eleanor Walsh

  • Tracen Gibson

  • Reid Zwickl

  • Liam McMillan

  • Lily Sieck

  • Sofia Vaughn

We are looking forward to a great second half of the year! Thank you, as always, for your partnership and for entrusting us with your children's education. We are grateful.

Have a wonderful three-day weekend!

With Lenski Love,


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From the Office

Kindergarten registration is January 17 and 18. Please visit the LPS website to begin the pre-registration process. Families who have submitted an application to open enroll at Lenski will be notified of their status on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Applications for Open Enrollment and Intent to Renew are due today. If your family is currently open enrolled at Lenski and you have not yet submitted your Intent to Renew, please submit your Intent to Renew as soon as possible. You may email your Intent to Renew to ntriggseavall@lps.k12.co.us.

From the Counselors

Teachers participated in professional development on Monday. As part of that day, they read an article by Sara Ward about executive functioning (article linked here). We encourage you to read it as well so that you can support developing executive functioning at home as well.

Key takeaways:

  • Executive functioning is the ability to visualize and anticipate events in the future, thereby allowing one to plan, stay on task, complete an activity, and manage emotions during the activity.

  • One strategy to support development of executive functioning is to reframe the way we help kids get ready. Rather than saying, “get what you need,” instead support

visualizing by prompting: “Imagine what you will look like when you are ready.”

  • The article has many other ideas. We encourage you to read it!

Important Dates

  • January 16th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

  • January 17th: Lenski Spelling Bee

  • February 17th: Non-Student Day- No School

  • February 20th: Presidents’ Day- No School

  • March 27th-March 31st: Spring Break-No School

  • April 21st- Non-Student Day- No School

  • April 24th: Non-Student Day-No School

  • May 26th: Last Day of School

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