LCE News From Mrs. Blaney

January, 2022

"In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!" -Mehmet Murat ildan

Dear Families,

We've had a bit of a bumpy start to 2022 with an uptick in COVID cases here at LCE, but I believe we are over that peak! This newsletter will share some happier events of the past month and preview what's to come in February.



Photo from Unsplash

Pali Mountain Field Trip for 6th Graders

We are so happy to have had our first week long field trip since this Pandemic started. Our sixth graders enjoyed a fun week at the Pali Institute from Jan. 10 - 14.
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Beautiful Sunrises

January brought beautiful sunrises. Mrs. Slattery captured this one when she started her day at LCE.
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he kids and staff jumped right back in to learning and playing after the Winter Break. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful!

100 (+) Days of School Have Passed

January also means that we are more than half way through the school year! Our youngest students celebrated the 100th day of school in style with lots of counting.
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Kindness Spreads

I see so many examples of kindness daily at LCE, but the last week in January is the official National Kindness Week, and students participated in different ways.

Mission Statement for Challenge Success

Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being, equity, and engagement with learning.

In this video, Madeline Levine discusses the importance of play.

Importance of play for young kids - Madeline Levine

Upcoming Events

Global School Play Day

Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, 12am

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

We are starting to offer more unstructured play time for our students during their lunch recess since they have more playground space during this time. Global Play Day reminds us of the importance of play, and teachers might be adding some play time in their classrooms on this day!

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Saturday, Feb. 5th, 9am

4463 Oak Grove Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Flyer attached below

Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 7pm

4490 Cornishon Avenue

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Dine-Out: Los Gringos

Thursday, Feb. 10th, 5pm

631 Foothill Boulevard

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Valentine Candy Gram Sales

Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 9:15am to Friday, Feb. 11th, 10:30am

Outdoor Science Center at LCE

You can purchase candy grams for your friends for $1 each!

Feb. 9th: 1st and 4th graders can purchase

Feb. 10th: 2nd and 5th graders can purchase

Feb. 11th: 3rd and 6th graders can purchase

Flyer attached below

TK and Kindergarten Parent Orientation for 2022-23

Thursday, Feb. 10th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Check out for details.

Early Release: 1st - 6th Grades

Friday, Feb. 11th, 11:30am

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

LCE PTA Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 9:15am

LCE Cafeteria or Online TBD

Presidents' Weekend School Holiday

Friday, Feb. 18th, 8am to Monday, Feb. 21st, 10am


Art Appreciation Week

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Feb. 25th, 10am

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

End of Trimester Two

Friday, Feb. 25th, 3pm


Community Read In

Friday, Feb. 25th, 8am-3pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA