Larimore Parent Newsletter

Week of 10/19/2020

Parent Teacher Conferences are Coming Soon

All report cards will be emailed to parents. Please make sure that we have your current email address. Call 314-953-4500 if your email address needs to be updated. Teachers will fill all sections of the report card EXCEPT behavior. Extensive comments will be provided.


No school on Oct 23rd and Oct 30th due to parent-teacher conferences. Please expect appointment invitations from teachers. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please let us know.


Conference times are as follows:

  • Oct 23th: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Oct 30th: 8:00am - 2:00pm

October Parent Forum (Parent Forum #2)

Larimore will host a parent forum monthly following the Hazelwood Board Meetings. Stay tuned for the date, time, and link for our October Parent Forum.


If you missed our first parent forum, you can view the video below by clicking the blue link.

Parent Forum #1 Video Recording

Link to Board Documents

Red Ribbon Week Information

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Theme: Be Happy, Be Brave, and Drug Free!

“Mask Challenge”- Thursday

October 26 – 30th, 2020

Monday – “Sock It To Drugs” – students wear crazy socks, colorful socks during class. Teachers might allow time to show off your crazy socks.


Tuesday – “Red-Y” For Life” – students will wear the color RED!


Wednesday – “Wellness Wednesday” – students, bring a Red Apple to class with you. Eat it as a snack.


Thursday – “Shade Out Drugs” - Wear sunglasses!


Using Our Red Ribbon Theme, spend time during the week decorating a Mask using markers, crayon, paint, crafts, etc….. Share your mask during class on Thursday or, take a picture and send them to your teacher so that we can post them.


Hot Spot Exchange Reminder

All families that currently have an HSD issued hotspot will need to swap it for a new and improved hotspot this month. Service on all the current HSD hotspots will end on November 1, 2020. With unlimited data, the new hotspots will be able to connect with as many as 15 devices at once and provide faster, stronger connections. Hotspots are only available for families that do not already have internet access.


HSD will host three hotspot swap events. The first event is October 17 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at all three HSD high schools. Families of all grade levels can complete swaps at any of the high schools. HSD will also host two hotspot swap events with extended hours at the Hazelwood Opportunity Center on October 19 and 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. To successfully swap a hotspot, families are required to do the following:

  • Bring a district supplied hotspot with the charger
  • Fill out an index card with their name, driver’s license number, address, and phone number

Regular Hours Hotspot Swap Details:
October 17, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

West High School, #1 Wildcat Lane, Hazelwood

East High School, 11300 Dunn Road, St. Louis

Central High School, 15875 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant

Extended Hours Hotspot Swap Details:
October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hazelwood Opportunity Center, 1865 Dunn Road, St. Louis

If your family cannot participate in any of the scheduled events, hotspots can be swapped at the Opportunity Center on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Families that need to make special arrangements to complete a hotspot swap can call 314-953-5151.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your family, but your cooperation will greatly enhance the virtual learning experience.

Dr. Martin Luther King-Oratory Contest

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice is once again sponsoring its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Students and adults are invited to submit written and oratories. Please contact Mrs. Neeley at 314-953-4509 if you or your child plan to participate. The deadline is November 16, 2020.


ü Essay (written oratory) and contest application must be postmarked by November 14, 2020, or emailed no later than midnight on November 16, 2020.

ü Finalists chosen to participate in the oratorical contest will be contacted by November 30, 2020.

ü Finalists will present their oratories on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom or a similar platform.

ü All essays should reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the theme of “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

Contest Categories

Senior (age 60 and over)

Prize: $100

Adult

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 9-12

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 6-8

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 3-5

Prize: $100

The winner of each category will present an oratory at the virtual

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To reference Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s values, please visit www.thekingcenter.org

Larimore PTA

The November PTA meeting will be held on the second Thursday in November. There will be an executive board meeting on November 10th. Email Shantail Shelton if you have any questions.

HSD Grab and Go Meals

The Hazelwood School District will continue to provide meals to students on days school is in session. For updated routes & delivery times, click on the link: Grab & Go Delivery Routes

For this month's menu, click on the link: Monthly Lunch Menu

Community Resources

  1. CARES Act Housing Funds

Rent and Mortgage assistance is available for qualifying residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County through the CARES Act.

To see if you qualify, please complete the online application: https://www.211helps.org/cares-apply/


2. Accelerated Training Programs through Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions has released its October 2020 list of accelerated training programs offered at St. Louis Community College.

These non-credit courses provide fast track, concentrated opportunities to skill up and enter in-demand jobs quickly.

Many of the programs are eligible for full funding for eligible students.

For more information: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/accelerated-job-training/


3. Show Me Hope Helpline

Show Me Hope is a federally funded crisis counseling program, offering free coping and resiliency skills education, disaster preparedness and response education, and referrals to community resources. Contact: 314-747-7492

More Important Dates to Remember

  • No School on November 3, 2020, due to Election Day so that everyone can go and vote.
  • No School November 25-27, 2020 due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Y Enrichment Program

The Emerson YMCA is providing daily learning support Monday -Friday 7am-6pm. State daycare payments are accepted and additional discounts will apply for HSD families. Register and learn more at www.gwrymca.org/YEP