Lancer Ledger

News, Updates and Events from La Crescent-Hokah Elementary

Safety Week at the Elementary May 9-13

La Crescent-Hokah Elementary will focus on safety May 9-13. Students will participate in a number of safety lessons and activities throughout the week. Students will learn about ways to be safe in water, in vehicles, while walking and biking. Additional information will be shared about how to be safe in severe weather, in case of fire and other emergency situations. The goal of the week is to equip students with practical skills that can be used in a variety of situations as needed.

During Safety Week, students will also be introduced to the ALICE emergency protocol. ALICE is a safety protocol that many schools across the nation are implementing to maximize student safety in a variety of emergency situations. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

Schools in Minnesota are required to perform several fire, severe weather and lockdown-emergency drills each year. This spring, we will introduce several lessons to better prepare our students for lockdown-emergency drills. We will focus on the Alert, Lockdown, Inform and Evacuate protocol of the ALICE program during Safety Week.

Briefly, Alert: highlights the importance of alarms or signals. Alarms give us information about situations and help us respond in safe ways. Lockdown: is a situation when we lock our doors and remain safe in our classrooms. Inform: Information is important when making decisions about safety. It is important to listen to teachers, announcements and updates so that everyone receives valuable safety information. Evacuate: there may be times when the safest choice is to leave the building. Similar to a fire drill, we'll discuss safe ways for students to exit the building in case of emergency. We'll also teach students about a safe place to reunite should we ever need to evacuate quickly.

We plan to use a number of student friendly ALICE resources and snippets from the book, I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared, to teach safety techniques in emergency situations. We understand that student safety is a topic that is very relevant for our students. We hope that Safety Week will give everyone additional tips and tricks for staying safe this spring and summer.

Upcoming Events

Muffins for Moms

Wednesday, May 11th, 7:15-8:15am

504 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN

Hey Moms!

(Or other grandparent, aunt, or special someone)

You are invited to join us for the La Crescent Elementary


Wednesday, May 11

7:15-8:15 am

La Crescent Elementary Cafeteria

Join your child for breakfast including muffins, fruit, juice and coffee!

Play Day

Friday, May 20th, 8:30am-2pm

Elementary Fields

Kindergarten: 8:30 to 9:30

Grades 1 and 2: 9:30 to 10:45

Grades 3 and 4: 12:30 to 2:00

Rain Date: Monday, May 23

Pool Party - Last Day of School

Thursday, June 2nd, 8:30am

608 South 7th Street

La Crescent, MN

Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the community pool on our last day of school. More information will be coming from classroom teachers.

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Summer Options for Students at the Elementary!

The elementary will be a place to stay connected this summer. Summer is a great time to have new adventures and spend time with family and friends. We'd also like to provide additional opportunities for students to stay connected academically and socially in order to maintain all of the skills gained this school year.

Additional options this summer at the elementary include:

Oak Street Summer Programming: Monday-Thursday, June 13-July 15

Free programming for students to maintain academic and social engagement.

Academic and Adventure Activities: Tuesday and Thursdays, June 13-August 20

Community volunteers will host reading, science and other fun activities to engage students during the summer months.

Community Lunch Wagon: The elementary will be a host site for the Lunch Wagon. Free lunches will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 11:45am

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