Your Weekly Update from Lilja Elementary School
Dr. Marscher's Message
Lilja is a vibrant, creative community where many different voices come together to create beauty and joy. This is especially evident in Ms. Golestani's new art installation. Lilja's Wings is inspired by this idea, and by the beautiful works of the street artist, Kelsey Montuge, who is famous for her murals of wings and balloons.
Five Things You Need to Know
1- SPARK KINDNESS
Changing the Game: Making Youth Sports a Positive, Character Building, and Growth Experience
Thursday, October 27 at 7pm via Zoom — For youth sports coaches at all levels of play, parents and caregivers of active kids (young people involved in sports and teen athletes are also welcome to attend)
John O’Sullivan, internationally known bestselling author, speaker and podcast host, will offer strategies to promote a positive and character-building sports experience for young people. Youth sports should be focused on learning sport-specific skills, as well as helping kids get the most out of their sports experience, all while growing as a person, learning life lessons, and having fun. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. Learn more about this FREE online program and register at www.SPARKKindness.org
2- SCHOOL PICTURE DAY OCTOBER 18TH
Picture day is coming! Lilja is hosting picture day this Tuesday, October 18th. Coffee Pond is returning to document your student's smile.
3- DISMISSAL SAFETY
The rules of the road apply in our bus loop! Do not, under any circumstances, pass a bus or van with its lights on and sign engaged. On behalf of our students and staff who are loading and unloading, thank you.
4 - REQUESTING YOUR HELP
Colder weather brings about more layers, and more buttons, snaps, and zips for our Lions. In anticipation of winter gear, please practice doing and undoing these various fasteners with your student. As you can imagine, 23 students in need of teacher assistance with jackets, boots, and snow pants can interfere with both recess time and learning time. 5 minutes of practice each day can make a huge difference! We appreciate your assistance.
5- READ TOGETHER!
There are many benefits to reading with your child. As outlined in this article, reading together promotes bonding, listening skills, cognitive and language development, vocabulary expansion, attention regulation, and creativity. Pick a book that is fun, engaging, and in your child's home language. A love of reading starts with you!
Over the next several weeks 1st through 4th graders are using Chromebooks in the library to access and explore Destiny Discover, our online library catalog and database. I invite families to explore this site with your Lilja Lions, no sign in required.
We have been learning about the various categories of books in the library and looking up topics of interest, using the various search methods. Eventually we will be learning about additional features that require a login, such as accessing personal accounts, requesting books, and reading e-books (Lightbox™) online. There is plenty to explore without a login, or students may log in from home with their NPS student ID.
I hope you enjoy this resource,
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5