WolfPack Weekly

11/13/2020

Dear Families,

We have an exciting week ahead.


Today was our first "Friday Lunch Hangout" for our students. This space where students can hang out on zoom while eating lunch to have social time with their friends. This is also a way for the students to make new friends. All students are welcome to attend! The students can just click the zoom link and join the fun every Friday from 12:15pm-12:45pm! The meeting is supervised by the school social worker and social work interns.



Wednesday, November 18th will be our GPA CELEBRATION for Quarter 1! We will kick off with a Virtual Movie Party at 11:00am and a Drive Through Celebration from 1:00-3:00pm with snacks, a photo booth, music, and more! Check out the list to see if your student is eligible to participate. If you didn't quite make the cut this time around, don't worry, there will be more chances during our next GPA Celebrations!


Most importantly...


Parents & Guardians Take Care Of Yourself - Yes, you read that right. You can't fill your child's cup if yours is empty. Remember the last time you were on an airplane? The flight attendant gave you some good advice. Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. Your child needs you!


Key messages:

  • Develop a life-work balance plan
  • Keep a dedicated workspace
  • Set ground rules with the people in your space
  • Create a morning routine
  • Maintain regular hours, including sleep hours
  • Schedule breaks
  • End your day with a routine
  • Develop a healthy self-plan that includes nutrition and exercise
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**Pictures will be taken by the front office of LGAM**

Picture Day: Monday Nov. 16th 12:00pm - 6:00pm
We look forward to taking your child’s school pictures on Monday, November 16th. Each student will be photographed in standing poses (no seated poses will be offered) and will have a number of images from which families may order prints.

If you would like to order pictures please visit: Mylifetouch.com
Picture Day ID: EVTSFFW9F

These photos will be used in the Yearbook and for Student ID Cards.

All proper COVID Protocols will be in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and adults on picture day. Please make sure you wear a mask.
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School Site Council - Monday, Nov. 16th @ 2:30

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Save the Date - Friday, November 20th @ 8:00am

Coffee with Ms. Muhammad is an opportunity to hear about school-related topics and ask questions.
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Next PTA Meeting - November 20th 2pm - 3pm

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73435530470? pwd=TmtDZkVTMUJqVVZZVHlWWHBxU0JtUT09

7 self-care tips during the pandemic by Edward-Elmhurst Health

Here are seven tips for self-care during the pandemic:

  1. Eat regularly. It may sound simple, but getting enough nutrition gives us the energy we need to get through the days, think clearly and quickly, and sleep better at night. If regular meals are difficult try to keep a stash of healthy, protein packed snacks on hand.

  2. Keep moving. Even if you don’t have time for your usual workout, getting in 15 minutes physical activity can improve your quality of sleep and help reduce stress. Squeeze in exercise where you can — take the stairs, walk the dog, jog with your kids as they bike.

  3. Prioritize sleep. Hold your sleep time sacred as an important part of your self-care. It’s tempting to stay up a few extra minutes to watch that show, check social media or play games on your phone — don’t. Your sleep is a critical part of restoring your mind and body, and recharging for the next day.

  4. Practice pausing. Whether using mindfulness or taking deep breaths, taking a moment to pause can help center you back to the present moment when stress and anxiety are high.
    • Consider mindfulness meditation apps like Calm or Headspace to help you release tension and center yourself on the now.
    • Try paced breathing exercises (e.g., 4-square breathing) or diaphragmatic breathing (also called belly breathing or balloon breathing) to increase oxygen intake and relax your body and mind.

  5. Balance your mental intake. There is a lot happening in the world. It is easy to feel like you need to be constantly connected in order to not miss out on what’s happening. While staying informed is helpful, be careful not to overwhelm yourself with information either. Take time to unplug and focus on things that are uplifting and/or soothing.

  6. Check in on yourself. Take time throughout your day to stop what you are doing to notice what is happening within and around you. Try to be curious and nonjudgmental with whatever shows up as you consider what you are feeling and what you might need at the moment.

  7. Use your supports. Now is the time to activate your support network if you haven’t already. Reach out to others to tell them how you are doing. Ask for emotional and practical support when you need it. Consider a professional counselor to have your thoughts and feelings heard.

How to have a safe holiday gathering during COVID-19 by Edward-Elmhurst Health

How can we make the most of the holidays while also embracing public health recommendations to avoid spreading coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has categorized activities as lower, moderate and higher risk.

Lower-risk activities include:

  • Keeping it small. Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
  • Delivering home-cooked meals. Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
  • Gathering virtually. Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with family and friends
  • Shop online. Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the following Monday
  • Tune in. Watching parades, sports events and movies from home

Moderate-risk activities focus on gathering outdoors, such as outdoor meals and watching sports outdoors.

Higher-risk holiday activities include:

  • Hitting Black Friday sales in person. Shopping in crowded stores just before, on or after Thanksgiving
  • Being a face in a crowd. Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race or attending crowded parades
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household

Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor ones. Shorter events are safer than longer ones.

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Help Support Our PTA

Amazon Donates 0.05% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to Lemon Grove Academy of Science and Humanities. AmazonSmile is the same amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service.


All Proceeds go directly to LGA PTA. To link your Amazon account to donate to our school follow these few steps:

  • Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
  • Use this link every time you shop and help our school
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Food 4 Less

Link your savings card online and help support Our community. Food 4 Less donates a percentage automatically. It is easy… Just shop, swipe your card at checkout and earn money for our school

1. Log into www.food4less.com

2. Enter your email address and Password to sign in Or select “Create Account” to register your reward card

3.Click on the picture of a person and Select “My Account”

4. The menu on the left-hand side, select Community Rewards

5. Search for Lemon Grove Academy PTA and Enroll

These few easy steps can help our PTA raise money for yearly field trips and activities for our students. Thank You for your continuous support to our school!

Thank you LGAM Teachers

Please take a moment to thank a teacher for their tremendous effort and hard work! Our teachers have taken on the enormous challenge of meeting the needs of our Wolfpack during Distance Learning. Let's take a moment and show them some appreciation!


Thank you LGAM Teachers - Google Form

FREE COVID-19 Testing

To respect yourself and others, remember to wear a mask when in public, wash your hands frequently and get tested for COVID-19 -- it’s FREE! We’ve partnered with the San Diego County COVID-19 Equity Task Force, County of San Diego and Multicultural Health Foundation to encourage


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