Lesslie School News

Issue 9/June 2, 2015

Calendar of Events

June 25 - Family Reading Night 5:30-7:00
July 8 - Kindergarten Screenings 9:00-1:00/2:00-6:00 (by appointment)
- 1st Orientation Session 9:00-5:00
July 23 - Family Reading Night 5:30-7:00
July 29 - Kindergarten Screenings 9:00-1:00/2:00-6:00 (by appointment)
- 2nd Orientation Session 10:00-6:00
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Fun at Field Day

From the Desk of the Principal

Dear Lesslie Family,

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been an awesome school year! We are fortunate to have a great school! Our students are second to none and our parents, grandparents and guardians are the best. Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will remain with us for years to come. The strength of our community and passion to make our school a place of excellence and learning for all children makes Lesslie truly a special place.

Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in ways small, large, and unbelievable! Making copies, filing, working in the media center, chaperoning on field studies, helping with school pictures, providing food and/or organizing lunches for teachers, organizing events, working at these events, showing up to support your children, serving on committees, being a monitor, sharing your talents, donating supplies and other items, brainstorming the “what ifs”…supporting our work in countless ways and providing the resources to do what we dream and know is good for children. Thanks for getting your kids to school on time each day, for kind notes of encouragement that mean so much, for sending your kids with healthy lunches obviously packed with love, for making sure homework was done. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for your children and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, and a million other things, we are truly grateful.

To those of you who are leaving for other adventures, we wish you all the best. Congratulations to our very capable rising 6th graders as you continue your academic career in middle school. Well-wishes to Mrs. Simpson as you begin your retirement! Thank you for all you’ve done for the children at Lesslie!

Remember, the first day of school is August 18th. Have a safe and fun summer and we’ll see you in August.

Office hours this summer are Monday – Thursday - 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Children First,

Seberina Myles, Ed. S.

Summer Orientation Sessions for the 2015-16 School Year

We will be having an orientation this summer for you to come pick up your child's teacher assignment for the 2015-16 School Year. At that time you will also be able to complete several necessary forms, pick up the school handbook, complete a Volunteer Application online, etc. You will also be asked to bring an updated proof of residence. This will need to be a power bill, gas bill or lease agreement in your name or your spouses name. Please contact the front office if you have any questions.
The first orientation will be on Wednesday, July 8th from 9:00-5:00. The second orientation will be on Wednesday, July 29th from 10:00-6:00. You may attend either one of these sessions.

Important Health Room News

All medications need to be picked up no later than Thursday, June 11, 2015. Medications that are not picked up by 5:00pm June 11, 2015 will be destroyed. No medication will be kept in the health room during the summer months.

From the Media Center

Family Reading Nights at Lesslie

June 25 5:30-7:00

July 23 5:30-7:00

Remember to read and complete your reading log. Be sure to return your reading log to school at the beginning of the new school year.

The Burroughs' Beat

BRAVO! Great job this year, Lesslie students! Have a GREAT summer!

Here are 3 great links to study music with over the summer:

www.classicsforkids.com

www.quavermusic.com

http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/ypgto/index.aspx

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