Thursday Exchange

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week/Fall Book Fair
October 25: Fall Festival 6:00 - 8:00
October 28: Book Character Day/ Birthday Friday/ $1 Jean Day
October 29: Life School Harvest 5K
October 31: Student Holiday/ Staff Development

From the Principal:

Next Tuesday is our Fall Carnival at LSRO! We hope that you will make plans to join us for this fun night. It all begins at 6:00, with games, food, fun, and our Scholastic Book Fair!

You should also receive information from your child's homeroom teacher on how he/she did on our CFA's--Common Formative Assessments. These assessments reflect learning that took place during our 2nd nine weeks. Look for that information to come home soon.

Next week is also Red Ribbon Week. We will be focusing on saying no to drugs. The theme this year is "YOLO, Be drug free!". Look for some special dress days for your student to help them say no to drugs!

Thanks for all you do to partner with us at LSRO! We appreciate you!

Counselor's Corner

October is Volunteer Month at Life School. We encourage you to involve your whole family in some type of community service this month. When we model volunteerism for our children, they are much more likely to grow up and value serving in their communities!

PTO News

  • We have extended our Box Tops collection drive until Friday the 21st. Please remember to include your students name and teacher name.
  • Fall Festival is Tuesday, October 25th. Please remember to send in your candy donation and volunteer forms to receive your parenting points.
  • Field trip/Field day shirt order forms are due October 26. Shirts are only available for pre-order, there will not be any additional shirts available.

If you have any questions please email us at

From the Registrar:

Last week, those that had not completed the online paperwork received an email and/or text message. If you did not receive notification, your students paperwork HAS been completed. If you did receive this notification, and have not yet completed the paperwork, please do so as soon as possible. This paperwork can be accessed through the Parent Portal for each student that is enrolled at Life School. Because these forms contain important emergency contact information along with acknowledgement of our district policies we must have your paperwork completed immediately.

Our policy is that all enrollment paperwork must be completed and submitted within 30 days after the first day your child was in attendance. For students who started school on August 10th, the deadline for completion was September 21st. In order for your student to continue their enrollment at Life School, this completed paperwork is a requirement. If you have access to a computer please go to, select the Parent Resources tab and click on Parent Portal. If you are an existing user, you may log in and begin the process. If you are a new user, you will need to set up an account using your student’s ID number. If you do not have your student’s ID number, please contact the registrar at Once you have created a parent portal account and are logged in to the system, please go to the last tab that says “Registration” and follow the prompts to complete and submit all forms.

If you have any problems accessing the online documents please contact Judy Frazier at 469-552-9200 for support.

Along with the documents that should be completed in Parent Portal, we also ask you go to and go to Food & Uniform Services, under Parent Resources, to complete the Lunch Program Application. This link will also give you access to be able to add to your students lunch account, as well as view the menu for the month.

If you do not have access to a computer please contact your registrar to set up a date and time when you can go to the campus to complete these required online documents. We will also have a couple of opportunities coming up for you to stop by and receive assistance. The Registrar’s office will be open if you have a conference set up with the teacher next week, October 18th, on the early release day. And, we will have the computer lab open at Fall Festival, October 25th.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 24: Don’t Make Yourself A Target!

-Wear a Camo Shirt!

Tuesday, October 25: Wherever You Go, Just Say No!

-Wear a Tacky Tourist Top!

Wednesday, October 26: Our School is Drug Free!

-Wear a red shirt!

Thursday, October 27: Don’t be a zero, be a super hero! Say no to drugs!

-Wear your favorite Super Hero Shirt!

Friday, October 28th will be our Book Character Day! Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character and bring the book in which the character appears to school. Each class will be participating in various literacy activities throughout the day, including joining a Character Parade. See the Book Character Day flyer for more information, such as costume guidelines, etc.
Uniform bottoms are to be worn, Monday through Thursday.

From Our School Nurse:

The nurse is now sending out letters to parents regarding failed hearing and vision. Please contact the nurse for low cost clinics.

Wendy Santos, RN


Kindergarten Auction

Kinder Auction at Fall Festival will be cash only!
Some of the auction items we have are:
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Golf Gift Certificate
  • Homemade Fudge
  • Hand Painted Paintings
  • Gift Baskets
  • And Much More!
If you would like to donate something for the auction, you still have time. Please send in your items to the Kinder teachers and they will make sure you get parenting points for your donations.

From Our Specials Teachers

Art-Order your yearbook today at! Yearbooks will cost $30 until 10/28. After that, the price will go up to $35! Not sure if you already ordered one this year? Email me at to find out!

Music-6 Weeks until the 2nd Grade Christmas Show! We will host auditions for speaking parts the week of October 24-28 during Music Class. We are looking for the following performances:

· Clear, loud, distinct speaking voice

· Delivering the lines “in character”

· Using body actions/movements while speaking

· Memorizing a few lines for the audition is a BIG Plus!

Once all auditions have been completed, we will announce who will have a speaking part.

Library: The Book Fair will be open October 24th - 28th. Come find a treasure for you and add to your teacher's class room library too!

Harvest 5K & Fun Run 2016

Please don't forget to sign up for the Harvest Run. The event will be held on October 29th at 8:00am at Life High School Waxahachie. 5K for parents is $25, for students $20 and Fun Run is $10 for everyone. You may register online at and then search for Life School. Registration includes t-shirt & goody bag.

Don't Forget!

  • It is very important that you have your hang tag hanging from your mirror and student card visible each and every time you are picking up students.
  • All visitors will be required to submit a driver's license/ state id and have it scanned in order to be admitted into our campus. Please be prepared for this when you come to the office to check in.
  • Parents please do not drop your students off until our doors open at 7:25am.