LeGette News!

October 12, 2021

TikTok's Inappropriate Content: Urgent Alert and Parent Warning!

As you may already be aware, a list of TikTok school challenges has been circulating online and suggests these are the challenges for each month of the school year (see list below).


  • September: Vandalize school bathrooms
  • October: Smack a staff member
  • November: Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school
  • December: Deck the halls and show your b***s
  • January: Jab a breast
  • February: Mess up school signs
  • March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria
  • April: “Grab some eggz” (another stealing challenge)
  • May: Ditch day
  • June: Flip off in the front office
  • July: Spray a neighbor’s fence


Parents are highly encouraged to have a conversation with their children about the serious dangers and disciplinary actions that could take place if these actions occur on our school campuses.


We also suggest discussing with your students the topics of respect, character building and decision-making this month, because October is Anti-Bullying Month. Social-emotional learning is the foundation this work.


Thank you!

Principal's Message

I'd like to begin my column with thanking Natalie Rioux and Stephanie Cook for all their hard work in planning our first outdoor movie night, as well as Sara Miller and Alicia Colvin. It was a huge success! Everyone who attended had a great time and I've already heard requests that PTO hold a second one. This event would not have been possible without the help of the Miller family for donating use of the Sunrise Community Church. Additionally, a huge number of parents also helped to make this night memorable by either working the event or donating food/drink items. Thank you so very much!


We're super excited to have Choir up and running, as well as band starting this week. Though each day is a different set of instruments, students are still participating in record numbers. Thank you Mrs. Teresi for your willingness to bring music back to LeGette. And, as always, thank you parents for getting your students to school early on those days.


On occasion, I'm asked why we focus so much on wearing masks. The bottom line for our staff is to keep kids in school. By wearing a mask at school and while away from school (on weekends, especially), students have less of a chance being effected by the virus that's still out there in large numbers. We aren't here to politicize the pandemic. We simply know that keeping kids healthy and in school are our top priorities.


Be sure to read the information below on our upcoming Jog-a-Thon! We're really excited to bring this event back to LeGette. If students raise $20,000 or more, I'm more than happy to wear an eagle outfit during drop-off and pick-up. It's the least I can do! And as a reminder, all money raised goes directly back to the classrooms to help pay for classroom items and student activities. Thank you, Tangie Rutherford, for planning this big event!


Thank you for reinforcing with your children a few of the basic LeGette expectations: being safe (no running in the hallways), being respectful (kind words with students and adults, and not putting hands/feet on others), and being responsible (getting to school on-time and completing all work). Transitioning back to school full-time has been a challenge for many students this year. Everyone seems to have a positive attitude. I just think that a few reminders about expectations is important. Thanks for your support in this area.


Lastly, I hope you'll stay involved in our school. It can be by attending PTO meetings online, helping your child with homework, supporting the classroom teacher by volunteering to complete tasks at home, attending all meetings, and/or asking your student how their day went. And, this isn't just the "how was your day?" I'd ask specific questions like, "What's one thing you discovered or learned in language arts today?", "What technique did you learn in math to help with solving problems?", "What's something new you learned about a friend today?". The more you dialogue around school, the stronger your partnership with your child in the learning process.


As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at school. Thank, you!


Greg Barge

Principal

HELP STOP the Spread of COVID-19! WEAR A MASK.................... At School AND In the Community!

Fall Yearbook Sale Extravaganza! BUY NOW! Price Good until October 31!

Our first sale on yearbooks. You'll want to order early! We are only selling hardcover yearbooks this year, because of the great price we get on them. Hardcover Yearbooks ON Sale NOW for just $22.00 until October 31. Price goes up November 1st.


Flyers will be coming home very soon. To order your yearbook online, visit www.buytheyearbook.com. Search on School ID: 702332.


When you order online, you'll pay $23.10 (due to a service fee). Ordering through the flyer that's coming home soon, it's a flat $22.

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

All students are invited to design a full-page (8.5 x 11) color yearbook cover for the 2021-22 yearbook. Print the attachment below for a template that you can use. Covers can be based on any theme. Prizes to the top designs.


All yearbook cover designs are due by Friday, December 3.

Parking Along Kenneth? Be Alert! Take Precautions!

On Monday, a car parked along Kenneth had what looks like two BB holes shot into a side window. Items were also taken from the car. This happened between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We've had issues off and on over the past years with car break ins.


If you park along Kenneth Avenue, please ensure you don't leave any items in plain view for others to see and ensure you lock all of your car doors.

Jog-A-Thon Has Returned!!! October 28!!!

We are excited to kick-off the LeGette 2021 Jog-a-thon. This event allows our students to raise money while promoting fitness. Students will participate by asking family and friends to sponsor them to walk/jog as many laps as they can in 20 minutes (15 minutes for TK-K-1st). All donations are due by Friday, October 29th.


  • This year we are collecting donations with 99 Pledges. Each student will have their own participant page you can find at: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/legettejog. You will receive an email with the option to customize this page with a photo of your child and and easily share a link to this page with friends and family.
  • All proceeds will go back to the classrooms THIS YEAR to help enrich and support the academic curriculum.
  • DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
  • This is a flat donation event, NOT a per lap pledge.
  • Students will walk/jog around a designated course on our field during our regular school day on Thursday, October 28.

Prizes...

  • Kovar's warm up for all participants day of Jog-a-thon
  • Everyone participating receives an Otter Pop after the jog
  • $25 sponsor donations: Custom LeGette face mask
  • $65 sponsor donations: Custom LeGette face mask, Surprise goodie bag
  • $100 per student/$150 per family sponsor donations: Enter in a raffle drawing for 4- Disneyland 1-day Park Hopper tickets!
  • Top class fundraiser: Pizza party for class
  • Top 5 fundraisers schoolwide: Each will receive a surprise gift card

Important Dates...

  • Sign up and create your pledge page- OCTOBER 14
  • Purchase your Cheer Sign for $15 at
  • https://form.jotform.com/212765908355060 - BY OCTOBER 18 Jogathon run day: dress up in neon or bright colors- OCTOBER 28 Sponsor donations due to receive prizes- OCTOBER 29
  • Prizes delivered to classrooms- NOVEMBER 1


See the flyers below for more information on how you can "participate"!

PTO Corner!

A special thank you to all of our families who donated concessions and volunteers who helped make our 1st Movie Night a success! Thank you to the Miller family for not only donating their church- Sunrise Community Church- but their time to make this event happen. Thank you to all of our sponsors, Lawton Construction and Restoration; Ashley Stanfield, Arbonne; Jenny Jones, Realtor; Ron Hickman Painting; Stawicki, Anderson, Sinclair, Attorneys at Law; Hasties Sand and Gravel. Thank you to Natalie Rioux, Stephanie Cook, Sara Miller and Alicia Colvin for all of your planning and hard work!


Please don’t forget to send any photos of school days or events to legetteyearbook@gmail.com to be included in our yearbook!


SPIRIT WEAR UPDATES: you can purchase new spirit wear online through Friday, October 15th.

https://www.logoit.org/earl-legette-apparel


Upcoming Dates:


October 19th PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.: PTO Meeting (Zoom)


October 25 - 29 Red Ribbon Week


October 28 Jogathon- wear neon!


Ways to participate:

  1. Attend the meeting

  2. Reach out to help at an upcoming event:


Interested in PTO? Fill out the survey to share your interest: https://forms.gle/k8UND1kfMrBBH6hZ9


Any other ideas or questions? Want to join our PTO mailing list?

Reach out to us at legettepto@gmail.com, on our Instagram @legettepto or Facebook @legettepto


Can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces on zoom at our next meeting!


Best,

LeGette PTO

Helpful San Juan USD COVID-19 Links

Many parents have been asking about where to find COVID-19 information. Below are links to some useful sites on the districts webpage.


Main COVID-19 Guide


COVID-19 Testing Locations


Family Resources


Vaccination Opportunities


San Juan Unified's COVID-19 Safety Plan


COVID-19 Dashboard