LaGrange Elementary eSpot News

October 29th, 2021

Be sure you stay up-to-date with the ever-changing district calendar and follow us on our Facebook page so you can plan ahead!


November 1st: Fall Y'all Drive Thru

November 1st - 12th: Thanksgiving Basket Drive

November 3rd: Girl Scout Parent Meeting

  • Cafeteria @ 6:00 pm

November 15th - 19th: Book Fair

From the Counseling Office

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Each month this year we will have a school wide character trait focus. Our focus for the month of October is Respect! We are talking about Respect in the context of using good manners, not using inappropriate or offensive language, being courteous to one another, resolving conflicts peacefully, and treating one another as we would want to be treated (and how they want to be treated!). Here is the definition we are using:

Respect: Seeing good in people and things (and treating them with care).

Click on the links below for more information about how you can incorporate respect at home!

LES Thanksgiving Basket Drive

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Operation Parent

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The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1:00PM – 2:30PM ET



Presenter

Laura Stack

Mom

Founder & CEO of Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc



Presentation summary

Laura Stack’s 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide, after becoming delusional from dabbing high-THC marijuana concentrates. Soon afterward, Laura started a 501c3, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. This presentation is a call for parents across America to educate themselves about the risks of today’s high-THC marijuana products and to better understand the potentially devastating effects on youth mental health.



Learning objectives

· Learn About the High-Potency Marijuana Products Used by Today’s Youth

· See the Results of Legalizing Medical Marijuana for 18-Year-Old’s in Colorado

· Understand How Adolescent Marijuana Use Can Lead to Mental Illness and Psychosis

· Understand the Connection Between Marijuana and Suicide



Register in advance to listen at your convenience. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/818814423073813515?source=OP+Website

Fall Y'all

The Fall Y'all Drive Thru event has been rescheduled for Monday November 1 from 5-6:30 pm!


Reflections

We have 37 AMAZING entries for our Reflections Art Contest! Judging will take place before Thanksgiving and students will be notified before winter break if their artwork is advancing to the next level. Great work LaGrange Leopards!


STEM+Families Virtual STEM Night

Flyers will come home 11/1 for the Virtual STEM Night - keep an eye out for them because space is limited so it will be first come first serve. You will recieve notice one way or the other. It will be a blast! - families will get to pick up Hometown pizza dinner and a STEM Experiment Kit and head home to watch a video of how to do the experiments. Many thanks to the young men in Mr. Jesse's Gentlemen's Society for their help with this event!


PTA Board Meeting

The PTA Board Meeting will be held on Thursday Nov 11 at 7pm. If you are interested in attending please email lagrangeelementarypta@gmail.com for more details.


Membership

Join the PTA! Just $5/person to become a member! It's easy online https://lagrange.memberhub.com/store/items/54669 , or send your cash/check in an envelope with your name, your student(s) name(s), and your email address. Email lagrangeelementarypta@gmail.com with questions.


Calling All Bulletin Board Artist!

If you like to design and/or be crafty and are interested in volunteering to make a bulletin board please let us know. We could use your help! Email lagrangeelementarypta@gmail.com with your info.


Facebook

If you haven't already, follow our LaGrange Elementary PTA Facebook page for what's happening with the PTA and LES!

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

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Cub Scouts

Next Cub Scouts meeting is this Tues 11/2, 6:30pm, LaGrange Presbyterian Church on Prestwick Drive. We are planning Scouting for Food, a community service activity, and just this past week got to visit with fire fighters, EMS, and a police officer! It's for boys & girls in K-5th grades. Come see what it's all about, contact our Cub Master Jeff Springer at lhcpack200@gmail.com for details.

School Smiles

School Smiles is a comprehensive dental program servicing school systems and children of all ages and all grade levels (PreK-12).


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5th Grade Families

Hometown Pizza Card forms are SOLD OUT! Thanks so much to those who ordered, you help support the 5th grade end-of-year activities! Sorry to those whose orders could not be filled (we get a limited supply to sell each year).


If there is a 5th grade parent who can organize an online Texas Roadhouse gift card sale to benefit the 5th graders end-of-year activities please contact Jess Springer (jrgladstone@hotmail.com) asap for details. At this point, without someone to run it, we won't be having this fundraiser.


Girls' Basketball games begin 11/12 (11/5 is a skill session for the players so we won't have concessions). Basketball concessions is a 5th grade fundraiser! We need adults and students for each game. (There are 4 teams so all teams will play on each date). To sign up to help with concessions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0949ABAB2BA2FF2-girls