Thursday Exchange

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Life School Red Oak

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Calendar of Events:

January 23 - February 24: World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

February 24: Birthday Friday/$1 Jean Day

February 27: Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

February 28 - March 1: Benchmark Testing CLOSED CAMPUS

March 1 - 31: Open Enrollment

From The Principal:

It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone! Our 2017-2018 District Calendar has been released. Please see the link below to access this calendar so you can plan and prepare for the next school year. Also, please note that our student start and stop times are also changing for next year. Students will start at 7:50 and dismiss at 3:10. Although this is a minor change, we want everyone to be aware of the change so you can plan appropriately.

http://www.lifeschools.net/apps/pages/district-calender

Don't forget that next week is another round of benchmark testing for several grade levels on campus. Due to testing, we will have a closed campus, with no parent visitors or observations on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Also, Monday is a Professional Development Day for our staff, so no school for students. Enjoy another 3 day weekend!

Thanks for your continued support!

Counselor's Corner :

Our campus will be conducting Spring Benchmark testing on Feb 28-March 1. We want to provide some information so you can plan ahead:

*we will have a closed campus on these days. Parents will not be allowed to volunteer, do classroom observations, or eat lunch with their students.

*please make every effort to have your students at school on time

*please try to avoid picking your students up early on these days! We want children to have the experience of what STAAR testing will feel like and students cannot be picked up early during STAAR testing

*please be prepared to send 3rd-6th grade students with a healthy, non-messy snack and a bottle of water on these days. Hungry students cannot do their best!

*be aware that the cafeteria will only offer sack lunches on these testing days. If you order a school lunch, it will be a sack lunch that students will eat in their classrooms.

Thank you parents for your help! Our spring benchmark test is very important because it helps us plan our instruction for the rest of the spring to make sure your students are successful AND it gives teachers and students a chance to “practice” STAAR routines so everyone feels more comfortable and relaxed during STAAR testing in March and May.

From Our Nurse:

Parents of all 5th graders, permission slips have been sent out this week for the puberty lesson that will take place March 10th. Please sign and return to the nurse’s office.

From Our Specials Teachers:

Art: Looking for a fun free family activity? General Admission to the Dallas Museum of Art is FREE! Schedule your visit today!

Music:We even have a special QuaverCode – DigitalComposer – for 100 free QuaverNotes that students can use to download their compositions. Below are instructions to redeem the code:

  1. Go to QuaverMusic.com
  2. On the Log In window, click the “Click Here!” button next to “Have a special Quaver Code?”
  3. Then enter the Quaver Code (DigitalComposer) and click the “Enter” button

PE: Dear 6th grade parents, this year we will be having a Life School District Track Meet. This event is only for 6th grade students and will be held on Saturday May 6th from 9am to 1pm at the Life Waxahachie High School. The students will be trying out for various events in PE over the next couple of weeks. More information about this event will follow.

Summer Camp Opportinity for 5th - 12th graders!

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters would like to invite your children to the 32nd Annual Summer Youth Arts Institute. If you know of a DISD student or Life Student who would like to participate in this FREE 3 week Enrichment Program for 5th-12th grade students (ages 10-18), please ask your child's teacher. The program will be 9am-5pm Mon-Friday from June 5-24! This program will expose students to Music, Dance, Theatre, Stage Management, Lighting, Costume, Photography, Photography, Film/Video, Sound and Makeup. The program will culminate with a summer musical theatre production, Prince: The Musical. DISD and Life Students will receive a full scholarship to attend.

PTO News:

It is that time of year again for new Executive Board Member elections. This is for the 2017-2019 School years. The positions open for election are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These positions average between 15-20 a week of time, with the President and Treasurer position requiring more time during various times of the year. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email us as soon as you can with a note of your interest. Please list any qualifications that you may have for the position you are interested in. If you have any questions, please email us back at lifeschoolpto.ro@gmail.com and we will try to answer them as best we can.

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser:

ALL MONEY IS DUE TOMORROW!! For your student to qualify for any of the prizes, you need to make sure all money is turned in. Party day will be on March 10th. Your student will receive further information about the party day if they qualify. If you have any questions, feel free to contact PTO at lifeschoolpto.ro@gmail.com