(For 4/27-5/1) Learn. Empower. Accept. Develop.
Classroom placement for 2020-2021
Dear Lone Star Families,
Periodically I am asked how we place children into homerooms. It is a responsibility that the teachers, administrators, and I take very seriously. We look at children's achievement, ability, and temperament, and then we work to make the best fit with an upcoming teacher. We consider the current teacher's success with a child, and we may take parent input into account regarding certain characteristics.
For example, it is helpful to us if you know that your child needs a structured environment or a teacher with a higher tolerance for movement/noise. Whether your child is shy, outgoing, anxious, or struggling in a subject - that is information that comes into play as we work to make the best grouping possible. We do NOT take or honor specific teacher requests. I have found that specific requests are based upon prior experience with an older sibling or a neighbor's child. Not only is that misguided or even inappropriate, there is always the possibility that the requested teacher may change positions or grade levels before we return in August. You can see how it is more helpful to focus on the child rather than the teacher.
While we do not honor "buddy requests", we do need to know if there are circumstances between your child and another that might result in a conflict should they end up in the same homeroom. I want you to know that many hours and many discussions are put into creating homerooms for the upcoming school year. I feel comfortable in sharing that responsibility with the teachers and administrative team, all of whom know your children well. I am by no means soliciting letters from you. However, if you do need to alert us to certain concerns, please address your emails to our counselor, Mrs. Krug by May 1 at email@example.com. We will not be able to entertain input after that time. I want to assure you that this is a responsibility we do not take lightly. We are all here to help every child have a great year… year, after year, after year!
Thank you, Lone Star Families! We LOVE working with your children!!Catherine Bartlett
Lunchtime Check In / Facebook Live for April 27-May 1
We can't wait to see you at 11:30!
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Monday - 5th Grade Teachers
Tuesday - PreK Teachers & Staff
Wednesday - 4th Grade Teachers
Thursday - 1st Grade Teachers
Friday - 2nd Grade Teachers
Habits at Home: Habit 6 - Synergize
As your family continues implementing the 7 Habits at Home during distance learning, here’s a great choice board to give your family some fun options for synergizing. Activity Choice Board for Digital Learning
Dear Lone Star Families,
There are so many cancelled events that our students are mourning and re-inventing this spring. I feel sad for the high school seniors who will have highly unusual graduation and prom memories. I feel for my Aggie senior who cannot attend his ring ceremony.
The 5th Grade "Puberty Talk" is on that cancelled list. It has been a rite of passage out of elementary to Junior High since my school days. I still clearly remember the awkward silence in the room full of girls as Sister Mary Lucilla stopped the filmstrip. She then reviewed the changes we would see in our bodies as we looked in horror at her mustache. All of us silently praying to St. Regis (our school's patron saint) that we wouldn't grow one as well.
Some of our students will be gleeful to not have a similar memory haunting them for over 46 years. But I am surprised every spring at the innocent, tender questions and comments either in the anonymous question box or that students courageously raise their hands and ask in front of their peers. Dr. Bartlett says this LSE puberty talk goal is to begin the conversation if it has not yet begun. Below are some great resources y'all can use to start or continue your family's conversation.
I realize this is not applicable to most of students, YET. So, non- 5th Grade parents, check out the info below when you are able and keep it in your back pocket. But puberty could be closer than we think, especially if you are overcome by body odor wafting from your child after a sweaty afternoon outside playtime!
Please check out link below for the videos that LSE has used the past few years. Please scroll down to "Downloadable Materials" ,
then click orange oval-"show all"
then click, second row in the middle,-"Puberty Education "Videos (YouTube)".
There are 3 almost 20 minutes videos to preview. One is co-ed , and one for girls , and one for boys.
Please see my webpage for current CDC/TX Dept of State Health Services info
I am available by email for individual questions and concerns.
Monica Lemke, R.N.
LSE School Nurse
Curbside Meal Update
Beginning April 20th, MISD will be serving curbside meals every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am-11:30am.
On Mondays, participants will receive breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, participants will receive breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Lone Star Elementary Library and Technology Resources Names and Passwords
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Office 365 - This allows students to access Microsoft accounts such Outlook Email, Word, PowerPoint, Sway, One Drive and other Microsoft 365 applications. This resource can be accessed on the MISD webpage under Student Resources or Click Here.
Example for 3rd grade student with lunch number 123456 (this is also student ID number):
The following resources can be accessed through the Resource tab on Mrs. Sample’s Library Webpage or Click Here.
Ebsco eBooks -
TexQuest - This includes Britannica School, Kids Infobits, National Geographic Kids, ProQuest SIRS Discover, Britannica Fundamentals, and Learn 360.
PebbleGo – Database that covers a variety of research topics for PreK – 3rd grades. The main topics are animals, science, biographies, social studies, and dinosaurs. Games, videos and activities are included along with a listen option.
Benchmark Universe - ELA Textbook K-5
Example for a student with lunch number 123456 (this is also student ID number):