Las Positas Updates
2/11/22 Volume 1 (25)
Celebrating February- Black History Month
“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” -Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended an African-American school. During this time, Alabama was segregated, which means people had to go to different schools, stores, public transportation, etc., based on their skin color. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks made her famous stand. African-Americans were required to stand on the bus, and only white people were able to sit. Rosa sat on a seat on the bus after a long day at work. All the seats were filling up. When a white man boarded, the bus driver told Rosa and other African-Americans to stand up. Parks refused. The bus driver said that he would call the police, but she refused to move. Soon the police officers showed up, and she was arrested. Rosa Parks refused to pay for the fine. That night, African-Americans decided to boycott public transportations, which was difficult for African-Americans since they did not have cars. After 381 days of boycotting, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Alabama's segregation laws were against the law. Rosa Parks became an example to many African-Americans to fight for equal rights.
Happy Valentine's Day and Lincoln's Day!
Have a great 3 day weekend~
It is crucial that you are proactive about what your child is exposed to on social media. Here are resources to help. Click on the button above.
Kids Heart Challenge now until Feb 25th.
Dear Families –
Our Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip has officially kicked off! Don’t wait to get started! Click Here for your Virtual Envelope to meet the KHC Explorers, meet heart survivor Finn and to see what cool thank you gifts you can earn! Our goal is to have 100% of our students register online and take the FREE Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind. Don’t wait, get started today! Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!
- Join Our School Team at http://www2.heart.org/goto/laspositas
- Take the Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind and you’ll earn a FREE Road Warrior Wristband
- Follow FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how to help spread awareness by connecting to social media. Complete Finn’s Missions and you’ll earn Finn’s Lifesaver Award!
Read-a-thon starts Monday February 28!
About one week before our Read-a-thon starts we will send home instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.
We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/ETXWWi/1 and following the simple instructions.
We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills.
We hope EVERYONE participates.
Thinkers Grown at Las Positas
4th Grade Virtual Fieldtrip: Sutter's Fort
Learning all about California Ranchos~
Thinkers: How do waves move?
Emulating waves outside~
So handsome in red~
- 2/14- No School (Lincoln Day)
- 2/15- Yearbook Cover Contest Due
- 2/21- No School (Washington Day)
- 2/22-28- Art masters classroom lessons
- 2/23- TK/K Preview Day- more info to come
- 2/23- Coffee w/the Principal @ 8:30 on zoom
- 2/24- SSC @ 8:30 on zoom
- 2/25- Min Day (ends at 12:40PM)
- 2/28 - 3/11 Read A Thon