Las Positas Updates
1/13/22 Volume 2 (22)
Welcome Back Las Positas~
Happy New Year!
I would like to extend best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. It's a pleasure to see all of the children, teachers and staff back at school after a long, well deserved break.
With each new year comes New Years Resolutions. At Las Positas we are beginning the year by motivating our Las Positas Lions to make being knowledgeable part of their resolution.
Did you know lunar new year is coming up?
"Lunar New Year is the biggest annual holiday in China, South Korea, and Vietnam and is celebrated in many other countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia. In common with most New Year’s traditions around the world, it’s a season to celebrate, prepare, and focus on luck and prosperity for the new year. Read on for the most famous of these Lunar New Year customs.
Here are top 10 Lunar New Year Traditions:
- 1. Dances, parades, and street parties
- 2. Honoring gods, ancestors, and elders
- 3. New clothes
- 4. Posting spring couplets on the door
- 5. Red envelopes and other gifts
- 6. Spring cleaning
- 7. Special foods for Lunar New Year
- 8. Taking care of finances
- 9. Visiting family and friends
- 10. Celebrating the Lantern Festival"
(Click here for full article)
This entire month we are focusing on the IB Learner Profile Knowledgeable.
Students who are knowledgeable explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
Click here for more info on: IB PYP
Catch your child being a "knowledgeable" and tweet it out @laspositaslions or send them for me to share.
How can parents help to develop students who are knowledgeable at home?
- Encourage your child to be aware of current events by watching the news or reading news articles when appropriate.
- Explore connections between the area of interest and other topics.
- When your child asks a question, encourage them to seek the answer out rather than giving them the answer.
- Ask your child about what they are learning in school and engage them in conversations about it.
- Foster areas of interest that your child displays though books, outings and activities.
- "Why do you think that is important to know?"
- "Can you think of anything that's happening today that might be similar to...?"
- "What does that make you think of?"
- "Does that remind you of anything else you've learned?"
Wednesdays - Early Release
Thursdays - Think College Gear
Fridays - wear Las Positas Gear/color
1/16 - No School (Martin Luther King Day)
1/19 - Ned's Mindset Assembly
1/20 - Art Master's Assembly
1/20 - Lunar New Year Celebration (1/22 is the actual New Year): Wear Asian attire, bunny years, or red & gold.
1/23 - PTA Meeting 3pm in the Library
1/23 ~ 1/27 - Great Kindness Challenge Week
- Monday - Dreaming of Kindness - Pajamas
- Tuesday - Twice as Kind - Twin Day
- Wednesday - Wear your favorite hat - Hats off to Kindness
- Thursday - Team Kindness - Sportswear or jersey
- Friday - 100th day of school - Never to Old to be Kind - Dress up as a 100 yr old.
1/24 - TK/K Registration Kick Off presentation at the District at 12:30PM & 5:30 PM
1/25 - Coffee w/Principal at 8 AM
1/27 - Minimum Day (All students attend 8:10am-12:40pm)