LCE News From Mrs. Blaney

October, 2019

"O hushed October morning mild, begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief." - Robert Frost

Although some of the days were minimum days (Parent-Teacher conferences and a Collaboration Day for 1st - 6th graders), October was a full month! This newsletter will highlight some of those events, preview what's to come, and share some resources and other information with you.

Buddy Classes

Mrs. Pruden's 3rd Graders buddied up with Mrs. Daniger's Transitional Kindergarteners for a fun time at Memorial Park!
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Halloween Haunt Costume Contest

Images Credit: Kim Barron

Find it by the 5th!

This Lost and Found cart is FULL. Items will be donated if not claimed. I recommend you send your child to the Lost and Found and give them a lot of praise if they can find something that they lost. #LetGrow
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Challenge Success

Do you let your child make mistakes? In this video, Madeline Levine explains why this is such an important step in raising problem-solvers. #LetGrow
Letting kids make mistakes - Madeline Levine

What is Bullying?

I received some positive feedback recently for sharing how educators define words like bullying. Working in a school setting allows us to help students in many situations. Bullying is real, but it is rare. What is more common in elementary school is when kids are having normal conflicts or are being rude. Sometimes, we have to deal with students who choose to be mean. We recognize bullying as something more - something we absolutely do not condone.
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Social Emotional Learning

Last month, I shared a video with you about the Let Grow project. I think November would be a great month to try it out since students will have more time at home with the Thanksgiving break. Here is a list of ideas for Pre K - K, K-6, and Middle School students. I have stickers for any student who participates! #LetGrow

Math Resource

All students have access to DreamBox Math. DreamBox is an online math program guaranteed to raise proficiency if practiced regularly. If your child forgot how to log in, reach out to his/her teacher.

Reminder: Flu Season is Here

Get your flu shots if you've not done so yet. We want our students in attendance and healthy!
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Social Emotional Learning: Body Image

This article was recommended to me by our middle school counselors.

Image Credit: Dirk Wohlrabe from Pixabay.

Calling Volunteers and/or Scouts

We are adding to our new blacktop every day. This weekend, Jacob Piasky completed his Eagle Scout project by painting a Multi Use Circle. This will offer lots of games that Mrs. Hokanson will teach the students how to play. Thank you, Jacob!

There are other Peaceful Playground stencils ready to be painted in other areas of the playground. We also have a 5x5 array on the playground that was painted by our contractors, and I have a GREAT idea for a game that can be painted on it. Let me know if you or someone you know is in need of a project!

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Book Recommendation

1-2-3 Magic - Effective Discipline for Children 2 - 12 It's the 25 anniversary and 4th edition of this book. That's a good sign. An even better sign is that Mrs. DeBoer recommends it often.

Upcoming Events

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8:15pm to Friday, Nov. 8th, 4:15pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Family Learning Series: Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 6:30-8pm

4463 Oak Grove Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Family Learning Series: Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 8:30-10am

4463 Oak Grove Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Special Gal & "Son" Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, Nov. 8th, 5:45-8:15pm

1301 Foothill Boulevard

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

PTA Event! $25 per Gal/"Son" pair, and $10 for each available "son". Price includes In-n-Out burger or grilled cheese meal, popcorn, candy, and glow necklaces. Purchase tickets by 7:30 pm on Nov. 5.

Veterans Day: No School

Monday, Nov. 11th, 1-3pm


Science Night Out

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 5:30-7pm

471 Knight Way

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Jog a Thon!

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 1-3pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 3pm



Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6:30-8pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 7-10pm

4490 Cornishon Avenue

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

TK - 6th Grade Early Release Day

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 8:15-11:30pm

4540 Encinas Drive

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Thanksgiving Break: No School

Monday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 3pm


6th Grade Field Trip to Pali Mountain

Monday, Dec. 2nd, 8am to Friday, Dec. 6th, 3pm

Pali Mountain Camp Road

Running Springs, CA

4th Grade Field Trip: Time Capsule

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 5th, 3pm

23852 Hot Spring Canyon Road

San Juan Capistrano, CA