The Lockmar Ledger
STEAM Night is back!
Save the date! March 1, 2023 will be the date for our first Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math (STEAM) event since 2020! We are looking forward to an awesome evening!
We are currently looking for volunteers and community organizations that would be willing to provide an activity. Families will be able to move to each booth at their leisure to learn and grow interest in these areas. If you are willing to participate, please send us a private message so we can coordinate and add you to the list! We have extra activities if you want to just volunteer, or you can run your own activity.
Let's help our kids focus on being kinder. Kinder to ourselves, to others and to our planet. It's often easy to take things for granted, especially when we are all moving through life so quickly. There are a few ways to teach our kids to be more kind.
1. Tell someone when you think positively about them.
2. Consider your language choices.
3. Set a good example
4. Volunteer yourself
5. Listen more
6. Look after yourself
7. Be aware of others around you
8. Share the kindness you receive
Family lunch continues every Friday during your child's lunch time. Be sure to bring in your ID to sign in at the front office. You can purchase a lunch or bring something in from outside.
School Advisory Council
We are looking for parent and business partners to be a part of our SAC. This team assists with school improvement planning, the school budget and decision making. Each month we have a meeting and can't wait to see more participation. February meeting will be February 15th from 4:30-5:30 in Mrs. Riley's room.
Lockmar Talent and Art Show Gallery
LOCKMAR 2023 TALENT and ART SHOW GALLERY
7th Annual “Celebrate the Arts” Night
The Specials Teachers are extending an invitation to any interested current Lockmar student in grades 1-6, to audition for our school Talent Show. Let’s gather on Thursday, March 9th, 2023 and celebrate the importance and joy that the arts bring to our lives in a non-competitive night of performance. We invite you to walk the patio and halls to admire the Art Show Gallery It’s going to be a wonderful event!
Important notes and requirements for auditions and participants
· We will only select 40 acts to participate in the talent show.
· Your performance could be an individual act or a group act (40 acts total).
· Each student is only allowed to participate in one act (either individual or group).
· Individual or group acts are limited to a 1 minute 30 second performance.
· Music selection must be appropriate for a K-6th grade setting (bring edited music to audition).
· Participants’ attire/costume must be school dress code appropriate (send a picture or bring attire/costume to audition).
· Students participating will rehearse during their own, personal time after school hours.
· Your talent could be, but is not limited to: singing, dancing, playing an instrument, poetry reading, short skit, stand-up comedy, rapping, whistling a song, magic tricks, cheer, martial arts, gymnastics routine, or any other talent.
Audition Dates by Grade Level in Music Room
1st/2nd grade: Monday, February 20th, 2023 1:50pm
3rd grade: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 1:50pm
4th grade: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 1:50pm
5th grade: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 1:50pm
6th grade: Friday, February 24th, 2023 12:45pm
**Cast of show will be announced on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.
Time for your ELO Application for the 2023-2024 School Year
If you attend Lockmar on an Education Location Option, it is time to reapply for 2023-2024 school year.
Link to apply: https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/2381
Calling Bus Riders!
Please see the information on the attached link to sign up for the app to track your child on the school bus.
Florida Student Art and Essay Contests
The Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.” These contests will run through Tuesday, February 7, 2023. First Lady DeSantis invites students to participate in academic and creative contests throughout the month. Additionally, students, parents, teachers, and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators of all student grades for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award. For more information about the contests, resources, and to submit an entry form, please visit: http://floridablackhistory.com/
A Glimpse into 4th Grade
Welcome to 4th grade! On our team you will meet Ms. Ganio,
Ms. Miller, Mrs. Riley, and Mrs. Romaine. Together we have 65 years of teaching experience ranging from kindergarten-middle school! Our team has specialized certifications in ESOL, ESE and Reading, and master’s degrees in education.
4th Grade is a lot more rigorous than previous grades. We move at a very quick pace and are working toward more independence. Students are expected to take more responsibility for their learning and executive functioning “life” skills such as time management, task initiation/completion, planning/organization, self-control, accountability/flexibility, and perseverance.
In ELA, 4th graders are introduced to writing multi-paragraph essays for the first time. These essays include both expository/informative and opinion/argumentative formats based on multiple paired texts. We also dig in deeper on multiple comprehension strategies and applications such as making inferences, distinguishing points of view and text structures, summarizing texts using only important details and giving citations to elaborate on thinking.
In math, 4th graders move to a more in-depth study of solving mutli-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Many of these are real world/word problems where students must identify key words to determine which operation to use. Many of these skills are presented in multi-step fashion as we progress toward the end of the year. We have just begun building on fraction knowledge to use fractions in addition and subtraction problems and will be multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers soon. We will also learn about relating fractions and decimals and finish up the year learning about angles and geometry/measurement.
In science, we are finishing up our first unit on Life Science and are about to begin learning about Earth and Space. 4th grade is the first year in which students are required to complete a Science Fair project. We are excited to see all of the completed boards come in! We were also able to explore our Indian River Lagoon ecosystem on a field trip to Rotary Park where students were able to get into the water, collect and analyze organisms, and learn about water turbidity, salinity, and environmental effects.
In Social Studies, we get to learn all about our state history, from the early Native Americans through modern day. We look forward to taking our students to Saint Augustine later this year! If you are a 4th grade parent and are interested in joining us, it’s never too early to make sure you are a certified/registered volunteer with BPS. Our team is happy to help you with this process.
We look forward to a great rest of the school year!
Dear Parents and Families:
Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from February 10 - 17 at Lockmar Media Center.
February 10 – Family Lunch Shopping Event (10 am – 1 pm)
After Family Lunch, come enjoy shopping with your child at the Book Fair. Be the first to see all the new books!
February 13 – 17
Students shop during their activity time in the Media Center.
February 15 – Book Fair Night (4pm – 7pm)
Book Fair will be open for shopping in the evening. Come and shop with or without your student.
This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.
Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
Lockmar Media Specialist
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Coming Up Next in March
March 1 STEAM Night 5:30-7:30
March 3 Early Release and Family Lunch
March 6 Routine Monthly Emergency Drill
March 9 School Advisory Committee 4-5; Talent Show; Class and Spring Picture Day
March 10 Early Release and Family Lunch; 3rd Quarter ends
Mar 13-17 Spring Break
March 20 No School - Teacher Workday
March 24 Early Release and Family Lunch; Report Cards Home
March 27 K and 1st Grade 3rd Quarter Awards
March 28 2nd and 3rd Grade 3rd Quarter Awards
March 29 4-6 Grade 3rd Quarter Awards; Domino's Spirit Night
March 31 Early Release and Family Lunch