The Cutting Edge

November/ December News 2019

Outdoor Recess Guidelines

Outdoor recess periods will be observed each day unless the temperature or windchill drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or in inclement weather. We do go outdoors if it is snowing and the temperature is 20 or above. Please make sure your children are prepared for the weather by wearing appropriate clothing, boots, hats, and gloves. We know this time of year can be a financial stain on families. If your child needs a new hat or gloves, we have extras in our office. Just let Deb Davidson, school secretary know and she will take care of it. If your child has outgrown coats, boots, or winter clothing, we will gladly pass it on to other children in need.

November and December Calendar Events

Nov. 19 No School- LSC has closed due to teachers attending Red for Ed Rally in Indpls.

Nov. 20 Midterm grades sent home

Nov. 21 Mrs. Ave at Hiatt for Cognitive Coaching

Nov. 22 Purdue/IU Day Wear your favorite team sports gear!

Nov. 26 Mrs. Jacobs' Class Presents: Function Machines in the gym 12:45-1:30

Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 6 Pajama Day

Dec. 6 All Pro Dads

Dec. 7 Barnes and Nobel 4th Grade and HA 11:00 Music Performance

Dec. 9-10 Mrs. Fisher and HA teachers Conference in INDY

Dec. 12 Fund Raiser Reward Party- Matt Wilham BMX Performs 1:30

Dec. 13 JHS Holiday Show 4th Grade

Dec. 13 Dr. Seuss Day-Whoville

Dec. 17 Multiplication Party 3rd grade

Dec. 18 quarterly reward incentive party K,1, 2 gym 1-2:30 pm (popcorn and movie)

Dec. 19 quarterly reward incentive party 3rd and 4th (popcorn and movie)

Dec. 19 Music Program presented by 4th grade students for families at 7:00 pm

Dec. 20 Music Program presented by 4th grade students-school program 9:30 am

Dec. 20 Red/Green Holiday Sweaters

Dec. 20 Winter Parties-PM

Dec. 23-Jan.5 Winter Break

Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No School

Feb.5-6 Parent Teacher Conferences

Fundraiser Reward Party

Due to the weather turning cold very rapidly, we have planned a very special indoor school-wide reward for our successful fall fundraiser. On December 12, we are in for a real treat. Matt Wilhelm is a BMX bike trickster and motivational speaker. He inspires kids to be confident, caring, and kind. Matt advanced to the semi finals on America's Got Talent and he actually won America's Got Talent YouTube Competition and Fox TV's 30 Seconds to Fame contest.

Reading Success !!

Every student in our school, kindergarten-4th grade, is expected to read for a period of 20 minutes nightly. The research shows that reading 15 minutes-30 minutes each night will help your child be a more proficient reader and will be much more successful in school. This is so very important that we are asking parents to sign their child's reading logs each week. Educating your child is one of the most important jobs we have and we must collaborate on this in order to make the most gains. We can not do this huge job without your continued help and support.

Third Grade IREAD- 3

IREAD-3 is a test that is required by state law. This test measures reading skill of third grade students. Students who do not pass IREAD-3 in the spring will have an opportunity for remediation and are able to retest after the end of school. It is very important that your child spend time reading each evening in order for them to be best prepared for this upcoming March 2019 test.


Students who do not pass the spring and summer administrations of IREAD-3 will continue to receive instruction in Grade 3 reading, will officially be reported as a third grader, and will fully participate in the Grade 3 ILEARNassessment. There are some exemptions to this law. If you would like to know more about IREAD-3, please visit the Indiana Department of Education website:

Edgelea Needs Kids Clothing Donations

This will not come as a surprise, but we sometimes have kids who have some type of mishap and need clean clothing at school.

We have had several boys jeans and sweat pants donated, however, we are still in need of girls pants, jeans, and leggings. We could also use sweatshirts and socks for both boys and girls. We will gladly take winter boots and coats, too. Please send your donations to the nurse's office. Thank you to those who have donated or are planning to donate.

Lafayette School Corporation 2020-2021 School Calendar

The LSC school calendar has been Board approved and is available on the LSC webpage. I have included a direct link for your convenience. Please click on the link below. Our first day of school is August 10, 2020.

Did you know??

Senate Enrolled Act 297 states that each school within a school corporation shall include interdisciplinary employability skills standards established by IDOE, in conjunction with the Department of Workforce Development, and approved by the State Board of Education, in the school's curriculum.

Indiana’s Employability Skills Standards allow students to be prepared for the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce. These standards are to be implemented beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The expectation is for students to work through the standards in multi-subject areas. As students move through grade levels, they will work with and experience the standards at those grade bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12).

The standards are based on the National Employability Skill Standards from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Employability Skills Benchmarks, the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate, and the Indiana Department of Education’s Social Emotional Learning Competencies. The standards are arranged within four key areas: Mindsets (M), Work Ethic (WE), Learning Strategies (LS), and Social and Emotional Skills (SE).

Employability skills are integrated into our curriculum each week.

Lifelong Learning (Aug. 12-16)

Self-Confidence (Aug. 19-23)

Self-Discipline (Aug. 26-30)

Independence (Sept. 2-6)

Perseverance (Sept. 9-13)

Time Management and Organization (Sept. 16- 20)

Adaptability (Sept. 23-27)

Integrity (Sept. 30-Oct. 4)

Professionalism (Oct.6-11)

Effective Communication (Oct. 14-18)

Decision Making (Oct. 27-31)

Initiative (Nov. 4-8)

Attention to Detail (Nov. 11-15)

Problem Solving (Nov. 18-22)

Aptitude Awareness (Nov. 25-27)

Regulation (Dec. 2-6)

Connection (Dec. 9-13)

Collaboration ( Dec. 16-20)

Community Events

The following events are NOT hosted by Edgelea. However, I am happy to share this information with you. I do not have any additional information for the events listed below.

Low-cost Child Care over Winter Break

Please click on the link below to find out more information from our Peachjar flyer about low-cost child care over winter break.

Free Coder Dojo

click on the link below to find out more information from our Peachjar flyer about a free coding and robotics club

Chartwells November News

Click on the link below to read Broncho Cafe Kicks. This is a newsletter from Chartwells Food Services.