May 23, 2022 LWE Newsletter
Dear Lake Windward Families,
Well, just like that we are approaching the end of another fantastic school year! I am so proud of our LWE Gators! I've been in "end of school year" meetings with teachers over the past two weeks discussing student celebrations and growth, and the results are amazing! Our students have grown so much academically!! We have been navigating a pandemic over the past two years, but our students and staff have persevered and come out strong!
One area of growth that I have heard over and over this year from teachers is that, in general, students are not where they typically would be socially and emotionally due to the disruptions of the pandemic. I would like to encourage LWE families to be intentional about social and emotional health and growth over the summer. Challenge your child to solve problems independently (as appropriate, of course). For example, if they spill a drink, let them think through how to solve the problem. Encourage your child to play outdoors with other children to sharpen developmental skills such as sharing and taking turns. Allow your child to be responsible for some age appropriate chores around the house (i.e. feed pets, vacuum, sweep, fold and put away laundry). This builds confidence and independence in children. Believe it or not, all of these skills are super important for children to have in the classroom and beyond! We can make even more progress with our students if they have opportunities to practice these things outside of the classroom.
Last but not least, don't forget to do some reading and writing! Encourage your child to read for pleasure over the summer. Visit a local library if you need books or take advantage of some free books online. If your child would like to write to me over the summer, have them mail me a letter to the school! I promise to write them back! :)
Enjoy this last week of school! Especially, our 5th graders!! You are a fantastic group of students! We will miss you!!
Field Day Was A Blast!!
5th Grade Picnic Fun!
Important Dates To Note
May 24- Election Day/Remote Learning Day
May 26- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Last Day for All Students
June 8- July 8- Summer school for eligible students (invites for eligible students have been sent)
August 5- LWE Sneak Peek 8:00am-11:00 am (more info to come in late July)
August 8- First Day of School for 2022-23 School Year
Students Recognized for Character Trait of the Month
Each month as a school we focus on a different character trait. Teachers nominate students who exhibit the character trait we are focusing on. Students will be recognized and will receive a certificate to take home. Below are the names of students who were nominated and recognized for the character trait of Sportsmanship during the month of May:
Thank you, LWE 5th Grade Class!
Grade Level Classroom Supply Lists
New Student Registration
Is your child leaving Lake Windward?
Please help us prepare for the 22-23 school year by letting us know if your current Kindergarten through 4th grade student will not return to Lake Windward Elementary in August. The withdrawal process is easy. Simply email the completed withdrawal form (attached) to Janet Adams at AdamsJ2@fultonschools.org.
There is no need to re-register returning students.