LP Brown

April Newsletter Edition

Update from Principal Shaughnessy

Happy April Everyone,

I can't believe how quickly this school year is progressing. Before we know it, it will be Spring assessment season, 5th grade camp, and all of our fun end of the year activities!

This month, we are focused on gathering community input for our school Mission, Vision, and Value statements. These statements are critical to our ability to develop a 5 year strategic plan.

Below, in this newsletter, you will see a link to an online tool that we are using to collect feedback. This, along with Panorama results, will help us hear from as many voices as possible as we are defining who we are and who we want to be as a school community.

Thank you for taking the time this month to provide your feedback. If surveys don't work for you and you would rather talk to someone on the phone or in person, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will also be reaching out to ensure we are hearing from everyone!

I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this fabulous school community and hope to be here for many years to come!

Mission/Vision/Values Feedback

Please take a couple of minutes to answer 2 brief questions.

STAR Night coming!

STAR Night is Fast Approaching. STAR stands for Sit Together and Read. This night will be a student and family focused event around literacy development.

South Sound Reading Foundation will be on hand with book give aways. Timberland Regional Library will be here to help with library access. We will have books, activities, and guest readers on hand to help keep the kids engaged.

Dinner is available, free of cost, for everyone that attends.

Panorama Survey

Calling ALL Families. We need your feedback on the Panorama Survey. This time around, the district has removed all questions around distance learning and have shortened the survey considerably.

Your feedback is really important. Thank you for taking the time.

Link to the Family Survey.

5th Avenue Theater

5th Avenue Theater is coming on Friday, April 14th.

The performance will happen during the school day from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for all students K-5.

I am sure we will have some room in the gym if anyone wants to come and watch. Not required. This is just an option if you would like.

Class Picture Day

Class pictures will happen during the day on Thursday, April 20th.
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Important Upcoming Dates

Early Release @1:25pm Wednesdays: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

5th Avenue Theater Assembly @ 1:00 PM on Friday, April 14th

STAR Night at 6:00 PM on Thursday April 20th

Class Picture day on Thursday April 20th

Panorama Survey Window: open March 29th - April 16th

May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation week

May 31: PTO Meeting

June 5: Boosterthon Fun Run!!


Teacher Appreciation

Each month we do an educator appreciation day for our amazing LPB staff. Let Beth in the front office know if you are creative and would like to organize a month and we will be in touch with you!

Running Club

This will be starting after spring break! Be on the lookout for more information and consider coming by to help out at lunch time.


If you would like to help organize this awesome event, please let us know. Because of other needs this week, the date for it has also changed to Monday JUNE 5.

Next PTO meeting is Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 PM. We will discuss any updates on budget cuts, plus all of our fun spring activities.

Olympia Junior Programs is back! Please mark your calendars- we will be in need of volunteers April 25. For more information on OJP, please visit: https://olympiajuniorprograms.com

Financial Assistance Available

The Olympia School District Education Foundation provides support to families in need. With their support, we can help with:

  • Rent and utility bills

  • Clothing and shoes

  • Eye exams and prescription glasses for students

  • Transportation

  • School supplies

  • School-related expenses

  • Internet through Xfinity and so much more...

We can also provide grocery vouchers to Ralph’s or Bayview grocery stores and gas vouchers to help with transportation.