Lion's Roar

October 9, 2021

Upcoming Events

October 11: School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00pm

October 13: HSC Meeting @ 7:00pm

October 25: Pumpkin Decorating Contest Submissions Due!

October 29: Halloween Spirit Day

Scenes Around Campus!

NPR Article: How reading aloud can help you bond with your kids and make them better readers

Check out this article on the importance of reading aloud to your kids... at any age!


You can access it here:


https://www.npr.org/2021/10/01/1041859001/reading-aloud-benefits-childrens-literacy

FREE Weekly COVID Screening at Lietz

The second week of screening went faster than the first, AND we had about 100 more students who opted in. Students received their test via a cheek swab. The community testing pod at Dartmouth school will continue to offer rapid testing as well. Students will only participate in the no cost COVID testing if families have submitted the consent form at least 24 hours prior to our school's testing day. The testing day for Lietz will be Thursdays.


We encourage families to sign their child up for Grapefruit no cost COVID testing by clicking the button below or at this link: https://hipaa.jotform.com/form/212412514017441

Halloween Parade Info!

While we are unable to have our traditional parade on campus with families and friends, we will do something fun for the students. We will have a Halloween Parade for students and staff on October 29! Students will wear their costumes to school and our parade will be first thing in the morning. Please have your child wear clothing under their costumes so they can easily change out of the costume if they'd like.


We want to encourage positive, child-appropriate costumes. Please remember that we have children as young as 5 at Lietz, and they will all be seeing the costumes.


  • No blood/gore
  • No masks at school
  • No “weapon-like” props. (This includes items such as toy guns, knifes, swords, light sabers, etc.)
  • Shoes must be appropriate for school
  • Please do not have students bring hairspray/color
  • or make-up with them to school

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We're having a decorated Pumpkin Day on Monday, October 25th. Students can bring a decorated pumpkin to the cafeteria from 7:45 to 8:10 in the morning. Students are to label their pumpkin with their name, teacher, and room #. Every person bringing in a pumpkin gets a pencil or eraser. Pumpkins will be judged at lunchtime, and winners announced at the end of the day.The categories for prizes are: Biggest, Smallest, Scariest, Weirdest, Cutest, Most Creative, and Best Overall. Pumpkins have to taken home Monday afternoon.

K-5 Parent Math Night | Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | 6-7:30pm

All kindergarten through 5th grade parents are invited to attend a presentation by Kirstin Sarginger from the Santa Clara County Office of Education on building a better understanding of the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the Eureka Math Curriculum. To attend, please click here to register.

Lost and Found

Please stop by the lost and found in front of our front gate. As it starts to get cold, you will want make sure you have all of your sweatshirts and jackets!

COVID Community Screening

Union School District is also providing a community testing site at Dartmouth Middle School. The center is located in the parking lot and is open seven days a week. Please share details about this important resource with your friends and neighbors.
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