LB Williams Newsletter

October 2020

A Message from Mrs. Roth

It's hard to believe we are falling into October already! Our staff and students are even more comfortable with their schedules and routine for the year. We continue to value instructional time and the efforts our students show us every day at LBW. Let's keep the year going so well! Thank you parents for all of what you continue to do at home!


LB Williams Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 15 from 3:30 to 8:45pm. This is a great time to understand how your son or daughter have been doing in the classroom. It is always positive to communicate with your child's teacher throughout the entire year, but especially important to be involved with conferences twice a year too. Each student will be assigned a 15 minute time slot for you as the parent to visit with the classroom teacher. This year, as a building, we have decided to give you, as parents, two options for conferences which are virtually or a phone conference. If you choose virtual, a link will be shared with you by your classroom teacher. The detailed information about conferences will be coming home on Friday, October 2 from your classroom teacher. Thank you in advance for being flexible with our two conference options. We feel overall these are the best two choices to keep everyone safe at this time during the pandemic.


As a friendly reminder, we don't have school on Monday, October 12 for a pre-planned Professional Development Day for staff. There is no school on this day.


Again, we appreciate your positive support with all of what the students and staff are making happen this fall. I continue to be so amazed with our "Leaders Blooming Within."


Happy Fall!

Mrs. Roth

Picture Retakes

Monday, Oct. 5th, 8:30-9:30am

1420 West University Avenue

Mitchell, SD

Please bring your picture packet with all the pictures back for a retake. All students that were absent on the original date will also be taking pictures. Forms are available in the office if needed. Even if you are not purchasing a packet, we would like all students to take a picture to be in the LBW yearbook.

REminder: Parent Teacher Conferences @ LBW Thursday, October 15th

PTO Update by Mrs. Hansen/Mrs. Aslesen

Happy October! The PTO is happy to be geared up for another school year. Although our carnival will not take place this fall, we are hoping to have it in the Spring. Since recess is divided into 3 sections this year, the PTO voted at the September meeting to purchase outdoor games for the students. A video was previewed by all the students to watch on how to play the games. We will be purchasing winter game activities as well. The October PTO meeting scheduled for October 1st has been cancelled. We WILL have the November 5th meeting as scheduled at 5:30 at Blarney's. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events at LBW

**October is Fire Prevention Month!

October 5 - LBW Picture Retakes

October 12- NO SCHOOL

October 13- School Board Meeting

October 15 - LBW Conferences

October 16 - End of 1st Quarter

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic - Tuesday, October 13 starting at 3:30 to 6:30pm at Corn Palace

You must have your consent form filled out before arrival. Attached below is where you can find the form and more information. Forms are also available in the office. If you need one sent home, please contact your classroom teacher.

http://www.davisoncounty.org/departments/community-health-nurse/

Scholastic Book Fair - Will be held virtually from October 12th-25th

It is time for our schools Scholastic Book Fair! We will be having an on-line book fair this year.

Although it will be a bit different this year, we are hoping you hop online and check out the over 6000 items that are available to purchase. All of the purchases will be mailed directly to your home. The library uses the profit from the sales to help buy things for Maker Space and new books for the library.


Now would be an excellent time to purchase Birthday or Christmas gifts. You kids have been working so hard during all of the different challenges in the world right now, reward them with a new book!


All you have to is click the link below:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lbwilliamselementaryschool1


The Scholastic Book fair will be open online from Oct 12th- 25th.


Thank you for helping our school!

Mrs. Bartscher

Mitchell School District - Caring Closet Drive Donation to be held - October 5th - October 9th

The Caring Closet located at the Mitchell High School is seeking donations of the following items to LBW during October October 5th - October 9th.


  • Athletic Pants: sweatpants/joggers/leggings etc.
  • Athletic Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Sweatshirts/Hoodies/Pullovers
  • T-shirts: long & short sleeve
  • Tennis/sneaker/athletic shoes
  • Winter Wear: coats/snow pants/snow boots


Thank you for your help!

Free breakfast and lunch for all mitchell students!

  • Starting 09/24 until further notice
  • Does not include snacks or bottled beverages
  • Mitchell lunch number is still needed
  • Does not include teachers or adults

"Pop-Up" Caring Closet coming to LBW from October 13-16.

Please stay tuned for The Mitchell School District's Caring Closet "Pop Up" Shop to be held at LBW during the week of Oct 13 - 16. If your child is in need of any pants, tops, shoes or other related items, a LBW Staff Member will help the student "shop" at the "Pop Up" shop during this special week. Details and the form to know appropriate sizes will be sent out next week from your classroom teacher's Seesaw Message if interested. Thank you!