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March, 2017
Dear LEAD Parents and Community,

We are “MARCHing” into a month filled with Community, Literacy and Learning Across Content Areas, Enrichment and Digital Arts. Join with us as we grow our PTA Board and Community Involvement and take advantage of all our gem of a school has to offer!

GROWING OUR PTA BOARD THURSDAY MARCH 16th 2 MEETINGS OPPORTUNITIES: Please read over the flier in this Tuesday’s envelope that requests your involvement and presence! Consider volunteering for one of the many positions open on the LEAD PTA Board. The flier is due back to the LEAD office on Tuesday, March 16th.
Want to know more, find out how to get involved and more importantly come together and meet and greet? Come gather with old friends, new faces and LEAD School community members on Thursday, March 16th: There will be two gatherings, one from 8:10-9:10 AM and the other from 6:30-7:30 PM in the LEAD LGI! Current Board members, and Representatives from our Fall Festival will be on hand to Meet, Greet and Inform! Save the date and don’t miss out. Refreshments will be served.

LITERACY: Our staff continues their work with amazing coaching in Literacy and Mathematics. This work translates to a high level of instruction in the classroom and your children are the beneficiaries! Our READ A THON continues as children read for learning and pleasure and raise money for our Classroom Libraries and Materials. If you haven’t seen the manila envelope with the pink sheet attached for pledges, please take a look inside your child’s backpack and encourage this traditional and most worthwhile fundraising event. Many thanks to Zoya Salameh who organized the events with the help of many staff members and volunteers. Have you seen our Classroom Doors that represent our February and Dr. Seuss Day Theme of Cultural Diversity? If not, try to take a peek next time you are on campus!

AFTER SCHOOL: Our next session of Monday after school drama classes for upper grades begins in a few weeks. Don’t be left out as there is limited availability for this popular after school enrichment class. Coming also in a few weeks are “Chef It Up” and “Lego Creativity” After School Classes open to all grade levels. Look for the fliers in your Tuesday envelopes. The Diigital Arts after school enrichment class is up and running and now producing our daily broadcast of K O W L! Drop by the office and watch a daily episode that airs right after our morning Pledge at 8:05. Please make sure your children are to school on time so they are in their classrooms and ready to recite the Pledge and enjoy the latest school news, surveys and jokes.

SCHOOL DAY: CuriOdyssey continues their science based, hands on lessons with our TK-Grade 3 students. You never know what creature from the Museum may be coming our way; with all lessons based on the Next generation Science Standards, your children are being exposed to the best in science instruction. Next year we add in our 4th graders and in 18-19 our 5th graders which will the make it a school wide enrichment opportunity within the school day.

March 22nd: “ROCK THE BLOCK” Assemblies for All Grade levels! A fun way to learn about safety when transporting outside of the school day and to and from school! Brought to us through grant funding!

ACADEMICS: Many thanks to our teachers, translators and families who made all of our Spring Conferences last week happen! Report Cards will be sent home in the Tuesday, March 28th Envelopes.

Wednesday, March 22-28: BOOK FAIRE BEGINS LEAD Library!
Thursday, March 30th Open House in all classrooms. Join us for this early evening of student work and pride! More details on the web site and in your Tuesday, March 21st Envelopes.
Friday, March 31st: Principal/PIP/PTA Coffee Chat, LGI 8:15
Friday, March 31st: Minimum Day Dismissal. Spring Break Begins! Return to school in classrooms by 8:05, Monday, April 10th.



~Pattie Dullea, Principal LEAD Elementary School