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May 1, 2018
Dear LEAD Families,
HAPPY MAY! The character trait of the month is Appreciation. We will be having our school wide Community Circle celebrating April’s trait, Community, at 8:00 Friday morning on the field. Please join us and our PBIS Team as we join school wide in this celebration. As our calendar changed quite a bit this year, please keep in mind that we have 7 more weeks of school with our last student learning day on June 21st. We are excited that we have that much more time left with our children! Our CAASPP testing is later as well so please refer to the dates below and ensure your children have had breakfast each day of testing and that they have had at least 10 hours of sleep. These are best practices every day as well! Our PTA will be providing healthy snacks during the testing days.

PTA: Many thanks to our PTA for continuing to build community engagement with a successful and fun Bingo Night that delighted students and families alike who enjoyed pizza and rounds of Bingo as well as great prizes such as a “Free Dress Pass for a Week” and “Principal for a Day! “ Congratulations to Juanita G. for winning the Free Dress Pass for her and a friend and Catalina M. who will be “Principal For A Day” with a friend on June 11th.

DIGITAL LITERACY AND ARTS INTEGRATION: Our 3rd Grade classes who work with their teachers, Lisa Hawkins, Elisabeth Glikbarg, Eleni Maynard and our magnet teacher, Felicia Howell, have produced remarkable student work that incorporates our monthly trait of appreciation. They used digital cameras, iPADs, Google Drivee, and Google Docs to complete their projects. Please come by the main office and enjoys samples of the student work on our interior Office Bulletin Board. Appreciation to all for this creative project.

As we continue to build community, communication and family engagement, here are some noteworthy events in May.

May 1 AUTHOR VISIT ZACH KING: Famous author and just all around good guy, Zach King, visited our school courtesy of the “Reading Bug” in San Carlos. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were treated to 45 minutes of story telling, videos and a preview to Zach’s new book. Students were able to preorder books and have them signed by Zach. Thank you to Felicia Howell for helping to organize and orchestrate this enriching opportunity for our students at LEAD!

TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK 7-11: Join our wonderful PTA Board and members to help celebrate our dedicated teachers and staff. Fliers went home last week from our PTA! Thank you in advance for donating to our teachers’ wish lists and/or to our PTA who have a festive week planned!

WEDNESDAY MAY 9th 5th GRADE MUSIC CONFERENCE: All 5ht grade parents and families are invited to our LEAD LGI at 10:30 Performance Time for a special year end concert showcasing the musical talents of all of our 5th graders!

WEDNESDAY MAY 9th WALK, BIKE AND ROLL to SCHOOL DAY: Grab those helmets and encourage your children to bike, roll (helmets required) or walk (no helmets required) to school! Let’s see what a difference it makes for our parking lot, not to mention the healthy aspects of commuting to school in a “green” way. Classroom teachers will keep tallies and there will be a trophy awarded to the class with the highest participation of students who “Walked and Rolled” to school!

MONDAY, MAY 14th RECLASSIFICATION CEREMONY FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED RECLASSIFICATION as ENGLISH SPEAKERS 6:30 PM: Bayside Performing Arts Center. 20 LEAD students will be honored. Please join us for this evening of special recognition! Students and families have received invitations but all are invited to celebrate and be proud of our 20 students and ALL who have been reclassified throughout our District.

FRIDAY, MAY 25th MINIMUM DAY AND SPIRIT DAY: Get your crazy socks on and Celebrate the Friday before Memorial Day weekend with “Crazy Socks Day” and early dismissal at 12:10 for K, 12:20 for TK and Grades 1,2, 3 and 12:28 for Grades 4 and 5.

MONDAY, MAY 28th MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY: No School this day!

THURSDAY, MAY 31st: TK/K ORIENTATION EVENING 6:15-7:30 in the LEAD LGI. Babysitting provided. Invitation letters in hard copy and via email (with specific details) have been sent and if you are an incoming LEAD TK/K parent and have not received one, please call the LEAD office.

TUESDAY, MAY 29th through FRIDAY, JUNE 8th: LEAD’s CAASPP testing window; Schedule of when classes are testing is on our web site, in the front office face case and in the front office. (CAASPP is an acronym for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress)

We continue to appreciate all of you who support our school, our children and our community.

Gratefully,
Pattie Dullea, LEAD Principal