Principal's Message

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Bringing more arts and fun to Lead!
by Chad Slife, LEAD Principal
Dear LEAD Families,

Each day I find more joy and delight in coming to school because of our amazingly creative, loving, and kind students. Attending our Fall Festival last month showed even more joy, love, and delight as students danced, played, and volunteered with their families. Thank you to our PTA, our teachers, and all the volunteers who made the event such a success. We had several fun games, an outstanding raffle, face painting, performances, tons of food, a fire truck, community partners, music and dancing, and our pumpkin patch! LOTS!

Next week, I hope you can join us at our Student Honor Assembly and Spirit Day on Wednesday, November 6. Our Principal Chat at 6pm the evening of November 6 will focus on continuing our Arts in Action program as well as finding more enrichment opportunities to bring to Lead and sharing what we currently offer for our students. If you are able to be a docent and help teach one Art in Action lesson a month, please let me know as soon as you can!

My Principal Chat last month focused upon my vision and assessment of our school over the past two months. I highlighted five aspects: structuring our recesses, English Language Development in all grades, our legacy of Lead and Horrall families, rewriting our school mission and vision, and the strength of our Lead community. If you are interested in recreating our Lead mission and vision, please let me know!

In addition, we are still seeking several parents and guardians to volunteer during lunch and recess on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from 12-1pm. Please volunteer whenever you have time to supervise our students at recess and lunch.

Finally, mark your calendars:


Upcoming Events:

·         Dental Screening on Fri, Nov 1

·         School Site Council Meeting on Mon, Nov 4 at 3pm

·         Spirit Day (Sports Day!) on Wed, Nov 6

·         Student Honor Assembly on Wed, Nov 6 – 11am for grades 2-5 and 11:30am for grades PreK-1 in LGI

·         Principal Chat on Wed, Nov 6 at 6pm in LGI

·         No School for Veterans’ Day on Mon, Nov 11

·         Trimester One ends Fri Nov 22

·         No School for Thanksgiving Recess from Nov 27-Dec 1


What do LEAD Owls do?

HOOT with excellence!