Principal's Message

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October 1, 2018

Dear LEAD Families,

September leaves us along with its fleeting moments of supply lists, new back to school backpacks and activities, a warm welcome to our new Librarian, Sonya Chan, and our annual ritual of greeting new faces and all those returning.
October meets us with Fall in the air as Autumn leaves turn colors and a busy month comes our way. We start off with our 3rd Annual PTA Fall Festival on Thursday, October 4th, a Professional Development Day for Staff on Friday, October 5th (no school day for students) followed by the District wide two week Fall break from Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 19th. Students and staff will be welcomed back to school on Monday, October 22nd. The end of the month brings Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st.

PTA FALL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 4th from 4-7: Please join us for this most amazing afternoon and early evening of community engagement. A flier went home in last Thursday’s packets and is also on our web site and the PTA website. Order your Passes now, including a Family Pass for entrance and unlimited games. Don’t forget to get your Fall Festival T-shirt and remember, students may wear their Fall Festival t-shirts on Fridays. Come see the Principal get pie in her face, play games, have your faces painted by LEAD teachers, enjoy a Folkloric Dance Performance and a fire truck visit! Sign up on, or complete the form on the flier and return to your child’s teacher. Volunteers needed so please step up to help so this year’s Festival can be the best ever!

NO SCHOOL: Friday, October 5th and from October 8th – 19th. FALL BREAK

HALLOWEEN: It is a tradition at LEAD that we have a Halloween Parade first thing in the morning after drop off so parents can enjoy watching their children, in costume, parade to music and fun. Staff participates as well and it’s great fun.
The parade usually takes about 30 minutes and then students return to class for a morning of learning. Classroom teachers will be in contact with you if they are planning something special for that morning, in addition to the parade.
Students may wear their costumes to school as there will be no time allotted for changing into them.
Costume guidelines for safety reasons will be on our web site and include age appropriate costumes, no fake weapons or blood, no masks. Students may come with painted faces or spray color their hair but no spray cans or face paint are allowed at school.
If you and your children do not celebrate Halloween for Religious or other reasons, our Library’s doors will be open with Fall Activities planned for the children during the parade. Children not participating in the parade may wear free dress in fall colors.

Last but not least, our adorable Kindergarteners have now transitioned to full day Kindergarten. Did you know we are one of only two schools in our District with full day Kindergarten? We are able to embrace the whole child during this important year and address all Academics as well as social emotional learning; both continue to play a big role in our Kindergarten program. Many thanks to the LEAD staff and Kindergarten teachers who support our efforts in doing this for our children and our school.

We look forward to seeing you at the FALL FESTIVAL and hope you will spend time over break encouraging your children to read daily. As we grow our school, our goal is to grow literacy in both the school setting and at home. Please let your child’s teacher or our new librarian, Sonya Chan, know if you need access to books for the break or ideas for apps and pod casts that promote reading fluency and comprehension.


~Pattie Dullea