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Principal’s Points:

 

How to get the most out of parent-teacher conferences

Some parents say that the parent-teacher conference is one of the most valuable things they attend all year. These one-on-one meetings are great for learning more about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and will give both you and the teacher a better idea about the year ahead.

To get the most from your meeting:

  • Talk to your child. Ask her to tell you what she thinks are her easiest and most difficult subjects—and why. Does she have any questions she’d like you to ask the teacher?
  • Make a list of things to tell the teacher. You know your child better than anyone else. Sharing some of this information will make it easier for the teacher to meet your child’s needs.
  • Write down your questions. Ask things such as:
    • Is my child in different groups for different subjects?
    • Does my child participate in class discussions and activities?
    • Is my child working up to her ability?
    • How well does my child get along with others?
  • Arrive on time. Teachers usually have many conferences scheduled during a single day. Arriving on time will allow you to take full advantage of the time the teacher has available.
  • Create an action plan. Ask the teacher what you can do at home to reinforce what your child is learning at school. Try to get at least one or two specific suggestions.

 

Attendance Matters:

Absences can add up to academic problems.

Teachers will be teaching every day and students that arrive late and leave early, will miss out on instruction. Homework and extra practice at home does not take the place of classroom learning and interaction. Please visit the link for a visual structure of the instructional day:                                                                         

https://www.lakewoodpto.com/everyday-attendance-matters/

Library News:

Book Fair:

Save the date: October 16-20 for our Book Fair fundraiser. Parent night will be on October 18th. More information to come. Check your Wednesday folders for a flyer and parent letter explaining the book fair.

Click here for more information:

http://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=491570&type=u&pREC_ID=811772

 

Birthday Book Club: So far we have raised over $3000 in Birthday Book Club donations. That is about $1000 dollars more than we raised last year. Thank you for joining the club and helping our library purchase more amazing books.

Visit this site if you still need to sign your student up for the club:

http://les.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=491570&type=u&pREC_ID=712726

Box Top Information: https://www.lakewoodpto.com/box-tops-information/

Cash for your Education:  https://www.lakewoodpto.com/cash_for_your_education/

PTO News:

Are you new to Lakewood?  Or a returning parent who would like to help out but don't know how to get involved?

Our first General Monthly Meeting is coming up on October 5th at 9:30 am! Hope to see you in the Cafeteria! Don't forget to stop by the front Office to get your badge! https://www.lakewoodpto.com/first-pto-general-meeting/

ATTENTION!

Lakewood PTO is changing the newsletter platform! Please visit the link to Sign-up to make sure you stay in the know:    http://eepurl.com/c5pTdX

 

Yearbook Early Bird Sale

The Early Bird Sale of the LES yearbook is happening online right now through October 20, 2017! You may order a copy of this full color school publication at early bird prices ($20 per copy) by visiting the online store at Balfour.com and searching for "Lakewood Elementary School." Select "Yearbook" and complete the order information. Order today to lock in the early bird rate, as prices will go up after October 20th. Please contact kelli.cataline@lakewoodpto.com with questions!

SAVE THE DATE:

Oct.4th - 4th Graders participate in TMHS Homecoming Parade 6:00-7:00 pm

Oct. 6th - Early Dismissal for Students

  • Morning Pre-K 10:50 am
  • Kindergarten - 4th grade 12:50 pm
  • No Afternoon Pre-K Class

Oct. 9th - Columbus Day - Student Holiday

Principal’s Points:

 

Three simple activities help kids develop thinking skills

In today's world, kids need to know how to be problem solvers. They must learn how to analyze and see things from another point of view. Here are ways to reinforce your child's thinking skills:

  1.     Sort things. Find something for your child to sort--buttons, pencils, coins or anything else in your house. Help her sort the items by size. Then mix everything up and have her sort them by color. This teaches your child that even though something is part of one group, it can be part of another group, too.
  2.     Think about opposites. Suppose you have been talking about fairness. Ask your child, "What does fairness look like? What things show fairness in action?" Then ask her about the opposite. "What does unfairness look like?"
  3.     Talk about points of view. What does your child think your house looks like from a cat's point of view? What does your child think the school bus driver thinks about the students who ride her bus? This activity will also help your child develop empathy by seeing things from others' points of view.

Awards:

One of our amazing teachers has recently won an award from the Scholastic Book Club!  https://www.lakewoodpto.com/school_awards/

 

Choir info:

Lakewood Harmony Choir is beginning Thursday, Sept. 21! For more info visit https://www.lakewoodpto.com/lakewood_harmony_choir/

 

PTO News:

Are you new to Lakewood?  Or a returning parent who would like to help out but don't know how to get involved?

Follow the link for more information on our First Monthly Meeting: https://www.lakewoodpto.com/first-pto-general-meeting/

 

LIBRARY NEWS:

Box Top Information: https://www.lakewoodpto.com/box-tops-information/

 

LES GARDEN:

Our school is very lucky to have Sara Pressly-Aubele as our Volunteer Gardner for the interior garden. She always has fun activities and the children always help maintain the garden free of weeds and also with decorative elements that intertwine with their art or science curriculum. Here is what the Garden looks like today as we embark on new fun adventures!

https://www.lakewoodpto.com/garden_news/

 

Yearbook Early Bird Sale

The Early Bird Sale of the LES yearbook is happening online right now through October 20, 2017! You may order a copy of this full color school publication at early bird prices ($20 per copy) by visiting the online store at Balfour.com and searching for "Lakewood Elementary School." Select "Yearbook" and complete the order information. Order today to lock in the early bird rate, as prices will go up after October 20th. Please contact kelli.cataline@lakewoodpto.com with questions

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Sept. 28th LES – 3rd & 4th - Parent Orientation – 5:30 pm New Parent Orientation; 6:00 pm All Parents

Sept. 29th Mother Goose Pajama Party – PK and K wear pajamas to school

Oct. 6th Early Dismissal for Students

  • Morning Pre-K 10:50 am
  • Kindergarten - 4th grade 12:50 pm
  • No Afternoon Pre-K Class

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