Thursday, November 8, 2018

Principal's Blog 11/9/18

November 9th, 2018

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful couple of weeks it has been and Thanksgiving break is almost upon us!  It was great to see you all on Halloween.  We all enjoyed dancing to the Monster Mash, learning the Wave, and drawing names for students to receive "A Leader Lives Here" yard sign.

We have many things on the calendar for the holiday season.  Here are a couple  dates to keep in mind....

Monday, November 12th 8:00 A.M. Veterans Breakfast (Please let the office know if you know a Veteran who might like to be honored.)  Our very gracious LPE Staff is providing a home cooked breakfast.

Tuesday, November 13th 5:00 Open Enrollment/Kindie Information Evening 5:00 p.m. If you or someone you know wants to get information about LPE and is considering enrolling, please send them to this session!

Wednesday, November 14th Grandparents Thanksgiving Luncheon.   We are looking forward to hosting our famous Turkey Luncheon on this date.  Grandparents (and parents) are invited to enjoy a turkey lunch in our dining room.  You may use your student's lunch account number when you go through the line for payment. Please let the office know if you'd like to come if you didn't RSVP.

Friday, November 16th 9:15 Leadership and Thankfulness Assembly. Our Student Lighthouse Council is presenting a small lesson on Leadership and we are doing our random drawing for Leadership Yard signs.  Two students will be drawn for each grade level.  If your son/daughter has earned a Legacy Point Bracelet or Legacy Point Leader pencil for filling up their compasses, their name gets placed in the drawing.

Thanksgiving Week November 19-23rd No School.  Enjoy your families!

December 21st NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Thankful Wall - Students throughout the week will be writing what they are thankful for and posting those thoughts on our wall near the office.   Leader in Me (7 Habits) invites us to create a mindset of abundance for what we have!

On our Professional Development Day, November 6th, the LPE Staff took advantage of the opportunity to continue to deepen our own knowledge around the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  We collaborated on ways we can implement the Habits of Synergy and Sharpen the Saw with our students.  True Synergy is the energy of creative cooperation.  It isn't about compromise but about finding the 3rd alternative to solve problems.  Read more HERE.  We also worked on how to Sharpen the Saw.  We know if we take care of ourselves first we can more effectively take care of those around us.  Conversations included how we can increase metacognition and encourage students to be aware of their needs as an integral part of self care.

Annual Toy Drive - Our annual Toy Drive will be kicking into gear starting Thanksgiving week.  Harry was a happy and vibrant second grader at Legacy Point.  He passed away from a sudden and fatal illness.  The LPE family was devastated from this event and his family has chosen to keep his memory alive with this wonderful event.  More info to come on this!

On November 26th the Douglas County Apple Awards Nominations open!  Start thinking of a teacher or teachers who have made a difference and deserve this prestigious award.  More information to come!

Our LPE Choir and Band have had concerts in the past couple of weeks.  These students have put in numerous hours and performed brilliantly!  So proud of them!

Weekly Announcement - Watch our FriYay Video Announcement HERE.

Thank you all for your continued support!  We appreciate you and all of your involvement.  It takes all of us to make true community!

Kristin Drury