Friday, December 7, 2018

Principal's Blog December 6, 2018

December 6th, 2018

Dear Parents,

The holidays are upon us and it is quite a hectic time of year for all.  I hope you are enjoying the process and managing the stress that can come with it!  I am looking forward to both of my college kids coming home.  My very quiet house is sure to get busy soon!

Here are some dates of which to be aware...

December 14th  LPE's Student Led Annual Pancake Breakfast:  Please join us for pancakes from Flippin' Flapjacks.  We will have our Student Lighthouse Council leading and helping to greet, serve, and clear; and our LPE Choir entertaining us.  If you haven't had these scrumptious pancakes you have been missing out!  I don't enjoy pancakes and I can't get enough of these.  Come join us!  This event is sponsored by our Parent Teacher Involvement Board so there is no cost to your family.  The RSVP for this event is coming soon.

You do not need to print and bring tickets to the event.  We ask that you please try to come during the time slot you RSVP for, to keep the flow of traffic in the cafeteria moving.  Parents are required to supervise their children until the school day begins.  Feel free to move to the library to enjoy a holiday film after you finish breakfast until that first bell rings. 

If you are able to lend a hand for about 30 minutes before or after you enjoy breakfast, please sign up to help out at the check in table or to help after the event here.

December 14th 9:15  December Leadership Assembly in the gym.  For our monthly assembly we will be randomly drawing 2 names per grade level and awarding those students a "Leader Lives Here" yard sign.  We will also be engaging in come fun sing alongs and having a small student led leadership lesson.  These assemblies are student designed and led.  Please join us for this uplifting event!

December 19th 10:00 a.m.  The Elementary Progress Report will go live!  We will send you a reminder to let you know that you will be able to see your son/daughter's EPR at this time.  Classroom teachers will also send a reminder for you to review them.  This timeframe will give you time to contact the classroom teacher if you have questions.  

December 20th after 2:30  (exact times are shared via classroom teachers) Holiday Parties.  We will wrap up the first semester with classroom celebrations.  Your son/daughter's classroom teacher should be connecting with you to share details.  You are welcome to check students out early on this day, we just ask that you sign them out via the office.

Raptor Security System  Legacy Point is thrilled to announce a new level of security being implemented at our school.  It is called the Raptor System and it requires parents to use their Driver's License or other ID to be scanned upon entry.  A badge with the picture of the ID bearer is printed out for wearing when entering the building.  This system is currently in use at all secondary schools and most elementary schools.  Legacy Point is in the last phase of  implementation for Douglas County School District.  Please be aware as using Raptor takes a bit longer than traditional sign in, yet is more secure. 

Volunteers, you will be able to grab your Volunteer Tag and sign in on a Volunteer sheet.
Visitor tags from Raptor are for those entering the building without the intent to volunteer at that time.  Please remember to bring your Drivers License. 

Thank you for your patience as we adjust to using this new system together.

Winter Break December 21st-January 6th  As you go on break with your kids keep in mind... keeping balance with your family.  We know kids shouldn't be spending more than 1-2 hours of  screen time that includes ALL screens.  It creates the space for our kids to be creative and find alternate activities they may not select initially.  Taking time to READ is key.  Parents of K-3 students you have a big job.  Research shows if students aren't reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade, they likely won't catch up with peers.  Your intervention and support is key.  Read to your child, let them read with you, ask your family to create time to do this.  Let them WRITE!  Let them be creative and entertain you with their thoughts.  Create the space to practice and LISTEN to show you value this.  You can make a big impact!  

Leader in Me  As you know we are a Leader in Me Light house school.  We are only one of approximately 400 schools worldwide to achieve this designation. Please see for more information!  

Thank you for your continued support.  This has been an incredible semester for our community.  We wish you all the best during the holidays.  Please feel free to reach out at any time for any questions and know I always value your feedback.

Kristin Drury