Larkspur News!

September 30, 2016

 

Our wonderful 5th grade students kicked off our TRACKS assembly this morning. I love watching our students take on a leadership role and showcase what each TRACK means to them.  Everyone at LES takes such pride and I am so grateful for our amazing family. The month of October we will be focusing on Respect. Please talk with your student about all the different types of respect as we embark on this journey. 

 

Would you miss your flight?  We all know that the airline industry places a high priority on timely arrivals and departures. Passengers who do not arrive at the gate area before their scheduled departure often find that their seat has been released, thus causing them to wait for the next flight later in the day.  While frustrating in the moment, most people understand that schedules are important and must be followed in order to run an effective operation. Here at LES, we are not that much different.

 

School starts promptly at 9 a.m. When students arrive late, we cannot reschedule them for a later class. Their late arrival causes our operation to get off to a rocky start. Students are often stressed about coming into class late, their late arrival causes a disruption in the classroom, and the student misses important information and/or instructions…which requires the teacher to spend time catching them up, thus interrupting instruction for those students who did arrive on time.

 

I understand that occasionally there are irregularities in life that cause a late arrival.  An accident on the road to school and challenging weather conditions are two of the most common culprits. However, if arriving at school under normal conditions is treated with the same priority we might give arriving on time at the airport for a flight, we would have far fewer tardies each day.  The goal, of course, is to ensure the smoothest possible start here at school for both teachers and students.  If, however, circumstances cause you to arrive after 9:05 A.M, please remember you must park and walk you child into the school to check them in.

Thank you for respecting the school day schedule and doing your part to ensure your kiddo doesn’t miss his or her “flight” each day.

 

Friendly Attendance Reminders
ABSENT --
If you know that your child will be absent or tardy, please call our Attendance Line as early as possible to leave a message.  The Attendance number is 303-387-5377.

TARDY--Please note, anytime your child arrives at school after the 9:05 Tardy bell, we need a parent to come in and sign them in.  
MID-DAY ARRIVALS--Please make sure you come in with your student(s) and sign them in if they are coming to school later in the day.
END OF DAY--Please make sure you sign out your student when picking them up early.  
CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION--If your end of day transportation plans change, please make sure you notify the office by 3:30 so that we can accurately deliver that information to your student(s).  The main number for the office is: 303-387-5375. 

 

**Original Works Art Fundraising coming after fall break!

 

Next weeks News:

*Oct. 6th is the last day for fall enrichment. Thank you to our PTO and enrichment teachers for another wonderful season.

*Oct. 5th- Oct. 7th Our wonderful 6th grade students are attending outdoor education at Covenant Heights in Estes Park, CO. 

*Oct 7- Oct. 14th Fall Break,  See you all back at LES,  Monday Oct. 17th!

 

I can't believe that fall break is right around the corner. Please have a fun and safe weekend. I am excited to see you all on Monday!

 

Jen Oldham, Principal

 

 

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