Larkspur News!

December 17, 2016

 

Good morning Bobcats!

 

We are super excited as this week we were nominated by Project Learning Tree as the first PLT Green School in the state of Colorado! We were awarded a PLT bench and green flag that will be proudly displayed!  PLT’s service-learning program includes student investigations that are centered on energy, water, school site, waste & recycling, and environmental quality. These investigations are aligned with state & national standards and can be incorporated into classroom studies or be projects for school eco-clubs. I am so proud of our Green Team and teachers at LES! 

 

*Our wonderful teachers have been working tirelessly completing semester report cards. Please log into your InspirED Innovation account to access your child's grades.  (this is located under I on our main district website. Log in is the same as parent portal, please remember to click that you are a parent)

 

*PARCC/CMASS testing information for 2017 please  click here

 

Who remembers the old song:  All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth? What I always loved about this song was that the subject of the song (my two front teeth) was not something that could be bought in the store.  And, while certainly very tangible, it was also something that could not easily be acquired…the request stemming from a wish or desire in the heart of the child.  

After reading to my own kids last week, I asked them to think about and respond to this question:  What do you most want or wish for this holiday season that ISN’T a ‘thing’. Their responses truly warmed my heart. They mentioned ‘things’ such as:

  • “Love”

  • “My mom to feel better” or “My dad to feel better” (we have the wicked cold going around)

  • “Kindness”

  • “Everyone to be happy”

  • “To see/visit my grandparents”

  • “Snow”

  • “My family to be together”

From the mouths of babes…isn’t this what the holiday season is all about?  They get it! What do your kiddos most wish for this holiday season?   Ask them…they’ll tell you.

What do I most want for all LES students and families this holiday season?  Here’s my hope and my wish list:  

  • I hope all LES families are safe, warm and content throughout the holidays.  

  • I hope they share hours of laughter and joy together, and enjoy a sense of peace and contentment that comes from simply being together as a family.  

  • I wish for blessings to be counted, silver linings illuminated, and opportunities to spread kindness to others are plentiful and embraced. 

  • I hope for family time spent reading, playing board games, building snowmen or sledding down a hill , or simply just hanging out together.

  • I wish for good food and special holiday favorites.

  • I hope each LES child knows how much they are loved and how special they are.

  • I wish for good health, healing and rest for our students, parents and staff.

  • Most of all, I wish you all a very happy holiday season!  

Thank you for a wonderful 2016.  See you next year!

 

 

 

Jen Oldham, Principal 

 

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