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From Our Dolphin Blast November 7, 2018

Hello LCM Families,  

Welcome to November!  Thank you for all your support throughout the busy month of October.  Thank you for volunteering during our successful Halloween Carnival and Wigs for Kids events.  We are also thankful for your attendance at school events like the Parenting Night series with author Christine Fonseca, our PTO meeting, and our ELAC meeting.  We are grateful for the continued support of our community as we work together towards success for all our Dolphins.

USA Day / Veterans Day Assembly / Friday Flag Salute:  

One of our school traditions is to honor our local veterans each year with a short assembly on the last school day before the Veterans Day holiday.  This year we also have a Flag Salute scheduled for that day.  We would like to invite any veterans or active service members to join us as we sing our National Anthem together before our Flag Salute on Friday.  

This Friday is also a Spirit Day at LCM.  The student council has selected the theme of “USA Day” in recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.  All students are encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue or Camouflage.

Monday Holiday:  

There will be no school on Monday, November 12th in recognition of Veterans Day.  

4th Grade Family Picnic Lunch November 16th:

Fourth Grade Parents, mark your calendars and pack your lunches for Friday, November 16th! You are are invited to dine with your 4th grade student during their lunch period from 12:25-12:55. More details will be sent home in a flyer as the date gets closer, but below are some important details for your planning.  

1. Please bring your own lunch

2. Plan to check in at the PTO table in front of the school by 12:05 pm

3. Remember that no siblings may be pulled out of class as this is a special activity for you and your fifth grader

4.Students will return to class after lunch, please do not check your student out of school early as we want to make Every Minute Count.

We thank you and we look forward to a very special Family Lunch together!

Parenting Nights at LCM:  

Last week was our final event of the year with Christine Fonseca, but our series of parenting nights will continue in February.  Our next presenter will be John Moffat, a digital safety consultant, and the topic of his presentation is Bridging the Digital Knowledge Gap Between Parents and Their Children.  This presentation is designed to raise awareness of the constant changes facing our youth.  Mr. Moffat translates pre-teen/teen to adult and the other way around. His simple tips can help you and your family use technology to make real connections.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us on February 28th.

Attention Dads:  

Many of you have volunteered on campus as an extra set of eyes and ears to help keep our students safe, and to help us promote a welcoming environment for all students.  We continue to have opportunities for you to volunteer during recess, lunch recess or even to help with student drop-off before school. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering one time, or becoming a regular volunteer for recess, lunch recess, or student drop-off please email our community liaison, Stacy Pollard.  stacy.pollard@smusd.org


Lexia at home:  

Lexia is a great tool used in the classroom to build literacy skills.  All our Dolphins are familiar with the program, but you might not know Lexia is also available at home.  Use these directions to log on to Lexia at home…(you can get to Lexia from the homepage of our school website)


If this is the first time you logged in then you may have to enter your teacher's email

Firstname.lastname@smusd.org

This year the Username is your child's graduation year, first initial, last name, and last 5 digits of their ID number

(For example – 42aklimas#####)

Password is child's birthdate -  yyyymmdd


Stay Connected with LCM:  

We have a variety of ways to stay up-to-date on LCM news, keep up with us on social media or here at this website!

Thank you for a great Halloween Carnival Weekend:

Thank you again to all our volunteers, and community members for a great 2018 Halloween Carnival.  The carnival was a huge success, and the funds generated will be used to help enrich the learning experience of all students at LCM through programs like Science Garden & Art and also by helping to support our staff with valuable professional development.  Our community is amazing and we are so grateful for your support.


From your PTO...


(NEW) Carnival Sponsor Shout-Out: Thank you to our $1,300 Level Sponsor Fire Mountain Veterinary Hospital! www.firemtnvet.com. We invite all of our LCM Families to check out and support our marvelous sponsors!

(NEW) Shutterfly Fundraiser: Here's a great way to raise money for LCM at NO ADDITIONAL EXPENSE to you!!! Now through the end of the year, shop at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints and 13% of your purchase will be donated to LCM! Just use this link when you shop - http://lcm.shutterflystorefront.com 
Thank you for your support!

(NEW) Silver Graphics Update: Order forms will be going home to your students next week. The order forms will have your access code to view and purchase items. Unlike in the past, orders must be made online, and orders are due November 21st. Can't wait? Go to www.silvergraphics.com/shop and enter LCMart2018 for the access code. You then can search for your child's artwork by grade and class. A portion of the proceeds goes to your PTO!

(NEW) Spiritwear - Are you looking for the perfect gift? LCM Spiritwear and Grandparent T-Shirts are available to purchase.  Please place your order by Monday, November 26th at 11:59 PM. They will be delivered to your child's classroom before we leave for Winter Break. Check it out at the PTO website under the SHOP tab.

(NEW) Parents' Night Out: Save the Date! Our ever-popular Parents' Night Out at AK Martial Arts will be on Saturday, December 8. Drop your kids off for a fun night of laser tag and pizza, while you grab dinner, see a movie, or complete your holiday shopping! More info will be coming soon!

Fourth Grade Family Picnic Lunch: 4th Grade Families… join your fourth-graders for lunch at the school on Friday, November 16! Plan to check in at the PTO table in front of the school by 12:20pm and lunch will be from 12:35pm to 1:20pm. Bring your lunch and a chair or picnic blanket and enjoy some time with your kiddos and other 4th grade families! Remember that no siblings may be pulled out of class as this is a special activity for you and your 4th grader. Students will return to class after lunch – the administration respectfully asks that you do not check your student out of school early as we want to make Every Minute Count. For future planning

the 3rd grade lunch will be February 22, 2019; 2nd grade lunch will be March 29; and the 1st grade lunch is scheduled for April 19. More details for the other grades will come at a later date.

November Dine Out: Rubio’s Dine Out is Thursday Nov 29th from 3-9 at the Bressi Ranch location. Let's face it.... we'll all be a little sick of turkey by then, so some fish tacos will probably be just the ticket!!! Look for the flyer later this month in the dolphin folder. Bring a flyer or just show it on your mobile phone, and LCM receives 20% of sales!

PTO Semi-Annual Budget Presentation: Please join us on Friday, November 9th, immediately after Flag Salute for our Semi-Annual Budget presentation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all of the amazing things your donation provide for all of our LCM Dolphins! We also encourage you to come with any questions or suggestions you may have. Coffee will be provided.

Next PTO Meeting: Save the date! The next PTO meeting will be Thursday, November 15  in the school library from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Childcare will be provided, and all are welcome!

WAVE donation: Have you ever wondered how the school is able to provide science, art, music, and technology to our students, as well as fund spelling and geography bees, field trips like Biztown, the annual school play, and more? It’s thanks to everyone who contributes to the PTO WAVE fund! But to ensure the PTO can continue to support all of our little Dolphins, we need YOU! Please visit the PTO Website to make your WAVE fund donations. All donations must be made online this year, as we have officially gone paperless. There are lots of great incentives to donate! Thank you for your generosity! https://lacostameadowspto.membershiptoolkit.com

 
While you're on the PTO website, please take a moment today to make sure your child's name and teacher's name are up-to-date on our new PTO website so we can deliver your future purchases to the correct classroom.