Thank you to everyone that was able to attend and help with our LT Thanksgiving and with food drive – both were huge successes! We are now in the midst of a few weeks of crucial instructional time prior to the holiday break, with more exciting events upon us. Please see the updates below:
Look For Good Project: We have begun rolling out the first phase of our “Look For Good” project as seen with the gratitude wall when you first walk into school. We will be working on another round of gratitude sticky notes starting this week to continue expanding our wall. Next, we will be moving into phase two of the project that will include “you matter” cards that students and staff will be passing to each other when positive actions are seen across the school-day.
Research tied to this project suggest that if we first teach students the meaning of gratitude, we can dramatically improve positive student interactions, while also reduces bullying incidences. Further information can be found at https://www.lookforthegoodproject.org.
LTES PTO Fall Campaign: As a reminder, we have a few weeks left in our LTES PTO Fall Campaign - 100% of donations directly impacts students and staff across all grade levels. Your donations help bridge the gap by allowing investments in technology, inquiry-based learning materials, capital improvements, and adequate supplies for our teachers and specials leads. Checks can be dropped in the main office, dropped in the PTO box in the Parent Center/FoodPrints room, or made electronically at http://www.ludlowtaylor.org/donate.html. Thank you for the continued support!
After-School Clubs: We have received many inquiries about afterschool clubs, please visit https://www.ludlowtaylor.org/clubs.html for the winter club offerings.
Parent Request: In the main office, there is a sign-in sheet for Back to School Night for this year. I forgot to put a sign in sheet out at the beginning of the year, but need proof of attendance for our Title I funding. If you did attend, please stop by to sign quick. Apologies for the confusion on this – we will be sure to have these out the night of BTSN next year.
Student Cell Phones: We have had recent distractions involving student cell phones during the day and during after-school. While we completely understand that many students may have cell phones, but we are asking for parent support in reinforcing a strict no cell phone policy during the school-day and during after-school. Students may use cell phones during dismissal from both the regular school day and from after-school.
Missing Clothes: We completely understand the frustration of lost coats, hats, gloves, etc., and are trying to create a better system. Unfortunately, the front office staff cannot spend time searching for missing clothing, so we are asking for your help. In the back of the cafeteria we will continue to keep our lost and found tables. If something is missing, and not on the table, please use the white board above the back tables to write student name and the piece of missing clothing. Hopefully, this will help retrieve a few more. Also, please make sure student names are on all coats!
Upcoming Events: Please visit, http://www.ludlowtaylor.org/calendar.html to learn more about upcoming events and how to sync to our master calendar.
- Friday, December 1st – Professional Development, no school for students
- Thursday, December 7th – K Publishing Party, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, December 19th – 1st Grade Publishing Party, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 19th – Winter Concert, ECE and K, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 20th – Winter Concert, Grades 1-5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 22nd – Beginning of Winter Break
Thank you all for the continued support. Please reach out with any questions, concerns and shout-outs.