It took a while, but winter weather finally found us!! Please be sure your children are dressed warmly for the outdoors. If possible, we're outside for recess based on temperatures and/or wind chill factor.
If school is delayed or closed, and if we have an accurate phone contact for you in our system, you should receive a call with details from Mary Kay Andrews. The call will display as “TEC Outbound Call.” We also post a banner on our district websites, announce on Twitter/Facebook, and notify local media outlets.
If you didn’t get the call on Wednesday, 1/16, you may want to log onto OneView Parent Portal at https://lakewood.esvportal.com/ to verify your contact(s) or call the school office and our secretaries will be happy to assist.
The third grading period began Monday, 1/14. Second quarter grade cards will be sent home Friday, 1/18, with attendance/grade/growth recognition certificates distributed by Friday, 1/25. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) with any concerns, questions or conference requests you may have. We have completed mid-year reading and math assessments. Ask your child to share his/her latest STAR and reading levels!
Yearbook pre-order sale ends Friday, 1/25. Order forms have been sent home with students. Books arrive for distribution in late May. We congratulate 5th graders Josie Lynch (front cover) and Zoe Matheny (back cover) who won our Yearbook Cover Election this year. We're proud of these talented artists!
A Word of Caution Regarding TikTok App…
Recently, students have been talking about an app, TikTok, which allows them to create and view videos. They can record and post videos of themselves or others for anyone to view or make comments. Viewers can also watch others sing and dance to popular music. This site requires users to be 13 or older and is very limited in its privacy settings.
Some content may be too mature for children ages 8-11 and viewer comments can be harassing, predatory, or inappropriate in nature. TikTok is also a concern because children don’t always understand the potential danger of online activities.
Together, we can work to protect our children. You'll definitely want to register for our Parent Online Safety Awareness event after reading the article below!
As always, please contact me if you have any questions/concerns. We are committed to do whatever it takes to ensure all students learn and grow!
Carol Field, Principal