Dear LFP Families,
As we celebrated PTA appreciation week the week before spring break, I just want to again thank all of our incredible PTA members who graciously give their time and talents to make LFP such a special school. Our students benefit daily from your support. Thank you!
Next week is staff appreciation week and we are grateful for the outstanding LFP staff who work hard to support each child at LFP.
You are invited this Thursday to the principal coffee with guest speaker, Michael Power, who is the Director of Assessment. Michael will explain how LFP did on the Washington State Achievement index this year compared to last year, explain how schools are awarded Washington State achievement awards, and provide information about the upcoming Smarter Balanced testing. Please join us at 9:30 am this Thursday in the modular.
I hope that your family can join us this Friday evening at 5:30 pm for El Dia Del Niños (Day of the Child) celebration put on by our wonderful Natural Leaders. There will be games, piñatas, and a potluck dinner. Please be sure to bring a dish to share and enjoy a fun evening for the children!
I look forward to seeing many of you Sunday morning at the Pack the Park fun run event to benefit our weekend food pack program. A big thank you to all who have signed up!
On April 11th, PTA guest speaker, Rosetta Lee, explained the difference between conflict and bullying.
Conflict: Clash between two individuals about something important. Bullying: Power is uneven, intent to harm, repeated, effort to hide from adult, and advocacy is not changing the behavior.
Parenting tip by 5th grader, Andre:
Hi. I am Andre Lasconia and I am 11 years old and go to Lake Forest Park. I play three sports (football, baseball, and basketball). I am the oldest of three kids. Last year, I got my first phone for Christmas. Quickly, I learned the dangers of social media. I thought I would share some tips my parents use with me.
Seventy-two percent of children aged eight and under have used a mobile device for some sort of media activity (playing games, watching videos, or using apps). Almost 40% of children under age 2 have used a phone for media activity. Fifty-six percent of children ages 8-12 have a cell phone. (Common Sense Research Study)
Social media is everywhere. Kids have access to apps and videos that some parents do not even know exist. Here are some tips to help keep your child safe on social media.
1. Check privacy settings. You can make your kid’s accounts private so people have to request to follow them.
2. Set ground rules. Make a list of rules that your son or daughter have to follow in order to have a social media account. These rules could include no cussing, no phones past a certain time at night, and set a time limit.
3. Make kids tell you your password. By doing this, you can monitor what your kid is doing. You can do random checks whenever you want.
4. Have your kids keep some things private. Tell
them not to post certain things that can identify where they live, such as the name of their school or the city they live in.
5. Tell your kids to take action if they see someone bullying. Tell an adult, ignore insults, or stick up for your friend and tell the bully to stop.
Thank you for reading this. By Andre Lasconia