Dear LFP Families,
Congratulations to Mrs. Gangnes, LFP first grade teacher, who received her National Board Certification this month. The national certification process takes a minimum of 18 months. Teachers must demonstrate in their four-part portfolio a deep understanding and application of the national standards that are in place for their field of teaching. A national panel of peers then assesses the portfolio. Teachers also take a six-part examination in their content area. We are so proud of Mrs. Gangnes for her achievement of this certification.
Teachers spent yesterday’s non-student day working on grading. This day was important for teachers to have the time to examine student assessments and thoughtfully fill out report cards to communicate student progress to parents. Report cards will be sent home on Monday, December 16th and will be discussed at conferences in January.
Today, our new 2nd/3rd grade classroom opened in Room 21 and we are excited to have smaller classrooms in all of the 2nd and 3rd grades now. We appreciate the students, parents, and staff who made this a smooth transition for our fantastic students. We will have a Meet and Greet for the families in the classroom (Room 21) this Thursday, December 5th from 6:00– 6:30 pm before the Heritage Festival.
This Wednesday, December 4th is the PTA general membership meeting at 7:00 pm with a guest speaker on parenting. Hope you can join us for an informative evening.
This Thursday, December 5th is our annual Heritage Festival / Book Fair from 6:30–8:00 pm. Please plan to attend this free family event. Please bring a potluck dish to share. We will have live entertainment, cultural displays, arts and crafts by the Everett Children’s Museum, and a fashion show. Please plan to visit our Book Fair in the library, too.
On Saturday, December 7th we will have two exciting events. Our Girls on the Run team members will be running their first 5k run! We wish them the best as they achieve their goals. We will also have the PTA Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 am–4:00 pm.
Thank you to the parents who attended the November principal coffee on MSP scores and online resources. I always enjoy having the opportunity to share with parents. The next principal coffee will be Thursday, December 12th from 9:30– 10:30 am in the modular with special guest, Superintendent Sue Walker, who will speak about the upcoming levy election. Please join me for this special principal coffee.