Dear LFP Families,
Our parents are the best! Our staff lounge is stocked well now with incredible items families donated from the Target registry that the staff filled out. Thank you for being so generous and taking such good care of the staff.
Our volunteers enrich our school in so many ways and I want to extend a huge thank you to each of you who have given your time and talents in a myriad of ways to support your child and other children at LFP. This builds community, which is highly valued at LFP. This weekend, at the PTA Bike Rodeo, a parent shared a story about community that I think exemplifies LFP’s vision of community. At one of the LFP bus stops, every morning and afternoon, the parents gather to share news, celebrate their children, and check in on each other. This parent told me that it is such a great way to start her day and that the students and parents have become very close. She said how much the school and the bus bring the neighbors together. Every Monday is “treat day” and they rotate who will provide treats for the children as they disembark at this bus stop on Mondays. Of course, they always give a treat to their LFP bus driver, too. She said that “treat Mondays” makes everyone look forward to going to school on Monday. I love how this story illustrates the power of community and care for each other, and I bet that those students are rarely absent on a Monday!
Thank you to the Wierenga family for organizing a very fun PTA Bike Rodeo. Stations were set up for students to learn about bike riding safety, helmets and bikes were inspected for safety, and a fire truck and a police car were on hand. Students received prizes and certificates for completing the stations. Great fun was had by all and I now have my bike tuned and ready for summer bike riding season!
Congratulations to all of our third through sixth grade students who worked incredibly hard on the MSP. We are proud of our students for showing their learning. Results will be available in September.
Our Girls On the Run team attained their goal by completing a 5K run last weekend at Seward Park. What an accomplishment! They should feel proud.
We are looking for five babies who will be born this summer to participate in our Roots of Empathy program starting in the fall. Please contact the office if you are interested in being a part of this wonderful program.
We look forward to seeing you all at our Open House on Thursday, May 30th. You will be amazed by your child’s artwork created during art lessons by our fabulous PTA art docents. Ice cream will be served and you can browse our popular Book Fair to pick out some good summer reading. Classrooms will be open from 6:15 – 7:30 pm for you to see all the great work students have done lately. We thank our kindergarten families in advance for signing up to provide dinner for the staff that afternoon before Open House.