FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
The moment you've all been waiting for - our last weekly update for the 2018/19 school year! We included many photos above to reflect this week's happenings - it was truly a week to remember.
What a whirlwind it's been. This week, students participated in our annual Jump Rope Day (the culminating event for PE) and put all of their jump roping skills to work! Not to mention that after 12 years with our tiny air conditioning units, each class had a brand new, powerful air conditioning unit installed!!! On Tuesday, we held our annual Third Grade Carnival! The third grade students designed and created all of the games as a way to give back to all of the students at our campus. This is connected to their signature project work as heroes and advocates in our community. On Wednesday, the graduates from our very own LFP campus came to visit us in their caps and gowns and they were met with rousing applause as our FFX kids lined the halls to greet them. They visited classrooms and our students got to ask them questions about what colleges they're attending and how high school is different from elementary school. It was such a special moment and the beginning of what is now a legacy event. Finally, on Friday we got to sign yearbooks, have class parties and a parent breakfast, and say our goodbyes for the summer. It was certainly an emotional week getting ready to say goodbye to our fourth graders. It was a privilege for all of us to see them grow over the past few years.
As our school year draws to an end (and because this is our last e-blast for this year), the teachers, staff and I want to wish you all a most enjoyable summer! We thank you for all of your beautiful end of year notes, cards, and gifts. Your kind words are so appreciated - I know I'll be adding all of the cards to my collection from over the years. We are all grateful to work in a such a wonderful community.
We would also like to share our thanks and appreciation for all that you do for Larchmont, for without your unending support and contributions, Larchmont Fairfax would not be a fraction of what it is today. While we celebrate the many milestones of this year, we look forward to an even more exciting 2019/20 school year!
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st. REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO AFTER SCHOOL THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
With much gratitude,
Mersedeh and Andi
2019-20 LCS Calendar
Larchmont Charter's 2019-20 calendar is attached again for your review. To view, click:
2019-2020 LCS Calendar
PARTY BOOK LAUNCH
Parties were debuted at the Gala & they are booking fast. There are awesome NEW additions, as well as long-time favorites. Please take a look at all of the new parties and sign up. Some are happening very soon!
PROGRESS REPORTS & SUMMER READING
End of year progress reports will be mailed out to all families in approximately two weeks. The end of year progress reports contain a long narrative section for each student with a student overview as well as a thorough description of areas of strength and areas for growth across all content areas.
In the progress report packet, we will also include a summer reading list for your child's grade. Studies show that maintaining summer reading helps to drastically reduce any regression in overall academic skills, and of course reading is just fun! We encourage you to use the list as a guide, but please adjust according to your child's reading level as needed.
P.S. Please check out this excellent summer reading program from Mensa. Students do not need to be a Mensa member.
In July you'll receive a packet in the mail with everything you'll need to know for a smooth start for the coming school year. We'll include information about our after school program, the lunch program, the school calendar and daily schedule with drop off and pick up times, and much more. Please be on the lookout for the packet and please review the information carefully so you don't miss any changes for next year.
Special note: Our carpool placards will look a little different next year. Also, instead of mailing them out in the summer (since some packets are always lost in the mail), we'll be sending them home in the very first Friday Folder.
BACK TO SCHOOL REGISTRATION
In early August, you will receive an email regarding Larchmont's Back to School Registration. Everyone - new and returning students - MUST complete these forms. Please look out for that email!
SUMMER LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY / ALMUERZO DE VERANO
Enjoy a delicious free lunch for kids and teens ages 1-18. Visit the following libraries Monday through Friday, from June 10 to August 9, to taste the special summer menu. Lunch is served 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Yum!
Disfruta de un sabroso almuerzo gratuito para niños y adolescentes de 1 a 18 años de edad. Visita las siguientes bibliotecas de lunes a viernes, del 10 de junio al 9 de agosto, para degustar del menú especial de verano. El almuerzo estará en la mesa de 12:30 a 1:30 p. m. ¡Ñam!