Larchmont Fairfax Weekly Update | 9.12.20

IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 14 - LCS Fairfax Monday Morning Message/Video

  • September 16 - Wednesday Morning Sing | 9:15 am | Instagram Live

  • September 16 - Grab n Go Lunches | 12 - 3 pm | FFX Campus

  • September 21 - Community Group Activity | Peace Day | 9 am

  • September 25 - Larchmont FFX Parent Coffee | 9 am

  • September 28 - NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)

  • September 29 - Finance Committee Meeting | 7 - 9 pm

  • October 2 - Fairfax LOOP (Larchmont Org of Parents) Meeting | 9 am

  • October 6 - LCS Board Meeting | 6:30 pm

  • November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Dvpt. Day)

  • November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)

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FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER


Dear Larchmont Fairfax Families:

As you can see, now that our NEW Larchmont website is LIVE, we're upgrading our weekly blast format as well! This new format should be more aesthetically pleasing and user friendly. Additionally, no more having to look back in your email to find old blasts for information. All of these blasts (old and new) will be housed in the website under the Fairfax campus page on our website. Please be sure to look over the website which now houses: teacher websites, bios, the weekly blast, contact information for all staff, lunch menus, important forms, academic information, and more!


It was so nice to see everyone at Back to School Night this week. We hope you found the evening informative and helpful in better understanding your child's classroom as well as larger school issues. We're in a nice groove as we head deeper into our first month of school. Parents, brace yourselves -- it's going to fly by more quickly than you ever could have imagined.


We talked a bit in our back to school orientations and presentations by teachers about how to support students on this distance learning journey. Please click on the link for this new deck of information! Top suggestions from our one of our school psychologists include: (a) making a schedule the night before, (b) using a timer to keep students on track, (c) making a list of strategies to use when kids feel stressed, (d) taking exercise/movement breaks, (e) refocusing by thinking about how they've overcome problems in the past, (f) practicing mindfulness before a tough Zoom class, (g) incorporating lots of play out in nature if possible, and finally, (h) working on growth mindset - overcoming being 'stuck' and then getting 'unstuck' from bad feelings and knowing that they're temporary.


We thought it would be helpful and fun to use these ideas as well as some of your own to make a Recipe for Success for these times and invite you all to do the same so that we can share ideas amongst each other in future weeks. Here's a recipe that we developed in keeping with our Edible Schoolyard Program:

Take a few minutes as a family to come up with your recipe for success and drop it in this Recipe file! We'll share the ideas in the coming week's blasts to help each other!





We hope you're all staying safe and sound in the midst of the fires, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom this coming week.


Larchmont Proud,

Mersedeh, Andi & The Larchmont FFX Team

 

PE UPDATE

As mentioned in our communication earlier this week, Coach Alan is taking a temporary leave of absence due to childcare issues. Though we are searching as we speak for a more permanent solution for the duration of Alan's absence, we have some great news to share!


Steven Ho, Larchmont FFX parent, renowned martial artist, stunt coordinator, and fitness guru, has very generously offered to help teach PE until Alan's replacement is secured so our students don't lose valuable PE time. As you can tell by his resume´, we could not have asked for a more qualified candidate.


We will need to modify PE times for the time being to accommodate this change.


NEW PE TIMES:


All students will log on at 1 pm on Wednesday. TK/K will stay on for 20 min; grades 1-2 will stay on longer until 1:30 pm, and grades 3-4 will stay on the full time until 1:40 pm. If any of our younger students wish to stay on longer, they are welcome to do so!


TK/K: Wednesday 1-1:20 pm | Zoom link will be shared by teachers

Grades 1-2: Wednesday 1-1:30 pm | Zoom link will be shared by teachers

Grades 3-4: Wednesday 1-1:40 pm | Zoom link will be shared by teachers