Principally Speaking

Lassen View Families,

April is HERE! Spring break was a much needed time to get refocused and renewed for the home stretch...our final trimester of the 2017-18 school year! We have lots going on both academically in the classroom and with many extra-curricular activities offered for our students.

Our 5th graders enjoyed a fabulous week at WES Camp April 10-13th even with the prediction of rainy weather and participated in many hikes, skits, campfires and outdoor science activities. Thank you to our team of 5th grade teachers and high school camp counselors for supporting them throughout the week.

The 4th/5th grade girls softball season has begun and we hope you can come out and cheer on the Lady Panthers for one of their games on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon.

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are getting ready for their end of the year state testing-CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). Teachers have been learning about the new tools available to support students and we ask for your support in ensuring a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast to help students perform their best on the test. Our testing window begins on Tuesday, April 24th and continues through Thursday, May 3rd. In addition our 5th graders will take a state science test and a physical fitness test the 2nd week in May. We are proud of our students’ hard work as they prepare to show all they have learned this year.

As we wrap up the 2017-18 school year, we also begin planning for the 2018-19 school year. April is the month we accept your teacher requests during the week of April 23-27th. Please remember that you must complete a teacher request form detailing the learning styles of your student, and include at least two choices. It is our goal to create balanced classes and match students to teaching styles to ensure success for EVERY student. We therefore cannot honor every request made, but will do our best to create a learning environment where your student can grow socially, emotionally and academically.

ACE sign-ups begin on Thursday, April 12th for the 2018-19 school year. Please be sure to enroll your student if you would like to participate in our after school program as it often fills up and we frequently have a waiting list.

Be sure to check out our PTO sponsored Art Show on Thursday, April 19th and Talent Show on Wednesday, April 25th. In addition we have our annual Family Literacy Night including a free pizza dinner on Tuesday, April 17th.

We look forward to seeing you on campus,

Mrs. Caryn Emerson