Principally Speaking

Lassen View Families,

November is one of those very busy months in the life of an elementary student and passes by quickly. We had a fabulous Spirit Week for Red Ribbon Week and many students, staff and teachers participated in our dress up days to remind us to make positive life choices each and everyday!

We begin the month with a week of minimum days November 5th through 9th to provide an opportunity for parents to join in Parent Conferences. The home-school connection is key to student success and we encourage you to make an appointment with your child’s teacher to help celebrate their successes during our 1st Trimester and to find out ways you can support their learning. We love growing our brains at Lassen View.

One way to support learning is to attend our Family Math Night on Wednesday, November 14th, in our cafeteria. We start our evening at 5:30 pm with a free pasta dinner sponsored by Olive Garden. Students and their parents then can work through various math game stations that are easy ways to practice mathematical concepts at home. Many of the stations include take home kits so you can continue playing math games to give additional practice. We will offer door prizes, raffle tickets just for attending and each time you complete a station to increase your chances of winning. Students can turn in their passports for a free dessert! It’s a fun evening for ALL!

We also have a Family Movie Night this month on Friday, November 9th sponsored by our 4th grade classes featuring the movie “Incredibles 2”. Movie Night is always free for students and their families, but all proceeds from the snack bar opening at 5:30 pm will support our 4th graders annual Sacramento field trip. Come join the FUN!

Our Thanksgiving break is from November 19th through the 23rd. This week is to spend time with friends and loved ones remembering all we have to be thankful for. Holidays are a great time to create family traditions with your children. These will become the memories your kids will treasure as they grow up.

We are thankful for our Lassen View families, staff members and teachers and feel blessed to work alongside you ALL each and everyday. At the end of the morning message, I always say, “We love you and there’s nothing you can do about it,” as a reminder that learning and growing each school day we are bound to make mistakes, but that doesn’t stop how much we care about one another.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours,

Mrs. Caryn Emerson