Principally Speaking

Lassen View Families,

Happy New Year! We welcome 2020 with lots of exciting events, news and happenings on the Lassen View campus. It is hard to believe we are halfway through our school year! Students have been working hard, learning and growing everyday. Teachers have also spent time exploring their new Studies Weekly social studies curriculum, refining our Everyday Math practices and supporting and encouraging reading, reading, and more reading as that conquers a multitude of content areas leading to student success.

Our 2nd Trimester concludes at the end of February which means are second set of parent conferences is right around the corner in March. We will have one Monday holiday in January for Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 20th and then a week off in February, the 17th-21st, celebrating Presidents Lincoln and Washington. With that also comes our annual Patriotic Program where we take a morning to honor all of our local veterans. If you have any veterans in your family or workplace, please invite them to join us on Wednesday, January 26th. We begin with an all school flag salute at 8:15 a.m. and then walk over to the auditorium at Pathway Church (formerly Neighborhood Church) next door to honor veterans with song and prose. Then the local Veterans Historical Society shares their displays and helicopter with our students back on campus. It is a great way to thank those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.

PTO has several upcoming events from a Family Movie Night on Friday, January 24th, supporting our 4th graders and their annual Sacramento field trip to both our Daughter Dance on February 7th and the Son Dance in March. Join them for their monthly meetings so you can support our many community events.

Finally, January is also our annual Family Technology Night. Our 4th and 5th graders will lead parents through the many different applications used by our students (Google Apps for Education, iReady Math and Language Arts, Prodigy, XtraMath, Everyday Math games, just to name a few.) Our Technology Director will also lead with some internet Safety tips to help protect our student community as technology is a part of everyday life both in school and out.

We thank you for your support as we know student success isn't possible without a strong school-home partnership. We believe Lassen View is a great place to be both for students and their families as we continue to support academic growth and allow opportunities for students to develop social-emotional skills to help them navigate a future in the 21st century.

A new decade is an opportunity to write a new storyline! We are so thankful to be on this journey with you!

Caryn Emerson