Principally Speaking

Lassen View Families,

It is hard to believe we have started our third and final trimester of the 2018-19 school year. We have had many special events, family nights and students have accomplished tremendous things this school year. We thank you for your participation in making this year a SUCCESS!

We kick off our third trimester with our rescheduled Veterans Patriotic Program on Wednesday, March 27th. Each year we honor our local veterans and they in turn teach our students about what it means to serve our great country. Our program is held at the Neighborhood Church auditorium at 8:30 a.m. and all local veterans are invited. Immediately following our program, the Veterans Historical Society will share a tour of their army helicopter and historical displays for all of our students to see. It truly is a memorable day!

Our 5th graders head off to WES Camp during the first week of April 1st-5th. It is a fabulous time to study science in the great outdoors. We are fortunate to have this year's camp located at Lassen Pines. This camp is built for snow and the accommodations have provided a fun and safe camp experience. We have recently learned that Sierra Pacific is working with the Shasta County Office of Education to develop a new site for WES Camp in future years and is working hard to maintain this educational experience for our student community.

With our snow days this year we have had to make some adjustments to the school calendar. Traditionally we build in one snow day each calendar year and April 22nd will become our make-up snow day with school being in session for this Monday immediately following our spring break. It is our hope that the State Department of Education will waive the other two snow days and we won't be required to make them up in June. We will let you know as soon as we have word from the State of CA.

Girls Softball for 4th and 5th graders kicks off our final sport season. Try-outs begin the week of March 18-22nd. The season goes through May with most games being played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come on out and cheer on our Lady Panthers!

Spring Break this year lands in April from the 15th-19th. We hope to enjoy beautiful spring weather and family time. School will resume on Monday, April 22nd. This will lead us into our CAASPP testing-California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress or more commonly known as State Testing. Our 3rd through 5th graders participate in Language Arts and Mathematical testing demonstrating proficiency on state standards for their grade level. It is a great time to celebrate student progress and recognize their hard work for the school year. Please help our students do their best by attending school each and everyday as well as eating a healthy breakfast and getting a good night's rest.

At Lassen View we celebrate student success and academic achievement each and everyday. Remember, we love you and there's nothing you can do about it!!