Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sept 18 - 22

A Few Things:
1. 2017-18 Excellence Fund-  We are hoping that our class will have 100% family participation in order to earn a FUN Friday!  Closing date is Sept. 22. 

CLICK HERE to go online to indicate their level of support for the Excellence Fund and make donations online. 

2. 2017-18 Student Pick-up Authorization Form - Please Complete for All Students at LME
It is time to to collect pick-up authorization information for our students via an online form to ensure we have this information readily available, particularly if/when we need to implement our parent/student reunification plan due to an emergency. Anyone who you might possibly ask to pick-up your child for any reason (siblings, neighbors, relatives, co-workers. etc.) should be listed on this form. Anyone not listed on the online form or student registration form will not be permitted to pick up your child for any reason. We ask that one parent from each household complete this form as soon as possible.

This information will be kept confidential in the office. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact the office at 512-464-4300. Thank you for your help with this matter.
A Note from LME:

2017-18 Excellence Fund Campaign Off to a GREAT Start!

The LME Excellence Fund Campaign, which funds SEM at Laurel Mountain, is off to a great start with over 160 families participating so far! Our goal is 100% participation so we encourage any family that has not yet participated to CLICK HERE and complete our online support form.  Even if you cannot make a donation at this time, we still need each family to complete the online support form in order for classes to be eligible for the participation awards. Classes with at least 80% participation will have their class name featured on the “Wall of Fame”.  Class will 100% participation will also receive a FUN FRIDAY! The campaign will run through Friday, September 22nd.
Your support of the Excellence Fund confirms that our parents, teachers and community strongly believe in the vision and mission of Laurel Mountain. We encourage you to read more about Enrichment and the Environment at LME on our webpage and/or attend one of the parent education sessions below.

What are we doing this week: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  

Reading-  The students will express why they choose certain books.... what is it that they like about it?  
Writing/Grammar-  Students will write, edit and revise our small moment story from our idea book.  We will identify that nouns are person, place, thing in sentences.
Spelling- short vowels, -ck and -ea
Math -  Students will explain the concept of addition.  They will work on turn around facts, counting on from a 2 digit number and find missing addends. We will write problems to show our understanding of addition.
Science- Students will describe how adding and taking away heat changes matter.
Social Studies- Students will discuss our rights as citizens. We will also identify state and nation's symbols.
Upcoming Dates
  • October 9 & 10: School Holiday 
  • October 11, 6:45pm: PTA General Meeting & Family Clay Night
  • October 19Picture Day
  • November 6-9: Fall Book Fair
  • November 4, 11:00am-3:00pm: Fall Carnival
 Information for You
1.  If you plan to volunteer at LME in any capacity this year, please fill out the Volunteer Application as soon as possible. This will ensure that your application has plenty of time to process prior to the event. This form needs to be renewed every year.
2. If your child will be absent, please fill out the online form. This will notify me and the office of your child's absence.
3. The Aligned Round Rock Curriculum shows the general schedule of what we will be learning this year in second grade.
4. Here are Round Rock ISD's guidelines for second grade: 2nd Grade Report Cards.

 Parent Packet 2017-18 and the Parent Night Power Point  Please refer to these as needed. These are a bit of a guideline of 2nd grade as we get the year started.  Please let me know if you have any questions throughout the year on our curriculum or procedures. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sept 5-8

PTA Directory, Membership and Purchases
The Laurel Mountain PTA has gone digital with our student directory, offering you the convenience of contacting friends and classmates easily from your computer or smartphone! Other schools in the district are also using this system, so you'll already be familiar with how easy it is. Not only will you get access to contact information much sooner, but you will also be able to access it online or via your smart phone anytime, anywhere! Families also have the option of printing a class or grade level directory for personal use.
  • If you are new to LME, please click on the link below to enter your family contact information at our secure, online form and choose your directory publication preferences. https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=LaurelMountainElementary82416
  • If your students are returning to LME and you were in directory last year, you will receive an email on August 18th, 2017 with instructions to confirm your family's data and update your preferences.
After entering your family data, you will have the opportunity to join PTA, buy spirit wear and tote bags, yearbooks, and make donations.  
NOTE: The only way to gain access to LME's online directory is to confirm your data, so don’t delay!! All CONFIRMED or newly-entered families will be given access to the online directory beginning September 18th.
*For directory-related questions, please email Sally Dewhirst.

What are we doing this week: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  
Reading-  The students will express why they choose certain books.... what is it that they like about it?
Writing/Grammar-  Students will discover small moments that matter in writing.  
Spelling- No spelling until the full week after Labor Day
Math -  Students will write tens and ones in number forms and locate double digit numbers on a number line. Students will use tally marks to make a bar and pictograph.
Science- Students will classify matter by using their 5 senses to describe it's physical properties.
Social Studies- Students will explain what is a citizen and discuss what characteristic traits make a good citizen.
Upcoming Dates
  • September 6, 7:30pm:  Club registration opens online
  • September 7, 6:30pm: Kindergarten Parent Night
  • September 15, 5:30pm: Family Picnic - everyone is invited!
  • September 29, 8:00am: Kinder Dads and Donuts
  • October 9 & 10: School Holiday (Parent Conferences)
  • October 11, 6:45pm: PTA General Meeting & Family Clay Night
  • October 19Picture Day
  • November 6-9: Fall Book Fair
  • November 4, 11:00am-3:00pm: Fall Carnival

Information for You
1.  If you plan to volunteer at LME in any capacity this year, please fill out the Volunteer Application as soon as possible. This will ensure that your application has plenty of time to process prior to the event. This form needs to be renewed every year.
2. If your child will be absent, please fill out the online form. This will notify me and the office of your child's absence.
3. The Aligned Round Rock Curriculum shows the general schedule of what we will be learning this year in second grade.
4. Here are Round Rock ISD's guidelines for second grade: 2nd Grade Report Cards.