If we teach compassion, truth, communication, and open mindedness, then we will create a safe environment which will result in respectful, independent, and productive citizens.
Our very own Lexi Zanovitch was selected as the VFW Post 3699 Elementary Teacher of the Year!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lyndon B Johnson Elementary Wins National Start with Hello Week Award
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a leading youth violence prevention organization, launched the awards in tandem with the larger Start with Hello Week national campaign to recognize school efforts to prevent bullying and violence.
Principal Brad Fisher stated, “It is an honor to be recognized for this award. It is our Staffulty’s belief that our students need to be safe, first and foremost, to learn and this starts with a simple Hello. We do not want to see anyone left out or feeling lonely at any time. Working with our students and community on doing their personal best and always being a friend is something we do daily. As stated by student Aidan Dean, “If anybody gets down, raise them up by asking them to play with you. Then get them to smile.” This exemplifies what we want from all of our students and is exactly what we emphasized with Start with Hello Week.”
To qualify for the awards, each school and district must demonstrate active student leadership, creativity of expression in programmatic activities, broad community reach, and concrete plans and commitment to sustaining the Start with Hello program long-term. Each winner received an award plaque, cash prize, and free admission to the Annual SAVE Summit to share their stories and activities with SAVE Promise Club students from across the country.
“With so many students being isolated from their friends, classmates and teachers, helping them to feel more connected is more important than ever,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan, who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. “It’s so inspiring to see the new and creative ways youth are helping create more inclusive environments where everyone is accepted, despite the pandemic challenges.”
About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, bipartisan organization that supports sensible policy solutions that address the human side of gun violence and make schools safer. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Sandy Hook Promise Contact:
Aimee Thunberg, Communications Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 203.304.9780 x177
For Immediate Release 11/19/2020
Lyndon B Johnson Recognized as a
Common Sense School
Indio, Ca-Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Lyndon B Johnson as a Common Sense School.
Lyndon B Johnson Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. With the right support, kids can take ownership of their digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the better. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Lyndon B Johnson Elementary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. "Lyndon B Johnson Elementary deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."
Lyndon B Johnson Elementary has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and are grounded in the real issues students and teachers face. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy. The free K-12 curriculum is used in classrooms across all 50 states, in more than 80,000 schools by more than 1,000,000 educators.
"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School," said Brad Fisher, Principal "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world."
To learn more about the criteria Lyndon B Johnson Elementary met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition schools.
The school is a part of Desert Sands Unified School District. Cyr was named the district’s 2019-2020 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. On June 3, then Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Judy D. White, Ed.D., set up a surprise Zoom meeting to inform Allison that she had been named a Riverside County Teacher of the Year.
In accepting the county award, Allison stated, “I hope that I can continue to tell my students that they can make a difference and that one person can really change the world.”Cyr has been teaching for nine years and notes that she knew as a child that she wanted to be a teacher, remembering lining up her stuffed animals and creating worksheets for them to complete. With reading a challenge during her childhood, she remains committed to the importance of reading aloud to her students and urges everyone to spend time reading to children, no matter their age. Reading aloud was the therapy that doctors prescribed to heal her vocal chord paralysis. Projects in the Cyr classroom include writing get-well cards and sending messages to people all over the United States who are cancer patients and first-responders. Allison lives the life she talks about and was a kidney donor to a colleague. She said that, “The beauty of being a teacher is that there is no such thing as an ideal day. As a class, our goal is to always be better than the day before.”Her principal, Brad Fisher, says, “I cannot think of many people more deserving of this honor than Allison Cyr. Ms. Cyr is the consummate professional, she fosters high expectations, and knows how to build relationships within the school and the LBJ community.” DSUSD Superintendent Scott Bailey shared the district’s pride by saying, "Allison Cyr represents her profession, her colleagues, and the Desert Sands Unified School District as a model educator. I am proud to see her talent, commitment, and compassion recognized through this prestigious award".
Allison joins four other California Teachers of the Year being celebrated. State Superintendent Thurmond commented, “In a year that might be the most challenging in all of our lives, these five inspiring teachers have made profound differences in the lives of their students and communities,” he said. “I’m proud that these educators are receiving this prestigious honor for their continued effort to rise above the challenges and connect with students even during unimaginable circumstances.” For more information on the award program, visit the CDE's California Teachers of the Year web page.
Overdrive/Sora was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading.
LBJ Office Hours
LBJ Office Hours are 8:00AM-12:00PM daily. After 12:00 the office staff will be available via phone, email, or scheduled appointments only.
Please call or submit appropriate documents / notes to the office or teacher to clear past or upcoming absences: (760) 863-3680, press 1
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a tool our school is using to help promote a positive school culture.
Character Education (new program , 2019-2020)
Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School is proud to partner with Harper for Kids to teach our students important character traits from legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his definition of success for children which is: “Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!”
P.O.W.E.R. is a term developed at LBJ to encourage
To sustain a positive and learning environment of P.O.W.E.R., we have implemented:
a school P.O.W.E.R. song
schoolwide posters: voice levels and Longhorn Expectation Matrix to encourage appropriate student behaviors
school bracelets to earn in the classroom:
P.O.W.E.R. stickers to earn outside the classroom (by school site monitors and office staff).
helpful information on MTSS and Character Education:
Drop Off & Pick Up Safety (when school is opened for students):
Please drop off and pick up in designated safe areas by the curb. Dropping children off or picking up in the parking lot or drive through areas can be dangerous. Please follow the directions of staff members to maximize safety of our children.
Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success through Science:
NGSS (california adopted science standards)Science Standards in Desert Sands Unified: Next Generation Science Standards
Information on Science Fair in our district:Desert Sands Unified Science & Engineering Information
In October 2016, Desert Sands Unified School District launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. In the past, information on community events and school activities has been sent to parents via paper flyers in children's backpacks or given to students to bring home.
This new "green" initiative of eliminating flyers will reduce the use of paper. It is food for the schools and good for the planet.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART! You will receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. You do not need to login to receive or view the flyers. The username and password are just a means for you to manage your preferences, if you would like to do so.We suggest that you add email@example.com to your email contacts. When you receive your first electronic flyer, be sure to click "always display images". This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will NOT be shared or used for any other purpose. Peachjar requires a current guardian email address on file. You can update your email address directly with your child's school office staff.Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure that you are well informed about programs, activities and events.
Birthday Message on School Marquee
Display a Happy Birthday message to your child or grandchild for the world to see. Fill out a marquee form in the office with $5 (cash only).