December Home School Bulletin

Leipsic Elementary School



Important Dates

Dec. 2Midterm of the 2nd grading period
Dec. 9Midterms will be sent home with the students. Please take the time to go over the midterm with your child. If you child knows you care about how they are doing they will be motivated to do their best.
Dec. 12No School for students: Professional Development Day for teachers
Dec. 14Elementary Christmas Program at 7:00pm in the auditeria. Students in grades K-2 will be involved with this program and should arrive at school at 6:45pm.
Dec. 23 - Jan. 2No School (Christmas Break)
Jan. 3Classes Resume

It’s my honor to inform you that the Ohio Department of Education has granted Leipsic Elementary School the 2016 Momentum Award. We are one of 54 districts in the state of Ohio to receive this award. The Momentum Award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. We were able to accomplish this because of the hard work from our students, staff and you the parents. I strongly believe it all starts at home. Education must be valued at home. Thank you for taking the time to work with your child/children at home.

The 2017 edition of the
Leipsic Le-Hi (yearbook) is on sale now. This yearbook will be passed out next school year. The price is $45. The deadline to order is Friday, December 9th. An order form was sent home a couple weeks ago. If you have misplaced your order form and would like to order a yearbook call the school at 419-943-2165.

Registration of kindergarten students for next year will take place in January. A child must be five years of age before October 1, 2017 to attend kindergarten in 2017-18. Enrollment forms can be completed at the elementary office. It is necessary to bring your son/daughter’s birth certificate, social security card and record of immunizations. We encourage you to help us prepare for our new students by signing up as soon as possible.

Through our
School Messenger system you will receive a phone call or email when we close or delay school. You will also receive notifications of special events or changes that have to be made during the school day. If you are not signed up for or if you have any questions about the School Messenger system, please contact the school at 419-943-2165.

Winter is here! Make sure your child dresses warm with hat, gloves and boots to protect them from the cold weather. It is also a good idea to put your child’s name on a label on their outdoor clothing items.


Stress can drain a child’s energy level. It can affect their ability to focus on the things that are important to them and their families. Often, if a child talks with someone about the things that stress them out, they experience relief and renewed strength. When they become equipped to handle the challenges in their life, their happiness and health improve.

Pathways Counseling Center in Ottawa will be working with Leipsic Local Schools to provide counseling services to students in grades 3 through 12. Pathways will:

* Value parent participation as a necessary part of the counseling process
* Work with school personnel to coordinate services
* Provide clinical services by a licensed professional who is part of the Pathways clinical team
* Allow convenient access to services during the course of a regular school day

Pathways will provide most services in-school to make getting to regular counseling services easier for parents and students. The first appointment, however, will take place at Pathways Counseling Center in Ottawa. This is to ensure that the student, parent(s), and counselor begin services with a clear understanding of the student’s needs. Pathways will also work with the parents on issues of billing. Pathways accepts Medicaid and Insurance. Local funding may be available to students who live in Putnam County.

If you are interested in counseling services for your son or daughter:

1. Call the Leipsic School Office at 419-943-2165
2. Pathways will contact you to schedule the first appointment.


Students in grades K-2 will no longer be allowed to use the microwave ovens in the auditeria.
Good Character word for the month of September was Respect.
Good Character word of the month for October was Courage.
Good Character word of the month for November was Citizenship
Good Character word of the month for December is Caring