Mrs. Levitan's eLephants

Cultural Doll Project: These are due on Friday, December 1st. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, please let these be your student's project, not the parent project. I would much rather see 7-8 year old quality work than 30-40 years old work. :)

Art Fundraiser - Student Art Makes Great Holiday Gifts EVERYONE Loves! Our annual art fundraiser, which helps support our art department, is in full swing! Your child should have come home with a child specific order form from Silver Graphics showing their artwork and instructions for online ordering. This fundraiser allows us to order art supplies like clay and glazes and other items which we otherwise would not be able to purchase. This year we are using a new company and all ordering can be done ONLINE! If you misplaced your form, don't worry, you can still order.

Go to shop.silvergraphics.com

Username: LME

Password: LMElions17

The art fundraiser products make great gifts for special occasions! Thank you so much for your support! Deadline to order is Wednesday, November 15th.

Family Fitness Night and PTA General Meeting on Nov 15th: Please join us on Wed, Nov 15th at 6:45 PM in the cafeteria for Family Fitness Night! Corresponding with Texas PTA's Healthy Lifestyles month, LME would like to promote healthy living within our community. Come explore the resources available to your family at our vendor fair, and let the kids burn off some energy at the ever-popular obstacle course in the gym. We hope to see your family there and discover the fun of being active!

If you have some time between 6:45 and 8:30 PM on Wed, Nov 15, please add your name to volunteer to help. Volunteers are also needed during the event to assist at the obstacle course stations! Please click here to sign up to help. It's going to be a fun evening for the kids — don't miss out!

Mrs. Justice would like to share two FREE upcoming parent education workshops being offered by Austin Child Guidance Center in November and December: Register by contacting Sara Walters at swalters@austinchildguidance.org or by calling (512) 451-2242. These workshops fill up fast, so email or call today to register. Free childcare is available for children 2 years old and older. When you register please let Sara Walters know how many children you need childcare for and their ages.

MANAGING MELTDOWNS AND TANTRUMS, HOW TO COOL OFF (2-12 year olds) — Tuesday, November 28th, from 6:00-7:30 pm: When children have a hard time managing their emotions it can turn into meltdowns and tantrums. Meltdowns and tantrums can be effectively prevented, managed, and treated. In this workshop, parent/guardians will be able to tell the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, will learn tools to respond to and prevent meltdowns and tantrums, and will be given resources for when to seek additional help.

EFFECTIVE PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD COMMUNICATION — Tuesday, December 12th, from 6:00-7:30 pm: Parent/guardians will learn about the impact of modeling healthy communication skills with their children and learn skills to enhance communication with their children. Suitable for caregivers of children from elementary to high school.