Mrs. Levitan's eLephants

Trout Releasing Field Trip on May 24th: We will be taking a field trip to release our trout on Thursday, May 24th.

The students will need to be at school early on this day. We will be meeting in the mini-gym starting at 6:40 am on Thursday. You can drop your kids off and have them meet me in the mini-gym. Once everyone is there, we will load the charter buses and leave LME at 7:00 am.

Our goal is to return BEFORE school is out so the kids can go home their normal way. However, if we are running late, we will send out a text using the Remind system. Please look for an email that I sent out on Sunday with information on how to sign-up for Remind.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch that day with a disposable water bottle. The students can also bring a snack for the bus as well. This should be separate from their lunch. Please, all snack should be prepackaged or in a Ziploc (no thermos, Tupperware or snacks that need a spoon or fork).

Also, we are not allowing electronics on the bus that day. However, books and playing cards/UNO are welcome so the kids can keep themselves entertained on the bus to and from Canyon Lake. Also, the bus has a DVD player with TVs so we will be showing a movie as well. There is a restroom on the bus as well.

Please have your kids dress for the weather. Tennis shoes, shorts and even a hat would be a good idea.

End of Year Class Party and “Fast Pass”: Our end of the year party will be on Friday, May 25th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Please look for emails from Johanna Westland with information on how you can volunteer during the party and send items in.

If you are planning to attend the End of Year party on May 25th and would like to avoid long lines at check-in, please click here to fill out our online RSVP form by 12:00 pm on May 24th. We will have your badge pre-printed and waiting for you outside the office on the day of the party for quick and easy pick-up. With the large number of parents planning to attend the parties, we highly recommend parents take advantage of this “fast pass” option to help things run smoothly on this busy day. (Only one RSVP per person necessary. You do not need to RSVP multiple times if attending multiple parties.) *

Please note, we kindly ask that you not bring younger siblings to the class parties as they can be a distraction for the students and teachers. Thank you for your help and understanding this this matter.

Downloading Your Child's Seesaw Portfolio: If you wish to download a .zip archive of your child's Seesaw portfolio, please click here for directions.

Because we use Seesaw for Schools, all student work (with the exception of outgoing 5th graders) will carry over and be available next year. You may download an archive at any time and do not have to wait until the end of the school year.

Marker and Crayon Recycling/Reuse Initiative: With Earth day just past us, and less than a month for the school year to end, it's time to start clearing out backpacks, classrooms bins and drawers! 4th grader Suhaani Srireddy and Mrs. Ferriola are organizing a recycling initiative at LME to divert school stationery such as markers and crayons from getting into the landfill. We started this last year and had a great response! Last year, thanks to all of your help, we were able to prevent over 2,500 markers and over 80 pounds of crayons from going into the trash! The markers were sent to Crayola to be converted into fuel and the crayons were taken to the Austin Creative Reuse Center so that they could be reused for different purposes.

Here is a short video on the Crayola Colorcycle program for markers:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oufI_8IM1dA

So Lions, let’s prevent hundreds of markers and crayons from getting into the landfill! There will be boxes put up in the hallways and in front of the library. Please make sure you drop off your old, unwanted markers (sharpies, highlighters and dry erase too!) and crayons from home/school. We hope to get even more markers and crayons than last year!! For more information please contact Suhaani/Sharmila Srireddy.

2018-2019 School Supply Ordering Now Open Online: From now until June 30, 2018 you can order your child's school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a service offered by the PTA. Only online orders are accepted (no paper orders).

To order, please go to this website: http://www.epipacks.com/

Enter our school code: LAU001 and follow the directions to complete your order.

Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

The supplies will be delivered to Laurel Mountain in August and will be waiting for your child outside of their classroom on meet the teacher day. Questions: laurelmountainsupplies@gmail.com