May 2021 Eagle's Nest

LP Brown Eagles Are Safe, Kind, & Responsible

May  2021  Newsletter
“May the 4th Be With You”

Upcoming Events:

April 28th Individual School Pictures  (11:30am to 5:30pm)
April 28th Packet Pick-Up for Distance Learning Students  (11:30am to 5:30pm)
April 28th Library Hold Pick Up )11:30am to 1pm,   4:30pm to 5:30pm)
May 3rd Hybrid Learning Cohorts Combine
May 3rd-7th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5th All-Star Assembly - COOPERATION
May 5th Library Hold Pick-Up  (11:30am to 1pm)
May 10th Hybrid Re-Opens
May 12th Packet Pick-Up  (11:30am to 5:30pm)
May 12th Library Holds Pick-Up  (11:30am to 1pm  and 4:30pm to 5:30pm)
May 17th Spring MAP Testing Begins
May 18th PTO Zoom Meeting
May 19th & 20th Science Fair   (9:30am to 11am)
May 19th Library Hold Pick-Up  (11:30am to 1pm)
May 26th Packet Pick-Up   (11:30am to 5:30pm)
May 26th Library Holds Pick-Up   (11:30am to 1pm,  and 4:30pm to 5:30pm)
May 28th NO SCHOOL  -  Snow Make-Up Day
May 31st NO SCHOOL  -  Memorial Day
June 22nd LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

 

SAFE, KIND, & RESPONSIBLE
LP Brown shows our Scholarship and Eagle Pride by being Safe, Kind, and Responsible in EVERYTHING we do and EVERYWHERE we go. We are Scholars and scholars are prepared for LIFE!

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PICTURES
Individual student pictures will be Wednesday, April 28th during the hours of packet pick-up (11:30am to 5:30pm).  
If you’re bringing your student in for pictures, line up in your car in the parent pick-up/drop-off area by the office.  We will have staff members come to your car and get your student, bring them in for pictures, and bring them back to your car.  
Here is a link to the order form.  We will have order forms at the school on the 28th as well.
https://clintworthphotographyinc.simplephoto.com/prepay/42760617?code=5146

 

WELLNESS SCREENING
Parents will need to complete the Wellness Screening process monthly (in Skyward) for your child before they start in person school. This should be done on the first of every month.  In completing the questionnaire, you are attesting that you will not send your child(ren) to school if they are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had any exposure to COVID-19 for the upcoming month.  This will need to be updated monthly in Skyward.   After you complete the questionnaire remember to click submit. Just a reminder, you need to do this prior to your child riding the bus or coming to school on the first of the month.  Additionally, students will have their temperature screened daily upon admission to the school building.
Here is a link to a YouTube video created by the district to help you with the attestation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6fe-hJnF7s
https://www.osd.wednet.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_61540/File/Departments/Technology/LOGGING%20IN%20TO%20SKYWARD%20FAMILY%20ACCESS.pdf


SCIENCE FAIR
The LP Brown Science Fair will be held May 19th & May 20th from 9:30am to 11:00am.  Please have your young scientists bring their presentation boards to the LP Brown Gym no later than 9am on May 19th.  

 

 

FROM THE NURSE
For students attending in-person learning we ask parents and guardians to please be specific when calling in a student absence. If your student is staying home due to illness, please also list the symptoms your student is experiencing. Please be aware that we are required to follow-up on all student absences due to illness and you may receive a phone call, text or email from the school nurse or principal to determine when it is appropriate for your student to return to school based on their symptoms. We continue to follow the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services and Thurston County Schools COVID-19 Student Pathway (found in the OSD Reopening Plan 4.9) when it comes to student illnesses. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping OSD students and staff safe. 

PTO NEWS
Dear LP Brown Families~
As always, I hope this note finds you well and enjoying spring. Here are my notes this month:
Our next PTO meetings Tuesday, May 18th, at 6pm on zoom. We will email and FaceBook post a zoom link as the date gets closer.


We will have PTO officer elections at the May meeting, please consider holding a position for the 2021-’22 school year! All LP Brown community members are invited to run for a position. Here is a summary of current candidates:
President- Brenda Burns 
VP- OPEN
Treasure- Alex Monroe
Secretary- Rachel Brandhorst 
Yearbook Coordinator- OPEN (does not need a vote to confirm)
Garden Coordinator- Beth Woods (does not need a vote to confirm)


Our major fundraiser, the Golf Benefit is set for September 25, 2021 and we need your help! This was our only fundraising event this year and our school relies on it to help with classroom, school & student enrichment needs. Please help with planning, get a team (or two!) together, consider sponsorship or making a donation to help with the associated raffle or auction! Please email PTO to express your interest or drop donations off at the LP Brown Office!

Friendly reminder to please continue to support our school through everyday activities, such as “Box Tops for Education”,  “Amazon Smile” and the “State Charity Fund Drive”. You can find us listed as “Leland P. Brown Elementary PTO” on all of these platforms.


It’s spring which means the garden needs some attention! With COVID gathering restrictions still in place, we won't have an official “garden party” this year, but please feel free to come by and pull weeds around the outsides of beds or reach out for other ways to help our special space. Please do leave tulips and flowers in place for friends in the building to enjoy! :) 

Wishing you all the best, 
Brenda
PTO President
l.p.brownelementarypto@gmail.com  

HOMEWORK PACKET DISTRIBUTION DATES
Homework packet distribution has been changed to every other WEDNESDAY.  Homework packets can be picked up from 11:30am to 5:30pm on:
May 12th
May 26th

ALL-STAR THEME OF THE MONTH
The All-Star Assembly will be Wednesday, May 5th at 9am celebrating COOPERATION!

LIBRARY NEWS FROM MS. Z
And the winning team for the 2020-21 Battle of the Books is Brilliant Bookworm Buddies!  Congratulations to team members Brooks Bezanson, Clover Conn O'Neil and Levi Collins, and to their teacher Mr. Hazel.

PANDEMIC EBT
Due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals will get extra food  benefits.  Children are eligible during the time that schools are closed or have reduced in-person hours due to COVID.  See the attached link for more information and details for how to apply:
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt

SPRING BREAK MEALS

MAY  MENUS
May  Lunch Menu
https://osd.nutrislice.com/menu/lp-brown-elementary-school/lunch/2021-05-27

May  Breakfast Menu
https://osd.nutrislice.com/menu/lp-brown-elementary-school/breakfast/2021-05-27

LP Brown has qualified for a federal grant enabling ALL of our students to receive free breakfast and lunch daily, regardless of the individual child’s family income.  In order to maintain this grant for the school year, we need to have all families fill out the income survey and submit it to LP Brown.  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ogbl#search/income+survey/FMfcgxwDqfGcDLGWJBRmpKqRDCqvJFlW?projector=1&messagePartId=0.5 
 If you have not yet filled out the survey, please download  it, fill it out and return it to Mrs. Green in the office.  You can also email it directly to her at magreen@osd.wednet.edu .