February 2019 Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 2019 Newsletter

February Upcoming Events:
2/1 Half Day for Students, Release at 12:10pm
2/4 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
2/6 Wednesday Early Release @ 2:37pm
2/8 Mrs. Hayes Coffee Hour at Courtside Apartments – 10am
2/9 Countdown to Kindergarten @ 10am (Capital High School)
2/11 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
2/12 Olympia Junior Programs (Grades 3-5)
2/13 Wednesday Early Dismissal@ 2:37pm
2/14 Valentine’s Day – Waffle Breakfast (All Grades)
2/18-19 President’s Day/Mid Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
2/20 Wednesday Early Release @ 2:37pm
2/25 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
2/27 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
2/27 Dr. Suess Night - 6pm-7pm
2/28 All Star Assembly @ 1:10pm

Half Day Release - Important
Friday, February 1st, we will release students at 12:10pm. This half day is for our staff to have time to work on grading

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a competition for fourth and fifth grade students. Teams will compete to see who can answer more questions correctly after reading the assigned titles. The titles will be revealed to students at an assembly on Dec 11 and will be available to check out after that.
The reading level of the 12 books varies and titles come from a variety of genre. The battle will take place in March, so teams will have plenty of time to become experts on the books. The 2018-2019 Battle of the Books Titles are:

Frank Einstein One and Only Ivan
Jon Scieszka (5.1) by Katherine Applegate (4.0)

Hate that Cat Raymie Nightingale
By Sharon Creech (5.0) by Kate DiCamillo (4.2)

The Legend of Ghost Dog Restart
By Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (4.6) by Gordon Korman (5.1)

Leonardo Da Vinci Ruby Lee and Me
By Mary Pope Osborne (4.9) by Shannon Hitchcock (3.5)

The Lightning Thief Smile
By Rick Riordan (4.7) by Raina Telgemeier (2.6)

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Upside-Down Magic
By Kate DiCamillo (4.8) by Sarah Mlynowski (4.0)

Olympia Junior Programs
The following is the schedule for our students to attend the Olympia Junior Programs at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Students will depart the school about 30 minutes prior to the show times and will arrive back at LP Brown approximately two hours later. Please schedule appointments for after school time on these day. Thank you.
Tuesday, February 12th The One and Only Ivan 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Tuesday, March 5th Penguin Goes to Flight School 1st & 2nd Grades
Tuesday, March 19th 3 Pigs 1st & 2nd Grades
Monday, March 29th The Phantom Tollbooth 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
The admission fee for the two plays is $10. Please watch for OJP envelopes in the Monday folders.

Be on the lookout for an email about “Playground Parents”. The principal and staff would love for parents to come during lunch recess from 12-1 to be a presence on the playground. The goal is for parents to get to know their children’s peers better, as well as the staff here at LP. It’s a great opportunity to build more of a community feel at our school. The only requirement is that you’re registered as a volunteer with the district. https://osd.wednet.edu/community/volunteer
Additionally, our VP Breeanna is trying to organize a spring community event. More info to follow. Finally there’s been information going home about a new fundraiser we’re starting in the fall. We’re hoping to make it quite the success. Please email if you’re interested. Or email if you’d like to be added to our email list. l.p.brownelementarypto@gmail.com

Student Teachers
LP Brown has two student teachers this year. Next time you’re at the school, please welcome Charli Greene in Mrs. Douay’s 1st grade class and Patricia McCowan in Mrs. Guthrie’s 4th grade class. Ms. Greene is from West Olympia and currently a student at WSU in pursuit of her teaching degree. Ms. McCowan is from Olympia and is currently a student at Saint Martin’s University in pursuit of her teaching degree.

Countdown to Kindergarten
Parents and guardians who will have children in kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year are invited to learn about transitioning to kindergarten by attending this year's "Countdown to Kindergarten" event.

The event is from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W., Olympia. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a welcome and presentation by Olympia School District Superintendent Patrick Murphy.

An information fair follows in the school Commons where parents/guardians can meet staff from LP Brown and other elementary schools around the district. The event is also a chance to learn about registering for kindergarten, using Skyward Family Access (Student Information System), riding the bus, alternative kindergarten options, before- and after-school child care, and community partner services.

Free Parenting Workshop
The Olympia School District is pleased to offer free child development workshops with Candyce Lund Bollinger. Bollinger is a parent educator and private parenting counselor in Washington State and has been practicing for more than 35 years. She provides classes and consultations for schools, colleges, civic groups, private organizations and has a private practice. She is the mother of four children and has two grandchildren.
The February Parenting Workshop is:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Safety Without Fear
A workshop designed for parents to help facilitate their children having self skills for personal safety, without increasing anxiety & fear in their children.

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Olympia Regional Learning Academy, 2400 15th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

Father/Daughter Dance - Family Fun Dance
OLYMPIA — Tickets are now on sale for The Annual Family Fun Dance at Capital High School on February 1st and 2nd. This dance, historically known as the Annual Father and Daughter Dance, will feature a 1950s sock hop theme with dancing, activities and ice cream.
The committee planning this year’s dance wanted to make the event more inclusive by inviting mothers and sons and recognizing grandparents and guardians as caregivers. All children ages 3 and up and the adults who care for them are welcome.
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri. Feb 1 and Sat. Feb. 2 in the Capital High School Commons located at 2707 Conger Ave. NW in Olympia. Cost to attend the dance is $40 per adult/child couple. Parents and guardians can bring additional children for $15 each. Professional photographs will be available for $20.
Advance tickets sales and more information can be found on the Capital High School Parent Organization website at www.chspo.org.
Proceeds from this fundraiser event are shared by the Capital High School Parent Organization and the Capital High School Foundation. Half of the funds raised will help fund the CHS Class of 2020 safe and sober senior graduation party.

CISPUS Outdoor School
Mark your calendars for CISPUS! Our fifth grade students will be attending Outdoor School at the CISPUS Environmental Center in Randle, WA from April 10th through April 12th. This is a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday trip. The cost is $150 per student. If you need to make payments or need financial assistance, please contact Beth in the office to set up a plan. Also, if your student needs to take a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, the medicine and doctor’s permission form need to be to the school by Friday, April 5th.

Spring Conferences
Spring conferences will be upon us soon. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, March 26th through Friday, March 29th. Student release time is 12:10pm. Please do not bring siblings (younger or older) in to the conference. Book Fair also occurs during conference week in the LP Brown Library.

Save the Date: LP Brown Science Fair
The LP Brown Science Fair is scheduled for Friday, June 7th. It’s never too early to start thinking about your science fair project.

Are you interested in feeling a closer connection with LP Brown School? Starting in January, parents and volunteers are welcome to stay and visit with Principal Hayes on Monday mornings over coffee from 9:20 – 9:45am.

Inclement Weather Conditions
Please keep the following information readily available in case you need to check if school has been cancelled or delayed due to weather or other emergency conditions. Radio: KGY 1240 AM or 96.9 FM; KMAS 1030 AM; KXXO 96.1 FM; and KAOS 89.3 FM. Internet: http://osd.wednet.edu. Parents, please keep in mind that there is no student supervision when school starts late or is cancelled. Web or media alerts will inform families if emergency/snow bus routes are being used. For more information access the EMERGENCY INFORMATION link on the OSD home page at http://osd.wednet.edu.

March Upcoming Events:
3/1 Boys & Girls Club Closed
3/4 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
3/4 Kindergarten Registration Begins
3/5 Olympia Junior Programs – Penguin Goes To Flight School - 1st & 2nd Grade
3/6 Wednesday Early Release @ 2:37pm
3/8 Mrs. Hayes Coffee Hour at Courtside Apartments – 10am
3/11 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
3/12 PTO Meeting @ 7:00pm
3/13 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
3/18 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
3/19 Olympia Junior Programs 3 Pigs 1st & 2nd Grade
3/20 Wednesday Early Dismissal @ 2:37pm
3/25 Monday Morning Coffee with Mrs. Hayes – 9:20am
3/26 – 3/29 Conference Week/Book Fair – Student Release at 12:10pm
3/29 All Star Assembly @ 9:30am
4/1 – 4/5 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL