June 2021 Eagle's Nest

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LP Brown Eagles Are Safe, Kind, & Responsible


June  2021  Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

May 28th & 31st NO SCHOOL - Snow Make-Up Day and Memorial Day
June 2nd Library Hold Pick Up (11:30am to 1pm,   4:30pm to 5:30pm)
June 9th Packet Pick-Up for Distance Learning Students  (11:30-1:00  & 4:00-5:30)
June 11th Half Day for Teacher Grading.  School Releases at 11:50
June 14th ALL Library due back & textbooks (unless teacher says otherwise)
June 15th Legacy Tour (CHS Graduates of LP Brown Visit)
June 15th Kindergarten Night @ 6pm
June 16th 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (Webinar) @ 9:00am
June 22nd LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - ½ Day Release at 11:50am

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!


There is no school on Friday, May 28th and Monday, May 31st.  Friday is a snow make-up day, and Monday is in observance of Memorial Day.


LP Brown is hosting a Kindergarten Night for our incoming kindergarten families.  Join us in the gym/cafeteria on June 15th at 6:00pm for an information night.  If you have friends, family, or neighbors with Kinder aged children, please encourage them to attend and reach out to the school for registration information.



There will be a moving up ceremony for our 5th grade students and their families on Wednesday, June 16 from 9:-9:30 via Zoom. The 5th grade teachers will email the link and specific information to each of their students.


Hello LP Brown Families,

LP Brown has been my home school since the turn of the millennium; my daughters grew up at LP Brown, I had my first classroom here at LP Brown, and it has been my great honor to be Brown’s principal these past years. I have enjoyed working with the fine staff here, and meeting and building relationships with you, our wonderful and supportive families. But, the students…oh, the students! I can’t tell you all how much working with your children has enriched my life and gladdened my heart. Even on a cloudy day, I guarantee at least one of our little eagles shared a smile, a kind word, or some other sort of cuteness that filled my bucket and made me smile.


But, I’m writing to you today to share that I am leaving LP Brown at the end of this school year. This will enable me to join my husband (and dog and cat) at our home as we return to Oregon. I want to thank all of you for your kind support over the years. I know I will think of you and your children often…you will be my ‘happy thought’ when I’m in need of a smile. Thank you for being a part of my ‘dream come true.’ Thanks to your students, I have been, and will continue to be, the proudest principal in the whole wide world!


All my best,
Charleen Hayes

Principal, LP Brown

From CHS:
Our graduation and celebration parade is coming soon.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating our graduates on the culmination of their K-12 journey. 
It will be Saturday, June 19th.  The parade begins from Westwood Baptist Church at 9:30 am.

The route passes Hansen Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Middle School and exits past Jefferson Middle School.  We would like to have their previous educators come out and cheer.  Our thought is to have Griffin cheer from Hansen, Thurgood Marshall at Thurgood Marshall and Jefferson along Conger as they exit toward Division St.  ~~The  L.P. Brown and Garfield communities are welcome to join in anywhere along the parade route. :) 


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:

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. 

Dear LP Brown Families~
As always, I hope this note finds you well and enjoying spring. Here are my notes this month:

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, 
PTO President


The final Homework Distribution date of the 2020-2021 School Year will be from 11:30am to 5:30pm on:
June 9th

The All-Star Assembly will be Wednesday, June 2nd at 9am celebrating PERSEVERANCE! “Continued Effort to do Something Despite Difficulties”


All library books due by June 14th. 
Textbooks due by June 14th unless the teacher says otherwise. Thank you for your help in returning books in a timely manner.

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:

June  Lunch Menu
June  Breakfast Menu