October 2018 Eagle's Nest

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October 2018

SPIRIT WEEK/CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Spirit Week is October 23rd – 26th. The theme is “L.P. Brown’s Got Game” The daily themes are:
• Tuesday – “LIFE Day” – Dress as your future career
• Wednesday – “CANDYLAND” –Pink Out Day (for Women’s Cancer Awareness)
• Thursday – “BATTLESHIP” – Kindergarten: wear Red
o 1st Grade: wear Green
o 2nd Grade: wear Green
o 3rd Grade: wear Purple
o 4th Grade: wear Yellow
o 5th Grade: wear Blue
• Friday – “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS” – Wear Your LP Brown Gear

Calendar of Upcoming Events….
10/2/2018 PTO Fundraiser Ends
10/3/2018 Early Release – School Releases at 2:37pm
10/12/2018 NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service
10/10/2018 Early Release – School Releases at 2:37pm
10/17/2018 Early Release – School Releases at 2:37pm
10/23 – 10/26 CONFERENCE WEEK – School Releases at 12:10pm
10/26/2018 PTO FALL FUN FEST
10/29/2018 INDIVIDUAL PICTURE RETAKES
10/31/18 Early Release – School Releases at 2:37pm
     Halloween
11/9/2018 VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY 2:30pm

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
In September LP Brown worked with PlayWorks, a non-profit organization that has worked with schools across the country to help kids have safe, engaging, and empowering recess experiences. PlayWorks's Coach Jackie trained all of the staff at LP Brown in games and strategies that help students participate in recess activities that are fun, friendly, and fair. Educators across the country agree that PlayWorks increases student cooperation with others, increases students' ability to focus in class, increases student use of conflict resolution strategies, and increases student feelings of inclusion. PlayWorks focuses on strong social and emotional skills in addition to providing leadership opportunities for our 4th and 5th grade students. We have 27 Junior Coaches who help Recess Coach, Mr. McCollum, lead games and activities during our lunch recesses. We are all really excited about the positive results we'll see in the future. But, for now, we're just super jazzed to hear kids leaving the playground telling friends, "Best recess ever!!"

Charleen Hayes, Principal

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR
The LP Brown Scholastic Book Fair is coming!
Get a jump-start on shopping through our Online Book Fair! Simply find our Fair to get started: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lpbrownelementaryschool2
The online fair is open from October 17-October 30.
The in-person shopping will be in the library October 22-26.
The Book Fair will be open before school from 8:50-9:05 Monday through Friday. After classes it will be open Monday 3:25-4:00; Tues, Thurs from 12:10-4:30; Wed from 12:10-7PM; and Friday from 12:10-1:30.


FALL FUN FEST
October 26th from 6pm to 8pm. A flyer will be sent home with more information about the event specifics.

PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST FORM
If you are going on a vacation or scheduled trip, please complete a Planned Absence Request Form. These forms are available in the office.

ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES
Prompt and regular attendance is necessary for success in school. Anytime your child is going to be absent parents are required to call the attendance line at 360-596-6803 to report the reason for the absence. The attendance line is a 24-hour voicemail number that you can call anytime.

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
If you haven’t already, please return the Student Rights & Responsibilities Forms (green forms from the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook)

MEET WILLOW
Hi there! My name is Willow Maia Fulling. Some of you met me last year. I am an 18-month old Labradoodle (Labrador and poodle). My mom is a School Nurse (RN) and picked me because she was looking for the perfect Therapy Dog. I am mellow, kind, loving, gentle and completely non-shedding and hypoallergenic! My mom says that is the most important part because she works with people who have allergies and Asthma.
I have also been receiving specialized training since I was 10 weeks old. I went to 8 weeks of puppy obedience class then straight to class with a private trainer. I have been working with my trainer 5 days a week since then. I was one of the youngest pups to ever take the AKC Good Citizen test at Petco and pass the first time! I received my Therapy Dog certification through Therapy Dogs International, TDI.
I go visiting in hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, the police station and schools. I love school the best! I am so excited to come back to LP Brown on occasion. I love to be read to, I like helping with math, I am part of social studies programs and Geography too! I do not get to go on the playground or in the cafeteria those areas are for kids and staff only.
I also understand that not everyone likes dogs and I don’t get my feelings hurt. I just stay in my kennel if you don’t want to see me.
My “office” will be in the health room with my mom. I will have a kennel in her office on the days I am visiting.
I can’t wait to see everyone again and meet those of you I haven’t met yet.
Willow