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November 13, 2020 Notes


THE FRIDAY NOTES

Brought to you by Lloyd Harbor School and the PTG

Friday, November 13, 2020

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NOVEMBER

WOW Theme: KINDNESS

Words Of Wisdom: “Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” Blaise Pascal

CALENDAR Week of November 16, 2020

Monday

Tuesday

SIT 3:30 PM

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

JERSEY DAY (sponsored by Student Council)

Marking Period 1 ends

Attachments/links from the SCHOOL:

  1. Reminder: Thanksgiving Food Drive

  2. Reminder: Link to Travel Information and Forms

Attachments/links from the DISTRICT:

(None)

Attachments/links from the PTG:

  1. SEPTO Membership

NOTES FROM OUR SCHOOL

Dear LH Parents,

As you are aware, yesterday we navigated through our first situation this year with COVID at LHS. I am tremendously appreciative of your patience and support. The team of adults at Lloyd Harbor who assisted me with phone calls, early dismissals, and speaking with students who were directly affected did an outstanding job.

At the PTG meeting yesterday morning, I shared that in the event of a quarantine and a return to remote instruction is necessary, students will go back to using the Daily Schedule on the Core teacher’s Google Classroom, as we did during our hybrid model. This is the go-to place for information and will contain everything you need. At a recent faculty meeting, teachers worked on scenarios and plans for these instances and we are prepared to keep instruction moving forward.

During this time parents should:

  • Remind children of the safety protocols already in place, i.e., hand washing, social distancing, wearing masks, along with the importance and seriousness of these “rules”.

  • Reassure them that they are safe and quarantining is done to be extra cautious to keep them and others healthy. Quarantining is only “for now”, not forever.

  • Focus on the positives of how they have adapted to changes in the past, both in school and elsewhere. (i.e., cancelled playdate)

  • Make a countdown calendar for returning to school (for those quarantined) as a way to keep track of time and draw something to represent something fun that occurred while learning from home. This can be shared when they return.

Please never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. If you are looking for additional resources to support your child, the links below will be helpful.

  1. Coronavirus-kids

  2. kidshealth.org #1

  3. A Simple Book

  4. kidshealth.org #2

I wish you a safe and healthy weekend.

-Valerie Massimo

Jersey Day

Student Council is having our first “official” spirit day on Friday, November 20th. We would like to invite our students to wear their favorite team jersey! If you don't have a jersey, no worries - you can wear a t-shirt or even the colors of your favorite team. Go Team!!!!!

Important Information Pick-Ups:

We have been experiencing an increased number of M-Z families who are coming too early. Our dismissal system is set up so that only students with last names A-L are in our pick-up waiting area between 3:00 and 3:15 pm. The other children are still in their classrooms and not available to be called for dismissal. Our goal is to dismiss all of our A-L pickups first before calling our M-Z students. This makes our dismissal procedure orderly and efficient. Therefore, we are reminding A-L parents to come between 3:00 and 3:15 and M-Z parents to arrive no earlier than 3:15 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time.

A Note From the Kitchen:

In order to ensure every student gets the lunch of his/her choosing, we ask that you please order your child’s lunch the night before. This way the kitchen staff can better prepare to meet each child’s lunch choice.

Reminder: Update on Travel Advisory

Earlier this week, you received an email blast with information regarding quarantine requirements, should you be traveling out of NYS. You can find the details on our website: Link to Travel Information and Forms The holiday season is upon us and we strongly recommend that you review this information prior to making any travel plans.

Reminder: Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please see the attached flyer for information regarding our upcoming Food Drive. Our work will support the Helping Hand Rescue Mission - a local organization whose outreach directly affects members of the Huntington Community. Thanksgiving Food Drive

Reminder: Dismissal at Back Circle

If you are picking up your child at back circle for dismissal, please do not park in the teacher lot. We ask that all cars follow the new traffic pattern and the direction of our security guards. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTES FROM THE PTG

6th Grade Yearbook

As we enter into a year of uncertainty, one thing is certain: your student deserves to be celebrated. Every student has a story, and every story deserves to be told. When we look back in history, this will be the yearbook your student never forgets! This year, we need your help to create it.

Please submit pictures from these following categories:

1. A baby photo of your child (up to one year old) : Baby Pictures submitted by 11/24

2. Any Pictures of 2nd Grade school events : These event pictures submitted by 12/1

  • Field trips

  • Halloween at school

  • Little Apple Fun Run

  • Candid pictures taken at our School

  • Projects, arts & crafts, book sale, holiday sale etc.

  • Any 2nd grade in-school related pictures

** Please make sure to write your child's name under any photos you are submitting

Photos can be submitted by visiting https://images.schoolannualonline.com/415864033 to upload to our Private Photo Submission site.

Keep looking for pictures! Every grade will be collected in stages so that it doesn't become overwhelming.

This is our chance, collectively as a school and community, to create a book that our students deserve and will be fun to look at.

Thank you in advance for being a part of it!

Thank you for supporting “Shop and Support”

Thank you to everyone who shopped at Living on Tuesday so show their support – it was a huge success!

THE LHS PTG Winter Apparel Sale is on NOW!

Check out the online store here: https://lhsptgwi20.itemorder.com/sale. Please note the sale ends NOVEMBER 19!!!!! Items will be sent home via backpack.

SEPTO Membership

SEPTO’s mission is to provide parents and teachers with the ability to obtain information, discuss issues and improve both academic and social experiences for all children. See membership form under LHS PTG Attachments for more information.

LHS PTG Communications via Remind

Along with the Friday Notes, Week Peeks, and email blasts, the LHS PTG will be communicating via the Remind app. This will allow you to receive brief text messages on your smartphone from the PTG. If you would like to opt into this service, the instructions are as follows:

Enter 81010 on your smartphone.

  • If your last name begins with A-E, text @lhsptgn

  • If your last name begins with F-J, text @lhsptgna

  • If your last name begins with K-O, text @lhsptgnam

  • If your last name begins with P-T, text @lhsptgname

  • If your last name begins with U-Z, text @66e7d6

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