Lion's Tale - February 2017
8:30 a.m. First bell - students may enter the building
8:50 a.m. Class starts
4:00 p.m. School dismissed
Students achieve best when they attend school on a regular basis and are at school on time daily.
Message from the Principal . . .
Dear Parents & Community Partners,
Logan Elementary will host our annual Title I Math Night on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 5:30 –7:00 p.m. Our theme is Happy Camper - S’More Fun With Books. There will be hands-on activities and interactive math games to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Please come out and join in the fun!
Aarion L. Gray, Principal
Character Word of the Month
I will be honest and keep my promises to others.
February 2nd - NAEP Testing (4th Grade) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Parents wanting to transfer their students into a Seaman school must fill out a form which can be found on the Seaman website (www.seamanschools.org). When you go to the website, click on parents, useful forms and click on the “Request for Student Transfer Form” on the right side of the page. This is the form that must be filled out and returned to the Superintendent’s Office by June 1. Whether you are a new or returning transfer student, you have to fill out this form EVERY year. This same process also applies to parents who are transferring within district attendance areas. If you have any questions about student transfers, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 575-8600. Don’t wait until June 1, make your transfer requests TODAY by using the simple form on the district website.
Please support Pennies for Patients
Logan Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 6th to February 24th. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission which is to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will be able to learn how to to help make a difference in patient’s lives. Thank you in advance for helping LLs to eat a world without blood cancers!
Students in grades 3rd – 6th will be taking the Kansas State Assessments beginning March 14th – April 28th. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast and comes prepared to do their best.
Reporting an absence or tardy
Mrs. Simmons keeps track of attendance, not teachers. Please remember to call the office if your child will not be at school by 8:50 (either due to being tardy or absent). When your child is absent or tardy, a reason must be given.
There are different codes used in PowerSchool that are used for health reporting/monitoring.
When reporting a student as absent, the office can also take requests for missing work. Work can be held in the office for pick-up, sent with a sibling, friend, or neighbor, or held in the classroom for the absent student's return.
Changes in Transportation
Please make sure you contact the school office before 3:15 pm if plans have changed on how your child is to leave school. Likewise, please be advised that we do not allow students to call home to make different arrangements for going home with friends or staying for after school activities including Boys and Girls Club. Plans must be made before they come to school. If your child will be doing something different than their normal routine at the end of the day, please be sure the teacher has a note, or an email with the change has been sent, and the office staff has also been made aware of the change. Again, thanks for helping us keep your child safe.
Call Phil McKay at 785-286-8516.
The 4th- 6th grade boys and girls will view maturity DVD’s during the month of February. If you would like to preview the videos, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Amy Vancoevern. If you prefer that your child not be allowed to view the material, you can contact the office at 575-8700 for an opt-out form.
The students at Logan Elementary are gearing up for a busy February! Coming up first are Parent Teacher Conferences Monday, February 13th 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, February 14th 4:15 pm - 7:45 pm. Please feel free to schedule a meeting with us; we’d love to meet with you! Logan will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart starting on February 21st. This year's goal is to raise $ 2,000.00 as a school. If we meet our goal the students will get to duct tape Mr. Ramirez to the wall! Also, please join us Thursday, February 23rd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm here at Logan for our annual District Wellness Night.
There will be games and prizes! Recently in class, students have been practicing volleyball along with a variety of racket sports such as badminton and pickleball. These activities are great because they are considered lifetime activities and are offered in the community in a variety of capacities such as YMCAs and recreation centers.
If you have a child that will be five years old on or before August 31, please contact the Logan Office, at 575-8700, to register for Kindergarten Round-Up. You will need to bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate.
La Clase de español con Sra. Ramsey
The word of the month for diciembre was regalo (gift). The students learned and sang several Spanish language Christmas carols and viewed Christmas stories – all in Spanish. We revisited the Mexican tradition of posadas – a nine day celebration that ends in a fiesta with special food and a piñata.
In January (enero) they learned about El día de los tres reyes (Three Kings’ Day), enjoying a bilingual story that explained its background and practices in Mexico and other countries.
They continue to master numbers, colors, calendar information, and greetings.
Most importantly they understand the simple stories shared in class. ¡Su progreso es impresionante!
¡Vamos adelante, estudiantes!
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Boys’ Running Events
Girls’ Field Events
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Girls’ Running Events
Boys’ Field Events
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Relays (Girls & Boys)
Part-time Bus Drivers Needed
Training Provided, Competitive Pay
Transportation Department @ 286-8440
Logan Elementary Site Council will meet five times throughout the school year. Our first two meetings were September 13th and October 11th. The remaining dates are January 10th, February 21st, and April 11th. Meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Site Council members assist in evaluating school goals and objectives and advise on methods to meet those goals. Site Council members are also kept informed of school programs and procedures.
Sunrise Optimist - Seaman Jr. Viking **Register NOW!!!
Thank you for allowing the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka the opportunity to serve the youth of our community.
Please continue to send in your Box Tops for Education. We will submit Box Top labels to earn money for our school. Please trim your box tops before sending them to school.
This is such an easy way to raise money for your school. Just clip, put in a Ziploc bag, and send to school with your student.
Parent–Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Parents
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You and your child’s school have something in common: You both want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child’s talents and needs. Each person can also learn something new about how to help your child. Parent–teacher conferences are a great way to start talking to your child’s teachers. This tip sheet suggests ways that you can make the most of parent-teacher conferences so that everyone wins, especially your child.
A two-way conversation. Like all good conversations, parent–teacher conferences are best when both people talk and listen. The conference is a time for you to learn about your child’s progress in school: Ask to see data about your child’s attendance, grades, and test scores. Find out whether your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards. This is also a time for the teacher to learn about what your child is like at home. When you tell the teacher about your child’s skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can help your child more.
Emphasis on learning. Good parent–teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school. They also talk about how the child can do even better. To get ready for the conversation, look at your child’s homework, tests, and notices before the conference. Be sure to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the teacher.
Harvard Family Project