Henry Leavenworth Elementary School

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Henry Leavenworth Elementary! We have been diligently preparing for the arrival of your child/children and believe that this year will be a great educational experience. Each year our faculty and staff strives to provide high quality instruction in a positive and productive learning environment, and we will maintain that tradition.

Henry’s Back to School Night was a complete success! We believe that the partnership between home and school is vital to the success of your child/children. Therefore, we will make every effort to keep you informed on your child/children’s progress throughout the year and welcome your participation in school activities.

We are excited to announce that we have added highly trained new members to the Henry family. Among them is our new Assistant Principal/Curriculum Specialist, Mrs. Johnnie Santos. Mrs. Santos and I have worked all summer to carefully prepare organizational systems and high impact instructional initiatives that will set the stage for academic achievement and character development.

This year we will continue to encourage students to be a “light” at Henry by following the three B’s: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. Our positive behavior initiative will highlight students who model this character.

Also, we have changed our school lunch menu to a digital format located on our website. If you do not have access to a computer, your child’s teacher will be happy to provide you with a hard copy.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in bringing your child/children to school on time each day. If there is anything I can do to help your child/children have a fantastic school year, please do not hesitate to call me.

Sincerely,
Mr. Kevin Lunsford

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News and Announcements

3rd-5th Grade State Testing
State testing begins March 9th. Please encourage your child to do their best. This is your child's time to shine and show how much she/he has learned.
MORE PARENT TIPS:
* Ensure your child gets a good night's sleep.
* Make the morning a pleasant one.
* Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days.
* Encourage your child to stay focused, even when others finish early.
* Follow-up with your child after each testing day.
Thank you for your support!
Just Dance Sock Hop
We would like to recognize students who earn 15 Bee Cards starting March 3-April 10th, with a Just Dance Sock Hop in our school gym (date/time still to be announced).
In order to participate students must meet the following criteria:
1) Earn 15 Bee Cards by April 10th,
2) Have NO office referrals,
3) Have NO recovery referrals for behaviors other than to 'cool down'.
Students who do not participate will have class as usual. Our goal is to recognize students who make good choices as well as to encourage others to modify their behavior.
Ask your child about Bee Cards today.
Read Across America - Celebrating Dr. Seuss March 2 thru March 6
Guest Readers will be invited to read to classes.
STUCO Sponsored Testing Spirit Week - March 2 thru March 6
Monday: Mixed Up Day (Students wear mixed up clothes)
Tuesday: Neon Day (Students will highlight important information)
Wednesday: Hat Day (Use your thinking cap)
Thursday: Pajama Day (Wear your favorite Pajamas - Get a good night's sleep)
Friday: Pioneer Pride (Show your spirit for testing)
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Upcoming Events

PTO Sponsored Papa John's Night
Date: 4/1/2015
Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)
Date: 4/3/2015
Early Release Day
Date: 4/8/2015
PTO Sponsored Egg Hunt for Grades K thru 2
Date: 4/10/2015, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
PTO Sponsored Dance for Grades 3 thru 5
Date: 4/17/2015, 6 PM 8 PM