Principal's Message

  • Wednesday Words - 05/25/22

     

     

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      Principal Message

       

      Dear Families,

       

      It is with the heaviest of hearts knowing that we have an elementary school and community who is grieving the tragic loss of life. It is just beyond anything that makes sense. Please know that we have safety protocols in place to ensure that no one enters the building who has not been pre approved. All doors from the outside are locked. We had a school-wide lockdown drill about 6 weeks ago. Police and Law Enforcement were on campus during the drill. Our staff did an excellent job and knows what to do to keep all children safe.

      Safety is my number 1 priority. Mrs. Crane and I take this responsibility very seriously.

       

      Here are some tips from our Student Service Department that I have shared with staff and you can also follow:

      · Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Young people gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.

      · Reassure children that they are safe.

      · Create time to listen and be available to talk.

      · Be honest with young people and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.

      · If a student seems distressed about a lockdown, drill, or school incident, send them to the school counselor, psychologist, or social worker for support

       

      Here are resources that may help you with talking to your child:. · Helping Students After a School Shooting · Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

       

      Please know that our hearts are heavy with yours and together we need to keep our students reassured that they are safe here. Thank you.

       

      With gratitude,

      Sherri Miller

      UPCOMING DATES

      · May 27 - 5th Grade Science EOG

      · June 1- 3rd-5th Grade Reading EOG

      · June 2 - 3rd-5th Grade Math EOG

      · June 2 - PTA general membership meeting 7:30pm

      · June 3 - Field Day (no rain date)

      · June 9 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

      · June 14 - Reading EOG Remediation and Retest (for qualified 3-5th graders)

      · June 15 - Math EOG Remediation and Retest (for qualified 3-5th graders)

      · July 12-29 - Read to Achieve Summer Camp

       

      MESSAGE FROM OFFICE

      If your child will not be attending a WCPSS school during the 2022-2023 school year, please email Emily Spooney at espooney@wcpss.net.

      Please email espooney@wcpss.net if you have moved (new proof of residency will be required to change address), telephone number, or email changed.

       

      If you have a Rising K student that will be 5 by August 31, 2022 please go to https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33753 for enrollment. If you have additional questions please contact Emily Spooney espooney@wcpss.net or 919-881-4920.

       

      It is that time of year to provide input in next year’s classroom placement if you feel the need. Please complete no later than this Friday, May 27th. Parent Input Form for Classroom Placement 2022-2023 The link to this form will also be on our Lacy website.

       

      Just a reminder, to view your child’s transportation for 2022-2023 you will need a homebase/parent portal account. Please email Emily Spooney at espooney@wcpss.net if you need an application.

       

      COVID COORDINATOR Please call the office 919-881-4920, ext. 0 or email Nancy at Nproctor@wcpss.net for any questions or concerns regarding illness or exposures.

       

      If you would like to receive additional free Covid tests, please visit the following website to apply. Each household is eligible for 8 free tests at this time. This is in addition to the previous free tests that were distributed. https://special.usps.com/testkits

       

      LACY PTA INFORMATION

       

      Last PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm!!!

      Please join us via Zoom for our last PTA general membership meeting of the year on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm. We will vote on the PTA Board slate for 2022-2023, so we’d love for everyone to join us! Zoom link to follow…..

       

      FIELD DAY is coming up on Friday, June 3!

      Please sign up for a volunteer shift or more that day. If you can’t be there, please consider signing up to donate water bottles. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0944AAA629A57-field

      Contact Brooke Fork (bfork1@gmail.com) or Rachel Walker (rachelHwalker@gmail.com) with questions.

       

      LACY FOUNDATION INFORMATION

      Commemorative Brick Opportunity:

       

      ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS – IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR LACY LEGACY THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF A $125.00 COMMEMORATIVE BRICK.

      Parents, grandparents, and friends of our school can purchase bricks in honor or memory of students, family, teachers, and staff. Bricks make a wonderful graduation gift for a 5th grade student. All engraved bricks will be installed in the patio surrounding the flagpole (bricks will not be installed before graduation). At this time, brick supplies are limited - only @ 41 left for current 5th graders only! We are working hard to find another place on the Lacy campus to install bricks for next year. Stay tuned.

      If you would like to purchase a brick for $125.00, you may click here to purchase online through MemberHub by Friday, May 20th. If you have any questions, contact Toni-Ann Herwig (919) 607-7617.