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Mr Marcin's Message 8-28-19

Dear Lead Mine Elementary School Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! The start of a new school year is an exciting time for all of us. To assist you
in making the start of the school year a smooth transition, we want to provide a calendar of events. If you have
questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kindergarten Staggered Entry: Our kindergarten students will participate in “staggered entry” again this year. Students
were assigned one day between Monday, August 27th and Thursday, August 30th to attend a full day of
school. This special effort allows our young students the opportunity to get to know their new school and allows our
kindergarten team the chance to learn more about the students.

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher: This special event is held after the staggered entry process has been completed,
Friday, August 31st 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. All kindergarten students and parents are invited to campus to meet their
teachers. This is a regular school day for 1st – 5th grades. Kindergarten parents are encouraged to drop by during
this 90-minute event to meet their teacher and visit their classroom.

Open House: This annual event is slated for Monday, September 17th. We will hold two classroom information sessions
for each teacher. This will allow parents who have more than one child at Lead Mine an opportunity to visit
both teachers. You will receive more information about this in the coming weeks. The schedule for the event is:
5:30-6:00 pm Session #1, Parents visit their child’s classroom.
5:10-6:40 pm Session #2, Parents visit their child’s classroom.
6:45 pm PTA Meeting

Carpool: Our carpool procedures will remain the same for the new school year. Families may take advantage of
carpool during morning drop off and/or afternoon pick up. If you have not yet picked up your carpool number, please
come to the front office to do so at your earliest convenience. Families who have had carpool numbers in the past
will retain those numbers, but will still need to pick up a new tag. New tags ensure that the right students get in the
right cars with the right adults.

Hours: Our school hours are the same: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students may be dropped off between 8:00 AM - 8:25
AM. Morning carpool ends at 8:25 AM. If you arrive on campus after 8:25 AM for morning carpool, please park and
walk your child in to the front office.
We dismiss at 3:00 PM each day. Please be patient and understand that the first week or two run a little slower to
ensure the safety of everyone. In order to decrease your wait time plan to arrive on campus at 3:15 PM until the
processes and routines are familiar to everyone.

Before and After School Childcare Program: Lead Mine hosts a before-school program (7:00-8:00 am) and an afterschool
program (3:00-6:00 pm). If you are interested in either, please pick up a registration form from the school
office or register at Meet the Teacher. You will find helpful information on the WCPSS website at

LMES Website and Calendar: Our school’s website is currently up to date and ready to support families in any way
possible. The calendar of WCPSS and LMES events can be found on the Lead Mine
website under “school calendar of events”. This calendar will provide you with early release dates, teacher workdays,
holidays, and breaks throughout the school year.

We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and getting to know all the new ones.
With much excitement,

T. Aaron Marcin
Lead Learner/Principal