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Monday, December 12, 2016

Homestead Happenings_ 9 Dec 2016

Homestead Happenings! ....keeping important people (you) informed!



YearbookOrder  Cost increase Dec 16. Order w/ credit/debit card  800-853-1337

InclementWeather alerts for LISD. For most up to date follow us on Homestead ES Twitter or check LISD website. Follow LewisvilleISD Twitter

Dec 9 - ePortfolio checkpoint. Grades 4 and 5 - Ask your student to show you his/her digital portfolio.

Dec 9 - Wear Homestead Mustang shirt (school spirit day)

Dec 13; 6:00 PM - PTA general membership meeting. 4th grade performance. Leadership by Ms. Teri Pipitone.

Dec 15 - Wear favorite college shirt. Raise awareness for college, career readiness, life-long learning and higher education.

Dec 16 - wear Homestead Mustang shirt (school spirit day)

Grade level winter parties. Specific dates/times listed below.

  • Dec 20 -- 12:45pm (2nd grade); 1:30pm (kinder and 3rd grade); 1:50pm (1st grade).
  • Dec 21 --  9:00am (4th grade); 9:30am (5th grade).
  1. Crosswalk - Please guide your child safely to the crosswalk and teach them to not walk or run through the car line. Whew! Your help with modeling this for all helps maintain safety and build a patient, supportive atmosphere for your school. 
  1. Car line etiquette  --- Please help us with this safety expectation. Roll/drive slowly all the way to the "Mustang Stripe" consistently to drop off / pick up your student. This consistent routine promotes safety and an efficient flow of drop off / pick up traffic, especially during inclement weather. Please stay in your vehicle to maintain traffic flow. If you prefer to exit the vehicle, please park in a space in the lot and walk w/ your child through the crosswalk. Model the right way and patience for your fellow Homestead Family of drivers for optimal safety, especially at peak arrival and dismissal times. Help us model and pass along the importance of getting as close to the "Mustang Stripe" as safely possible. Consistent cooperation with this expectation is noticed and appreciated. Go Mustangs! Safety first!

Dec 21 - early dismissal -- 11:45 AM. Sack lunch available @ cafeteria.

Dec 22 - Jan 3 - no school

Jan 4 - classes resume

Jan 27 - 7:00 AM; library - All-Pro Dad breakfast.  Topic: Choices -- new year; new beginning. Make improvements or stay the course?   All-ProDadRSVP

Safety.  Just a few reminders for overall safety....
Arrival and dismissal.  Regular and prompt attendance is encouraged to support optimal learning for your child.
7:15 AM - Breakfast available in the cafeteria. Supervision is provided in the cafeteria for students arriving between 7:15 and 7:35. Arrivals before 7:15 are strongly discouraged due to the absence of proper supervision.
7:35 AM - Go-to-class bell rings
7:45 AM  - Classes begin. Arrivals at 7:46 and after are considered tardy.
3:00 PM - Dismissal for 1st -5th grades. Kindergarten dismisses a few minutes prior to 3:00 PM. 

Thank you for your ongoing partnership in making Homestead a wonderful school for kids to learn, grow and build a great foundation for a lifetime of success. Please contact us with your ideas and concerns to support our overall mission of excellence for kids.
Sincerely,

Lynn Ford

Safety Reminders

Safety Reminders






12/12/2016____Feedback: Fire drill — All occupants exited the building in less than 60 seconds. Precisely 58 seconds. That’s excellent and a terrific improvement.

Things to remember and pass on to students:

  1. Save time by focusing straight toward the exit and staying quiet. 
  2. Avoid covering ears. Keep hands free to quickly push and go at the door. 
  3. Attention younger students…..use your big kid strength to push and go at doors. 
  4. Be responsible for your safety and others by not holding up the line if you stall (freeze and stare) at the door. “Ain’t nobody got time for that." 
  5. #safetymatters 
  6. Students stay quiet during entire drill. 
  7. Students listen for and follow teacher’s instructions at first request. 

Building occupants exceeded expectations of exiting in less than 90 seconds.

Hooyah! Go Mustangs!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Ford