Congratulations to the entire Lindbergh Community on achieving Lighthouse status.
June 10, 2019
Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,
In our last week of school we have a lot going on and this will serve as a reminder of what is needed.
- REMINDER: All snack charges, library books or fines MUST be paid by 6/11/19
- Locker Clean out- June 10-12. All items in lockers and desks must be cleaned out and sent home. Students might want to bring home a large trash bag if they have a lot of things.
- Pool Party- students are going to Levagood Park on Wednesday June 12th. Students need to bring: bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, a bag to put the wet suit in, sports equipment such as a tennis racquets, soccer ball, basketball, etc. , their own drink in plastic bottles (NO GLASS) labeled with their name. The main food is provided by the PTA. Many of you have signed up to donate snack – please remember to send that as well. In case of inclement weather, we will picnic here at school in the hall and find another special thing to do.
- Field Day- Tuesday June 11th 9:00-11:35am
- Honors/Promotion Ceremony – This will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, June 14th. Students should dress up nicely. Please remember NO strapless or spaghetti strap dresses for the young ladies and NO jeans or tank tops for anyone. If the students wear shorts, please be sure they are dress shorts. Parent and guests will be able to park on the south playground (off Myrtle) if the streets are full. Cameras and tissues are probably a nice addition for parents. We are very proud of our students and their achievements and are happy to share that with all of you. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the ceremony. Once they are finished, students may go home with you right away instead of waiting to the end of the day.
Mrs. Tiba Mrs. Bush Mrs. Hickson Mrs. Currie
- Tuesday, June 11th
- 3rd-5th 9:00-11:35am
- Y5’s-2nd 12:30-3:05pm
Reporting Station & Monitoring Students
- Take your class to the designated starting station (refer to the schedule)
- Monitor students at each station
- Student water bottles (labeled) will go into the blue hula-hoop at each station.
- When you hear the horn, have the students gather their water bottles and line back up with you for the next rotation.
- Parents can join us for field day by either;
- Volunteering to run a station (please post on your blog) @ httpss://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844aeab2da7fb6-lindbergh1
- Traveling around with your class from station to station for support.
- Follow normal lunch schedule, normal routine
- PTA will serve pizza, pretzels and watermelon for the students in place of school lunch.
- Students may bring their own lunch if they choose to do so.
- If you are aware of students with certain allergies, you may want to highlight that for the family.
- Will occur on the Upper Elementary side. Please keep students away from the Lower Elementary blacktop and playscape so those volunteering for the event can have ample space and time to set up for the afternoon.
- Specials teachers will follow the normal schedule.
- If your specials class occurs while you are outside at Field Day, the specials teacher will cover your class as they rotate around to the stations.
- Please be cognizant of the time as transitions will be tricky.
- Students will be encouraged to wear class colors on Field Day. While it’s not mandatory, it does help aid in locating classes for our volunteers.
- Y5’s + K = Yellow
- 1st = Blue
- 2nd = Red
- 3rd = Yellow
- 4th = Blue
- 5th = Red
Snacks and water bottles
- Popsicles will be served at our refreshment station. If a student brings a snack, it is to be enjoyed in the classroom before or after Field Day.
- Water bottles need to be clearly labeled with students name (note will be going home)
- Students are encouraged to fill up their water bottle before and once they re-enter the building after their assigned Field Day time slot.
- Every station will have a blue hula hoop for students to place their water bottles in while they play. After the time expires at a station, students can retrieve their water bottle and proceed to the next activity with their instructor.
Items students should bring:
- Athletic Shoes (no sandals or boots)
- Athletic pants or shorts
- Water bottle
- Sunblock (applied before school)
- Parents are encouraged to join us for the event and may apply sunscreen.
- Student helpers will not be needed for field day this year.
Please join us on Friday, May 31st from 7-8:30 for our annual Variety Show in the Auditorium. See you there!
For all who celebrate….Have a safe and blessed holiday
Dear Lindbergh Familes,
Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend. School will be closed Friday, May 24, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019. Thank you!
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School was named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by the Franklin Covey Co.
Lighthouse status is a highly-regarded standard set by Franklin Covey, an external recognition of an internal transformation. It is reserved for schools that have developed a great leadership culture that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The attainment of the Lighthouse Milestone represents a significant benchmark and is evidence that a high standard of excellence has been met by a school.
Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process, based on the principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. All stakeholders are impacted by the Leader in Me, starting with the staff of a school, then expanding to students, their families and the community at large.
The Leader in Me includes training on establishing a vision for the school, goal setting, data tracking, and personal accountability systems and is aligned with best-in-class content and concepts. The Leader in Me provides a logical, sequential, and balanced process to help schools proactively design a culture that reflects their vision. The leadership principles and lessons are not taught as a curriculum, but instead are incorporated into coursework, traditions, systems and culture.
Enter the halls of Lindbergh Elementary and experience a culture of change. We at Lindbergh began our journey 3 years ago. The process of transforming the school culture to embrace the leadership potential in each child and staff member began with the staff receiving the signature training of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Once the staff was trained, students received instruction on how these habits can make them more successful students, as well as productive citizens. This training also reaches into each student’s home, as parents are trained in the 7 habits in our monthly PTA meetings, 7 Habit activities that are sent home to work on as a family, all the while unifying the school-home relationship. Our path to Lighthouse Status became a unifying force, a common goal, one that brought clarity, and truly built synergy. Staff and students set Wildly Important Goals, or WIGS. As we work to meet these goals, data is graphed and visible to students, staff and parents. Everyone takes ownership in the progress of meeting their personal and educational goals, which positively impacts our academic progress. The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops their unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.
This year, we applied to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. We worked together to provide evidence documentation that highlighted three main areas of growth; 1)Teaching Leadership Principles: in professional learning, students learning and family learning. 2) Creating a Leadership Culture: in our school environment, shared leadership and leadership events. 3)Aligning Academic Systems: in our school-wide goal achievement, student-led achievement and empowering instruction.
This documentation gave us the ability to showcase all that we have accomplished over the three years. Along with this evidence documentation, we received a full day visit from the Franklin-Covey team. During this visit the team met with students, staff and parents to check the fidelity of our efforts. After this visit, the team’s findings and our evidence documentation was reviewed by a larger team, as well as Sean Covey. We are honored to be deemed a Lighthouse School by the Franklin-Covey organization. At Lindbergh Elementary we “empower children to become a living difference, both in their own lives and within the world.”
Dates Coming up:
May 31st – Variety Show
June 11th – Field Day
No School – June 3,4 and 5th.
June 14th – Last day Dismissal and 5th grade promotion ceremony
You are invited to review two elementary language arts programs that will be piloted next year. For more information please see the attachment.
Have a great day!