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MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2021

Dear Leroy Families,

Is it really almost summer?  We can’t believe this school year flew by so fast.  While we will have the great pleasure of seeing many of you when we return in August, we most certainly wanted to take a moment to say thank you to those families who are moving on.  We have appreciated all that you have done to support our students, staff, and the entire community this year.  This year has held new and unexpected challenges, and we appreciate the way families rose to the occasion.  

May 3rd- 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Your child’s teacher works hard to meet your son or daughter’s needs everyday. Please consider reaching out and letting them know you appreciate the important work they do everyday!  Leroy is lucky to have such a dedicated and caring staff!

Chromebooks and Chargers                                                                                                                        As the end of the school year approaches, we want to make you aware of our school’s end of year device collection process. We want to make sure that we have clean, working Chromebooks ready for students on the first day of school in August. To do this, we need to have these devices back over the summer so we can make necessary repairs and updates. This means that students must return their Adams 12 Chromebooks and chargers before Summer Break. Your student(s) needs to bring all of their district-provided Chromebooks and chargers to school onThursday, May 27th. Remote students will be able to return Chromebooks on Thursday, May 27th in the afternoon or on Friday, May 28th from 8-2pm to be checked in. 

Join us for multiple end of year events.

Art Show  The 2021 District Art Award Show is virtual this year.  There will be a live link available on Leroy’s Website.  

Celebration of Learning is coming! This evening will be a wonderful community event.  Though it will look different this year, we invite families to come join their child’s grade level for an evening outside of sharing learning. Please join us outside to celebrate the growth your child has made during this school year. We would like to invite you to share in this open house format from 5:00-6:30 pm on the following dates:

  •  Tuesday, May 18th --Kindergarten and 3rd grades

  • Wednesday, May 19th--1st and 4th grades

  • Thursday, May 20th--2nd and 5th grades

5th Grade Continuation is near! We will be able to invite parents to our outside continuation this year. Each classroom will have their own ceremony. Please stay tuned to hear more specific communication from your child’s classroom teacher. 

  • Ms. Wilson-Tuesday, May 25th, 2:00-2:50 pm

  • Ms. Krauth-Wednesday, May 26th, 12:45-1:35 pm

  • Ms. Travis-Thursday, May 27th, 2:00-2:50 pm 

Family Survey   Each year Adams 12 sends a family survey to seek feedback on what we are doing well and where we have room to grow. Thank you to the families who participated in the survey. Please see the results Leroy 20- 21 Family Survey Data  released April 5th www.adams12.org/familysurvey 

Spring ONLINE Bookfair is coming! Our Spring ONLINE bookfair is coming from May 10th-May 23rd. We will also be offering a virtual family night on May 11th from 5PM-6PM with a "masked" reader event where students get to guess the reader for a chance to earn prizes! All orders ship to your home and we offer free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more! Thank you for supporting our readers and school!

Staffing Changes: As this school year comes to a close, we would like to announce a few staffing changes and say goodbye to some amazing people. 

  • After 21 years as our school registrar, Ms. Roxanne has decided to retire. She is the face of Leroy and will be missed tremendously.

  • Ms. Michele has accepted the position of registrar and has already begun learning the ropes. Ms. Michele has served as our Family Liaison for two years. She is excited to continue to serve Leroy in this new capacity. 

  • Kinder teacher Ms. Kuhr will be leaving Leroy to begin a new adventure teaching in Thailand! We wish her the best and look forward to hearing about teaching in another country. 

  • It is our great fortune to have Mrs. Kappan who has served as primary reading interventionist for  several years to move to the kindergarten position.  

  • Ms. Travis (5th grade) will be moving back to Louisiana. Although Ms. Travis was only with us one year, we will miss her positive attitude and love for our students.

  • Ms. Teitelbaum, Assistant Principal, will also be leaving Leroy after this year. We thank her for her dedication to serving Leroy students, staff, and families. We wish her the best in her new AP position closer to her mountain home.  

Calling all Kinders! Please let neighbors with young children know that Kindergarten registration is now open at Leroy.  They can look on our website or call the front office for more information on how to register. 

Summer Explores! Free food, fun, and enriching activities for your Leroy students this summer! Some of our Leroy staff members will be providing some exciting opportunities this summer. Stay tuned for another message with specific details.

We wish you a safe and relaxing summer vacation!  Please find time for your children to read as much as possible during this extended vacation.  Children who read during the summer retain the critical decoding, word attack, and comprehension skills they learned throughout the year.  These children also come into the next grade level as strong readers. We look forward to seeing you in August!

Take care,

Tracie Stauffer                                                                                                                                        Principal

Kelly Teitelbaum                                                                                                                                            Assistant Principal