Home of the Wolverines! We average 270 kindergarten through fifth students. Lena Whitmore Elementary School is a partnership dedicated to the academic and personal success of every child.
Parent bulletin, 11/8/15
Student Council –Many congratulations to our 15-16 Student Council officers: President, Jack Schneider, Secretary Ava Berrett, and Treasurer Myah Parsons! Our staff felt it was some of the most creative speeches and posters we’ve ever heard and seen! This past week each classroom, grades 3 – 5, have been busy nominating and selecting their class representative. Our first Student Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11/10 during lunch recess. Last year’s Student Council purchased enough Student Store items that we’ll be able to have our grand opening next week. Stay tuned in next week’s bulletin to find out what days Student Store will be open to which grade level!
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Many thanks to everyone for coming to fall parent/teacher conferences last week. Our staff truly enjoys meeting with each parent and sharing all the amazing things your child has been doing this first quarter. We appreciate your support! We also want to thank all the parents who brought the delicious food items for dinner on Thursday (which also became our lunch on Friday). We were well fed and enjoyed it!
Fall Book Fair – Another thank you goes out to all our shoppers this past week at the Fall Book Fair! Rumor has it that we beat last year’s profits! Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit our Lena library. Many thanks to our local BookPeople of Moscow for hosting it!
Father/Son Breakfast – Over 140 fathers and sons enjoyed our PAT breakfast last Tuesday morning! Many thanks to PAT and our families for supporting this event!
Community Flyers Link – You can now find all the community flyers that go home in the first Wednesday folder of the month on our website. On the top banner there is a link called “Community Interest” and they are located there!
Lena Phone Directory – We are ready to go! Lexie has compiled all the class lists and deleted everyone who opted-out of being included in the directory. If you would like to have an electronic copy of the contact information (student/parent name, email address, phone number) for your child’s class, please send Lexie or I an email with the name of the teacher(s) requested and we’ll email it to you.
Retake Day – Leo’s retake day is Thursday, November 12th. Anyone who was absent on our first picture day will have their picture taken for their cumulative folder. If you wish to have retakes taken for any reason, please send the original picture envelope with your child to school that day so we know you’d like to have retakes done.
Title 1 Family Dinner Night – This Thursday, 11/12 from 6-7 p.m. will be our annual fall Title 1 family dinner night. Title 1 (also known as ABC Club) families are invited to a free dinner where you’ll hear about the program and learn some wonderful things about reading. Please RSVP to Susan Mahoney. Childcare will be provided. We hope you can join us!
11/12 – Title 1 family night, 6-7 p.m. at Lena; picture re-take day
11/13 – 5th grade attends Festival Dance “Flamenco Vico” performance at WSU, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
11/23-11/27 – Thanksgiving break, no school
12/1 – PAT in lounge at 6:30 p.m.
12/15 – Winter Concert at the Nazarene Church, 6 p.m.
12/19-1/4/16 – Winter break, no school
1/5/16 – Student return to school
At Moscow School District we have always referred to ourselves as, “The Pride of the North”. With the help of our staff, community, and students we have worked together to develop a school district that is known in Idaho as being one of the best. We know it takes ongoing reviewing, planning, and guided action to allow us to continually improve and we are doing this through a pilot program with the State of Idaho to complete a system-wide accreditation.
We are working with AdvancED services to review stakeholder feedback, student and staff data, and past accomplishments to determine and identify the strengths and weaknesses of our schools and district. Once this information is complete, we will be audited by an outside committee of professionals that will assess our efforts and provide feedback to help us in our desire to provide the best for our community.