School is up and running and I could not be more excited to see the kid’s smiling faces as they walk through the building. The Lake Preston students have a great opportunity to socialize with classmates and friends, learn in many content areas, as well as spend the year with the nicest teachers and staff members. We really are blessed in our small community of Lake Preston to have such a great school.
Homecoming week was a success in the elementary and the students dressed up as various superheroes in our homecoming parade as the theme was “Superheroes”. The kids and teachers had a great time and enjoyed showing their school spirit throughout the week with dress-up days and fun activities.
We have a new livestream in place for our home activities. After partnering with Valley Fibercom, we can now livestream, and Lake Preston activities/athletics will have its own channel within their tv guide. The link is https://play.keemotion.com/420/6387/0/RTvrS7.html. Information can be found on our school website and Facebook page as well.
As a school-wide (PreK-5) Title program, we have been assessing students to get a baseline score on their abilities and determining schedules to best educate your child. Students will be assessed four times throughout the year to see progress or gaps. We are currently using our NWEA Mapping program to enhance the lessons, abilities, and techniques within the school day. Our Title teachers continue to work with students in small groups, large groups, and individually to provide supplemental assistance.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with staff receiving a meal from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Teachers will be communicating with you on scheduling time slots to discuss your child’s achievements and development. There may be some changes or new ideas in place due to covid. Stay tuned!
With Fall approaching quickly, the weather is constantly changing and colder temperatures will be in the forecast. Please make sure your child(ren) dresses for the season and the South Dakota weather.
Continue to check our schedules on the school webpage, announcements, and Facebook for changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the elementary office. Have a great month!
Page 1 - National Recovery Month; National Family Day
Page 2 - October Campaigns; Upcoming trainings/events
Page 3 - Marijuana: The Risks are Real
Page 4 - Systems of Native Community Health - Research opportunity
Page 5 - SD Tobacco Prevention and Control (toolkits, success, upcoming events)
Page 6 - Helpline - Focus on Mental Health for Students Returning to School
Human Service Agency - NE Prevention Resource Center