Dear Latin Grammar Families,
Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed the break and had a chance to spend some quality time with your scholar. We were so excited to welcome them all back this week! We started this week by Re-Grammarizing to refresh the Latin Grammar way. Ask your scholar to tell you the difference between a student that goes to a regular school and a scholar who attends Latin Grammar!
LGS Uniform Policy: Please remember that when you enrolled your child at Latin Grammar School you agreed to our uniform policy. The shirt must be an LGS LOGO polo shirt. The bottoms need to be KHAKI colored. The outerwear must be LGS logo. Prestige Apparel in Greenbriar Mall is exclusive LGS shirt vendor.
Lunch Time Habits: While walking around the cafeteria for duty each day I am noticing that scholars who bring candy, fruit snacks, chips, or desserts in their lunch box tend to eat those items first and then may be too full for the “BRAIN FOOD” (the fruit or sandwich or protein.) Please LIMIT the amount of “SNACK” foods you send your child to school with each day and encourage then to eat their BRAIN FOOD FIRST and at least TRY all of the items on the plate if they are eating the school lunch. I also encourage you to go through the menu with your child and plan to send a lunch if you know that we are serving something that they do not eat. The scholars get very hungry when they do not eat their lunch as we have a long day!
Morning Drop Off: Latin Grammar School opens for scholars at 7:15am at the side door. WE DO NOT HAVE BEFORE SCHOOL CARE. Unless you have spoken to Ms. Franceschi or your scholar’s teacher personally and have confirmed that they will supervise your child PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR SCHOLAR BEFORE 7:15am. Please be respectful of the policies that we have in place because they are there for the safety of all of our scholars.
Read Baby Read: According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice. (Gutloff, Karen. 1999, January. "Reading Research Ready to Go." NEA Today. Washington, DC: National Education Association) Please be sure that you are reading with your scholar EVERY day and recording the time in the January Book It Reading Log as well as classroom reading logs. Scholars who read each day will earn a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. January Book It forms/reading logs are due on Tuesday, January 31st. January Scholastic book order forms are being sent home today and area also due on January 31st. Remember, ALL orders must be placed online!
Parent Pick Up Line: For the safety of your scholar please make sure that you have the YELLOW LGS number in the car that is picking your scholar up OR as least tell the person what the number is so that we can ask for the number to make sure that person IS AUTHORIZED to pick up your child.
Winter MAP testing: Our Winter MAP testing window will run from January 19th-February 3rd. As a reminder, the MAP is a computer adaptive interim assessment that we use measure our scholars’ growth Reading and Math. There is no need for your scholar to “study” for the test but we do ask you to reinforce the same message that we send here at school: Work hard, try your best, stay focused! This is a chance for us to see how much our scholar’s brains have grown!
Basketball and Cheer: We are SO excited to cheer on our LGS Basketball Teams and Cheer Squad. We hope to see you at our 6 and Under games this Saturday at Jefferson Park Gymnasium at 9:30 and 10:00am. Our 8 and under team played their first game on Tuesday and will play again on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm. Come out and show your LGS Spirit. All game times are on the January Calendar.
Boy Scouts: Here is the 2017 Boy Scout Calendar
- January: 28th – Hiking Trip on Kennesaw Mountain Park.
- February: 9th and 23rd - Unit meeting at LGS
- March: 9th and 23rd. Unit meeting at LGS
- April: 7th-9th – Cub Scouts Camp at Bert Adams, Covington Ga. April 27th - Unit meeting at LGS
- May: 11th and 25th, Unit meeting at Latin Grammar Academy.
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- Monday, January 9th: Scholars Return to School
- Friday, January 13th: Report Card Distribution
- Monday, January 16th: NO SCHOOL-MLK Day
- Wednesday, January 25th: Latin Grammar School Board Meeting
- Tuesday, January 31st: Spirit Night at OZ Pizza
- Wednesday, February 15th: Family University Night
- Friday Feb 17th & Monday Feb 20th: NO SCHOOL
- Friday, March 10th: Mandetory Parent Teacher Conferences
2016-2017 LGS Performance Dates:
- February 15th Black History program
- May 17th Curtain Call "End-of-the-year" program
Alka Franceschi, Principal