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Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

September 26, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 4:15-8:45 p.m. and all day/evening on Thursday, October 13. (There will be no school on October 13 & 14.)

The sign up will go live tonight at 6 p.m. and will be open until 9 p.m. on October 7. Please be sure to go to the top of the page to select the tab with the correct grade for your child's conference. Administration will schedule parents for a conference if they have not already done so by October 7. Please use the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084FABA62AA0F85-202211

STEM Opportunities in the Community

September 15, 2022

Looking for more STEM experiences for your daughter? We have two opportunities coming up in our community:

"Tea and Tech" at Mead Public Library, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

https://www.meadpl.org/event/tea-tech-girls-stem-day

Girls STEM Day Conference for 6-9th grades at South High on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8-12 pm http://urezsignup.com/event/register.php?event_id=491122

A Message From Mrs. Beine

September 7, 2022

Each month at Lake Country Academy we focus on one core virtue. Our core virtues allow our school community to talk about character traits that make all of us good citizens in our school, city, and world! Our school community constantly engages in cooperation throughout the day to ensure that all of a child's needs are tended to--both at LCA and at home. We view our staff and parents/guardians as partners in ensuring that students are successful in school. How can you be a partner in your child's education?

  • Communicate with your child's teacher, when needed. E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with your child's teacher(s). Teachers respond within 24 hours of receiving an email.
  • Read the weekly newsletters that come home from your child's teacher. These newsletters give you great information about the content your child is learning and important upcoming dates.
  • Volunteer at school! Connect with your child's teacher to find volunteer opportunities both at home or in the school. All volunteer hours can be recorded at ivolunteer@lakecountryacademy.com
  • Check-in with your child each day to see what he/she needs to do for homework. Middle school parents can check Skyward and/or Google Classroom to keep up to date on your child's assignments.
  • Ask your child specific questions about their school day, such as "What made you laugh today?" "What was the best part of the day?" "Did you help anybody today?"

We see student success in the classroom when our staff members and parents/guardians are working together to ensure the student is reaching his/her full potential! Thank you for helping model cooperation between home and school this month, and throughout the year, as we educate your child(ren) at LCA.

STEM for 3rd - 6th Grade

September 7, 2022

STEM continues to grow this year as we added 6th grade to our class schedule and purchased new equipment. Some of our larger purchases included:

  • 3D Printer will be used across the upper elementary STEM classes as the students learn to design in 3D using scratch.
  • Drones are taking our coding to the next level, 5th graders will move from the Edison robots to coding drones. Drones are being used more and more in STEM industries to gather information from natural disaster areas where cars can't get through, to delivering goods in densely populated areas.
  • With Makey Makey circuits, 4th graders will learn about the conductivity of materials as they make sensors and circuits out of liquids, fruits, coins and other materials. That banana you are eating? Conductive!
  • The Hummingbird Micro:bit is the powerhouse of coding packed in a tiny little processor. The students will code the micro:bit to follow a set of instructions. First up, coding the LED with a welcome message.

These new items allow the students to touch and explore materials that are used in STEM jobs every day. They work with their classmates to problem solve solutions, think critically to come up with a unique solution and celebrate each other's successes. A portion of Shake Out 2022 funds was dedicated to growing this program. It wouldn't have been possible without the generous donations of the parents. Thank you!

Mrs. Terese Wills, 3-5th grade STEM teacher

Ms. Breann Mitchell, 6th grade STEM teacher

Connecting Families with Community Resources

September 6, 2022

We are sharing several programs offered to all school families in the community:

ReBIKE Kid's Bike Giveaway - A local volunteer group that refurbishes bicycles will be giving away small, 18-24" bikes on Thursday, 9/8, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9/10, starting at 9 a.m. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and they will be distributed on a first come/first serve basis until gone. 810 St. Clair Ave (Paradigm Coffee)

Food4Thought is a weekend food backpack program and works to help fill the gap between the school breakfast/lunch programs and FoodShare. Each student who participates receives food on a weekly basis during the school year. This will include some fresh fruit, but mostly consists of ready-to-eat or easy-to-heat food items. If you would like your child to be part of this program, please email the office. Start date is to be determined.

32nd Annual Coats for Kids - Donations of new coats, hats, and gloves for children and adults are being collected by Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home at 1535 S. 12th through October 31. To receive a coat, visit the Salvation Army Community Center at 710 Pennsylvania on November 3, 12-7 p.m.