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May ~we began the month with Kindness Awareness Day. Our second grade completed their Popcorn Factory. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to practice learned items like consumerisms, supply and demand, and how to make change. The aroma, smiles and enjoyment of the popcorn was a fun event. The fifth graders also took their trip to Lakeland Cooper Beech Middle School to begin their transition to the next level.

Character Education ~ Theme for June is Perseverance. The character education theme for May was Teamwork.  We practiced teamwork during our Teamwork School Spirit Week by wearing our favorite team colors and creating cartoon/memes that show teamwork.  Additionally, as a community, we showed kindness and teamwork during our collection for United for the Troops.  As a Lincoln-Titus team we were able to help others.  As Mattie Stepanek said, “Unity is strength.  When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”  As we enter June, our theme and focus will be Perseverance.  We look forward to our last PBIS assembly for the school year on June 7th to introduce perseverance.

PTA Updates ~ the PTA sent out the requests to order school supplies. Thank you for all the support with fundraising throughout the year. The PTA is supportive of many activities and events in the building for the children. Mrs. Woolley has spearheaded many of the activities and it has been greatly appreciated. We wish to thank the out-going members of the PTA Board for their service.

Incoming UPK Screening ~ in June we will host our incoming Preschool students for their screening. 

June ~ we head into June with our Fourth Graders finishing off the NYS testing with the written science portion. We have a few remaining grades going on their class trips. We welcome our High School Graduating Seniors back for a lookback and congratulatory walk.

UPDATED END OF THE YEAR SCHEDULE
As we approach the end of the school year, we want to be sure you have the end of year schedule for the final week of school.  On June 24, 25, and 26 the elementary schools will have Half Days and dismiss at 11:30 AM. 

Important Information for Fifth Grade Parents:
Lakeland Copper Beech MS Grade 6 Parent Orientation at Lakeland HS– Tuesday, June 1, 2019

2019 Summer Reading
All LCBMS students are REQUIRED to read two (2) books over the summer.  There are two requirements for book selections: 

  1. You may not select a book previously read for school.
  2. The book must be an appropriate level of difficulty for you.

A separate letter was sent home regarding this requirement for the rising fifth graders.

Rockland Boulder/Scholastic Update: Thank you to all of our students who participated in the reading challenge from Scholastic and the Rockland Boulders.I have an update from the organizations and we will be receiving the recognitions sometime around the first week of June. They will be delivered to school when they are ready. The June game dates you can choose from are on June 18th and 19th Schools east of the Hudson (that includes L-T) also have the option to choose the game on June 15th.

Library
We wish to take a moment to thank Mrs. Patricia Canini for her time spent in our Lincoln-Titus Elementary School library. If you are not aware, Mrs. Canini has announced she will be retiring at the end of this school year. She has worked with many students throughout the years and we hope they have learned the love of books as she has tried to so wisely teach us. We wish you the best in your retirement – Mrs. Canini!


Upcoming Events
June 3 - Fourth Grade Written Science Test
June 4 - First Grade Trip
June 4 - STAR Testing Begins
June 5 - Senior Walk
June 7 - Fifth Grade Trip
June 7 - PTA Funfest
June 11 - Field Day 
June 11 - Grade 2 Picnic
June 12 - Grade 4 Picnic
June 13 - Grade 3 Picnic
June 13 - UPK Screening  
June 14 - STAR testing Ends  
June 14 - Grade 1 Picnic  
June 19 - Kindergarten Picnic  
June 20 - AM UPK session Moving-Up (9:15 AM)
June 21 - PM UPK session Moving-Up (9:15 AM)
June 21 - Grade 5 Picnic 
June 24 - Grade 5 Moving Up 
June 25 -Primary (K-3) Songfest 
June 26 - Last Day of School Grs. K-5


ELA and Math Coaching
What a productive year this has been for everyone! We are so happy with the hard work and progress made by our students. The students here at LT have certainly T.W.I.S.T.ed towards a brighter future this year! We look forward to another great school year.


Wishing you a happy and healthy summer,
Jen Crivelli (Math Coach) and Megan Quinn (ELA Coach)


News from the Nurse
With the warm temperatures coming please remember a few safety tips:  Please make sure students are wearing proper footwear.  Flip-flops are great for the beach and pool but are not safe at recess.  It is important your child wears safe footwear (sneakers) to avoid injuries during the school day.

On hot days send your child in with an extra cold water bottle. Extra fluids are important when the temperature rises.   Remember sunscreen and protective clothing including hats to limit sun exposure. Please don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your child before school for outdoor recess and on Field Day.

MEDICATION Pick UP REMINDER: 
Remember by the end of the school year parents must pick up all medication that was sent into the Health office for your child.  Any medication that is not picked up by June 25, 2019 will be disposed of. 

Authorization forms for 2019-20 will be sent home with a reminder letter to pick up medication.   New York State law requires a new medication order for each school year.

The form may be found at: http://www.lakelandschools.org/document_center/Departments/Health%20Office/authorization_medication_admin(1).pdf

On the district website under health office forms.

PHYSICAL AND DENTAL Exam Reminder for 2019- 2020 School Year:

New York State Education Law states a physical examination is required for all new entrants and students in grades UPK, K, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades.  Physicals dated after September 1, 2018 will be accepted.   Please make a copy of physical for your records. The form may be found on the district website under health office forms.

A Dental Examination is requested not required for Grades UPK, K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades.  Physical & dental forms will be sent home the last week of school. 

Dental forms can be downloaded from the Districts web site.

FIFTH GRADE Parents/Guardians:
New York State Immunization Requirements for Sixth Grade include Tdap & 2nd Varicella.


Ten year olds entering 6th grade do not need Tdap vaccine.  They will need it once they turn 11. Please forward any updated immunization records to the HEALTH OFFICE all records will be transferred to LCBMS on June 21st.  Any immunization obtained over the summer can be mailed directly to LCBMS.  Please make copies for your records.

Have a Healthy and Safe Summer!