It is hard to believe that summer is here. Now that the school year has come to an end it is time to reflect and celebrate a year full of incredible learning experiences that will remain in our memories for years to come. These experiences are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, their families, and our LCCS faculty.
I would like to thank all of you for your support throughout the school year. Our dedicated parent volunteers, class parents, our PTO, and the LCCS faculty members offered to our community enriching assemblies, special projects, and family activities.
I would like to thank our faculty for the opportunities that they made available to our students and families. Our LCCS family invested so much work in building community this year to embody our CIRCLE values of community, independence, respect, courage, leadership, and effort.
To those of you who are leaving LCCS and moving on to high school, or a new a community, please know that we will miss you. Best of luck to our outgoing eighth grade class-we are proud of you and know that you will continue to do wonderful things as you enter high school. Additionally please join me in wishing all the best to Ms. Fernandez, Ms. Ansari, Ms. Snowise, and Ms. Silva as they begin a new chapter in their professional lives. Each of these educators will be missed.
Staffing Changes for 2014-2015
These departures have resulted in some changes in staffing at LCCS in both the Lower School and Middle School. Ms. Westley will become our reading specialist for the Lower School and Ms. Guarini will join the first grade team. We are thrilled to welcome Natasha Tyjer from the Maria Varisco Charter School to the fourth grade team and Ms. Aisha de Los Santos of St. Brigid’s Early Childhood Center in Jersey City as the teacher for our third PreK class.
Ms. Tiffany will join Ms. Aisha as we open the third PreK on the ground floor of our building, and Ms. Christina McGarry will move from the middle school to work with Ms. Tracy in PreK. Ms. Strauss will be return to LCCS in the fall only as our PreK Supervisor and will no longer take small groups for reading. In the coming months I will provide all of you with further information about the new faculty members that will join the LCCS family for the fall.
This year summer homework has been assigned to students entering grades 4-8. These assignments are designed to prevent the downward “summer slide” in student skills and understanding that can happen over the long summer months. Students entering grades 4 and 5 will receive homework only in English and Math, while students entering into grades 6-8 will receive homework in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
These assignments are all available on our newly designed website under the Parent tab. Hard copies of the assignments are also available in the LCCS main office. All summer homework will be factored into a student’s grade for the first marking period and will be due on Monday, September 8th.
Summer Building Hours at LCCS for July and August
During the summer months the building is on a slightly different schedule. The building is open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday through August 21st. The building returns to regular school hours on Monday, August 25th. The building will be closed on Fridays during the summer through August 30th.
Planning for Next Year
Welcome packets with classroom placements & forms to be filled out will be mailed around August 15th.
If you are not returning to LCCS please contact the office as soon as possibleso that we can arrange for your transfer paper and notify a replacement candidate from the waiting list.
Please take some time to rest, relax, and recharge. As you do so know that we will be busy planning and preparing for an amazing 2014-2015 school year.
Have a safe and fun-filled summer.