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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Friday Highlights 1.22.21             

  Important Dates

January is National Mentoring Month
Jan. 25 -
Superintendent's Citation Program
Jan. 26 - Schoology Town Hall:  English 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 28. - Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. - Click here to submit Public Comments

Important Reminder to Parents of Current or Former Pre-K Students

We're looking forward to seeing you next year, but you MUST register by 5PM Monday.
In order to receive notification of your 21/22 Kindergarten school assignment, you will need to log into the Gateway portal and register for Kindergarten. You will NOT automatically roll up to any specialty or magnet schools without requesting. Finally, if you withdrew from LRSD during your Pre-K year, your data was purged. YOU MUST re-register for Kindergarten. Here's the link:
Thanks for being a part of the LRSD family! #LRSDPowerofUS

COVID Vaccine Clinics underway at LRSD Schools/Buildings

This week we vaccinated just shy of 1,000 employees on various campuses.  It was a very positive experience and everyone was in great spirits! LRSD will continue these weekly clinics until all of our employees and contracted employees have had both rounds of vaccines. 

A huge thanks out goes out to  LRSD Health Coordinator Margo Bushmiaer and the nursing staff for ensuring that these clinics happened!  If you see any of the school nurses while you are out in the buildings be sure and give them a big shout out!  They deserve it.  Special thanks also to the pharmacy partners from Kroger, Cornerstone, Don's, Arkansas Children's Hospital who helped administer the vaccines.  The latest vaccine schedule for LRSD employees may be found here.

Official Kickoff of Poore Man on the Roof Joint Announcement - LRSD & Saint Mark

Click in pic above to see video of kickoff.

Congrats to Forest Heights STEM Academy 5th grader, Emory Thomas, winner of this year's art contest! Don't forget you can start collecting/donating now.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation, click on PMOTR

In the latest PMOTR development, we are proud to announce a new partnership with Kroger.  Shoppers may make donations to the campaign by dropping items into the bins in front of LR area stores.  Thanks, Kroger and Regional Manger, Luke Cordova!

Please copy and post the flyer and other contest graphics below in your social media to help us spread the word and increase donations.  #2021PMOTR #LRSDPowerofUS

We appreciate your continued support!

Congrats to the additional LRSD/Exxon Mobil Grant winners recognized this week.

Principal James Castleberry, Parkview

             Principal Michael Anthony, Henderson                                         Principal Stephanie Franklin, Terry

(Upper Left) Principal Dr. Mark Roberts, Hall (Right Center) Principal Connie Green Williams

Principal Theresa Ketcher, Forest Park

Nurse Rae Rice, Parkview, was #CaughtDoingGood this week - celebrated by her principal and administrative team for her sun-up to sun-down approach to support not only students but staff, too. Congrats, Nurse Rice!!!

Coming to Facebook Live this Tuesday - 
Schoology Town Hall Part II
Watch to learn and win great prizes!

Remember to catch the FB Live Stream this Tuesday for the latest Schoology Town Hall.
English Version - 5:30 p.m.
Spanish Version - 6:30 p.m.
Both programs will be recorded for later broadcast on, Comcast Channel 4 and U-verse 99
Recuerde ver la transmisión en vivo de FB este martes para conocer el último Ayuntamiento de Schoology.
Versión en inglés - 5:30 p.m.
Versión en español - 6:30 p.m.
Ambos programas se grabarán para su posterior transmisión en, Comcast Channel 4 y U-verse 99

Two LRSD Make the Cut for Gardening Grants

Congrats to Pulaski Heights Elementary and Mann Magnet Middle School, among 52 schools statewide to receive $500 gardening grants.  Way to go!

Hall Students Take Writing to the Next Level
Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Visions is an anthology of writings and vision boards from students enrolled in the Read, Lead, Level Up project held at Hall STEAM Magnet High School.  Hall library media specialist Edith Callaway-Frazier approached education consultant Patrick Oliver about assisting in the development of the project. Oliver was impressed with the student prose and vision board submissions. He also credits the students relationship with Ms. Sarah Dixon in developing innovative techniques, and as a major reason they were able to get writing great writing effort from participants who were primarily ESL students. Ms. Marilyn Johnson got her SPED students to create vision boards sharing about their personal and career aspirations.  

Learn more about LRSD Community Schools 

Interested in a Parent Support Program?

No Time Like the Present to Focus on Heart Health

Over the next few weeks, watch here for updates on LRSD's participation in heart-healthy activities/events. If you purchased a t-shirt last year for "Go Red" day, you likely received a text message from the Arkansas chapter of the American Heart Association about this year's t-shirts.  If not, contact LRSD communications.
Meantime, here is a link to get you thinking/started about/on the path to better heart health.

 We are sharing the above Economic Impact Report graphic on behalf of our partners at the Central Arkansas Library. The report quantifies how CALS has been an economic driver for our city from 2010 to 2019, with $159 million of public funding having generated $1 billion of impact. It's important  for the community to understand this  information because  CALS attributes its success to the people it serves.

Healthy Weight Awareness Month

National Blood Donor Month

ARTS Center Update

For all High School Students interested in STEM
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