November will be a wonderful month! We have several exciting events happening. Please check out our November Newsletter which is posted below under SCHOOL NEWS!
Remembrance Day Ceremony
We will be joining Lamont High School students for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, November 9th. The ceremony starts at 10:15 am. All students will receive a poppy before going to the ceremony. We will gratefully accept donations for the poppies.
Healthy Digital Citizens
Please join us!
A Caregiver's Guide to Raising Healthy Digital Citizens. November 30th, 6:30 pm.
Lamont Elementary is hosting a workshop for Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals on raising healthy digital citizens.
For more information click HERE
Makerspaces At Lamont Elementary
Makerspace at Lamont
At Lamont Elementary, we are in the process of designing a Makerspace area, where students can invent, create and experience hands-on learning.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace allows for authentic innovation and invention, it embraces new ideas and challenges, and it allows for students to pursue their passions and explore open-ended tasks. Makerspace allows for educators to personalize learning, work as a guide with students of all abilities and dig deep into projects that combine many subject area disciplines at once. “Making means learning through trial and error, through practical application, and through hands-on experience in a social environment,” according to the Makerspace Resources Task Force of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
A Makerspace can include high-tech and low-tech options for kids to use. At Lamont, we will be trialing several high tech options this year (including animation, robotics and coding) as well as lower-tech options like building kits, Lego, rock explorations and Tinker Toys. For more information about Makerspaces check out the following links Parenting Today or What are the benefits?.
Wanted: Makerspace Materials for November
- Cardboard (any thickness, any size! Shoe boxes, flattened cardboard, small cardboard boxes are all needed)
- Toilet paper rolls/Paper towel rolls
- Tape (Duct, hockey, clear, masking or decorative)
- Blocks/Lego Pieces
- Recycled Plastic or Glass Containers
- Odds and Ends Craft Supplies (Stickers, Scissors, Stamps, Decorative Flowers, etc)
All donations for Makerspaces can be brought in to Miss Sereda in the main office. Thanks in advance!
Important Dates and Times
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Superintendent Message: Journey to Literacy
Posted on Oct 11 2017
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Posted on Sep 29 2017
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