It’s hard to believe that the start of school is finally near! Our kids have given up a lot since they were last there: set bedtimes, set mealtimes, limits on screen time. But they were troopers and put up with it! And they’re ready. We’re ready. And LFH is ready!
Things will, of course, be different. LFH has worked hard over the last month to ensure that everyone feels ready and safe. And we have no doubt that our children will be putting their full IB learner profiles to use as we all work to be balanced and open-minded and caring. And there will be much about which they will inquire and on which they might reflect. And all of us – LFH Faculty and Staff, and LFH Parents and Guardians – will be there to help them.
Some things to keep in mind this week:
Open Houses are underway at LFH. They are, of course, different this year. If you are unsure of your child’s teacher, just give LFH a call. There is a schedule here.
The Richmond County Board meets tonight. Our Superintendent, Dr. Bradshaw, will give them his recommendations on F2F learning, and the Board will then vote. The meeting starts at 5 pm and will stream live here.
We have the new 2020-2021 LFH t-shirts! They’re on sale now, and we’ll post soon with details on how to purchase them. They feature Symms Schweser’s winning design, and they were printed by Showpony as part of their We Give a Shirt campaign this summer. We made sure to get plenty of extras for those who missed them back in July.
Finally, while the LFH PTO will likely work a bit differently this school year, we still have teachers and faculty we need to support, and your membership dues all go towards that. You can sign up and pay online here.
The LFH PTO will be hosting “Tears and Cheers” (with coffee and muffins) for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade parents/guardians in the Dolphin Diner after drop-off on the first day of school. We hope that you all do as well as your kids! LFH Tears & Cheers 2021
Coach Barnett will need volunteers to help with the morning Field Day games. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with LFH students and teachers! PreK-2nd grade will be on Wed Apr 17; 3rd-5th grade will be one Thur Apr 18. You can sign up using the form that was sent home or online at Sign Up Genius.
THE LFH ONLINE AUCTION HAS BEGUN!! Please join us for our better than ever online auction! We have amazing items to bid on including: *Principal for the Day*Forest Hills Golf *Guided after school painting parties*Disney passes and the ever coveted…*Carpool King or Queen! Clink the link below to access our site. Happy Shopping and Thank You for supporting LFHE!
The online auction will run from Tuesday, March 5th through Sunday, March 17th. All proceeds benefit the students and teachers at Lake Forest Hills Elementary, and the Lake Forest Hills Parent-Teacher Organization which provides IB sponsorship, playground equipment, classroom tools, Popcorn Fridays, and much more! Thank you for contributing to Lake Forest Hills!
We have new shades of blue and a new design. Also, starting this year, we’re giving PTO members a discount on the t-shirts: the new t-shirts will be $10 for members (and they’ll continue to be $12 for non-members). Be sure to sign up for the PTO and buy a t-shirt tomorrow during Registration or Open House! Members will also be getting a new weekly email, which will include updates from Dr. Driggers, and – while supplies last! – a free car sticker.
Registration is the process by which RCBOE (the Richmond Counter Board of Education) collects all the information that is needed in order to enroll your child.
Who needs to go?
According to RCBOE, “Parents of new or transferring (moved to a new school zone) students are required to complete registration. Student’s [sic: this is an improper use of the possessive] already legally registered in a school or school zone should only update registration on a regular basis to keep information current.”
It is possible to complete part of the registration process online. However, RCBOE states that “[o]nce you complete the online registration portion, you will need to go to your zoned school to provide additional documentation […].”
If your child has already been attending LFH, you will not need to re-register.