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LEXINGTON SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Lexington School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. As an IB World School, Lexington encourages students to become ethical citizens of the world who are active, compassionate, lifelong learners.

A Message from Your Principal

May 15, 2019

Dear Families,

I want to express great gratitude to Mrs. Vaden, fifth grade students, fifth grade mentors, and fifth grade parents for all of the hard work that went into creating the PYP Exhibition yesterday! It was wonderful to listen to students speak about their passions! Thank you to all that were able to attend to support our students!

 

Our year together is coming to a close in just 15 days. We do have some exciting events ahead, which include the Volunteer Thank-You Breakfast (5/29), our annual Talent Show (5/30), Fun Day (see below), and our Promotion Ceremony (6/6). The promotion ceremony will begin at 11:15, but plan to arrive a bit early, as this is a popular event!

 

Open House is tomorrow night. There will be brief announcements at 6:15 (in the MPR, if raining), with classrooms open from 6:30-7:30. I hope to see you all there to celebrate a great year!

 

Reminders:

 

~On Friday, May 31st, the Home and School Club will sponsor our annual Fun Day festivities. This is such a special day for all of our students! What makes it such a success is that the entire community comes together to literally make a fun day for our kids. The day begins with the Crazy Hat Parade. Then, students are treated to all sorts of activities on the lower field. The day culminates with the annual Moon Ball game! Please consider helping that day-please contact Beth Stark, if you can lend a hand. This day is wonderful, but it takes us all!!

 

~Please make certain to check the “other news” section! The district has recognized both Mrs. Vaden and Mr. Danny for their years of service. We are so grateful that they are part of Lexington School!

Thank you for all you do for Lexington School!!

 

All my best,

Ms. Lauren

Principal

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IMPORTANT DATES!

MAY

 

Date

Event

Time

16 Open House-MINIMUM DAY
6:15 pm
Announcements
6:30 pm
Classrooms Open
24 5th Grade Spring Concert
1:30 pm
27 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day
 
29 Volunteer Breakfast
7:45 am
30 Talent Show
1:00 pm
31 Crazy Hat Parade
8:15 am
31 Fun Day
 
June 6 Promotion Ceremony
11:15
  Last Day-MINIMUM DAY
 

 

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HSC UPDATES!

This week at Lex- May 13-17, 2019 May 13-14: State Testing continues. May 14th: 5th Grade IB Exhibition May 16th: Open House, 6:15 - Minimum Day Coming Up: May 30th: Talent Show 1:00 PM  (More info coming) May 31st: Crazy Hat Parade- 8:15 AM May 31st: Fun Day:  Set up at 9 AM,  Activities start at 10:30. Moon ball at 1:15. June 6th:  Last Day of School. Minimum Day. Graduation and Grade advancement

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 OTHER NEWS!

LEXINGTON EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED

Mrs. Vaden was honored at the Annual Employee Celebration for her 30 years of service in the district and received the Crystal Apple Award. She began her career as coordinator of the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education Program) and continued on as a teacher at Lexington Elementary School for 25 years. Her fondest memories are of overseeing the Talent Show; organizing field trips to Angel Island, Chinatown in San Francisco, and the musical “Ragtime;” and joining in the magical time with students at science camp at the Marin Headlands for 23 years. She shares her love of poetry and her passion for inquiry. She served as IB Coordinator for 3 years and just completed her twelfth Fifth Grade Exhibition. Encouraging students to find their passion has always been her primary goal.

Patricia Vaden

Mr. Danny Lomas was recognized for 20+ years of service to the district. He began his career at Fisher Middle School and he has worked at all the elementary schools. Mr. Danny enjoys music and has played the guitar for 52 years. He has played in a Mariachi Trio since 1992. You can see the trio perform at Pedro's in Santa Clara for Father's Day Dinner. He enjoys traveling and loves fishing. He has been married to his wife Martha for 21 years. He loves engaging with the Lexington students and and every one of them knows his favorite phrase, "It's you!"

Mr. Danny

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VOLUNTEER INVITATION

 SR2S TIP: Lock IT OR LOSE IT

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Unlocked bikes are more likely to get stolen. Lock it up at a bike rack. Thread lock or cable through the frame and a wheel and connect it to the rack.   Learn more at www.lgsaferoutes.org

 

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 LEXECOLOGY

IB In Motion at Lexington

5th Grader Ewan Bidmead's Exhibition Project focused on protecting endangered animals. At the local community level, Ewan teamed up with LexEcology and the Green Team to encourage local wildlife growth by up-cycling used milk cartons from the cafeteria to make bird feeders. What a perfect project idea to connect our students, the community and Lexington's beautiful wildlife.
Thank you, Ewan!
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National River Clean Up Day is Saturday, May 18th

Come join friends and neighbors 9am-noon this Saturday to clean our local creeks and rivers. 
To sign up and for more info, click below:
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Nature Is Calling

We knew modern civilization was taking a toll on the planet, but not to this extent. Last week, the UN issued a report after hundreds of researchers reviewed 15,000 scientific and government reports. 
Their finding: A quarter of all Earth's plant and animal species are facing extinction and humans are to blame.
 
 
 
How are humans to blame?

-Economic development
-Overfishing
-Climate Change
-Plastic Pollution
-Pesticide Use
It's not too late to make a change...

CHECK OUT THE LEXECOLOGY PAGE!

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PROJECT CORNERSTONE

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 DISTRICT NEWS!

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