October 27, 2017
From Veronica McGilvery, Principal Lake Arrowhead Elementary
Lake Arrowhead Elementary: Pledge Respect Towards Others and Self
During the week of October 23-27, Lake Arrowhead Elementary students participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week. The campaign’s theme for 2017 is “Your future is key, so stay drug free.”
According to the Red Ribbon Week campaign, “The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. The campaign is designed to create an awareness at a young age.” Students, staff, and PTA members all showed a united pledge for respect to ourselves by wearing red to school on Monday. The local Sheriff and Cal Fire crews arrived at LAE to share their support in this campaign. The officers and firefighters spoke to the children regarding the importance of making healthy choices now and developing skills to say “No” because as they grow older they may face peer pressure to try drugs. The students also enjoyed interacting with the emergency service vehicles on display.
October is also the National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Students, staff, and PTA pledge to “Be a Friend, not a Bully.” This is part of our ongoing Respect for All that we aim to integrate into our daily lives. Although this week is a great time to help raise awareness for these important issues, we’re working hard all year long to do what we can to show respect towards ourselves and others.
“Did you know?…Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.”—National Family Partnerships
From Heather Dominguez, Director of Educational Services
Office of Educational Services highlights GATE Students and E-STEM Learning Opportunities
GATE students share their knowledge and talent with board members, and members of the community, during a GATE presentation at the board meeting at Lake Arrowhead Elementary on October 19th.
Visit the district website to learn more about GATE programs and resources.
The board also heard presentations from VOE, and MPH about E-STEM education across the district including project based learning models.