Administrative Remarks...
To continue with our “Tradition of Excellence,” we have implemented Circles this school year as part of the Restorative Practices. This helps to allow students to feel a sense of belonging at school among their peers, a connectedness to school, and not feel isolated.

Circle Time
All grades participate in “Circle” time each day with a teacher and some of their peers. Students spend a brief period answering a specific question and having discussions on various topics. This “Circle” time helps meet the social and emotional needs of our students which is also part of our P ositive B ehavioral I ntervention and S upports (PBIS) program.

Questions to Ask Your Child
Many parents/guardians ask questions of their child by asking, “How was your day?” In addition, please consider asking the following questions:
  • What made you smile today? What kind of person were you today?
  • Can you tell me an example of kindness you said/showed today?
  • What did you do today that was creative?
  • Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  • Who did you sit with at lunch today? Did you like your lunch today?
  • What was the hardest rule/expectation to follow today?
  • If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
  • What made your teacher smile or frown today? Was anyone in your class absent today?
  • If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would it be? Why?

Respect Our Differences
As we continue in Circle time to focus on the R in PRIDE ( P erformance, R espect, I ntegrity, D etermination, E ffort), students discuss respecting differences among people. It’s important to first understand what the differences are then learn how and why it’s important to respect those differences.

We have a very diverse population representing many different cultures which we would like to learn about and celebrate. Culture is an important part of our lives which influences every aspect of our lives. As we work with our students to build relationships, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of our differences and cultures. We do not want people feeling disrespected or going home at the end of the day feeling broken-hearted. We want students to demonstrate care, empathy or concern for the effort, differences, or needs of their peers.

Multi-Cultural Fair on March 28
In March, students will learn about other cultures and discuss what it means to respect other’s differences and culture. The culminating activity for this learning is the Lockland Multi-Cultural Fair held on March 28, from 6-7:30pm, beginning in the Cafeteria by Door 13. We invite you to attend and participate.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us! We look forward to an outstanding 4 th quarter!

Reaching Tomorrow Together,
Lockland Administrative Staff
The State of our Facilities

As we have mentioned in the past several newsletters, we have a beautiful, historic building that is a regional icon. However, behind the walls the building has a variety of concerns. Our plumbing, wiring, and mechanical systems are decades old. We are in a place where fixing these concerns can become extremely costly to tax payers.

We have a committee of about 40 members from Arlington Heights and Lockland who have been meeting biweekly to discuss our options. Please look for information about the direction we would like our community to support.

We will have an open community meeting in the next few weeks to get everyone’s input.
In Search of Leader for ESL Program
We're searching for an individual who has experience leading an ESL program who has interest in starting one in Lockland, Ohio. Please contact us at
Gold, Flag and Country Winners
Congratulations to our F.O.E. Aerie 1095 God, Flag, and Country Oratorical Contest winners!

Age Group: 10-11
Honorable Mentions
Taryn Bradford
Yesenia Geronimo-Jimenez

Age Group 12-13 
Honorable Mentions
Kayla Gabriel
Nope Mayberry

Age Group 12-13
2nd Place
Promise Elendu
Nurses Notes...

Upcoming Events

April 20 - UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Students will teach about oral health to students in K-12

April 25 - School Smiles Dental Clinic
School Smiles will be here again! Be on the lookout for the registration forms to come home. They can also be found on our website under the Nurse's Corner, in the K-12 office, or contact me and I would be happy to send an extra form home. I am already collecting them and getting students registered! 

*Please remember to update the school with any new contact information. This allows us to reach you in the event of an illness, injury, or emergency. 

Nurse Jen
Mrs. Gibson’s 4th Grade Language Arts Class:
We are tirelessly preparing to ace the Ohio AIR assessment. The students are writing opinion papers weekly on current events in the news using Newsela’s website. The students take a stance and back their opinions using facts from the articles. They have argued articles with current events such as Global Warming, Appropriate Protesting from Players at NFL sporting events, should Columbus Day be celebrated, and should there be a permanent spot to house all Olympic games. They have done a remarkable job at understanding these current events in the world, and supporting their thoughts in their writing.
My class is also building our vocabulary skills by learning 10 new vocabulary words from our Journey’s Anthology every week. The kids define these words using context clues, and complete an activity using their own personal experiences to connect with the given vocabulary word. They do this in their literacy centers and have shown great mastery and growth in completing these activities. 
Winter Sports All Stars
Congratulations to our student athletes who earned All-League awards in winter sports!

Girls Basketball
Second Team
Erin Goins

Honorable Mention
Tia Costanzo
Aniayah Roundtree

Boys Basketball
Second Team
Ahmadu Ibra
Amadou Ba

Honorable Mention
Yero Diallo
Kyle Runk

First Team
Jada Ratliff

Dick Snyder Sportsmanship Award - Amadou Ba
Rock the Block Coming to Lockland on April 14
Rock the Block is theme for a neighborhood clean-up day that includes exterior home repair and maintenance projects, such as painting and landscaping. Rock the Block calls all neighbors, homeowners and renters, to be outside together, working in the yard, and having fun. Rock the Block events serve as an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization efforts. This emphasis of this program is to help homeowners in neighborhoods where Habitat is active with minor exterior home repairs such as painting and landscaping.
Rock the Block is coming on April 14, 2018 . Community Clean Up Event with Habitat for Humanity. Attention Lockland homeowners in need of minor exterior home repairs. Repair applications which include criteria for eligibility are available at Town Hall. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday March 29, 2018 to be considered for the event. A maximum of 15 homes will be selected. For more information, please contact Helen Spieler at 482-5604.

Business of the Month
AAA Sign & Banner

 AAA Sign & Banner is located in Arlington Heights. They offer both quick turnaround and reasonable prices while maintaining awareness to detail to insure that quality always comes first. They specialize in custom cut vinyl and make:
  • Banners
  • Lettering & Graphics for: Trucks, Vans, Cars, Boats and Tractor Trailers
  • Store Fronts
  • Window Lettering & Graphics
  • Decals, Labels & Bumper Stickers
  • Full Color Digital Imaging
  • Real Estate Signs
  • Yard Signs
  • Directional Signs
  • Magnetic Signs
Community Programs and Resources
Local Information

The Village of Arlington Heights:
Village Council  
The Village of Arlington Heights Council meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Village Council Chambers located at 601 Elliott Avenue, Lockland 45215. For more information, please call 513-821-2076.

Mayor’s Court
The Village of Arlington Heights Mayor’s Court is held every other Thursday at 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arlington Heights Clerk of Courts at 513-821-2076.

Arlington Heights Phone Numbers
Lockland Schools 513-563-5000
Town Hall 513-821-2076
Fire Department 513-733-5537 (Reading FD)
Police Department 513-825-2280 (HCSO)
Attorney General’s Office 800-282-0515
Duke Energy 800-544-6900
Tax Department 800-860-7482
Water (Service & Billing) 513-591-7700
Rumpke Trash Collection 800-582-3107

The Lockland Village:
Village Council
Lockland Village Council meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Village Council Chambers located at 101 North Cooper Avenue, Lockland 45215. For more information, please call 513-761-1124.

Recreational Director
Village of Lockland
Announcements--Sports Signups!
Signups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are now taking place and can be submitted to the administrative office during normal business hours. Forms are available on the Village of Lockland website . The registration fee is $10 per child, per sport. For further information, please email Anita Schilling or call (513) 616-8532.

Lockland Phone Numbers
  • Lockland Schools 513-563-5000
  • Town Hall 513-761-1124
  • Fire Department 513-761-2751
  • Police Department 513-761-1699
  • Post Office 513-821-5378
  • Service Department 513-733-0957
  • Tax Department 800-860-7482
  • Water (Service) 513-733-4701
  • Water (Billing) 513-761-1124
March Calendar
Click on the image on the right to see a pdf of the calendar of events for March 2018.
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