Puster Elementary Principal Message
July 18, 2019
Puster Families,

After spending a couple of weeks as a river rat and a beach bum, I am totally ready to morph back into professional mode and jump into the 2019-2020 school year with both feet!

Over the next two weeks, our teachers will attend our annual Learning at Lovejoy professional development sessions. This is a valuable time for learning and collaboration that will drive much of the work we will do throughout the school year. It’s also a great opportunity for all of us to practice getting up early and living on a schedule again. :)

There were some issues logging into Biblionasium earlier this week. Those issues have been resolved...keep logging those minutes! This week's read aloud with Mrs. Haynes can be found here.  

Please note important upcoming dates below. If you know of a family who is new to Puster and may not yet have signed up for Puster emails, please help share the date of our New Student Orientation. 

I am almost giddy with the anticipation of seeing our teachers, families and kids again in the days ahead. I’ve missed you! 

Pride in Puster,
Holly


Dates to Remember
August 7 - New Student Orientation, 1:00 p.m.
August 8 - Pre-K Meet and Greet, 9:00 a.m.
August 13 - Meet the Teacher Night
PreK/Kinder 4:45-5:30
Grades 1-4, last name A-L, 5:15-6:00
Grades 1-4, last name M-Z, 5:45-6:15
August 19 - First Day of School
 
Puster News
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE IS HERE!
Student goal: 1000 minutes    
SCHOOL GOAL 500,000 minutes


How to participate? 
Visit www.biblionasium.com . Students will chose "Login Using Destiny" and use their same login as they would use to login to a computer here on campus.
Lastname_firstname
student ID#

Video instructions and more information can be found here on how to get started.
All information can be found on the Summer Read 2019 Website found on the Puster library webpage.

The SCHOOLWIDE READING CELEBRATION to recognize top readers will happen the first few weeks of school. A BIG EVENT is planned!

Can't wait to see if we reach our goal of ½ million minutes of reading!
District News
Tutoring 101
Don't let all the coming Summer fun erase all the work they've done! Tutoring 101 is here to make sure your kids keep their skills sharp, improve in subjects they struggled in, and even help them get ahead for the next school year. Our certified, professional tutors can give your students a leg up and help them avoid the dreaded summer slump. We offer:

Enrichment
Individualized Summer Learning Plan
Reading/Math/Writing for K-8th
Get ready for Fall Courses Precalculus, Geometry, Physics
PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep

Visit www.tutoring101.com for information on how to prep and save this summer! You may 972.359.0222 for a free consultation.

Lovejoy Lacrosse – Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys’ and girls’ 2019 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country. 

Register now for Boys and Girls
Grades Kindergarten through High School

Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.  


Turn Lucas Green
The First Saturday of every month, Turn Lucas Green hosts a Styrofoam drop-off event in the parking lot of the Lucas Starbucks (next to the Lucas Walmart) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please rinse, clean, and collect your Styrofoam throughout the month and bring it to the drop-off event.

Acceptable Styrofoam items are marked #6 and include:

Egg Cartons
Meat Trays
Fast Food Clam Shell Containers
Cups
Packing Materials

*Packing Peanuts Will Not Be Accepted

You are invited to join Turn Lucas Green Facebook and Twitter groups for up-to-date reminders and news regarding recycle events in Lucas. Make a difference & recycle ♻️.