Dec. 4, 2021
Greetings Raptor Families

We hope that this week’s newsletter finds all of you well and healthy! We had a busy week at LLCA this past week. In the classroom, teachers and students refocused on learning after our Thanksgiving break. We now have only two weeks left before Christmas vacation, and we want to make the most of these last days of the semester. Our Raptors were also busy outside of the classroom: Our elementary and middle school students took part in the “Lighting of the Bridge” ceremony in Lake Lure; our high school students had club day on Thursday; our basketball teams brought home wins this week, and nearly fifty elementary students took part in Kids’ Night Out this past Friday. What a great week it was to be a Raptor! 

The administrative team would like to thank our Raptor families for the attention that has been given to uniforms. We do need to remind parents and students of a few uniform policies: Hoodies must be solid in color (only black, royal blue, or gray), and they must be free of logos, images, words, etc. Crocs are not allowed. And socks also should be solid in color (only white, black, royal blue, or gray). These are some of the continued uniform violations that we are seeing. We certainly appreciate your help with uniforms, as it is our intention and hope to have complete and full compliance by the beginning of the second semester when students return to school in January. If you have any questions or need help with uniform items, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the administrative team. 

At this time we are still requiring masks to be worn indoors by all staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for making sure your child has a mask to wear at school.
We must continue our mitigation efforts to keep our numbers down throughout the cold and flu season.
Hand washing, maintaining a safe distance, and wearing your mask properly while in school are all important ways to stay well this season.

Today, Saturday, December 4th - Santa on the Rock
Chimney Rock State Park. LLCA students and families will meet at 12:00 p.m. in front of the gift shop and we will start singing at 12:30. We will finish up at 1:00 p.m. and Santa will rappelle the rock at that time. Bring your family.

All Raptors have free admission to the Park today.

Breakfast-on-the-Go is our mobile cart parked in the front of the school. Students can grab fresh fruits, and healthy, hand-held snacks as well as milk and other healthy drink options.

Our hope is that this will bridge the gap on many levels in providing early, healthy nutrition for students, and thereby increase brain power for the day.
December 6th - December 16th:
End-of-Semester Exams for High School Students

December 9th at 6:30 PM Winter Concert

December 14th-16th
End-of-Course Exams for Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and English 2
December 11th Saturday
Santa at Chimney Rock
11:15am- LLCA performs 
1:15am- LLCA performs 
More details to come next week!

December 20th - December 31st: Winter Break 

January 3rd - Teacher Workday No school for students

For your continued support of our Lunch Program!

The Town of Lake Lure & The Flowering Bridge
For supporting our students' creative talents!
Kindergarten & Elementary Update:

Many thanks to all of the Bridge Singers that participated in the Flowering Bridge lighting event. Our school was well represented to all of the community members that attended the event. Please remember that your child received a Raptor Pass to Chimney Rock. Take advantage of visiting Chimney Rock during this holiday season and throughout the year. 

Thursday, December 9th in our LLCA gymnatorium at 6:30 PM our elementary students will be performing our Winter Concert. Please plan to join us for the special event. Our students have been practicing diligently for this concert. 

FUN Fridays - Students who have no missing assignments and no behavior referrals will be able to participate in a fun activity during WIN time on Fridays! Students were able to socialize while playing kickball or participating in a hike for our 1st Fun Friday. 
It was a beautiful day and everyone had a blast! 

Middle School Craft and Lego Club: These clubs will take a short break during the month of December. 

ATTENTION High School Parents!
High School Exams: High School exams will begin next week for non-EOC courses. EOC exams will take place the following week, the week of December 13th. 

Homecoming: Students will celebrate Homecoming during the week of January 24th, and there will be a Homecoming game and dance on Friday, January 28th. 
From the Athletic Front

Home Game -Friday, December 10th.
Come out and support our teams!

PTO: Teacher Lunch Donations Needed: 
We are hosting a Teacher Lunch this Monday, December 6th. We have ordered sandwich trays from Ingles and will pick up some sides and drinks. Ingles has graciously offered a discount, but we are still in need of donations to cover the costs, so please donate $1 - $5 to the LLCA PTO Venmo account @LLCA-PTO or you can leave money at the front office in an envelope for LLCA PTO.

Barn Cleanings:
If you or your children would like to participate in an upcoming barn cleaning fundraiser, please contact Genevieve Helms at [email protected].

Have you checked out the PTO's Teacher Needs website?
This handy tool allows you to see the needs of each teacher or staff member, then sign up to fulfill that need. Every little bit helps us reach our goal of checking these needs off the list.
PLEASE SHARE it with friends and family members. Items can be dropped off or shipped directly to the school from anywhere! Thanks so much for sharing and donating!

Our Mission:
To provide an educational community with high academic and character expectations, creating life-long learners. 

Our Vision: 
To partner with community resources supporting a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence that reflects high quality and relevant instruction and produces college and/or career-ready graduates.
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