Happy Wednesday!
Please see a letter from Principal Shultz regarding the terrible tragedy that occurred yesterday in Texas. 
5/27 – Field Day – Prek3 – 7th wear your blue or gold tie dye shirt! (8th Grade and Staff will wear their rainbow tye die shirts)
          No aftercare – 12:30 dismissal
          Ice pops, fruit, and water will be served by the HSA. (Students may pack snacks or lunch if desired).
5/30 – School is Closed in observance of Memorial Day
NEW THIS WEEK (See Attached Flyers)
  • Movies Under the Moon (sponsored by SLS Sports Group)
  • Wendy’s Give Back Night
  • SLS Art Gallery Fundraiser
Tuition Payments 
Final payment due – most families’ final tuition payments are due by May 20th.  Any student with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate in any graduation and/or moving up ceremonies. If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please email the school office at schooloffice@stleosschool.org
Placement Request for the 2022-2023 School Year –
At the end of the school year, discussions take place among grade-level teachers to determine the placement of students for the following year. The criteria for placement include learning style, social dynamics, and personality. Children are assigned to the teacher and group in which it is felt they will be most successful. These lists are reviewed and finalized in August. Parents are notified of these placements by mail before the start of the school year.
A great deal of thought and care is put into the placement process. Homeroom teachers receive input from both specialty teachers and learning specialists who know the children well. Our objective in determining class lists is to best meet each child’s needs, with the overall goal of creating balanced classes. Parents are asked to refrain from making requests. Oftentimes, these requests contradict what the teachers feel will work best for the child in an academic setting (e.g. being in class with a particular child). It is school policy that no written requests be taken into consideration regarding placement. If a parent has an issue regarding class placement, he/she is asked to make an appointment with the principal to discuss his/her concerns.
Covid Update from the Nurse –  
Upon review of our student medical records, it was noticed that many of our students either have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or we have no record of it on file. Therefore, if your student has been vaccinated, could you please email or send in a copy of your child’s Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card from the CDC.  If your student has not been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to take the necessary steps to get your child vaccinated. Covid-19 is still an infectious disease that can cause mild, moderate or severe symptoms that can lead to hospitalization. According to the center for disease control, Covid-19 vaccines are safe for children. They help prevent severe illness, and hospitalization and also helps protect children from serious complications. Vaccines help protect oneself and the community by building immunity.  It decreases the likelihood of spreading the disease and causing individuals to become infected. Vaccines are available at pediatric offices, local pharmacies, healthcare clinics, and local health departments. So we are asking you to strongly consider getting your children, 5 years and above, vaccinated against this disease and help keep our children and the        

community safe.

Field Day Update from Coach Taboadela  – please see flyers


Housekeeping Tips:
Please remember we are a nut-free school, so please do not send any nut products with your students for lunch.   Also, the weather is finally becoming nicer, please make sure your children have a refillable water bottle to keep them hydrated.
Poison Ivy – Poison ivy has grown in the back of the field.  The area has been tapped off and both teachers and students are aware of the restrictions.  The poison ivy appears to be coming in from neighboring houses.  We have contacted the neighbors and are in the process of treating it.
 New This Summer: Weekly Enrichment Workshops for Students entering Grades 4 & 5, Grades 6 & 7 – see attached flyer for more information 
Ongoing fundraisers:
  • SLS Wristbands
  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser
  • SLS Family Multicultural Slideshow – To help celebrate multiculturalism next month, we are inviting each SLS family to create a Google Slide that represents their heritage and traditions.You are welcome to include photos, symbols, and text, but we do ask that you please limit it to one slide. Our goal is to create a slide presentation to be shared at Community Time that showcases the rich history and diversity within our community. Each individual classroom will be researching individual countries, but we wanted to create a schoolwide platform to collectively share our unique, personal connections and experiences.
  • If you need directions on how to create a slide, please use the attached link which provides simple instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYA6GLAzz9A
Completed slides can be emailed to slideshow@stleosschool.org
Changes to School Calendar:
May 27th – 1/2 Day (12:15 Dismissal) – FIELD DAY – No aftercare
       Rain Date: Wednesday, June 1 – 1/2 Day (12:15 Dismissal) FIELD DAY – No Aftercare
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN – limited spots available!  June 3rd will be the last day registrations will be accepted for summer camp.