(LS) Weekly Update 05-19-2019


Hello Lower School Viking Parents!

We hope everyone enjoyed Celebration of Accomplishments. It’s always amazing to see how much our children have accomplished in one school year.  As we approach the final days of school, we have a few things left on our calendars.


Monday, May 20: 5th to 6th grade transition meeting, 6:30-7:45pm, Dining Hall (for parents only)

Wednesday, May 22: Parent Book Club, Huntington Room, 8:15-9:15am*

Monday, May 27: No School – Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30: Last FULL day of classes

Friday, May 31: Lower School Closing ceremony followed by Carnival*

Friday, May 31: 5th grade graduation party*

*more details below


From the Head of Lower School

Mark L. Hansen

One of the highlights of the year is our annual Celebration of Accomplishments conferences held on Thursday and Friday.  Your child(ren) are so proud of their accomplishments and each grade level has prepared a unique way of presenting their work this year to you. As  I walked around the Lower School dropping into a few classrooms, it was very inspiring and touching to see the pride your children (our students)  had in sharing various work and projects they completed this year. We hope you enjoyed learning more about their year and experiencing what a conference is like when led from a child.


End of Year Important Dates and Details


22 Move-Up Day (8:15 am)

  • Students have the opportunity in 3YO-Grade 4 to visit the classrooms and meet some of the teachers in the grade level they are moving up to.


30 Grade 5 Closing Celebration (7:00 pm)


31 Last Day of School


  • Lower School  Closing Ceremony (8:30 am)


  • Carnival (9:30 am-12:00 noon)


Dress Code and Details  for the Last Day

All parents are welcome and encouraged to join us for the final day of school!  Parents should drop their child(ren) off in the car line and then head directly to the Mack Gym.  The student program will begin at 8:30 am. After it is completed, students will return to their classroom and parents need to pick up in the classroom.  There is a fun-filled carnival sponsored by PACA for all Lower School children from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Dress for the final day:


  • Solid-colored short-sleeved shirt (preferably bright) with NO LOGOS (may be turned inside-out).  Please  note: Fifth grade students will wear their end of year grade level t-shirts.
  • Dark-colored (black, navy, gray, etc.) shorts of any type (jean, cargo, athletic, etc.) of school-appropriate length. Socks and tennis shoes.


The ERB results (Grades 3-4-5) will be coming home with  Report Cards. They  will be mailed out/distributed the week of June 10-14.


Our final Parent Book Club of the year will meet to discuss Part 2 of the book, The Strength Switch, on Wednesday, May 22 from 8:15-9:15 am in the Huntington Room of the Dining Hall.  Please join me! For those that would like to join for the second half, here is the link for more information about the book.



The LS carnival is almost here!  Mark your calendars for May 31st after the LS ceremony!  The carnival activities are free to CA families & friends, although food is an additional cost.  Everyone should have received an e-mail that asked for parent volunteers and also explain our new wrist bands we will be selling before Carnival day so kids don’t necessarily need cash (although cash will be accepted as well).   We are excited for the Carnival and we hope you are too! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/80504bafad2aab9-2019

5th GRADE GRADUATION PARTY, Friday, May 31, 4-7pm

Open to all 5th graders. If you didn’t get the Evite, please contact Ritu Bakhru:  ritubakhru@gmail.com. Please also contact Ritu if you are able to volunteer as we are still in need of more parent chaperones for this event.

Your Lower School Lead Parents,

Candice Singleton (singleton.academy@yahoo.com)

Nikki Bundy (nicole.rabidou.bundy@gmail.com)


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