Good afternoon! Due to significantly icy roads and the predicted extreme winds this evening, the Leola School District has decided to cancel all events this evening: parent/teacher conferences, Family Fall Festival, Senior Financial Aid Night, and the junior high girls basketball game in Ipswich. If you would still like to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher(s), please coordinate a time during one of our early-release Fridays from 12:30-3:30PM.
Good Evening. This is just a reminder about tomorrow's Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:00-8:00 pm along with the Family Fall Festival and senior FAFAS info night. There will be no After School Program tomorrow. We will watch the weather and keep you posted if this event were to change. Also, Friday is our 12:30 dismissal and then Sunday, Nov. 20th at 1:00 pm is the Leola and Frederick Snow Queen program in the Leola Gym.
• The South Dakota Departments of Education and Social Services are conducting a survey (click link) to assist the state in understanding the current landscape of preschool education (for children ages 3-5) in South Dakota. This is the first step in a statewide study to capture valuable information about the preschool opportunities currently available to families across the state. o The survey is targeted to families, teachers, and administrators, and we are requesting your assistance to help ensure that it reaches as many people as possible. o The survey closes Dec. 16.
Good Evening. The Leola School will have a 10:00 am late start to allow daylight travel with many rural roads still iced over. Buses will run where possible but route families please call your driver to make arrangements. If rural families feel it is not safe to travel, please, call the office and it will be an exempted absence. Reminder, late start days do no have AM preschool or breakfast. Thank-you and travel safely!
Greetings, There will be no school for students tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, due to continued icy conditions and it being a half student day. Staff, we will attempt our work day starting at noon. Stay safe!
The Leola School will be closed, today, Nov. 10th, 2022 due to icy conditions.
Good Afternoon- The Leola School will have a 10:00 am Late Start on Thursday, Nov. 10th to allow families to plan and administration to reassess weather conditions. Reminder, there is no morning group preschool or breakfast on Late Start days. Please travel safely.
All after school activities for Leola School are cancelled so students & staff can get home before dark and more weather comes in. We will continue to keep you posted on tomorrow's weather related plans.
Good Afternoon, Leola School Families. With the predicted weather for this Thursday, Nov. 10th, Parent/Teacher Conferences & the Elementary Fall Festival will be moved to the following Thursday, Nov. 17th from 4-8:00 pm. As we watch the weather pattern, we will keep you updated on any school closures and our Veteran's Day program. Thank-you and have a great rest of your day.
Dear LEOLA SCHOOL Families, Exciting news! We have partnered with Books Are Fun and their Book Blast program to help build our students' home libraries. For over 30 years, Books Are Fun has been a trusted partner in promoting literacy. Today, our students learned about the Book Blast Program, literacy, and the importance of having their own books at home. Tonight, we ask you to take 7 minutes to help build your child’s home library. CLICK BELOW TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS AND THEIR CLASSMATES: http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/LeolaSchool Registration steps: ü Click the link above or scan the QR code on the Treasure Map. ü Register & Enter Contact Info of 10+ friends/family members who would like to support your student’s love of books. Complete this tonight by 11:59 p.m. for your student to receive rewards the next day at school. ü Sign the Treasure Map and have your child turn it in tomorrow to earn rewards. Why I love this program: · It’s guaranteed to put new, age-appropriate books into the hands of every student! · 100% of all contributions go toward new books and classroom supplies. Books will be delivered to the school a few weeks after the event ends. · The booklist is fantastic! It’s attached; check it out. · It will take you about 7 minutes. There is NO financial requirement of you. · Don’t worry. All the information you provide is secure and only used for this program. More books in your homes equals more pages being read! That’s the goal. We’re hoping for 100% participation. Thank you for helping our students and our school! Check out the treasure map here! https://5il.co/1ka6r
Reminder, this Friday is a 12:30 release for grades K-12. Our K-5 Early Release After School will in conjunction with LDC's Movie Day starting at 12:30 and ending 3:00. Students will need to bring their signed slip back to the classroom teacher.
Family Fall Festival on November 10, 2022 during Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00
Child Find Screening- Fall 2022
Tip 4 Activity: Name That Fruit Reading Focus: Phonemic Awareness (The ability to hear and manipulate sounds in words.) Grade: K-1, 2-3 Try these fun grocery store games to work on letter sounds. Point to two fruits (example: a banana and a melon) and ask your learner which one starts with /b/. Have your learner pick out different fruits or vegetables and tell you what sound each starts with. Ready to change it up? Try it out in the kitchen. Can your learner name the beginning sound for items in the cupboard? Make cleaning up more fun with letter sounds. Have your learner put away items that begin with the same sound (for example, cars and crayons). When you’ve found them all, move on to a different letter sound until the room is tidy. When your learner is cleaning her room, encourage her to group objects that start with the same letter (socks and sandals, for example). Or when you are trying a new recipe, ask your learner to identify the beginning letter of each ingredient as you add it.
Unfortunately, the 5:00 PM junior high football game has been cancelled this evening. The Faulkton Area Trojans will not be bringing their junior high football team to tonight's contest. Also, there will be a split pot ticket/bake sale starting at 6:00 PM. Concession stand will be serving knoephla soup and pork loin starting around 6:00 PM.
Here are the Leola 7th and 8th grade band and chorus students who attended the Northwestern Junior High Music Festival October 11th in Mellette.
Bake Sale Fundraiser & Split Pot Tickets(Friday, October 14th prior to Faulkton vs. Leola/Frederick football game)- All proceeds will be donated to the family of Kayden Hammond, a student-athlete from Faulkton who recently passed away. Any questions, contact Leola School office 605-439-3142
McPherson County Health Nurse will be coming to the Leola School on Tuesday, October 18th for flu vaccines. Please contact the school office if you need a consent form sent home with your child. If you want your child to receive the vaccine, please fill out the consent form AND provide a copy of your insurance card to bill the correct insurance. If your child doesn’t have health insurance, please mark no insurance on the form and you WILL NOT receive a bill and your child can still receive the vaccine.
Free, online tutoring available for K-12 students South Dakota students and families can access a new, online tutoring program, staffed by college students who are preparing to become teachers. The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program offers FREE online tutoring to K-12 students across the state. One-on-one tutoring sessions can help students with their homework, tackle specific trouble areas, and address broader educational concepts.
Greetings! Just a reminder that we dismiss at 12:30 this Friday, Oct. 7 and no school on Monday, Oct. 10th due to the holiday.