• LRES Shows Empathy During the Holiday Season

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 12/17/2019 11:20:00 AM

    During the month of December, LRES students are learning about empathy.  Mrs. Nivison, a first grade teacher at Lamprey River Elementary School, is discussing with her students about what it's like to "walk in someone else's shoes."  They read stories about holiday elves who were feeling sad, scared, or worried for various reasons and students wrote about how they could help them.  

    To make this lesson come alive and connect it to our local community, they decided to collect shoes and socks to benefit local families. 

    Mrs. Nivison said “ It's great to see students so excited to help, and taking some time during the holidays to consider the needs of others!”. 

    Mrs. Laura Yacek, Principal

    Ms. Nivison's Class

     

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  • LRES Character Traits

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 11/13/2019 3:15:00 PM

    CHARACTER TRAITS AT LAMPREY RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

    At LRES this school year, we are focusing on character traits throughout the school year. We are choosing one character trait a month to focus on and discuss all month long. This includes defining the character trait, sharing lessons and videos based on the traits, reading a different quote each week focused on the character trait, and then celebrating students at our Whole School Meetings. Our purpose for making this a school-wide focus is to support Social Emotional Learning that will hopefully have a long-term positive effect on our school culture and how our students socialize and communicate. For the months of September and October, we focused on respect and courage. 

    Laura Yacek, Principal

    Character Trait

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  • The Road to Learning

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 9/20/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Here at LRES, we are excited to share a new project that we worked on over the summer. We call this our Road To Learning-a sensory path. At the elementary level, research tells us that movement helps children to be more focused and better able to maintain attention for learning. Some children need more movement than what is available to them during their classroom time. The sensory path offers opportunities for students to move. The goal of the path is for students to recognize when they need to take a break from learning and use the Road to Learning as a tool for regulation and refocus, so they can have a successful day. Teachers have taken the time to bring their classes down to explain the purpose of the path and model how it is used. Thank you to our Occupational Therapist Sharon O’Brien and our Art teacher Michelle Munson, for painting the path. It has been a successful project. Staff and parents alike are impressed with the positive impact it has on students.  

     

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    Laura Yacek, LRES Principal

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 9/8/2019 10:00:00 PM

    Welcome back families! It has been a great start to the new school year here at LRES! Thank you to all of the families who came out for our ice cream social. Students and staff are back in full swing! There have been some great updates to some of our spaces here. Thank you to our maintence team for all their hard work this summer to make our school  look wonderful. We look forward to sharing our updates with you when you visit us at Open House! 

    ~Laura Yacek, Principal

     

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  • High School Authors Visit LRES!

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 5/29/2019 9:15:00 PM

    High school seniors visited our classrooms, as authors, to share stories that they had written! The students and staff truly enjoyed the opportunity to connect with our high school seniors. What a wonderful way to show our young writers at the elementary school, that the writing they are learning to do now, continues into high school. Thank you to Judson Slack, HS teacher, for reaching out to encourage this community connection! Thank you to the 16 classroom teachers at LRES for offering to host our senior writers. Lastly, thank you to our HS students for sharing your stories and our elementary students for being a great audience and asking great questions! 

    Laura Yacek, LRES Principal

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  • LRES Maple Sugaring Project

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 5/3/2019

    On Wednesday, April 17th, Lamprey River Elementary School held their 4th Annual Grandparents Pancake Breakfast. This breakfast was a culminating activity celebrating our grade 2 maple sugaring project. Teachers and students identified maple trees, on our school nature trail, to tap.  Students then collected and measured sap weekly. The Small family volunteered to boil the sap so that our students could enjoy a pancake breakfast with their families. Graphs showcasing the results of the students' work were created and on display at the pancake breakfast. Students presented to the audience, all that they had learned from the project. Staff, students,and families look forward to this project and breakfast every year! 

                      

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  • Volunteering at LRES!

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 4/7/2019 6:30:00 PM

    Here at LRES, we are always looking for parent and community volunteers. There are opportunities to help our staff and students such as; assisting in the library, helping classroom teachers with copies/laminating/ bulletin boards, helping to plan school-wide events like our Earth Day events/ Field Day/4th Grade Graduation, and also all of the wonderful PTO events planned throughout the school year. Please consider volunteering at our school. If you are interested in volunteering at our school, I can be reached by email at l.yacek@sau33.com and I would be happy to connect you with our school volunteer coordinator Ms. Karla Bauer. I want to thank Mr. Brady Ward for volunteering his time every Tuesday to read stories to five of our classrooms. The teachers and students enjoy having Mr. Ward visit each week!

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  • Bowling for Books!

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 1/31/2019 6:50:00 PM

    Thank you to all of the families who were able to attend our first ever "Bowling for Books" event. Staff and students spent time, after school, on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, to bowl together. Students who bowled a strike or a spare chose a free book from a big selection of literature. We hope that more famiies can join us next month for another fun evening. 

    Bowling for books happens at Striker's East here in Raymond, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 4:30pm-6:00pm.

    Bowling For Books!

     

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Laura Yacek on 1/3/2019 5:25:00 PM

    One Word Rocks! Happy New Year Everyone! To kick off the new year, LRES is looking to showcase the words that motivate us. Our staff recently painted "One Word" rocks. Each rock represents a staff member in our school. These rocks will be displayed in the rock garden out front. I invite families to participate in designing their one word rocks. We would be happy to add your rocks to our collection. The purpose is so that students, staff, and visitors are motivated and encouraged by our positive words. This idea comes from Jon Gordon, author of "One Word that Will Change your Life".   One Word

    ~Mrs. Yacek, Principal

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