Legacy Academy News
Dear Legacy Academy Family,
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a safe and restful break and we look forward to seeing you back on January 5th.
Did you know that Legacy Academy has their own app? This app can be downloaded from the itunes store or google play for free. The Legacy app has the lunch menu and our calendar. Also, local business have different promotions available on this app. Please take a look at this great resource for our parents.
The PTCO wants to give out a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE for your support with the Staff Appreciation Fund. With your awesome support we are able to give all 50+ staff members a gift card for all of their amazing help and support they give all of our kids.
, we were on track to have our most participants ever; then the pesky flu hit! But the students who felt well enough to spell were awesome and made it through 27 rounds of spelling. The eventual champion was Lana Gorr. The second place finisher (who joined the Bee on Tuesday, December 9) was Elizabeth Riedel from Mrs. Grassnick’s 5th grade classroom, and 3rd place went to Jaylynn Sanders in 6th grade who made it to school just in time to spell and competed despite a scratchy raw throat! All of the participants were very well prepared and were definitely challenged with some very complex words this year. The three finalists will move on to the District Bee scheduled for in the EHS Cafetorium. Congratulations!
Pictured at left: Lana Gorr, Elizaeth Reidel and Jaylynn Sanders
Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent Survey for the Legacy Academy Board of Directors. Results from this survey go directly to the board. Legacy’s board is comprised of parent volunteers, and they will use your feedback to ensure that the Vision and Mission of the School are in line with the desires of our families. As a Charter School, we are a school of choice and the Legacy Academy Board of Directors continually strives to make Legacy Academy the best possible choice for your students.
Thank you for your feedback and thank you for trusting us with your students.
Cold and flu season is upon us. We are seeing many absences due to flu and we ask that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
• Very stuffy or runny nose and/or a cough
• Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
• Mild stomachache
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
• Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth. Your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
• Vomiting (even once)
• General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
• Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
• Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:
• Wash hands frequently
• Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
• Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
It is recommended that adults and children receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Be assured it is not too early or too late to receive a flu shot; its effectiveness does not wear off. The flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent illness from the seasonal influenza virus.
Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started medication needs to be on the medication for at least 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.
Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities upon return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Please take some time to plan now for the possibility of childcare in your home. Thank you for helping to keep our students, staff, and families as healthy as possible.
Kurt Naber & Anne Stanley
Many of our students and students from our community participate in the yearly performance of the Turning Pointe Dance Academy Nutcracker. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The Elizabeth School District would like to invite all Parents and Staff members of the Elizabeth School District to participate in the Biggest Loser & Fitness Challenge. Please visit their website for more information. We have attached the registration form for your convenience.
MS Sweatshirt orders now being taken. Order soon, so that you can bless your middle school loved one with school spirit for Christmas.
Please come cheer on 16 of Legacy's top 4th-8th grade spellers participating in the 5th Annual Legacy Spelling Bee this , at in the cafeteria.