Week of: December 2, 2013
I would like to invite you to attend the annual State of the District report for Leander ISD on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grandview Hills Elementary library, 12024 Vista Parke Drive in Austin.
As our district continues to attract more and more new families (just check out our projected growth rates in the latest demographer’s report), it is all the more important that we continue to engage parents and community with our schools. The State of the District is a great opportunity to learn about our strengths and challenges that face LISD and other Texas public schools now and in the years to come. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com
so we can plan accordingly.
LISD’s reputation as an excellent school system is a direct result of the leadership of our Board of Trustees who pour a tremendous amount of effort into their governing duties; our talented students who continue to raise the bar for themselves and our dedicated parents who continue to do whatever it takes to help all of our students succeed; our fantastic staff who care so passionately about student learning, and our supportive community who are excited about investing back into our schools. Our district would not be the great learning environment that it is without the contributions from each of you.
If you are unable to attend the State of the District, the entire report will be available at www.leanderisd.org
later next week. You can always find the latest demographer’s report and information about our Board meetings on the LISD website, as well. And as an aside, I would also like to remind you that for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year, all LISD Board meetings will be held at Reed Elementary, 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park. The dates and times of the meetings remain the same.
Once again, I hope to see you at Grandview Hills Elementary on Monday, December 9 for the State of the District presentation.
Have a great week!
Week of: November 25, 2013
In Leander ISD, faculty and staff strive to impress upon students the value of modeling our 10 Ethical Principles in everyday life. This time of year many of you contact our schools and ask how you can help our students and their families, and this week I offer a very brief list of ways you can join us and support the wellbeing of others this holiday season.
One very practical way you can support students in need is by donating to the Leander ISD PTA Clothes Closet. The Clothes Closet provides clean, gently-used school clothing, as well as new underwear and socks free to families of LISD students ages four through 18. Anyone can make a donation to the Clothes Closet, but all items should be clean and appropriate for school wear. Right now, the Clothes Closet needs items including new or gently-used coats and jackets (not hoodies) and new (must still be in the package) underwear (girls’ size four and up through women’s size 8 and boys’ size four and up through men’s 36-38). Parents may drop off their items in the donation box at their child’s school. Donations may also be made at the Clothes Closet during its hours of operation (see www.leanderisd.org
, select Community and click PTA for more details on the Clothes Closet).
The Cedar Park Police Department and Leander Police Department/Hill Country Christmas Bureau are holding Blue Santa toy drives for local families in need. Collection sites are all over the community. Collectively, these programs are striving to provide toys for several hundred families in our area. If your family needs a little extra help this holiday season and would benefit from either of the Blue Santa programs, registration information is available at www.cedarparktexas.gov
(for residents of Cedar Park with children under 17 – note the last day to register is December 4) or www.hillcountrychristmas.org
(for families with children under 12 attending schools within the LISD boundaries – note the last day to register is December 6).
I also want to mention that the Barnes & Noble bookstore in The Homestead (near the Lakeline Mall) has selected our own Knowles Elementary and Leander Middle School as the beneficiaries of their annual holiday book drive. We were thrilled when we heard this news. We are so grateful for their generosity and know that through the donations of so many of you, students at these two campuses will be able to further develop their love for reading.
This brief list of programs present a few of the ways members of the community can help families in our area this holiday season. If you are willing and able, I encourage you to consider giving to these programs and help make a student’s holiday a little brighter.
Have a great week!