Lucille Whitehead Intermediate school opens Distance Learning for 4th, 5th and 6th grades on January 6th and with IN-PERSON COHORTS AA/BB on January 11th. Contact the school office for more information.
Lucille Whitehead Intermediate school opens Distance Learning on January 6th and with IN-PERSON COHORTS AA/BB on January 11th. Contact the school office for more information.
Happy New Years! We hope that 2021 will be a much better year for everyone! We are excited that the students will be coming back on campus this year for In-Person Instruction! We wish everyone love, hope and good health for the new year!
All of LWIS Staff would like to wish our students and families a Wonderful Christmas! We hope you are enjoying being home with one another during Winter Break and coming up with new traditions this year to help celebrate the Holidays!
Lucille Whitehead Student Cohorts return to On-Campus Learning the week of January 11th, 2021. Parent letters were mailed out informing families of which cohort/days their child will attend. You may find the letters and other important documents regarding the LWIS School Re-Opening on the LWIS website with the link below: https://bit.ly/LWISRe-Opening
Celebrating Traditions Around The World When the Hanukkah Candle Met The Christmas Star The cold winds were beginning to blow, nipping at the heels of shoppers filling the street in search of the perfect gift. There seemed to be a certain joy in the air- the holiday season was here. The clerk at the corner gift shop was putting the final touches on the window decorations. She placed a Hanukkah candle in the Menorah and lit the Christmas star atop the tree. She stood back for a moment, admiring her handy work. Then she hurried off to tend to her chores. All was quiet in the front window, but not for long. "Excuse me," said a voice. "Huh?"said another. "It's me - over here." It was the Hanukkah candle. "Why are you always here?" he asked the Christmas star. "I was just about to ask you the same question!" replied the star. "Every year it's the same thing. They unpack us from the box and put us in this window," continued the star. "Some stop to look at me and others admire you. But you can't hang from a tree like the other ornaments. You don't sparkle like tinsel. And I don't see how you could sit atop this tree - like me." "Of course not, " chuckled the candle. "I don't belong on your tree. I am a candle - a symbol of hope. People sing songs and celebrate when they light me each evening. You see, many many years ago, a frightening King ruled the land. He wouldn't allow the people to pray and he put out the candle burning in their temple. One family used the last of their oil - just one day's supply - to keep that light aglow. Much to everyone's surprise, the candle stayed lit for 8 days until more oil arrived. Now people light me every year as a symbol of hope - remembering those who fought to keep me lit all throughout the year." "I see, " said the star. "And why do you sit perched on top of that tree year after year?" asked the candle. "As it turns out," replied the star in surprise, "I too am a symbol of hope to all who light me. Many, many years ago, a baby was born and laid in a manger in a stable. This baby brought eternal hope to the people who traveled from far-off lands to visit him, bringing gifts. A star was shining bright in the sky, leading them to where the baby lay. Now, I am a symbol of hope, reminding people of the baby's, birth. Every year, people place me on the tree and celebrate with songs and gifts and the most delicious smelling foods." The two were quiet for a moment, both deep in thought. Just then, a man stopped to admire the Hanukkah candle and the Menorah. All at once the star stretched out its points as wide as he could to shine a little extra light on the candle. The man moved on. A few minutes later, a child ran to the window to point to the star perched on the tree. Without even thinking, the Hanukkah candle straightened up as tall as he could and cast a glow over the star. From that day on, the star and the candle had a new understanding of each other. Different, but alike, each bring celebration to the season. Now when the candle and the star sit side by side the gift shop window, each works hard to help the other shine a little brighter - bringing hope to all who stop to visit.
I just wanted to thank everyone for voting for LWIS! We won the Judges Award for Most Creative School. A big thank you to Mr. A for his chalk skills and making my idea come to life! Go Bobcats!
FREE flu vaccination events in Modesto with the families and communities you serve! When: November 30th, 2020 3pm - 6pm Where: Downey High School 1000 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95355
Happy Thanksgiving LWIS!
The loss of someone you love and care deeply about can be very emotional and painful. It is common to experience all kinds of emotions. It may feel like the pain and sadness you are experiencing will never go away. These are normal reactions to loss. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are ways to cope with the pain that, in time, will allow you to move on. Community Hospice believes that no one should walk their journey alone. Our specialists are available to assist with all stages of grief. For information on any of Community Hospice services and programs, please call (209)578-6300.
Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!! Since today is Mickey Mouse's Birthday we thought it would be fun to learn a few facts about him.... Fact #1: Mickey has starred in over 121 theatrical releases, including shorts and featurettes. Fact #2: Mickey was the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! His star was added on November 18, 1978. Fact #3: Mickey has different names around the world. For example, he is known as Musse Pigg in Sweden, Mi Lao Shu in China and Topolino in Italy. Fact #4: Walt Disney’s original name for Mickey was Mortimer! However, his wife Lillian Disney felt that it didn’t work for the character Walt had created and hence, she suggested Mickey! Fact #5: Mickey’s first phrase was his now-famous “Hot dog! Hot dog!” Fact #6: Mickey’s first appearance was in Steamboat Willie in 1928. The tune that he whistles is from the song “Steamboat Bill” by Arthur Collins. Fact #7: The first person to give Mickey his voice was none other than Walt Disney himself! Fact #8: While Steamboat Willie was Mickey’s very first appearance, he made his feature film debut in Fantasia in 1940. Fact #9: Mickey has made two special appearances at the Academy Awards over the years: once in 1988 and another in 2003. He presented the Oscar for Best Animated Short film on both occasions.
Today is National Recycle Day so lets see some of your pictures recycling at home! Just post them in our comments! Children’s Tips for Recycling, Reducing and Reusing Recycling does not have to be difficult. With the tips below, anyone can recycle and help our environment for current and future generations: Reduce the amount of products you buy, use and throw away Set up a recycling bin. Your home should be equipped with recycling bins throughout the house. Make it easy to separate recyclables from other trash. Recycle as many cans, bottles, books, metal, aluminum, glass, newspapers and electronics you can Reuse things as much as you can – turn that old t-shirt into a car rag! Shut off the water when brushing your teeth Instead of paper napkins, use a washcloth for each member of the family. Keep the washcloths in a drawer for the week and use them at each meal. Wash them as needed. This can encourage the whole family to stop buying disposable paper products altogether. Unplug chargers for your cell phone when not using it Put your PC to sleep instead of leaving it running with the screen on Turn off lights you are not using
National Seatbelt Day Means Buckle Up! The Top Six Benefits of Wearing a Seat Belt. 1. It provides safety to everyone in the vehicle and other motorists. ... 2. Keeps you in place during impacts. ... 3. It is designed to work with your airbags. ... 4. Keeps you from receiving a fine for not wearing one. ... 5. Reduces the risks of serious injuries and death. ... 6. Affects auto insurance rates
Why is today Kindness Day? World Kindness Day: November 13, is seen and celebrated as the World Kindness Day. It is celebrated with the aim of spreading kindness through small gestures and creating a positive environment. It is celebrated to end the notion of hate against each other and to promote peace. Your act of kindness will continue to change peoples lives every single day. It will never end. You may not realize it, but we naturally do acts of kindness every day — without even knowing. Putting your dishes away, doing nice things without being asked, or feeding your pet are all small acts of kindness.
Hello Bobcat Family, Don't forget we are entered in a Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest that ends November 16th to win $1,000. Keep voting for us to WIN every day! The more votes we get the better our chances are at winning the $1,000. Follow the STEPS below. STEP 1- click on the link below https://www.redribbon.org/contest-2020 STEP 2- Click on School Decorations- Vote Now STEP 3- Search for Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School and it will bring up the picture shown here of our students and chalk drawing. STEP 4- Enter your email address and vote. STEP 5- Vote for us once a day!! The contest ends November 16th. Thank you for your support! GO BOBCATS!!
RICHARD MOON PRIMARY OPENS 2nd & 3rd Grades. Moon school opened 2nd and 3rd grades on November 2nd with the AA/BB cohort schedule. Students in Cohort A receive in-person instruction Monday and Tuesday mornings, students in Cohort B receive in-person instruction on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Today we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th. Did you know there are Veterans Day Symbols? Special symbols of remembrance can be found in many parts of the United States. These symbols are meant to honor the country's wartime dead and living. They also help to remind Americans of the great sacrifices people made for their country's freedom. Tomb of the unknowns- The tomb contains the remains of unknown American soldiers who died in World War I, and the World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. These soldiers stand for every American who has died for their country. The tomb serves as America's promise to promise and freedom. More than 4 million Americans visit the tomb each year. Poppies- After World War I, an American named Moina Michael began selling paper poppies. The money she raised was used to support war veterans. The poppy became an official memorial flower in 1922. Americans wear poppies on their coats and hats to honor those who served the United States in war and in peace. Memorials- One of the most important memorials in the United States Marine Corps Memorial. It is located in Washington, D.C. The statue shows the raising of the United States flag atop Mount Suribachi in Japan during World War II. It is dedicated to the U.S. Marine Corps, who have defended the United States since 1775.
Just a reminder.... No School tomorrow 11/11/2020
Today is National STEM Day. What is STEM? STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. Set your kids up for the future by adding simple projects like this one to your everyday play and learning. STEM projects provide valuable life lessons. Plus, tons of STEM activities, like this one, can be set up inexpensively. Attached is a Thanksgiving STEM Activity. BUILDING CRANBERRY STRUCTURES! Don’t leave out Thanksgiving when you think of STEM challenges! We have a super fun and easy Thanksgiving STEM activity! Building cranberry structures. Before you turn a bag of cranberries into cranberry sauce test out your engineering skills first. Cranberry structures make a perfect, quick Thanksgiving science activity. This is the time of year for cranberries! Grab a bag of them along with a box of toothpicks and see what kind of cranberry structures you can build with your kids! This simple Thanksgiving STEM activity is included in our Thanksgiving science experiments and activities collection you won’t want to miss. Scroll down to see more! Make cranberry sauce when you are finished and you won’t have any waste! THANKSGIVING STEM BUILDING CRANBERRY STRUCTURES November 5, 2015 by littlebins 9 Comments Don’t leave out Thanksgiving when you think of STEM challenges! We have a super fun and easy Thanksgiving STEM activity! Building cranberry structures. Before you turn a bag of cranberries into cranberry sauce test out your engineering skills first. Cranberry structures make a perfect, quick Thanksgiving science activity. THANKSGIVING STEM ACTIVITY BUILDING CRANBERRY STRUCTURES! Fun and simple Thanksgiving STEM activity building cranberry structures with kids. This is the time of year for cranberries! Grab a bag of them along with a box of toothpicks and see what kind of cranberry structures you can build with your kids! This simple Thanksgiving STEM activity is included in our Thanksgiving science experiments and activities collection you won’t want to miss. Scroll down to see more! Make cranberry sauce when you are finished and you won’t have any waste! You can also try our Cranberry Sensory Science Bin or Cranberry Cranberry Secret Messages. Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? YOU WILL NEED: Bag of Fresh Cranberries Toothpicks Flat Surface WHAT WILL YOU BUILD WITH THIS THANKSGIVING STEM ACTIVITY? SIMPLE IDEAS TO TRY Building houses… Building shapes… Making towers… Making people…
Meet our new 6th Grade Teacher Mrs. Ormonde and get to know a little bit about her!