May 11th - 22nd
Lead Elementary School prepares our students to positively impact a dynamic and diverse world as they:
· Develop career and life skills through academic excellence and personal wellness
· Become critical thinkers while taking responsible risks in their learning
· Acquire and exchange knowledge through collaboration and effective communication
· Utilize creativity and technology to maximize their potential
· Demonstrate socially responsible citizenship
Lead Elementary School's vision is to educate and inspire students to live, lead, and learn with integrity and joy.
Read Across America
On Monday, March 2nd, Horrall/LEAD Elementary School observed Dr. Seuss's 111th Birthday and National Read Across America with a school wide celebration!
In preparation for the celebration, classes made literature studies of Dr. Seuss and a variety of his books. These studies culminated in a door decorating contest that created festive cheer across the campus. Monday morning began with guest readers from the community in each classroom.Our exciting reading role models included SamTrans Senior Planner Samantha Erickson, members from the SMFCSD District Office, Professional NFL player Danny Fells, former LEAD staff members and many more! The day continued with a school wide Read-a-Thon to honor Read Across America Day.
Students made personal reading goals and collected sponsorships. Students raised $10,000 to support Horrall/LEAD's literacy programs! Students and teachers alike commented that this was a meaningful day in promoting positive attitudes surrounding reading.
A Message from Ms. Dullea
April 21, 2015
Dear Horrall/LEAD Families and Community,
CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) SBAC Testing: The weeks of May 11-15 and May 18-22 are important weeks for our students and our school. Our transition to the Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics continues as we prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) that will be administered May 11-22 with our third through fifth grade students participating. Please help support us in providing the best possible testing environment for your children by ensuring the following:
All assessments will be taken on our chrome book devices. Students have been preparing for this by using chrome books for all of their Galileo benchmark testing this year. A letter from the San Mateo Foster City School District regarding this new testing and accountability system is posted on our web site, our Front Office Face Case, and will also be sent home in hard copy on Tuesday, April 28th.
Common Core: Critical thinking, understanding and communicating ideas orally and in writing, and producing high quality work are all important components of the Common Core. Many of you have become more acquainted with the common core curricula this year by attending our PTA/Principal/Parent Coffees where we have had monthly presentations by our teaching staff on ELA/Math Common Core, Early Literacy with specific tips for how to best support your children at home. We will continue to provide these Parent Education Opportunities monthly; many thanks to all of our teacher presenters and Mrs. Correa who helped coordinate it all!
As we quickly approach the end of the year, please note these important dates.
Thank you to our PTA for a happy and fun filled Bingo/Auction Evening last week, the District for finishing the new play structures project and all of you for your continued support!
Transitions from Horrall/Lead to Lead Elementary
March 17, 2015
Dear Horrall/LEAD Families and Community,
Important Reminders : Minimum Days this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 18, 19, 20. Dismissal TK-3 at 12:20 and 4/5 at 12:28 all three ...more
Hour of Code
Happy Valentines’ Day & Presidents’ Day
February 10, 2015
Dear Horrall/LEAD Families and Supporting Community Members,
Happy Valentines’ Day next Saturday and Presidents’ Day Weekend to all!
On Friday, Feb. 13th: Instead of bringing sugary ...more
Happy New Year to our LEAD Family
Happy New Year to our LEAD Family,
Thank you all for your support and belief in "All Things Great" that are happening at our special school as a result of numerous efforts on the ...more
End of Year News
December 16, 2014
Dear Horrall Families and Community,
As we approach the Holidays and the end of 2014, it seems to be an appropriate and fitting time to celebrate our “Transition Year” ...more
LEAD Elementary School
LEADing Gains in Achievement
with Technology-based Learning
Under the guidance and leadership of Principal Pattie Dullea, LEAD is emerging as a new K-5 magnet school with a focus on Literacy and the Digital arts—an emerging field of study that uses technology to facilitate literacy, writing and creative arts through recording, video production, graphic design, coding and other mediums. LEAD will officially transition from Horrall Elementary in the 2015-2016 school year. Full-day Kindergarten was implemented in 2014-15.
The Benefits of a LEAD Education
LEAD Elementary School
Rigor + Relevance + Relationships = Increased student achievement
Empowering the students and families of LEAD Elementary is our mission, and we as teachers and role models are passionate about and committed to doing whatever it takes to effect change. We are proud to introduce LEAD as an innovative center for learning and an incubator for this region’s future talent.
The curriculum and instructional practices at LEAD
LEAD’s balanced literacy program of listening, speaking, reading, and writing is based on best practices of Early Literacy, Guided Reading, and the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop model. Mathematics and science instruction are activity and communication-based and promote investigation and higher level thinking skills.
The Structured English Immersion Program promotes English language development of English Language Learners. LEAD boasts a dedicated, well-trained staff with a wealth of knowledge in Language Arts, Technology,
English Language Development, and Differentiated instruction. Along with their dedication to academic excellence, the LEAD community believes in the development of active, well-rounded, socially responsible citizens who positively impact today and the future.
LEAD’s team of dedicated educators is working hard to close the achievement gap.
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May 1st - 5th Grade Focus
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