March 9-27, 8:00-2:30, M,T,Th,F
School Tour for new TK/K parents and 1-5 parents 10:00, April 7th
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.
Hour of Code
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 days. Spring Break: Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3rd. School resumes Tuesday, April 7th.
This is one of our last newsletters that will refer to our school community as Horrall/LEAD. As of June 30th, our transition year will come to a close and we officially begin July 1, 2015 as LEAD Elementary, a magnet school focused on Literacy, Enrichment, Academics and Digital Arts. Our staff and school community have been preparing for this for almost three years, with focused professional development for teachers and analysis of data that drives teaching practices and content. Horrall School when I arrived in the fall of 2012 had troublesome scores on the state accountability tests, STAR, and was what, I referred to, as a “Diamond in the Rough.” I immediately recognized a loving community, adorable children, a teaching and classified staff who were here for the right reasons. We jumped in and together, as a Professional Learning Community, took “Baby Steps” and were on our way! How did we together accomplish all of this?
A caring, hard-working parent community immediately pitched in and over the course of the last few years:
Thank you for your continued support!
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.
Minimum Days this week
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
March 18, 19th, and 20th.
K, 1, 2 & 3: 12:20
4 & 5 12:26
Attendance Message Line
Spring Break Reminder
Spring Break begins on Monday, March 30th through April 6th. Everyone returns to school on Tuesday, April 7th.
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