Lietz HSC April Newsletter
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Spring is the time of year for new growth, and it has been a privilege to see all of our kids growing; losing teeth, growing skills, and ALL growing like weeds. Our kids are amazing, and it is truly inspiring to see them applying both academics and social emotional learning – for one example – to spearhead requests for resuming pre-Covid activities (like Friday Ice Cream sales). These interactions are my favorite, since our kids are learning that their voices matter, and that students have agency in their educations and school setting.
The excitement about the production of Little Mermaid Jr. on campus was palpable; everyone was talking about the play itself, coordinating plans on when to attend, and most heartwarmingly of all, letting their performing peers know what an amazing job they did. Live theatre is so enriching and affirming for both performers and audience, and I’m so glad that we’re able to help support programs like Drama.
This coming week is a great time to touch base with your third, fourth, and fifth grade students about the upcoming CAASPP testing; work on strategies for success (like setting a regular routine, making sure to eat a nutritious meal before school, and limiting screen time 30 minutes before bed). Most of all, it’s important for our kiddos to know that their best is good enough.
It’s also a great time of year to consider joining the 2022-23 Lietz HSC Board; we’ll have one treasurer opening, as well as for secretary. (Any interested parties can ask questions, or enthusiastically apply at email@example.com)
Happy Easter, Ramadan Mubarak, and have a wonderful spring break!
-Jasmin C. (She/Her/Hers)
UPCOMING HSC EVENTS
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- Seedling Sales happen every Friday after School, outside of front office
- Ice Cream Sales happen every Friday after School, starting on April 15 2022, at Lietz Cafeteria
SPRING FLING DANCE
Get your dancing paws ready Lietz Lions!
Finally! This is a time for Lietz families to enjoy a night of dancing and refreshments.
Capacity is limited, please make arrangements for care of younger siblings to ensure that all Lietz students have the opportunity to attend.
All students should attend the dance with an adult chaperone.
You can purchase tickets via lietzhsc.com for faster entrance. If you want to pay cash or by check, walk-ins will also be accepted.
Questions? Email Lisa McCabe: Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the dance, volunteering or donations.
Blog post where you can buy tickets or sign up to volunteer or donate:
ADOPT A ROCK
- Take one of the 10 brightly colored rocks on campus home;
- Decorate it with more colors and a positive PAWS message;
- Bring it back to campus for ALL to see and enjoy!
Stop by our table (outside the front office) on Fridays after school to buy a plant.
Lietz Garden Club is providing plants for sale on Friday afternoons after school.
Plants include FLOWERS such as sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds.
VEGETABLES include beans, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes; and various herbs.
When: After school on Fridays
Where: Outside the front office
Cost: Prices range from $1-$5
All proceeds benefit Lietz HSC.
CHEFS NIGHT OUT
1110 Blossom Hill RD, STE 30
San Jose, CA 95118
Tuesday, April 26th 5:00-9:00pm
33% of event sales get donated to HSC
Order online for pickup using code J888VPR
- If you have any items or experiences you’d be willing to donate (unopened toys, wine, wine tasting excursions, vacation home packages, etc..) or have connections to businesses that would be willing to donate, please let us know!
- We are also seeking volunteers for the event, particularly a day-of event coordinator. This role does NOT require asking for donations, just handling the logistics on the day of the event.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT
This has been an exciting month for Project Cornerstone! Every year in the spring we try to do a school-wide project, where grades K-5 come together to make an uplifting display for the school. This year’s project focuses on the book “One” by Kathryn Otoshi. The book continues the theme of being an upstander and the power of one person standing up against hurtful bucket dipping. We often think “I’m one person, what can I do?” In this book we explore the inner strength it takes to stand up for others and how we can model for our peers to stand up with us! For our project, keep a lookout at the front gate for a display showcasing each class’ unique ways of being upstanders and the power of “one.” Have your student point out their unique contributions on the wall outside of the cafeteria in the coming weeks!
We are happy to announce that the award winning author of “One”, Kathryn Otoshi, will come speak for our students! She will be presenting on April 12th to our Lietz Lions!
To keep the valuable lessons of being an upstander going, discuss with your student how each person counts in your family. Brainstorm with them how they can facilitate change in their home, classroom and greater community. Remember, it only takes one to make a difference!
CREATE WITH CLAY
We are loving watching classes enjoy their monthly Art Vistas lessons. Most classes are close to finishing their fifth lesson of the year. As we head into April we will finish the final lessons of the school year, including: self-portraits (K), Vincent Van Gogh (1st), Auguste Renoir (2nd), people from around the world (3rd), surrealism (4th), and photography (5th).
We are pleased to share that our annual Art Show is able to return this year! The Lietz Art Show has been planned to coincide with the school’s Open House and will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 18, in the cafeteria. We hope you will all come to celebrate your young artists and this amazing Art Vistas year.
Nancy Grochowski and Sue Malloy | Lietz Drama Club Co-Directors
HSC EXECUTIVE BOARD OPENINGS
We have two Executive Board openings for the 2022-24 term: Co-Treasurer and Secretary. Please complete the form or email email@example.com if you are interested or if you just want to start a discussion around it. We looking forward to hearing from you!!
DID YOU KNOW ?
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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR
A NEW PROGRAM?
Are you thinking of starting a new program that would benefit the Lietz community , may be in the next school year ? If so, please head to our website to complete and submit a simple Program Proposal Form.
We will work with you to make it a reality!
DONATIONS TO HSC
If your company is giving you money to give it to your favorite organization, please consider giving it to HSC either for General Donation or for Staff Appreciation. Or if you are planning to donate money, please check if your company matches the contribution. Please visit the Donate! page for making donation.
UPCOMING HSC MEETINGS
Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm
Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm