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A FAMILY FUN GEOCACHE-STYLE ADVENTURE

Choose your challenge: are you a Wanderer, a Cruiser or an Adventurer?
Choose from 3 levels of difficulty. Using your smartphone to navigate to secret coordinates, then use your problem-solving mind to follow the clues to the hidden Roadrunner. Each map purchased will get your name in a drawing for the grand prize associated with that map. Adults, don't fret, there is also an adult map too!

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FLME Staff Receiving the DHS Resolution Run Cup
Fort Lewis Mesa Ukulele Club

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Principal Imels Newsletter 2/12/2021

Due to many families reaching out to me regarding our next steps for increasing in-person learning for students, I wanted to connect with you. While we have continued to see a reduction in local transmission rates and moved to level blue on the dial last weekend, we are now back to level yellow given some increases.
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Fort Lewis Mesa Parent Letter - 10.26.20

Fort Lewis Mesa Families- Can you believe we have been in school almost nine weeks? Although school may feel different at times, we appreciate seeing all of our students' faces, whether in person or over Zoom. We thank you for your great communication, patience, and flexibility over this past quarter. Given that it is the end of quarter one, there is some information to share regarding upcoming shifts.
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Principal Imel's Message About Classroom/Learning Structures

August 20, 2020 Fort Lewis Mesa Families, I hope this finds you well and excited to return to school. We miss you! While our new normal might look and feel different, we welcome the opportunity to create a safe and happy learning environment where our students thrive. With this new normal, there have been changes; I appreciate your grace and patience as we map out these shifts. Our Team Since last year, there have been multiple staff shifts. Over the last few months, we said goodbye to different staff members for various reasons (e.g. retirement, moving schools, staffing allocations in our school). Yet with these farewells, we also get to say hello to our amazing full time social worker, Amy Hackmeier. With her many years of experience across many settings, we feel lucky to add her to our team. Our Learning Models As many of you know, the district offered three choices for learning models for the 2020-2021 school year: In-person, blended, and remote. Even though we value providing our families with choices at FLME, we realized that our school would best support our students by focusing on two models, not three, given our student numbers and current staffing. Therefore, FLME will be offering in-person and remote learning. Like the other elementary schools in our district, providing these models caused us to shift our current learning structure. Therefore, we will be moving to multi-age classrooms (combination classes) for most grades; this too is common across the district. As mentioned previously, we are doing cohort style learning. FLME students will be cohorted with their class; this cohort will learn, eat, and recreate together. Cohorts will have contact with 4 or less adults per day. Here is how our structure looks this year: Kindergarten-Ms. Qualls 1st/2nd- Ms. Harris 3rd/4th-Mr. Servais 4th/5th-Ms. Clements K-5 Remote Learning-Ms. O’Buck What Can We Expect? As we move forward, you can expect to have a teacher and a school community that remains committed to the growth and well-being of your child! Our remote learning cohort is part of our larger Fort Lewis Mesa community and we are thrilled to have all our families as part of our team. With this, please keep an eye out for more information about our Meet The Teacher event. It is tentatively planned for Friday, 8/28 and more details will be shared soon. Over the next week, you can also expect to learn more about how our school plans to keep our students, staff, and families safe as we return to in person learning. We are drafting a Fort Lewis Mesa operational plan, extending from the district’s Return to Learn Plan, that details our daily protocols and procedures across the school. With this, please note that cloth face coverings are required for all staff and students. You can expect to become very familiar with itslearning, our shared learning management system. While this will serve as the main platform for remote learning, all teachers will be using itslearning to upload their plans, instructional videos, tasks, and other resources to support your child in their learning and acquisition of new skills. Again, be on the lookout for more information from me as well as your child’s teacher! Keep reaching out with your questions, feedback, and/or concerns. We are here to help you navigate this time of educational change. Don’t forget that school starts Monday, 8/31 at 7:30 am! Best, Jenny Imel~Principal
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A FAMILY FUN GEOCACHE-STYLE ADVENTURE

Choose your challenge: are you a Wanderer, a Cruiser or an Adventurer? Choose from 3 levels of difficulty. Using your smartphone to navigate to secret coordinates, then use your problem-solving mind to follow the clues to the hidden Roadrunner. Each map purchased will get your name in a drawing for the grand prize associated with that map. Adults, don't fret, there is also an adult map too!

9-R Board of Education Coffee Chat - April 7, 2021

Join 9-R Board of Education members tomorrow, April 7, 2021, from 8-9, to have an informal conversation about how everything is going for you and your student. The meeting will be on Zoom, and a live interpreter will be available.

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Hosts Fundraiser

JOIN US FOR A FAMILY FUN GEOCACHE-STYLE ADVENTURE Choose your challenge: are you a Wanderer, a Cruiser or an Adventurer? Choose from 3 levels of difficulty. Using your smartphone to navigate to secret coordinates, then use your problem-solving mind to follow the clues to the hidden Roadrunner. Each map purchased will get your name in a drawing for the grand prize associated with that map.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for 2021/22

9-R is encouraging families to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure staffing and program availability to all of those who need the services. Registration is open and families are encouraged to register ASAP. The district preschool program is licensed to serve 16 students in a class, and currently the district is making budgetary and staffing decisions based on how many classes it needs next year.

Public Hearing for Title VI Grant

Understand the current program. Offered feedback on the proposed goals for the upcoming four-year grant cycle. Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom.

Superintendent Candidate Virtual Forum - 3.8.21

Join the 9-R Board of Education to meet the candidates and provide feedback on the finalists for Superintendent via Zoom. The forum begins at 6pm. Click READ MORE for the Zoom information.

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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary is a community of learners including students, staff, parents, and community members committed to working together collaboratively for the success of ALL!!!

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Have you heard the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Ukulele Club? They are AMAZING!
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