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As I mentioned in my last post, December is a fun time of the year.  January can be as much fun, but without all the presents.  As a child, I loved January because after school I would go to the local park to play hockey with neighborhood friends.  The weather was consistently below freezing, so the ice was always good and slick.  I don't know how long I played, but I spent a lot of time at either Longfellow Park or Brackett Field.  Both had lights, so we could play until late if we wanted to.  The best temperature for skating was about 20 degrees.  I remember the coldest day I every played.  It was a Saturday morning and it was clear.  It was 20 degrees below zero.  When I played hockey, I was always moving.  But, at 20 degrees below zero, my toes never warmed up.  Have you ever experienced your toes being so cold that when you warmed them up, they would itch "like crazy?"  Yes, those were the days - January - a great month.

As for us here at Lorena Elementary School, we have much to look forward to:

  1. I'll be driving our 4th graders to Austin on our first ever field trip to the Bob Bullock Museum on January 6th.  I'm looking forward to it.  
  2. Our 2nd Box Top Contest begins on January 9th
  3. Our Awards Assemblies will be in the PAC on January 13th
    1. 3rd Grade @ 8:30
    2. 4th Grade @ 9:30
    3. 5th Grade @ 10:30
  4. Beat the Facts begins this month.  We encourage all of you to help your child learn his/her math facts.  The contest begins the week of January 23rd.  I'll have more details going home in the near future.
I have been communicating to parents weekly via email about things that are going on.  If you have not been receiving these weekly emails and you're a parent/guardian and would like to receive them, let me know.  My email address is 
We're nearing the end of the first semester of a very productive school year.  As most adults will say about life, it goes by so quickly.  That is no different this year.  This first semester has been filled with a lot of good memories.  Our new teachers have made themselves right at home and our students have adjusted to their new grades.  
Just recently our students competed in UIL.  We took a lot of students who have been working on their content.  This year we were 3rd in our district behind Robinson and Gatesville.  We're already talking about next year to see how we can make improvements.  We would love to be first and we have the potential to be first.  We will have recognize all the competitors in a morning assembly in January.  I'll let you all know later when that will be.

Our 4th graders made a trip to the Primary School to read to Kindergarten and 1st graders.  They loved sitting down with them, reading to a small group of students.  Our 5th grade took a special service field trip to Westview Nursing Home in McGregor.  Like the 4th Grade, our 5th Graders went to serve others, reading stories and singing carols.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas break.  We look forward to seeing our students back on Tuesday, January 3rd. 


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