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First Day Of School

The first day of school will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Please be sure to complete your student’s Student Emergency Information Form before the first day of school.  Please bring the form to the Back To School Social this August 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm if you are attending.  Otherwise, please send the form with your student on the first day of school.

Please go to, then click on the forms and policies link, then the Student Emergency Information Form.  You can type right into the form, print it, and sign it.  A new Student Emergency Information Form is required for each school year.

You can also access the form by clicking the following link:

Student Emergency Information Form

If you have moved, please provide the office with proof of residency: DWP bill, gas bill, rental agreement or mortgage bill.  Remember to notify the school office of any change of address or phone numbers during the school year.

Copies of the Student Emergency Form are available in the school office.  You may stop by for a copy if needed.


First Day Of School Procedures

We are looking forward to another exciting year!  Here are the procedures for the first day of school. 

  • If your child is a kindergartener or a new student, please fill in the enrollment packet and return it to school as soon as possible.  It is possible to enroll on the first day of school, but we recommend enrolling prior to the first day.  The office will be very busy Tuesday morning.
  • School begins promptly at 7:59 am.  Please be here on time.  The neighborhood around the school will be congested on the first day, so allow yourself enough time to park and walk.
  • All returning students will go to your line up area on the yard.  Your previous teacher will meet you at your line and disperse you to your new classroom.  If you attend the Back To School Social and received your new classroom assignment, you may report directly to the classroom.
  • All new students in grades 1 - 5 report to the auditorium at 8:00 am.  At that time you will be given a pink slip with your class assignment.  New students will need to give this pink slip to your classroom teacher.  You will not be allowed in class without this slip.
  • All kindergarten students report to the auditorium at 8:30 am.  At that time students will be given their classroom assignments.  Parents, pleased be prepared to follow your Kinder student to their classroom and stay for a brief Kinder Orientation. 
  • Remember that the first day is a Banked Time Tuesday dismissal at 1:22 pm.  Students in grades 2 - 5 are allowed to participate in the Beyond The Bell program.  Students in kindergarten and first grade can stay only if you are signed up with Creative Kids.

School supplies will be provided by the school and your teacher.  If there are additional supplies that your child will need, your teacher will let you know.  We look forward to a smooth first day.  If you have any questions please let us know.



Back To School Social


Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary


Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

* Food and drinks provided

* Live DJ and the YMCA will be there to lead fun games and activities

* Complete the Safari Passport Adventure and find out who your teacher will be!!

This will be a great time to find out about the student and the programs your dollars support!

The student store will be open to purchase your Lockhurst gear.

Have a fun night with your family!



Summer Assignments

This year we will be asking that students complete the following Summer Assignments in order to be prepared for their next grade level.  Each grade level will have books they must complete and be prepared to participate in seminar discussion activities.  Be prepared for any of the books.  Books may be obtained from your local library or bookstore.  Students should master the listed math skills during the summer in anticipation of new grade level work.  Students will be assessed on their level of proficiency during the first week of school.

Reading Skills

Math Skills

Students Entering Kindergarten

Identify the letters in your first name

Be able to count to 10

Students Entering First Grade

-The Chick and the Duckling by Miera Ginsburg

-Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams

-Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

-The M&M’s Count to One Hundred by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

-Practice counting to 100

-Practice skip count by 5’s and 10’s

-Practice estimating amounts

-Practice less than and greater than numbers between 0 and 50

Students Entering Second Grade

-Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osbourne & Sal Murdocca (pick from the ten)

-Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola

-Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown & Macky Pamintuan

-Any Fairy Tale (Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Red Hen, etc.)

-A non-fiction book about animals


-Doubles to 20: ex. 1+1=2, 2+2=4…19+19=38, 20+20=40

-Doubles plus 1 to 20: ex. 1+2=3, 2+3=5…19+20=39, 20+21=41

-Addition and Subtraction up to 20

Students Entering Third Grade

-James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

-Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

-Choose 1 book from the Great Illustrated Classics series

-Choose 1 book of poems by Shel Silverstein

Choose 1 book from the “Who was…” biography series

-Know multiplication tables up to 5 (up to 5X10)

- Doubles to 20: ex. 1+1=2, 2+2=4…19+19=38, 20+20=40

-Identify place value (ones, tens, hundreds: ex. Recognize that a number that has 0 tens, 5 hundreds, 3 thousands, and 8 ones represents the number 3,508

-Round 2 and 3 digit numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds: ex. 24->20, 25->30, 101->100, 250->300, 872->900

Students Entering Fourth Grade

-Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

-Wayside School by Louis Sachar

-The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

-Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

-Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

-Read, write and order numbers up to 10,000

-Know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers

-Divide a two-digit dividend by a one-digit divisor: ex. 56÷8

Students Entering Fifth Grade

-The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes & Louis Slobodkin

-Bridge to Terabithia by Natalie Babbitt

-Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

-Holes by Louis Sachar

-Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

-Multiplication facts up to 12

-Multiply a whole number up to four digits by a one-digit whole number and, multiply two  two-digit numbers. Ex. 3178 X 3, 24 X 71

-Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors. ex. 4852÷5

-Use the “Step Up” section from your 4th grade Math Practice Books (Envision) as additional practice.

All students in 1st grade to 5th grade should practice their typing skills.


Thank You!

We would like to thank all our volunteers this year for your time and support to our school!  This year would not have been a success without you!

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