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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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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.


Incoming Kindergarten & TK Play Date


Do you have a little one heading into Kindergarten or TK at Lockhurst this August?  Come meet us for an informal Kindergarten play date.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

10 AM - 12 PM


Lockhurst Drive Elementary School Kindergarten Playground

Located on Sylvan and Peterson Avenue


Experienced parents will be on hand to answer questions about life at Lockhurst, and the To-Be-Kindergarteners will make new friends as they're introduced to future classmates.  Join us for some fun and smiles.  We will have light snacks.  You will also have the chance to buy Lockhurst Elementary School spirit-wear!


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to sign up for the play date.

We look forward to meeting you!  Rose, Deena, and Dana - Lockhurst PTSA

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Message from the Principal #27

Hello Lockhurst Families,

Just ten months ago we were saying hello and welcome to a new year. Now that year is over and our students, your children are ready to jump to the next grade. Jump is an appropriate word because the milestones they have reached this year both cognitively and in social development have been enormous. Please keep them active and safe while on vacation and make family memories. The time goes by so quickly.


Monday, June 1st: Kindergarten End of the Year Program at 8:15 am in the auditorium

Tuesday, June 2nd: Fifth grade Parent - Student Picnic from 11:30 -1:00 on the school lawn

                                    Student Garden Salad Bowl will be added to the school lunch.

Wednesday, June 3rd:  Fifth grade Culmination at 8:30 am in the auditorium.  Doors will open at 8:00 am.

Thursday, June 4th:  5th grade vs. Faculty Softball game at 8:30 am at the grass area.

Reminder: early outs all week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday minimum day 12:42 Tuesday is regular Tuesday Dismissal at 1:22. No school on 6/5/15.

Have a great summer vacation. Can't wait to see you on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

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