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Principal's Weekly Communication



Good afternoon English Crossing Elementary families,


Our librarian, Mrs. Larrick, is organizing the Aquasox Reading Challenge which started Monday, March 20th. Teachers will be sending information and the reading log home with students this week. This is a voluntary reading incentive program sponsored by Aquasox. It lasts for 4 weeks. There are weekly prizes for students when they return the reading log each week. Here are the weekly prizes:


Week 1 -     AquaSox book mark

Week 2-     Port of Subs coupon

Week 3-     Four Pack Pin Set for the AquaSox

Week 4-     A ticket to a home game!


The week of March 27th-March 31st, is conference week. Students are dismissed at 12:15 each day. This is also our Scholastic Book Fair week. The Book Fair will be held in the library. The hours are: Mon-Wed from 8:25am-4:00pm; Thursday from 8:25am-7:00pm; and Friday from 8:25am-12:30pm. A flyer with details will be coming home soon. Visit our Scholastic Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: 


Our health room is running low on pants. We would gladly accept donations if you have any pants for students ages 5-12. Thank you. 


The 2022-2023 Yearbook order forms are going home with students this week. Yearbook order forms and payment are due by 3/31/23. 


On Monday, March 27th from 5:00-6:30pm, LMS is hosting a Family Welcome to Middle School Night for all incoming 6th graders. 


Superintendent Search: Please share your thoughts

To help us find Lakewood's next superintendent, please complete the survey below. The Lakewood School District Board of Directors will use the survey data as part of its selection process. Staff, students, families and our community are invited to take the survey — available in both English and Spanish — to help identify the qualities and leadership profile that should be considered with the selection of our new superintendent. The survey will close on March 24.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 


Michele Ricci, Principal 


Important reminders:

3/24/23 - Early Release at 1:45pm

3/27-3/31 - Conference Week and Half Day Dismissal at 12:15

3/31/23 - Yearbook Order forms and payment due

4/3-4/7 - No school, Spring Break