Weight Watchers at Work is being held at Bascom Elementary School and beginning its new session on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm. Everyone is welcome to join whether or not you are an employee of LaBrae Local Schools. We encourage you to attend. You can transfer existing memberships from another location if you’re already a Weight Watchers member.
Weight Watchers is a pay in advance program with a cost of $156.00, or three post-dated checks for $52.00 each. FREE E-TOOLS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM!
You may contact tina [dot] toumazosneomin [dot] org to reserve your place in the program or get answers to any questions you may have.
Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, March 13 and Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and then from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bascom Elementary School. Child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2014. The following documents are needed at the time of registration:
Social Security Card
2 Recent Proofs of Residency (examples: utility bill, pay stub, property taxes, car insurance, and/or Ohio Job and Family Service paperwork)
Custody Papers (if applicable)
If you have any questions, please contact the Bascom Office at (330) 898-0800 (option 2, then 2) Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
We are seeing an increase in the number of elementary students with gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, & “stomach virus” with and without fever. If your student is vomiting or has diarrhea please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. If symptoms persist dehydration is a risk. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is running a Free Future Fitness Club for medically at risk youth between the ages of 7-18 years old. You have to qualify for this program. If you are interested you may call or email Mrs. Harper at 330-898-0800, sharron [dot] harperneomin [dot] org, or contact the program coordinator at mcasechmca [dot] org.
Parents, be aware we are seeing several cases of strep throat in our elementary grades. If your child is complaining of symptoms consistent with strep throat please consult your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. Common symptoms of strep throat vary, but may include:
Red, sore throat, with pus spots, swollen tender glands
If your child is diagnosed please keep him/her home for 24-48 hours after appropriate diagnosis and treatment, or per your health care provider’s instructions.
Open Enrollment registration for new students will be conducted in the LaBrae Central Office during the month of March 2014. This open enrollment period is only for students not already attending LaBrae on Open Enrollment.
Applications will be available from March 1st to the 31st and can either be printed from the website (starting March 1st) or picked up in the Superintendent's office between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications are to be returned to the Superintendent's office and include all requested documents listed below. No applications will be accepted after March 31, 2014.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2014.
Submit copies of the following documents with your application:
Proof of Residency
Social Security Card
Custody or Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
School Records (transcripts/report card, test scores, etc.)
IEP/ETR (if applicable)
You will be notified by mail of acceptance or denial by June 30, 2014.
Effective January 6, 2014, the LaBrae Local School District will reduce the number of bus routes from eleven to ten. Bus no. 14 is being eliminated, and buses 12 and 15 will now pick up students who previously rode bus 14. In addition, students attending TCTC will now ride bus 3 to and from TCTC. If your child rides buses 12, 14 and 15, please open the PDF below for more details. Additionally, if your child is currently in grades K through 5 and rides bus 4, please open the PDF below for information regarding this change's impact on your child's transportation. LaBrae asks, and thanks you, for your patience during this transition.
Indoor winter walking will be available for LaBrae district residents at Bascom Elementary School. The building will be open to district resident November 6 – April 25 between 4pm – 7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The building is not available on scheduled conference nights February 11th & 13th. The building is not open during scheduled breaks or closures due to weather. Please confine your walking to the hallways only. Do not enter classrooms, gym, or the media center. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and supervised. All participants walk at their own risk.
Ms. Diane Ravitch, who served as the Assistant Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush in charge of the Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, claims in this video of her interview with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show that public schools are an American success story. Originally, a proponent of accountability and supporter of No Child Left Behind, Ravitch has transformed her thinking and questions the "testing" initiative in public education and the "privatization movement" with the greater commitment by public officeholders to promote the growth of charter schools.
Ravitch believes that there is an assault on public education, and as she stated in an interview with Tim Goral, the senior editor of District Administration, the assault "is deliberate. This is a national effort to destabilize and to undermine public confidence in public education, and to make people feel that things are so desperate that anything is worth trying. So you get people opening charter schools who are totally unqualified to run a school..."
In the interview with Jon Stewart, she discusses this movement, which is the basis for the title of her new book, Reign of Error. If you care about public education and equal access for all, this video is a quality informational piece recommended for viewing.