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U.S. Census 2020

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:29
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The U.S. Census Bureau has embarked on a nationwide effort to inform everyone living in the United States and five of its territories about the upcoming 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right places.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: 

  • Special education, 
  • Head Start, 
  • After-school programs, and 
  • Classroom technology. 
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Counting Children
Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. 

For more information, go to:  2020Census.gov.

United States Census 2020 is also looking for Census Takers. You can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/jobs. You can make extra income, have flexible hours, weekly pay, and receive paid training.

Title One Star Fest is Tonight

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:40

Just a reminder to Larsen Families that our Title One Star Fest is being held tonight from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00.  Come enjoy fun activities as a family.  Hope to see you all there!

Half Day Tuesday, March 10th

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 09:59
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On Tuesday, March 10th students will be getting out of school at 12:00 noon.  Lunch will still be served.  Please make arrangements for them to be picked up at that time. You can call the school if you have any other questions!

Title One Family Night Star Fest

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:42

Please join us on Monday, March 9th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a a fun filled Title One Star Fest.  This is for all Larsen families.  Free dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00 PM.

 A yellow flyer will be coming home today with more information.  Please fill it out and let us know if your family will be are attending and how many.  We need that back by March 5th.  Call the school with any other questions.  We hope to see you all there!

Leopard Spotlight is Mrs Frasche

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:47
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Our Leopard Spotlight this week is Mrs. Frasche.  She is a Title One techinician but also helps in the office for a half hour in the mornings.  She was no stranger though when she started at Larsen because all of her children have attended our school.  Here are some more fun facts about her:

Favorite Subject in School:  Psychology and History

Hobbies: running, reading, baking and sewing

Favorite Book:  THe Help by Kathryn Stockett

Favorite Food and Drink:  Mexican food and Dr. Pepper

Favorite Quote:  "You're not a failure until you quit trying" by Gordon B Hinkley

The thing she says she loves about Larsen most is:  "All of my coworkers.  We have a great little family here!"

We are so happy to have Mrs. Frasche at Larsen Elementary!

Panda Express Visits Larsen Elementary

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:10
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Several classes at Larsen where lucky to have Panda Express come and visit their classrooms.  They taught students about what Lunar New Year is all about in China.  Panda shared the customs and legends that have been passed down for over 3,800 years!  They also were awesome for bringing food for everyone!   Thank you Panda Express for coming and celebrating with us!

Mrs Thomas and Teachers Get Pies in their Faces for Read A Thon

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:35

We had an eventful morning here at Larsen Elementary.  First we had an assembly called "In Their Shoes" where students learned about how people live in other countries  .  Then after that, we got to hold our awesome read-a-thon assembly.  The winning grade levels were 1st and 4th grade.  Each class got to choose someone to get a pie thrown in their face.  There were many nervous faculty and staff waiting to see who they would pick.  The lucky winners were Mrs. Thomas (3 pies), Ms. Linnell, Mrs. Chynoweth, Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Wilson.  They were great sports and all took it like champs!  If you would still like to donate to the read-a-thon,  the QR code is on the last picture or you can bring it to the office.  Thanks for all the donations and keep up the great reading!

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