March 14, 2018 News

Amazing things have been happening at L-M. 

Our 6th Graders traveled to  the Letts Cemetery and Freedom Rock to study more about a local hero, William Reddick. Please click here to read the Mucatine Journal's article about this event. 



Jazz Choir News
1 Rating at State Contest (Banner)
First Place at Solon Jazz Festival
1 Rating at Kirkwood Jazz Festival
Accepted to the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships on Tuesday, March 27 in West Des Moines.

Mr. Dickinson's Home Room
From March 19th to the 22nd, Mr. Dickinson's homeroom and PBIS are collecting paper hygiene supplies for the local homeless and women's shelter in Muscatine, MCSA. They will be donating products such as paper towels, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene supplies to our needy populations. Please send any packages you can spare with your student, or bring them into the office with an attention for Mr. Dickinson. The homeroom that collects the most in supplies will win a prize, including wrapping up their homeroom teacher in the next school assembly. Thank you for helping out and showing students that our community cares!"

PTO Carnival
PTO Carnival is coming Friday, April 6th, 5:30-7:30 in the elementary building.  We will have games, photo booth, face painting, cake walk, loose meat sandwich or hot dog, desserts, chips, fresh popped popcorn and RAFFLES!!  Any donations to this yearly event would be graciously accepted! You may call the elementary building (319-726-2624), and ask to speak to Cindy Rowe (you may need to leave a voicemail and I will get back to you later), or e-mail PTO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Hope to see many of our L-M Families at Carnival!!

Students Making the Most of Newly Implemented "Flight" Time
Nicolas Bartenhagen created a map of Alaska for Flight time, so students could follow the progress of the Iditarod. The Iditarod is the World's Most Famous Dog Race and it occurs the first week of March every year.  The race honors the mushers and dogs who transported the diphtheria serum to the village of Nome in 1925.   
Library News

Amanda Elliott
So far this school year, our students have checked out over 10,000 books from our libraries.  On average, that is about ten books and around 300,000 words per student and that is something to be proud of!  We all know how important reading is, not only in academics but in the real world as well. Studies show there is a direct correlation with time spent reading and both academic success as well as later success in the workplace and community. Ultimately, that is our goal here at school, to give our students the education and tools they need in order to be ready for the world after they graduate.  Please continue to encourage your child to take time everyday to read. We are always available in the library to help kids find books they will love.

Old Ceamery Theatre
For MANY years, the Ole Creamery Theatre has been coming to L-M Elementary to put on an educational play. This year, they will be here on March 26. A unique thing about this company, is that students are asked to write stories and submit to them and there are prizes awarded for the winners. Mrs. Helscher's Terrific-Trio of Isabel Stout, Bailey Runnells & Emma Lamp wrote a story called, "The Flamingo Squabble," and received a first place prize. You can view all winners on their website,

Left to right: Isabel Stout, Bailey Runnells & Emma Lamp