Letter from Dr. McDaniel

Dear Patrons,

     For several years, the financial state of education in Oklahoma has continued to decline. In order to keep class sizes from growing too rapidly, particularly at the elementary level, and to continue to offer outstanding student programs, it has been necessary to use money from the district’s carryover, or savings account. Meanwhile, our student population continues to grow by hundreds every year. Just under 900 students have been added to the district in the last two years alone. 
 
     This bond issue is different than any you’ve seen in Mustang. It is an operational bond and it will positively impact every student in this district. We have had to focus for many years on creating classroom and program space to handle our student population, and so our recent bond issues have been focused largely on buildings. This bond issue is different as it will offset money we would typically spend out of the general fund for necessities like textbooks and heating and air equipment so our students can benefit from the most conducive learning environment possible.  Without the passage of this bond election, it is likely that we will do without the items listed on the ballot.

    In 2012, voters approved a $98 million issue that allowed us to open three schools and take overcrowding pressure off of our existing sites. This bond issue for $4.5 million is perhaps even more vital.

     Please remember to vote on February 9, 2016. If you have any questions about this bond issue and what it means to Mustang Public Schools, feel free to contact me: mcdaniels@mustangps.org. 

Dr. Sean McDaniel
Superintendent of Schools
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News From Lakehoma

Day 100 of school is on Friday, February 5, 2016.

 
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 Valentine's Parties are on Thursday, February 11.  1st grade and 2nd Grade are from 9:00-9:45.  Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th are from 1:45-2:30 p.m.  
 
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Penny War- This is a friendly contest between the girls and boys.  Students bring their loose change to the buckets in the gym before sitting down. All money raised will go towards our Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)  contribution from Lakehoma.  This contest will continue until February 11.  
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January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma’s more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools.

“Providing our community’s children with a solid education is the most important investment we can make,” said Sean McDaniel, Superintendent. “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to say thank you and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected board members.”

In Mustang, school board members must approve policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $60 million, 10,800 students, 1,206 employees and 13 school sites.

“School board members make critical decisions that affect Oklahoma children and oversee billions in educational expenditures,” notes McDaniel. “They preserve the core of our democracy –public education.”

MPS will honor board members on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at a cookie reception at 5:30 p.m. at Canyon Ridge Intermediate. Also, they will be recognized on Jan. 12, 2016 at half-time of the varsity boys’ basketball game.


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  Popcorn can be purchased for 75 cents each week.
 
 
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Please be aware that our building does not open until 7:15 am. Please do not drop your child off before that time.  Our first bell rings at 7:30 and the tardy bell rings at 7:40.
Please have your child at school on time.   
 
 
 
 
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                            Remind for Lakehoma
 
Lakehoma Elementary would like you to join remind Lakehoma Elementary School!
 
 Many of you use remind to keep in contact with your child's teacher...this is a remind for the whole school.  We will no longer be using robocalls, so this is one great way to keep in the know!
 
Text @lakehoma to 81010
 
 Trouble using 81010? Try texting @lakehoma to (405) 254-4034 
 
To receive messages via email, send an email to:  lakehoma@mail.remind.com 
 
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Lakehoma Elementary Student Store

 We now have a Student Store available for our students.  This is a fundraiser for our school.  Snacks will be available for purchase before school or during the day as teachers allow them.  

Chips, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheez-Its, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Chex Mix:  50 cents each.

Kellogs Fruit Snacks, Cracker Jacks and Skinny Pop Popcorn: 75 cents each
 
Slim Jims and Fruit Roll Ups: 3/$1.00
 
Nutella: $1.25 each 
 
 
 
 
   
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Lakehoma Elementary
224 S. Clear Springs Road
Mustang, OK 73064
 
(Mailing) 906 S. Heights Drive
              Mustang, OK 73064
 
Phone: 405-376-2409
Fax Number: 405-376-7348 
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Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information
If your child was on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program last year, you need to reapply every year for your child to qualify.  Forms are available in the school office or online at www.mustangps.org.  New applications are being accepted as well.  Please complete applications prior to October 1, 2015 if possible.  
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