• Welcome Families to the ESL Program at LHS!

    Location: LHS Main Building, rm. 185 

    Contact information:  Barbara Adolph, ESL Teacher, badolph@lexingtonma.org and Katelyn Natale, knatale@lexingtonma.org

    The ESL Program seeks to advance the English proficiency of all English Language Learner students in order to provide them with the necessary vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as cultural background to be successful students in all of their classes at Lexington High School.  The ESL Program, along with LHS staff, also work to provide emotional and academic supports where necessary during the process of transitioning to a new culture and a new learning environment.

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    Happy winter, everyone.  The letter below invites all parents of English language learners in LPS to become part of our school community.  We are excited to have a coalition of parents, teachers, and administration that will work together for the best possible outcomes of our students. 

     

    Dear Lexington Parents:

     We are writing to tell you of the English Learner Parent Advisory Council, which we are in the process of establishing.  Please see the attached flyer which explains the English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC).  Our goal is to provide our English Language Learner (ELL) Parents a voice in their child’s education. 

     All ELL Parents are automatically members of this Council and are welcome to all meetings.  We are looking for one parent volunteer representative from each school in the district. The role of the representative is to collect input from ELL parents around issues that affect their children and communicate to members of the ELPAC. 

     The council will be comprised of the following:

    • a parent representative from each school (PreK-12)
    • an ESL teacher from each of the elementary, middle school, and high school levels
    • a school administrator
    • representatives of local parent organizations

    Once we have prospective candidates, we will ask the principals to appoint the initial representatives.  Thereafter, the selection process will be governed by the by-laws established by this Council.

    We will have an informational meeting from 5:30 - 7:30 on January 24th, 2019 at the Central Office, upstairs conference room, to answer questions.  Please complete the Google Form to express your interest in becoming a representative by January 31, 2019.

    The first meeting will be held on February 7, 2019 at 5:30.

    We are delighted by the opportunity this collaboration presents to develop partnerships that strengthen our program and provide the best possible experience for your children.

     Sincerely,

    Dr. Christine Lyons                                          Robyn Dowling-Grant, Ed.M.

    Assistant Superintendent for                            Director, PreK-12 English Learner Education

    Curriculum, Instruction and

    Professional Learning

     

     

     

    Parent Resources

    Immigration Support and DACA Information

    Culture Shock Information

    IS YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCING CULTURE SHOCK?

    Sometimes ESL students and/or their family members go through a cultural transition period called "culture shock".  This is an emotional transition from one culture to another that affects mood, behavior, sleep patterns, and relationships.  It often appears in stages; please see the the details in the link above.

    District Calendar

    ESL for Adults Resource

    Town Resources

    College Entrance Exam information and Planning through collegeboard.org 

    SAT / ACT Prep -  Kaplan Inc., The Princeton Review, Khan Academy, Chyten Test Prep and Admissions, Lex Community Education