Merilee R. Grubb, Principal
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- Phone: 540-661-4520 Extension 3028
Ms. Merilee Grubb was graciously appointed the principal of Lightfoot Elementary School July 1, 2019. Ms. Grubb previously served as the assistant principal of Locust Grove Primary and Elementary Schools from 2017 to 2019. Mrs. Grubb earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics, a Master’s in Elementary Education, and completed her Educational Leadership degree from the University of Mary Washington. Ms. Grubb also taught classroom management at the University of Mary Washington to prospective teachers. Ms. Grubb taught in a variety of K-8 classrooms for more than 15 years, earning her National Board Certification, and partnered with teachers as an instructional coach for another 4 years before coming to Orange County.
Ms. Grubb loves her Lightfoot Elementary School family. “I have been fortunate to serve as principal for four years to the most PAWSitive students, staff, parents and community. The Lightfoot community is a talented and passionate group of educators. I pride myself on building relationships with students, staff, parents and the community to provide the highest quality education to all students of Lightfoot Elementary School.”
March 3, 2024
Dear Timberwolf Families,
Together, our Timberwolves are resilient in working towards grade level goals in Math, Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies! When students are at school each and every day, they are learning and they succeed!
The staff continues to cultivate a positive environment through our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). 40 students have received PAWSitive Office Referrals and 1,928 students have earned PAWSitive Tickets for “Practicing RESPECT, Accepting RESPONSIBILITY, While we Stay SAFE.” 13 students still have perfect attendance. The overall average attendance for Lightfoot is 94.4%. Our chronic absenteeism is at 14.5%, our highest of the year--our goal is to be less than 10%. We can work together to make sure that each student does not exceed missing 10% of the school year. Make sure you notify Ms. Jenkins or Ms. Brooking with the reason for the absence within 3 days of returning to school with doctor's notes if applicable.
Together, LES staff and families are on a MISSION to discover the potential in our students and help them succeed in life. Join us for Reading at Home Night to learn more about the Science of Reading in school and what that looks like at home on March 7, 2024 from 6-7 PM.
Thank you to all the families who continue to support the extended day tutoring. We will start morning tutoring again on Monday, March 4, 2024.
How can you help improve our family engagement activities at Lightfoot? If you have not, please fill out this quick survey to give us feedback about previous and future events.
We are starting a collection for the Orange County Animal Shelter as part of our Nim’s Island project and the Day of Community Service. Fliers went home with what is needed and is posted on our website.
Be Proud, Be Present! When students are at school each and every day, they succeed!
A few reminders and important dates:
3/5 No School for students - Teacher Professional Development
3/7 Reading at Home Night 6:00-7:00 PM
3/8 GR 3 L3 Harris reading and gift of STEAM book (Magnificent Makers - How to test a Friendship)
3/10 Daylight Savings Time - set your clocks forward one hour
3/11 End of Third Nine Weeks
3/12 GR 4 Jamestown Presentation at Lightfoot
3/13 Spring Picture Day
3/14 PTA Meeting at 4:15 PM (call the office is you want your child to stay so you can attend the PTA meeting)
3/15 No school for students - Teacher workday
3/18-3/22 Agriculture Literacy Week
3/19 Report Cards go home
3/20 GR 5 Integrated Reading and Writing SOL
3/20 GR 4 Tentative Trip to the James Madison Museum
3/29 PTA Hat Day for $1 (cash only - exact change)
3/29 Day of Service
3/29 Orange and Blue Day - Wear Orange and Blue to show OCPS PrIde
4/1-4/5 Spring Break
4/8 Smile Virginia - mobile dentist - permission forms to be sent home
Merilee R. Grubb