Weekly Parent Email – November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

gratitude rock

This Thanksgiving season, we all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude, and this week I’d like to share some of the things I’m grateful for:

  1. The opportunity to work with amazing families and students like you. Thank you for being a part of our family here at LAU.
  2. Finding deep meaning in preparing promising students for meaningful lives through their LAU education. This makes me happy every day.
  3. Continuous growth and progress. I have found joy in the journey of life and all that comes with it. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but it’s made us all the more strong and taught us many important lessons.

Next week, we’ll pause on sending this weekly email so you can stay focused on enjoying Thanksgiving with family. We hope you have a fantastic time celebrating and look forward to seeing you after the break!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Confirm your student’s courses for next semester: With just four weeks left in this semester, now is the time to double check your student’s course selections for winter semester and make any changes. Many sections still have a few seats available in courses your student may want to add. To confirm or make changes to your student’s winter courses, log in to SIS.

Yearbook Photos: We are now accepting student profile photos for our 2020-21 yearbook! Profile photos must be of the student alone and be from the shoulders up. Students can also submit group photos from student activities! Click here to submit your photos.



Williamsburg Learning swag is on sale through November 22. Everything is up to 35% off— that makes classic tees only $13! Check out our school swag store if your student wants to show off their school pride.

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Visit Homeroom to watch last week’s Career Spotlight session.

Koosh Tournaments: Koosh has been Williamsburg’s iconic sport for the past decade, but now we’re going big. We are assembling teams from all over the country in preparation for our upcoming Koosh tournaments. If your student is interested in being a part of this, they can find more details in Homeroom.


Upcoming Events

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Josh Rosengren and Dad and Motivation!

November 23-24: No ILC Classes

November 24: Join us for a Very Thankful Movie Night at 4:00 PM MT – Find more info in Homeroom

November 25: Study day, offices closed

November 26-27: Thanksgiving Break – No class, offices closed

December 4: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Mindfulness, Meditation, and Creative Visualization

December 4: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Heidi Mitchell – Find more info on the FFGN page in Homeroom