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Week 4-Principal Message

The year is flying by and we are closing in on our first midterm. Students are doing well. We just had our first parent/teacher conference. If you were unable to attend and would like to contact teachers please email them or call the school. We want to ensure that your questions are answered and your student is receiving the help he/she needs.

Speaking of help: Every Wednesday we run a late bus so students can stay after and work on assignments with teachers. The late bus leaves the school at 4:00pm and drops students off in areas throughout the boundary. This is a great opportunity for students to catch up. Our math teachers are also available before and after school.

We have had two Fridays of Pizza with the Principal. This is an opportunity for me to meet with each student in the school in a small group as we discuss how things are going in the school. These students are amazing and I am so appreciative of the time I get to spend with them. By the end of the year I hope to meet with each student in the school.

The PTSA Spirit Lunch- Sept. 27 during lunches. For $6 you can purchase a 4″ Jimmy John’s sandwich and bag of chips for your student. This is a PTSA fundraiser to help sponsor programs like Pizza with the Principal. Please return the attached order forms to the office by Mon. Sept. 24.https://lehijr.alpineschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/09/Spirit-Lunch.pdf

I wanted to remind you also about our 5K run coming up. Our Choir and Orchestra are hosting a 5K run/walk on September 29th. The race starts at 9:00 am in front of Lehi Junior. Pre-registration is going on now. https://www.raceentry.com/races/we-are-one-run/2018/register

Finally and importantly, I would like to give you a little background about our philosophy here at Lehi Junior. We believe that we can make a positive connection with every single student in the building. (This year that is almost 1400!) In alignment with Alpine School District’s theme this year, we believe that Every One Matters. We know that this is ambitious- the idea of reaching every single student. We also know that we can’t afford to aim for anything less. Our students are living during a challenging time. There are so many outside forces and influences that we can’t control. We know that their social and emotional health has to be good for them to be able to learn. We know they need someone on their team. Please join us as we work to make sure every student has a connection, friend and adult advocate.

We recently held our parent volunteer and information meeting. There were almost 80 people in attendance! We wanted to get that information out to the parents who were unable to attend that night. Please follow this link to our parent volunteer survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf61R6OknFvkZho5F_uEhCPfEN2ZCNyILsldjpbUQUvXsB60Q/viewform
Please fill that out and submit it. You will be contacted by Stacy Bateman or Katie Shelley. We really do feel strongly about matching our volunteers with the perfect opportunity. If you’re not sure what you want to do, that’s ok. They do a great job of sharing what opportunities are available and how you can make a difference. Maybe you have an idea that isn’t on the form- awesome! Share that with them and let’s see what we can do this year.

Career Conversations:
Twice a month our students have the opportunity to hear from a new speaker. If you would like to share your career please sign up here.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49a5ab29a2fa7-career

Volunteer Website:
You can check here for opportunities that are currently available.
https://sites.google.com/alpinedistrict.org/vipsljhs/home

Thank you for taking the time to read through this and please watch for our volunteer form coming soon. We are grateful for any time you can give our students. If it’s only an hour, we’ll take it. Each opportunity we have to connect adults and students makes their lives better. Thank you for connecting with us. We know we are at the beginning of our best year yet. I look forward to seeing you in the halls.

Thank you,

Kevin Thomas, Principal
Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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