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Welcome to 2nd Term!

Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful Fall Break. I want to take a minute and talk about what second quarter traditionally looks like. This is the quarter when we tend to see grades drop. If your student is still having a tough time transitioning to junior high, please let me know. We have many tools to help students be successful- sometimes they just need a reminder. Now is a great time to review whatever goals you have set with them. If you didn’t have a chance to do that prior to school starting, I encourage you to start now. When our students have a goal in sight, they tend to be more focused.
House Madness Volunteer Meeting- October 24th- Please join us at 7 pm in the library to learn more about how you can be part of this amazing program. We need parents to make it happen!
House Parent Information Meeting- October 29th- If you are interested in becoming a house parent and learning about what it entails, please join us. We will meet as a group and then give you time to talk with your House Leader Teacher. 2:30 pm in the library.
Halloween- October 31- Our students met the required passing rate to be able to wear costumes this Halloween (over 90% of our students passed all of their classes). Here are costume regulations:

§   The School Dress Code and the Student Code of Conduct still applies even though costumes are allowed.

§   Students must come to school already dressed for the day.

§   Inappropriately dressed students will be sent to the office to call home for a change of clothing.

§   Costumes should not be revealing. No bare shoulders, bare midriffs, bare legs above the knee.

§   No costumes degrading racial, ethnic, or religious groups.

§   Leotards and tights are not to be worn alone.

§   No masks of any kind and Full-face make up is not allowed.

§   Hats are acceptable if they are part of the costume and can be removed for class and are not a problem in the halls.

§   Costumes should not impair the students’ ability to function in class, move through the halls, eat lunch, or cross the street.

§   Props or costume parts should not obstruct other students or be a distraction in class.

§   Remove any sharp edges or points from costumes or props before coming to school.

§   No weapons or facsimile of weapons are allowed.

§   Makeup and colored hair are fine as long as they are applied at home. No colored sprays will be allowed in the school.  

Jimmy John’s Spirit Lunch- November 1- PTSA is doing a spirit lunch on November 1. The order form is HERE. The cost is $6 for a sandwich and chips. All orders and money must be turned in by Monday, October 29th.
Parent/Teacher Conference and Continuing the Conversation- November 15- We had a great turnout for our parent volunteer meeting and intro to LJHS in August. We would like to continue the conversation with you. We want to know what we’re doing well and how you would like to see us improve. Whether you have specific ideas or just things you would like to see changed, please join us on November 15 in the media center during our Parent/Teacher Conference at 6:00pm. We know that with your help we can continue to serve our students better and build the connections they need to be successful.
Sincerely,
Kevin Thomas
Principal

Principal’s Note, Week of October 15th

Parents and Guardians,
With the changing of the leaves excitement grows for the other changes taking place. We are nearing the end of our 1st term of school. 2nd term comes soon. Historically, 2nd term is the most difficult for our students. Please remind them to build on the good habits they are beginning to develop.
Reflections– Our PTSA is excited to see all the entries this year. The theme is Heroes Around Me. Please encourage your students to participate. All entries should be turned into the library by Tuesday, October 23rd. This gives them time to work on them over Fall Break.
End of term- Wednesday, October 17th is the end of the first term! Please check Skyward and follow up with your students. Encourage them to turn in missing assignments. If you have questions or concerns please email [email protected].
Fall Break- There is no school for students from October 18th-22nd. Students return on Tuesday, October 23rd to begin the second term.
House Madness Volunteer Meeting- October 24th- Please join us at 7 pm in the library to learn more about how you can be part of this amazing program. We need parents to make it happen!
House Parent Information Meeting- October 29th- If you are interested in becoming a house parent and learning about what it entails, please join us. We will meet as a group and then give you time to talk with your House Leader Teacher. 2:30 pm in the library.
Wish you a safe and fantastic Fall Break.
Kevin Thomas
Principal

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