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Helping California!!!

Lehi Junior High will be gathering the following items to send to California on December 6th. Please bring the donations to Lehi Junior’s Student center. Our Librarian, B.J. Gurney is from Paradise, California and will be taking a moving truck full of the donations to those California on the weekend of December 6th. The following message is from Mrs. Gurney:
Friends I need your help. My school and my family are doing a fundraiser for my hometown of Paradise. Over 9,700 families (Kurt and mine included) have lost their homes. They have only what they threw in their car as they escaped the flames. Donation centers have told me that they are only collecting NEW items at this point. You will find a list of some of the items they are in need of. We are wanting to bring some toys to help the kids celebrate Christmas but we also want to bring some supplies for when these families move into their temporary homes. They have nothing to start life in their temporary home. A lot of these families were renters and didn’t have insurance. Please help however you can. If you have a business or know of one that would like to donate please let me know. All donations must be collected by Dec. 6th. Let’s show the town of Paradise how much Utah cares about them. Thank you.
*Gift Cards
*Toys for Christmas
*Household items for when the move into a new place (they have nothing) towels, pot holders, kitchen towels, measuring cups, bowls, whisks, pots N pans, toasters, mixers, coffee pots, can opener anything for the kitchen
*New bath towels
*New pillows
*New underwear mainly adults
*Sheet sets
*New shoes (all sizes)
*Paper plates
*Diapers
*Laundry detergent
*Trash bags
*Dog food
*Cat food/kitty litter
*Cereal
*Non perishable food
*Warm hats
*Shampoo/Conditioner
*Feminine Hygiene
*Duffel Bags

Principal’s Note

Parents and Guardians,

We want to congratulate the Skyridge High School football team on another trip to the finals. Good luck this week.

Second quarter is passing as quickly as the leaves falling from the trees. This Thursday, November 15th, is our midterm.

Parent/Teacher Conference and Continuing the Conversation- November 15- Parent/Teacher conferences are this Thursday, November 15th from 3:30-7:00 pm. You can visit any of your teachers in that time frame. If you have general questions or concerns, please visit our FAQ table in the triangle. 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 in the media center after our Parent/Teacher Conference at 7:00pm. We know that with your help we can continue to serve our students better and build the connections they need to be successful.

Our PTSA will be providing dinner for our teachers prior to conferences. If you would like to help with that, please follow this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D44A4A82AA13-parentteacher

NAMI Mental Health Night- On November 28th, we will host a parent night with NAMI, (The National Alliance on Mental Illness), to go over basic signs and symptoms of mentall illness and conditions as well as introduce their Progression and Basics class. This is open to the community so please pass the word along.

Article- As we watch the rise in anxiety and depression among our students we continue to look for solutions. We recognize that there are not simplistic answers to this multifaceted issue. Each child facing these issues is an individual and the solution must meet their specific needs. I came across this article that I wanted to pass along. I hope to continue to work with you to help each of our children.
https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/social-media-use-increases-depression-and-loneliness
Amazon Smile- Please consider making your holiday purchases through the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0565273 Our school receives a portion of your purchase. This is an easy way to help!

Upcoming Dates:
November
13 School Community Council 10:00 am
15 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00
15 Continuing the Conversation 7:00
16 Regular Flex Day- No House time
21-23 Thanksgiving Break

Kevin Thomas
Principal

Principal Message

Parents and Guardians,
We survived another Halloween. Feel free to congratulate yourself. I also sincerely hope you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep this weekend as we reverted back to Standard Time.
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 after our Parent/Teacher Conference at 7:00pm. We know that with your help we can continue to serve our students better and build the connections they need to be successful.
Amazon Smile- Please consider making your purchases through the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0565273Our school receives a portion of your purchase. This is an easy way to help!
House Madness Volunteers- Thanks to those who came to the meeting. If you were unable to make it but would like to be involved, we would love to have you. To help during the games or to coach a team, please email [email protected]. For more information or to help with the championship event, please email [email protected]. Teams will be formed in November and the tournament will start the first week back in January. You can find the sign up genius here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49a5ab29a2fa7-house
Upcoming Dates:

November

7 Reflections Awards Night at 7 pm
13 School Community Council 10:00 am
15 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00
15 Continuing the Conversation 7:00
21-23 Thanksgiving Break
Kevin Thomas
Principal

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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