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Lilburn Middle School Newsletter - FEBRUARY 2018

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Principal's Corner 02/27/2018

Greetings to All:


We would like to thank you for making our Digital Learning Days a success! Lilburn Middle School is on the move with reading! Please continue to make sure that your child brings and appropriate book of his/her choice daily. The more that you read the smarter you become! In order to ensure your child’s continued success, it is extremely important for all students to be present and ready to learn. In addition, students must read for 20-30 minutes each night, engage in learning daily, and complete all homework. Please encourage your child to read at home too. We hope to see you at our LMS GMAS Literacy Night on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00PM. Please plan to enjoy an evening of family fun and learning! Continue to check our LMS calendar on the school website for all future events.


Please check that your children are recording homework and key dates in their student agenda books. They can purchase a replacement agenda book from their grade level clerk for $5. LMS Wednesday Folders help us to provide important information to you. Please make sure that your child is bring his/her LMS Wednesday folder home weekly. They should be returned back to school every Thursday. Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Please make sure that you are monitoring your children’s grade on the Parent Portal. Once you set up your account, please look for your activation email. You must activate your account before receiving access to your child’s grades. Please stop by our Parent Center if you need help or have further questions.


All students will be administered the Georgia Milestone Assessment April 11th-April 23rd. To learn more about how to help your child improve their academic performance and how to prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessments (GMAS), we ask that you visit the Georgia Department of Education website at the links below to access valuable resources about the new Georgia Milestone Assessments. Sample assessment items are included in the links attached below too.


http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx


http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx


To help students practice for the Georgia Milestone Assessment, we ask that you have your child practice using USA Test Prep at www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login.


Our Spring Book Fair begins on March 15th. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s success! We know that the sky is the limit for our children!


Yvette Arthur

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Lilburn GMAS Literacy Night & Book Fair: Thursday, March 15th from 6:00-7:30pm

Hey everyone, let's take a minute and "Paws for Books"! The Media Center is excited to announce that our Spring Book Fair will be starting on Thursday, March 15th, and will run through 2:00 pm on Friday, March 23rd! Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your student’s reading habits. Don't forget to download the Book Fairs app to get the latest reading level information, book trailers, podcasts, and more. It’s the perfect shopping companion, and you can also use it to purchase books*: scholastic.com/bookfairs/app

Can't make it to the Book Fair? That's okay, shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lilburnmiddle starting on March 14th.

Interested in volunteering? We need help with set-up, during the fair, and break down. Feel free to sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44a9ae2ca64-spring4
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Career Guidance Counseling for our Students

Each year, Gwinnett County Public Schools uses the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) to facilitate Career Exploration and high school planning at the local school level. The Mustang Counselor Connection will be facilitating several career exploration activities with students over the next several weeks.

Parents may learn more about GCIS here: http://ipcu.gcic.edu/

Information Parents Can Use (IPCU) is a series of online brochures which enables parents to become involved in their child’s education and the career planning process.
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Way to Go Junior Leadership Corps!

Cadets competed at Shiloh Middle School on February 24th. We are so proud of the continued growth and success of our JLC Cadets. Our Junior Leadership Corps won the following awards at the most recent Drill Meet at Shiloh Middle School:


  • Platoon Drill - 1st Place
  • Squad Drill - 1st Place
  • Inspection - 2nd Place
  • Exhibition - 2nd Place
  • Color Guard - 3rd Place
  • 7th Grade Cadet Mazunder - 1st Place knockout


The final drill date and location is at - Lilburn Middle School - March 24th, 2018


All drill meets start around 9:00 AM and are usually done around 1:00 PM


Watch our JLC promotional video by clicking HERE.