LMS Parent Newsletter

May 16-20, 2022

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LMS Parents/Guardians

Hello Timberwolf FamiLee!


A big thank you to our students and staff for working together to make our Milestones testing go smoothly. Our testing coordinator and counselor Mrs. Barnes did an amazing job coaching us through the entire process. If your child was absent during one of the testing sessions, please know that we will be pulling students the rest of this week to complete their testing. We look forward to seeing all of the progress we made this year.


Also, as we wrap up the year, please keep a few things in mind:

  • Daily attendance is so important as we review for final exams. Minimize check-outs or late arrivals to school.
  • Keep in contact with your child's teacher, if your child is failing two or more subjects for the year. Summer School phone calls will be made following final exams.
  • Pick up any medications from the nurse as we get closer to the final days of school
  • Plan to attend our awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26th. You should have received a personal invitation in the mail should your child receive a specific award. Times include: 7th grade- 8:30am, 6th grade- 11:05am, 8th grade- 2:00pm


As always, we would like to thank you for sending your child to us each week. We are dedicated to our mission of Learning, Motivating, and Serving our Timberwolves.


Have a great week!

Upcoming Events

Student Activities

*Make-up Georgia Milestones testing (all week)


Monday- May 16, 2022


  • After-school Remediation and Grade Repair



Tuesday- May 17, 2022

  • Salt and Light (7:30-8:00am)
  • Environmental Club (3:45-4:30pm)
  • After-school Remediation and Grade Repair


Wednesday- May 18, 2022


  • BETA Club Induction (9:00-10:00am)
  • After-school Remediation and Grade Repair


Thursday- May 19, 2022

  • Social Studies 4th Nine Weeks Final Exam
  • Davinci's Art Club (3:45-4:30pm)


Friday- May 20, 2022


  • Honors Band
  • 8th Grade Dance (It's a Garden Party!) (6:30-9:00pm)



5/20-5/21 County Honor Band @ Nixon Center

5/23 ELA 4th Nine Weeks Exam

5/24 Math 4th Nine Weeks Exam

5/25 Science 4th Nine Weeks Exam

5/26 Awards Program (May 26, 2022-All day during Connections)

5/27 Last Day of School Activities

Georgia Milestones Basket Drawings

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Chorus Spring Musical Performance

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From the Nurse

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A Note From the Nurse


If your child has medication in the clinic, I have sent letters home with your student to ask if you will pick it up or if it should be destroyed.

I will be here daily until 3:45 for medications to be picked up. If you need to make special arrangements, please call me at school, 770-251-1547.

If I do not hear from you or receive instructions by Friday 5/27/22, all remaining medications will be destroyed.

Please remember we cannot send medications home on the bus.


Thank you and Happy Almost Summer!


Meta Thompson, RN


8th Grade Dance Theme- It's A Garden Party!

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8th Grade Dance is May 20th!



Date: Friday, May 20, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00


  • Contest for Best Dressed

  • Dinner/Dessert/Tea, Lemonade, Water

  • DJ will provide music

  • On-site photographer (Photo Included)

  • Additional Photos- $5.00 each





Student dress code: “Sunday Best”

Girls-

  • Dress conservatively- no skin exposed on mid-drift, or low back

  • Straps preferred, wide or spaghetti okay… if strapless, must have accompanying shawl

  • Must be appropriate length--- no mini’s.

Boys-

  • Dress conservatively- dress slacks, button down shirt with tie and nice shoes required.

  • Suit is optional, but shirts are to be tucked in during the dance… no low riding pants or exposed undergarments.

Failure to comply with dress code will result in being sent home!

Outdoor Classroom Donations Needed

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Parents,

As we have continued making improvements on our greenhouse, we are excited about making this area of our campus an outdoor classroom for our students. Our vision is to create groups of four Adirondack chairs in different areas of the landscape around the greenhouse. We are looking for donations of Adirondack chairs to make this happen. We have priced them at Lowe's at $27.98 per chair. Currently, they are in stock and in a variety of colors: red, light blue, blue, and gray. We appreciate any assistance you can provide to make this vision a reality for our school.


Thank you,

Mrs. Singleton

Creative Scholars Program

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Hello everyone,

We are still accepting applications for our 2022 Creative Scholars Program (CSP), a two-week, residential, academic summer camp on campus at UGA.

The CSP is a truly one-of-a-kind experience...what are some of the benefits of our program?

  • Creative Scholars have the opportunity to deeply explore UGA campus life, meet other like-minded students, create lifelong mentorship relationships, and dive into their passions!
  • Our courses are innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-based.
  • Our instructors are trained to use research-driven, creative strategies in the classroom.
  • Our application focuses on leadership and motivation rather than just academic achievement as an indicator of "best fit" for CSP.

Please see the attached flier for course information, costs, and deadlines, and use this link for course descriptions, schedules, and directions to the application portal: CSP Information and Application.

We would love for you to forward this email, the attached flier, and/or post the flier to students and families who you think would love an opportunity to be a part of this unforgettable summer experience!

For any questions concerning the Creative Scholars Program, please email Dr. Desiree Sharpe, dsharpe@uga.edu.

Thank you,

UGA Torrance Center




7th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run- May 21, 2022

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Keris was a proud kindergarten graduate of Newnan Crossing Elementary School. She was a vibrant and faithful child who bravely battled a rare form of pediatric brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), from the age of 4 until she transitioned at 6. Our driving motivation is to pay it forward and bless other families the same way the community blessed Keris. Funds from this event help fund the Keris Kares for the Arts program which provides art supplies for elementary school art teachers.

We’d love to see your faculty and students come out and support Keris’ legacy! This event has been approved by the Board of Education to share.

**The schools with the most Royal Run Newnan registrations will receive a $500 Gift Card from Academy Sports and Donuts from Heirloom Bakery & Co.! Their Donut Drop Rapid Response Truck will deliver to the school! **

Please sign up today with the customized link for your school and help us to FIGHT LIKE A KID!

If you’d like to join this Team SignUp, click the link below.

https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-1065543?raceId=47539&formfill=%7B%22email%22%3A%22keriskares%40gmail.com%22%2C%22fname%22%3A%22keris%22%2C%22lname%22%3A%22kares%22%7D

Save the Date! May 26th- Honors Program

We will celebrate our students on Thursday, May 26th during each grade level's Connections classes. We will be sending invitations in the mail to the family of those students who will be receiving special recognition during the Awards Ceremony. However, all parents are welcome to attend. Please note the following times for each grade level:


  • 7th grade- 8:30-10:00am
  • 6th grade- 11:05-12:35pm
  • 8th grade- 2:00-3:25pm

Athletics Information

Athletics Information

** Tickets are sold at the home games for $5.00.

** Concessions will be sold at all home games.


2022 Season Soccer Information

Boys' Soccer Coach - Grant Williams : grant.williams@cowetaschools.net

Girls' Soccer Coach - Christopher O'Rourke: christopher.orourke@cowetaschools.net


If you are a rising 7th or 8th grader interested in playing soccer, please sign up with either Mr. Williams or Mr. O'Rourke.


Boys’ and girls’ soccer sign-ups will take place May 16 - 24 with Mr. Williams and Mr. O’Rourke, on 7th grade hall, each morning during homeroom.


You must have a current physical on file before you can participate in any workouts or practices, and you must be academically eligible.


Also, there will be a girls' soccer meeting, with Mr. O'Rourke, in room 409 from 4:00-4:30 on May 18.



Athletic Requirements and Eligibility

All seventh and eighth grade students interested in trying out for athletic teams must have a completed physical on file at Lee Middle School. All students must also be passing 5 out of 6 classes.


Athletic Physicals

Here is the link for physicals-click here.

PTSO (LMS FamLee Den)

Hello parents,

We had a great start to supporting our Timberwolves during the 2022-2023 school year. Attached is our end of year report. Thank you for supporting Lee Middle School and if you are interested in serving in a leadership capacity for next year, please contact Mr. Kemp, the principal at 770-251-1547 or by email at gamal.kemp@cowetaschools.net. Thank you and Go Timberwolves!





Michelle O'Bryan

LMS PTSO Parent Representative

lmsptsoden@gmail.com

Please visit LMS Student Spirit Wear On-line STORE in collaboration with Coweta Sports located at 1774 GA-154 #6, Sharpsburg, GA 30277. When you place your on-line order, Coweta Sports will contact you when your item is ready for pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact Coweta Sports:




Hours:

Opens 9AM -5PM



Phone: (770) 251-4338

Dress Code

Dress Code Guidelines


As students transition from elementary school to middle school, the dress code is adjusted for this age level. These guidelines are set by the district.

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Transportation Reminders

School begins at 8:20am.



Morning Car Riders:


  • Parents may drop students off at the FRONT of the school, beginning at 7:30am.



Afternoon Car Riders:

  • Dismissal begins at 3:25pm
  • Please wait in your car and follow staff instructions for loading.
  • Once students have been dismissed to the car loading zone, staff will direct traffic (two car lanes)
  • Parents CANNOT pick up students in the middle parking lot between Lee and Willis Rd.
  • Please encourage your student to pay attention to the car line and where you are located. If your student has not entered the car by the time the line is dismissed, you will need to pull around the circle again.


Bus riders:


  • Bus riders MUST wear a mask on the school bus. Please ensure your child has a mask each day.
  • If you are unsure of your child's bus or pick-up time, please contact Transportation at 770-251-1547 or review the Coweta County Transportation Website
  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions
  • To receive updates regarding afternoon bus information, sign up for our Bus REMIND: Text @9FA6HB to 81010
  • Please click HERE to review bus rules with your child. Some gentle reminders- Students are not allowed to eat on the bus or play loud music. They should sit in their seat and face forward.
  • If a student needs to ride a bus other than the assigned bus, the student must bring a note from the parent/guardian with a telephone number for verification. Once verified, these request are honored if space allows. Transportation notes will be accepted in the form of a written letter, an email, or by fax.
  • Students do not need a transportation note to change from a car to bus or vice versa on a given day. Notes are only needed if a a student is riding a bus that is not their regular assigned bus (for example, going home with a friend on a different bus)

School Clinic and Medication

The LMS Clinic is open daily from 7:30-3:30pm. Our school nurse, Meta Thompson, assists students who become sick or injured while at school and dispenses medications prescribed by physicians. Whenever it is necessary for your child to receive medication at school, the following policy must be followed:



  • A school nurse or designee may administer medication provided all of the requirements are met.
  • All medicine shall be in its original labeled container or prescription bottle.
  • Written instructions for prescription medication must be from a doctor or physician's assistant authorized to prescribe medicine. How to administer, amount to be administered, time to be administered, must be shown.
  • A written request by the parent or guardian must be made to the school nurse to administer any medication.
  • Please contact the school nurse at 770-251-1547 if you have any questions.

About Us

Lee Middle School opened in 2006. The school was named in honor of Robert E. Lee, who served as Superintendent of Coweta County Schools from 1969-1989. Lee Middle School is under the leadership of newly named principal, Mr. Gamal Kemp. The school's vision is to build student leaders and instill the value of Learning, Motivating, and Serving. Go Timberwolves!