La Mesa Update

March 7, 2020

Hello La Mesa Families,

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Please check out the information below. We also encourage you to check out our website at www.lamesajuniorhigh.org for regular updates.


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz

Principal

PAC Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY

Our next PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Meeting is this Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 pm in the Library. We hope to see parents there! Translation will be available in Spanish.

Minimum Day, Thursday, March 12th

As a reminder, we have a District-wide minimum day on Thursday, March 12th. Students at La Mesa will be released at 12:45. Our staff will be receiving professional development during the afternoon.


If your child will be going down to the businesses, please remind them to behave appropriately.

ID Cards - REMINDER

We really need parents help in reminding students to place their ID into their backpacks at the end of the day. Students are expected to wear their IDs during the school day (except for PE).


We have already seen some very positive results from having students with their IDs on campus:

1. Lunch lines move so much faster

2. We are learning the names of our students much faster

3. The ASB window lines are moving faster

4. It is preparing them for when they go to high school and will also need to show their ID every day

5. Many jobs require employees to have their ID worn each day. This is building great habits that will transfer over into the workplace.


Students who forget their ID at home are issued a temporary red ID that must be returned to the office at the end of the day or they are placed in lunch detention.


Students are given one free pass to use their back up ID. After that, they will be assigned to our PAWS Area (a timeout area on campus) for lunch. We will reset this each quarter.


If they need a replacement ID, please have them bring $5 to ASB office in the main office and one can be reprinted. If there are special circumstances, please have your child see their counselor or an administrator and we can assist with getting a replacement.


Students may purchase a new ID card in the main office for $5 if theirs has been misplaced.

Open House, Tuesday, March 31st

We hope to see all of our La Mesa families at our upcoming Open House on Tuesday March 31st from 6:00-7:30 pm. Come see what you children have been learning and interact with La Mesa teachers. Our Jazz Band will kick off the evening on the outdoor stage at about 5:45 pm. Classroom will open at 6:05.


This evening we do not follow a specific schedule. You are free to roam about the campus at your own pace. We encourage 7th grade families to get a preview of 8th grade by visiting some 8th grade classes.


This is also a minimum Day with students being released at 12:45pm.

School Site Council Meeting

Our next Title 1 School Site Council Meeting is this Tuesday, March 9th in the library at 4:30 pm. The agenda is below.

Welcome Mr. Mike Kuhlman, Hart District Superintendent

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Kuhlman as our new Hart District Superintendent. You can read more about him HERE. You can meet him when he attend our annual open house on March 31st. He will give a brief welcome to kick the event off at 6:00 pm on the outdoor stage.

HOWLing for La Mesa Staff

Please use this opportunity to recognize La Mesa staff members that have made a difference for you or your child by clicking HERE to fill out a message.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting Wednesday, March 11th

Our next PAC meeting is next Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Library. The turn out for PAC this year has been quite low (5-6 people).
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Coming up:

Thursday, March 12th - District-wide Minimum Day, La Mesa students released at 12:45

Thursday, March 19th - Fire Drill

Friday, March 20th - End of Quarter 3

Monday, March 23rd - The Hart Games

Tuesday, March 24th - Thursday, March 26th - Golden Valley HS Registration at La Mesa (during the day)

Wednesday, March 25th - Book Fair begins

Monday, March 30th - ELPAC Testing begins for English Learners

Tuesday, March 31st - Minimum Day, Open House 6-7:30

Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 13th - Title 1 School Site Council Meeting 5 pm Library

Wednesday, April 15th - PAC Meeting 6:30 pm

Friday, April 24th - 4th Quarter Progress Reports

Thursday, April 30th - Band Spring Concert 7:00 pm

Monday, May 4th - Friday, May 8th - State CAASPP Testing, Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 5th - Nation Day of the Teacher

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