LMS e-blast

14 April 2021

PTO News

Thanks to our very generous corporate and family donors, the PTO is happy to share that 4 additional touchless water bottle filling stations were purchased for LMS. After these very popular and timely items were on backorder for a bit, they are now being delivered and installed. We hope that our LMS community will support these businesses, as they have supported us. A list of those donors can be found here: https://www.lcsedu.net/schools/lms/pto/fundraising

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News from the Counseling Department

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES


Dates for your Calendar:

Week of April 12th - Scheduling and Academic & Career Plans with current 7th graders for next year.

April 19 - May 21 - SOL Testing

May 27th - 8th Grade Drive-thru Promotion Ceremony


Preparing for School Year 2021-22

During the week of April 12th, 7th Grade hybrid students will be working with Mrs. James, Mrs. Casler and Mrs. Hunt, LCS Career Tech Counselor, to discuss graduation requirements, 8th grade course options and to create an Academic & Career Plan. 7th graders will bring home their Course Selection Forms for review and a parent signature during the week of April 19th. Remote students will receive their Course Selection Forms in the mail; remote students will need to choose 2 electives, sign and return the form to LMS.

7th grade forms are due back to LMS by May 3, 2021


CURRENT 8th GRADE STUDENTS:

  • 8th grade students and their families are encouraged to register for the April 20th Moving Up Night.. For those who can't attend, it will be recorded and posted on the ECG websites shortly after.

  • The High School Counselors will schedule students for their English, math, science, history/social studies, and Health 9/PE 9 classes based on the 8th-grade teacher recommendations, and then students will choose their World Language course, electives, and back up electives. Since students will have seven classes next year (the counselor will register students for the five core classes--English, math, science, history/social studies and Health 9/PE 9) and the student will choose two classes and two backup courses.

  • If students need assistance with completing the course selection form, the Counseling Department will have Zoom meetings on Mondays, April 26 and May 3 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

  • There will be a google form to choose 9th-grade electives available on the ECG website on April 21st.


COVID-19 Impacted Assistance

If your household is behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments because you lost income due to COVID-19, contact:

Interfaith Outreach: 434-846-6098

LynCAG: 434-455-1601


TECHNOLOGY

Who do I contact if my student needs technical assistance? LCS Student Tech Assistance


LMS INFORMATION


PAWS Program - After School and Weekend Tutoring

Our 21st Century Program is offering virtual tutoring/academic support as one of our programs this year. We will be providing support during evening and weekend hours to help working families. Our program hours will be Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30pm and 6:00-8:00pm as well as Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm. Please complete this application if you would like your student to participate: PAWS Tutoring Program


Where can I find information specific to LMS?

LMS Website

LMS Counseling Department Website

Mrs. Casler's Virtual Office


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Resource Folder

Greater Good Magazine

VA is for Learners


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Resource Folder

Expert Recommended Resources to Help Teens and Young Adults Navigate Life's Challenges


Community Programs and Links


Are you interested in playing high school sports, or maybe college sports one day? E.C. Glass and Heritage are hosting a virtual event for families of student athletes to learn eligibility basics and get your questions answered. You can sign up for the event link here.

Wednesday, April 14 | 6PM

Zoom Registration Link


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth - CTY is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. Talent Search is the gateway to CTY. It's an advanced assessment that will help identify your child's strengths. Receiving a qualifying score can earn your student the opportunity to enroll in summer and online programs. Apply to CTY using the Talent Search application form if you want to test for eligibility. Talent Search


VIRGINIA TECH Talent Search - Upcoming programs for Talent Search participants: Saturday Sessions - April 24th and May 15th Open Mic Nights - April 30th and May 28th Tutoring - Tuesday and Thursdays, 4-6PM


Plates and Paints - Join the Academy online this spring for free art, food and fun! Paint, learn, and cook with them. Discover how color and food go together. Families will receive a class Zoom link and all cooking and painting supplies to work from home. Weds. nights from 5-7pm, April 21, 28, May 5 & 12.


Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.


Rene James

Counselor for students: A-M

jameser@lcsedu.net


Laura Casler

Counselor for students: N-Z

caslerlr@lcsedu.net


LMS Counseling Department: 515-5332

Regional Science Fair

Students are encouraged to participate in the Regional Science Fair! This is absolutely optional for students and all information is on the flyer below.
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From the Nurse

Attention 7th-grade parents!!

As we kick-off registration for the 21-22 school year, please be aware that Virginia has NEW vaccine requirements for students entering the 7th grade. Your student will need the TDAP, meningococcal, and the HPV vaccines. See the attachments below for more details.

Athletics Department

Spring has Sprung and all of our spring sports are off and running.


Girls soccer will practice Monday through Friday from 3:00 till 4:30. Girls will meet outside either on the practice or game field.

Boys Soccer will practice Monday through Friday from 2:45 till 5:00. Boys will meet the coach outside at either practice or game field

Track will practice Monday through Thursday from 3:00 till 4:30 on the track.

Tennis will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:45 till 4:00. Please meet at the tennis courts.

Jag Swag- New Items Now Available!

JAG SWAG

IS HERE!!

Jag Swag Shirt Order Form

My School Bucks for Shirt Orders


Looking for a Creative way to show your Jaguar Spirit? We have just what you NEED!!

You won’t find a better price anywhere else!


Short Sleeve T-Shirt - $10

Long Sleeve T-Shirt - $15

Hoodie - $20

Select one of 4 designs OR select ALL 4

Shirts are made of 100% Cotton-Preshrunk


Our Mission is to provide creative affordable spirit items to the LMS community.

This sale is a part of an entrepreneurship project for Mrs.Stephens’ enrichment classes. All customization will be produced by students. Through this project students have been exploring all aspects of becoming an Entrepreneur including market research, creating a business plan, marketing, production, sales, and profit/loss reports. A portion of the proceeds will be reinvested into the LMS Jag Swag company to expand our offerings to include other Spirit items, and a portion will be used to benefit the LMS community.

You may pay for your cup using MY SCHOOL BUCKS on the LMS website.

Please see the pictures below for the t-shirt design options.


Tumblers are still available if you missed them!

You can order them Here Jag Swag Tumbler Order Form My School Bucks Tumbler Link
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2020-2021 Yearbook Ordering Information

Dear Parent,


These are the days your teen will want to remember forever. Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2020-2021 LMS Yearbook.


For only $25.00, your kid will have a book that will be enjoyed now and 20, 30, or even 50 years from now. You also can make the yearbook extra special by purchasing custom name stamping on the cover for $5.00.


Yearbook order forms were sent home with hybrid students. But, you can buy online with a credit or debit card at ybpay.lifetouch.com and using the Yearbook Code 8627921. You can also pay using MySchoolBucks (search for LMS Yearbook). Order now, so your student won’t miss out when the yearbooks are distributed at the end of the year! The final day to order has been extended and is now this Friday, April 16, 2021.


Limited extra copies will be ordered and will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis!

If your child did not have a school portrait they were emailed a Google Form that they can use to upload a photo. Please keep the following information in mind when taking your picture.

  • Take the picture from the elbows up

  • Face the camera (not turned off to one side)

  • Do not add any filters to the photo (it lowers the quality and won't print)

  • Please do not wear a mask, hood, or anything that obscures your face

  • Take your picture against a plain background or one that is free from distractions

  • Please do not submit "selfies" these are often too close up and will not fit in the image space available


If they took a school picture last year and would like me to reuse that for this year's book please let me know!


Please let me know if you have any questions!


Kristen Williams: williamskf@lcsedu.net

Yearbook Adviser

Linkhorne Middle School

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SCA Day of Service Donation Needs

The SCA is looking for the following items (donations or loans) to help with the Day of Service project:


Pitchforks

Shovels

Thompsons waterseal

Patio pavers (8)

5 Gallon buckets

Wheel Barrow


If you have items to donate or loan, please contact Dr. Vukich (vukichlp@lcsedu.net), Ms. Ashley (ashleykr@lcsedu.net), or Ms. Allen (allenan@lcsedu.net).

SOL Testing Information

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How to monitor your child's online activity on the school-issued Chromebook