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Landrum Middle School Newsletter Nov. 12, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

Interims on HAC ...... Nov. 16

SAC Meeting at 2:15pm ...... Nov. 18

Thanksgiving Break ...... Nov. 24-26


School begins at 7:30am

Students should be in their classrooms by 7:25am

Please be on time.

WINTER TESTING INFORMATION

If you have a child in ICT classes, this year please see our testing website for more information on their certification assessments. Testing Information – Alice B. Landrum Middle School (stjohns.k12.fl.us)


SEEKING PROCTORS FOR TESTING!

Parents and Guardians,

If you can volunteer your time to proctor for testing this Winter, we would greatly appreciate it. Testing is a very important part of education as it helps us to obtain data that drives instruction. We could not ensure our students are successful without you so we hope you would please consider proctoring for our Winter Assessments. Please use the link below to sign-up.

Landrum Middle School: Winter Proctoring- ICT/District mid terms & finals (signupgenius.com)



LMS families, please visit the testing website for District Exam Updates.

Testing Information – Alice B. Landrum Middle School (stjohns.k12.fl.us)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES WITH 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

ATTENTION 8th grade: The link for information about Middle School Blitz/High School Showcase is below. We have also included a link for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) website.

Registration Timeline - Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County (stjohns.k12.fl.us)

Home - Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County (stjohns.k12.fl.us)

I.M.P.A.C.T. DAY OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE

November 22, 2021 from 11:00am to1:00pm

The student I.M.P.A.C.T. Team from Landrum Middle School will be sponsoring a truly amazing event: A DAY OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE. This event is an opportunity for students, parents and other members of the community to show support for loved ones impacted by cancer or for loved ones who served in the military. It is an opportunity to honor our own heroes.

On November 22 from 11:00-1:00 the “Walk of Remembrance” will take place on the back fields of Landrum. For the walk, signs bearing the names of your loved ones will be placed along the track. All students will participate in this walk. We hope parents and other community members will join us too!


Pictures below are from a previous Day of Thanks and Remembrance.

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POSITIVE LION REWARD WINNERS

POSITIVE LION REWARDS WINNERS! It's time to recognize some of our awesome Landrum Lions!


The winners for this week's Positive Lion students are:

6th grade Austrella Sutcliffe given by Ms. Jerome

7th grade Alyssa Ringle given by Mr. Ford

8th grade Audrey DeLeon given by Ms. Blunk.


CONGRATULATIONS!! Stay Paws-i-tive, Lions!

SHOEBOXES OF LOVE TO BENEFIT THE CITY RESCUE MISSON

Shoeboxes of Love is back! Mrs.Rocha is collecting Shoeboxes of Love in Portable 11 for the City Rescue Mission starting November 10th. Grab an empty shoebox, fill it up with necessities, wrap it with a blanket, scarf, wrapping paper or decorations. You can fill up the shoebox of love with cans of food, hand warmers, socks, gloves, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, snacks, book, anything as they will be able to open it before Christmas. Shoeboxes of Love’s last day is December 15th! They will be delivered that day after school. Last year we collected over 400. Let’s break that goal!!!! Get your community, your teams, or your family together to do this. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach Sra.Rocha. Her email is Milka.rocha@stjohns.k12.fl.us

NEWS FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

ATTENDANCE REMINDER - ATTENDANCE IS NOT TAKEN OVER THE PHONE. Any student who has been absent from school shall provide a note from a parent or guardian within forty-eight (48) hours of returning to school stating the cause of the absence. If the student missed school due to an appointment, a note from the provider must be turned in within forty-eight (48) hours of returning to school. Failure to provide a note will result in an automatic unexcused absence. Notes can be turned in at the Front Office or emailed to Diane.Melnyk@stjohns.k12.fl.us However, the fact that the student provides a note does not require the school administration to excuse the absence. The principal or designee will decide whether the absence meets the criteria for an excused absence, and that decision will be final. After fifteen (15) days of absence, whether excused or unexcused, a student must present verification from a licensed doctor for all subsequent absences due to illness.


SCHOOL ACCESS/VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS – You do not need to fill out a new application each year. School access lasts for 3 years and is good for any school in the District. When an applicant is nearing 3 years, please contact the school and we can assist you. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE A NEW FORM UNLESS YOUR INFORMATION HAS CHANGED (address, phone number, email, etc).


EARLY CHECK OUT - The latest a student can be checked out is 1:15 PM (M/Tu/Th/Fri) or 12:15 PM on Wednesday.

NEWS FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

If your family needs Thanksgiving Holiday meal assistance, please contact Carrie.Ortbals@stjohns.k12.fl.us in the School Counseling Office for more information.

SAC MEETING

All parents and community members are welcome to attend our School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings. The SAC serves our school in many ways. We are a body of faculty, staff, business partners, and parent volunteers who help our principal in formulating and evaluating our School Improvement Plan, conducting annual surveys to solicit input from stakeholders, and disbursing recognition funds the school earns. All meetings are open to the public, regardless of whether you serve on the council. We hold eight meetings a year, third Thursdays at 2:15 p.m., simultaneously in the Learning Commons and on Teams. The next meeting will be held on November 18. For more information see the SAC page on Landrum’s website https://www-lms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/sac/ or contact Chair Lynn Coles at lynn.coles@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

SPORTS NEWS

LANDRUM VOLLEYBALL

The Landrum Volleyball Teams had very successful seasons, even thought they did not end up with the trophy. Both teams were defeated in the middle school division in the county championship. The teams they lost to were both undefeated, and we went down fighting. Thanks to all the parents who cheered us on, got their student athletes to home and away games, and washed those sweaty uniforms. We will miss all our 8th graders and wish them well in future athletic endeavors, whether it be on the court, a field or a diamond. Lions forever!

Thanks to our administrative team for their support, Ms. Raines who mans the ticket table and Coach Pastori for her talents as our talented and hardworking athletic director.


Coach Jansen and Coach Ryan

2021 Volleyball Coaches



FOOTBALL

What a championship football game last week between our Landrum Lions and Murray Bulldogs! The Lions came out on top with a hard faught win with a score of 22 to 16. The scoring started with a pass from Cole Rosendahl to Cohen Kegley to take the lead on Murray. Rosendahl and Kegley would connect later in the game for another score and the two point conversion was run in by JP Dolan. Easton Oliva and Christian Purnell were a defensive threat throughout the game along with the entire defense making it difficult for Murray to move the ball. Cohen Kegley recovering a fumble and Corbin Fordham took it in for a score as well as using his arm to contribute to the win. Michael Lamsbach had a fumble recovery when Murray was within the ten yard line looking to score. Thanks again to all of the coaches especially Coach Fordham and Coach Owens for their time and work with our boys. Our cheer and dance teams had outstanding performances during the win and the halftime performance was outstanding by both. Thanks to Coach King and Coach Boselli for their dedication and time to make out teams so great too. Way to go Lions ! Congratulations on a great undefeated season!!!



Landrum Basketball Tryouts !!!!!

Boys – Monday, November 29th through the week as needed with cuts each day.

Girls – Monday, December 6th through the week as needed with cuts each day.

Times: after school until 3:30

Any student trying out needs a signed Landrum Parent permission form turned in to try out.

The season starts January 18th.

STUDENT COUNCIL THANKSGIVING BASKET DRIVE

The Student Council is happy to announce that our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive starts Monday, November 1 and runs through Friday, November 12th. Students can sign up for items to donate from the list found in each homeroom. Items donated should be turned in through the student’s homeroom class…. The Thanksgiving Baskets will be gifted to families in need both here at Landrum and across St John’s County. We have much to be thankful for here at Landrum so let’s spread a little Holiday Cheer!

NEWS FROM SJCSD FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES

Dear SJCSD Families,

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing nationwide disruptions to manufacturing, supply and distribution channels and it is impacting our school meal program. In short, we’re having trouble getting foods, supplies and staff to support our program. Your student(s) may notice that we’re serving different items than we’ve served in the past or different items than were listed on the menu. This situation is something that school districts across the country are experiencing. We are doing our best every day to come up with solutions to these challenges.

To reduce the demand on our supply chain and accommodate current staffing levels, the St. Johns County School District will return to normal food service operations on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students who qualify for free or reduced meals based on direct certification or a family income application will continue to receive meals at no or reduced costs. Students who are not eligible based on income will return to a PAID status.

Beginning today, October 25 through Tuesday, November 30, families are encouraged to complete the family lunch application if they feel they qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Applications are located on the SJCSD Website at https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/food/free/, your student’s school or the Food and Nutrition Services Office located at 3015 Lewis Speedway, Building 7, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Eligibility status is protected by very strict disclosure regulations. Students use a PIN or Student ID in the serving line. The student’s eligibility is private throughout the transaction.

If your student(s) attend(s) a Community Eligibility Program School, there is no need to complete an application. All students will continue to receive no cost meals through the end of the school year. These schools are as follows: Webster Elementary, Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary, South Woods Elementary, Mason Elementary, The Transitions School, Gamble Rogers Middle School, Murray Middle School, Sebastian Middle School and St. Johns Technical High School.

Beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Meal Prices will be:

Breakfast Lunch

Elementary: Paid $1.25 $2.80

Reduced $0.30 $0.40

Middle/High: Paid $1.25 $2.95

Reduced $0.30 $0.40

Prepayments into student lunch accounts can be made by using PayPams. The link to this service is located at https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/food/paypams/.

We will continue serving our students a variety of nutritious foods. While there may be some menu changes, please know that we will strive to meet nutrition guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We will also continue to accommodate students with special diets and allergies. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have questions, please contact the Student Nutrition Services Department at 904-547-8931.

Sincerely,

Sean Prevatt

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

PREORDER THE 2021-2022 LANDRUM YEARBOOK

Yearbooks are going fast!

Don’t miss out! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and use order number 14659. This year the yearbook features 8th grade advertisements! Order yours when you get your book -- ads are limited, get yours today.

NEWS FROM THE LANDRUM PTO

Share Your Blessings

It’s November in the Lion’s Den and we are so thankful for our Landrum community. Together with our guidance team, the PTO is organizing Thanksgiving dinners for our families in the Blessings in a Backpack program. With each sponsorship, one family will receive a voucher to pick up a meal the week of the holiday, a Turkey dinner at Publix with all the trimmings. This is a separate collection than the canned food drive with Student Council, which benefits families across the county. We are stronger together, and we appreciate your consideration!

To learn more, and to sponsor a family meal, click here

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054EA5AB22A2F85-share

QUICK LINKS:

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNERS: