Lively Middle School
November 20, 2020
Greetings Falcon Nation,
As we end this week and enter our Thanksgiving break I want our Lively Community to know that we are thankful for many things this year.
We are pleased with our students who come every day ready to learn whether they are learning remotely or face-to-face. They provide us all a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential.
We are grateful for the support of our parents that continue to help to build an excellent community for our students. We are also thankful that our parents have kept the trust and confidence in us as we continue to provide a safe, engaging, and positive learning environment for all our students. We are also grateful for our volunteers who enthusiastically provide so much to our school.
We are grateful for the teachers, administrative assistants, health aides, teaching aides, nurses, lunch clerks, support staff, interns, coordinators, counselors, central office staff and administrators who care about student success and have the best interests of our students every day. We see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts.
Please stay safe over the break. I wish all of you and your families a healthy, relaxing, and happy Thanksgiving break!
Stacie Holiday, Principal
20th- 6:00p.m. Theatre- Lively Night Live Zoom
23rd-27th- Thanksgiving Break
CHEER TEAM CORNER
Support the Lively Falcon Cheer Team and shop at their Champion store from now through December 1st. All orders will ship to the school on December 1st. Two curbside pick-ups will be scheduled: one during the holiday break, and another after the break. For any questions please contact Coach Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Information
****Save the Date****
LASA Recruiting Presentation for Lively 8th Graders
December 3rd @ 8:00am (Zoom information below)
Topic: Lively MS LASA Recruiting
Time: Dec 3, 2020 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 965 1386 6515
Travis High School Presentation for Lively 8th Graders will tentatively be on December 15th at 2:00 pm - more information to come.
Check Mrs. Hunter’s BLEND Course frequently for updated information.
Lively students have checked out 738 digital books in addition to 258 graphic novels in ComicsPlus this school year. Go Falcons!
Check out our new diverse digital titles from our Austin Ed Fund Grant. We have multiple copies of each book so no need to wait! These books are perfect for your reading over break. We also have many new titles in Spanish!
Hot New Titles at Lively Checked Out this Week!
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
Allegedly: A Novel by Tiffany Jackson
Antes de Ser Libres by Julia Alvarez
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
The Beautiful by Renee Audieh
Because I was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages by Melissa de la Cruz
Brave, Black, First: 50+ African American Women that Changed the World by Cheryl Hudson
Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Miles Morales, Spiderman by Jason Reynolds
Me Vistió de Promesas by Julissa Arce
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Odd One Out by Nic Stone
Parachutes by Kelly Yang
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for her American Dream by Julissa Arce
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds
Strong is the New Pretty by Kate Parker
Yo No Soy Su Perfect Hija Mexicana by Erika Sanchez
Check them out!!!
A BIG Thank You to all who helped with 2020 Lively Staff Appreciation Pie!
We appreciate all the pies, donations, and volunteers who made it possible for our Lively Staff to take a pie. The staff was very happy to get their pies!
We are grateful to all of you.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!
Your Lively PTSA