Lively Middle School

November 20, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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

CALENDAR

November

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 lizeth.barraza@austinisd.org.


http://coachsassistant.gtmsportswear.com/livelychampion1

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

High School Information

****Save the Date****


LASA Recruiting Presentation for Lively 8th Graders

December 3rd @ 8:00am (Zoom information below)


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.

LIBRARY CORNER

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!!!


Happy Reading,


Yvonne Steckel

Lively Librarian

yvonne.steckel@austinisd.org

PTA CORNER

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



#LivelyStrong!


If you have any questions please email President@livelymiddleschoolptsa.com