Lakeridge Middle School's weekly newsletter.
September 1, 2021
News from Lakeridge Middle School
First Days of School Success...Thank you!
Thursday schedule reminder
8th Period Advisory
Parking Lot Tips and Tricks
As always, watch out for pedestrians, skaters and cyclists!
Signups start this week for Cross Country and Volleyball!
Athletic Clearance Form
No Experience needed, Please join us for auditions the week of Sept. 13th for our production of Elf Jr.
Go to this google classroom to find vocal selections to audition with:
Class code: N2lc74w
See Mr. Dunwoody if you have any questions!
Yearbooks, Activities, and More
Learning our routines
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
A Letter from your PTO President
A letter from the PTO President,
Hello! My name is Brian Madden and I have the privilege to be the PTO President for Lakeridge Middle School for the 2021-2022 School year. The first question often asked of me is “What is PTO?” PTO stands for “Parent Teacher Organization.” Other schools might go by “PTA”, and even some are plainly referred to as the “Mom and Dad’s Club.” No matter, Lakeridge Middle School PTO’s main objective is to fund raise for our Academic Enrichment Fund in order to enhance our children’s learning environment via community building activities, curriculum support, and facility enhancements. Some examples of the line items that PTO supports are:
*Back to School Events
*8th Grade Celebration
…..just to name a few.
In order to achieve these objectives, however we need your help to assist in the following:
Meetings: Attend in person! During our meetings we will provide important information on all upcoming events. Our meetings are already scheduled for the upcoming school year. Here are our 2021-2022 PTO meeting dates and times:
Oct 13 6:00pm, Nov 10 9:15am, Dec. NONE, Jan. 12 6:00pm, Feb. 9 9:15am,
Mar. NONE, Apr. 13 6:00pm, May 11 9:15am.
Volunteering: We could not run a successful PTO without the help of our fantastic volunteers! Any amount of time is greatly appreciated!
Fundraising: We have several fundraising programs to support our mission at LMS. Our primary source of income is the Academic Enrichment Fund. In lieu of an auction, the LMS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) collects this voluntary donation once a school year. Please donate directly here. This is PTO’s primary source of income to fund essential classroom needs that are outside of the school budget, but that are deemed a value add for the most impact to all students. Funds support all academic areas including science, arts, technology, and emotional support for students. A donation of $150 per family is suggested, however, any amount is welcome and appreciated. Please don’t forget to check with your employer for a corporate match! Our organization is a 501c3 nonprofit and donations are 100% tax deductible.
Additional, supplementary sources of income include our Fall Pie Sale (details coming 9/27), our spring Flower Sale, and our Community Partners Program. If you own a business, consider signing up as a Community Program sponsor for the 2022-23 school year! Look for information on how to sign up this Spring.
Special thanks to our current 2021-22 partners (Partners) Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate, Wm. Keith Dozier, LLC; (Sponsors) Crosswater Strategies, Delplanche Orthodontics, (Friend) Qiong Li.
Lastly, we are lucky to have so many talented people in our community that have volunteered their time to help serve on all the different PTO committees. I would also like to take this time and introduce to you the Officers who have agreed to serve on the Executive Board for the 2021-22 school year:
Vice President: Maria Kimberling
Secretary: Ashley Foster
Treasurer: Ahnawake Kriese
Assistant Treasurer: Amy Fowler
Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Foster
Fundraising Chair: Sarah Howell
Our entire PTO board looks forward to working with you all on another productive school year! If you have any questions, or would like to contact me with any ideas, please email me at
Brian Madden…proud dad of LMS 8th grader Beatrice, and 6th grader Kellan
Academic Enrichment Fund
For the 2021-22 school year, we are asking for $150 per family to fund the Lakeridge Middle School Academic Enrichment Fund, which is managed by the LMS PTO. Donations to the PTO are 100% tax deductible and often eligible for corporate match. Check with your employer! Invest in our students today!
Requests for resident fee waivers or fee reductions, except for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), will be processed using the attached form. Please complete the form and submit it to the department or school which collects the applicable fee or fees.
Food Service Information
FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS
This school year (21-22) the Lake Oswego School District will be offering breakfast and lunch meals* at no charge to all students. Breakfast meals will be served in Grab-n-go style as students arrive to school. Our lunch meals will offer healthy tasty entrees, fresh fruits and vegetables with a seasonal rotation of local farm produce and organic products when available.
*one breakfast and one lunch per student per day
For information about Food Services, please visit our web page.
For information about part-time job opportunities in Food Services, please visit the employment web page:
Routine and Repeated Reminders
Last Week's Newsflash Information
Connections and Supports