Panther Post

January 18 - 23, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Panther Parents and Guardians,

Another great week at Lopez! Last semester students expressed a desire for us to put some microwaves in the cafeteria. It's hard to say no to these kids sometimes, lol. So guess what? We have microwaves. Please talk to them about how to keep the microwaves clean and to not put metal in them, etc. We will have a sign, but your help will be appreciated. I am sure at first they will have a novelty effect and there will be a bunch of kids wanting to use them. We have four, so I am expecting some lines at first. You might want to think about sending something that needs to be warmed up only every once in a while at first to make sure they are not standing in line the whole time instead of using the time to socialize, etc. Hopefully it works out for them - they deserve it!

Coming up on Valentine's Day, there is always a desire to have huge displays of affection (balloons, teddy bears, etc.) delivered during the day. It usually ends up distracting from the learning. I ask that you do not deliver items to the school during the day. Students will not be able to carry around these items or take them into classrooms. This means anything they do bring, must be able to fit in their lockers. This goes for birthday celebrations as well. I know these kinds of things are fun for the kids, but as you can imagine, it can often get out of control. So, I just ask that the items are small enough to fit in their lockers. Thanks for your understanding. And please, no decorations on the outside of the lockers. It often takes a lot of work to remove them afterwards.

I also wanted to make a shout-out to our art students and teachers. We received results from the Scholastic Art Awards and Lopez was outstanding! We had the most awards out of all the middle schools in the region. Way to go!

Eric Wernli


Lopez Middle School Bulletin

January 18 - 23, 2016: Serve, Lead & Inspire

Monday, January 18:

Martin Luther King Holiday - NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS AND STAFF

Tuesday, January 19:
7:45 am UIL Number Sense (B102)

10:48 am - 12:56 pm Tech Tuesday (Library)

3:30 pm Table Top Club (Library)

3:30 pm UIL Maps, Graphs and Charts (B103)

6:00 pm Course Card Parent Meeting (6th & 7th Grade-Cafeteria and 8th Grade-Library)

Wednesday, January 20:
Course Card Selection Process Begins

7:45 am UIL Science (D105)

4:00 pm Boys and Girls Tennis vs. Krueger (BAC)

4:30 pm Girls Basketball vs. Tejeda (7th at Tejeda and 8th at Lopez)

Thursday, January 21:
7:00 am FCA Mtg. (Café)

Counselors Visit 8th Grade Science Classrooms - Course Cards, 4 Year Plans, and Endorsements

7:45 am UIL Dictionary Skills (B200)

3:30 pm UIL Calculator (C100)

4:30 pm Boys Basketball vs. Bush (7th at Lopez and 8th at Reagan - please note this location change to Reagan High School for 8th grade!)

Friday, January 22 - FLEX FRIDAY:

7:15 am NJHS Meeting (Cafeteria)

7:45 am UIL Spelling (B204)

Counselors Visit 8th Grade Science Classrooms - Course Cards, 4 Year Plans, and Endorsements

Drama Visits Elementary Schools

4:00 pm Pre-Season Tennis Tournament (BAC)

Saturday, January 23:

9:00 am Pre-Season Tennis Tournament (BAC)

Important Upcoming Dates:

January 26 - Lopez Course Fair for Current 5th Graders - 6:00 pm at Lopez

January 28 - Reagan Course Fair for Current 8th Graders - 6:00 pm at Reagan

Have a wonderful week!

Lopez Middle School


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Lopez Families

Place Your Scholastic Book Order by January 26!

The Scholastic Book Order Magazines for January are now ready to be viewed on-line at at your convenience! The Ordering Code for Lopez is: LHBPH and can be used to order on-line.

We've made it easy for you - shop and submit your order on-line or send the printed order form with payment directly to Mrs. Striffler (Room C206). No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for the Lopez Library!

Orders are due January 26th and additional hard copies of magazines are available in the library if needed! There are some great selections this month and many books under $5 have been included. Check out the teacher recommendations as well!

Happy Reading!

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