La Mesa Update
February 27, 2022
Hello La Mesa Families,
Please take a minute to read through this week's La Mesa Update. Please save the date of March 29th for our annual IN PERSON Open house. It is also a minimum day with students being released at 12:45 pm.
Michele Krantz, principal
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Quick Parent Survey - Only 77 parents have participated so far!
Please use the link below to participate in a quick 5 question survey for parents. This feedback is very important to us as we continue to work to serve our families in the best way possible.
It may be hard to believe but Summer School registration is active. For those looking to take an enrichment course or to make up credits, please follow the link to our District's Summer School website to check out all of the information and class offerings. Summer School will run July 1st - July 29th this year. If you have any questions about summer school, please reach out to your child's counselor.
La Mesa ASB Donation Drive - WHAT A SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who supported our ASB donation drive. Whether you sent out emails or donated money, you participated and we are grateful!
We exceeded our goal of $20,000 and raised $over $28,000
We look forward to using this money to make school a positive place for students to be each and every day.
Important Message about Drop off and Pick up
Recently we have observed unauthorized vehicles entering the the La Mesa Bus loop to drop off and pick up students. Please understand that this loop is intended only for school bus access. We have worked closely with families in identifying those students who require additional assistance and have granted them access within the bus loop. Parents transporting these students have been provided an updated placard/pass granting their vehicle access to this loop to pick up only their child.
Unfortunately, we have exceeded capacity in regards to the number of vehicles we can accept in the bus loop as we need to allow buses to pass through freely. We are at risk of having the bus loop closed to all. We will continue to monitor vehicles entering the loop and redirect those vehicles without a placard/pass.
Please assist us in offering this service to our students in need. Only enter the loop if you have a school issued placard/pass displayed in the front windshield of your vehicle. We will continue to do what we can to make pick up and drop off safe and efficient for all.
Thank you for your support
REMINDER: Please Pull All the Way Forward before Unloading and Loading Passengers
8th Grade Transition to High School Upcoming Events
8th-grade Black & Gold Day Fieldtrip THIS WEEK
8th-grade students will be attending the Black & Gold Day field trip to Golden Valley High school on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 9 - 11:30 AM.
The purpose of this trip is to connect La Mesa students with the various programs & staff at Golden Valley High before their 9th-grade year.
All 8th-grade students must turn in their permission slips by Friday, March 4th. Permission slips have been sent to all 8th-grade parents' emails via Informed K12. Parents will be able to digitally sign the permission slips via the Informed K12 program.
Scholastic Book Fair
The book fair is coming to the La Mesa Library in just one week. There are so many great books and stories. Make sure to check out the upcoming titles by visiting school fair page or view the online flyer and book trailer videos.
Student shopping will be available March 21-25 before school, during brunch, and during lunch. Parents are welcome to shop online through our book fair page. To donate to our classroom or school libraries, please donate to our school ewallet. Funds donated will be used to fulfill student and teacher wishlists.
The average book costs about $8. All donations received by Wednesday, March 23 will be passed on to student shoppers. Any donations received after March 23 will be used to help build classroom libraries. Thank you in advance for your support!
Capturing Kids' Hearts Family Newsletter
This month our theme is Step Up. It takes an incredible amount of courage as a junior high student to step up. The Newsletter below provides you with some tools to support your child in step up, whether this is stepping up to try something new or speaking up for someone else, this is an important skill for kids to develop and junior high is the best time to focus on it.
We have included it in both English and Spanish.
Our HOWL Den is stocked and ready for you to "shop!" Please set up an appointment HERE to come in and take what you need from canned food to new clothes. If you are interested in making a donation please contact a counselor. You can find their contact information on the counseling page previously mentioned.
High School Registration Email
8th grade students and their parent/guardian received an email from their counselor on Friday March 11th regarding Golden Valley High School registraron. Please make sure to review the form with your child by Tuesday to help them decide what classes to take in High School. Their counselor will help guide them and answer any resistration questions in class on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 29th - Open House on Campus 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Minimum Day
Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8 - Spring Break