March 2020

LCJSMS - Newsletter

March Activities

March 4 - Washington DC Parent Information Night - Auditorium 7:15pm (Snow date 3/5)

March 5 - Snow Date - Washington DC Parent Information Night - Auditorium 7:15pm

March 8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 9 - Single Session Dismissal 12:15pm

March 12 - Grade 8 Orchestra/Chorus Move-Up Day at SHS

March 12 - Coffee with the Principal Cafe 8:30am

March 13 - All Day Play Rehearsal

March 13 - Advisory Day

March 18 - Grade 8 Rising Freshmen Information Meeting - SHS Auditorium 7:00pm

March 19- LITTLE WOMEN Musical Teaser For Students - Auditorium 1:00pm - 2:45pm

March 20 - Spring Begins

March 20 - Spring Musical - LITTLE WOMEN - 7:30pm

March 21 - Spring Musical - LITTLE WOMEN - 6:00pm

March 23, 24, 25 - HS Counselors schedule with 8th graders during school day

March 25 - Grade 8 Band Move Up Day at SHS

March 25 - Summit District Arts Festival - SHS Auditorium - 3:00pm

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day

April 3 - 3rd Quarter Marking Period/Cycle Ends

April 6-10 - Spring Break - School Closed

April 8 - Passover begins at Sundown

April 10 - Good Friday

April 12 - Easter

April 13 - 4th Quarter Marking Period/Cycle Begins

March is Month of Kindness at LCJSMS

March marks the Month of Kindness at LCJSMS. We celebrate the Month of Kindness in memory of Santi Abut. Santi was a LCJSMS student who exemplified kindness and compassion in everything he did. In his memory, we dedicate March to make LCJSMS a better place. There will be several activities throughout the month to celebrate, including a Day of Kindness on March 12th.

Spring Musical LITTLE WOMEN - March 20 - 21, 2020

"Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.


Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.


Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit... The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice."

"Little Women." Music Theatre International, 2019, www.mtishows.com/little-women. Accessed 10 Dec. 2019.

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Lost & Found (L&F)

The LCJSMS Lost & Found is located in the Cafe. Student Council takes pictures of the items in L&F each month for this newsletter. All unclaimed items in L&F will be donated on March 6th.


Please use this link to review the items in L&F. The link can also be found at the bottom of each Monthly Newsletter.

Art of Inspiration ---- ADL No Place For Hate

As a continuation of our Black History Month celebration, LCJSMS is welcoming artist and speaker Richard Hight, who will create real-time portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks for our school. The Art of Inspiration assemblies has been made possible by the support of the Summit Education Foundation (SEF).


Mr. Hight will seamlessly blend painting with a motivational speech, drawing from the lives of both prominent civil rights figures. Our students will walk away with a deeper understanding of the lives of Dr. King and Mrs. Parks and the motivation to apply their belief in social justice and equality to life at LCJSMS.

The school day following the assemblies will be our next ADL No Place For Hate lesson. Every student will have a debrief session with a teacher on their team, extending the discussion around ways we can continue to honor the legacy of the civil rights movement by continuing to push for equality in our society.

8th grade Career Awareness Day

Each year the counseling department hosts an 8th grade Career Awareness Day with a selection of individuals from a variety of professions. Career Awareness Day this year will be held on April 24, 2020. Any parents/guardians that are interested in being a panelist for Career Awareness Day should contact school counselors Mrs. Elke Luftig (eluftig@summit.k12.nj.us) or Mrs. Stefanie Jurista (sjurista@summit.k12.nj.us). The time commitment for this event is 7:45 am to 10:00 am.