The Monday Minute

Week of February 14th @ LVMS

Happy Valentines Day!

Our busy February at LVMS continues! This week we will host our Quint Choir Concert in the North Gym (2/17) at 7:00 PM. Additionally, sign ups for both Spring Intramurals and Spring Sports continues.

Please read carefully below for additional information.

Valentine's Day Door Decorating!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Did you know our daily announcements that are made each morning are available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!

LVMS Announcements Website

LVMS Live

Check out our latest edition of LVMS Live!

LVMS Live is a student created and produced live broadcast that occurs Friday mornings. The students work very hard to create current event news, school updates, and great interviews!


Special thank you to LVMS Live advisors Mr. Kays, Mrs. Melda, and Mr. Ferrante for all of their efforts and hard work!

LVMS Live 2-11-22

LVMS Lunch Menus

Guidance Corner

As a reminder, please reach out to our Guidance Counselors if there are any student questions or concerns. Our counselors are available to support all students, even if temporarily learning virtually. Please visit their website for great resources and additional information.


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Black History Month - February 2022

In addition to honoring Black History Month in our academic classes, students can check out our Black History Month Collection in the LVMS Library. These are only a small selection of titles that are available. Please see our Librarian Mrs. Taylor-Flynn with more questions or for additional recommendations! You can also click here for the LVMS Library Website!


Left: Mrs. Matarazzo's "6 Word Memoir" Word Splash display in the 8th grade hallway highlighting 6 word tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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ATHLETICS - SPRING SPORTS UPDATE

2022 Spring Season - (B/G Track, Baseball, and Softball)

  • Physicals Due Date - Friday, March 18th (FINAL DUE DATE)

-All student physicals MUST be received, reviewed, and approved by the district physician.

-Incomplete forms can not be approved and will impact your child’s ability to try-out for, or participate in, our sports teams.

-Please mark your calendars - FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!


  • Tryout/Practice Start dates - Monday, April 4th (anticipated)


  • End Date of Overall Season - Monday, June 6th (anticipated)


Additional information is available via our LVMS Athletics site.


All required forms can be downloaded here


As a reminder, 6th grade students are ONLY eligible to participate

on the Spring Track & Field Teams.

Spring Intramurals

Open to all students, Spring Intramurals will offer a variety of sports / games throughout the program.


Who can participate: ALL students Grades 6 - 8


Times: 3:30 - 4:45 PM (must be able to be picked up at 4:45 PM)


Dates: March 11th - May 19th (approximately)


Permission Slips: Permission Slips (also available in the Guidance Office or outside of Mr. Inskeep's Room (Rm. 27). Permission Slips are due Fri. February 25th!


Additional Information: “Pay to Participate” Program - in order to participate, all students must complete the permission/health history form and return it along with a check in the amount of $35.00 (payable to LVMS) to either Mr. Inskeep or Mrs. Werneke.

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Sign ups for Boys and Girls Track & Field will begin on Tuesday, February 22nd.


As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Mr. Petrucelli or Mrs. Stramaglia.


ALL students 6 - 8 are eligible for Spring Track and Field

Upcoming LVMS Spirit Days

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School & PTA Information

Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wine's Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA



Upcoming Student Sponsored Assemblies - Timing / Specific Date TBD

  • March 2022 - Gian Paul Gonzalez "Strength through Adversity" Presentation
  • April 2022 - Martina Hahn - Speed Painter Presentation

Health and Safety

As per Dr. Turnamian's 2/8/22 Community Update, all Washington Township Schools will move to "mask optional" for all students and staff entering the buildings on March 7th. Until further notice the district will continue to follow the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations (update anticipated in the upcoming weeks).


COVID Activity Index Level (CALI): As of 2/5/2022 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score transitioned to Moderate (YELLOW). At this time, the district is still closely adhering to the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations.


Close Contact / Quarantine: Starting Tuesday, January 18th, both isolation and quarantine periods have been reduced to Five (5) full days. Day zero (0) is the first day of symptoms or if asymptomatic day zero is the day of the positive test. For close contacts, the date of exposure is considered day zero. UPDATED 1/14/22


Daily District COVID-19 Communications: Effective 2/8/22 the district will no longer send out daily communications of newly reported COVID-19 cases from each school. This information will continued to be tracked and updated daily to the Information Hub on the main page of our district website.


Washington Township Health Department - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Held at West Morris Central HS- 259 Bartley Road, Chester NJ

Tuesday, February 15th


Please consult Washington Township's NJDOH COVID-19 Resources as needed.


Any health questions or concerns should be directed to our school nurses, kpinto@wtschools.org and ahade@wtschools.org.