Peace on Earth

December 14, 2017

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We wish all of our students, parents, staff, faculty, and friends a wonderful and peaceful holiday. Whether this means a "Merry Christmas," a "Happy Hanukkah," a "Joyous Kwanzaa," or a "Ramadan Kareem," we hope that your season is filled with love and laughter, family and friends, and all the joy your heart can hold.


Remember that no matter what you are celebrating, the true spirit of this season lies within you all throughout the year...the ability to lift others, to share a kind word, to show compassion and charity, to accept and appreciate differences, and to spread peace, joy, and a giving heart. Have a wonderful break...see you in 2018!


P.S. Want to kick off the season with a song? Join us tonight for our winter choral concert! The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. (admission is free).

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* WINTER WEATHER ALERTS *

In case of inclement weather, you should receive a phone call notifying you of any changes to the school schedule. However, you are encouraged to check the following additional sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:



As a reminder, please make sure that your contact information is updated/current in Genesis in order to ensure these calls will be delivered appropriately to you.

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* BRAG BAG *

Top Talent

One of our talented students, Emily Mah, was chosen as an "honorable mention" recipient for the AENJ's contest for Youth Art Month. Emily's "Building Community Through Art" design has been selected for use as the YAM t-shirt design, which will be given to all students whose work has been selected to be a part of of the 2018 YAM State Exhibit! Because of this outstanding achievement, Emily has been invited to the State Youth Art Month Reception in March, where she will receive an award and see her design on display.


Congratulations, Emily!

If you know of a student, teacher, or staff member that deserves a little extra recognition for doing something amazing, please send your submission to kroche@ltps.org. We're looking for unique achievements, exciting news, talent highlights, even random acts of kindness! If possible, please include a picture relevant to your submission.
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* SO MANY WAYS TO GIVE *

S.A.V.E. Wish List

S.A.V.E. is collecting items from the Mercer County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center's Wish List. The Wildlife Center helps provide the critical medical care needed to rehabilitate injured and displaced animals so they can be released back into the wild. Please open the Wish List at left to view a list of needed items. Donations will be accepted between now and Winter Break.


All donations can be dropped off to Mrs. Randall in Room 112.

Toy Drive

Help those in need this holiday season by donating new, unopened, unwrapped toys. "Santa" will hand out the toys to Homefront's children on December 16th during their holiday pancake breakfast!


Donations can be placed in the collection box located in the LHS library.

Spread Warmth

Looking for a way to warm the hearts of others? Donate to DECA's Winter Clothing Drive between now and January 12th. Gloves, hats, coats, scarves, socks, sweaters, etc. are welcome and will be greatly appreciated!


Donations will be collected in Room 131.

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* HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS *

Door Decor

The Holiday Door Decorating Contest is back! Classes/offices can start decorating their doors during the week of December 11th. This year’s Red and White theme is Marvel vs. DC...we'd love to see you incorporate the theme in your door! All doors will be judged after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20th.


Pictured: Nurses' office door from the 2016-2017 contest

The Holiday Mart is Back

Students in Career Exploration class have been developing their workplace readiness skills by creating holiday products for purchase in their annual Holiday Mart. The "elves" will officially open the Holiday Mart on Thursday, December 14th in Room 106 and will stay open until they are sold out! Please stop by and support their efforts, and pick up some unique, creative, homemade holiday gifts!

Singing Telegrams

The LHS Theater Company will once again be selling singing holiday telegrams! Purchase a song between Thursday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 20th during lunches. Telegrams will be "delivered" on December 22nd!

Holiday Movie Night

Join us for Holiday Movie Night on Friday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Library! Tickets to board "The Polar Express" are $5, and snacks will be available for purchase (free cookies and cocoa will be served). All children are welcome, but those in grade 3 or under should be accompanied by an adult.


See flyer at left for more information.

Breakfast with Santa

The CIA (Change in Action) student group is once again hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser and community service project, which will be held on Saturday, December 16th in the LHS cafeteria. What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with family and friends over some delicious homemade pancakes (banana, blueberry, chocolate chip), eggs, coffee, juice, and some quality time with Santa himself? The cost is just $5 for adults $2 for children.

Reindeer Games

Next week we will be having a Red and White contest during lunches...Marvel vs. DC...the game is called Fill the Stockings, and contestants will bounce ping pong balls to their partner, who has to catch them in a stocking! The team with the most ping pong balls in their stocking will be crowned the winner.

Getting Gaudy

Dust off your gaudiest holiday gear! Gaudy Holiday Sweater Day is on Wednesday, December 20th! The "best" worst sweater will earn the winner a gift card!
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* WHAT ELSE IS COMING UP *

LHS Idol Auditions

LHS Idol is back! Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. All applications were due to Mrs. Schneck on December 8th.

Choral Concert

Join us for a festive Winter Choral Concert on Thursday, December 14th. The night will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free!

Sophomore Career Day


On Thursday, December 21st, LHS 10th graders will attend "Career Day" at Mercer County Community College. Students will attend pre-selected sessions with local professionals representing different career paths. The day is an excellent opportunity for our sophomores and enables them to explore various career opportunities! Attendance at Career Day is mandatory as it is a graduation requirement.


If you have any questions, please contact Doreen Welsh (dwelsh@ltps.org) or Stefanie Tziarri, Sophomore Academy Leader (stziarri@ltps.org).

Instrumental Concert

Join us on Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium for our Instrumental Concert. The concert will feature the percussion ensemble, concert band, wind ensemble, and orchestra. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free!

Winter Break

REMINDER: We will have an Early Dismissal on Friday, December 22nd, and school will be closed from December 25th through January 1st.
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

Join the PTO!

Join the LMS/LHS PTO! Make a difference in your child's school, let your voice be heard, and have a positive impact on students' experiences as LHS Cardinals!


Click here to join...while there, feel free to browse our new site to view current fundraisers, visit our PTO store, and read more about the many ways you can help!

Need Extra Help?

National Honor Society sponsors the "Cardinal Nest" for anyone looking for group study or one-on-one tutoring. Check out the flyer for more information and how to connect!


Members of NHS are available for peer academic support in the library conference room every "A" day during lunches. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this supportive study space, including those in AP and Honors classes. Students may eat lunch in the library conference room while attending. Sign up online HERE!

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* SENIOR SCOOP *

Class of 2018 Diploma Forms

Diploma forms must be completed and returned by January 2nd to ensure that your diploma arrives in time for graduation. Please see guidelines on the diploma form.


*Additional forms are available in the main office.

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* FUNDRAISERS *

Pretzel Rods

The LHS Dance Team is selling candied pretzel rods every Thursday after school for $1. Which delicious flavor will you try next...chocolate crunch, toffee, rainbow sprinkles, or peanut butter?
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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* DECEMBER LUNCH MENU *


View our December lunch menu below! Our Dining Services team strives to provide a wide variety of delicious options, and focuses on offering an array of more health-conscious choices. Remember, breakfast is served every morning!

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* SAVE-THE-DATES *

Thursday, December 14th

  • Choral Concert


Friday, December 15th

  • Holiday Movie Night

Saturday, December 16th

  • Breakfast with Santa


Thursday, December 21st

  • Sophomore Career Day
  • Instrumental Concert


Friday, December 22nd

  • Early Dismissal (Winter Break Begins)


Monday, December 25th - Monday, January 1st

  • Winter Break (SCHOOLS CLOSED)
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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa?

A: Saint Nickel-less!


Q: What happens if you eat too many gingerbread cookies?

A: You get gingervitis!

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Boost Your Word Bank

wanderjahr [VAHN-der-yahr]

noun; German: a year or period of travel, especially following one's schooling and before practicing a profession.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

(Courtesy of the LHS Nurses' Office)

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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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