LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 14 December 6, 2019

School Closing Schedule

Winter Break: Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd.

Important Upcoming Dates

High School Murder Mystery: Saturday, December 7th

High School Winter Art Show & Concert: Wednesday, December 11th

Information about Driver Permit Tests

Students need to make an appointment to take the test and answer a few questions for the application. Students who have a NYS ID already (ex. an ID to go to Canada) need to bring in their ID card to take the test. Please contact Ms. Patenaude in the library with any questions.

Positive Psychology Corner....By Dr. Miller, LPMHS School Psychologist

A Caring Adult

A sailboat can have full sails and a beautiful day, but if there is not a steady person at the rudder the sailboat cannot track straight and make progress. If a child is a sailboat with sails full of wind, a caring adult is the steady person at the rudder. Have you ever known a child or adolescent who lost their way, like a sailboat without a rudder, after losing somebody important to them? A caring adult is extremely important in a child’s or adolescent’s life. More than one caring adult is ideal, but sometimes one person is all that it takes. Caring adults come in all sorts of forms; parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, coaches, family friends, the list goes on. Parents are the most important caring adults in a child’s life, but having caring adults outside of the home is also very beneficial. Young people with caring adults in their lives may be less likely to have behavioral problems or difficulties with mood. They may be more likely to complete tasks, participate in productive activities, and remain engaged in school and learning. A relationship with a caring adult promotes positive well-being.

According to Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, a developmental psychologist, here are some qualities that make a good caring adult. A caring adult is supportive and encouraging. A caring adult listens and understands before speaking. A caring adult holds high, but manageable expectations. A caring adult genuinely values and is interested in the young person’s life and progress. A caring adult helps a young person make good decisions, but doesn’t impose their beliefs on them. A caring adult helps a young person step back from a difficult situation and put it into perspective. Step up and be a caring adult in the life of a child or adolescent. It can make all the difference.

Key Club Helps with Shopping Day

The Key Club visited the elementary school to wrap presents for their annual holiday shopping day.

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

LP Village Stroll ornament assembly, in the library during lunch periods and study halls.

Basketball concessions on Monday 12/16, Tuesday 12/17, Thursday 12/19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Village Stroll opportunities Saturday, December 14th:

Would you like to wear the Grinch costume from Noon-4pm on Main St. during the stroll?

Would you like to help children at breakfast with Santa? This is happening at Northwoods Inn, Cabin Grill from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Help is needed for Soup Tasting outside of Delta Blue from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Would you like to help with cookie decorating upstairs at Northwoods Inn from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.?

Please see Mrs. McConvey in the library for details and to sign up for any of these events. Or contact her at pmcconvey@lpcsd.org or 518-523-2474 ext. 4130

**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the schools website. Check it out at the link below.**

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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2019-20

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the District Office unless otherwise noted. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

December 17, 2019

January 7, 2020

January 21, 2020

February 4, 2020

February 18, 2020(winter break)


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