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February 8 - 12, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Lopez Families,

We have selected a new assistant principal! Hector Perales comes to us from Eisenhower Middle School with over 15 years of middle school experience. He has always been known as someone who supports and gets to know the students. We are excited to have him. He will begin on our campus February 16th, so if you see him, be sure to say hello.

Don't forget Friday, February 12th is an Early Release day for our students. Students will get out of school at 1:25 pm. Then on Monday, February 15th, there will be no school as students are out for President's Day.

This past Thursday night, I attended the district PTA Founder's Day. It was a wonderful night that recognized new honorees for PTA lifetime memberships. It reminded me just how much our PTA does for us and helps provide for our students. We have a wonderful group of PTA officers that really go above and beyond for all of us. Thank you so much!

Recently, the Lopez staff voted for our Teacher of the Year. The award is for teachers, librarians and counselors who are skillful and dedicated to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. This year, Lopez selected our Librarian, Roxanne Jenke. Many outside the school system do not realize what all a school librarian does for students. Her responsibilities go far beyond keeping books on the shelf and she takes those responsibilities to a new level. No one does it like her. You should see her teach classes in the library - truly inspiring. We are lucky she calls Lopez home. Thank you Mrs. Jenke!

Eric Wernli


Lopez Middle School Bulletin

February 8 - 12, 2016: SERVE, LEAD and INSPIRE

Monday, February 8:
PALs Carnation Sales for the Wounded Warrior Project

4:00 pm Boys and Girls Tennis vs. Bradley (BAC)

Tuesday, February 9:
PALs Carnation Sales for the Wounded Warrior Project

10:48 am - 12:56 pm Tech Tuesday (Library)
3:30 pm Table Top Club (Library)
3:45 pm LEGO League (D112)
5:00 pm Congressional Debate (Bradley)

Wednesday, February 10:
PALs Carnation Sales for the Wounded Warrior Project

4:30 pm Girls Basketball vs. Nimitz (7th @ Nimitz/8th Home)

Thursday, February 11:
PALs Carnation Sales for the Wounded Warrior Project

Band Wash Tub Coupon Book Fundraiser

7:00 am FCA Mtg. (Lopez Café)

8:20 am U.S. Army Herald Trumpets Perform for the Band (Lopez Café)

Friday, February 12 - NO FLEX FRIDAY:

PALs Carnation Sales for the Wounded Warrior Project

Band Wash Tub Coupon Book Fundraiser

All Day - Region V FCCLA Student Leadership Conference (Corpus Christi)


Reminder: Monday, February 15 - President's Day (STUDENT HOLIDAY)

Upcoming Dates:

February 23 and 24 - Early Release @ 1:25 pm

March 1 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture

Have a wonderful week!

Lopez Middle School


Interested in Being A Part of a Discussion Panel During Our Lighthouse Review?

Our official review for Lighthouse status will be held on March 3rd. We are looking for parents to sit on a discussion panel with the Covey Review Team. If you're interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Williams at

Reading Club Order Due Date: February 26
Shop Online:
One-Time Class Activation Code: LHBPH

Dear Families,

Good news! The February Scholastic Reading Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together. Each flyer is filled with grade-specific, affordable titles.

Place your order on-line at or send the order form and payment to Mrs. Jenke in the Library. Ordering on-line is the easiest way to ensure your order gets in on time. Also, there are more books to choose from, as well as teacher recommendations.

Remember, for every book you order, our library earns FREE Books and supplies...and we have our eye on some new additions.

Thank you for your support!

PS: Books make wonderful gifts! Please let Mrs. Striffler ( know if your order includes a gift and she'll contact you when it arrives.

Ordering on-line is fast and easy:
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code LHBPH.
- SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs.
- SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our library!
- All book orders will be shipped to our campus.

Track season is almost here! To get ready for the up-coming season, we'll be placing an order for our 2016 Track shirts.

If you would like to order a shirt, please fill out the order form and have your student hand it in with payment to their PE teacher. You may also leave your order with Mrs. Fisher or Mrs. Waller at the reception desk.

Order forms are due by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Visit Say Sí to See Art Work by Lopez 7th and 8th Grade Students

at the 2016 San Antonio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

Exhibition Open February 1 - 12

Say Sí, 1518 South Alamo Street, San Antonio 78204

Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 am - 7 pm

Friday and Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

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Lopez Students - Need to log your service hours? New options now available - scan the QR code at the right or click on the link below for directions! Remember, if you are earning service hours to count for the PVSA award, you must log them on-line.

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Ian's Cup Spring Soccer Clinic and Fundraiser

Calling all Soccer Players! Ian’s Foundation will be offering their annual spring soccer clinic for the San Antonio youth as one of their major fundraisers for the Ian's Cup scholarship fund (formerly known as The Fincke Cup). The clinic will be held on Sunday, February 28th at the Mays YMCA from 2-4 pm (with registration from 1:30-2:00). The cost of the clinic is $30 if pre-registered and $35 the day of the clinic. It will include a 2-hour clinic as well as a 2016 Ian's Cup t-shirt (pictured to the left and while supplies last).

The deadline for t-shirt pre-orders and pre-registration for the soccer clinic to ensure a 2016 Ian's Cup t-shirt is Monday, February 15th, but pre-registration for the clinic will remain open through Saturday, February 27th at 6PM. Trainers will include local high school coaches, club trainers and high school soccer players from Johnson and Reagan, as they must volunteer at one of the foundation's community service events to be eligible for a scholarship.

Please refer to the soccer clinic flyer for more information about this event, t-shirt sales, the Ian's Cup Match, and a fundraiser they are having at Beefy's Backyard on February 23rd - 24th. More information about the foundation, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, as well as upcoming events can be found at

Carnations for Valentines

Sharpen the Saw: Give from the Heart. Purchase carnations from a Lopez PAL this week. Carnations are being sold at all lunches and before/after school for only $1.00. Colors to choose from - pink, red, yellow and peppermint. Pick-up will be before school on Friday, February 12.

The Lopez PALs have set a goal to sell 600 carnations!

This is a win-win for all as the net proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, as well as making someone else feel special.

Thank you,

PALs and Mrs. Volz