Let's Talk Turkey!

November 7, 2017

Since this is the last newsletter before Thanksgiving Break, we would like to wish everyone in our Cardinal family a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, peace, joy, friends, family, food, and football! We hope that you all take the time to remember what (and who) you are thankful for in your life.

Thank you all for who you are and for everything you do to make our school feel like HOME...and our community feel like FAMILY.

(*The next newsletter will be sent out on November 30th.*)

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School Closed November 8th-10th

School is closed on November 8th (Professional Development Day), as well as November 9th and 10th (NJEA Convention)!

Conference Scheduling Portal - Closing Monday

The Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduling portal will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 13th. Scheduling is done directly through your Genesis Parent Portal. Look for the "Conferences" link at the top of your portal, and then click "Schedule Conferences" at the bottom of the page to lock in your time slots for your child's teachers. If you have any questions regarding access to your portal, please contact your child's counselor.

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Room Assignments

Please see the schedule below for Parent-Teacher Conferences. As a reminder, teacher classrooms will be posted in the main hallway. For your convenience, the room assignments are also linked HERE.

Monday, November 20th - EARLY DISMISSAL

  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21st - EARLY DISMISSAL

  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break

We will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 22nd and school will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, happy, delicious day full of laughter, family and friendship, and that the spirit of the holiday fills your heart with warmth and your home with love.
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Visit from LHS "Sister School" in Taiwan

Six students, the principal and a supervisor from the New Taipei Municipal Jin-Shan High School in Taiwan visited Lawrence High School last week. Student visitors were paired with LHS students and each set exchanged gifts, then attended classes. Principal David Adam and the New Taipei Municipal Jin-Shan High School Principal signed Memorandums of Understanding…one in English and one in Chinese! Ms. Tsun-Ju Lin, the LHS Mandarin Chinese teacher, met the delegation and translated when necessary.

When our guests left on Wednesday, there were hugs and even a few tears. We are so proud of our amazing student ambassadors! We are also grateful for our phenomenal visitors and to every one who played a part in making this visit happen and who made our guests feel welcome and at home!

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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Powder Puff - NEW DATE

The Powder Puff Football Game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m.

The junior girls will take on the senior girls in a game of speed and skill on the turf!

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the stadium!

DECA Volleyball - NEW DATE

DECA's annual volleyball tournament will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The cost is $5 for each player (6 players max to a team). Registration forms can be picked up in Room 131 or in the school store during all lunches, and are due by October 31st to Mrs. Schneck.

Parent Workshop - College Funding

Join us on November 15th at 6:30 for a parent workshop presented by The College Funding Coach! Open the flyer for more information on how you can register for this class!

HBCU College Fair

Students interested in attending the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair on Thursday, November 16th should sign up in Guidance by Wednesday, November 8th. Permission slips must be signed and returned by Monday, November 13th.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with admissions counselors from HBCUs and could be eligible for on-site admissions decisions!

Fall Drama

You Can’t Take It With You has been described as a madcap comedy that reinforces the idea that life can only be lived to the fullest by doing what makes you happy! Join Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, as they march to the beat of their own drums in this Pulitzer prize-winning romantic comedy!

November 16th, 17th, and 18th

Show Time: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for students (sold at the door)

Winter Cheerleading Tryouts

Students interested in trying out for winter cheerleading must register online and have his/her updated sports physicals turned in and cleared by the school nurse before tryouts.

Tryouts will be held on the following dates:

November 28th, 29th, and 30th

3:00-4:00 p.m.

LHS Cafeteria

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Join the PTO!

It's not too late to 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!

Outside Food and Beverages

Just a friendly reminder that no outside food or beverages are permitted in the building during the school day.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Late Bus

If you would like to ride the Late Bus, you must sign up in Room 319 by 1:00 p.m. The bus departs promptly at 4:00 p.m. Students who do not sign up will not be permitted to ride.

Need Extra Help?

National Honor Society is again sponsoring 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 will be available for peer academic support in the library conference room every "A" day during the lunch periods. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this supportive study space, including those in AP and Honors classes. Students are allowed to eat their lunch in the library conference room while attending.

Sign up online HERE!

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Get Involved!

Cardinals, are you looking for a way to get more involved in your school community? Check out the 2017-2018 Clubs and Activities Booklet HERE to read about the numerous activities and find one (or two, or three, or more!) that you have an interest in. If you have any questions, please check with the advisors listed. They would be happy to share more details with you to help give you a better idea of what you might like to join! You can also pick up a booklet in the Main Office.
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View our November 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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Wednesday, November 8th

  • Powder Puff Game (6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 8th - Friday, November 10th

  • Professional Development / NJEA Convention (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday, November 16th - Saturday, November 18th

  • Fall Drama (7:00 p.m.)

Monday, November 20th

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (EARLY DISMISSAL)

Tuesday, November 21st

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (EARLY DISMISSAL)

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Early Dismissal

Thursday, November 23rd - Friday, November 24th

  • Thanksgiving Break (SCHOOLS CLOSED)
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Good Humor

Q: What sound does a dizzy turkey make?

A: Wobble, wobble!

Q: What do hippies put on their Thanksgiving potatoes?

A: Beef Groovy

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Boost Your Word Bank

ebullient [ih-BUHL-yunt]

1. adjective. cheerful, full of energy, overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, excitement; high-spirited.

Words to Live By:

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Fun Facts - Turkey Edition

  • Did you know that if Ben Franklin had his way, the turkey would have held the honor of being the official bird of the United States instead of the bald eagle? In a letter to his daughter, ol’ Ben praised the turkey and seemed disappointed that the bald eagle had been selected as the official bird instead when he wrote, "For the truth the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true native of America…”

  • The area of skin on a turkey’s throat and head vary in color depending on its level of excitement and stress. When a male turkey is calm, his head will be light in color, when excited, his head will turn blue. When he is feeling stressed, his head will turn bright red.
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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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