Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
October 18, 2018
With Halloween just a handful of days away, make sure you check out the "Halloween Happenings" section for information on Trunk-or-Treat and the return of Haunted High!
But first things first...tonight is our Hispanic Heritage Celebration, which will begin with a 6:00 p.m. reception before the program officially begins at 7:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating Hispanic culture through music, food, dance, art, and more! Admission is free! (This event is being presented by the Arts and Humanities Academy and is generously grant-funded by the Lawrence Township Education Association.)
* IMPORTANT INFORMATION *
Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling Portal
As a reminder, conferences will be held on the following dates:
Monday, November 19th
- 1:00-3:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20th
- 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Please bring a copy of your scheduled appointment times with you to conferences. Room numbers will be emailed prior to conferences.
Military Exclusion/Opt Out Letter
Under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone number of students to military recruiters, college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9528; 10 USC 503). However, students or their parents have the right to instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released. To access the "opt out" form, please click HERE. Completed forms must be returned to Guidance by November 30, 2018.
Annual Drop Day Approaching
For those who have not yet re-applied for free or reduced lunch, our "Annual Drop Day" is coming up very soon. Any student who hasn't re-applied for assistance for this school year will be dropped from the program as of October 23rd. Applications that were approved for this year will begin with the number "19." Any application number beginning with "18" will expire on that date. These numbers can be found on the lunch status tab in Genesis. Students who are dropped from the program will be considered in "paid" status and families will be responsible for any and all purchases (including reimbursable meals) made in our cafeterias. Applications can not be back-dated. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* SPIRIT WEEK & HOMECOMING RECAP *
New Royalty Crowned
* COMING UP *
Who You Gonna Call?
Join us for movie night in the library on Friday, October 19th! Two movies will be showing for different age groups...Ghostbusters and Coco! The cost is $5 per person. Students and children are invited to wear a costume and bring a blanket/sleeping bag to get a little more comfortable. We will be serving free popcorn!
Check out the flyer for more information.
Come one, Come all!
Tuesday, October 30th is our very first LMS/LHS PTO meeting for the school year!
The start time for the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the LMS Library and will be led off by Ms. Jennifer Moran from the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, who will be sharing information about issues relevant to our students, parents, and community as a whole.
Please join us and bring with you any questions or ideas you have for the year. We look forward to seeing you!
Community of Lights
Student Council is working with Womanspace, a Local organization providing services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, their families, friends, and community members. They are sponsoring the "Community of Lights" on December 3rd.
Every household in Mercer county is asked to purchase the candle kits and display the lit candles (outdoors) on the evening of December 3rd to show support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Student Council will be selling the candles and have a table at Haunted High/Fall Fest on October 26th, as well as during the Powder Puff football game on November 6th.
* Halloween Happenings *
It's BAAaaaaAAcK...and it's Better than Ever!
Dare to be scared for $5 and visit the "Freak Show" only, or if you're a little too spooked, pay $5 to attend just the carnival. Or, take advantage of both for just $8! Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
WHEN: Friday, October 26th from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
* BRAG BAG *
In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit®Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
Pictured: Rhea Pathak, Harshil Bhullar, Stuart (Gil) Woody, Andrew Sam, Jean Steele, Cassidy Stoneback, and Principal David Adam
Not Pictured: Ronit Deshpande
* Clubs and Activities *
* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *
* OCTOBER LUNCH MENU *
* OCTOBER SAVE-THE-DATES *
- Hispanic Heritage Celebration (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 19th
- Movie Night in the Library (7:00 p.m.)
Monday, October 22nd
- Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduling Portal Opens
Wednesday, October 24th
- Underclassmen Picture Day
Thursday, October 25th
- LTPD Trunk-or-Treat (6:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 26th
- Haunted High ("Freak Show") and Fall Festival (6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 30th
- First LMS/LHS PTO meeting for 2018-2019