Trick-or-Treat!

October 26, 2017

Cardinals, don't forget to stop by tonight's Trunk-or-Treat event, sponsored again by the Lawrence Township Police Department! And while you're in the Halloween spirit, be sure to come out on Monday night for our 3rd annual Haunted High! The "haunt" will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is guaranteed to be a spine-tingling, hair-raising evening. More details are below under "What's Coming Up."

HAVE A SAFE, FUN HALLOWEEN!

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* IMPORTANT NEWS *

Scheduling for Conferences

The Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduling portal is NOW OPEN! 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. The scheduling link will close on November 13th at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding access to your portal, please contact your child's counselor.


As a reminder, conferences will be held on November 20th and 21st.

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Spirit Week Recap

We are so proud of the tremendous amount of school spirit we saw on display during Spirit Week and Homecoming! Congratulations to all members of the homecoming court, and to your newly crowned King and Queen, Margaret Tran and Josh Drossman! Check out just a few pictures from the week below, or view more on the LHS Facebook page HERE.

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* BRAG BAG *

Helping Hands

Interact, International Alliance, and the Library Club collaborated with other area organizations and the community to host a Hurricane Relief Drive to benefit Anguilla, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico. Students volunteered their time to collect donations of personal items, school supplies, canned goods, cleaning supplies, baby food, and more. Together with The Sons and Daughters of Anguilla, we were able to send thirteen 75-gallon barrels of relief to those in need!


Thank you to all who lent a helping hand (or two)!

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Challenge Day

Thank you to all of the students, faculty, and staff who participated over the two-day Challenge Day program here at LHS. Each day was powerful and transformational! We are so proud of all who partook in the event, as the program deals with a wide range of eye-opening, often emotional issues and challenges its participants to tap into a great deal of self-reflection, emotion, awareness, and acceptance of oneself and others. We know that it takes a lot of courage to step out of one's familiar circle of friends and share this type of experience with individuals that you might not have known before, and we hope that you made some new and lasting friendships and feel empowered by this experience!


Read more about Challenge Day at www.challengeday.org.

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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* YOUR KINDNESS IS NEEDED *

Homefront Drive

Student Council and DECA are collecting non-perishable food items for HomeFront. Items needed include canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, beef stew), low-sugar cereals, peanut butter and jelly, shelf-stable milk, canned tomato sauce/tomatoes, pasta sauce, boxed pasta, rice, macaroni and cheese, juice, and Boost/Ensure.


Please bring all donated items to the main lobby by October 31st!

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* COMING UP *

Trunk-or-Treat

The Lawrence Township Police Department is once again sponsoring its Trunk-or-Treat event, to be held October 26th in the Lawrence High School parking lot! All participating vehicles must be pre-registered by October 23rd. See flyer for more information.

Dare to Be Scared - NEW DATE FOR HAUNTED HIGH

Haunted High has been rescheduled for Monday, October 30th from 6:30-9:30 p.m.!


Come visit the hallowed halls of the high school as they are transformed into a hair-tingling experience! Following the haunt, all high school students are invited to a Halloween bash in the cafeteria. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on October 19th and can be purchased during lunches.


Haunted High is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Tickets are $10 for high school students and $5 for middle school students.


*This event is presented by the CIA (Change in Action) student group and other organizations.*

FALL BACK - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS

Remember to set your clocks back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th!

Powder Puff 2017

The Powder Puff Football Game is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th 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 Tournament

DECA's annual volleyball tournament will be held on Thursday, November 2nd 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.
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* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *

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.

Student Store

Visit the school store during any lunch period to pick up your school spirit gear! Don't forget to check out the sweatshirts and blankets to sport at the Friday night football games!

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.

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* CLUBS & ACTIVITIES *

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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* FUNDRAISERS *

PTO Coupon Books

Visit the PTO store HERE to purchase Wawa shortie coupons and coupon books through Save Around and Kids Stuff, where you can save at hundreds of merchants in the local and surrounding areas! While there, please browse the new PTO website for information on joining, donating, volunteering, or attending an upcoming event! If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTO at lmslhspto@gmail.com.

LTEF Coupon Cards

Support the LTEF by purchasing a coupon card with discounts to 20 area businesses! This year, there are new offers and new merchants. The card may be purchased for $20 and is valid through August 2018. Discounts may be used an unlimited amount of times at each participating merchant. Save money, while supporting LTEF and local businesses. It's a win, win, win! See a full list of discounts and order online HERE or email Karen at karen@ltefnj.org.
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* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *

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* NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU *


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

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* SAVE-THE-DATES *

Monday, October 30th

  • Haunted High (6:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, November 7th

  • Powder Puff Game (6:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, November 8th - Friday, November 10th

  • Professional Development / NJEAConvention (NO SCHOOL)


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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* IMPORTANT LINKS *

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* JUST FOR FUN *

Good Humor

Q: How do you fix a broken pumpkin?

A: With a pumpkin patch


Q: What is dracula's favorite fruit?

A: Neck-tarines


Q: What do you call a fat jack-o-lantern?

A: A plumpkin


Q: Why don't mummies go on vacation?

A: They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.


Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Boost Your Word Bank

pandiculation [pan-DI-kyoo-LAY-shun]

1. noun. the act of stretching and yawning

Words to Live By:

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Fun Fact

In Austin, TX, there is a bridge where spectators can gather to watch 1.5 million bats (yes, 1.5 million) emerge from under the bridge just before sundown! Huge crowds gather to witness this amazing nightly spectacle of nature from March through November.
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Questions, submissions, or suggestions about this newsletter can be directed to kroche@ltps.org.

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