Louisville Middle School
THE PIRATE POST 11-18-22
From Principal Meyer
Dear Pirate families,
Our hope for you is to have a fantastic, fun, and safe Thanksgiving break for all of our Pirates and your families.
We have much to be thankful for at LMS. We have a community of students, teachers, staff and families who value community and high-quality education for all of our students. Thank you for all you do for your children and for our school! Enjoy a safe and rejuvenating holiday for you and your family. These are busy times and I encourage/remind you to take time with your kids to enjoy the moments, enjoy each other, give thanks, and connect together early and often.
As we celebrate all we have at LMS, please share your Pirate Pride with your friends and neighbors. We have entered our Open Enrollment window for the 2022/23 school year and we anticipate that we will be accepting a high number of 6th grade applicants for next year. As you explain the virtues of Louisville Middle School to our greater community, remember that we are the best middle school, in the best school district, in the incredible state of Colorado, because of our people. Our staff, our kids, and our families create the LMS difference and the PRIDE that we share together!
Finally, thank you for your support of our staff as we feel very appreciated with 70 pies (yes 70!) donated by families through PTO. It is a great day to be a Pirate. Please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or needs we can support you with.
Save the Date
Nov. 21-25 No School - Conference Exchange Days/Thanksgiving
Dec. 1 - LMS Showcase at 6 pm (for incoming 5th graders & Open Enrollment Shoppers)
Dec. 2 ShipCrew presents our Winter Movie Night (4-5:30)
Dec. 19-31 Winter Break
Jan. 2 & 3 No School for Students - Teacher Work Days
Jan. 4 School resumes
Jan. 16 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 24 Vision & Hearing Screening
Feb. 6 No School for Students - District Professional Development Day
Feb. 15, 21, 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Feb. 20 No School - Presidents' Day
Mar. 27-31 Spring Break
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Movie Night: Friday, Dec. 2nd, ShipCrew is hosting our Winter Movie. We will be watching Home Alone in the Auditorium. Movie goes from 4-5:30. Candy and pizza will be for sale. Students can then head downtown for the Parade of Lights!
High School Musical Jr. is coming to LMS! Any students that missed the meeting this week must see Mrs. Carmichael before signing up for an audition or tech interview.
Sign-ups for crew interviews & cast auditions will be on the callboard outside of the auditorium beginning Monday, November 28th.
Auditions for Cast will be Monday, Dec. 5th and Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 3:45-5:10 pm.
Interviews for Tech Crew will be Tuesday, Dec. 6th and Thursday, Dec. 8th from 7:30-8:20 am.
Musical rehearsals and performances are next semester.
- Middle School Alpine Ski Team: Due to unprecedented interest, the date to sign up for Middle School Alpine Ski Team with Nederland Middle School has been moved up to 11:59 pm on Monday, December 5. No registrations will be accepted after this date and time! Do not risk running into technical issues. Go to the Nederland Athletics Website to register and pay today.
Canned Food for Kindness
Zero Waste Holiday Guide
Did you know: Americans create 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of year! This guide provides ideas and tips for reducing waste around holiday gift-giving and celebrations, as well as the current guidelines for recycling and composting your end-of-year waste items (including important updates on wrapping paper collection).
NOTEWORTHY, ONGOING and REPEAT ITEMS
Thank you to our community members for their partnership:
Ascent Church partnered with us as they provided Thanksgiving food baskets we were able to provide to approximately 20 LMS families!
WinterSkate and Assorted Goods and Candy generously donated goods and experiences as incentives for our students as LMS collected over 3300 pounds of canned and dry-goods to donate to Community Food Share!
- Fall Respiratory Illness Season Reminders: Please use this link to learn more about how we can all help to keep communicable diseases from spreading more easily this season.
- Open Enrollment
The on-time Open Enrollment Application Period for the 2023-2024 school year is November 1, 2022, through January 4, 2023. Click here to view the calendar of events held at schools throughout the district. The LMS Showcase, for our incoming neighborhood students and Open Enrollment shoppers, will be held on December 1st from 6pm-7:45pm. Spread the word to families you know that have a 5th grade student!
STUDENT RAFFLE DONATIONS REQUESTED
Planning has started for the 2nd annual Student Raffle! Please consider donating tickets (ie: sporting events, theatre, ski) or new items such as electronics, gift cards, sporting goods, games, clothing or whatever middle school kids would love to win. Does your company have samples of items you could donate? Do you have a connection to a local business that can donate a basket? Items can be dropped off in the school office labeled PTO Student Raffle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you're interested in helping make this event a success.
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