Loiederman Lions

JUNE 2022

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This is a reminder that mask wearing is now an individual choice, and we must respect each other’s choices. Kindness matters!

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8th Grade Promotion:

Promotion will be on Monday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. 8th grade students must arrive by 5:15 p.m. Remember, promotion will also be live streamed for families at home to watch. The live stream link is here and will be available on the Loiederman website.

Promotion Ceremony Information

Attire: Proper Attire (Button Down Shirt, Slacks, Skirts, Dresses) NO SHORTS, TANK TOPS, or CROP TOPS

Where: Wheaton High School

When: Monday, June 13th @ 6:00pm. Students need to report to Wheaton HS @ 5:15 p.m. sharp to get organized and to line up.

Cost: NONE

Ticket Distribution

Students can pick up their Promotion Tickets from Mr. D’Souza, Assistant Principal and 8th grade administrator, during lunch on Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, 2022. Please note students with obligations will NOT be given tickets until obligations have been cleared with Ms. Alonzo, school financial assistant.

Financial Obligations

Students will not receive tickets if they have obligations. Please contact Mrs. Alonzo in the financial office to inquire if your student has an obligation. You may pay in person or online: https://osp.osmsinc.com/montgomerymd/login.aspx?returnurl=payment.aspx

Student Conduct and Behavioral Expectations

Students are expected to be participating in each of their classes and following all school and classroom procedures. If students are not behaving and receive a referral, they will be expected to meet with the review board to determine eligibility for their participation in the end of the year activities.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact Mr. Jon D’Souza (Jonathan_M_D’Souza@mcpsmd.org) or Ms. Pam DeCederfelt (Pamela_Decederfelt@mcpsmd.org) directly.

8th Grader to Return Chromebooks:

All 8th grade students in MCPS will be turning in their Chromebooks. Students will be given new Chromebooks by their high schools. At Loiederman, 8th grade students can turn in their Chromebooks beginning Monday, June 13th during lunch in the Media Center. Students should make sure to carefully remove any stickers or labels before turning in their Chromebook. Students should also make sure to return their Chromebook charger.

LMS 8th Grade Students, Parents, & Caregivers:

We would like to share with you some details regarding upcoming events and important dates occurring during fourth quarter so that you and your child are able to plan accordingly. Below you will find all the important details regarding our end of the year activities.

8th Grade Promotion Yard Signs

Who: All 8th Grade Students

What: Grade level Class of 2022 yard signs will be for sale for all 8th graders. More information to follow.

When: All Sales due by Tuesday, May 31st

Cost: The price of yard sign will be $10.00

8th Grade Promotion Yard Signs celebrating Class of 2022: Signs are available to purchase for $10. Please go to the school website and click on the 8th grade link - there you will find a link to the "8th grade Promotion yard signs". You may fill out the information and pay online. Yard signs will need to be picked up by parents (due to the metal stakes) - pick up dates will be announced once they are in.

8th Grade Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor

Who: All 8th Grade Students

What: Students and Loiederman Middle School Staff will travel to Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor to celebrate the end of their middle school career.

Where: Students will report to school at normal time and will travel by school busses at approximately 10:00 a.m. to Six Flags located at 13710 Central Ave, Bowie, MD 20721.

When: Friday, June 10, 2022 – leaving school at 10:00 AM and returning to school at 6:00 PM (Parents/Caregivers will need to pick up their child at school at 6:00 PM)

Cost: $40.00 Payment may be made in form of cash or check payable to Loiederman Middle School. You may also pay online. All payments are DUE no later than Thursday, May 20th, 2022.

Report Card Distribution Dates:

Quarter 1: November 12, 2021✅

Quarter 2: February 7, 2022✅

Quarter 3: April 11, 2022: Mailed Home

Quarter 4: June 28, 2022: Mailed Home

Interims, mid-quarter progress reports, will be available or ParentVue and StudentVue.

For marking periods 3 and 4, report cards will be mailed centrally (MP3 due to the timing of spring break). For all marking periods, report cards will be available electronically on the student/parent portal on the dates specified. Schools will have access to the electronic copy of report cards in Synergy under the student page on the documents tab. As report cards will be available under documents, schools will not receive a hard copy at the end of the school year.

How to report bullying, harassment, and intimidation, including sexual harassment

Each school has a designated staff member who serves as the Student Welfare Liaison. The role of this person includes assisting the principal in providing professional development for staff in recognizing and reporting serious incidents, including child abuse/neglect, bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), incidents of hate-bias, hazing, and issues involving student gender identity. In addition, the liaison serves as a point of contact for the school in support of the principal, facilitates needed resources for students involved, and is aware of changes in policies, regulations, and quick-reference materials. Loiederman's Student Welfare Liason is our 6th Grade Counselor Ms. Sloane Guber.

Cómo denunciar el acoso, el acoso y la intimidación, incluido el acoso sexual

Cada escuela tiene un miembro del personal designado que sirve como enlace de bienestar estudiantil. El rol de esta persona incluye ayudar al director a brindar desarrollo profesional para el personal en el reconocimiento y reporte de incidentes serios, incluyendo abuso / negligencia infantil, intimidación, acoso (incluido el acoso sexual), incidentes de prejuicio de odio, novatadas y problemas relacionados con el género del estudiante. identidad. Además, el enlace sirve como punto de contacto para la escuela en apoyo del director, facilita los recursos necesarios para los estudiantes involucrados y está al tanto de los cambios en las políticas, regulaciones y materiales de referencia rápida. El enlace de bienestar estudiantil de Loiederman es nuestra consejera de sexto grado, la Sra. Sloane Guber.
Test Kits were to be distributed to all MCPS students and staff in April 2022. To ensure our school community remains safe, students and staff should use the MCPS COVID–19 Self-Reporting Form to record any positive COVID–19 cases.
Los kits de prueba debían distribuirse a todos los estudiantes y el personal de MCPS desde en abril 2022. Para garantizar que nuestra comunidad escolar permanezca segura, los estudiantes y el personal deben usar el Formulario de autoinforme de COVID-19 de MCPS para registrar cualquier caso positivo de COVID-19.

Background Recommendations of when rapid tests should be used:


  • When a student has been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19—Use a rapid test 5 Days after exposure.
  • When an unvaccinated student is in quarantine—Use a rapid test on Day 5 to return to school on Day 8.
  • When a student has developed COVID-19 symptoms—Use a rapid test at onset of symptoms.
  • When returning from travel or large gatherings—Use a rapid test before returning to school.

Antecedentes Recomendaciones sobre cuándo se deben utilizar las pruebas rápidas:


  • Cuando un estudiante ha sido identificado como un contacto cercano a alguien que dio positivo por COVID-19—Use una prueba rápida 5 días después de la exposición.
  • Cuando un estudiante no vacunado está en cuarentena: use una prueba rápida el día 5 para regresar a la escuela el día 8.
  • Cuando un estudiante ha desarrollado síntomas de COVID-19: use una prueba rápida al inicio de los síntomas.
  • Al regresar de un viaje o de grandes reuniones: use una prueba rápida antes de regresar a la escuela.

Random COVID Testing

Every Wednesday we will continue our randomized weekly COVID testing for those families that have opted in for COVID testing. Please remember that testing is conducted by authorized contractors, not MCPS staff, and is free. Results should be in within 24-36 hours after testing. We want to thank you for participating as this is one of our mitigation tactics to limit the spread of COVID.

Pruebas de COVID

Cada miércoles continuaremos con nuestras pruebas de COVID semanales aleatorias para aquellas familias que hayan optado por las pruebas de COVID. Recuerde que las pruebas las realizan contratistas autorizados, no el personal de MCPS, y son gratuitas. Los resultados deben estar dentro de las 24 a 36 horas posteriores a la prueba. Queremos agradecerle por participar, ya que esta es una de nuestras tácticas de mitigación para limitar la propagación de COVID.
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Reminder about Sick Students

If your child tells you they do not feel well in the morning, please do not send them to school. This includes any complaint of a headache, stomach ache, sore throat or cough. We appreciate you keeping them home until these symptoms resolve or a note is received from the doctor that your child has another reason for these symptoms and may be in school. If your child becomes sick in school, please remind them to go to the health room first and not text home to be picked up. The school nurses must assess every sick child at the school.

Recordatorio sobre estudiantes enfermos

Si su hijo le dice que no se siente bien por la mañana, NO LOS ENVÍE A LA ESCUELA. Esto incluye cualquier queja de dolor de cabeza, dolor de estómago, dolor de garganta o tos. Agradecemos que los deje en casa hasta que estos síntomas se resuelvan o se reciba una nota del médico de que su hijo tiene otra razón para estos síntomas y puede estar en la escuela. Si su hijo se enferma en la escuela, recuerde que primero vaya a la enfermería y no envíe un mensaje de texto a casa para que lo recojan. Las enfermeras de la escuela deben evaluar a cada niño enfermo en la escuela.
You can stay informed of up-to-date news and information by signing up for the Loiederman/PTSA Listserv at LoiedermanPTSA+subscribe@googlegroups.com, liking the PTSA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ptsalms and visiting the Loiederman PTSA website: www.loiedermanpta.org. Please feel free to reach out to our PTSA President, Andrea Creel, at ptsapresloiederman@gmail.com

Puede mantenerse informado sobre noticias e información actualizadas registrándose en el Loiederman / PTSA Listserv en LoiedermanPTSA+subscribe@googlegroups.com, haciendo clic en Me gusta en la página de Facebook de PTSA: www.facebook.com/ptsalms y visitando la pagina web del PTSA de Loiederman en: www.loiedermanpta.org. No dude en comunicarse con nuestro presidente de PTSA, Andrea Creel, al correo electrónico: ptsapresloiederman@gmail.com.

PTSA Parent Coffee & Mini-Zoom Meeting Join the LMS PTSA for our final two events of the school year on Tuesday, June 14th:
    • Morning Parent Coffee: June 14 8:15-9 a.m. at the Aspen Hill Panera - Join other LMS parents for a morning coffee and informal discussion. If the weather is nice, we will meet at the picnic tables out front; if it's raining, we will meet at the tables inside closest to the front windows. Look for the LMS car magnets on the table or email ptsapresloiederman@gmail.com with any questions/if you can't find the group.

    • PTSA Election Meeting on Zoom: June 14 7:30-8 p.m. See familiar faces, share ideas for new PTSA events and programs, and vote for PTSA Treasurer. Join us on Zoom - everyone welcome! Join Zoom Meeting

PTSA Meetings

PTSA General Meetings (via Zoom)

7:00-7:30 p.m. Mix & Mingle
7:30-8:30 p.m. PTA Meeting

9/14 - September Meeting
10/12 - October Meeting
11/9 - November Meeting
1/11 - January Meeting
2/8 - February Meeting
3/8 - March Meeting
4/6 - April Meeting
5/10 - May Meeting/Elections

Last Chance to Order LMS Car Magnets!

Show your school spirit with an LMS car magnet! All proceeds go to support the LMS PTSA. Magnets will be delivered to your child at school. Last day to place a magnet order for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, June 16th. Order online at: https://www.loiedermanpta.org/spirit-wear

¡Última oportunidad para pedir imanes para automóviles LMS!

¡Muestre su espíritu escolar con un imán para automóvil LMS! Todos los ingresos van a apoyar el LMS PTSA. Los imanes se entregarán a su hijo en la escuela. El último día para realizar un pedido de imán para el año escolar 2021-2022 es el miércoles 16 de junio. Ordene en línea en: https://www.loiedermanpta.org/spirit-wear
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School Messages & Information

Parents/Guardians! To receive Connect Ed Emergency Messages and other important informational emails from Loiederman, we must have your email address on file; if you do not receive Connect Ed emails, please fill out this form and return it to the Counseling Office so we can contact you!

You can also update your ParentVUE

Mensajes e información de la escuela

¡Padres/Tutores! Para recibir mensajes de emergencia de Connect Ed y otros correos electrónicos informativos importantes de Loiederman, debemos tener su dirección de correo electrónico registrada; Si no recibe correos electrónicos de Connect Ed, complete este formulario y devuélvelo a la Oficina de Consejería para que podamos comunicarnos con usted.

También puede actualizar su ParentVUE

Important Loiederman Contact Information/Información de contacto importante de Loiederman

Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments/A continuación se muestran los correos electrónicos y los números de teléfono de los siguientes departamentos:

Administration/Administracion (240) 740-5830

Mrs. Megan McLaughlin, Principal– Megan_M_McLaughlin@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Natasha Alston- Magnet Coord./Asst. Prin. (Gr.7)- Natasha_S_Alston@mcpsmd.org

Mr. Aaron Barnett, Assistant Principal (Gr. 6)- Aaron_B_Barnett@mcpsmd.org

Mr. Jonathan D'Souza- Assistant Principal (Gr. 8)- Jonathan_M_D'Souza@mcpsmd.org

Main Office Staff/Oficina Principal (240) 740-5830

Ms. Christina Portillo, School Administrative Secretary – Christina_K_Portillo@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Heather Alonzo, School Financial Specialist – Heather_K_Alonzo@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Sandra Duarte- Main Office Secretary- Sandra_M_Duarte@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Rubi Ponce Garcia- Attendance Secretary- Rubi_PonceGarcia@mcpsmd.org

Counseling Office/Oficina de Consejería (240) 740-5840

Mrs. Isabel Rodriguez, Counseling Secretary – Isabel_B_Rodriguez@mcpsmd.org

Please Contact Your Students Grade Level Counselor for any Scheduling, ParentVue, or Social/Emotional concerns you may have:

Ms. Reem Bechara (Resource and ESOL Counselor) – Reem_J_Bechara@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Sloane Guber (Grade 6) – Sloane_C_Guber@mcpsmd.org

Mr. James Risse (Grade 7) – James_Risse@mcpsmd.org

Mr. Chet Hardy- SSL Coordinator- (Grade 8) – Chester_L_Hardy@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Sylvia Romero- Parent Community Coordinator- Sylvia_J_Romero@mcpsmd.org

School Nurse (240) 740-5832

Ms. Tami VanVeldhuisen- Tami_VanVeldhuisen@mcpsmd.org

Linkages to Learning (240) 740-5844

Mr. Jose Delgado- Jose_Delgado@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Stephanie Donis (Family Case Manager)- stephanie_c_donis2@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Melissa Kuyumjian (Site Coordinator)- melissa_k_kuyumjian@mcpsmd.org

When calling and leaving a message, please leave your name, phone number, student’s name, and a detailed message. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you and stay safe.

Cuando llame y deje un mensaje, deje su nombre, número de teléfono, nombre del estudiante y un mensaje detallado. Alguien se pondrá en contacto con usted dentro de las 24 horas. Gracias y manténganse seguros y saludables.