Parent Newsletter

Week of October 11, 2021

Hello Parents and Community!

Hello All!


We are approaching the end of quarter 1 on October 15. I encourage you to please check your student's Powerschool to ensure updated grades. I have reminded teachers to update grades in preparation for the ending of quarter 1.


Also, we will begin AIG testing this week for students who may qualify. Please reach out to our AIG Lead Teacher, Mrs. Karen Atkinson (katkinson@bswan.net) no later than Monday October 11 if you would like for your student to test with her. Testing is October 13.

Mr. Ronnie Jenkins

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6/7 Grade Interim Assistant Principal Ronnie Jenkins

This week, we say farewell to an outstanding Interim Assistant Principal. Mr. Jenkins has once again served as our interim in place of Mrs. Mallory Agee. He is an awesome support to administration, staff, and students. Mr. Jenkins greets students each morning at the busses with a smile. He understands how work with students, parents, and staff in order to promote success. Mr. Jenkins last day with us is Friday October 15. Thank you, Mr. Jenkins!!!! We will miss you!


Assistant Principal Mrs. Mallory Agee has transitioned careers. She has served over a decade in education. Mrs. Agee was very instrumental as she served as an assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary School, served as a teacher, and instructional coach. She knows lots of students and their family from Lincoln Elementary, which has been helpful to me as a new principal in Brunswick County. She also attended Lincoln Primary, Belville Elementary, Leland Middle School, graduating from North Brunswick High School. She will definitely be missed by staff, parents, and students. I have her welcome note and sticky notes of love and support for me as her principal! On behalf of LMS, we wish Mrs. Agee and her family the very best!


On October 18, we will welcome Mr. Shawn Black from North Brunswick High School as assistant principal. Mr. Black will assume the roles and responsibilities that Mr. Jenkins/Mrs. Agee had this year. Mr. Black is no stranger to LMS nor the Leland Community. A formal introduction and welcome will take place upon Mr. Black's arrival.

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Mrs. Mallory Agee, Assistant Principal

I love this lady!!! She will be awesome at whatever she does!

6th Grade Math

Parents, we are working on a plan for 6th grade math. Ms. Paen has resigned. As a result, we are in need of a math teacher. It is advertised. I have been working with my supervisors to develop a plan until we hire a replacement. I will be working with the 6th grade team this week for input and suggestions.

8th Grade ELA/AIG

Mrs. Rohn will be leaving us in November. She was our 8th grade ELA/AIG teacher. Mrs. Deidre Blanks will be taking the reigns thereafter. She is no stranger to LMS. She is a retired ELA teacher who is knowledgeable in her field.

Career and Technical Education


Mrs. Sotriffer, MS Career Development Coordinator, is looking to recruit you as a guest speaker for our Career Café! If you would like to be a part of our students career exploration, please complete the form below and I will be in contact to let you know more about the program.



Career Cafe's engage a small group of students who are interested in that job/occupation. The presentation would be no more than 30 minutes long and can be in person or virtual. You would be sharing about your career, education level, answering questions from students and other important information. If you have more questions, please email jsotriffer@bcswan.net



https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdCLpm1YAFZLz.../viewform

Book Drive!

LMS is having book drive!

Between now and December 15th we would like to collect as many books as we can. Our goal is to allow all of our students to select a book for themselves or a loved one to take home for the winter break. Books can dropped any time to LMS Mon thru Fri from 7 am to 4 pm or if you have a large donation please call 371-3030.

Student of the Month-September

Cedric Braddy

Teachers states that not only is a great athlete, but polite. He is always positive and sets a great example for his peers. Congrats to LMS Student of the month, Mr. Braddy.

Staff of the Month-September

8th Grade Teacher Ron Watson

Mr. Watson's colleague says that he is not only a great teacher, but reliable and loves the students. We can rely on Mr. Watson for guidance and support at any time! Congrats to Mr. Watson.

Picture Day

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7:30am

Gym

Please note that October 12 is Picture Day.


Students must pre-pay this year.



Students/Parents, please note that LMS will not be accepting payment at the school.

To pay online they must go to the website, www.strawbridge.net, click Order Pictures and enter the code FM375868.

PAC Team Members 2021-2022

Lauren Evans

Chris Graham

Denise Caudle

Attorney Tamika Jenkins

Erin Cimino


LMS Administration


Our meetings are publicized! Please visit the LMS homepage with dates and times. We also post minutes. :)


September 15 Minutes

PAC Team Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 6pm

This is an online event.

http://meet.google.com/ybe-wyvj-wxv


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 321-296-9600‬ PIN: ‪199 774 992‬#


All are free to join!!! But feel free to RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SIT Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 3:15pm

Media Center or Via Google Meet

meet.google.com/fro-nxbf-iqk

Join by phone

‪(US) +1 413-341-2955‬ PIN: ‪252 481 118‬#


You are welcome to join! You may also RSVP if you choose to do so!


SIP Guest Log in and Password: GS15622

Website: https://www.indistar.org


Minutes and all school data

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Hey Parents!

PTA

We would like to begin a PTA this year! Please reach out to Mr. Quinlan if you are interested. I have had one parent thus far to express interest. However, I would really like to have a minimum of 5 parents. This will be very helpful to us as a school.


tquinlan@bcswan.net

910-371-3030

Picture for Bully Awareness Month

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 3:15pm

Front of the School

Help me out parents!


Please wear Orange....Feel free to join us for a picture in front of the school at 3:15 pm.


https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/

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LMS Band @ NBHS JV Game

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LMS Band

Ms. Punsalan's 8th Grade Science Class

Ms Punsalan's Class

The Principal's List!

Health/PE Teacher Coach Dean!

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Guess who made the principal's list this week (10/10)? Coach Jennifer Dean.


Coach Dean is our Health/PE Teacher. She is always willing to help out in any capacity where administration may need support. Oftentimes, we don't have to ask her for help: she just does it! She is punctual, knowledgeable, and solution driven. If there is a problem, Coach Dean has thought about it and provides solution. We love her and love having her on the LMS team. She is a team player, great teacher, and a great asset to the Elective Staff and LMS! Thank you, Ms. Dean for being an all around great person! Your dedication to our students has not gone unnoticed!


Thank you, Coach!

Principal's List Last week: Math Teacher Mrs. Larkin

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This week (week of 10.3), Mrs. Larkin made the Principal's List! Each time I visit Mrs. Larkin's class, students are engaged. She has great lesson plans and it aligns with her in-class instruction. Students understand her expectations and remain on task. She has her EQ, LT, etc. posted on her board. She is always well prepared for each of her classes.


Mrs. Larkin is a great addition to LMS! Her students absolutely love her and it is very noticeable that she cares about her students.


Thank you Mrs. Larkin for joining LMS and for being an awesome Math teacher

6th Grade Team Shout Out!

I would like to give a HUUUUUUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE 6TH GRADE TEAM! There has been turnovers this year in this team. However, they work together to ensure that students receive what they need each day!


We are down a math teacher. However, administration is working on a plan and will notify all 6th grade parents once the plan is in place. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions. -McDuffie

Science Olympiad

Students who are interested in joining Science Olympiad, please see:


Mrs. Gardinor 6/7th grade

Mrs. Andrews 8th grade

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