The Monday Minute
Week of October 3rd @ LVMS
We hope everyone had a nice weekend! We're already moving into October and have a busy week at LVMS with many sporting events, clubs starting up, and Student Council Elections. As a reminder, all Washington Township Schools are CLOSED this Wednesday October 5th. Also, don't forget, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 10th.
This week is also the annual Week of Respect across the state of New Jersey. Don't forget to check below for the events planned by our Guidance Department.
Phone calls for attendance reporting and hand written notes for dismissals will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
As of October 1st, all reporting of this information is required to go through PickUp Patrol. If you require assistance with PickUp Patrol please complete this from or contact our Main Office.
Highlights from Last Week
MAP TESTING: Last week all students grades 6-8 took district MAP testing. This is an assessment that will be used to measure growth and student progress over the course of the school year. Students that missed testing will take a makeup over the course of the next two weeks.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SUCCESS: Back to School Night last week was a success! Thank you to our staff for great presentations and thank you to all of our families for joining and supporting LVMS.
10/1- LVMS NO LONGER ACCEPTING written notes or phone calls for student attendance, pick ups, walkers.
10/3- PTA Meet and Mingle
10/5- SCHOOL CLOSED: Yom Kippur
10/6- Mid-point Marking Period 1
10/11- WTS BOE Meeting - 7:30 PM
10/13- Cyber Security Assembly
10/16- PTA Sponsored Color Run - 11AM
10/21 - Final Date to Submit Winter Sports Physicals / Paperwork: 2:30 PM
WINTER SPORTS UPDATE: Registration for Winter Sports (Boys and Girls Basketball) is now beginning! Physicals and Paperwork are due by October 21st at 2:30 PM. IINCOMPLETE AND LATE FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. More information included below!
PICK UP PATROL: If you have not received an email from PickUp Patrol directly or cannot access your account, please CLICK HERE and complete the form. This form will be closed on Friday, October 7th.
PICKUP PATROL IS CURRENTLY LIVE AND PARENTS ARE ALREADY ABLE TO UPDATE STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND PICK UP INFORMATION. PHONE CALLS OR WRITTEN NOTES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED!
LVMS will utilize PickUp Patrol in the following ways:
- Reporting Student Absence from school (sick, doctors appointment, etc.)
- Reporting a student coming to school late
- Requesting to pick up a student early from school
- Giving permission for a student to walk home after school or NOT take the bus.
The Counselor Corner
The Week of Respect - October 3rd - 7th
MONDAY - WEAR BLUE
TUESDAY - Heart Activity during Support Time
FRIDAY - WEAR SCHOOL COLORS (BLUE & GOLD)
Stuff the Bus - Item Drive
National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) is hosting the "Stuff the Bus" Item Drive for the Long Valley Interfaith Food Pantry from October 17th - 21st. All items can be brought to homeroom each morning during this week.
Items that are needed are listed below!
LVMS Student Council
It's Student Council Election Week at LVMS! Students will have the opportunity to vote for their student representatives this week.
10/4: Candidates Meet and greet during lunch periods
10/6: Candidate Video commercials will be played during social studies classes
10/7: Elections will be held during social studies classes
Clubs & Activities
Destination Imagination (DI)
Destination Imagination (DI) is a problem solving competition team that challenges students to think creatively and use their imagination to design a unique solution to a multi-tiered STEAM challenge. We have two teams of students from grades 6th through 8th. For more information about DI, look on Mrs. Bohrer’s website or stop by room 32. An informational meeting will be held for interested students Tuesday, October 4th after school until 4:15.
Free 2 Be
Free 2 Be is the Long Valley Middle School's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and is open to all students. Free 2 Be will support students' efforts to raise awareness and acceptance within our school community and meets every 2nd and 4th Monday before school. Please contact Mrs. Hollman or visit the Guidance Office for more information.
LVMS Rock Band
The LVMS Rock Band is now accepting auditions for the 2022-2023 school year. Interested in playing guitar, bass, or drums in a band? Want to meet and collaborate with musicians? See Mr. Forrestal for more details.
Music Production Club
Interested in learning how to record and produce your own music? Sign-ups for the Music Production Club are now open. Gain experience working behind the scenes at the Winter and Spring concerts. The Music Production club meets Friday mornings. See Mr. Forrestal for more information.
ATHLETICS - WINTER SPORTS UPDATE
ATTENTION ALL WINTER SPORT ATHELETES! ALL PAPERWORK / PHYSICALS FOR WINTER SPORTS ARE DUE BY 2:30 PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st. INCOMPLETE OR LATE PAPERWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
For more information on Winter Spots Please CLICK HERE
For Sports Participation Forms Please CLICK HERE
Tryout Date: Monday, November 14th
Tryout Date: Monday, November 14th
*Please be aware, Boys and Girls Basketball is only available to 7th and 8th Grade Students*
Check out the LVMS Sports Portal for all schedules / sports team updates.
Any questions can be directed to individual coaches or to Mr. Mitch Schlesinger, LVMS Sports Coordinator
Athletics - Fall Sports
The boys soccer team lost on Friday to Bernardsville by the score of 2-1. The game was tied going into halftime thanks to Ryan Murawski’s goal. The Panthers played their best game of the season and continue to gel as a team. Great job! Remember, today's away game versus Mendham has been canceled. We will have an away game tomorrow at Warren Hills.
Coach: Mr. Petrucelli
The Girl´s soccer team won their game Friday by the score of 8-0.
Scoring goals for the Lady Panthers were Kaylee Vieira, Ava, Cronin, Alanna Vieira, Olivia Gaskill, Georgia Hostler, Adrianna Georgiev, Peyton Gifis and Paige Fahrman. It was another dominating performance.
The team will look to compete again today, Monday, with a home game against Mendham after school.
Coach: Mr. Demarest
Girls Field Hockey
Field Hockey beat Chester on Friday 7-1 with 3 goals from Lexi Buchanan, a goal and an assist from Cecelia Holl, a goal and an assist from Cassidy North, a goal and an assist from Reese Jones, a goal from Millie Moir, and an assist by Madison Candura. Field hockey has a home game against Mendham today after school.
Coach: Ms. Kozimor
PTA Events & Information
Join or Renew Your 2022-23 PTA Membership
Staff membership $15
PTA Meet & Mingle, Oct. 3
Come to our Fall mixer for LVMS parents and guardians, happening Monday, 10/3, 7 p.m. at OMG Burger in Long Valley. New to the school? This is a great way to meet new friends and stay in the loop of PTA/School happenings. RSVP here.
New Date! The Family Color Run is rescheduled for Sunday, October 16th
Register your family or your student today! $15 for individuals, $25 for a family. This new date gives everyone an extra two weeks to fundraise for our biggest fundraiser of the year. We can’t wait to celebrate everyone on October 16. Still need to register your child for the fundraiser portion of the Color Run? Click here.
6th & 7th Grade Fall Socials - Registration is Open
Click here to register for either of these PTA sponsored Fall Socials:
6th Grade Skate Social, November 3, 6-8 p.m. Villa Roller Rink, 2121 Route 57 Washington, NJ. Wear your best glow attire at this drop-off event for 6th graders.
Open PTA Positions
We’re looking for some extra helping hands!
- Holiday Shop Co-Chair
- Student Assemblies Co-Chair
- Teacher Grant Committee
- Standing Rules Committee (establishes standing rules to amend our PTA Bylaws).
Apply for a Teacher Grant
To our LVMS Teachers: Do you have an idea not covered by your current budget that will take your curriculum to the next level? Apply for a PTA Teacher Grant today! Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2022-23 school year, as funds allow.
Save the Date for these PTA Events! Visit www.Lvmspta.org for details
10/3 - PTA Meet & Mingle, 7 p.m., OMG Burger, 141 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Long Valley
10/21 - 7th Grade Fall Social/Scavenger Hunt, 6-8 p.m., LVMS Back Field, Click to register
11/1-4 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/2 - PTA Meeting
11/3 - 6th Grade Fall Social, Villa Roller Rink. Registration details to follow