Lakeview Parent Bulletin

October 18. 2016

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Ellen Anderson-Ross came in today to talk with Team Legacy about Lifeline of Ohio.

Sandy Hook Promise

Next week your child will be taking part in learning how to Say Something. During assembly period/class time we will be discussing how to recognize warning signs, signals and threats of potential violence and the importance of taking action by telling a trusted adult.


As a parent, we know it can be hard to know how your child is feeling. At school, our teachers and educators can struggle with this as well. Today, many teens and adolescents turn to print, video and online channels to express themselves – their thoughts and hopes, but also their anxieties and personal feelings. Some even go as far as hinting at hurting them self or someone else. Their friends and peers, the eyes and ears of a school and community, may see these communications, but may not always understand what they are seeing or know what to do with that information. Say Something teaches all of this.


We encourage you to talk to your child about the Say Something program and share what they have learned. Not only will that help you learn to recognize any signs in your own child’s expressions, but it demonstrates to them that you also take this subject seriously and can be one of the trusted adults your child turns to if they suspect someone may need help.


We know that schools are extremely safe places and this program will help keep our students and community safe. For more information on Say Something and to see the Parent Guide to Say Something, please visit www.sandyhookpromise.org and contact us with any questions that you have.

Vision Screenings

Vision screenings for all 7th graders were scheduled for today, October 18th & October 20th. Please remind your student to wear his or her glasses/contacts.

It has been estimated that as much as 80% of learning occurs visually. Currently, vision disorders are the 4th most common childhood disability in the United States with one in four children suffering from a vision problem. Our school is committed to ensuring every student is healthy and ready to learn.


You will be notified if your child failed the screening. If your child passed, this screening should not replace an eye appointment with an eye doctor. Vision screening does not evaluate eye health and important vision skills needed for success in school. Only an examination by an eye doctor can identify eye and vision problems and prescribe treatment.

Pass/Fail forms

Attached below is the pass/fail form. This form can be used for all high school level classes that students take at the jr. high. Students will get the credit for this class, but the grade for the class will not be carried on to their high school transcript. This means the grade will not impact their high school GPA.

The high school classes at the jr. high this year are: Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Spanish I, Spanish II, French I, German I, Integrated Science, Gifted English 9, Art Appreciation, Theater, and Physical Education 9.

These forms must be completed and returned BEFORE the completion of the course. Year-long courses must be submitted by May 10. For trimester courses, the form must be completed before the class is completed. Any student wishing to take a course pass/fail this first trimester, must complete and return the form by October 27.

Additional forms are available in the office and should be returned to the school counselor.

Socktober

Did you know that approximately 12,000 people are homeless in Ohio? Did you know that socks are one of the most needed items in homeless shelters? We will be collecting new and gently used socks during the month of Socktober to donate to a homeless shelter right here in Central Ohio. The first-period class that brings in the most pairs of socks by the end of the month will win a pizza party!

Traffic Pattern for Drop Off and Pick Up

In the morning, please realize that to make things run smoothly, not every student can be dropped off right in front of the door that students like to enter in the morning.

I have been outside in the mornings, trying to direct the cars to help with this transition.

If you are the first car, please pull all of the way up to me. Then the rest of the cars can pull up behind this car to the orange cone and all can unload. This can then continue with the next group of cars.

Also, please make sure that all students are dropped off at the curb, and not in the parking lot. I have seen students trying to cross in front of vehicles and it's very dark out. I just don't want someone to get hurt.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up starting this Thursday. Below is the link to the conference form. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teachers, please complete and return as soon as possible.

Pre-Season Athletic Meeting

Any student interested in playing a winter sport, there will be a mandatory pre-season athletic meeting on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00pm in the gym at Lakeview Junior High. The meeting will cover OHSAA and PLSD eligibility rules and regulations. If you attended the fall pre-season meeting you do not need to attend.


At 6:30pm you will have an opportunity to meet your head coach and receive information on workouts, tryout dates, and schedules. Anyone who is interested in a winter sport is welcome to attend this portion of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

Free English Classes for Adults

Beginner English Classes

When: Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm

Where: Central High School (room 415)

Instructor: Maria Martino-Camino


Intermediate English Classes

When: Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm

Where: Tussing Elementary (library)

Instructor: Lara Young

Email: lara_young@plsd.us

Support for Friends and Families of an Addicted Loved One

Please see the flyer below regarding A Morning of Education & Support for Families & Friends Dealing with an Addicted Loved One. This event is sponsored by Tyler's Light and ADAMH.

PTO Information

PTO meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, November 3.


Staff Meal for Conference Night: Please consider donating to the staff dinner planned on one of the conference nights coming up. Teachers are at school from 7:00 that morning and will wrap up at 7:15 that evening, so having a meal for them after school, is very much appreciated. If you would be willing to help with the Italian feast, please sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a9a82fa1fa7-october.

Important Dates

October

19 Winter Athletic Meeting 6:00pm

20 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:15

25 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:15

26 Parent Teacher Conferences 11:00-7:00