LEARWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

WELCOME BACK!!!

Welcome Back!!!


I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer break! Enjoy the remainder of the summer with your family and friends because school is right around the corner. We will resume school on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM.


The biggest fear our incoming 7th grade students and their parents have is about lockers. Therefore, August 14th and 15th will be our 7th grade locker/schedule days, where students will be able to pick up their schedules, walk the building, and learn to use their locker. In order to ensure that our staff members are able to help, please follow the set schedule. If you are unable to attend these days, your student’s schedule will be distributed in homeroom on the first day of school. Students and parents should ensure that no classes are missing. Schedule changes will ONLY be made if there was an error in placing a student in the correct course, or the student has a missing class.


August 14th

8:30-11:00 AM (last names A-G). 12:00-2:30 PM (last name H-O)


August 15th

8:30-11:00 AM (Last name P-Z). 12:00-2:30 PM (anyone who could not make it)



Our 8th grade students will pick up their schedules on locker/schedule on August 16th, so they too can view their schedules, walk the building, and practice their locker combination.


August 16th

8:30-11:00 AM (last names A-L)

12:00-2:30 PM (last name M-Z)



The 7th and 8th grade homeroom lists will be posted inside the main doors on the first day of school.


Open house for both grade will be on Wednesday, September 4th. Grade 8 parents are invited to attend from 6:00-6:45 PM. Our 7th grade parents are invited from 7:15-8:15 PM. The Open House is for parents only.


Please make sure to ask your child for their homeroom teacher's name, or have access to your PowerSchool account. Staff members will be on hand in the hallways and near our school office to answer your questions. Parents will meet in large groups in the Auditorium, Cafeteria, and Main Gym, depending on which Team your child is on. The Essentials Teachers will first speak to each group, which will be followed up by the core teachers presenting their information.


We continue to promote the procedure for dropping off lunches and/or materials for your students. All items that are dropped off for a student will be labeled and placed on a shelf in the main office. Students will need to stop in the main office during the Lunch/Support period or after school to pick up their materials. Please share this process with your student. As a reminder no outside delivery of food (ex. McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell, pop etc.) is permitted.


Please pay close attention to the monthly events, and encourage your student to participate in Learwood activities to get the most out of their school career. You can find monthly information through my newsletter at www.avonlakecityschools.org/Learwood. To learn about what is happening at Learwood and the ALCS District, please follow me on Twitter @V_Nuggud.


If you need to meet with me, your guidance counselor, or the assistant principal please do not hesitate to contact us. We suggest you call the main office at (440) 933-8142, to request a meeting with our staff. This way we can better prepare a time to meet. We look forward to this year being an excellent one for both students and parents alike.


Sincerely,


Dr. Vishtasp Nuggud

School Supplies

7th Grade Supply List 2019-2020


General Supplies (For most classes)


Pencils (2 packs)

Pens (1 pack of red and blue)

Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)

Pencil Pouch

Kleenex (for 1st period teacher)

Colored pencils

Glue stick

Highlighter


Supplies Specific for Core Classes

Math

  • 4-Large single subject notebook with pockets (One for each quarter

  • TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator

  • Ruler (12 in. and cm)

  • Graph paper (100 count pack)

  • Folder with pockets

  • Compass

  • Protractor


Science

  • 1.5 inch heavy duty 3-ring binder

  • Notebook paper (150 sheets)

  • 3-ring dividers

  • Notecards


Language Arts

  • Two, 1-subject notebooks

  • Pocket folder

  • Sticky notes

Social Studies

  • One subject notebook (150 pgs)

  • Folder

  • Sticky Notes


Supplies Specific for Essentials Classes


General Music

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder


Band

  • 3 pencils with erasers to be kept inside their band folder (folder provided in class)


Art

  • 2 pocket folder


Choir

  • 2 pocket folder (to keep and hand in with assignments)


Skills

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder


Physical Education Uniform

  • Shirt—Any Avon Lake t-shirt (sports, camps, AL, etc.)

  • Shorts—Maroon or black athletic shorts

  • Athletic socks

  • Tie Tennis shoes (no slip on shoes)



8th Grade Supply List 2019-2020


General Supplies (For most classes)


Pencils (1 pack)

Pens (1 pack of red and blue)

Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)

Lined loose-leaf paper (4 packs)

¼ Inch graph paper (100 count)

3 x 5 Notecards (3 packs)

Hi-Lighters (pink, blue, green)

Pencil Pouch

Kleenex (for 1st period teacher)


Supplies Specific for Core Classes


Math

  • TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder

  • Algebra and Advanced Algebra – TI-84+ graphing calculator


Science

  • One binder with loose leaf paper

Or Spiral one subject notebook and folder

  • 2 glue sticks


Language Arts

  • 5 subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder

  • Sticky notes

Social Studies

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder


Supplies Specific for Essentials Classes


General Music

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder


Band

  • 3 pencils with erasers to be kept inside their band folder (folder provided in class)


Art

  • 2 pocket folder


Choir

  • 2 pocket folder (to keep and hand in with assignments)


Foreign Language

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 1.5” binder or 2 pocket folder

  • 2 Dry erase markers

  • Headphones/earbuds


Skills

  • Spiral one subject notebook

  • 2 pocket folder


Physical Education Uniform

  • Shirt—Any Avon Lake t-shirt (sports, camps, AL, etc.)

  • Shorts—Maroon or black athletic shorts

  • Athletic socks

  • Tie Tennis shoes (no slip on shoes)



NOTE: Supplies need to be replenished throughout the year. Additional materials may be required by individual instructors.


Online Back-to-School forms

You will be receiving an email with the subject line of Online Back-to-School forms. It is at that time that you will log in to your PowerSchool parent account and complete the online forms for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Due to a recent upgrade, we are behind schedule but hope to have the emails out by 8/9/19.

IMPORTANT DATES

The following dates for Learwood events were planned in May of 2019. We will do our best to keep the dates as posted below, however circumstances may cause a need to change a date. If an event is changed, you will be notified of it in each month's newsletter. The information will also be updated on the district calendar.



AUGUST


14 7th Grade Locker/Schedule Day 8:30-11:00 (A-G)

14 7th Grade Locker/Schedule Day 12:00-2:30 (H-O)

15 7th Grade Locker/Schedule Day 8:30-11:00 (P-Z)

16 8th Grade Locker/Schedule Day 8:30-11:00 (A-L)

16 8th Grade Locker/Schedule Day 12:00-2:30 (M-Z)

21 First Day of School

26 Washington D.C. Meeting 7:00 PM @ PAC

30 SouperBowl @ Avon

28 School Picture Day Individual/Panoramic

30 Fall Sports Pictures 3:15 PM

31 Fall Sports Pay to Participate Fees Due


SEPTEMBER


2 Labor Day ~No School

4 Open House. Grade 8: 6:00 PM. Grade 7: 7:15 PM

12 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

26 All Pro Parent Kick-Off 7:15-7:45 AM


OCTOBER


4 Homecoming Game (HS)

4 Fall Pep Rally

9 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

9 Parent Conferences 3:30-7:00 PM

10 Parent Conferences 7:00 AM–3:00 PM No School

11 NEOEA Day ~ No School

16 PSAT Test 8th grade only

16 ALL Winter Sports Parent Meeting 6:00 PM

22 Luggage drop off for Wash D.C 3:30-6:00

23-25 Washington D.C. Trip for 8th Grade

25 End of 1st Quarter

30 Orchestra Fall Festival @ HS Commons 6:00 PM

31 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM


NOVEMBER


1 Staff Develop. Day No School

8 Picture Retake Day 8-10 AM

11 Veterans Day Breakfast Program

14 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

15 Student Dance 7:00-9:00 PM

21 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM

26 Staff Volleyball Game

27-29 Thanksgiving Break ~ No School


DECEMBER


6 All Winter Sports pictures 3:15 PM

11 Orchestra Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

12 Band Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

14 All Winter Pay to Participate Fees due

17 Grade 7 Choir Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

18 Grade 8 Choir Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

23 Winter Break (School Resumes 1/6/20)



JANUARY


6 Return to School

7 College Credit (formerly PSEO) Mtg. 6:00 PAC

9 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

17 End of 2nd Quarter

20 Martin Luther King Day ~ No School

23 Candid/Group/Activity Picture Day

30 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM

FEBRUARY


4 All Spring Sports parent Meeting 6:00 PM

7 Student Dance 7:00-9:00 PM (PTA) FEBRUARY

13 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

13 Parent Conferences 3:30-7:00 PM

14 Teacher In Service Day ~ No School

17 Washington’s Day ~ No School

18 Winter Orchestra Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

27 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM


MARCH


5 Parent Conferences 7:00 AM–3:00 PM No School

6 No School

12 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

26 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM

27 End of 3rd Quarter

27 Spring Sports Pictures 3:15 PM

31 ELA Grade 7 OST Part 1


APRIL


1 ELA Grade 7 OST Part 2

2 ELA Grade 8 OST Part 1

3 ELA Grade 8 OST Part 2

3 Student Dance 7:00-9:00 PM

4 Spring P2P Fees Due

9 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

9 Pep Rally

10-17 Spring Break (School Resumes 4/20/20)

21 Math Grade 8 OST Part 1

22 Math Grade 8 OST Part 2

23 Math Grade 8 OST Part 1

24 Math Grade 8 OST Part 2

28 Science OST Grade 8

30 All Pro Parent meeting 7:15-7:45 AM


MAY


4 Grade Band Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

6 Grade Orchestra Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

14 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM

18 Grade 7 Choir Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

19 Grade 8 Choir Concert @ PAC 7:00 PM

22 Field Day and School Talent Show

25 Memorial Day ~ No School

27 8th Grade Recognition @ PAC 9:15 AM


JUNE


3 Last Day of School. 11:00 AM dismissal

Big picture

It is that time of the year again – it’s time for the annual CRS SOUPer Bowl Food Drive! And this year is SOUPer Bowl X – the 10th year of the SOUPer Bowl! As a reminder, this is a friendly competition between the cities of Avon and Avon Lake to collect the largest amount (weight!) of food and/or the largest amount of cash donations to benefit the families who are helped by CRS.

Last year the generosity of students, staff and community members from both Avon and Avon Lake was overwhelming. Both communities together donated $10,148 and 6,953 pounds of food. Since its inception in 2010, the SOUPer Bowl Food Drive has raised a total of 57,519 pounds of food and $99,708 in monetary donations! Avon won the title last year, so please let’s do our part to get the trophy back here in Avon Lake this year!

As you know, donations will be accepted at all Avon Lake schools. Donations need to be brought to your building before Friday, August 30 because the donation trucks will be weighed at the Avon vs. Avon Lake Varsity Football Game being held on Friday, August 30 at Joe Firment Chevrolet Stadium in Avon. Please note the following:

· Non-perishable items only, and please, no expired food products

· According to CRS, the items most needed are peanut butter, cereal, canned meats & fruits, and paper products (and remember, peanut butter weighs more than paper towels!).

· Monetary donations are also gladly accepted – each $1.00 contributed will be counted as 5 pounds of food!

Since this happens right after the start of the school year, we want to take every opportunity now to promote this important fundraiser.

Thank you all so much for your cooperation! We appreciate your support! J