The Monday Minute

Week of September 26th @ LVMS

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!


Please join us this week at Long Valley Middle School for Back to School Night. We are happy to be able to return to an in person Back to School Night. You will be able to walk through your student's schedule to learn about their day at LVMS.

Grade 6: Wednesday, September 28th - 7:00 PM

Grade 7 & 8: Thursday, September 29th - 7:00 PM



As a reminder, this is the final week for phone call attendance reporting and hand written notes for dismissals. Starting October 1st, all reporting of this information will be required to go through PickUp Patrol. If you require assistance with PickUp Patrol please contact our Main Office.

Daily Announcements

Did you know the daily announcements that are made each morning are also available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!


LVMS Announcements Website

PickUp Patrol

All families should have received an invitation email to enroll in PickUp Patrol (email came directly from PickUp Patrol). If you have not already, please register for and create your account.


PICKUP PATROL IS CURRENTLY LIVE AND PARENTS ARE ALREADY ABLE TO UPDATE STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND PICK UP INFORMATION.


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.


LVMS will continue to accept phone calls for absences / hand-signed parent notes for early dismissal and walking until October 1, thereafter all LVMS Parents/Guardians will be expected to enter ALL attendance information exclusively on PickUp Patrol.

Parents can access PickUp Patrol by visiting the LVMS Website Main Page and clicking the "Attendance / Dismissal" Button below the video footage. Parents can also utilize and bookmark the following website or click the button below.

https://app.pickuppatrol.net/parents

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Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

It is preferred that LVMS students ride buses to/from school. Since our parking lot is not structured for parent drop-off or pick-up, our buses are the easiest way to ensure timely arrival and dismissal. Of course, we know parent drop-off/pick-up is occasionally necessary and information specific to those procedures will be coming to parents soon. Please note that, effective immediately, students will not be permitted to enter the building until 8:30am unless they are participating in a club/program meeting before school begins - the club/program advisor will arrange to meet the students at our main entry on club days and provide supervision before the school day begins.

Clubs & Activities

There are MANY great clubs at LVMS! For more information, visit the clubs and activities page of the LVMS Website for full descriptions, as well as contact information for club advisors. In the upcoming weeks, club advisors will put out information about signing up, specific meeting dates and locations, etc. As a reminder, to participate in any club, there is a $50.00 club participation fee.

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club will start on Thursday, October 13th. Meetings will be held every Thursday at 8:00 AM. Please contact Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke for additional information.
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Ski & Snowboard Club

An interest sign-up sheet will be posted outside of homerooms until 9/30. If you want to join or are just thinking it might be something you'd like to try, sign up. More details to follow in October!


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.

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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.

Fall Art Club

Attention Fall Art Club members Art Club will begin Wednesday September 28 after school from 3:30-4:30. See Mrs. Clark with any additional questions!

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.

Robotics Club

This year's robotics club will begin on Oct 7th and is open to 7th and 8th Graders. Club will meet Friday mornings at 7:45 in Mr. Kasper's classroom, 107. T

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


Boys Basketball

Coach Dauchert


Girls Basketball

Coach Denny


*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

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team has an away game today versus Central Parsippany. Good luck!


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Petrucelli

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Girls Soccer

The Girl´s soccer team won their away game against Rockaway Friday by the score of 9-2. The team looks to continue its strong play with a home game today (Tuesday) against Parsippany Central.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Demarest

Website

Girls Field Hockey

Field Hockey has an away game against Central Middle School! Good Luck Panthers!


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Ms. Kozimor

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Boys and Girls Cross Country

Cross Country Practice takes place today 3:30 — 4:45 PM. Congratulations to Micah Brackmann for a third place win in Friday’s Tri-Meet against Frelinghuysen and Memorial Middle Schools. Micah finished the 1.8 mile course with a fast pace of 10 minutes and 47 seconds.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mrs. Erbe

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PTA Events & Information

Join or Renew Your 2022-23 PTA Membership

Individual Family membership $20
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.

Color Run Fundraiser & 10/1 Event

The PTA’s Family Color Run happening Saturday, 10/1 at 11 a.m. in the LVMS Back Field! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the Run is to celebrate everyone’s efforts! We’ve raised over $3,000 but need more students to fundraise. Register here and help the PTA reach our $25,000 goal. Students reaching $350 will get free registration for up to 3 family members to the Color Run! Questions? Contact Event Chairs Michelle Els, MichelleEls@comcast.net or Chris Satmary, c.satmary@yahoo.com.


New Date for the 7th Grade Fall Social: 10/21

Register now for the 7th Grade Fall Social, happening Friday, October 21st. This fun scavenger hunt with minute-to-win-it competitions will take place in the LVMS Back Field, 6-8 pm. Discounted $20 rate for PTA Members! Parent volunteers are needed to chaperone or donate supplies. Click here to sign up.


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).
Please reach out to ptalvms@gmail.com if interested.


Save the Date for these PTA Events! Visit www.Lvmspta.org for details
10/1 - 5K Family Color Run, 11 a.m., LVMS Back Field Click here to sign up.
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