LMS Weekly Reminders


Monday, December 12th is a B-Day

LMS Weekly Showcase:

Jingle Bell Run

Thanks to all of the parents/guardians, students, faculty, staff and friends who participated in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Saturday. LMS won two awards and it is all because of you! Here’s looking forward to the 2023 run/walk. A special shout out to Mrs. Dade, 7th Grade Science, for spearheading this on our behalf.

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Chorus & Orchestra

Thank you, Mr. Bowser and Ms. LaGamba Kovach
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The family night at the Scholastic Book Fair will be December 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for that evening. Please reach out to Mrs. Haynes in the Media Center if you are interested. Click on the "Scholastic Book Fair" button below for more info.
Scholastic Book Fair December 12 - 16

Mrs. Haynes is looking for parent volunteers to assist at various times during the book fair. Visit the link above to signup.

Make-up Picture Day

Our Legacy representative has indicated that school pictures shipped on Friday, December 9th. This Wednesday, December 14, 2022 is our make-up picture day. If you wish to have your student's pictures retaken, please make sure your student know this. Any questions? Please contact Mrs. Engel at aaengel@smcps.org

Congratulations to our 2023 Maryland All-State Honor Chorus Selectees!!

Please join us in congratulating the following LMS Chorus students who were accepted into the 2023 Maryland All-State Junior Chorus! This year, we had FIVE students make the chorus, which is a very big deal. These students competed against several hundred students across the state of Maryland for a spot in this exclusive choral group. Congratulations to all of the students who tried out this year, we are SO beyond proud of the hard work they put in to prepare for such a difficult audition.

Maryland All-State Junior Chorus Members

Kara Bowser

Zoe Chorney

Olivia Gass

Tiger Thompson

Lena Zyga

It's Official!

Congratulations to all of our students who were selected for the Tri-County Band.

Julie McAloon - 1st Chair

Ainsley Wrightson

Ashlynn McCollum - 1st Chair

Mason Neall

Everett Thompson

Nicholas Hutchinson

Jack Faron

Ethan Cronkright

Andrew Moore

Gwyndalyn Bielewicz

Wyatt McDonald - 1st Chair

Lacey Floyd

Ian Moore

Did your child misplace a coat, hoodie, or lunchbox?

Please encourage your student to check the lost and found in the cafeteria this week. All unclaimed items will be picked up at the end of the day on Friday, December 16th and will be donated to a local charity.

Your Child's Laptop Charger

As a kind reminder please encourage your student to charge their laptops nightly. Also, take a few minutes with your student to locate their charger. If a student is missing a charger they should report it to Mrs. Haynes. There is a $40 charge to replace missing or lost chargers. Chargers are in high demand and with state testing around the corner all students must be able to maintain battery life.

Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

Yearbook sales are now live! Yearbooks will ONLY be sold online and will be available for purchase until April 1, 2023. Please see the flyer below for details. Please contact Mrs. Engel with any questions at aaengel@smcps.org
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From the Nurse's Suite

December Family Edition

Do You Know How to Spot a Vaping Device?

Believe it or not, teenage vaping is a huge problem at the secondary level (middle and high schools). It is against SMCPS policy to possess, use, sell, or otherwise distribute any tobacco, tobacco products, and/or devices (e.g., cigarette lighters, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and matches) on school property. This could result in ISI or even suspension.

Please take a look at the videos below for some surprising information on vapes/vaping. Thank you for your help on the home front to get a handle on this issue.

Students Are Hiding Vaping Devices In Plain Sight | TODAY
Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?
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LMS PTA News - Week of 12/11/22


American Legion Auxiliary - Essay Contest grades 3 - 8.

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), Department of Maryland, Inc., is sponsoring an Americanism Essay Contest “What Does Patriotism Mean to You?” for students in grades 3-8.

Three awards in each of the groups will be presented in each Unit, District, and Department, with prizes at each level. First place Department winners will be sent to the National Competition. The contest time frame is November 1, 2022, to February 1, 2022.

Group I — Grades 3 & 4 (150-250 words)

Group II — Grades 5 & 6 (250-300 words)

Group III - Grades 7 & 8 (350-400 words)

Students must get the printed copy of their cover letter AND essay to Mrs. Sheehan in Room 106 by January 31, 2023.

World Book Online and Library Media Databases

All students in SMCPS have access to several online databases and thousands of eBooks. Please see the Database and Ebook Smore for more information on how to access those resources. Any questions can be directed to Heather Wysokinski (hmwysokinski@smcps.org).

School Volunteer Portal

Beginning this year, all school volunteers must apply annually for approval. The application process runs until 5/1/23. There is no application fee for school volunteers.

Meal Benefits Application

Students who qualify will still receive free or reduced meals.

Employment Opportunities

SMCPS accepts teaching applications year-round. APPLY TODAY!!

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