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.
Chorus & Orchestra
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
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
Congratulations to all of our students who were selected for the Tri-County Band.
Julie McAloon - 1st Chair
Ashlynn McCollum - 1st Chair
Wyatt McDonald - 1st Chair
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
Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?
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.
LMS PTA News - Week of 12/11/22
- The PTA will be hosting a staff appreciation snack on December 15. Donations are being accepted. Please reach out to the PTA Board by reaching out to the email below.
- Memberships are $8/adult or $15/family and $7/teachers & staff. You can also register online at https://lmspta20.memberhub.com/store Become a member and support the school!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.