Lesher Middle School
Community Communication: January 27, 2023
Interested in Track & Field this spring?
Poudre HS Cheer Tryouts for the 2023-24 School Year
Dude. Be Nice. Shirts!
Lesher Student Council is selling Dude. Be Nice. shirts. Each shirt is $18. Please fill out the Google Form and pay Jeannie Mitchell in the front office by Tuesday, January 31st to order your shirt.
February 24th: Viking Night Out 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Interested in teaching a course during Genius Week?
Lesher Middle School will be hosting Genius Week from May 30 – June 2, 2023.
We want interested guardians, parents, family members, or community members to teach at Lesher’s Genius Week for the benefit of interested middle school students who have finished grades 5-8 this school year. These students tend to be motivated, high-achieving and/or GT identified.
Please take a look at the last Genius Week course catalog for ideas and inspiration: https://sites.google.com/psdschools.org/leshersgeniusweek/course-catalog. We offer classes that fill. Complete the online application and include a class title, course description, and a short biography.
Multiple positions available. Job closes on Weds, Feb. 1, 2023.
Pay Range: Stipends – $250 ¼ Session/$500.00 ½ Session/$1000.00 Full time for 4 days
Nordic Fest Logo Contest
Are you interested in art or design? Then why not try your hand at the Nordic Fest Logo Competition. The winning logo design will be used to celebrate Nordic Fest and will appear on T-shirts, stationary, and Social Media.
The logo can be hand-drawn or digital. Final design will be Gold & White on black background.
See Mrs. Champagne for further details.
3:30: Varsity/JV Girls BBall vs Kinard @ Lesher
3:30 C1/C2 Girls BBall @ Kinard
3:30: Wrestling vs. Preston @ Lesher
3:30 Varsity/JV Girls BBall @ Preston
3:30 C1/C2 Girls BBall @ Lesher
2/24/23 Viking Night Out 5:00p-7:00pm
January PBIS Challenge!
This Week's Prize Winners!
Iris Pelico Velasquez
Jorge Rocha Luna
NO Tardy Powerball
Why You're Awesome
From Our Previous Newsletters...But Still Relevant!
2022 Spelling Bee Champion
Adopt a Family!
We cannot thank the community support enough! As you are going out to eat with family and friends over the next few weeks/months, would you consider adding the following businesses to your list of potential places. With their support we were able to give over $2000 in gift cards and coupons!
- Lucky’s Market – Donated $50 for each of our families! Like WOW!!
- Rio Grande Restaurant
- Vatos Tacos & Tequila
- BJ’s Brewhouse
- Stuft a Burger Bar
- Restaurant 415
- Sprouts (Lemay)
- Illegal Pete’s
- Island Grill
- The Post
- Longhorns Steakhouse
- King Soopers (College)
- Whole Foods
- First Watch (Harmony)
- First Watch (College)
- DC Oakes
- La Buena Vida
- Cosmo’s Pizza
- Star of India
- Big City Burrito
- Smoothie King
- Beau Jo’s
- Café Mexicali
New Advisory Lanes on East Pitkin
Lesher Community! Have you noticed the new bike lanes on East Pitkin? Want more information on the project?
Here is the website with information about this project and links to several key educational resources:
Advisory lane fact sheet:
In addition, the City of Fort collins is conducting a survey to get feedback from users of this corridor.
Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
The number of PSD families and youth experiencing homelessness has risen by 10% since last year, and their needs have risen exponentially. Currently, one out of every 27 students is experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in our district. Students experiencing homelessness encounter many barriers to their education. Our department works to help youth and families overcome these barriers, including transportation, access to extracurricular activities, before and after-school care, and meeting basic needs. We do this along with case-management to help them reach independence.
Your generous donation allows the Language, Culture and Equity Department to support these students and families with personal items, temporary shelter, provisions, clothing, etc.
The need has never been greater.
Please help us reach our goal of raising $40,000 to support PSD students and families facing housing insecurity and homelessness.
*All donations are tax deductible and an automated email will provide you with your tax receipt.
You can now easily donate via this link: https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/Support-for-Students-Experiencing-Homele/SPrfYG. All donations are tax deductible. Please share this message far and wide, anyone can donate through this link. The opportunity to give does not end now, this link will be live throughout the holiday season.
Check out what's going on in Mr. Oldenburg's classroom!
Genius Week 5/30/23 - 6/2/23
Lesher Community Business Directory
Lesher's 5th Grade Transition Events!
Lesher PTO Donations: Our One-Time Ask!
Purchase a Yearbook!
Spanish Video Translation
Also, these weekly newsletters can be translated by clicking "translate" in the upper right hand corner of the newsletter. See picture below.
Crossing Guards Needed!
We are in need of family volunteers to serve as crossing guards in the morning (7:30-7:50) and afternoons (2:45-3:00) in the intersections of Stover/Prospect and Stover/Lake. If you're willing to volunteer your time please email our principal Don Kotnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering, please use this link to register: Volunteer Application
If you are already a registered volunteer, please follow the steps below to view volunteer opportunities:
1. Log in to your Volunteer Portal through this link: Raptor Volunteer Portal
2. When logged in, click on Events within the Navigation Menu
3. Review the details of the Event you wish to sign up for and click “Sign-Up”.
Thank you for contributing your time and talent to PSD!