Lakeridge Middle School's weekly newsletter.
September 23, 2020
News from Lakeridge Middle School
We are offering additional pickup days Thursday (9/24) or Friday (9/25) between 10am-2pm at our Palisades location. If you cannot attend this pick up window and need any of the hard copy materials listed below, please call the office to coordinate a make up time (503-534-2343).
- 6th - 8th Grade Social studies textbooks
- 7th Grade Language Arts novels, The Outsiders
- The Grade Body Shop Health Curriculum for grades 6-8
- 6th Grade Spanish Immersion materials
Please remember that while we await our new school building (opening later this fall), many of our physical library materials have been boxed and stored. At this time we are prioritizing only those essential hard-copy materials students need and appreciate everyone's flexibility in accessing available online versions of textbooks and other materials.
Oregon Battle of the Books
Oregon Battle of the Books sign ups are open! Find your team of 4 or 5 and complete the Google Form to register. Deadline: Nov. 1st. Start Reading!
6th to 8th Grade Division: Start Reading!
- Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
- Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
- Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Greenglass House by Kate Milford
- If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
- Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
- Moving Target by Christina Díaz González
- New Kid by Jerry Craft
- The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
- No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
- Refugee by Alan Gratz
- Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
- Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
- Squint by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
- Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
School wide Instruction- Behavior Expectations
Distance Learning Attendance Info
All students are expected to be present for live interaction (through Zoom or Google Meet) at the beginning of each class period. If students are absent we will be calling and/or emailing to check in and problem-solve with families.
If your child(ren) will NOT be logging into class for one of the following reasons:
- Family Emergency
- Planned Absence
please call (503-534-2343 option 1) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know.
Homework Requests: Students are responsible to check StudentVUE on Synergy, Google Classrooms, or email a teacher directly to obtain homework for missed instruction time.
Planned Absences (for one or more days): At Lakeridge Junior High, we value student attendance and achievement. We appreciate your honest communication about your child's attendance and understand that sometimes it is unavoidable for students to miss school. Please notify the office when your student will be missing one or more days of school. Click here to notify LMS of a planned absence. Students should communicate with teachers.
School Advisory Committee Members Wanted
LOSD has positions open for two of our district and three of our school advisory committees (SAC). The Bond Accountability Committee (BAC) has two openings. The Talented And Gifted (TAG) Advisory Committee is seeking a representative from Oak Elementary, Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School. Lakeridge Middle School SAC and Forest Hills and Hallinan Elementary SACs each have two-four openings. Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, 2020-2022.
Are you interested in one of these positions? Please complete and submit the attached application to the chair of the committee listed below by Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the School Board for appointments.
BAC: Tony Vandenberg, email@example.com
TAG: Frank Luzaich, firstname.lastname@example.org
LMS SAC: Kurt Schultz, email@example.com
FH SAC: Patrick Shuckerow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hal SAC: Melissa Griffiths, email@example.com
All other board-appointed committees are complete at this time. The application process for the next term will open in February of 2021.
Student Clubs & Activities
Student Clubs General Information
Requests for resident fee waivers or fee reductions, except for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), will be processed using the attached form. Please complete the form and submit it to the department or school which collects the applicable fee or fees.
New for the 2020-2021 School Year FREE MEALS FOR ALL ENROLLED LOSD STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY AGES 1-18
USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
meal programs can continue operating as funding allows
Meal Pick Up Schedule
Lake Grove (Mon & Wed 11-12)
River Grove (Mon & Wed 11-12)
LOHS (Mon & Wed 11:45-12:45)
LHS (Mon & Wed 11:45-12:45)
Monday pick up includes breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday pick up includes breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending a suite of USDA nationwide meal waivers through the end of 2020, or until available funding runs out. This includes:
- Permitting meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and meal times;
- Allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children at no cost.
Meals should be picked up at the school site located closest to your household. Face covering required. Information regarding meal services is changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141 If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-534-2361.
Invest in our Learning Community
Lakeridge Middle School families (returning and new), we want to let you know how much you are appreciated. These first few weeks of school have been challenging, yet you are making it work. We also are doing our best to provide support to our LMS students, teachers, and staff. Because of COVID restrictions, PTO operates a little differently this year, especially when it comes to fundraising and financial expenditures. PTO membership for LMS families is now automatic (no dues are required), but your donations support the evolving needs of Lakeridge Middle School. If you are able to make a donation to PTO this year, please consider a $100 gift or any amount that is meaningful to you. For a full overview of PTO and the LMS programs we typically support, please visit the PTO website. Questions? Please email PTO fundraising coordinator Sarah Howell.
Lakeridge Cares is a new volunteer PTO committee that partners with LMS counselors and district programs to provide assistance to LMS and LOSD families. Families can give and/or receive support through Lakeridge Cares, and typical donations might include:
- grocery store gift cards
- prepackaged and nut free snacks
- food items for LO Hunger Fighters Food Pantry (www.hungerfightersoregon.org)
- holiday gifts
- clothing for ILLO (I Love Lake Oswego) clothing closet — ILLO is a student managed, donation-based clothing closet for students in LOSD and Lake Oswego (https://www.ilovelakeoswego.com)
- emergency support
Please visit the PTO website to learn about Lakeridge Cares, how to donate, or to contact a LMS counselor. To volunteer for Lakeridge Cares, please sign up here or email PTO volunteer coordinator Kemi McLaren.
Connections and Supports