La Mesa Update

April 7, 2019

Hello La Mesa Families,

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. Please be sure to mark your calendars with all the upcoming dates located at the end of this update. We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House this Thursday.

Michele Krantz


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PAC Meeting Tuesday, April 9th 6:30 in the MPR

Please join us for our Parent Advisory Council Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Minimum Day Thursday, April 11th

Scholastic Book Fair

Our annual book fair is here April 8th - 12th in the Library. You can also order books on line by clicking HERE. Buying form our book fair is a great way to support the La Mesa Library.

We are also in need of volunteers. Please use the Signup Genius link HERE to volunteer.

Teacher of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Mr. Punpanichigul who has been selected to represent La Mesa as our Teacher of the Year for next year. Ms. Putt has been honorees this year and we look forward to celebrating her this month at Teacher Tribute.

Mr. Punpanichigul has been a math teacher at La Mesa for four years. He is currently teaching Math 8 and Honors Algebra on Team Wolverines. As one of our Robotics team coaches, he has provided an opportunity for students to learn about coding and compete in the First LEGO League events over the past three years. He has also been a regular chaperone on the annual Washington D.C. trip where he spends time with many of our students during Spring Break touring our nation's capital.

Open House

Our Annual Open House will be on Thursday, April 11th 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Click HERE for the flier.

Our 8th Grade families are invited at 5:00 pm to meet with Golden Valley in the MPR for a 9th grade orientation.

Our evening includes food trucks and the smooth sounds of the Lobo Jazz Band.

Please remember that this is also a minimum day with students being released at 12:45 pm.

HOWLing for La Mesa Staff

Please use this opportunity to recognize La Mesa staff members that have made a difference for you or your child by clicking HERE to fill out a message.

CAASPP Testing April 29th - May 3rd

Our annual state testing will be the week of April 29th. This is an important week for students to be present.

We also are asking for donations through our PAC for snacks to ensure our students keep their energy up for maximum success. Please use the link HERE to sign up! Volunteers to cover the tables are also needed from 8:00 - 8:45 each morning of testing.

Snacks for Testing

Our wonderful PAC is organizing snacks for our testing week to make sure our students are fueled and ready to succeed! Please help out by volunteering to bring some items or supervise a snack table. Please HERE to sign up. Thanks!

Coming up:

Tuesday, April 9th - PAC Meeting 6:30 pm in MPR

Thursday, April 11th - Minimum Day and La Mesa Open House 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Friday, April 26th - 4th Quarter Progress Report

Thursday, May 2nd - 6th Grade BBQ and Parent Information Night

Tuesday, May 7th - Parent Advisory Council Meeting 6pm Library

Tuesday, May 14th - 7th Grade National Junior Honor Society Ceremony

Thursday, May 16th - 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society Ceremony

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 29th - 8th Grade Awards Night

Friday, May 31th - 8th Grade Promotion Dance

Wednesday, June 5th - 8th Grade Magic Mountain Promotion Trip

Thursday, June 6th Last Day of School - Minimum Day - Students released at 12:45.