La Mesa Update

September 27, 2019

Hello La Mesa Families,

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We strongly encourage you to check our website regularly at www.lamesajuniorhigh.org as additional information can be found there. Also consider following us on Facebook at La Mesa Junior High and Instagram @LaMesaJHS.


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz

Principal

Lockdown Drill

On Monday, September 30th we will facilitate our first lock down Drill of the year. This will be a table top talk and not an actual simulation. Teachers will talk students through expectations and scenarios so they are prepared in the case of a lock down. A lock down simulation drill will be held at a later date. We are saddened to have to do these types of drills, Please rest assured our first priority is your child's safety each and every day.

Healthy Choices Parent Information Nights -7th Grade Families

The Healthy Choices comprehensive sexual education and HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum is state mandated curriculum that includes topics such as pregnancy, relationships, human trafficking, body image, sexual orientation and AIDS and HIV information. The curriculum is taught through our PE and science classes in the spring to all 7th grade students.


To help parents support the discussion happening in class, we provide an evening to present the curriculum to parents. Because this is district curriculum it is the same at all schools. Below are the dates of the principal led presentation at each of the school sites in the district.


Rio Norte October 15 at 6:30 pm in the MPR

Arroyo Seco October 17th at 6:30 pm in the MPR (K Hall)

Rancho Pico October 21st at 6:30 pm in the MPR

Sierra Vista October 22nd at 5:00 pm in the Library

La Mesa November 4th 6:30 pm in the Library


Placerita November 7th 6:30 pm in the MPR (Tanner Hall)


Here is a link to the videos that are shown in the classroom: https://1.cdn.edl.io/10RbL1xWaaAmNJawhtUY5pzIXeEaocyj0GAkH9EdIkfG4FK0.pdf


Parents also have the right to opt their child out of parts or the entire presentation of this curriculum. That form is available HERE. We encourage you to attend one of the presentations before deciding to opt your child out.

SAVE the DATE - Fall Family Fun Night

Our annual Fall Family Fun Night is all set for Thursday, October 10th from 5:30-7:30 at La Mesa. This is a fun night for families and staff to interact in a casual environment. We have games, activities, and food. This is a night for the whole family to come out!


Also on this night will be our Teen Truth parent presentation from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm. It is a chance to screen parts of the movie kids will see the next day on school violence and bullying. Director JC Pohl will be there to present and answer questions.

PAC Meetings 2019-2020

October 16th Topic: Bullying

November 13th Topic TBD

January 15th Topic TBD

February 12th Topic TBD

March 11th Topic TBD

April 15th Topic TBD

May 13th Topic TBD

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.

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month

Our monthly Student of the Month Breakfast was held this morning. Congratulations to all the students honored at this event. A special thank you to Bagel Boys and Panera for their donations.
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Coming up:

Monday, October 7th - Fall Break NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - PAC Meeting 6pm Library - Topic Bullying

Thursday, October 10th - Fall Family Fun Night and Teen Truth Parent Presentation 5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Friday, October 11th - Teen Truth Student Assembly