Leestown Highlights 4.18.21

Your Leestown Middle School Weekly Newsletter

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Our Mission

Leestown Middle School is committed to engaging students in learning experiences that empower each with the tools for life-long success.

Summer Ignite Program

If you are interested in your child participating in Leestown’s Summer Ignite program, please complete this Registration Form by April 27. There are also paper copies available in the Front Office. Leestown’s Summer Ignite program will provide both remediation and enrichment and all students are invited to attend; however- space is limited!


The dates are Session 1: June 8-25, Session 2: July 6-23, and Session 3: July 26-30. Current 6th-8th grade students are invited to attend Sessions 1 and 2; and Session 3 is for incoming 6th graders only. The times are 9am-1pm. Transportation as well as breakfast and lunch will be provided.


If you have any questions, please contact Ali Wright, Leestown Summer Ignite Coordinator, alison.wright@fayette.kyschools.us.

Car Rider Information

We start our afternoon announcements at 3:50, so car riders will not exit the building until 3:55. If your child will be a car rider, it will be best to arrive at 3:55 or later.


For emergency purposes, we will need to leave lanes open in the front of the building the majority of the school day; therefore, we cannot allow access to the car rider line until after 3:30pm. Lanes will be blocked off until then. If you arrive in the parking lot before 3:30pm, you will need to find a parking spot until we open access to the car rider line.


When picking up your child in the car rider line, please follow the procedures below:


Afternoon student pick-up procedure --CAR RIDERS (Very Important Information) In order to facilitate an afternoon car rider pick up line that is safe and efficient, please follow LMS procedures for afternoon pick up:

If you will be picking up your child in a car, we will use two lines to load. For safety, we do not want students crossing traffic or walking into the parking lot unattended. We will have teachers that will supervise students as we stop traffic to safely load students into cars. If your child is not in your car or outside when we release the pick up line traffic, we ask that you pull back around and re-enter the pick up line. This allows the car pick up line traffic to keep moving. Thank you for your understanding!

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Social Distancing

Everyone – employees, students, contractors and visitors – should attempt to maintain at least six feet of space between themselves and others whenever possible. This mitigation measure is known as social distancing and will be supported by modifications in hallway traffic patterns and furniture placement. If the physical space in the school does not allow for spacing students’ desks 6 feet apart, desks will be arranged to leave as much space as possible between desks. All desks will be arranged so students’ seats face the same direction. Hallway traffic patterns for class changes, arrival and dismissal will be modified to maximize physical distancing. Floors will be marked to indicate safe distancing. Students will remain six feet apart or as much as possible in line, in the hallways, in common areas, in classrooms and on school buses

YMCA Early Morning Program -- Application

Click the link below to enroll in the early morning YMCA program.


https://operations.daxko.com/Online/2060/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=CC22521199&

@LeestownLibrary

Shop Our Book Fair April 16th - May 3rd



All proceeds benefit the students of Leestown Middle school.

We buy library books, STEM activities and supplies.


Please share the online shopping link! Shoppers do not need to be a member of the Leestown Family to shop and support our school 😊!

PTSA

May STAFFULTY APPRECIATION WEEK: Help thank our staff for their hard work this year! Please sign up to donate gift cards and treats then dropoff in the front office before Friday, April 30. Gift Card Giveaway and Treat Bags will be distributed the Week of May 10-14 along with other activities for the staff. BIG THANK YOU to all the parents that have already dropped off donations!!


END OF YEAR CLEARANCE on Leestown SWAG: Prices dropped - get your swag before it's gone! T-shirts $7, water bottles $8, sweatshirts $11, tumblers $12. Shop here PTSA Store You will receive an email when your order is ready for pick up at the school. Thank you to all who have purchased this year!


FAMILIES WITH STEM KITS: Only 2 weeks left to enter the drawing for one of 2 $25 gift cards for PapaJohns! Complete a brief survey at pta.org/Survey and email a screenshot of your completed survey to terik@mac.com Drawing will be April 30.


SITE BASED DECISION MAKING COUNCIL Call for Nominations for Parent Representatives 2021-2022 school year: This Council determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities and other matters pertinent to the operation of Leestown Middle School. "A parent SBDM Council member must be a parent, step parent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student attending the school during the council member's term of office. A parent is ineligible if he/she is an employee or a relative of an employee (father, mother, brother, sister, wife, husband, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, etc.) of that school or for the district central office, or a local school board member."

The terms of office are July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and Parent Representatives are expected to attend meetings beginning July, 2021. Parent Representatives must complete a 6-hour training and submit a background check. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, or if you have questions, please contact janeconn98@gmail.com.


8th GRADE PARENTS: Do you have questions about high school? Fill out this 8th Grade Parent Survey and we will get you answers!


STUDENT/PARENT SUPPORT WEBSITE: Do you have questions about social media? mental health? high school programs? or want to make an appointment to speak to your counselor? Click here to visit the new Leestown Student Support Website. It has everything you want to know about navigating Middle School and more!


PTSA Leaders NEEDED for the 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Contact President Janet Connors janeconn98@gmail.com for more info. Election is May 12. If you want to get involved and know more about what is going on in your child's school, there is always something to do in the PTSA!


SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL: select Leestown on Amazon Smile smile.amazon.com, Kroger Rewards https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/, and the Digital Box Tops app. Contact our Treasurer roanette@yahoo.com with questions.

CONNECT: FaceBook @LeestownPtsaLexington, or email the President janeconn98@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Athletics Corner

CHARGER TRACK boys placed FIRST overall on Wednesday!!! Below is a list of any team/individual that finished in the top 5 of an event. Amazing work by our track team!

  • Womens 4x100 relay team - 4th place
  • Gabby Dobson - 4th in long jump
  • Josiah Lemond - 3rd in 100m dash, 2nd in 400m dash, 1st in long jump
  • Malachi Owens - 5th in 100m dash
  • Josh Arnett - 1st in 1600m run (1 mile), 6th in 400m dash
  • Stephen Tackett - 5th in 1600m run
  • Avery Johnson - 2nd in 100m hurdles
  • Mens 4x100 relay team - 2nd place
  • Mens 4x800 relay team - 2nd place
  • Jordan Holman - 5th in long jump
  • Gabriel Bliziotis - 2nd in turbo javelin
  • Nolan Shliakhau - 5th in turbo javelin
  • Ayden Webb - 6th in turbo javelin


CHARGER CHEERLEADING is back at it with plans to compete on May 1! Looking forward to big things from this team again!


CHARGER BASKETBALL will be offering open gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00PM-8:00PM, beginning this week! Open gym is for any student interested in playing basketball at Leestown for the upcoming school year. All of the same return to play protocols will be followed. Parents are not permitted in the school for open gym. Please drop your child off at 6PM with a mask and a water bottle, and pick them up promptly at 8PM. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


Summer is a great time to get your child’s sports physical taken care of and sometimes those appointments take a while to get. Call today and get your child’s sports physical scheduled for this summer so that he/she is ready to go this fall! Remember that you will need a hard copy of the sports physical for EACH sport your child plans to participate in.

If you have any other questions, please contact Jill Pilcher at jill.pilcher@fayette.kyschools.us.

Kappa Klub

There will be a virtual interest meeting for Kappa Klub on Thursday April 22 at 5:00pm

PLD Dance Team

"Any students who plan to attend PLD High School and are interested in being a part of the 2021-22 Dance Team is welcome to attend an open gym meeting Monday April 12th, after school until 5pm. Students must have an updated physical. Questions can be sent to Coach Peddicord at montana.peddicord@fayette.kyschools.us"

PLD Soccer

Dunbar Soccer Informational Meeting

When: Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 PM

Where: Dunbar High School Gym

If you are an incoming freshman for the 21-22 school year or 8th grader, come join us to learn more about the Dunbar Soccer program. This is a general informational meeting that will cover pre-season, tryout and program information.

Unable to join in person? Listen in via Zoom.


https://fcps-net.zoom.us/j/93315877621?pwd=OHZsamlRck9LYTlpVlBVM0Nubk1lQT09

Meeting ID: 933 1587 7621
Passcode: PLD

Set Your Alarms! Remote and In Person Students

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