La Mesa Update

April 14, 2019

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Hello La Mesa Families,

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We are very excited to share that La Mesa has been selected as a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School by the Flippen Group. Please check out the article form KTHS HERE.

Have a great week! Thank you for your ongoing support of La Mesa Junior High.


Michele Krantz


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.

Toppers Restaurant Night

Come on out and enjoy some delicious Toppers Pizza on Wednesday, April 17th from 3:30 - 9:00 pm at the Canyon Country location on Soledad Cyn Rd. 20% will go back to La Mesa.
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It's X-Week at La Mesa Sponsored by DFY in SCV

April 15-19th in DFY X-Week where students commit to X out drugs and alcohol.

Monday - Lunch Activity - Students are encouraged to TAKE THE PLEDGE and committing to stay drug free. They are invited to sign their names on the banner at lunch.

Tuesday - Lunch Activity - "Don't Let Drugs Control You!" Students can race remote control cars using vision impairment Goggle to simulate the dangers of driving under the influence.

Wednesday - "Sock it to Drugs" spirit day. Students can show off their crazy and mismatched socks

Thursday - Glaze don't Blaze - Donut eating lunch time activity in the quad for students to participate in.

Friday - "Put Drugs to Sleep" - Wear your comfiest pajamas or onsie (must still adhere to dress code).

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.

Check out this Podcast on bullying from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (click below)

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!

Please Follow the Law

We can not stress enough the importance of following the posted signs and traffic expectations around the school. We understand you are in a hurry and have to be places, but all of the procedures are meant to support moving everyone through quickly and keeping every one safe. Students crossing May Way pose a particular risk to both the students and the drivers. The posted no stopping signs also allow for the smooth flow of traffic.

Being on cell phones as you participate in drop off and pick up is also a hazard.

We need to model for students that rules apply to us all and should be followed whether an authority figure is watching or not.

Please work with us to make this work for all.

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Coming up:

Friday, April 26th - 4th Quarter Progress Report

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

Tuesday, May 7th - Parent Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 pm 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.