The Monday Minute

Week of September 12th @ LVMS

We hope that everyone had a great weekend!

We have a busy week at LVMS with many clubs and activities beginning registration. Contact club advisors directly with any questions and be sure to listen to our morning announcements for additional information!

LVMS Lunch Menus and Information

Daily Announcements

Did you know the daily announcements that are made each morning are also available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!

LVMS Announcements Website

Start Strong Testing Reminders!

The New Jersey Start Strong Assessment for Grade 6 Science will be held on Monday, September 12th. Any students who missed ELA or Mathematics sections (scheduled last week) will complete make ups this week. The purpose of this state testing is to provide the district with an early indication of the level of support students may need based upon the prior year’s academic standards. Included is the testing schedule and some general reminders:

Testing Schedule:

Monday, September 12th - Grade 6: Science

General Reminders:

  • Charge your ChromeBook fully the night prior to testing
  • Try to be on time and present in school these three days

PickUp Patrol

All families should have received an invitation email to enroll in PickUp Patrol (email came directly from PickUp Patrol). If you have not already, please register for and create your account.


LVMS will utilize PickUp Patrol in the following ways:

  • Reporting Student Absence from school (sick, doctors appointment, etc.)
  • Reporting a student coming to school late
  • Requesting to pick up a student early from school
  • Giving permission for a student to walk home after school or NOT take the bus.

LVMS will continue to accept phone calls for absences / hand-signed parent notes for early dismissal and walking until October 1, thereafter all LVMS Parents/Guardians will be expected to enter ALL attendance information exclusively on PickUp Patrol.

Parents can access PickUp Patrol by visiting the LVMS Website Main Page and clicking the "Attendance / Dismissal" Button below the video footage. Parents can also utilize and bookmark the following website or click the button below.

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Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

It is preferred that LVMS students ride buses to/from school. Since our parking lot is not structured for parent drop-off or pick-up, our buses are the easiest way to ensure timely arrival and dismissal. Of course, we know parent drop-off/pick-up is occasionally necessary and information specific to those procedures will be coming to parents soon. Please note that, effective immediately, students will not be permitted to enter the building until 8:30am unless they are participating in a club/program meeting before school begins - the club/program advisor will arrange to meet the students at our main entry on club days and provide supervision before the school day begins.

House Wars is Back!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Spirit Day - Red, White & Blue Day!

3rd Place: House 7 - 2

2nd Place: House 8-2

1st Place: House 7-3

Follow the Monday Minute and morning announcements for upcoming Spirit days and activities to earn points and get a chance to win HOUSE WARS!

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Clubs & Activities

There are MANY great clubs at LVMS! For more information, visit the clubs and activities page of the LVMS Website for full descriptions, as well as contact information for club advisors. In the upcoming weeks, club advisors will put out information about signing up, specific meeting dates and locations, etc. As a reminder, to participate in any club, there is a $50.00 club participation fee.

Yearbook Club

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Cooking Club

Cooking Club will begin on September 27th! Cooking club registration will begin on September 13th outside of Mrs. Carkitto's room (room 42). Cooking club will meet on Tuesdays or Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Registration is first come, first served. See Mrs. Carkitto with any questions.

Please be aware there is an additional $10 fee for supplies provided with Cooking Club.

LVMS Rock Band

The LVMS Rock Band is now accepting auditions for the 2022-2023 school year. Interested in playing guitar, bass, or drums in a band? Want to meet and collaborate with musicians? See Mr. Forrestal for more details.

Music Production Club

Interested in learning how to record and produce your own music? Sign-ups for the Music Production Club are now open. Gain experience working behind the scenes at the Winter and Spring concerts. The Music Production club meets Friday mornings. See Mr. Forrestal for more information.

Intramural Club

Intramural club will be starting on Thursday, September 15th, after school until 4:45. If you plan to participate, make sure that you have a permission slip and check handed in to Mr. Petty or Mr. Schlesinger before September 14th. If you have any questions please see Mr. Petty or Mr. Schlesinger.

Morning Chorus

Morning Chorus club will be sponsoring an Open House Event for students who are interested in becoming a member. Bring a friend and join us on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:45 am in room 43. No auditions necessary.

Chess Club

The sign up sheet for the LVMS Chess Club can be found outside of Mr. Ryan's room (room 5). The first meeting will be on Monday, 9/19 at 7:45 in Mr. Ryan's room (Room 5). Please contact Mr. Ryan with any questions!

Forensic Club

The Forensics Public Speaking Club will meet in Room 20, Mrs. Smith's room, on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:00 AM. After school meetings will be held on 9/14 and 9/21 this month. Please see Mrs. Smith for more information!

Band Rehearsals: 6th Grade Band / 7th & 8th Grade Band

7th and 8th Grade Band will have their first morning rehearsal on Tuesday, September 13th.

6th Grade Band will have their first morning rehearsal on Thursday, September 15th.

Please see Mrs. Oppel with any additional questions.

Please arrive at LVMS by 7:45 AM



Please be sure to check out the LVMS Sports Portal for all schedules / sports team updates.

As a reminder, the deadline for all sports forms and physicals has passed. Late forms will, unfortunately, not be accepted.

Any questions can be directed to individual coaches or to Mr. Mitch Schlesinger, LVMS Sports Coordinator

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer Tryouts will continue on Monday 9/12 after school.

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Demarest


Girls Field Hockey

Field Hockey Tryouts will continue on Monday 9/12.

Fall 2022 Team Schedule (will be updated soon!)

Coach: Ms. Kozimor


Boys and Girls Cross Country

Boys and Girls Cross Country will continue after school from 3:30 - 4:45 PM, meeting in the North Gym. Please remember to bring a change of clothes for fitness, a refillable water bottle and sneakers. Please make arrangements for transportation/parent pick up at 4:45 PM.

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mrs. Erbe


PTA Events & Information

Register for the 7th Grade Social, 9/16 from 6-8 p.m.
Find your way through a high-tech scavenger hunt this Friday night in the LVMS Back Field! Click here to register.

Discounted $20 rate for PTA Members!

Color Run Fundraiser & Event

The PTA is hosting a Color Run as our next school fundraiser, and it kicks off today, 9/12, followed by a 5K Color Run event on 10/1. All students can participate, and you may register them at Details on the 10/1 event day to follow. This will be the PTA's biggest fundraiser with a goal of $25,000, and we thank you for your support! Contact Michelle Els or Chris Satmary with questions or to volunteer.,

Open PTA Positions
We need a few people to fill the following roles:

  • 6th Grade and 8th Grade Social Chairs
  • Teacher Grant Committee
  • Holiday Shop Co-Chair
  • Student Assemblies Co-Chair
  • Standing Rules Committee (establishes standing rules to amend our PTA Bylaws).

Please reach out to if interested

Join or Renew Your 2022-23 PTA Membership

Individual Family membership $20

Staff membership $15