September 12, 2023
Wednesday, September 13 - FastBridge Testing (students need earbuds!)
Thursday, September 14 - FastBridge Testing (students need earbuds!)
Thursday, September 14 - Title I Parent Meeting (info below)
Friday, September 15 - Activity Night 6-8 PM
Monday, September 18 - PTO Meeting 7-7:45 PM in the LMC
Wednesday, September 20 - Early Release Day, 1:00 dismissal
Annual Title I Parent Meeting
During this informative, remote Title I Parent Meeting on September 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Zoom link), we will delve into the details of our school's Title I status, offering insights into the allocation and utilization of funds for the benefit of our students. Spanish translation will be provided.
Winter 1 seasons are starting soon! All students trying out MUST have SNAP (formerly known as 8 to 18) registration completed and a current physical on file in order to try out.
Boys Conference Basketball Tryouts (must attend both dates):
- Tuesday, October 3: 7th Grade : 2:30-4:00pm & 8th Grade : 4:00-5:30pm
- Thursday, October 5: 7th Grade : 4:00-5:30pm & 8th Grade : 2:30-4:00pm
Cheer Tryouts (must attend both dates):
- Tuesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 5: 7th and 8th grade : 4:00-5:30pm
Poms Tryouts (must attend both dates):
- Tuesday, October 10: 7th & 8th Grade : 4:00-5:30 pm
- Thursday, October 12: 7th & 8th Grade : 2:30-4:00pm
Lundahl students will be taking FastBridge assessments at least 3 times this year. Our first screeners will be taking place on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14. PLEASE NOTE: EARBUDS ARE REQUIRED FOR TESTING. Please remind your student to bring theirs with them to school.
Here are some tips to help your child be successful with showing their full understanding of the content being assessed:
Ensure your child charges their Chromebook the night before testing
Get a healthy and filling meal for dinner the night before and breakfast and lunch the day of testing
Turn off technology early and get a good night’s sleep
Remind your child to do their best so we can best support their learning and meet their needs
School Picture Information
Pre-ordered picture packages should arrive in mid to late September and will be sent home with students. If you missed the order window, you may still order using your child's ticket code, which will be sent home with your student in mid to late September. Please note that a shipping fee will be added when placing an order after picture day with a ticket code, and picture packages will be shipped directly to your home. Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:45 am.
Make sure to order your yearbook. Yearbooks are currently on sale for $21 from now until November 18th. After November 18th, the yearbook price goes up to $26.
- Click here for complete ordering details.
Be Seen and Heard - Erin's Law Presentations
Lundahl Middle School will be presenting the initial presentation for Erin's Law through Be Seen and Heard on September 26th. Please review this letter for more information.
TUNE IN to the D47 Podcast!
Join Dr. Kathy Hinz on episode 2 of 'Deep Dive with Dr. Hinz' as she talks with Dawn Dvorak, Head of Youth Services, and Ashlee Tominey, Youth Services Librarian, at the Crystal Lake Public Library! https://bit.ly/D47Podcast
PBIS Donations Needed
Our students are busy collecting ROARS for being responsible, respectful, and safe! One of the most popular ways to redeem their ROARS is using them to purchase items at our ROAR Store. We are reaching out to ask for your help stocking our store. You can send donations with your student or drop them off at the front office Monday-Friday between 7:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Items needed include:
- Bulk candy or candy bars (fun size preferred)
- Gum (either bulk Hubba Bubba or small packs)
- Chips (individual serving bags)
- Takis (individual serving bags)
- Gatorade (smaller bottle sizes preferred)
- Gift Cards to Five Below, Starbucks, Target, etc. ($5 or $10 amounts)
Dogs Not Allowed on Lundahl Property
As our after school events ramp up, we would like to remind you that dogs are not allowed on school property. This includes times such as before and after school pickup/drop-off, after school events (i.e. cross country or track meets), and during school hours. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and community safe.
One of the expectations for our students is to bring their fully charged Chromebook to school each day. If they forget to do so, we have a supply of loaner Chromebooks for students to use for the day. If you drop off your student's Chromebook after the start of the day, it will be delivered to the Tech Office and given to your student when they return the loaner.
Cell Phone Policy
- As a reminder, cell phones and all mobile devices, including smart watches, MUST be TURNED OFF and put away in their locker from 7:40am-2:14pm.
- If your child needs to contact you, please remind them to come to the office and ask for permission. If they follow this expectation, we will happily let them use the phone. If we find that the students are using their phones without permission, we will enforce our school procedures.
- Cell phones and mobile devices can be turned on at the end of the school day (after dismissal bell) and should be used primarily to communicate with parents/friends who are assisting with transportation.
- Cell phones and mobile devices may not be used during transition times or between classes.
- Consequences of cell phone violations can be found here.
Communication from D155
School Event Safety
At school events, the district is investing in enhanced communication and signage, an app that allows attendees to report concerns at events, and additional security guards at home football games. District 155 will not allow anyone to re-enter school events and no bags, no balls, no outside drinks or food will be allowed (unless for medical purposes). The Crystal Lake and Cary police departments will continue to have a police presence at District 155 home football games. At Crystal Lake Central, middle and elementary school students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to enter the stadium.
Notes from the LMC
Hello! My name is Ms. Rebella, and I am the full-time librarian at Lundahl Middle School! The library (LMC) is open and students have been busy checking out books, exploring the layout of the library, and learning about everything the LMC has to offer. It has been a great couple of weeks getting to know the school and students, and their excitement and motivation for reading is truly amazing. I look forward to getting to know each of the students better throughout the year.
The LMC in middle school is quite different from elementary school. The library is open the majority of the day and available to students and staff for multiple purposes (book checkout, research, group or independent work time, etc.). I meet regularly with classes to deliver book talks, teach research skills, and support classroom teachers with lessons specific to that class.
Another difference between elementary and middle school is the variety of books students have access to. Middle schoolers come with a wide range of reading levels, backgrounds, maturity levels, and life experiences, both positive and negative. We work hard to provide students with as much choice as possible. Please know we have books with more mature content and are considered YA (young adult). Please have conversations with your student about what you feel is appropriate for them to read. This will be different for all families, and that is OK. I also encourage you to ask your students about what they are reading to learn more about your growing and changing middle schooler. As I get to know your child as readers and individuals, I will be able to encourage new genres, topics, and authors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
As new clubs begin, they will be added to our Clubs & Activities page on our website. We encourage parents and students to also check our Daily Announcements, which are posted on our website each day, to see what clubs are starting up soon.
Choir is starting soon!
If your student is interested in joining Choir, our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 19th after school in the Music Room, Rm 100! Please click this link for more information, and here is a quick google sign-up form for parents/guardians to fill out (students can still show up to rehearsal even if the form hasn't been completed). There is no audition, all singers are welcome! Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:25-3:15 with the option of taking the 4:10 Activity Bus home (in which case students will report to the LMC for Homework Club after Choir). We are a performing ensemble that will have two concerts and other fun activities throughout the year! Please talk to Mrs. Witt with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, LMS hosts a homework club for students. Staff supervise students who might need a place to do work after a club ends until the activity buses leave at 4:10. Please note that this is a study hall environment until students from clubs and activities arrive at 3:30. At that point, it is a busier environment and not ideal to complete homework assignments. No advance sign up is required to attend, and students are not required to stay the entire time if they have made pick up arrangements to leave before 4:00. We encourage parents and students to discuss their after school arrangements in advance.
The intent in providing these activity buses is to enable more of our students the opportunity to participate in school activities, clubs and sports. Activity buses run on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Buses depart from Lundahl on these days at 4:10 PM. Activity buses are available to any Lundahl student who has a regularly scheduled bus and remains at school until the departure time. Click here to view our activity bus stop locations. Please note, drop off locations are not always the same as daily bus routes.
Activity Night - Friday, 9/15
- Volunteers needed! Please click here to see how you can help and to sign up!
PTO Meeting - Monday, 9/18
- PTO is open to ALL Lundahl parents, please join us! Our first meeting of the year is Monday, September 18 from 7:00-7:45 PM in the Lundahl LMC
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Visit the LMS spirit wear store to see our spirit wear options!
- Password: LMS_23
- Store closes Friday, September 15th
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Lundahl Family Assistance
Lundahl supports the district's mission of empowering all students and strives to also provide support for families. If your family needs assistance, please complete the form linked below: