The LMS Lowdown

October 30, 2020

Principal's Message

It's hard to believe, but we are about to hit November. As you know, in public education, that typically means a month in which the schedule is impacted. Next week, we will be closed on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11/3, 11/5, and 11/6 respectively. We are very proud of the efforts of our staff and families to keep COVID-19 out of our schools, but with days off comes the possibility of issues. We ask you to be safe and encourage your kids to make wise choices with the time off next week. In addition, the end of our first marking period is approaching the week after the convention. Please encourage your kids to keep with or make up any assignments that could impact their grades. We hope to see everyone back and healthy after the teacher's convention.


Thanks,


Bud

Students of the Month for September!

TYING FICTION TO REAL LIFE

Mrs. Brennan's class discussed the stresses in the life of a character in a book they are reading and then used these balloons to represent stressors in their own lives. Great job of bringing what is learned in to the classroom to the real life of students.
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GOVERNOR'S EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Do you know a classroom teacher or educational services professional (such as a child study team member, nurse, counselor, reading specialist, or media specialist), a custodian, classroom aide, school secretary, BOE office secretary, EDC employee or other support staff member who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person by completing a nomination form by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020. Administrators, staff members, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate.


Teacher/Educational Specialist:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_b37pkUFD14DkPWmB0xbtdpOjllMkROn_JYWRbWPvkRI9Pg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Support Staff Member:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn3VlRJu7AbRG8QLt3Uxg5Xt2akzNzobCKS21YXiYs-KIINg/viewform?usp=sf_link

FALL CONFERENCES

Our teachers are in the process of setting up our annual fall conferences to update you on your child’s progress. Thus far, we are very happy with how things have gone with our remote and hybrid schedules this year. Instead of live conferences scheduled on certain dates, the teachers will be setting up their own conference dates and times which will happen either through Zoom/Google Meet or on the phone. Your child’s teacher will be in touch to set up a time to meet by mid-December.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK CAN MAKE...

Here is the beautiful tree right by our bus drop area and how she has looked and changed over the past week.

VETERAN'S DAY

Please help us to continue our tradition of a great Veteran's Day celebration at LMS. Please click on the link below to send a picture of a loved one who served our country for the LMS slide show which will be presented in a couple of weeks.


https://forms.gle/WQAvQJmXKEUQ2BTEA

PLEASE HELP THE PTA ASSIST FAMILIES IN NEED

The Lumberton PTA's annual Holiday Drive will be starting on Monday, November 9th. This program helps to provide children in our community that are less fortunate with coats, clothes, food, and gifts from each child’s specific wish list. In 2019, we were able to help 55 Lumberton children from 24 different families; this could not have been done without your continued support. Please look for an email with more details and a flyer with your homeroom's sponsored child coming soon.


In addition:


CALLING ALL LOOSE CHANGE! The annual LMS Loose Change drive will be starting Monday, 11-2. This collection is in direct support of the 2020 Holiday Drive and all change collected will be used to buy our local, less fortunate families grocery gift cards. Please keep your eye out for additional details and bring in that loose change!


Here is the flyer:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enOCuJDCyJoRgHMUghbJseTqZIB7mj_gO4FWgJaTI9g/edit?usp=sharing

Wedding Bells

We would like to send a big congratulations out to our school counselor, Ms. Angela Byers. Last month she was married and is very excited to return to LMS as Mrs. Franklin. All of us send our best.

LMS LOWDOWN THROWBACK

we are going to start a Throwback section in our Lowdown and post some pictures from some old yearbooks for fun. We will start today with the class of 1995. By my math, these students should now be about 38-40 years old. I wonder if there are some current LMS parents in here. We'd love to hear from you if there are.
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EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS

Just a reminder to make sure your vote is counted. Please do so by Thursday through the mail or drop box or go the poles in person on Tuesday, 11/3.
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WANT TO GET YOUR CHILD FEATURED IN OUR NEWSLETTERS?

Make sure you have photo permissions turned on in our Genesis Portal under the 20-21 Technology Start Up Form