The Lemme Letter

October 26, 2017

Halloween is Coming!

Halloween is right around the corner. We will be celebrating Halloween on Tuesday, October 31 with a school-wide parade and classroom parties. We will begin the parade out the front doors at 1:45. We will walk down Dartmouth and back up around to the back of the school. We will conclude the parade with a brief Lemme Orff Club concert on the back blacktop. Immediately following the parade and concert, classrooms will have their individual parties. Thank you to all room volunteers for making these parties a success.

Students may bring their constumes for the parade and parties. Please do not dress them in their constumes for the whole day. We also ask that you send the simplified version of their costume- no face paint, no weapons, etc. Students will have a few minutes to change into their costumes before the parade begins. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of your child's costume, please contact his/her teacher. Thank you!

Lemme's Annual Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, Nov. 10th, 8:30am

3100 East Washington Street

Iowa City, IA

This year marks the 27th Annual Veterans' Day Assembly at Lemme. We would like to invite and Lemme family/friends that are Veteran's or currently serving in the Military to this celebration. All students in grades 3-6 will be attending the celebration. Students in grades K-2 who have honorees are also invited to attend. We honor any and all Veterans in a slide show as part of the assembly. If you have not previously sent pictures and information in years past and would like to do so, please send the following to :

Veteran's name

Picture (if you have one)

Branch of military

Location and dates of service

Who the Veteran is related to at Lemme


Any questions can be directed towards

DPO Meeting

On Wednesday, November 8th, Northwest Junior High will host the monthly District Parent Organization (DPO) meeting from 6-7:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Iowa City Community School District Special Education Director Lisa Glenn who will provide an overview of the work currently underway in the Special Education department. In addition, questions will be addressed that have been submitted from the community over the last month.

The DPO will also have their monthly reports from the Iowa City Community School District Foundation and the District administration team.

Northwest Junior High is located at 1507 8th Street in Coralville and is accessible to wheelchairs. Northwest’s Nutrition Services team will try to provide food, so RSVPs are appreciated. You may RSVP for the meeting at

The District Parent Organization will provide childcare for the meeting. If you require this service, please complete the information at the following link:

For more information about the District Parent Organization please visit For more information about a new Special Education support group please contact Renee Speh at

Upcoming PTA meeting

Save the Date: Our next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm in the Lemme Library. We will be having ICCSD Equity Director, Kingsley Botchway II as a guest speaker. He will be sharing on the topic of race, and how we can discuss this topic with our children. We hope you are able to join us!

Conferences are Coming!!!

Parent/Teacher conferences are quickly approaching.

November 9- 2:40-7:10pm

November 15- 7:40am-7:10pm There is no school this day for students!

If you have NOT scheduled a conference for your child, please contact his/her teacher as soon as possible.

Iowa Assessments are FINISHED!

Thank you so much to the Lemme teachers and students for making these assessments a success. We appreciate you encouraging your children to get a good nights rest, eating healthy, and trying their best. We will have results ready to discuss at our SECOND parent/teacher conference in Feb./March.