This Week at Lilburn Middle School

Keep Up to Date with Happenings at LMS!

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Dear Lilburn Middle School Families,


I hope you've had a great Thanksgiving Break.

I have updated the format of the newsletter. Any feedback would be welcome. The newsletter is also available in Spanish. Click here for the Spanish version.

It was nice to see many of our families in the car rider lane for Pastries for Parents (and Guardians) (pictures) as well as at the ESOL Fall Festival (pictures) on Thursday, November 17 (which was also National Parental Involvement Day).

With only 15 school days left in the semester, it's a great time to review your child's progress on the Parent Portal or Parent Vue App and determine what is needed to meet academic goals for the first semester.

GCPS Promotion Criteria
As a reminder, here are the GCPS promotion criteria: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/33151
This shows what the minimum requirements are for students to be promoted to the next grade level.

LMS Milestones Benchmark and Final Exams
These exams are mentioned on the calendar below, but I wanted to highlight them here as well. Teachers will be sharing more information with students about these exams as we get closer.
Tuesday, December 13: Math and Social Studies- Block Schedule
Wednesday, December 14: Language Arts and Science- Block Schedule

Parent Portal and Parent Vue App issues
Apparently the Parent Portal and Parent Vue App are currently preventing parents/guardians from sending emails to teachers. In the meantime, you can find teacher email addresses here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/5138

Holiday Resources
Click here for a list of holiday resources in the area.

8th Grade and Gear Up Information
Students will select a high school during the week of November 28 – December 2. Directions will be forthcoming.
Find more information here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/6633

Volunteers Needed
Our 6th and 8th graders will be visiting the Junior Achievement Discovery Center in the spring and we are looking for volunteers who can help with the event.
"If you are not familiar already, Junior Achievement of Georgia provides authentic learning experiences for youth that focus on career readiness and financial literacy. 6th and 8th grade students will visit the JA Discovery Center (on the dates listed below) as a capstone experience to what they have learned in the classroom. Volunteers help the programming come to life, and they provide a day-of training, lunch, coffee, and parking for all volunteers." Click here to register to volunteer.
6th Grade - Mar 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
8th Grade - Apr 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 24

Mentors Needed
Gwinnett County Public Schools is seeking mentors. Please view this flyer and apply for this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. GCPS Mentoring Application

Yearbook preorders have begun
Don't be left without a book. We have sold out the past two years. Preorder your yearbook here: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ using code 10041623 or purchase with me in the Parent Center. Yearbooks cost between $38 and $52.50.

iSUCCESS
iSUCCESS is an excellent way to provide additional academic assistance for your student. The iSUCCESS program will have two main areas of focus:
1. Work Session to complete missing assignments
2. Alternate assignments to build academic knowledge
iSUCCESS meets on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
The permission form can be picked up in one of our offices or can be downloaded here.

Chick-fil-A
Sliders will be on sale for $3.00 every Wednesday and Friday during lunch.

Ice cream
Ice cream will be on sale for $1.00 every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during lunch

Mustang Champions of the Month of October
6th Grade (October)
7th Grade (October)
8th Grade (October)


City of Lilburn Chief of Police
Please review this message from the City of Lilburn Chief of Police

Parenting Tips of the Week
Click here for the Parenting Tips of the Week!

Tutoring
Our morning tutoring program is available on the following days:
Tuesday: Connections
Wednesday: Math and Social Studies
Thursday: Language Arts and Science
Tutoring runs from 8:15 AM to 8:50 AM. Please do not drop off your child before 8 AM.

Tutor.com
Tutor.com, a free one-on-one virtual tutoring resource provided through a partnership between GCPS and the Gwinnett County Public Library. Your child's user name is their student ID and password is their birthdate (MMDD). Click here to access this valuable resource.

Resources from our Counselors
Our Counselors maintain a lists of community resources that you might find helpful.
Find the lists here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/12127

Affordable Internet
Click here for information about a low-cost Internet program: https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/do-i-qualify/

English Classes for Parents/Guardians
If you've not already done so, please fill out the survey below if you are interested in taking English classes at LMS.

Calendar

November
November is American Indian Heritage Month

November is Family Engagement Month

Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

December

December 1 - December 9 - PTSA Holiday Gram Sales


Thursday, December 1, 6 PM - 7th Grade Advanced Theatre Show

Friday, December 2, 10 AM - 6 PM - Vendor Day

Friday, December 2, 6 PM - 7th Grade Advanced Theatre Show

Saturday, December 3, Latino Youth Leadership Conference at Emory University

Saturday, December 3, 4 PM, City of Lilburn Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Monday, December 5, Basketball vs. Northbrook MS

Tuesday, December 6, Digital Learning Day

Wednesday, December 7 - Basketball Pep Rally during connections

Wednesday, December 7, 5-7 PM, PTSA Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 PM, 8th Grade Concert

Thursday, December 8 - Progress Reports sent home

Thursday, December 8 - Basketball vs. Radloff MS

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM, 6th Grade Winter Concert

Saturday, December 10 - Basketball vs. Twin Rivers MS

Tuesday, December 13 - Math and Social Studies Milestones Benchmark Final Exams (Block Schedule)

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 PM - 7th Grade Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 14 - Language Arts and Science Milestones Benchmark Final Exams (Block Schedule)

Thursday, December 15 - Basketball vs. Dacula MS

Friday, December 16 - End of the First Semester

Saturday, December 17 - Wednesday, January 4 - Winter Break

January
Wednesday, January 4 - Staff members return to work

Thursday, January 5 - Students return to school
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Click the link below to purchase tickets for basketball games and theatre productions.

Recognitions!

PTSA Reflections Arts Contest
Congratulations to Edgar Tizol Margos for his 2nd place entry in the District PTA Reflections Contest and to Jazlyn Brooks for her winning entry. Her artwork will now be entered in the state competition. Click here for pictures from the awards ceremony two Sundays ago.

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a unique high school that focuses on advanced and challenging studies in the fields of engineering, biosciences, and emerging technologies. Enrollment for the 9th grade class is open to all 8th grade students who are residents of the Gwinnett County school district attendance zone; who are successfully promoted to 9th grade by the end of spring semester, 2023; and who successfully complete an 8th grade math curriculum that is a full unit of Carnegie-eligible Accelerated Algebra I or higher. Students in Carnegie-eligible Algebra I will need to achieve a 1st semester grade of 90% or higher – AND – 1) earn a Milestones (EOC) score in the Distinguished category (minimum scaled score of 92) OR 2) earn a score of 550 or higher on the math portion of the PSAT 8/9 or SAT (test must be taken no later than January 20, 2023). GSMST is now accepting registration applications for the 2023-2024 freshman class. The registration deadline is January 20, 2023. Detailed information and the registration forms are available on the school’s website: http://www.gsmst.org/ Click on Admissions.

The GSMST lottery registration window opened on November 1, 2022, and it will remain open until January 20, 2023.
Parent meeting dates are 11/15/22, 12/1/22, and 1/10/23 with all meetings held in-person at GSMST at 7:00 PM. Please note the cluster meeting dates below. Additional details and documents are available on our school website at www.gsmst.org/.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 for the: Archer Cluster, Brookwood Cluster, Dacula Cluster, Grayson Cluster, Mill Creek Cluster, Mountain View Cluster, Parkview Cluster, Shiloh Cluster, South Gwinnett Cluster

Thursday, December 1, 2022 for the: Berkmar Cluster, Central Gwinnett Cluster, Collins Hill Cluster, Discovery Cluster, Duluth Cluster, Lanier Cluster, Meadowcreek Cluster, Norcross Cluster, North Gwinnett Cluster, Peachtree Ridge Cluster, Seckinger Cluster

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 will be a make-up meeting date

Other High Schools available to students in our attendance zone
Gwinnett County School of the Arts (Families in our attendance zone must provide transportation)
Gwinnett Online Campus
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Vendor Day
We are hosting a Vendor Day on Friday, December 2 between 10 AM and 6 PM. Please sign up here if you are interested in participating and selling items. There is a $10 fee to participate. Families may attend from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Clubs

Basketball: The teams have been selected. Mark.Dabney@gcpsk12.org (boys), madison.shope@gcpsk12.org (girls)

Campus Life:
Every Wednesday morning at 8 AM in the Old Gym. Permission forms are available in the academy offices and with me. Although Campus Life is a Christian-based program, students of all backgrounds are welcome. Students participate in fun games and interesting and inspirational conversations. Contact Lisa.Skinner@gcpsk12.org

Cheerleading: Coaches Brianca.S.Noble@gcpsk12.org and Anissa.Richardson@gcpsk12.org

Chess Club:
8:15 AM every Tuesday. Permission forms are available in the academy offices. Christ.Ponraj@gcpsk12.org

Corners Outreach Teen Quest afterschool program: Monday through Thursday afternoon. A development program for teens who are interested in academic support, social/emotional development, and career pathways. Contact Arturo Vasquez at Arturo.Vasquez@cornersoutreach.org or 470-549-3896 for more information. We must have a car rider form on file for a student to be able to board the Corners Outreach shuttle. Corners Outreach is located at 5139 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross. The signup link is here: https://tinyurl.com/CornersLMS

COYAD: COYAD Club will focus on leadership training as well as drug prevention education. Students will learn leadership skills and campaign and educate their friends, family, school and community members to be drug-free. Meets every other Wednesday until 5:30 PM in room 5.014. Contact: lydia.lim@gcpk12.org

Domestic Arts Club: 7th and 8th Grade Only. For those who like to create, sew, bake, or cook. Forms available in 7th and 8th grade offices. Limited space available. Contact: rebecca.myers@gcpsk12.org

Drama Club - Fridays at 8:15 AM. Interested students should pick up an application outside of the theatre or in the academy office. Drama club is open to ALL students, grades 6-8, whether or not they are in theatre. We will be reading scripts, creating puppets, and playing some fun improv games this year! Contact: Sabrina.Bryant@gcpsk12.org

Environmental Club - Monday afternoons until 6 PM (except this week, we're meeting Tuesday). Contact me, Amanda.H.Martin@gcpsk12.org or maymmie.seivright@gcpsk12.org

Latino Youth Leadership Academy: Contact me (open to all students). Every other Thursday afternoon.

LMS News Crew: The morning news team. Contact Jermel.Byrd@gcpsk12.org

Mustangs United Student Council: Contact maymmie.seivright@gcpsk12.org

Readers Rally - Contact Rebecca.Myers@gcpsk12.org

Robotics: Contact: Shanel.L.Allen@gcpsk12.org

Sapphire Dance Team: Contact Amber.Spottsville@gcpsk12.org

Soccer: Contacts: Nick.Spudich@gcpsk12.org (boys) and Chrisitna.Bridges@gcpsk12.org (girls)

Yearbook Club There is still room for more 6th graders. Contact me. Meets every Friday afternoon.

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From our Counselors

Our counselors request that families of 7th graders read this message.
The counselors ask that all families read this message.

Community Information and Resources

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As shown above, Gwinnett County Public Schools is seeking mentors. Apply for this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students using the GCPS Mentoring Application
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Volunteers of the Month

August - Jessica Baker and Rosie Nguyen
September - Solange Arcoverde
October - Cassaundra Carter
November - Neyrubi Millan
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PTSA - The Parent, Teacher, Student Association

It's definitely not too late to join the PTSA - one of the best ways to support our school. Every $8.00 membership supports programming such as our Valentine's Dance, International Night, and student awards. Watch this 2-minute video to find out why we need your support! No time commitment is expected. Sign up with me in the Parent Center or at this link: https://lilburnmiddleptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/704620

Thanks to the following 363 people who have already joined (PTSA Board Members in Bold):


Heberto Abreu

Eridana Agreda

Leslie Aguilar

Maria Roxana Aguilar Aldana

Josette Aissatou

Luis Alberto

Juana Aldana Rueda

Maria Aldave

Dustin Alexander

Zainab Ali

Halle Allen

Lashon Allen

Shanel Allen

Ibrahim Alminawi

Seham Alminawi

Sofia Alvarado Carmona

Haley Alvarez

Jose Amador

Kevin Kostadin Andonov

Vasil Andonov

Zuzanna Andonova

Tarik Andwele

Phyllis Anglin

Brian Aranda

Yvonne Arce

Miguel Arce

Solange Arcoverde

Aracely Arenas

Roberto Arias

Safa Ataalsid

Christopher Bacon

Jessica Baker

Adriana Balzadua

Yastri Bamaca

Matias Basurto Haro

Alistair Baumgartner

Gabriela Bautista

Tomeka Bembry

Caroline Bennett

Candice Bethel

Hortencia Blancarte

Elizabeth Blevins

Ja'Riah Bolden

Galina Bontcheva

Marie Bosler

Ivan Botnaru

Marva Branch

Elease Brand

Jody Brightwell

Jaden Brooks

Jayla Brooks

Jazlyn Brooks

Paula Brooks

Diane Brown

Sabrina Bryant

Phalla Bun

Samantha Burke

Everoy Burton

Jermel Byrd

Oguan Byrd

Rosalba Cabrera

Erick Calvac

Berenice Campillo

Cecilia and Thomas Carmichael

Maryuri Carmona

Valentina Carrizo

Ballerie Carter

Cassaundra Carter

Priscellia Carter

Brenda Castro

Esau Cerrato

Amy Chavez

Jennifer Checkwood

Egline Cherono

patricia chinchay

Valeria Chirinos

Eulogio Chow

Pasha Clark

Consuelo Claros

Brayan Claros Del Cid

Stephanie Cockerm

Katrina Coleman

Shakeria Coleman

Gregotia Colon

Zoe Colon

Angela Cooks

Fredinel Copreros

Danilo Corea

Yesica Corrales

Rita Correra

Charlyn Corts

Christopher L Crawford

Kelechi Crowe

Andrea Cruz

Jess Cruz

Lariza Cruz

Valerie Cruz

Elva Cuestas

Bruce Cunningham

Michelle Cunningham Thompson

Sonia Curry

Mark Dabney

King Davis

LaTonja DeCambre

Kyriba Del Castillo

Telma Delgado

Maria DeSantos

Shaniece Desnoes

Christopher Diaz

Maritza Diaz

Shonte Djibo

Nghia Doan

Macy Dominey

Leslie Domingo

Michael Doyne

Debra Dudley

Mahammed Easin

Haley Eason

Willande Edmond

Veronica Edwards

Sherri Ellis

Sonia Erazo

Jackie ether

Mumtaz Fatima

S Ferral Leandro

christina finamore

Freddy Flores Sanchez

Charlie Fluellen

Malik Fraizer

Archemae Fredericks

Cynthia Freeman

Solangel Fuenmayor

Winolee Furtney

Jacqueline Galo

Ana Galvez

Yan Gan

Estefany Garcia

Laura Garcia

Liliana Garcia

Venissa Garcia

Elsi Garcio

Laura Girard

Candace C Gissell

Yohana Gomez Castillo

Vicki Goss

Stephanie Greenwood

Elizabeth Gross

Gabriela Guzman

Darrell Haddock

Jameela Hall

Mehbuba Hassen

Courtni Hawkins

Erika Hernandez

Kyle Higgins

Bland Hill

Elizabeth Hill

Douglas Hollingsworth

Francis Horne

Reginald Horton

Brian Howe

Tingting Huang

Linda An Huynh

Mayra Ibarra

Keisha Ingram

Nicole Irish

Jaqueline Islas

Jasmine Jackson

Manekia Jackson

Elodia Jaimez

Janett Jaimez

Chacaria James

Ty Jenkins

Stephanie Jimenez

andre Johnson

Sabrina Johnson

Will Johnson

Abby Jones

Laurita Jones

Maribele Jones

Mary Frances Jones

Robinson Jourdan

Nicole Julio

Shalini Kalwathoo

Margo Kamel

Salematou Keita

Rolnth Khalil

Naveed Khan

Elizabeth Kontoghiorghes

Yvonne Kroll

Alejandra Landaverde

Brittney Lang

Latricia LaSpisa

Vu Le

Lydia Lim

Brittney Little

Brenda Lopez

Mirza Lopez

Niemi Lucas

Alejandra Luna

Erin Luna

Isiah Lyles

Nina Madu Kenneth

Eddie Maresh

Ana Margos

Alena Markitan

Jose Marquez

Tomasa Marroquin

Amanda Martin

Eidin Martinez

Maria Martinez

Monica Martinez

Andrea Mas

Marvin Mata

Dilma Matias

Laquettia Mays

Simone McCall

Brandon McClure

Stuart McDaniel

Candace McEwen

Jewel McIntosh

Abel Medrano

Claudia Mejia

Mariangel Melean

Juana Melgar

Florentino Mendoza

Neyrubi Millan

Dr Gail Mitchell-Shields

Josiah Mizelle

Judy Moore

Andrew Morgan

Nadene Morgan

Deisy Mosquera

Alena Muller

Rebecca Myers

Elsa Navarrete

Andrea Navas

Hannah Ngando

Ken Nguyen

Rosie Nguyen

Brianca Noble

Jocelyn Nunez

Adebimpe Odunjo

Adermke Ogunrinde

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Maria Ortega Ramirez

Quintettia Osborne

Fransisca Pablo Mendoza

Ana Palacios

Daniela Palacios

Mario Paque

Kutana Parrish

Bernardo Patino

Sheryl Patrick

Lizbeth Pena

Fernando Pena

Aldemberg Lara Perez

Maria Perez

Teresa Perez

Genesis Perez Reyes

Pamela Perkins

Julia Perry

Leanna Pierre

Margara Ponce

Christ Ponraj

Angel Portillo

Ashley Radilla

Yahir Radilla

Tyrus Ragan

Reshma Rajgoli

Alma Ramirez

Reyna Ramirez

Dulce Ramos

Laura Ramos

Nancy Rapalo

Mackenzie Reed

Willie Reed

Marcelo Reglado-Islas

Maria Reyes

Artemisa Reyes-Villalba

Felicia Rice

Anissa Richardson

Cynthia Rivera

Dora Rivera

Omayra Rivera

Barbara Robinson

Renee Robinson

Evelyn Rocha

Carol Rodriguez

Lurbin Rodriguez

Mayra Rodriguez

Isabel Romero

Ximena Romero

Stana Sakonjic

Juliana Salazar

Alexis Saloma

Jessica Saloma Rojas

Eyler Sanchez

Francela Sanchez

Tomara Sanchez Gonzalez

Nieto Sandra

Michelle Santos Lopez

Genesis Santos Paulino

Joseph Sappington

Jennifer Savage

Patricia Schneider

Louis Schreckenberger

Maymmie Seivright

Martin Severo

Chridty Shepherd

Madison Shope

Ana Sierra

Diana Simmons

Amanda Singletary

Lisa Skinner

Bertram Smith

Amber Spottsville

Bridget Spottsville

Cedric Spottsville

Danielle Spottsville

Erika Spottsville

Nick Spudich

Onika St. James

Molley Strong

Stephanie Tate

Emma Thelusme

David Thiel

Elizabeth Thiel

Cheryl Thomas

VCole Thomas

Jany Toledo

Dinora Toribio

Thamara Torres

Elisa Toruno

Ghislaine Toruno

Franck Totchum

Delshay Towns

Kiedra Tucker

Laqundia Tuff

Iris Turcios

Marycarmen Valle

Yojana Varela-Martinez

Joel Vasquez

Belinda Vazques-Lopez

Eleydi Vazquez

Sriniwasa Vjapurapu

Sarah Villanueva

Michelle Virden

Sharron Virden

Francisca Vizurraga

Hana Vrabelova

Saundra Walden

Amiera Walker

patrick Walker

JaPrita Washington

Riannon Webb

Preston Welborn

Dexavia White

Jermaine Williamson

Tekleab WoldeGebriel

Earnest Woodall

Briana Wright

Yi Shan Yang

Alexei Young

Did you know there were so many easy ways to support Lilburn Middle School?
Amazon Smile
: smile.amazon.com - use this website instead of amazon.com, choose Lilburn Ms PTSA and automatically contribute to LMS
Box Tops for Education: http://boxtops4education.com
Kroger Community Rewards: https://tinyurl.com/LilburnMiddleKroger
My Coke Rewards: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/
Publix Partners: https://tinyurl.com/LilburnMiddlePublix
Seeking Business Partners
Respond to this message if you own a business and are interested in supporting Lilburn Middle School. Or let me know if you know a business that might be interested in supporting Lilburn Middle School. Click here to see our current list of Business Partners: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/5041

Thanks for the support!
Mike Doyne

Michael Doyne

Parent Instructional Coordinator
Coordinador de instrucción para padres
Lilburn Middle School
Hablo español
Google Voice Cell: 762-499-2185
Main: 770-921-1776
6th Grade: 770-806-3844
7th Grade: 770-806-3862
8th Grade: 770-806-3854
Lilburn Middle School 7th Grade Spring Chorus Concert