Louisville Middle School

THE PIRATE POST 11-10-22

from your principal

Dear Pirate families,


Did you know that we have a thriving partnership to make our community stronger? Many of our students participate in our leadership group with the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate initiative. This is ongoing work to keep our community strong! As outlined in their mission, this partnership “provides schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. No Place for Hate schools receive their designation by:

  • Building inclusive and safe communities in which respect is the goal, and all students can thrive.

  • Empowering students, faculty, administration and family members to take a stand against hate and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message.

  • Engaging schools and communities in at least three anti-bias activities per year, which ADL helps to develop.

  • Sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place to belong.”


Today, as part of this initiative, all students were asked to participate in signing our LMS Resolution of Respect (see below). This is a pact, designed with student voice, which we all stand by to ensure the most respectful and inclusive community we can all be a part of. Ask your Pirates about No Place for Hate and what the Resolution of Respect shall mean for them. As an important aside, our student leaders worked with the Louisville City Council a couple years back to adopt similar resolution language citywide as we are all in this together!


Finally, many in our community are aware of a tragic loss of one of our LMS parents and an active community member this week. In response to this, the benevolence and support within Louisville has been evident, as always. For those of you who wish to contribute, a GoFundMe page is available at this link to support the Clark family, all of whom continue to be in our thoughts.


Thank you for your ongoing partnership! Please let us know if there is anything you or your student may need.


Sincerely,


Chris Meyer,

Principal

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Save the Date

Nov. 9-17 Cans for Kindness Canned Food Drive

Nov. 11 Veterans Day - No School

Nov. 21-25 No School - Conference Exchange Days/Thanksgiving

Dec. 1 - LMS Showcase at 6 pm (for incoming 5th graders & Open Enrollment Shoppers)

Dec. 19-31 Winter Break

Jan. 2 & 3 No School for Students - Teacher Work Days

Jan. 4 School resumes

Jan. 16 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan. 24 Vision & Hearing Screening

Feb. 6 No School for Students - District Professional Development Day

Feb. 15, 21, 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Feb. 20 No School - Presidents' Day

Mar. 27-31 Spring Break

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • High School Musical Jr. is coming to LMS! Any students that wish to participate should come to a meeting on Thursday, November 17th after school in the auditorium. Those that can't make the meeting must see Mrs. Carmichael before signing up for an audition or tech interview.

    • Sign-ups for crew interviews & cast auditions will be on the callboard outside of the auditorium beginning Monday, November 28th.

    • Auditions for Cast will be Monday, Dec. 5th and Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 3:45-5:30 pm.

    • Interviews for Tech Crew will be Tuesday, Dec. 6th and Thursday, Dec. 8th from 7:30-8:20 am.

    • Musical rehearsals and performances are next semester.


  • Fall Respiratory Illness Season Reminders: Please use this link to learn more about how we can all help to keep communicable diseases from spreading more easily this season.


  • Dungeons and Dragons club will NOT be meeting on Monday, Nov. 14th


  • Cans for Kindness! No Place for Hate is sponsoring this canned food drive and will be collecting canned goods from 1st period teachers through Thursday, November 17th. Classroom winners will be announced on Friday, November 18th. All donations will be given to Louisville Community Food Bank.

    • 1st Place: WinterSkate Party

    • 2nd Place: Class Pizza and Ice Cream Party

    • 3rd Place: Assorted Goods Grab Bags

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Pirates for Climate Action

Hi LMS families,


Our Pirates for Climate Action club would like to invite you to two events next week:


Event #1

When: Monday, Nov. 14th

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Who/What: Ava Hamilton will be giving a family friendly presentation on Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Action

Where: Louisville Arts Center 801 Grant Ave.

Free: But registration required:

https://ClimateNov14.eventbrite.com


Event #2

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15th

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM

What: Rally by Louisville citizens of all ages who want the Louisville City Council to consider banning NEW gas stations in our town. Any kids/parents who want to give a brief public comment can stay for the first part of the City Council meeting.

Where: Louisville Town Hall, 749 Main Street

Bring: A sign!

From your pto

Dear Wonderful LMS Parents –


As the holidays approach, we would love to show our LMS teachers and staff how much we appreciate them and all they do for our students. Last year, the PTO organized pies being donated by parents and distributed them to the teachers and staff right before the Thanksgiving break. This was a big hit and we heard they loved having this special treat to enjoy during break. So, we’re doing it again!


Please help us make this a success by signing up to donate a pie via the Help At School signup.


Pies can be homemade or store bought and can be any variety. Cash donations/Venmo are also welcome and the PTO will use them to purchase pies. Please note that some teachers have food allergies or restrictions so we’ve identified these specific needs on the sign up also.


Pies should be dropped off to the school on Friday morning, November 18th between 7:45am and 9:45am and will be distributed to the teachers that afternoon. Please be sure to label your pie with the flavor/type (e.g. Cherry, Apple, Pumpkin, Gluten Free, etc.) If you are unable to drop it off on Friday morning, please contact the main office to arrange a time to drop it off on Thursday.


If you have any questions, you can contact the Holiday Staff Appreciation coordinators, Shannon Thackray (shannon.thackray@gmail.com) and Emily Reis (emilyreis@hotmail.com).


Thank you for helping show our teachers and staff your appreciation and making their holidays special!


LMS PTO

NOTEWORTHY, ONGOING and REPEAT ITEMS

  • Cold weather is coming! Order your LMS Spirit Wear wear soon! We have hoodies and long sleeves, you pick the color and the logo to make your own unique combination. Great gift idea for any Holiday! Items ordered before Thanksgiving break 11/18 will be delivered before Winter Break.


  • Open Enrollment

    The on-time Open Enrollment Application Period for the 2023-2024 school year is November 1, 2022, through January 4, 2023. Click here to view the calendar of events held at schools throughout the district. The LMS Showcase, for our incoming neighborhood students and Open Enrollment shoppers, will be held on December 1st from 6pm-7:45pm. Spread the word to families you know that have a 5th grade student!

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