The Monday Minute
Week of February 20th @ LVMS
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
Please check the "Upcoming Dates" and "Reminders" Sections below as there are a few important events coming up in the next few weeks at LVMS. To highlight a few: 2/22 is Dr. Turnamian's Community Referendum Meeting at LVMS, 2/27 is the Public and Permanent Digital Citizenship Parent Assembly, and the week of 2/27 students will take the "Climate, Culture, and SEL Survey". Additionally, 3/17 ALL paperwork for students interested in playing Spring Sports is due!
Highlights from Last Week
STUDENT DRINKS: As a reminder, students are ONLY permitted to have refillable water bottles in the classrooms. Energy Drinks (Monster, PRIME, Red Bull, etc.), Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and other Specialty Drinks are not permitted in the building during the school day.
WASHINGTON TWP SCHOOLS REFERENDUM: Please see Dr. Turnamian's 2/8/23 Community Update on the Washington Township Schools Referendum. Additional information also included at the bottom of the Monday Minute!
2/22- Community Referendum Meeting at LVMS - 7PM
2/23- End of Quint #3
2/27- Public and Permanent Digital Citizenship Presentation by Richard Guerry - 7PM at BAC
2/28 - Richard Guerry Student Assembly - During School
3/3- NJHS Staff vs. Student Basketball Game
3/14- WTS Referendum Vote: 1-7 PM
SPRING SPORTS PAPERWORK: All paperwork and physicals for Spring Sports will be due on Friday, March 17th. Please CLICK HERE for additional information and paperwork. More Information provided below!
LVMS STUDENT SURVEY: Please see the 2/15/23 communication from Mr. Ippolito that was sent via email notifying all LVMS students and families about a "Climate, Culture, and SEL Student Survey" that students will take in school the week of February 27th.
Mila Chevallier - French
Sara Hernandez - Spanish
Joanna Lee - Korean
Stella Berdichevskiy - Russian
Micaela Mattos - Portuguese
Please contact Sra Ezeta if you would like to be part of the International Friday and share a language that you speak at home!
LVMS Live - 2/14/2023
LVMS Climate, Culture, and SEL Survey 2023
During the week of February 27th, all LVMS Students will complete an electronic student survey. The goal of this "Climate, Culture, and SEL Student Survey" is to poll our student body to gain basic information about the students’ current experiences at LVMS, and to gather ideas from students that might enhance their middle school experience and opportunities in the future.
Please CLICK HERE to view the notification letter and post that was sent to all LVMS Students and Families on February 15th. In the letter, you will find more specific information about the Student Survey, including question samples, topics from the survey, as well as an opt out request form should you feel necessary. Please feel free to reach out to your child's grade level counselor with any additional questions.
Black History Month - February 2023
Pet Therapy Visits LVMS - 2/23/23
Sponsored by the Long Valley Junior Women's Club, LVMS students will have the opportunity to participate in Animal Therapy Visits. Organized through the company Creature Comforts, students will have an option to experience Pet Therapy through some of our Wellness Cycle classes throughout the remainder of the school year. Students will be able to sign up (if they choose) to participate in this program to have the opportunity of visiting with certified professionals and therapy animals to experience Pet Therapy and the many benefits it provides.
Due to accommodating small groups for each visit, visits will only be attended by certain classes each time. By the end of the year, all students will be provided with this opportunity through their Wellness Classes.
Please contact your child's Guidance Counselor with any specific questions!
Public and Permanent: an assembly on responsible technology use for parents
NJHS Upcoming Events
The National Junior Honors Society will be sponsoring the following events:
Annual Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: 3/3 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM
When: Friday, March 3rd from 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Who: All LVMS Students
Tickets: $5 per person sold during lunches starting 2/28 (NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR)
Other: There will be snacks and a 1/2 time raffle
**ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION**
Spring Intramurals SIGN UPS are now open for all interested students in grades 6-8th. Permission slips are available in Room 29 with Mr. Inskeep or in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Werneke. Signups will be open until February 24th but and are on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment is limited to 50 students.
Spring Intramurals Information:
When: Begins Friday, March 10th
Normal Meeting Times: Monday / Wednesday - 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Permission Slips: Due by Friday, February 24th (or sooner if max enrollment met)
Spring Sports Paperwork
All paperwork and physicals for Spring Sports will be due on Friday, March 17th. Please CLICK HERE for additional information and paperwork. Late forms or incomplete packets cannot be accepted after Friday, March 17th.
Boys Baseball - 7th / 8th Grades
Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in signing up for baseball. Sign ups will begin Tuesday, February 14, outside of the North Gym. Please make sure to supply your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the signup sheet.
There will be an organizational meeting for all 7th and 8th grade players interested in trying out on Wednesday, February 22.
Girls Softball - 7th / 8th Grades
All 7th & 8th grade girls interested in playing for the LVMS softball team this Spring should sign up outside Rm. 26. Coach Demarest´s Room.
Please complete and return to Coach the player form ASAP.(found by the sign up sheet (Rm.26)
Try-out dates will be announced and posted on the Website in March
Boys and Girls Track and Field
Boys and Girls Track & Field** - 6th - 8th Grades
**Track & Field is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students
Attention all 6th through 8th grade students interested in signing up for Spring track, signups will begin today, 2/13/23 outside Coach Petrucelli's room (room 38) near the main office.
Please make sure to supply your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the signup sheet, as well as take a packet.
PTA Events & Information
Order LVMS SpiritWear 2/10-26
The LVMS online SpiritWear store is now open February 10-26. CLICK HERE to order. Remember: $5 per item sold goes back to the PTA! Thank you for your support.
March PTA Meeting
Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00PM in LVMS Library
Not A PTA Member? Become One!
It’s never too late to be a part of the LVMS PTA. Your membership helps the PTA enhance your child’s experience at LVMS. It provides student assemblies, teacher grants, holiday shop, hosts scholastic book fair, spirit wear, grade level socials, and the 8th grade celebration. It also builds a stronger, more inclusive school community and is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education. Please visit MEMBERHUB to join today!
COMMUNITY FORUM DATES
February 13th @ BAC - 7:00 PM
February 22nd @ LVMS - 7:00 PM
March 1st @ OFRS - 7:00 PM
March 7th @ FKS - 7:00 PM
WASHINGTON TWP REFERENDUM HIGHLIGHTS
The 2023 Referendum features a Zero Tax Impact to community members and focuses on new capital improvement projects that have direct educational and safety impacts on our students and teaching staff!
LVMS: Installation of Building Generator, Major HVAC Upgrades (including central air conditioning), Updates and additions of STEM spaces, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs
BAC: Media Center Improvement, Paving / Drainage Enhancements, Outdoor Upgrades
FKS: Major HVAC Upgrades (including central air conditioning), Boiler / Window Updates, Media Center Improvements, Roof Replacements, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs
OFRS: Media Center Improvements, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs, ADA access playground
Additional information available HERE!