Loiederman Lion News
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK NOVEMBER 11-15
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK EVENTS
Ah, Greek and Roman myths. The foundation of theatrical tradition! Watch as this zany, action-packed comedy (complete with Netflix references) brings you the abridged (but relatable) history of Greco-Roman mythology from Orpheus and Eurydice to Zeus to Sophocles to Aphrodite to every single myth you can think of and more! It's sure to seem like, well, Greek, at first. But by the end, you'll be an expert...or at least you'll be able to pretend to be one at parties.
Come see Mythically Mythical Myths November 21-23rd at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $8 for Students/Seniors and will be sold at the door (cash/check only please).
Pre-order your Mythically Mythically Myth’s tickets here (just click the flyer below) until Wednesday, November 20th at midnight. They are $10 for adults at the door, but all tickets are $8 in advance. Pick up your tickets at the Will Call booth at 6:30 pm show night.
Fall Art Show
The Middle School Art Show at the Visual Art Center at Einstein HS will exhibit participating Middle school artwork across Montgomery county. This is a juried art show where middle schools can showcase art from abstract to realism styles in all different media, including digital art. Loiederman will be showcasing 30 pieces at this show from November 7-21.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES The PTSA is hosting a potluck meal for the teachers to eat when they take a break during Parent-Teacher Conferences tomorrow. Use the SignUp Genius link to sign up to bring a dish. You can drop off food/drink at the main office during the morning or during the day leading up to the event. The meal will be available from 2:30-5:30. Thank you for your support of our wonderful teachers. See the SignUp Genius for additional information. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094DA9A92FAB9-potluck.
Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 14th @6:00pm attendance includes VIP Dance Concert Seats
Tuesday, February 11th @7:00pm
Tuesday, March 10th @7:00pm
Tuesday, April 14th @7:00pm
Tuesday, May 12th @7:00pm
African American/Black Parent Outreach
These meetings are held monthly for interested families to attend and engage in conversations about Loiederman Middle School and MCPS resources. Meetings are culturally relevant for our African American/Black Families. Parent participation and input are highly valued to inform upcoming meeting topics. This is also a great way to meet other families who have similar interests. For more information please contact Ms. SanGabriel @ Kathryn_A_SanGabriel@mcpsmd.org
*Tuesday, November 19th- NAACP Parents' Council Kickoff @ Northwest HS from 5:30-9:00
Register for free with the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-naacp-parents-councilmcps-kick-off-tickets-75534215873
Thursday, December 19th @7:00pm
Thursday, February 20th @7:00pm
Thursday, March 19th @7:00pm
Thursday, April 16th @7:00pm
Latino/Hispanic Parent Outreach
These meetings are held monthly for interested families to attend and engage in conversations about Loiederman Middle School and MCPS resources. Meetings are conducted in Spanish language and are culturally relevant for our Latino/Hispanic Families. Parent participation and input are highly valued to inform upcoming meeting topics. This is also a great way to meet other families who have similar interests. For more information please contact Maria Flores Maria_E_Flores@mcpsmd.org.
Tuesday, November 19th @6:30pm
Tuesday, December 10th @6:30pm
Tuesday, January 21st @6:30pm
Tuesday, February 18th @6:30pm
Tuesday, March 17th @6:30pm
Tuesday, April 21st @6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12th @6:30pm
Loiederman Lions Yearbooks ON SALE
PERFORMANCE SPACE UPDATES
We're excited to be approaching the next steps in the process for our NEW Performance Space.
The next step is for the Board of Education to approve the bid accepted.
Main Performance Space
Check out this draft of a seating area for at least 400 people!
Attention 6th grade Parents
Before students enter the 7th Grade, you must have provided proof of your child receiving the following immunizations: Meningococcal (MCV) & Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough) If you have not provided this information to the health room, your child may be excluded from attending school next year.
Please start now to ensure your child can start next school year on time by:
- Visiting your child’s health care provider for required immunizations
- Providing proof of immunizations to the health room at LMS as soon as possible
- If you require assistance in receiving these immunizations PLEASE call the health room as soon as possible at 240-740-5832
JA Field Trip for 7th Grade Students
All 7th grade students will be attending the JA Finance Field Trip the week of December 18th. Students will tour Thomas Edison High School and participate in a simulation of what it’s like to be an adult by applying financial concepts they learned in class. The field trip form specifies which day your student will be going. There is no additional cost to this field trip. Please sign and return the field trip form to their World Studies teacher by Friday, December 13th.
8th Grade Field Trip
We are pleased to announce that eighth grade students will be attending a field trip to Wheaton High School to attend a performance of The Diary of Anne Frank by the Olney Theatre’s National Players on Friday, December 6, 2019. Students will be leaving the building after homeroom at 8:30 am and walking to Wheaton High School for the performance. After the performance, the students will have a question and answer session with the cast. We will then return to Loiederman by 11:00 am. The cost of this trip is FREE! Students who are not attending will be in a stayback group. The deadline for permission slips is Wednesday, November 27th to Ms. Mercurio.
November 8- Early Release Day for All Students (@ 12:30)- End of Quarter Planning
November 11- Early Release Day for All Students (Dismissal @ 12:30) Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
November 12- Early Release Day for All Students (Dismissal @ 12:30)
November 27- Early Release Day for All Students (Dismissal @ 12:30)
November 28 and 29- Holiday- School and Offices Closed–Thanksgiving
December 23-January 1- No School– Winter Break (Offices Closed December 24, 25 and January 1)
January 20- Holiday- School and Offices Closed– MLK Day
January 24- Early Release Day for All Students (@ 12:30)- End of Quarter Planning
January 27- No School– Professional Day for Teachers
February 17- Holiday- School and Offices Closed– Presidents’ Day
February 28- Early Release Day for All Students (Dismissal @ 12:30)
March 27- Early Release Day for All Students (@ 12:30)- End of Quarter Planning
March 30-April 3- Outdoor Ed
April 6-13- No School– Spring Break (Offices Closed April 10 and April 13)
April 28- No School for students and teachers
May 25- No School– Memorial Day
June 11- 8th Grade Cruise in Baltimore and Promotion at Wheaton HS
June 15- Last Day of School– Early Release Day K-12
MCPS Seeks Feedback on 2020–2021 School Year Calendar Scenarios
During the regular business meeting on Tuesday, October 8, the Board of Education reviewed calendar scenarios for the 2020–2021 school year. As a result of legislative action in last spring’s Maryland General Assembly, school districts in Maryland have the authority again to start school before Labor Day and end the school year after June 15th. As a result, MCPS has developed three calendar scenarios that reflect different start and end dates for School Year 2020–2021. To view the draft calendar scenarios, please visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/calendar/proposed-calendar-2020-21.aspx.
All draft scenarios for the calendar include:
- 182 student instructional days;
- Full spring break;
- Full professional day for grading and planning at the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters; and
- Possible make-up days both during the school year and extending the school year.
The Board is seeking feedback on the calendar options in the comment box on the website. The Board is scheduled to adopt a final school calendar later this year.
County to Host Free Flu Clinics in November
The 2019 flu season is upon us. There are simple steps you and your child can take to stay healthy and help prevent the flu. That includes getting a yearly flu vaccine.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free injectable flu vaccine clinics on Tuesday, November 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for children 18 and under at John F. Kennedy, Northwest, and Rockville high schools. These clinics will be open to any school-aged child. The clinics are free, but registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies. For more information, visit apps.montgomerycountymd.gov/FluVaccine/.
Additional flu clinics for all county residents will be held Monday, November 18, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both clinics will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. Appointments are required. For more information and to make an appointment visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/flu.html.
Additional flu prevention information can be found at the following websites:
Registration for The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. (Saturday School) is open. Saturday School provides academic tutoring and instruction with certified teachers in a nurturing and supportive environment. The program is in 12 school locations across Montgomery County and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with breakfast provided. For more information and to register, visit www.saturdayschool.org/
Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2021 Capital Budget
The Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2021 Capital Budget and FY 2021-2026 CIP is now available online at the following weblink:https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/cipmaster.aspx.
Montgomery County Executive to Host Budget Forums
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding several budget forums to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) Operating Budget priorities. The forums are scheduled for:
- Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 p.m. – BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874
- Wednesday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. – Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
The County Executive will announce his Recommended FY21 Operating Budget on Monday, March 16. 2020. The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May. Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY21 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MoCoBudget21.
Winter Sports Information
- Boys' Basketball: Mr. Cunningham & Mr. Goldberg.
- Girls' Basketball: Ms. Damare.
- Girls' Tryouts: 12/3, 12/9, 12/11
- Boys' Tryouts: 12/5, 12/10, 12/12
- Both tryouts will be from 3:20 - 4:20.
- Meet in the gym at 3:05pm
- All the above information be passed out at the interest meeting.
- The interest meeting will be on Nov. 20 during all lunches in Room 205
Loiederman Basketball Tryout Information
12/9 3:30 - 5:20
12/11 3:30 - 5:20
12/12 3:30 - 4:30
12/5 3:30 - 5:20
12/10 3:30 - 5:20
12/12 3:30 - 4:30
Get to the gym ASAP on tryout days (3:05). We will go to the locker room at 3:15 together to get ready.
Opportunities in the Community
Parenting Webinar on 11/19: Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)'s Noted Parenting Author Series begins next Tuesday 11/19 with Phyllis Fagell, Washington Post columnist and author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond - and How Parents Can Help.
Other topics in the series include managing screen time, helping children cope with stress, and helping children gain empathy and resilience. For more information and to register for the series of 4 webinars for $75 (or $25 each), click below. (If you can't attend live, you'll have access to the recording later). www.PEPparent.org