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  • May Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 5/12/2017

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  • March Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 3/6/2017

    Lakeridge Families,

    Even though we continue to get sprinkles of snow, spring is right around the corner.  Classroom academics and extracurricular activities are in high gear as we head into Spring Break.

    Our Hawks have made tremendous growth academically, socially and emotionally since September. We have so much to celebrate!  Grades went out a couple of weeks ago.  Overall students are on track and making excellent progress on end of year goals.  Lakeridge students also had an incredible showing at the LMS and District STEM and Arts Fairs. Many students received recognition for their projects, performances, and presentations.  Hawk PRIDE has been on full display and I could not be prouder of our students.

    While we know there are many reasons for these and many other student successes, the involvement of parents and families in their students’ learning is a significant factor in this growth.  Thank you for all your hard work and support as we close out the year we will continue to strive to provide excellence for every student, every day.

    The following is some important information to keep you “in the know”.

     

    Additional School Days
    Students in the Sumner School District lost 3 days of instruction due to weather-related school closures on February 6, 7 and 8, 2017.  The current school calendar includes 2 days for weather make-up in April and May: April 3 and May 26, 2017.

    April 3 and May 26 are now SCHOOL DAYS for all students in grades K-12.

    In addition, the last day of school has changed from June 23 to Monday, June 26.  The last day of school, June 26, will remain a half-day early dismissal day. 

    In the event of additional weather-related school closures in the current school calendar, the last day of school will be affected.

     

    Community Summit
    Don't miss the chance to hear James C. Hunter speak about servant leadership! Be informed - be inspired - and hear about ways to be involved in helping others.

    24th Annual Sumner/Bonney Lake Area Communities For Families Coalition
    Community Summit
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    4:00 to 8:00 pm

    (4 pm - Resource Tables/Community Cafe; 5-6:15 pm - Breakout Sessions; 6:15 pm - Dinner, Awards and Keynote Speaker - James C. Hunter)

    Calvary Community Church
    15116 Gary Street East, Sumner, WA 98390

    Please pre-register on the District website at www.sumnersd.org  We want to make sure you have a seat AND dinner! Questions? Call the Family Center at 253-891-6535.

    Look for the SERVE BIG icon! (#2017SERVEBIG)

     

    Chromebook News:
    Sumner School District supports and encourages students in grades 6-12 to bring their district-issued Chromebooks home to help with out-of-classroom learning and homework.

    Here are ways to protect your child’s Chromebook and maximize use.

     

    Chromebook Coverage Available
    If you’re without Chromebook coverage, it’s not too late. Chromebook coverage lessens the financial burden if your child’s Chromebook is damaged or stolen. The cost is $15, with discounts for students on free and reduced-price lunch. Coverage is in effect until the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.  This coverage has been extremely helpful for a number of LMS student who have experienced a variety of Chromebook mishaps throughout the year.  Please contact our office to sign up.

     

    Internet Access Options
    We realize that not all households have easy access to the internet.  Here are some free and low-cost ways your child may access the internet.

    Free

    ●      Businesses: Wireless internet service (Wi-Fi) is available at many businesses throughout Sumner and Bonney Lake.  These include fast food restaurants, coffee shops and libraries.

    ●      School: Students may stay after school and use the school’s internet.  At Sumner High School, this connection now extends to the stadium. After-school bus transportation is available for students staying late for academic, club and sports activities.

     

    Low-cost

    Most internet service providers offer options for $10 or less per month to qualifying households. Consider asking these providers about their low-cost internet programs:

    ●      AT&T: Access, 855-220-5211

    ●      CenturyLink: Internet Basics,  866-541-3330

    ●      Comcast/XFINITY: Internet Essentials,  855-846-8376

     

    Schedule Your Student-Led Conference
    Student-Led Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m. Students will have early dismissal at 10:25. Parents can schedule their SLC now through March 6. After March 6, if you have not already scheduled your conference, one will be scheduled for you.  Postcards will be sent out the week of March 13th verifying your Student Led Conference time.

    To schedule your conference, click on the link https://pickatime.com/Lakeridge2017/client?evt=305148

    For questions, please contact the counseling office at (253) 891-5111.

     

    Spring Sports Season Starting Soon!
    Spring Athletic Clearance  -  Football, Volleyball, and Tenni

    ●     Football (7th & 8th grade) first practice is Wed Mar 15

    ●     Flag Football (6th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3

    ●     Volleyball (7th & 8th grade) first practice is Mon Mar 20

    ●     Volleyball (6th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3

    ●     Tennis (6th-8th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3 (Contact Parks and Rec to sign up since tennis is run through Parks and Rec)

    Clearances will run through our partner company called FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our LMS sports programs. The following is the link to the FamilyID website:  https://familyid.com/lakeridge-middle-school

     

    When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete. The 6 Steps to complete are:

    •  Complete and fill in all forms on FamilyID

    •  Purchase 2016/2017 ASB Card ($15) from the front office

    •  Pay athletic participation fee at the front office

    •  Clear all school fines

    •  Turn in a current Athletic Physical to Mr. Luhring in the Main Office or online through FamilyID.

    •  Check with Mr. Luhring to make sure you are cleared.

     

    Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. ATHLETES MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRACTICE OR COMPETITION.

    Contact Tim Luhring if you have any questions:   tim_luhring@sumnersd.org

     

    Bonney Lake High School Parent Information Night - Class of 2021
    Please  join us at BLHS for the class of 2021 parent information night next Wednesday, March 8th, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Join us in the Commons for information on registration for next year, credit information, academic and career pathways, student involvement and how BLHS supports our incoming 9th graders transitioning to high school.  We look forward to seeing you!

     

    Clubs at LMS
    After school clubs are in full swing here at LMS. Below is the list of current clubs and their information. Watch the LMS website for additional clubs throughout the year. Reminder, the activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It departs from LMS at 4:15 pm.

    Club                                             Grade              Day            Time              Advisor
    Art Club                                        7th/8th            Tuesday      2:30 - 4:00     Mrs. Banks
    Art Club                                        6th                  Thursday     2:30 - 4:00    Mrs. Banks
    Chess and Strategy Game Club      All                   Tuesday       2:30 - 3:30    Mr. Lysne
    STEM Club                                    All                   Tuesday       2:30 - 4:00    Mrs.Chamberlain
    Writing Workshop                          All                   Thursday      2:30 - 4:00    Mr. Herbert
    Hawk Cafe                                    All                   Tuesday       2:30 - 4:00    Ms. Scoles and Mrs. Kosko


     

    The Lakeridge Middle School Drama Club presents:  Legally Blonde Junior
    Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

    Friday, March 17th & Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 PM
    LMS Commons
    Tickets:   $6 - Adults, $4 - Students,  Free - 3 and under

     

    Parking Lot Safety and Traffic - Reminder
    We are asking for your continued support in making our parking lot safe for students, staff, other parents and guests who are walking to and from the building.  It is essential that each person does his/her part to use good judgment and put safety first.  In addition to safety, the following guidelines also promotes efficient traffic flow off of Myers Rd and through the parking lot.   Here are some helpful reminders:

    ●     Go slow at all times.

    ●     Please drop off your child in the student drop-off lane.  This lane is designed so students do not have to cross traffic lanes to enter the building.

    ●     Please avoid using the parking lanes to drop off your student. Students then have to cross the drop off lane to get into the school.  This is a safety issue and slows down traffic. 

    ●     Pull forward in the drop-off lane to allow space for other parents to drop off their students.  We have a large covered area in front of the gym.  This entire area is a safe place to let your student out of the car and they will be covered from the weather.

    ●     Please do not stop or park your car in the crosswalk areas.  These are the areas with the yellow stripes and cones.

     

    Thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our Hawks safe.

     

    Counseling Corner
    High School Registration Timeline for 8th Grade Students: 

    ●      March 13th:  LMS Counselors present to 8th grade math classes about high school registration and graduation requirements. 

    ●      March 14th:  High School Counselors from SHS & BLHS will be here to provide registration information and students will bring home their high school registration paperwork on this day. Course catalogs are available on the Sumner School District webpage (under the tab for “Academics” there is a link on the left for the “Course Catalog”).  BLHS will provide information for students to enter classes online from home.

    ●      March 21st:  BLHS Counselors will be here to help those students who did not enter their selections online. 

    ●      March 21st:  SHS Counselors will be here to help all students enter their class selections online.

     

    Encore Class Registration for Current 6th & 7th Graders: 

    ●      March 15th: Students will receive registration information during Advisory Class and will bring this paperwork home to share with families.

    ●      March 21st: Students will have the opportunity to register for their next year's Encore classes during Student Led Conferences.

    ●      March 22nd: During Advisory any student who has not picked Encore classes yet will be able to enter their choices on their Chromebooks.  

     

    Encore Class Registration for Current 5th Graders:

    ●      First week in May: 5th Graders will receive registration information at their elementary school and take it home to share with families.

    ●      May 9th: At New 6th Grade Parent Night student students will have the opportunity to register for their next year’s Encore classes.

     

    Hawkshun - PTO Fundraiser
    The LMS Annual Hawkshun is Saturday, April 22nd. The theme is "A Groovy Night". The “Hawkshun” is an auction and social event where donated items are auctioned and our Hawk Band and Vocal Music students provide excellent entertainment.  The Hawkshun is our PTO's only fundraiser of the year. It's success is greatly measured on the support, commitment, involvement, and generosity of our surrounding community. We would Saturday, April 22nd. The theme is "A Groovy Night". The Hawkshun is our PTO's only fundraiser of the year. It's success is greatly measured on the support, commitment, involvement, and generosity of our surrounding community..

    Please make sure to add the Hawkshun to your calendar. You won't want to miss this amazing evening! 

     

    Upcoming Dates and Events:
    March 7 - Community Summit, 4:00 p.m.
    March 9 - PTO Meeting in the LMS Library, 6:00 p.m.
    March 6 - 10 - Spirit Week

    ●     Monday - Blue and White

    ●     Tuesday - Tie Dye

    ●     Wednesday - College Day

    ●     Thursday - Black (ladies) and White (gentleman)

    ●     Friday - Bright Colors

    March 10 - LMS Dance, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    March 17 - LMS Drama Club presents: Legally Blonde Junior, 7:00 p.m.
    March 18 - LMS Drama Club presents: Legally Blonde Junior, 7:00 p.m.
    March 20 - 24 - Book Fair in the LMS Library
    March 21 - Student-Led Conferences, 10:25 Dismissal
    March 27 - 31, Spring Break - No School
    April 3 - School Day - Snow Day Make-Up
    April 8 - 7th & 8th Grade Bands - Daffodil Parade
     
     

     
    The Sumner School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: District Title IX

    Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator or Compliance Co-ordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW, in writing at 1202 Wood Avenue, Sumner WA 98390 or by telephone at (253) 891-6000.

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  • January Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 1/12/2017

     Dear Lakeridge Families:

     

    We are back from from break and the cold weather has arrived in full force. I hope you and your children had the opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones during the time away from school. It is important to take advantage of these moments so we can refresh, refocus, and approach the new year with a renewed sense of purpose.

     

    In the opening week of 2017, teachers have not skipped a beat keeping excellent instruction front and center in the classroom. Skills and concepts were efficiently reviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday and content for the final weeks of first semester were introduced shortly thereafter. Excellent attendance and a strong focus on academics is critical during these last few weeks of January. The end of the semester is January 27th. Your child’s grades will reflect 20 weeks of hard work, daily perseverance, and weekly challenges. Although time is short, a little extra focus can result in a meaningful academic gain. Check your Family Access and make certain your child has done his or her best on every assignment.

     

    I want to say thank you to all of our families for all that you do in supporting our students and teachers as we look forward to a fantastic finish to first semester at Lakeridge Middle School.

     

    Here is some important information for you to know. As always, we encourage you to contact us at any time if you have questions.

     

    Bonney Lake and Sumner High School Showcases:

    Cris Turner, principal of Bonney Lake High School and Kassie Meath, principal of Sumner High School, want you and your child to join them at the upcoming high schools' Curriculum and Activities Showcases. They are looking forward to a special evening of personally greeting the future Panthers and Spartans.

     

    Every 8 th grade student, along with his or her parent, needs to attend one or both of these events. These open-house-style programs offer an opportunity to better understand students’ choices for classes at Bonney Lake and Sumner High Schools, including graduation requirements, academic offerings, electives, extra-curricular activities and athletics.

     

    Sumner High School Showcase

    Jan. 17, 2017 (originally scheduled Feb. 7)

    Sumner High School, 1701 Main St. in Sumner

    6 – 7:30 p.m.

     

    Bonney Lake High School Showcase

    Jan. 19, 2017 (originally scheduled Feb. 2)

    Bonney Lake High School, 10920 199th Ave. Ct. E. in Bonney Lake

    6 – 7:30 p.m.

     

    Physical Education Uniforms for Second Semester

    All students enrolled in a physical education class need the Lakeridge PE uniform. Your child can use a previous year’s uniform or purchase a new uniform. The cost for a shirt is $5.00 and the cost for shorts is $10.00. Purchases can be made in our Front Office.  Checks need to be made payable to Lakeridge Middle School. Credit cards are accepted. Cash is always good.

     

    Grade 8 Parents of Student in Washington State History

    Washington State History is a one semester class. It is also a state graduation requirement. There are two components for passing and your child must have a “3” or “4” in each component to receive credit. You do not want your child to go to high school credit deficient as this class will then have to be repeated.

     

    SSD Highly Capable Informational Meeting

    Do you know a student who performs at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with other students of the same age? Consider referring them for Sumner School District’s Highly Capable Services.

     

    Characteristics of Highly Capable learners could include:

    • Analytical thinker
    • Advanced language speaker
    • Self-motivated
    • Accelerated Learner

     

    Referral packet and forms available at www.sumnersd.org/highlycapable or in the main office at any school. Referrals accepted January 4th - 27th, 2017.

     

    INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

    Thursday, January 12th

    6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Lakeridge Middle School

     

    Third Sports Season

    The boys basketball and girls soccer seasons begin on January 10. Students must complete all athletic clearance forms, have a current physical on file, an ASB card and pay the athletic participation fee per sport. Clearances will run through our partner company called FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our LMS sports programs. The following is the link to the FamilyID website:  https://familyid.com/lakeridge-middle-school . Athletic physicals are good for two years. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Luhring, building athletic coordinator.

     

    Second Winter Season Sports

    Boys Basketball

    • Boys Basketball (7 th & 8 th grade) first practices are Jan 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 2:30 - 5:00
    • Boys Basketball (6 th grade) first practices are Jan 12, 17 and 18 from 2:30 - 4:00

     

    Girls Soccer

    • Girls Soccer (7 th & 8 th grade) first practices are Jan 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 2:30 - 4:00
    • Girls Soccer (6 th grade) first practices are Jan 17, 18 and 19 from 2:30 - 4:15

     

    Student Athletes and Grades

    If your child plans to participate in the next sports season, remember that semester course grades determine eligibility. Grades of “3” and “4” mean your child will be able to fully participate.

     

    Clubs at LMS

    After school clubs are in full swing here at LMS. Below is the list of current clubs and their information. Watch the LMS website for additional clubs throughout the year.  Reminder, the activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It departs from LMS at 4:15 pm.

     

    Club

    Grade

    Day

    Time

    Advisor

    Art Club

    7th/8th

    Tuesday

    2:30-4:00

    Mrs. Banks

    Art Club

    6th

    Thursday

    2:30-4:00

    Mrs. Banks

    Chess and Strategy Game Club

    All

    Tuesday

    2:30-3:30

    Mr. Lysne

    STEM Club

    All

    Tuesday

    2:30-4:00

    Mrs. Chamberlain

    Writing Workshop

    All

    Thursday

    2:30-4:00

    Mr. Herbert

    Hawk Café

    All

    Tuesday

    2:30-4:00

    Ms. Scoles and Mrs. Kosko

     

     

     

    Popcorn-n-Card Fundraiser

     

    Who: All LMS Students

    When: January 17 - 27, 2017

    Why: Financially support sports, clubs, events & activities at LMS

     

    LMS will be fundraising through a great, local company out of Portland that offers gourmet popcorn. Each bag of popcorn comes with a community discount card.  Fundraisers are important and necessary because they fund all of the fun, non-academic, activities we offer for students. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.  Please mark your calendars and look for more information to come home in Early January.

     

    Inclement Weather Reminder:

    The opening week of January has been frosty to say the least. When inclement weather occurs, our goal is to make information available to families about school closure or changes in the school schedule by 5:30 a.m. In this digital age, here's how we can quickly reach you with this information:

     

    • Family Access : Log into Family Access and click on "Skylert" located in the left-side column. The options you can choose in the "Emergency" column designate how we contact you with closure or school schedule changes. Please be aware that if all "emergency" boxes are checked for various contacts, you could receive closure or changes in the school schedule information multiple ways! By house phone, cell phone, email, and text.
    • FlashAlert : The Sumner School District uses FlashAlert Newswire (previously schoolreport.org ) to inform media and parents of weather closures and school schedule information. Families can subscribe to information posted on the Newswire at www.flashalert.net .

     

    Please continue to stay informed by accessing the Emergency Hotline (253-891-6001), the Sumner School District website and staying connected on Facebook and Twitter .

     

    Counseling Corner

    The end of the semester is right around the corner. This is a great time to:

    • Encourage your student to finish strong. Check on missing assignments and help your student make a plan for getting all work turned in by January 20.
    • If your student is interested in changing a second semester Encore class please email the counseling office or have your student stop by the counseling office to request a change before January 20.
    • Do a backpack/binder clean out and check to see that your student still has the supplies they need for class.
    • Set some goals for second semester. Ask your student if they are proud of the scores they earned? Ask which score(s) they would like to improve and what steps they will take to make that happen?
    • Celebrate successes!

     

    Upcoming Dates and Events:

     

    January 12 - PTO Meeting in LMS Library, 7:00 p.m.

    January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

    January 17- SHS Showcase (8th Graders) @ SHS, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    January 19 - Grade 6 Band Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    January 19 - BLHS Showcase (8th Graders) @ BLHS, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    January 24 - 6th/8th IPA and Art Showcase, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    January 26 - Grades 7th/8th/Jazz Band Winter Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    January 27 - Last Day of First Semester

    January 30 - Teacher Grading Day (Secondary Schools Only), No School

    January 31 First Day of Second Semester

    February 6 - PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

    February 9 - LMS STEM Fair,  4:00 p.m.

    February 25 - District STEM Fair and Art Show at SMS, All Day

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  • December News

    Posted by Elle Warmuth at 12/1/2016

    Dear Lakeridge Families:

    We are closing in on the end of 2016. In three short weeks students will be off for Winter Break. This is such a fun time of year where every day brings a sense of anticipation and excitement as we head into the holiday season. I am extremely thankful for our Lakeridge Middle School students, staff, and parents. It is an honor to be part of a learning community which is so committed to developing students’ emotional, social and academic success every day.

    By this point your child should have brought home his/her grades for Progress Report 1. This is a very important checkpoint to see if students are making academic progress in their classes and if they are on track for a successful Semester 1 Report Card. Teachers’ comments will also give you an idea of your child’s general academic performance in class. I encourage you to continue to check grades through Family Access to keep up on your child’s progress as we close out first semester at the end of January. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s teachers or counselors at (253) 891-5100.

    Here is some important information for you to know. As always, we encourage you to contact us at any time if you have questions.

     

    Spirit Week Dress Up Days December 12-16

    • Dec 12 (Mon) Blue and White Day
      ● Dec 13 (Tues) Class Colors
      ○ 8th grade colors: black and pink ○ 7th grade colors: blue and purple ○ 6th grade colors: yellow and green
      ● Dec 14 (Wed) Comfy Cozy Day
      ● Dec 15 (Thurs) Disney Dress Up
      ● Dec 16 (Fri) Winter Or Ugly Sweater Day

     

    Dance Friday December 16

    Dance Details Date: Friday December 16th Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tickets: $5.00 with an ASB card and $7.00 without. Tickets will be on sale in the front office through the end of lunches on Friday December 16th. Snacks: Pizza costs $2.00 and pop costs $1.00. Our PTO will also have the Spirit Store open and have lots of goodies and fun items for sale. We are always looking for chaperones. If you are interested in helping out with this fun event, please call the front office at 253-891-5100. We would love to have you join us.

     

    Clubs at LMS

    After school clubs are in full swing here at LMS. Below is the list of current clubs and their information. Watch the LMS website for additional clubs throughout the year. Reminder, the activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It departs from LMS at 4:15 pm.

    • Art Club 7th/8th grades, Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00, Mrs. Banks
    • Art Club 6th grade, Thursday 2:30 - 4:00, Mrs. Banks
    • Chess and Strategy Game Club, all grades, Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30, Mr. Lysne
    • STEM Club, all grades, Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00, Mrs. Chamberlain
    • Writing Workshop, all grades, Thursday 2:30 - 4:00, Mr. Herbert
    • Hawk Café, all grades, Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00, Ms. Scoles and Mrs. Kosko

     

    Parking Lot Safety Reminder

    As we all know, it is still dark when students start school in the morning. Darkness, combined with rain, and a pinch of holiday stress can be a recipe for dangerous parking lot driving. We are asking for your continued support in making our parking lot safe for students, staff, other parents and guests who are walking to and from the building. It is essential that each person does his/her part to use good judgment and put safety first.

    Here are some helpful reminders:

    • Go slow at all times.
      ● Please drop off your child in the student drop-off lane. This lane is designed so students do not have to cross traffic lanes to enter the building.
      ● Try to avoid parking in a spot or using the parking lanes to drop off your student.
      ● Pull forward in the drop-off lane to allow space for other parents to drop off their students.
      ● Please do not stop or park your car in the crosswalk areas. These are the areas with the yellow stripes and cones. Thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our Hawks safe.

     

    Coming Soon! Popcorn-n-Card Fundraiser

    Who: All LMS Students
    When: January 17 - 27, 2017
    Why: Financially support sports, clubs, events & activities at LMS

    After winter break LMS will be fundraising through a great, local company out of Portland that offers gourmet popcorn. Each bag of popcorn comes with a community discount card. Fundraisers are important and necessary because they fund all of the fun, non-academic, activities we offer for students. Our fundraising goal is $10,000. Please mark your calendars and look for more information to come home in Early January.

     

    LMS Academic Focus: Determination/Persisting
    “Determination” and “Persistence” are characteristics of successful students which we constantly reinforce at LMS. Through our work with Hawk PRIDE and our focus on Habits of Mind we continually remind students that keeping a growth mindset about learning is essential and that learning is hard work and takes persistence. Please team with LMS staff and encourage your child to demonstrate these skills to help students stick to the task at hand and follow through on assignments/projects to completion.

     

    Inclement Weather
    When inclement weather occurs, our goal is to make information available to families about school closure or changes in the school schedule by 5:30 a.m. In this digital age, here's how we can quickly reach you with this information:
    ● Family Access: Log into Family Access and click on "Skylert" located in the left-side column. The options you can choose in the "Emergency" column designate how we contact you with closure or school schedule changes. Please be aware that if all "emergency" boxes are checked for various contacts, you could receive closure or changes in the school schedule information multiple ways! By house phone, cell phone, email, and text.
    ● FlashAlert: The Sumner School District uses FlashAlert Newswire (previously schoolreport.org) to inform media and parents of weather closures and school schedule information. Families can subscribe to information posted on the Newswire at www.flashalert.net. Please continue to stay informed by accessing the Emergency Hotline (253-891-6001), the Sumner School District website and staying connected on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Counseling Corner
    With the winter break coming just around the corner, our thoughts often turn to gift giving (and receiving!). One of the biggest gifts you can give to your children is your time, attention, and showing that you care. There are many ways to show that you care that don’t cost a thing.

    Here are just some ideas:
    1. Smile a lot.
    2. Look in their eyes when you talk to them.
    3. Listen to their stories.
    4. Set boundaries that keep them safe.
    5. Tell them their feelings are okay.
    6. Present options when they seek your counsel.
    7. Suggest better behaviors when they act out.
    8. Give them space when they need it.
    9. Tell them how terrific they are.
    10. Catch them doing something right.
    11. Give them your undivided attention.
    12. Have fun together.
    13. Share a meal together.
    14. Keep the promises you make.
    15. Love them, no matter what.
    (From 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care, by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain)

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  • Halloween at LMS

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 10/28/2016

    Lakeridge Families,

     

    As you know, Monday is also Halloween.  Please remind your child that all attire must follow our dress guidelines and may not be a disruption to the school program. Clothing/face paint which hides the identity of students such as: masks, excessive face paint, hoods, or other head/face coverings will not be allowed.  

     

    We appreciate your support in keeping our focus on student learning.

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  • LMS Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 10/21/2016

    Dear Lakeridge Families:

    Thank you to everyone for a fantastic opening to the 2016-2017 school year.  As you know schedules are finalized, expectations are established, and baseline assessments have been completed.  Students are full speed ahead with learning and we are already closing in on our first progress report!

    This newsletter has some important information for you to know.  As always, we encourage you to contact us at any time if you have questions.

     

    Spirit Week Dress Up Days October 24th - 28th

    • Oct 24 (Mon)                          Blue and White Day
    • Oct 25 (Tues)              Twin Day
    • Oct 26 (Wed)                          PJ Day
    • Oct 27 (Thurs)                        Hat and Sock Day
    • Oct 28 (Fri)                             Fall Day at the Farm

     

    Dance Friday October 28th

    We are taking our Spirit Week’s Friday theme of “Fall Day at the Farm” right through our dance.  Our student leadership team has a lot of exciting activities planned for students to participate in.  It is going to be a blast!.


    Dance Details

    Date: Friday October 28th

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Tickets: $5.00 with an ASB card and $7.00 without. Tickets will be on sale in the front  office through the end of lunches on Friday October 28th.

    Snacks: Pizza costs $2.00 and pop costs $1.00. Our PTO will also have the Spirit Store open and have lots of goodies and fun items for sale.

     

    We are always looking for chaperones.  If you are interested in helping out with this fun event, please call the front office at 253-891-5100.  We would love to have you join us.  

     

    Food Drive

    The “We Scare Hunger Food Drive” will run from October 24 - November 4, 2016. This year winning classes will be determined based on a point system. Items that are most needed by the food bank are worth 10 points (proteins, vegetables, etc.) and least needed items are worth 1 point (ramen). Large sized items will receive 5 bonus points. The top three classes will win a prize and the winning grade level will earn a class reward. Last year Lakeridge brought in just under 6,000 items; let’s do it again, Hawks!

     

    Clubs at LMS

    After school clubs are in full swing here at LMS. Below is the list of current clubs and their information. Watch the LMS website for additional clubs throughout the year. Reminder, the activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It departs from LMS at 4:15 pm.

     

    Club

    Grade

    Day

    Time

    Advisor

    Art Club

    7th/8th

    Tuesday

    2:30 - 4:00

    Mrs. Banks

    Art Club

    6th

    Thursday

    2:30 - 4:00

    Mrs. Banks

    Chess and Strategy Game Club (starts 11/3)

    All

    Tuesday

    2:30 - 3:30

    Mr. Lysne

    STEM Club (starts 11/1)

    All

    Tuesday

    2:30 - 4:00

    Mrs.Chamberlain

    Writing Workshop

    All

    Thursday

    2:30 - 4:00

    Mr. Herbert

     

    Second Season Sports
    Our early winter sports season starts Tuesday, October 25th.  Our two sports offerings are: Girls Basketball and Wrestling.

     

    • Girl’s Basketball (7th and 8th grade) first practice is Tuesday, October 25th. Practice times are 2:30 to 5:00 pm.
    • Girl’s Basketball (6th grade) first practice is Monday, October 31st. Practice times are 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
    • Wrestling (all grades) first practice is Tuesday, October 25th. Practice times are 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
    • All athletic clearance needs to be completed online by using the following FamilyID link: www.familyid.com/organizations/lakeridge-middle-school

     

    Each team will be given a more detailed practice and game schedule from their coach once the season starts.

     

    If you have any quesitons, please contact Tim Luhring at: tim_luhring @sumnersd.org

     

    Parking Lot Safety

    Many of our students are driven to school in the morning and picked up in the afternoon.  Student safety is our top priority every day.  We are asking for your support in making our parking lot safe for students, staff, other parents and guests who are walking to and from the building.  It is essential that each person does his/her part to use good judgment and put safety first.  Here are some helpful reminders:

    • Go slow at all times.   
    • Please drop off your child in the student drop-off lane.  This lane is designed so students do not have to cross traffic lanes to enter the building.
    • Try to avoid parking in a spot or using the parking lanes to drop off your student.
    • Pull forward in the drop-off lane to allow space for other parents to drop off their students.
    • Please do not stop or park your car in the crosswalk areas.  These are the areas with the yellow stripes and cones.

    Our goal is to be as proactive as possible in trying to prevent dangerous situations from occurring.  Thank you in advance for your support in keeping our Hawks safe.  

     

    LMS Academic Focus:  Attendance - Be There!
                                                                                        

    Being in school all day, every day, helps your child get the most out of middle school.  Student attendance is a major initiative across the Sumner School District.  Research shows that students who are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10% or more days of school, are 7.4 times more likely to drop out of school.  Encourage good attendance with these ideas:

    • Point out that there is no substitute for being in class. Your child needs to be present to hear teachers explain concepts, to participate in group activities and projects, and to ask questions.
    • Schedule doctor, dentist, and orthodontist appointments before or after school hours.
    • Help your child get the sleep they need. It will be easier for your child to get up on time for school if he or she has had at least nine hours of sleep.  Set a reasonable bedtime and make sure your child puts away electronic devices so he or she isn’t tempted to stay awake to read messages or play games.   

     

    Inclement Weather

    When inclement weather occurs, our goal is to make information available to families about school closure or changes in the school schedule by 5:30 a.m. In this digital age, here's how we can quickly reach you with this information:

    • Family Access: Log into Family Access and click on "Skylert" located in the left-side column. The options you can choose in the "Emergency" column designate how we contact you with closure or school schedule changes. Please be aware that if all "emergency" boxes are checked for various contacts, you could receive closure or changes in the school schedule information multiple ways!  By house phone, cell phone, email, and text.
    • FlashAlert: The Sumner School District uses FlashAlert Newswire (previously schoolreport.org) to inform media and parents of weather closures and school schedule information. Families can subscribe to information posted on the Newswire at www.flashalert.net.

    Please continue to stay informed by accessing the Emergency Hotline (253-891-6001), the Sumner School Districtwebsite and staying connected on Facebook and Twitter.   

     

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  • Picture Retakes

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 9/29/2016

    Dear Lakeridge Family,

    Picture retakes will be next Thursday, October 6th, from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

    If your student did not have a school picture taken in August, please have them do so on retake day even if you are not purchasing a picture packet. This photo will be used for your student's ID/ASB card and the yearbook.

    Any student getting retakes must turn in their original picture packet to the photographer to avoid being charged for the retakes.

    Attached is a picture order form. Extras can also be found in the front office. Please note, the front office can not give change for picture orders, please send your student with a check or exact change.

     If you have any questions, please feel free to call the front office at 253-891-5100.

    Picture Order Form.pdf 

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  • Open House Reminder

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 9/15/2016

    Open House

    The Lakeridge Middle School Open House is on Tuesday September 20th.  This event will provide an opportunity to meet your child's teachers.  You will even have the opportunity to walk your child's daily schedule and visit each classroom.  Make sure to bring your child's schedule so you know where you are going each period.   

    5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Open Session/Teacher Meet and Greet

    5:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Welcome in the Commons

    5:45 – 7:15 p.m. - Bell Schedule (parents/guardians follow student’s schedule)

    Immediately following Open House, our science team will be hosting a stargazing event on the back patio of the commoms. You are welcome to come and take a look through one of their telescopes. Maybe you will catch a shooting star!

    We hope to see on Tuesday!

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  • Parent Event Reminder

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 9/8/2016

    Digital Citizenship Parent Presentation – Tonight at 6pm

     

    Today and tomorrow each of our LMS Hawks will be receiving a Chromebook (computer) to be used throughout the day and at home. We are very excited about this opportunity for our students.  Please join us here at Lakeridge tonight at 6:00 pm a for parent information meeting about online safety and learning in the digital world.   

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  • Fall Sports Reminder

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie at 9/2/2016

    Dear Lakeridge Family,

     

    Reminder: If your student is turning out for a fall sport, the online clearance process must be completed and a copy of their physical on file before they can participate. 

     

    The online clearance process is completed through Family ID. The website is: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lakeridge-middle-school. There is also a link on the Lakeridge website. Under Athletics and Activities, click Participation. On that page you will find the Athletic Clearances link.

     

    Start dates for fall sports are:

    • Wednesday Sept. 7th - 7th & 8th grade Baseball, Fastpitch and Track
    • Thursday Sept. 8th - 6th grade Track

     

    If you have any questions, our Athletic Director, Tim Luhring, is happy to help. His email address is Tim_Luhring@sumnersd.org.

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