• Week of November 12th

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 11/10/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Greetings everyone! 


    NO SCHOOL MONDAY, November 12!


    Our canned food drive is going well. Our goal is 6,000 canned food items and as of Friday we had collected 4,929 items. Many thanks to those who have already donated canned food items for those less fortunate in our community. Grow Our Kids will be picking up our canned food items on Thursday, November 15. I encourage you to send in canned food items on Wednesday, November 13 in hopes that we reach our goal. Thank you for your generosity. 


    Our gym floor is being replaced and therefore effective, Tuesday, November 13 and continuing through January 2019 we will not have access to our gym. Please encourage your student(s) to layer their clothing or bring hoodies/sweatpants for PE as those classes will be held outside on our fields and low ropes course as long as the temperature is around 40 or higher and we have no precipitation. 


    Mark your calendars: on Monday, November 19, prior to our PTA meeting we will have a physician here to talk with parents/guardians about concussions. This will begin promptly at 6:30 PM and the PTA will be providing pizza since we know it is a busy time of the year and yet this is such an important topic for so many. We look forward to seeing you.


    Please click here to take a quick survey about student-led conferences. Thank you for the feedback!


    We look forward to having Track 3 students return; Track 2 students and families - enjoy your track out. 


    Take care and remember to always be kind and that other people matter (#OtherPeopleMatter)


    Warmest regards,


    Karen Sinders

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  • Week of October 12th

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 10/12/2018 3:40:00 PM


    Greetings Lufkin families! A few items of interest as we begin the week (October 15-19):


    Please send in canned food items. We would love to reach last year's 6,000 mark and we can only do that with your help. Students should mark their bags or boxes with their grade and track in order for their team to get credit as we have a little 'in-house, friendly competition' for a good cause. Thank you to those who have already sent in non-perishable, canned food items.


    This week's Postivity Project (P2) lessons will be about Integrity


    Reminder: this Friday, October 19 is now a full instructional day for students on Tracks 1-2-3. 😊



    Our next PTA meeting is Monday, October 15 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We are looking forward to our SRO's, Officer Boyd, presentation on vaping and juuling among teens. This new trend is the latest way kids are getting a quick buzz from these nicotine-laced pods. Please join us to educate yourself, as well as learn how to talk to your teen about the negative impacts of vaping and juuling. Officer Boyd will speak before the business portion of our meeting.

     RSVP here for October Speaker 

    *This is to more accurately determine if this should be moved to the cafeteria. If your plans change at the last minute and you haven't RSVP'd you are still more than welcome to attend!


    The PTA Fall No-Hassle Fundraiser is also underway for tracks 1-2-3. If you have not had a chance to make a donation to the PTA, Monday night will be the perfect opportunity.


    Lost & found items are placed on tables adjacent from the cafeteria doors, next to the gym the week of track out. Please encourage your student to check the table and his/her pod prior to track out. Any clothing items not picked up within 30 days will be laundered and donated to charity. Please be aware that jewelry, money, and eyeglasses are turned in to the Main Office.


    Reminder: Over-the-counter (OTC) medication may be self-carry, provided the student only has a single day dose and it is in the original container. Students may not share OTC medication with anyone.  


    Please refer to our website as sporting schedules may have changed due to the school closures last week. The football game for Monday, October 15, is now a HOME game against Holly Ridge.


    How is your student doing with PowerPlay this month; logging in physical activity can earn them 2 free tickets to a Hurricane's game! 


    Fall is here! Thank you for your support.


    Warmest regards,



    Karen Sinders



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  • Week of October 8th

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 10/8/2018 2:35:00 PM

    Good afternoon.


    Great start to Quarter 2 for Tracks 1-2-3 while Track 4 students are enjoying their track out. Reminder: Student-led conferences are Tuesday, October 9, from 3:15-6:00 for students on tracks 1 & 3. Parents/guardians should have already scheduled a conference time with your student's team. We look forward to seeing you and your student. 


    This week's Postivity Project (P2) topic is: Other People Matter #2 (Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others). You are encouraged to ask your student what they discuss each day. 


    Mark your calendar: Lufkin's School Resource Officer, Officer Boyd, will be speaking about vaping and juuls at the PTA meeting on Monday, October 15th at 6:30. Parents/guardians and students are strongly encouraged to attend. Officer Boyd will have samples so parents/guardians can see first hand what these items look like, and their prevalence and popularity in middle and high schools.  


    Our canned food drive begins this week and it will continue through November. Last year we collected more than 6,000 cans of food and donations that were given to "Grow Our Kids," a local food pantry that benefits the families in our area. We will look into food banks in areas affected by Hurricane Florence in an effort to provide food to affected families in those areas. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


    Attention parents/guardians of students on Tracks 1-3, our No Hassle Fundraiser begins today, October 8th. There will be NOTHING for you or your student to sell!! A blue flyer with all the information is being sent home with students today. Be sure to check out the section that tells you how to get your very own lightning bolt on our brand new Lufkin Walk of Fame! 


    Donations are accepted through Tuesday, October 16th. The PTA will have tables set up in the lobby collecting forms and donations each day from 7:45-8:30am. Students can wear pajama pants to school the day they turn in any donation amount with their form. Each grade and track with the highest percentage of participation wins lunch outside and popsicles for a week!!! Track 4 will be participate the week they track back in, and info will be sent home with track 4 students then. Go to the PTA website for more information!


    Have a postively wonderful week,


    Karen Sinders


    "When lightning strikes, great things happen."

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