• January 26, 2020

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 1/26/2020

    January 26, 2020

    Good evening Lufkin families! Looking forward to having Track 4 return; Track 3 enjoy your track out.  Teams will continue to use their weekly team newsletters to communicate with parents/guardians. This week:

    • Report cards will be sent home with Track 4 students on Friday, January 31.
    • Order a yearbook for your student this week before prices increase. Last date to order for $35 is 1/31. Flyers are in the main office and can be found on our website.
    • Benchmark testing for Track 4 will take place the week of February 10, 2020. Benchmark tests will be in ELA and math. For more information about this testing please click on the links below. These letters can also be found on our website.
    • Carpool update: It has been brought to my attention that our double line for carpool is preventing parents/guardians who are picking up students prior to 2:30 PM from being able to exit campus. Please refrain from forming double lines in the rows leading to the front of the building until 2:30 PM. Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding; after 2:30 PM vehicles already on campus should move to form double lines in each row. We will continue to monitor. I appreciate your feedback. Please remember to alternate when taking each turn as you move through the carpool line.
    • PTA Spirit night this week: Tuesday, January 28 at Chipotle located at 1081 Pine Plaza Drive in Apex. Flyer can be found on our website. Thank you for supporting our PTA who does so much for our students and staff.

    Highlights from last week:

    • Sixth and seventh graders were treated to a talk and book signing from Scott Reintgen, author and former Lufkin student. His latest book, Ashlords was released January 21.
    • Congratulations to all GeoBee participants. Thursday, during the GeoBee Jack S. placed first, Tyler A.-2nd, and Isaac C.-3rd.
    • Friday, our cheerleaders competed in the county-wide MS cheerleading competition. Our Lady Lightning cheerleaders placed 4th overall in their division.
    • Saturday, five choral students participated in the county-wide 8th grade Choral concert. Ameerah B., Julia D., Makaila P., Josiah R., and Priya S. represented Lufkin Road Middle School.

    So proud of all our students!

     

    Positivity Project (P2): This week’s lesson is OPM – Other People Matter. You are encouraged to ask your student about discussions and activities they may be doing this week

    Sincerely,

    Karen Sinders, Principal

     

    REMINDERS:

    • Track change request forms for the 2020-21 school year are to be turned into the Main Office no later than the close of the school day on Friday, February 14, 2020.
    • Required 9th grade registration meeting for parents/guardians of current 8th grade students will be Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM
    • Next school dance for students in grades 6-8 is March 6, 6-8 PM. Permission slip will be posted online in February.
    • 8th Grade Awards Program and Dance will be Friday, June 5. Each student will receive two (2) tickets for guests to attend the Awards Program which begins promptly at 6:00 PM

     

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  • January 19, 2020

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 1/19/2020 7:35:00 PM

    January 19, 2020 

    Good evening Lufkin families! I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend.

     

    This week: 

     

    • Parents/guardians of rising 7th & 8th grade students, as well as those new to Lufkin for the 2020-21 school year, should you like to request a track change for your student(s) the Track Change Request form can be found on our website. Printed copies are available in the Main Office. These forms are to be turned into the Main Office no later than the close of the school day on Friday, February 14, 2020. 

    • Benchmark testing will continue this week, Wednesday & Thursday for students on Tracks 1-2-3. Track 4 will take these benchmark tests (in ELA and math) in February. For more information about this testing please click on the links below. These letters can also be found on our website.
      • Parent/Guardian letter in English  
        Parent
        /Guardian letter in Spanish 

    • Carpool - a reminder that in the AM, families may form a single line to drop off rather than double-up. Please remember that students may not be dropped off until 7:45 unless they are attending a meeting/club or have a note from a teacher because they are meeting with the teacher. In the PM, we are asking families to continue to form a double line in all rows and alternate when taking each turn as you move through the carpool line. It is important, that unless directed by a staff member or our SRO (who is an Apex Police Officer) you do not go around vehicles once you have picked up your student. This is for the safety of the student(s) who may be getting in or out of the vehicle or subs or other visitors that may be crossing to get to their vehicle. I realize that sometimes the line moves slowly; yet, the safety of our students cannot be compromised.  
      • Along with PM Carpool, a reminder that students cannot be called out of class to be signed out after 2:30 PM. 

    • Please note time change for the March 6 dance. The time has been changed to 6-8 PM. Concessions and pizza will be available for students to purchase. This is for current Lufkin students only. Permission slip will be posted online in February. 

    Sincerely, 

    Karen Sinders, Principal 

     

    REMINDERS:  

    • Required 9th grade registration meeting for parents/guardians of current 8th grade students will be Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM 
    • Next school dance for students in grades 6-8 is March 6, 6-8 PM. Permission slip will be posted online in February. 
    • 8th Grade Awards Program and Dance will be Friday, June 5. Each student will receive two (2) tickets for guests to attend the Awards Program which begins promptly at 6:00 PM 

     

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  • January 12, 2020

    Posted by Karen Sinders on 1/12/2020 5:40:00 PM

     

    January 12, 2020 

     

    Good evening Lufkin families! I appreciate the feedback from parents/guardians first semester about how they like to receive information. The weekly newsflash will continue to be sent (it is also available for viewing through school twitter @Lufkintweets and on our school website), the master calendar will continue to be a great resource to keep families up-to-date on happenings within the school. I will now communicate weekly, rather than using phone messages via school messenger. Moving forward I will be using email through our school messenger system and send a communication each Sunday evening. For those who are not currently signed up to receive emails via school messenger, I will also post the information under the 'Principal's Message' tab on the Lufkin website and it should appear by Monday morning, at the latest. Teams will continue to use their weekly team newsletters to communicate with parents/guardians. Here we go: 

     

    • Parents/guardians of rising 7th & 8th grade students, as well as those new to Lufkin for the 2020-21 school year, should you like to request a track change for your student(s) the Track Change Request form can be found on our website. Printed copies are available in the Main Office. These forms are to be turned into the Main Office no later than the close of the school day on Friday, February 14, 2020. 

    • Several items were sent home with students on Tracks 1-2-3 this past Friday, January 10: 
      • Students received a flyer about the 2019-20 yearbook. Information can also be found on our website. Track 4 received the flyer in December. 
      • Reports cards were sent home.
      • 7th & 8th grade students on Tracks 1-2-3, who have Mr. Nichols or Mr. Ahn, should have brought home a letter regarding the Reproductive Health & Safety (RHS) that will be taught this quarter, beginning the week of January 27. Mr. Ahn's Track 3 students will begin this unit when they track back in. This is required curriculum and if your student did not give you the letter, please ask him/her for it. We will also have copies available in the Main Office. Students who have Mr. Brown, Ms. DeMarco, Ms. Inman, or Mr. Moore will be given this letter 2-3 weeks prior to the unit being taught.

    • Carpool -
      • A reminder that in the AM, families may form a single line to drop off rather than double-up. Please remember that students may not be dropped off until 7:45 unless they are attending a meeting/club or have a note from a teacher because they are meeting with the teacher.
      • In the PM, we are asking families to continue to form a double-line in all rows and alternate when taking each turn as you move through the carpool line. It is important, that unless directed by a staff member or our SRO (who is an Apex Police Officer) you do not go around vehicles once you have picked up your student. This is for the safety of the student(s) who may be getting in or out of the vehicle or subs or other visitors that may be crossing to get to their vehicle. I realize that sometimes the line moves slowly; yet, the safety of our students cannot be compromised.  
      • Along with PM Carpool, a reminder that students cannot be called out of class to be signed out after 2:30 PM. 

    • Lufkin students will be taking benchmark assessments in ELA & Math between January 16 - February 24. A letter outlining more information about this test can be found here. 

    • Our Food Pantry is up and running. Many thanks to you, for making this possible. If your family is in need for assistance please contact your students' grade level counselor. You can stop by the school or food items can be sent home with student(s). 

    • Finally, our character trait for P2 this week is: Prudence. You are encouarged to talk with your student and find out what he/she is?learning about Prudence throughout this week.

    Have a fantastic week. 

    Yours, 

    Karen Sinders, Principal 

    REMINDERS:  

    • Required 9th grade registration meeting for parents/guardians of current 8th grade students will be Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM 
    • Next school dance for students in grades 6-8 is March 6, 7-9 PM. Permission slip will be posted online in February. 
    • 8th Grade Awards Program and Dance will be Friday, June 5. Each student will receive two (2) tickets for guests to attend the Awards Program which begins promptly at 6:00 PM 

     

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