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Principal's Weekly Message, 9-8-23

LRMS Families,

Here are your Weekly Updates:


1.  Next week is a five-day week of school.



2.  Events next week:

  • Monday, 9/11 - Fall Sports Tryouts continue
  • Monday, 9/11 - Finding Nemo Musical Auditions begin
  • Wednesday, 9/13 - Fall Sports Teams Parents Meeting, 5pm



3.  Unfortunately, we have begun to see the bus driver shortage impact the availability of some bus routes.  Just today, ten routes in our region of the County did not operate, including two LRMS routes. Notices about vacant or late routes arrive early each morning on the WCPSS Bus Updates page.  Again, I would recommend bookmarking this site on your phone/device (as well as downloading the Here Comes the Bus app).  The school is not able to provide separate, daily notifications due to the ever-changing and unpredictable nature surrounding these circumstances.



4.  There will be a Student Council meeting on Tuesday September 12th starting at 2:45pm in the Media Center. If you have applied and sent an introduction video to Mrs. Maley, you will receive an email invitation this weekend with additional details.  



5.  Looking ahead, we invite all parents/caregivers to LRMS Open House on Thursday evening, September 21.  We have invited multiple food trucks to campus that evening.  If your student wants to attend with you, that's fine.  Just note that the schedule below is geared primarily toward LRMS parents:

  • 5:30pm - Welcome and General PTSA Meeting
  • 6:15-7:20pm - Classroom Visits
  • 7:30pm - AIG and Advanced Learning Meeting (optional)


6.  PTSA Updates:


Welcome to the September 8th edition ofthe PTSA newsletter

We made it through the first two weeks of school! Hopefully, you all have some rest and relaxation planned into this weekend to recover.😀

A heads up this week to save the date for the LRMS Open House and General PTSA Meeting -- Wednesday September 21st, starting at 5:30pm. You'll get the chance to hear from Principal Cox and the PTSA, buy Spiritwear, tour your kid's schedule through their classrooms, and meet their teachers. There will also be food trucks invited to be on-site to give you a chance to grab something to eat while you're there and, if you donate that night to our Fall Giving Campaign, you will be entered in a drawing to win LRMS Spiritwear!

This is an event geared towards parents and guardians, so, if you do need to bring your children, please keep them with you at all times.


Kyla Cragg

LRMS PTSA Communications




Were you able to snag your spiritwear for the year?? If not, the school store is open all year! If you are still looking for your Leesville gear, we are restocking our store with the 2023/2024 designs as well as bringing back some favorite designs. Those sizes you are looking for are on the way!


NEW this year, SKIP the long spiritwear lines and pre-order your LRMS spiritwear on the Leesville Road Middle School Store. Pre-sale will be open Friday, September 15th through Wednesday, September 20th, 11:59pm. Pick up your pre-sale items during Open House on Thursday, September 21st. 


If you can't make it to the Open House on the 21st, make sure to indicate your student's homeroom teacher (1st period) during checkout and we will send your order home with your student the following week. 


We could use your help selling spiritwear on 9/21. If you are able to help support our school in this way, please sign up here:


Important Upcoming Dates

  • September 11th: Finding Nemo Auditions - 3-6pm
    • Callbacks only on September 12th -  3-5pm
  • September 18th: LRMS Courtyard Cleanup - 3:15-4:30pm
  • September 21st: LRMS Open House and General Meeting - 5:30-7:30pm
  • September 21st: PTSA Fundraiser begins
  • September 27th: PTSA Board meeting
  • Week of September 25th: First Quarter Interim Reports
  • October 6th: 6th Grade Social 


Calling All Performers!

Auditions for Finding Nemo Jr. happen next week --September 11th and 12th!

For any questions about auditions or the show, contact our Dance Educator and Musical Theatre Choreographer Mrs. Cary Casterline at or 919-870-4141, extension 29069.

Visit the LRMS Dance website.



Annual courtyard clean-up and bird seed drive

We need 15-20 students, parents, and staff to volunteer to help us clean-up our courtyard on Monday September 18th from 3:15-4:30pm. We also need bird seed donations to keep our feeders full throughout the year.If you would like to help out, fill our this Google Docs form here or contact Ms. Evelyn Bussell, if you haver any questions.



Thank you, Wegmans!

Wegmans Grocery store at 3710 Davis Drive in Morrisville donated a $100 gift card to the LRMS PTSA to help us purchase items for the Lion Award Breakfasts this year.

We greatly appreciate their support of our school!



Help make LRMS the best for all our kids and teachers!

If you have your own business, consider being an LRMS PTSA corporate sponsor. Your donation not only gets your business in front of hundreds of families, but you also get the great feeling of knowing that you are contributing to making LRMS the best school possible for all our kids and teachers. 

Click here to find out more about what your 100% tax deductible contribution does for our school and the various levels of sponsorship available.

Contact LRMS PTSA Fundraising VP Kellie Macdonaldto secure your sponsorship today!



New Parent Volunteers

There will be lots of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. But, if you're new to the school, you first need to become an approved volunteer in order to help out.

Take care of that before the school year startsby registering to be a volunteer here.  



Make Money for the PTSA By Shopping for Groceries!

Link your grocery rewards cards to support our school activities every time you shop for groceries!It only takes a few minutes. See the instructions below for each store.

Note that rewards cards must be re-linked every August for the school to continue benefiting from your shopping.

Harris Teeter: Visit the customer service desk at any Harris Teeter to link your VIC card to LRMS or visit ID # is 2773. Choose up to 5 schools.

Lowes Foods: Visit or the touch screen computer at the customer service desk to link your Fresh Rewards card. You may choose up to 3 schools to link per Fresh Rewards card.

Publix: Link LRMS to your Publix account by following these easy steps:

1. Set up a Publix account if you don't already have one.

2. Under the "My Account" menu, scroll right and select "My Publix Partner." Search for and select Leesville Road Middle School.



LRMS PTSA Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors for financially supporting ourLeesville Road Middle School PTSA!



Have a great weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal