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Principal's Weekly Message, 9-15-23

Greetings LRMS Families,

Well after three weeks, we've had a Code Yellow Lockdown, a no-Internet day and a "Hurricane" Day!  Thanks to all of you for your flexibility as we try to find a productive rhythm at the start of this 2023-24 school year.


Here are your weekly updates:


1.  Next week is a five-day week for students.



2.  Events next week:

  • Monday, September 18 - Environmental Club Courtyard Clean-up, 3:15-4:30
  • Thursday, September 21 - LRMS Open House (details below in item #3)
  • Friday, September 22 - School Picture Day (*these photos are for the Yearbook!)


3.  We welcome all LRMS parents/caregivers to Leesville Road Middle's Open House next Thursday evening.  Here is the schedule:


5:30pm - Welcome and General PTSA Meeting (in the gym)
6:15-7:18 -  Classroom Visits (see below)
7:30 - Optional AIG/Advanced Learning Meeting (Media Center)
Rotation Time 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
1 6:15-6:23 Core 1 Core 1 Elective 1
2 6:26-6:34 Core 2 Core 2 Elective 2
3 6:37-6:45 Core 3 Elective 1 Core 1
4 6:48-6:56 Core 4 Elective 2 Core 2
5 6:59-7:07 Elective 1 Core 3 Core 3
6 7:10-7:18 Elective 2 Core 4 Core 4


A few more details:

  • Parents/caregivers will be provided a hard copy of their student's schedule in the first rotation.  It is important to be present in the first rotation by 6:15pm! 
    • 6th/7th grade families need to know their student's Core 1 Teacher
    • 8th grade families need to know their student's Elective 1 Teacher 
  • We have invited multiple food trucks for this event, but not all have given a firm commitment.  
  • The PTSA and several sponsors will be set up in the cafeteria area after the conclusion of the 5:30pm general meeting.



4.  The Leesville Community recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed in the United States from September 15 to October 15 to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. If you are interested in learning more alongside us, check out the Hispanic Heritage Month website.



5.  PTSA Updates:


Welcome to the September 13th edition ofthe PTSA newsletter

We're in the 3rd week back now. I hope everyone is getting in the groove of schedules, packing lunches, and homework, as well as enjoying the slow approach of Fall with some cooler temperatures this week.

We hope to see you all at the LRMS Open House and General PTSA Meeting -- next Thursday September 21ststarting at 5:30pm. You'll get the chance to hear from Principal Cox and the PTSA, buy or pick-up your pre-ordered Spiritwear, tour your kid's schedule through their classrooms, and meet their teachers. There will also be food trucks 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


Important Upcoming Dates

  • 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
  • Week of September 25th: First Quarter Interim Reports
  • September 27th: First girls volleyball home game against Carroll Middle - 4pm in our gym
  • September 27th: First girls soccer home game against Carroll Middle - 4pm on our field
  • September 28th: First football home game against Carroll Middle - 4pm on our field
  • October 6th: 6th Grade Social 


Skip the Spiritwear lines at Open House!

Pre-order your Spirtwear starting Friday September 15th!

The pre-order sale ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday September 20th and then you can pick-up your items during the Open House on Thursday September 21st. Just look for the Pre-order Pick-up sign. If you can't attend the event, just indicate your student's homeroom teacher (1st period) during checkout and your order will be sent home with your student the following week.

We will also be selling in-person at Open House, including a cash-only line for these specific items -- agendas, magnets, tumblers, and umbrellas. Our credit card line will be for everything in the store. We have been restocking our store with the 2023/2024 designs and all the sizes, as well as bringing back some favorite designs!

Take a look -- the LRMS School Store is open 24/7 -- and then get ready to pre-order online this Friday.



Help sell Spiritwear at Open House

We are still looking for more volunteers to keep our Spiritwear lines as short at possible at Open House on Thursday September 21st. If you can help support our school in this way, sign-up here. Thanks so much!



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