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Principal's Weekly Message, 5-3-24

LRMS Families,
Greetings, and I hope your week has gone well!  Along with WCPSS, we recognize the month of May as Jewish American Heritage Month and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.  As with all our cultural celebration months, we are highlighting relevant figures in history and present-day on our LRMS morning news for our students.  The embedded links above have more content on each celebration if you or your family would like to explore further.


Also families, please join me in recognizing our amazing teachers and staff next week for National Teacher Appreciation Week.  I know the PTSA has some great plans to honor our staff members each day, but I'd encourage each of you to reach out to our LRMS teachers and celebrate them in some way next week.  The teaching profession is not an easy journey for educators, but we commit to it because we believe the work is essential and has lasting value.  Our teachers strive to do their best to teach and nurture our 800+ students every day.  I'm so grateful for them, and I'm hopeful you are too...


Here are your weekly updates:


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



2.  Events next week:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 4pm - Boys Soccer AWAY, @ Wakefield
  • Tuesday, May 7, 6pm - Sixth Grade Band Concert (at high school auditorium)
  • Tuesday, May 7, 7:30pm - 7th/8th Grade Band Concert (at high school auditorium)
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Hawk Manor Falconry Presentation (in 6th grade ELA classes)
  • Thursday, May 9, 4pm - Softball AWAY, @ Durant
  • Friday, May 10, 3-5pm - LMAC End-of-Year Social for all 2023-24 Athletes (this is the correct date!)



3.  Family Survey... Have you completed the District's family survey yet?  Remember, this information is hugely beneficial to our leadership team as we consider your level of connection to LRMS.  Please take a few minutes to submit your feedback sometime this week! 



4.  For all current 6th and 7th graders interested in athletics for next year, there is an important meeting scheduled for families at 5pm on Wednesday, May 15.  Our Athletic Director will explain the registration and eligibility process as well as navigating the website and Dragonflymax.  There will also be an opportunity to meet with several of our coaches. Please join us!




5.  Our friends and colleagues at the elementary school have requested that we remind families and guests to use the middle school parking lot and middle school sidewalks to access afternoon and evening events behind our school.  Please do not walk through the elementary walkways or play areas and afterschool programming continues into each evening.  Thanks.



6.  Here is the letter to 8th grade families sent out a couple weeks ago. This letter contains information about the 8th grade dance, Carnival and End-of-Year Ceremony




7.  PTSA Updates (spiritwear, 8th dance, etc.)


8th Grade Dance Tickets ON SALE
The 8th grade dance will be May 17, from 7pm-9pm. Tickets are $10 and ON SALE NOW in the school store (link). The Theme is Bright Lights City Nights and suggested attire is semi-formal. Snacks are included in the $10 ticket price. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by EOD Thursday, May 16. No exceptions. The PTSA is collecting donated tickets for students needing financial assistance. Donate a ticket here



*******************SPIRITWEAR WARM WEATHER SALE********************

Summer is coming and it's time to get your tank tops and short sleeve tees. Good news - our warm weather gear is up to 40% off for the month of May! Head over to the LRMS store and grab your size in your favorite design before they are gone.




LRMS PTSA would love your help with Teacher Appreciation Week, coming up May 6-10! Check out the SignUp link to contribute! Thank you!
Another way to show love to our LRMS staff is via our Amazon Wishlist for lounge snacks:

Donate to the LRMS Book Swap! Bring your gently-used, middle school appropriate books for our school-wise book swap now through May 13th. Drop them off in the designated box in your pod or bring them to the Media Center.

The Book Swap will happen May 15th & 16th.

If you can help with collecting and sorting books for the Book Swap, sign up as a volunteer here.



Have a great weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal