December 20, 2013


12/20/13


Good afternoon. 

We here at LMS sincerely hope you and your families have a joyous and safe holiday season.  Thank you so much for helping make the first half of the school year successful.  We cannot do this work without your support and involvement.

CALENDAR ITEMS

Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3
Winter Break for Students
Monday, January 6
School Resumes
Wednesday, January 8
Parent meeting regarding scheduling for 9th grade (next year); LHWHS Performing Arts Center, 7:00 pm
Friday, January 10
Hidden Valley Ski Trip, 3:00 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, January 12
Harrison Wright Eagle Scout Project Collection; LMS Parking Lot, Noon – 4:00 pm (see below)
Thursday, January 16
High School Curriculum Night for current 8th graders and parents; LHWHS Performing Arts Center, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, January 17
Early Release Day; 12:40 pm
Monday, January 20
Dr. King Holiday, no school
Thursday, January 23
7th Grade Parents to Lunch and meeting; 11:15 am
Friday, January 24
6th Grade Parents to Lunch and meeting; 10:30 am
Hidden Valley Ski Trip; 3:00 – 9:30 pm
Friday, January 31
Hidden Valley Ski Trip; 3:00 – 9:30 pm

CONGRATULATIONS

CORRECTION(S)

NEW ITEMS

The LHWHS Dads Club and Parent Association are sponsoring the district’s annual “Chili Supper and Basketball!” on Friday, January 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.  All Elementary, Middle School and High School families are encouraged to attend.  Tickets ($6.00 per person) will include 1) Chili and BBQ dinner; 2) Entrance to the Ladue Girls JV and Varsity Basketball games; and 3) Activities, Face Painting and Fun.  Wear your Blue and White!  Please RSVP to Audey Mack (Committee Chair) by January 13 at aemack@swbell.net or 314-997-5039.  A flier with a reservation form can be found on Peach Jar.

UPDATED ITEMS

REPEAT ITEMS

Eagle Scout Project
One of our 8th graders, Harrison Wright, is organizing a donation drive for gently used clothing, books and toys as his Eagle Scout Project.  This drive will benefit the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, which is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis.  The drive is scheduled to take place on the LMS parking lot on January 12, from noon to 4 pm.  For more information, please contact Harrison at:
or visit

Ski Trip Fridays/Morning Traffic
Ski Trip dates are: January 10, 24 and 31; February 7, 21 and 28 (make up day if needed).
For those parents who have experienced these mornings in the past, there is no better/prettier way to characterize the traffic – it stinks.  More parents bring their kids by car and traffic drop off is delayed as those kids/parents unload ski gear and carry it into our main lobby.
I would suggest the following for Ski Trip mornings:
1.    Try to make every effort to drop your student off before our buses arrive (typically at about 7:55 am).
2.    If possible, deliver your child’s ski gear to the main office/lobby during the school day (after 8:15 am and before 2:30 pm).
We will make the best of it.  Please be patient and make those right-hand turns onto Clayton.  This helps a great deal.

Winter Weather information
The link to Winter Weather information on the LMS website can be found at http://www.ladue.k12.mo.us/lms/pdfs/2013WinterWeatherFlyer.pdf

Best wishes to you all.

Greg

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