May 10, 2015



Good afternoon and Happy Mothers Day.

CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS

Thank you to Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson Jodi Blucher and the many volunteers who assisted with the Scholastic Book Fair this past week.
Your time and energy are greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to all LMS students and their parents and families who were recognized during last Friday’s Citizenship Ceremonies.

Thank you to the LMSPA for providing a staff breakfast last Friday to help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Congratulations to the members of the LMS Science Bowl team (Navan Giuliani, Felix Hu, Moses Schindler and Seema Patil) and coach Martin Long.  The team tied for 9th place in the U.S. this past weekend at the national tournament in  Washington D.C. 

Thank you to Liz Petersen, LMS grade 7 Science, and everyone who participated in the electronic recycling event that was held at LMS on April 25.  Over 27,000 pounds of electronics were collected for recycling and reuse – rather than in landfills.  This totaled twenty-seven pallets of materials.  

CALENDAR ITEMS

Thursday, 5/14
Last day for After School Activities

Wednesday, 5/20
8th grade Boat Races (see below)
Thursday, 5/21
8th grade field trip to Six Flags
Friday, 5/22
Last day for Students
Grade 8 Farewell Assembly; 12 noon; LMS Gym
Grade 7 and Grade 6 field trips (more information to follow)

CORRECTIONS/ADDITIONS

NEW ITEMS

8th Grade Boat Races
Parents are invited to observe Boat Races on Wednesday, May 20 at the LHWHS pool.  Students will be building boats out of tape and cardboard in Science classes on May 18 – 19 and will race each other to see which boats have the right design to stay afloat and go fast enough to beat the others.  The approximate times for the races are as follows:  Pioneers at 9:05 am; Patriots at 9:55 am; and Trailblazers at 10:35 am.

UPDATED ITEMS

LMSPA Spring Gift & Project Fundraiser / 8th Grade Legacy Gift Fundraiser
The following message is from the Ladue Middle School Parent Association (LMSPA):
In late April, you should have received a letter and staff acknowledgment form in the mail for the LMSPA's Spring Gift & Project fundraiser.  6th and 7th grade families received a general Spring Gift & Project letter, and 8th grade families received an 8th Grade Legacy Gift letter.
Copies of these letters and staff acknowledgment forms are available on the LMSPA website:  http://mylmspa.com/gift-project/
This fundraiser allows you to donate to the LMSPA in honor of any of our wonderful Ladue Middle School teachers and staff who have touched your student's life and your family's life in some way.
The funds raised every year through Gift & Project make up a substantial portion of the annual LMSPA budget.  These funds allow the LMSPA to continue to provide many important programs throughout the year that benefit students, families and teachers and staff.
For 8th grade families, your donation will help fund the legacy gift for this year's 8thgrade class of a new marquee and outdoor seating for the Peace Garden.
Thank you to everyone who has already donated!
If you haven't already donated, we hope that you will make a tax-deductible Gift & Project donation to support the LMSPA.
Each LMS staff member will receive a letter by the end of the school year acknowledging all of the donations, in name only, that were made in his or her honor.  To be guaranteed to be included on the staff acknowledgement letters, donations must be received by tomorrow, Monday, May 11th.
Please visit the LMSPA website for more information or to donate online: http://mylmspa.com/gift-project/
Thank you very much for your support!

REPEAT ITEMS

Current 7th grade students/Immunizations for next year
Students entering 8th grade in the state of Missouri are required to receive the TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) immunization.  This is usually given by a doctor at age 11 or 12.  If your child has not received this immunization, please consult your physician.  If you have records showing that your child has received it, please provide them to the nurse's office.

LMSPA eBlasts
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Board Briefs
Information regarding Ladue Board of Education meetings and work sessions can be found on boardbriefs.blogspot.com

Have a great remainder to your weekend.


Greg

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