October 18, 2015

Good morning.


Congratulations to LMS Green Team student members Ansh Rana and Lou Ritter.  The Green Team has been recognized by the Missouri Enviornmental Education Association with an Outstanding Service Award for their work in implementing green practices in our school.  Special mention was made regarding the organization of outreach and events, particularly their e-cycling event.  Great job Ansh and Lou!

Congratulations to all students who will be receiving honor roll stickers with their quarter 1 report cards.  Criteria for recognition was a 3.0 or higher grade point average and 4 or more O's (no I's or U's) for citizenship.  Here are 
the results for 1st quarter:
6th grade- 169 out or 336 students
7th grade- 146 out of 332 students
8th grade- 151 out of 311 students


Monday, 10/19
Scholastic Book Fair (through Thursday, 10/22); LMS Library
Tuesday, 10/20
LMSPA Fundraiser Product delivery to school (projected date)
Wednesday, 10/21
Regular student attendance day
LMS Fall Parent Conferences
LMSPA Fundraiser Product pick up (projected date)
Thursday, 10/22
Early Release day; 12:40 pm
LMS Fall Parent Conferences
LMSPA Fundraiser Product pick up (projected date)
Friday, 10/23
No School

Wednesday, 11/4
LMS Choir Concert; 7 pm; LHWHS Performing Arts Center
Thursday, 11/5
Vision Screenings; Grade 6 students (if your child wears glasses or contacts, please bring them on this date)

Monday, 11/9
National Blue Ribbon School Recognition Ceremony; Washington DC (through Tuesday, 11/10)
Tuesday, 11/10
6th Grade Parents to Lunch; 10:38 am
LMSPA Executive Board meeting; 1 pm
Wednesday, 11/11
7th Grade Parents to Lunch; 11:26 am
Orchestra Concert, Grades 7 and 8; 7 pm; LHWHS Performing Arts Center
Thursday, 11/12
Fire Drill (weather permitting); Period 3 (10 am)
8th Grade Parents to Lunch; 12:14 pm
Friday, 11/13
No School; Professional Development Day for Staff



LMSPA/California Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen Dine-to-Donate Week is Sunday, October 25 through Saturday, October 31.  This will be at three area stores: Creve Coeur, Galleria Mall and West Country Mall; all day, dine in, take out and catering.  You can present the flyer attached to the Blackboard Connect email and 20% of your check will be donated to the LMSPA to help fund social and educational opportunities throughout the school year for all members of our LMS Community.

For your information, the Ladue Schools Today - High School Renovation Initiative segment is now online. 


LMS Book Fair
Ladue Middle school is gearing up for our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair October 19 through 22 in the LMS Library.  Students will be visiting the Book Fair with their communication arts classes during the school day.  The Book Fair will be open during school and for parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.  Don't forget you can contribute books to any LMS teacher's classroom library.  If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online October 16 through October 23.  The online Book Fair allows you to browse an expanded book selection for all ages at: http://tinyurl.com/qzng5po


LECC Book Drive
The Ladue Early Childhood Center will be conducting a book drive for the month of October.  Specific books (see the list below) will be collected to create an inventory for our Parent Educators program.  A collection box will be provided to the Welcome Center on or about October 1.
·      Good Night Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
·      Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes (Eric Litwin)
·      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin Jr.)
·      The Crayon Box That Talked (Shane Derolf)
·      Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (Doreen Cronin)
·      The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
·      The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper)
·      Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Mo Willems)
·      Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See (Bill Martin Jr.)
·      The Kissing Hand (Audrey Penn)
·      Skippyjon Jones (Judy Schachner)
·      My Very First Mother Goose (Iona Archibald Opie)
·      Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister Herbert)
·      Good Night God Night Construction Site (Sherri Rinker)

Parent Conference Sign Ups
Please be aware that the conference time slot of 3:20 – 3:40 pm on Wednesday, October 21 has been opened.  You should notice this when accessing the website.
Just a reminder that:
PT Conferences are Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (3:20-7:40 p.m.) and Thursday, October 22, 2015 (1:20-7:20 p.m.). Your child was given a postcard on Friday, August 28 to take home. Please refer to the post card for instructions on how to sign up.
To sign up, please visit the following website:
You may also access the website by going to our school's webpage using the following link:
Prior to signing up, please carefully review the instructions that are provided on the first page of the website. 
The online scheduler went live at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28. Slots fill up very quickly, so please sign up ASAP. 

Lunchtime Lectures
Lunchtime Lecture series, sponsored by the Ladue Middle School Parent Association, have begun.  The next lecture will occur on November 4, presented by Joanne Curran (Learning Consultant and Tutor), who will speak on Homework and Study Strategies.  All Lunchtime Lectures will occur in the LMS Library, beginning at noon for about one hour.  Please be aware that our food allergy protocols prohibit peanut- and/or tree nut-based food items in our building outside of the Cafeteria and Staff Lounge.

LMSPA eBlasts
     If you are not currently receiving LMSPA email news blasts but would like to, please click on the following link to subscribe:

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

I hope you enjoy the remainder to the weekend.


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