Dear Ladera Lions, December 5, 2016
There are many unclaimed eye glasses turned into the LRMS front desk office. If you have a student that may have lost or misplaced their glasses, please have him/her stop by the front office and see if their missing glasses may have been turned in. Unclaimed eye glasses will be donated the first of the year.
Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:
Independent Physical Education (IPE) Application for Spring 2017: The Online Independent Physical Education application for spring 2017 will open for 2 weeks from December 5th-19th 2016, for spring semester only. You must apply online during this time in order to be considered. The link to apply can be found on the Capistrano Unified School District Website under Departments, then Athletics. Remember the link will become live on December 5th and close on December 19th. A list of qualifying sports can also be found on the website.
Career day is coming to LRMS and we need YOU!
We are currently looking for speakers to participate in our Career Day scheduled for Thursday, February 2 from 8 –11:30 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Bogiatzis as soon as possible. Our students look forward to hearing what others in our community do every day!
A free non-profit event where kids and families can explore the educational fields of S.T.E.A.M. and discover the unlimited career possibilities. Imaginology offers hands-on exploration and discovery in a wide range of technical and artistic areas. Imaginology will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on April 21-23, 2017. Here is a link: http://www.ocfair.com/steam/2017/index.php
Important Dates to Remember:
December 21 End of 2nd Quarter
December 22 Pupil Free Day (grades 6-12 only)
Dec 23-Jan 6 Winter Recess
Jan 9 School Resumes
We have rescheduled the winter dance (grades 7 & 8) for Wednesday, December 21st from 7-9 P.M. This will be a PERFECT way to kick off winter break for the students, as they do not have school on the 22nd. In-n-Out burger and the game truck will still be there and our theme remains the same. ASB can't wait to kick off the winter break with an AWESOME party and celebration!
Congratulations to all our 2016 Reflections participants! LRMS has amazing and talented artists, which made the judging very difficult. The following is a list of winners in each category. The Award of Excellence recipients from each of these 5 categories will be advancing to the council level where they will compete with the Award of Excellence winners from all the other participating schools in the district. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Film Production Award of Excellence: Lilas Khalek
Award of Excellence: Kylie Donato
Award of Merit:
Award of Excellence: Eden Doezie
Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Taylor Needleman
Award of Merit:
Award of Excellence: Ashley Corpuz
Award of Merit:
Student and Parent Concerns:
LRMS PTA Special Event with Dr. Jerry Weichman, Wednesday December 7th @ 7pm in the MPR
Dr. Jerry Weichman, is a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist who has counseled and treated over 3000 children and families in Orange County. Dr. Weichman will be speaking to parents and provide tips as well as talking points to address recent events.
Topics he will cover are:
- Talking to your child about tragedy; the Do’s and the Don’ts
- Parents talking to parents; positive ways to offer support and talk openly
- The stages of grieving
- How to monitor to verify that your son/or daughter is not in danger
- Warning signs that your child is beginning to struggle
- When to seek help
- Crisis Text Line* and other resources your child should know about when they are struggling
*Dr. Weichman serves on the advisory board of Crisis Text Line, a 24/7 support line for teens.
We hope you will attend this parent-only event.
News from Capistrano Unified School District:
The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
With Lion Pride,
George Duarte, Ed.D.
Ladera Ranch Middle School