LCMS Principal Weekly Update for March 12, 2023

LCMS Principal Weekly Update for March 12, 2023
Posted on 03/12/2023
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Good evening, LCMS Bobcat Parents and Families,

Monday, March 13th is a teacher workday and students will not come to school. Tuesday, March 14th will be an A day.

We will have an SOL Pep Rally on Wednesday afternoon, March 15th, with a special guest from the Richmond Flying Squirrels! We will have an alternate bell schedule and lunch shift times will be adjusted slightly. Please avoid early pickups on Wednesday afternoon if possible so that all Bobcats can join in the fun!

We will have a Pot of Gold dance on Friday, March 17th after school until 5:30. Permission forms must be turned in by Thursday, March 16th by 1:20 (end of lunch shifts). Registrations will not be accepted on the day of the dance. Parents/guardians will pick up students from the dance beginning at 5:30 at the MAIN entrance of LCMS (the front door). *This is a change from previous dances.
*Be prepared to enter the campus via Bus Garage Road.

Pizza, soda, water, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase. All school rules apply at the dance. Students are expected to dance appropriately and dress according to the dress code. Cell phones must remain in backpacks and not be used during the dance. Our Bobcats have had an outstanding time at our dances so far this year, so we are looking forward to Friday!

Friday, March 17th will be an SCA-sponsored Hat Day as a community service initiative! Students may pay $1 upon arrival at school to wear a hat for the whole day! Green beaded necklaces will also be available for purchase. Proceeds of the day will benefit the Louisa Animal Shelter!

We are pleased to announce LCMS's participation in the 2023 Say Something Week.  Say Something is a program offered by Sandy Hook Promise that provides information to middle and high school students on how to identify warning signs, intervene, and get help for individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The main objective of Say Something is to teach students how to: 1) Look for warning signs and threats, 2) Act immediately and take threats seriously and 3) Say Something to a trusted adult BEFORE someone hurts themselves or others. This week, we will review how to use our Anonymous Alerts reporting system, we will have “Take What You Need” posters for students to add words of affirmation or take words of encouragement, students will take a survey to identify their trusted adults at school, and we will wear GREEN on Friday, March 17th to unite and show our solidarity during Say Something Week, as green is the official Sandy Hook Promise color.

Seventh grade students interested in applying for the yearbook staff next year need to turn in the application by Friday, March 17th.

Eighth grade students will take the Writing SOL on Tuesday and Thursday, March 21st and 23rd. We will have an alternate bell schedule on those days and lunch shift times will be adjusted slightly. Parents, we ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings their fully charged Chromebook to school on test days (and every day). Also, proper rest the night before and a positive mindset are good test-taking strategies!

Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 17th. Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Tuesday, March 21st from 3:45 to 7:00 for walk-in appointments. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to stay connected with your child’s teachers about your child’s academic progress.

Also, with parent-teacher conferences taking place, we will not have Extending Learning or Study Hall after school on Tuesday, March 21st.

Bobcats – Do you love to perform? Maybe you belt out ballads, play an instrument, or dance? Perhaps you are a black belt in karate, love to make others laugh as a comedian, or are an amazing magician. We are looking for you! We are searching for entertainers who want to participate in the LCMS Talent Show! Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd in the LCMS forum. If you are interested in participating, pick up a permission slip from room 622 or the cafeteria and return it by Friday, March 17th. We look forward to seeing all the talented students here at LCMS!

The LCMS FFA Chapter is celebrating National Ag Week with the following spirit days March 20th-24th:
March 20th: 'Merica Monday - Wear red, white, and blue
March 21st: "Two" Much Ag Tuesday - Wear National Blue and Corn Gold, the official colors of the FFA
March 22nd: Western Wednesday - Dress in western gear
March 23rd: Timber Thursday - Wear camouflage or flannel
March 24th: Feeling Lazy Friday - Farmers make our lives comfortable! Dress in pajamas or sweats

The LCHS varsity cheerleaders are holding a cheer clinic and try out prep for current LCPS students in 6th-11th grades March 28th-31st from 6 pm-8 pm in the LCHS small gym. The cost is $40 and all proceeds benefit LCHS cheer. No cheerleading experience is needed. Contact [email protected] to register, ask questions, or get more information! Register by March 26th.

Our annual LCPS Arts Festival will be on April 1st at LCHS from 10am-2pm. Join us for live music, student artwork, art activities, and food.

We are getting closer to our division-wide Rally 4 Kindness! Our Rally 4 Kindness will take place on Tuesday, April 4th in The Jungle at Louisa County High School. Every student and staff member at LCPS will be coming together for this rally as we continue to promote kindness at Louisa County Public Schools. Our Rally 4 Kindness will feature games, music, prizes, secret guests, and a whole lot more! It’s going to be a LOT of fun! So don’t forget, our Rally 4 Kindness for students and staff is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th.

If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, please call our office at (540) 894-5457.

Amanda Harper
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