LCMS Principal Weekly Update for April 7, 2024

LCMS Principal Weekly Update for April 7, 2024
Posted on 04/07/2024
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LCMS Bobcat Parents and Families, 
We look forward to welcoming our Bobcats back to school tomorrow, Monday, April 8th, which will be a B Day.

Solar Eclipse: Monday, April 8th
Weather permitting, our Bobcats will view the solar eclipse tomorrow, Monday, April 8th! LCPS has purchased solar eclipse glasses for EVERY student and staff member so they can watch the eclipse safely. We will also be having conversations with all of our students about how to use the glasses and the importance of NOT looking at the eclipse without them. We ask that you emphasize the importance of safety to your child as well.

Seeing this eclipse is a great opportunity for our students, but at LCPS, we always want to make sure they can enjoy the fun safely. Please join us in encouraging your child to practice safe habits tomorrow when enjoying the eclipse.

Take a moment to check out our school division's plans for viewing the solar eclipse by watching the video update from March 19th.

At LCMS, students will also have the opportunity to participate in a solar eclipse trivia contest! Winners will be announced throughout the day! It is going to be a great day back from spring break!

LCPS Staff Appreciation Week: April 8th-12th
Join us this week in celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week at LCPS! Our dedicated educators and staff members work tirelessly each day to create a nurturing and enriching environment for our Bobcats. They inspire, guide, and support our young learners!

This week presents a wonderful opportunity for us to express our gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff. Whether it's a simple thank you note, a kind gesture, or a heartfelt message of appreciation, your words mean more than you know!

I encourage you to take a moment this week to show your appreciation for the incredible educators and staff members who make a difference in your child's life. Your support and recognition will undoubtedly brighten their day and remind them of the profound impact they have on our school community!

LCPS Job Fair: Saturday, April 13th
The LCPS Job Fair will take place on Saturday, April 13th at Louisa County High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You do not have to RSVP, but if you’re interested, we encourage you to fill out the RSVP form so we can schedule you for an interview. TeamLCPS is looking to fill positions like teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers, mechanics, cafeteria workers, custodians, and more! So, if you know someone who would be interested in joining our team – the best TEAM in the country – send this info their way!

Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Dance: Friday, April 19th
There will be an evening dance on Friday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. at LCMS for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bobcats! Permission forms (linked here) will be turned in, along with $5, at the door upon arrival at LCMS.

When: Friday, April 19th, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: LCMS Cafeteria
Cost: $5 - collected at the door upon arrival
Drop-off: When facing LCMS, there are two sets of entrance doors –
6th and 7th grade - main visitor entrance on the right
5th grade - front entrance on the left
Pickup: *Beginning* at 8:30 at the same doors students were dropped off
*Enter campus via Bus Garage Road and park in the bus lot
*5th grade students must be signed out
*Early pickups are difficult because students are still dancing!

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 out of sight and not be used during the dance. We look forward to welcoming our future Bobcats at this special dance!

LCPS Arts Festival: Saturday, April 20th
We hope our Bobcats will join us for the 2024 LCPS Arts Festival on Saturday, April 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Louisa County High School. The theme this year is "Every picture tells a story!" Join us for student artwork, musical performances, art making stations, and more!

We will enjoy arts-themed spirit days the week leading up to the LCPS Arts Festival!

Monday, April 15th: 80s, 90s, 00s Day
The LCPS Arts Festival has been around since 1987!

Tuesday, April 16th: Dress as Your Favorite Artist

Wednesday, April 17th: Neon Day
Wear your brightest clothes and accessories!

Thursday, April 18th: Show Off Your Patterns Day

Friday, April 19th: Wear Your Favorite Color Day

SOL Testing Dates

Please mark your calendar for the end-of-year SOL tests:
6th Grade
Reading SOL – Wednesday, April 24
Math SOL – Tuesday, May 7

7th Grade
Reading SOL – Thursday, April 25
Math SOL – Tuesday, May 7

8th Grade
Civics SOL – Wednesday, April 24
Reading SOL – Thursday, May 2
Math SOL – Tuesday, May 7
Science SOL – Monday, May 13

We ask for your support in ensuring your child is getting good rest, is coming to school prepared and ready to learn, and is continuing to work hard. The end-of-year SOL tests are an opportunity for students to show what they know and demonstrate readiness for the next grade level. Please discuss with your child the importance of putting forth their best effort!

Also, please ensure your student brings their fully charged Chromebook to school each day, especially on SOL testing days. Having a designated place at home to set the backpack and charge the Chromebook each evening can help ensure a smooth morning as they will be ready to grab and go!

Reminders to Students: Think Before You Speak, Think Before You Act, and Be Kind!
As we head into the home stretch of the school year, please speak with your child about making positive choices. This means making good choices in school, treating others with respect, being mindful on social media, and just being an overall positive person and good role model for others. I encourage you to have a conversation with your child about finishing this year strong by making good decisions.

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

Amanda Harper
Louisa County Middle School
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