Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
- March 12th, 7:00PM: Parent Education Night: Shattering Stigma with Tara Rolstad. An evening focused on mental health awareness.
- April 24th, 9:00AM: General Parent Club Meeting
Shattering Stigma: March 12th, 7:00PM
For our March 12th Parent Education Night, Tara Rolstad will give us a sneak peek into what she'll be sharing with our kid's the next day, including: When it comes to mental health, what's normal? How is a middle schooler's brain different (and maybe better) than a grownup's? What mental health issues do kids commonly experience and what might that feel like? How should they know when to ask for help, and how do they do that? What does getting help even look like? What if they are really worried about a friend, how can they be a good friend and when should they help them get help? Plus, cool things kids can do to manage stress, how to pick their favorite coping skills, and a little brain science behind why parents freak about screen time. We will also have to opportunity for Q&A with Tara and psychologist Kristin Valerius, Ph.D, of the Sundstrom Clinic. Please help us spread the word about this important event. The parent talk is open to any parent in the district. Remember, parking is limited so consider carpooling.
General Parent Club Meeting, April 24th at 9:00AM
We will have a lot to cover at our next Parent Club Meeting. Guest speakers will include Liz Hartman of the LOSD School Board who will speak about the upcoming levy on the May ballot as well as all three candidates for school board. We will also present the proposed slate for next year's Parent Club Executive Positions.
- We will be posting upcoming volunteer opportunities each week. Contact Lynne Thompson, our Volunteer Coordinator with questions at email@example.com.
School Store News: Please remember that your used printer cartridges are always welcome at the school store. Get that clutter off your desk and have your student drop off your used cartridges at the school office. These are exchanged for credit through the Staples Reward Program. Win-Win!
Other Fun Stuff:
Study Abroad Challenge Month & Pizzicato Dough for Dollars March is Study Abroad Challenge Month and the Lakeridge Junior High Spanish Capstone students are competing to win big! We are requesting donations during the month of March and could win between $500 -$1000 from Andeo International if we raise the most or have the most individual donations. Please consider a small gift on behalf of the students traveling to Peru this summer. Also, please mark your calendar! LJHS Spanish Capstone's Pizzicato Dough for Dollars is coming on March 12th. 20% of all sales (including gift cards) will come back to the Peru scholarship fund! Dine in, take out or delivery. This is the same night as Shattering Stigma Parent Education Night, so consider grabbing a bite before the meeting. Eat pizza and support our students. Only at the LO Location, 15180 Bangy Rd. Thank you for your support.
Join the Parent Club Today:
We are a community of families who are dedicated to the education and success of our children. For a $35 membership you receive access to the LJHS Parent Club ONLINE Directory, voting privileges on 2018-19 general Parent Club decisions AND your dues support student and parent educational opportunities throughout the year. If you haven't yet joined, please click here and make it official. We would love to have 100% participation from our Lakeridge Parent Club families.
Parent Club General Meeting Schedule: For a calendar view of LJHS Parent Club events and meetings please click HERE.
- March 12th, 7:00PM: Shattering Stigma Parent Education Night
- April 24th: 9:00AM - 10:30AM in the library. Informational meeting on Local Option Levy, School Board Candidates, and Parent Club Board Officer Slate.
- May 22nd: 9:00AM - 10:30AM. Election of Parent Club Officers and Parent Club Volunteer Tea.
Your 2018-2019 LJHS Parent Club Executive Board:
Ashley Krause and Tamara Divergilio, Co-Presidents
Sarah Howell and Kirsten Carnese, Co-Vice President
Zsu Winston, Treasurer
Lynne Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator
Lara James, Secretary
The Parent Club is Lakeridge Junior High’s version of a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). We are community builders and fundraisers. Please join, come to meetings, and help us make a difference for the school and our kids!