This is your weekly email from your Lakeridge Junior High PARENT CLUB (our version of a Parent-Teacher organization.) We’ll keep you up-to-date on our events and ways to get involved.
Thank you to everyone who donated a coat to our coat drive last week! We had an impressive turn out and the people who will receive the coats will be deeply grateful.
- Through Friday, Dec 11: Snowflake GIFT CARD Drive - ENDS THIS FRIDAY!
- Thursday, Dec 17 - Staff/Teacher Cookie/Treat Bar
- SAVE THE DATE: Next General Parent Club Meeting - January 27th, 6:30pm
- SAVE THE DATE: Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Luncheon - February 17th
SNOWFLAKE GIFT CARD DRIVE - 5 MORE DAYS LEFT!
Through December 11th
We are collecting gift cards, cash or checks (made out to LJHS), which will be given to LJHS families who are in need of a little extra assistance this holiday season. Cards for groceries, toys, restaurants, etc. are greatly appreciated! Fred Meyer and Target are great because they cover lots of different needs. Donations can be brought to the office and placed in the Gift Card Collection Bin. IMPORTANT: we need more cards in order to help all the families in need within our LJHS community. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
STAFF/TEACHER COOKIE/TREAT BAR
Thursday, December 17, 7:30-9am
Please help us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff members by contributing to our Parent Club-sponsored Holiday Cookie/Treat Bar, scheduled for Thursday, December 17th. Each participating parent is asked to bring 2 (or more) dozen of their favorite homemade holiday cookies or treats to the school by 9am on the morning of the event. Throughout the day, teachers and staff members will be able to put together their own cookie trays to bring home to share with their families. Sign up here. Thank you in advance for making this time of year extra special for our hardworking Lakeridge community!
PARENT CLUB MEETING UPDATE: HOW THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT!
Thank you all who attended our general Parent Club meeting last week. We voted on how to spend some of the money raised so far ($41K to date). In addition to the 2 chrome carts bought with paddle raise funds from the auction, the Parent Club will also fund Snap Circuits for science, 2 cellos for orchestra and $12,000 in classroom technology upgrades school-wide! Thank you everyone who contributed. Check out the LJHS website for the draft meeting minutes as well as the financial reports (balance sheet and P&L) that were presented at the meeting. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!
BOY SCOUT TROOP 127’s CHRISTMAS TREE LOT IS OPEN!
November 28 - December 13
Boy Scout Troop 127's Christmas Tree Lot at George Rogers Park is open despite construction! A Lake Oswego tradition for 68 years, we have locally-grown noble firs & wreaths plus free cookies and cocoa! Open 7 days starting November 28th - December 13 (or until sold out). See their Facebook page for hours and a map of our new loading zone.
PROBLEMS AT THE BRYANT AND JEAN INTERSECTION!
We are looking for parents to help children crossing at the intersection of Bryant and Jean roads. The visibility is extremely poor and many parents have called the school with concern. Can you help, either before or after school gets out? Contact Kari Curry or Tamara DiVergilio with questions.
WE NEED LUNCH MONITORS!
Be a part of your child's day by spending half an hour at school for lunchtime activity and outside supervision. It is super easy and doesn’t take much time. Three people needed every full school day. Schedule your preferred days and times. Sign up here.
A FEW MESSAGES FROM THE LAKE OSWEGO SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION
- The Foundation's goal this year is to raise $2 Million to hire and retain teaches. Last year the Foundation raised $1.4 Million from more than 2,400 donors.
- Save The Date: LOSD Foundation Luncheon
February 17th at the Oregon Golf Club
Tickets will go on sale in January. The keynote speaker is Rob Franek, Senior Vice President-Publisher at The Princeton Review. Rob is lead author or co-author of: The Best 397 Colleges, Colleges That Pay Your Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In, and The U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted. He has appeared over a dozen times on NBC "Today," as well as on ABC "Good Morning America," CBS "This Morning," and on several FOX, CNN, and NPR programs. The luncheon is sure to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as they go on sale.
- Want to help but don’t see anything that fits your availability or interests? We can find something for you! You can sign up here or contact Kari Curry or Tamara DiVergilio with questions.
- See the PARENT CLUB WEBSITE or the LJHS WEBSITE for more information
- Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!