We have several Parent Education Nights planned this term. Please be sure to attend the January 23rd, "Embrace Different" Parent Night and save the dates for our February and March events. Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
- January 23rd, 7:00 PM. Parent Club Meeting and Special Parent Presentation "Embrace Different" Details below.
- February 5th/6th: Parent Education Night: Resiliency Panel. Final date TBD
- March 12th, 7:00PM: Parent Education Night: Shattring Stigma with Tara Rolstadt
Upcoming Parent Club Events: Embrace Different Parent Education Night: January 23rd, 7PMWe are excited for parents to attend our night of parent learning on January 23rd around our school theme for the year: "Embrace Different." We have revised the program for that evening from what was initially published in the Parent Club newsletter on Sunday and our weekly newsflash on Wednesday and wanted to inform parents of the change.Rather than having a guest presenter, we will be forefronting the work our own teachers and staff have been doing this year in our study of Zaretta Hammond's book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. We will have a panel of staff members, who work directly with your kids day in and day out, talking about what they are learning about equitable classroom practices, how they are implementing that learning, and the impact their learning is having with their students. We will also share some of the content from our learning with attendees to equip parents with resources for conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion at home that parallel our conversations with kids here at school. We hope many of you will join us for this night of learning planned in partnership with our ever-supportive parent club.Resiliency Panel: February 5th or 6th (Final date TBD): Resiliency Panel with Dr. Shannon Odell, pediatricians from Pediatric Associates of the NW and our school counselors. Being resilient is about so much more than just bouncing back, it's about navigating through. We parents want to learn how to teach our kids how to cope with whatever adversity they face. However, we don't always know the right words to say or have an idea of what action we could take. Please join our panel of as we learn about combating the stressors of today with the building blocks of resiliency. Shattering Stigma: March 12th, 7:00PM. As a follow-on to last year's Parent Education event, Tara Rolstadt will be bringing her expertise and humor into the classroom. The Parent Education Night will cover what she will be covering in the classroom regarding removing the stigma around mental health.
- Are you interested in a Parent Club Board or Chair Position? We are looking for President Elect or Co-Presidents Elect, 6th Grade Art Lit Coordinator, Hospitality Chairs, Back to School BBQ Chairs, Auction Chair, Flower Basket Chair and a Team to Manage the Student Store. Please submit your name, area of interest and any questions to Parent Club Volunteer Coordinator, Lynne Thompson at LLCThompson@mac.com
- Box Tops: We will need parents to volunteer to help count Box Tops. If interested please sign-up here or contact Tammi Olund at: Tammi.email@example.comWe will be posting upcoming volunteer opportunities each week. Contact Lynne Thompson, our Volunteer Coordinator with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We have been so fortunate to have Susan Stohl and Elizabeth Meckert lead our school store these last three years. Sadly, they will be moving on to the HS next year and we need to find a 2-3 volunteers to fill their shoes. The good news is that they have everything dialed in so the next parents can easily take-over. See below for more informaiton.
- 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!
It's Box Top Time! Start gathering your Box Tops for our annual contest February 4 – 15. Place Box Tops in baggies or envelopes, labeled with your student’s advisory teacher. Starting February 4, there will be Box Top collection jars outside the school office for each grade.The advisory class in 6th, 7th and 8th grades that collect the most Box Tops will win treats for the whole class.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.
LJHS Parent Club - General Meeting Schedule: For a calendar view of LJHS Parent Club events and meetings please click HERE. January 23rd: 7:00PM: Embrace Different February 5th or 6th: Resiliency Panel, final date TBD
March 12th, 7:00PM: Shattering Stigma Parent Education Night April 24th: 9:00AM - 10:30AM in the library. Topic TBD May 22nd: 9:00AM - 10:30AM. End of year Parent Club 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