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.
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. Check out the Shattering Stigma Website: http://shatteringstigma.com/
- FORECASTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th at LJHS. Many shifts are available between 9AM-3:55PM. Volunteers are needed to help current 6th and 7th graders complete their online forecasting. This is a fun, easy job and a great opportunity to interact with the kids. Forecasting takes place in the Computer Labs. Thank you in advance for your help. To see available shifts and Sign-up, CLICK HERE. For questions, contact Lynne Thompson atLLCThompson@mac.com
- Friends of Hallinan! We need help staffing our Auction at the Crystal Ballroom on March 9th. Dinner and drinks provided. SIGN UP HERE
- Friends of River Grove! We need help staffing our Auction at The Foundry on March 9th. There are volunter options before, during and after the event. SIGN UP HERE
- We will be posting upcoming volunteer opportunities each week. Contact Lynne Thompson, our Volunteer Coordinator with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
SSPAC News: IEP Advocacy Event March 5th
Special Services Parent Action Committee presents IEP 2.0You hear a lot about inclusion, but what is it really? Is your child truly in the (LRE) least restrictive environment? This program is for parents and caregivers who have been through the IEP process, but want to step up their advocacy. You are an integral part of the IEP team. Make sure you know what you're doing. Join us as SSPAC partners with FACT Oregon for "IEP: 2.0". Feel free to bring your own IEP so you can follow along and ask the questions you've always wanted to ask. Tuesday, March 5, 6:00-8:00pm in the Staff Development Room at Lake Oswego High School. Please note that the Staff Development Room is not in the main LOHS building, but is between the high school and swimming pool.
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!