Even though we continue to get sprinkles of snow, spring is right around the corner. Classroom academics and extracurricular activities are in high gear as we head into Spring Break.
Our Hawks have made tremendous growth academically, socially and emotionally since September. We have so much to celebrate! Grades went out a couple of weeks ago. Overall students are on track and making excellent progress on end of year goals. Lakeridge students also had an incredible showing at the LMS and District STEM and Arts Fairs. Many students received recognition for their projects, performances, and presentations. Hawk PRIDE has been on full display and I could not be prouder of our students.
While we know there are many reasons for these and many other student successes, the involvement of parents and families in their students’ learning is a significant factor in this growth. Thank you for all your hard work and support as we close out the year we will continue to strive to provide excellence for every student, every day.
The following is some important information to keep you “in the know”.
Additional School Days
Students in the Sumner School District lost 3 days of instruction due to weather-related school closures on February 6, 7 and 8, 2017. The current school calendar includes 2 days for weather make-up in April and May: April 3 and May 26, 2017.
April 3 and May 26 are now SCHOOL DAYS for all students in grades K-12.
In addition, the last day of school has changed from June 23 to Monday, June 26. The last day of school, June 26, will remain a half-day early dismissal day.
In the event of additional weather-related school closures in the current school calendar, the last day of school will be affected.
Don't miss the chance to hear James C. Hunter speak about servant leadership! Be informed - be inspired - and hear about ways to be involved in helping others.
24th Annual Sumner/Bonney Lake Area Communities For Families Coalition
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:00 to 8:00 pm
(4 pm - Resource Tables/Community Cafe; 5-6:15 pm - Breakout Sessions; 6:15 pm - Dinner, Awards and Keynote Speaker - James C. Hunter)
Calvary Community Church
15116 Gary Street East, Sumner, WA 98390
Please pre-register on the District website at www.sumnersd.org We want to make sure you have a seat AND dinner! Questions? Call the Family Center at 253-891-6535.
Look for the SERVE BIG icon! (#2017SERVEBIG)
Sumner School District supports and encourages students in grades 6-12 to bring their district-issued Chromebooks home to help with out-of-classroom learning and homework.
Here are ways to protect your child’s Chromebook and maximize use.
Chromebook Coverage Available
If you’re without Chromebook coverage, it’s not too late. Chromebook coverage lessens the financial burden if your child’s Chromebook is damaged or stolen. The cost is $15, with discounts for students on free and reduced-price lunch. Coverage is in effect until the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. This coverage has been extremely helpful for a number of LMS student who have experienced a variety of Chromebook mishaps throughout the year. Please contact our office to sign up.
Internet Access Options
We realize that not all households have easy access to the internet. Here are some free and low-cost ways your child may access the internet.
● Businesses: Wireless internet service (Wi-Fi) is available at many businesses throughout Sumner and Bonney Lake. These include fast food restaurants, coffee shops and libraries.
● School: Students may stay after school and use the school’s internet. At Sumner High School, this connection now extends to the stadium. After-school bus transportation is available for students staying late for academic, club and sports activities.
Most internet service providers offer options for $10 or less per month to qualifying households. Consider asking these providers about their low-cost internet programs:
● AT&T: Access, 855-220-5211
● CenturyLink: Internet Basics, 866-541-3330
● Comcast/XFINITY: Internet Essentials, 855-846-8376
Schedule Your Student-Led Conference
Student-Led Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m. Students will have early dismissal at 10:25. Parents can schedule their SLC now through March 6. After March 6, if you have not already scheduled your conference, one will be scheduled for you. Postcards will be sent out the week of March 13th verifying your Student Led Conference time.
To schedule your conference, click on the link https://pickatime.com/Lakeridge2017/client?evt=305148
For questions, please contact the counseling office at (253) 891-5111.
Spring Sports Season Starting Soon!
Spring Athletic Clearance - Football, Volleyball, and Tenni
● Football (7th & 8th grade) first practice is Wed Mar 15
● Flag Football (6th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3
● Volleyball (7th & 8th grade) first practice is Mon Mar 20
● Volleyball (6th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3
● Tennis (6th-8th grade) first practice is Mon Apr 3 (Contact Parks and Rec to sign up since tennis is run through Parks and Rec)
Clearances will run through our partner company called FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our LMS sports programs. The following is the link to the FamilyID website: https://familyid.com/lakeridge-middle-school
When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete. The 6 Steps to complete are:
• Complete and fill in all forms on FamilyID
• Purchase 2016/2017 ASB Card ($15) from the front office
• Pay athletic participation fee at the front office
• Clear all school fines
• Turn in a current Athletic Physical to Mr. Luhring in the Main Office or online through FamilyID.
• Check with Mr. Luhring to make sure you are cleared.
Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. ATHLETES MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRACTICE OR COMPETITION.
Contact Tim Luhring if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonney Lake High School Parent Information Night - Class of 2021
Please join us at BLHS for the class of 2021 parent information night next Wednesday, March 8th, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Join us in the Commons for information on registration for next year, credit information, academic and career pathways, student involvement and how BLHS supports our incoming 9th graders transitioning to high school. We look forward to seeing you!
Clubs at LMS
After school clubs are in full swing here at LMS. Below is the list of current clubs and their information. Watch the LMS website for additional clubs throughout the year. Reminder, the activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It departs from LMS at 4:15 pm.
Club Grade Day Time Advisor
Art Club 7th/8th Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00 Mrs. Banks
Art Club 6th Thursday 2:30 - 4:00 Mrs. Banks
Chess and Strategy Game Club All Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 Mr. Lysne
STEM Club All Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00 Mrs.Chamberlain
Writing Workshop All Thursday 2:30 - 4:00 Mr. Herbert
Hawk Cafe All Tuesday 2:30 - 4:00 Ms. Scoles and Mrs. Kosko
The Lakeridge Middle School Drama Club presents: Legally Blonde Junior
Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
Friday, March 17th & Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 PM
Tickets: $6 - Adults, $4 - Students, Free - 3 and under
Parking Lot Safety and Traffic - Reminder
We are asking for your continued support in making our parking lot safe for students, staff, other parents and guests who are walking to and from the building. It is essential that each person does his/her part to use good judgment and put safety first. In addition to safety, the following guidelines also promotes efficient traffic flow off of Myers Rd and through the parking lot. Here are some helpful reminders:
● Go slow at all times.
● Please drop off your child in the student drop-off lane. This lane is designed so students do not have to cross traffic lanes to enter the building.
● Please avoid using the parking lanes to drop off your student. Students then have to cross the drop off lane to get into the school. This is a safety issue and slows down traffic.
● Pull forward in the drop-off lane to allow space for other parents to drop off their students. We have a large covered area in front of the gym. This entire area is a safe place to let your student out of the car and they will be covered from the weather.
● Please do not stop or park your car in the crosswalk areas. These are the areas with the yellow stripes and cones.
Thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our Hawks safe.
High School Registration Timeline for 8th Grade Students:
● March 13th: LMS Counselors present to 8th grade math classes about high school registration and graduation requirements.
● March 14th: High School Counselors from SHS & BLHS will be here to provide registration information and students will bring home their high school registration paperwork on this day. Course catalogs are available on the Sumner School District webpage (under the tab for “Academics” there is a link on the left for the “Course Catalog”). BLHS will provide information for students to enter classes online from home.
● March 21st: BLHS Counselors will be here to help those students who did not enter their selections online.
● March 21st: SHS Counselors will be here to help all students enter their class selections online.
Encore Class Registration for Current 6th & 7th Graders:
● March 15th: Students will receive registration information during Advisory Class and will bring this paperwork home to share with families.
● March 21st: Students will have the opportunity to register for their next year's Encore classes during Student Led Conferences.
● March 22nd: During Advisory any student who has not picked Encore classes yet will be able to enter their choices on their Chromebooks.
Encore Class Registration for Current 5th Graders:
● First week in May: 5th Graders will receive registration information at their elementary school and take it home to share with families.
● May 9th: At New 6th Grade Parent Night student students will have the opportunity to register for their next year’s Encore classes.
Hawkshun - PTO Fundraiser
The LMS Annual Hawkshun is Saturday, April 22nd. The theme is "A Groovy Night". The “Hawkshun” is an auction and social event where donated items are auctioned and our Hawk Band and Vocal Music students provide excellent entertainment. The Hawkshun is our PTO's only fundraiser of the year. It's success is greatly measured on the support, commitment, involvement, and generosity of our surrounding community. We would Saturday, April 22nd. The theme is "A Groovy Night". The Hawkshun is our PTO's only fundraiser of the year. It's success is greatly measured on the support, commitment, involvement, and generosity of our surrounding community..
Please make sure to add the Hawkshun to your calendar. You won't want to miss this amazing evening!
Upcoming Dates and Events:
March 7 - Community Summit, 4:00 p.m.
March 9 - PTO Meeting in the LMS Library, 6:00 p.m.
March 6 - 10 - Spirit Week
● Monday - Blue and White
● Tuesday - Tie Dye
● Wednesday - College Day
● Thursday - Black (ladies) and White (gentleman)
● Friday - Bright Colors
March 10 - LMS Dance, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
March 17 - LMS Drama Club presents: Legally Blonde Junior, 7:00 p.m.
March 18 - LMS Drama Club presents: Legally Blonde Junior, 7:00 p.m.
March 20 - 24 - Book Fair in the LMS Library
March 21 - Student-Led Conferences, 10:25 Dismissal
March 27 - 31, Spring Break - No School
April 3 - School Day - Snow Day Make-Up
April 8 - 7th & 8th Grade Bands - Daffodil Parade
The Sumner School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: District Title IX
Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator or Compliance Co-ordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW, in writing at 1202 Wood Avenue, Sumner WA 98390 or by telephone at (253) 891-6000.