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December 16, 2016 Newsletter

posted Dec 15, 2016, 5:49 AM by Ruth Keane

THE MIDDLE SCOOP

December 16, 2016


Dear Parents:

It appears that we may be having a more typical New England winter this year.  With our first snow day, it is timely to send reminders about dressing appropriately for winter weather.  Unless the wind chill temperature is below 10oF, all students are outside in the morning, and fifth and sixth graders are outside for recess.  We refer to Weather Channel, AccuWeather, and/or our own scientific weather station on the green roof to ensure we have an accurate reading of the conditions.  Because of our location, it is often windy.  We strongly urge students to wear hats, mittens or gloves, a warm coat, and boots.  Students should have sneakers or shoes with them, or in their locker, so that they can change out of their boots for class.

As is often the case with all these extra articles of clothing, something often gets left behind.  Lost and found items are again displayed outside the gym.  Students are reminded frequently to check for anything that might belong to them.  The lost and found will be available until noon on December 22.  At this time, any remaining items will be donated to LISTEN.  Please feel free to stop in and check if you believe your child is missing clothing, a water bottle, or a lunch box.  Students will also be doing a locker clean out before the break.

The Lebanon Middle School basketball season is off to a good start.  We have had a few games and students are working hard during practice.  The Math Team had a strong performance at their recent meet.  Drama Club has started practicing for their annual production which will be presented in early April.  Congratulations to the Lebanon Middle School bands and choral groups.  The annual winter concert was held on Tuesday, December 13 to a full house.  The program included a variety of music including appropriately festive pieces and seasonal favorites.  Thank you to Mr. Gary Rothe, Ms Yvette Garnham, and the many student performers for all their hard work.  Bravo!

The winners of our first core values essay contest were announced on December 9. We had many well-written essays on leadership submitted by students at all grade levels.  Abby Braley was the 5/6 winner and Josh Nicholson was the 7/8 winner.  The winning essays will be posted on our school web page.  Congratulations to our winners and good luck to all for our next core values contest participants on motivation.  Students may submit written, photo, or video essays on motivation by Friday, January 6.  Good luck!

We will be administering the NWEA assessments to all students in grades five through eight in January.  January 11 is scheduled for grades 7 and 8.  January 12 will be testing for grades 5 and 6.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments for your child that may take place during the school day.  We have consolidated our testing schedule in order to have as little impact as possible on the students’ classes.  Thank you for your understanding.

From all of us in the Lebanon Middle School family, we send our wishes for a joyful holiday season, a fun and happy vacation, and a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Martha A. Langill

Principal

Lebanon Middle School

**School is closed December 23 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3.

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