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December Newsletter

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Kindness, Respect, Success

 

 

December 2022

 

What is happening at Lewisville Middle School?

 

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

 

·         Report Cards will be issued Thursday, December 1st. Parent Teacher Interviews will take place Thursday, December 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm and Friday, December 9th from 8:30-11:30 am. The interviews are on a first come, first served basis in the gym.

 

·         Friday, December 2nd-No school for students. It is a school improvement planning day.

 

·         Friday, December 9th- No school for students due to Parent Teacher Interviews and Professional Learning for staff.

 

 

We have a band!

 

Band Practices continue and for the month of December, band practice will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 – 12:55pm.  Wednesdays will be for all second-year band members who are playing the same instrument as last year, as well as all new Clarinet, Alto saxophone and Tenor Saxophone player. Thursdays will be for all Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, and Baritone players.  Bass guitar players and drums must please attend one of these days.  

The music room will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays for anyone that wishes to practice by themselves or that wants extra help from Mrs. du Toit. Thank you Mrs. DuToit!

 

 

Fill the Bus is back!

 

We will be supporting Fill the Bus this year along with other district schools. Anglophone East School District will be doing a hybrid campaign for Fill the Bus 2022. There will be the original food item collections at school, as well as a virtual campaign this year from November 28th to Dec 21st . All funds raised will go to School Breakfast Programs through the Food Depot Alimentaire and the food items collected will go to foodbank programs throughout our school district.  The district is very excited about this hybrid model for their 23rd year! Please find attached the information for the virtual collection. This will be available as well through School Cash Online.  We will have boxes set up outside the office for donations of non-perishable food items until December 19th. Thank you in advance!

 

The LMS Toy Drive is back!

 

The holidays are fast approaching, as is Leadership’s Toy Drive. For many children, this time of year usually means gifts, family and happiness. Unfortunately for some children that is not always the case. To help put a smile on every child’s face, we are asking LMS families to donate new toys, books, gift cards, games etc…to our Santa sled outside the office. Your generous donations will be accepted from December 5th to December 16th. These gifts will be given to boys and girls of various ages; in hopes of bringing them some holiday cheer. All donations will be given to Moncton’s Headstart Toyland.  Thanks in advance for your support.

 

 

What has been happening at Lewisville Middle?

 

Christmas Daddies fundraiser has been in full swing with final fundraising ending this week with Ugly/Cute/Christmas sweater day!  The Christmas Daddies committee will be presenting a cheque to Christmas Daddies on Saturday December 3rd on CTV. Thank you to Mme McGrath and her committee for the hard work!

 

Our Leadership Committee organized and lead the Remembrance Day Assembly on November 10th. Thank you to Mme MacDonald for leading the group, as well as Ms. Smith for the technical support! 

 

Our soccer season came to a close. Thank you to Mme Smith and Mr. Thibault for coaching.

 

Volleyball is also in full swing. Thank you to Mme Smith and Mr. Halliday for coaching those teams.

 

LMS Pride meets every Thursday at lunch. Thanks to Mr. Spirritts for leading this group.

 

The new D and D group has become a huge interest among students, even spending time after school to complete their characters! Thank you Mr. Spirrits!

 

Online Safety Assemblies were presented to our students November 24th by the RCMP. Thank you to Mrs. Elderkin for organizing this for our students.

 

The Recycling Committee has been hard at work collecting recyclables. Thanks Ms. Phillips for organizing this.

 

Yearbook Photographers are at work taking pictures around the school. Thank you Mrs. MacDonald for leading this group.

 

School Clothing Orders will be in before the Christmas Break. We can’t wait to see all the Panther Pride wear. Thank you Mrs. MacDonald for promoting our LMS swag!

 

Our Cooking Club has almost completed the first 6 week cycle! Thanks Mrs. LeBlanc for organizing and Mme Langis for helping out!

 

Our Breakfast Carts continue to provide snacks for our students. Thank you to Ms.Lackie for leading this service for our students.

 

 

Have your heard about our Paw Prints and Panther Expectations?

 

Every day, students have the opportunity to earn a paper pawprint when they show kindness, respect, or success inside or outside of the classroom. Each pawprint they earn enters them for a weekly prize draw and their pawprint gets hung in the main hallway of the school! Throughout the first term, teachers have awarded 1,806 pawprints to our students! We are so proud of our students for showing kindness, respect, and success every day this term. We will do a larger prize draw for students who earned the most pawprints throughout the term before taking down all of the pawprints to start anew for term 2! Thank you Ms. Phillips for leading this!

 

Weather and School Closures

Those of you new to the area, please check the Anglophone East website, listen to the radio, or call 856-SNOW when storms or icy roads are expected as schools may be closed or there may be a bus delay. You can sign up on the Anglophone East website to receive email notifications of closures or late buses.

 

Dropping off and Picking up your child at school

 

Please use the sidewalk side of McAuley Drive for drop off and pick up, as using the opposite side is dangerous as students cross the busy road. With the winter weather on the way, this is extremely important to remember. Students should be in homeroom by 8:30 am for attendance.

 

Holiday Break

 

Last day of school is Friday, December 23 at noon.

Students and staff return Monday, January 9th.

 

Have a wonderful December from all of us here at LMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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