Thought for the Week:
“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
Gandalf the Grey
News Items from Lakeside:
Friday Message for May 20th.
Attention 8th-grade families: We need your help to put on the 8th Grade Dance this year!
Here is a link to a Sign Up Genius for donations and chaperone needs.
Here is a link to an Amazon Wishlist that includes additional supplies that are needed and can be shipped directly to the school. We’d appreciate it if donations are received by May 25.
In May students will be taking Spring SOLs. Below is a list of the tests and dates that remain.
May 24- Science 8 SOL
May 26 - Reading retakes
June 1 - Civics/Science 8 retakes
June 3 - Math retakes
This Week @ LMS:
Monday, May 23rd Teal Day
Tuesday, May 24th: Black Day
Science 8 SOL
6:30 PM: 6th Grade Drama Performance (Teal day)
7:30 PM: 8th Grade Drama Performance (Black day)
Wednesday, May 25th: Teal Day
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Band Concert
Thursday, May 26th: Black Day
SOL retakes - READING
Friday, May 27th: Teal Day
Yearbooks will remain on sale for a bit longer. The price is $30 for the 21/22 yearbook. To order, please go here.
For current LMS 6th and 7th graders, the information about the 2022/2023 school year course selection can be found under the Counseling tab of the website or can be accessed here.
The 8th grade transition process information can be found under the Counseling tab of the main website or can be accessed here.
We have a new page located on the Counseling section of the website where we will post the information from the Family Engagement Series. Currently, we have the Understanding the Teenage Brain video and slide deck posted, as well as a feedback form for future sessions.
Here is the 2021/2022 Welcome Letter for families.
UPCOMING SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES:
8th-grade families: Registration information for summer Health and PE classes at AHS was emailed to 8th-grade families and students on April 18. If you did not receive the information, please reach out to Ms. Lindsay.
AHS SOCCER CAMP IS BACK! Albemarle Soccer will be holding its 7th Annual AHS Soccer Camp in June from the 13th to the 17th. It’s open to all rising Kindergartners through 8th graders, and the camp will be held on the AHS turf from 9 am to 12 pm. Other details about the camp can be found on the attached flyer or here at this link.
Our coaches and players are really excited to hold the camp again this summer! We hope to see some of your kids knocking the ball around with us on the turf in June!
Albemarle Patriots Basketball Camp: Open for 3rd - 9th graders this summer starting June 14th. Click here for more information.
Charlottesville Alliance Sports Club, Formerly Monticello United Soccer Club (MONU) is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire excellence, passion, and a lifelong love of sports in young athletes in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. The club recognizes the shared goal of schools and sports programs in improving student well-being, including improved mental health, self-esteem, time management skills, and eating habits. We also value that students who participate in sports demonstrate stronger academic performance.
Club tryouts for our travel soccer program will take place in May, and we are spreading the word throughout our community! I hope you can help. For more information, click here.
Opportunities for Rising 7th Graders and 8th Graders: Starr Hill Pathways, a program run by the UVA Equity Center, is an opportunity for rising 7th and 8th-grade students. It is a summer program to expose students to college and career opportunities. See this flyer for more information.
Program dates are the Weeks of July 5th, 11th, and 18th, M-F, 8:30 -5:30p, 3 meals a day are served, and transportation to and from home is available (UVA Equity Center will coordinate all transportation needs for participants). Students will engage in career exploration led by several youth-serving community organizations. Participants will be on UVA grounds for the program, and there is no cost to participants.
Link to Application: Starr Hill Pathways (SHP) Application (qualtrics.com) and applications should be submitted by May 1 if possible.
For those interested in additional summer camp programs, you should take a look at Kids College at PVCC. Lots of tech-oriented programs this summer.
One final summer opportunity for our Engineering kiddos will take place on JULY 25 – 29, 2022. The Exploring Engineering STEM Camp Information can be found here.