The Rebel Report Weeks of November 20 and 27, 2017

This edition of The Rebel Report covers the next two weeks and is our last prior to the Thanksgiving Break. The LMS staff continues to have incredible gratitude for the opportunity to learn with your kids each and every day. It's a blessing to work in a community that values and supports education. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving!

STRONG Star Students -- October

Congratulations to the following LMS students, who were recognized by their peers or teachers for demonstrating our pillars of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, and/or Relationships. Way to go, Rebels!

6th Grade: Nate Carrier, Sophia Hammama, Hannah Dombrowski, Rhianna Arkan, and Maddison Kott
7th Grade: Pedro Camacho Licea, Grace Cafagna, Stephanie Orlando, Madison Emmitt, and Aidan Park
8th Grade: Jacob Esdale, Gabriella Sahourieh, Elizabeth Joo, Kylie Schneider, and Sareena Khan

Larson STRONG Parent Connect -- "Gratitude"

During the month of November, we have focused on the idea of gratitude at Larson. A STRONG activity took place on Thursday and focused on this important quality. (Pictures below) Our teachers and students spent time talking about the meaning of the word and listed what they are grateful for in their lives. Later in the day, students shared who/what they are grateful for. Take a moment to have a conversation with your student about their lesson today. After some thought and discussion, students were asked to write a letter expressing their gratitude for a person of their choosing. Please encourage them to find the address (if applicable) of this influential person.

Some questions you may consider discussing with your student tonight:

Who did you choose to write your letter to?

Why did you choose this person?

What does it mean to show gratitude?

Larson STRONG activities are part of our ongoing commitment to provide a positive learning environment for your student each and every day.

IM Boys Basketball Information

1st Quarter Grades Posted to HAC

1st marking period grades are now posted on HAC (Home Access Center). HAC can be accessed at the link below.

Honor Roll (3.0+GPA), All “A,” and Scholar Athlete (3.5+GPA) Lists Now Posted

First marking period honor lists have now been posted to our website under the academics/honors tab and can be accessed at the link below. Congratulations to our many talented and hard-working Rebels!

CPK Fundraiser

California Pizza Kitchen is partnering with the Larson PTO to offer our school 20% back on our food purchases on November 28th from 11:00am to 10:00pm. California Pizza Kitchen is located @ 2800 W. Big Beaver Road in Somerset Mall. When you purchase your meal, mention Larson Middle School and follow the restaurant's instructions to receive 20% of your meal's price donated back to Larson Middle School PTO. California Pizza Kitchen uses 'Group Meal' to organize their fundraisers. Click the link below to make your RSVP commitment, we need 140 commitments to receive 20%. When you make your RSVP please list everyone who plans to attend with you. You will also receive an email reminder the day before our event. We hope we see California Pizza Kitchen filled with familiar friendly faces on Tuesday, November 28th. Thanks for your support for the Larson PTO!

LMS Spiritwear Orders!

Order Spirit Wear Now for Holiday Gifts! If you order between November 17-27, delivery to school is free! Please note if you want to pick it up in the office for a gift. Check out the new Raglan Style Tee! Any questions, please contact Debbie Ballios at debbieballios@gmail.com.

Lost and Found Last Call!

Our Lost and Found table is overflowing! Please have your student check the table on Monday. All items that remain after Tuesday will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Canned Food Drive

The Larson Student Council is organizing a can drive to benefit the St. Anastasia Food Pantry. The 2nd hour class with the most cans collected will win a prize. All donations must be brought in by Tuesday, November 21. Cans should be brought into your student's second hour class.

Counselor Coffee Talk

On Tuesday, December 5th from 9:30-10:30 am in the Collaboration Studio, the LMS Counseling department is offering an educational "Coffee Talk" for parents of current LMS students. Jessica Cortez, LMSW from the ACS Assessment and Treatment Center, will be at Larson discussing how parents can point out and encourage resiliency at home. Resiliency is an important component and is one of our pillars here at Larson STRONG. The best way to embed this type of character is ensure consistency across environments. We hope to see you there!

International Academy East Visit (Current 8th Grade)

An informational session will be presented by International Academy East counselors @ Larson on 12/8 from 1:45-2:35 for interested 8th grade students. This meeting is for STUDENTS only. Students may sign up online at the link below.

Media Center B&N Bookfair/Cheesecak Order

Come to our Barnes and Noble Bookfair! Do you love LEGOs? Join the Troy Middle School Media Centers at the Barnes and Noble Rochester Hills for LEGO DAY on Saturday, December 9, 1-3 pm. There will be activities, giveaways, building contests, and more for all ages. We are giving away a basket full of ALL the potential Troybery books to one lucky student or teacher who attends the event! Please mention the TSD Middle School Media Centers when you check out at the register or at the café. A portion of your purchase will go to our media centers to help us buy more Troybery books!

You can also order a fabulous Cheesecake Factory cheesecake and Godiva chocolates! See the order form at the link below and turn it in along with your payment to Ms. Loch in the Larson Media Center by Wednesday, November 29.

Parking Lot Drop-off Reminders

Parents, a friendly reminder to use great caution when dropping off in the morning, especially when it is dark. Only use the RIGHT lane to drop off your student. The LEFT lane is for teachers to access the staff lot in front of the building and is not for drop-off traffic. Lastly, know that you may drop off your student as early as 7:20 am. You will find traffic is much lighter during this time! Thanks in advance for ensuring all of our students arrive to school safely.

Schoology Parent Updates

Many parents are surprised to discover that they can receive a daily or weekly Schoology update email for their student! For more information, check out the video below from Mr. Tull.

TYA Calendar

Magazine Sale/Renewal Link

For many years, Larson has raised funds by encouraging our community to order/renew magazines through Great American Fundraising. We receive a substantial profit for each order placed through the link below. Please consider helping Larson out by renewing your magazines here. All profits from the sale go directly back into the classroom!

LMS PTO Fundraising – Kroger, Amazon, and More!

The Larson PTO raises significant funds every year through your normal purchases at Kroger, Amazon, and more! These funds go right back into the classroom, directly impacting all Larson students. If you have not registered yet (especially at Kroger and Amazon), simply click on the link to find out how. Thanks!

Box Tops for Education!

Please send in all of you unexpired neatly trimmed Box Tops. You can bring them in anytime to the Media Center. Help us reach our school year goal of $500.00! Thanks for your support. Questions can be directed to Lorelei Wakula lorelei6@yahoo.com.

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