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The Rebel Report September 14, 2018

Above: The Larson 8th grade Football Team practices under the watchful eyes of Coach Hayes and Coach Morton

Many of our staff use Twitter to share the great things that are taking place in Larson classrooms. Each week, I'll share a few with you!

Next Week's Calendar

Open House -- Thursday, 7pm

We are looking forward to seeing all Larson parents on Thursday evening at 7 pm for our Open House (Curriculum Night) event. You will have an opportunity to meet each of your student's teachers, hear about the learning that will take place this year and "walk" their daily schedule. We will close the evening with cider and donuts. Please plan to join us!

A.L.I.C.E. Parent Meetings

The Troy School District is implementing the A.L.I.C.E. protocol during the 2018-19 school year. A.L.I.C.E. takes a more proactive approach in the event of a serious emergency/crisis. These protocols will eventually replace "Code Red" lockdown drills that have been conducted for many years. All district employees have started training and this training will continue during the school year.

We will also conduct informational parent meetings, which will be held at all four middle schools. The information below includes dates, times and locations for the A.L.I.C.E parent meetings. You can attend the session that is most convenient for your schedule.

Thursday, October 4th at 7:00pm – Smith Middle School

Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm – Boulan Park Middle School

Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00pm – Baker Middle School

Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm – Larson Middle School

Reproductive Health Parent Preview (7th Grade Parents)

The annual parent preview for the material used in our Reproductive Health unit in 7th grade Health classes will be held in the Larson Media Center at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 2. Please note that this is the only time scheduled for this event --you should plan on attending if your child has Health during the first or second semester and you are interested in previewing these materials.

Chess Club

The Larson Chess Club starts next Friday right after school from 2:45 - 3:45 pm in Room 202. All LMS students are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please email club sponsor, Mr. George. (ajieshgeorge@yahoo.com)

Counseling Survey

The annual counseling department survey will be administered to students on Monday, September 17. The survey is a critical tool used to help the TSD middle school counselors determine appropriate programs and services to address student needs. Parents may preview the survey at the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor. Abbie Stys, Last Names A-L – astys@troy.k12.mi.us or Lauren Field, Last Names M-Z – lfield@troy.k12.mi.us

Green Team

The Green Team has been working hard in the LMS Garden, weeding the beds and harvesting our fall crops. Students may join the Green Team using the Schoology access code BZ643-XWGC7. Green Team t-shirts will be on sale through October 1st and may be purchased on PaySchools for $9.50.

Dress Code Reminders

Help your student dress for success! At our class meetings earlier this week, we reviewed the TSD dress code with all students. We appreciate your support in discussing and helping to enforce these district expectations!

DKI Acting Academy

6th Grade Cleveland Trip Meeting

Monday, September 24th at 6:00 pm - Larson Collaboration Studio

6th grade parents are invited to attend an informational meeting in regards to the Sixth Grade Field Trip to Cleveland. The trip is on Saturday May 4th. Students and parent chaperones will visit the Malley’s Chocolate Factory, Great Lakes Science Center, and the beautiful Cleveland Zoo. This year we will be having lunch at the zoo. Registration is online through Big Country Tours. Registration details can be found on the Larson Website under “Activities.” Parent chaperones are needed and should register with Big Country Tours if interested. If you have further questions please email Ms. McHugh at smchugh@troy.k12.mi.us

7th Grade Chicago Trip Meeting

Monday, September 24th at exactly 6:30 pm in the Larson Collaboration Studio

Seventh grade parents are invited to attend an information meeting about the Seventh grade Chicago Trip. On Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th students and chaperones will explore this exciting city! The adventure includes the Adler Planetarium, Shedds Aquarium, Union Pier, a Medieval Times Dinner Theater, The Museum of Science and Industry and Gino’s Pizza. Registration is online through Big Country Tours. Registration details can be found on the Larson Website under “Activities.” Parent chaperones are needed and should register with Big Country Tours if interested. If you have further questions please email Ms. McHugh at smchugh@troy.k12.mi.us

2018-19 Yearbooks

Purchase your 2018-2019 Larson Yearbook NOW Please visit Pay Schools –> Larson-> LMS yearbook and purchase your child’s yearbook now. If you have multiple children at Larson, please purchase one under each student’s name as we distribute them to individual students in June. While we have some extra yearbooks available for purchase in June, there is no way for us to guarantee your child a yearbook unless you purchase it in the fall. The cost is $20 until December 1st. Please contact Ms. McHugh at smchugh@troy.k12.mi.us if you have any questions.

Zoyo Fundraiser -- September 18

On Your Mark Volleyball

Science Olympiad/Science Fair Info

Magazine Sale/Renewal Link

For many years, Larson has raised funds by encouraging our community to order/renew magazines or digital subscriptions 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!

It's time to renew or adjust your rewards program! 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!

In addition, the LMS PTO gladly welcomes donations, which are tax-deductible. All funds go directly back to student programs and teacher grants. Donations can be dropped off in the LMS main office. See more info below.

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.

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