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The Rebel Report Week of October 9, 2017

8th Graders Visit Greenfield Village

Video by Zoe Wilson and Tanya Endres, 8th grade.

Larson students learned about glassblowing, weaving, and more during a fantastic day at Greenfield Village!

Parent/Teacher Conferences -- INFO coming next week!

Information on our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences will be sent out in a separate email early next week. We will once again be using Conference Manager to schedule sessions with your student's teachers. Conferences will take place over three sessions on October 18 and 19.

Building/Site Sinking Fund Information

In a little over a month, you will be asked to decide an important issue in the November election. The Troy School District is asking voters to consider a 1 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund. This fund would be created at NO INCREASE TO YOUR CURRENT TAX RATE and would allow us to make necessary repairs and refurbishments to Larson and the rest of our schools. If you have questions about this proposal, there is lots of information and a FAQ link on the TSD website (link below). But the most important thing to do right now is to make sure you are registered to vote! The last day to register is Tuesday, October 10th. For more information, click on the link below.

PTO Meeting on Tuesday -- Special Guest: Dr. Machesky

Plan to join us on Tuesday evening at 7 pm for our next PTO meeting. Our special guest will be TSD Superintendent Dr. Machesky, who will share information on the upcoming Building and Site Sinking Fund. All Larson parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Reproductive Health Preview Night -- Monday!

Parents of 7th grade students interested in hearing more information on the curriculum and materials for the reproductive health unit should plan to attend our Parent Review Night on Monday, October 9th at 7 pm in the Collaboration Studio. Please note that this will be the only Review night even though some 7th grade students will not have health class until the 2nd semester. For more information, please contact Mrs. Lothian (alothian@troy.k12.mi.us)

French Club

Larson’s French Club will be holding its first meeting on Tuesday, October 10th from 2:45 to 3:15. This introductory meeting will give students the opportunity to learn more about all of the fantastic events that French club will hold throughout the year. French Club is designed to allow students to have lots of fun while learning about French language and culture. French Club will meet most Tuesdays, with meetings alternating between a focus on learning a little bit of French through songs and games and a focus on French culture with cooking and craft activities. Students need no prior experience with French in order to join. Interested students should pick up a permission slip outside of room 907. There will be a $15 initial fee so that we can order French club t-shirts to wear on days when French Club meets. Students can also join the Larson French Club Group on Schoology by using the join code GWFM3-FXMRJ. Feel free to contact Miss Conrad (aconrad@troy.k12.mi.us) with any questions!

Picture Retake Day

Our final picture retake opportunity will take place on Tuesday, October 10. Students wishing to retake should bring their unwanted photos to school that day to exchange.

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!

Science Olympiad Team Needs More Participants!

LAST CHANCE! We still need a few more students to join the Larson Science Olympiad teams. If you are interested, please contact or see Mr. Egan (degan@troy.k12.mi.us)

Believe in Miracles -- AHS Football

Health Care Aide Positions

HELP WANTED--- The Troy School District Special Education Department, contracted through PESG, is looking for compassionate individuals who would like to work with our special needs students in a school setting, providing assistance in classrooms and other school settings including implementation of behavior management strategies. Work Year, Hours & Compensation: $12.80 per hour, 6.5 hours per day, school days only A Health Care Aide’s job functions include: • Working with students who require one-to-one attention and supervision • Recognize the importance of fostering the independence of the student • Provide the necessary support to ensure the health and safety of the student • Duties will take place in programs for students with cognitive impairments and/or autism • Represent the District and PESG in a professional manner by performing all job functions at a satisfactory or above level • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents, and the community in positive, supportive, and cooperative ways • Performs other related duties, including special projects, as required or requested, consistent with reasonable expectations with the contracted position For additional information, or to apply, please click the link below.

2017-18 Yearbooks on Sale!

On Your Mark Volleyball!

TSD Tutoring Program

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!

Welcome back everyone, especially to the incoming 6th graders and new families! While stocking up on school supplies and snacks for the kids, keep an eye out for those Box Tops for Education. They're everywhere and worth a lot to our school. Send in your unexpired, neatly trimmed Box Tops with your student anytime. They can drop it in the collection box located just inside the Media Center. I'll give periodic reminders and announcements about bonus opportunities. Here's a link that lists all of the participating products http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products There is also a Box Top Bonus App available for your smart phone that will generate even more money for Larson. Check it out today! Please e-mail me if you have any questions Lisa Kort, 3m-mom@wowway.com

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