Week of November 17th,2017

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

    You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!
    PTO Forum: Success at LHS – The Role of the Counseling Department
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
    LHS Calendar Dates
    Parent/Teacher Conferences – November 27, 2017
    SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist
    LHS Performing Arts
    LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
    Transgender Day of Remembrance- Lexington
    Strings N Beats
    YOUTH WRESTLING CLINIC



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Monday, November 20: Report Cards Open in Portal
Wednesday, November 22: ½ Day Students
Thursday, November 23: Schools Closed/Offices Closed - Holiday
Friday, November 24: Schools Closed/Offices Closed – Holiday
Monday, November 27: LHS Parent Conferences  – No School
                                        Winter Athletic Season Starts


LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS

You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!

What does the LHS PTO do? 

We work closely with the LHS Administration to make sure the money donated to the PTO is used where needed at LHS. 

Just click on the link to become a member, donate and/or volunteer:https://www.lhspto.org/donate/

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PTOLHS

Thanks -
LHS PTO  

PTO Forum: Success at LHS – The Role of the Counseling Department in the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Our Students  
 ** Meet our New Assistant Director of Counseling
When: November 29th, 6:30-8‬:00 pm
Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

Is your student shy?  Perhaps they are not so comfortable asking for help?  Are they facing social issues or struggling with other aspects of student life?  Lexington High School continues to make emotional well-being of students a priority. With high level visioning, planning and interactions with students, the counseling department works daily to support and empower students. The goal is a successful journey for students at LHS. This important session will feature our new Asst. Director of Counseling, Stacy Glickman.  She will outline the work of the Counseling Department, go through grade level social and emotional targets and highlight how students learn to advocate for themselves in all types of situations. Please join us ‪on November 29th from 6:30-8‬:00 pm in the Independent Learning Center in the science building (formerly called Science Lecture Hall).‬

This is the first of our annual forums offered to the LHS parent and guardian community. We will be including many topics parents have asked for in our recent PTO Forum survey.  Please be on the lookout for future sessions on relevant topics.


LHS NEWS & EVENTS

LHS Calendar Dates
For up-to-date calendar information, please go to the LHS Calendar, http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10 

You can also subscribe for the iCal feed which will automatically give you updates on your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Simply go to the link above and click on the green iCal button.  iCal works with most calendar programs, not just Apple products. 

Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS on a day-to-day basis”  

Parent/Teacher Conferences – November 27, 2017

The high school is scheduled for one parent/teacher conference day on Monday, November 27, 2017
• Parent conferences are held from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM. 
• Each conference is scheduled for fifteen (15) minutes. 
• Please know that you always have the option to bring your son or daughter to the conference on November 27th and we encourage you to do so.
• Online sign-ups will begin on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Monday, November 20, 2017 (sign up information is below) 

* Teachers prioritize ahead of time the students who are in need of a conference and the remaining appointments are made available to parents/guardians.  

Between November 15 and November 20, use the following link to check teacher and counselor availability and to sign-up (https://cloud.ptcscheduler.com/lhs/). 

For more information, click herehttps://www.lhspto.org/news/2017/11/parentteacher-conferences-november-27-2017

SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist

For information regarding the tests and test day checklist, simply click on the links:
• SAT Test
• ACT Test
or visit our LHS PTO website

LHS Performing Arts  

LHS Play: Almost, Maine
Date: Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $10 adults/ $5 students and senior citizens

Set in extreme northern Maine, during the aurora borealis, Almost, Maine tells the stories of the colorful characters who dwell in the small town of Almost. At times funny, at times surprising, magical and heartfelt, Almost, Maine warms even the coldest of winter nights with its tales of hope and love. 

LHS Sports

**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Transgender Day of Remembrance- Lexington

Please join us to remember and honor lives lost to anti-transgender violence in 2017.
What: Transgender Day of Remembrance – Lexington
When: November 19, 3:00-3:30pm, rain or shine
Where: Emery Park (Depot Square)
Why: Transgender people are subjected to very high rates of harassment and violence – so much so that their average lifespan is just 22-35 years, depending on gender, race, and geographic location.

This event will include brief introductory remarks, an opportunity to express caring, and a reading of names.

Strings N Beats
Sunday, Nov 19th
Cary Memorial Hall
FREE to all the students of the Lexington Public School as long as they are accompanied by a paying parent  

"Strings N Beats", a performance in Indian Classical Music, is a unique dialogue between dance and music. Sparkling duets and interplay between dance and melody; soothing instrumental classical music (Sitar), exhilarating complex rhythmic patterns (Tabla) and impactful storytelling through body language (Kathak dance) are some of the highlights of Strings n Beats.  

Multiple Lexington organisations (Lexington Community Education, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Symphony and Indian Americans of Lexington - IAL) are collaborating with Shadaj, ( www.shadaj.org), a Lexington-based non-profit organization dedicated to Indian Classical Music. One of the foremost objectives of Shadaj is to bring about cultural integration through music.   

On Nov 18th there is a FREE music appreciation session at the Cary Library where people get to interact with the artists and learn about their art form. In the music appreciation session, Dr George Ruckert will engage the artists in a conversation about their art form before taking questions from the audience.   

For tickets and additional information, please visit www.shadaj.org  

YES! For Lexington

Vote YES! on December 4.  For more info go to http://yes4lex.org 

Please learn, first-hand, why your YES vote is needed on Dec. 4. Attend an upcoming informational event to better understand why these projects and debt excluded funding are necessary. Click herefor a full list of scheduled Yes! campaign events

Weekend Informational/Outreach Events

Hosted Coffees (To RSVP and get location, please go to the events page on the website: http://yes4lex.org/events.html
Thursday, November 16, 7:30pm; home of Taylor Singh
Friday, November 17, 9:30am; home of Olivia Kelley
Saturday, November 18, 3:00pm; Brookhaven Club Room, hosted by Alice Pierce and David Kaufman
Sunday, November 19, 1:30pm; home of Debbie Strod

Forum - Hosted by CAAL (Chinese American Association of Lexington)
Saturday, November 18, 2:00pm; Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (NOTE: Representatives from both the Yes and No positions for the debt exclusion vote will be presenting.) 

10th Annual LHS Cross Country Post-Thanksgiving 5K Race

When:  Friday, November 24, 2017 at 9 am.
Where: Lincoln Field (100 Lincoln St, Lexington).
Course:  LHS XC Team’s storied 5K home course.
Why:  LHS Cross Country Team invites XC/Track alumni, friends and the local running community to come together to compete, relive the glory days, and burn off Turkey Day calories. 
Proceeds benefit LHS Cross Country Team.  Post-Race Raffles and Prizes!  
Register online at:  10thlhsxcpostthanksgivingrace.itsyourrace.com/register.    Or register on race day beginning at 8 am. Registration is $20. 

Brian’s Battle 5K Walk/Run 

Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:30am - arrive early at St. Brigid’s Parish to register. $35 cash / check.
Brian's Battle 5K Run/Walk will be held, rain or shine, to benefit the educational scholarship fund in memory of Brian Adley.  The 5K will begin (and end) in the back parking lot of St. Brigid’s Parish at 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

YOUTH WRESTLING CLINIC  

The Lexington Youth Wrestling program aims to introduce young students to the sport of wrestling. This program has the support of the Lexington High School wrestling team and high school athletes will help out during the practices. Unlike many other sports, being a successful wrestler does not depend upon size or body type. Successful wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and from diverse backgrounds. Wrestling also teaches discipline, mental toughness, and sportsmanship: character traits that will serve well outside the ring for a lifetime. Participants will need to provide their own headgear and wrestling shoes. In addition to the program taking place on Monday and Wednesday evenings, opportunities to wrestle against surrounding communities on Saturdays are also available.  Ages: K - 4 ($50) and 5 - 8 ($100 ). Starts Monday, November 27 through February 12. 5:30 - 7:00 PM Monday & Wednesday (K -4 Monday's only). LHS Field House. No classes over holiday break.  Register at: https://www.activityreg.com/ClientPage_t1.wcs?clientid=LXNGTNMA&siteid=1 

Questions: Contact jon_quint@hotmail.com

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