Week of December 1st, 2017

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

    You Can Still Join the LHS PTO!
    LHS PTO Directories
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
    LHS Calendar Dates
    SAT and ACT Test Dates and Checklist
    LHS Performing Arts
    LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
    Debt Exclusion Vote on December 4 - Public Forum
    LABBB BEST BUDDIES CRAFT FAIR
    YES! For Lexington

    Thank Someone Special at School with the LEF STAR Award!
    Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals
    Lexington Ski Club
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    Winter Driver Ed Programs
    The Craving Mind: Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 



IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS 

Saturday, December 2: SAT Exams, 7:30am
Thursday, December 7: Parent Group, 7:45 – 8:45am
Monday, December 11: Attendance Verification Distributed
Monday, December 11: Gradebooks Public on Portal


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  

LHS PTO Directories 

Our printed directories were mailed out to all the families who paid for them in early November. If you have not received your copy as yet, please emailDirectory@lhspto.org or Membership@lhspto.org.
Thank you!
LHS PTO 


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.

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 Improv Show
Date and Time: Friday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Place: LHS 

LHS Fall A Capella Jamboree
Date and Time: Saturday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
Tickets at the door - $10 adults, $5 students

LHS Sports  

Home Games/Meets (Dec 1- Dec 8)
Friday, Dec 1
3:30pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Waltham Sr High School (Scrimmage)
3:30pm: GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Waltham Sr High School (Scrimmage)    

Wednesday, Dec 6
3:30pm GIRLS Varsity Basketball vs Newton North High School (Scrimmage)
3:30pm: GIRLS Junior Varsity Basketball vs Newton North High School (Scrimmage) 

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


COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Debt Exclusion Vote on December 4 - Lexington League of Women Voters Public Forum

On Monday, December 4th, 2017, Lexington residents will be asked to approve a debt exclusion vote regarding three proposed projects. 

On Friday, December 1, 2017, the League of Women Voters of Lexington will host Selectman Joe Pato and School Committee Member Kathleen Lenihan presenting descriptions of needed projects, and Chair of the NO campaign, Patrick Mehr, presenting reasons to reject this tax increase and to find alternative ways to fund the projects. 

There will be time for questions, comments from the public. Coffee will be available at 9:15AM.  Presentation will begin at 9:30AM

The meeting will take place at Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com

This is the third in the series of 2017-2018 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. All League forums are free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. 

LABBB BEST BUDDIES CRAFT FAIR 
Saturday, December 2, 9am to 3pm
Lexington High School Cafeteria, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington 

Join us in supporting LABBB students and getting in the holiday spirit! Find unique handmade gifts from a variety of vendors. See friends. Enjoy food and listen to music. Proceeds benefit the LABBB Best Buddies Organization. 

* Free parking  *No entrance fee  *Pizza & BBQ available for lunch purchase  *Coffee and donuts available for breakfast purchase  *Please consider bringing a coat to donate to the Lexington Lions Club

The LABBB Collaborative helps students with special needs reach their full potential through high quality programs that integrate academic, social, recreational and vocational services and enable participation in the least restrictive environment. 

YES! For Lexington 
www.yes4lex.org 

On MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, Lexington voters will be asked to approve funding for the construction of a new
Maria Hastings Elementary School, a new Lexington Children’s Place (Pre-K), and a new Fire Station Headquarters. These buildings are all vital to our community's future. 

To get to yes, we still need volunteers for phone banking this week (especially on Wednesday - our last scheduled night). Phone banking is very easy and we provide the script. We will meet at Barrett Sotheby's, 1688 Mass. Ave., at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. 

Sign up here to help make calls to fellow neighbors to inform/remind them to vote YES.

We also need volunteers to hold signs on the day of the vote (December 4). We have slots for sign holding at schools and polling locations. 

Sign up here to hold a sign on Monday, Dec. 4.    

Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals  

When: Thursday, 12/07/2017, Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Where: Lexington Community Center, room 237

This workshop provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Please RSVP by visiting: https://lexsepta.org/events/basic-rights-workshop-presented-by-fcsn/ so we can ensure we have handouts & materials for all attendees. 

Thank Someone Special at School with the LEF STAR Award! 

Is there someone in your child’s life who goes above and beyond what’s expected? Someone who always has an encouraging word, or a friendly smile? Someone who inspires a love of learning? 

This holiday season, show your appreciation for this special person with a Lexington Education Foundation STAR (Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Recognition) Award! 

For a minimum donation of $30, a beautiful LEF STAR Award certificate will be delivered to any teacher, school staff member, or volunteer, with your personal message. At the same time, by purchasing a STAR, you are supporting Lexington Education Foundation, and ultimately enhancing your child’s school experience. 

Place your order at LexEdFoundation.org/STAR by Dec 19 for delivery before school break. And thank you for showing your support! 

Lexington Ski Club

For almost fifty years the Lexington Ski Club has catered to avid snow sport families. Members enjoy comfortable accommodations at our lodge located in the White Mountains, prepared hot meals during ski season, and after ski activities such as board games and ping pong.  If your family likes to ski or snowboard and appreciates cooperative living, the Lexington Ski Club might be for you.  Currently, we are accepting applications for new members.  For additional information, please contact Joe Scholl at jpscholl4@gmail.com or ‪781-891-1832‬‬ or visit our website www.lexski.org.


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION  

Winter Driver Ed Programs 

Lexington Community Education is pleased to offer Driver Education Training through CS Driving School. Classes are scheduled to begin in January and March as well as week-long Intensive Driver Ed class during the February and April vacation weeks.  Tuition for CS Driving School's Complete Driver Education Program is $680.00. 

Please visit the LCE website www.lexingtoncommunityed.org for a PDF of the upcoming class dates. 

The enrollment forms are also available at:  http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/drivers_ed.php 

The Craving Mind: Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits with Judson Brewer 

We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life. 

Judson Brewer MD PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He is also adjunct faculty at Yale University, and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, such as overcoming stress and emotional eating (www.goeatrightnow.com) and quitting smoking (www.cravingtoquit.com). 

The event will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. The cost is $10.00. 

Pre-registration strongly recommended. To register, using a VISA or MasterCard, please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043. 


LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED! 

* Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Recent Weekly Announcements are posted at the LHS PTO website: https://www.lhspto.org/
The LHS PTO Facebook page will keep you up to date about all things PTO. Like us @ https://www.facebook.com/ptolexingtonhighschool/
* LHS PTO also uses Twitter. Our handle is @ptoLHS - https://twitter.com/PTOLHS

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You can contact the LHS PTO Weekly Announcements manager at announcements@lhspto.org
Complete information about what kinds of posts we accept is available at the LHS PTO website.