Week of April 6th,2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
   Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
   Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
LHS NEWS & EVENTS
   LHS Calendar Dates
   MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
   Find the College that is Right for You: Boston National College Fair
   REMINDER: MOST LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
   Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!
   Announcing 2018 All Night Graduation Party ART Contest Winners
   LHS Sports
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
   Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
   Forum on Gun Violence Prevention. Action, Truth and Reconciliation
   Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture!
   Youth Ultimate Frisbee
   METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins”
   LUSC High School Travel Soccer
   Seeking Soccer Mentors
   Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
   COMMUNITY SERVICE with the Lexington Garden Club
   HOLI Festival of Colors
   Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
   YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
   College Essay Writing
   April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
   You Can Afford College if......
   Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape
LHS PTO KEEPS YOU CONNECTED!
 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS OF LHS STUDENTS
Friday, April 6: End of 3rd Quarter
                          7pm-10pm School Dance
Monday, April 9: Student Attendance Appeals Deadline
                             6:15pm-7:45pm School Council Meeting
Friday, April 13: 3rd Quarter Grades Due
Monday, April 16: Patriot’s Day/No School
Tuesday, April 17 -20: School Closed/Offices Open/ Spring Break
 
 
LHS PTO NEWS & EVENTS
 
Follow the LHS PTO on Facebook and Twitter
 
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LHS PTO
 
Annual (End of Year) LHS PTO Meeting/Forum
When: May 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Library Media Room at LHS
www.lhspto.org
 
Come and hear our Principal Andrew Stephens and Associate Principal John Murray talk about the school year at the Annual PTO meeting. Open to all PTO members.
The PTO will also be voting in the Executive Board members, Committee members (Parent volunteers) and the Budget for 2018-19 school year. 
 
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. 
 
MANDATORY AP Pre-Admin Meeting for all AP students
 
There will be a MANDATORY AP Pre-Administrative meeting for all students taking an AP exam every day after school at 2:30pm in the ILDC (Formerly SLH) from Monday, April 9th to Thursday, April 12th.  
It is REQUIRED for all students taking AP exam(s) to attend one of these sessions in order to fill out the administrative paperwork needed to take their exams. 
 
Students, please arrive promptly at 2:30pm and plan to stay for approximately 45 minutes.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and attendance.  Please also plan to stay for the duration of the session.  For any questions, please email Karen Hurley at khurley@lexingtonma.org or reach her by phone at 781-861-2320 x69126.
 
Find the College that is Right for You: Boston National College Fair   
 
When: Thursday, April 12 – 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
            Friday, April 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Where: Boston Convention Center 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling is pleased to invite you to the 2018  Boston National College Fair, which will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - http://massconvention.com/.  

Free and open to the public, the college fair allows students to interact with admission representatives from more than 375 diverse postsecondary institutions. 

There will also be:
• Financial Aid Presentations
• Test Prep Workshops
•  A Presentation for Students Applying to College with Learning Disabilities
•  College Advising Center that offers students and parents a variety of counseling services relating to college admission and financial aid

Visit the LHS PTO website for more information and/or register at www.nacacfairs.org. 

REMINDER:  MOST LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018.

Scholarship information for national, regional, local, and some specific colleges are posted in Naviance – http://connection.naviance.com/lexington

Current students can sign into their accounts and click the “Scholarships” tab.  Parents and/or guests can log onto www.connection.naviance.com/lexington and click “I’m a Guest”. The password is lhscounseling - click on the “Colleges” tab, go to “Scholarship List”.  If you are searching for the local scholarships – browse by category and select local scholarship.

Lexington is fortunate to have a local scholarship program.  Every year, organizations or individuals provide scholarships to Lexington's senior students.  These include awards that are based on financial need as well as ones that are based on specific qualifications such as leadership, merit, or service to the community. 

Join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) Committee –We Need You, 2 Open Positions!

Come join the 2018 All Night Graduation Party Committee and be a part of LHS’s long-standing tradition - year 32!   9th to 11th grade parents, we are currently looking for a Food Committee Chair!  Please consider joining our fun and dedicated committee.

Junior parents, we are looking for a flexible and reliable individual interested in learning the ropes this year as the Junior Chair and then overseeing planning activities for their senior’s 2019 ANGP.

If you are interested in helping or just want to learn more about the ANGP Committee, please contact Tanya Gisolfi, the 2018 ANGP Committee Senior Chair at tgismcc@icloud.com for more information.

Announcing 2018 All Night Graduation Party ART Contest Winners 

Congratulations to Emily Berman and Stephanie Park, this year’s winners of Lexington High’s All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) ART Contest!  

The senior class council decided that these designs best represented this year’s BEACH PARTY Theme.  Each LHS Senior attending the All Night Graduation Party will receive this year’s specially designed tee shirt as a lasting memory of their farewell to high school.  The winning Art designs will be featured on the ANGP tee shirts, invitations, and tickets.  Each winner receives $50, plus the excitement of knowing the senior class will be wearing their design the night of Beach Party 2018. 

Beach Party 2018, will be the 32nd Anniversary of Lexington High School’s (LHS’s) All Night Graduation Party tradition; a special gift from the community to the graduating senior class.  The ANGP has the support of our local police and fire departments, garners generous donations from local businesses, and gathers over 250 parent volunteers, a wonderful Lexington tradition and true Community event.  Please join us in congratulating our Art Contest Winners and the 2018 graduating class. 

LHS Sports 

Home Games/Meets (April 6 - April 13) 
 
Friday, March 30
10:00am GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Needham High School
 
Monday, April 2
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Norton High School
 
Tuesday, April 3
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
5:00pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Chelmsford High School
 
Wednesday, April 4
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Tennis vs Melrose High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Varsity Baseball vs St. John’s High School
4:00pm BOYS Junior Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
5:15pm BOYS Varsity Volleyball vs Andover High School
 
Thursday, April 5
3:45pm GIRLS Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
3:45pm GIRLS Junior Varsity Lacrosse vs Melrose High School
4:00pm GIRLS Freshman Lacrosse vs Reading Memorial High School
 
Friday, April 6
3:45pm BOYS Varsity Tennis vs Stoneham High School
 
**For dates and times of away athletics games/meets, please go to: http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com
 
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS  

Lexington's First Annual Special Education Resource Fair
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: The FUSE School & Program, 110 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington
 
Come join us to learn about resources for the special education community, including sports providers, camps, services, advocates, and many other resources. Visit the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA website to learn more: https://lexsepta.org/events/resource-fair/
 
If you have any questions, please contact communications@lexsepta.org.
 
Forum on Gun Violence Prevention. Action, Truth and Reconciliation
 
A Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey, Chaplain lamenting Cheryl of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and young activists Emily Weinberg and My’Kel McMille
Sunday, April 8  3:00-4:30pm
Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington 

Sponsored by the Follen Church Gun Violence Prevention Group.  Cosponsored by Association of Black Citizens of Lexington, Church of Our Redeemer, First Parish in Lexington, Indian Americans of Lexington, Korean American Organization of Lexington, Lexington Pride Coalition, #LexingtonSaysEnough, MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah.  

Free and open to the public. 

Come enjoy a night of Greek/Bulgarian culture! 

Monday, April 9th at LHS, 6:00-8:00 pm 

Hor d’oeuvres and Silent Auction (Commons 1)
Raffle tickets sold for a Sonos wireless speaker
Performances of Greek and Bulgarian music (Auditorium) 
Featuring seven-time gold medalist folk singer, Elitsa Stoyneva Zdravets, a Boston-based Bulgarian band, Greek musicians 

LHS Honors Chorus ensembles 

Proceeds to benefit the Greece-Bulgaria Choral trip during April school vacation! 

Youth Ultimate Frisbee

Sunday afternoons, 4/15 - 5/27 (rain make up date 6/3)
1:00 - 2:00p for U8
2:00 - 3:30p for U10 and U12
3:30 - 5:00p for U14 boys
3:30 - 5:00p for 10-14 year old girls
5:00 - 7:00p for U17 boys and girls
Diamond Middle School
 
Coed program teaches skills and good sportsmanship so that players can learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate. Small games to maximize playing time and touches. Ultimate is a fast paced non-contact field sport played around the state, country, and across the world. Our own LHS has a great varsity program with boys and girls teams which compete every spring across the state and even regionally.
In our program, we have competitive/travel boys and girls programs available for U14 and U17 players who have mastered the basics and are ready for a higher level of competition, including those who want to prepare for high school teams. For U14, it will be two half or full day events in MA.
We are very excited to have a girls team! Girls ages 10-14 will play together in a girls-only setting with great women coaches. The girls who are ready for competition will go to two one-day events, one in Amherst and one in Devens. This is a super opportunity for the girls to learn and love the sport, and to form great connections with their teammates.
 
For more information, please see BUDA website. Registration for all programs except U17 are through Lex Rec. If any questions, please contact program director Raphael Savir @781.862.4335 or raphael.savir@buda.org.
 
METCO Documentary Film, “On the Line: Where Sacrifice Begins”
 
Sat, April 28 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington.
 
Created by Mike Mascoll, a Lexington METCO graduate, this film documents the birth in 1966 of METCO, which is the oldest voluntary desegregation program.  It highlights the METCO program through the experience of both METCO and Lexington families  and discusses why METCO is still such an important and beneficial program in Lexington today. Barbara Hamilton, METCO Director at Lexington High School said, “Now more than ever our country is at risk of being divided again. This story stands as an example of how we can still come together.” Following the film, there will be a panel of METCO parents, alumni, current students and educators.  Light refreshments will served.
 
LUSC High School Travel Soccer
LUSC is excited to continue offering high-schoolers a chance to enjoy the beautiful game.  Travel teams are forming for both boys and girls for the spring season.  Starting this year the game format is 7v7.  Players at all levels are welcomed.  One practice a week and games on Sundays, starting April 22.  For more information and to register please visit http://lexingtonunited.org
 
Seeking Soccer Mentors
Lexington United Soccer Club is seeking high school-age soccer players to assist the coaching staffs of established LUSC teams and to serve as mentors to young and developing soccer players in Lexington.   Community service hours are available.  Visit http://lexingtonunited.org/soccer-for-high-school-age-players/#mentors for more information.  Please contact luscplayermentorprogram@gmail.com if you're interested.
 
Paw Power Pet Jamboree: 5K Walk/Run with Your Pet
 
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lower Hayden Field on Worthen Road, Lexington
Cost: Student: $15
         Adult: $20
Paw Power t-shirt included with pre-registration!
 
Walk or run this awesome 5K to raise money for All Dog Rescue, an amazing organization that saves Massachusetts dogs in need. Pets are invited and encouraged to attend! Talk to animal experts, eat good food, socialize your dogs, enter in raffles, and get your t-shirt airbrushed!
 
Visit our website to register or donate: https://pawpowerpetjamboree.weebly.com
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE with the Lexington Garden Club
 
Saturday May 19th, 5 AM- 2 PM: Lexington Field & Garden Club hosts its 86th Plant Sale at the DPW building, 201 Bedford St. We need students to help set up tables starting at 5 AM; help customers carry purchases and run errands during the sale (7 AM - noon);  and break down table and transport leftover plants after the sale ends. Volunteer for all or part of the day (minimum of 2 hours preferred). No plant experience necessary - just strong arms!!
 
Please contact Anne Lee, AnJamLee@aol.com with your availability.
 
HOLI Festival of Colors
Sunday, May 20 (Rain date June 3)  1pm to 5pm
Hastings Park, Lexington, MA
 
Color Throwing every half hour.  No Outside Colors Allowed.
Multicultural.  Live Music.  Dance.  Henna.  Vegetarian Food and more!!
Entry $5 online / $8 at gate.  Kids under 5 free.  Includes a packet of color.
 
More info and online registration: http://www.festivalofcolorsma.com

Organized by Bhakti Center of Lexington, 781-215-3566

Cary Memorial Library - Strategic Planning / Children’s Room
 
The Cary Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan, and so is currently soliciting input from community members. Coming to the library for a planning session is difficult, so we've created a couple of surveys for busy families to encourage you to give us your feedback!
 
Youth Services Survey (programs, collections, technology, and Children's Room space)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SXWRD7Q
 
For families with children with special needs, we've created a special survey to better understand how the Library can serve your families.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2CYZ22
 
In addition, you can send ANY comments about the library to CMLplanning2018@minlib.net - we'd love to hear from you. 
 
Finally, if there's anything we can do for you, or if you want to share anything directly with myself or with the library director, you can reach us at:
Alissa Lauzon - Head of Youth Services - alauzon@minlib.net
Koren Stembridge - Library Director - kstembridge@minlib.net
 
YMCA of Greater Boston / Waltham YMCA: Summer Camp 2018 - Now Enrolling
 
June 18th - August 24th
 
Waltham YMCA Day Camp, 725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA
 
Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm.  Extended day hours available.  
http://www.ymcaboston.org/camps

Y Day Camp keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy and learning.  Above all, we focus on making summer fun!  Join us for the best summer ever.  To enroll or for more information please contact: WalthamCamps@ymcaboston.org.  


LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION  

College Essay Writing

Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $33.0
 
Most people, parents and students, think of writing the College Application Essay as a major, intimidating event.  But it can be a non-stressful, even enjoyable process and this evening session will show you how that happens.   The essay is not about impressing admissions officers with grand accomplishments; it’s a story that tells them about you. This low-key workshop will send you off with some solid topic ideas, writing skills to use going forward and the start of an essay draft. Class size is limited, so there will be time for brief one-on-one meetings.  Catherine Johnson is a teacher, writing coach and editor with 40 years experience.  She has helped dozens of students draft college application essays that carried them into the college or university of their choice.   
 
Pre-registration, using a MasterCard or VISA, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
April Break Intensive College Essay Workshop
Monday - Thursday, April 16, 17, 18, 19
From 10:00am - 1:30pm
The Place for Words, Bedford
Cost:  $500
 
Don’t wait until college application deadlines approach and wonder what to create for your personal statement/essay!  Be prepared by spending only one weekend (four-half days) learning the do's and dont’s of the essay.  You will receive help on all aspects of the essay from coming up with a topic to actually completing the essay in the span of four days. Join fellow students as popular College Application Essay Coach, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, teaches you insider tips and a foolproof technique on how to choose your essay topic. From there, you will draft your essay and receive feedback.  You will work on polishing your essay and by the close of day four, you will have a completed essay that is concise yet creative and lively. Please bring a paper and pen to class as well as your laptop. This class will be held at The Place for Words, 200 Great Road, Suite 254A, Bedford.  There will be a short lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase from nearby restaurants. 
 
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
 
FOR PARENTS:
 
You Can Afford College if......
Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm
at Lexington High School
Cost:  $25.00 for two adults in the household   
 
If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility.  All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043 

Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture & Community on the Outer Cape

Monday, April 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm
Lexington Depot  
Cost:  $10.00 

Peter McMahon, Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, and author of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, will discuss his preservation work on the Cape’s mid century homes and his appreciation of modern architecture. Relating the history of the Bauhaus movement, and other architectural inspirations of the mid-century, Peter will share the common roots of the modern home movement here in Lexington. In Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape, co-authored with Christine Cipriani, we meet, among others, the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips and and Nathaniel Saltonstall; the self-taught architect, carpenter and painter Jack Hall;  who brought the lessons of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Brutalism to the Cape. Their homes were laboratories, places to work through ideas without spending much money. The result of this ferment is a body of work unlike any other, a regional modernism fusing the building traditions of Cape Cod fishing towns with Bauhaus concepts and postwar experimentation.
Pre-registration required, using a MasterCard or VISA, by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.


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