Week of August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018 Issue

Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students

  • LHS PTO News & Events

  • LHS PTO Welcome Message   

                     LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner, Sept 5 (6 - 8 pm)

                    Parent Discussion Group, Sept 6 (7:45 - 8:40 am)

                    LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch, Sept 13 (11:15 am)

  • LHS News & Events

                    LHS Calendar Dates

                    Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation, Sept 13 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

                     LHS Seniors: LHS Transcript Request Deadlines 2018-2019

  • Community News & Events

                     Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!, Sep 14

                     LEF Trivia Bee, Nov 5

Important Dates for Parents of LHS Students

Tuesday, August 28              Only 9th Grade students – All Day (7:45 am - 2:25 pm)

Wednesday, August 29         All Students Grades 9-12 – All Day (7:45 am - 2:25 pm)

Friday, August 31                   School Closed

Monday, September 3           Labor Day– School Closed

Wednesday, September 5     LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner (6 - 8 pm)

Thursday, September 6         Parent Discussion Group (7:45 - 8:40 am)

Monday, September 10         Rosh Hashanah – School Closed

Thursday, September 13         Professional Day - LHS Students ½ Day (7:45 - 11:15 am)
                                                 Staff Fall Staff Welcome Lunch (11:15 am)
                                                 Activities Fair
                                                 Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

LHS PTO News & Events

LHS PTO Welcome Message

Dear LHS Families,
On behalf of the LHS PTO, we wish you a warm welcome to the 2018-19 school year.  We hope you are rested and reset for the new school year.

High school is a busy time in all our lives which is why the LHS PTO runs a weekly announcement with important dates and information to keep you connected.  We also organize information forums for parents and provide grant funding opportunities for our teachers and staff that help enhance the school experience. We can’t do this without our amazing volunteers and PTO memberships from engaged families like yours. Please help us make LHS the best it can be and join our PTO today. 

Join PTO Today - Click "Shop In Our Store" for your family membership
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Thank you for your support.
Shubhra Chandra and Christina Lin
LHS PTO Co-Presidents
president@LHSPTO.org

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LHS PTO Newcomer's Potluck Dinner

  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 6 - 8 pm
  • Where: LHS Commons II

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck.
You will be greeted by several parents who will answer your questions and you will hear a brief remark from our principal, our new associate principal, the director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president.
Main dishes and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish to share:

  • Students with last names beginning with the letters A-O, bring a salad or other vegetable dish
  • Students with last names beginning with the letters P-Z, bring a dessert 

If your family is from somewhere other than the United States, please feel free to bring a dish that reflects your traditional culture.
Co-Chairs: Ann Redmon, Ann Boese and Reiko Miyagawa

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Parent Discussion Group

  • When: Thursday, September 6, 7:45 - 8:40 am
  • Where: Library Media Center
  • Hosted by: Associate Principal Andrew Baker 

All LHS parents are invited to attend the first meeting of the LHS Parent Discussion Group on Thursday, September 6, 7:45 – 8:40 am in the Library Media Center (Room 149) at LHS.  Associate Principal Andrew Baker will host the meeting, so come join us with your back to school questions and hear about what's new at LHS this year! Check the LHS calendar for future monthly meetings at LHS.

The Parent Discussion Group is a support group for parents of Lexington High School students. The purpose of the group is to enable parents to support each other as they help their children learn, grow, and experience success at LHS. During the school year, meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Once a month, the group meets at 7:45 am at LHS, hosted by Associate Principal Andrew Baker. On all other Thursdays, the group meets at 8 am at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road (parent-run). Meetings typically include a main topic followed by open discussion on themes related to LHS. All parents of LHS students are welcome to attend as their schedules permit. Parent-run weekly Thursday meetings will resume on September 13, 8 - 9 am at the Community Center.

Contact Suzanne Lau (Suzanne_lau_65@yahoo.com) for information or to join the email list.

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LHS Fall Staff Welcome Lunch


Please volunteer to bring food and help at the event - click here to sign up »

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 11:15 AM
  • Where: LHS, Commons II

The staff loves and looks forward to this lunch and they enjoy sampling the wonderful array of dishes we present to them. Bring your favorite dish to share! We also need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. Thank you for helping to welcome back the hard-working staff of LHS.

Co-Vice Presidents of Hospitality: Kara Brandes and Jen Vogelzang
hospitality@lhspto.org

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LHS News & Events

LHS Calendar Dates - LHS Calendar Link » 

You may subscribe to the iCal feed which will automatically send updates to your personal calendar when the LHS calendar is updated. Click here and select the green iCal button. iCal works with most calendar programs, not only Apple products.
Principal Stephens often utilizes Twitter (@LexingtonHSMa) to convey important announcements and some of the many great things that occur at LHS day-to-day.

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Freshmen and New LHS Families Orientation

  • When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

During this time, your child’s Dean and counselor provide information to introduce you to high school life and important routines/procedures. Helpful advice to navigate new systems will be presented as well as an opportunity to ask general questions.

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LHS Seniors: LHS Transcript Request Deadlines 2018-2019

  1. Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »
  2. To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:
    1. Request your official transcript in Naviance
    2. Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room  152, before the posted deadlines below
    3. Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below 

 

Rolling Admissions transcript requests: due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date.

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

 

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

 

SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

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Community News & Events

Lexington Historical Society to Host Hamiltunes!

  • When: September 14, 6:30 pm 
  • Where: Cary Hall

Lexington Historical Society is proud to host an officially licensed Hamilton singalong! Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, enjoy popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.) Tickets at » 

Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.

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LEF Trivia Bee

  • When: November 5
  • Where: LHS Auditorium

Save the Date & Start Securing Your Team!  November 5, 2018 is this year's LEF Trivia Bee! Three-member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Learn more »

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LHS PTO keeps you connected!

  • Looking for an announcement you saw last week? Check out the LHS PTO website
  • LHS PTO posts on Twitter - handle @ptoLHS