Week of January 18th, 2019

 

Important Dates

Saturday January 19 Junior Parent Discussion Group,
Community Center (10 am)

Monday January 21 No School  - Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday January 22 PTO Board Meeting, Community Center (9 am)

Thursday January 14 Parent Discussion Group, Community Center (8 am)

Friday January 25 Quarter 2 closes
Junior/Senior Dance (7 pm) PTO News & Events

Join us at the next PTO Board meeting

  • When: Tuesday January 22, 9-11 am

  • Where: Community Center

We will elect our nominating committee at this meeting.

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Save the Date: Shop at Wilson Farm on March 14

Starting in Mid-January, Wilson Farm will be kicking off its 14th annual Shop at Wilson Farm Days. These days are designated to give back to the local schools in our community. When a friend or family of the school shops at Wilson Farm on the designated day, 20% of their sale will be donated right back to the school!  As an added bonus, the top earning school will end up receiving 25% instead of the allotted 20%!  When shopping they must present either the flyer or e-mail in order for the 20% to be accepted.  Flyers are on our website.

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LHS and LPS Announcements

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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Teen Summer Expo

  • When: Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 - 8:00pm

  • Where: LHS, Commons II

Learn about local and worldwide summer experiences in adventure travel, community service, internships, academics, sports, arts, college prep, STEM, language immersion and gap year programs with options for every interest and budget.
Get answers to specific questions about safety, supervision, costs and programming directly from the people running the programs. Register for a PDF of programs attending and a reminder athttps://www.teensummerexpos.com/family-registration/
Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947816485304527/

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College Admissions - MEFA College Admissions Seminar

  • When: January 31, 6:30-8:00 pm (snow date: tbd)

  • Where: LHS Auditorium

  • Presenter: MEFA Presenter, John Marcus, Former VP of Enrollment

  • Target Audience: Junior Parents/Guardians

This session will provide an overview of college admissions, including:

  • trends in college admissions

  • building the college list

  • the college application process

Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process.  If you cannot attend the seminar there is a scheduled MEFA Admissions webinar on February 13, 2019 at 12 pm. If interested, please view and register here.
There is also a recorded webinar that you can watch (which will most likely be updated after the 2/13 webinar, though the information should be valid now as well).

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Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students: Class of 2023 Events

  • February 4: Incoming 9th Grade Parent/ Guardian Information Night - Students Welcome (6:30 -7:30 pm)

  • February 7: Curriculum Night (6:30 -8:00 pm)

  • February 27, 28, and March 1: LHS Presentation to Clarke MS Students (in school)

  • February 26 and February 28: LHS Presentation to Diamond MS Students (in school)

For more information:

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 Yearbooks

Additional information about Yearbooks is also on the PTO website.

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Senior Families

For more information about:

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

  • Yearbook/senior portraits

  • Transcript request deadlines

Please click here or visit our website www.lhspto.org

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 LHS Performing Arts

Shown below are the LHS Performing Arts Events for the next month.  The full calendar can be found at:http://www.folmads.org/

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)DateEvent DescriptionTimeLocationTue Jan 22Winter Band Concert
Harrington, Bowman, Clarke MS 6, 7 and 8 Grade,
LHS Wind Ensemble7 pmLHS AuditoriumWed Jan 30Winter Orchestra Concert
Estabrook 4, Hastings 4, Fiske 4, Diamond 6 and 8 Grade,
LHS Symphony Orchestra7:30 pmLHS GymnasiumWed Feb 6Winter Orchestra Concert
Bowman 4, Harrington 4, Bridge 4, Clarke 6 and 8 Grade,
LHS Chamber Orchestra7:30 pmLHS GymnasiumSat Feb 9LHS Follies Show7 pmLHS AuditoriumFri Feb 15LHS Improv Troupe Show7:30 pmLHS Black Box TheatreWed Feb 27Winter Orchestra Concert
All 5th Grade Strings, All Town Orchestra,
Clarke and Diamond 7th Grade Combined Orchestra,
LHS Repertoire Orchestra7:30 pmLHS Gymnasium

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.

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 LHS Sports

Click here for dates and times of athletics games/meets»  http://lexingtonhighschoolma.bigteams.com

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LHS Community News & Events

New! Saturday Junior Parent Group

  • When: Saturday, January 19, 10-11:30 am

  • Where: Community Center, Room 237

Junior year is a very busy year, and parents of juniors have found it helpful to get together in a small group to discuss their specific concerns related to standardized testing, beginning the college process, and more. For parents who cannot make the existing Junior Parent group which meets every other Wednesday morning, we have created a new group to meet once a month on Saturday mornings. The first meeting will be 1/19, with subsequent meetings scheduled for 2/9, 3/16, 4/27, 5/18, and 6/8.
If you are interested in being added to the email list for the Saturday Junior Parent group, please contact Sharon Olofsson at sharon.olofsson@gmail.com.

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Save the Date: 5th Annual Lexington Parent Academy

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

  • Where: Lexington’s Community Center

Designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to manage the changing demands of parenting in today’s world, this is a free event for all interested parents and community members.  A list of presenters will available soon.  Please contact Julie Fenn, Assistant Coordinator of PE, Health and Wellness with any questions: jfenn@lexingtonma.org.

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Lexington Scholarship Fund

The Lexington Scholarship Fund distributes financial awards to deserving Lexington students to be applied to the cost of their post-secondary education. The majority of the scholarships are need-based. 2019 Applications and information is available: www.lexscholarship.org

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Lexington Community Education

Online Registration is now available for all programs at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note pre-registration is required for all LCE Classes. To register, using a MasterCard or VISA, please call Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

SAT Prep for the MARCH Exam

PSAM

  • When: begins January 7, 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 232,

  • Fee: $200.

PMST

  • When: begins January 17, 6 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 230

  • Fee:  $200

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Introduction to Linked In with computer consultant Kristen Butler

  • When: Wednesday, January 23 from 6-9 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 155

  • Fee: $39/Seniors $35 (Seniors are age 65+)

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Introduction to Coaching with Certified Life Coach Melissa Merres

  • When: Three meetings beginning Thursday, January 24, from 7-8:30 pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 226

  • Fee: $55/Seniors $40 (Seniors are age 65+)

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Community News & Events

Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood

  • When: January 19, 2-4 pm

  • Where: Lexington Community Center

Our work as mothers is fulfilling, and so very purposeful. It brings us joy, and feelings of loving and being loved that are different from other relationships in our lives.  But that is not our whole story. A mother’s story is incomplete without the arc of her life’s work as a mother.  Come hear the other side.

True Story Theater and Dr. Kumkum Malik invite you to tell your story of your work as a mother, hear the stories of other mothers, and then watch these stories be enacted live using improve theater.  Event details.

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Overcoming Unconscious Bias

  • When: Sunday, January 20, 2-4 pm

  • Where: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room

All of us harbor unconscious biases, even those of us with positive intentions. The good news is that training can help us recognize our biases, challenge them, and replace them with inclusive practices. Doing so can create a more just and welcoming environment for all. This training covers all types of biases. It is suitable for adults and motivated teens. Sponsored by LexPride and Cary Memorial Library. Registration is required: https://www.lexpridema.org/events/2019/1/20/overcoming-unconscious-bias-free-workshop.

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Lexington’s 6th Annual MLK Day of Service

  • When: Monday January 21 (weekend events on the 19 and 20, too)

Join us as we unite our Lexington and adjacent towns’ communities in reflection and celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. On Lexington’s 6th Annual MLK Day Commemoration, social action, educational events, opportunities for meaningful conversations and much more are part of a full day of activities. So make the Holiday uplifting and impactful by participating in any of the various family-friendly volunteer activities to serve those less fortunate. Additional information and to sign up to volunteer.

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Raising White Kids: Building Skills for Raising Anti-Racist Children

  • When: Thursday, January 24, 7-9 pm

  • Where: Rm 24-25, Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street

Jennifer Harvey’s book, Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America, offers both general guidance and specific strategies for addressing issues of race with white children. The workshop will begin with a summary of Harvey’s central ideas and some examples of skillful responses to challenging situations, followed by smaller group sessions to practice and discuss responses to possible scenarios. Reading the book ahead of time will be helpful but is not necessary. RSVPs are helpful but not necessary; questions welcomed at: FRR@follen.org. Jointly sponsored by Follen Church (UU) and Temple Isaiah.

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Enough as She is: An empowering evening with Rachel Simmons

  • When: Thursday, February 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • Where: Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord, MA

Today’s girls have never been more “successful,” but they have never been more unhappy. Too many feel that no matter how hard they try they will never measure up to the “Supergirl” impossible standards of success. With more than two decades of experience and research, New York Times best-selling author Rachel Simmons offers a clear understanding of this problem facing our girls today and provides actionable advice and tangible strategies for parents and educators so they can best support girls as they navigate the waves of adolescence to live their best, most fulfilling lives.
Free and open to the public. Limited number of books available for sale and book signing at the conclusion of the event.  Please contact Betty Ann Killian at bkillian@nashobabrooks.org with any questions.

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Come Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cary Memorial Library!

  • When: March 23, 7-11 pm (hosted by the Library's Foundation)

  • Where: Cary Memorial Library

The celebration includes dancing to the music of the band Acoustic Roadshow, features special performances (including a reading by Cary’s Poet-in-Residence Regie Gibson), and showcases innovative spaces within the library. The event also will provide a specialty Bourbon Bar and a variety of delicious light bites and desserts from local eateries.
The Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting the 150th Anniversary Gala to honor the legacy of the library’s founder, Maria Hastings Cary. Maria Cary saw the need to create a public library in Lexington, and, in 1868, committed the first funds towards its establishment. In doing so, she also challenged the town and residents of Lexington to match her contribution in a public-private partnership.
That public-private partnership continues today, with private funding for the library raised by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation to supplement the tax-supported funding provided to the library from the Town of Lexington.
We hope you can join for a fun evening while supporting a most worthwhile cause!
Purchase your tickets here.

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