WAAG for Thursday, January 16, 2014

This Week’s Calendar

Thursday, January 16, 2014 
• Orchestra Fundraiser through January 23rd, World’s Finest Chocolate 
• Boys’ Basketball - 7th vs. Burnet, 5:30-6:30 pm, Lamar 
• Boys’ Basketball - 7th vs. Burnet, 6:30-7:30 pm, Lamar 

Saturday, January 18, 2014 
• Girls’ Soccer vs. Burnet, 9-10 am, Lamar 

Monday, January 20, 2014 
• Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday, No school 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 
• Boys’ Basketball - 7th vs. Webb, 5:30-6:30 pm, Webb 
• Boys’ Basketball - 7th vs. Webb, 6:30-7:30 pm, Webb 

Saturday, January 25, 2014 
• Girls’ Soccer vs. Dobie, 9-10 am, Dobie 
• TMEA All Region Choir Auditions (all of Reg. 18), Large Gym, Small Gym, several classrooms 
• Instrument Discovery Day, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Lamar Music Building 

In This Issue 

• Instrument Discovery Day 
• Lacrosse Clinic for Girls 
• School Transfer Deadline, January 31 
• Immunization Clinic Schedule 
• Join the Austin Girls’ Choir 
• McCallum Fine Arts Academy Application 


Open to all incoming 6th and 7th graders interested in playing an instrument next year. No experience necessary! January 26TH, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Lamar Music Building. See flyer for more information


Notice: Lacrosse Clinic Sunday Jan 26th 2 PM for Girls grades K-8. This annual event is always great fun for the kids. http://www.andersontrojanlacrosse.com/information/clinic.html . Lacrosse fun fact: The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, grew up playing which sport? You guessed it – lacrosse! 

Elizabeth Ray (Mansour) 
TYLA Lacrosse school liaison 
Tel: (512) 574-0604 


ATTENTION: All 8th graders who are currently on transfer to Lamar. 

The high school priority transfer request process has begun. Request forms will be accepted through Friday, January 31, 2014. Eighth grade students have received information about the process. Transfer request forms for high school may be obtained from Lamar’s main office. 

The forms are to be turned in/or mailed to Central Office downtown. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Davis, 8th grade counselor at (512) 414-4496. 


See attached flyer for Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department Immunization Clinic Schedule. The clinic serves uninsured and Medicaid clients. See flyer for more information


From the Director: 

Austin Girls’ Choir is holding auditions for immediate entry! Openings are available for girls age 8-18, beginner and advanced ensembles. Come with a song to sing unaccompanied, and we’ll figure out where you’ll fit best! Now scheduling auditions on weekends throughFebruary 15. Incoming girls commit to a full year with the Choir.

Become part of our 23-year tradition and enjoy exciting opportunities to make excellent music and represent Austin! Call (512) 453-0884 or visit www.girlschoir.com


Kalyse McElveen, McCallum Fine Arts Academy Coordinator, wanted to pass along this information about some of the applications she has received so far: 

Page 2 of our application form has an essay assignment and then four questions to be answered separately from the essay. We’ve received a number of applications from Lamar students where questions 2-5 are “incorporated” into the essay, but that’s not the intent. 

Thanks for any/all help you can provide/pass on! 

Applications are due tomorrow, January 17th. 

WAAG Housekeeping 

Submissions for the WAAG are due in to Mary LaWare at LamarWAAG-owner@yahoogroups.com for inclusion in the Thursday weekly no later than Wednesday at 7 pm. Announcements can be from the PTA, school, teachers, staff and community members so feel free to announce your ongoings here. It is preferable for announcements to be sent in text form in the body of the sender’s email and not as attachments. Special announcements are accepted but please use these sparingly. We will make accommodations for messages sent later than 7 pm on Wednesdays, but can’t guarantee inclusion. 

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