WAAG for Thursday, February 20, 2104

This Week’s Calendar

Thursday, February 20, 2014 

• AISD River City Festival - Band, 12:30 - 5 pm, Kealing Middle School

• Boys’ 7th Basketball playoffs vs. Martin, 5:30 - 6:30, Lamar

• Boys’ 8th Basketball playoffs vs. Martin, 6:30 - 7:30, Martin

• Girls’ Soccer Playoffs, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Noack 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

• Lamar Fine Arts Academy Auditions (by invitation only), 9 am - 3 pm, Cafeteria and Fine Arts

• Texas Music Festival - Band, 8:30 am performance, Anderson High School 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

• Musical Dress Rehearsal, 4 - 8 pm, Cafeteria 

Monday, February 24, 2014

• Rising 9th Grade McCallum Family Meeting, 5 pm, McCallum Gym (See attached flyer) 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

• PTA General Meeting, 6:30 - 6:45 pm, Library before concert

• Pre UIL Band Concert, 7 - 8 pm, Cafeteria 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

• Band Booster Meeting, 6 - 7 pm, Band Hall 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

• Musical performance for classes, 7:45 am - 3:15 pm, Cafeteria 

Friday, February 28, 2014

• Muscial “Grease”, 7 - 9 pm, Cafeteria 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

• Winterguard Competition, 9- 10 pm, Bowie High School

• Musical “Grease”, 7 - 9 pm, Cafeteria 

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In This Issue 

• Take 10 CPR Training

• Musical Grease

• Social and Emotional Learning on Lamar Campus

• Nominations Being Accepted for AISD Salute Celebrates Excellence

• Scottie Store Donations

• Gale eBooks Available for Lamar Students and Parents

• Save Your Box Tops For Our Science Department Fundraiser!

• Olive Oil Fundraiser for Band

• PTA Positions For 2014-2015 School Year

• Rising Ninth Grade Choice Sheet Night

• The Communities In Schools Program at Lamar is Seeking Donations

• MOY II Follow Up 

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TAKE 10 CPR TRAINING 

What: Compression Only CPR training 

When: Saturday, February 22nd 2-4pm drop in 

Where: Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Dr Austin, TX 78757). 

2nd annual “Take 10” CPR training sponsored by the Allandale Neighborhood Association an Austin fire fighter will be teaching the technique on a walk in basis free and open to the anyone interested heart healthy refreshments will be provided by the Allandale Neighborhood Association Safety CommitteeQuestions? Contact Laura DiCarlo, Allandale Neighorhood Association Safety Chair by email or by calling (512) 529-1701.

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PLEASE JOIN LAMAR FINE ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE SCHOOL VERSION OF GREASE 

Performances 

Friday February 28th & Saturday March 1st @ 7:00pm 

Sunday March 2nd @ 3:00pm 

Lamar Cafetorium, 6201 Wynona Avenue 

Tickets $10 adults, $8 students, children under 5 free. For more info, check out: www.lamarchoir.com/grease-performances.

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) ON THE LAMAR CAMPUS 

Lamar Middle School is in its second year of implementing Social and Emotional Learning. Our Social Studies teacher, Ms. Susan Serota, has been visiting all classes and presenting focused lessons so that every student on campus can learn the foundational skills for life effectiveness. The lesson topics, based on the five SEL competencies, have included empathy and communication; collaborating in groups; bystander power; and emotion management. Our commUNITY committee has also sponsored our No Place for Hate activities, and this year students have participated in Link it Up Lamar, Spirit of Respect week, and soon will participate in our Words Matter writing contest. To learn more about Social and Emotional Learning in AISD and for dates on upcoming parent workshops, please visit http://www.austinisd.org/academics/sel

Submitted by:  Dorothy Winburne, Lamar SEL Facilitator and Galadriel Friese, SEL Specialist for McCallum Vertical Team 

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NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR AISD SALUTE CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE 

Open nominations for Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Counselor of the Year, Librarian of the Year and Classified Staff of the Year began Feb. 1 and close Feb. 28. We invite staff, students, parents and community members to nominate a candidate for these awards. 

Principal of the Year – This award recognizes an outstanding AISD campus principal. The Principal of the Year should demonstrate attributes that foster an exemplary campus environment by promoting positive community engagement, high student achievement, healthy campus climate, and an effective leadership style. 

Now Accepting Applications at http://www.aisdsalute.org

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SCOTTIE STORE DONATIONS 

Spring cleaning?? Bring those unwanted and unused items to the Scottie Store. We can use donations of teen magazines, gaming magazines, mechanical pencils, highlighters, iTunes cards, Amy’s ice cream $1 off coupons, jewelry, footballs, soccer balls, and frisbees. 

Want a low commitment volunteer opportunity? Then volunteer to help in the Scottie Store on Thursdays during lunch. We are open from about 11:30am to 2pm. Contact Alicia Remaley by email if interested. 

You can leave things in the library.... just mark it with Scottie Store and Ms Clark will get them to us. 

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GALE eBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR LAMAR STUDENTS AND PARENTS 

Our wonderful Dept. of Library Media Services has purchased a core collection of reference eBooks from the Gale Group.  These books can be accessed both at school AND at home if there is internet access or on any device with a browser. These eBooks contain the equivalent of 200+ volumes of print material.

The license agreement with Gale provides unlimited usage for the Lamar campus.  Please contact Leilani Clark at (512) 841-0113 for login information or with any questions.

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SAVE YOUR BOX TOPS FOR OUR SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER! 

We have earned over $2000 in the past 3 years for science materials! But we need everyone’s help to continue our momentum!   How can you help? Collect Box Tops! 

Turn them into our Science Teachers OR place them in the Box Top Bin found in the front hallway.  Remember to include student’s name on the envelope. Top 3 contributors receive gift cards. 

Students turning in over 50 are entered into 4 drawings for Amy’s Ice Cream Vouchers! Contest Deadline: May 13.  Start clipping! 

(See attached flyer.) 

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OLIVE OIL FUNDRAISER FOR BAND 

Thanks to all of you who supported the Lamar Band Program before the holidays by purchasing the olive oil donated by a Lamar family’s company, Corners of Time. We still have some available for purchase if you want more, and the last day for orders to be accepted is Friday, February 21st. We’ll arrange for pick up or delivery the following week. For information go to http://lamarband.weebly.com/ You can also order Lamar hoodies there! Or call Monica Poss at (512) 775-0974 

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PTA POSITIONS FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR 

Scottie Parents - WE NEED YOU! 

We are forming our nominating committee for PTA positions for our 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to serve on this committee, are interested in being on the PTA Board or serving as a Chair, please email Jodi Leach.

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RISING NINTH GRADE CHOICE SHEET NIGHT 

Rising 9th Grade McCallum Family Meeting – 2/24 

All Rising 9th Grade students and their parents are invited to come and receive choice sheet information for the 2014-2015 school year. Hear information on career pathways, HB5, electives and required courses. 

Meet your new Principal and counselors! 

Date: Feb. 24, 2013 

Location: Gym & Mac Theater (The New Theater) 

Time:  5:00 Career Pathway Showcase (GYM) 

6:30 Info Session Begins (Theater)  

See flyer.

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THE COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM AT LAMAR IS SEEKING DONATIONS 

The Communities In Schools program at Lamar is seeking donations to support our student services (listed below). If you are interested in donating, please contact the CIS office at (512) 414-4671 or e-mail Karen McGarity, CIS Program Manager at kmcgarity@ciscentraltexas.org. Donations can also be dropped off at the main office attn: CIS. Be sure to include your name so we can send you a special note of appreciation! With the support of our community, local businesses and parents....the CIS program is able to extend valuable support to students in need. We appreciate your consideration! Donations needed: Spiral notebooks, pocket folders, dividers, planners. Any non-perishable snacks such as: granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers sandwiches, etc. Cups. 

Karen McGarity, MPS, LPC-AT, ATR-BC
Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Lamar Middle School
office: (512) 414-4671 

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MOY II FOLLOW UP 

Teachers, 

A few reminders when preparing for MOY II. 

1. No homework assigned or due for 7th and 8th grade the week of February 3rd.
2. No homework assigned or due for all grades the week of March 3rd.
3. Do not schedule any PD during these testing dates. We need teachers on campus to assist with testing. 

A schedule for classes will be sent out next week. 

Again, here is the schedule for MOY II:

February 5th – Reading 8, Writing 7
February 6th – Math 8, Writing 7 (Cont’d)
March 4th – Math 6,7, Social Studies 8
March 5th – Science 6, 7,8
March 6th – Reading 6,7 

Thanks!
Judith Berrean 

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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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