WAAG for Thursday, May 15, 2014

This Week’s Calendar

Friday, May 16, 2014 
• Band trip to San Antonio 
• Beginning Band trip 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 
• Band trip to San Antonio 

Monday, May 19, 2014 
• Spring Choir show rehearsals, 8 am - 2 pm, Cafeteria 
• Advanced Band Concert, 7 - 8 pm 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 
• Classical Guitar Concert, 7 - 8 pm, Cafeteria or St. John’s 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 
• Dress rehearsal Choir show, 4 - 6:30 pm, McCallum High School 
• NJHS to RR Express Game, 6:15 - 10 pm 

Thursday, May 22, 2014 
• LamARTe’, 7 - 10 pm, Umlauf Sculpture Garden 

Friday, May 23, 2014 
• Band Banquet and Dance, 6 - 9:30 pm 
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In This Issue 

• LamARTe’ is Almost Here!!!! 
• Update from the School Nurse 
• Athletic Awards Ceremonies 
• JR VASE Results 
• AISD Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Contest 
• AISD Guitar Solo and Ensemble Contest 
• McCallum Robotics SUMMER CAMP 
• Highland Park Teacher Retirement Celebrations 
• AISD Budget Community Meeting 
• LamARTe’ Auction Items Needed 
• CIS Program Donations 
• CIS Furniture Donations 
• Playback Schedule - Lamar Umlauf Sculpture Dedication 
• Vase From Umlauf Sculpture Dedication 
• UMLAUF Summer Camp 
• McCallum Co-Ed Basketball Summer Camp 
• Winter Guard Fundraiser 
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LamARTe´ is Almost Here!!!! 

LamARTe’ is next Thursday, May 22nd! 
Join us from 7-10 at the beautiful Umlauf Sculpture Garden. 

View amazing student art, and bid on incredible auction items while enjoying Taco Deli and cold beverages and listening to Shinyribs!  Tickets available through the lamARTe’ Facebook page! 
https://www.facebook.com/LamarMS?ref=ts

Questions: contact jodi.leach@gmail.com 
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UPDATE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE 

Greater than 65% of our current 6th graders are not up to date with the vaccines they will need to enter 7th grade! 
Did you know that your 6th grader needs 3 more shots as they enter the 7th grade? 
They are as follows: 
• Tdap: 1 dose within the last 5 yrs 
• Varicella: 2 total doses needed 
• Meningococcal (MCV): 1 dose 
Recommended: 
• Human Papillomavirus (HVP) 
Vaccine letters will be provided to those students in need of vaccines on Monday, May 12th. 
Has your child already received these vaccines? If so, please send a copy of their immunization record to the health office ASAP. A copy of the record may also be faxed to: 512-467-6862 or emailed to: katie.faehl@austinisd.org. 
If your child has not had these vaccines and you would like help obtaining them, please call the health office. 

Thank you, 
Katie Faehl, MSN, BSN, RN 
Lamar Middle School 
School Nurse 
414-4505 
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ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONIES 

The 7th grade Athletic Awards Ceremony is Thursday May 22nd from 2:45 to 3:30. The 8th grade ceremony is Friday May 23rd from 1:55 to 2:40 
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JR VASE RESULTS 

The Visual Arts Department would like to congratulate all of the students who attended the regional JR. VASE competition this past Saturday! Students were judged on animation, photography, sculpture and 2d work. 134 entries from Lamar won 1st place/score of 4. 
20 of those entries received best in show /Silver Seals. 

Out of 36 schools and 650 entries Lamar took home 1/2 of the top scores/Silver Seals 
Best of show artwork will be on display in the library for students, staff and parents to view. 
Please stop by to check out these magnificent pieces of work! 

We will be displaying work that scored a 3 or 4 during our Lamarte Art Auction at the Umlauf Sculpture garden Thursday, May 22nd from 7-9pm.  GREAT WORK ARTISTS! 
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AISD ORCHESTRA SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST 

Congratulations to the orchestra members who participated in the AISD solo and ensemble contest last Saturday - they all represented Lamar very well! 
The following students made superior ratings on their solos: 
Issac M. 
Syndey N. 
Vinay P. 
Cayla F. 
Laura D. 
Celeste C. 
Reid R. 
Tahmina D. 
TJ T. 
Erin C. 
Austin S. 
Sophia S. 
Renee Z. 
Matan B. 
Annie D. 
Amelia P. 
Griffin H. 
Emma R. 
Stephon J. 
Caileigh D. 

Also congratulations to Renee Z, Sophia S., Celeste C. and Emelia W. who made a superior rating on their ensemble and Kasey B., Austin S., Celeste C and Elizabeth E. who made an excellent rating on their ensemble.  Great job Lamar Orchestra! 
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AISD GUITAR SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST 

Congratulations to Wesley S (Best in Class Division 2) and Kristen T (Best in Class Division 3) at the 2014 AISD Guitar solo and ensemble contest. 
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MCCALLUM ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP 

The McCallum Robotics Team is sponsoring its annual summer camp for middle school students. Our camp session is from June 16th through 20th, 9am to 4pm at McCallum. The cost is $250 for the week. The camp is for students entering grades 5 through 9 and uses the Lego NXT Mindstorms system, like Lamar’s robotics class. For more information, including registration forms and contact information, please visit the team’s website at: mccallumrobotics.weebly.com 

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HIGHLAND PARK TEACHER RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS 

When: Friday May 30, 2014 3-5 pm 
Where: Highland Park Elementary Cafeteria 
Who: Celebrating Mr. Kyle Etie, Ms. Kathy Sederholm and Mrs. Janet Matetich for many years 
of teaching service at Highland Park Elementary School 
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AISD BUDGET COMMUNITY MEETING 

The Austin Independent School District invites you to attend the last of three community meetings on the district’s proposed FY2015 budget. Learn about the preliminary budget: 
• Strategic investment in priorities 
• Projected shortfalls 
• Long-range financial planning 
Meeting: Thursday, May 15, at Baker Center located at 3908 Avenue B at 12:00 noon. 
Lunch and interpretation services will be provided.  For more information, please contact the community engagement team at (512) 414-9706. 
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LAMARTE AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED 

Hello Parents! We are in need of silent auction items. If you have something to donate or have connections in the community we would love to hear from you! Contact me, Glenna Smith, at glenna@smitty.net if you have ideas to hit up. You can also drop items off until May 15th in the office with my name on it or LamARTe’.  Thanks in advance, you make the community a wonderful place! 

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CIS PROGRAM DONATIONS 

CIS ( Community in Schools) is in need of the following items to restock their supply: 
* Spiral notebooks 
* Backpacks for boys & girls 
* Healthy snacks 
* HEB and/or Wal-Mart gift cards (to be used for gas and/or groceries) 
Due to the CIS agency and school policy regarding confidentiality, we cannot disclose who receives the donations. I can assure you that the families we offer this support to are requesting help and have the needs. It’s been very helpful to have the teachers, counselors and community members such as yourself let us know who might need help. We follow up with the families, explain the process to ensure they want the assistance and we collect an accurate description of needs. If you have any questions about this process please let me know. If you’d like to forward this onto Lamar parents, please do so. For donations such as gift cards, furniture, etc I can send the information to our main CIS office. A tax exempt receipt is sent to the donor from our main office. 

Thank you again! I appreciate your assist! 
Karen McGarity, MPS, LPC-AT, ATR-BC 
Program Manager Communities In Schools 
(512) 414-4671  

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CIS FURNITURE DONATIONS 

Hello Lamar Campus, 

The CIS program is assisting a family in transition. I have reached out to my community partner looking for a few items and thought I’d ask you as well. 
If anyone has these items to donate, please let me know! Thanks for your consideration. 
To handle this donation confidentially, we will accept items in the CIS office and myself & my staff will deliver to the family. Upon your request, I can submit a tax form to our main CIS office for your tax deduction purposes. 

Thank you again! 
Karen 
(512) 414-4671 

Coffee table 
End tables, table or floor lamps 
(2) Tall, 5 drawer dressers 
Small, round kitchen table & chairs 
new pillows 
Bath & hand towels 
coffee pot 

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LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYBACK SCHEDULE - LAMAR UMLAUF SCULPTURE DEDICATION 

AISD CABLE CHANNEL 22 
Please note the show dates and times for the program listed below. 
Playback Schedule - Lamar Umlauf Sculpture Dedication 2014 
Run Time: 24:51 
Friday, May 2 - 11:30 pm 
Wednesday, May 7 - 7:00 pm 
Tuesday, May 13 - 8:00 pm 
Friday, May 16 - 7:00 pm 
Schedule can also be seen on aisdtv.blogspot.com 

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VASE FROM UMLAUF SCULPTURE DEDICATION 

There is a beautiful vase that had flowers in it from the sculpture garden dedication. It is ready to be picked up in the library. 

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UMLAUF SUMMER CAMP 

We are offering summer camp at the UMLAUF for the first time in a long time. We are really excited about this new program and I am hoping you can help me get the word out. 
Attached is the flyer for the different camps. Also, you can check it out on our website 
http://umlaufsculpture.org/summercamp

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MCCALLUM CO-ED BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP 

June 16th-June 19th, 9 a.m. to noon. 
Camp is for boys and girls going into 6th through 9th grade, and the cost is $90 with $70 for an added sibling. Please email Celeste Hill, celehill@yahoo.com, for more info! 

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WINTER GUARD FUNDRAISER 

Our State Championship Winter Guard needs your help and support. We are selling discount cards for $10. The cards are valid for 1 full year! Take advantage of our local stores that agreed to be part of our fundraiser! If you’d like to purchase one or have friends/family that would like one please fill out the form and return to Mr. Hairston. 

Thanks so much for your support. 

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WAAG HOUSEKEEPING 

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