This Week’s Calendar
Thursday, May 8, 2014
• Band trip parent meeting followed by chaperone meeting, 6 - 7 pm, Band Hall
Friday, May 9, 2014
• Spring Fling Dance, 6 - 8:30 pm, Cafeteria
Saturday, May 10, 2014
• JR VASE
• Youth Arts Festival, 8 am - 6 pm, Lamar campus
• Dance Company to perform at Austin Ballroom Festival, 10 am - 8 pm, Palmer Events Center
Sunday, May 11, 2014
• Mother’s Day !!!
Monday, May 12, 2014
• CAC, 5 - 6 pm
• PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 - 8 pm
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
• PTA General Meeting, 5:30 - 5:45, Library before Concert
• Beginning Band Concert, 6 - 7 pm
• Orchestra Concert, 7 - 8:30 pm, Cafeteria
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
• NJHS Induction Ceremony, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Cafeteria
Friday, May 16, 2014
• Band trip to San Antonio
• Beginning Band trip
Saturday, May 17, 2014
• Band trip to San Antonio
In This Issue
• MAC Knight at Whataburger on May 8, TONIGHT!!
• McCallum Robotics SUMMER CAMP
• Highland Park Teacher Retirement Celebrations
• Austin Ballroom Festival & Dance Guild Meeting
• AISD Budget Community Meeting
• Lamarte Auction Items Needed
• Boxes Needed for JR VASE
• CIS Program Donations
• CIS Furniture Donations
• Save Your Box Tops For Our Science Department Fundraiser! DEADLINE MAY 13
• Playback Schedule - Lamar Umlauf Sculpture Dedication
• Vase From Umlauf Sculpture Dedication
• Latino Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
• UMLAUF Summer Camp
• Lamarte Save the Date
• McCallum Co-Ed Basketball Summer Camp
• Winter Guard Fundraiser
MAC KNIGHT AT WHATABURGER ON MAY 8
Treat yourself to some Whataburger and raise money too! Eat dinner (in restaurant or drive-thru) from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Whataburger, 6205 North Lamar Blvd. 20% of all profits will benefit the McCallum High School 2014 GradKnight celebration.
Please forward this message to all students, faculty, staff, parents, families, friends and neighbors. Friends don’t let friends go to Whataburger alone.
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
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
AUSTIN BALLROOM FESTIVAL & DANCE GUILD MEETING
Saturday, May 10 - Austin Ballroom Festival at Palmer Event Center
Come and share the joy of the 15th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival with us. We have great performers coming: Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus from Dancing with the Stars, nine time world salsa champion Liz Lira and partner Abel Pena, one of the great Argentine tango couples Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo. There will be workshops, live music to dance to, with the Nash Hernandez Orchestra, and performances from local and guest stars, including the Lamar Dance Company. So come on out and have some fun! For more information and tickets, go to www.dancein.org or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 14 - Dance Guild Meeting, Lamar Library @ 6:00pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
BOXES NEEDED FOR JR VASE
The Art dept. needs boxes for Jr. Vase sculpture. 24” x 24” x 24” would be good. Some longer, some smaller. We need 30 boxes! Everything would be appreciated. Call Mr. Dwyer at (512) 841-0666.
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
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!
End tables, table or floor lamps
(2) Tall, 5 drawer dressers
Small, round kitchen table & chairs
Bath & hand towels
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!
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
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.
LATINO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY
You are cordially invited to join the Austin Independent School District in celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding Latino students in grades six to twelve.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
LBJ School of Public Affairs Auditorium
University of Texas at Austin
2315 Red River Street
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
LAMARTE’ SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, May 22 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Lamarte’ is the adults only party and fundraiser supporting Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy. Please join us!
Buy your Lamarte’ 2014 Wristbands NOW! For $25 you get:
1) Live Music = Shinyribs
2) Heavy Appetizers by Taco Deli
3) Cold refreshments
4) Access to great live and silent auction items
5) Entrance to the beautiful Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
6) Satisfaction of supporting Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy
7) EARLY BIRD BONUS: first 50 people that buy 2 wristbands by May 1st will receive a $10 food credit at La Mancha!!!
Tickets can be purchased via Paypal: http://tinyurl.com/nqp6hn4 (a $2 total charge to off-set fees is included regardless of ticket quantity) and will be held at will call. Follow the event with updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/270543469779786/
You can also ask questions, help sponsor the event or purchase tickets by cash by contacting: Kyle Johnson at Kyle.email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info!
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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