WAAG for September 18, 2014

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR 

Thursday, September 18, 2014 
7th Grade Volleyball Game - Lamar vs. Burnet - 5:30-6:30 
8th Grade Volleyball Game - Lamar vs. Burnet - 6:30-7:30 

Monday, September 22, 2014 
7th Grade Football Game - Lamar vs. Kealing - Nelson Field - 5:30pm 
8th Grade Football Game - Lamar vs. Kealing - Nelson Field - 7:00pm 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
Band to Band Jamboree - Burger Center - 5:30-9:30 
Scottie Dads Meeting - Cafeteria - 6pm 
FAME! Informational Meeting - Choir Room - 6:30-7:30 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
Band Booster Club Meeting - Large Band Hall - 6:00-7:00 

Thursday, September 25, 2014 
7th Grade Volleyball Game - Lamar at Webb MS - 5:30-6:30 
8th Grade Volleyball Game - Webb MS at Lamar - 6:30-7:30 


September 22nd to October 6th
Buy cookie dough from your favorite band member! 

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IN THIS ISSUE


· Scottie Dad Program 
· Library Volunteers 
· Volunteers for 8th Grade Field Trip 
· FAME! Informational Meeting 
· Buy Your Yearbook 
· Rethinking Dyslexia 
· Buy Your Yearbook 
· Parent Cloud 
· Join Lamar PTA! 

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SCOTTIE DADS 

OUR SCOTTIE DADS MEETING HAS MOVED TO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd AT 6pm IN THE CAFETERIA. 

Calling all dads, granddads, uncles, brothers…we need you! The Lamar Middle School Scottie Dad Program is ready to kick off the 2014-2015 school year! This program is designed to increase the adult male presence on our campus, while building quality relationships between our parents and students. Scottie Dads help increase student safety during all three lunch periods, while keeping connected with their child's school life and experiences. You can sign up for all three lunch periods or just parts of the lunch periods...your help and time is much appreciated no matter what. 

Thank you for your support! 
Questions? Contact Andrew Bennett by email or call 512-414-4504. 

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LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS 

The library could use some volunteers this year! Our goal is to never have to close our doors. The librarian will need to attend various meetings throughout the year, and will need parent support to keep the library open in her absence. Meetings generally occur on Wednesday afternoons at different locations in the district, so a volunteer would be needed from 1:15 to 3:45 on these days. We will also need volunteers for the Book Fair in December. Please contact Mrs. Hames by email.  if interested in being put on the volunteer list. Thank you! 

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BALCONES CANYONLAND RESERVE CHAPERONES 

8th grade science is looking for volunteer chaperones for Oct. 7th to go to the Balcones Canyonland Reserve. If you would like to volunteer, please email Louisa Torrance by September 26. 

Date: October 7, 2014 
Load Bus: 9:00 am 
Arrive: 9:30-9:45 am (depending on traffic) 
Depart Location: 1:00 pm 
Location: City of Austin Balcones Canyonlands Preserve 
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THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
McCallum Fine Arts Theater 
5600 Sunshine Drive 
6:15 - 7:00 pm Meet and Greet 
7:00 - 7:55 pm Movie Presentation 
7:55 - 8:10 pm Closing 

Please see attachment for additional information. 

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FAME! INFORMATIONAL MEETING 

All students and parents interested in the auditions for the Lamar Spring musical, Fame!, are invited to an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm, in the Choir room. The meeting should take one hour. 
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GOTTA GET A YEARBOOK! 

Have you ordered a yearbook yet? What are you waiting for? Kids LOVE yearbooks! They pore over the photos of their friends, teachers, and the events of the year. It's a memory book they will treasure for years to come. Purchase your child's yearbook today online with Balfour.  Type Lamar Middle School and choose packages from $30 (book only) to $49 for the fancy stuff. Order now and save $5 - the on-line price goes up to $35 December 31st. 

Prefer to order in person? Better hurry! Our in-school price is $30 until September 30th. The price increases to $35 on October 1st. Order forms are available in the office. 

Questions? Contact Rachel Dietz by email.  
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SIGN UP FOR THE PARENT CLOUD 

Please see the attachments for information on how access to the new TEAMS Parent Self-Serve in the Parent Cloud. Parents will access student grades using this method starting this year. 

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JOIN LAMAR PTA TODAY! 

Lamar PTA links parents, teachers and the Lamar community to serve our students. Learn more & join online at the link below or send in the attached form marked "Lamar PTA" to the front office with your check. Online signup is $11 per person; cash or check membership is $10 per person.  Please join today

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WAAG Housekeeping

Official WAAG start date for the 2014/2105 school year is this Thursday, August 7th. 

Please send your announcements! Submissions for the WAAG are due in to Ashley Fox by email 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 goings-on 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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