WAAG for September 4, 2014

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR 

Thursday, September 4, 2014 
7th Grade Volleyball Game - Murchison at Lamar - 5:30-6:30 
8th Grade Volleyball Game - Lamar at Murchison - 5:30-6:30 

Saturday, September 6, 2014 
Lamar Garden Work Day - 9:00-noon 
Football Parent Meeting - 11:00-noon 

Monday, September 8, 2014 
Campus Advisory Committee - Library - 5:00-6:00 
PTA Board Meeting - Library - 6:30-7:30 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 
Back to School Night - 6pm 

Thursday, September 11, 2014 
7th Grade Volleyball Game - Lamar at Kealing - 5:30-6:30 
8th Grade Volleyball Game - Kealing at Lamar - 5:30-6:30 

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IN THIS ISSUE

· Library Aides 
· Scottie Store 
· Scottie Clubs 
· Secret Pal Program 
· Parent Cloud 
· Back to School Night 
· T-shirts! 
· Garden Workday 

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LIBRARY AIDES 

The library will be taking on student aides this year! We will fill two slots every period with 7th and 8th graders that are: responsible, have good attendance, are in good academic standing, and of course love to read. Please stop by the library and speak to Mrs. Hames for more information and an application if interested. 

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SCOTTIE STORE VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS 

Low commitment volunteer job? Come volunteer at the Scottie Store. The store is open on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:50pm during the lunch period. Contact Alicia Remaley if interested. 

Cleaning those closets? 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, frisbees, calculators, headphones... etc. 

Items can be dropped off in the library...just mark it for Scottie Store. 

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SCOTTIE CLUBS 

Students and staff can submit club request forms to office staff bySeptember 8, 2014 (preferably during breakfast or lunch). Clubs will begin October 8, 2014. 
Scottie Clubs must meet the following guidelines: 

· Appropriate for middle school 
· At least 15 students interested in the club 
· Little to no expense to the campus or club members 
· Is open to all grade levels 
· Must be sponsored by a Lamar staff member 

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LOW EFFORT, HIGH IMPACT WAY TO SUPPORT TEACHERS - BE A SECRET PAL 

Ever wonder what you could do to make the staff and teachers at Lamar feel appreciated and special? No time to volunteer at school? The solution is to become a Secret Pal to one, two or three teachers or staff members. What do you need to do? 

1) Provide a treat, supportive note or small gift once each month to your pal(s). Usually just $3-5/month. The idea is not to spend lots of money, but to do things regularly to let the folks at Lamar know we are thinking of them. I'll send emails once/month to remind you. 

2) How do you know what a teacher or staff member would like? I've collected information sheets from most of the staff that tells what snacks and food they like/don't like, what office or class supplies they could use, and favorite places to get gift cards from. 

3) Interested? Sign up on the Lamar Secret Pal website. Fill out the form - and be sure to hit the "submit" button! Or you can email Monica Poss directly. 

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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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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 

Please join us for Back To School Night on Tuesday, September 9 in the cafeteria from 6:00-8:00. Meet your child's teachers and learn about Booster Clubs and PTA at Lamar. 

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GARDEN WORKDAY 

The Lamar Garden Committee will be hosting a Garden Workday on Saturday, September 6th from 9am to noon. The Lamar Garden is located along Burnet Road, between the Band Hall and the track. Projects will include mulching, weeding, watering and composting. Tools will be provided. Please bring a water bottle and a pair of gloves, and wear light, comfortable clothing. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours, and is open to the public. Even an hour of your time would be much appreciated!

Questions? Please contact Abby Randall by email

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Lamar Fine Arts Twitter

Lamar has a new twitter account! Follow us today at twitter.com/lamarfinearts.

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LAMAR T-SHIRTS 

T-shirts are available in three colors this year: 
Grey with purple logo 
Black with white logo 
Purple ladies cut with white logo 

Last year's shirt is still available (limited sizes) $10 each 
T-shirts will be sold in the lobby on Back to School Night 

Cash, credit, or check made out to Lamar PTA 

Get one for everyone in the family to show your Lamar spirit! 

PS. The grey shirts are great for PE, too! 

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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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