WAAG for January 15, 2015

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

Friday, January 16, 2015
Feeder Elementaries to Lamar for FAA Showcase – 9am-11:30am

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Winterguard Camp – Large Gym – 8am-noon
Girls Soccer – Murchison Middle School – 9am

Monday, January 19, 2015
Student and Staff Holiday
Orchestra Pre-UIL – AISD PAC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Orchestra Pre-UIL – AISD PAC
Dance Guild – Library – 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
All-City Band Rehearsal – AISD PAC – 5am-7pm


Thursday, January 22, 2015
7th Grade Boys Basketball – Webb Middle School – 5:30pm
8th Grade Boys Basketball – Webb Middle School – 6:30pm

Friday, January 23, 2015
AISD PAC Grand Opening 

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Choir All-Region Auditions – Pflugerville Middle School 
Instrument Discovery Day – Fine Arts Building – 8am-noon
Winterguard Camp – Large Gym – 8am-noon
Girls Soccer – Kealing vs. Lamar – 9am

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IN THIS ISSUE:

•    Eighth Graders on Transfer Status
•    Yearbook Candids
•    Northwest Austin Kickball Registration
•    Northwest Austin Pony Baseball
•    Softball and Baseball Registration
•    Donate to the Scottie Store
•    Scottie Community Support
•    Hoodie Hump Day
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ATTENTION:  All 8th graders who are currently on transfer to Lamar. The high school priority transfer request process has begun. Request forms will be accepted through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Transfer request forms for high school may be obtained from Lamar's main office. The forms are to be turned in/or mailed to Central Office downtown. 8th graders who are applying to McCallum’s FAA should also fill out a priority transfer form as a back-up plan. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McLaughlin, 8th grade counselor at 512-414-4497.
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WE NEED YOUR PICTURES!

Our yearbook photographers can't be everywhere, so if you've got great photos of school events, please share them with us. Photos should be IN FOCUS and CANDID! 

For CELL PHONE images, please send only the LARGEST file size possible; otherwise the resolution is too low for a printed publication.

To upload your photos:
1. Go to images.balfour.com
2. Enter project number 520561
3. Enter your contact information (in case we need to contact you about your photos) 
4. Browse and select one or more images to upload (JPEG format or RGB; 20MB size max per file)
5. Add captions to each photo (who, what, where, when)
6. Click Begin Upload to upload your images.

The yearbook staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.

Thank you for your help!
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NORTHWEST AUSTIN KICKBALL REGISTRATION

Northwest Austin (NWA) Kickball is accepting registrations for our 2015 Spring Kickball season. NWA Kickball is a girls only kickball league providing girls with an exciting kickball experience for over 35 years. There are 5 divisions with players ranging from ages 4-18. Come join us!

The NWA Kickball season runs from March thru May. NWA Kickball provides a positive, safe environment to build self-confidence, learn good sportsmanship, make new friends and most importantly, have fun! Come be part of the most exciting game around!

Website: www.nwakickball.com
E-mail: info@nwakickball.com
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NORTHWEST AUSTIN PONY BASEBALL
 
Registration is now open!
 
Northwest Pony League is the senior baseball division for 13 and 14 year old boys associated with Northwest Little League.  For the 2015 spring season, players are eligible if they were born on or between May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2004.  (High school freshman that meet the age requirement and play high school baseball are welcome and encouraged to register.  Most high school programs end mid-April.) 
 
Online registration for Northwest Pony Baseball is now OPEN at http://www.nwll-pony.org/.  Just click the “ClickHERE to register” link on the home page and follow the prompts.  The registration fee is $230.  Don’t forget to tell your friends to register!
 
Tryouts will be held Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Northwest Pony Field located at 6799 N. Park Drive, Austin, Texas 78757 (NW Pony Field is off of Shoal Creek Blvd, north of RR 2222/ Northland; before you reach Anderson Lane -- near Northwest Park).
 
Tryouts will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be conducted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.  Come early if you can. We expect to conclude by 4:00 pm.

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SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL REGISTRATION
 
Register now for Spring Baseball and Softball at Northwest Little League.
 
Open to ages 5-12 for baseball and grades K-12 for softball, Northwest Little League is accepting online registrations through January 23rd.
 
To get more information or to register online: registration@nwll-austin.org
www.nwll-austin.org

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DONATE TO THE SCOTTIE STORE

Scottie store needs your donations!  Clean out those closets and drawers.  We could use iTunes cards ($10 increments), stuffed animals, mechanical pencils, highlighters, headphones, holiday items just to name a few.  Donations can be left in the library.

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SCOTTIE COMMUNITY SUPPORT
 
Have you seen the Scottie Community Support section of the Lamar Newsletter? This section is devoted to things happening in the extended Lamar family, such as: feeder elementary schools, high schools that Lamar feeds in to, local churches or other local organizations that are Lamar stakeholders. 
 
We know a lot of our Lamar parents are involved in other community groups, or have children attending our vertically aligned schools.  Please be sure and send us informational write-ups and flyers for events you would like to see promoted in our Scottie Community Support section.  Please contact Ms. Hames for more information.

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Hoodie Hump day is back!

Lamar Band boosters are selling light gray hoodies with the Lamar fine arts label on them? They are all around campus.  It doesn't matter what strand you are in they are all represented in this one hoodie.  You can own one of your very own.  Starting Tuesday through Friday at lunch the band boosters will be selling them for just 20 dollars. 
Since this is such a short sale time, if you miss out you can contact Glenna Smith, booster president, on how to get one for your child.  


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WAAG HOUSEKEEPING

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