WAAG for September 10, 2015

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

PTA Board Meeting – Lamar Library – 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7th Grade Football – Lamar at Lake Travis – 5:30pm

8th Grade Football – Lamar at Lake Travis – 7pm

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LamarFest Planning Meeting – Azul Tequila – 6:30pm

Friends of Lamar Orchestra Meeting – Room 700 – 7:30pm-8:30pm

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7th Grade Volleyball – Lamar at Burnet (A Team Only) – 5:30pm-6:30pm

8th Grade Volleyball – Lamar at Burnet (A Team Only) – 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

 

·         LamarFest News

·         Gifted and Talented Nominations

·         Showcase LIVE!

·         Garden Workday at Lamar

·         Picture Days

·         Rocketry Day Camp

 

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GET READY FOR LAMARFEST!

 

Save the date for LamarFest! November 13th 6-9pm. This is our only PTA fundraiser this year. Email Julie Jones if you are interested in volunteering. The first LamarFest planning meeting will be on September the 16th, 6:30 pm at Azul Tequila, a previous LamarFest sponsor. Please email Julie if you can make the meeting.

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GIFTED AND TALENTED PARENT NOMINATIONS

 

Lamar is pleased to be accepting Gifted and Talented parent nominations for the 2015-16 school year. All grade levels are open for nomination. Current GT students may be nominated to participate in the GT screening process for consideration in a content area for which they are not currently receiving GT services. Please see the Gifted and Talented Parent Nomination Form included in the WAAG, or request a hard copy at the front office.

 

Please return all Gifted and Talented Parent Nomination Forms to the front office by September 25th.

 

For questions and information, please email our GT advocate at Louisa.torrance@austinisd.org

 

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SHOWCASE LIVE

 

SHOWCASE LIVE, the MAC Fine Arts kick-off event for 8th graders and their families to begin our recruiting season for the McCallum Fine Arts Academy will be Thursday, October 1st from 7-9PM in the MAC Theatre. We'll feature all of our courses of study including Dance, Music, Theatre, Art, and Film that night!

 

Event is FREE/PUBLIC/NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

 

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GARDEN WORKDAY AT LAMAR

 

Please join us for the next Garden Workday with Time-Warner Cable!  Saturday, October 3rd from 9am to noon.  Please bring water, gardening gloves, and wear closed-toes shoes.  Adults and students are welcome.

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SAY CHEESE

 

Picture days are coming.  On October 8th and 9th, pictures will be taken in your student’s Social Studies class.  Smile pretty!

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ROCKETRY DAY CAMP

 

Exciting STEM opportunity for all grade levels (6-8) this October. Registration and more information can be found at the following website:

http://www.sciencemill.org/camps-classes/rocketry-day-camp

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WAAG HOUSEKEEPING

 

Submissions for the WAAG are due to Ashley Fox at LamarWAAG-owner@yahoogroups.com for inclusion in the weekly newsletter no later than Wednesday at 7pm.  Announcements from the PTA, school administration, teachers, staff, and community members can be included in the WAAG.  If possible, please include your information as text in the body of your email rather than in an attachment.  Special announcements are accepted, but should be used sparingly.

 

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