PTA

LONG VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

iT'S AMAZING WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH WHEN WE COME TOGETHER!

Thank you to all who have supported us in the past and to those who continue to support us. We have many open positions. Please take a look on the Membership ~ Volunteer Tab. Does something interest you? Please contact Paula Kaplinski at pakaplinski@yahoo.com.  Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!

A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT . . .

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 School Year!


PTA memberships and additional flat donations are essential to the provision of terrific programs and activities for our children, and our staff!  Last year, we reduced nearly every fund raiser by popular demand and simply asked you for the money upfront.  But before we ask for your financial support, you should know how your fundraising dollars are spent:

The 1st BIGGEST LVMS PTA expenditure is…STUDENT PROGRAMS & ASSEMBLIES.  These activities are selected to provoke thought and discussion not only in the classroom, but at your dinner table as well.  Such programs as ‘Mad Science Dry Ice Capades’ are fun as well as instructional. Guest speakers such as ‘USA Olympic Sled Hockey Player Josh Paul’ are not only spell binding, but open up our students’ minds to social issues of the day. We also offer an interactive Author Visit that will light up a student’s imagination. Whatever the presentation, our goal is to add value, interest and introspection to our students’ curriculum.
The 2nd BIGGEST LVMS PTA expenditure is…TEACHER GRANTS & APPRECIATION. We’d love it if our hard earned education dollars stretched further for our teachers, but the fact is that they don’t. Our Teacher Grant program offers our teachers an opportunity to introduce new and creative approaches to into their classrooms. We also offer a back to school Bagel Breakfast in September and a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in May.
Where does the REST of your money go? Some of it goes to support arts programs such as the National PTA Reflections Program; some to Year End Awards for students; Socials for all grades; Scholastic Book Fair; and many other special projects that benefit our LVMS Students!

Please support your child by supporting the LVMS PTA. This year we are again implementing a ‘Flat Donation’ Fundraiser. Each family is asked to join the LVMS PTA at a cost of $20. If all LVMS families contribute $30 each we will have a sufficient budget to fund all of our Student Programs and Teacher Grants for the 2016/2017 school year.

GREAT WAYS FOR THE PTA TO COMMUNICATE WITH FAMILIES…

1. PARENT EMAIL
2. THE LVMS PTA WEBSITE HAS BEEN REVAMPED!  It is easy to use and contains a wealth of information at your fingertips.  Please visit us at www.lvmspta.org
3. Facebook – ‘like’ our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LVMSPTA
4. LVMS morning announcements/BOE Friday Folder email/student backpacks/Honeywell Alert system (provided you have set your alerts to receive PTA announcements).

LAST YEAR we created the position of Parent Communications Coordinator. PLEASE join the PTA and provide us with your email so that we can help you stay informed.

WITHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND WILLINGNESS TO VOLUNTEER, THESE PROGRAMS WILL NOT HAPPEN.        As we continue planning for the upcoming school year we sincerely need AND look forward to your participation, as do our children.  There will be LVMS PTA members available during the School Walk-Throughs and Back to School Nights to answer your questions, supply PTA Membership Forms, and sell Spirit Wear.

Sincerely,

Kelly Doerr, LVMS PTA President

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New items of interest

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August 25, 26, 2016

9:00am-12:00pm 

Summer walk through.

Meet your teachers and find your homeroom. 

Spirit wear will be for sale. 

PTA Membership forms will be available.

6th Grade Social Information available.


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September 1, 2016

8:30am

Teacher Bagel Breakfast

Welcome back teachers and staff!


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September 13, 2016

7:30pm

Back to School Night ~ 6th Grade


September 14

7:30pm

Back to School Night ~ 7th & 8th Grades


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September 14, 2016

All Luch Periods

Student Store Is Open

Followed by the first Wednesday of each month October ~ June

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September 23, 2016

6:00pm - 8:00pm

6th Grade Social : Night at ORT FARMS

Visit our Programs & Events tab for more information



6th GRADE LOCKER HELPERS
ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

We need parents to assist 6th grade students with their locker combinations. Information & Sign up HERE


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