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June, 2017

Thirty days has September, April.....................yes, it is June already!!   We have had a very busy month of May!  As I have said many times, I can't believe it is almost the end of another school year.  Please know that I appreciate your continued support and cooperation, and thank you for helping to make this a great school year at LMS!!

I wanted to begin by thanking our wonderful PTO for their efforts with Teacher Appreciation Week.   We had so much fun with the daily food offerings, raffles, etc. which helped to make this week such an enjoyable one.  Please know that we appreciate all that you do, and thank you for making this week such a successful and special event!

The following activities are taking place this month:

June 1st   -   LMS Coffee House     7 p.m.   Cafeteria

June 2nd  -  LMS POP STARS Concert     7 p.m.     Cafeteria

June 5th   - 8th Grade Class Officer Elections

June 15th   -   Move-Up Day     9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

June 16th   -   All Financial Obligations Due

June 21st    -   Eighth Grade Dance     7 - 9:30 p.m.    Cafeteria
                               Eighth Grade Yearbook Distribution

June 22nd  -   Eighth Grade Canobie Lake Park Trip      9 - 4:30 p.m.
                               Tsunami Sixth Grade Portfolio Hour    1 p.m.
                               Sixth and Seventh Grade Yearbook Distribution

June 23rd   -    Eighth Grade Final Assembly    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.   Gym

And Now...............The Rest of the Story!

The LAST Day for students will be Friday, June 23rd.   This will be a half-day with dismissal at approximately 11:05 a.m.   There will be no food service on the last day . 

Moving or Transferring  -  If your child will not be attending LMS in August 2017, please let us know and pick up the withdrawal form in the guidance office to authorize us to mail records to the new school.

Financial Obligations  -  Your child was issued books at the beginning of the school year (depending on subject and grade level) and if those books are lost or damaged, restitution is expected.  You will be notified of the replacement cost.  Library books will also be handled in the same manner.  As well, students and parents need to make sure that all lunch/cafeteria bills are paid  in full.  If students have outstanding balances, lost books, etc. they will not receive their report cards or yearbooks until this is taken care of....

Speaking of Report Cards  -   Grades will close for the third trimester on Thursday, June 22nd.  Due to the number of snow days, we are working to the very end!   Report Cards will be mailed home the week of June 26th.  Please note that they will not be receiving report cards on the last day of school.

Summer Reading and Book Groups  -  As has been the expectation for the past several years, students will be responsible for reading two books over the summer months.  They are required to either sign up for a book group at the middle school or the Leach Library, or  in lieu of a book group, students may complete the brochure found on the LMS Website.  All students will attend a book group for their second book during the first week of school.   Detailed information can be found on the LMS Website.

Best of luck to the middle school eighth grade class of 2017, and graduating class of 2021!!   I truly enjoyed the last three years and I remember like it was yesterday,  the first time they entered the big, bad middle school!   From pioneering our student assistance program, to the Washington, D.C. trip, they handled themselves in a most appropriate manner.  We will miss the class of 2017, and wish them the very best as they move forward in their educational journey!

It is with mixed feelings that I announce staff members who are retiring from the Londonderry School District.  Donna Dyer, Assistant Principal, Lorraine Arbore, Special Education teacher, Jeanie O'Boyle, Special Education teacher, Paula Chessin, Librarian, and Janis Corcoran, (retired in January) front office administrative assistant.  I can't thank them enough for their dedicated service and passion.  They all are and have been an integral part of the Londonderry  School Community, and I wish them the very best in Health and Happiness during their retirement years.                     

And..........if you are getting your calendars ready for August........our sixth grade orientation will be held on Monday, August 28th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (parents and students).   The first day for all students is Tuesday, August 29th!!

Have a wonderful summer and thank you again!!    :)