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HOLIDAY EDITION

Don't worry, I am not going to pursue the Christmas and Holiday thing yet.   It's not even Thanksgiving!   I wanted to thank all of you for your continued support of our programs and initiatives, and as well, your attendance at our recent parent conference day program.   We appreciate your willingness to be an integral part of our home/school connection.  As you can imagine, LMS will be a very busy place in the upcoming month.   Hopefully we can keep you up to date with all that is going on!

We will be mailing home Smarter Balanced Testing results this week.  As you know, last spring students in grades 3-8 took the 2016 statewide assessment in Mathematics and English language arts.  The information you will receive comes from your student's work and answers on the assessment.  While no single assessment tells us everything we need to know about how a student is performing in school, these assessment scores along with information gathered from IReady and their work in the classroom gives you the information you need to know about how your child is progressing.
Speaking of assessments, your child will receive their first trimester report card on
Thursday, December 8th.  As well, you will find attached, a parent report of the IReady baseline assessment that were administered at the beginning of the year.  The information we receive from IReady helps each teacher personalize their instruction, building on your child's strengths and areas of growth and is simply one of the many tools that teachers use to monitor and assess progress.

As stated above, Thursday, December 8th is report card day but our annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair will be held as well!  This event is sponsored by the LMS Literacy Committee and will be held at the Barnes and Noble on South Willow St. in Manchester, NH.  Browse our staff picks selection, and see many of our student performers throughout the evening (4-8 p.m.).

Our annual Winter Concert will be held on Saturday, December 10th, throughout the day in the LMS gym (schedule will be posted on the LMS website).  Our band, chorus, and string ensemble, have been practicing throughout the fall in preparation for this gala event.  We are looking forward to watching and listening to our talented student performers!!


FINALLY, FROM ALL OF US AT LMS, WE WISH YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!!!  :)