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Dear Middle School Parents,

The opening of school is almost upon us!   This year promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students, as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before.  We look forward to a very positive and productive year together.  We extend a special yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child's education.  Your active participation is key to the success of your middle school student.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we will continue to move forward with a standards-based learning environment for our students.  In this environment a student must show evidence of mastery of specific content standards.  More information will be coming home with students in the opening day packet of materials, and a scheduled parent coffee later in the year will focus on this topic.  As well, we have included in our daily schedule a "Storm Time" block for all students.  Each day students will participate in a 40-minute flexible block.  During this time, they will have the opportunity to participate in focused academic work that addresses their specific needs.  Grade level teams/Administration will on occasion use this time to address a group issue, a team project, facilitate an upcoming field trip or run assemblies and various programs.

You will receive many forms on the first day of school!  These forms should be completed and returned the next day.  In particular, please review the computer printed Emergency Card.  Needless to say, it is imperative that you verify this information so that our records on your child are accurate.  Families new to the school district will receive information regarding the parent portal (username, password, etc.) during the student orientation process.  For all others, if you have forgotten your username and/or password, please email David Sutherland, Assistant Principal, at dsutherland@londonderry.org., or Laura Lambert, Administrative Assistant at llambert@londonderry.org.  At this time we ask that you update all contact information on the emergency card as well as on the X2 Parent Portal for accuracy.  If you do not have internet access, please call the Guidance Office (432-6925 ext. 3140) to update your information.

I wanted to take this opportunity as well to welcome the following new staff members to our middle school community:

       * Assistant Principal  -  Ross McLean
       * 6th Grade Reading (Tsunami Team)   -  Margaret Blethen
       * Half-Time Mathematics Teacher   -   Lauren Tillotson
       * Long-Term Substitute 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher (Twister Team) Erica
          Guilbeault

In closing, I hope you enjoy the last week of summer break!  I am looking forward to welcoming our incoming sixth grade students, and new seventh and eighth grade students/parents on Friday, August 24th, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (sixth grade orientation), and from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (new seventh and eighth grade students).
For everyone else, we will come together on Monday, August 27th, to begin our quest for knowledge!  All students should report to Homeroom to begin the first day.  Thank you for your support and continued cooperation!

Sincerely,

Richard Zacchilli


UPCOMING SEPTEMBER EVENTS!!!!!

 NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD (LABOR DAY).
 SCHOOL PICTURES ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH.
 7TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH   -   6:15 P.M.
 8TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH  -  6:15 P.M. (WASHINGTON, 
 D.C. INFORMATION).
 6TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH  -  6:15 P.M.
 MUSIC INSTRUMENT DISTRIBUTION NIGHT - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH   5:00 - 8:00 
 P.M.  -  LHS BAND ROOM
 PTO MEETING - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH   -   7:00 P.M.   LMS LIBRARY