PTA Newsletter for the week beginning 12/11/17

Dates to put on the calendar

·       Dec 11 (Mon): Fundraiser at the Local Restaurant to Support the 8th Grade Washington, DC trip

·       Dec 11 (Mon): 7:00 PM Choral Concert: 6, 7, 8

·       Dec 12 (Tue): Field Trip: Grade 7

·       Dec 12 (Tue): 7:00 PM D Minors, Women’s & Men’s Choir Concert

·       Dec 15 (Fri): Field Trip: Team Justice

·       Dec 25 – Jan 1: No School: Christmas & Winter Break

 

Announcements from Diamond PTA

Congratulations to the robotics team Euler’s Rulers for winning the Innovative Solution Award for their research project in Microplastics/Microfibers at the FLL Regional Tournament. They will now advance to the State Championship on December 16th. Good luck!

Volunteers needed!

The Diamond PTA is looking for some volunteer help for the following opportunities:
* Principal Turner has asked if someone can take pictures of the items in Lost and Found, in order to let families see if they recognize any missing clothes.
* Mrs. Tanguay is bringing the book fair back to Diamond the week of March 19th! She’s looking for a parent to organize volunteers to staff the book fair and process sales. 

Please contact us at diamondpta@gmail.com if you have questions or are able to help out with either of these opportunities.

Fundraiser at The Local restaurant to support the 8th grade Washington, DC trip!

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 11am-10:30pm, lunch or dinner, dine in or take out

Place: The Local restaurant, 350 Cambridge Road, Woburn (near Whole Foods in Woburn)

http://www.liveeatlocal.com/woburn/    

The 8th grade parents are organizing a fundraiser at The Local restaurant in order to help fund scholarships for the 8th grade Washington, DC trip! 20% of your check excluding alcohol sales, tax, and gratuity will be donated to the Diamond 8th grade class of 2018 DC Trip Scholarship Fund.

For any questions please contact leaminghella@yahoo.com.

For reservations or menu questions contact The Local directly @ 781-932-5910

Please note that this is not a PTA fundraiser; the Diamond PTA is supporting these efforts with community outreach and banking assistance, but all money raised will go to the tour company for scholarships.

Upcoming Diamond and LPS Events

Q&A with Lexington Superintendent, Dr. Czajkowski, and Director of Special Education, Ms. Ellen Sugita

When: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Time: 7:00pm - 8.30pm

Where: Lexington Community Center, Room 139, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington MA.

Please mark your calendars for this opportunity for you to bring your questions and concerns regarding special education in the Lexington public schools. Recommended for families who have children who are receiving special ed services, as well as families who believe their children may have need of services. Meeting sponsored by Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA. Please register for this session and submit your questions (anonymously)  by December 22nd at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/ 18cd9Jmxddc1tv0rDv6H0wV6walpze AzZtJea-qYgdN8/viewform?ts= 5a29d691&edit_requested=true

For more information about LexSEPAC/SEPTA, please visit us at https://lexsepta.org/.

Community Announcements

Thank someone special at school with the LEF STAR Award!

Is there someone in your child’s life who goes above and beyond what’s expected? This holiday season, show your appreciation with a Lexington Education Foundation STAR (Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Recognition) Award! 

For a minimum donation of $30, a personalized LEF STAR Award certificate will be sent to any teacher, school employee, or volunteer. As an added benefit, you will be supporting LEF, and ultimately enhancing your child’s school experience. 

For delivery before school break, order at LexEdFoundation.org/STAR by Dec 19. Thank you foryour support!

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Public Speaking and Debate Workshop

Lumos is running a 2-day Debate Workshop during December, February, and April vacation breaks. Your child will study public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership with experienced instructors. The class is lots of fun and very active - a good class even for shy or quiet kids. The class is open to students Grades 6-9. For more info call 617-901-4564. Register at: camp.lumosdebate.com/workshop/

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Free Coding Class for National Hour of Code Week

Dec 4th to Dec 10th is National Hour of Code Week with events planned in our local schools and classrooms.  For students who want to explore coding more in depth and learn real programming languages from Javascript to Python, Penguin Coding School is offering: free 90 minute Coding Classes from Dec 4th to Dec 17th.

Classes for Grades 2-12

Grades 2-4 - Scratch

Grades 4-8  - HTML/Javascript & 3D printing (New!)

Grades 8-12 - Java/Python

Sign up for free sessions below: 

http://wwwpenguincodingschool.com/ freetrials/

Penguin Coding School

info@penguincodingschool or (781) 277-2755

www.penguincodingschool.com