PTA Newsletter, Week of September 11th

Dates to put on the calendar

·  Sep 14 (Thu): Early Release

·  Sep 21 (Thu): Holiday: Rosh Hashanah

·  Sep 26 (Tue): Picture Day

·  Oct 4 (Wed): 6th Grade Back to School Night

·  Oct 5 (Thu): 7th & 8th Grade Back to School Night

·  Oct 9 (Mon): Columbus Day Holiday

 Announcements from Diamond PTA

 Diamond Directory

The Diamond Student Directory is a school-wide resource that enables families to contact each other, and allows the PTA to email you weekly newsletters and other school news & event details. By providing your contact information, you can be sure that you will stay informed throughout the year.  Even if you do not want your information published in the directory, you must have an email address in our system to receive the daily announcements, weekly newsletter, and other electronic PTA communications. When you confirm your information in the online directory, you may choose whether or not to display it in the online and print versions of the directory.

Returning Diamond families and 6th grade parents from Estabrook, Hastings, and Fiske should have already received an email to update their information in MySchoolAnywhere. New families and those coming from non-feeder schools should go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter our invitation code: Diamond. You will be taken through a step-by-step process to enter your family’s information. If you have any questions, please contact us at directory@diamondpta.org.

After you have entered or updated your information in the Student Directory, you will have the opportunity to make your Annual Donation to the PTA. You can learn more about supporting the PTA here

Thank you

Many thanks to our 6th grade reps Stacey Raiche, Gosia Matusik, Jennifer Dos Santos, Kavitha Chivukula, and Grace Yuki for organizing the 6th Grade Pizza Night this past Thursday! It was a great way to start the new school year for our newest students, their families, and teachers. Thanks to volunteers Cara Richard, Tina McBride, Diane Arena, Shweta Mathur, Susan von Huene, Katie O'Hare Gibson, Claude Keswani, and Elizabeth Frank for their help at with set-up, serving, and clean up!

Upcoming Diamond and LPS Events

Volunteers needed for Picture Day!

Ms. Sharp is looking for six parents to help with school picture day on Tuesday, September 26th. Ideally, she’d like help from 6 people between 8 and 10am, but if you can only make it for an hour, that’s fine as well. Please email us at diamondpta@gmail.com if you can help out.

 Diamond MathCounts Practice and Tryout

When: Starting on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Where: Diamond Cafeteria

 See the separate announcement letter for more details.

 Lexington SEPAC and SEPTA: Parent Meet & Greet

When: Monday, September 25, 2017

Meet and Greet & Light Refreshments: 7:00 - 7:30 Pm

Please join the Lexington Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) for a Parent Meet & Greet on Monday, September 25 from 7:00--8:30 pm in Room 237 of the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road).

Parents are invited to learn about the SEPAC and SEPTA in a low-key social environment — light refreshments will be served.  Join us to learn more about upcoming meetings and programs, and to meet other parents in the Lexington Public School community (preschool through high school).

Community Announcements

Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington: Fall Kick Off Meeting 

When: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Meet and Greet & Light Refreshments: 7:00 - 7:30 Pm

Meeting & Discussion: 7:30 - 8:45 PM

Where: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room, 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington

Topic: Discussion and support for the beginning of the new school year. We will also share tips and hand outs on the best way to partner with your child's educational team, including his/her special education and academic teachers. 

RSVP: lexdyslexia@gmail.com

The Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington (MA) is a sub-group of the Lexington Special Education Parent Teacher Association, LexSEPTA and LexSEPAC. (www.lexsepta.org).    
We meet monthly and are open to anyone in the Lexington Public Schools (LPS) who has a dyslexic child or thinks that they may have one and needs to talk with and learn from other parents.  Whether or not your child is on an IEP, in the process of establishing one, or you’re just curious and need more information, please come to share your experiences, ask questions, and impart your knowledge in a supportive environment. 

http://lexdyslexia.weebly.com

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 LexFarm Harvest Festival

 Our 4th annual Harvest Festival is shaping up nicely, and we are now looking for event volunteers. We are seeking high school students and other general volunteers.  In addition, we are looking for board or committee members and others that are familiar with LexFarm to staff a few different tables.  If you are free that day to help, please sign up.  

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4facad2fa0fd0-lexfarm1

This is our final event of season and we hope all of you can be a part of the day!

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 Lexington Singapore School is offering Singapore Math Free Trial Classes for Grades 6 to 8. Small class size and customized curriculum. Please join us for a free trial or call 781-530-0384 to find out more. Thank you.

To request for free trial: http:// lexingtonsingaporeschool.com/ free-trial-lesson/