Dates to put on the calendar
· Nov 22 (Wed): Early Release (11:45am)
· Nov 30 (Thu): Literacy Night: LexGo Camping (in the Library)
· Dec 1 (Fri): Middle School Parent Conferences
· Dec 5 (Tue): Field Trip: Grade 6 Mandarin
· Dec 6 (Wed): Talk on Substance Abuse (in the Library)
· Dec 7 (Thu): Field Trip: Grade 7 Mandarin
· Dec 8 (Fri): Middle School Parent Conferences
· 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 Women’s & Men’s Choir Concert
Announcements from Diamond PTA
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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)
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 email@example.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
Your Middle School Student and Substances- What Are They Learning and What You Should Know
Wednesday December 6th 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Diamond Middle School Library
Come to this important session led by Lexington Public Schools Assistance Coordinator of PE and Wellness, Julie Fenn, LICSW and Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev, LICSW to learn how middle school health class is educating students about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Julie and Kristie will run attendees through best practices for parent awareness and teen safety. They will also discuss what we know about substance abuse in Lexington. This will be an interactive session and all are welcome.
Julie and Kristi will also bring the "Hidden in Plain Site" display which is a teenage bedroom set up with subtle clues that might indicate a teen is using substances.
(Sponsored by the Diamond and Clarke PTA and SHAC's Substance Abuse Task Force
Please direct any questions to Martha Kurland@ MarthaKurland@gmail.com.)
F.A.T. Chain Reaction Event at the MIT Museum
Attend as a spectator or build your own Rube Goldberg-esque link and be part of a giant chain reaction at the annual F.A.T. Chain Reaction Event! Popular hosts Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will be on hand as teams put together their own contraptions, they’re linked together, and a ball is set in motion moving from start to finish in a giant loop.
Bring your families, bring your friends. This a one-of-a-kind, must-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat you won’t want to miss. And this year's event promises to be 2X the fun. The event takes place from 1-4 p.m. at MIT's Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. You can find more information and register here: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/fat
Yes! For Lexington Campaign
On Monday, December 4, Lexington voters will be asked to approve a debt exclusion to pay for construction of three capital projects; Maria Hastings Elementary School, Lexington Children’s Place (Pre-K), and Fire Station Headquarters. These vital facilities are all operating in substandard buildings that are too small to handle the current and future needs of Lexington. Investing in these projects will improve the education system and public safety for all of Lexington.
Please help the Yes! For Lexington Field Operations team spread the message to our neighbors to vote YES on December 4 by volunteering for one or more days of phone banking. Phone banking will take place at either Barrett Sotheby’s or Coldwell Banker offices in town center from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will use our cellphones to call fellow town residents to inform or remind them to vote on Monday, December 4th. A script will be provided.
Sign up here to help with phone banking and make calls to fellow neighbors to inform/remind them to vote YES
Please visit www.yes4lex.org for more information about the campaign, more opportunities to participate, endorse the campaign, and to host a lawn sign!