Superintendent's Update


Superintendent's Update July 11, 2017

posted Jul 11, 2017, 2:06 PM by Liz Petersen

I trust everyone is enjoying their summer break.   Following are a few items of interest.

Summer Tennis Program

Summer tennis with Ms. Laserte and Mr. Sparks is back in Lunenburg!    There will be two sessions of tennis lessons for children ages 6-13 this summer on the amazing new tennis courts at the Lunenburg Middle-High School.   Tennis lessons are a fun and great way for children of all skill levels to improve their tennis and have lots of fun with small sided games and other related activities.  Tennis Lessons Flyer.pdf 2017 Summer Tennis Program Application.pdf 

Pickleball

For adults looking for fun - learn Pickleball!  We added Pickleball lines to the tennis courts at LMHS.   Pickleball is a combination of several racket type sports played on a much smaller court hence longer rallies.    FREE Pickleball clinic at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday evening this summer.  There is also court space for game play!   Come and learn a fun new sport.   Equipment is provided.  Please call Sandy Laserte at 978-340-3510 if you have questions.

School Committee-District Improvement Plan

The School Committee meets Wednesday July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in room D132 of the Lunenburg Middle-High School.    On the agenda is discussion about the proposed new Mission Statement, Vision, Core Values and District Improvement Plan.  Lunenburg Plan V10_FINAL_DRAFT.pdf   Public input is encouraged.  Email comments/suggestions to lps@lunenburgonline.com   

Also on the agenda are the Superintendent’s Goals, updates to the Extended Day Handbook, and the Memorandum of Agreement related to contract negotiations with custodial/maintenance personnel.

Artisans Festival

The Lunenburg Library’s first Artisans Festival will happen on Saturday, July 15th from 10 am - 5 pm.ARTISANS Festival.pdf list of attending artisans.pdf 

Residency Update Reminder

I want to remind parents/guardians that over the summer we are conducting residency verifications for ALL students entering 3rd, 6th, or 9th grades.  The residency verification began with cross referencing student addresses with the Town’s list of property owners.  Parents/guardians of students whose residency cannot be verified from the property list receive a communication from the school office in July requesting specific documents.   If contacted parent/guardians are required to respond by August 16 with the appropriate proof to remain enrolled.    http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31108641/lunenburg-schools-begin-residency-checks

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update June 13, 2017

posted Jun 13, 2017, 7:47 AM by Liz Petersen

Congratulations and thank you for a great year!  To the students faculty and staff, thank you for making 2016-2017 an outstanding school year.  Well done!  It was engaging and filled with learning.  A big thank you also to the Lunenburg PTO and all the parents/guardians for the support you provide the students and our schools.   

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING RESIDENCY VERIFICATION –Please be advised that over the summer we will be conducting residency verification for ALL students entering 3rd, 6th, or 9th grades.  The residency verification will begin with cross referencing student addresses with the Town’s list of property owners.  Any discrepancies will be investigated.  Parents/guardians of students whose residency cannot be verified from the property list will receive a communication from the school office in July requesting specific documents.   If contacted parent/guardians are required to respond by August 16 with the appropriate proof to remain enrolled.    

Reminder:  Lunenburg Police Relief Association Cruise Night is tomorrow, June 14, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Town Center Cruise Night Flyer.pdf 

Summer Lunch Program – The Lunenburg Public Library is hosting a summer lunch program for children and teens 18 and under.  They can enjoy a free lunch on Monday and Wednesdays from 12-1pm! Meals4Kids Flyer.pdf 

Cable Television License Hearing- The Board of Selectmen will be holding the public hearing for the Town’s cable television license.  The public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 17 Main Street.  The hearing is to determine whether to issue a cable television license to Comcast, the current licensed provider.  The Selectmen and the Cable Advisory Committee encourage you to attend.  This is an opportunity to voice concerns about signal quality, customer service, and the cable television needs of residents, businesses, and Town departments.  Please note that is solely related to broadcast/cable service and not internet service.

Have a wonderful summer break! 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

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Superintendent's Update May 30, 2017

posted May 30, 2017, 10:56 AM by Liz Petersen

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!   We are very proud of you and wish you the very best in the future.   Baccalaureate is tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Covenant Church, the Senior Motorcade is tomorrow morning, Senior Music Showcase is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the LMHS Auditorium, Senior Community Awards Ceremony begins at 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening and Graduation is Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. on the LMHS field, weather permitting, or LMHS gym otherwise.

8th Grade students are visiting Washington D.C. this week.   Many other end-of-year trips and celebrations are scheduled over these final weeks of school.  Refer to updates from the principals for details.   June 21 is the final day of school this year and is a half-day for students.

A.J. Robbins Memorial Fieldhouse was approved at the May 24, 2017 School Committee meeting. Construction begins soon.   The memorial fieldhouse includes a wall of remembrance and the message “Life choices have consequences. Be wise and help each other.”   The project’s message resonated with the community resulting sufficient fundraising and donations of goods/services to allow the project to move forward.   I want to acknowledge and thank Bill Iannacci for his vision and effort in making this fieldhouse a reality.      FieldHouse Presentation Excerpts.pdf 

Congratulations to Heather Sroka and Jim LaVeck who were elected to the Lunenburg School Committee.  This is Ms. Sroka’s second term and she was recently appointed as the chair.   Attached is the School Committee organizational chart for 2017-2018.  School Committee Organizational Chart FY 17-18 Approved 5-24-17.pdf 

Honoring School Department Retirees - Reception at 6:30 p.m. before the next School Committee meeting on June 7 at Town Hall.   Please join us or watch the presentations and acknowledgments live on Lunenburg Cable at 7:00 p.m. as we honor these dedicated individuals for their years of service. 2017 School Department Retirees.pdf 

Final Call for Summer Program Registrations - No additional registrations will be taken after this Friday, June 2, 2017.  Application Packet FY17 - Summer Program.pdf 

Lunch Policy:  Over the past several weeks the parents/guardians of students impacted by the revised and recently adopted insufficient funds policy were notified of the upcoming changes via personal letter.    The policy is now being implemented.   We appreciate parents/guardians ensuring that students have money in their accounts or bring lunch with them.  3701.01 Insufficient Funds Negative Balances Approved 5-3-17.pdf 

PTO & Community Events

  • The Lunenburg Turkey Hill Family Lions Club is accepting gently used clothing and small household items for a fundraiser to benefit Lions Charities and the Epilepsy Foundation.  The clothing (items) may be left on the porch at the Boys and Girls Club until the morning of June 2, 2017.  This includes accessories such as shoes, ties, purses, belts etc.  Clean out those closets and help others in need.  Please separate household items from clothing items.  They need to collect at least 75 bags for this fundraiser.
  • The Lunenburg PTO meets Monday June 5, 2017 at LMHS.  The PTO is still seeking officers for next year!   Please consider serving.  More information at http://www.lunenburgpto.org/
  • Lunenburg Police Relief Association Cruise Night  June 14, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Town Center  Cruise Night Flyer.pdf 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update May 2, 2017

posted May 3, 2017, 5:29 AM by Liz Petersen

Below please find an important message for parents regarding a recently released video series and some reminders of upcoming events.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:  Netflix recently released a series based upon a 2007 young adult books titled “Thirteen Reasons Why”.   I have spoken to several parents and educators recently and understand that this video series is quite graphic and rated for mature audiences. It is also very popular with teens and even younger aged students.   Attached is guidance from the National Association of School Psychologist to assist parents/guardians in making informed decisions regarding viewing and suggestions to support follow-up conversations.   13 Reasons Why Guidance_FINAL.pdf  Should you have questions or concerns, please contact your school administrator or counselor. 
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  •  Have you registered for the Summer Fun Program?   Application Packet FY17 - Summer Camp.pdf   New offerings listed.  Look for information in your child’s backpack this week!  
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  • School Committee meets tomorrow, 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. The meeting is televised and begins with the FY18 School Budget Public Hearing20 Meeting Notice -Agenda 5-3-2017.pdf   Budget documents are available on the main page of our website.   http://www.lunenburgschools.net/     
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  • Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.   Lunenburg Middle-High School Auditorium.
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  • Revised policy regarding unpaid school lunch.   Revised 3701.01 Insufficient Funds 3-14-2017.pdf   In this policy we attempt to address an increasing amount of debt due to unpaid lunches, while at the same time ensure that students are nourished either by bringing a lunch from home or having funds in hand or on account to purchase lunch at school.   The unpaid lunch and other policies are on the agenda for action tomorrow evening. http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1/policy-under-review  Send questions or comments to: LPS@lunenburgonline.com   
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  • In a separate email Mr. Londa will send detailed information regarding a necessary application of a broadleaf herbicide for the lawns around the new middle-high school building.  The application is scheduled for next Monday if weather permits. 
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8 – May 12.  National Teachers’ Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 9th and May 10th is National School Nurse Day.   Please consider sending a note thanking them for their dedication and commitment to the students!   
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  • Mark your calendars!  LHS POPS Concert.  Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. Lunenburg Middle-High School Auditorium.  Performances by the concert band, the chorus, jazz ensemble and the LHS a capella group PULSE.
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  • National Food Drive Day is May 13th.  The event is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Donations stay local.  Food Drive 5-13-17.pdf 

Thank you for all you do to support our learners and teachers.   Enjoy your evening.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update April 25, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 5:50 AM by Liz Petersen

Welcome Back!   Welcome Spring!   I trust that everyone enjoyed the April Break.  We look forward to the many upcoming events and celebrations as we focus upon a positive final quarter.  

  • Don’t miss the Lunenburg Life-long Learning Series screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary film “Chasing Ice”  Wednesday April 26th at 7:30 in the Lunenburg Middle-High School Auditorium.  Chasing Ice PR.pdf  “You’ve never seen images like this before…It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen” – Robert Redford
  • FY18 School Budget Public Hearing (rescheduled) – Wednesday, May 3rd  7:00 p.m. Town Hall – Televised  Budget documents available on the main page of our website www.lunenburgschools.net
  • Start-Time Survey - The School Committee will review the impact of this year’s later start time for high school students.  Seeking feedback from high school students, parents/guardians, faculty and staff.   Check your inbox this week for a message from Mr. Spadafino with a link to the survey.
  •   Coming soon - Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8 – May 12.  National Teachers’ Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 9th and May 10th is National School Nurse Day.   Please join me in thanking the teachers and school nurses of the Lunenburg Public Schools for their dedication and commitment to the students! 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update April 5, 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 5:51 AM by Liz Petersen

Today, Wednesday April 5th is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!  Please join me in expressing thanks to the Paraprofessionals of the Lunenburg Public Schools.  We thank them for assisting us in providing a supportive educational environment for all students.  Today is a special day to acknowledge our respect and appreciation to these dedicated professionals for their care, commitment and hard work with the students of our schools.para.apprecation.2017 (2).pdf 

The Lunenburg PTO is hosting an ADULT ONLY

Trivia and Silent Auction fundraiser!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Parents Night Out: Trivia Night

7:00-11:00pm

Monoosnock Country Club,

40 Monoosnock Ave, Leominster MA

Doors open at 7pm and trivia starts at 8pm. Don’t be late!

 

  • Register today for the first annual Lunenburg Public Schools Summer Program!   A variety of offerings from Lunenburg educators at our beautiful new Middle-High School building.   Lunch provided.     Summer Camp Offerings& Registration Form FY17 (1).pdf 
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  • The Lunenburg Life-long Learning Series,  in concert with Earth Day events worldwide presents as screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary film “Chasing Ice” on Wednesday April 26th at 7:30 in the Lunenburg Middle-High School Auditorium.  “You’ve never seen images like this before…It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen” – Robert Redford  Chasing Ice PR.pdf 
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  • Please consider supporting the LHS Student Community Service Learning Project Hygiene Product Drive scheduled for April 3-14 by sending a product to school. Donation boxes are located in each school and several other Town buildings.  hygiene product drive flyer.pdf 
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  • FY18 School Budget Public Hearing – Wednesday, April 5  7:00 p.m. Town Hall – Televised:  Budget documents available on the main page of our website www.lunenburgschools.net
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  • New and Revised Policies - Public Comment Period: Includes the attached revised policy regarding unpaid school lunch.  You can find the policies at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1/policy-under-review send questions or comments LPS@lunenburgonline.com       
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  • K-8 ELA Curriculum Update - Public Comment Period:  You can find the curriculum at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1   Send questions or comment LPS@lunenburgonline.com.      

Have a great day ahead!

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update March 27, 2017

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:06 AM by Liz Petersen

Superintendent’s Update March 27, 2017

Lunenburg Public Schools Summer Program offerings and registration materials are attached.   Lunch will be provided to all and is included in the cost of the program.  Summer Camp Form FY17.pdf 

The PTO extended the deadline for collecting donations for grade level themed baskets to auction off at our upcoming Parents Night Out on April 8th. PTO Basket Donation Links.pdf  Thank you in advance for any donations you can contribute to the baskets. Last year these grade level baskets raised over $1,000!!

PTO - 2017 Parents Night Out!  Don’t miss the fun!  Form a team for a night of trivia on Saturday, April 8 from 7:00-11:00pm at the Monoosnock Country Club in Leominster MA.  Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at www.lunenburgpto.org  Click on “Fundraisers”   

Please consider supporting the LHS Student Community Service Learning Project – Hygiene Product Drive scheduled for April 3-14 by sending a product to school. hygiene product drive flyer.pdf  Donation boxes are located in each school and  several other Town buildings.

FY18 School Budget Public Hearing – Wednesday, April 5  7:00 p.m. Town Hall – Televised:  Budget documents available on the main page of our website www.lunenburgschools.net

New and Revised Policies - Public Comment Period: Includes the attached revised policy regarding unpaid school lunch.  You can find the policies at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1/policy-under-review send questions or comments to  LPS@lunenburgonline.com      

K-8 ELA Curriculum Update - Public Comment Period:  You can find the curriculum at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1   Send questions or comment to LPS@lunenburgonline.com.      

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

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Superintendent's Update March 22, 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:28 AM by Liz Petersen

Given the number of snow days to date, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 is currently our final day of school this year.   The final day is an early release day for students.      

Arctic Adventure – Breathtaking Multi-Media Presentation – Tomorrow, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. LMHS Auditorium – Free to the public Lunenburg Lifelong Learning Arctic Adventure Press release (2).pdf 

PTO - 2017 Parents Night Out! PNO_FullSheet_2017.pdf  Don’t miss the fun!  Form a team for a night of trivia on Saturday, April 8 from 7:00-11:00pm at the Monoosnock Country Club in Leominster MA.  Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at www.lunenburgpto.org  Click on “Fundraisers”   

FY18 School Budget Public Hearing – Wednesday, April 5  7:00 p.m. Town Hall – Televised:  Notice of Public Hearing re Budget 4-5-2017.pdf   Budget documents available on the main page of our website www.lunenburgschools.net

New and Revised Policies - Public Comment Period: Includes the attached revised policy regarding unpaid school lunch School Lunch Debt Policy Updated 3-8-2017.pdf.  You can find all the proposed changes to policies at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1/policy-under-review send questions or comments LPS@lunenburgonline.com        

K-8 ELA Curriculum Update - Public Comment Period:  You can find the curriculum at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1   Send questions or comment LPS@lunenburgonline.com.     

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

Superintendent's Update March 10, 2017

posted Mar 10, 2017, 11:48 AM by Liz Petersen   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

Congratulations and good luck to the LHS girls basketball team tomorrow when they face Grafton for the District Championship tomorrow.   Go Lady Knights!

Announcing the Lunenburg Public Schools Summer Sessions

This is a summer program for students in grades K and up. Three sessions:   June 26-30, July 5-7 and July 10-14.   More than a summer camp, each session offers a week long, full-day program that offers a mix of athletic, academic, and personal interest sessions.  Each day will feature dynamic sessions to challenge your child in their areas of interest. This program will be staffed by Lunenburg Public Schools’ teachers, staff, and coaches as well as recent graduates.  A Lunenburg Public Schools nurse will be on site at all times.

All activities will be supervised by at least one LPS teacher, staff member or coach and at least one recent LHS graduate attending college in a related field of study.  Student to staff ratio will be no larger than 8 to 1.  Tuition is $150-$250 per week per participant.  The program day will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.   All activities and groups will be age appropriate.

Registration will begin on March 24, 2017. We will be able to accommodate every student who is interested in participating.  Profits from this program will go directly back into our school athletic programs and activities.

Sessions already planned include art, arts and crafts, competitive sports, digital video, fun and games, high school sports, youth sports, weight training, cross training, strength and conditioning, personal fitness, college selection process, financial literacy, hands on math, STEM, entrepreneurship, horror movies, and more. We will add to the list as more teachers develop programs. A complete list will be sent with registration forms on March 24th and will be available on line.

Please contact summer program director Pete McCauliff pmccauliff@lunenburgonline.com if you have any suggestions or questions.

Strategic Visioning – Seeking Feedback    Strategic Planning Presentation to SC 3-1-17.pdf 

Attached is the final draft of the work of the Strategic Framework Committee for public comment.   Send comments and suggestions to Bob Milley, Lead NEEC Project Consultant, at:  bobmilley28@gmail.com.

Many thanks to the members of the Framework Committee for their work over the last several months.  Members include:   Jessica Frank, Timothy Loughlin, Marijah Comesana, Stephanie Quinn, Jenny Whitcomb, Phillis Luck, Meredith Weiss, Christopher Tobin, Nancy Chapdelaine, Brian Chartrand, Tim Santry, and Timothy Normandin. 

K-8 ELA Curriculum Update - Public Comment Period

The first reading of the updated English Language Art K-8 curriculum was presented to the School Committee.  Mr. Jeffery Cournoyer served as chairperson and facilitator of the task force that included educators from across the district.  They produced an exciting and informative document. Thank you to everyone that contributed. The document is available for public review and comment.  You can find the curriculum at http://www.lunenburgschools.net/school-committee-1   Send questions or comment LPS@lunenburgonline.com.      

PTO Donations & Volunteers

The PTO is collecting donations for grade level themed baskets to auction off at our upcoming Parents Night Out on April 8th.  There are links below for each grade, just click on the link and it will bring you directly to the volunteer spot for that grade. All donations can be brought to school by your child.  We will be collecting donations till Friday, March 24th.  Thank you in advance for any donations you can contribute to the baskets. Last year these grade level baskets raised over $1,000!! 

Kindergarten - Lego Basket  http://signup.com/go/iztcng

First Grade - Trendy Toy Basket   http://signup.com/go/Axp69m  

2nd Grade - Life's a Beach Basket  http://signup.com/go/uWBoP3

3rd Grade - Science Fun   http://signup.com/go/QUt9ty

4th Grade - Art Fun  http://signup.com/go/uZ4Ju6

5th Grade - New England Patriots Basket  http://signup.com/go/hKJjkL

6th Grade - Brunch Basket   http://signup.com/go/Qn8F7H

7th Grade - Gift Card Basket   http://signup.com/go/x5G3Lb

 

Upcoming Events!

  • Tonight, March 10 - African Arts in Education presents Crocodile River Music, known throughout the Northeast as the premier African music ensemble, in a performance of African and African-influenced song and dance at Lunenburg Middle-High School, at 7pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.African POSTER.pdf 
  • Saturday, March 11 Lunenburg Life Long Learning and the Camera Club of Central New England are excited to announce a presentation of “Of Thee We Sing”.  See this amazing program in the beautiful new auditorium at the Lunenburg Middle-High School at 7:30 p.m.    The program is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.   OTWS Event poster updated.pdf 
  • Wednesday, March 15   - School Committee meets at 7:00 in room #A130.  On the agenda will be first reading of new or updated policies including establishing an Athletic Advisory Council, Facilities Use, and non-payment of school lunch accounts.  These policies will be posted at our website for public comment next week.   There will be three readings of the policies by the School Committee before action to adopt or revise.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax


Superintendent's Update February 17, 2017

posted Feb 21, 2017, 5:58 AM by Liz Petersen

Given the number of cancellations to date I want to review how snow days impact the school calendar.  The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires 180 school days each year.   The DESE also requires each District to include in the local calendar at least five additional school days.  To date our schools have closed a total of five days due to weather.  Our final day of school this year is now June 19, 2017.  That last day is an early release day.  Please be aware that should any more cancellations be necessary, those days will also need to be made up.    

At the School Committee meeting on March 1, 2017 the Committee will discuss snow days, make-up days and future school calendars.   That meeting is at Town Hall at 7:15 p.m. and is televised live.  The meeting begins at 7:15 to accommodate the Strategic Planning Forum (see information below).  Also on the agenda is the presentation of the revised K-8 ELA Curriculum.    

Strategic Planning Community Forum – Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall

Bob Milley from the New England Educational Consultants group is working with a team of Lunenburg Public Schools stakeholders on the development of a Strategic Plan for our district.  He is available to meet with parents/guardians and community members to share recent drafts of the planning framework and to accept ideas and input for the district’s vision for the next 2 – 5 years.  He will be available on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.  I encourage you to attend this meeting and contribute your thoughts to the planning effort.  The forum is not televised, but Mr. Milley will attend the televised meeting of the School Committee that follows where he will again share recent drafts of the planning framework and provide a project update. 

Competitive Class Plays Tonight!

Please join us tonight for encore performances.  Always a fun and entertaining evening the competitive class plays are a Lunenburg tradition.   Last evening the Class of 2018’s production of Dinner with Lloyd and His Voices took top honors.  Honorable Mention went to the Class of 2019's production of The Seussitication of Romeo and Juliet.  The Class of 2017 also delivered a great performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Gabrielle White and Emily Whitcomb shared the Best Actress honor and Maxwell Bollous was named Best Actor.

Safety and Security

I want to remind everyone to exercise caution when driving on and around school property.   There is a lot of pedestrian and vehicular traffic during pick-up and drop-off times at each school.   Also, please be aware that there are still a variety of school programs operating at the Thomas C. Passios building including the Lunenburg ACE program that serves students age 18-22 with disabilities, the regional FLLAC Caldwell Elementary Day School, and of course our Primary Extended Day Program.  We ask everyone to continue to be attentive and drive safely whenever you are on school property.  I also want to thank everyone for their support of building security measures.  Energy savings will fund installation of security cameras at THES and the Primary.  We anticipate those systems will be operational by fall.   I also appreciate those who contacted my office or school offices to report concerns in response to our “See Something-Say Something” reminder.  We appreciate your assistance in maintaining a safe, respectful environment for everyone. 

Robert Nash Jr. - Lunenburg’s 2017 Project 351 Ambassador

Congratulations to 8th grade student Robert Nash, Lunenburg’s 2017 Project 351 Ambassador.  Robert was selected by his teachers and Principal Santry in recognition of his leadership and service to our school and community.   Robert is the son of Robert and Kerry Nash.  Project 351 is a statewide youth service program whose mission is to develop a rising generation of “community-first” citizen leaders. Governor Deval Patrick founded the project in 2011 and is now convened by Governor Charlie Baker.  Lunenburg has sent an ambassador since the program’s inception in 2011.   

Upcoming Lifelong Learning/Adult Education Events!

  • Health and Wellness program designed to provide education in the areas of Strength, Fitness and Flexibility.  In addition to these areas, classes in Yoga, Kickboxing as well as TRX Resistance training are offered.  The class can be set up for individual’s needs. Workout in your state of the art fitness facility.  Open to any Lunenburg residents age 18 and older. All skill and experience levels welcome.  Sessions will run for 11 weeks in length (Approximately 21 sessions).  Enrollment will be capped at 24 participants per session.  All participants must sign an insurance waiver and submit with a completed registration and full payment prior to participating.  Cost:  $75.00 per person total, per session.  Session dates:  March 7, 9, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29; April 3, 5, 10, 12, and 26; May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24.  Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location:  Lunenburg Middle High School Instructor: Steve Boone.  To register or for more information please contact sboone@lunenburgonline.com   or call  978-582-4115 ext. 3131
  • Lunenburg Life Long Learning and the Camera Club of Central New England are excited to announce a presentation of “Of Thee We Sing”.  See this program in the beautiful new auditorium at the Lunenburg Middle-High School on March 10 at 7:30 p.m.    The program is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.  Donations will, however, be gratefully accepted.  Lunenburg Lifelong Learning & CCCNE presentation and LPL exhibit.pdf 

Additionally, the following day, the Lunenburg Library will be hosting the opening reception for a Gallery Exhibit by the Camera Club of Central New England in the Wallace Room of Lunenburg Public Library from March 11 to mid-April.  An open house will be held on Saturday March 11 from 1:00-4:00pm and all are welcome!

Have a wonderful February Break!

Sincerely,

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes 

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax

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