Superintendent's Update 9-2-16

Post date: Sep 12, 2016 1:36:25 PM

Welcome back students! It was so wonderful to have you return to school. I want to thank you for all those smiles, kind words, and welcoming attitudes you extended to your friends, peers and new classmates. I also extend a hearty “thank you” to parents, faculty, staff, and administration for making the return to school a positive one for our students. Thanks and congratulations to the secretaries, technology specialists, custodians, maintenance personnel and administrators whose hard work this summer set the stage for this positive first week.

I also want to acknowledge the diligent work of our drivers who kept their focus on safety and getting to know the students on their routes. Given the adjustments and fine tuning new schedules are becoming routine. We know we have a couple elementary routes with every seat filled. I have asked Dee bus to provide us some options to address those routes. I will keep you posted. Thank you also to parents/guardians for your cooperation relative to drop-off/pick-up at all the schools, but at the new building in particular. I very much appreciate your cooperation which had a positive impact for everyone.

School Committee, Wednesday 9-7-2016, 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall

On the agenda is final action on the School Committee and Superintendent’s goals for 2016-2017. The Committee will also be discussing the capital plan. I will provide an update on enrollment and other back-to-school related topics that evening.

Membership Matters -Lunenburg PTO

The PTO provides valuable support to our schools and district. PTO offers exciting activities and events, awards and scholarships, and raises funds for field-trips and other educational needs. I encourage parents/guardians to be part of this great organization. Even if you have limited time your membership matters. Applications are available on-line at and are also available at all the open house events. The PTO meeting schedule for the upcoming school year is attached. PTO Meeting Dates FY17.pdf

Open House Schedule

Mark your calendars for these important upcoming open house events.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Turkey Hill Elementary School

Thursday, Sept. 8, Lunenburg Middle School

Monday, Sept. 12 Lunenburg High School

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, Sept. 13-15, Primary School

Save These Dates

Sunday, October 16 Support the Lunenburg PTO and the Miles for Myles Committee by participating in the 15th Annual Miles for Myles 5K Race/Walk/Bike Ride/Fun Run. This year’s event is being held Sunday, October 16 at the brand new Lunenburg Middle-High School.

Saturday, October 22 Homecoming, Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the Lunenburg Middle-High School. Homecoming parade begins at noon, ribbon cutting and dedication planned for 1:00.

Wishing everyone a wonderful three day weekend!


Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax


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