Superintendent's Update for April 28, 2014

Post date: May 2, 2014 5:22:37 PM

Superintendent’s Update - April 28, 2014

Welcome back from April Break! There was a lot of positive energy in the buildings today as students, faculty and staff returned to school recharged and ready to work. It is assessment time again for a majority of our students who will take the MCAS Mathematics and Science- Technology-Engineering (STE) assessments. Students in Grades 3-8 will begin the mathematics assessments on May 5th with STE assessments for grades 5 and 8 beginning May 6th. Math assessments for grade 10 are scheduled for May 13 and 14. Science assessments for grade 10 students are scheduled for June. Advance Placement examinations are also rapidly approaching for the upper classmen beginning May 13th. More details on assessment dates are available at individual school websites. The students have worked hard all year and are well prepared for these assessments. However, exam period can be a stressful time for many students. Parents are encouraged to speak with teachers and guidance personnel if they have any specific questions or concerns.

The Lunenburg PTO currently has a number of wonderful opportunities that are not only fun and exciting for families but also help support the PTO and the Lunenburg Public Schools. Enjoy a ball game the theatre or have dinner out!

8th Grade Parent Night

LHS will be holding an 8th grade information night on Monday, April 28th at 6:30 PM in the LHS library. Opportunities for moving into 9th grade and scheduling will be reviewed. Student leaders will be on hand to answer questions that parents might have about life at LHS. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

A.L.I.C.E. Presentation and Q&A

There will be an informational meeting for parents concerning the proposed safety procedures on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 pm in Room #13 of the Thomas C. Passios Building. Childcare is available through our Extended Day program for children ages 3 and older if registered by noon on April 29th. Registration can be completed to or by phone at 978-582-4105 ext.315.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics spring track and field competition will be held on the campus of Fitchburg State University at Elliot Field on Wednesday April 30th. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m.

It is always a delightful day and we encourage you to join us for this annual event.

Empty Bowls

Please support grade 3 students with this year’s Empty Bowls service learning project. The community dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 1st in the cafeteria of the Thomas C. Passios Elementary. A $5 donation will get you soup and all the fixings. Painted ceramic bowls will be for sale at $10. This year the students learned about Appalachia and the challenges the children of that region face daily. Please join us in supporting the students in their fight against hunger.

Additional Upcoming Events

· 8th Grade Music Concert – Thursday, May 1st 7p.m. in LHS Auditorium

· 7th & 8th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast, Friday, May 2nd 7 a.m. THMS Café

· Senior Social Host and Graduation Mandatory Meeting, Wednesday, May 7th 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 a.m.

· 2014 Pops Concert – May 9 at 7:00 p.m. LHS Gymnasium For additional information: