THE LINDBERGH FLYER September 2013 Parents, Guardians, Friends and Family,

"Where Learning Has No Limits"
September 2013
Dates to Remember
"Simply the best dreams take flight."
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12 Back to School Night
13 Fannie May kickoff
20 Progress Reports
25 10:30 dismissal
27 Fannie May Due
3 PTO meeting
17 Taste of Lindbergh
Grading Period One
Ends October 18
Report Cards October 24-24
Softball Schedule
9/16 vs. Rolling Acres
9/18 vs. Calvin Coolidge
9/23 vs. Von Steuben
Baseball Schedule
9/12 vs. Rolling Acres
9/19 vs. Washington
9/24 @ Manual
Parents, Guardians, Friends and Family,
The 2013-2014 school year at Lindbergh Middle School is off to a great start in spite of
the hot weather. Our classrooms are full and our students are outstanding. With the best
teaching staff in the area, we have hit the ground running and our students are actively
engaged in their learning even with all of the changes that have taken place at Lindbergh. A
big thank you goes to the PTO members who gave up their time in August to coordinate our
orientation night. The two days of registration went very smoothly enabling us to begin the
school year with minimal problems. Dottie Askew deserves special thanks for handling all of
the office duties during the hectic days involved with opening a new school year. She and
part-time secretary Amy Payne has been wonderful in helping organize the registration
packets as they are turned in to school.
Mark your calendars for Back to School night on Thursday, September 12. The evening will
begin at 6:00 in the gym. We look forward to meeting all of you at that time. Our Fannie May
fundraiser will kick off on September 13 with class assemblies. This is the major fundraiser
for the year for Lindbergh Middle School so I hope we can count on your participation and
support. Orders are due by September 27. You do not want to miss “Taste of Lindbergh”
from 5:00-7:30 on the evening of October 17. Many restaurants and eateries will be present to
offer their treats for a minimal price. A silent auction, offering some wonderful items, will
take place during the evening.
Thank you for sending your children to us and trusting them in our care. Please review the
Flight Plan with your child on a regular basis and check planners daily for communication
from the teachers.
Cell Phones – Are to be turned off and in lockers during the school day. Students in violation of this
rule will have their phone taken from them for the day for the first offense. Any additional offenses will
require the parents to come to school to pick up the phone. Please help us as we enforce this policy.
Arrival at School – Students should not arrive at school prior to 7:15. Grades 5 & 6 must enter
through the main doors unless they are riding the bus. They must wait outside until the bell rings at
7:23 unless they are eating school breakfast. Grades 7 & 8 are to enter through the gym doors at 7:23
unless they are eating breakfast at school. During inclement weather, students will be allowed to enter
the building prior to 7:23.
Medications – Medications cannot be given to students UNLESS we have the proper paperwork on file
in the office. With allergy season upon us and flu season fast approaching, we urge you to get this
paperwork completed and submitted.
The following boys are members of the 2013 baseball team: Max Blumer, Dylan Briggs,
Nick Engstrom, Joel Freyman, Zac Gerdom, Tyler Hermacinski, Jamel Jackson, Travis
Janco, Henry Oakford, Peyton Perez, Josh Schneider, Caden Slack, Jaydon Smith,
Nathan Smith, Nick Terrell, and Matt Timm. The baseball team is coached by Mr.
The following girls are members of the 2013 softball team: Brooklynne Appell, Venessa
Bee, Haleigh Buckley, Lashai Childers-Harris, Teria Cook, Eva Delgado, Sophie Durr,
Christina Jones, Isabella Kontos, Tristan Maughan, Allison Smith, and Tiarra Smith.
They are coached by Mr. Hogan.
Students who are chronically tardy to class (3 in one week or 5 in a grading period) may
be assigned a Friday Afternoon Detention from 2:30-4:00 in the office. Students who
continue to make bad decisions relative to behavior also run the risk of being assigned
one of these detentions. Failure to attend a Friday afternoon detention will result in an In
School Intervention.
To ensure that all students are supervised and safe at all times, we want to continue to
follow our dismissal procedures from last year. All students in grades 5 & 6 who ride the
bus home must exit the building by walking down the 5th/6th grade hallway and exiting
out the doors near Room 98. 5th & 6th graders who walk home or get picked up by
parents are to exit out the doors near the office. 7th & 8th grade students who ride the bus
must use the exit near the Science Lab. All other 7th & 8th graders must exit out those
same doors or the doors across from the gym. 7th & 8th grade students must enter the
same doors in the morning as those they use to exit the building after school. No students
are to use the lunchroom as a hallway after school
Please welcome the following new Lindbergh staff members:
Ms. Jaime Rizzo – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Jill Blank – 5th grade
Ms. Melissa Hammond – 5th grade
Mrs. Claire Peters – 5th grade
Ms. Kristina Vurpillat – 6th grade
Mr. David Bush – 7th/8th grade
Mrs. Callee Smick – 7th/8th grade
Ms. Kayla Koeppel – 7th/8th grade
Mrs. Jeanne Williams – 8th grade
Mrs. Lucia Noguera – ELL
Mr. Mat Wood – PE
Mr. Wes Stephens – Band
Destination Imagination or DI is a team based creative problem solving competition. It is
worldwide. It is fun, very challenging, builds teamwork, and develops problem solving
capabilities in the participants. During the 2012-2013 school year, Lindbergh did very
well in DI. We had four teams. Two progressed to the State Tournament. One of those
got 2nd place thus qualifying for the Global Finals Tournament.
In October, we will have an “Intro to DI” meeting for students and parents. Following
that meeting we will form teams. Look for more details in the next newsletter.
PTO Newsletter Welcome Back to School Lindbergh Families! We want to Thank You for making sure you and your child(ren) made it to the all school orientation on August 15th . We hope you can see how our Lindbergh families come out and support our school activities! We are off to a GREAT start! We encourage parents to come to our PTO meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come learn about what’s going on at Lindbergh, give suggestions, volunteer, and just enjoy the fellowship of other Lindbergh families. PTO Tidbits: We will always have an agenda. There will always be a committee to join. Meetings will begin on time and end on time. Our goal is to keep our meetings at one hour or less. We respect your time and value your input. Our PTO is still looking for a Vice President as well as committee chairs for the: 5th grade parties, staff snacks, hospitality, and our all school breakfast. If you are interested in leading any of the events or activities mentioned, please email me at [email protected] . We also have job‐shadowing opportunities! We have a few positions that will be open for the 2014‐15 school year. These positions include Taste of Lindbergh chairman, Fannie May chairman, PTO President and Vice President. You are welcome to work with anyone in any PTO position. If you would like to job‐
shadow, please email me at [email protected] . It is ALWAYS a GREAT time to be a Flyer! Bridgette Heard PTO President st
21 Annual
Taste of Lindbergh
Mark your calendars for a night of great food, auction items,
a great raffle prize and the ever popular Kids’ Fun Room!!
You and anyone else you can bring!
Food from area restaurants, silent auction items and fun!!
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 from 5:00-7:30 pm
Lindbergh Gym and Cafeteria
Proceeds from the Taste of Lindbergh help us purchase
needed items for our school, such as computers, sports
equipment and smart boards. You can also spend time with
family and friends, and you won’t have to cook dinner at
It’s easy! Lindbergh PTO sets up the event, and you come
and eat, donate, eat a little more, donate a lot more and
have fun while supporting our awesome school!
Turn this paper over to see how you can help out!
See you there!
You can…
Volunteer!! You can help us seek business donations,
provide a dessert, help set up, clean up, serve food, assist in
the Fun Room and more… Daytime and evening help is
Donate an Item or Service to the Silent Auction. If you own
a business or know of a merchant that we might contact,
please let us know. No donation is too small!
Donate Money to the Donor Fund. Monies donated to the
Donor Fund will be used to purchase auction items.
Contribute to the Gift Card–a-Palooza! Purchase and
donate gift cards in any amount and send them in to the
office so we may combine them for one big auction item!
Tickets and wristbands are available for pre-order. Food
tickets are .50 cents each and the Fun Room wristbands are
$5.00 per child.
Questions? Contact the Taste / Silent Auction Chairpersons:
Taste: Kathy Freyman, 691-9573 or [email protected]
Silent Auction: Janelle Payne, 453-1512 or [email protected]
21st Annual Taste of Lindbergh
October 17, 2013
Pre-order tickets for the Taste!
Student’s Name _______________________________________
Student’s Homeroom __________________________________
Phone ________________ Email___________________________
Food Tickets are .50 cents each. Food, drinks and desserts are
1-3 tickets each.
I would like to purchase:
# of Food
.50 each
I would like to purchase:
# of
x $5.00 each
Total $
Total $
I would like to donate $____________________________ to the
Taste Donor Fund to help purchase auction items.
Total Enclosed $____________________________________
Contact Kathy Freyman @ 691-9573 or [email protected] or
Janelle Payne @ 453-1512 or [email protected] Hope to see you
Please return to the Lindbergh office! School Directory Every year the Lindbergh PTO publishes a directory of students and parents. It lists names, address, and phone number. It is intended solely for the use of Lindberg students and parents. It is quite useful. The directory will be available in mid or late October. What is your name and your child’s name (or children’s names)? Parent’s Name (please print) __________________________________________________ 1st Child’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________ 2nd Child’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________ 3rd Child’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________ Please mark one of the following: ____ I want my child (or children) listed in the Lindbergh School Directory ____ I Do NOT want my child (or children) listed in the Lindbergh School Directory Previously, the directory was published in paper format. This year, the primary mode will be in electronic format. The electronic form can be searched electronically and it can be printed from your computer. Distributing the directory in electronic form reduces the cost to the PTO. Consequently, the electronic form seems to have advantages for users of the directory and for the PTO. If you do not have access to printing from electronic format, a paper copy may be requested and will be printed from the school office. Please mark one of the following: ____ I want to receive the directory in electronic format (PDF) ____ I want to receive the directory in paper format (One copy will be sent home with your child. If you have 2 or more children attending school, it will be sent home with the oldest child.) If you want to receive the electronic format, please provide your email address. Email Address ______________________________________________________________ Parent Signature ____________________________________________________________ LINDBERGH SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORM If you are interested in ordering LMS Spirit Wear, please fill out the form below and return, with payment, to the office. Sweatshirts are $26 and t‐shirts are $10. Checks can be made out to Lindbergh PTO. All orders must be prepaid. If you have any questions about the Spirit Wear, please contact Brenda Peters at [email protected] or 696‐7895. Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________ Grade: ____________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________ SWEATSHIRT (please circle size choice; XXL sizes are an additional $2) HOT PINK ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL L ____________ GRAY ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL L ____________ DARK GREEN ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL L ____________ T‐SHIRT (please circle size choice; XXL sizes are an additional $2) GREEN TYE‐DYE ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL M L XL ____________ HOT PINK ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL M L XL ____________ GRAY ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL M L XL ____________ DARK GREEN ADULT: CHILD: QUANTITY: S M L XL XXL M L XL ____________ AMOUNT ENCLOSED: ________________________ (circle one) CASH or CHECK