Parent Club

Parent Club Weekly News: May 5, 2019

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    Here is the latest news from the Lakeridge JH Parent Club:


    Please mark your calendars with these important dates:

    • May 7th:  2PM - 5PM, pick up flower basket orders at the tennis courts

    • May 14th, 6:30PM:  Parent Education Night, Author Talk with Doreen Dodgen-Magee of "Deviced"

    • May 22nd:  9:00AM - 10:30AM.  Parent Club Meeting/Volunteer Tea

    Upcoming Parent Club Events: 

    Parent Education Night, May 14th 6:30-8:30. 

    We will be hosting Doreen Dodgen-Magee, author of the book "Deviced" for an informative discussion on technology and kids.  

    Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee is an internationally recognized technology and psychological health expert and award winning author of the book, DEVICED. On May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at Lakeridge Junior High, Dodgen-Magee will show parents how to maximize the best in technology and limit its potential for time wasting, distraction, and addiction. She will talk about the amount of time spent daily with media and how this impacts the brain, body, relationships with others and to oneself. To lessen negative effects, she will teach creative ways to moderate use. Technology is a constant in childrens’ and teenagers’ lives, and increasingly science is showing how it impacts their brain and bodies in ways that no one could have predicted. Dodgen-Magee shows how to take control back from  devices so that they once again become tools for individual health and happiness instead of screens that hold people captive.

    Election of Parent Club Officers and Parent Club Volunteer Tea, May 22nd 9:00AM - 10:3AM.

    Join us for for the final PC Meeting of the year.  We will be voting in our new PC board and recognizing all of our amazing volunteers.  


    Volunteer Opportunities: 


    The LJH counseling team is organizing a school-wide field trip to support our students’ social emotional learning and to promote this year’s theme, Embracing Different. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Real Life Exhibit at Medical Teams International on May 13th, 15th or 17th (based on grade level). Medical Teams International is a humanitarian aid organization whose mission is to provide medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistics development programs to all people in need regardless of religion, nationality, gender or race. The organization has a Christian faith affiliation though this is not the focus of the exhibit students will visit. If you’d like to learn more about the organization or the Real Life Exhibit, please visit their website here.

    The Real Life Exhibit allows visitors to step into the lives and homes of people affected by crisis around the world - to see, hear, and feel what people in crisis live through daily. We're hopeful that students’ visit to the Real Life Exhibit and pre/post teacher-led activities at school will further help students develop their understanding and practice of empathy as well as translate into action-based follow-up.

    We would love your help! We are looking for approximately 18 parent/guardian volunteers on each day for a two hour window. Please use this Sign-Up Genius link if you can volunteer.


    Forest Hills Elementary School’s biennial Roundup will be on May 18, 2019 and they need our help! Volunteers receive free dinner. Visit this link to sign up!

    Other Fun Stuff:

    • 8th Grade graduation is just around the corner.  For our 8th grade parents please check your email for important announcements regarding the schedule for the day and the permission slip for Oak Park. ​​​​​​​

    • If you ordered flowers, please don't forget to pick up your flower baskets tomorrow May, 7th from 2M - 5PM at the tennis courts.  Volunteers will be there during this time to allow you to pick up your flowers. 

    School Store News: 

    Please remember that your used printer cartridges are always welcome at the school store.  Get that clutter off your desk and have your student drop off your used cartridges at the school office.  These are exchanged for credit through the Staples Reward Program.   Win-Win! 


    Join the Parent Club Today: 

    We are a community of families who are dedicated to the education and success of our children. For a $35 membership you receive access to the LJHS Parent Club ONLINE Directory, voting privileges on 2018-19 general Parent Club decisions AND your dues support student and parent educational opportunities throughout the year.  If you haven't yet joined, please click here and make it official.  We would love to have 100% participation from our Lakeridge Parent Club families. 


    Parent Club General Meeting Schedule:  For a calendar view of LJHS Parent Club events and meetings please click HERE

    May 22nd:  9:00AM - 10:30AM.  Election of Parent Club Officers and Parent Club Volunteer Tea. 


    Your 2018-2019 LJHS Parent Club Executive Board:
    Ashley Krause and Tamara Divergilio, Co-Presidents 
    Sarah Howell and Kirsten Carnese, Co-Vice President
    Zsu Winston, Treasurer
    Lynne Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator
    Lara James, Secretary



    The Parent Club is Lakeridge Junior High’s version of a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). We are community builders and fundraisers. Please join, come to meetings, and help us make a difference for the school and our kids!