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February 11, 2016, Thursday

*   Congratulations to Jahnavi M., who was named one of the top five runners-up in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Virginia!  She will be formally recognized in the spring with a medallion and certificate! 

*   It’s time to get Loud @ Lunsford!!!!  On Friday, February 19th, come on out from 7-9 pm to see performances from local dance and choral groups, eat some amazing food, and play cool games- Pie in the Face, cupcake walk, PE games and photo booth!

*   Send your photos of you in the blizzard to be included in the yearbook- they can be sent to this email by February 29th. 

*   Attention Model UN members- Those signed up to attend the Sidwell conference should see a sponsor for a refund of their money. Additionally, those still wishing to attend the Langley conference have until next Friday, 2/19, to turn in registration to a sponsor. 

*   Student of the Month nominations for February’s characteristic of ownership will be taken through Friday, February 19th.

*   Tomorrow is the last day to turn in books for the book drive- the box for donations is outside the 6th grade house office. 

*   Box Tops contest runs through February 22nd- boys vs. girls…which administrators will have to do a silly stunt?  Your box tops will decide!

*   Tomorrow evening is the Antwaan Randle El Leadership Symposium at Brambleton Sport and Health- see our website for info. 

*   Clubs meeting today- Pinterest, Knitting, Lions Pride, Geeking and Builders

 
 
February 10, 2016, Wednesday

*   Congratulations to the You Be the Chemist Finalists: Eshaan R., Sidhardh B., Abhirama R., Sydney S., Kirti S., Nathan S., Sudarshan A., Rachel M., Megan T., and Manasa C. 

*   Student of the month nominations for this month’s characteristic of ownership are due to the house offices by February 19th. 

*   LEO club will be extending its sale of lollipop grams through this Friday, February 12th. to support the American Heart Association.  $1 each and know the name of your friend’s 4th block teacher for distribution.

*   The yearbook wants your pictures of you and your friends weathering the blizzard!  Send them with your name and grade tomichelle.ehring@lcps.org 

*   Drop off new/gently used books to the bins around the school to support a local girl scout troop in their efforts to build a library at a local homeless shelter. 

*   BOX TOPS contest is on!  Girls vs. boys- make the administrators do some crazy things!  Drop off your box tops in the house offices. 

*   Brambleton Sport and Health is sponsoring the Antwaan Randle El Leadership Symposium on Friday, February 12th.  See our school website for the link to sign up.

*   All strings students participating in the Orchestra Assessment: First rehearsal is after school today (February 10th) from 3:30-4:30.  Report to the Band Room with your instrument and music.

*   The following clubs will meet today:  German club, LEO club, SAC, Basketball club, 8th grade Set Design, Destination Imagination, IXL, Chess Club, Spring Musical. 

 
February 2, 2016, Tuesday
 

*   Congratulations to Alexandra H. in 8th grade for winning the JML Geography Bee on 1/21.  She will now represent our school at the next level! 

*   Box Tops are back!  This time it’s boys vs. girls.  If the girls win, Mr. Salgado and Mr. Frew will have to wear tiaras and tutus!  If the boys win, Mrs. Simms and Mrs. Cashman will get duct taped to the cafeteria wall!  Get your box tops into your house secretary by February 22nd!

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Pandas

Madison B.

Dylan G.

Rhinos

Laura S.

Paul B.

Tigers

Hannah H.

Ashish S.

Anacondas

Navya V.

Joshua D.

Jaguars

Hailey B.

James F.

Toucans

Susanna K.

Ankit K.

Penguins

Lexi K.

Alex S.

Elephants

Rhea K.

James M.

Zebras

Haley D.

Cole N. 

*   LEO club is selling heart-shaped lollipop grams through February 10th.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.  For $1, send your friends and classmates some love!

 *   You Be The Chemist qualifying exam will be Thursday, February 4th at 8am in 802. 

*   A local Girl Scout troop is collecting new and used books to donate to a local homeless shelter.  Donate your books to one of the bins around the building by February 12th 

*   Clubs tomorrow- Science Olympiad, Kind, Model UN (for Sidwell conference), Green, spring musical, IXL, set 8, destination imagination, battle of the books and film festival~

*    Math Counts competition team will meet Wed. morning at 7:45 in room 815 with Ms. Kapp and Ms. Frye. If there is a delay the meeting will have the corresponding delay.
 
February 1, 2016, Monday

*   Congratulations to Maya K., who has been selected as the Lunsford winner of the Loudoun First Responders Essay contest!  She will now move on to the county level, and be recognized at a reception at the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Station on February 25th~ 

*   The LEO club will be selling heart shaped lollipop grams starting Tuesday, February 2nd through Wednesday, February 10th.  Lollipops will be $1 each and you can send them to your friends and classmates.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.  When purchasing, be sure you know your friend’s 4th block teacher’s name for distribution.

 *   Friday, February 5th, the teacher workday, is the final day for any outstanding work to be turned in or retakes to occur.  Because the report card date has only been pushed back by two days, teachers will be unable to accept late work to adjust grades in time.

*   Semester two begins on Monday, February 8th, and it will be a “B” day.

*   Great job to our custodial crew for their hard work over the snow days to ensure the parking lots and sidewalks are safe for us to enter the building!

 *   Congratulations to the honor band who played on 1/21 to a large audience- fantastic job! 

*   Amazing One To The World exhibition yesterday at the Gum Spring Library.  Sixth grade students showed their knowledge of the lasting impacts of Native American culture, and the event filled the room!  Shout outs to our 6th grade history department- Ms. Parrott, Ms. McCafferty, Ms. Bellish and Ms. O’Brien for a highly organized and successful event~

 *   Green club will have its club picture this Wednesday, February 3rd during its meeting. 

*   The You Be The Chemist Challenge qualifying exam will now be Thursday, February 4th in room 802 from 8:00-8:30.

*   A local girl scout troop is collecting books to donate to a nearby homeless shelter.  Please place your new or gently used books in the bins located throughout the school.  Collection of any type of book- child to adult- will continue until February 12th.

*   Clubs meeting today- Jazz band, painting club and LEO club

 
 
January 20, 2016, Wednesday
 

*   Spirit Nights tonight and tomorrow at McDonald’s from 4-8 pm.  Come on out to support JML!

*   Laps for Lunsford is coming April 7th and 8th!  All students will receive a free T-shirt for the event, even if they choose not to fundraise.  Flyers have been sent out from PE teachers and forms need to be turned in by Friday requesting your shirt size.  This fundraiser will help the PE department order new equipment and technology! 

*   Student of the Month characteristic is respect- please turn in your nomination forms by Friday to recognize a peer.  

*   You Be the Chemist Challenge qualifying exam will be held on Monday, January 25th after school.  See Ms. Bowen for details.

*   Book Talk Challenge is on in the library!  Enter to win gift certificates to the book fair.

*   Innovation Club is back and will meet tomorrow in the cafeteria.

*   Builder’s Club canceled for this week.

*   FCA is our newest club- Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  They will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, beginning on Monday, January 25th in room 709. 

*   Choir students auditioning for All VA Honor Choir should have alternate plans for getting home today if your audition extends beyond the activity bus dismissal time. 

*   A reminder that archery club is now over.

*   Clubs meeting today:  painting club, set 6/7, IXL, green club, battle of the books, kind club, b-ball 6, destination imagination, film fest club and spring musical rehearsal.

 
 
January 19, 2016, Tuesday

*   On a two-hour delay schedule, blocks 6 and 7 are flipped in order to serve lunches in a timely manner.  The order of classes today is 5, 7, 6 and 8. 

*   Spirit Nights at McDonald’s tomorrow and Thursday from 4-8!! 

*   Laps for Lunsford will be coming to PE classes in the spring.  All students receive a T-shirt, regardless of whether or not they raise money.  PE teachers are handing out forms with information and shirt size requests- please turn those in Thursday and/or Friday of this week. 

*   The First Tech Challenge team won an Innovation Award at its most recent competition over the weekend- congratulations team members!

*   Choir students auditioning for All VA Honor Choir may stay after today to record auditions if you have permission and transportation home.  Tomorrow is the last day to submit auditions.

*   Archery Club is now over.  Thank you to all students who came out and showed their inner catniss! 

*   Due to the holiday, Painting club will meet tomorrow instead.

*   You Be the Chemist Challenge mandatory qualifying exam will be January 25th after school.  Turn in your permission form to Ms. Bowen.

*   Book Talk Challenge going on now in the library- see our website or a librarian for details! 

*   Clubs meeting on WEDNESDAY- Set 6/7, IXL, Green club, Battle of the Books, Kind club, b-ball 6, destination imagination and spring musical

 *   Innovation Club will meet Thursday, 1/21, after school in the cafeteria.

 
January 15, 2016, Friday

*   Today we reflect on the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to our society.  While many of us can recite parts of his “I Have a Dream” speech, let’s take a moment to reflect on one of his lesser known quotes that remains timeless:  “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists will we be.  Will we be extremists for hate or for love?  Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or the extension of justice?” 

*   Painting club will meet on Wednesday, January 20th because of Monday’s holiday. 

*   Congrats to the highest scorers on the latest Continental Math League test- names can be found outside Ms. Bowen’s door.

*   Student of the Month characteristic is RESPECT- nominate your peers today! 

*   You Be the Chemist Challenge qualifying exam will be held on Monday, January 25th after school in room 802- see Ms. Bowen or your house secretary for details.

*   Book Talk Challenge coming to the JML Library!  Check out details on our website or see your librarian- prizes offered!

January 14, 2016, Thursday 

*   Welcome Google Expedition to JML!!  We hope the classes involved have fantastic voyages on their virtual field trips around the world!

*   Student of the Month characteristic is RESPECT- nominate your peers by next Friday~

*   You be the Chemist Challenge- mandatory qualifying exam on Monday, January 25th in room 802…see your house secretary for a permission slip and return it to Ms. Bowen.

*   Book Talk Challenge is on in the library!  See our school website or one of our librarians for details. 

*   Clubs meeting today:  Pinterest, Lions’ Pride, knitting, archery 6, b-ball 7/8, minecraft, 20xx, and spring musical.  A reminder that Zumba will now be every other Thursday, so it will NOT meet today. 

 
January 12, 2016, Tuesday 

*   Pinterest Club- new club forming!  First meeting in room 622 with Ms. O’Brien this Thursday!  See your house secretary for a permission slip. 

*   Congratulations to the following young ladies for being selected to participate in the K2M STEM Summit at Foxcroft School on 2/20 representing JML:

                ~1st team- Shruti A., Sneha A., Morgan G., Amanda S.

                ~2nd team- Hanika P., Sonia J., Jahnavi M., Karen X.

    You Be the Chemist Challenge!  Mandatory qualifying exam will be held on January 25th in room 802 after school.  Get your form from your house office and return to Ms. Bowen! 

*   Book Talk Challenge!  Check out the newest challenge from the library- see the JML website or Ms. Reed/Ms. Paczek for details…prizes include gift certificates for the book fair! 

*   Congratulations to the top school finishers in the recent AMC Math 8 competition:  Eshaan R., Rahul M., Vinay V., Ryan K., Anish K., Sidhardh B., and Matthew A. 

*   Clubs meeting today:  Spring musical, Model UN- all, chess club, set-8th, IXL, SAC, archery 7/8, b-ball 6, destination imagination

 
January 11, 2016, Monday

*   Teachers, please check your email for ELL lists. If you receive an email today or tomorrow, you have students that must be sent to computer lab 1 for WIDA testing on Tuesday morning.  Thank you for your assistance. 

*   Student of the Month characteristic is RESPECT.  Nominate your peers through next Friday by describing how your classmate exhibits respect each day.  Drop off the forms in the house office.  

*   Spring musical rehearsals will begin this week- please bring a check for $25 made out to Lunsford for your script. 

*   Clubs meeting today- travel club, Leo club, painting club 7, jazz band, volleyball club, FACS club

*   Loudoun South little league registration underway- see house office for details. 

*   Loudoun First Responders essay due this Wednesday to your English teacher or house secretary~

 
January 6, 2016, Wednesday 

*Congratulations to our December teachers of the month- Chris Jones, Deb Patterson and Roxanne O’Neill! 

*Congratulations to our school spelling bee winner Pooja B. from 7th grade, and to runner up Ghion W. from 8th grade- what a battle!  A big shout out to the 6th grade English department, especially Mrs. Budd, for coordinating such a great event. 

*The January Student of the Month characteristic is RESPECT.  If you would like to nominate a peer, please do so by January 22nd.  Nomination forms can be found in the house offices. 

*The library is pleased to announce the winners of the 12 days of library challenges:  the free book goes to Briana A.!  Runners up are:  Mina K., Barleen K., Sharanya N., Sruthikaa V., and Elena O..  Please stop by the library for your reward!

 *JML is currently 1st in the state in 7th and 8th grades for Continental Math League, and 6th grade is 3rd in the state- way to go! 

*Clubs today:  Destination Imagination, Model UN members going to the conference, archery 7/8, basketball 6, green club, German club, IXL, set 8th, battle of the books, kind club and film fest club 

*Loudoun First Responders essays are due next week- see the JML website for details.

*Registration for Loudoun Soccer is now open- see your house secretary for an informational flyer.

  

January 5, 2016, Tuesday

*Faculty meeting today in café after school

*Spelling Bee begins at 9 am- please send students to auditorium

*First Responders essay contest runs through next week- see your English teacher or house secretary for details 

*Registration is open for Loudoun Soccer- see your house secretary for an informational flyer

*Clubs tomorrow:  Destination Imagination, Archery 7/8, Basketball 6, Green club, German club, IXL, Set 8th, Battle of the Books, Kind Club, and Film Fest club

 
December 18, 2015, Friday 

*   Congratulations to the students who made it to the final round of the Geography Bee!  The final competition will take place on January 21st in the library.

*   Congratulations to the November students of the month!  The characteristic was achievement. 

*   Congratulations to the top scorers in the Continental Math League, meet 2!

*   Lunsford’s rec hockey team will have two games this weekend- come on out to support them!

*   First Responders essay contest information can be found on our website.

*   Registration for the spring 2016 Loudoun Soccer season is now open- see your house office for a flyer.

*   Good luck to the strings folks who will be serenading holiday travelers today at Dulles Airport!

*   Have a safe and fun winter break- see you in 2016!!!

December 17, 2015, Thursday 

*   The LEO club would like to thank everyone who donated to their Toys for Tots drive.  Congratulations to Shikha A. for winning the Starbucks gift card, and Madeline S. who won the Tropical Smoothie gift card.  Please see Ms. Chudy for your prize!

*   Archery Club and Zumba cancelled for today- they will resume after break.

*   The next meeting of Builder’s Club will be January 7th in room 712.  We are still accepting permission forms to join the club. 

*   So far, Lunsford has the highest number of teams entered into the Step Up Loudoun contest!  We are so proud of your desire to affect change in our community- we look forward to having the first place team come from our school!!

*   The Loudoun First Responders Foundation is holding an essay contest for the theme, “How have you, or someone you know, been helped by a First Responder?” (A first responder can be a police officer, deputy sheriff, fire fighter, and/or emergency medical technician.)  Please see the JML website for details.

 
December 16, 2015, Wednesday
 
*Battle of the Books in cancelled this Wednesday (12.16.15)  Our next meeting is January 6.  Please check in on Google Classroom for updates over break.

*Archery Club is cancelled for this week.  We will resume after winter break.
*Green Club will not be meeting in the afternoon and will resume its normal schedule in January when we return from Winter Break.  Our meetings are scheduled to resume on January 6 and 20.   
 
December 15, 2015, Tuesday

*   All girls interested in playing soccer at Freedom High School should attend an interest meeting with Mr. Bauer in room 711 this Wednesday, December 16th after school.  Please have a signed permission slip which you can pick up from Mr. Bauer.
 
December 14, 2015, Monday

*   Congratulations to our First Tech Challenge team who placed 9th overall and advanced to the semifinals in their first competition on Saturday!  They were the youngest of 45 teams and made quite an impressive showing!

*Be sure to complete your “12 Days of Library” challenge packet by Friday to be entered into a raffle for a free book.  All students who complete the challenge will be given a ROAR.

*All girls interested in playing soccer at Freedom High School should attend an interest meeting with Mr. Bauer in room 711 this Wednesday, December 16th after school. 

 
December 11, 2015, Friday
 

*Phenomenally ugly, creative, creepy and awesome!  It will be a very hard decision to pick the winner of our sweater contest- can’t wait to see you this afternoon!

*”12 days of library” challenge still going on- haven’t gotten your packet yet?  Head to the library for ROARs and a chance to win a free book.

*Girls interested in playing soccer at Freedom HS- interest session will be held on Wednesday, December 16th in room 711 with Mr. Bauer. 

*Good luck this weekend to Christopher Y., Brandon H., Nathan Y., and Grace M. who will be representing JML at the First Tech Challenge this Saturday!

*Congratulations to the following teams from Lunsford Robotics, who all brought home trophies from the First Lego League regional tournament this year:

    Vishnu P., Sudhish C.,  Sudarshan A., Sonia J., Lin S., Shruti A., Rishi b., Saanvi K., Vrithika K., Abhidyu K., Pranav S., James L., Cole S., Danny M., Sydney S., Ethan G., Aarnav T., Aarav M., Aaryan D., Abhinav D., Havish R., and Caspian B.  A special shout out to our parent coaches who have given their time and talents to support our kids!

December 10, 2015, Thursday

*Knitting Club meeting today

*Archery Club canceled today 

*1st meeting of Builder’s Club today 

*Students interested in playing soccer at Freedom High School- there will be an interest session on Wednesday, December 16th in Mr. Bauer’s room (711).  Please see him for a permission slip if you plan on attending.

*Leo Club is collecting toys for kids in need this holiday season.  Toys must be new and can be dropped off to Ms. Chudy, Ms. Gunter, Ms. Montgomery, or Ms. O’Brien’s rooms by tomorrow.  For every toy donated, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Starbucks or Tropical Smoothie gift card. 

*Have you picked up your 12 days of library challenge packet yet?  Complete it by the 18th to be entered in a raffle for a free book.  ROARs will be given to all students who complete the challenge.

 
December 9, 2015, Wednesday
 
*    Congratulations to Mr. Jacobs and all Chorus members for the wonderful Winter Concert last night.
 
*    Library is hosting their 12 days of library challenge- enter today!
 
*   The results are in for No Shave November.  Our total donation to prostate cancer is over $1,000.  The winner of this fantastic fundraiser is the one and only Mr. Fletcher.  He raised over $348.  Honorable mention goes to all the other participants.  Thank your for contributing to Prostate Cancer.
 
*    Knitting Club will meet this Thursday after school.
 
*    Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing soccer at Freedom High School.  There will be an interest meeting on Wednesday, December 16 in room 711, Mr. Bauer's room.  Please see Mr. Bauer for a permission slip if  you plan on attending.
 
*    The Leo Club is collecting toys for kids in need this holiday season.  The toys must be new and can be things such a stuffed animals, board games, Legos. Barbie dolls, blocks and puzzles.  Bring all donations to Mrs. Chudy, Ms. Gunter, Ms. Montgomery, or Ms. O'Brien's room by Dec. 11.  For every toy you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Starbucks or Tropical Smoothie gift card. 
 
December 7, 2015, Monday 

*Candy grams on sale through tomorrow- $.50 each and students need to know their friends’ 4th block teachers’ names for delivery.

*Library is hosting their 12 days of library challenge- enter today!

*Leo Club is collecting toys for needy children- bring unwrapped toys to Ms. Chudy, Ms. Gunter, Ms. Montgomery or Ms. O’Brien by this Friday.  For each item donated, students will be entered into a raffle for a Starbucks or Tropical Smoothie gift card. 

*Volleyball club, FACS club, Travel club and 7th grade chorus rehearsal after school today. 

*1st meeting of Builder’s club will be this Thursday.

December 2, 2015, Wednesday
 
 *The library will host a Skype with author Mary Amoto today at 1:30 in the library.   If you signed up, please arrive in our library at 1:20 this afternoon. 

*The LEO club is collecting toys for kids in need this holiday season.   The toys must be new and can be things such as stuffed animals, board games, legos, Barbie dolls, block, and puzzles.   Bring all donations to Mrs. Chudy by December 11 in order to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Starbucks or Tropical Smoothie Gift Card. 

*Today is the 1st annual German Club gingerbread competition.   Please meet in the cafeteria after school and plan on staying until 5:30.   You must have transportation and parent permission to attend. 

*Last month, JML students donated 96 pounds of food to the Dulles Food panty.   Please help us meet our goal by donating non perishable food items in our cafeteria each day. 

*The SAC is sponsoring a candy cane grams.  They are on sale each day this week and cost $.50 each.  Please bring the recipients 4th block teacher’s name. 

*Model UN is meeting in Room 812 today ONLY for those students attending the Chantilly conference. 

*Destination Imagination Club has been rescheduled to tomorrow, December 3. 

*Geeking club will not meet this week and will resume next Thursday, December 10. 

*Today’s Set Design club is for 8th graders only. 

*Film Festival Club will be meeting on Thursday this week, instead of today. 

*Volleyball Club will have its first meeting on Monday, December 7 in the main gym.  

*The Builder’s Club’s first meeting will be held on December 10 in Room 712. See information on our club under the Activities section of our JML webpage.

*7th and 8th grade Choir Rehearsal is after school today in the band room.

December 1, 2015, Tuesday
 *Destination Imagination Club will meet this Thursday, December 3rd, instead of tomorrow.

 *Geeking Club will NOT meet this week- the next meeting will be Thursday, December 10th. 

*Wednesday’s set design meeting with Mr. Sniffin is for 8th graders only. 

*Tomorrow, the German club will host its first annual gingerbread house making contest.  Students should meet in the cafeteria and have parents pick them up at 5:30. 

 *John Champe HS’s DECA club is sponsoring a movie night on Thursday, December 10th- come on out to see “Frozen” – concessions will be sold at the door. 

*Last month, JML donated 96 pounds of food to the Dulles South Food Pantry- let’s outdo ourselves!  Drop off any unwanted non-perishable, wrapped items in the boxes in the cafeteria- don’t waste, donate! 

*Film Festival club will meet on Thursday, December 3rd instead of tomorrow. 

*Volleyball club will have its first meeting next Monday, December 7th in the gym.  Be sure to come with a signed permission form.

*SAC is selling candy cane grams in the house areas all this week!  Cost is $.50 each and students need to know their friend’s 4thblock teacher for delivery.

 

November 30, 2015, Monday

*There are still a few spots left for the German club gingerbread competition- cost is $20 and the decorating happens on Wednesday, December 2nd after school. 

*NO all county guitar practice today. 

*Volleyball Club will have its first meeting on Monday, December 7th in the main gym- be sure to pick up a permission form and return it to room 818 before Monday morning. 

*Nominations for student of the month close today- this month’s characteristic is ACHIEVEMENT.  If you know someone who should be recognized for ROARing like a lion by showing achievement, nominate them in your house office today!

*SAC candy cane gram sales are this week- November 30-December 4th!  For $.50 each, you can send your friends and teachers a little holiday spirit!  Sales are in the house offices before school and students need to know their friends’ 4th block teachers names for delivery~

 
November 24, 2015, Tuesday

*SAC is sponsoring candy cane grams!  For $.50, you can send your friend some holiday cheer- sales will be next week in the house offices and students need to know the name of their friend’s 4th block teacher for delivery.

*Hearing re-screenings will take place today in the 6th grade conference room.  Please release students with passes on time, and students should be courteous of the testing happening as they pass by 

*Check out the Builder’s Club website under the “Activities” tab on the JML page for info about our new club.

*Today is the last day to sign up for the German Club gingerbread house making competition.  See Ms. Novak with your group entry fee and team members by the end of the day. 

*Let’s finish up No-Shave November strong with votes for your favorite beard- donate to the teacher’s container in the cafeteria to vote with your dollars.

*Whether you are traveling or staying close to home this Thanksgiving, have a wonderful break with your family and friends! 

 
November 23, 2015, Monday

*Honor roll celebrations will be taking place today and tomorrow through resource/spectrum classes.  Please listen to teacher directions and PA announcements for when your team should come to the cafeteria or auditorium. 

*Choir rehearsal after school today for 7th and 8th grade students. 

*Students interested in the German club’s gingerbread house making contest need to sign up with Ms. Novak by tomorrow.  There is a $20 entry fee per group, and groups can consist of no more than 5 students.  Houses will be made after school on December 2nd.

*Continue to vote for your favorite beard of our male teachers by donating to the cans in the cafeteria- money raised supports prostate cancer awareness. 

*Builder’s Club begins December 10th.  Please pick up a permission form from your house secretary or online under Activities.

November 19, 2015, Thursday

*Quote of the day, read to us by 7th grader Connor H., “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”  Albert Einstein 

*We will not be ordering pizzas tomorrow for PBIS prizes.  Your child may turn in ROARS for this prize after we return from Thanksgiving break. 

*All students will report to homeroom tomorrow to begin STEM day.  Attendance will be taken by homeroom teachers.

*To all German students, or those interested in German:  The German club is hosting a gingerbread house building competition on Wednesday, December 2nd.  To sign up, see Ms. Novak in room H1 before school with a group of 5 or less.  There is a $20 fee per group to cover the cost of supplies.  The last day to sign up is Tuesday, November 25th.  10 groups will be accepted, so sign up now! The winning houses will receive fabulous German prizes and be entered into the Loudoun County German Club Gingerbread House Competition!  Danke! 

*Good luck to Ms. Lucas, who is running the Philadelphia Marathon this Sunday- we know your training and hard work will pay off!

*Good luck to the strings students who are headed to Norfolk this morning to play at the VMEA conference- great job Ms. Caravan and group! 

*Teachers, for a donation of $5 you can wear jeans on Monday, November 23rd.  All donations will go to support prostate cancer awareness.  Teachers and students are encouraged to wear light blue to show support.  In addition, our Fear the Beard campaign is continuing in the cafeteria where you can vote with your dollars to see which male teacher wins No Shave November in the support of prostate cancer awareness.

 *Clubs today- archery 6th, basketball 7th/8th, innovation club, Zumba, 20xx, and drama club interest session 

*New club!! Builder’s Club will begin December 10th- see your house secretary for a permission slip.

 

 
November 18, 2015, Wednesday

*Quote of the day- “The worst thing we can tell kids is that they are the leaders of tomorrow- it implies they don’t have the skills to do it today.”  Travis Allen

*LEO Club collected 484.5 pounds of food for the Dulles South Food Pantry!  That will certainly help bring a grateful feast for many this Thanksgiving!  The winning 1st block class is Ms. O’Neill- congratulations! 

*LEO Club “Lions’ Club Peace Poster” contest winner is Rebecca Morris!  Your poster will now move on to compete in the regional competition!

*Tomorrow, students are asked to wear college colors or spiritwear.

 *Friday, November 20th is STEM day- students will report to homeroom and follow a different schedule in order to experience multiple activities throughout the day. 

*If students or parents have any other quotes or essays, please turn them in to Mrs. Simms as soon as possible.

*Our male teachers are participating in No Shave November to raise $$ for prostate cancer.  Students can bring their donations to the cafeteria and drop them in the teacher of their choice for “best beard”. 

*Innovation Club final meeting will be tomorrow- they will finalize App submissions and reflect on a great semester together~ 

*New Club!!!  Do you have a wild imagination and like to build things?  Then join Builder’s Club, beginning December 10th in 712.  We will be making a 3D mobile, mini Minecraft man, and more!  See your house secretary for a permission slip.

 *October students of the month:

October's Characteristic was Ownership.

Team

Girl Name

Boy Name

Elephants (8th)

Kat B

Angel D

Penguins (8th)

Courtney G

Matthew

Zebras (8th)

Bre R

Kevin P

Toucans (7th)

Ruby H

Saikiran C

Jaguars (7th)

Bliss B

Isaac S

Anacondas (7th)

Kendall B

Nathaniel A

Tigers (6th)

Amanda S

Trevor K

Pandas (6th)

Caroline C

Collin G

Rhinos (6th)

Christy V

Siem A

 
 
November 16, 2015, Monday 

*Welcome to American Education Week, where we celebrate the fantastic learning happening in our schools. 

*Quote of the day- “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character- that is the true goal of education.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Tomorrow, 11/17- students are asked to dress like they would in their dream career!  Can’t wait to see you~

*Wednesday- 11/18- donate a book to the library.  Books should be in good condition and middle school appropriate.

*Thursday- 11/19- students are asked to wear their favorite college colors or spiritwear. 

*Friday- 11/20- STEM Day!  Students will begin the day in homeroom and follow a unique schedule showcasing science, technology, engineering and math lessons. 

*FACS club and Travel Club will meet today~

 
November 12, 2015, Thursday 

*Bingo tomorrow night!  Come out for fun, food and prizes- doors open at 6:30, first game begins at 7.

*The librarians would like to congratulate Navya V. for winning the Stomp Out Bullying Raffle.  Navya’s name was chosen from many eligible participants.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.  

*On December 2nd, the library will host a live Skype with Mary Amato, author of Get Happy and Guitar Notes.  If you would like to participate, please see your English teacher or librarians.  There is only room for 50 students so sign up now.  One lucky student will receive a free copy of A Monster Calls, just for attending! 

*According to the CDC, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the US.  It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and populations.  In 2011, 209,292 men in the US were diagnosed with prostate cancer.  27,970 men died from it.  1 in 7 men will be diagnosed.  Have you figured out yet who is not shaving to support this cause?

 *LEO club food drive runs through tomorrow- let’s see which 1st block class wins the breakfast party!

*JML will hold an interest session to put a team together for the Stone Hill math tournament.  The meeting will be on November 16th in the auditorium- see your house secretary for a permission slip.

*American Education Week is next week!  Please check out Headlines on our website for a complete list of activities!

 

 

November 11, 2015, Wednesday 

*At the request of several veteran organizations, LCPS remains open today so that schools may present programs honoring those who serve and have served our country.  A special shout out to our staff veterans, Mr. Jacobs, marine corps, and Mr. Carr, army.  We are grateful for the sacrifices you have made for our country! 

*BINGO Night!  This Friday- doors open at 6:30, first game at 7.  Food, fun, prizes- come hear your favorite teachers calling games~ 

*Report cards distributed today in homeroom- contact individual teachers with any questions or concerns you may have.

*Leo Club continues its food drive for Dulles South Food Pantry- let’s see which 1st block class wins the breakfast party! 

*American Education Week is next week- we are collecting your favorite educational quote, as well as essays on what you would do as principal or a teacher who has impacted your life.  These can be turned in to English teachers. 

*JML will be putting together a team to compete at the Stone Hill math tournament in April.  An interest session will be held on Monday, November 16th in the auditorium.  Please see your house secretary for a permission slip, and Mrs. Bauer with any questions. 

*Have you noticed some of your male teachers are starting to look a little like lumberjacks?  See if you can tell which 14 teaches have decided to grow beards to fight cancer.  No Shave November has begun! 

*Innovation Club members- join us for open lab time in room 615 on Thursday morning if you need to finish up your App Design projects before we film our videos during Thursday’s meeting. 

*Clubs today- archery 7/8, basketball 6, SAC, chess, Destination Imagination, Model UN, painting and set design

 
November 9, 2015, Monday

*Please continue to bring in the pink Federal Impact Aid cards. 

*Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the All-District Chorus:  Madison D., Laney F., Aydyn O., Paige P., Christiana B., Madison G., Miriam M., Fiza M., Madison N., Elaine S., Shikha A., Harrison D., Catarina A., Shawn K., Gideon O., Jenna E., Rachel G., Emma K., Nyajay M., Kathryn R., and alternate Shreya J.  

*Come on out to JML’s 1st ever Bingo Night!  This Friday the 13th at 6:30- hear your teachers and administrators calling some games- Ms. Frye, Mr. Kruczkowski, Ms. Bellish, Ms. Garvey and Mr. Manning are among the staff members who’ll be calling! 

*LEO club food drive continues through this Friday- please bring in Thanksgiving non-perishable items to donate to the Dulles South Food Pantry.  The 1st block class with the most items wins a breakfast party!

*JML is now partnering with the Dulles South Food Pantry in an ongoing Food Recovery Program.  In the cafeteria, students can leave unopened, prepackaged food for pickup.  In the future, we are hoping to expand the program to include perishable items!

*J. Michael Lunsford will be putting together a team to compete at the Stone Hill Middle School Mathematics Tournament.  An interest session will be held on Monday November 16th in the auditorium.  Please see your house secretary for a permission slip to attend.  If you have any questions see Mrs. Bauer
 
November 6, 2015, Friday

*Thank you to all who turned in Federal Impact Aid cards today.  Please continue to turn them in~

*Tigers, Toucans and Penguins look great in their hats and jerseys for winning their grade level Box Tops contest!

*Congratulations to the All County Honor Choir who will be performing at Stone Hill MS tomorrow. 

*Academy of Science applicants who are taking the SAT tomorrow must bring their SAT test ticket and an acceptable form of ID to the test site. 

*LEO Club is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive for the Dulles South Food Pantry.  There will be a competition between all 1st block classes- the class that collects the most will be treated to a breakfast party!  Items collected include:  stuffing mix, gravy, instant mashed potatoes, canned fruits or pumpkin, sugar, flour, corn bread mix, canned cranberry sauce. 

*We will begin our food recovery program in conjunction with Dulles South Food Pantry on Monday- look for boxes in the cafeteria to put your unopened, pre-packaged food items from your lunchbox.

November 5, 2015, Thursday

*Federal Impact Aid forms went home today with students.  Please turn those in as soon as possible!  Students who return them tomorrow will receive a ROAR.  We get free money if parents work on federally owned property- let’s not turn it down! 

*The Tiger, Toucan and Penguin teams were our top Box Tops collectors!!  Those teams may wear a hat and jersey tomorrow to celebrate. 

*Did you know that the US Department of Agriculture estimates that saving just 5% of wasted food could feed 4 million people per day?  Starting November 9th, let’s help feed the families of Loudoun County by donating unopened, pre-packaged items from your lunchbox.  We are beginning a food recovery program in the cafeteria in conjunction with the Dulles South Food Pantry. 

*Do you know a student here at Lunsford who ROARS?  The characteristic for this month is ACHIEVEMENT.  Think about someone who…

~Participates in class

~Sets goals for themselves

~Strives to improve

~Contributes their ideas 

Let’s recognize our peers in a positive way!

*LEO Club is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive for the Dulles South Food Pantry.  There will be a competition between all 1st block classes- the class that collects the most will be treated to a breakfast party!  Items collected include:  stuffing mix, gravy, instant mashed potatoes, canned fruits or pumpkin, sugar, flour, corn bread mix, canned cranberry sauce.

*Clubs today:  Archery (6th), drama interest session, Lions Pride, 20xx. No Zumba or basketball today!

 
October 30, 2015, Friday
 *No school on November 2nd or 3rd- teacher workdays

 *Box Tops team winners:  Tigers, Toucans, Penguins.  These teams will be allowed to wear jerseys and caps/hats next Friday, November 6th.

 *September Students of the Month:

September's Characteristic was Respect.

​Team

Girl Name

Boy Name

Elephants (8th)

Aislinn G

Brigham D

Penguins (8th)

Jordan P

Noah V

Zebras (8th)

Gabby H

Muhammad H

Toucans (7th)

Micaela H

Alexander F

Jaguars (7th)

Lydia K

Brady A

Anacondas (7th)

Sophia P

Adrian P

Tigers (6th)

Sarah T

Christopher Y

Pandas (6th)

Khushi G

Cabot B

Rhinos (6th)

Mackenzie K

Greg C

 
 
October 29, 2015, Thursday
 *Tomorrow- last day of spirit week..Heroes/Villains Day- dress up like your favorite character.  All dress code rules apply. 

*Letters explaining the Federal Impact Aid forms (those pink cards) will be distributed today through 5th block teachers.  Pink forms will come home next week.

*Clubs today- Archery 6th, Geeking club, Lions’ Pride, Zumba, 20xx, and Innovation Club.  Basketball for 7th and 8th graders will NOT meet as Mr. Frew is absent. 

October 26, 2015, Monday
*    Tuesday is picture retake day.  For students who did not like how their pictures turned out and would like a retake, you must bring in the pictures you purchased to have a new one taken.  All students who were absent on picture day need to have their picture taken to be included in the yearbook, whether you will purchase photos or not.
 
*   Attention Lions,  Are you ready to show your school spirit?  Dress up for Spirit Week and show your Lunsford pride.
    Tuesday- look alike day.  A group can dress alike.
    Wednesday- wacky tacky day.  crazy hair, socks, clothes
    Thursday- color wars   6th grade wear gray, 7th grade wear blue, 8th grade wear black and gold
     Friday-  hero and villain day  wear your favorite hero or villain costume (no masks allowed)
 
*   Thank you to the many students who submitted STEM Day t-shirt designs.  It was a tough decision but we do have a winner.  Actually, we have 3 winners.  Sonia J and Raynah W combined their entries to create a winning design.  Katie R. was out other winner.  There will be two STEM Day t shirts available for purchase. The cost is $10. and order forms are available from the house secretaries and science teachers.  Payments may be made with cash or checks made out to JML.  Please have your student turn in the order form and payment to their house secretary no later than Nov. 4.
 
October 23, 2015, Friday
 

*AMC 8 sign ups due today.

*STEM day T-shirt winners are Kate R., Sonia J. and Raynah W.  T-shirt order forms can be found on our website.

*Lift-off applications due by Monday! 

*Picture retake day is October 27th- if doing retakes, you must return purchased pictures before doing a retake.  Students who were absent must get their picture taken to be included in the yearbook.

*Spirit Week October 26th-30th:

M- Pink out

T- Look alike

W- Wacky tacky

Th- Color wars:  grey (6th), blue (7th), black/gold (8th)

F- Heroes and villains

All dress code rules apply 

*Monday clubs- travel club, Leo club

 
October 22, 2015, Thursday

*Clubs today- B-ball 7th/8th, knitting, lions’ pride, Zumba, 20xx

***NO Archery club today for 6th grade, and the make up class for 7th/8th is canceled as well due to the PE teachers needing to get over to Freedom to prepare for tonight’s game.  Students were told to see their house secretary if they need to make phone calls home to inform their parents.

*Choir students singing the national anthem tonight at the game need to arrive at Freedom no later than 5:15 to practice.  Wear your JML music white polo!

*Consider applying for Lift Off, the rocketry club at Udvar-Hazy.  Applications have to be turned in by Monday.  Information can be found under “Headlines” on the JML webpage.  Space is limited! 

*The AMC8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.  The contest is held in November every year and is open to advanced math students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Students interested in participating in AMC8 should sign up with their math teacher no later than Friday, October 23rd.

*Picture retake day is Tuesday, October 27th.  Students who did not like their picture and want a retake need to return the purchased pictures in order to have a new one taken.  Students who were absent need to have their picture taken whether buying photos or not in order to be included in the yearbook.

 
October 21, 2015, Wednesday

*Consider applying for Lift Off, the rocketry club at Udvar-Hazy.  Applications have to be turned in by Monday.  Information can be found under “Headlines” on the JML webpage.  Space is limited!

*The AMC8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.  The contest is held in November every year and is open to advanced math students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Students interested in participating in AMC8 should sign up with their math teacher no later than Friday, October 23rd.

*Picture retake day is Tuesday, October 27th!

*Great to see so much ORANGE today!  Let’s unite against bullying not just today, but throughout the year.

*Continue to bring in teddy bears and non-perishable items for our Eagle scout and Loudoun Interfaith Relief groups. 

*Spirit Week in next week- October 26th-30th:

            Monday- Pink out!

            Tuesday- Look alike day

            Wednesday-  Wacky Tacky Day

             Thursday- Color wars- 6th wear grey, 7th wear blue, 8th wear black/gold

             Friday- Heroes and Villains!  (no masks)

*Clubs today- Archery 7th/8th, B-ball 6th, battle of the books, destination imagination, film festival, green club, kind club, painting. NO SET TODAY!

*Join us tomorrow evening for the annual Lunsford vs. Mercer charity basketball game.  Doors open at Freedom High School at 5:30, game starts at 6.  There will be concessions sold by the PTA and a 50/50 raffle by Mrs. Bain’s FACS class to support SC flood relief efforts. 

October 20, 2015, Tuesday

 *Picture retake day is October 27th!

 *The AMC8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.  The contest is held in November every year and is open to advanced math students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Students interested in participating in AMC8 should sign up with their math teacher no later than Friday, October 23rd.

 *Today from 5-7 pm we will host an open lab for students and parents to answer questions and allow you to access ParentVUE and StudentVUE with the help of Mrs. Archer as well as a member of the admin building team in charge of the site.

*Clubs tomorrow- Archery 7th/8th, basketball 6th, Battle of the Books, Destination Imagination, Green Club, Kind Club, Math counts (7:45 am), and painting 

*Lunsford vs. Mercer charity basketball game at Freedom High School on Thursday, October 22nd!!!!  Doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6.  Wear white!!!  Mrs. Bain’s FACS class will hold a 50/50 raffle at half time to support relief efforts of South Carolina flood victims. 

*Wear ORANGE tomorrow for UNITY DAY to stand together against bullying. 

*Collections of teddy bears and non-perishable items through Friday to support local organizations.

 
October 19, 2015, Monday 

*Great job at the Stone Ridge 5k and all our age group winners! 

*Clubs today- French club, Leo club, travel club- NO FACS club today (Mrs. Reardon is absent) 

*Middle coders meets tomorrow at 7:45 am 

*Wear ORANGE on Wednesday to show unity against bullying 

*This week is Bus Driver Appreciation Week!  Be sure to thank your drivers! 

*We are still collecting teddy bears and non-perishable food items through Friday.

*School store open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for your supply needs

*Mercer vs. Lunsford B-ball game for charity on 10/22 at Freedom High School- doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6!  50/50 raffle at halftime to support relief efforts from flooding in South Carolina- sponsored by Mrs. Bain’s FACS class!

October 16, 2015, Friday 

*TJ applications are due today by 4pm 

*Stone Ridge 5k tomorrow- race starts at 8:30, join us beforehand at the JML spirit tent for pictures, ROARS, hanging with Larry the Lion, and to show our spirit!

*School store is open every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday…get your spirit tattoos and pom poms as well as school supplies!

*Lunsford vs. Mercer charity B-ball game 10/22, doors open at 5:30, game at 6.  Wear WHITE!!!  We are supporting The StepSisters, a local breast cancer charity.

*Clubs meeting on Monday- FACS club, LEO club, French club and Travel Club

October 15, 2015, Thursday

*8th graders, TJ applications are due 10/16 by 4pm 

*Science Olympiad interest meeting is 10/16 at 7:45 in auditorium

*Subway Spirit Night tonight from 4-8

*Stone Ridge 5k this Saturday at 8:30

 *Lunsford vs. Mercer charity B-ball game 10/22 at Freedom- doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6 

*Clubs today: 

Archery, 6th grade

Basketball, 7th and 8th grade

Innovation club (this was left off announcements inadvertently this morning- please make sure kids are aware it IS meeting!)

Lions’ Pride

Zumba

20xx

Geeking Club

October 13, 2015, Tuesday

*STEM day is November 20th!  We need a creative student to design a STEM day T-shirt- entry forms are with your science teacher and in house offices, and are due October 14th.  Winners receive a free T-shirt and their name in the STEM day program.

*Lions’ Den school store is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:35.  Get school supplies here!  In addition, spirit items for the Mercer vs. Lunsford game will be sold…tattoos and pom pons are $1 each!

*A future Eagle Scout has asked for our help- Andrew Stephenson’s Teddy Bear Brigade!  Will occur through this Friday.  As a school, we are collecting New/Unused teddy bears for distribution to Loudoun County Emergency Personnel.  They will be handed out to children during accidents, fires or domestic situations to help calm and ease fears of youngsters in a stressful situation.  A donation box are outside of the main office. 

*We are at 94 entrants to the Stone Ridge 5k…keep those registrations coming!

*Clubs meeting on Wednesday:  Archery (7th/8th), basketball (6th), chess, film festival, IXL, math counts (7:45 am), model UN, painting, SAC, and set

October 9, 2015, Friday 

*Thank you to Ben and Vishnu for the great info about Peru and the Dominican Republic during Hispanic Heritage Month.

*Thank you to Ryan and Sarah for the PBIS student of the month nomination criteria.

*Monday, October 12th is a holiday- NO SCHOOL!

*AOS applicants need to have signed up for the SAT by tonight to avoid the late fee.

*Many clubs will begin next week- check the JML website for details and activity bus info

*Coding club WILL meet Tuesday morning at 7:30 in the lab

*Today is the last day of the Book Fair- you can order online through tomorrow~

*We are trailing Mercer in participants in the Stone Ridge 5k!!!  We want their principal to be wearing Lunsford spirit wear, so get your family, neighbors and co-workers to sign up for this great event that supports our schools!

 
October 8, 2015, Thursday

*8th grade students who have submitted an application to AOS must register for the SAT by tomorrow, October 9th.  Late registration will result in a significant fee.  The late registration deadline is October 27th.

 *PE apparel sale going on now!  Check out the flyer on our website for details.

 *Limo lunch today for students selling 15 or more discount cards.  Students will be gone from 11-1:15.  List provided to staff.

 *Book Fair continues through tomorrow!  If you miss it in person, you can shop online through Saturday!

 *JML Students- STEM Day is November 20th!  We need a STEM Day T-shirt designed by a creative student.  Entry forms are with your science teachers and in the house offices.  Entries are due no later than October 14th.  Winners receive a free T-shirt and their name in the STEM Day program.

 *Clubs meeting today- Archery in the aux gym, Knitting in 709, and Lions’ Pride in 715.

 *Thank you to Ethan, Josh and Allison for your info in Spanish to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Thank you to Ryan and Sarah for PBIS student of the month info!

 
October 7, 2015, Wednesday 

*The Lions’ Den school store hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15-8:35.  Beginning tomorrow, we will be selling spirit wear for the Mercer vs. Lunsford B-ball game on 10/22.  Tattoos and pom poms are $1 each.  We also have school supplies in case you need a pencil, eraser, file cards, or a reed for your clarinet or saxophone.

*Book fair is having its Family Night tonight- they are open until 8pm!!

*Be sure to sign up for the Stone Ridge 5k on Saturday, October 17th.  We still need a Larry the Lion volunteer for that day~

*Mercer vs. Lunsford Charity B-Ball game at Freedom on Thursday, October 22nd- $5 entry fee and concessions to be sold…cheer on Lunsford as we raise $$ for breast cancer awareness.

Clubs today:

Battle of the Books- library

Destination Imagination- Art 1

Film Festival club- 702

German Club- H1

Green Club- 712

Painting club (8th grade)- Art 3

Basketball club (6th grade)- main gym

SAC and chess club start NEXT Wednesday

*Activity buses are regional stops.  Sponsors will ensure all kids know their bus before departing today~

  
October 5, 2015, Monday 

*The Scholastic Book Fair is here!  Visit the library through October 9th.  Family day is Wednesday, October 8th until 8pm.

*Academy of Science applications for 8th graders are due by this Thursday, October 8th. 

*The Lions’ Den Squared pizza party is taking place today after school in the cafeteria.  Be sure to have your permission slip turned in! 

*LEO Club, Travel Club and Homework club begin today after school! 

*Thank you to Lauren from Sra. Osuba’s class for information on Panama to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

October 2, 2015, Friday 

*Interims go home today with students.  We are aware some teachers’ grades did not “show” in the report, but if students/parents login to ParentVUE, all graded work can be seen. 

*Have you ever wanted to learn more about computer programming or have a curiosity on how computers work?  Then boy do we have the club for you!  The Middle Coders Club is a coding club that will meet before school this coming Tuesday, October 6th, from 7:30-8:30 in Computer Lab 1.  Don’t forget to bring in your permission slip as we will need to know who is coming!

*Thanks to everyone who wore Green yesterday and recycled.  Keep up the good work and recycle every day, here and at home!  Lions ROAR for recycling!

 *The book fair is here!  Now through October 9th, check out the great offerings!  Family night is Wednesday, October 7th until 8 pm.  You can also shop online until October 10th. 

*8th graders- the deadline for submitting your application to the Academy of Science is Wednesday, October 8th.

 *LEO club, Homework Club and Travel Club will meet on Monday, October 5th.

*Thank you to Grace from Sra. Charin’s class for your information on Cuba and Uruguay during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

October 1, 2015
 *Today is Lions ROAR for Recycling Day!  Make sure you recycle properly today and every day.  Remember, all clean paper, aluminum, and plastic can go in ANY blue bin, but soiled items, food waste, and liquids need to be placed in the trash.  Go Lions!
*Innovation Club will meet after school today.  Please go straight to the location from our last meeting, and be sure to have a ride home.
*Wear orange tomorrow as we support Team Elizabeth as our former JML student undergoes a transplant to help in her battle against cancer.
*October is National Bully Prevention Month.  At Lunsford, we take pride in the fact that we have kind, respectful, and caring students.  This month you will be participating in a variety of activities in your classes that will help you to recognize bullying and will give you the skills to help stop it if you see it.  You, the students of J. Michael Lunsford, are the most important factor in putting an end to bullying.  If each of you choose to say or do something when you see bullying, it will stop.  Don’t let your friends be mean to other kids- you have the power to change that behavior!  Remember, if you can’t stop it yourself, find a trusted adult.  Let’s make an effort this month to make Lunsford a safe and comfortable place for ALL of our students.
*Have you ever wanted to learn more about computer programming or have a curiosity on how computers work?  Then we certainly have the club for you!  The Middle Coders Club is a coding club meeting before school this Tuesday, October 6th, from 7:30-8:30 in Computer Lab 1.  Don’t forget to bring in your permission slip as we need to know how many students will be coming!
*Thank you to Andrew from Sr. Capell’s class for some very interesting facts about Argentina as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.