Weekly Principal's Announcement

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:13pm
Weekly Announcement 6/3


Reminder that tomorrow Tuesday, June 4 students will be dismissed at 11:50am for a Professional Work Day.  Please make transportation arrangements for your student, there are no after-school activities.  

Music Dept. NEWS   

Congrats to the orchestra students! The LEMS Festival Orchestra received a rating of superior and first place in their division. They also received the award for Best Orchestra Overall. The LEMS String Ensemble received a rating of excellent and first place in their division!

Congrats to the band students! The LEMS Festival Band received an excellent rating and fourth place. The LEMS Beginning Band received a rating of good!

Congrats to the chorus students! Concert Choir received a superior rating and second place in their division. Treble Choir received an excellent rating!

Health Room NEWS   

Dental Clinic: Dentist coming on Wednesday, June 5, consent forms were due May 15.

Attention Current 6th Grade Parents

New Vaccines Needed

Parents of Students Entering 7th Grade Next Year (2019-2020 school year) Will Need the Following Immunizations:

      MCV4 (Meningococcal {meningitis} vaccine

      Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)


 These vaccines are needed in addition to current school vaccination requirements.

** Please check with your child’s doctor to see if they have already received them, and take a copy of the record to their school.**

Two letters have been sent home to the students who still need the vaccinations or the health room needs documentation that student is up to date with his/her immunizations.

Failure to provide proof of updated immunizations on the first day of school, or proof of an appointment to receive the vaccinations will result in your student being excluded from school.  



Medication remaining in the health room should be picked up by the parent/guardian by 11:00 am on June 19th or 20th. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.


                                  Medications for next year

If your child will take medication during the coming school year, a medication form must be completed by your doctor or nurse practitioner.  Please be sure that all portions of the form are completed in full.  Orders for each new school year must be dated on or after July 1.  All medications must be in containers properly labeled with the following information:


            •           Student name

            •           Medication name

            •           Dosage to be given

            •           Time and frequency of medication

            •           Date of medication order

            •           Prescriber’s name

            •           Expiration date of medication


Pharmacy bottles will usually contain all of this information.  Over-the-counter medications such as cold, allergy, and headache medications should be labeled with the student’s name in black marker and brought to the health room in new, unopened containers.


MEDICATIONS: If your child has medications in the health room, they must be picked up by 1:00pm on June 21st (the last day of school). Whatever is not claimed will be disposed of – no exceptions. Medications CANNOT go home with students who are not already identified as “self-carry”.


Medication remaining in the health room should be picked up by the parent/guardian by 11:00 am on June 21th. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.


Any questions about medications or immunizations, please call the health room at 410-313-7607.


Thank you,


Kassy Wanless,  School Nurse


Student Services NEWS   


LEMS Attendance:  Please be reminded that if your student is absent for any reason, that it is important to provide written documentation of their absence.  Documentation should include student name, the date(s) of absence, and the reason for the absence.  Parent can use the following link to submit documentation for absences lemsattendance@hcpss.org


Media Center NEWS   


Last day for book checkout from the LEMS Library was May 31. All books should be returned to the LEMS Library by or before June 5.

Suggested donation for lost books is $10.


Exciting News: We’ve received 300 Buy one/Get one coupons from Chipotle as part of their Chipotle Reading Rewards Program!


To get these delicious coupons into the hands of kids, we’re doing a Bur-READ-os Reading incentive (flyer attached).  The incentive will run from May 9 to June 7.  To win a coupon, students will have to read a book and then advertise that book with a poster or review.  Students can do their posters online (Canvas, Google Slides, Google Draw, etc.) or by hand.  Reviews can be typed or hand written.  I’ll have printed out copies of it in the library.  Students can submit their work to me in the library or on the Bur-READ-os assignment in the Student Resource Course on Canvas. 


Limit one coupon per student, while supplies last, and all those other disclaimers.

 [Reading%20Program.pdf]Reading Program.pdf

8th Grade NEWS

High School Visit Field Trip: 

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Destination: Oakland Mills High School

Staff Member in Charge: Ms. Fischer


Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Destination: Hammond High School

Staff Member in Charge: Ms. Rudnicki

Six Flags Field Trip:  

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Destination: Six Flags

Staff Member in Charge: Ms. Waters



Attention Parents of 8th Graders:  Closing Ceremony 

The 8th Grade Ceremony will be on Friday, June 14th. The ceremony will begin 6 pm at Hammond High School. Look for specific details about the event to be forthcoming in May. 


Hammond High School - Rising 9th Grade Fall Sports Information Night - 6:30 PM

Hammond High School will be having its annual Rising 9th Grade Fall Sports Information Night on 6/11 @ 6:30 PM in the Hammond HS Cafeteria.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet the coaching staff, learn about summer workouts, tryouts, require paperwork to participate and ask questions.  You will hear directly from the Athletic Director and there will be break-out sessions with each individual sport.  If you are interested in football, boys soccer, girls soccer, cross country, field hockey, cheer, volleyball or golf, please mark your calendars!  All rising 9th graders and a parent should plan on attending.