**Budget September 2016
**Status of Invoices from WA PTA Denise Hines
**Staff Report and Principal Report from Mary Bakeman — The Principal will not be able to attend this meeting
**Print out and distribute flyers for Screenagers
**Discuss post movie discussion where, when and materials to be used
**Pick an evening date for an Elf Chase volunteer and job distribution meeting
Welcome to the Langley Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association
We hope you will consider joining our PTSA. Your support is important to the success of our schools and thus our students in both our local PTSA as well as the State and National PTA. This is a PT S A, which means students can join too! We encourage all our members to include their students in their membership. https://lmsptsa.wordpress.com/membership/
Many businesses offer discounts to PTA members. Please see the following website for details on membership: http://www.wastatepta.org/member/value_benefit/value_benefit.html
What the LMS PTSA Strives to Accomplish
We strive to provide over $4,000.00 of grant money again this year to help support LMS teachers and staff provide the best learning experiences possible for our students. Last year the Elf Chase and our smaller fundraiser, the Science Fair Pizza Feed, raised over 4,300.00 and granted money for the following enrichment opportunities:
Additional funds for Outdoor Education Expedition
60 Copies of Huckleberry Finn
Safety Equipment for PE
60 Copies of Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Entrance for 20 students to Wing-Luke Museum
New books for the LMS library
Shop and kitchen supplies
Additional funds for Grade 8 Culminating Experience at Camp Casey
Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Coming October 15 and 16, 1PM, Screenagers, a documentary for teens navigating a digital world, at the Clyde Theater, Free Admission
4th , Elf Chase Fun Run/Walk 9am registration, 10am start,
April 2017, Langley Middle School Science Fair Pizza Feed
May 2017 Snacks for test Week
May 2017, Langley Middle School Teacher Appreciation Week
June 2017, 8th Grade Graduation and Dance
**Join our meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm in the school library. We’d love to hear your thoughts and get your input. This year’s 2016/17 meeting dates are: 9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/20, 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/13 (some Tuesdays are earlier in the month because of school breaks).
Questions? Please email Danielle Klein:email@example.com
We have a lot of fun and educational events coming up for the 2016/17 School Year!
Our first event will be two free showings of the documentary Screenagers. The Clyde Theater in Langley has generously offered to show this important film about today’s kids navigating social media. October 15 & 16 at 1:00. Free admission. Sponsored by The Clyde, SWEPTA, LMS PTA, SWHS PTA, South Whidbey Academy, Dr Jo Moccia, Dr Bob Wagner, Please see more info here: www.screenagersmovie.com
We are excited about our “5th Annual LMS Science and Engineering Fair” coming up! The fair will be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm. All students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will have their projects on display to share with our school community.
Our LMS PTSA will also be at the science fair with pizza, Caesar salad, other snacks and dessert for sale! Feel free to come for dinner!
We have once again invited judges from our community with experience in Science to help award first, second and third place ribbons at each grade level. These awards allow students at LMS to attend the WA State Science Fair in Bremerton at the end of March and compete for additional recognition. A group of scientists from LMS will also help with Science Day at the elementary school. Come and celebrate our young scientists and engineers, as they investigate questions and solve problems!
Happy New Year!
Our monthly PTSA meeting is Tuesday, January 26, 2:30 in the school library. On the agenda will be LMS teachers and staff grant approvals and the upcoming Science Fair pizza feed.
LMS PTSA Secretary