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LCBMS WEEKLY BULLETIN
WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 2020

Monday, January 20

SCHOOL CLOSED
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY

Tuesday, January 21

C Day
Music Day:  E6

There will be Wrestling practice today, after school, in Gym B.  Plan to take the 5:30 bus home.

There will be Girls’ Basketball practice today, after school, in Gym A.  Plan to take the 5:30 bus home.

SADD Club will meet today, after school, in the Library.  Plan to take the 4:30 bus home.

G.I.V.E. Club (Group A) will meet today, after school, in Room 339.  Plan to take the 5:30 bus home.

Honors Chorus will meet today at 8:15 a.m. in Room 313.  This sectional rehearsal is for SOPRANO’s only.  Please be on time.

Roots & Shoots Club will meet today at 8:15 a.m. in Room 338. 

The Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance Club will meet today, after school, in Room 302.  Plan to take the 4:30 bus home.  See Ms. Bloom in Room 226 or Ms. Weinbaum in the 7th Grade Guidance Office for more information.

Wednesday, January 22

D Day
Music Day:  F6

There will be a Wrestling AWAY match vs. Fox Lane (Fox Lane M.S.) at 4:45 p.m.

There will be Boys’ Basketball practice today, after school, in Gym A.  Plan to take the 5:30 bus home.

Thursday, January 23

A Day
Music Day:  A7

There will be a Boys’ Basketball HOME game vs. Putnam Valley at 4:15 p.m.

There will be Wrestling practice today, after school, in Gym B.  Plan to take the 5:30 bus home.

Science Club will meet today, after school, in Room 100.  Plan to take the 4:30 bus home.

The Knit & Crochet Club will meet today, after school, in Room 308.  Please bring your needles and any special yarn you would like to use.  Extra yarn and limited needles will be available.  Plan to take the 4:30 bus home.  Students, faculty and staff are always welcome!

Friday, January 24

B Day
Music Day:  B7

There will be a Boys’ Basketball AWAY game vs. Beacon (Rombout M.S.) at 4:45 p.m.

There will be a Girls’ Basketball AWAY game vs. Putnam Valley at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a Wrestling HOME match vs. Pleasantville & Mahopac at 4:30 p.m.

There will be an Ice Hockey HOME game vs. Brewster (Bear Mtn. Ice Rink) at 6:00 p.m.

Miscellaneous/Upcoming:

-The next National Junior Honor Society meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th in Cafeteria A.  If you did NOT attend the December 11th meeting, you must attend this mandatory meeting.  Please remember to bring a folder and your packet.  Plan to take the 4:30 bus home.

-There will be a Blood Drive on January 23rd from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. here at LCBMS in Cafeteria A.

-YEARBOOK NEWS:  The 2019-2020 LCBMS Yearbooks are now on sale!  Our Yearbooks are created by our very own LCBMS students under the direction of Ms. Erika Johnson.  They are filled with moments that make us laugh, smile, and remember the good times while we learn and grow at LCBMS…  Please do not wait to order!  Order now at:  www.jostens.com before the pricing increases!  Yearbook recognition ads are a great way to communicate your thoughts, well wishes, congratulations, student achievement, and important milestones!  You can now place an ad on-line at:  www.gradad.com.  This feature is available on-line ONLY.  Simply search for “Lakeland”, select “Copper Beech”, and put your well wishes into action.  All information needs to be put directly into the website and must be completed and paid for in full in order to secure ad space.  Thank you for supporting the LCBMS Yearbook Club!

-ART NEWS:  Are you interested in an Art competition?  If so, Ms. Graessle is accepting all artistic entries that speak to the theme:  “ONE NATION, INDIVISIBLE”.  You may create any visual, sculpture, or computer art/video piece and submit it to Ms. Graessle.  All entries are due by February 7th.  This competition is held by the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of NYCLU.  Please email Ms. Graessle or see her at the beginning of 9th period, in Room 335, for more information!

Phys Ed Info.

-There will be Field Hockey Intramurals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at       8:00 a.m., for girls in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade in Gym A with Coach Sarsen. 

-The Boys’ Soccer Intramurals Program will start on Tuesday, September 17th and run through June 1, 2020.  All boys interested in playing Soccer before school begins are welcome to join!  Tuesdays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.: 7th and 8th grade boys; Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.: 6th grade boys.  Meet in Gym A.  Please see Coach Tim Hourahan with any questions.

-Girls’ Volleyball Intramurals will run from January through March in Gym B with Coach Stafford.  The program will run on Mondays and Fridays from 8:05 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.  If you are interested in participating, please see Coach Stafford with any questions.

Health Office Info.

Staff and Students

Flu season is upon us, please keep your child home should they have a temperature of 99 degrees or higher, and contact your pediatrician. Good hand washing is encouraged to ward off germs, and using cough etiquette helps trap germs within your arm by using your inner elbow as you cough or sneeze. Remember, children may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of any medication to help alleviate fever. In addition, any child who is vomiting or has diarrhea should remain home until the symptoms resolve.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

As per New York State Education Law, all students entering SEVENTH Grade for the 2020/21 School Year, must provide the School Nurse a copy of your child's most recent physical exam. A physical exam is considered valid if it is dated on or after September 1, 2019. If your child has had an exam that falls within this time frame, then please forward the exam to our Nurse's Office since this will satisfy the NYS requirement. In addition to a Physical Exam, All 7th grade students MUST receive the Meningococcal Vaccination as per NYS Department of Health Guidelines. This vaccine must be received before the first day of school in September of 2020.  Admittance to school will be denied should your child not have this vaccination and your child will NOT be provided a class schedule until proof of meningococcal is completed. If your child has not received one as of yet, please contact your MD to make an appointment for your child to receive this vaccination. Once received, please forward the physical exam and vaccination record to Nurse's Office.

Attention 7th Grade Parents

As per NYS Education Laws, all 7th grade students must submit a current Physical Exam to the Nurse’s Office. In addition, all 7th grade students will be screened for vision, hearing and only 7th grade girls will be screened for scoliosis if none was recorded on MD’s exam.

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Please be advised, your students’ chart will be forwarded to their High School next year. Remember to submit all physical exams should your child want to play a school sponsored sport. The next year a physical exam is required as per NYS Guidelines is in 9th Grade. A physical exam completed ON or AFTER September 3, 2019 will be acceptable.

Spring Sports Alert:

If you would like to try out for a school-sponsored spring sport, you must have a Physical Exam on file with the School Nurse.  Your Physical Exam must be dated on or after March 1, 2019, in order for it to be valid.

LCBMS on-line registration opens on Tuesday, February 18 and closes on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  The registration form is found on the school district website within this time frame ONLY.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, a link to the registration form will be posted on the district website:  www.lakelandschools.org as “On-line Sports Certification Procedures”.  Instructions will be provided with the link.  On-line forms must be completed by a Parent/Guardian only.

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