PTA News Update for Week of September 30, 2013

CALENDAR

October 1, 2013 PTA Coat Drive through October 23, 2013

October 3, 2013 Gotta Eat Night – Chic-Filet 5-8pm

October 9, 2013 Robotics Club Meeting @ 6:30pm Tech Ed Room

October 16, 2013 PTA Meeting @ 7pm Media Center

SCHOOL NEWS

LKMS ROBOTICS CLUB

Check for updates on club website http://lkmsrobo.wordpress.com

PTA COAT DRIVE

GIVE THE GIFT OF WARMTH! Lime Kiln PTA invites you to participate in the Pupil Personnel Workers & PTA Council of Howard County Annual Coat Drive during the month of October. Your donated items will help students and families in our school communities. Items needed: New or gently used boys, girls, teens and adult sizes of coats, hats and gloves. All items must be clean, with zippers and buttons functioning and ready to wear. Donations can be dropped off at the donation box located inside of the Lime Kiln Middle School office October 1st through October 23rd. Thank you in advance for your continued support! Contact- Catherine Meshkin, PTA Delegate catherinemeshkin@yahoo.com or 703-470-2670

DIRECT DONATION (NO HASSEL FUNDRAISING!)

Would you rather support the PTA through a tax deductible direct donation? We funs many wonderful student, family and teacher programs and activities. We raise money for our budget through PTA membership, fundraisers and Direct Donation. Use the link below to donate. The following families have given Direct Donations: Adamczyk, Adamson, Behrmann, Bennertz, Berg, Buda, Campbell, Chory, Cohen, Crandon, Deluliis, Fitzgerald, Fultz, Goring, Grasso, Hammer, Hobbs, Holt, Ipsen, Jewell, Kaplan, Karunakaran, Kim, Kurdle, Meagher, Meoni, Morris, Na, Newman, Norris, Ockerman, Patel, Seo, Sullivan, Tatum, Troll and Wehrung. Thank you for your generous support of the PTA!

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PTA MEMBERSHIP

PTA membership is an important way to support the school. Membership is just $20 per family and funds teacher, student, and family programs. Sign up on the LKMS PTA website http://www.lkmspta.org/ ]www.lkmspta.org and use Paypal!

SILENT FUNDRAISING

There are so many easy ways to earn money for our school – simply by doing things you are already doing! Please consider participating in one or more of the following programs (instructions on how to do so are included in each section):

Giant Grocery Store’s A+ School Rewards Program – Simply register (or re-register) your Giant card by logging on to their website at http://www.giantfood.com/aplus or call 1-877-275-2758 to register over the phone.

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education (TIE) Program – – Simply link (or re-link) your VIC card. You may do so at the register, the Customer Service desk, online at http://www.harristeeter.com or over the phone by calling 1-800-432-6111.

Safeway’s eScrip Program – – Purchase any items with the school bus logo until September 11th (10% goes back to the school) and give all receipts to: Catherine Meshkin, Lime Kiln PTA Silent Fundraising Chair, 7706 Water Street, Fulton, MD 20759. Participate in the eScrip Program year-round by logging on to http://www.escrip.com to register. Lime Kiln’s School ID is 6528500.

Clip Box tops. We will be sending in a batch on October 25. The box is in the front lobby of LKMS by the benches. We batch the box tops in baggies of 50 – so if you are collecting them please send them in this way. LKMS receives 10 cents for every box top and they really add up.

In addition, please encourage friends and relatives to register for these programs as well. Also, please note that regardless of whether or not you have participated in any of these programs in the past, you must RE-REGISTER each year.

If you have any questions, please email Catherine Meshkin at catherinemeshkin@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to another great year at Lime Kiln Middle School. Thanks for helping keep our great school great!

Redistricting Meetings Rescheduled
There are several upcoming meetings on middle school redistricting that have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 22: 4 p.m., Board Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Presentation of Attendance Area Adjustment Plans
Tuesday, Oct. 29: 7 p.m., Attendance Area Adjustment Public Hearing I
Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7:30 p.m., Attendance Area Adjustment Work Session I
Monday, Nov. 4: 4 p.m., Board Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Attendance Area Adjustment Public Hearing II
Friday, Nov. 15: 10 a.m., Attendance Area Adjustment Work Session II
Tuesday, Nov. 19: 7:30 p.m., Attendance Area Adjustment Work Session III
Thursday, Nov. 21: 4 p.m., Board Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plans
Check out the LKMS PTA website: [ http://www.lkmspta.org/ ]or email lkmspta@gmail.com with any questions.

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