* Late Start Days - October 30, Nov. 13. School starts 8:50am.
* No School - Nov. 6, 11, 26, 27
* Parent-Teacher Conferences - Nov. 23
* Half Days - Nov. 23, 25
* General Election - Nov. 3. Mail Your Ballot in by Nov. 3.
Learning Gateway is up and running. Thank you for your patience. Learning Gateway can be found at: http://gateway.rentonschools.us Lindbergh parents, please contact Rita Baccus, Registrar, (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you need to register to use Learning Gateway for the first time, or if you’ve forgotten last year’s logon information. (Updated 10-5-2009)
Veteran’s Day Assembly – Photos Wanted!
We are looking for photographs of friends and/or family members who have served, or are currently serving in a branch of the military. We need these photographs emailed to me (email@example.com) or put in my box byMonday November 2nd. The assembly in which we will be showing these will be on Thursday November 5th.
Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher/ASB Advisor
Senior pictures are due by October 31st. Also senior parents should start collecting and sending in the PDA page materials if they would like to dedicate a page to their loved ones. Full color page is $250, half page is $150 and a quarter page is $100.00. Best to get this over before the holidays. PDA’s are due January 15th, 2010, along with any final yearbook orders. None will be available at the end of the year this time.
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Lindbergh High School SkillsUSA Club
SkillsUSA Club is a great resource for the community! We make banners, posters, plaques, t-shirts, and sweaters! We can special order many other items, such as acrylic awards. We also offer screen printing for T-Shirts, hoodies, and more.
We also do work for other groups in the community and district as well, we aren’t limited to just work with LHS. Most orders take less than two weeks.
All of our jobs are designed and printed by students. The profit made goes to the LHS SkillsUSA chapter, which is used to fund community service projects, and send students to SkillsUSA leadership conferences and competitions. Thank you for your support.
For additional information or a price list, please contact Jim Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 425-204-3298.
REMINDER! Formation of 2013 Committee - First Meeting Tuesday, October 27, 7:00pm, LHS Library.
Grad Night 2013 parents will have their FIRST MEETING this day. In order to make this successful, we need to start NOW! A West Coast Entertainment representative will be the speaker for the evening. Come and learn exactly what we need to do for Grad Night! If you have any questions, please contact Carrie at email@example.com.
GRAD NIGHT GENERAL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Dealing for Dollars - Training Date Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30pm, LHS Commons
West Coast Entertainment offers an opportunity to pay down the ticket price. They are in need of Blackjack Dealers for their party events this holiday season, and are willing to train Grad Night parents to work at these parties. For each night, you will receive a $50.00 credit, which will pay down your total ticket price. Kids 16 years and over can train with their parents/guardians. Training usually takes one to two three hours sessions before the planned event.
A training date has been scheduled for Monday, November 16th, at 6:30pm, in the LHS Commons. We must have at least 10-15 parents at this training session. Mock blackjack tables will be set up, and veteran dealers provide step-by-step instructions.
If you are interested in participating, need a refresher course, OR if you have already trained and would like to sign up for West Coast December holiday events, please contact Carrie Wong at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. or tel. (425) 271-0743, no later than November 6th, so we can include you on the list!
The biggest benefit for participating in "Dealing for Dollars" is that you can have the entire ticket paid off, with no cost to you. Training is free. For example, one couple worked together at the holiday events. At $50 per person, per event, they paid off their child's ticket in just two events!
The Reflections program is alive and well at the high school level. The theme this year is "Beauty is . . . ". If your child is interested in entering a work of art in the form of a drawing, painting, literature, photograph, musical piece, or other venue, entry forms are available in the school's library. All entries must have a completed Official Entry Form, and must be signed by the student and parent/guardian. Please turn in all entries to the main office by Monday, November 9, 2009.
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA student arts recognition program. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Information and entry packets are also available online at:
Thank you so very much to all the parents and staff who have joined!!! If you still have not joined yet, please contact Carrie Wong at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., for a membership form - just type "Send LHS PTA Membership Form" in the subject line, and one will be forwarded to you. Thank you for your continued support!!!
PTSA LHS Guide for Parents.
If you are a new (or even returning) parent to LHS, the PTSA has a "2009-10 Guide for Parents" available. The Guide is a brief summary of the structure of parent organizations, along with a list of sports, clubs and activities offered at Lindbergh. If you would like the Guide e-mailed to you (Word document), please e-mail Carrie at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., with "Send LHS Guide" in the subject line. The Guide will also be available at Parent-Teacher Conferences in November.
The next Boosters meeting will be Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, 7:00pm, in the LHS Library. Everyone is invited to attend!
We are still in need of a new president (or co-presidents). Please e-mail Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you can help!
Clearance Days for Gymnastics: November 2 – 6
Clearance Days for Sports: November 2 – 13
First Day of Practice Gymnastics: November 9, 2009
First Day of Practice: November 16, 2009
ATHLETES WHO HAVE NOT PARTICPATED IN A SPORT
MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL
(Physical MUST be on a Renton School District Physical Form)
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE:
See Mrs. Koch in the Commons to pay your Sports Fee ($75.00) ASB ($30.00) and clear any Fines.
If you get free/Reduced lunch – sports Fee ($37.50)
Take receipt to Mrs. Clark in the Athletic Office. Any questions please call 425-204-3171
ATHLETS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICATED IN ANY SPORTS MUST:
Pick up Renton School District Physical Form in Athletic Office or in Commons
See Mrs. Koch in the Commons to pay for Sports Fee (75.00), ASB (30.00) and clear any Fines.
If you get free/Reduced lunch – sports Fee ($37.50)
Return Completed Renton School District Physical Forms, and receipt to Mrs. Clark in Athletic Office. Any Questions Please call 425-204-3171
NO CLEARANCE 1ST DAY OF PRACTICE
WEB LINKS TO ATHLETIC INFORMATION
Below is information on how to access the athletic schedules and forms that are on our district athletic web pages.
Here is the link to the forms page where we now have high school sports clearance forms (including the new head injury/concussion form we are asking middle schools to use as well) as well as all of our sport specific warning letters:
Here is the link to the sport schedules page where we post both the high school and middle school sport schedules (middle schools are on the lower half of the page):
Rather than having each school upload the forms to their own pages, schools will now link to our pages. That way, as we update the schedules or forms, the school page will be current as well.
To find these pages without the above links, you do the following:
1) Go to the Renton School District home page at www.rentonschools.us
2) In the menus near the top, just under the photo bar, click on “District Departments”
3) Scroll down to Extracurricular and click on “Activities and Athletics”
4) Once on the Activities and Athletics main page, choose the appropriate menu from the left side—Sport Schedules or Athletic Forms
There is another way to to view games, scrimmages, practices, etc. For a comprehensive schedule of Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports, scrimmages, practices, clubs (e.g., International, Rocket, Deca, Key, Speech, Chess), parent group meetings, Class events and sales, and much more, go to HighSchoolSports.net. The direct link is: http://www.highschoolsports.net/
Click on the tab "My School", and type in Lindbergh High School. Pick LHS in Renton (NOT the St. Louis one!). You can view the schedule for two days, the week, month, or the entire season! This is the most comprehensive schedule yet! You can also sign up to receive e-mails or text messages, alerting you to changes in the schedule, cancelled games and meets, and scores.
Lindbergh Website Information.
Lindbergh parents and students are encouraged to become familiar with Lindbergh's website at http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/
At this site, you will find a staff directory, bell schedules, District calendars, student and parent links to Learning Gateway, eFolio and Career Cruising, Career Center and Counseling information, the Daily Bulletin, volunteer parent group information, clubs and sports information, parent resources including online payments and lunches, and much, much more.
If you have questions regarding the website or if you find a link that's not working properly, please contact the LHS webmaster, Terri Simone, at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid..
Below is information from the Lindbergh Website's Daily Bulletin.
The information is posted daily, under "Lindbergh News", then "Newsletters/Bulletins".
The direct link for today's information is at http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/SchoolPage.aspx?PageName=
Girls' Varsity Volleyball @ Mt. Rainier - 3:30
Key Club - Cafeteria - 2:10
Club Aery - 250D - 2:10
Stomp Tryouts - 2:30
There will be conditioning for Lindbergh students interested in playing boys' basketball on Monday at 2:30 in the upper gym.
Tryouts will be next Monday, October 26. You must have athletic clearance in order to try out. For more information, see Ms. Margeson in room 250.
Are you interested in a summer or yearlong study abroad program? Come find out about the Renton Rotary Exchange Program. There will be a presentation on Oct. 27 at 2:10 in Ms. Peterson’s room, 250D. Interviews follow in November. Don’t miss out on this fun learning opportunity.
The Tiffany Park PTA is in need of high school students to volunteer to assist with the Tiffany Park Elementary Harvest Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will be helping out with various games and activities. If you are interested in volunteering, come to the Career Center for more information.
Senior pictures are due by October 31. We’ve received very few. Also senior parents should start collecting and sending in the PDA page materials if they would like to dedicate a page to their loved ones. A full-color page is $250, a half-page is $150 and a quarter-page is $100. It might be best to get this over before the holidays! PDA’s are due January 15, 2010, along with any final yearbook orders. None will be available at the end of the year this time. For more information, contact Sally Turnell.
If you are planning on playing Boys’ Basketball, Boys' Swim, Girls’ Basketball, Gymnastics or Wrestling, please plan to have your physicals done as soon as possible if you haven’t had one already. Athletic clearance for Gymnastics is November 2 – 6 and for all other sports, athletic clearance is November 9 -13. Please do not wait until the last day to clear for winter sports. There will not be any one day clearance for fees, signatures, etc. You must pay your sports fee and ASB , and clear all fines . Any questions, please see Mrs. Clark.
If you’re interested in unleashing your artistic talents and want to participate in the Reflections contest, you may pick up information in the Library. This year's theme is “Beauty is...” The deadline to enter is Monday, November 9. More information.
Students, you may only be in the cafeteria, commons or library during lunch. You may not wander the halls or hang out by the mirrors. Lockers must be visited after lunch. Please remain in the proper location to avoid receiving detentions.
Do you need your ID card? Do you need your ID card reprinted? The ID card maker is here! Please come to the Main Office during lunch and see Mrs. Hood.
Do you have a family member or friend who has served or is currently serving our country? If you do, please see Ms. Allen. We will be using these pictures in our Veterans' Day Assembly next month.
This is a reminder for students to check the detention lists posted around the building. A new list is posted by the end of each Tuesday afternoon (students will note a color change). Also remember that not serving detentions will result in an automatic assignment to Saturday school. Questions? Visit the Attendance Office.
Congratulations to Pearl N. for being chosen as Renton Rotary Youth of the Month for October! Way to go, Pearl!
Visit here for General Information regarding our Career Center. This includes College Visits, the Junior Handbook, a Volunteer Guide, the Quest Bridge National College Match and much more!
Visit here to view Career Center - Events Related to Apprenticeships, Colleges, Campus Days, Career Days, Job Seeking and more!
Learn more about the SAT/PSAT/ACT tests here.
Need information about scholarships and financial aid? Visit here. Find facts about FAFSA, a current scholarship list and more.
Interested in the Work-Site Learning Program? Visit here or contact Mrs. Derrig in room 220G.
Late Starts in October - 30
Extended Advisory - Oct. 29
No School - November 6, November 11
End of First Quarter - Nov. 5
Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 23
Half Day - November 25
Thanksgiving Break - November 26 and 27
College Fair and Money Maze (Understanding the Financial Process).
Date: Wed., October 28, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm College Fair
7:00pm – 9:00pm Money Maze
Place: Lindbergh High School
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Please join us for College Night at Lindbergh High School. The evening will begin with a College Fair in the Commons, followed by a special presentation "Money Maze - Understanding College Financial Aid", in the Lindbergh High School Auditorium.
No registration required to attend the College Fair.
Over 40 College Fair Participants, including: Bellevue Community College, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Seattle Central Community College, University of Washington, Washington State University, and much more!
MONEY MAZE (Excerpts from the flyer distributed to the students)
The Money Maze is presented by the College Planning Network, a local nonprofit organization that since 1987, has helped families plan for college. The two-hour workshop brings students and their parents or guardians together with CPN representatives and the Renton School District for information gathering, questions and answers, and hands-on planning. The workshop allows families to begin planning early to take full advantage of college aid opportunities.
The Workshop Helps Families
Prepare the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA)
Understand all types of financial aid
Determine individual school costs
Contact aid and scholarship sources
Understand what your “expected family contribution” will be
Negotiate a financial aid offer reflecting a family’s real need
Insight and Information
Each family will also receive a packet of worksheets and other valuable materials, including:
Review of financial aid programs
Financial Aid Form sample copies
Family contribution worksheets
The Money Maze, a 36 page workbook that matches the presentation.
Pre-register for Money Maze by calling 206-323-0624, or register on-line at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid..
Take advantage of a special $20 per family registration fee ($10 if you have previously attended and wish to come again)! (Regular fee $40)
The fee is the same regardless of the number of family members attending.
If you have questions, or would like to request a fee waiver, please call/e-mail CPN at (206) 323-0624, or Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
Excerpts from "Good News" Announcements
For pictures and the full text, go to: http://www.rentonschools.us/FILES/DISTRICT/Community
%20Relations / RSD_e-newsletter-Good%20News-10-14-09.pdf
Five Hazen High School seniors and a Lindbergh High School senior have been named Commended Scholars by the College Board. The students received the honor based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarshp Qualifying Test. Only two-thirds of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the test receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. The students are: Hazen students: Monica Razniewski, Colin Jones, Laura Kooiman, Alexander Lohrer and Brian Goddard; and Lindbergh senior Casey Penk.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
Renton School Board resolution opposes Initiative 1033 on Nov. 3 ballot
October 15, 2009―Renton School Board members at their recent meeting took action against Initiative 1033, the Tim Eyman-backed tax-reform initiative on the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid..
The board joins a broad coalition of state business, labor, community and education organizations that oppose the initiative which would cap the yearly growth of state, county and city general funds at the rate of inflation, plus population growth.
Opponents say the initiative will create greater need for statewide cuts, which would further devastate public services and education, and impede recovery from the recession.
Eyman has said the initiative would lower property taxes and provide another barrier to keep state and local officials from raising taxes.
Renton School Board’s legislative representative Pam Teal worked on the wording of the Board’s resolution which states the measure would further erode the state’s P-12 education funding, causing deeper cuts to the district’s budget.
State economic forecasters have predicted that the initiative would eliminate most if not all of the state school levy funding in five to six years: an elimination of 25 percent of state school funding that is sent directly to districts.
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Randy Matheson | Executive Director, Community Relations | 300 SW 7th Street Renton, WA 98057 | p: 425.204.2345 c: 206.375.0632
Fairwood News in Real-Time, Any Time
Fairwood Community News, Inc. (www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com) is an established, comprehensive and FREE News Source for the greater Fairwood area. Fairwood Community News covers news about our neighborhood schools, organizations, businesses and developments in our area. If it has something to do with our community, FCN is interested in sharing it with the greater Fairwood area.
Features: Check out the site; you'll find information about everything: Lindbergh, Nelsen and feeder elementary schools; A Community Calendar is well-used and updated regularly - add your own group's events by emailing FCN; Homeowners Associations have dedicated pages; and Classified advertising is also FREE.
If you have news to share, let Fairwood Community News know about it. They want to hear from you.
To view the site, click http://www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com/index.html
On September 1, 2009 the City of Renton launched a “reverse 9-1-1” notification system for use during emergencies, which allows city officials the ability to deliver urgent pre-recorded emergency telephone messages to targeted areas or to the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Called CodeRED, this high-speed telephone emergency notification service can be used in the event of severe weather, hazardous materials spills, floods or other emergencies that can affect people’s safety or health.
Click at this link for more information and to sign up: http://rentonwa.gov/emergencies/default.aspx?id=26067
Film Frenzy Curvee Awards
Last weekend, nearly 20 aspiring filmmakers frantically ran throughout the streets of Renton as part of the 2nd annual Renton Film Frenzy, a competition where filmmakers had just 50 hours to shoot, edit and submit a 4-minute film about Renton.
On Tuesday night, Oct. 27, these filmmakers―which includes seven students from Nelsen Middle School, Renton and Hazen high schools, Kentridge High School and Northshore Junior High ― will be competing for $1,700 in cash prize plus the coveted “Curvee” awards, crafted by local glassworks studio Uptown Glassworks. The top ten films produced during the competition will be screened.
The event is free and open to the public.
Film Frenzy Curvee Awards Gala
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
(at Renton High School, 400 S. 2nd Street, Renton)
Washington State PTA News
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT I-1033 NOW AVAILABLE ON WSPTA WEBSITE
Initiative 1033, the latest Tim Eyman effort to limit government spending, was not on the formal agenda at the Legislative Assembly, but was a major topic among those in attendance because of its potential adverse effects on public education and other services important to children. If adopted, the initiative would limit the total revenue that could be expended in any calendar year to the amount received in 2009, plus an adjustment based on a national inflation index and any increase in the general population.
The Office of Financial Management has estimated that this initiative would deprive publically funded education and health services almost $6 billion in support over the next six years. As reported in earlier editions, the WSPTA Board of Directors has gone on record as opposing the initiative at its August meeting. In response to requests from many in attendance at the Legislative Assembly, we have established a separate page on our website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. Be sure to check back often because we will be updating this information frequently.
Six Period Schedule
Period 1 7:20 - 8:15
Period 2 8:20 - 9:20
Period 3 9:25 - 10:20
Lunch 10:25 - 10:55
Period 4 11:00 - 11:55
Period 4 10:25 - 11:20
Lunch 11:25 - 11:55
Period 5 12:00 - 1:00 Period 6 1:05 - 2:03
LINDBERGH SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION.
Principal, Tres Genger 425-204-3200
Asst. Principal, Anna Horton 425-204-3210
Asst. Principal, Charles James 425-204-3210
Attendance Office 425-204-3210
Career Center 425-204-3225
Counseling Office 425-204-3159
Main Office 425-204-3200
Security Office 425-204-3211
E-mail updates are provided as a courtesy via Lindbergh's PTSA, and are not intended to replace regular U.S. mail, or written material sent through the kids. The updates merely serve as either an additional notice, or a precursor of things to come, and helps rally parents and promote camaraderie. Please remember to ask for hand-outs from school, and read them!
Please remember to support the PTSA and Lindbergh Boosters Club - they are the main vehicles by which parents can keep informed and in contact with the school and each other!
If you want to be removed from the e-mail list, please e-mail me at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. Please feel free to forward this to other Lindbergh parents, so they will know what is going on!!!
Carrie L. Wong
Lindbergh PTSA Vice-President
October 15, 2009
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