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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Today is an X Day

And now it’s time for the student news video, brought to you by the 8th grade news crew!

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Lunch:

Breaded Chicken Patty on Bun

Chef Salad or Meatless Salad

Creamy Mac and Cheese

                  

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Activities for the Week of November 29th through December 3rd:

Wednesday (X Day):  7th/8th Grade Girls’ Basketball (3:00-4:00 PM in Gym)

                                       7th/8th Grade Math Tutoring (3:05-3:45 PM in Rm #228)

                                        6th Grade Robotics Club (3:00-4:15 PM in Rm #325)

                                        Drama Production Practice (3:00-4:15 PM in Lunchroom)

Thursday (Y Day):   Campus Life (7:05 AM in small gyn)

                                   7th/8th Grade Choir (7:10 AM in Rm #106)

                                   7th/8th Grade Math Tutoring (3:05-3:45 PM in Rm #229)

                                   Drama Production Practice (3:00-4:15 PM in Lunchroom)

                                    7th/8th Grade Girls’ Basketball (3:00-4:00 PM in Gym)

Friday (X Day): Open Art Studio (3:00-3:45 PM in Rm #200)

**Please check the Moore website (calendar, Moore Messenger, clubs, and intramural tabs) and our Facebook page throughout the week for any additions or changes.**

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Spirit Week, hosted by the Publications class, is next week December 6-10.  Dress up days are as follows:

Wednesday, Dec 8th:  Western Wednesday

Thursday, Dec 9th:  Neon Thursday

Friday, Dec 10th:  Jersey Day

**Dress Code must be followed for all spirit week attire**

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Eighth graders wanting to attend a high school outside of their attendance area need to fill out a High School Choice Form (see link below).  The deadline for choice forms is January 31st

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How sweet it is to be a future Naire!  The Lincoln East Apollonaires would like to invite all students in grades K-8 to dance and perform a routine taught by the 2021-2022 Lincoln East Apollonaires.  Dancer’s will be able to perform on Friday, December 10th at the Lincoln East Boys’ Basketball game for a half-time performance.  Dancers will receive a free admission ticket to the game, but parents/guardians and spectators must purchase tickets.  Flyers are available in the office or you can sign up using the link below.  Questions?  Please contact Coach Sara Hartman at shartma2@lps.org

https://forms.gle/qnTBbjGPWbLmUyj66

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Memories are being made, so purchase your 2021/2022 Moore yearbook!  Yearbooks are available for pre-order now through January 15th, 2022.  Cost is $25.  You can purchase one online through ParentVUE (must have a My School Bucks account) or bring cash or check to the Moore office.  Yearbooks will NOT be available for purchase after the January 15th deadline.

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

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Moore Middle School is partnering once again with students from East High School’s National Honor Society to offer zoom tutoring for students in any subject.  These tutoring sessions will be held via Zoom in the Moore library on Mondays after school from 3:00-4:00 PM beginning next Monday, September 20th.  Students MUST be signed up by 12:00 PM on the Monday they want to join a zoom tutoring session (no walk-ins can be accepted).  The jump code for signing up is BMPU.  See Ms. Mantey in the library if you have any questions. 

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LPS Families,

Here is your weekly update with reminders and important information.

INDEX:

  • Student Calendar: December 6 – 22
  • Suicide Prevention – Limiting Access
  • We want to hear from you – Superintendent Search
  • Health Department Information on COVID-19 Vaccine for Children
  • International Travel
  • District-wide Picture Retake Day
  • Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities (JELO)
  • Resources for families
  • Additional parents needed for the Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee

Student Calendar: Dec. 6 – 22

Monday, Dec. 6

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students 

Tuesday, Dec. 7

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students
  • Grades 9-12: PLC schedule for high school students (early release)

Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Thursday, Dec. 9

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students

Friday, Dec. 10

  • Full Day PreK: NO CLASSES
  • Half Day PreK: Classes in session
  • Grades K-12: Classes in session for all students

Monday, Dec. 13

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students 

Tuesday, Dec. 14

  • Grades K-12: Classes in session for all students, PLC schedule (early release)
  • PreK: No Early Childhood classes

Wednesday, Dec. 15 – Friday, Dec. 17

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students

Monday, Dec. 20

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students
  • Grades 9-12: Finals week

Tuesday, Dec. 21

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students
  • Grades 9-12: Finals week

Wednesday, Dec. 22

  • Grades PreK – 12: Classes in session for all students
  • Grades 9-12: Finals week

Thursday, Dec. 23 – Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

  • NO CLASSES – WINTER BREAK

We want to hear from you – Superintendent Search

The Lincoln Board of Education would like to hear from you to help the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) build a successful superintendent profile.

You are invited to fill out this survey and share your thoughts on what characteristics our next superintendent should have. The survey will close on December 21.

You can also attend one of several town halls in December to provide your input:

  • Dec. 13, at noon. – Virtual over Zoom (link can be found on the LPS website)
  • Dec. 13,  at 7:30 p.m. – In-person at the LPS District Office (5905 O St.)
  • Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. – In-person at the LPS Don Clifton Professional Learning Center (710 Hill St.)

More information about the superintendent search process can be found on the LPS website here.
 


Suicide Prevention – Limiting Access

As we approach the winter holiday season and the end of the semester, concerns about stress and suicide may increase. It is important to know that there are steps you can take to help reduce the risk of suicide. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides the following recommendations for families.

Many suicide attempts take place during a short-term crisis, so it is important to consider a person’s access to lethal means during these periods of increased risk. Reducing access to lethal means – in particular, medications or weapons – saves lives.

Families can take many actions to reduce access to lethal means of self-harm. Some of these are general household health and safety precautions that should be used regardless of suicide risk. Examples include limiting access to medications (prescription and over the counter) and storing weapons safely when not in use (American Academy of Pediatrics – healthychildren.org).

Other actions may be more appropriate when a person is at risk for suicide. If someone in the home is feeling suicidal, has recently attempted suicide, or is experiencing a crisis, it is safest to remove lethal means from the household entirely until the situation improves. 

For example:

  • Ask a family member to store medications safely and dispense safe quantities as necessary. 
  • Lock up weapons and put the key in a safe deposit box or give the key to a friend until the crisis has passed, or store weapons in another secure location outside of the home. Always store ammunition locked in a different location than the weapon.

If you are concerned about yourself or a family member, these resources are available to help anytime of the day or night, any day of the year. 

  • CenterPointe Helpline (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
  • Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Your Life Your Voice (Boys Town)  1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 (text charges from your phone carrier may apply)

Health Department Information on COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine plays a critical role in providing protection against the virus, preventing illness and saving lives. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is following CDC and State of Nebraska guidelines to distribute the vaccine. They are committed to ensuring that everyone who lives, works or learns in Lincoln and Lancaster County can receive a vaccine. Sign up now to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

The health department is hosting several COVID-19 vaccine clinics, including by appointment only for children ages 5-11 at local high schools and other locations in the city and county. All residents age 5 and older are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Local pediatric practices are also offering the COVID-19 vaccine as well as some local pharmacies. To find a pharmacy near you, go to vaccines.gov.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics:

  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Northeast High School gymnasium, 2635 N. 63rd St. – first and second doses for age 5 and older, Pfizer booster doses.
  • Sunday, Dec. 5, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cristo Rey Church, 4221 “J” St. – first and second doses ages 5 to 11, Pfizer booster doses.

Resources

Learn more on the LLCHD website.

Please provide a copy to your child’s school

Under Title 173 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, each school or school district in Nebraska is required to keep the immunization history of the students enrolled on file. If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccine, we ask that you please provide us a copy of the information by emailing a copy of the vaccination card to your school nurse. If your child has not received the COVID-19 vaccine, there is nothing you need to do.


International Travel

Based on the recommendation from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, LPS will require all students who are not fully vaccinated that travel internationally to quarantine for 10 days upon return, or 7 days if testing negative on the fifth day.


District-wide Picture Retake Day

LPS and Lifetouch have teamed up to offer a district-wide Picture Retake Day on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 – 11:00 a.m. and 12 – 3 p.m. in the gym at Riley Elementary School. This event will ONLY be for the students who missed their school picture opportunities. 

To reduce overcrowding, students with last names starting with A-L are scheduled from 8 – 11 a.m., while students with last names M-Z are scheduled from 12 – 3 p.m.

In order to sign your student up for this event, please fill out this registration form. If you aren’t able to access the form or are having any troubles, please contact Tanisha Gray at 402-436-1668 or by emailing tgray2@lps.org.

Here are the directions for online ordering from Lifetouch. If you need a physical picture packet, they will be available at Riley, on Dec. 4. Picture packet orders should arrive no later than the beginning of the year in January. 

We are grateful to hold this opportunity, as we know the pandemic has caused many changes and inconveniences. Those who register will receive a reminder email from Tanisha Gray as we get closer to the event.


Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities (JELO)

Is your child looking for a job or other extended learning opportunity? Students can use their Chromebook or LPS Student Portal account to check out our electronic bulletin board by going to lps.org and typing in the keyword “JELO”. (Students must be logged in to their LPS Student Portal to view the board.) 

Students in grades 6-12 will find information about a wide variety of opportunities available. This includes activities, camps, jobs and internships. We update the board every Wednesday afternoon.

Are you a business or organization wanting to share your opportunities with LPS students?
If so, please enter the information about your program/opportunity here: www.bit.ly/stujobslps.

Once you submit the information on the form, we will review it to ensure that it fits with our Board policies and regulations before we post it to the electronic bulletin board. Once an opportunity is posted, students in all middle and high schools are easily able to access the information. Please note: anyone outside of the LPS network or without LPS Portal access will not be able to access the eBulletin board.


Resources for families

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, these services are available any time of the day or night, any day of the week:

  • CenterPointe Helpline (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
  • Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Your Life Your Voice (Boys Town)  1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 (text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
  • Lincoln Police Department (non-emergency) 402-441-6000 or 911 (emergency)

Additional community resources can be found at MyLink – a website (https://mylnk.app) and a mobile app (for Apple and Android – search MyLink). It can be downloaded in a wi-fi environment and then used when wi-fi is not available. Translations are provided in Arabic, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


Additional parents needed for the Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Walter Powell, School, and Community Multicultural Administrator (wpowell2@lps.org).

Brief Overview of Multicultural Parent Advisory Committee
The committee shall consist of a minimum of two parents from each school. The committee membership shall represent, to the extent possible, the diversity of the Lincoln Public Schools students. The committee members will focus their attention on any current issue regarding socio-economic status, race, national origin, ethnic background, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, transgender, age, disability, mental, physical, or linguistic ability, or other protected status.
 
Purpose
To engage LPS parents in rich and productive dialogue related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and multicultural education within Lincoln Public Schools, resulting in enhanced educational experiences for all students
 
Meeting Schedule
These meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Don Clifton Professional Learning Center (710 Hill Street) during the academic year. Please note the upcoming meeting dates below:

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022