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LS Letter to Parents - 20 Apr 2018

Artwork by Logan, Class of 2026

VERY EARLY SPRING

The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky--
So many white clouds--and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears....
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver.

-Poem by Katherine Mansfield

SPANISH AND FRENCH PRESENTATIONS
For the past few weeks, Lower School Spanish and French classes have been working very hard preparing for the end-of-the-year foreign language presentations. Families are invited to come and see the performances.
-Spanish presentations will take place in room CRC 214 (2nd floor of the Community Resource Center/CRC).
-French presentations will take place in the KIVA (main floor of the CRC).
-CLICK HERE for the schedules.
-CLICK HERE for a listing of what students should wear (French plays only!).

CULTURE FEST 2018
Culture Fest 2018 is tomorrow, April 21, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace. CLICK HERE for more information and the performance schedule. Hope to see you there.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
It's time to think about SUMMER! Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to all area students in grades *K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

DOGGIE DASH
Please join us for the Doggie Dash on Saturday, April 28, at French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield. The event starts at 9 a.m. You can either run a 5K or walk a 2-mile trail. Feel free to bring your dog! Participation in the event costs $15 and an additional $10 for a student-designed T-shirt. (Students may purchase a t-shirt at school from Mrs. George for $5). This event is funded and hosted by both the 7th grade APL Service Group and the Cause for Paws Upper School Club. ALL proceeds go to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria. For additional information and to register, please visit: http://lraroyals.corecommerce.com/Events/aplrun18.html.

SENIOR CLASS GIFT
Please help the senior class raise money for their class gift by purchasing their custom designed hat! Click the link to order yours today! Thank you for your support! https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/event-details?catid=6&id=70

AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone. Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
4/21 Culture Fest (11 a.m.)
4/23-27 Spanish Presentations
4/24-26 French Presentations
4/27 Grade 2 Field Trip
5/1 Grade 4 Trip
5/4 Dress Up as Your Favorite Book Character
5/9 Grade 4 Trip
5/10 Grade 3 Trip
5/11 Grandfriends’ Day

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 2 News
Grade 3 News
French and Spanish Presentations (Schedules)
French Presentations only (What Students Should Wear)
Culture Fest
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

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Lunch Program
Reminder: Lunch orders are due by 10am on Saturdays. Please email lralunchprogram@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 
 
Gift Cards:
NEW:  PayPal now accepted. Gift cards available for purchase: $10 Chipotle, $25 Giant Eagle, $25 Heinen's, $100 Heinen's, $100 Giant Eagle, $10 Malley's, $50 Honey Baked Ham.  Every gift card order supports the PA. Please email Clare Navratil (clarenavratil@gmail.com) for orders and questions. 
 
The Rock Pile - Lawn and Garden

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.


Coming soon: A new fundraising partner - Landmark Lawn and Garden (Westlake, Avon, Strongsville locations)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri Apr 20                              MS/US Mid-Quarter

Sat Apr 21                              Culture Fest – 11 a.m. – BCC

Sat Apr 28                              Doggie Dash – 9:00 am – French Creek Reservation

Fri May 11                             MS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie-2:15 & 7 pm – BCC

Tue May 15                            MS/US Athletics Year End Banquet – 6 pm – BCC

 

Directors Notes

Today is mid-quarter. By the end of the day on Monday, your student’s grades on the portal will be updated. For those receiving a C- or below, a narrative will be included on the progress report. Please log into the portal and review the grades with your student. A thoughtful analysis of the information you find could include:

  • Homework assignments - are they being completed and turned in?
  • Is your student successful on quizzes and tests? If not:
  • Is the amount of preparation appropriate?
  • Is the type of preparation appropriate?
  • Are long-term projects progressing and are intermediary due dates being met?

I’m sure there are other ways to look at the information on the portal in addition to the above talking points.

Please remember to bring in Box Tops. If we, as a school bring in 3000 box tops, we’ll duct tape Mr. Barker to a wall and leave him there for a while.

If the weather cooperates, we’ll host a track meet on Wednesday the 25th.

The Fine Arts Festival is happening on Friday, April 27th in the evening and will feature artwork from all of our students. Our jazz students will also be presenting their final concert.

Finally, see below for information about the APL fun run happening on April 28th.

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE

It’s hard to believe that we are less than a month away from the show!!

If you’d like to order a show shirt, please go to the Big Frog link below and order! They make a nice memento of the show for your cast or crew member. Also, we have many phones for “The Telephone Hour.” They are actually the plug in accessories for cell phones. If your student would like one to bring home with them after the show, please send in $5 to the office with your student’s name on the envelope. They will be able to take their phone home with them after the second show on May 11th.

https://www.agpeservices.com/estore/bigfrogavon/Lake%20Ridge%20Academy/Bye%20Bye%20Birdie%20Online%20Store

We will begin costuming next week.

There are items you will need to send in with your cast member:

  1. A small laundry basket or container with your student’s name on it for costume items. Please have your child bring it to the Black Box by FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.
  2. For girls: a sweater or short sleeved shirt that matches the 50’s style skirt she will receive next week, and a pair of shoes (flats, keds with bobby socks, or saddle shoes with bobby socks)
  3. For guys: khaki or black chino pants and dress shoes
  4. Some of the main roles will have some variations on what to bring in.

 

Doggie Dash

Please join us for the Doggie Dash on Saturday, April 28th at French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield.  The event starts at 9am.  You can either run a 5K or walk a 2mile trail.  Feel free to bring your dog!  The event costs $15 to participate and an additional $10 for a student designed T-shirt. (Students may purchase a t-shirt at school from Mrs. George for $5).  This event is funded and hosted by both the 7th grade APL Service Group and the Cause for Paws Upper School Club.  ALL proceeds go to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria.  For additional information and to register, please visit http://lraroyals.corecommerce.com/Events/aplrun18.html.   

 

Culture Fest 2018

Come to the 17th Annual Culture Fest on Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website for more information:

www.globalgiving.org

This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Bollywood Dancers (Vivian Behringer ’26, Maia New ’26, Aarohi Patel ’28, Arianna Arty '29, Olivia Oakes ’29, Olivia Klocker ’30, Olivia McAllister ’30, Halle Piero ’30, and Kyla Skimin ’30, coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, a modern South African song and dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face painting, Chinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).

See the performance schedule below and plan your day:

•   11:15   LS Bollywood Dancing

•   11:30   Irish Dance: Soft Shoe

•   11:45   Chinese Classic Dance

•   12:00   CWRU Bhangra Dance

•   12:30   Greek Dancing

•   12:50   Bharatanatyam

•   1:05     Culture Club Fashion Show

•   1:30     K-Pop Dance

•   2:00     CWRU CobRaas Dance Team

•   2:15     South African Song & Dance

•   2:40     Chinese Songs

•   2:50     Irish Dance: Hard Shoe

•   3:00     Indian Line Dance Workshop

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Culture_Fest_2018.pdf

 

 2018 Summer Health Class

  • Information attached at the end of the weekly
  • All registration is done through the Summer Program
  • Program coordinator is Katherine Hatcher (hatcherk@lakeridgeacademy.org)

 

Senior Class Fundraiser

Please help the senior class raise money for their class gift by purchasing their custom designed hat! Click the link to order yours today! Thank you for your support! https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/event-details?catid=6&id=70

 

Annual Fund

Have you participated in the Annual Fund yet? Lake Ridge Academy counts on the generosity of its parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends to participate in the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund gifts provide $325,000 of support for EACH STUDENT every year.

 If you have already made your Annual Fund gift…thank you!

If you made an Annual Fund gift last year, but have not done so this year … please renew your gift today (or before May and help us reach our goal)!

 If you have never made a gift…please make LRA one of your family’s philanthropic priorities with a first-time gift of ANY amount.

Each class is close to reaching 100% Annual Fund Participation with the 7th-grade families in the lead! Help your class get there today! Every gift matters and every gift has an immediate impact on the students and faculty of Lake Ridge Academy.

 There are several ways to make your Annual Fund gift:

  1. You can do it online
  2. You can contact Leannie McAllister at 440.387.5381
  3. You can mail a check (payable to Lake Ridge Academy).
  4. You can drop your gift off with Sue McDonald or stop by the development office. 

Thank you!

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Paperwork

If you have not yet turned in your Quebec Trip Paperwork, please do so as soon as possible.  As you complete the information in the packet, please double-check the following:

  • Detach the cover page, the Program Description page, and copy 1 of Form 1; you should keep these for your own records.
  • Make sure all signatures and dates are signed and written in blue ink.
  • Attach or include a color photocopy of the first page of the student’s passport or passport card.

 I also would like to ask you to mark your calendars for our Quebec Departure Meeting, which will take place before the MS Musical on Friday 11 May, at 5:45pm.  This will give me an opportunity to go over the packing list and any other final details with you prior to our departure.  The meeting will end by 6:30 so that you have plenty of time to head on over to Bettcher for the MS Musical event!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

 Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Fun(d) Lunch

 Our Campbell Family Group lunch on April 17th was delicious on a cold and snowy day.  The theme was Campbell’s mmm…mmm good Soup Lunch.  They served Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, salad, crackers, brownies and cookies.  Our next lunch will be hosted by the faculty on May 16th.  It will be Chic fil-A. The cost is $8.00. 

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

Birthday Surprise flyer

Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

MS Sports

Track:

 Although we did not see the kids today due to musical rehearsal, we had two very productive days on Wednesday and Thursday.  A little sunshine goes a long way.

Our next meet is home against Old Trail on Wednesday, April 25.  We will start field events as close to 4:00 pm as possible, and running events will begin around 4:30.  Since this is a dual meet with two relatively small teams, we should be done close to 6:15.

Next week we will have extended practices on Monday and Tuesday.

On Thursday and Friday next week will practice during 8th period only.

Workout This Weekend:  We worked pretty hard in practice on Thursday, and the kids have today off.  Given the timing of the meet on Wednesday next week, we want to work hard in practice on Monday and ease back with recovery on Tuesday.  Therefore, Saturday is an important workout day.  Sprinters should warm-up with ~0.5 mile jog followed by stretching and 8 x 100m at ~75% with only 0:45 rest between each 100m.  Distance runners should get in a fast paced 3 miles.  Sunday needs to be a recovery day.

 

  Lake Ridge Academy

MS Track Schedule

2017-2018

 

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
4/11/18 4:30 pm @ Tri w/Strongsville & Hillside @ Strongsville MS
4/17/18 4:00 pm Tri w/ Open Door & Laurel Lake Ridge Academy
4/25/18 4:00 pm Old Trail Lake Ridge Academy
5/3/18 4:00 pm @ Quad w/Old Trail, Open Door, & Laurel @ Our Lady of the Elms Athletic Complex
5/10/18 12:00 pm @ Hawken @ Hawken US

 

 

 

 

Important dates at a glance:

April 21: Culture Fest

April 27: Fine Arts Fest

May 7 – 18: Advanced Placement Exams

May 15: All Sports Banquet

May 18: Prom. Early dismissal.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Culture Fest 2018: April 21st 11:00 am – 3:30 pm  

Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org

This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Indian Dancers (coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, and a modern African dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face paintingChinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).

If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Click here for the schedule!

 

Club Med and HAS Blood Drive: April 20 & 21

The American Red Cross is working with Club Med and HAS in the Upper School to host a blood drive on F day Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. The Friday drive will take place in the Exploratorium from 11:30am-4:30pm. This drive is geared more towards students and faculty members, but feel free to come donate on either day! On the Saturday of Culture Fest (April 21st), the Red Cross will have a donation truck in the parking lot across from Bettcher from 11:00am-4:00pm. 

Blood donation is one of the easiest ways to directly impact or save a person's life, and the American Red Cross emphasizes a constant need for blood donors. As a community we have come together countless times to give back, so I urge everyone to come together once again and consider becoming a donor!

If you are interested in becoming a donor, here is some more information: 

While the Red Cross takes a limited amount of walk-ins, they suggest that interested donors make a donation appointment at a preferred time, so that the donation process does not conflict with anyone's schedule. For example, if students are planning to donate on Friday, they should schedule an appointment during a free, lunch, or after school. Donors must be at least 16 years old and meet both a height and a weight requirement. You can visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen to make sure you are eligible to donate. Donors 17 and older do not require parental consent, but donors under 17 should get a consent form from myself or Mrs. Butchko in the US office. If you are coming to donate, please bring a form of identification with you such as a student or faculty ID. Licenses will work as well.

Snacks will be provided for donors after their donation!

If you would like to donate you can use the code "LRA" to access the appointment schedule on the Red Cross website and register, or  CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions please let me know or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood .

 

Fine Arts Fest: April 27, 2018

Join us for Fine Arts Fest! Sophomore reviews begin at 5:00 with Michelle Zhang in the Fine Arts building's hallway; Connie Tian will perform at 5:30 in the black box theater; jazz band begins at 6:00 in Bettcher; and the K-12 art show will make its annual showing, exhibited in Bettcher!

 

Doggie Dash: April 28, 2018

Please join us for the Doggie Dash on Saturday, April 28th at French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield.  The event starts at 9am.  You can either run a 5K or walk a 2mile trail.  Feel free to bring your dog!  The event costs $15 to participate and an additional $10 for a student designed T-shirt. (Students may purchase a t-shirt at school from Mrs. George for $5).  This event is funded and hosted by both the 7th grade APL Service Group and the Cause for Paws Upper School Club.  ALL proceeds go to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria.  For additional information and to register, please visit http://lraroyals.corecommerce.com/Events/aplrun18.html.   

 

Upper School Prom, May 18, 2018: 11:40 am Early Dismissal; Prom from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dante House will host the Upper School Prom at the Vosh Club, 1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood, Ohio.  Please note that all LRA students is bringing a date from another school must complete a Dance Guest Pass, available here or in the US Office, and return it to Dr. Mozumdar prior to Prom date. All upper school students will be released from school at 11:40 am on prom day, Friday, May 18th.  All students are expected to attend the first four periods of classes on that day (a B day).  Students must be on campus until 11:40, even if they have free periods during that time.  We ask that all appointments (beauty salon, tux pick up, florist, etc.) be made after that time.

Prom begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.  All students need to arrive NO LATER THAN 7:30 p.m.  Once a student arrives, he/she may not leave until 10:30 p.m. At this time, students who wish to leave early may do so.  All students will leave by 11:00 p.m.  Please note that Ohio has restrictions as to when a teenage driver may drive after 1:00AM. We assume that, since prom ends at 11:00 p.m., this will not be a problem for any of our students.

NOTE: There is no Lake Ridge Academy sponsored after-Prom. 

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School of Fine Arts Student Reviews

As part of our School of Fine Art certificate program, students are required to present their work as Sophomores for review and as Seniors for their culminating body of work. This year we are fortunate enough to have 10 students presenting work in the next 6 weeks. Each of the Seniors were required to book their own venue and do all of their self promotion. Please view the attached schedule of the upcoming shows. We hope to see you there!

Performing Arts:

Seniors

   Ian Ashby (Jazz)

   Noah Kawaguchi (Jazz)

   Jessica Toncler (Strings)

   Elizabeth Coble (Concert Piano)

   Ally Hamer (Musical Theatre)

Sophomore

   Connie Tian

Visual Art: 

Seniors

   Samantha Ho (Mixed Media)

   Hana Baran (Fashion Design)

   Maddie Kuentz (Photography)

Sophomore

   Michelle Zhang

 

PA Fundraisers! 

How does the PA raise funds?

Gift cards, Box Tops, Lunch Program, Holiday Craft Workshop, Easter Seals Collection, Auction Helpers, Rock Pile, Heinen's Tasteful Rewards, Giant Eagle Apples for Students.

How will the PA help the school this Spring?  

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast, Educational Grants, US Graduation Flowers, Senior Luncheon, Middle School Dinner, Moving Up Picnic.

The PA has funded some big ticket items this year, such as the MS Laptop Project $7,000 and the Navratil Fab Lab Engineering Lab Supplies $5,000. The funds the PA raises help students, faculty and staff!  We do great things with our fundraising dollars.  Please consider supporting the PA this Spring.

Lunch Orders:

Order weekly and due by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  Check out the new menu items.  Every order supports the PA.  

http://lra.ahotlunch.com/login

Gift Cards:

NEW:  PayPal now accepted.  We have many gift cards available for all things Spring!  Think Spring Break - Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell.  Think Easter - Honey Baked Ham $50. Malley's $10. Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more for Easter bonnets. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations.  Consider a regular gift card order.  Every gift card order supports the PA.

BoxTops:

All school divisions - Please send in your BoxTops neatly trimmed (if possible) into school in an envelope or baggie. We will receive $.10 per BoxTop collected (Contest in the Middle School).  Please send in through the end of the school year.  

Easter Seals Collection (in Heusinger House):

We will be collecting your household and clothing items beginning on Tuesday, April 17 for three days.  Clothing, smaller rugs, old fabrics, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, books, toys accepted. No furniture, appliances, or large electronics accepted. 

The Rock Pile:

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.

Giant Eagle Apples for Students:

Register here: https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education-- Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/ • School Code: 2448 • Supporters will register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card, and Lake Ridge Academy will receive cash awards from Giant Eagle.

 

Senior Class Gift!

Please help the senior class raise money for their class gift by purchasing their custom designed hat! Click the link to order yours today! Thank you for your support! https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/event-details?catid=6&id=70

 

ALTHLETICS

All Sports Banquet: May 15, 6:00 pm

Parents of MS & US Athletes,

I'd like to invite you to this year's All Sports Banquet. After a successful school year of contests, this night is a chance to get together with teammates and fellow parents and celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes. 

The program will include a highlight film from this year and conference, OHSAA, and departmental awards. Light dinner will be included at the beginning of the evening. In order to help offset the cost of the food, just as we did last year, we are asking that parents pay $5 each at the door and are asking for a $3 donation per sibling. Athletes who were on rosters are free to attend. We are also asking that if you are able to bring a desert, that you do so.

See the full information below:

What: All Sports Awards Banquet

When: May 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Rob Hall 

Who: Student-Athletes, their families, and coaches

Please RSVP to Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf (eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org) by Wednesday May 9th. 

Include in the RSVP:

-Athlete(s) name

-total number attending

-will you be bringing a desert?

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

 

WHAT: NACAC National College Fair! Free & Open to the public. Connect with hundreds of colleges and universities.

WHEN: April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Click here to register!

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
April 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Apr. 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply id July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

   

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb

 $10,000 Scholarship Challenge. All Seniors encouraged to APPLY!

Click here for more information!

 

Off Campus College Information Sessions:

  

WHAT: Johns Hopkins University

WHEN: April 29, 3:00 pm

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School

Register here

 

College Programs & Opportunities for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Lorain County Chamber Leadership Academy Summer Program

This weeklong, comprehensive program is designed to bring awareness to young people, challenging them to become engaged citizens and preparing them to serve in leadership roles within the community. This can be a life changing week for students and is an excellent addition to their resume!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018

Click here for more information!

Click here to register.  

 

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline to Apply: May 30

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: Miami University Summer Scholars Program

WHEN: July 1 - July 13, 2018 & July 15 – July 27, 2018

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

 

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

Interested in collegiate riding at Sweet Briar College? Come join us this summer for a clinic! Sweet Briar College offers three-day summer riding clinics for rising juniors and seniors in high school who ride at an intermediate or advanced level. Students will improve horsemanship while learning how to set competitive goals as part of a team experience. Portions of mounted sessions are videotaped for review with instructors.

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis. Must be received by 5-15-18

If you are interested contact IHSA Coach Lizzie Fisch for more information! (lfisch@sbc.edu)

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Tue Apr 17                             Fun(d) Lunch – Campbell’s Family Group

Fri Apr 20                              MS/US Mid-Quarter

Sat Apr 21                              Culture Fest – 11 a.m. – BCC

Fri Apr 27                              Fine Arts Festival

Fri May 11                             MS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie-2:15 & 7 pm – BCC

Tue May 15                            MS/US Athletics Year End Banquet – 6 pm - BCC

 

Directors Notes

I recently finished reading Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson. The central theme of the book is that the brain has an astounding ability to adapt and learn new skills and talents as long as there is an effective learning and practice process. Ericsson tackles head on what he would consider to be the myth of natural talent and innate ability. Short of physical characteristics such as height (apparently helpful in basketball), we are limited only by the amount and quality of practice and instruction put into our various pursuits. It was an interesting read and served as a support to our belief that all students can learn. There is no such thing as “I’m just not a math person”, or “She has the innate gift of musical ability.” The book goes into much greater detail about what the right kind of practice should look like, but I’ll let you discover that on your own.

The Campbell family group fun(d) lunch was originally scheduled for April 18th but will be moved to Tuesday, April 17th

Please remember to bring in Box Tops. If we, as a school bring in 3000 box tops, we’ll duct tape Mr. Barker to a wall and leave him there for a while.

One last thought from Peak: in a study of high-level musicians, the one common denominator among top performers - Adequate sleep.

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE

It’s hard to believe that we are less than a month away from the show!!

If you’d like to order a show shirt, please go to the Big Frog link below and order! They make a nice memento of the show for your cast or crew member. Also, we have many phones for “The Telephone Hour.” They are actually the plug in accessories for cell phones. If your student would like one to bring home with them after the show, please send in $5 to the office with your student’s name on the envelope. They will be able to take their phone home with them after the second show on May 11th.

https://www.agpeservices.com/estore/bigfrogavon/Lake%20Ridge%20Academy/Bye%20Bye%20Birdie%20Online%20Store

We will begin costuming next week.

There are items you will need to send in with your cast member:

  1. A small laundry basket or container with your student’s name on it for costume items. Please have your child bring it to the Black Box by FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.
  2. For girls: a sweater or short sleeved shirt that matches the 50’s style skirt she will receive next week, and a pair of shoes (flats, keds with bobby socks, or saddle shoes with bobby socks)
  3. For guys: khaki or black chino pants and dress shoes
  4. Some of the main roles will have some variations on what to bring in.

 

 The Center for Creative Thinkers Classes - Spring

Attached is the list of CCT classes and the registration form for the Spring session.

spring_CCT_2017-2018_classes_and_reg_form.pdf

 

College – Are you prepared?

 

This workshop will be an introductory look into the early stages of the college and career planning process. We will explore a variety of topics including how to build a college and/or career list, how to build a strong resume for college and careers, and what are the best classes and organizations to prepare one for college and career. We will conduct research on colleges and careers, and do several small projects to gain a better understanding of how to launch a successful college and career search. The goal is not to pick a specific college or career, but to leave with a better understanding of the college process.

Instructor: Keeon Gregory Grade Level: 5-9

Session & Date: 3:40-5:00pm Mondays , April 9 – May 21 (7 sessions) Cost: $150.00

 

 Culture Fest 2018

Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21 st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information:  www.globalgiving.org

This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Indian Dancers (coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, and a modern African dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face painting, Chinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).

If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

 

Annual Fund

Have you participated in the Annual Fund yet? Lake Ridge Academy counts on the generosity of its parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends to participate in the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund gifts provide $325,000 of support for EACH STUDENT every year.

 If you have already made your Annual Fund gift…thank you!

If you made an Annual Fund gift last year, but have not done so this year … please renew your gift today (or before May and help us reach our goal)!

 If you have never made a gift…please make LRA one of your family’s philanthropic priorities with a first-time gift of ANY amount.

Each class is close to reaching 100% Annual Fund Participation with the 7th-grade families in the lead! Help your class get there today! Every gift matters and every gift has an immediate impact on the students and faculty of Lake Ridge Academy.

 There are several ways to make your Annual Fund gift:

  1. You can do it online
  2. You can contact Leannie McAllister at 440.387.5381
  3. You can mail a check (payable to Lake Ridge Academy).
  4. You can drop your gift off with Sue McDonald or stop by the development office. 

Thank you!

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Paperwork

If you have not yet turned in your Quebec Trip Paperwork, please do so as soon as possible.  As you complete the information in the packet, please double-check the following:

  • Detach the cover page, the Program Description page, and copy 1 of Form 1; you should keep these for your own records.
  • Make sure all signatures and dates are signed and written in blue ink.
  • Attach or include a color photocopy of the first page of the student’s passport or passport card.

 I also would like to ask you to mark your calendars for our Quebec Departure Meeting, which will take place before the MS Musical on Friday 11 May, at 5:45pm.  This will give me an opportunity to go over the packing list and any other final details with you prior to our departure.  The meeting will end by 6:30 so that you have plenty of time to head on over to Bettcher for the MS Musical event!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

 Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Pizza Friday

 Pizza is served every Friday in the Middle School.  The pizza comes from Cozzeria.  If you would like to still sign up, please use the attached flyer.

Pizza_Fridays_2017-2018.pdf

 

Fun(d) Lunch

 The next Fun(d) Lunch will be on April 17th and will be hosted by Campbell’s Family Group.  The theme will be Campbell’s mmm…mmm good Soup Lunch.  They will be serving Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, salad, crackers, brownies and cookies.  The cost is $8.00. 

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

 Birthday Surprise flyer

 Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

MS Sports

  Track:

 Thank you to all the parents who joined us for a brisk meet over at Strongsville.  The kids performed well in their first meet of the season, and for the veteran runners, many of them improved nicely over the end of last season.  Our new runners, jumpers and throwers all earned good first times and marks.

 

Looking to next week, we compete against Open Door and Laurel at home on Tuesday, April 17 at 4:00.  We will have extended practices on Monday and Thursday next week.  While we are experiencing a little taste of spring these last couple of days, we return to cool temperatures next week.  The kids did a good job at the meet of wearing the appropriate clothing, and they will need to continue to do so (for both practices and meets) next week.

 

 Lake Ridge Academy

MS Track Schedule

2017-2018

 

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
4/11/18 4:30 pm @ Tri w/Strongsville & Hillside @ Strongsville MS
4/17/18 4:00 pm Tri w/ Open Door & Laurel Lake Ridge Academy
4/25/18 4:00 pm Old Trail Lake Ridge Academy
5/3/18 4:00 pm @ Quad w/Old Trail, Open Door, & Laurel @ Our Lady of the Elms Athletic Complex
5/10/18 12:00 pm @ Hawken @ Hawken US

 

 

LS Letter to Parents - 13 Apr 2018

Lower School Play-In
April 10, 2018

The final play-in of the year took place on Tuesday. Performing for us were: Andrew Zaky, Ben Thompson, Jacob Kemper, Maggie Boykin, Owen Klocker, Ben Dake, Henry Haas, Sophia Woodward, Jack Thompson, Rahil Patel, Rhianna Siscu, Logan Orloff, Ty Brestovansky, Kiki Miclat, Bryce Williams, Lindsay Repenning, and Adam Zaky. The musicians displayed skill and confidence. Thanks to all of you for sharing your talent with us!

LIBRARY NEWS – Miss Swoboda
This week has been even busier than usual! On Saturday, Miss Ptacek and I hosted a Mansion Mystery. Photos and information about this exciting theater event can be found at my website. Just select "Mansion Mystery" from the very bottom of the Photo Album menu. Visit my website and select 2nd Grade Fairy Tales from the Photo Album menu for news and photos of our second grade puppeteers who did a marvelous job performing fairy tale plays this week.
During the past two weeks, we have been celebrating National Poetry Month with a variety of activities in our Lower School Library Poetry Café. Web pages featuring our poetry and enchanted forest units will be published at the end of this month.
Website: lralibrary.weebly.com
Password: Royals

SPANISH AND FRENCH PRESENTATIONS
For the past few weeks, Lower School Spanish and French classes have been working very hard preparing for the end-of-the-year foreign language presentations. Families are invited to come and see the performances. Following are the schedules: CLICK HERE for SPANISH. CLICK HERE for FRENCH.

CULTURE FEST 2018
Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.
All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org
This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Indian Dancers (coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, and a modern African dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face painting, Chinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).
If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!

2018 YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP
This year’s volleyball skills camp for girls and boys is being offered from April 14 to May 12. CLICK HERE for information.

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
It's time to think about SUMMER! Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to the all area students in grades *K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
4/16 Meeting for Parents of 5th Graders (6 pm)
4/18 Kindergarten Field Trip
4/21 Culture Fest (11 a.m.)
4/23-27 Spanish Presentations
4/24-26 French Presentations
4/27 Grade 2 Field Trip

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
Spanish News
French News
2018 Youth Volleyball Skills Camp
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

Important dates at a glance:

April 18: Sophomore & Junior Jesuit College Fair

April 19: Sophomore & Parent College Info Night

April 21: Culture Fest

April 27: Fine Arts Fest

 

COLLEGE NIGHT FOR SOPHOMORES AND PARENTS

What:  An informal evening with Mr. Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling, to "begin the race" toward the college application and admission process

Who:   Sophomores and parents of sophomores

When:  Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Bettcher Convocation Center

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

Culture Fest 2018: April 21st 11:00 am – 3:30 pm  

Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org

This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Indian Dancers (coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, and a modern African dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face paintingChinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).

If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

 

Club Med and HAS Blood Drive: April 20 & 21

The American Red Cross is working with Club Med and HAS in the Upper School to host a blood drive on F day Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. The Friday drive will take place in the Exploratorium from 11:30am-4:30pm. This drive is geared more towards students and faculty members, but feel free to come donate on either day! On the Saturday of Culture Fest (April 21st), the Red Cross will have a donation truck in the parking lot across from Bettcher from 11:00am-4:00pm. 

Blood donation is one of the easiest ways to directly impact or save a person's life, and the American Red Cross emphasizes a constant need for blood donors. As a community we have come together countless times to give back, so I urge everyone to come together once again and consider becoming a donor!

If you are interested in becoming a donor, here is some more information: 

While the Red Cross takes a limited amount of walk-ins, they suggest that interested donors make a donation appointment at a preferred time, so that the donation process does not conflict with anyone's schedule. For example, if students are planning to donate on Friday, they should schedule an appointment during a free, lunch, or after school. Donors must be at least 16 years old and meet both a height and a weight requirement. You can visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen to make sure you are eligible to donate. Donors 17 and older do not require parental consent, but donors under 17 should get a consent form from myself or Mrs. Butchko in the US office. If you are coming to donate, please bring a form of identification with you such as a student or faculty ID. Licenses will work as well.

Snacks will be provided for donors after their donation!

If you would like to donate you can use the code "LRA" to access the appointment schedule on the Red Cross website and register, or  CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions please let me know or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood .

 

School of Fine Arts Student Reviews

As part of our School of Fine Art certificate program, students are required to present their work as Sophomores for review and as Seniors for their culminating body of work. This year we are fortunate enough to have 10 students presenting work in the next 6 weeks. Each of the Seniors were required to book their own venue and do all of their self promotion. Please view the attached schedule of the upcoming shows. We hope to see you there!

Performing Arts:

Seniors

   Ian Ashby (Jazz)

   Noah Kawaguchi (Jazz)

   Jessica Toncler (Strings)

   Elizabeth Coble (Concert Piano)

   Ally Hamer (Musical Theatre)

Sophomore

   Connie Tian

Visual Art: 

Seniors

   Samantha Ho (Mixed Media)

   Hana Baran (Fashion Design)

   Maddie Kuentz (Photography)

Sophomore

   Michelle Zhang

 

PA Fundraisers! 

How does the PA raise funds?

Gift cards, Box Tops, Lunch Program, Holiday Craft Workshop, Easter Seals Collection, Auction Helpers, Rock Pile, Heinen's Tasteful Rewards, Giant Eagle Apples for Students.

How will the PA help the school this Spring?  

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast, Educational Grants, US Graduation Flowers, Senior Luncheon, Middle School Dinner, Moving Up Picnic.

The PA has funded some big ticket items this year, such as the MS Laptop Project $7,000 and the Navratil Fab Lab Engineering Lab Supplies $5,000. The funds the PA raises help students, faculty and staff!  We do great things with our fundraising dollars.  Please consider supporting the PA this Spring.

Lunch Orders:

Order weekly and due by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  Check out the new menu items.  Every order supports the PA.  

http://lra.ahotlunch.com/login

Gift Cards:

NEW:  PayPal now accepted.  We have many gift cards available for all things Spring!  Think Spring Break - Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell.  Think Easter - Honey Baked Ham $50. Malley's $10. Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more for Easter bonnets. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations.  Consider a regular gift card order.  Every gift card order supports the PA.

BoxTops:

All school divisions - Please send in your BoxTops neatly trimmed (if possible) into school in an envelope or baggie. We will receive $.10 per BoxTop collected (Contest in the Middle School).  Please send in through the end of the school year.  

Easter Seals Collection (in Heusinger House):

We will be collecting your household and clothing items beginning on Tuesday, April 17 for three days.  Clothing, smaller rugs, old fabrics, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, books, toys accepted. No furniture, appliances, or large electronics accepted. 

The Rock Pile:

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.

Giant Eagle Apples for Students:

Register here: https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education-- Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/ • School Code: 2448 • Supporters will register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card, and Lake Ridge Academy will receive cash awards from Giant Eagle.

 

ATHLETICS

All Sports Banquet: May 15, 6:00 pm

Parents of MS & US Athletes,
 
I'd like to invite you to this year's All Sports Banquet. After a successful school year of contests, this night is a chance to get together with teammates and fellow parents and celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes. 
 
The program will include a highlight film from this year and conference, OHSAA, and departmental awards. Light dinner will be included at the beginning of the evening. In order to help offset the cost of the food, just as we did last year, we are asking that parents pay $5 each at the door and are asking for a $3 donation per sibling. Athletes who were on rosters are free to attend. We are also asking that if you are able to bring a desert, that you do so.
 
See the full information below:
 
What: All Sports Awards Banquet
When: May 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Rob Hall 
Who: Student-Athletes, their families, and coaches
 
Please RSVP to Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf (eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org) by Wednesday May 9th. 
 
Include in the RSVP:
 
-Athlete(s) name
-total number attending
-will you be bringing a desert?
 
 

Sideline Store 15% off!

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new apparel on our Sideline Store, here's another offer to consider. Use the code SPRING18 and get 15% off orders of $85. Great selection of items and logos. Check it out!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/ohio/northridgeville/lake-ridge-academy 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

 

Jesuit College Fair Hosted at Lake Ridge Academy!

On Wednesday, April 18th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, all juniors, sophomores and parents of juniors and sophomores are invited to attend the Jesuit Excellence College Fair hosted by Lake Ridge Academy. Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to provide information and answer questions!

John Carroll University

Canisius College

Le Moyne College

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University New Orleans

Marquette University

Regis University

Saint Louis University

St. Joseph's University

University of Detroit Mercy

University of San Francisco

University of Scranton

Wheeling Jesuit University

Xavier University

 

WHAT: NACAC National College Fair! Free & Open to the public. Connect with hundreds of colleges and universities.

WHEN: April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Click here to register!

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
April 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Apr. 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply id July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

 

Three Arts Club of Lakewood Scholarship Grants 

The Three Arts Club of Lakewood offers grants to graduating seniors who demonstrate talent in music and drama.

Click here for more information and the application!

 

Check out new scholarships for March at Unigo!

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships  

 

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb

 

 $10,000 Scholarship Challenge. All Seniors encouraged to APPLY!

Click here for more information!

 

Off Campus College Information Sessions:

WHAT: Case Western Reserve University Spring Open House

WHEN: March 30, April 6, 13, & 20

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: Bucknell University Open House

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Register here

 

WHAT: Johns Hopkins University

WHEN: April 29, 3:00 pm

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School

Register here

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: Miami University Summer Scholars Program

WHEN: July 1 - July 13, 2018 & July 15 – July 27, 2018

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

Interested in collegiate riding at Sweet Briar College? Come join us this summer for a clinic! Sweet Briar College offers three-day summer riding clinics for rising juniors and seniors in high school who ride at an intermediate or advanced level. Students will improve horsemanship while learning how to set competitive goals as part of a team experience. Portions of mounted sessions are videotaped for review with instructors.

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis. Must be received by 5-15-18

If you are interested contact IHSA Coach Lizzie Fisch for more information! (lfisch@sbc.edu)

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

Posted by on in J | Parents Association
PA Monthly Meeting for May - Date/Time Change
The PA Monthly meeting for May will be moved to Friday, May 11, at 8:30 am, and we will meet in Heusinger House. Please join us and let us know how the PA can serve you better. Please email ajmanik@gmail.com if you have questions. Thank you!
 
Bistro 83 Fundraiser
A new restaurant fundraiser to benefit the Parents Association is now active from April 4-19. Bistro 83 in North Ridgeville (off of Rt 83 near the new roundabout) will donate 20% of sales over the two weeks to the Parents Association when you mention Lake Ridge Academy. Please see attached flier for more details. Please email Brenda Norton (bdnorto@gmail.com) if you have questions. Bistro 83 Flier
 
Easter Seals Collection
Easter Seals collection will happen April 17-19. All items can be dropped off at Heusinger House. Save your spring-cleaning stuff for the PA. Please see attached fliers for more details. Please email Danielle Gomez (mrsmez611@gmail.com) if you have questions. Easter Seals Flier
 
The Rock Pile - Lawn and Garden

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.


Coming soon: A new fundraising partner - Landmark Lawn and Garden (Westlake, Avon, Strongsville locations)
 
Lunch Program
Reminder: Lunch orders are due by 10am on Saturdays. Please email lralunchprogram@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 
 
Gift Cards:
NEW:  PayPal now accepted.  We have many gift cards available for all things Spring!  Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell, Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations.  Consider a regular gift card order.  Every gift card order supports the PA. Please email Clare Navratil (clarenavratil@gmail.com) for orders and questions. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri Apr 6                                MS Spring Dance – 6 p.m. BCC

Tue Apr 17                             Fun(d) Lunch – Campbell’s Family Group

Fri Apr 20                              MS/US Mid-Quarter

Sat Apr 21                              Culture Fest – 11 a.m. - BCC

 

Directors Notes

I hope you all enjoyed your surprise mid-week break!

Campus Impact will be coming on Wednesday morning.

The Campbell family group fun(d) lunch was originally scheduled for April 18th but will be moved to Tuesday, April 17th

Please remember to bring in Box Tops. If we, as a school bring in 3000 box tops, we’ll duct tape Mr. Barker to a wall and leave him there for a while.

All the best to our track team as they start their season on the 11th with a track meet in Strongsville!

Have a great weekend.

 

Auction Gala 2018 Committee

November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee!  We are starting early and would love to have you join our team!  Being a part of the Auction Committee is a Auction Gala 2018 Committee

great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents.  Our first meeting will be in the Quiet Study on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. (choose one meeting to attend) Extended day will be available at no charge from 5-6 for any parent attending the meeting. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone.  

Here are some things we need help with:  Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.).   If you are able to join us for one of the following meetings, please RSVP which meeting you would like to attend. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the meetings!  Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

- 2018 Auction Committee 

 

The Center for Creative Thinkers Classes - Spring

Attached is the list of CCT classes and the registration form for the Spring session.

Attachment

 

College – Are you prepared?

 This workshop will be an introductory look into the early stages of the college and career planning process. We will explore a variety of topics including how to build a college and/or career list, how to build a strong resume for college and careers, and what are the best classes and organizations to prepare one for college and career. We will conduct research on colleges and careers, and do several small projects to gain a better understanding of how to launch a successful college and career search. The goal is not to pick a specific college or career, but to leave with a better understanding of the college process.

Instructor: Keeon Gregory Grade Level: 5-9

Session & Date: 3:40-5:00pm Mondays , April 9 – May 21 (7 sessions) Cost: $150.00

 

 Culture Fest 2018

Culture Fest is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

 All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org

 If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

 

Annual Fund

Have you participated in the Annual Fund yet? Lake Ridge Academy counts on the generosity of its parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends to participate in the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund gifts provide $325,000 of support for EACH STUDENT every year.

 If you have already made your Annual Fund gift…thank you!

If you made an Annual Fund gift last year, but have not done so this year … please renew your gift today (or before May and help us reach our goal)!

 If you have never made a gift…please make LRA one of your family’s philanthropic priorities with a first-time gift of ANY amount.

Each class is close to reaching 100% Annual Fund Participation with the 7th-grade families in the lead! Help your class get there today! Every gift matters and every gift has an immediate impact on the students and faculty of Lake Ridge Academy.

 There are several ways to make your Annual Fund gift:

  1. You can do it online
  2. You can contact Leannie McAllister at 440.387.5381
  3. You can mail a check (payable to Lake Ridge Academy).
  4. You can drop your gift off with Sue McDonald or stop by the development office. 

Thank you!

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Paperwork

Our October meeting seems like it was so long ago!  I hope everyone has had enough time to take care of some of the preparations for the Quebec Trip.  For example:  does your child have a current passport?  If you wanted, were you able to consult with your doctor regarding any recommendations for international travel?

I have already begun to receive some of the documents!  Thank you!  I hope to begin to receive the rest of them over the next few weeks.  Ideally, I would like to have all completed paperwork turned in before Spring Break.  Please make sure you read carefully through the document, and double-check that you have signed and included all the required signatures and paperwork.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

MS Spring Dance – April 6, 2018

The theme this year is Masquerade Ball Dinner Dance.  The time is 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. and will be held in the Bettcher Convocation Center.

 

Inclement Weather

If the decision is made to close the school due to inclement weather, the closure will be broadcast on area television and radio stations, including WKYC – Channel 3, WEWS – Channel 5, WJW FOX 8, and WOIO CBS 19. Some of these stations offer an opportunity to sign up at their website for a text message to come directly to your cell phone. The closure will also be posted on the school website, the school’s Facebook page, and the LRA mobile app. Parents may also telephone the school, as the greeting will be changed to indicate if classes have been suspended.

Since the Lake Ridge community encompasses a wide geographic area, weather conditions may vary. Conditions in your area may be severe while those at Lake Ridge are not. Therefore, schools in your area may close while Lake Ridge remains open.  Please pay close attention to the decisions your local school system makes regarding closings, especially if their bus system provides transportation for your child to Lake Ridge. Under questionable conditions, parent discretion will be the final determination whether or not your child attends school.  While you must call in your child’s absence, the absence will be considered an excused absence.

If it begins to snow while school is in session, we will attempt to keep school open.  In the rare case that conditions warrant that school must be dismissed early, parents will be notified by telephone and via email. (Another reason why emergency contact information is essential.)

 

Flu Informtion

Although we haven't experienced a major outbreak of any one illness, there are several varieties of viruses on campus.  To help keep communicable ailments at bay, please remember to:

  • Model and request frequent, thorough hand washing and keep hands away from faces
  • Encourage sneezing and coughing directly into the fabric of clothing
  • Ensure that your child is getting enough sleep, eating properly and dressing for the weather
  • Keep your child at home if they are vomiting, are frequently coughing and sneezing, or have not been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Motrin or Advil     

As always, thank you for your help in making Lake Ridge Academy a happy, healthy place to be.

a-flu-guide-for-parents.pdf

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Pizza Friday

 

Pizza is served every Friday in the Middle School.  The pizza comes from Cozzeria.  If you would like to still sign up, please use the attached flyer.

Pizza_Fridays_2017-2018.pdf

 

Fun(d) Lunch

 

The next Fun(d) Lunch will be on April 17th and will be hosted by Campbell’s Family Group.  The theme will be Campbell’s mmm…mmm good Soup Lunch.  They will be serving Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, salad, crackers, brownies and cookies.  The cost is $8.00. 

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

Birthday Surprise flyer

Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

MS Sports

 Track:

 

In spite of the chilly weather and an unanticipated day off of school, we continue to work hard in preparation for the opening of our competitive season on Wednesday, April 11 at Strongsville Middle School (13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH).  Next week we will have extended practices on Monday and Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we will depart from Rob Hall at 3:15.  The meet starts at 4:30.  Field events will likely be contested from 4:30-5:00, and we expect running events to begin around 5:00.  If the meet is run efficiently, it should conclude around 6:15-6:30 (but this all depends on how organized everyone is).  The bus will return to Lake Ridge after the conclusion of the meet.  You may pick up your son or daughter at school after we return, or they may ride home with you after the meet.  If they are riding home with you after the meet, it is important that they bring all their school materials with them to the meet.  If they are returning to school with us on the bus, they can simply get their school materials upon arriving back at Lake Ridge.

Sweats: Some kids have not been wearing warm enough clothing to practice.  Obviously, it is still rather cool outside.  For the meet, we will be outside for a long period of time, and it is vitally important that all athletes dress accordingly.  Multiple layers and a hat and gloves are an absolute must.

On Thursday and Friday next week will practice during 8th period only.

Workout This Weekend:  Given the timing of our meet and where we are with our training, the kids need to get in one workout this weekend.  Distance runners should get out for a 3-4 mile run, while sprinters and hurdlers should run 2-2.5 miles.  They should run either Saturday or Sunday, but not both days; one of those days should be a recovery day.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the good work these kids are doing, and we look forward to seeing you at some of our meet this season.  Our first home meet is Tuesday, April 17.

 

Lake Ridge Academy

MS Track Schedule

2017-2018

 

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
4/11/18 4:30 pm @ Tri w/Strongsville & Hillside @ Strongsville MS
4/17/18 4:00 pm Tri w/ Open Door & Laurel Lake Ridge Academy
4/25/18 4:00 pm Old Trail Lake Ridge Academy
5/3/18 4:00 pm @ Quad w/Old Trail, Open Door, & Laurel @ Our Lady of the Elms Athletic Complex
5/10/18 12:00 pm @ Hawken @ Hawken US

 

 

 

 

LS Letter to Parents - 06 Apr 2018

Art by Sophie, Class of 2027

We hope that Spring Break was enjoyable and relaxing for all of our families.  We welcomed students back to school and found they were eager to share what they had done during the two weeks away, and just as eager to return for the remaining busy months of the school year.

SPANISH AND FRENCH PRESENTATIONS
For the past few weeks, Lower School Spanish and French classes have been working very hard preparing for the end-of-the-year foreign language presentations. Families are invited to come and see the performances. Following are the schedules: CLICK HERE for SPANISH. CLICK HERE for FRENCH.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE THINKERS (CCT)
The Spring Session of the after-school CCT program begins in April. Several familiar classes being offered along with some brand new ones. Of course, private music lessons and tutoring continue as well. CLICK HERE for the complete list of choices and a registration form. If you have a question, please call Katherine Hatcher at 440-327-1175 x9141.

CULTURE FEST 2018
Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday, April 21, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace. All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org. If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext. 9254. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

2018 YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP
This year’s volleyball skills camp for girls and boys is being offered from April 14 to May 12. CLICK HERE for information.

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. Our first meeting will be in the Quiet Study on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. (choose one meeting to attend). Extended day will be available at no charge from 5-6 for any parent attending the meeting. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone.
Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). If you are able to join us for one of the following meetings, please RSVP which meeting you would like to attend.
We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the meetings! Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
4/18 Kindergarten Field Trip
4/21 Culture Fest (11 a.m.)
4/23-27 Spanish Presentations
4/24-26 French Presentations
4/27 Grade 2 Field Trip

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 3 News
Grade 4 News
Grade 5 News
Spanish News
French News
Center for Creative Thinkers (CCT) Spring Session
2018 Youth Volleyball Skills Camp
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

Posted by on in G | Fifth Grade

Posted by on in F | Fourth Grade

Posted by on in E | Third Grade

Important dates at a glance:

April 18: Sophomore & Junior Jesuit College Fair

April 19: Sophomore & Parent College Info Night

April 21: Culture Fest

April 27: Fine Arts Fest

 

COLLEGE NIGHT FOR SOPHOMORES AND PARENTS

What:  An informal evening with Mr. Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling, to "begin the race" toward the college application and  admission process

Who:   Sophomores and parents of sophomores

When:  Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Bettcher Convocation Center

 

Join the Auction Gala 2018 Committee!

Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:

November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee!  We are starting early and would love to have you join our team!  Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents.  Our first meeting will be in the Quiet Study on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. (choose one meeting to attend) Extended day will be available at no charge from 5-6 for any parent attending the meeting. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone.  

Here are some things we need help with:  Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.).   If you are able to join us for one of the following meetings, please RSVP which meeting you would like to attend. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the meetings!  Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

- 2018 Auction Committee 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

Lake Ridge Center for Creative Thinkers Spring Session Begins Next Week!

This is a reminder that the Spring Session of CCT classes begins next week.  There's something for every grade level from K through 9.  Please see the attached list of offerings and return your registration form to the Lower School Office.  

If you have a question, contact Katherine Hatcher at Ext. 9141.

Click here for class descriptions & registration 

 

Culture Fest 2018: April 21st 11:00 am – 3:30 pm  

Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.

All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org

If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

 

Club Med and HAS Blood Drive: April 20 & 21

The American Red Cross is working with Club Med and HAS in the Upper School to host a blood drive on F day Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. The Friday drive will take place in the Exploratorium from 11:30am-4:30pm. This drive is geared more towards students and faculty members, but feel free to come donate on either day! On the Saturday of Culture Fest (April 21st), the Red Cross will have a donation truck in the parking lot across from Bettcher from 11:00am-4:00pm. 

Blood donation is one of the easiest ways to directly impact or save a person's life, and the American Red Cross emphasizes a constant need for blood donors. As a community we have come together countless times to give back, so I urge everyone to come together once again and consider becoming a donor!

If you are interested in becoming a donor, here is some more information: 

While the Red Cross takes a limited amount of walk-ins, they suggest that interested donors make a donation appointment at a preferred time, so that the donation process does not conflict with anyone's schedule. For example, if students are planning to donate on Friday, they should schedule an appointment during a free, lunch, or after school. Donors must be at least 16 years old and meet both a height and a weight requirement. You can visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen to make sure you are eligible to donate. Donors 17 and older do not require parental consent, but donors under 17 should get a consent form from myself or Mrs. Butchko in the US office. If you are coming to donate, please bring a form of identification with you such as a student or faculty ID. Licenses will work as well.

Snacks will be provided for donors after their donation!

If you would like to donate you can use the code "LRA" to access the appointment schedule on the Red Cross website and register, or  CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions please let me know or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood .

 

School of Fine Arts Student Reviews

As part of our School of Fine Art certificate program, students are required to present their work as Sophomores for review and as Seniors for their culminating body of work. This year we are fortunate enough to have 10 students presenting work in the next 6 weeks. Each of the Seniors were required to book their own venue and do all of their self promotion. Please view the attached schedule of the upcoming shows. We hope to see you there!
 
Performing Arts:
 
Seniors
   Ian Ashby (Jazz)
   Noah Kawaguchi (Jazz)
   Jessica Toncler (Strings)
   Elizabeth Coble (Concert Piano)
   Ally Hamer (Musical Theatre)
 
Sophomore
   Connie Tian
 
Visual Art: 
 
Seniors
   Samantha Ho (Mixed Media)
   Hana Baran (Fashion Design)
   Maddie Kuentz (Photography)
 
Sophomore
   Michelle Zhang
 

PA Fundraisers! 

How does the PA raise funds?

Gift cards, Box Tops, Lunch Program, Holiday Craft Workshop, Easter Seals Collection, Auction Helpers, Rock Pile, Heinen's Tasteful Rewards, Giant Eagle Apples for Students.

How will the PA help the school this Spring?  

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast, Educational Grants, US Graduation Flowers, Senior Luncheon, Middle School Dinner, Moving Up Picnic.

The PA has funded some big ticket items this year, such as the MS Laptop Project $7,000 and the Navratil Fab Lab Engineering Lab Supplies $5,000. The funds the PA raises help students, faculty and staff!  We do great things with our fundraising dollars.  Please consider supporting the PA this Spring.

Lunch Orders:

Order weekly and due by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  Check out the new menu items.  Every order supports the PA.  

http://lra.ahotlunch.com/login

Gift Cards:

NEW:  PayPal now accepted.  We have many gift cards available for all things Spring!  Think Spring Break - Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell.  Think Easter - Honey Baked Ham $50. Malley's $10. Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more for Easter bonnets. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations.  Consider a regular gift card order.  Every gift card order supports the PA.

BoxTops:

All school divisions - Please send in your BoxTops neatly trimmed (if possible) into school in an envelope or baggie. We will receive $.10 per BoxTop collected (Contest in the Middle School).  Please send in through the end of the school year.  

Easter Seals Collection (in Heusinger House):

We will be collecting your household and clothing items beginning on Tuesday, April 17 for three days.  Clothing, smaller rugs, old fabrics, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, books, toys accepted. No furniture, appliances, or large electronics accepted. 

The Rock Pile:

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.

Giant Eagle Apples for Students:

Register here: https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education-- Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/ • School Code: 2448 • Supporters will register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card, and Lake Ridge Academy will receive cash awards from Giant Eagle.

 

ALTHLETICS & MORE

Join us for Spring Signing Day!

Spring Signing Day will take place next Wednesday April 11th at 12 pm in the Exporatorium. Please come support our athletes who will announce where they will attend and play at the next level. 

 

Sideline Store 15% off!

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new apparel on our Sideline Store, here's another offer to consider. Use the code SPRING18 and get 15% off orders of $85. Great selection of items and logos. Check it out!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/ohio/northridgeville/lake-ridge-academy 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

Jesuit College Fair Hosted at Lake Ridge Academy!

On Wednesday, April 18th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, all juniors, sophomores and parents of juniors and sophomores are invited to attend the Jesuit Excellence College Fair hosted by Lake Ridge Academy. Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to provide information and answer questions!

John Carroll University

Canisius College

Le Moyne College

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University New Orleans

Marquette University

Regis University

Saint Louis University

St. Joseph's University

University of Detroit Mercy

University of San Francisco

University of Scranton

Wheeling Jesuit University

Xavier University

 

 

WHAT: NACAC National College Fair! Free & Open to the public. Connect with hundreds of colleges and universities.

WHEN: April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Click here to register!

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
April 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Apr. 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply id July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

 

Three Arts Club of Lakewood Scholarship Grants

The Three Arts Club of Lakewood offers grants to graduating seniors who demonstrate talent in music and drama.

Click here for more information and the application!

 

Check out new scholarships for March at Unigo!

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships  

 

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb

 

 $10,000 Scholarship Challenge. All Seniors encouraged to APPLY!

Click here for more information!

 

Off Campus College Information Sessions:

WHAT: Case Western Reserve University Spring Open House

WHEN: March 30, April 6, 13, & 20

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: Bucknell University Open House

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Register here

 

WHAT: Johns Hopkins University

WHEN: April 29, 3:00 pm

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School

Register here

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: Miami University Summer Scholars Program

WHEN: July 1 - July 13, 2018 & July 15 – July 27, 2018

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

Interested in collegiate riding at Sweet Briar College? Come join us this summer for a clinic! Sweet Briar College offers three-day summer riding clinics for rising juniors and seniors in high school who ride at an intermediate or advanced level. Students will improve horsemanship while learning how to set competitive goals as part of a team experience. Portions of mounted sessions are videotaped for review with instructors.

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis. Must be received by 5-15-18

If you are interested contact IHSA Coach Lizzie Fisch for more information! (lfisch@sbc.edu)

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

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PA Monthly Meeting for April
The PA Monthly meeting for April is scheduled for Friday, April 13th from 8:30 to 9:30a.m. in the Faculty Room of the Library. Please join us and let us know how the PA can serve you better. Please email ajmanik@gmail.com if you have questions. Thank you!
 
Bistro 83 Fundraiser
A new restaurant fundraiser to benefit the Parents Association is now active from April 4-19. Bistro 83 in North Ridgeville (off of Rt 83 near the new roundabout) will donate 20% of sales over the two weeks to the Parents Association when you mention Lake Ridge Academy. Please see attached flier for more details. Please email Brenda Norton (bdnorto@gmail.com) if you have questions. Bistro 83 Flier
 
Easter Seals Collection
Easter Seals collection will happen April 17-19. All items can be dropped off at Heusinger House. Save your spring-cleaning stuff for the PA. Please see attached fliers for more details. Please email Danielle Gomez (mrsmez611@gmail.com) if you have questions.  Easter Seals Flier
 
The Rock Pile - Lawn and Garden

Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.


Coming soon: A new fundraising partner - Landmark Lawn and Garden (Westlake, Avon, Strongsville locations)
 
Lunch Program
Reminder: Lunch orders are due by 10am on Saturdays. Please email lralunchprogram@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 
 
Gift Cards:
NEW:  PayPal now accepted.  We have many gift cards available for all things Spring!  Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell, Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations.  Consider a regular gift card order.  Every gift card order supports the PA. Please email Clare Navratil (clarenavratil@gmail.com) for orders and questions. 

 

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Bistro 83 Fundraiser
Save the dates! Restaurant fundraiser to benefit the Parents Association from April 9-14. Bistro 83 in North Ridgeville will donate 20% of sales that week to the Parents Association when you mention Lake Ridge Academy. Fliers will be available after spring break.
 
Easter Seals Collection
Easter Seals collection will happen April 17-19. All items can be dropped off at Heusinger House. Save your spring-cleaning stuff for the PA. Fliers will be available after spring break.
 
The Rock Pile
If you shop at The Rock Pile, please mention LRA. The PA will receive a percentage of your purchase.
LS Letter to Parents - 16 Mar 2018

Art by Benjamin, Class of 2030

It seems hard to believe that March is more than half over. Already we’ve met for parent conferences and moved clocks ahead. Following our upcoming break, I look forward to our students returning on April 2, rested and eager for the busy months to come.

May you all have a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!

LIBRARY NEWS
For news about March magic in the Lower School Library (grades K-2), photos of our special K-1 Cat in the Hat event, and information about a special Mo Willems exhibit in Pittsburgh, visit Miss Swoboda's library website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select March News from the News menu bar.

SPANISH AND FRENCH PRESENTATIONS
For the past few weeks, Lower School Spanish and French classes have been working very hard preparing for the end-of-the-year foreign language presentations. Families are invited to come and see the performances. Following are the schedules: CLICK HERE for SPANISH. CLICK HERE for FRENCH.

EXTENDED DAY – SPRING BREAK
Full- and half-day Extended Day will be available for Lower School students during the first week of Spring Break – March 19-23. Lots of fun activities are being planned including cooking, building, crafts and more. To register, email Mrs. Szwagulak at: szwagulakj@lakeridgeacademy.org.

LOWER SCHOOL PLAY-IN
The second play-in of the school year is coming up on Wednesday, April 4. The play-in provides an opportunity for students to display their instrumental or vocal music skills. CLICK HERE for registration information.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE THINKERS (CCT)
The Spring Session of the after-school CCT program begins in April. Several familiar classes being offered along with some brand new ones. Of course, private music lessons and tutoring continue as well. CLICK HERE for the complete list of choices and a registration form. If you have a question, please call Katherine Hatcher at 440-327-1175 x9141.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
The snow might still be flying outside, but it's time to think about SUMMER! Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to the all area students in grades *K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP
This year’s volleyball skills camp for girls and boys is being offered from April 14 to May 12. CLICK HERE for information.

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

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All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
3/19 Spring Break Begins (Extended Day available 3/19-3/23)
4/2 School resumes
4/4 Lower School Play-In
4/18 Kindergarten Field Trip
4/23-27 Spanish Presentations
4/24-26 French Presentations

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
Lower School Play-In Registration
Spanish Presentations
French Presentations
Center for Creative Thinkers (CCT) Spring Session
2018 Youth Volleyball Skills Camp
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp