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Posted by on in C | First Grade
LS Letter to Parents - 17 Nov 2017

Art by E.J., Class of 2028

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Library News
For this week's library news, visit Miss Swoboda’s website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select November 17 from the News menu. There you will find information about an auction item, “A Mansion Mystery Party,” for third through sixth graders. This dramatic event will be hosted by Miss Ptacek and Miss Swoboda. On the Library News page, you will also find information about first graders’ puppet plays and purchases made with book fair funds. The password is Royals.

Lower School Play-In
The first Play-In of the school year is coming up on Friday, December 1, at 2 p.m. in the Bettcher Convocation Center. The play-ins provide an opportunity for our students to display their musical skills by performing for an audience of other Lower School students. CLICK HERE for information and a registration form.

All School Holiday Project
Very soon, we’ll begin gearing up for our annual All School Holiday Project. Details about this year’s event will appear in an upcoming newsletter. For now, we are accepting leftover Halloween candy to be added to the gift bags students will be filling. Your donations may be dropped off in the Lower School Office. Thank you.

Recess and Winter Clothing
The colder weather does not hold us back! As always, the decision about going outdoors is made taking into account all weather factors at the time. We try to get outdoors most days for recess. Here are a few reminders:
• Make sure your child has snow pants, boots, gloves, hat, scarf and coat.
• Remember that our winter temperatures require thick gloves or mittens, hats with ear protection, winter boots, etc.
• Send in a spare change of clothes for your child to keep at school. Clothes often get wet or muddy on the playground and we have a limited supply of spares.

GIFT CARDS - Clare Navratil, clarenavratil@gmail.com
Holiday time is right around the corner! The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;
-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.). We have many many gift card options - just ask!
-Heading to Disney? We have Disney gift cards available.
-Flying on Southwest or Delta? We can help with your airline needs.
-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store. You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations. (CLICK HERE for flyer.) The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only). Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order. Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN: Clare, PA. Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6. Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack. Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS). It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students. Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Thank you.

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!)
Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm!

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today! Click here for more information.

~~~~~

There will be NO LOWER SCHOOL INTOUCH NEXT WEEK.

I look forward to seeing you at the Auction Gala.
Best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
11/18 Auction Gala
11/22-24 Thanksgiving Break
12/1 Lower School Play-In (2 pm)
12/2 Battle at the “Q”
12/8 Gr 5 Field Trip
12/12 PA Holiday Craft Workshop
12/14 Gr 4 Field Trip
12/15 All School Holiday Project
NOON DISMISSAL – Winter Break Begins
1/2/18 NO SCHOOL – Faculty In-Service
1/3 School Resumes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
Lower School Play-In
Honey Baked Ham Flyer
Battle at the “Q”

 Friday, November 17, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sat Nov 18                                          Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala

Wed Nov 22, 23, 24                           NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Mon Nov 27                                        SCHOOL RESUMES

Tues Dec 12                                       PA Holiday Craft Shop

Thu Dec 14                                         MS End of 2nd Quarter

Fri Dec 15                                          Holiday Service Project – All School

                                                           Noon Dismissal for Winter Break

Wed Jan 3                                          School Resumes

Sat Jan 6                                            Three Kings Celebration Dinner

 

Directors Notes

First of all, congratulations to all of our students for their performance at last night’s concert. The music teachers and students put together a wonderful demonstration of the musical growth that is taking place on our campus.

A reminder that next week is a short week because of Thanksgiving break. As such, this week’s summary will cover the weeks of November 20th and 27th.

Now that our pilot with CalmCircle is completed, we have returned to our Wednesday morning Community meetings. These past few Wednesdays, Mrs. McElwain gave shout-outs to all of the students who had completed the Million Word Challenge to date. It was awesome to see how many of our kids have reached this milestone. At our most recent meeting, I read an article outlining the benefits of gratitude, which included improved sleep, increased empathy, and better physical health. We will continue with these meetings when we return from Thanksgiving break.

Speaking of which, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. For my part, I am grateful for the teachers, staff, students, and parents who make our Lake Ridge community what it is.

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  It is off to a very successful start!

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

 

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): 

 Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

Battle_at_the_Q_Flier.pdf

 

Gift Cards:

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

 

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list.

Honey_Baked_Ham_Flyer.pdfr

 

PA Holiday Craft Workshop Volunteers Needed

It's time to get crafty! The annual PA Holiday Craft Workshop, which will be held on December 12, is a special day for all Lower and Middle School students to make homemade gifts for loved ones and requires the support of 50 volunteers!  If you are interested in participating this year, please contact David Kuentz (dkuentz@yahoo.com). 

 

 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

Thanks to the Calkins/Edgar Family Group for the delicious Fun(d) Lunch.     The theme was Football.  The menu consisted of Hot dogs, Chicken nuggets, chips, baked beans, mac and cheese, popcorn, cookies and apple pie. The next lunch will be on December 13th.  Mr. Barker’s Family Group will be providing “Barkfast”. The menu will consist of pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, croissants and donuts. You can still sign up to enjoy this lunch.  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

 

Sports

Girls Basketball:

11/20 - @ Olmsted Falls, 4:30/5:30 pm

Important dates at a glance:

November 18: Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala

November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

December 2: Battle at the Q Boys Varsity Game

Second week of December: PSAT results will be available

December 11-14 Exam Week

December 15: All School Holiday Project

December 18- January 2: Winter Break

January 3: School Resumes

  

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Click here to view our flyer.

Thank you.

Clare Navratil

clarenavratil@gmail.com

 

ATHLETICS, CLUBS, & MORE:

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): December 2

Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 


Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

 

Can you believe it's time to think about ski club again?  Here is what you need to know for this year:

Boston Mills/Brandywine and Alpine Valley offer a season-long Club Program for skiers and snowboarders aged 8-18.  The Club program starts in Jan. and includes 4 hours of slope time per session, equipment rentals and five lessons.  For the first five visits, club members arrive and depart as a group but you are responsible for your own transportation.  Afterwards, members are welcome to continue visiting BMBW and AV on their designated club day.  All club members will receive FOUR - $10 Value Passes -  which are electronically loaded onto their club cards and can be used towards any of the following:

        An all day snow pass at BM, BW or AV

        A snow tubing session

        A late night session

Club cards must be presented at our pass windows by the person whose name appears on the card in order to redeem a Value pass, but the Value Passes can be used by anyone.  Value passes also include equipment rentals.  

Pricing for this year.  $203.05  All club packages include rental equipment if needed.  There are NO REFUNDS due to the heavily discounted price. Helmets are not included in this price and I highly recommend each member has a helmet. 

We will be skiing at Boston Mills again this season on Saturday evenings from 5p-9p. beginning Jan 6, 2018. 

To begin the registration process go to BMBW.com.  Go to the Groups and Clubs heading and then down to Club Programs. There is a link on this page for online registration.  Our club login is: lrampaski and the member password is: member. 

Important dates for the registration process:

Monday, November 20th - 1st Club Registration Deadline (All registrants that make this deadline will receive their Club Cards early and be eligible to use     their Value Passes by December 18th)

Friday, December 22nd - 2nd Club Registration Deadline (ONLINE registration closes at midnight.  All members must register using paper forms available     through your Club Advisor from this point forward)     

They like to see our groups size grow each year so please pass this information on to whomever you think would be interested.  

If you have any questions you can reach me at this email or at 216-337-0314

Kari

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

Updated schedule for SAT/ACT prep class:

November 18 test  10am-2pm

 

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
December 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017
March 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018
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
December 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Dec. 19, 2017
February 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018 Feb. 21, 2018
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:

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!

 

The Elks Foundation Valuable Student Contest:

The Elks National Foundation Award 42.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide! Click here for more information

 

Groth & Associates scholarship:

The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
  2. Fill out the form with your contact information
  3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
  4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2018. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Denison University Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Aspiring high school writers receive one –on- one Interaction with writers. An 8-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. 

WHEN: June 12-14, 2018

                Registration opens January 3rd 2018 and closes March 4th, 1018

WHERE:  Denison University

Register here

 

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 NEWS
 
Gift Cards:
∙Consider a monthly gift card order for groceries (or gas, your favorite fast food, Giant Eagle pharmacy, etc.).
∙A one-time order for any gift card! Order your Amazon cards from us and load them into your account - easy!
∙Start planning for the holiday gift giving season (Disney, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, vendor gifts).
∙Buy our gift cards for your business to purchase office supplies, snacks, employee rewards and more!

Honey Baked Ham $50 gift cards are available this holiday season.  Please see flier for ordering information.
HONEY BAKED HAM FLIER
GIFT CARD ORDER FORM

Contact Clare @ clarenavratil@gmail.com and place your order today.  Thank you for supporting the PA!
 

Lunch Program:  

The Lunch Program is off to a great start!  We hope you are participating!  To register, visit lra.ahotlunch.com and click on “Parents sign up here”.  You will need the school code: 154.

Ordering info: *Menus for November are available for ordering!
 
Menus change weekly!  *Customization options are increasing!  You can now edit toppings for Moe’s, JoJo’s and Barry’s Bagels in addition to Subway!  Check the menu descriptions for details.
 
*Lower School Pizza Friday has returned featuring LRA Favorite, Cozzeria Pizzeria!  (Note: This is for LS Students ONLY.  MS/US pizza days are handled through the divisions and will not change.)
 

Keep sending us your feedback!  lralunchprogram@gmail.com

Thank you.

Kumud

 Friday, November 10, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri Nov 10                                          MS/US Mid-Quarter

Wed Nov 15                                       Calkins/Edgar Family Group Fun(d) Lunch

Thu Nov 16                                        Picture Retake Day – Lower School Commons

                                                          MS Winter Concert – 7 p.m. – BCC

Sat Nov 18                                          Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala

Wed Nov 22                                       NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Thu Nov 23                                        NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Fri Nov 24                                          NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Mon Nov 27                                       SCHOOL RESUMES

 

Directors Notes

Well, there are only 7 school days until Thanksgiving Break but in between now and then are two exciting Lake Ridge Community events.

The Middle School Winter Concert is on November 16th. Please make sure that your student has that evening on their calendar and start looking for concert dress requirements and call times for the evening (decided individually by each ensemble teacher).

Secondly, the Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is coming up on Saturday, November 18th. From the School’s website: The Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is a longstanding Lake Ridge Academy tradition and offers a fun opportunity to gather with parents, alumni, and friends. This formal event has become an integral component for the school's success in providing an exceptional education for our children. Proceeds from the event provide significant enhancements to school programs, and participation from many families has strengthened our Lake Ridge Academy community.

Finally, we have begun our standardized testing in the Middle School. Over this past week and over the next several school days, our students will take the SAT10 and OLSAT tests. These assessment tools give us longitudinal data on the development of various skills among our student body. They also give our faculty a sense of how curriculum and instruction in our Middle School compare with the expectations set forth by the publishing company. Please know that these tests do not factor into student grades. In an effort to minimize student concern about these assessments, we do not publish the testing schedule. We don’t want students to worry about them. They are not anything for which a student can prepare and we want nothing more than the students to bring their best effort in the moment.

I look forward to seeing you all at the concert. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day is Monday, November 16th.  The Photographer will be located in the Lower School Commons that morning.  Please bring back the original pictures on that day if you are getting retakes done.

School_picture_forms_2017.pdf

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  It is off to a very successful start!

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

 

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): 

 Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

Battle_at_the_Q_Flier.pdf

 

Gift Cards:

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

 

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list.

Honey_Baked_Ham_Flyer.pdf

 

PA Holiday Craft Workshop Volunteers Needed

It's time to get crafty! The annual PA Holiday Craft Workshop, which will be held on December 12, is a special day for all Lower and Middle School students to make homemade gifts for loved ones and requires the support of 50 volunteers!  If you are interested in participating this year, please contact David Kuentz (dkuentz@yahoo.com).  The first planning meeting was held October 16th.

 

Auction Update

The Auction is next weekend (Saturday, November 18)! We hope to see you there! If you don't have your tickets yet, it is not too late.  Just contact Leannie McAllister at 440-387-5381, or use the following link: https://lakeridgeacademy.ejoinme.org/ARoyalsNightOut2017

The Hilton is also extending the block rate on rooms through this coming Monday. To book your room at the discounted rate visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/LRA

 

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

Our next Fun(d) Lunch put on by the Calkins/Edgar Family Group will be on November 15th.  The theme will be Football.  The menu will consist of Hamburgers and hot dogs, Chicken nuggets, chips, baked beans, mac and cheese, popcorn, cookies and apple pie. You can still sign up to enjoy this lunch.  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

 

Sports

Girls Basketball:

11/13 @ Avon Lake, 4:30/5:30 pm

11/15 @ North Ridgeville, 4:30 pm (8th gr team only)

Posted by on in F | Fourth Grade
LS Letter to Parents - 10 Nov 2017

Art by Adam, Class of 2028

A look at the class pictures from September shows just how much the students have grown already this year. Their development is reflected in many ways, but stems from our collective efforts to inspire lifelong learning in our children. A number of years ago, an issue of Independent School magazine ran an article about how to support a child’s ability to become a lifelong learner by encouraging an “enthusiasm for lifelong learning through attitudes and beliefs about our own capabilities.” Following are strategies that can support this development.
· Help children develop a sense of wonder, curiosity and discovery. Knowing the answers is less important than knowing how to question and speculate.
· Encourage children to embrace ambiguity. Confusion and uncertainty are integral aspects of education. Help your child identify and be comfortable with these feelings.
· Praise effort and not accomplishment. Effort is the single most integral aspect of successful learning.
· Remember that resiliency is critical in continuous learning. When experienced in the context of caring adults, mistakes, failures and difficulties help build internal resiliency.
· Provide structure, but avoid over-programming.
· Explain the difference between self-esteem and confidence. Self-esteem is a feeling of self-worth and should remain constant. Confidence is a sense of our specific abilities and it can change depending on how comfortable we are in various situations.
· Allow your child to find his or her own interests.
· Help your child understand the value of different perspectives.

Recess and Winter Clothing
The colder weather does not hold us back! As always, the decision about going outdoors is made taking into account all weather factors at the time. We try to get outdoors most days for recess. Here are a few reminders:
• Make sure your child has snow pants, boots, gloves, hat, scarf and coat.
• Remember that our winter temperatures require thick gloves or mittens, hats with ear protection, winter boots, etc.
• Send in a spare change of clothes for your child to keep at school. Clothes often get wet or muddy on the playground and we have a limited supply of spares.

School Picture Retakes
School picture retake day is Thursday, November 16. This time is set aside for students who missed picture day in September or who simply wish to have a redo. Please have your children let their teachers know if they need photos taken on Monday.

Lower School Play-In
The first Play-In of the school year is coming up on Friday, December 1, at 2 p.m. in the Bettcher Convocation Center. The play-ins provide an opportunity for our students to display their musical skills by performing for an audience of other Lower School students. CLICK HERE for information and a registration form.

All School Holiday Project
Very soon, we’ll begin gearing up for our annual All School Holiday Project. Details about this year’s event will appear in an upcoming newsletter. For now, we are accepting leftover Halloween candy to be added to the gift bags students will be filling. Your donations may be dropped off in the Lower School Office. Thank you.

AUCTION UPDATE

The Auction is next weekend (Saturday, November 18)! We hope to see you there! If you don't have your tickets yet, it is not too late.  Just contact Leannie McAllister at 440-387-5381, or use the following link: https://lakeridgeacademy.ejoinme.org/ARoyalsNightOut2017.

The Hilton is also extending the block rate on rooms through this coming Monday. To book your room at the discounted rate visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/LRA

 

 

GIFT CARDS - Clare Navratil, clarenavratil@gmail.com
Holiday time is right around the corner! The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;
-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.). We have many many gift card options - just ask!
-Heading to Disney? We have Disney gift cards available.
-Flying on Southwest or Delta? We can help with your airline needs.
-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store. You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations. (CLICK HERE for flyer.) The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only). Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order. Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN: Clare, PA. Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6. Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack. Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS). It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students. Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Thank you.

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!)
Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm!

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today! Click here for more information.

All good things,

Katherine Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
11/16 School Picture Retakes
11/18 Auction Gala
11/22-24 Thanksgiving Break
12/1 Lower School Play-In (2 pm)
12/2 Battle at the “Q”

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Kindergarten News
Grade 2 News
Grade 3 News
Grade 4 News
Grade 5 News
Lower School Play-In
Honey Baked Ham Flyer
Battle at the “Q”

Posted by on in B | Kindergarten

Posted by on in D | Second Grade

Posted by on in E | Third Grade

Important dates at a glance:

November 16: Picture Retake Day

November 18: Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala

November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

December 2: Battle at the Q Boys Varsity Game

Second week of December: PSAT results will be available

December 11-14 Exam Week

December 15: All School Holiday Project

December 18- January 2: Winter Break

January 3: School Resumes

 

Picture Retakes are November 16 in LS commons

Picture retakes will take place on November 16 in the Lower School commons. Please have your child bring his or her initial photo package with them in order to receive a new package at no charge. If your child missed picture day, Click here for the order form.

  

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

AUCTION: The Auction is next weekend (Saturday, November 18)! We hope to see you there! If you don't have your tickets yet, it is not too late.  Just contact Leannie McAllister at 440-387-5381, or use the following link: https://lakeridgeacademy.ejoinme.org/ARoyalsNightOut2017. The Hilton is also extending the block rate on rooms through this coming Monday. To book your room at the discounted rate visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/LRA

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Click here to view our flyer.

Thank you.

Clare Navratil

clarenavratil@gmail.com

 

ATHLETICS, CLUBS, & MORE:

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): December 2

Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 


Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

 

Can you believe it's time to think about ski club again?  Here is what you need to know for this year:

Boston Mills/Brandywine and Alpine Valley offer a season-long Club Program for skiers and snowboarders aged 8-18.  The Club program starts in Jan. and includes 4 hours of slope time per session, equipment rentals and five lessons.  For the first five visits, club members arrive and depart as a group but you are responsible for your own transportation.  Afterwards, members are welcome to continue visiting BMBW and AV on their designated club day.  All club members will receive FOUR - $10 Value Passes -  which are electronically loaded onto their club cards and can be used towards any of the following:

        An all day snow pass at BM, BW or AV

        A snow tubing session

        A late night session

Club cards must be presented at our pass windows by the person whose name appears on the card in order to redeem a Value pass, but the Value Passes can be used by anyone.  Value passes also include equipment rentals.  

Pricing for this year.  $203.05  All club packages include rental equipment if needed.  There are NO REFUNDS due to the heavily discounted price. Helmets are not included in this price and I highly recommend each member has a helmet. 

We will be skiing at Boston Mills again this season on Saturday evenings from 5p-9p. beginning Jan 6, 2018. 

To begin the registration process go to BMBW.com.  Go to the Groups and Clubs heading and then down to Club Programs. There is a link on this page for online registration.  Our club login is: lrampaski and the member password is: member. 

Important dates for the registration process:

Monday, November 20th - 1st Club Registration Deadline (All registrants that make this deadline will receive their Club Cards early and be eligible to use     their Value Passes by December 18th)

Friday, December 22nd - 2nd Club Registration Deadline (ONLINE registration closes at midnight.  All members must register using paper forms available     through your Club Advisor from this point forward)     

They like to see our groups size grow each year so please pass this information on to whomever you think would be interested.  

If you have any questions you can reach me at this email or at 216-337-0314

Kari

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

Updated schedule for SAT/ACT prep class:

November 12 class  10am-1pm

November 18 test  10am-2pm

 

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
November 4, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017
December 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017
March 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018
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
October 28, 2017 Sept. 22, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017
December 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Dec. 19, 2017
February 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018 Feb. 21, 2018
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:

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

 

The Elks Foundation Valuable Student Contest:

The Elks National Foundation Award 42.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide! Click here for more information

 

Groth & Associates scholarship:

The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
  2. Fill out the form with your contact information
  3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
  4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2018. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Denison University Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Aspiring high school writers receive one –on- one Interaction with writers. An 8-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. 

WHEN: June 12-14, 2018

                Registration opens January 3rd 2018 and closes March 4th, 1018

WHERE:  Denison University

Register here

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

GIFT CARDS:

Eat more ham! Order your $50 Honey Baked Ham gift card today!  Buy our $25 or $100 Giant Eagle or Heinen's gift cards for your grocery needs.  Let the PA help with your BLACK FRIDAY shopping! Dick's Sporting Goods, J C Penney, Macy's, Lowe's, Walmart/Sam's Club, TJ Maxx, Target, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Best Buy, Toys R Us. Tell me what you're looking for, and I'll let you know if I can get it! Email clarenavratil@gmail.com with your order or questions.

Thank you for supporting the PA gift card program.
 
 
 
Thank you.
Kumud

Posted by on in G | Fifth Grade

Posted by on in C | First Grade

Important dates at a glance:

November 10:  School of Fine Arts Student Showcase

November 16: Picture Retake Day

November 18: Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala

November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

December 2: Battle at the Q Boys Varsity Game

Second week of December: PSAT results will be available

December 11-14 Exam Week

December 15: All School Holiday Project

December 18- January 2: Winter Break

January 3: School Resumes

 

Picture Retakes are November 16 in LS commons

Picture retakes will take place on November 16 in the Lower School commons. Click here for the order form.

  

THE PATHWAY TO COLLEGE:  ARE YOU READY? November 8 

Lake Ridge Academy is hosting a free college information event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Bettcher.  The evening will include relevant insight for parents of pre-teen aged and older students.  Speakers include college admission representatives from Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster, along with a financial planning expert from HPM Partners and our own Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling.

This event is open to the public and our Lake Ridge Academy families.  We encourage you to invite family and friends that might be interested in learning more about guiding their child through the middle and high school years to best prepare them for college admission, along with understanding the ever-changing financial landscape of affording college. See flyer for more information.

 

LRA Lunch Program

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  It is off to a very successful start!

Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child's order?  Also, Pizza Friday made a return to the Lower School today!  November menus will be available soon.  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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:

Auction Update:

A Royals Night Out, 2017 Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is just TWO short weeks away!  Here are a few last minute reminders:

Today is the last day to RSVP for the Royals Night Out Auction Gala to receive the discounted ticket rate. Click here to RSVP today!  

We are also still in need of gift cards to help complete some of our larger packages! Click here to donate one today or contact Clare Navratil at clarenavratil@gmail.com.  Any gift card purchased through the Parents Association helps the school twice!

Thank you to everyone who has helped procure items, purchase raffle tickets and register to attend the Auction Gala!  We are excited to see everyone on November 18th!

 

Fiesta Jalepenos Athletic Boosters fundraiser: November 9th!

From 11:00 am until 10:00 pm, 20% of your bill at Feista Jalepenos in North Ridgeville will be donated to the Boosters! Just show this flyer!

 

School of Fine Arts Student Showcase - November 10
The annual showcase of SOFA student performances and artist presentations begins at 7:00 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center.  

 

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): December 2

Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 


Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

 

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Click here to view our flyer.

Thank you.

Clare Navratil

clarenavratil@gmail.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS, HONORS & AWARDS:

All,

On Wednesday November 8th at 12 pm (noon), we will be holding an Early Signing Day for 3 of our senior student-athletes. If you have some time during lunch that day, I invite you to join us in the Exploratorium and help us celebrate their accomplishments. Please find the list of athletes, their sports, and the schools they're committed to below. Hope to see you there!

Michaela Harrison (Women's Basketball) - Mount St. Mary's

Sydney Mayberry (Women's Basketball) - Walsh University

Jordyn Spencer (Swimming) - Canisius College

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

Updated schedule for SAT/ACT prep class:

November 4 class  10am-2pm 

November 5 test     10am-2pm

November 12 class  10am-1pm

November 18 test  10am-2pm

 

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
November 4, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017
December 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017
March 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018
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
October 28, 2017 Sept. 22, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017
December 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Dec. 19, 2017
February 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018 Feb. 21, 2018
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:

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

 

The Elks Foundation Valuable Student Contest:

The Elks National Foundation Award 42.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide! Click here for more information

 

Groth & Associates scholarship:

The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
  2. Fill out the form with your contact information
  3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
  4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2018. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

 

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

 

LS Letter to Parents - 03 Nov 2017

Art by Molly, Class of 2027

All of the faculty would like thank you for taking time to meet during last week’s conferences. Your involvement in these important discussions is one of the hallmarks of a Lake Ridge Academy education, directly and positively impacting your children’s educational experience.

Thank you as well to everyone who supported the book fair either by volunteering or by purchasing books and other items at the book fair. You are greatly appreciated! Select Book Fair Week from the News menu at Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) for Book Fair week news, photos and sales results. The password is Royals.

We also want to express our gratitude to Sherry Esch, Clare Navratil, and the rest of the Faculty Appreciation Committee for again providing a lovely, delicious dinner.

~~~~~

Stanford 10 Testing
We are planning to administer our yearly standardized tests for students in grades three through five the week of November 6. We use the Stanford 10 (from the same folks who bring us the SAT exams) as our achievement battery. Largely an internal measure, these tests help us develop appropriate levels of instruction and monitor the success of that instruction. We begin yearly testing in grade three with just a few test sections to allow our children to experience and begin to learn how to take standardized tests. We increase the number, length and scope of tests in grades four and five as students mature in their test-taking abilities. The tests are scored by Stanford. When the scores are received by the School, usually late-winter, a copy will be sent home. Students do not need to prepare other than by getting a good night’s sleep and nutritious meals during the test days.

School Picture Retakes
School picture retake day is Thursday, November 16. Please have your child let his or her teacher know if a retake is needed. If a student was absent on picture day or if there was a problem with the original pictures, you may return them (but keep the group photo).

Lower School Play-In
The first Play-In of the school year is coming up on Friday, December 1 at 2 p.m. in the Bettcher Convocation Center. The play-ins provide an opportunity for our students to display their musical skills by performing for an audience of other Lower School students. CLICK HERE for information and registration.

Extra Clothing - Please help!
With the change in the weather comes a wet and muddy playground. It’s time to update your child’s supply of spare clothing (including socks and underwear) for his or her cubby. We do have some ‘extras’, but sizes and styles are limited. Your warm, dry child will thank you for it!

AUCTION UPDATE
A Royals Night Out, 2017 Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is just TWO short weeks away! Here are a few last minute reminders:
• Today is the last day to RSVP for the Royals Night Out Auction Gala to receive the discounted ticket rate. CLICK HERE to RSVP today!
• We are also still in need of gift cards to help complete some of our larger packages! CLICK HERE to donate one today or contact Clare Navratil at clarenavratil@gmail.com. Any gift card purchased through the Parents Association helps the school twice!
Thank you to everyone who has helped procure items, purchase raffle tickets and register to attend the Auction Gala! We are excited to see everyone on November 18th!

GIFT CARDS - Clare Navratil, clarenavratil@gmail.com
Holiday time is right around the corner! The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;
-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;
-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.). We have many many gift card options - just ask!
-Heading to Disney? We have Disney gift cards available.
-Flying on Southwest or Delta? We can help with your airline needs.
-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store. You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations. (CLICK HERE for flyer.) The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only). Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order. Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN: Clare, PA. Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6. Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack. Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS). It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students. Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list. Thank you.

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS STUDENT SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 10
The Upper School SOFA students will showcase their individual performances and artist presentations at 7:00 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center.  All are welcome!

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!)
Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm!

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today! Click here for more information.

THE PATHWAY TO COLLEGE: ARE YOU READY?
Lake Ridge Academy is hosting a free college information event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Bettcher. The evening will include relevant insight for parents of pre-teen aged and older students. Speakers include college admission representatives from Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster, along with a financial planning expert from HPM Partners and our own Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling.

This event is open to the public and our Lake Ridge Academy families. We encourage you to invite family and friends that might be interested in learning more about guiding their child through the middle and high school years to best prepare them for college admission, along with understanding the ever-changing financial landscape of affording college. See flyer for more information.

All attendees (Lake Ridge Academy and Public) need to register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathway-to-college-are-you-ready-tickets-38203728380

All good things,

Katherine Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
11/6 Stanford Testing begins
11/8 Grade 5 Field Trip
11/9 Kindergarten and Grade 1 Field Trip
11/9 Grade 5 Field Trip
11/15 Grade 5 Foreign Language Field Trip
11/16 Class Picture Retakes
11/18 Auction Gala
11/22-24 Thanksgiving Break

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Grade 1 News
Grade 5 Field Trip Notes for 11/8
Lower School Play-In
Athletic Boosters Fundraiser
Auction Donation Form
Honey Baked Ham Flyer
Battle at the “Q”
Pathway to College

 Friday, November 3, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Wed Nov 8                                          Parent Meeting:  “The Pathway to College:  Will You Be Ready? “  - 7 p.m. - BCC

Fri Nov 10                                          MS/US Mid-Quarter

Wed Nov 15                                       Calkins/Edgar Family Group Fun(d) Lunch

Thu Nov 16                                        Picture Retake Day

                                                          MS Winter Concert – 7 p.m. – BCC

Sat Nov 18                                         Auction Gala

Wed Nov 22                                       NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Thu Nov 23                                        NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Fri Nov 24                                          NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Mon Nov 27                                       SCHOOL RESUMES

 

Directors Notes

Time continues to fly by in the Middle School! We hit 2nd quarter mid-quarter on Friday, November 10th. As we get further into the school year, successfully managing long-term projects becomes more and more important. Please keep your eye on the science fair projects, the response papers, and the research papers. This week we have:

November 6th - gr. 8 students will visit the Upper School for a portion of the day. They will meet with Certificate Program Directors and US students for a question and answer time.

November 8th - Campus Impact will be giving presentations to our students

November 10th - The 7th grade APL service group is hosting a game/movie night next Friday after school until 6pm.  For $2, each student, (with a partner) can join either an NBA 2K tournament, or the Wii Mario Cart tournament.  The selected movie is “Max,” which is free to watch.  This is a true story about a dog who was a war hero. We will be ordering pizza around 5pm, and there will be all kinds of snack and drinks for purchase.  All proceeds will benefit the Friendship APL in Elyria.  

Looking ahead, the Middle School Winter Concert is on November 16th. Please make sure that your student has that evening on their calendar and start looking for concert dress requirements and call time that evening (decided individually by each ensemble teacher).

 

Athletic Boosters Fundraiser

The Athletic Boosters are having a fundraiser on November 9th at Fiesta Jalapeno's. If you're looking for lunch or dinner that day, please go and support them and tell your friends to do the same! Send them this flyer, they will accept it on your phone, so no need to print out. 100% OF THESE PROCEEDS TO OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES! 

Fiesta_Jalapeno_Fundraiser.pdf

 

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake day is Monday, November 16th.  The Photographer will be here in the morning.  Please bring back the original pictures on that day.

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  It is off to a very successful start!

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

 

SUPPORT BOYS BASKETBALL GAME AT Q ARENA (STAY FOR CAVS GAME!): 

 Join us at Quicken Loans Arena for "Battle at the Q" as the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Open Door Christian School on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Stick around after and use the same ticket to get into the CAVS game that night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 pm! 

Tickets are $33 each and are available for purchase until December 1st by cash or check (made payable to Lake Ridge Academy). Tickets may only be purchased by emailing Director of Athletics, Peter Eckendorf, at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org. Seats will be transferred through FlashSeats so a valid account must be established to receive tickets (there are no "high school game only" or CAVS game only" tickets). Remember, 2 games with 1 ticket. LRA Royals and Cavs. What more could you want? Get yours today!  Click here for more information.

Battle_at_the_Q_Flier.pdf

 

THE PATHWAY TO COLLEGE:  ARE YOU READY?:  Lake Ridge Academy is hosting a free college information event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Bettcher.  The evening will include relevant insight for parents of pre-teen aged and older students.  Speakers include college admission representatives from Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster, along with a financial planning expert from HPM Partners and our own Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling.

This event is open to the public and our Lake Ridge Academy families.  We encourage you to invite family and friends that might be interested in learning more about guiding their child through the middle and high school years to best prepare them for college admission, along with understanding the ever-changing financial landscape of affording college. See flyer for more information.

All attendees (Lake Ridge Academy and Public) need to register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathway-to-college-are-you-ready-tickets-38203728380

2017_College_Event_Flyer.pdf


School of Fine Arts Student Showcase - November 10:  
The annual showcase of SOFA student performances and artist presentations begins at 7:00 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center.  

Gift Cards:

Holiday time is right around the corner!  The PA can help with your shopping/gift giving needs!

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Halloween candy;

-Purchase grocery cards from us to purchase your Thanksgiving grocery items;

-Begin thinking about teacher gifts, gifts for your hair stylist, babysitter, stocking stuffers, stores (Kohl's, JCP, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Michael's, Macy's, Target, etc.).  We have many many gift card options - just ask!

-Heading to Disney?  We have Disney gift cards available.

-Flying on Southwest or Delta?  We can help with your airline needs.

-If you want to browse the gift card kiosk at Giant Eagle, purchase our Giant Eagle cards ($25 and up) and choose at the store.  You'll earn fuel perks too! Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase gift cards at the store, groceries, gas and pharmacy.

 

HONEY BAKED HAM $50 gift cards are available for your holiday celebrations.  The PA will receive $5.50 for each $50 Honey Baked Ham ordered (pre-orders only).  Contact clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your pre-order.  Checks (payable to Lake Ridge Academy) should be sent in ATTN:  Clare, PA.  Deadline for ordering $50 Honey Baked Ham gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 14, and Christmas is December 6.  Once payment is received, they will be delivered to your student's division to be picked up or put in your child's backpack.  Simply send in your check payable to Lake Ridge Academy (memo PA GIFT CARDS).  It's a very easy process, and a great way for the PA to earn funds to help teachers/students.  Honey Baked Ham gift cards make great gifts for your employees or anyone on your gift-giving list.

Honey_Baked_Ham_Flyer.pdf

 

PA Holiday Craft Workshop Volunteers Needed

It's time to get crafty! The annual PA Holiday Craft Workshop, which will be held on December 12, is a special day for all Lower and Middle School students to make homemade gifts for loved ones and requires the support of 50 volunteers!  If you are interested in participating this year, please contact David Kuentz (dkuentz@yahoo.com).  The first planning meeting was held October 16th.

 

Auction Update

A Royals Night Out, 2017 Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is just TWO short weeks away!  Here are a few last minute reminders:

Today is the last day to RSVP for the Royals Night Out Auction Gala to receive the discounted ticket rate. Click here to RSVP today!  

We are also still in need of gift cards to help complete some of our larger packages! Click here to donate one today or contact Clare Navratil at clarenavratil@gmail.com.  Any gift card purchased through the Parents Association helps the school twice!

•           A Technology gift card for Apple, Best Buy, Target etc.

•           A Crocker Park gift card for H&M, Bath & Body Works, American Eagle,                                                                  Charming Charlie, GAP, Hollister, Lucky Brand, MAC etc.

•           Any gift card from our Sign Up Genius list

Don't have time to shop in a store?  No Problem!  We have you covered with these two options:

•           Purchase an item from Lake Ridge Academy's Amazon Wish List and your order    can be shipped directly to the school.

•           Contact Clare Navratil at clarenavratil@gmail.com  to purchase a gift card and she will deliver your order to the Auction Committee for you.  This option also supports the Parents Association. 

Bring your donation to Mary Ann Vargo or in the CRC.  Your donation is tax deductible so please do not forget to complete the attached donation form and you will receive a 2017 Tax Receipt after the auction. 

Your donation is intrinsic to a successful Auction and we thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has helped procure items, purchase raffle tickets and register to attend the Auction Gala!  We are excited to see everyone on November 18th!

2017_LRA_Auction_Donation_Form_with_letter.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

Our next Fun(d) Lunch put on by the Calkins/Edgar Family Group will be on November 15th.  The theme will be Football.  The menu will consist of Hamburgers and hot dogs, Chicken nuggets, chips, baked beans, mac and cheese, popcorn, cookies and apple pie. You can still sign up to enjoy this lunch.  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

 

Sports

Girls Basketball:

11/9 - 7th grade only vs Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 4:30 pm

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PA Monthly Meeting
Join the PA for our monthly meeting at 8:30am on Friday, November 10th in the Quiet Study (adjacent to library). We invite all parents to bring their concerns and suggestions for discussion. Thank you! 
 
Gift Cards

Consider a monthly gift card order for groceries (or gas, your favorite fast food, Giant Eagle pharmacy, etc.).  A one-time order for any gift card! Order your Amazon cards from us and load them into your account - easy!  Start planning for the holiday gift giving season (Disney, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, vendor gifts).  Buy our gift cards for your business to purchase office supplies, snacks, employee rewards and more!

Honey Baked Ham $50 gift cards are available this holiday season. Please see flier for ordering information.

HONEY BAKED HAM FLIER

GIFT CARD ORDER FORM

Contact Clare @ clarenavratil@gmail.com and place your order today. Thank you for supporting the PA!

Auction Update
 
A Royals Night Out, the 2017 Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala is just TWO short weeks away!  Here are a few last minute reminders:
 
Today is the last day to RSVP for the Royals Night Out Auction Gala to receive the discounted ticket rate. Click here to RSVP today!  
We are also still in need of gift cards to help complete some of our larger packages! Click here to donate one today or contact Clare Navratil at clarenavratil@gmail.com.  Any gift card purchased through the Parents Association helps the school twice!
 
Thank you to everyone who has helped procure items, purchase raffle tickets and register to attend the Auction Gala!  We are excited to see everyone on November 18th!
 
Kumud Ajmani
PA President

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Lunch Program Update
 
- November menus are now online! Now with many more option. Please order today (deadline is Friday at midnight!)
 
- Please spend a few minutes giving us your feedback: Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2 We appreciate your help! 
 
- Visit https://lra.ahotlunch.com/login to order! Keep sending us your feedback! lralunchprogram@gmail.com
 
Thank you,
LRA Lunch Program Committee

 

Athletic Boosters Fundraiser

There will be an Athletic Boosters fundraiser on November 9th at Fiesta Jalapeno's Mexican restaurant in North Ridgeville. If you're looking for lunch or dinner that day, please go and support them and tell your friends to do the same! Send them this flyer, they will accept it on your phone, so no need to print out. 100% OF THESE PROCEEDS TO OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES! 
 
Thanks!
Peter Eckendorf
Director of Athletics