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LS Letter to Parents - 15 Sep 2017

Art by Kayden, Class of 2028

Self-regulation is a powerful skill that has an important impact on children throughout their lives. Children with stronger self-regulation skills:
• Are more successful in school
• Persist with things longer
• Cope better with greater and greater challenges
• Keep track of how they are doing and change their approach when needed
• Make friends more readily
• Become more intrinsically motivated; that is, they enjoy doing things just for the challenge, interest or pleasure and not for rewards.
• Allows a child to develop empathy – the foundation for emotional intelligence and social skill - which, in turn, helps to develop character
Babies learn that sucking their fingers can help them soothe themselves – this is beginning self-regulation. Through the preschool years, children learn to tolerate longer delays in getting what they want, and they can exert control over their physical selves – control their hands, their voice modulation, etc.
They not only learn to control their bodies but also to manage their thinking. This includes being able to pay attention to certain things while ignoring others. It also involves keeping ideas in their minds while checking their own progress. Children learn to become more resilient and flexible in their thinking – they can deal more easily with others. This also marks improvements in dealing with frustration and disappointment.
Some of the most important things you can do at home include:
1. Clear and consistent routines
2. Respectful speech/lack of arguing (neutralize arguments)
3. Thinking time routine in the home
4. Clear (and healthy) food routines
5. Everyone does chores for the family – not for a tangible reward
6. Notice positive behaviors far more (6x’s more!) than negative behaviors (not “great” or “you’re the smartest”, but “How did you learn how to do that/solve that?”)
7. Teach your children to solve problems on their own. Celebrate mistakes (“What are you going to do to solve that?”)
8. Model self-regulation and resilience. Set clear, firm limits without anger.
Developing self-regulation takes time – about 20 years for most people – as well as the support of parents and other adults. While birth to age four is considered the optimal learning phase for these foundational skills, we continue to support the development of self-regulation skills, so the children can go on to refine and build on them over time.
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Parent Conferences
Many of you signed up for your parent conferences at Curriculum Night. If you did not yet do so, please contact Mary Ann Vargo in the Lower School Office at 440.327.1175, Ext. 9142, or by email at vargom@lakeridgeacademy.org to schedule your time(s). Conferences are on Thursday, October 26, (11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.), and Friday, October 27 (8 a.m.-Noon). While there will be no classes on these days, Extended Day will be offered whether you need it for the full day or only during your conference time. Registration information for Extended Day will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

Library News
For news and photos of our Dot Days celebration, visit Miss Swoboda's website (http://lralibrary.weebly.com). Select September 15 from the News menu and Dot Day celebration from the Photo Album menu. The password is Royals.

Screenings
As a Lake Ridge Academy parent, you will notice that teachers are constantly assessing a child’s learning through careful observation, classroom work, anecdotal records, informal screening and formal screening. In an effort to generate consistent and long term data, the teachers administer multiple screening tools to assess each child’s hearing, language and speech, reading readiness, and eyesight. In the fall, there are always a number of screenings taking place as we assess the children’s growth over the summer. As we look, it is our intention to identify students who may benefit from intervention or enrichment. The screenings are taking place in these early weeks of the school year. Children new to Lake Ridge Academy, or children recommended by their homeroom teachers, will complete speech and language screenings with Sara Arnold, M.S., CCC/SLP, and Margie Shea-Turner, Learning Specialist. All students will have their hearing and eyesight checked by Sharon Mier, LPN, or Robin Moodley, RN, and a variety of academic screenings will occur in your child’s homeroom with the homeroom teacher. If the screenings indicate that a closer look is needed, you will be contacted by letter, and teachers and specialists will meet to begin to develop a detailed picture of that child as a learner so we might generate a plan to best be of service to your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Center for Creative Thinkers – Private Music Lessons & Tutoring
This is a reminder that, in addition to the autumn clubs, academic tutoring is available along with a greatly expanded list of choices for private music lessons. These include voice, piano, guitar, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass, and flute. If you have a question, please call Katherine Hatcher at 440-327-1175 x9141. CLICK HERE for information and registration.

Fine Arts Department Advertising
The Fine Arts Department is selling advertising space in the upcoming 2017-2018 program. Please see the attached PDF. For further questions, contact Jennifer Shaw at ext. 9271.

Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. CLICK HERE for more details!

Year of Service Kick-Off Day
This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27). On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community. Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin. Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink. In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year. Please make sure your child wears this t-shirt to school (see attached)! If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.

Parents Association Parent Potluck
The PA Parent Potluck will be on Friday, September 22, from 7-9 p.m.in the Bettcher Convocation Center. DaVinci House will provide child care to LRA students. See attached flyer for details!

Auction Update
We need your help! Please help us prepare for Lake Ridge Academy’s largest fundraising event, A Royals Night Out Auction Gala. CLICK HERE to learn about all the ways you can participate.

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Kindergarten News
Gr 1 News
Gr 3 News
Gr 5 News
Library News
Center for Creative Thinkers
Fine Arts Department Advertising
Jr. Engineering Club - Legos
Fall Family Sports Day & Bake-Off
Dante House Car Wash
PA Parent Potluck
Auction – Ways to Help

UPCOMING EVENTS
9/16 Fall Family Sports Day
9/20 All School Year of Service Kick-Off
9/22 K-11 PA Potluck

Posted by on in B | Kindergarten

Posted by on in C | First Grade

Posted by on in E | Third Grade

Posted by on in G | Fifth Grade

 Friday, September 15, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sat Sept 16                                         K-12 Fall Family Sports Day & Homecoming

Mon Sept 18                                       MS/US Mid-Quarter

Wed Sept 20                                       Year of Service Kick-Off Day – All School

Fri Sept 22                                         MS Dance – 7:00 p.m. – MS Commons

                                                            Grades K-11 PA Parent Potluck – 7 p.m. - BCC

Directors Notes

Now that we’re fully into September, we have a lot of things coming up. Year of Service Kick-off day is scheduled for September 20th. If your student has a blue service shirt from previous years, please have your student bring them in to their advisor as soon as possible. We collect them in advance of that day so that they can be handed out on the 20th and everyone can have one.

At our Community Meeting this past week, I spoke about the steps the Middle School is taking to help students learn how to proactively approach the stress in their lives by outlining our pilot with CalmCircle, which starts on Monday, September 18th. Please reference last week’s email for additional information.

Finally, Friday, September 22nd will be the first Middle School Dance. Please help your dancer-to-be remember that appropriate school conduct is an important ingredient to a successful dance.

It is spirit week at Lake Ridge Academy. Leading up to our first dance on Friday, the students will have the opportunity to show Family Group pride by participating in the spirit week theme of the day. This activity is entirely optional, but awards will be given to the family group with the most participation.

Themed days are:

Monday - Holi-Day = Dress to represent your favorite holiday

Tuesday - Twin Tuesday = Find a friend and dress alike!

Wednesday - Blue and Gold = Due to day of service, on the day of service shirt will be worn

Thursday - Students Dress as Teachers = come show your professional side!

Friday - Freaky Family Friday = Show your family group pride

 

First Lego League Update and Team Selection

 Please read the attached document for updates.

 FLL_Update_and_Team_Selection_Criteria-1.pdf

 

 First Lego League Needs LEGOS

 Over the past few weeks the MS students have been hard at work here in Kemper, building and programming their LEGO robots.  I'm happy to announce that we'll be having our own internal competition in the Kiva, September 27th, 8th period and September 28th, 7th period.  During this phase, I'll be evaluating the students to determine the 10 students to represent LRA as our FIRST LEGO League team.  Regional competitions begin in late November, early December and if we perform well, we'll move on to higher competitions. 

This is where I need your help, and the help of our community.  We're allowed to use any official LEGO piece to build our robot, and although the kits come with quite a few pieces, our LEGO library is very small.  I'm asking for donations of LEGO pieces and need to get this message to anyone who may help. 

FLL_LEGOs_Wanted.pdf

 

PA Parent Potluck:

The PA Parent Potluck will be on Friday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 in Bettcher.  Davinci House will provide child care to LRA students.  See attached flyer for details!

LRAPotluck2.pdf

 

Auction Update

We need your help! Please help us prepare for Lake Ridge Academy’s largest fundraising event, A Royals Night Out Auction Gala. Click here to learn about all the ways you can participate.

Ways_to_help_-_In_Touch.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

We had our first Fun(d) Lunch on Wednesday, September 13.  The Pagano Family Group did a great job serving up Tacos with hard and soft tortillas, lettuce and cheese, chips and salsa, cookies, and brownies.  Everything was delicious.  Our next lunch will be on October 18th.  It will be the George Family Group.  The theme is Everything Italion.

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

Year of Service Kick-Off Day

This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27).  On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community.  Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin.  Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.  

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink.  In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year.  Please make sure your child bring this t-shirt to school (see below)!  If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.  

 

Fine Arts Department Advertising Information

The Fine Arts Department is selling advertising space in the upcoming 2017-2018 program.  Please see the attached PDF.  For further questions, contact Jennifer Shaw at ext. 9271.

 LRA_Advertising_info.pdf

 

Center For Creative Thinkers Brochure

 Check out the new offerings for Autumn 2017.

 CCT_Autumn_2017-2018_classes_w_reg.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

 

Fall Family Sports Day and Homecoming

 Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

 PABakeOff_2017FINAL.pdf

Fall_Family_Sports_Day_2017.pdf

 

Sixth Grade Day of Service

This year the sixth grade will participate in the Adopt a Beach program for our day of service.  Please fill out the waiver and liability release form and return to the MS Office

day_of_service_adopt_a_beach_waiver.pdf

Day_of_Service_note.pdf

 

Sports

Volleyball:  

9/18

MS Volleyball @ Open Door, (8287 W. Ridge Rd., Elyria 44035) Royals/Gold,  4:30/5:30 pm

9/19

MS Volleyball vs Christian Community, 4:30 pm, Home (6/7 Lions Team  only)

Royals & Gold Team -Extended Practice to 4:00

9/20

Day of Service- No Practice

9/22- NO Extended practice  MS Dance

Cross Country:

We are coming off a very busy and very successful week of cross country.  I am so very proud of how the kids performed at both the Open Door and Avon MS Invitationals.  Avon results have not been posted yet, and I will update everyone once the results are on Baumspage.

The hard work and recovery (eating well and hydrating and sleeping) are paying off, and it is important to remain focused as we work to get in better and better racing form.  Next week we will have extended practices on Monday and Thursday.  We compete at Black River High School (233 County Road 40, Sullivan, OH) next Saturday.  The girls’ race starts at 11:20, and the boys’ race begins at 11:45.  There is a K-5th grade 1-mile fun run at 12:10 if you would like to bring a little brother or sister to compete.  We did this last year with a few of the siblings.  The bus departs from Rob Hall at 9:30 Saturday morning.


Soccer:

9/21

MS Soccer @ Cornerstone, 4:30

There is just one game this week and it is away at Cornerstone. Athletes will need to wear BLUE for this game

Practice Schedule:

Monday - Extended Practice until 4:00pm

Tuesday - Extended Practice until 4:00pm

Wednesday - Practice until 3:30 pm

Thursday - @ Cornerstone - 4:30pm

Friday - non-extended practice until 3:30pm

Important dates at a glance:

September 16: Homecoming & Fall Family Sports Day

September 20: Year of Service Kick-Off Day

September 27: Year of Service Rain Date

October 9: No School

October 11: PSAT Test

October 13: Last day of 1st Quarter

October 26 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)

 

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Now Available

Our online sign up for Parent Teacher conferences is now live! Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 26 & Friday, October 27. Please check your email for instructions from Mr. Shaulis & Mrs. Butchko on how to sign up, as well as an email invitation to view the sign up from SignUpGenius. 

Click here to view the sign-up page.

If you did not receive this information, please contact Mrs. Butchko in the Upper School Office at ext. 172 or butchkov@lakeridgeacademy.org.  In addition, please update any email address changes with our Admissions Office.

 

Year of Service Kick-Off Day: September 20

This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27).  On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community.  Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin.  Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.  

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink.  In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year.  Please make sure your child wears this t-shirt to school (see below)!  If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juniors and Parents College Information Session: September 27, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Juniors and their parents are invited to an informal evening with Mr. Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling, to get started with the college admission process. Click here for more information.

 

PSAT Test for grades 9, 10, 11: Wednesday, October 11

FEES DUE 10-04-17

On Wednesday, October 11 all Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT Test from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. There is a $30 fee for Freshman and Sophomores. There is no charge for Juniors. Please submit a check payable to Lake Ridge Academy to the Upper School office by Wednesday, October 4, along with this  registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gregory at Ext 173 or gregoryk@lakeridgeacademy.org.

Students are required to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

 

ACT/ SAT Prep Classes @ Lake Ridge Academy

FEES DUE 10-8-17

On campus ACT/ SAT prep classes sponsored by Princeton Review will begin on October 15. The cost is $425. The course will include 18 hours of instruction and 3 scored practice tests. Click here for more information, and here for the  registration form. Lake Ridge will need a minimum of 15 students to register in order to run the class.

 

Birthday Surprise! Locke House Fundraiser

Want to see a BIG birthday SMILE on your child’s face? Send them a birthday surprise! Click here for more information.

 

Auction Update- We need your help!

Please help us prepare for Lake Ridge Academy’s largest fundraising event, A Royals Night Out Auction Gala. Click here to learn about all the ways you can participate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Family Sports Day: Saturday, September 16

Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

 

Dante Car Wash: Saturday, September 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Bring your cars to LRA between 10-3 and help us to raise money for prom 2018!!!

 

Homecoming: Saturday, September 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Homecoming is September 16th. The theme this year is Candy land! Tickets are $8 in advance $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through DaVinci House leaders.

 

PA Parent Potluck: Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The PA Parent Potluck will be on Friday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 in Bettcher. Davinci House will provide child care to LRA students.  See attached flyer for details!

 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND CONGRATULATIONS:

Lake Ridge Academy Announces 2017 National Merit Semifinalists!

Congratulations to seniors Elizabeth Coble, Benjamin Gwinnell, Noah Kawaguchi, Anjali Prabhakaran, and Trixie Yoo for being named National Merit Semi-Finalists. These students scored in the top 16,000 or top 2% nationally on the PSAT, and are currently in the process of competing to become one of roughly 7,500 seniors to be named a National Merit Finalist. Good Luck! 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

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

Register for the SAT

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
October 7, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017 Oct. 20, 2017
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

Register for the ACT

LRA School Code: 363857

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

 

On Campus College Representative visits:

Wittenberg University

Sept. 12, 1:45 pm
University of Rochester

Sept. 13, 9:00 am

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Sept. 14, 9:00 am

Vanderbilt University

Sept. 14, 11:15 am
Barnard College Sept. 15, 8:30 am

Skidmore College

Sept. 15, 11:30 am

Elon University

Sept. 15, 1:00 pm
Chapman University

Sept. 18, 9:00 am

University of Rio Grande Sept. 21, 8:30 am

Heidelberg University

Sept. 21, 10:00 am

Lafayette College

Sept. 21, 11:00 am

Syracuse University        

Sept. 21, 12:15 pm

Denison University

Sept. 25, 8:30 am
Cleveland Institute of Art Sept. 26, 11:30 am

Ursinus College

Sept. 26, 1:15 pm

Ohio Wesleyan University

Sept. 27, 8:30 am

Sarah Lawrence College

Sept. 27, 11:30 am
Baldwin Wallace University Sept. 29, 9:00 am

Boston University

Sept. 29, 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Oct. 2, 8:30 am

Kenyon College

Oct. 2, 10:30 am

Butler University

Oct. 3, 9:00 am
Xavier University Oct. 4, 1:00 pm

Rochester Institute of Technology

Oct. 4, 1:30 pm
Allegheny College Oct. 4, 2:45 pm
Lourdes University Oct. 5, 9:30 am
University of Findlay Oct. 5, 12:15 pm

John Carroll University

Oct. 6, 10:00 am
Oberlin College Oct. 6, 10:45 am
University of Dayton Oct. 6, 12:15 pm
Case Western Reserve University Oct. 10, 9:00 am
Alfred University Oct. 10, 9:00 am
American University Oct. 10, 2:45 pm
Duquesne University Oct. 11, 1:00 pm

University of Mount Union

Oct. 16, 10:30 am

Hamilton College

Oct. 16, 2:45 pm
College of Wooster Oct. 17, 11:45 am

Rhodes College

Oct. 19, 9:00 am
Ohio Northern University Oct. 20 12:15 pm
Carnegie Mellon University Oct. 23, 9:00 am

Ohio University

Oct. 24, 10:00 am

Connecticut College

Oct. 24, 11:15 am
Haverford College

Oct. 24, 1:00 pm

Vassar College

Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

Furman University Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

 

Off Campus College Information:

WHAT: Boston University Reception

WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017 Refreshments: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
RSVP

 

WHAT: Discover MIT Information Session

WHEN: October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Shaker Heights High School, 15911 Aldersyde Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

 

WHAT: LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR

WHEN: October 5, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Lorain County Community College, Ewing Activities Center, 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria

More information

 

WHAT: Discover Duke

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Shaker Heights High School, 15911 Aldersyde Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

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
K-12 Fall Family Sports Day and Homecoming:
Put your baking skills to good use and bring your tasty and/or "good looking" treats to the PA Bakeoff held in conjunction with Fall Family Sports Day at LRA - Saturday, September 16th. (See attached flyer for details). It's also a great opportunity to cheer LRA's teams (volleyball, soccer and more) and enjoy a PA sponsored lunch served by LRA staff. Join us! (Coordinator: Cathy Kingsley)
 
K-11 PA Parent Potluck:
Join us for an evening of food, music, friendship and fun in the K-11 Parent Potluck - Friday, September 22nd (7pm-9pm).  Childcare is provided by Upper School (DaVinci House) for only $10/child. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships. (See attached flyer for details). Questions? Email Jen Szwagulak (szwagulakj@lakeridgeacademy.org).  
 
Easter Seals Collection Update:
The PA sincerely thanks all parents, faculty and staff who participated in the Easter Seals Collection. We all raised almost $600 with your help for LRA! Detailed summary: 
You collected 2,618 pounds of cloth at 20 cents a pound for $523.60. You collected 602 pounds of hard goods at 10 cents a pound for $60.20. You books weighed 548 pounds at .02 cents a pound for $10.96. Your grand total is $594.76. (Coordinator: Danielle Gomez)
 
PA Lunch Program Update:
The Lunch Program Committee has been hard at work revamping the LRA Lunch Program with your help as we’ve heard your suggestions! Over the last several months we have researched websites, interviewed restaurant owners and met several times to put together a lunch package with likable, wholesome food options at reasonable prices. Please see the attached welcome letter for signup details. Ordering begins Monday, 9/18. Lunch deliveries begin 9/25. Register and place orders now! (Coordinators: Erika Coble, Kate Dake)
 
Gift Cards:
Grocery gift cards (Heinen's $25 and $100 and Giant Eagle $25 and $100) are typically kept on-hand.  Other gift cards can be secured in a few days.  Are you considering Disney for the Thanksgiving or Christmas break?  Please consider buying Disney gift cards from the PA to take on your trip!  Orders placed can be dropped off in any of the three school divisions for you to pick up, put in your child's backpack to bring home or larger orders (>$500) can be delivered to your home or office (within 20 miles of LRA).  Email Clare Navratil(clarenavratil@gmail.com) to place your order today!
 
Please consider a standing monthly gift card order.  Email me TODAY, and I'll get your order to you monthly.  
 
Auction Update:
Please see the attached flyer on ways you can help!  Don't forget, you can get your Auction gift card donations from the PA.  Email clarenavratil@gmail.com to get Amazon (Amazon wish list purchases) and Giant Eagle cards, which can be easily sent to the Auction Committee.
LS Letter to Parents - 08 Sep 2017

Art by E.J., Class of 2028

As a parent, you will often see or hear the words "developmentally appropriate" used in conjunction with your children. As newborns, their growth was charted (90th percentile in height!), and most every new parent read a book that described the typical developmental "milestones" of early childhood (and prayed that the sleeping through the night at six weeks would actually happen). Developmental benchmarks and characteristics continue through to adulthood. There's a reason why we try to keep our entering classes in a close age group - a class can represent a full two year spread - an incredible amount of difference in developmental abilities and characteristics. As faculty, we plan our curriculum and classrooms to best serve these characteristics, but it is in the development of our children's social cognition skills that truly understanding the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive developmental characteristics of children is crucial to our success.

Think of this: a fifth grade classroom with children who are potentially nine, ten and eleven years old. The nine-year-olds tend to be worried or anxious; impatient; complain about fairness issues; are critical of self and others; can be sullen, moody, negative - often say "I hate it" or "it's boring." They are still learning physical control, and still complain of and sometimes exaggerate physical hurts. Compare that to the typical ten-year-old's general contentment; they work well in groups, enjoy their family, peers and teachers; are equally quick to anger and to forgive; want to resolve questions of fairness. Then, look at the characteristics of an eleven-year-old: moody, self-absorbed, and sensitive; like to challenge rules, argue, test limits; worry more about who's "in" and "out"; impulsive - often talk without thinking; adolescent sexual development begins. [excerpted from Chip Wood's Yardsticks] It shouldn't come as a surprise that the children in this classroom will not see any given situation in the same light, or why any given child's honest and heartfelt perception of an event is not necessarily a complete picture of what happened. Why one child might be seen as the "peacemaker" and another an "instigator", is "fun" or "mean," or, sad to say, the "bad kid" and the "good kid."

The Responsive Classroom approach is at the heart of all that we do. Our goal is to create a safe, challenging, and joyful classroom and school-wide climate for all children. We plan our work to leverage the best attributes of a child's developmental stage, and to help each child find their "best" self. At Lake Ridge Academy, the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum, and it's why we work so hard to help our students gain the social cognition skills they need to be self-reliant, competent, empathetic, and effective.

This week's Curriculum Night was a great opportunity for you to learn more about your child's curriculum - both the academic and social, and to learn how Responsive Classroom works in your child's class. And, if you would like to learn more about the developmental characteristics of children, I heartily recommend Chip Wood's Yardsticks. It can really help demystify the myriad changes your child will go through in the coming years - the times you might want to lament, "We hate it when they act their age!”

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Gas Odor
Some of you have asked about an odor in the front of the Lower School. We are told it’s related to a valve, which is in the process of being replaced. The gas company has been out and assured us there is no safety concern.

Library News

For important news about next week's International Dot Day, please visit Miss Swoboda's website: http://lralibrary.weebly.com.  The password is Royals.

Parent Conferences
Many of you signed up for your parent conferences at Curriculum Night. If you did not yet do so, please contact Mary Ann Vargo in the Lower School Office at 440.327.1175, Ext. 9142, or by email at vargom@lakeridgeacademy.org,, to schedule your time(s). Conferences are on Thursday, October 26, and Friday, October 27. While there will be no classes on these days, Extended Day will be offered whether you need it for the full day or only during your conference time. Registration information for Extended Day will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

Screenings
As a Lake Ridge Academy parent, you will notice that teachers are constantly assessing a child’s learning through careful observation, classroom work, anecdotal records, informal screening and formal screening. In an effort to generate consistent and long term data, the teachers administer multiple screening tools to assess each child’s hearing, language and speech, reading readiness, and eyesight. In the fall, there are always a number of screenings taking place as we assess the children’s growth over the summer. As we look, it is our intention to identify students who may benefit from intervention or enrichment. The screenings are taking place in these early weeks of the school year. Children new to Lake Ridge Academy, or children recommended by their homeroom teachers, will complete speech and language screenings with Sara Arnold, M.S., CCC/SLP, and Margie Shea-Turner, Learning Specialist. All students will have their hearing and eyesight checked by Sharon Mier, LPN, or Robin Moodley, RN, and a variety of academic screenings will occur in your child’s homeroom with the homeroom teacher. If the screenings indicate that a closer look is needed, you will be contacted by letter, and teachers and specialists will meet to begin to develop a detailed picture of that child as a learner so we might generate a plan to best be of service to your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Center for Creative Thinkers – Autumn Session
Information for the Autumn Session of the Center for Creative Thinkers is ATTACHED along with a registration form. There is something for everyone in the expanded list of group offerings. Private music lessons and tutoring are also available. If you have a question, please call Katherine Hatcher at 440-327-1175 x9141. Group classes start soon, so sign up now!

Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. CLICK HERE for more details!

Year of Service Kick-Off Day
This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27). On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community. Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin. Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink. In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year. Please make sure your child wears this t-shirt to school (see ATTACHED)! If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Gr 2 News
Center for Creative Thinkers
Fall Family Sports Day & Bake-Off
ROYALS ROCK 'N RIDE Pre-Auction Event 
Locke House Birthday Surprise Form

UPCOMING EVENTS
9/16 Fall Family Sports Day
9/20 All School Year of Service Kick-Off
9/22 K-11 PA Potluck

Posted by on in D | Second Grade

Posted by on in H | Middle School

 Friday, September 8, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Tue Sept 12                                        MS/US Picture Day & Fall Sports Pictures

Wed Sept 13                                       MS Fun(d) Lunch – Pagano Family Group

Sat Sept 16                                         K-12 Fall Family Sports Day & Homecoming

Mon Sept 18                                       MS/US Mid-Quarter

Wed Sept 20                                       Year of Service Kick-Off Day – All School

Fri Sept 22                                         MS Dance – 7:00 p.m. – MS Commons

                                                            Grades K-11 PA Parent Potluck – 7 p.m. - BCC

Directors Notes

Now that we’re fully into September, we have a lot of things coming up. Year of Service Kick-off day is scheduled for September 20th.  See more info related to this event below, including a reminder to have your child wear last years service t-shirt if you did not order a new one for them in August.  

A new Middle School initiative is our Wednesday morning community meeting. During this time, faculty lead a morning meeting focused on promoting, building, and guiding the development of a healthy Middle School community. Last week, Mr. Barker spoke on kindness. This past week, Mrs. McElwain spoke about leaving things and people better than you found them.

Other dates:

September 16th is Fall Family Sports Day.  Our Volleyball and soccer teams will have home matches that day. You can look at InTouch for the schedule. We hope to see you there.

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 12th.

Middle School Clubs will begin on Monday, September 11th.

Lastly, the Lake Ridge Academy Middle School will be participating in a pilot program in partnership with CalmCircle. From their materials, “CalmCircle is a web-based program offering a variety of tools to assist in developing and maintaining a new relationship with stress and sleep”  The pilot will take place for 5 minutes each morning in homebase, during which time students will be given access to a personal CalmCircle account, which will deliver audio content designed to promote mindfulness and mental rest. CalmCircle has recently completed a successful pilot study with Arizona State University and is interested in exploring the benefits of its program to younger students. During this 6-week pilot, families will be given access to a parent portal that will provide access to some of the material that students are learning. I am incredibly excited to take part in this study to see if we can support our students in learning about how to proactively manage their day-to-day stress.

 

Pizza Friday

Our first pizza day is this Friday, September 8.  The pizza is coming from Cozzeria.  If you would like to still sign up, please use the attached flyer.

Pizza_Fridays_2017-2018.pdf

 

School Picture Forms

 Middle Schoolers will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, September 12.  Please see the attached form.

School_picture_forms_2017.pdf

 

Fun(d) Lunch

 We will be having our first Fun(d) Lunch on Wednesday, September 13.  The Pagano Family Group will be serving up Tacos with hard and soft tortillas, lettuce and cheese, chips and salsa, cookies, and brownies.

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

 Year of Service Kick-Off Day

This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27).  On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community.  Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin.  Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.  

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink.  In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year.  Please make sure your child wears this t-shirt to school (see below)!  If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center For Creative Thinkers Brochure

 Check out the new offerings for Autumn 2017.

 CCT_Autumn_2017-2018_classes_w_reg.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

 

Fall Family Sports Day and Homecoming

 Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

Fall_Family_Sports_Day_2017.pdf

PABakeOff_2017FINAL.pdf

 

 

Sixth Grade Day of Service

This year the sixth grade will participate in the Adopt a Beach program for our day of service.  Please fill out the waiver and liability release form and return to the MS Office

day_of_service_adopt_a_beach_waiver.pdf

Day_of_Service_note.pdf

 

Sports

Volleyball:  

9/11 - MS Volleyball vs Middleburg Hts (8th gr team only), 4:30 pm

9/13 - MS Volleyball @ Olmsted Falls, 4:30/5:30 pm

9/16 - MS Volleyball vs Cornerstone, 10:00/11:00 am

Cross Country:

We have two mid-week meets coming up.  Our next XC meet is the Open Door Invitational held at Royal Oaks Metro Park (38637 Parsons Road, Grafton, OH) on Tuesday, September 12.  Note, this meet is NOT at Open Door’s school campus.  The girls get started at 4:15, and the boys run at 4:45.  We will travel directly from Lake Ridge on a school bus.

On Thursday, September 14, we compete in the Avon Middle School XC Invitational.  The meet site is Veteran’s Memorial Park (3701 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Avon, OH).  The boys’ race starts at 5:00, followed by the girls’ race at 5:30.  Again, we will travel directly from Lake Ridge on a bus.

There are no extended practices the week of September 11.  Our next Saturday meet is the Black River Invitational on September 23.

Soccer:

9/12 - MS Soccer @ Garfield Hts, 4:30 pm

9/16 - MS Soccer vs Open Door, 1:00 pm

Soccer will be back in action this week against Garfield Heights (away) and Open Door (home). The Open Door game is part of LRA’s Family Sports Day which seeks to showcase the best of LRA athletics. Please come and see your kids, and all the LRA teams, compete in a day of events.

Practice Schedule:

Monday, 9/11 - Extended Practice - 4:00pm

Tuesday, 9/12 - Game @ Garfield Heights - 4:30pm

Wednesday, 9/13 - Extended Practice - 4:00pm

Thursday, 9/14 - Extended Practice - 4:00pm

Friday, 9/15 - Practice until 3:30pm

Important dates at a glance:

September 7-9: Senior Challenge

September 12: Picture Day

September 16: Homecoming & Fall Family Sports Day

September 20: Year of Service Kick-Off Day

October 9: No School

October 11: PSAT Test

 

Picture Day: September 12

Yearbook and fall sports pictures will be taken on September 12. Orders can be placed online here (Gallery: Lake Ridge Academy PREPAY; Password: Prepay) or through an order form. Forms are available here or in the US office.


Year of Service Kick-Off Day: September 20

This is a reminder to all LRA families that our Year of Service Kick-Off Day is on September 20 this year (rain date: September 27).  On this day, everyone in our school has the opportunity to give back and serve the needs of our local community.  Many students will work off campus at one of the Lorain County Metroparks, at South Central Park in North Ridgeville, and at Legion Field Community Garden in Oberlin.  Some students will remain on campus to help with projects in our school community, and the Seniors will begin their special relationship with the Kindergarten classes.  

Your child should dress for the weather and bring along both work gloves and a brown bag lunch with a drink.  In order to reduce costs and be better to the earth, we are re-using the same t-shirts from last year.  Please make sure your child wears this t-shirt to school (see below)!  If you ordered a new shirt this year, it will be made available to your child that morning.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juniors and Parents College Information Session: September 27, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Juniors and their parents are invited to an informal evening with Mr. Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling, to get started with the college admission process. Click here for more information.

 

PSAT Test for grades 9, 10, 11: Wednesday, October 11

FEES DUE 10-04-17

On Wednesday, October 11 all Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT Test from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. There is a $30 fee for Freshman and Sophomores. There is no charge for Juniors. Please submit a check payable to Lake Ridge Academy to the Upper School office by Wednesday, October 4, along with this registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gregory at Ext 173 or gregoryk@lakeridgeacademy.org.

Students are required to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

 

ACT/ SAT Prep Classes @ Lake Ridge Academy

On campus ACT/ SAT prep classes sponsored by Princeton Review will begin on October 15. The cost is $425. The course will include 18 hours of instruction and 3 scored practice tests. Click here for more information, and here for the registration form. Lake Ridge will need a minimum of 15 students to register in order to run the class.

 

Birthday Surprise! Locke House Fundraiser

Want to see a BIG birthday SMILE on your child’s face? Send them a birthday surprise! Click here for more information.

 

Auction Update

Please save the date for A Royals Night Out Lake Ridge Academy Auction Gala, Saturday, November 18, 2017. For more information about the auction, and to learn about how you can help, contact Leannie McAllister at mcallisterl@lakeridgeacademy.org. Until then, join us Friday, October 6 for the ROYALS ROCK 'N RIDE Pre-Auction Event.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Family Sports Day: September 16th

Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

 

Homecoming: September 16th 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Homecoming is September 16th. The theme this year is Candy land! Tickets are $8 in advance $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through DaVinci House leaders.

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

ACT/ SAT Prep Class

ACT/SAT prep classes, sponsored by Princeton Review will begin on October 15th. More details on dates and cost will be available in the coming weeks. A sign-up sheet is located outside the US office. A minimum of ten students need to register in order to hold classes.

 

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

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

 

Register for the SAT

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
October 7, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017 Oct. 20, 2017
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

Register for the ACT

LRA School Code: 363857

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
September 9, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017
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:

Help for Your Students: Find Scholarships and Best Practices for the search

Check out this article outlining how to find scholarships:

http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/scholarship-best-practices?utm_source=solo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170220_EDU

 

On Campus College Representative visits:

Wittenberg University

Sept. 12, 1:45 pm
University of Rochester

Sept. 13, 9:00 am

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Sept. 14, 9:00 am

Vanderbilt University

Sept. 14, 11:15 am
Barnard College Sept. 15, 8:30 am

Skidmore College

Sept. 15, 11:30 am

Elon University

Sept. 15, 1:00 pm
Chapman University

Sept. 18, 9:00 am

University of Rio Grande Sept. 21, 8:30 am

Heidelberg University

Sept. 21, 10:00 am

Lafayette College

Sept. 21, 11:00 am

Syracuse University        

Sept. 21, 12:15 pm

Denison University

Sept. 25, 8:30 am

Ursinus College

Sept. 26, 1:15 pm

Ohio Wesleyan University

Sept. 27, 8:30 am

Sarah Lawrence College

Sept. 27, 11:30 am
Baldwin Wallace University Sept. 29, 9:00 am

Boston University

Sept. 29, 1:00 pm

Kenyon College

Oct. 2, 10:30 am

Butler University

Oct. 3, 9:00 am
Xavier University Oct. 4, 1:00 pm

Rochester Institute of Technology

Oct. 4, 1:30 pm
Allegheny College Oct. 4, 2:45 pm
Lourdes University Oct. 5, 9:30 am
University of Findlay Oct. 5, 12:15 pm

John Carroll University

Oct. 6, 10:00 am
Oberlin College Oct. 6, 10:45 am
University of Dayton Oct. 6, 12:15 pm
Case Western Reserve University Oct. 10, 9:00 am
Alfred University Oct. 10, 9:00 am
American University Oct. 10, 2:45 pm

University of Mount Union

Oct. 16, 10:30 am

Hamilton College

Oct. 16, 2:45 pm

Rhodes College

Oct. 19, 9:00 am
Ohio Northern University Oct. 20 12:15 pm
Carnegie Mellon University Oct. 23, 9:00 am

Ohio University

Oct. 24, 10:00 am

Connecticut College

Oct. 24, 11:15 am
Haverford College

Oct. 24, 1:00 pm

Vassar College

Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

Furman University Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

 

Off Campus College Information:

WHAT: Boston University Reception

WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017 Refreshments: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/

 

WHAT: Discover MIT Information Session

WHEN: October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

WHERE: Shaker Heights High School, 15911 Aldersyde Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

 

WHAT: LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR

WHEN: October 5, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Lorain County Community College, Ewing Activities Center, 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria

More information

 

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
Upcoming Events:
 
Fall Family Sports Day - September 16th 2017. Please consider participating in the family bake-off held from 9am onwards in the BCC. Winners will be announced in two student categories - Taste and Decoration. Judging will be held at 11am. 
 
Parent Potluck (Grades K-11) - September 22nd 2017 (7pm onwards). Come meet, mingle and eat with fellow parents from across the school in the BCC. Please look for sign-up announcements in your e-mail early next week. 
 
Gift Cards:
The Auction Gala Committee has an easy way for you to help the Auction.  Simply purchase a gift card from the PA, and I will submit it to the Auction Committee and complete your Auction Procurement Form, so you will receive recognition of your Auction donation.  You can send your payment in with your child ATTN:  PA Gift Cards, and I'll let you know when I receive it.  This year, the Auction has a WISH LIST on Amazon.  Remember, log into www.smile.Amazon.com (helps the school), order your Amazon gift cards from me (helps the PA which helps the school), and order your item which is shipped right to school (which helps the Auction which helps the school).  If you don't want to shop through Amazon, please consider purchasing a Giant Eagle gift card ($25, $100, $200 or $500).  We use our Giant Eagle gift cards to purchase other gift cards at Giant Eagle to create baskets and packages.  
 
All gift card orders matter!  Please consider the PA gift card program for:
-restaurants
-shopping
-gifts
-vacation (Disney, gas, restaurants, Southwest airlines)
-groceries (Heinen's and Giant Eagle)
 
Here are instructions for shopping the Auction Gala Wish List on Amazon:
Choose:  Gift Cards & Registry
Rectangular box appears "Find Someone's List" - Enter Lake Ridge Academy
List appears and shop.
 
Any questions, please email me Clare Navratil (clarenavratil@gmail.com) or text (440-570-9808).
 
Auction Gala 2017 Update:
1) Save the Date - Friday, 10/6, 6 p.m. join LRA parents Erin Stellato and Leigh Roth, along with Dale Pagano, MS Teacher, as they Rock 'N Ride at Psycle in Westlake, Cleveland's sanctuary for indoor cycling.  Stay for happy hour after!  Please watch for flyers and online registration.  Only 42 bikes are available, so register early!  
 
2) This year's raffle item is over $800 in gift cards for our Rainy Day Raffle Item.  Get your $25 ticket NOW and enjoy wonderful dining experiences.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook:
Two pages exist for your information updates (request to join these closed groups):
Lake Ridge Academy Parents Association
Lake Ridge Academy Athletic Boosters
 
Don't forget about the AMAZING Lake Ridge Academy app which gives you an online directory, calendar, faculty/staff listing, Plus Portal, Support, InTouch News, PA E-shop and Contact Us, all on your phone!
 
LS Letter to Parents - 01 Sep 2017

Art by Angelika, Class of 2026

I hope you had the opportunity to read last week’s InTouch with the attached description of The Responsive Classroom. For the next few weeks, I will be writing about aspects of this excellent approach to learning.

The Morning Meeting – a component of Responsive Classroom – is a crucial part of the school day. In addition to providing students with an overview of the learning that will occur during the day, teachers use the Morning Meeting to provide students with opportunities to connect with each other in fun and creative ways. Students also have opportunities to role-play social misunderstandings and participate in social discussions grounded in topics that any student can initiate and feel comfortable about participating in – discussions that don’t always require prior exposure to academic content. During the Morning Meeting, teachers will often model important social and academic behaviors that can then be practiced throughout the day while providing students with individual and whole class feedback as appropriate. Over time, students build the mental and moral muscle needed to manage their individual behaviors.

~~~~~

Center for Creative Thinkers – Autumn Session
Information for the Autumn Session of the Center for Creative Thinkers is attached along with a registration form. There is something for everyone in the expanded list of group offerings. Private music lessons and tutoring are also available. If you have a question, please call Katherine Hatcher at 440-327-1175 x9141. Group classes start soon, so sign up now!

Library News
For this week's library news, visit Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select September 1 from the News menu. The password is Royals.

Lower School Curriculum Night
Parents of Lower School students will want to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 7. Plan to arrive in your child’s classroom at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by the homeroom teacher. You may also sign up for your Parent Conferences (dates are October 26 and 27) using the sheets that will be set out in the Lower School Commons.

Forms
A number of forms were sent out in the July mailing. These forms are required as they advise us how to contact you, how to proceed in case of an emergency, and so that your child will be allowed to participate in all school activities. If you have not returned any of the forms, copies are being sent home with your child today. Please return them to school on Tuesday, September 5.

Lower School Pictures
Lower School class picture day is Wednesday, September 6. Order envelopes are being sent home with students today. Even if you choose not to place an order, your child will have an individual photo taken for the yearbook and will be included in the class picture.

Orders should be returned on or before the 6th. Credit card payments may also be accepted by going to ssp.orderschoolpix.com. You may place and prepay your order, then have your student bring a copy of the receipt on September 6.

PA & Easter Seals “Fill the Truck” Fundraiser – September 5-7
In partnership with Easter Seals, the Lake Ridge Academy Parents Association will be collecting your donated clothing and household items. Drop-off is at Heusinger House on September 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on September 7 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. CLICK HERE for a flyer with details. Thank you.

Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. CLICK HERE for more details!

All School Year of Service Kick-Off
Our Year of Service kick-off will take place on Wednesday, September 20. Students, faculty and staff participate in service projects throughout Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County as well as on our campus. In the coming days, you will receive more information about our projects and sites. This is a very important event for the entire Lake Ridge Academy community, so please do not make appointments that will require your child to be out of school on that day.

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Gr 1 News
Library News
Center for Creative Thinkers
Class Picture Form
PA & Easter Seals Fundraiser
Fall Family Sports Day & Bake-Off

UPCOMING EVENTS
9/4 Labor Day (No School)
9/6 Lower School Picture Day
9/7 Lower School Curriculum Night (6:30 pm)
9/16 Fall Family Sports Day
9/20 All School Year of Service Kick-Off

Posted by on in C | First Grade

Posted by on in H | Middle School

 Friday, September 1, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Mon Sept 4                                         NO SCHOOL-Labor Day

Tue Sept 5                                          School Resumes

                                                            Easter Seals Truck here

Tue Sept 12                                        MS/US Picture Day & Fall Sports Pictures

Sat Sept 16                                         K-12 Fall Family Sports Day & Homecoming

 

Directors Notes

Having completed our first 5-day week of classes, your student is hopefully settling into a home routine of rest, play, and work. Starting this week, students had the opportunity to choose whether they wanted to continue with Engineering Club, which currently meets one time per cycle. This “open enrollment” will come to a close early next week and Mr. Morrison will be off to the races with his engineering plans. Middle School clubs will also start up next week, with 8th grade students taking the lead role in this.

Next week is a 4-day one (Labor Day!). On Wednesday, Campus Impact will make their first of several visits to the Middle School. Campus Impact is an organization that Lake Ridge has been working with for several years to help our students learn and think about issues related to their social-emotional development. Also, please set September 16th aside for our Fall Family Sports Day. Information about this on-campus event is listed in InTouch. Next Friday is also our first Pizza Lunch. Please have your student bring in the order form as soon as possible if they want to participate.

Finally, thank you to Karen Kauffman and all of the parents who helped provide set-up, and tear-down food for Curriculum Night. Curriculum materials should soon be available to you on the PlusPortals page for each class.

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.

 

EASTER SEALS FUNDRAISER FOR THE PA (September 5, 6, and 7)!

 THIS YEAR - No truck will be on campus, but items will be brought to Heusinger House on Tuesday and Wednesday (all day) and Thursday (until noon). Please remember, all items MUST be boxed or bagged for easy transport. Someone will be at Heusinger House to receive your donation. Tax receipts will be available.

Acceptable items:
- all cloth items (including bedding, drapes, small throw rugs, rags, etc.)
- small toys/games 
- CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes
- books and magazines
- kitchen wares (pots/pans, silverware, dishes, etc.)
- small picture frames/wall hangings
- knickknacks
- costume jewelry, purses
- shoes

No furniture, large electronics or large rugs.

Please tell your neighbors, family and friends to stop at Heusinger House during collection hours and drop off their items too!

Thank you for supporting the PA!

Donation_Drive_flyer2.pdf

 

Parents’ Association Monthly Meeting

 All parents are invited to the Parents Association monthly meeting on September 8th at 8:30am in Heusinger House. We look forward to meeting all of you (particularly new parents) as we make plans for upcoming events (Fall Family Sports Day, LRA Auction, and more). Come join us for coffee and conversation!

 

School Picture Forms

 Middle Schoolers will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, September 12.  Please see the attached form.

School_picture_forms_2017.pdf

 

Fall Family Sports Day and Homecoming

Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

 Fall_Family_Sports_Day_2017.pdf

PABakeOff_2017FINAL.pdf

 

Sixth Grade Day of Service

This year the sixth grade will participate in the Adopt a Beach program for our day of service.  Please fill out the waiver and liability release form and return to the MS Office

day_of_service_adopt_a_beach_waiver.pdf

Day_of_Service_note.pdf

 

Campout

All Lake Ridge Academy families are invited to attend our first campout located by our pond on September 15-16.  Overnight camping is optional.  Registration is required by September 7!  see flyer for more details!

Campout_Flyer.pdf

 

Sports

Volleyball:

Wed. 9/6 - Royals Squad(6/7)@ Horizon Science Academy- 4:30, 760 Tower Blvd. Lorain 44052/  Gold Team@Rocky River (Gold Team,7/8th), 4:30 pm,                   1631 Lakeview Ave., Rocky River, 44116

Thur.9/7 - @ Cornerstone (Lions, 6/7th & Gold 7/ 8th), 4:30/5:30 pm (2846 Som Center Rd., Willoughby,44094)

Cross Country:

Cross country is off to Oberlin College this weekend.  We will depart from Rob Hall at 9:00 a.m.  The girls’ race begins at 10:20, followed by the boys’ race at 11:00.  The starting line is about half way between the varsity baseball and softball fields; these fields are just north of the football field (at the corner of Woodland and Union Streets).

With the Labor Day weekend, our XC athletes need to be sure and get in a run on either Sunday or Monday, but not both days; one of these days should be a recovery day.  At this stage, the need to be running at least three miles.  This can be at a moderate pace.  Next week, Wednesday will be our only extended day practice (ending at 4:00), AND it is picture day.  The kids will need to bring their uniform to school on Wednesday.  There is no meet next Saturday, but we have two mid-week, after school meets the following week: Tuesday, September 12 at Open Door and Thursday, September 14 at Avon.  More details on those meets will be sent out next week.

The great weather and hard work continues to produce good results.  Plenty of sleep and eating well certainly compliment the kids’ efforts in practice.

Soccer:

9/5 - @ Christian Community - 4:30pm

9/8 - Andrews Osbourne - 4:30pm @ LRA

Soccer will have two games this week, one home and one away. Athletes will need to have their BLUE uniform for the Tuesday game and their WHITE uniform for the Friday game. Additionally, Wednesday will be sport picture day. Athletes should bring their WHITE uniform (including socks) to school. Athletes will bring home a picture order form. These are the same forms I emailed on Tuesday of last week.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Mon - no school

Tue - Game at Christian Community

Wed - Picture day - practice until 3:30pm

Thur - Extended practice until 4pm

Fri - Game at home against Andrews Osbourne

Important dates at a glance:

September 4: NO SCHOOL

September 7-9: Senior Challenge

September 12: Picture Day

September 16: Homecoming & Fall Family Sports Day

September 20: Year of Service Kick-Off Day

October 11: Practice PSAT Test

 

Required school forms are PAST DUE

Please remember to turn in any outstanding required school forms. It is especially important to turn in a medical emergency form as soon as possible. Students who have not turned this form in by Tuesday, September 5th, will not be able to attend school until the form is received. In addition, students who have not turned in the LRA Net agreement form by Tuesday will have their accounts deactivated. Information about forms can be found in the US letter sent home in the summer mailing packet. If you are unsure if your student has turned them in, please check with your child’s advisor or Mrs. Butchko in the Upper School Office.  You can find these forms by logging into the parent student side of the website and clicking on forms and directories on the left, then choose Upper School. The username is “info@lakeridgeacademy.org” and the password is “GoRoyals”.

 

You’re Invited! Parents Association Meeting, September 8th, 8:30 am

All parents are invited to the Parents Association monthly meeting on September 8th at 8:30am in Heusinger House. We look forward to meeting all of you (particularly new parents) as we make plans for upcoming events (Fall Family Sports Day, LRA Auction, and more). Come join us for coffee and conversation!

 

Picture Day: September 12

Yearbook and fall sports pictures will be taken on September 12. Orders can be placed online here (Gallery: Lake Ridge Academy PREPAY; Password: Prepay) or through an order form. Forms are avilable here or in the US office.

 

PSAT Test for grades 9, 10, 11

Wednesday, October 11

On Wednesday, October 11 all Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT Test from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Family Sports Day: September 16th

Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royals pride! Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, participate in our first-ever fishing derby, PA bake-off, kids carnival games, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

 

Homecoming: September 16th 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Homecoming is September 16th. The theme this year is Candy land! Tickets are $8 in advance $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Davinci House leaders.

 

EASTER SEALS PA FUNDRAISER:  September 5, 6, and 7!

This year no truck will be on campus, but items can be brought to Heusinger House on Tuesday and Wednesday (all day) and Thursday (until noon). Please remember, all items MUST be boxed or bagged for easy transport. Someone will be at Heusinger House to receive your donation. Tax receipts will be available.

Acceptable items:
- all cloth items (including bedding, drapes, small throw rugs, rags, etc.)
- small toys/games 
- CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes
- books and magazines
- kitchen wares (pots/pans, silverware, dishes, etc.)
- small picture frames/wall hangings
- knickknacks
- costume jewelry, purses
- shoes

No furniture, large electronics or large rugs.

Please tell your neighbors, family and friends to stop at Heusinger House during collection hours and drop off their items too!

Thank you for supporting the PA!

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

ACT/ SAT Prep Class

ACT/SAT prep classes, sponsored by Princeton Review will begin on October 15th. More details on dates and cost will be available in the coming weeks. A sign-up sheet is located outside the US office. A minimum of ten students need to register in order to hold classes.

 

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

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

Register for the SAT

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
August 26, 2017 Jul. 28, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017
October 7, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017 Oct. 20, 2017
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

Register for the ACT

LRA School Code: 363857

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
September 9, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017
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

 

Scholarship Information:

Help for Your Students: Find Scholarships and Best Practices for the search

Check out this article outlining how to find scholarships:

http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/scholarship-best-practices?utm_source=solo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170220_EDU

 

On Campus College Representative visits:

Wittenberg University 

Sept. 12, 1:45 pm
University of Rochester

Sept. 13, 9:00 am

Hobart & William Smith Colleges 

Sept. 14, 9:00 am

Vanderbilt University 

Sept. 14, 11:15 am
Barnard College Sept. 15, 8:30 am

Skidmore College 

Sept. 15, 11:30 am

Elon University 

Sept. 15, 1:00 pm
Chapman University

Sept. 18, 9:00 am

Heidelberg University 

Sept. 21, 10:00 am

Lafayette College 

Sept. 21, 11:00 am

Syracuse University          

Sept. 21, 12:15 pm

Denison University 

Sept. 25, 8:30 am

Ursinus College 

Sept. 26, 1:15 pm

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Sept. 27, 8:30 am

Sarah Lawrence College 

Sept. 27, 11:30 am

Boston University 

Sept. 29, 1:00 pm

Kenyon College 

Oct. 2, 10:30 am

Butler University 

Oct. 3, 9:00 am

Rochester Institute of Technology 

Oct. 4, 1:30 pm
Lourdes University Oct. 5, 9:30 am
University of Findlay Oct. 5, 12:15 pm
Oberlin College

Oct. 5, 1:00 pm

John Carroll University 

Oct. 6, 10:00 am
University of Dayton Oct. 6, 12:15 pm
Case Western Reserve University Oct. 10, 9:00 am

University of Mount Union 

Oct. 16, 10:30 am

Hamilton College 

Oct. 16, 2:45 pm

Rhodes College 

Oct. 19, 9:00 am
Ohio Northern University Oct. 20 12:15 pm
Carnegie Mellon University Oct. 23, 9:00 am

Ohio University 

Oct. 24, 10:00 am

Connecticut College

Oct. 24, 11:15 am
Haverford College

Oct. 24, 1:00 pm

Vassar College

Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

Furman University Oct. 25, 1:00 pm

 

Off Campus College Information:

WHAT: Boston University Reception

WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2017 Refreshments: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/

 

WHAT: Discover MIT Information Session

WHEN: October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

WHERE: Shaker Heights High School, 15911 Aldersyde Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

 

WHAT: LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR

WHEN: October 5, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Lorain County Community College, Ewing Activities Center, 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria

More information

 

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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EASTER SEALS FUNDRAISER FOR THE PA (September 5, 6, and 7)!

THIS YEAR - No truck will be on campus, but items will be brought to Heusinger House on Tuesdayand Wednesday (all day) and Thursday (until noon). Please remember, all items MUST be boxed or bagged for easy transport. Someone will be at Heusinger House to receive your donation. Tax receipts will be available.

Acceptable items:
- all cloth items (including bedding, drapes, small throw rugs, rags, etc.)
- small toys/games 
- CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes
- books and magazines
- kitchen wares (pots/pans, silverware, dishes, etc.)
- small picture frames/wall hangings
- knickknacks
- costume jewelry, purses
- shoes

No furniture, large electronics or large rugs.

Please tell your neighbors, family and friends to stop at Heusinger House during collection hours and drop off their items too!

Thank you for supporting the PA!

Donation Truck Flier

 
PA MEETINGS
All parents are invited to the Parents Association monthly meeting on September 8th at 8:30am in Heusinger House. We look forward to meeting all of you (particularly new parents) as we make plans for upcoming events (Fall Family Sports Day, LRA Auction, and more). Come join us for coffee and conversation!
 
LUNCH PROGRAM
The Lunch Program will be returning in the next few weeks.  We hope to offer several vendor options on a weekly basis.  Please keep watching here and Facebook for the link to begin ordering.
 
GIFT CARDS
Grocery gift cards (Heinen's $25 and $100 and Giant Eagle $25 and $100) are typically kept on hand.  Other gift cards can be secured in a few days.  Are you considering Disney for the Thanksgiving or Christmas break?  Please consider buying Disney gift cards from the PA to take on your trip!  Orders placed can be dropped off in any of the three school divisions for you to pick up, put in your child's backpack to bring home or larger orders (>$500) can be delivered to your home or office (within 20 miles of LRA).  Email Clare Navratil (clarenavratil@gmail.com) to place your order today!
 
LS Letter to Parents - 25 Aug 2017

Art by Gabby, Class of 2027

Our first full week of school has passed, and with it, our children are ready to begin to settle into their school year. I often talk about the second week as the “it’ll all end in tears week”; it’s hard for everyone to find the groove of a school year after a summer of more relaxed routines. The experience of school is exciting for some, and daunting for others. Each age has its developmental challenges – both socially and academically – that require really very hard work to achieve success. So, it should come as no surprise that by Friday, some of our lower schoolers may be tearful, out-of-sorts, over-stimulated, and just plain worn-out as they work so very hard to meet the challenge.

The good news is that in just a couple more weeks, every lower schooler will feel more settled, and the building will fairly hum with activity, the fun and laughter of new friends, and genuine learning!

We purposefully work to create classrooms where students can be take ownership of their learning – active and authentic learning, and we know that a child’s perception of their social effectiveness with peers is one of the most important aspects of achieving that ownership. To that end, we follow the Responsive Classroom philosophy which emphasizes helping children learn to take care of themselves, one another, and the school environment to that everyone can learn best. Please take a few moments to read the attached description of the Responsive Classroom Philosophy. In the coming months, I will be writing about Responsive Classroom, and during the upcoming Curriculum Night, your child’s classroom teachers will share just how well this approach works.

With a deep reverence for children and childhood, Lake Ridge Academy welcomes your family to a year of discovery and learning.

Library News
For this week's library news and information about an exciting author visit in September, visit Miss Swoboda's library website http://lralibrary.weebly.com and select "August 25" from the News menu.

Forms
A number of forms were sent out in the July mailing. These forms are required as they advise us how to proceed and to contact you in case of an emergency, and so that your child will be allowed to participate in all school activities. If you have not returned the forms, it is important that you do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please note that the forms are available on the Lake Ridge Academy website. For students new to the school, the yellow immunization form is due by September 5.

Clothing
To be sure that your child is prepared for every type of school activity, be it in the classroom or outdoors, please see that he or she does not wear open-toed sandals. Students are also reminded to bring in athletic shoes to change into for PE. Finally, please send a complete change of clothes to be kept at school in case the need arises.

Lower School Pictures
Lower School class picture day is Wednesday, September 6. Order envelopes will be sent home soon and should be returned on or before the 6th. Even if you choose not to place an order, your child will have an individual photo taken for the yearbook and will be included in the class picture.

Security ID’s
If you have not yet arranged for your photo ID badge, please contact Mrs. Jane Lacoste at Ext. 9104 to schedule an appointment. Please call the Lower School Office, Ext. 142, if you have a question.

Campout
All Lake Ridge Academy families are invited to attend our first campout located by our pond on September 15-16. Overnight camping is optional. Registration is required by September 7. See attached flyer for more details!

Day of Service T-Shirt Order Forms Due August 28!
Please make sure you have submitted your students' Day of Service T-Shirt Order Form by this Monday, August 28, to their homeroom teacher. Thank you!!!

Fall Family Sports Day - September 16
Join the Lake Ridge Academy community for a fun afternoon of Royal pride!  Cheer on our Middle and Upper School athletic teams, be part of our first-ever fishing derby, participate in the PA bake-off and enjoy a complimentary hot dog lunch. See flyer for more details!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Responsive Classroom Philosophy
Kindergarten News
Grade 1 News
Grade 3 News
Grade 5 News
PE News
French News
Spanish News
Campout Flyer
Fall Family Sports Day Flyer

UPCOMING EVENTS
8/29-8/30 Grade 5 Trip
9/4 Labor Day (No School)
9/6 Lower School Picture Day
9/7 Lower School Curriculum Night (6:30 pm)

 Friday, August 25, 2017

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Thu Aug 31                                        MS/US Parent/Teacher Gathering – 6 p.m.

                                                            MS/US Curriculum Night – 6:45 p.m.

Mon Sept 4                                         NO SCHOOL-Labor Day

Tue Sept 5                                          School Resumes

Tue Sept 12                                        MS/US Picture Day & Fall Sports Pictures

Sat Sept 16                                         K-12 Fall Family Sports Day & Homecoming

 

Directors Notes

Next week, Curriculum Night is Thursday, August 31st. Starting at 6:00, this is a time to meet other MS parents, receive some  instruction about how to effectively use PlusPortals, and hear directly from your student’s teachers about the materials covered and methods used in classes this year. Next week we will also be talking about Middle School Clubs, which will be led by gr. 8 students and continue into the new year.

Please continue to support your student in transitioning out of summer and into the new year. Proper sleep, consistent home/homework routines, and organizational plans/check-ins are all ways that you can support your scholar.

Year of Service Kick-Off Day T-Shirts

We are re-using last year's day of service t-shirt (see flyer).  If you don't already have one or are in need of a new one, please return your form to your students home room teacher by Monday August 28.  If you do not return a form, a shirt will not ordered for your student!

Campout

All Lake Ridge Academy families are invited to attend our first campout located by our pond on September 15-16.  Overnight camping is optional.  Registration is required by September 7!  see flyer for more details!


Sports

 Volleyball:  Congrats to the Gold Team (Gr. 8/7) on their first 2 victories against Hearts and Middleburg Hts.

8/28 vs Olmsted Falls, 4:30/5:30 pm     (Lions 6/7 Team plays followed by Gold)

 8/31 vs Open Door, 4:30/5:30 pm           (Royals 6/7 Team plays followed by Gold)

 9/1 @ Shiloh, 4:30/5:30 pm                       (Lions 6/7 4:30 and Gold at 5:30)

Shiloh Jr. High Directions:   2302 Grantwood Dr., Parma 44134

 

Cross Country:

9/2 @ Oberlin, 11:40 am

Soccer:

8/28 vs Temple Christian, 4:30 pm