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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri Feb 16                               NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Mon Feb 19                            NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Tue Feb 20                             School Resumes

Wed Feb 21                            McElwain Family Group Fun(d) Lunch

Thu Mar 1                              LS/MS Conferences – NO SCHOOL

Fri Mar 2                                LS/MS Conferences – NO SCHOOL

 

Directors Notes

Looking at the calendar, we have two more short weeks coming up. Please do all that you can to keep your student in the routine of at-home work and preparation so that their time on campus continues to be as productive as possible. Please keep Student Led Conferences (March 1st and 2nd) in mind as you look toward the beginning of March.

We are having a Fun(d) lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 21st that is being put on by Mrs. McElwain’s Family Group.

Congratulations to Mrs. George and her APL service group for a successful Teachers vs. Students basketball game fundraiser. It was an excellent way to send us all into our weekend.

Be sure to check in with your student about how the Minute-To-Win-It Olympics are going!

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Paperwork for 8th Graders

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

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

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

Barnes and Noble Bookfair with Student Performances & Chipotle Fundraiser Night - March 9

Join us for our fundraising day at Crocker Park's Barnes and Noble Bookfair & Chipotle!

Barnes And Noble - Crocker Park:  There are many ways to shop in-store and on-line while raising funds for our school!
In-Store:  All in-store purchases (including Starbucks Café) during normal store hours (9 am-11pm) on Friday, March 9 will help raise funds for our school but you must to mention Lake Ridge Academy at check-out!  Visit our Lake Ridge Academy table (open 9 am-5pm) to also purchase from teacher classroom wish lists, summer reading lists, and to order Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes – perfect for the spring holidays!  Also, the Parents Association will be hosting their March meeting at 9 am in the cafe!
Online:  From March 9-13, all online purchases made at www.bn.com/bookfairs can also count towards our fundraiser, but you must enter our Bookfair id 12315743 which is requested on the payment page.

Chipotle – Crocker Park:  On Friday, March 9 from 4 pm – 8pm only, our school will earn 50% of the sale proceeds when Lake Ridge Academy is mentioned at check out.  Anyone can participate—so spread the word to friends and family!  This is at the Crocker Park location only. Click here for a printable flyer. 

Student Performances:  Enjoy the many talents of our students as you shop inside Barnes & Noble.  Below is the student performance schedule for the day!

9:30 -  6th Grade Choir
10:00 -  US Strings
10:30 -  5th Grade Drum Circle
11:00 -  Kindergarten French & Spanish Songs
11:30 -  MS Jazz Band
12:00 -  MS Chamber Ensemble
12:30 -  US Jazz Band
1:00 -  3rd Grade Star Stories
1:30 -  1st Grade Readers Theater
2:00 -  Musical Theater Workshop
2:30 -  A Cappella Ensembles
3:00 -  US Choir
3:30 -  Musical Theater Workshop

Inclement Weather

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

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

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

 

Flu Informtion

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

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

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

 

 FREE Boating Camp opportunity for Lorain County Students

I am writing to you on behalf of the Lorain County Metro Parks and the Spirit of America Foundation who have partnered to offer a unique, hands-on, boating safety learning opportunity for your students aged 12-15 years this summer!   Details about the upcoming 2018 Lorain SOA Boating Camp are included in the attached letter and Student Application.

This national Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Program opportunity is available FREE to students in Lorain County!  Space is limited to 90 participants, and an application and 50-word essay must be submitted by all potential participants by a deadline of April 2, 2018.  

As the letter attached describes, we are hoping you’ll help us spread the word to your current classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students through any means possible (i.e. social media, teacher-parent communications, flyers, school visits, etc.). 

     

If you would like more information about the program, or are willing to allow us to visit your site to provide information to your students, please contact me at your convenience.   You are also invited to attend the ‘Spirit of America Information Night’ program for the general public on Thursday, February 22nd, 6-7:30 pm at the French Creek Nature Center (address below) – cookies provided! 

spirit-of-america-application-2018_2.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

 

Gift Cards:

Groceries:  (Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)

Stores:  (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)

Restaurants:  (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)

Fast Food:  (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)

Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn:  Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .  Gift cards in RED are special order and may take up to one week.  BLACK gift cards are available quickly.

 Questions:  Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com

GiftCardOrderFormDecember2016.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 is February 21st.  The McElwain Family Group is hosting this lunch consisting of “All the Carbs.”  They will be serving Mac n cheese, Pasta with red sauce, Pizza bites, bread, salad, cookies and pop.  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

Boys Basketball:  

2/15 vs Open Door, 4:30/5:30 pm

2/21 @ North Ridgeville (7th gr only), 4:30 pm

2/22 vs Olmsted Falls, 4:30/5:30 pm

LS Letter to Parents - 15 Feb 2018

PRESIDENT FOR THE DAY JACK THOMPSON

On February 13, second grader Jack Thompson served as Lake Ridge Academy’s President for the Day, an opportunity won by his parents at the 2017 Auction Gala. Jack began by leading a Lower School assembly. His day included doing some fun math activities with fourth grade, participating in Lower and Middle School art classes and hosting a special lunch for his fellow second graders. Displaying a knack for engineering, Jack helped design and create a very cool game board using the laser cutter. He and Mrs. Klimas conducted an environmental health & safety inspection of the campus. As he returns to life as a student, we want to thank Jack for doing a great job as president.

SIGNUP FOR PARENT CONFERENCES
Lower School conferences will be held on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2. With a few exceptions, times on March 1 run between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on March 2 between 8 a.m. and noon. The second trimester reports will be sent home in time for you to review them prior to conferences. As always, our conversations together help all of us reflect on children’s growth and assist in setting goals for the remainder of the year. In grades three, four and five, the conference will be led by your child. When you call in for your conference slot, make sure your third, fourth or fifth grader is able to attend the session with you! To set up your conference, contact Mrs. Vargo at Ext. 142, or email vargom@lakeridgeacademy.org. Conferences with specialist teachers may also be scheduled.

EXTENDED DAY DURING PARENT CONFERENCES
Thursday and Friday, March 1 & 2: Extended Day is available from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Monday, February 26. Cost is $40/student for full day (4+ hours). Cost for 1/2 day (less than 4 hours) is $25/student. Attendance during Parent Conference time only is free of charge, but registration is still required. Register by contacting Mrs. Szwagulak at ext. 9236, or szwagulakj@lakeridgeacademy.org with your child/ren’s name, grade, and date and time of attendance.

LOWER SCHOOL PLAY-IN – Date Change!
The second play-in of the school year is coming up on Wednesday, April 4, (NOT Friday, April 6 as was previously announced). The play-in provides an opportunity for students to display their instrumental or vocal music skills. CLICK HERE for registration information.

LIBRARY NEWS – Jutta Swoboda
This past Monday, February 12, the Association for Library Service to Children announced the winners of its 2018 book and media awards which included the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners. Second and fifth graders participated in exciting Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery elections respectively after they read and critiqued Caldecott and Newbery award contenders and voted for their favorites. For information about their celebration of the ALSC and LRA winners, visit Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select February-ALA awards from the News menu.

FROM THE NURSES - Robin Moodley, RN, and Sharon Mier, LPN
Although there hasn't been an 'official' outbreak of flu on campus, we wanted to pass along a site from the CDC describing symptoms and treatment of the flu for your reference and information:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm
Prevention and common sense are the keys: Wash your hands and keep them away from the face, rest, healthy diet, and 'elbows up' for coughing and sneezing all help to protect you and your families.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAM CATALOG
The 2018 Summer Program Catalog may now be viewed by going to the Lake Ridge Academy website. In addition, your family can expect to receive a copy in the mail soon.

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKFAIR WITH STUDENT PERFORMANCES & CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER - MARCH 9
Join us for our fundraising day at Crocker Park's Barnes and Noble Bookfair & Chipotle!

Barnes And Noble - Crocker Park:  There are many ways to shop in-store and on-line while raising funds for our school!
In-Store:  All in-store purchases (including Starbucks Café) during normal store hours (9 am-11pm) on Friday, March 9 will help raise funds for our school but you must to mention Lake Ridge Academy at check-out!  Visit our Lake Ridge Academy table (open 9 am-5pm) to also purchase from teacher classroom wish lists, summer reading lists, and to order Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes – perfect for the spring holidays!  Also, the Parents Association will be hosting their March meeting at 9 am in the cafe!
Online:  From March 9-13, all online purchases made at www.bn.com/bookfairs can also count towards our fundraiser, but you must enter our Bookfair id 12315743 which is requested on the payment page.

Chipotle – Crocker Park On Friday, March 9 from 4 pm – 8pm only, our school will earn 50% of the sale proceeds when Lake Ridge Academy is mentioned at check out.  Anyone can participate—so spread the word to friends and family!  This is at the Crocker Park location only. 

Student Performances:  Enjoy the many talents of our students as you shop inside Barnes & Noble.  Below is the student performance schedule for the day!

9:30 -  6th Grade Choir
10:00 -  US Strings
10:30 -  5th Grade Drum Circle
11:00 -  Kindergarten French & Spanish Songs
11:30 -  MS Jazz Band
12:00 -  MS Chamber Ensemble
12:30 -  US Jazz Band
1:00 -  3rd Grade Star Stories
1:30 -  1st Grade Readers Theater
2:00 -  Musical Theater Workshop
2:30 -  A Cappella Ensembles
3:00 -  US Choir
3:30 -  Musical Theater Workshop

NEW LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY APPAREL WEBSITE Peter Eckendorf, Athletic Director
Royals Fans: I'm excited to announce a new and much improved online apparel store for Lake Ridge Academy gear. The new site offers many different product choices as well as different logo options. Besides all of the new apparel, which includes Nike and Under Armour products, an improved ordering and shipping process will make ordering much more customer friendly. The site is still sponsored by the Athletic Boosters so a portion of each sale goes back to the student-athletes.
I encourage you click the link below and browse through what there is to offer. I hope you're just as excited about it as I am. Links to the site can be found on the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Department Facebook pages, Athletic Department website under Royals HQ, and the Parents Association sites.
https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/ohio/northridgeville/lake-ridge-academy
~~~

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
2/16 In-Service (No School)
2/19 Presidents’ Day (No School)
3/1 & 3/2 Parent Conferences (No School)
3/19-3/30 Spring Break
4/4 Lower School Play-In

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Grade 1 News

Grade 2 News

Grade 4 News

Play_In_04__Apr_2018.pdf

2018_LRA_Bookfair_Flyer.pdf

2018_LRA_Chipotle.pdf

Posted by on in D | Second Grade

Important dates at a glance:

February 16: NO SCHOOL In-Service

February 19: NO SCHOOL President’s Day

February 22: Juniors & Parents College Night Part II

February 23: US Career Day

March 19 – 30: Spring Break

April 2: School Resumes

 

Seniors-Cap and Gown Information: DEADLINE TO ORDER WITHOUT A LATE FEE IS FEBRUARY 24 

If you have not already ordered a gap and gown on through our vendor Jostens when they were on campus last week, you will need to do so soon. Students must order a cap & gown for graduationThere is no charge for ordering just a cap and gown (which includes a tassel graduates can keep.) There are a variety of other packages to choose from that include additional items for purchase, such as specialized tassels, graduation announcements, stationary, and more. 

You may also order online at: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1048778/Lake-Ridge-Academy/

 
Barnes and Noble Bookfair with Student Performances & Chipotle Fundraiser Night - March 9

Join us for our fundraising day at Crocker Park's Barnes and Noble Bookfair & Chipotle!

Barnes And Noble - Crocker Park:  There are many ways to shop in-store and on-line while raising funds for our school!
In-Store:  All in-store purchases (including Starbucks Café) during normal store hours (9 am-11pm) on Friday, March 9 will help raise funds for our school but you must to mention Lake Ridge Academy at check-out!  Visit our Lake Ridge Academy table (open 9 am-5pm) to also purchase from teacher classroom wish lists, summer reading lists, and to order Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes – perfect for the spring holidays!  Also, the Parents Association will be hosting their March meeting at 9 am in the cafe!
Online:  From March 9-13, all online purchases made at www.bn.com/bookfairs can also count towards our fundraiser, but you must enter our Bookfair id 12315743 which is requested on the payment page.

Chipotle – Crocker Park:  On Friday, March 9 from 4 pm – 8pm only, our school will earn 50% of the sale proceeds when Lake Ridge Academy is mentioned at check out.  Anyone can participate—so spread the word to friends and family!  This is at the Crocker Park location only. Click here for a printable flyer. 

Student Performances:  Enjoy the many talents of our students as you shop inside Barnes & Noble.  Below is the student performance schedule for the day!

9:30 -  6th Grade Choir
10:00 -  US Strings
10:30 -  5th Grade Drum Circle
11:00 -  Kindergarten French & Spanish Songs
11:30 -  MS Jazz Band
12:00 -  MS Chamber Ensemble
12:30 -  US Jazz Band
1:00 -  3rd Grade Star Stories
1:30 -  1st Grade Readers Theater
2:00 -  Musical Theater Workshop
2:30 -  A Cappella Ensembles
3:00 -  US Choir
3:30 -  Musical Theater Workshop

New Lake Ridge Academy Apparel Website:

Royals Fans: I'm excited to announce a new and much improved online apparel store for Lake Ridge Academy gear. The new site offers many different product choices as well as different logo options. Besides all of the new apparel, which includes Nike and Under Armour products, an improved ordering and shipping process will make ordering much more customer friendly. The site is still sponsored by the Athletic Boosters so a portion of each sale goes back to the student-athletes. 

I encourage you click the link below and browse through what there is to offer. I hope you're just as excited about it as I am. Links to the site can be found on the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Department Facebook pages, Athletic Department website under Royals HQ, and the Parents Association sites.

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

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Coble on being addmitted Early Descision II to the Univeristy of Chicago!

Health Notice:

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

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

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

 

Inclement Weather:

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

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Juniors & Parents College Night Part II: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Director of College Counseling, Keeon Gregory, and Athletic Director, Peter Eckendorf, will be hosting the second Planning for College Program for juniors. The presentation will include next steps in the college admission process, and gaining an understanding of the college recruitment process. The meeting will take place in Kemper

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

SCAD Visit: March 9th at 11:30 for SOFA students. 

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
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
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:

Let these new February scholarships capture your heart!

Apply for $81,000 in scholarships!

Cavaliers Huntington Scholarship Program

Presented by Huntington Bank

All scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Cavaliers and Huntington Bank will award ten (10) Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a $2,000.00 college scholarship. Graduating seniors must submit a 500 word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation. For more information, please download the scholarship rules and application.

Scholarship Rules

Scholarship Applications

Ring in the New Year with $20,000 in Scholarships

Click here for links to scholarships!

 

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

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

Click here for more information!

 

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

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

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

 

WHAT: 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

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

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

WHEN:  March 23-24, 2018, Explore the Arts Weekend
March 30-31, 2018, Explore Engineering Weekend
April 6-7, 2018, Explore Chemistry Weekend
April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend
July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

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

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis.

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

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

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

LS Letter to Parents - 09 Feb 2018

Art by Averi, Class of 2029

The month of February finds the Lower School as busy as ever. On Monday, we all celebrated the 100th day of school. Next week’s Caldecott and Newbery book awards are being anticipated in a number of creative ways by the different grades. Field trips and speakers are on the calendar. Some classes are studying flight, motion and speed, and others are researching the solar system or learning about good nutrition. Third, fourth and fifth graders are preparing for student-led conferences, and of course everyone is looking forward to Valentine’s Day. As a reminder, no treats for classmates are to be sent to school. Those wishing to pass out cards should bring enough for the entire class.

SIGNUP FOR PARENT CONFERENCES
Lower School conferences will be held on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2. The second trimester reports will be sent home in time for you to review them prior to conferences. As always, our conversations together help all of us reflect on children’s growth and assist in setting goals for the remainder of the year. In grades three, four and five, the conference will be led by your child. When you call in for your conference slot, make sure your third, fourth or fifth grader is able to attend the session with you! To set up your conference, contact Mrs. Vargo at Ext. 142, or email vargom@lakeridgeacademy.org. Conferences with specialist teachers may also be scheduled.

EXTENDED DAY DURING PARENT CONFERENCES
Thursday and Friday, March 1 & 2: Extended Day is available from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sign-up deadline is Monday, February 26. Cost is $40/student for full day (4+ hours). Cost for 1/2 day (less than 4 hours) is $25/student. Attendance during Parent Conference time only is free of charge, but registration is still required. Register by contacting Mrs. Szwagulak at ext. 9236, or szwagulakj@lakeridgeacademy.org with your child/ren’s name, grade, and date and time of attendance.

LOWER SCHOOL PLAY-IN – INFORMATION COMING SOON!
The second play-in of the school year is coming up on Friday, April 6. The play-in provides an opportunity for students to display their instrumental or vocal music skills. More information and a registration form will be coming soon.

FROM THE NURSES - Robin Moodley, RN, and Sharon Mier, LPN
Although there hasn't been an 'official' outbreak of flu on campus, we wanted to pass along a site from the CDC describing symptoms and treatment of the flu for your reference and information:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm
Prevention and common sense are the keys: Wash your hands and keep them away from the face, rest, healthy diet, and 'elbows up' for coughing and sneezing all help to protect you and your families.
Good luck! Be well! Spring break is five weeks away!!

NEW LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY APPAREL WEBSITE Peter Eckendorf, Athletic Director
Royals Fans: I'm excited to announce a new and much improved online apparel store for Lake Ridge Academy gear. The new site offers many different product choices as well as different logo options. Besides all of the new apparel, which includes Nike and Under Armour products, an improved ordering and shipping process will make ordering much more customer friendly. The site is still sponsored by the Athletic Boosters so a portion of each sale goes back to the student-athletes.
I encourage you click the link below and browse through what there is to offer. I hope you're just as excited about it as I am. Links to the site can be found on the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Department Facebook pages, Athletic Department website under Royals HQ, and the Parents Association sites.
https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/ohio/northridgeville/lake-ridge-academy
~~~

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
2/10 GCCTM 5/6 Math Tournament
2/14 Grade 2 Field Trip
2/16 In-Service (No School)
2/19 Presidents’ Day (No School)
3/1 & 3/2 Parent Conferences (No School)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 3 News

Posted by on in E | Third Grade

 Friday, February 9, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sat Feb 10                             GCCTM Math Contest – 5th & 6th Grade

Fri Feb 16                              NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Mon Feb 19                            NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Tue Feb 20                            School Resumes

Wed Feb 21                           McElwain Family Group Fun(d) Lunch

Thu Mar 1                              LS/MS Conferences – NO SCHOOL

Fri Mar 2                               LS/MS Conferences – NO SCHOOL

 

Directors Notes

The cast list for this year’s Musical, Bye Bye Birdie has been posted and next week we begin rehearsals for this all-Middle School event. Please mark May 11th on your calendars!

Please note that next week is a 4-day week followed by a 4-day weekend. Academic classes will run right until Thursday, the 15th. If your student is missing any time next week, please make sure that they fill out a Planned Absence form, which can be picked up from Mrs. McDonald.

On Thursday, during 8th period, Mrs. George’s APL Service Group is hosting the Teacher vs. Students Basketball game. The teachers have an undefeated record, but that’s mostly because Mrs. George’s husband, who happens to be the US varsity basketball coach, plays for the Teacher team.

Please keep your eyes open for an invitation from your student’s advisor to our March 1st and 2nd Student Led Conferences. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet with your student and their advisor and hear a presentation from your student that includes a reflection on their progress and growth over the course of this year.

Finally, I’d encourage you to check with your student about why making their bed is so important.

 

Inclement Weather

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

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

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

 

Flu Informtion

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

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

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

New Lake Ridge Academy Apparel Website:

Royals Fans: I'm excited to announce a new and much improved online apparel store for Lake Ridge Academy gear. The new site offers many different product choices as well as different logo options. Besides all of the new apparel, which includes Nike and Under Armour products, an improved ordering and shipping process will make ordering much more customer friendly. The site is still sponsored by the Athletic Boosters so a portion of each sale goes back to the student-athletes. 

I encourage you click the link below and browse through what there is to offer. I hope you're just as excited about it as I am. Links to the site can be found on the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Department Facebook pages, Athletic Department website under Royals HQ, and the Parents Association sites.

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

FREE Boating Camp opportunity for Lorain County Students

I am writing to you on behalf of the Lorain County Metro Parks and the Spirit of America Foundation who have partnered to offer a unique, hands-on, boating safety learning opportunity for your students aged 12-15 years this summer!   Details about the upcoming 2018 Lorain SOA Boating Camp are included in the attached letter and Student Application.

This national Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Program opportunity is available FREE to students in Lorain County!  Space is limited to 90 participants, and an application and 50-word essay must be submitted by all potential participants by a deadline of April 2, 2018.  

As the letter attached describes, we are hoping you’ll help us spread the word to your current classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students through any means possible (i.e. social media, teacher-parent communications, flyers, school visits, etc.). 

     

If you would like more information about the program, or are willing to allow us to visit your site to provide information to your students, please contact me at your convenience.   You are also invited to attend the ‘Spirit of America Information Night’ program for the general public on Thursday, February 22nd, 6-7:30 pm at the French Creek Nature Center (address below) – cookies provided! 

spirit-of-america-application-2018_2.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

 

Gift Cards:

Groceries:  (Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)

Stores:  (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)

Restaurants:  (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)

Fast Food:  (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)

Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn:  Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .  Gift cards in RED are special order and may take up to one week.  BLACK gift cards are available quickly.

 Questions:  Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com

GiftCardOrderForm11262017.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 is February 21st.  The McElwain Family Group is hosting this lunch consisting of “All the Carbs.”  They will be serving Mac n cheese, Pasta with red sauce, Pizza bites, bread, salad, cookies and pop.  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

Boys Basketball:  

2/9        Practice                            2:45-4:00 pm

2/10    Optional Skills Session                    TBA

 2/13 vs Lawrence, 4:30/5:30 pm

2/15 vs Open Door, 4:30/5:30 pm

Important dates at a glance:

February 14: Student Senate Auction

February 16: NO SCHOOL In-Service

February 19: NO SCHOOL President’s Day

February 22: Juniors & Parents College Night Part II

 

In case of inclement weather, Winter Formal will be postponed.

If it is postponed, you will receive an email on Saturday February 10tharound 3:00 pm.

 

Seniors-Cap and Gown Information: DEADLINE TO ORDER WITHOUT A LATE FEE IS FEBRUARY 24 

If you have not already ordered a gap and gown on through our vendor Jostens when they were on campus last week, you will need to do so soon. Students must order a cap & gown for graduationThere is no charge for ordering just a cap and gown ((which includes a tassel graduates can keep.) There are a variety of other packages to choose from that include additional items for purchase, such as specialized tassels, graduation announcements, stationary, and more. 

You may also order online at: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1048778/Lake-Ridge-Academy/

 

Student Senate Auction:

It's time for the Upper School's Student Senate to host its annual fundraising auction. Students will be invited to bid on all sorts of fun items, from delicious homemade sweets to customized artwork and themed baskets! The money raised from the auction funds a variety of student centered activities and projects, such as grants for student trips. With the funds raised from past years' auctions, we were able to install air conditioning in the US commons last year.

This year's auction starts Wednesday, February 14th, and runs for the following two weeks.

We'd like to make parents aware that, as an US student, your child will have the opportunity to participate in the auction. If they win an item, your child will be responsible to pay the winning bid amount. Please take a moment to talk with your student about their participation in the auction and discuss how they plan to pay for any items they win and set any limits on bidding if necessary. We hope you will support your child's desire to be a part of this fundraiser and to contribute to the school and their fellow peers. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Jenkins at jenkinst@lakeridgeacademy.org, or Student Senate President Jessica Toncler.

 

New Lake Ridge Academy Apparel Website:

Royals Fans: I'm excited to announce a new and much improved online apparel store for Lake Ridge Academy gear. The new site offers many different product choices as well as different logo options. Besides all of the new apparel, which includes Nike and Under Armour products, an improved ordering and shipping process will make ordering much more customer friendly. The site is still sponsored by the Athletic Boosters so a portion of each sale goes back to the student-athletes. 

I encourage you click the link below and browse through what there is to offer. I hope you're just as excited about it as I am. Links to the site can be found on the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Department Facebook pages, Athletic Department website under Royals HQ, and the Parents Association sites.

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

 

Yearbook Advertisements:

Dear Lake Ridge Academy community,

We are working diligently to complete the yearbook, and here is your chance to participate! 

The yearbook staff and Dante House sell yearbook advertisements in order to raise funds for our respective groups. A portion of the proceeds raised by Dante House will help fund the Lake Ridge Academy Prom. The ad pages are a great place to send a farewell message to the seniors, or to advertise your personal business.

You have several options available: *Click here for the Ad Rates*

If you are interested in purchasing an advertisement contact Mrs. Ballou. (ballouc@lakeridgeacademy.org(440) 327-1175 Ext. 9215

In order to meet our deadlines, we must have all

        ADVERTISEMENTS in by Tuesday, February 13th.

Click here to order an ad!

Thank you again for your contribution!

Sincerely,

LRA Yearbook Staff

Dante House

 

Health Notice:

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

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

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

 

Inclement Weather:

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

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Juniors & Parents College Night Part II: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Director of College Counseling, Keeon Gregory, and Athletic Director, Peter Eckendorf, will be hosting the second Planning for College Program for juniors. The presentation will include next steps in the college admission process, and gaining an understanding of the college recruitment process. The meeting will take place in Kemper

Winter Formal: February 10, 2018

Locke house invites US students to attend a Winter Formal Masquerade on February 10, 2018 in Bettcher from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Formal attire please. Masks recommended! Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

SCAD Visit: March 9th at 11:30 for SOFA students. 

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
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
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:

Let these new February scholarships capture your heart!

Apply for $81,000 in scholarships!

Cavaliers Huntington Scholarship Program

Presented by Huntington Bank

All scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Cavaliers and Huntington Bank will award ten (10) Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a $2,000.00 college scholarship. Graduating seniors must submit a 500 word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation. For more information, please download the scholarship rules and application.

Scholarship Rules

Scholarship Applications

Ring in the New Year with $20,000 in Scholarships

Click here for links to scholarships!

 

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

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

Click here for more information!

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

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

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

WHAT: 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

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

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

WHEN:  March 23-24, 2018, Explore the Arts Weekend
March 30-31, 2018, Explore Engineering Weekend
April 6-7, 2018, Explore Chemistry Weekend
April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend
July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

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

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis.

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

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

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

 

Posted by on in J | Parents Association

Our number one fundraiser...

Gift Cards:

Before you know it, Spring Break and Easter will be here! Let the PA help you with your gift card needs!

Disney - Available in $25, $50, $100, $500. The PA earns 4% of each purchase. (pre-order only)

Honey Baked Ham - $50, and the PA earns 11% of each purchase. (pre-order only)

Easter treats - Target, Walmart, Giant Eagle, Heinen's

Travel - Hotels.com ($50, $100, $250, $500); Southwest Airlines ($100, $200 up to $1000); Airbnb ($25, $50, $100, $200, $500)

Staycation: Dave & Busters, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Boston Mills/Brandywine, AMC, Regal, Hulu, Barnes & Noble, Netflix, Seven Springs Mountain Resort

 Contact Clare @ clarenavratil@gmail.com to place your order.  Many more gift cards available for purchase besides what on this order form.  Advance payment is for special orders such as Disney, Honey Baked Ham, Seven Springs Resort, etc.  Send check payable to Lake Ridge Academy in an envelope ATTN:  Gift Card Order.  

 GIFT CARD ORDER FORM

LS Letter to Parents - 02 Feb 2018

Lower School Winter Concert

I hope you all were able to attend Thursday's Winter Concert. The evening was delightful, with energetic performances by our talented 4th and 5th grade string students followed by the entire Lower School singing, dancing, and playing instruments in their creative production of “Fair Rosa.” From the opening curtain to the closing bows, talent and enthusiasm were on full display. We thank Ms. Shaw and Ms. Zablotsky for their vision and guidance, and our lower schoolers whose hard work rewarded us with a memorable evening.

LIBRARY NEWS
For information about the third graders' exciting Science Fair Mystery theater event, visit Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select 3rd Gr. Science Fair Mystery from the Photo Album menu You can view photos of the third grade suspects and detectives on that page. The password is Royals.

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 when they return to school in January.
● 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.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION GIFT CARDS
Groceries: (Heinen's, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)
Stores: (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)
Restaurants: (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)
Fast Food: (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)
Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn: Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .
Questions: Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com.

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
2/6 Grade 1 Field Trip
2/8 Grade 2 Field Trip
2/14 Grade 2 Field Trip
2/16 In-Service (No School)
2/19 Presidents’ Day (No School)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
Gift Card Order Form

Posted by on in C | First Grade

Important dates at a glance:

February 16: NO SCHOOL In-Service

February 19: NO SCHOOL President’s Day

February 22: Juniors & Parents College Night Part II

 

Seniors-Cap and Gown Information: DEADLINE TO ORDER WITHOUT A LATE FEE IS FEBRUARY 24 

If you have not already ordered a gap and gown on through our vendor Jostens when they were on campus last week, you will need to do so soon. Students must order a cap & gown for graduationThere is no charge for ordering just a cap and gown (tassel included.) There are a variety of other packages to choose from that include additional items for purchase, such as specialized tassels, graduation announcements, stationary, and more. 

You may also order online at: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1048778/Lake-Ridge-Academy/

 

Student Senate Auction:

It's time for the Upper School's Student Senate to host its annual fundraising auction. Students will be invited to bid on all sorts of fun items, from delicious homemade sweets to customized artwork and themed baskets! The money raised from the auction funds a variety of student centered activities and projects, such as grants for student trips. With the funds raised from past years' auctions, we were able to install air conditioning in the US commons last year.

This year's auction starts Wednesday, February 14th, and runs for the following two weeks.

We'd like to make parents aware that, as an US student, your child will have the opportunity to participate in the auction. If they win an item, your child will be responsible to pay the winning bid amount. Please take a moment to talk with your student about their participation in the auction and discuss how they plan to pay for any items they win and set any limits on bidding if necessary. We hope you will support your child's desire to be a part of this fundraiser and to contribute to the school and their fellow peers. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Jenkins at jenkinst@lakeridgeacademy.org, or Student Senate President Jessica Toncler.

 

Yearbook Advertisements:

Dear Lake Ridge Academy community,

We are working diligently to complete the yearbook, and here is your chance to participate! 

The yearbook staff and Dante House sell yearbook advertisements in order to raise funds for our respective groups. A portion of the proceeds raised by Dante House will help fund the Lake Ridge Academy Prom. The ad pages are a great place to send a farewell message to the seniors, or to advertise your personal business.

You have several options available: *Click here for the Ad Rates*

If you are interested in purchasing an advertisement contact Mrs. Ballou. (ballouc@lakeridgeacademy.org(440) 327-1175 Ext. 9215

In order to meet our deadlines, we must have all

        ADVERTISEMENTS in by Tuesday, February 13th.

Click here to order an ad!

Thank you again for your contribution!

Sincerely,

LRA Yearbook Staff

Dante House

 

Trip to Europe opportunity for Spring Break 2019


Please see the attached letter in regards to an information session on Thursday February 8 on an opportunity for your student to travel to Europe in March of 2019. Please RSVP to morenol@lakeridgeacademy.org.

 

PSAT Results

PSAT results have been mailed home. Please look for them to arrive this week.

 

Health Notice:

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

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

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

 

Inclement Weather:

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

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Juniors & Parents College Night Part II: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Director of College Counseling, Keeon Gregory, and Athletic Director, Peter Eckendorf, will be hosting the second Planning for College Program for juniors. The presentation will include next steps in the college admission process, and gaining an understanding of the college recruitment process. The meeting will take place in Kemper

Winter Formal: February 10, 2018

Locke house invites US students to attend a Winter Formal Masquerade on February 10, 2018 in Bettcher from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Formal attire please. Masks recommended! Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

 

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
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
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:

Let these new February scholarships capture your heart!

Apply for $81,000 in scholarships!

 

Cavaliers Huntington Scholarship Program

Presented by Huntington Bank

All scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Cavaliers and Huntington Bank will award ten (10) Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a $2,000.00 college scholarship. Graduating seniors must submit a 500 word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation. For more information, please download the scholarship rules and application.

Scholarship Rules

Scholarship Applications

 

Ring in the New Year with $20,000 in Scholarships

Click here for links to scholarships!

 

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

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

Click here for more information!

 

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

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

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

 

WHAT: 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

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

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

WHEN:  March 23-24, 2018, Explore the Arts Weekend
March 30-31, 2018, Explore Engineering Weekend
April 6-7, 2018, Explore Chemistry Weekend
April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend
July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

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

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis.

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

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

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

 Friday, February 2, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

 

Fri Feb 2                                8th Grade Leadership Forum – 9 a.m.

                                                MS Tobogganing Trip – 12 p.m.

Mon Feb 5                              MS/US Mid-Quarter

Fri Feb 16                              NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Mon Feb 19                            NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

Tue Feb 20                             School Resumes

Sat Feb 24                              GCCTM Math Contest – 5th & 6th Grade

 

Directors Notes

Tobogganing and a board-game community building event was a great way to end this week and congratulations to the grade 8 class for presenting their Leaps on Friday morning. Be sure to check in with your student to ask how the presentations went. For 6th and 7th grade students, they should start to wonder about what their LEAP might be.

Wednesday community meeting topics of late have included more shoutouts, a rousing performance of the Lake Ridge Song, and a revisit of some of the principles taught by the CalmCircle pilot. The purpose of these meetings is to foster positive community-wide awareness among our students. To further support this, Campus Impact will be on our campus on Tuesday, February 6th.

Finally, a big congratulations to Anjali Ajmani, who won our school’s 4-8 GeoBee Champion. Anjali has moved on to the next stage and taken the online National Geographic GeoBee exam.

 

Inclement Weather

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

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

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

 

Flu Informtion

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

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

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

 

Engineering Challenges Carnival

Your students and their families are welcome to kick off Engineer's Week at the annual Engineering Challenges Carnival on Saturday, February 3 in the Thwing Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

2018_CWRU_Engineering_Challenges_Carnival_Public_Flyer.pdf

 

 FREE Boating Camp opportunity for Lorain County Students

I am writing to you on behalf of the Lorain County Metro Parks and the Spirit of America Foundation who have partnered to offer a unique, hands-on, boating safety learning opportunity for your students aged 12-15 years this summer!   Details about the upcoming 2018 Lorain SOA Boating Camp are included in the attached letter and Student Application.

This national Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Program opportunity is available FREE to students in Lorain County!  Space is limited to 90 participants, and an application and 50-word essay must be submitted by all potential participants by a deadline of April 2, 2018.  

As the letter attached describes, we are hoping you’ll help us spread the word to your current classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students through any means possible (i.e. social media, teacher-parent communications, flyers, school visits, etc.). 

     

If you would like more information about the program, or are willing to allow us to visit your site to provide information to your students, please contact me at your convenience.   You are also invited to attend the ‘Spirit of America Information Night’ program for the general public on Thursday, February 22nd, 6-7:30 pm at the French Creek Nature Center (address below) – cookies provided! 

spirit-of-america-application-2018_2.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

 

Gift Cards:

Groceries:  (Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)

Stores:  (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)

Restaurants:  (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)

Fast Food:  (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)

Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn:  Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .  Gift cards in RED are special order and may take up to one week.  BLACK gift cards are available quickly.

 Questions:  Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com

GiftCardOrderFormDecember2016.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 is February 21st.  The McElwain Family Group is hosting this lunch consisting of “All the Carbs.”  They will be serving Mac n cheese, Pasta with red sauce, Pizza bites, bread, salad, cookies and pop.  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

Boys Basketball:  

Sa  2/3     Optional Skills Session                    11:00-1:00 pm

Su  2/4    OFF

M   2/5    HOME vs. CCS (8th Grade Only)            4:30 pm

        **6/7 practice until 4:00 pm   

T   2/6        Practice                            2:45-4:00 pm

W  2/7    AWAY @ Strongsville                    4:30/5:30 pm

        ** NOTE-- 8th grade game is FIRST

Th  2/8    AWAY @ Brecksville                    4:30/5:30 pm

F   2/9        Practice                            2:45-4:00 pm

Sa  2/10    Optional Skills Session                    TBA

Posted by on in J | Parents Association
PA Happenings
 
The PA promotes fundraisers where you support the event without purchasing things you don't need or that require your student to sell tickets, cookie dough, wrapping paper, etc.  How can you help?  You purchase your grocery, gas, store, restaurant (fast food), home goods, etc. from the PA, and we reap the benefits.  You buy our gift cards at face value and the PA receives 2-14% rebate from your purchase.  A really easy way if you are a Giant Eagle shopper is to purchase our gift cards for groceries, gas, pharmacy, and you can use those in the store at the gift card kiosk to purchase other vendor gift cards.
 
Do you go to Starbucks? Do you improve your home by shopping at Home Depot or Lowe's? Entertain your family at Dave & Busters? Shop at Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's, Sephora, Office Max, Lands End?  Eat at Panera, Chipotle, Wendy's, McDonalds, Papa John's, Subway, Taco Bell? Shop at Target, TJMaxx, GFS, Walmart, Heinen's, Giant Eagle or Whole Foods? Fly on Delta or Southwest airlines?
 
I can help with all of these and MORE!  Please consider giving the gift card program a try for a one time purchase or a weekly/bi-weekly/monthly grocery order.  It's easier than you think to order, and you'll be doing something great for the PA.
 
Please email clarenavratil@gmail.com with your order or call me at 440-570-9808 with questions.
 
 
Thank you.
Kumud
LS Letter to Parents - 26 Jan 2018

Art by Seerat. C;ass of 2026

LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC CONCERT
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:00 p.m. - Bettcher Convocation Center

The Lower School winter concert will take place next week Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Students Kindergarten thru fifth grade will be singing, playing instruments and dancing for this concert.

The concert will begin with a performance by the 4th and 5th grade string students conducted by Miss Zablotsky. They will be followed by the entire Lower School student body as they present Fair Rosa under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Shaw. The concert will last approximately one hour.

Here is what students are to wear
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade Students: Black pants and a top that is solid color, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt. Please, no writing, stripes, pictures, ruffles, etc., on either the top or bottom. (This attire is also to be worn by 4th & 5th grade strings.) The black pants should be something comfortable the kids can sit, dance, and move in. Black leggings, sweatpants or black jeans would be completely appropriate!

However, these are the exceptions:
- Mr. Adams’ Fourth Grade Girls: black leggings, black leotard
-Mrs. McCray’s whole Third Grade: black bottoms and either a green, black, or brown long sleeved shirt.

Fourth and Fifth grade STRING STUDENTS should report to Miss Zablotsky’s room by
6:00 P.M. so they can be tuned.

Please have your Lower School student(s) come to the Fine Arts Building no later than 6:45 p.m. Note that faculty will not be in the building until 6:45 to supervise students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either:
Ms. Shaw at Ext. 271 or shawj@lakeridgeacademy.org
Ms. Zablotsky at Ext. 272 or zablotskyc@lakeridgeacademy.org

Thank you.

~~~~~

LIBRARY NEWS
Visit the January News page at Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) for information about our new wall display in the library reading corner, news about this month's K-5 library classes, and photos of 2nd grade artists, the McCray and Ptacek Detective Agencies, and our 5th Grade Puppet Club. Select January News from the News menu and use the password Royals.

FROM THE NURSES
Although we haven't experienced a major outbreak of any one illness, there are several varieties of viruses on campus. To help keep communicable ailments at bay, please remember to:
• Model and request frequent, thorough hand washing and keep hands away from faces
• Encourage sneezing and coughing directly into the fabric of clothing
• Ensure that your child is getting enough sleep, eating properly and dressing for the weather
• Keep your child at home if they are vomiting, are frequently coughing and sneezing, or have not been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Motrin or Advil
As always, thank you for your help in making Lake Ridge Academy a happy, healthy place to be.

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 when they return to school in January.
● 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.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION GIFT CARDS
Groceries: (Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)
Stores: (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)
Restaurants: (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)
Fast Food: (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)
Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn: Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .
Questions: Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com.

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
2/1 Lower School Winter Concert (7 pm)
2/6 Grade 1 Field Trip
2/8 Grade 2 Field Trip
2/14 Grade 2 Field Trip
2/16 In-Service (No School0

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 5 News
Culture Club Fundraiser Info
Gift Card Order Form

Important dates at a glance:

February 16: NO SCHOOL In-Service

February 19: NO SCHOOL President’s Day

February 22: Juniors & Parents College Night Part II

 

First Semester Report Cards Available Electronically via PlusPortals

First semester report cards are available for download through PlusPortals. Reminder that report cards are no longer mailed home. To access the report card, follow these steps:

1) Log into your PlusPortals account.

2) Click E-Locker on the navigation bar at the top.

3) Click the E-Portfolio tab. 

4) Click the download button to download a PDF copy of the report card. 

Note that report cards will not download through the PlusPortals app. You must login through a browser.  If you have any difficulty please contact Vanessa Butchko at butchkov@lakeridgeacademy.org or 440-327-1175 X 172.

 

Health Notice:

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

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

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

 

Inclement Weather:

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

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Juniors & Parents College Night Part II: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Director of College Counseling, Keeon Gregory, and Athletic Director, Peter Eckendorf, will be hosting the second Planning for College Program for juniors. The presentation will include next steps in the college admission process, and gaining an understanding of the college recruitment process. The meeting will take place in Kemper

Winter Formal: February 10, 2018

Locke house invites US students to attend a Winter Formal Masquerade on February 10, 2018 in Bettcher from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Formal attire please. Masks recommended!

Culture Club Fundraiser - Tuesday, January 30th  -  Upper School

"Pulsera" is the Spanish word for bracelet. The Pulsera Project is a Fair Trade Non-Profit organization that partners with U.S. schools to empower artists in Central America.
Culture Club will be selling handwoven pulseras made by nearly 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala as a way to support them and their communities!
Money raised from our sale will help employ the artists with high-paying jobs while also funding scholarships, workers rights initiatives, youth shelters, secondary education programs, environmental programs, human rights initiatives, and much more. 
Each pulsera is a one-of-a-kind work of art and costs only $5! There will also be a limited amount of purses for $10. We will be selling these items across all divisions during the lunch periods.

Tuesday, January 30th  -  Upper School

Wednesday, January 31st – Lower School and Middle School

Thursday, February 1st – Middle School

Come support this great cause while also getting a beautiful bracelet to color your wrist! 

www.pulseraproject.org 
You can learn more about the Pulsera Project by watching their "Color the World" short film at: http://www.pulseraproject.org/colortheworld

Thank you,

Culture Club

 

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
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
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:

Ring in the New Year with $20,000 in Scholarships

Click here for links to scholarships!

 

Fastweb

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

Fastweb

 

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

Click here for more information!

 

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/

 

Cavaliers Huntington Scholarship Program

Presented by Huntington Bank

All scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Cavaliers and Huntington Bank will award ten (10) Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a $2,000.00 college scholarship. Graduating seniors must submit a 500 word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation. For more information, please download the scholarship rules and application.

Scholarship Rules

Scholarship Applications

 

College Programs for High Schoolers:

WHAT: FBI Future Agents in Training (FAIT)

The Cleveland Field Office invites high school students to receive hands-on training and learn about the mission of the FBI

WHEN: June 19-22, 2018

            Applications postmarked by January 31st, 2018

 Click here for the application

 

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

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

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

WHEN:  March 23-24, 2018, Explore the Arts Weekend
March 30-31, 2018, Explore Engineering Weekend
April 6-7, 2018, Explore Chemistry Weekend
April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend
July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

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

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis.

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

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

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

 Friday, January 26, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sun Jan 28                                          Winter Family Open House – 1 p.m.

Thu Feb 1                                           8th Grade Parent Meeting for US Scheduling – 7p.m. – CRC

Fri Feb 2                                             8th Grade Leadership Forum – 9 a.m.

                                                            MS Tobogganing Trip – 12 p.m.

Mon Feb 5                                          MS/US Mid-Quarter

 

Directors Notes

We continue to press onward into the third quarter. By now your student’s report card is available on the E-Locker (please note - E-Locker is not available on the Portals app) and you will start to see third quarter grades posted in the Portal as well. Thanks to all those who attended the screening of Screenagers. It was an interesting film filled with thought-provoking scenarios.

For 8th Grade Parents - Please take note of the February 1st Upper school scheduling meeting with Mr. Shaulis.

The audition process for our MS Musical, Bye Bye Birdie Jr. will start on January 26th. Be sure to check in with your student about their audition plans!

Getting back into a routine and rhythm is something that we are all working on and any support you can provide your student at home as we get back into the groove is a good thing.

 

Inclement Weather

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

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

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

 

Flu Informtion

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

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

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

 

Culture Club Fundraiser

"Pulsera" is the Spanish word for bracelet. The Pulsera Project is a Fair Trade Non-Profit organization that partners with U.S. schools to empower artists in Central America.

Culture Club will be selling handwoven pulseras made by nearly 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala as a way to support them and their communities!

Money raised from our sale will help employ the artists with high-paying jobs while also funding scholarships, workers rights initiatives, youth shelters, secondary education programs, environmental programs, human rights initiatives, and much more. 

Each pulsera is a one-of-a-kind work of art and costs only $5! There will also be a limited amount of purses for $10. We will be selling these items across all divisions during the lunch periods.

Tuesday, January 30th  -  Upper School

Wednesday, January 31st – Lower School and Middle School

Thursday, February 1st – Middle School

Come support this great cause while also getting a beautiful bracelet to color your wrist! 

www.pulseraproject.org 


You can learn more about the Pulsera Project by watching their "Color the World" short film at: http://www.pulseraproject.org/colortheworld

Thank you,

Culture Club

 

Engineering Challenges Carnival

Your students and their families are welcome to kick off Engineer's Week at the annual Engineering Challenges Carnival on Saturday, February 3 in the Thwing Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

2018_CWRU_Engineering_Challenges_Carnival_Public_Flyer.pdf

 

 FREE Boating Camp opportunity for Lorain County Students

I am writing to you on behalf of the Lorain County Metro Parks and the Spirit of America Foundation who have partnered to offer a unique, hands-on, boating safety learning opportunity for your students aged 12-15 years this summer!   Details about the upcoming 2018 Lorain SOA Boating Camp are included in the attached letter and Student Application.

This national Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Program opportunity is available FREE to students in Lorain County!  Space is limited to 90 participants, and an application and 50-word essay must be submitted by all potential participants by a deadline of April 2, 2018.  

As the letter attached describes, we are hoping you’ll help us spread the word to your current classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students through any means possible (i.e. social media, teacher-parent communications, flyers, school visits, etc.). 

     

If you would like more information about the program, or are willing to allow us to visit your site to provide information to your students, please contact me at your convenience.   You are also invited to attend the ‘Spirit of America Information Night’ program for the general public on Thursday, February 22nd, 6-7:30 pm at the French Creek Nature Center (address below) – cookies provided! 

spirit-of-america-application-2018_2.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

 

Gift Cards:

Groceries:  (Heinen’s, Giant Eagle, Whole Foods)

Stores:  (J C Penney, Kohl’s Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Office Max, Pat Catan’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, Malley’s….)

Restaurants:  (Brio, Olive Garden, Yard House, Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s/Macaroni Grill, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square…)

Fast Food:  (Chipotle, Panera, Steak ‘n Shake, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s Subway, Taco Bell…)

Complete the attached form and send it into school (Attn:  Clare Navratil) or email clarenavratil@gmail.com .  Gift cards in RED are special order and may take up to one week.  BLACK gift cards are available quickly.

 Questions:  Clare Navratil – clarenavratil@gmail.com

GiftCardOrderFormDecember2016.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 is February 21st.  The McElwain Family Group is hosting this lunch consisting of “All the Carbs.”  They will be serving Mac n cheese, Pasta with red sauce, Pizza bites, bread, salad, cookies and pop.  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

Boys Basketball:  

Fri  1/26    Practice                    2:45 - 4:00 pm

Sat 1/27    OPTIONAL Skills Session            TBA

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