Shaker Heights Schools Closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Due to extreme cold, Shaker Heights Schools and administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 with only essential personnel reporting. For information on the essential personnel designation, please click here.


Upcoming PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7 p.m.

6:30 pm appetizers
7:00 pm meeting begins
Carina Freeman will lead us in a workshop about "Caring School Community" which will be introduced at Lomond this month.
 
There is always free childcare for kids 18 months to 11 years old.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION – WINTER CONTEST!

Box TopThe Box Tops Winter Contest has begun!  Collect Box Tops to help your child’s class win a fun award and benefit Lomond PTO programs at the same time.  Put Box Tops in an envelope or baggie with your teacher’s name on it, bring it to school and place in the Box Tops box (by Lomond’s front entrance), or have your child return to school via Backpack Mail.
 
The three classes with the most Box Tops collected will win a reward (to be announced)!  Box Tops must be submitted no later than Monday, February 11th to be counted for the contest.  Look for more information in upcoming fliers in Backpack Mail, on Facebook and on the web page for Lomond PTO.  Happy collecting! 
Click here for a list of participating products. There is also a Box Tops app, click here for more information.  Questions? Please go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/ or contact Maura Friguglietti (Box Top Coordinator for Lomond) at maurafrig@gmail.com   

PTO Special Education/Learning Difference Parent/Caregiver Group

You Are Not Alone In the spring of 2017, the Shaker Heights School District started an Autism Support Group for district families raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Group members offer each other emotional support as well as practical advice. We are fortunate to have participants at most grade levels so we can gain wisdom and insight from those who have “been there, done that!”

We hope you will be able to join us for the next meeting of the group on:
Wednesday, January 16
7:00 PM
Shaker Heights Main Library
Meeting Room G

Please email Parent Facilitator Jenn Osborne or Parent Mentor Holly Palda  if you plan to attend.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Girls on the Run

Attention Parents of Third and Fourth grade Girls
We are hoping to offer “Girls on The Run” for our Sixth year at Lomond!  
We need parent volunteers to make this possible.  

What is Girls on the Run (GOTR)?: It is an amazing national program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.  Trained coaches lead small teams (Lomond students) through a curriculum that includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.  The girls will develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.  They will create a service project to help their community.  They will also be prepared physically and emotionally to complete a non competitive, celebratory 5k event in May.

WE NEED COACHES or we can not run GOTR at Lomond!
Here’s what you need to know about volunteering to coach.
1 - You will gain more from this volunteer experience than you can imagine.
2 - Your daughter (if in 3rd or 4th grade) is guaranteed a slot on GOTR at Lomond this season.
3 - You must be able to commit to volunteer at least one day per week of the 10 week program.
4 - You do not have to be a runner to volunteer. You just need to be able to walk with and help motivate the girls.
5 - You CAN be a father!  Dad’s make great coaches for our girls.
6 - The program starts on March 4, 2019 and Lomond runs it’s classes after school 3:30-5:00 on Monday’s and Friday’s.
7 - If you are considering please contact Ms. T (Torwana Powell) and she can fill you in on the details.  
For more information on coaching contact Torwana Powell at  powell_t@shaker.org
(If we are able to fill our coach roster there will be more information about GOTR and how to register your child.)

2018-2019 PTO Slate

Thank you to the following individuals who have accepted their nominations for the following PTO positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.
 
Co-President: Carrie Rhodes
Co-President: Rachel Peterson 
First VP: Terry Friguglietti 
VP Communications: Kristen Miller
VP Educational Enrichment: Kathy Neiss
VP Financial Management: Sherry Baker
VP Outreach: Sarena Holder
VP Parent Education and Advocacy: Miriam Boraz
Co-Treasurer: Bryan Munch 
Co-Treasurer: Lauren Boyd  
Co-Secretary: Lisa Cremer
Co-Secretary: Te'Sheba Oliver
Co-Nominating Chair: Melissa Kalan 
Co-Nominating Chair: Liz Metelsky  
 

Stay Connected

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Keep Informed at Every Grade Level

Have you signed up to receive the PTO's weekly newsletter for each of your children? The newsletter you receive changes as your child progresses to Woodbury, the middle and high schools. To ensure you receive appropriate communications for all of your children at every grade level, we encourage you to click here.  You will be asked for the year of graduation for your student(s) so we can make sure you are added to the right lists and moved up to the next building when each child advances. 

Know of an eligible family who's not receiving the Lomond Loop or district information? Please forward this sign-up information! The weekly newsletter is a great way for families to find out what's happening at school. Make sure to also check out Lomond Elementary PTO on Facebook and visit the school website for upcoming events.

Don't Be Left Out of Shaker Schools Family Directory!

In the Shaker Schools, we build community by connecting our families with a district-wide directory. Our goal is 100% participation from Shaker families. The Shaker School Family Directory is convenient and user-friendly, accessible either online or as a smartphone app. Shaker families maintain their own directory information. It’s easy to sign up and takes only a few minutes. Click here and then select “Don't Have An Account? Signup Now" and follow the prompts. You will need to enter the district's zip code, which is 44120.

Questions? Contact ShakerSchools.FamilyDirectory@gmail.com

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