WARM the CHILDREN PROGRAM
For families of Lyme and Old Lyme who need help with winter clothes for their children ages 0-18.
59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 • 860-434-7208 • www.lysb.org
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All Forms and Info at www.lysb.org/holidaygiving
On Saturday, Nov. 21 members of the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and 25 members of the LOLHS Environmental Club met at the Champlain North Open Space to help clear invasive species from the base of the Barbizon Oak. The Barbizon Oak is a 300-year-old white oak that is named after the Old Lyme art colony of the same name. Members of the Open Space Commission, including co-chair Amanda Blair and forester Evan Griswold, joined students to share information about the history of the property, the Barbizon Oak, and efforts to establish and reroute several trails. LOLHS EC members have agreed to become stewards of the property which is within walking distance of the high school campus and to participate in a number of upcoming community activities. If you are interested in coming out to get involved, please email Mrs. Fried at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list.
The Chinese I classes are learning all about Chinese calligraphy - its cultural value and historical significance in the Chinese society. Students are also becoming experts in understanding and deciphering the five different styles of calligraphy; as well, they are practicing this ancient form of writing that's not only known for its artistic value, but more importantly, for its communicative functions in language learning and its real life applications, such as its wide use in commercial signs.
Due to everyone's generosity, this year's LOLHS' Food Drive was a huge success. NHS, the Community Service Club and Jon Goss’ Cub Scouts Troop would like to thank you all for your contributions! TWO truck loads of food was donated because of everyone's support. The food donated helps people in need more than imaginable, so thank you all!
The LOLHS’ National Honor Society members are sponsoring a toy drive to help benefit local families. There are a lot of berries on our tree this year due to COVID 19, so homerooms, clubs and individuals are encouraged to get involved. If you pick a berry off the tree, please deliver the unwrapped present back to the Library Media Center by December 10th. Please see the flyers located around school for more information and let’s help make the holiday season a little bit brighter for members of our communities!!
A very successful Zoom School-to-Career presentation was held on November 19. FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) enlisted the help of Mrs. Fuller of the LOLHS School-to-Career program to arrange for Ms. Shannon Ress from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). FBLA President, Victoria Stout, and DECA President, Sophia Arnold, introduced Ms. Ress to the students. FBLA and DECA look forward to working with Mrs. Fuller and doing more of these meetings in the coming months. For more information about FBLA and DECA, contact email@example.com; for more information about School-to-Career opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lyme-Old Lyme High School Class of 2021
Safe Grad Committee is selling
CANDLES to raise funds for Safe Grad night, 2021.
to activate 30% of your total sales to Safe Grad fundraising.
PLEASE share this LINK with family and friends nationwide. Their orders will be shipped for a fee, and SAFE-GRAD will continue to receive contributions from Two Bees Candle Co. Questions? email@example.com
The Sustainability Committee is excited to announce that the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge will be taking place in all Region 18 schools this year.
The Trex Challenge pits schools against one another in a friendly competition to collect the most plastic for a chance to win Trex benches or other products for schools. Trex Company is a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing made in-part from recycled plastic film.
The Trex Challenge officially begins November 15, 2020 and ends on April 15, 2021. Trex collection bins are located near the main entrances of each school. Students are encouraged to place film directly into the bins on their way into school.
Plastic films MUST be clean, dry, empty, and free of food residue. Please remove air from pillow-pack bubble wrap. If you see a #2 or #4 recycle symbol, it can go in the trex bin. Generally, if the plastic film stretches, it can go in the trex bin. See below for examples of what can be recycled in the Trex Challenge.
Plastic-like film that is labeled as “compostable” can not be accepted in the Trex Challenge, because the material may not contain any plastic. Freezer bags (think frozen berries) can also not be accepted.
Keeping plastic out of landfills is one way Trex and Region 18 are contributing to a healthy environment!
The Old Lyme Children’s Learning Center has 5 open spots in our after school program for interested families. We are also running an extended program on Monday, November 23rd, and Tuesday, November 24th to accommodate the half day of conferences. For more information regarding our programming please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to continuing to support our working families.
Sincerely, The OLCLC Staff
On Wednesday, in lieu of our traditional Veterans Day Assembly, students participated in a virtual ceremony. The video below was presented to all students and included messages from veterans, video clips from each school as well as messages of thanks to all who have served. Additionally, students were given the opportunity to write a letter to a service member currently serving and each student was provided with a flag to place outside of the school. Veterans Day 2020 definitely had a different feel but the message and meaning was not lost.
Students in APUSH participated in the Antebellum reformers “speed dating” performance task. They were tasked with researching one early American reformer, then interview each other, gathering their character’s thoughts on pressing issues of the day such as slavery, women’s rights, and temperance. We even had remote reformers.
On Wednesday, November 11, not only did we honor our veterans, we also had a moment to celebrate with two seniors who signed their National Letter of Intent for their respective schools and sports.
Kaylee Armenia who signed her National Letter of Intent for Mississippi State to play D1 Girls Soccer
Sadie Bowman who signed her National letter of Intent for McDaniel College to play DIII Girls Lax
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Despite the chaos of fall 2020, FIRST Robotics Team 236, “The TechnoTicks”, has not been idle. Adapting to the situation of Zoom meetings, The TechnoTicks have begun working with programs called OnShape and TinkerCad, using physical circuits called Arduinos. So far, the boards have been circulated and members of the team have been learning how to light up LEDs, create code, and 3D CAD drawings. With weekly meetings on Thursday nights, the team looks forward to advancing their technological inventory and learning more as the season progresses. For more information, look at the TechnoTicks website found here. Make sure to check out social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook to be kept up to date with the latest news!
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Now more than ever your community is in need of support as we prepare for the holiday season. There are multiple opportunities to help. We are collecting at school, LYSB and in the Big Y Shopping Center. See below for details for each event.
In case you were unable to experience a truly wonderful evening on Tuesday evening when the LOLHS' band and chorus students preformed in their usual professional and amazing fashion. It was a wonderful evening under the stars. Take a listen!
1: Warren Miller Movie
8: PJ Day
8: Movie Night: MULAN
13: Winter Band Concert @7
18-22: Holiday Spirit Week
19: Holiday Chorus Concert
22: Half Day!!!
Homework Free Winter Break!
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