LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #8

General
Early Winter: Elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear snow boots throughout the winter season.

Teacher Workday: This week is the last week of the quarter. Encourage your child to finish strong! Friday, October 18, is a teacher workday (no school for students and the front office will be closed). Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter. There will be no dress uniform day this week.

Elementary
Speech Meet: Wednesday, October 16. Parents are welcome to attend. No pictures, videos, or younger siblings please.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Almost all of the scheduling is complete. A reminder email will be sent out the Monday before conferences. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos .

Secondary
Dress Shoes: Logos allows for a lot of flexibility in our uniform guidelines. We are thankful for this freedom, but it does require work and tending as fashions change and more options become available. This year we are seeing a need to communicate more clearly as to what we are looking for in the area of secondary dress shoes. The following shoes do not count as dress shoes in the secondary: conservative tennis shoes, Vans, or Vans classic slip-ons (picture attached), Sambas, or skater shoes (regardless of brand, material, or heel height). If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.

PSAT: The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT the morning of October 16 in the gym.
Math Counts: Beginning this Thursday, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join the Logos Math Counts Team! We will be meeting weekly during lunch from 12:05 – 12:30 in the Science room where we will be practicing for competitions that begin in January. Mr. Chris Owsley and Dr. Tim Nadreau will be the coaches. Bring your lunches.
Junior High Boys Basketball: Here are a few details about the season: Depending on numbers, sixth graders may be able to play. The start date is October 22nd and the season will run through the second week of December. The cost to participate is $60 per athlete. There is no additional paperwork that needs to be completed by families. Practice will generally be from 7:30-9:00pm in the evening after the first two weeks. Throughout the season, practices and games combined will take up, on average, 4 nights a week. Students must have earned a 2.5 GPA or higher the previous quarter in order to play.

High School Boys and Girls Basketball: Girls begin on 11/4 and boys on 11/15. All 9th and 11th graders coming out for basketball need to have a physical on file with the school before the first day of practice. All 10th and 12th graders coming out for basketball need to have an Interim Questionnaire Form on file with the school before the first day of practice. These forms can be found on the school website under the Athletics tab. The participation fee for High school basketball is $90 per athlete. Students must have earned a 2.5 GPA or higher the previous quarter in order to play.
Study Tip for the Week
Plan ahead. Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together. Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins. A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing. One elementary example is having your child learn the first 7 Latin and spelling words on Saturday. This puts them in the position of starting the following week ahead of the game. If your child is in 2nd-12th grade, their grades are available on RenWeb. Many families use the weekend to check on academic progress so that they can help emphasize areas that may need extra attention.

Cheers!

Matt Whitling