LRMS Weekly Newsletter #11



Schedule for the Week of 11/12-11/16

·         Monday 11/12 – No School, Veteran’s Day Holiday

·         Tuesday 11/13 – A Day / Power Hour 3-4 pm / Art Club 3-3:30 pm

·         Wednesday 11/14 – B Day / Early Release – White Schedule / Power Hour 1-2 pm

·         Thursday 11/15 – A Day / Power Hour 3-4 pm

·         Friday 11/16 – B Day / Tan Schedule – Activity Day / Book Club 3-3:30 pm

Food in Classrooms:

Our school has a growing population of students with food allergies that vary from minor to life-threatening. For example, just being in the same room with particular allergens, students can experience a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Most of our classrooms have posted signs designating foods that are not allowed, including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, and gluten. We ask that students respect these classroom policies.  

We are asking for your cooperation to help maintain a healthy and safe environment for all of our students.

Attendance – Everyday Counts

Regular attendance contributes to overall academic success. Your student being on time and present to each class every day, ensures they have access to the instruction they need to be successful.  This includes unexcused and excused absences.   Please schedule appointments outside of the school day whenever possible so your student can stay caught up in all of their classes.

LRMS Book Club – 100 Book Challenge

The 100 Book Challenge originally started at LRMS as a way to push each other to read more books, but after a few kids met the goal by last February the club began to think of ways to get MORE kids interested in reading and decided to open it up school-wide, with students and staff invited to start over in June. The challenge, for any reader who wants to participate, is to read 100 books between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Click here to read more about some amazing students and their great accomplishments!


LRMS Library Fundraiser

Sunday, December 16th, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's annual fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. Click here for more information and to get the Laurel Ridge MS Library code!

LRMS Afterschool Clubs

Is your student looking for something fun to do before or after school? Have them join a club! Please print a permission form from the links below and have your student bring it to the main office to enroll. Does your student want to start a club? Fill out the Club Proposal form here and bring it to the main office.

·         Archery Club

·         Art Club

·         Book Club

·         Chess Club

Power Hour is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4pm in the Study Hall room and on Early Release Wednesdays from 1-2pm! Power hour is available for all students and is a great resource for those who need a quiet place to study or get assistance with their homework.

Middle School Band Bingo Night Thursday 11/15: 

Come out for a night of fun! The Sherwood Band Boosters are hosting a Bingo Night on Thursday, November 15th. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons of Laurel Ridge Middle School. You may purchase bingo cards, raffle tickets and food at the door. There are prizes for each game! The Bingo Night proceeds will go to the Sherwood Band Boosters as they provide funding support for MS Band. Please bring siblings, friends, family, neighbors and your lucky charms!

Scholastic Reading Club

Ordering books using Scholastic helps the Laurel Ridge library! Orders are placed on the 20th of each month (with the exception of December). Place your order online or by using the flyer and a check. PLEASE NO CASH. To place an order online, sign in and/or register at: For first-time orders, enter our school's/class activation code: GX3NZ. With each order, your child receives a prize and a free book. Use this online coupon for the month of November.

Update for Health Services

As you know, flu season is about to be upon us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Influenza activity begins to increase in November and can be increased as late as May”. The 2017-2018 flu season was described as a “high severity season with high levels of outpatient clinic and emergency department visits,” (CDC, 2018). While it is impossible to predict what this year’s flu season will look like, it is important to practice proper handwashing to prevent spread of germs.

Utilizing five simple steps: Wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry can greatly decrease the spread of germs and illness. To learn more about when and how to use proper handwashing, learn the science behind handwashing, and watch a video called, “Fight Germs. Wash Your hands!” go to:  versión en Español:

From your District Nurses at Sherwood Schools: Lisa Church, RN: 503-825-5456 and Jerilyn Wernet, RN: 503-825-5488 (This health reminder was written by Ashley, our George Fox Nursing Program student)

Safe Oregon Tip Line

The District enrolled in the SafeOregon Tip Line program last spring.  The SafeOregon program allows students, staff, and members of the public to anonymously report harmful or potentially harmful behavior against other students, staff, or school site.  There are five ways to report tips: online at, call or text to 844-472-3367, email to or via the SafeOregon mobile app.


SSD 2016 Capital Bond Update

Click here for the 2016 Capital Bond and Transformation Project Updates & Information

District Job Openings

Click here for job openings with Sherwood School District.


District Newsletter

Click here for the current District Newsletter.

PAC Highlights

Click here for PAC Info and News.

Community Links

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Upcoming Important Dates

·         Nov. 12: No School, Veterans Day

·         Nov. 14: Early Release – White Schedule

·         Nov. 16: Tan Schedule / Activity Day

·         Nov. 19 – Nov. 23: No School, Thanksgiving Break

·         Nov. 28: Orange Schedule / PRIDE

·         Nov. 30: End of Trimester 1

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