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Puma News Nov 2009

Puma News Nov 2009

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Go Pumas!!! 
The LPS-RichmondPUMA Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2009Issue 1, Volume 2
Shawn Benjamin: PrincipalJesse Madway: Dean of StudentsLeroy Gaines: Academic DeanShree Ram: Intervention Counselor Julia Hollinger: Curriculum CoachXimena Montes: School Manager Sara Wolfe: Enrollment & OutreachAndy Hatcher: Campus Supervisor Vanessa Barrios: College Counselor 
Vinicio Merlino: BiologyJohn Mullen: ChemistryCJ Cretien: PhysicsPeter Baer: EnglishVan Lac: EnglishLizzy Gore: EnglishSara Frymore: EnglishSara Wolfe: Academic LeadershipVictor Aguilera: HistoryAdam Kondonijakas: HistoryKorey Whitfield: HistroyArminda King: MathChris Rozeville: MathSophia Thomas: MathDana Loebman: MathJosh Cristantiello: SpanishJulia McKinnon: SpanishFelicia Cinquegrana: ArtKathryn Shirtzer: ResourceTaylor Garland: Resource / MathJulie Christensen: Reading
PGA Announcements
The Next Parent/GuardianAssociation Meeting will be onMonday, December 7 at 6pm inour cafeteria.
When you come,your child receives a Free DressPass!!
Note from the Principal
Dear Families,Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year. We are excited to continue our work in preparing our students for college and life beyond high school. Asyou know, this is a very big responsibility and one that we do not take lightly.We believe our parents are a key part of the process and we look forwardto serving you and working with you throughout the school year. The moreinvolved you can be with your child's education, whether this is making surethey are doing their homework to attending school to passing all of their classes, the more successful your student will be at LPS Richmond and incollege.A new aspect of our school this year is that students will be receiving finalgrades at the end of the semester. A student will have 2 final grades ofrecord, one for the fall semester and one for the spring. The first semester ends on January 23rd and the other on June 10th. You will receive your child's grades in the mail 4 times a year during the week of October 26,January 25, April 12th, and June 11. Please note that the Oct and Aprilreport cards are progress reports and the January and June ones are finalgrades.In addition, this year you can access your students' grades anytime on-lineif you have computer access. We sent home instructions earlier this year onhow to do this. If you did not receive one, or need help with the process,please contact us in the main office at 510 235 4522.Finally, I look forward to seeing you at our next PGA meeting on
December7 at 6pm
in the cafeteria.Sincerely,Ms. Benjamin
Important Dates to Remember!!!!
Wednesday, November 11: No School
November 26 & 27: Thanksgiving Break! No School
Monday, December 6: PGA Meeting (6:00pm
For more info visit: www.LPSrichmondpumas.com * phone: 510-235-4522 * Fax: 510-588-4593
College Column
College Center Updates!Seniors are in the process of applying to college! Pleaseencourage your child and contact meif you have questions regarding feewaivers, scholarships, collegeapplications or if you would likeAB540 information!Last month I took a couple seniorsto the University of the Pacific for acampus visit. The trip was a hugesuccess with the help of MercedesGuerra, a LPS parent! I am lookingfor parent volunteers to help outwith transportation so that we cantake more students on campus trips!If you are interested please call me(510) 235-4522 ext. 407.Every week university and collegerecruiters visit LPS and provide our students with campus information!Please encourage your child toattend the informational sessions!The next one is the University of San Francisco on Monday, November 9th!
Save the Date!
Senior Application Blitz – Saturday, November 14th, 10 am11th Grade College Night! – Wednesday, December 2nd, 6:00pm10th Grade College Night! – Wednesday, January 13th, 6:00pm9th Grade College Night! – Wednesday, January 27th, 6:00pm12th Grade Financial AidWorkshop! – Saturday, January16th, 10amCollege Night and Financial AidWorkshop are for students and their  parent/guardian!
 ______________________ _
Our School Community
Peer Listening Program
at LPS Richmond is beginning again thisFall. Peer Listeners represent all grade levels and are trained to listento their peers discuss personal issues or challenges confidentiallyand without judgment. Peer Listening takes place during Advisoryand Enrichment. Our returning Peer Listeners are: Stephanie Anguiano, Jeanette Munoz, Llanet Perez, Uciel Salazar, and MariaSalazar. We will be starting the application process and traning in lateOctober for new Peer Listeners. We look forward to bringing in newstudents to join this dedicated group!
Remember, you can now
look at your student's grades on the internet
, 7days a week, 24 hours a day. Please call the Main Office and we can giveyou the information you need to help you understand how your child isdoing in school.
The RICHMINDS after school program started strongly this year. Our music class in particular is excited about the release of its first CD. Nextyear we look forward to offering even more after school classes and clubs.Practice for boys soccer and girls volleyball will start in the fall also. Staytuned for further announcements.
Enrollment Update
Our 9
grade class for the 2010-2011 is already filling upfast.
We are almost half way full!
If you know an 8
grader who wants to attend LPS next year, they MUSTturn in an application soon. Please call Ms. Wolfe at 510-235-4522 ext. 401 for an application.
We Need Your Support!!!
For more info visit: www.LPSrichmondpumas.com * phone: 510-235-4522 * Fax: 510-588-4593

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