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News from the Nurse
10-22-2014: It appears that several nasty bugs have invaded LBMS. In just the past two days I have received confirmation of Strep throat in the eighth grade class and influenza in the sixth grade class. I have sent several students home this week with fevers and sore throats. To add to the illness list, there has also been a report of a stomach virus that is causing vomiting for about 1 day.

I have not received any confirmed reports of Enterovirus D68. I have attached a link from the CDC that provides information about D68.  Please take a look if you have a moment. Fact sheet for parents, "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68."

Please keep your student home from school if they are feeling ill. This decreases the spread of the illness to others. Plus, it has been my experience that kids who are feeling crummy  have difficulty focusing in class. Rest is one of the best ways to recover. If you do keep your child home, please call the attendance line and include your child's symptoms. This helps me to keep track of the variety of "bugs" plaguing the students.

As always, feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.

Kathy Sullivan


LBMS 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip
10-24-2014: Please remember that the sign up for February's trip to Washington, DC is next Friday, October 31.  Please find the Washington DC information packet attached>>

LBMS Science Club
10-24-2014:The Lake Bluff Middle School Science Club will meet Friday, October 24 from 3:45-5:00 pm in Mrs. Bailey's room (122). Come learn from a local arborist about the Emerald Ash Borer and see its destruction first hand! After school snacks will be provided!

Red Ribbon Week - October 27-31, 2014
10-23-2014: The purpose of the Red Ribbon Week Campaign is to create awareness surrounding the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and to support the decision to live a healthy and drug free lifestyle.  Click here>>for more information on Red Ribbon Week, RRW Parent Event and RRW Statistics. (3 page pdf)
Enrichment Learning Opportunities

10-20-2014: For families interested in additional Enrichment learning opportunities, Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development is bringing their Accelerated Weekend Experience to Lake Forest November 8-9, 2014!
Please see attached flyer>> for courses, admission criteria and registration link. Any questions: contact Kellie Bae - Curriculum Coordinator/Teacher Leader kbae@lb65.org

Community Coffee to be Saturday, October 25
10-17-2014: On Saturday, October 25, 2014 Lake Bluff Park District President Kevin Considine, Lake Bluff School District 65 Board President Mark Barry, and Lake Bluff Village President Kathleen O’Hara will be having coffee at Prairie Espresso (located in the Scranton Alley) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and discussing current community matters. All are welcome to join in the discussion, ask questions and enjoy a brisk fall morning.

Student Absences

10-8-2014: If a student will be absent or arriving late, a parent or guardian must call the school at (847) 234-9407 or email athomas@lb65.org by 9:00 a.m.  If such notification is not received, the school will call your home, cell phone, or parent's place of employment. 
In some cases, information regarding missed assignments can be accessed on the school's website at 
www.ms.lb65.org, but the web site only lists homework, not work that was completed in class that day. If a student is absent for two full days, homework can be requested from the office when the parent reports the absence before 9:00 a.m. the second day of absence. It is recommended that parents (not other students) pick up the materials after 3:45 p.m. For extended planned absences, you must present a written note or email to the office one week prior to departure. The student will be given a pre-arranged absence form to be signed by the student's teachers and returned to the office. 

Special Education 101: IEP Process - A Parent's Perspective
10-7-2014: The Lake Bluff-Lake Forest Learning Disabilities Association will sponsor this event on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Bluff Elementary School (350 West Washington Street, Lake Bluff, IL 60044) and again on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Forest West Campus. More information can be found by clicking here>>.

LBMS 2014-2015 Yearbook
9-23-2014: Click here>> to place your order for the 2014-15 LBMS yearbook. Orders must be placed by November 14th to guarantee delivery.


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