The Week Ahead @LHS December 12-16, 2022
The Lynbrook choirs brought the holiday spirit to students at John Muir Elementary School this week.
Don't miss their upcoming performances on December 14th & 15th at the Winter Concerts.
Fall Play - Studio 74 proudly presents The Lion in Winter, a historical drama about King Henry II and his dysfunctional family. Performances will be in Studio 74 on December 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door and are $5 for students, $10 for adults.
Winter Concerts - The Lynbrook Music Department's annual Winter Concerts are here! Purchase tickets online at the LHS ASB online store for $5 to avoid the line at the door.
- Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm featuring the Choral Union, B Choir, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Dolcissima Treble Choir and the Symphony Orchestra
- Thursday, December 15 at 7pm featuring the Choral Union, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Bass Clef Choir and the Symphony Orchestra
F=ma Physics Exam Signups - The F=ma Exam, a 75-minute exam with 25 multiple-choice mechanics questions, will occur on February 9, 2023. In order to sign up, students must fill out the binding interest form at tinyurl.com/lynbrookfma2023 and bring $15 in cash or check to Ms. Loia's Room (Rm. 305) during Wednesday Brunch or Friday Lunch by January 13, 2023 deadline.
STTAR Tutor Program - Students who would like to improve their grade in a particular subject may request a STTAR tutor. A STTAR Tutor Request form can be found under "NEED A TUTOR?" on the STTAR webpage: https://lhs.fuhsd.org/guidance-student-support/sttar-tutoring.
Homework Center - Thursday, December 15th will be the last day of Homework Center for this semester. Homework Center will resume on Monday, January 9th. Students may drop in to Homework Center after school in the Library and get started on assignments. Student tutors are available until 4:45pm on Homework Center days. Textbooks are available for use in the Library. For more information, visit https://lhs.fuhsd.org/guidance-student-support/high-school-planning/academic-support.
Homework Center is open three days a week:
• Mondays 3:55-5:00pm
• Wednesdays 3:15-5:00pm
• Thursdays 3:55-5:00pm
Take note: there will be an extended lunch schedule on Monday, December 12th.
Final Exams will be December 19th-22nd, with early release on Thursday, December 22nd.
Writing Contest - Congratulations to sophomore Emily Pedroza for her winning entry in the New York Times 100-Word Personal Narrative Contest. The newspaper invited teenagers to write miniature memoirs about meaningful moments in their lives. Out of more than 12,000 submissions from all over the world, Emily's narrative "Food for the Soul" was chosen as one of 13 winners!
Esports - Congratulations to Anirudh Seshadri and Vasisht Nishtala for making it to the semifinals of the esports chess regionals! They are in the top 4 out of 400+ competitors and will compete in the National tournament. Watch their next game on Monday, December 12th at 5:00 pm on LHS Asgardians on Twitch!
A Note from Principal Jackson
Advisory Assembly Presentations in January
At Lynbrook, students are prepared for future academic pursuits and for life beyond high school. We want our students to develop what we call the 4C's. Students learn the skills of communication, creative-critical thinking, collaboration, and good citizenship. Students learn the 4C's in many ways. During Advisory, ten times a year, there are schoolwide sessions focused on mental, physical, and social wellness. On Friday, January 13, 2023, Lynbrook will have two special presentations during an Advisory Assembly. Mike Domitrz, from Center for Respect, will return to Lynbrook for the third time and speak in two sessions, one for 9th graders and one for 12th graders. The sophomores and juniors previously attended a presentation by Mr. Domitrz. This year, the 10th and 11th grade students will attend a talk on the relationship of sleep and performance, by Cheri Mah, MD, MS.
Friday, January 13, 2023 Advisory Assemblies
Ninth-grade students will attend the "Safer Choices" presentation. The Center for Respect reports that, "'SAFER Choices' is one of the most inclusive and sought-after school assemblies for creating a safe, age appropriate look at consent, respect in relationships, boundaries, bystander intervention, and working to reduce sexual assault." The seniors will attend "Let's Talk." This presentation will be focused on establishing healthy relationships and boundaries. The session will be driven by the questions students submit in advance and ones that are asked during the live session. Given the open format, this presentation is for seniors only. We are expecting mature and respectful interactions.
The juniors and sophomores will learn about the importance of sleep. Cheri Mah, MS, MD is a researcher at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on the relationship between sleep and performance, with a specific emphasis on the impact of sleep extension on athletic performance, mood, and recovery.
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:00-8:00 PM
Parents and guardians are invited to hear Mike Domitrz, author, subject matter expert, and Hall of Fame speaker. He will provide parents with strategies, language, and specific how-to skills for helping their children be more equipped in today's sexualized world. Topics can include society's sexual standards for youth, sexual pressures, sexual decision-making, pornography, nudes, harmful influences and much more. Space is limited and registration is required.
Many thanks to PTSA for covering the cost to have Mike Domitrz with us again, which includes the additional parent evening event.
Mark your calendars and have a wonderful weekend,
PTSA in Action at Lynbrook
The PTSA wants you to know what they have been doing this year for our students and school. Here is a Year-to-date abbreviated summary of their work and contributions. On many projects they have partnered with Lynbrook Excellence and the school. We work together to make a bigger impact!
School Climate / Infrastructure improvements:
August: Chairs for the auditorium
September: Library mobile tables
October & November: Air Monitor, Shredder, Software
December: Tennis courts bleachers
ASB Rally Supplies, to see all ASB events and updates, please follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynbrookasb
Student Club Activities support (October Highlight: Lynbrook Virtuosity): https://lynbrookvirtuosity.godaddysites.com/home
December Lunch (upcoming 12/12 - volunteers are still needed: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wMHmuux6lDSFu2JT9u8u1gWui1Mz4G72hNYZPrwDsJA/edit#gid=0)
Other In-Progress Programs:
- Highlight: Safer Choices Assembly
- Animal Assisted Happiness - Smile Farm Mobile Visit
- Reviving the Job Shadow Program (Volunteers needed!)
- Addressing tech issues after transition to a new server, website malfunction (outdated code re-writing), and reviewing/checking the host list (if you'd like to volunteer, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed Activities & Community Events
Night on the Quad
Link crew - Boomerang Project - Freshman Training
Reflections (see most recent update from CFSCPTA): https://sites.google.com/view/lynbrook-reflections-2022-2023/welcome-to-pta-reflections
To purchase frozen cookie dough and support the graduating Class of 2023, go to https://tinyurl.com/GradCookiesDec22 and choose from six different flavors. Enjoy the smell of freshly baked cookies over the holidays!