Lum PTA has created a Google survey to help us keep in touch next year. Many of us would like to know where our friends and classmates will be next year. The purpose of this survey is to gather that information to share just within our Lum community. This is a voluntary survey put out by parents, not by the school or the district. Please respond to these questions if you are willing to share your family’s plans with one another.
We are only gathering information about current Lum students. If you have other children who do not attend Lum this year, please do not include them in your responses here.
PTA Happenings for 5/28/2017
THIS WEEK AT LUM:
- Tuesday May 30: Student Meet & Greet with School Relocation Principals 10 am; Field Day 12:45-2:30 pm
- Wednesday May 31: Awards Assembly 8:30 am; Music Concert (grades 3-5 perform) 9:40 am
- Thursday June 1: Celebrate Lum BBQ 6-8 pm; Wood Dine & Donate at Yogurtland 5:30-8:30 pm
Yogurtland in Alameda Landing will host Wood PTA’s last Dine & Donate on June 1, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm!
For this fundraiser, please show the attached flyer. The flyer can also be displayed as a picture or email on a mobile phone!
*If we exceed $500 in sales, Yogurtland will donate 30% of the proceeds to Wood!
Date: Thursday, June 1st
Location: Yogurtland Alameda 2640 5th St Suite B Alameda, CA
On May 23rd the AUSD Board will vote on whether or not to close Lum. Before that vote, the district decided to survey our Lum community to find out where families would like their children to go IF the Board votes to close Lum. The purpose of the survey, that was sent out to all Lum families, is to give parents a voice in the relocation plan, IF one is necessary.
It is especially IMPORTANT THAT FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN GOING INTO 4TH AND 5TH GRADE NEXT YEAR FILL OUT THE SURVEY.
In the event of Lum closure, we have the option of setting up a new 4th and 5th grade program in the Wood Annex (the space that was used by ACLC until a few years ago). This would be separate from the middle school, with a separate lunch and bell schedule, and would let the 4th and 5th graders stay together, with fewer transitions, former Principal Cammie Harris, and the continued option to walk to school. Once the 4th and 5th graders graduate, (in 2 years) Wood would return to a middle school 6-8 again.
Please vote for this option if it appeals to you.
If you do not vote for it, it’s very likely that the WOOD OPTION WILL NOT HAPPEN.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
DISTRICT NEEDS RESPONSES BY 5/19.
Lum PTA president
Yearbooks will be available for purchase for $25 immediately before and after Open House on Wednesday May 17, 5:15-5:30 and 6:30-6:45 pm outside the MPR. You can also purchase yearbooks at Friday Morning Message on May 19, 8:10-8:30 am, at the blue picnic tables. Don’t delay–supplies are limited.
PTA Happenings for 5/14/2017
THIS WEEK AT LUM:
- Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday May 17: Teacher & Staff Appreciation — 1st/3rd/5th grades bring appetizers, salads, fruits & veggies
- Wednesday May 17: Open House 5:30 pm
- Wednesday May 17: PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
The final PTA Meeting of the year will be held immediately following the Lum Open House on Wednesday, May 17. This will be a very brief meeting at which we will present and vote on the 2017-18 budget. Please stop by the MPR after visiting your students’ classrooms – we just need 10 minutes of your time!
Let’s celebrate at Lum on Thursday May 11! Biking to school helps our environment, decreases traffic, and improves our physical health and emotional well-being. Ride your bike to school for goodies, refreshments, and dancing fun 8-8:20 am on the yard. See you in the bike lane! And don’t miss the Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo hosted at Edison Elementary on Saturday, May 13, 12-4 pm. https://www.alamedaca.gov/recreation-uncategorized/events/4883
May is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Month at Lum! It is a great opportunity to show the teachers and staff our appreciation for all their hard work and devotion to our children. Staff expressed much thanks for last week’s beautiful flowers and this week’s potluck lunch. Thanks to all who contributed. What’s coming up:
- TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 5/16-5/17: (1st, 3RD& 5rd Grade) Appetizers, salads, fruits or Vegetables. Please bring some fabulous fruit/vegetables, or maybe a salad of some sort for the teachers.
- TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY 5/23-5/24: (TK, Kindergarten, 2nd& 4th Grade) Baked goods or something sweet. Cookies, cakes, candies, chocolates.