PTA Weekly Newsletter - Week of January 22, 2018

Dates to put on the calendar


· Jan 23 (Tue): 7:00-8:30PM Principal Meet and Greet

· Jan 31 (Wed): 7:30PM Grade 6 & 8 Orchestra Performance @ LHS Gym

· Feb 5 (Mon): 7:30PM Grade 7 Orchestra Performance @ LHS Gym

· Feb 19 (Mon): No School: Presidents’ Day & February Vacation

· Feb 26 (Mon): 7:00-8:00PM Skip Trip Information Meeting

· Mar 8 (Thu): 7:30PM Musical

· Mar 9 (Fri): 7:30PM Musical

· Mar 10 ( Sat): 7:30PM Musical

· Mar 15 (Thu): Early Release (11:45) for Professional Learning

· Mar 30 (Fri): No School: Good Friday



Announcements from Diamond PTA


Please join the PTA for coffee and conversation with Diamond Principal Jen Turner on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. This event will be hosted by Dan Strollo at 4 Carley Road in Lexington.


We are limiting attendance to the 30 to ensure everyone can participate in the conversation.


To attend, please register using this link:

If you are unable to attend, we hope to see you at one of our future evenings with the principal. There will be two more scheduled later this school year.



Community Announcements


Teen Summer Expo


Tuesday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm

Lexington High School Commons II

251 Waltham Street

FREE and open to the public.


Find the perfect summer experience for middle and high school students.  Meet directors of more than 50 enriching summer programs, both day and overnight, with local, national and international options.  Programs for every budget and interest including academic enrichment, adventure travel, teen tours, teen camps, community service, leadership and wilderness training, internships, sport instruction, language immersion, arts, theatre, music, college prep, STEM and gap year programs.  Efficiently cut through the overwhelming amount of information online and make informed decisions about programming, safety, costs & supervision.  Bring friends and travel together!

Save time and pre-register at:

Snow date: Wednesday, January 31.

For updates on Instagram: teensummerexposma events/527704087583267/



Barter to Bitcoin


Location: Lexington High School

When: 2 Fridays - February 2 and February 9 from 4-5:30 pm

Tuition: $35

Ever wonder why do we use money to buy things? How will the world run if there was no currency? What do banks do anyway? Come along for the ride as we journey through time from when corn was good to trade, and IOUs were in fashion to a future where we may not carry any currency at all. Along the way we will look at the birth of barter, banking, interest rates, credit cards, and Bitcoin. You will play exciting games and enjoy activities that help build positive financial habits.

This class will be co-taught by Diamond parents Sumeit and Sanjay Aggarwal. They have written this course with a focus on storytelling which is a fabulous way of incorporating learning.

For more details and to Sign up visit: Barter to Bitcoin at Lexington Community Education




The Childhood Face of ADHD:  Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder in Students

Presented by Ned Hallowell MD, EdD

Date:  February 7, 2018 / Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM / Location: Cary Library, Large Meeting Room

In this presentation, Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School, offers insight into the Childhood Face of ADHD and how ADHD and learning disabilities impact the student emotionally and socially. Because he and two of his children have ADHD themselves, he recognizes the importance not just of proper diagnosis and treatment but also the importance of developing the positive attributes most people with ADHD possess. He will provide an introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and explain what it feels like to have ADHD from a child’s perspective. Thank you to Indian Americans of Lexington for their generous donation to make this presentation possible.

Please RSVP for this event so that we can ensure we have enough space and materials.  We expect that this event will be well-attended, and can accommodate approximately 80 attendees, so please RSVP by February 1, 2018 at

For more information about the Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), please see our website at



Growing up in Lexington, a candid conversation

Date:  February 10, 2018 / Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM / Location: Community Center

Please join LYFS' 2nd in a six-part series of discussions about "Living on the Hyphen"-- a multicultural exploration of youth well-being. This series is the collaborative effort of a Multicultural Sponsoring Board representing Lexington in all of its diversity.

Growing Up In Lexington is an opportunity for Lexington youth and the community of adults who support them to come together and understand the joys and challenges of coming of age in today's Lexington.  This moderated panel discussion will take place at the Community Center, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 10th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  And... save March 18th for part 3 in the series, Spirituality in Mental Health, in partnership with Temple Isaiah's Mental Health Initiative.

About LYFS:  LYFS is an independent Lexington nonprofit that seeks to address concerns related to youth mental health and well-being through a combination of clinical services, suicide prevention programming and community education and outreach. Living on the Hyphen was made possible through the generosity of the Community Endowment of Lexington.


Lexington Youth Lacrosse Invites You to Join Us for Our Spring Lacrosse Season

Parents of Lexington Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Lexington Youth Lacrosse (LYL) is excited to invite all of you to join us for our Spring Lacrosse Season.


Our Boys and Girls programs are dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington, through a fun and instructional environment that teaches individual athleticism as well as teamwork. Lacrosse is complementary to soccer, hockey, and basketball, as it is a continuous-play team sport that reinforces and advances common offensive and defensive concepts.

The season starts with one indoor practice per week on Sunday afternoons from late February to late March, and then transitions into two practices in Lexington during the week (usually 5:30-7pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday pending field availability) and one game per week on Sunday in Lexington or nearby towns from April till early June.

Come out and join many of your classmates from Bowman, Bridge, Estabrook, Fiske, Harrington, and Hastings!

To register for the spring session, please click here. 

Too often we hear parents say they don’t know the sport so they never introduced it to their children. You don’t have to know the sport, that’s what Lexington Youth Lacrosse is here for! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you in the spring!

Rob Lyng
Coordinator of Player and Coach Development
Lexington Youth Lacrosse



For almost fifty years the Lexington Ski Club has catered to avid snow sport families.  Members enjoy comfortable accommodations at our lodge located in the White Mountains, prepared hot meals during ski season, and after ski activities such as board games and ping pong.  If your family likes to ski or snowboard and appreciates cooperative living, the Lexington Ski Club might be for you.  Currently, we are accepting applications for new members.  For additional information, please contact Joe Scholl at or 781-891-1832 or visit our website