October 20, 2019

Get your costume ready!

It's time to get the final touches ready for our annual "Boo Ball" Halloween Party! The event kicks off at 4pm on Saturday, October 26th with music & dancing, a carved pumpkin contest, carnival game area and so much more!

The Boo Ball is a super fun family event and a fundraiser for the Community Engagement Committee (CEC). A suggested donation of $20 per family, for those willing and able, helps cover costs and leaves the CEC a bit to fund their community-building work this year. Food is available for purchase. The more the merrier. Click here to learn more!

School pictures this week!

Apple of My Eye Photography will take individual and class pictures on Wednesday & Thursday this week.  These portraits are available for your family to purchase after you see the proofs.  These pictures are also used by LCMCS in student files and for identification purposes. 

Students in Sea Otter, Osprey, Willow, MAC, Prairie Dog Home, and Oregon Trail will be photographed on Wednesday, October 23rd. Students in Pacific, Columbia, Celilo, Mahonia, Sacajawea, and Wy-East will be photographed on Thursday, October 24th.  A make-up day will take place on November 13th.

To Yosemite and beyond!

What an amazing fall day to get outside for an extended period of time and enjoy the joy of movement. More than 800 legs propelled our community to greater fitness at "Runtober" this past Friday!

Together we ran 1,263.5 miles. We went all the way from Damascus, Oregon to Yosemite National Park and then headed over to the Grand Canyon to check that out too!  Click here to discover how many laps your student(s) ran.

Thanks to all of our friends and families who participated, on and off the track! With nearly 45% of our families participating online we have raised $18,000 toward our $25,000 goal. There's still time to ask your family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor you before the November 4th deadline!

Enjoy dinner on us!

Everyone is welcome to join us, November 8th, for our first LCMCS Community Dinner (and game night) from 5:00-7:00pm. In partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, this event offers a great opportunity for our community to enjoy a meal together. 

Enjoy dinner on us and get to know your community members better while we discuss ideas around future community-building events and upcoming projects. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria.  Families are encouraged to bring their favorite (non-electronic) board or card game for “game night” following dinner. 

In case you were wondering...
  • As a reminder, for the safety and security of our students, no person (including students and parents) will be allowed to enter the school before 8am unless you are an employee or have advanced approval from administrative staff.
  • Box Tops must be mailed by November 1st so please bring them to Boo Ball or get them to school by October 28th. Or, click here to download the new box top app and scan your receipt!
  • This year we have limited capacity to store lost and found items. Items not claimed by the Boo Ball on Oct 26th will be donated to organizations supporting families in need. Check the school’s Facebook page for photos of lost items.
Comparing Apples to Apples

Apples in all their varieties are a marker of the fall season. Their interesting history, health benefits, and taste were recently explored by some of our youngest and oldest students in our community. Need some help choosing an apple at the grocery store?  Ready to do your own tasting?  Click here to let some of our student's impressions guide you!

There's always work to be done at LCMCS and we are grateful to all of you who generously offer your time and talent! Here are a few of our most pressing volunteer needs. Click on the links below for more information!

Share your Halloween spirit! We still need a lot of help to make our annual Boo Ball a success. Please visit our volunteer page to view and sign up for a detailed list of tasks!

Keep the staff nourished. Would you like to bring a dish or snack to share with the staff during conferences? Sign up here so we can coordinate everyone's efforts.

Feed our Community. You can help us make our first community dinner a success. We need help with dinner preparation,  serving, and clean up.

Come Party With Us! You can be part of planning the event of the year! Our adults-only annual gala and auction is lots of fun and helps fund important programs for our school!

Be sure to check our volunteer page regularly for an ongoing list of volunteer needs!


    Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School
    14151 SE 242nd Ave, Damascus, OR 97089

    (503) 427-0803        info@lcmcs.org

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