August 25, 2017
Dear Students and Parents,
It is just three days until the start of school and we can’t wait to welcome our students to their new year. Thanks to our wonderful custodial staff, the school is sparkling clean. Our teachers have been hard at work for the past couple days, preparing their lessons and classrooms for our students. Speaking on behalf of all the Lurgio staff, we are excited to have the students back and start the school year.
August 29 (Tue)
First Day of School
Fall Sports Concussion Screening 3:15PM
August 30 (Wed)
Tryouts Begin for Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, & Field Hockey 3:30PM
September 4 (Mon)
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 5 (Tues)
Tryouts Begin for Cross-Country 3:30PM
September 7 (Thu)
Open House 6:00PM
September 11 (Mon)
Tennis Begins 3:30PM
2017 Fall Sports Information
Please click [HERE] for a letter from the athletics director, Bill Demers. Within the letter you’ll find information regarding tryout dates and times, how to sign-up for sports and concussion screening, as well as how to complete all the required forms. It’s a must read!
Fall Crew Club
Bedford Crew is now taking applications for Lurgio Crew to be held in the fall. This is for any Lurgio student interested in learning to row. Priority is given to 8th graders. Registration is open until August 31, 2017 or until all spots are full. To download an application, click [HERE] or visit our website, http://bedfordcrew.org. For more information, please email Anne Capodilupo at email@example.com
Traffic Pattern for Drop-off and Pick-up
Anyone familiar with the traffic at the BHS/RAL campus knows that things can get a little hectic during the morning and afternoon drop off and pick up. That said, we have made significant improvements over the past year. Please click here to review the drop off and pick up practices at Lurgio.
- Please note:
- The direction of the Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Area so parents do not need to make left turns at the two main intersections.
- The two-way traffic extends to the concession stand ending at the West Parking Lot; traffic should exit Parent Pick Up and Drop Off making a left to exit the campus.
- The central loop area is closed during parent pick up and drop off (except for buses and students with special needs).
- As always, we ask all drivers to do the following:
- Yield to pedestrians at all times when on campus.
- Take turns at the main intersections when congestion is high.
- Be patient.
Before School Program
The Lurgio Middle School Bedford School Program is available to all families from 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m. daily. A one-time fee of $100.00 entitles your child to attend as often as necessary for the entire school year. Participants will be serviced by school staff in a designated area; arrangements for extra help should still be made directly with your child’s teachers.
If your child plans on attending the Before School Program regularly or only occasionally during this school year, please complete the registration form and return it, along with your payment, to the Lurgio Middle School Main Office or the Lurgio Middle School Before School Program by Friday, September 1, 2017. If there is a financial concern, please call the office at 310-9100 and it will be handled confidentially. Click [HERE] to download the Before School Program registration form.
Chromebook Pickup Information
Any students who still need to pick up their chromebook or drop off their chromebook to be configured can do so Tuesday. Please have those students can come to the Tech Corner in the back of the Media Center. Students who still need to pay for devices can bring a check or can pay online through SendMoneytoSchool.com. Any questions, please contact Donna Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Annual Witch Way to the 5K - Save the Date!
Join us for the 8th annual Witch Way to the 5K on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The kids 1K race starts at 9:30am and the adult race begins at 10am at Lurgio Middle School. Stay tuned for more specific race details as well as registration information.
Cardigan Chaperones Needed
We are looking for chaperones for the 43rd annual trip to Mt. Cardigan. If you are interested in an all-expenses paid hiking and camping vacation this Fall, please register to be a volunteer by completing our online volunteer form [HERE]. The Cardigan trip is an essential part of the academic experience for our 8th grade students. Taking nearly 400 students up a mountain each year is no easy feat, and we could not do it without the generous support of our parent and community volunteers.
Health Office information for 2017-18 School Year
Hello 7th and 8th grade Lurgio Parents!
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Here are just a few important reminders as we start this new school year. If you have any questions, please send me an email at email@example.com
For all incoming 7th graders please provide a current physical for your student. If your 7th or 8th grade student plan on participating in athletics, the physicals are good for two years and must be on file in the Health Office. Please feel free to contact me if you are unsure of your student's status concerning his/her physical.
Please bring all inhalers, epi-pens and daily medications along with MD orders and allergy/asthma action plans prior to the start of school. Health forms can be downloaded from the district website and are found under the Health Services tab. Please complete forms and if possible, please attach a recent photo to allergy action plans. I will be in the health office 8/24 9am-3pm, 8/25 9am-3pm and 8/28 12pm- 2:30pm. Please let me know if these times are not possible and we can make other arrangements.
Current Diabetes management plans and supplies may also be dropped off on the above days.
I am looking forward to seeing your children on August 29th! Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Enjoy the last days of summer!
--Evelyn Chessie, RN, School Nurse
As we begin the new school year, the staff at Lurgio would like to express our fundamental belief that clear and consistent communication is essential to fostering and maintaining strong relationships between the staff and the community.
We communicate with students and parents/guardians using a variety of tools. From phone calls and emails to our website and Facebook/Twitter, we consistently strive to make all necessary information public and accessible at all times. Below are links to some of our communication resources.
Visit our Website: www.sau25.net/ral
Sign Up for Lurgio News: Register in PowerSchool
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LurgioMiddle
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LurgioMiddle
Of course, there may always be questions or concerns that we have not anticipated and therefore have not addressed in our public communications. If and when these do arise, we will make every effort to answer and address those questions and concerns quickly and professionally. It is important to understand that it is always best to begin any inquiry at the level of staff most intimately involved with the situation. In order to make any inquiry process as smooth as possible, we ask that you start at the appropriate level of the relevant chain of communication. Those closest to an issue will be able to give the best information.
For all matters regarding classroom curriculum, instruction, procedures, and discipline, please follow the Lurgio Chain of Educational Communications:
- Guidance Counselors
- Students with Last Name A-G: Al Fredette
- Students with Last Name H-R: Sarah Demers
- Students with Last Name S-Z: Donna LaRue
- Assistant Principal
- 7th Grade Specific: Bill Demers
- 8th Grade Specific: Nate Fellman
- Director of Special Education (when applicable)
- Assistant Superintendent
- Superintendent of Schools
- School Board
For all matters regarding athletics and extracurricular activities, please follow the Lurgio Chain of Extracurricular Communications:
- Athletics Director (Bill Demers)/Activities Director (Nate Fellman)
- Superintendent of Schools
- School Board
If you do not know how to access the Powerschool Parent Portal, click HERE. If you have difficulty with accessing the portal, please contact Denise Boyle in the Lurgio Main Office at 603-310-9100. PLEASE NOTE: The Parent Portal will not be open until late in the afternoon on August 2nd.
Pod websites are currently being updated but may not be complete until the teacher workshop days at the end of August. Please know that the information about Pod teachers is accurate and up-to-date in the PowerSchool Parent Portal (available after InfoSnap registration on August 2), and we will notify you when all changes have been made to our website pages.
If you are NEW to Bedford or did not purchase a PTG Supply kit, we have lists posted on our web site. Click HERE for grade 7. Click HERE for grade 8.