Leopard Tale -March 31

Fri, 03/31/2023 - 2:19pm

Upcoming Dates


April 3-April 10- School Closed for Spring Break

April 20 - I Love Lime Kiln Day

April 21 - Countywide Professional Development Day - Schools closed for students


Dear Lime Kiln Families,

Spring Break begins this weekend, and I wish each of our families a time of rest and rejuvenation. We return to school on April 11th and begin the fourth and final quarter of the school year. Please take a moment to visit Canvas with your student and check their academic progress.

We have lots of exciting activities planned for the remainder of the school year. We have “I Love Lime Kiln Day” coming up on April 20th. In addition, we have many other activities coming up as well. Look for details regarding class and PTA sponsored events like dances, field trips and community building activities.

Finally, please take some time to fill out our school climate survey. It is a critical data point as we begin to plan for school improvement for the coming school year.

IEES Survey

This survey is anonymous and available in multiple languages. If you have children at more than one school, please complete one survey per school. 


We look forward to seeing our students come back ROARing (Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful)!


Tammy Jones




I Love Lime Kiln Day

Click here to view -Flyer


What is it?

I Love Lime Kiln Day is a special day to celebrate the diversity that exists within our community.  It is meant to deepen social awareness and understanding by celebrating the uniqueness of our students and families.  With this celebration, we are unified by pride in our varied heritage, culture, and traditions.  


When is it?

The event will be hosted both during school and after school on 4/20/2023.  Students will have an opportunity to engage in various cultural activities throughout the day.  After school, families will showcase aspects of their heritage, culture, and traditions.  This may include food, dance, music, information boards, and interactive activities.  The after school activities will occur from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.  Students and their families are encouraged to participate in the event.


Families, we need YOU!

In order to make this event a success, we need your help.  We will have tables available to display artifacts, information boards, foods, and more.  We would love to showcase talents that teach us more about your culture, heritage, and traditions.  If you play instruments, dance, share spoken word, or wish to share a different form of expression, we want to see and hear it.  If you wish to share your favorite foods and recipes, you will be able to do that as well.  We will be compiling recipes that you share to create a Community Cultural Cookbook that will be shared with our community.  


Here are ways you can participate:


  • Present artifacts and information boards

  • Share recipes and foods

  • Perform songs, dances, poetry readings, martial arts, etc

  • Run an activity station (cultural games, art projects, etc.)

  • Volunteer to help during the day or after school (set-up, replenish supplies during the event, run a station, or break-down)

If you are interested in taking part as a presenter/performer, please complete the sign-up link by April 10th. (Link has been corrected). Students who sign up to be a presenter will have their name entered 5 times in the drawing for Kona Ice.


LKMS Culturally Cookbook

As part of our I love Lime Kiln celebration, we are putting together a multicultural cookbook representing the many cultures that make up our wonderful school community.  We'd like to invite each of you to contribute a recipe that you particularly enjoy.  To do so, please click on this link, which will prompt you to make a copy of the recipe template.  Then, fill out each of the sections and share this document with helene_schuster@hcpss.org by clicking on the blue "Share" button at the top right of your screen.  

News from the Health Room

Effective the first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year, 1 dose of Tdap vaccine and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) are required by the state of Maryland for all students entering grade 7. Many students may have already received these immunizations, but the Health Room may not have the updated immunization record. Please contact your student’s doctor and send in an updated copy of your student’s immunizations to the Health Room or schedule an appointment to have your student receive these immunizations. The Health Department provides immunization opportunities for kids who are not up-to-date on school-required vaccinations. Call the Health Department at 410-313-7500 for more information and to schedule a vaccination appointment for your child.

If you have further questions, please email Kassandra Wanless, LKMS School Nurse, at kassandra_wanless@hcpss.org.



Support Lime Kiln Middle School


Support Lime Kiln at Harris Teeter


Harris Teeter is the last grocery to donate money to schools based on supporter’s purchases.  If you have a Harris Teeter VIC card, please take the time to link your card to LKMS.  Cards must be relinked each year.  It only takes a minute at the link below and you don’t even need to remember your password.  If you shop at Harris Teeter but don’t have a VIC card, please follow the link to register for a card.   We received $669.61 last school year and would love that number to increase. 



Repeated News


The 2022-23 LKMS Yearbook is now available to be purchased online. Packages start at $25. Last day for online ordering is Friday, April 28.

 website: ybpay.lifetouch.com/

ID: 14607623

 All yearbooks will be delivered to the school sometime in early June.

 HCPSS Rainbow Conference - Register Now! 

The HCPSS Rainbow Conference will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  The conference will be hybrid with opportunities for both virtual and in-person participation.  For more information scan the QR code on the Rainbow Conference Flier or access this link.


Pajama Collection (and PJ day on April 19)  

Please join our school in supporting the Casey Cares Foundation.  We will be collecting new pajamas to support critically ill children by providing comfort.  20,000 children are diagnosed with a critical illness every year. Help us help kids by bringing some joy when they need it the most! We will be collecting new pjs from March - April 27th. In honor of the Casey Cares Foundation, we are asking all students and staff to wear Pajamas on Wednesday, April 19th. 


HCPSS’ Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.”

Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at publicinfo@hcpss.org