Leopard Tale - 5-2-23

Tue, 05/02/2023 - 12:06pm

May 2, 2023



Upcoming Dates

May 3 - Student Member of the Board Elections

May 8 - Band Concert

May 8 - May 12 - Teacher/ Staff Appreciation Week 

May 10- 8th Grade Panoramic picture day

May 11- Orchestra Concert

May 16- Schoolwide Enrichment Fair

May 19 - School Closed (Professional Learning Day)

May 23 - Chorus Concert

May 29 - School Closed 

June 1 - Last day to register for Bus Service

June 2- PTA- 8th Grade Dance

June 8 - PTA- Lime Time

June 9 - 8th Grade promotion program at Lime Kiln Middle



Testing Dates

MCAP Social Studies, Grade 8: May 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th

MCAP ELA, Whole School: May 8th and 9th, Makeup Testing 5/10-11

MCAP Math, Whole School: May 16th and 17th, Makeup Testing 5/18 and 5/22

Please make sure students charge Chromebooks the night before and eat breakfast. We do have breakfast available to students if they would like to purchase one.


Save the date:

8th Grade promotion program Friday, June 9 at 2 pm. The program will be held in the Lime Kiln Middle School cafeteria. Information about the program will be provided in the near future.


Dear Lime Kiln Middle School families,

This week begins the start of assessments. Please remember that our students need to rest, charge their chromebook, and bring their charger. It is crucial that they attend school on time to reduce missing instruction on a make-up testing date.

We are now in the fourth and final quarter of the school year. Please take a moment to visit Canvas with your student and check their academic progress.

Next week is “Teacher/ Staff Appreciation week” sponsored by our PTA. Thank you to our PTA and volunteers for your acts of kindness and appreciation! We have lots of exciting activities planned by our PTA for the remainder of the school year. Please look for more details in the near future.

Finally, I look forward to seeing our students ROARing (Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful)  through the month of May. 


Tammy Jones



G/T Enrichment Fair - May 16 

 Click here- to view Flyer




Motivational Message:

Diversity and kindness are two of the most important values that we should strive for in our lives. In a world where we sometimes feel like we're living in a bubble, it's important to remember that everyone is unique and deserves to be respected.

We all have different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, which makes us unique. By embracing diversity and practicing kindness towards others, we can create an environment and school of understanding and acceptance. This will help us foster or create relationships with our peers from different walks of life, which can lead to more meaningful connections with those around us.

Kindness is also an essential part of any successful relationship and creating a space that is warm and safe. It helps us create strong bonds with those around us by recognizing their efforts and showing compassion when they need it most. We can practice kindness by being patient with our friends and classmates.

By fostering diversity and practicing kindness in our daily lives, we can make the world a better place for everyone. Let's create a school where we celebrate each other's kindness, understanding and compassion for other students and the adults in our building. Be motivated



PTA News:

Next Year PTA 2023-2024 needs YOU!

Calling all LKMS Families! Are you interested in helping out the PTA next year? WE NEED YOU! There are many ways to help and be a part of Lime Kiln Middle School because we know it's tough during these years to keep the pulse of what's going on with your middle schooler! So grab a friend and pick a committee to make next year an amazing experience for ALL the kids!

Please fill out the Google form below:




Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2023- Monday, May 8- Friday, May 12 

Dear LKMS Families,

Please Donate Funds to assure Staff Appreciation Week happens at LKMS!

We have some amazing plans for next week in appreciation of our awesome teachers & staff members however we have not received enough funds to cover it all.

Please consider sending in a check to the front office for LKMS PTA or electronically donating via the below:

Paypal: @lkmsspirit

CashApp: $LimeKilnMSPta

Link to Donate & Volunteer:  bit.ly/LKMSAppreciation2023 

All questions can be emailed to staffappreciationlkms@gmail.com  or contact our Chair Aneesha Summerville at 267-266-2660.

Click Here to view details


GEN Wednesday (May 3) from 4 pm - 8 pm at Chipotle


Our PTA fundraising event is Wednesday (May 3, 2023) from 4 pm - 8 pm at Chipotle. 


Please use CODE: PGJPE7J for online orders, or show the flyer in-store. Lime Kiln PTA will receive 33% of the sales


8th Grade Graduate Yard Signs

The LKMS PTA is excited to announce that we have partnered with Spirit Hero to offer 8th Grade Graduate Yard Signs for any of our 8th Grade families who choose to order them for their graduates! 

You can even personalize the sign with ($29) or without ($24) your graduate's name on it!

Order the LKMS Yard Signs Today to Celebrate Your Graduate! All Orders MUST Be Placed by May 12th!

So Don't Delay!
The Yard Signs will be delivered to LKMS and you will be notified of the Pick-Up Date!

Place your order by going to: 


Please see the attached Flyer for the design, ordering details, and QR Code!

Click here to view flyer

In addition, the LKMS PTA hopes to use a portion of the funds raised from the 8th-grade yard signs for the 8th-grade dance. 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to Celebrate your 8th Grade Graduate!


Denise Smith

LKMS PTA President



2023 - 24 Bus Transportation:


Families Must Register by June 1 for 2023-2024 Bus Service

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Per Board of Education Policy 5200 Student Transportation, families whose students are eligible for bus transportation are required to register through HCPSS Connect Synergy to receive bus service for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. This new registration process will take place annually to help the HCPSS Office of Student Transportation plan for more accurate student ridership and to make routes more efficient. Registration for 2023-2024 bus service is open now through June 1.

Please note, families who reside in non-transportation areas are not eligible for bus transportation and do not need to take any action. Find the new non-transportation areas for your school online. Additionally, students who receive transportation as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan do not need to register.

Register Now

Families who need assistance with the registration process should reach out to their child’s school.

Bus routes for the 2023-2024 school year, along with specific school start times, will be finalized in August, prior to the start of school. More information is available online




Fulton is celebrating 25 years!

Fulton Elementary is celebrating "25 Years of Shining Bright" on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00 to 3:00. We are inviting all former students and staff to come to the celebration. The ribbon cutting will be at 1:00. The chorus and band will be performing. Cake will be served. Crafts and activities for children. SGA will be giving tours of the school with some history behind the school. And there will be 7 food trucks in the bus loop.




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

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.

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