Lexington School Start Time Survey

Hello Parents;

In March 2016, Superintendents belonging to the Middlesex League of Superintendents released a joint statement regarding their intention to look at school start times for high school students. There is a great deal of research on the topic of school start times. However, with any changes to school start times, there are a number of logistical and philosophical conversations that need to take place throughout the community collectively.  These conversations started at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

At the end of the 2016-17 school year, the Superintendent assembled a School Start Times Task Force to review research conducted, discuss logistical considerations throughout the district, and gather feedback from community stakeholders to determine if a change in school start times should be recommended to the School Committee. The work of this Task Force includes evaluating start times for schools at all levels, not just the high school level.

In order to gather feedback from parents, the below survey is being distributed:

https://goo.gl/2Yb6Ef

Please complete this survey only once per family. This survey will remain open until October 20, 2017.

Additionally, the School Department will be hosting a community forum on November 15, 2017 at 7p.m. in Battin Hall at Cary Hall. Please check our website regularly for updates and additional helpful information:

School Start Times Task Force website: https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/10330

Thanks,

Ian L. Dailey

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration, Chief Procurement Officer for the School Committee

Lexington Public Schools, 146 Maple  St. Lexington, MA 02420; office: 781.861.2580 x68061; fax: 781.861.2560; email: idailey@lexingtonma.org; web site:  http://lps.lexingtonma.org/

CAAL Sponsors Qualified Individuals for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

CAAL is proud to sponsor qualified individuals for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  Attached for your reference are the CAAL Guidelines and Forms required for applying to our Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Program. Please download the attached documents and read them carefully.All applications must be completed and submitted by Saturday, October 1. 2017.For LHS Seniors applying Early Decision or Early Action to colleges, please note this when submitting your PVSA applications.

Here is the application packet:

CAAL-PVSA-2016-2017-Guideline-updated 2017

CAAL PVSA-Form A 2017

CAAL PVSA-Form B 2017

May 30, 2017 Presentation Slide Deck

Please advise with any questions to PVSA@caal-ma.org.

CAAL Community Service PVSA Committee

CAAL Co-hosted Lexington Community Coalition Welcome Coffee

莱克星顿屯面对新家庭的社区咖啡见面会从今年五月开始每月如期举行。CAAL 一直积极派代表参加。镇上所有的核心社区服务组织和团体一起现场回答大家关于镇里,小学、初中、高中,以及社区服务资源和设施的各类问题。

The purpose of Lexington’s Community Coalition is to support a welcoming community that values wellness, inclusivity, respect, empathy, responsibility, compassion, community, kindness, and peace.

The Lexington Community Coalition includes town and school departments, individual volunteers, and community organizations who collaborate to align resources to support youth (and their families). Specifically, we are working together to: Reduce alcohol & substance use; Decrease atmosphere of competition; Support mental health for youth & families。

Learn more on Facebook: Lexington Community Coalition – Youth Initiative

“Success for the Long Run” 2017 College Seminar

EdCAAL 2017 College Application Knowledge Sharing Event will be held on June 17th at Lexington High School. The main theme is “Success for The Long Run”. Student and parent reps of LHS Class 2017, school counselor and past LHS alumni will share valuable experiences and learning. There will be two panel discussions:

  • 1PM-3PM: Class of 2017 Students, Parents and School Counselor - Experience Sharing
  • 3PM-4PM: LHS Alumni - Life After LHS

The target audience of this event will be LHS students and parents. Due to limited seating, we suggest one parent per family attending with the child/ren. Please only sign up for you and your child/ren using the link below.

Date: Saturday, 06/17/2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
Location: Lexington High School Common

CAAL Education Committee (EdCAAL)

Flyer

Fundraising for Light up Lincoln project

Since 2010, Lexington’s K-8 student population has increased by 11%. However, open space dedicated to athletic use has actually diminished in Lexington over the last 10 years. An effective solution is to install permanent lights on Lincoln Field, so that kids can have more time to play sports. Historically, comparable projects were privately funded, such as the baseball lights on Center Field. Lexington residents are now raising $550K to self-fund this project.

The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is actively participating in this fundraising. We plan to donate all funds to the Project by end of June, as a symbol of support of the Chinese American residents. All donations are tax deductible. Please click here to donate. You are also welcome to fill up the form with donations already made directly to the project team, if you would like it to be considered as part of the CAAL contribution.

Let’s team up to contribute to our community!

Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)

Sophia Ho Received Minuteman Cane Award In Patriot’s Day Ceremony!

Congratulations to Lexington resident and long time volunteer Sophia Ho, who received the Minuteman Cane Award in Patriot’s Day Ceremony for her dedication to community, character and accomplishments. This most prestigious award is given by the town annually to a person over 80 years old, has been a resident of Lexington for 15 years, and is actively involved in the community, and an inspiration to others.

LHS Senior Emily Zhang also received the Outstanding Youth Award at the same ceremony. These awards are well-deserved honors and also great recognition for the Chinese Community!

Read full report and interviews on Minuteman Newspaper

Sophia Ho (right) received Minuteman Cane Award In Patriot’s Day Ceremony, along with Bill Kennedy for White Tricon Hat, and Emily Zhang for Outstanding Youth Award.

Angel Dance Company presents Dance of Love, a benefit performance

Angel Dance Company will join forces with Community Endowments of Lexington (CEL) and Chinese American Association (CAAL) by providing an evening of award-winning dance performances to raise fund for community services

Where: The Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre – Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7pm

Sponsors: Angel Dance Company, Community Endowment of Lexington and Chinese American Association of Lexington

An evening of enchanting Chinese ethnic dances, performed by Gold award winning dancers, is awaiting you! Angel Dance Company joins forces with Community Endowment of Lexington and Chinese American Association of Lexington to support the spirit of giving. The proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Endowment in support of its efforts to improve public health and human services, arts and culture, environmental sustainability and the community building. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://Angel.WeForm.net. For more information, please contact Ke Ke at 617 230-3854.