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Lots of LASA Newsletter 09/17/17

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Week of September 17-23
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This Week's Schedule
Monday          A
Tuesday         B
Wednesday    A
Thursday        B
Friday             A
Bring Your Parents to School Days
Tuesday, September 19th (B Day)
Wednesday, September 20th (A Day)

"Bring Your Parents to School Day" is a wonderful opportunity to attend your student's classes and see what great things they are experiencing at LASA. Pre-Registration is closed, but you can still attend by registering at the LASA office on the day you attend. Hope to see you there!

Casie, our BYPTS Day Coordinator, is looking for volunteers to help sign parents in and provide general support on one or both days. Please contact her at casie@tibbettsfamily.com.
ACL Tickets on PTSA Auction Now!
ACL Weekend 2 tickets are now open for bidding at our PTSA online Auction page through the end of this month!  Please support us by bidding here instead of buying from ACL which still has tickets available.

The second phase of the Auction opens in November, just in time for holiday shopping! If you can help with donations please email: lbjlasaprojectgrad@gmail.com
Jagnation Tailgate
Join the PTSA this Thursday, September 21st  @ 6pm in the Nelson Field parking lot (to the right of the front entrance) for the first JagNation football tailgate of the year. All LBJ/LASA students, parents, and friends invited for free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and bananas.
Reflections Creative Contest
The LBJ/LASA PTSA is organizing a Reflections contest again this year. Reflections is a national program fostering creativity and the arts.  Students may submit entries in one of 6 categories - dance choreography, photography, film production, visual arts (painting, drawing, etc.), literature, or musical composition.   Entries due no later than November 1st and may be turned in to the LASA or LBJ offices. Entries will be judged at the school level, and a percentage of those will move to the council level.  From there entries may go on to the state and national levels.

For more information click here, or contact Reflections Chair Virginia Jones at virginiajones00@gmail.com or 512-289-6455 (c). 

Link to Entry Form
Link to Participation Rules
Wishes of the Week
GOLF CART
Principal Crescenzi is looking for a used golf cart for the security monitors to use.  Please contact Principal Crescenzi at (512)414-6581 or screscen@austinisd.org if you have one.

WIRELESS MOUSE & KEYBOARD
Administrative Assistant Adela Sifuentes is requesting a wireless mouse and keyboard.  If you have either or both of these to donate please drop off in the LASA office. Thanks!

COMPUTER SPEAKERS
World Geography/AP Human Geography  teacher Cody Moody is in need of a set of computer speakers, preferably with a small woofer speaker because the ones connected to his  innovation station no longer work.  Please contact Mr. Moody at cody.moody@austinisd.org if you have questions and drop off speakers in his room (#202) or in the LASA office.
Men's Lacrosse
Like fun, fast and physical sports? Check out men's high school lacrosse!

Our Knights Men's Lacrosse Team is growing and we want to meet you! Join us on Sunday, 9/24, from 2-4 pm, for our Men's Knights Lacrosse Team Social & Pool Party. Coaches, returning players and their families will be there to welcome new and prospective players and their families, have some fun, and answer all your lacrosse questions.

Lacrosse is fast, physical and a blast to play at the high school level. Already play a fall or winter sport? No problem! Lacrosse is a spring season sport (with fall preseason practices for players without fall/winter sports conflicts). Never played before? No previous lacrosse experience necessary! Most who try it get hooked :-).

Knights Men's Lacrosse is a Division II team open to students from LBJ, LASA and McCallum. Pool Party details can be found at the link above. We hope to see you there! For questions, contact Amy Kulik at amoose.kulik@gmail.com.
Counselor's Corner
College Rep Visits
Juniors and seniors: don't forget to check your Naviance account to see which colleges are visiting LASA this fall.  To RSVP for a college info session, access Naviance, click on the Colleges tab, and click on 'view all upcoming college visits'.  The RSVP feature is only available from the student account. College visits are scheduled and added to Naviance on nearly a daily basis so check back frequently.  Students are allowed to attend up to seven info sessions in the fall semester.  Visits that occur during a senior's off period do NOT count toward the seven total visits allowed. Here are the schools visiting LASA this week:

Mon, Sept 18: Bard College - 8:30am
Mon, Sept 18: Carnegie Mellon University - 8:30am
Mon, Sept 18: Trinity College-CT - 9:15am
Mon, Sept 18: Cooper Union - 10:00am
Mon, Sept 18: St. Olaf College - 11:00am
Mon, Sept 18: Pace University, Westchester campus - 2:15pm
Mon, Sept 18: Colby College - 3:00pm
Tue, Sept 19: Amherst College - 8:30am
Tue, Sept 19: Texas A&M University - 10:00am
Tue, Sept 19: Texas State University - 1:00pm
Tue, Sept 19: Sarah Lawrence College - 2:15pm
Tue, Sept 19: University of British Columbia - 3:00pm
Wed, Sept 20: Lehigh University - 8:30am
Wed, Sept 20: DePauw University - 2:15pm
Wed, Sept 20: Pitzer College - 2:15pm
Thu, Sept 21: Baylor University - 8:30am
Thu, Sept 21: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 10:00am
Thu, Sept 21: University of Texas - 1:00pm
Thu, Sept 21: Boston University - 2:15pm
Fri, Sept 22: SMU - 8:30am
Fri, Sept 22: Virginia Tech - 8:30am
Fri, Sept 22: American University - 9:15am
Fri, Sept 22: Carleton College - 2:15pm

College Information Sessions/Receptions in Austin

Engage with Emory University
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St
RSVP

Exceptional Colleges, Exceptional Communities information session: Columbia University, University of Notre Dame, UCLA and Williams College 
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Saint Michael's Catholic Academy, 3000 Barton Creek Blvd
RSVP

Texas A&M University College of Engineering information session
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: TAMU Health Science Center, 3950 N A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock
RSVP  (space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis)

Tulane University&nbnbsp;
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Hilton Austin
RSVP

Duke University 
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Westlake Community Performing Arts Center, 4100 Westbank Drive
RSVP

National Portfolio Day in Austin - Saturday, September 30
National Portfolio Day is returning to Austin on Saturday, September 30 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the JW Marriott Austin, 110 East 2nd Street.  National Portfolio Day is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. To learn more about the event and see a list of the participating colleges, click here
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