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Week of March 3-9, 2019
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This Week's Schedule
Monday        A
Tuesday       B
Wednesday  A
Thursday      B  (Late Start)
Friday           B
LBJ/LASA Border Drive
The LASA & LBJ Ethnic Studies class will be hosting a Border Drive on March 6, 7, and 8, where they will be accepting donations to help support the refugees at the border! Accepted donations include new or gently used backpacks and shoes of all sizes, as well as brand new soccer balls. No monetary donations will be accepted, but feel free to purchase items and come donate them! Two donation stations will be in front of the library and theater on March 6-8 both during lunch and after school. For any questions, please contact Ava Ponder at
Project Graduation help needed  
It takes a village to throw the all night lock in at the East Communities YMCA on the night of graduation (5/29). Want to help plan Project Graduation 2019 and/or volunteer the night of?  Sign up here
3/29 PFLASA Wellness talk for parents
March 29th at 8:30am in the LBJ/LASA library
  • Yes, Your Teenager Can Get Arrested for That - Love and Law in the Era of Digital Dating and #MeToo - LASA parents Corinne Sumpter-Gonzalez and David Gonzalez, who have spent their professional lives representing teenagers, will share how digital communication has led to an alarming rise in criminal prosecutions – and what to do about it.  Brought to you by the PFLASA Wellness Committee.  Refreshments will be offered starting at 7:45am in the black chair area of the library, and presentation at 8:30am The presentation will be live streamed so you can watch even if you can't make it to LBJ/LASA.  RSVP here 
March 13th at 8:20am - PFLASA Wellness Committee meeting in Dr. Susan Palacios' office (room 214)
Thanks to everyone who attended the TX PTA Rally Day, but advocacy doesn't end there!  Sign up for Make It Matter Mondays emails, which are weekly messages on key legislative priorities in public education with a focus on AISD schools.  A simple way for everyone to advocate. Send a message to Sonya Kaleel at to sign up for the Advocacy Google Group.

The LBJ/LASA PTSA is waiting to have an association meeting to elect the nominating committee until the LBJ Family Fun Night has been scheduled.  Look for details in a future LOL, and please email if you are interested in joining the nominating committee that will create a slate of officers for next year's board.
Amateur Radio class needs postage
The amateur Radio class needs a roll of 100 "Forever Stamps". The cost is $55. Traditionally, ham radio operators exchange postcards to confirm their contacts. Students have received dozens already and they have postcards to mail, but need postage. If anybody could donate the stamps it will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Mr. Rissinger.
LASA Su Casa Dinner Needs Your Help
The Latino and African-American Outreach Committees (LOC and AAOC) will be hosting its LASA Su Casa welcome dinner for newly accepted Latino and African-American students and their families. During the evening, they will have the opportunity to speak with current students, families and LASA administrators, as well as to ask questions. The dinner will be held in the library on Friday, March 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Donations of bottled water and canned drinks will be greatly appreciated.  Please drop your donations in the LASA office by Thursday, March 7th.  Thank you for your support.
LBJ Cleanup
Jeff Hopkins, an LBJ neighbor is organizing a campus cleanup. Here are some details he has provided:  
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00am - 12:00pm - We will meet in the parking lot in front of the main entrance off of Lazy Creek. We will split the group into teams to tackle each of the four streets that make up the perimeter of the school. Jeff has enlisted the help of Keep Austin Beautiful, who will be providing some supplies, but people are encouraged to bring their own supplies if possible. Here is the link to the Facebook event.
Austin Boys Volleyball
Austin High School is having an open house for boys volleyball. I need your help to get the word out!!! 

Who: All grades. Beginners are welcome
When:  Thursday March 7th 6-8:30pm 
Where: 1715 Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703  -  Gym is next to Tennis Courts. It is closer to Mopac than Cesar Chavez 

Extramural league in the spring (Dates TBD). We have the support of the some high schools and local clubs but we need to show up in numbers so they continue to support it. Please bring a friend to the Open House. Help us spread the word at your school like the daily announcement, social media or a table at lunch.   (
Japanese Speech Contest Bears Winners
Sunday afternoon at UT Austin, 6 LASA students participated in the Austin Regional Japanese Speech Contest. While upperclassman wrote and presented their original speeches, freshman and sophomore participants recited a poem or wrote and read their own original haiku in Japanese. Sophomores Mandala Pham and Stephanie Noriega placed second and third, respectively, in the haiku division; juniors Aiden Tindall and Sarim Ahmad placed first and second, respectively, in the free speech division. Those who placed first or second have the chance to participate in the Texas-wide competition in mid March. Congratulations to all participants!
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