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Week of December 16 - December 22, 2018
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This Week's Schedule
Monday         Exams
Tuesday        Exams
Wednesday   Exams
Thursday       Exams
Friday            Winter Break
Project Graduation Auction 
Thanks to all who bid in the LBJ/LASA PTSA Project Graduation auction - it was a great success and we grossed over $19,000 including the ACL tix!

A few buy-ins and gift certificates are still available.  If interested in any of these please email

Palette Knife Landscape Painting Workshop with Ms. Fisher  - $25

Roller Skating with Ms. Backstrom - $20

Moms Happy Hour with Class of 2020 - $30

7 night stay in 1-bedroom Mini Suite at Star Island Resort in Kissimee, Florida 12/29/18-1/5/19 - $300 (a $1250 value)

7-night stay in a Deluxe 1-bedroom Suite at Star Island Resort in Kissimee, Florida 12/29/18-1/5/19  - $350  (a $1500 value)

Wayne Key's "Essentials of Self-Defense" class 1-3pm 2/3/19 - $25

Tango dance lessons at Esquina Tango for 1 month - $15
Master Gohring's Tai Chi & Kung Fu - 1 week of classes and uniform $25 ($132 value)

Abel's on the Lake 50% off room rental - $10

Table Tennis with Mr. Crow on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 11:00 am - noon - $20
LASA Choreopop to Perform at Trail of Lights
LASA Choreopop, the K-Pop dance team, will be performing on the 22nd of December at the Trail of Lights at 7pm! Come on out to support the crew and enjoy live entertainment on Lobby Stage in Austin’s beloved light show. 
Wellness Tip
Each student was given a business card during the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) assembly they attended that includes these resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) 
Crisis Text Line - text "HELLO" to 741741
PTSA Advocacy Chair
As most of you know, 2019 is a legislative year, and advocating for change in the school funding model is at the top of the list for many. AISD is losing $670 million to Robin Hood/Recapture, which is a function of Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code and is intended to equalize educational spending across school districts that have varying amounts of property wealth. The Chapter 41 provision recaptures local tax dollars from property-rich districts and redistributes the funds to property-poor districts. This is great in theory but is not working in practice.
If you are interested in learning more about this as well as about the TX PTA and AISD legislative priorities, please consider becoming the LBJ/LASA PTSA Advocacy/Legislative Chair. Email if interested.
PSAT Score Interpretation Night
LASA will host a PSAT Interpretation Night on Thursday, January 10th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the LASA/LBJ theater.  A representative from local test prep company More Than A Teacher will be here to help with score interpretation and answer questions.  
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