April 20, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates

April 19th-April 23rd: IB Project for 8th Graders 
April 25th: (Sunday) KP's Kitchen, A BYOB Bistro Spirit Night 4pm-8:30pm
April 29th: 4:30pm PTO General Meeting/ Zoom Link to Follow

Click here for full 2020-2021 HISD academic calendar
Click here for 2021-2022 newly released HISD academic calendar
SUNDAY APRIL 25th 4pm-8:30pm

 KP's Kitchen, A BYOB Bistro will donate 20% of our total sales from Lanier Middle School on April 25th (Sunday from 4 pm 8:30 pm) minus any discounts or third party charges (such as Doordash). Enjoy in-person, order by phone or online!
Be sure to mention Lanier! We appreciate your support of the businesses that partner with us!


Calling All Auction Items!

Lanier PTO is organizing a Pajama Jam online auction to raise funds for our wonderful school and we need your help to make it a success! 

Do you have connections to any cool auctions items? 
Do you own or have contacts to a business that would like to have a presence in the Lanier community by donating an item or service? 
Do you own a weekend house, autographed memorabilia, event tickets, gift cards, etc.?

Or, would you like to create a basket or gather some friends and donate a basket of items to the auction? (Examples: lottery tickets & beer & wine, wine or craft beer basket or assortment of restaurant gift cards. Honestly, anything you can think of!)

Click here to Donate

Questions? Please contact Lanier PTO at lanierptoweb@gmail.com
Corporate and Personal Sponsorships

Corporate and personal sponsorships are available at several levels and receive advertising and recognition as described below. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Lanier Middle School PTO Federal Tax ID # is 30-0078219. 
Auction Sponsorship Levels:
  • Academic Sponsor ($75): Sponsor a Lanier teacher or faculty member
  • Lanier Family Sponsor ($250): Recognition on lanierpto.org
  • Corporate Sponsor ($500): Recognition on lanierpto.org and the online catalog
Sign up for a Sponsorship

Questions? Please Contact Karla Curtis at curtiskarla924@gmail.com

Thank you! 

Parents Needed for the International Peace Festival!
Call out to all parents interested in helping organize and participate in our annual International Peace Festival. The event is Friday, June 4th after school and will be a drive-through, online celebration highlighting the hard work our children have done this year. Please email Ms. Maja if you are interested (mdimitri@houstonisd.org). Thank you.
We are kicking off our LMS auditorium refurbishing project and we need your help. We are in need of a wood floor contractor and we are hopeful someone in our Lanier family has this expertise. If you are interested in working with us please email lanierptoweb@gmail.com


Did your child miss Photo Day at school?
No worries! Here is how we can get your child in the 2021 Yearbook!

Choose an appropriate portrait photo from your camera roll or take one on the spot and
upload it through ybkplus.com.
Here's How…
 On your phone, go to www.ybkplus.com.
 Once on the site, you will enter the email that is on file with the school.
 A code will then be emailed to you to verify identity.
 Choose My Portrait (the first choice at the top), select the photo (from the camera roll on your phone) you want to use as your child’s portrait, make sure your child’s face fits inside the face opening, then submit!

You can watch a video here: https://bit.ly/3af3n1r

The yearbook staff reserves the right to reject any photo that does not accurately represent the student identified, does not follow proper student dress code and/or does not meet publications standards.
Thanks for your help!   We’re working hard on creating a yearbook that captures this historic school year.  If you haven’t already ordered yours, you can do so at jostensyearbooks.com, or go to Lanier’s website at https://www.houstonisd.org/lanier to order.
You can also order by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ordertheyearbook
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Can you believe this is your child’s LAST YEAR at Lanier?
Show them how proud you are by honoring them with a Recognition Ad in the yearbook!
We have full page, ½ page, ¼ page and 1/8 page sizes available.
Click here to place your order:  https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1079165/Lanier-Middle-School/

  • Breakfast Picnic and Activities at the Lanier Field 
    Tuesday, June 8,  9:00-11:30 AM

  • Promotion and Awards Ceremony (virtual presentation)
    Thursday, June 10

Check the Great 8 Website for more information regarding activities planned for our 8th grade students or email the Great 8 chairs with any questions: laniergreat8@gmail.com
If you need to pay the $44 Great 8 dues, please click HERE
When to stay home and other steps Lanier students, teachers, and staff should take to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lanier students, staff, and teachers should stay home if they have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, including household members. Students or staff who have family members who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 should stay home, notify Nurse Hechler, self-quarantine and continue to monitor symptoms. 
Nurse Hechler will approve your return to school date.
Nurse Hechler has noted that, through contact tracing, 90% of exposures and positive cases come from after school/weekend get togethers where masks are not worn.  Meeting with people outside of your household for meals & parties is risky.  You are at your most vulnerable in these situations – mask off, less than 6 feet apart for longer than 15 minutes. 
Stay vigilant and safe, Lanier Family!  

Tina Hechler BSN, RN
School Nurse
Lanier Middle School 
An International Baccalaureate Middle Years School
2600 Woodhead
713-942-1900 ext. 057109
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