April 26, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates

April 29th: 12:40pm Purple Pups Live Event via Teams Click Here to Join
April 29th: 4:30pm PTO General Meeting/ Click here to Join via Zoom

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Click here for 2021-2022 newly released HISD academic calendar
L A N I E R   2021-2022   D I R E C T O R Y
 CALLING ALL 6th, 7th and any RETURNING FAMILIES!  We are launching our Lanier directory for the 2021-2022 school year. We wanted to help everyone connect before we break for summer. The directory will afford our community a chance to communicate outside of the classroom.
Please click here to complete your accurate information to display in the directory.
The information will be confirmed by a member of administration and only approved users will have access to the directory.
A T H L E T I C S    U P D A T E
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD is starting soon! For those who are interested in hearing more information about the team or interested in participating, please send an email to shobson@houstonisd.org

I look forward to another successful season. 

Dr. Hobson 

LANIER BASEBALL will have our first day of tryouts Thursday, April 29th at Linkwood Park from 4:30 – 6:00.  Our second tryout date will be Monday, May 3rd at Linkwood from 4:30 – 6:00. Please make sure you have signed up through 
www.registermyathlete.com for your parent approval and complete the Microsoft Forms Info sheet below before you come to tryouts.

L I V E     E V E N T       T H U R S D A Y   1 2 : 4 0 P M 
Join us this Thursday, 4/29/21 at 12:40pm on Teams for the Purple Pup Live Event.  We will review calendar for the rest of the school year, hear from athletics, student council and the arts. 
P T O    G E N E R A L    M E E T I N G  T H U R S D A Y   4 : 0 0 P M 
Please plan to join us via zoom by clicking here.
AUDIT: In preparation of the upcoming  meeting, we ask that you submit any questions regarding the June 2019 - June 2020 PTO Audit to
(purplepageeditor@gmail.com or  candaceday22@hotmail.com) to be addressed at the meeting before voting on its approval. The audit can be accessed by clicking here. 

We need additional auction items & business contacts. Can you help? 

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.
A T T E N T I O N    V O L U N T E E R S    N E E D E D
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

We are in search of volunteers for next school year! We need anyone interested in being a chair of a committee or just being a member of a committee. Let us know what you would be interested in and email lanierptoweb@gmail.com for more information!!
Have you seen the newly completed butterfly garden at Lanier?  The PTO would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who helped the 8th grade project leaders complete this beautiful addition to our school!  We had over 35 total volunteers work together over 10 Saturdays to get it all done. And an extra thanks to Claudia Schnelle for donating all of the plants, and to both Ms. Schnelle and Boy Scout Troop 11 for the donation of mulch. Way to go Purple Pup student and parent volunteers!


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
All students entering into 7th grade are required to have a meningococcal (MCV4) & Tdap (tetanus booster) before entering 7th grade. 
Fall schedules will be held until the required immunizations are completed.
If you need assistance with free or low-cost immunizations, contact me for a clinic list.
See the Texas Department of State Health Services for more information.

You can also check the information on my web page. https://tinahechler.wixsite.com/website 
Forms can be turned in at the front desk, attendance office, faxed (713-556-8675), or emailed to me.
Todos los estudiantes que ingresan a 7th grado deben tener un meningococo (MCV4) y Tdap (refuerzo contra el tétanos) antes de ingresar al 7th grado.
Los horarios de otoño se llevarán a cabo hasta que se completen las vacunas requeridas.
Si necesita asistencia con vacunas gratuitas o de bajo costo, contact me for lista de clínicas.
Consulte el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas para obtener más información.

También puedes consultar la información en mi página web.  https://tinahechler.wixsite.com/website
Los formularios se pueden entregar en la recepción, en la oficina de asistencia, por fax (713-556-8675) o por correo electrónico.

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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Facebook group for current and incoming Lanier families. Join here.  Please answer the 2 required questions to be approved. 


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