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KidGoRoo Fundraiser
Takes 5 Minutes & Costs You Nothing!


For the next two weeks (April 9th thru April 22nd) we are once again taking part in the easiest fundraiser ever - you don't have to buy anything or attend an event! 

Just write a review about one of your kid's activities and KidGooRoo donates money to our school and you are automatically entered to win a Chromebook!


2018 Spring Conferences April 18, 19, 20





Grades 4 and 5 - On Line Spring Conference sign up will be available on April 3, 2018 and close on Friday April 13, 2018.


Grade 6 - Unlike the fall, there will be not be online sign up for Grade 6 Spring Conferences. However, each family will receive a notice either requesting a conference or letting you know that no conference is needed at this time. Please look for a letter in your email from March 19th at around 5:00pm regarding 6th grade conferences.



Important April Dates to Remember 

April 13th - Jazz Fest - Lawrence High School - 7pm                                                                                                                                                                     
April 13th - Spelling Bee (6th Grade 9am, 5th Grade 10am, & 4th Grade 1:30)

April 18th thru 20th - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served), Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair, Grade 6 PARCC Math

April 23rd thru 25th - Grade 4, 5 & 6 PARCC Language Arts

April 24th - Rising 4th Grade Parent Nite - 6:30pm

April 25th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS Library

April 26th - Take Your Kid To Work Day

April 27th - Grade 4, 5 & 6 PARCC Language Arts

April 30th - Grade 4 & 5 PARCC Math, Grade 6 PARCC Make Ups

May 1st thru May 3rd - Grade 4 & 5 PARCC Math, Grade 6 PARCC Make Ups

May 4th - 3rd Marking Period VIP Assembly - 9:30am

May 4th - Grade 6 PARCC Make Ups

May 7th thru May 11th - Grade 4 & 5 PARCC Make Ups

May 9th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS Library

May 11th - Staff Appreciation Lunch

Spring Club Registration Now Open

Spring Early Bird and After School Club Registration is now open. Don't delay and sign up today. Spaces in the club are filled on a first come first serve basis. Once a club is full registration for that club will end. Registration for all other clubs will close on Friday April 27th.

Please make a careful note about what days and TIMES your club will meet. Due to PARCC testing some clubs run an unusual length of time during a session. Also, please note early bird clubs do NOT meet on days when PARCC testing is occurring.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled to be in the library of school on the following days/times:

Wednesday April 18th: 9-4pm
Thursday, April 19th: 9-4pm, 6-8pm
Friday, April 20th: 9-3:30pm

Parents will soon be getting a letter home via the backpacks that contains additional information about the fair including a new payment option - E-Wallet. To learn more about it and/or to view another copy of the letter please click here.

Each class is scheduled to come to the book fair during the school day.  
  
Students can make purchases with cash, credit card or debit cards.  

PLEASE NOTE TWO NEW GUIDELINES FOR THIS SALE:
1. We will NO LONGER be accepting checks!! All purchases MUST be made with cash or credit or debit cards.

2. When students come down with their class to make purchases they may ONLY purchase books.  Items such as pencils, erasers, pens, notebooks, journals, posters, diaries and any other 'toy' like item will NOT be for sale during the school day. If a student wishes to purchase these items they will need to return to the fair with a parent when it is open after dismissal.

Wish lists are available at the fair for parents that wish to purchase a book for the classroom. The Classroom/Teacher Wish List works with teachers to add appropriate books to classroom libraries. We have asked teacher to select book titles that they would like that parents may purchase for the classroom when they visit the fair. 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FAIR AVAILABILITY 
Volunteers are needed to make the book fair available to as many parents and students as possible.  The spring fair is only THREE days long. It would be horrible not to be able to have every class come down during the school day to shop at the fair. But if we don't get enough volunteers we will shut down the fair on certain days/times. Click here to sign up to volunteer to help either set up or break down the fair or to work register or the sales floor when the fair in open. "Working" at the fair is simple and any amount of time is greatly appreciated and needed!

Lawrence Memorial Day Essay Competition 

Essay topic: "What does Memorial Day mean to me?"

Prizes: 1st place $100, 2nd place  $75 and 3rd place  $50

The winner of this competition will have the opportunity to read their essay aloud during the Memorial Day ceremony at Veteran's Park on Saturday, May 26th. All essays must be submitted to the Main Office by Friday, May 11th.


LIS Night at The Trenton Thunder
June 5th

Our 2nd annual LIS Night at the Trenton Thunder will be taking place this year on Tuesday June 5th.

This year all students that attend will get the opportunity to go out on the field during the 7th inning stretch to sing Take Me Out To the Ball Game!

PLUS it's Kids Eat free night and $1.00 hot dogs for adults.

Tickets on sale now thru May 11th. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity. Plus a portion of all tickets sales will go back to the PTO to help us fund great additions to the school grounds for all our students.

See the flyer for more details and to order.

School Supply Kits 2018-2019
Attention all rising 5th & 6th graders

One-stop shopping for your school supplies for next year!!

Once again the PTO will be purchasing almost $11,000 worth of school supplies for every student in 4th thru 6th grade so that parents do not need to purchase many school supplies themselves.

However, the supplies that the PTO can not purchase and that parents will be responsible to purchase prior to the start of next school year can be purchased thru our new vendor. The Write Stuff.  Our school has their own store front where you can purchase grade specific school supply boxes. A portion of the proceeds from these purchases will also come back to the PTO as a fundraiser.

Please note if you do not choose to purchase your school supplies through our vendor then you will be responsible for purchasing the items that are listed on the grade specific list on your own in time for the new school year.

School kits will be delivered directly to your child's new homeroom if purchased by June 1st.

After June 1st kits can still be ordered but they will be shipped directly to your home and you will need to pay for the shipping cost. Shipping supplies directly to school and ordering prior to June 1st gets you FREE shipping!

Updated School Calendar Again!

2017-2018 calendar revision

When will students and staff make up snow days?
The Board of Ed again approved a revised 2017-2018 calendar at their March 26 meeting. The revision is due to schools being closed two additional days, March 21 and 22, because of inclement weather.
  • Graduation remains on Wednesday, June 20 at 3PM.
  • The last day for students is Friday, June 22. (The state requires students to attend 180 days and we regularly build 181 student days into the calendar.) June 20, 21 & 22 are early dismissal days for students.
  • The last day for staff is Monday, June 25. June 20, 21, 22 & 25 are full days for staff.


Every Kid In a Park Pass for 4th Graders

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them! You can get your Every Kid in a Park pass at www.everykidinapark.gov, the official website where parents, educators, and kids can learn more.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2018. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting www.everykidinapark.gov.


  
Don't forget to check out the Student Council link on the left side menu of this page for all the news about upcoming Spirit Days and Service Projects.



Looking For Parents with Special Talents!!!

Every week the LIS students have a short Morning Meeting assembly from 8:40-9:00 am. LIS is looking for parents who have a special talent, skill or job that they are willing to share with the students. If you would be willing to share your talent with the LIS students, please contact your child's house leader. This is great way to be involved in the school. 4th grade Ms. Heller (jheller@ltps.org) 5th grade Mr. Boggs (dboggs@ltps.org) 6th grade Mr. Barrett (fbarrett@ltps.org)



If you have signed up to receive the weekly PTO e-newsletter and have 
NOT been getting them in your inbox (they are sent mid day on Mondays) then please click the "Newsletter Sign Up" link on the left margin, enter your email address, click Continue  and verify that the proper groups (grades) are checked off to match what grade your child/children are in as well as the General Interest box is checked.
And if you are not signed up at all please consider doing so so you don't miss out on all the upcoming school and community news!!


 
TWO Hour Delayed Openings:  If we are to have a delayed opening it will be a 2 hour delay.  The doors to LIS will open for students 2 hours after regular time (10:15 am). Teachers are expected to sign in 2 hours after regular time (10:30 am) and will start 2 hours after regular time (10:40 am)


General Information - Doors Open 8:15am

LIS doors open at 8:15 am every school day. If your child arrives prior to this start time, they will remain outside until we have staff members on duty to supervise. Especially during these cold winter months, please do not drop off your child until 8:15 am. Our homeroom time runs from 8:40 to 8:50 am. If you child arrives to school after 8:50, they are considered late to school and you will need to come into the main office to sign them into school for the day.

Updated School Calendars

The school calendar for this upcoming year can be found here - 2017-2018 School Calendar.

The school calendar for 2018 - 2019 can be found here as well.








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