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 Welcome to the LIS PTO website where you will find all the information you need to know about who the PTO is and what's going on at LIS and throughout the community.

The PTO plays a valuable role in enhancing EVERY student’s experience at LIS. These engaging events happen because of your involvement and the PTO’s support:

  • Science & Engineering Fair
  • VIP Assemblies
  • Chess Tournament
  • Field Trips
  • Spelling Bee
  • Unity Day
  • Year End Picnics
  • School supplies for EVERY student
  • Chick Hatching Project
  • Character Kick Off
  • LIS Garden
  • Halloween Dances/Carnivals
  • Geography Bee
  • Senior Alumni Awards
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
  • ...& much more



Dates to Remember

May 14th - Spelling Bee - During School Hours - NEW TIMES - 9am (6th gr.), 10am (5th gr.) & 1:30pm (4th gr.)

May 16th - 6th Grade Trip to University of Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

May 20th - 5A Trip to Philadelphia - Rain Date May 22nd

May 21st - 5B Trip to Philadelphia - Rain Date May 23rd

May 24th & 28th - School Open - Make Up Snow Days

May 25th - Dine to Donate at Captain Paul's - 20% proceeds back to PTO - Flyer will come home with students shortly

May 27th - School Closed - Memorial Day

May 30th & 31st - 5th Grade NJ-SLA Science Testing

June 1st - Last Day to Order School Supply Kits

June 3rd - 4th Grade Choral Concert - 7pm & Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser

June 6th - 5th & 6th Grade Choral Concert - 7pm & Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser

June 7th - Field Day (All Day - Outside; All Grades) - Rain Date June 10th

June 10th - Instrumental Concert - 7pm & Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser

June 11th - 4th Grade Historical Trip - 4A

June 12th - 4th Grade Historical Trip - 4B

June 12th - 6th Grade Talent Show - 1:30pm (Permission Slip MUST be handed in by Tuesday May 14th)

June 12th - Board of Education Meeting - 7pm

June 13th - Unity Day (3rd Graders) & 6th Grade Send Off Picnic

June 17th - 5th Grade Picnic

June 19th - 4th Grade Picnic

June 20th & 21st - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served)

2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale 

ONLY 4 days left for FREE SHIPPING and to get your yearbook in time for the last day of school!!

Books cost $34.00 (soft cover) or $52.00 (hard cover).

Order before May 17th in order to guarantee free shipping and have your yearbook arrive at school by the last day of the year.  Yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.

See the Yearbook Section on the menu on the left side of this page for more information.

Summer Garden

We are seeking local families who are willing to donate 1 hour of time this summer to water and weed the garden. Anyone can sign up!! 

The task is simple just stop by the school 2 or 3 times during your designated week and water the flowers and plants with the hose that is already there. Only takes about 10 - 15 minutes of your time each visit.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will send you directions.

As a thank you for helping any veggies that are ripe and ready for picking when you come to weed and water is yours for the taking.

Fresh home grown fruits and vegetables. What could better on a nice sunny summer day!

Student Council News

ELECTION Interest Meeting
 - Wednesday May 22nd (only 4th and 5th graders interested in being an officer in 2019 - 2020) at 8am in Room 29

June 5th - Bagel Breakfast - Only for student council members who have consistent attendance at meetings. RSVP via email to BOTH Ms. Axenroth and Ms. Tarasov by May 31st.


Dine To Donate - May 25th


Support LIS by joining our fundraiser at Captain Paul's firehouse dogs on Saturday May 25th from 11am - 5pm. 

20% of the proceeds from the days sales goes back to the PTO. See flyer for details.


Music Concert Volunteers Needed

Concert season is quickly approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help sell concessions prior to the show.

Each volunteer will get to reserve two seats for the show prior to the doors opening.

Volunteers need to arrive by 6pm to help set up water and pop and bag the popcorn. If interested please sign up here.

Please note we are also looking for a lead person for the June 3rd show. This person would be in charge of the money and also cleaning up the machine and putting the extra water and popcorn material in storage after the show. If interested for this position please sign up using the link above.


Attention All Rising 5th & 6th Graders
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER!!!

It's that time of the year once again! Time for one-stop shopping for your school supplies for next year!!

For the third consecutive year the PTO will be purchasing over $11,000 worth of school supplies for eevery 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 now thru our awesome 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. Both the parent list as well as the list of supplies the PTO is purchasing can be found on our website.

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!

See the flyer for additional details!


6th Grade Picnic Volunteers & Donations Needed!!

That time of the year has come. Time for your kids to head off to middle school. But before they go let's give them a great big special send off picnic!!!

We'll need a bunch of help to give them a fun farewell, so please signup so we can get their picnic setup, served and cleaned up, all while enjoying these last moments of their elementary school days at LIS. 

The Volunteer Sign Up can be found here. For those of you that may not have experienced or heard about the 6th grade picnic before it is a HUGE event. We will be cooking and feeding over 300 students. They will spend the entire day (June 13th) at Central Park playing games, listening to music and hanging out with their friends and making great memories to last a life time. BUT we can't do this without LOTS of volunteers and LOTS of donations.

Food donation form can be found here. The PTO provides two proteins for every child (hot dog, hamburger or veggie burger) and the PTO provides the music and a special fun entertainment treat. But all the other food and the cooking and serving is all done by 6th grade parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/college siblings. We need everyone's help!!! If every family member could sign up for at least TWO items from the food list we would be set.

Items can come to school with students on June 13th and we will transport the food to the par or if you are volunteering you are more then welcome to just bring the items with you when you come to the park to volunteer.


Mixed Bag Designs Online Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that the LISPTO has established an online fundraiser with Mixed Bag Designs. We have our own custom shopping site. Feel free to browse and order anything you want between now and the end of the school year. 

Order once, order twice or more!! All items ship directly to your home and the LISPTO gets 40% of all sales (minus tax and shipping costs). Feel free to share this specialized launch page with friends and family so they too can buy great products and help raise money for our school!!

Trenton Thunder Events

LIS will be attending their 3rd Annual Night Out at Trenton Thunder on June 18th. All students in attendance will be able to go on the field during the 7th inning stretch to sing Take Me Out to the ball game. It's also kids eat free night too!! Tickets will be going on sale soon! Keep an eye out in the backpacks for order form!!!

Also - there is a very special opportunity for Slackwood family alumni. Slackwood Elementary school is also going to a Trenton Thunder game on June 27th at 7pm. All Slackwood alumni are invited back to help sing the National Anthem at the game! The Slackwood PTO are selling brand new spirit wear shirts for the game! Thunder ticket order forms for this game will also be available soon, and all shirts will be delivered to your LIS homeroom!!! For now the dead line for shirt orders is May 24th , no late orders will be taken, and cash payment is due upon ordering!!! Order form can be found here.

General Reminders
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures: Drop off begins at 8:10. No child should be left unaccompanied before 8:10 for safety and supervision purposes. The school doors will open at 8:15 each day. All cars should pull all the way down the driveway to accommodate as many families as possible at arrival and pick up.
 
Genesis: It is very important that you log in to your parent portal through Genesis.  This is the platform in which you can access report cards and the school uses to contact home when necessary.  Please see the directions following to log in. Once you have logged on, please confirm that your information is correct.

Music, Music, Music!!!

The music department now has their own Google Site. Check out the LIS Music Department Google Site for all things music!

General Information

School Calendars
Color and black and white versions of the 2018-2019 calendar are on our website (www.ltps.org) via the Event Calendar tab.

**Remind App**
Follow us on Remind at @lisup so you don't forget anything important!! 

Before & After School Programs
The YWCA of Princeton again will run the district's Before and After School Program. Get details about the program as well as a registration application under the Parents tab on our district website (www.ltps.org).

Free or Reduced Meal Forms
A new free or reduced lunch application must be filled out each year. The application now can be filed online by using the Genesis Parent Portal. The process is easy. Simply log into the Parent Portal at https://parents.ltps.org:
* go to the Forms tab
* select the Free and Reduced Lunch Application
After completing the application, click the Submit button. The application is then pending and is available to be reviewed by the district official who determines eligibility. After the application is reviewed, you can find out if you're eligible for free or reduced lunch by checking in your Parent Portal. Please allow a day or two for the decision to be posted. Paper applications are also available on the
district website www.ltps.org and in the main office of each school.
Questions? Please contact Beth Farletta at 609-671-5420 or via email bfarletta@ltps.org.

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:30 pm -- Main Office Number: 671-5530

2018-2019 Lunch Prices
Elementary & Intermediate $2.90
Milk (all grade levels) $0.60
View menus on district website homepage or on the NutriSlice App (Android or Apple)

Genesis Reminder:
Don't forget to check genesis for what other online forms you need to update and sign such as the walking permission slip, the media release form, and the emergency contact information form, just to name a few.  

  
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 2018 - 2019 can be found here as well.



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