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

November 13th - American Education Week Open House for 4th Grade Parents
November 14th - American Education Week Open House for 5th & 6th Grade Parents
November 14th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm
November 15th & 16th - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served), Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
November 16th - 1st Marking Period VIP Assembly - 9:30am
November 19th, 20th - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served), Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
November 21st - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served)
November 22nd & 23rd - School Closed - Thanksgiving Break
December 10th - 5th/6th Grade Chorus & Handchime Concert followed by Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser
December 12th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm
December 13th - 4th Grade Chorus & Handchime Concert followed by Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser
December 17th - 5th/6th Grade Instrumental Concert followed by Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser

American Education Week
LIS Open House for American Education Week

Classroom Visitation Information
4th grade - Tuesday, November 13th
9:15 - 10:15 - Mr. Duncan, Ms. Flail & Ms. Boggs, Ms. Petrone, Ms. Smith, Mr. Werynski
10:30 - 11:06 - Ms. Brodsky & Ms. Hoschek
11:06 - 11:48 - Mr. Karlson
12:30 - 1:12 - Ms. Koellner, Ms. Gould, Ms. Krainaker
1:12 - 1:54 - Ms. Kochis & Ms. Benson
2:00 - 2:30 - Ms. Watson & Ms. Wharton, Ms. Annese & Ms. Lech, Ms.Le & Ms. Blake 

5th grade - Wednesday, November 14th
Ms. Baldwin - 1:45-2:30
Mr. Bolt & Ms. McHugh - 10:00-10:45
Mr. Bowman - 10:30-12:30 or 1:30-2:30
Mr. Brennan & Ms. Axenroth - 10:00-11:00
Ms. Goomer & Ms. Bryan - 9:45-10:45
Ms. Graham & Ms. Klieger - 10:00-10:45
Ms. Leventhal & Ms. Duckett - 10:00-11:00
Ms. Marra & Ms. Bushelow - 9:42-10:24
Ms. Rafferty - 10:00-11:00
Ms. Rancani - 11:00-12:00
Ms. Shropshire - 1:30-2:30
Ms. Stewart - 9:00-9:42
Ms. Vedvyas - 11:30-12:15 

6th grade - Wednesday, November 14th
ALL 6th grade classroom visits will take place from 10:00am - 11:00am.


Parents/Guardians who missed the online deadline should directly email the homeroom teacher to schedule a conference. 
4th and 5th grade conferences are scheduled through the teacher. 
6th grade conferences will be ten minutes in length and scheduled through the Social Studies teacher.  When meeting during your scheduled time, please be aware that you will receive five minutes with the humanities teachers (Language Arts& Social Studies) and 5 minutes with the STEM teachers (Math and Science).
The Fall Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on:
Thursday, November 15 - limited evening conferences
Friday, November 16 - day conferences
Monday, November 19 - day conferences
Tuesday, November 20 - day conferences

Scoops 'N Swirls Ice Cream Pie 

The PTO in partnership with Scoops 'n Swirls is holding a Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pie Sale.  What better to celebrate Thanksgiving then with either a Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Pie or a Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie!  Orders must be placed in to school no later than November 15th.  

After submitting your order you will receive a voucher in your child's backpack to redeem for your pie. Pies can be picked up at Scoops 'N Swirls (Manors Corner Shopping Center in Lawrence) between Nov. 17th thru Nov. 19th.  See flyer for more details.

Music Spirit Shirts now on sale for ONE week only!! Chorus, Band, Pitch Black, Jazz band and String Ensemble all available. Order online by clicking here. Orders will be delivered to students in school. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to the LIS PTO to support the music program.

Please note these shirts are OPTIONAL and not REQUIRED concert attire. Information about concert attire can be found on the music website.


Please support our Book Fair and encourage a love of reading for your child!

Book Fair dates: Thursday November 15th to Tuesday November 20th

Shopping hours: 9:00am-4:00pm Friday, Monday and Tuesday. 
Thursday the fair will be open from 9:00am - 1:30pm AND 6:00 - 9:00pm

Special activities: raffles and prizes for visiting the book fair

Please take note of a key points for this year book fair at school:
* No Checks. We accept cash, credit cards, and e-wallet digital
* To set up e-wallet, parents should visit the website, look for our fair, and set up an account. Great way for students to shop cash-free! E-wallet set up is available starting November 1st.
* This is a book only fair. This year there are no non-book items for purchase at any time.
* We don't keep pennies in the register so we will round change up.

We can not do the fair without parent helpers!!! Please consider signing up to help!!  Please note that if we are unable to identify coverage for a time slot, the Book Fair will unfortunately have to be shut down during that time frame.  That's why we need your help - to make sure all students have access to the Book Fair throughout the day! At this time we have NO volunteers for the majority of the day on Monday and Tuesday. Without volunteers we can no longer continue to have the book fair come to our school twice a year. So please consider signing up for at least one time slot and remember grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, college siblings are all welcome to volunteer!!!

We also invite you to visit our online  Book Fair which is available November 9th thru November 22nd ONLY!

And we have a special opportunity for those of you that missed out on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Pre-order. We have some extra books available to those who missed the pre-order. Order now and guarantee that you get a book since we expect that they will sell out during the fair. We have limited quantities available so order now before you miss out!!

Spring Musical Information

Have you heard the news?? This year's LIS musical will be Alice in Wonderland, Jr!

Interested in participating in the Musical this year? Want to be in the cast or crew?  If your interested in participating in the cast or crew of the 2018/2019 LIS Musical (lead, secondary, chorus, stage crew), you MUST attend the meetings mentioned below! There you will receive audition information, approximate rehearsal schedules, responsibilities, etc! 

You MUST sign up  in ADVANCE in order for your child to attend the meeting! Students that are not pre-signed up will not be able to stay for the meeting!!!! So if you are interested and want to learn more you MUST sign up at this time!!!  If you don't attend your designated meeting, you cannot audition/apply for crew! The Form will close on Monday, November 26th!

The musical is only for FIFTH and SIXTH graders!

**The interest meeting for interested CAST MEMBERS (lead, secondary,
chorus) of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. will be held after school Tuesday, November 27th in the cafeteria!

**The interest meeting for interested CREW MEMBERS of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. will be held after school Wednesday, November 28th in the cafeteria!

*If your child is unable to attend the meeting/s, please fill out this form then email Ms. Ploener indicating that you are unable to attend the meetings.

Please note that a parent/guardian must pick you up from school at 4:45 the days of the meetings. No transportation home will be provided!

If your child is interested in learning more about CAST and CREW, you may attend both meetings.

Maker Space Donations Needed

Our Maker Space in school is always in need of donations. Please see the list linked here and if you ever have any of these items lying around at home please have your child bring them to school and bring them to Ms. Rubenstein's classroom - the tech lab. 

New School Theme Apparel!
On Sale till November 16th

"Let It Shine! I Can Make A Difference" glow in the dark shirts are now available to purchase. Order your t-shirt, long sleeve shirt and/or sweat shirt before Friday November 16th. The front of the shirt reads "Let It Shine" and the back of the shirt reads "I Make Can Make A Difference.
  • Buy 3 or more and receive 20% off entire Purchase!
  • T-shirts $16, Long Sleeve $18 and Sweat Shirts $20
Two ways you can order:
1. Complete the form that came home in your child's backpack or click here for another one. Return the completed form and your CASH payment to LIS.
2. Click here to purchase online and after completing the online form you have the option to pay using paypal or print the completed online form and submit the form and CASH payment to LIS.

A portion of the  proceeds from shirts sales will be donated to a local area charity.

Dine to Donate -
Fundraiser at Meatheadz

When: November 30, 2018
Come in for lunch or dinner. Dine in or take out. Bring this flyer and a portion of all sales will go back to the LIS PTO.

Meatheadz is located at 2653 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale 

It's easy to order! Just click on the Yearbooks & Boosters link in the upper left hand menu at the top of this page.

Order before February 1st at the rate of $30.00 (soft cover) or $48.00 (hard cover). 

Order after February 1st and prices will go up 10%. 

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.

Looking For Volunteers!

We are looking for 1 or 2 yearbook editors.  Do you like to make online photo albums from sites like Shutterfly? If so, then you would enjoy being one of our yearbook editors. Design yearbook pages from the comfort of your own home. Yearbook design takes place all year long as we have multiple deadlines to reach throughout the year. As school events occur we try to design those pages soon afterward.

We are also looking for one or two additional people to help with the early bird and after school clubs. This position only involves computer work that can also be done from home and is only time consuming three times within the school year. Knowledge of sign up genius and excel is beneficial.

Plus we are looking for a president for 2019 - 2020 year. Anyone that may be interested can contact us for a list of tasks and responsibilities that these positions involve. There is also an option that the president position can be split among multiple people if someone wants to work together with a friend. We would like to get next year's people lined up now so they can work with our current board for a smooth transition.

Anyone interested please email us.

November's Thankfulness Calendar!!
Follow along at home each day. These questions make good conversation starters at the dinner table.

Homeroom Coordinator Reminders

Thank you to all the homeroom coordinators that brought their raffles items in last week.

If you have not yet dropped off your donation please try to do so as soon as possible. We have received correspondence from many of the outstanding classrooms but if you need additional time and have not yet contacted us please email us to make arrangements.  Thank you for your assistance!!!

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 ( 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 (

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
* 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 and in the main office of each school.
Questions? Please contact Beth Farletta at 609-671-5420 or via email

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 ( 5th grade Mr. Boggs ( 6th grade Mr. Barrett (

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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