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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.
Important May & June Dates to Remember 

May 21st 
5th 6th Grade Chorus Concert - 7pm - Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser Post Concert! Click HERE for flyer!!

May 22nd 4th Grade Chorus Concert - 7pm - Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser Post Concert! Click HERE for flyer!!!

May 23rd - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS Library

May 23rd AND May 24th - New Jersey Student Learning Assessment Science Testing

May 25th - Schools are OPEN - Make Up Snow Day!

May 28th - Schools Closed - Memorial Day

May 31st - 5th & 6th Grade Instrumental Concert - 7pm - Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser Post Concert!

June 1st - Field Day (Rain Date June 4th)

June 6th - Box Top Winner's Party - 2PM

June 7th - Unity Day at LIS & 6th Grade Picnic at Central Park (Rain Date June 8th)

June 11th 4th Grade Field Trip - Historical Lawrence

June 12th 4th Grade Award Assembly (9am Team 4A 10:05am Team 4B)

June 13th 5th Grade Award Assembly (9am Team 5A 10:05am Team 5B)

June 13th - 4th Grade Picnic - Volunteers NOT needed (Rain Date June 14th)

June 13th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm at Eldridge Park School

June 14th 6th Grade Award Assembly (9am for Language Arts & Social Studies Homerooms 10:05am for Math & Science Homerooms)

June 15th -  5th Grade Picnic - Volunteer Letter from Mr. Boggs coming soon (Rain Date June 18th)

June 19th - Talent show - (*Interest forms are due back to school by May 23rd*)

June 20th, 21st & 22nd - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served)

June 22nd - Pinning Ceremony

5th Grade Picnic

5th Grades will be walking to Central  Park on Friday June 15th. They will leave at 9am and leave the park to return to school at approximately 1pm. 

Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own lunch for the day.  Please make sure no glass is sent with your child's lunch.  The PTO will be funding the Kona Ice Truck that will be there so the students can have a yummy ice cold treat!!

The entire event will be spent outdoors. Students should wear sunscreen and proper clothing of the day. They should bring a towel or small blanket to sit on. No electronic devices should be brought to the picnic.  We are asking for 2 chaperone's per homeroom to help with supervision for our picnic.

A permission slip with the chaperone sign up option went home with students in their backpacks. If students need another permission/chaperone form click here.

Students are encouraged to bring any kind of sporting good equipment they will want for outdoor play with a couple of exceptions.  No wheeled items such as skateboards or skates are permitted.  In addition students will NOT be allowed to play baseball or softball because of the necessary protective gear every player would need.  Whiffle ball may be played instead.  Students will also have an opportunity to play basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton and lacrosse (tennis ball in place of a real hard lacrosse ball). In the event of rain we will stay at LIS and enjoy a day filled with indoor activities.


6th Grade Picnic
HELP NEEDED!!

There is just over two weeks before the big 6th grade picnic.  We need EVERYONE'S help!!!! Please check out the two sign up lists below - one to contribute a food item or the other to volunteer at the park for an hour or two the day of the event. We need ALL 6th grade 
families to help out in some way to make this event successful!!

*** Permission slips for the picnic went home last week. If you need another one you can find it hereEVERY student must hand in a permission slip no later than June 2nd in order to be allowed to attend the picnic.

The picnic will be held at Central Park on June 7th (Rain Date: June 8th), 9:45 am - 2:30 pm. There will be a DJ, lots of food and a special treat!

The PTO will provide the funding for the burgers/hotdogs, DJ and the special treat!. Parents are responsible for providing  all of the additional food and volunteers to make the day a great success. Please look at this list of items and volunteer jobs that are needed during the day and sign up where you are able.

Sign Up Links:  Picnic Items  and  Volunteers


End of Year Activities - 
Volunteers Needed!

We need many volunteers during the remainder of the school year. We need volunteers to help scoop water ice at the box top party as well as at the music parties.

We also need parents to help sell concessions before and after our spring musical concerts.

At the moment we are in the greatest need for help on June 6th at the Box Top Party, and on June 12th at the 4th Grade Music Party and  June 14th at the 6th Grade Music Party.

Anyone interested in helping on any of these occasions please sign up using this link.


Rising 7th Grade Info.

Thursday May 24th - Middle School 101 Curriculum Night (Academic Course Guide) 7:30 

May 31st - LMS Goes to LIS - Rising 7 Grade Orientation for students only during the school day!

Wednesday June 6th - Rising 7th Grade Parent Orientation LMS Auditorium 9:15am - 10:30am

Wednesday August 29th - 7th grade orientation LMS
9:00am - 11:30am for students only
10:30am - 11:30am - parents

Tuesday September 4th - Open House - 5:00 - 6:00pm.  School will be oepn to students to walk their schedule or try their lockers

See flyer for more information.

2018/2019 Volunteers Needed

Thank you to those of you that have emailed us that you are interested. We will be in touch with you soon.

There are still many volunteer positions we need to fill before the start of the new school year. They include:

Early Bird & After School Club co-chairs (2)
Communications Chair
Dining Night Out Coordinator
Directory Co-Chair
Board Members at Large (2)
School Supply Chair and Co-Chair
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Thank You Chair
Yearbook Chair & Co-Chair
Science Fair Coordinator
Special Event Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions please email us.  We would love to fill these positions for next year before this school year ends!!!


Summer Garden 2018
Looking for Volunteers

We are seeking families who are willing to donate at least one hour of time this summer to water and weed the LIS garden. Any veggies that are ripe when you are there are yours for the taking. If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will send you directions.

Chapter Books Needed!

Every year Eldridge Park Elementary School here in Lawrence does a free book swap between all the students at the end of the year to ensure that all students have some new reading material for over the summer. Third graders particularly like chapter books like Magic Tree House and Weird School and other books of that nature. Unfortunately chapter books are not something they get many donations of. So if your child has outgrown and would like to part with any 3rd grade level chapter books Eldridge Park School students would greatly appreciate your contributions. All you need to do is have your child bring the books to LIS and drop them in the PTO bin in the main office. You will truly make a third graders summer by making a donation of one of their favorite type of books that you no longer need.

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

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

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER AND GET FREE SHIPPING!!! MUST ORDER BEFORE JUNE 1st!!!

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!


    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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