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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


Spring Early Bird & After School Clubs

The Spring Session will begin on April 22nd and run through June 7th (makeups will be June 10th & 17th if needed). Please note Early Bird Basketball Session 2 has a slightly different time line.

Online registration starts now and ends on Sunday April 14th (or when a club reaches its maximum enrollment; whichever comes first).

Click here to register!  You can also find information about clubs on the LIS PTO website.

Also, please note, any child that has a remaining balance from prior Clubs will NOT be able to enroll in Winter clubs. If you have a balance due please submit your payment using Paypal. Paypal payments should be made out to lisclubs@gmail.com  If you have any questions please contact the club committee at Lisclubs@gmail.com

Students can do a walk-in registration during the first week of clubs (April 22nd thru 26th), IF there's space available. Walk in's need to submit a copy of their LIS PTO Student Club Payment Receipt Form to club leaders at the first club meeting.


Dates to Remember

April 3rd - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS
April 5th - Registration Spring Early Bird & After School Clubs Open
April 10th - 12th - Follett Book Fair, Parent Teacher Conferences (see below for more info), Early Dismissal - Lunch Served
April 12th - 3rd Marking Period VIP Assembly
April 15th - 19th - Spring Break No School
April 22nd - Spring Session Early Bird & After School Clubs Begin
April 23rd - Rising 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:30pm
April 24th - K - 5 Family Math Night - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - LIS
April 25th - Professional Development Day - No School
April 26th - Jazz Fest - 3:00 - 9:00pm - LHS Auditorium
NEW DATE May 14th - Spelling Bee - During School Hours - 9am (5th gr.), 10am (6th gr.) & 2pm (4th gr.)


Spring Conference Information

LIS Spring Conferences for 4th & 5th Grade Students - April 10, 11, & 12

LIS Spring Conferences for 4th and 5th grade students will open for scheduling on March 18, 2019 and will close on April 1, 2019. 4th & 5th grade conferences will be scheduled through the parent side of Genesis. 

More details can be found here.

LIS Spring Conferences for 6th Grade Students
 
Unlike the fall, there will not be an online sign up for the 2019 Spring Conferences (Wednesday, April 10th – Friday April 12th). However, each family will receive a notice either requesting a conference or letting you know that no conference is needed at this time. If a conference is requested, we ask that you select which day and time works best for you then, return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please keep in mind that due to the limited amount of days and times available, the sooner you reply, the better chance you have of receiving your first choice.

More 6th grade details can be found here.

March Reading Challenge

This is the last week of the reading challenge!!!
Mrs. Casieri is challenging every student to read 30 minutes/day every day during the month of March. Classes who meet their reading goal will be able to vote on Mrs. Casieri's hair color for the month of April. The class in each grade who reads the most minutes will get Rita's water ice in May.

Here is the link to her website for complete challenge details and FAQs.



Alice In Wonderland Jr. -
DVD's, Cast And Crew Pictures & T-Shirts Still Available

If you missed out on ordering your DVD or purchasing your cast and/or crew picture you can still get them by submitting CASH ($10.00 for a DVD or picture) and have your child put it in the PTO mailbox before April 5th. Please make sure the envelope contains the students first and last name and homeroom teacher. We have an endless amount of DVD's but a limited amount of photos. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

There are also still a few shirts left. If you would like to purchase a shirt follow the link to order and we will put the shirt in your child's homeroom teachers mailbox labeled with their name. Shirts are sold on a first come first serve basis.


"Most Likely To Succeed" Screening

Please join us for a screening of “Most Likely To Succeed” (MLTS), a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.
 
We will host the screening Monday, April 8 in the Lawrence High School auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Babysitting is provided. Registration is open now.  
 
The documentary runs approximately 90 minutes. Afterward, the documentary’s producer Ted Dintersmith will join us via Skype for a discussion.
 
The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.


Middle School 101 for Rising 7th Graders

Welcome Rising 7th Grade Families!

Please mark your calendars now for the upcoming Middle School 101 program on April 9, 2019 at 7 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. The evening focuses on curriculum and the Academic Course Guide.

More details will follow as the date approaches. The flyer posted on the right has more information about the upcoming program.



ALL NEW Spring 2019 Book Fair

Thank you in advance for your support of our all new Follett 2019 Spring Book Fair! 

One of the great new features of this sale is the "complete your series feature". If you are reading a book series and our Follett fair does not have the book you are interested in, you can order the book at the fair and it will be delivered to your homeroom in a couple of days. 

Plus, here is a link to a short video you can watch to find more book fair highlights.  

Our fair will run from Wednesday, April 10 to Friday, April 12 (with night hours on Thursday). 

All of our school events are volunteer-run so we need YOU to help us make this Book Fair a success! Please select a 90-minute slot for the fair, which will be held in the LIS Library.
  
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!

EXCITING NEWS FOR SPRING 2019: ALL Book Fair volunteers will be eligible for a 20% discount at the Fair!


Homeroom Coordinator Request

If any homeroom coordinator has not already given in their classrooms contribution for Teacher Appreciation Week please email us to arrange a time to get it. 

Thank you!


Yearbook Photos Needed

We are looking for candid pictures of Pitch Black, Band, Jazz Band and String Ensemble. If you have any photos of members of these groups and would like to share please email them to us.Thank you!




K-5 Family Math Night - Save The Date!

On Wednesday, 
April 24, 2019, Lawrence Township Public Schools will host its First Annual K-5 Family Math Night.  Find out more about what your child is learning in math. Games and activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Intermediate School Cafeteria. A fun night for the entire family!
 
If you plan to attend, please register at K-5 Family Math Night Registration.
 
For questions or more information, please contact Kristin Burke, elementary STEM supervisor, at kburke@ltps.org.
 
Please keep in mind that this is a family event. Children should not be dropped off and left unattended at LIS.

See flyer for more information.


Attention All Rising 5th & 6th Graders

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 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 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!


2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale 

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

All yearbook messages are now available to purchase and details can also be found on the yearbook section of this website.


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!!


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.


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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