News

 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.

March/April Dates to Remember

March 22nd - Board of Ed Meeting - 7pm - LHS Library

March 28th - PTO Meeting - LIS Library - 7PM

March 31st - Class Photos (NEW DATE!)

March 30th, 31st & April 1st - LIS Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical - 7pm

April 5th - Board of Ed Meeting - 7pm - LHS Library

April 10th thru April 14th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Recess

April 17th - NO SCHOOL 
Due to schools being closed on March 14th for inclement weather, schools will be IN SESSION ON MAY 26th.   At this moment school will be CLOSED on April 17th; unless we have another snow day between now and then.

April 19th thru 21st - Book Fair, Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal (Lunch Served)


PTO Meeting
March 28th at 7pm in the Library

Join us at our next PTO meeting where we will discuss the remaining events and activities that we have planned for the rest of the school year plus, yes, we are already preparing for next year. Come hear about the opportunities we have available for interested board members, as well as committee heads for next year.  Plus this is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding things going on in school. And feel free to bring your child with you if they have something quite to occupy themselves with in the library while we meet. We look forward to seeing many of you soon.


 
Soccer Club Session #3 & Snow Make Up Information

Due to last week's snow the new session (#3) of early bird soccer was unable to start so there is still time to register to join session #3. It is a 6 session club that meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  The dates are 3/21, 3/22, 3/24, 3/28, 3/29 and 3/31. We will be developing skills and playing a World Cup style tournament.  Fun music will be played during games and there will be a celebration party on the last day.  All sessions will be indoors. So students must wear sneakers or soccer flats (no spikes) and shin guards.  If you do not have shin guards, your child can borrow a pair from Mr. Boggs  You can register by clicking here.   

Also because of last week's snow we had to cancel some clubs. As a result the following clubs will have their make up sessions this week:

Hispanic Food and Culture Club will meet after school on Tuesday March 21st
Chess Club will meet before school on Wednesday March 22nd.
Makers Club will also meet before school on Wednesday March 22nd.


Tickets On Sale Now!!

Click here to purchase your tickets for the musical.

Enter the keyword -- LIS Seussical the Musical Jr. ---- to search for tickets. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for adults.


1st Annual LIS Night at The Trenton Thunder!
May 11, 2017 - 7pm

Are you ready to start planning for some spring time fun!! If so then you'll want to take part in the 1st annual LIS Group Outing to see the Trenton Thunder play on Thursday May 11th at 7pm at Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton.  Watch out for the flyer/order form which will be coming home in your child's backpack this week.

LIS students will enjoy a pregame catch on the field PLUS there will be postgame fireworks.

Tickets are $11.00 each. Print the flyer and send in your payment to the PTO no later than April 7th.




Student Council Happenings

The next Student Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 5th at 8am.
Spirit Days:
April 4th - Autism Awareness Day - Wear Blue

The school store is open every Thursday from 8:20 - 8:30am for students to make purchases of items like pencils, erasers, sharpeners, etc.


Read Like Crazy During our March Madness Reading Challenge!!

The Challenge:  Mrs. Casieri is challenging students to find extra time in their lives for reading from March
1st thru March 31st. Hopefully this extra reading effort for four weeks will become a habit that develops reading skills and a life long love of literature. See flyer for details!



Volunteers Needed!

Spring Book Fair - April 19th thru 21st

If you -- or a spouse, relative, friend or neighbor -- are available to help at any of our events, please sign up using the volunteer database link.  Once on the Volunteer page, click the link to enter your email address. You'll get an email with a link to your own personal volunteer page, which will allow you to sign up for anything that might interest you.  The database contains a brief descriptions of each event and dates the are scheduled to occur.

If you have any problems signing up online, you can email the PTO for assistance.

PARCC Information
April 19th thru May 4th

Please see the attached letter regarding PARCC testing.


Win Your School a $30K Grant for New Playground Materials

Enter once a day every day now to win a $30K grant and a brand new playground for your school! Anyone can enter the sweepstakes on behalf of a school now through March 24th, 2017. New this year! A third grand prize will be awarded to a military base or installation for a school or community organization where our service members' children attend. The more entries your school has, the greater your chances to win! ENTER NOW!


Volunteers Needed!!
2017-2018 School Year

Yes it is already time to start thinking about the next school year!!  With that in mind we are planning some of our committee's and board members for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We are in need a chairs and co-chairs for a variety of events; in particular Early Bird and After School Clubs needs a new co-chair. 

We are also looking for individuals that may be interested in being a board member. Board member positions are best filled thru shadowing the current board member for a school year so that when they take the task on themselves the following year they are not overwhelmed.

If anyone is interested in these opportunities please email us or please plan to attend the PTO meeting on Tuesday March 28th at LIS at 7pm where we will be signing up interested people.




SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS & LABELS!!!!
 
Here are the standings as of the end of the 2nd Marking Period.

4th Grade
1st Place - Karlson
2nd Place - Koellner (only 64 away from 1st place)
3rd Place - Flail (only 43 away from 2nd)
4th Place - Annese (only ONE away from 3rd)

5th Grade -
1st Place - Mara/Bushelow
2nd Place - Vedvyas and Bolt are TIED
3rd Place - D'Errico (only ONE away from Vedvyas & Bolt)

6th Grade - 
1st Place - Tarasov
2nd Place - Dennion (only 32 away from 1st place)
3rd Place - Zargiel

Thank you to everyone that has sent in box tops!! Keep up the good work and continue to send in your box tops. Every little box top helps!!!  
Next box top submission deadline is coming up fast - February 24th!!!

Enter the I Love My School Sweepstakes for a chance to win tons of bonus box tops.

Enter your Box Tops Login information and code from specially marked products  to see if you've won 1 MILLION eBoxTops for our school.

You can also help us win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops for our school!!!  Thanks to General Mills and Walmart, every Walmart-exclusive Box Tops Certificate that we clip and collect until March 1, 2017 earns our school a chance to be one of 20 winners of 50,000 Bonus box Tops - that's $5,000 for our school!  With your help we can make a difference for our school!!  Just look for specially marked General Mills products at Walmart!!

Shop Rite is also running a box top special this month. Buy six participating products at Shop Rite using your registered Price Plus card and our school will get 25 extra e-boxtops and be entered in a drawing to win an additional 25,000 e-boxtops. Click this link to register your Price Plus card if it is  not already registered as well as to learn more information about this great opportunity.

Earn extra cash for your school!  Look  for Bonus Box Tops opportunities at a store near you.

And finally many of the box top products you can find in any store now have bonus box tops on them. Some box tops labels are worth 4 or 5 times their normal value and all you have to do is cut them out like normal and send them in! So keep an eye on all your packages for bonus box tops!!!

Box Tops and Labels are to be put in zip lock bags, a sealed envelope or attached to collection sheets, labeled with your child's name and teacher, so their class can get credit.

An updated list of box top products for the new year can be found here.

The top class in each grade/team who have the highest average box tops per student will receive a water ice party in June.  
Details about how to submit your box tops as well as collection sheets and other interesting options can be found be clicking "Box Tops and Labels for Education" from the left side menu.

 

Please note, only items with the Labels for Education Logo will be accepted for points. Please remember that Labels for Education should be placed in SEPARATE bags from Box Tops for Education. Also please note Labels for Education do not count towards the year end water ice parties.
  


  
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)






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 current year can be found here.  As well as the Board of Education has approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar.







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!!!