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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.


Lawrence Science & Engineering Fair

The Science Fair is only a little over two weeks away! We are very excited to have a record breaking number of students registered to participate in the fair which will be held at LIS onSaturday February 25th at LIS from 10:00 - 12:00. We are looking for contributions for the snack table so people can have some munchies while walking around enjoying the community demonstrations and looking at students poster boards. We are specifically looking for INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED homemade or store bought items.

If you would like to contribute something please click here to sign up. Please have your donation dropped off at the school no later than 10am on Saturday February 25th. If you can't attend the fair on Saturday but would still like to contribute your child can bring their contribution to school on Friday February 24th and leave it in the main office.

General information about the science fair can be found on their website.

Participants don't forget, judging will be at the Lawrence Intermediate School, on Wednesday February 22nd, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM


February Dates to Remember

February 20th - No School - Presidents' Day

February 22nd - Drop Off Science Fair Projects & Judging - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

February 23rd - Hoops for Heart - 6th Graders - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 25th - Science Fair at LIS - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

March 2nd -  6th Grade Team A University of Penn Field Trip

March 8th -  Board of Ed Meeting - 7pm - LHS Library

March 9th - 6th Grade Team B University of Penn Field Trip

March 14th - Class Photos

March 16th - 5th Grade Liberty Science Center Field Trip

March 17th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day


American Heart Association Hoops for Heart Event
February 23rd

Our Hoops for Heart event for 6th graders will take place on February 23rd at LIS from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Over the last 20 years, LIS students have raised over $220,000 for the American Heart Association. We have also been recognized as the top fundraiser 8 times over the 20 year span.   Our goal this year is to raise over $20,000 combined.

Each participant needs to fill out and submit a parent permission slip. Please return slip to the Health and Physical Ed teacher ASAP. Also any parent interested in volunteering to help at the event please check off the box on the permission slip indicating such.

Once students turn in their permission slip they can begin fundraising. A new and easier way to fundraise is to register online and email friends and family they know to help raise funds. Specific directions on how to get started were included in the packet they received at school. 

Hoops for Heart & Jump Rope For Heart envelopes are due on February 23rd. Great job 4th & 5th Grade Jump Rope Participants. If you have not already turned your envelope in then keep on fundraising until the 23rd!!!!! When you turn in your fundraising totals you should print the donation report and place it in the pledge envelope and return it to school. Don't forget to fill out your t-shirt size on the envelope or online.



Musical Information



Volunteer Sign Up

Attention parents of cast and crew of the Musical, this year the PTO and the music directors have once again combined our sign up volunteer lists. There are many different needs to make this musical a great success and parent helpers are a very important part. For example, bulk snacks need to be sent in on the days of long rehearsals, help is needed with the dress rehearsal pizza dinner, as well as help is needed each night of the show with selling concessions/tickets and of course help is needed with the cast 'party' on the last night of the show. Please click this link to see the specific list of items that are needed and which days they are needed. Hopefully there will be an opportunity for all the would like to help. As always thank you very much in advance for your time and support.

Musical T-Shirts On Sale NOW!!

We are happy to offer you the opportunity to purchase t-shirts for the upcoming musical - Seussical Junior. Deadline to order a shirt is February 22nd.  T-shirts are available in youth and adult sizes and will be distributed during rehearsals prior to the opening of the musical which runs March 30th, 31st and April 1st. To purchase a t-shirt please click here.
 



Student Council Happenings

The next Student Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday March 1st at 8am.

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

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS:
Tuesday February 14th - Pink & Red Day

SERVICE PROJECT INFORMATION:
- Glad Dog Nation- We are collecting stuffed animals that will be made into safe dog toys. See their 
website to learn more. Please consider donating some old stuffed animals you may have in your home and bringing them to Mrs. Axenroth's class where there will be a box for donations.




Our 'rescheduled' Spelling Bee is coming up soon. Representatives from each class will participate in grade specific spelling bees.

The 6th Grade Bee will take place on Tuesday, February 28th at 2pm. The 4th Grade Bee will take place on Wednesday March 1st at 9am and the 5th Grade Bee will be the same day at 2pm.



Volunteers Needed!

Science Fair: Feb. 22nd (judging night) 
  Feb. 25th from 10am - 12pm

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.


LIS Super Shavers

- Worldwide, every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer
- More children are lost to cancer int he US than any other disease - in fact, more than many other childhood
diseases combined
- Before they turn 20 about 1 in 285 children in the US will have cancer

Join our LIS Super Shavers 2017 St. Baldrick's team to help raise money for more research to rid the world of this terrible disease.

The Big Shave will occur at Amalfi's Restaurant on Saturday March 11th

To join our team, visit the website or search for the Lawrence Intermediate School Super Shavers Team on the Main St. Baldrick page.

We will be doing more fundraising, so listen to announcements for more information.

Last year LIS raised $34,756.18. Let's see if we could beat that this year!  For more information see Mrs. Tarasov, Mrs. Schwartz or Mrs. McHugh.

LTEF 7th Annual Handbag Bingo
Tickets on Sale NOW!

Handbag Bingo, is the only event-based fundraiser that Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF) holds.
 It will be held on March 10th at Education Testing Services and tickets are $40. Admission includes 3 bingo cards per game for 8 games of Bingo.  There are games, raffles, prizes and more.  All bingo game prizes are genuine designer handbags. The event has a cash bar.  Coffee and desserts are included.  All attendees also receive a swag bag of goodies!  It's a fun night out!

All funds that are raised are used to fund programs in our schools.  A listing of these programs from this past Fall can be found here.
 
For more details as well as instructions on how to order your tickets please click here.


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!!!