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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

September Dates to Remember

September 19th - No School - Yom Kippur
September 24th - Back to School Night 4th Grade - 7pm
September 25th - Back to School Night 5th Grade - 7pm
September 26th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm
September 27th - Back to School Night 6th Grade - 7pm
September 29th - River Fest - Arm & Hammer Stadium - 12pm - 5pm
October 8th - School Closed - Professional Development Day
October 9th - Character Kick Off
October 10th - PTO Meeting - 7pm Library
October 11th/12th - Individual School Photos
October 12th - 4th Grade Halloween Dance & Carnival - 6pm - 8pm 

Early Bird & After School Clubs
Registration now open!!

Early bird and after school club registration is now open. Registration closes September21st and fills on a first come first serve basis!! Click
here for details.


Student Directory
Update/Enter Data in My School Anywhere  & 
Purchase Directories & 
Sign Up To Volunteer

Welcome to the 2018/2019 year at LIS!  MySchoolAnywhere is our online directory, monitored by our Parents for our Parents.  Class parents rely on this information for class happenings throughout the year.

My School Anywhere also offers an online store to purchase your directory (and other items) as well as a volunteer sign up. Where you can sign up for such things as library helper, science fair, pretzelgrams, music dept support, book fair helpers and of course CLASS PARENT.  Our school depends on the help of our parents, so please donate your time generously through our various volunteer opportunities.    

Emails to confirm or add your students in 2018 - 2019 LIS PTO Directory System where sent Friday night to those parents who we had an email address for.

For parents that did not receive an email you will need to create a new student.  You may do so using this link:  join.myschoolanywhere.com  Enter Code: myschool08648

Please confirm or enter your data as soon as possible. 

You can also purchase online directories and other items at this time as well. (Please note school apparel will be for sale from a different vendor starting the first day of school. More info to follow about that soon). 

After your data is confirmed you will be taken to a screen where you may purchase this years PTO Membership which includes an online PTO System, aka Student Directory for $22.  These options have changed this year, so read the options carefully.  This year we are solely online, if you purchase the directory you will have access on the website and the APP, which is available on iTunes or Play Store.

We offer several tier's of membership:
$22 - Online Directory Access
$24 - Online Directory Access AND an LIS magnet OR LIS water bottle
$28 - Online Directory Access AND an LIS magnet AND LIS water bottle
$35 - Online Directory Access AND an LIS magnet AND LIS water bottle AND an entry into a raffle for a spirit wear item

Families that purchase our PTO membership receive a special link via email by mid-October which they can use to access the student directory online.

Every family that confirms or enters their information into the system by October 1st will be entered into a drawing. ONE winner will be selected and they will receive either an LIS Magnet or Water Bottle (their choice) and a $10.00 coupon to be used towards the cost of any PTO sponsored event such as a dance or early bird or after school clubs.

After you have confirmed/entered your data and made your purchases you can sign up to volunteer. Click this link and follow the prompts to be directed to your own personal sign up page.

Music, Music, Music!!!


The music department now has their own Google Site. Check out the 
LIS Music Department Google Site for all things music! 



4th Graders 
1. Interested in playing an instrument - registration for beginner instruments is now open! Instruments choices are given on a first come first serve basis. Please have back-up instruments in mind.  Registration closes Tuesday September 18th at 10pm!
2. Also 4th graders hand chime and chorus registration is open as well (until September 29th).

Check out the website for details on both and to register!

5th Graders
Interested in beginning to play an instrument for the first time?? Then please remember to hand in your interest form (signed by your parents) to the music department ASAP. The music department is offering instruction on the following instruments for NEW 5th grade band students: flute, trombone, and baritone tuba. And for 5th grade orchestra students: cello or bass.

5th & 6th Graders
Interested in advanced ensembles (chamber string, jazz band or pitch black)? Don't forget your audition form is due back to one of the music teachers by MONDAY September 17th. At which time audition material and schedules will be handed out.


River Fest

Tickets Available Now!!!

Only one week left to get your tickets!!

River Fest at Arm & Hammer Stadium on Saturday September 29th from noon till 5pm is going to packed full of fun activities, food trucks, whiffle ball, corn hole and the dunk tank!!!

This is the only place ever where you will have the opportunity to dunk some LIS faculty and staff. Last year students enjoyed dunking THREE faculty members including Ms. Westhead!  This year so far we know Ms. Casieri will be in the dunk tank!!! Who knows who else will be in the tank this year!  Stay tuned for more announcements on Facebook!!!!

Tickets on sale now. Just click here. They cost $5.00 per person and if bought in advance through the PTO $2.00 of ticket cost will go directly back to the PTO.

Clear your calendar and plan to stop by to join in the fun!!! It's an opportunity you're not going to want to miss!!!


LIS Gear & Apparel Sale
Now till October 1st

LIS Gear & Apparel Sale for Students & Faculty is going on now through October 1st. Flyers went home with students last week. Orders will arrive at school around the end of October. Click here to see the selection and place your order. Note: All orders MUST be placed ONLINE!! No orders will be accepted at school.


4th Grade Halloween Dance & Carnival
Friday October 12th

4th Graders & Families are invited to the LIS Halloween Dance & Indoor Carnival.  Admission: $10.00 per family cash at the door

Come in costume (which must be school appropriate!!!)  DJ, dancing, snacks and 15 awesome new carnival games including a candy wheel and special prizes!!      Snack donations and volunteer tickets & snack helpers needed. Click here to sign up!


2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale Now!

The name of the girl who sat next to you in class. The outcome of Ms. Heller's chess tournaments. What color hair did Ms. Casieri have on crazy hair day. Those are just a few of the details your student will want to remember about this school year. Help your student keep those memories longer by buying a 2018-19 LIS Yearbook. Your student will have a yearbook that will be enjoyed now, and 20, 30 or even 50 years from now. And this year we are excited to announce we have an all new vendor helping us create an awesome yearbook for your child.

It's easy to order! Just click here!

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.


PTO Meeting Review

In case you missed coming to our first PTO meeting of the school year.  Minutes from the meeting can be found by clicking here.


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.

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
Yearbook Editors
Homeroom Parents

If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions please email us.  

  
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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