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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

Dates to Remember

October 8th
 - School Closed - Professional Development Day
October 9th - Character Kick Off
October 9th - PTO Meeting - 7pm Library
October 10th - Walk This Way Event - 4th Graders During the School Day
October 10th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm 
October 11th - Pink Out Day-Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
October 11th/12th - Individual School Photos
October 12th - 4th Grade Halloween Dance & Carnival - 6pm - 8pm
October 26th - 5th Grade Halloween Dance & Carnival - 6pm - 8pm
November 7th, 8th & 9th - School Closed - Professional Development & Teacher Convention
November 14th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm 

Registration Early Bird Soccer  Session 3 
& Basketball Session 2 Clubs Still Open

Early Bird soccer registration is still open for Session #3 which does not start until November 6th as well as Early Bird Basketball Session #2 which does not start until November 14th.  Click 
here to sign up.


4th Grade - Walk This Way
October 10th - 12:30 till 2:15

The 4th grade students will have an assembly and then will walk along Eggerts Crossing Road evaluating and learning about pedestrian safety.

This event is sponsored by Safe Kids, St. Lawrence Rehab, Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association, Fed Ex & Lawrence Intermediate School.

One Love Animal Rescue
Service Learning Project

As part of a Character Education Service Learning Project, students may wish to participate in a fundraising event to help support the animal rescue efforts of the local non-profit organization, One Love Animal Rescue. (Please note that participation is voluntary). 

6th grade teacher Ms. D'Errico is the coordinator of this fundraiser. She helps this charitable organization rescue homeless dogs. Sometimes those dogs need extra medical care or supplies that the shelters just can't afford, and that's where One Love and you can help!! This year our efforts are focused upon helping Buddy to overcome his heartworm disease. With proper veterinary care, our sweet Buddy will be cured and healthy in no time!

To allow your child to participate in this Fundraiser for the Animals, please complete the permission slip document & return it to Ms. D'Errico.  Your child will then be provided with the necessary fundraising supplies (Yankee Candle Brochure). 

Please remember - SAFETY FIRST!   No door to door selling is permitted!  You can sell to your friends, relatives, co-workers, and any other known & trusted people.

Thank you in advance for your participation and your help.   Together, we can save the dogs.

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!

CHOP Service Project
for Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness
Starting October 15th

In the beginning of November many local people will be taking part in the yearly Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Princeton. 

At LIS we are contributing to this important event by doing a service project to benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We will be collecting items to make "chemo comfort bags" for cancer patients.

We are asking students to bring in donations of character/colorful bandaids, crayons, markers, colored pencils, puzzle books/word searches, small notepad/pens, tissues, hand sanitizer, fuzzy socks, play doh, stickers, etc. Many of these items can be found in your local Dollar Store or possibly even at home. Please note all items MUST be new.

Starting on October 15th there will be a box on the stage in the cafeteria, and when students arrive to school, they can drop off items. They can also drop off during lunch. There will also be a box in Ms. Smith's classroom (room 44). As always we thank each and every student for their support in helping those less fortunate!



America's Got Talent Finalist
Mandy Harvey Coming to LIS

We are excited to announce an amazing opportunity for our students and community brought to us by Bristol Meyers Squibb and Accenture. Mandy Harvey, America's Got Talent finalist, will be coming to LIS on October 22, 2018 to perform for the students and talk with them about perseverance. In addition to the school performance, we have the opportunity to have families attend the evening performance at The State Theater in New Brunswick. If you are interested in attending the performance, please fill out the google form  as soon as possible and we will have the tickets sent home via the back pack.

Homeroom Parents & Volunteers Needed!

The following classrooms are still in need of a homeroom coordinator (aka classroom parent):

C. Petrone, D'Errico, Graham, Goomer, Kochis, Koellner, Le, Leatherdale, Scarlata, Smith, Van Treuren, and Werynski.

We also need volunteers through out the year with events like Book Fair (Fall and Spring), Fall Ice Cream Pie Sale, Library Book Filing, Pretzelgrams, Science Fair and Field Day.

To sign up for homeroom parent or to volunteer for other events please click here to get your own personal volunteer link sent to you  or email us and let us know what you can help with.

5th & 6th Grade Halloween Dance & Carnival

October 26th: 5th and 6th Graders are invited to the LIS Halloween Dance & Indoor Carnival.

Admission: $10.00 per student cash at the door. Students are to be dropped off at the front entrance and you MUST park the car and come into the cafeteria/gym to pick up your child at 8pm. No child will be allowed to leave the building without an adult accompanying them.  Also, this event is for current 5th and 6th grade LIS students ONLY!

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 contribute snacks or volunteer to help.


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.

2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale Now!

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.

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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