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.

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!!! 

Important Dates to Remember 

February 20th - SCHOOL IS IN - Snow Make Up Day!

February 21st - Science Fair Judging - 6:30pm

February 22nd - 6th Grade Hoops for Heart - 6pm

February 24th - Science Fair - 10am-12pm

March 8th - 10th - Honk Jr. The Musical - 7pm 

March 13th - Class Photos

March 14th
 - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS Library

March 15th - 5th Grade Field Trip To Liberty Science Center

March 16th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

March 21st - 4th Grade Field Trip to Franklin Institute

March 26th - April 2nd - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break 

Musical Information
Honk Jr.

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.

Tickets On Sale Starting Tuesday Feb. 20th!

Online ticket sales will be on starting on Tuesday February 20th at 5pm for the upcoming showing of the musical Honk Jr. Shows will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 8th thru the 10th. Show starts at 7pm each night. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended. To purchase your ticket please click here.  Ticket prices are: Adults - $8.00, Children (12 and under) - $5.00 and LTPS faculty and staff are free.

Lawrence Twp Science & Engineering Fair 
Information!

The 2018 Lawrence Science and Engineering Fair will be held at LIS on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Y
ou can visit the LIS PTO website (www.lispto.org) and click the Lawrence Science & Engineering Fair link on the left side menu to get more detailed information. A flyer with frequently asked questions can be found here.

Judging will be at LIS on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Saturday Schedule - The Science & Engineering Fair will be open from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, with lots of hands-on demonstrations to do and cool experiment display boards to ponder.  There will be no judging on Saturday during the Fair, therefore all display boards will be open for viewing from 10:00-12:00.  The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 11:45 pm on Saturday.

HELP NEEDED!!!
We need volunteers to help with the Science and Engineering Fair and we need donated individually wrapped bake sale items to sell. Click the 
link to see what volunteer opportunities are available.  We need hands on help on both February 21st and February 24th. There is something for everyone who wants to be involved!!! Many hands make for light work and the students will have a more successful event with more volunteers!


Calling All Future Cardinals
Especially the Class of 2025 and 2024

Come to the Open House at the High School on February 22nd              from 7:30 - 8:30. Open to All Future LHS Students. 

- Take a Tour Led By Current Students
- Meet Teachers, Club Activity Advisors, and more
- Learn about the resources available to students
- Get a sneak peak at the exciting opportunities for students
- See flyer for more details

6th Grade Hoops for Heart

February 22nd

Our annual Hoops for Heart event for all 6th graders will take place on Thursday February 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Help us raise money for this amazing cause. Last year our school was #1 in the state for fundraising AGAIN!! Raising money is simple! Go to heart.org/hoops and follow the online sign up instructions. You can also download the app from any app store on your phone or device. 

This year's event will once again include the staff vs students basketball game. So make sure to sign up and come out to this fun night that raises money for a very important cause!!!

Winter Club - Soccer Session 3

Registration for Session 3 of soccer is still open since this session does not begin until March. You can sign up for session 3 of soccer here.


Hershey Park Tickets!!
Save 45% off Gate Rate

Here is an opportunity for you to plan for some summertime family fun that's less than 2 hours away at an amazing reduced rate. 

Hershey Park has offered our school and PTO an unbelievable discounted rate off of one day tickets during the ENTIRE 2018 season (April 27th thru September 30th). You can save 45% off the gate price AND as an extra bonus a small portion of your discounted ticket sale will come back to our school!! So not only has Hershey offered us this great deal they also are willing to share some of their profits with us. 

To purchase your discounted tickets for Hershey Park please click here to be directed to the Individual Order Form.  Plus there is an additional bonus offer, meal tickets! Details can be found on the order form.  Please complete the form and attach your payment (checks made out to LIS PTO) and return both to school in an envelope marked "LIS PTO - Hershey Park Tickets". All orders must be received at school by March 21st. Tickets will be distributed via students backpacks the week of April 16th.  If you have any questions please contact Kim Lehrfeld at lisptocommunications@gmail.com. Also you can visit hersheypark.com for a calendar of their peak season operating hours as well as a listing of all that the park has to offer!

LIS Super Shavers

Join our LIS Super Shavers 2018 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 10th. To join our team, visit the website.   We will be doing more fundraising, so listen to announcements for more information.

- 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

Last year LIS raised over $30,000. Let's see if we could beat that this year!  For more information see Mrs. Tarasov.

Volunteers Still Needed!!

We still need helpers for the following position. Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time. If we don't get the volunteers needed we will have to cancel some events and opportunities.

Early Bird/After School Club Co-Chair - Assist Chair with arranging for club leaders as well as assist with student sign-up for 3 sessions (fall, winter and spring).

School Supplies Delivery: Distribute supplies to proper classrooms prior to start of school (August)

To learn more and to sign up to help with these or one of the many other tasks please click here to access the volunteer database or 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)




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 upcoming year can be found here - 2017-2018 School Calendar.

The school calendar for 2018 - 2019 can be found here as well.








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