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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

March 11th
 - St. Baldrick Recognition Assembly
March 4th - 12th - American Heart Association Events during extension
March 12th - Class Photos
March 13th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS
March 14th, 15th & 16th - LHS Musical Mama Mia - 7pm
March 23rd - LIS Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser & Musical Performances - Details to Follow Soon
March 28th - 30th - Alice In Wonderland Jr. Musical - 7pm
April 3rd - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS
April 10th - 12th - Follett Book Fair, Parent Teacher Conferences (see below for more info), Early Dismissal - Lunch Served
April 12th - 3rd Marking Period VIP Assembly
April 15th - 19th - Spring Break No School
April 25th - Professional Development Day - No School


American Heart Association Events             This Week !!!!!!

The LIS Health and Physical Education Department will be holding the Kids Heart Challenge previously known as Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart. The new program has allowed for us to have ALL students participate in the activities designed by the PE Department during the 
school day

The students will be participating in events based upon their grade level (see below for details). This is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others and raising money for the American Heart Association. The Kids Heart Challenge prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well being. Fundraising for this great cause is easy!!!

5th and 6th graders -
Go to american.heart.org/americanheartchallenge and follow the sign up instructions.

You can also download the app from any app store on your phone or smart device.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of the PE Staff.

All events will take place during extension (2:35 - 3:20pm) and parents are welcome to come watch. 
  • 5B Hoops for Heart - March 11th
  • 6B&C Ninja Warrior - RESCHEDULED DATE March 12th


Hershey Park Tickets!!
Save 43% off Gate Rate

Only 10 days left to get your discounted Hershey Park tickets!!!!

Tickets normally cost $69.80 per person and we are able to offer them to you and your family and friends for $39.75.

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 2019 season (May 3rd thru September 29th). You can save 43% 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 complete the form that was sent home or click here to be directed to a copy of the Individual Order Form that went home. 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 22nd. If you have any questions please contact us at lisptocommunications@gmail.com.


Alice In Wonderland Jr. The Musical - Volunteers & Donations Needed

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 that would like to help. As always thank you very much in advance for your time and support.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Tickets for Alice In Wonderland Jr. are now on sale! Performances will take place Thursday March 28th, Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30th at 7pm. Ticket prices are $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (12 and under) and all LTPS staff are free. Last year some shows sold out so get your tickets now to guarantee entry and a seat. Click here to purchase!!

5th Grade Field Trip Forms
The fifth graders will be going on a field trip to Historical Philadelphia and the Constitution Center in May.

The 5B team will be going on May 21st and permission slips went home in your child's backpack but can also be found here.

The 5A team will be going on the same trip but on May 20th and additional copies of their permission slip can be found here.

Permission slips are due back to school by Wednesday March 13th!!

March Reading Challenge
Mrs. Casieri is challenging every student to read 30 minutes/day every day during the month of March. Classes who meet their reading goal will be able to vote on Mrs. Casieri's hair color for the month of April. The class in each grade who reads the most minutes will get Rita's water ice in May.

Here is the link to her website for complete challenge details and FAQs.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser & Musical Performance
In celebration of Music in our School Month, LIS Music teachers and selected students will be performing at Barnes and Noble at Princeton Market Fair on Saturday, March 23 between 11:00-12:30!

Plus all day on March 23rd we will be hosting a Barnes & Noble book fair fundraiser in store and online!!. This is a fundraising event to support the LIS PTO and, in particular, the music program!

And all families and friends are welcome to come watch our students performances and/or come shop at Barnes & Noble on March 23rd. Shoppers show this flyer to the cashier so a portion of your sale can come back to the LIS PTO.

And finally if you can't make it into the store on March 23rd then you can shop online anytime between March 23rd and March 28th and use the code 12499307 at check out and a portion of the sales will come back to LIS PTO as well. So feel free to share this information with your friends and family.


I Make A Difference Spirit Wear
We have had may students still interested in buying the "I Make a Difference" spirit wear. We are continuing the sale through March 15th. Please see the directions below to order as there are 2 separate links. 

If you would like to pay cash with your order, please use this link to print the order form and send it into school with the payment.

If you would like to pay via paypal, please use the link to this google form.

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 609-671-5531.

Mixed Bag Designs Online Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that the LIS PTO has established an online fundraiser with Mixed Bag Designs. 

We have our own custom shopping site. 
Feel free to browse and order anything you want between now and the end of the school year. 

Order once, order twice or more!! All items ship directly to your home and the LIS PTO gets 40% of all sales (minus tax and shipping costs). Feel free to share this specialized launch page with friends and family so they too can buy great products and help raise money for our school!!


2018 - 2019 Yearbooks on Sale 

See the Yearbook Section on the menu on the left side of this page for more information.

All yearbook messages are now available to purchase and details can also be found on the yearbook section of this website.


Maker Space Donations Needed
Our Maker Space in school is always in need of donations. Please see the list linked here and if you ever have any of these items lying around at home please have your child bring them to school and bring them to Ms. Rubenstein's classroom - the tech lab.








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.

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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