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
 

December 11th - 5th & 6th Grade Chorus Concert - 7pm (Doors Open 6:30)

December 13th - Board of Education Meeting - LHS Library - 7pm public portion

December 18th - 4th Grade Chorus Concert - 7pm (Doors Open 6:30)

December 20th - 5th/6th Grade Instrumental Concert - 7pm - (Doors Open 6:30)

December 22nd - Early Dismissal - Lunch Served

December 25th thru January 1st - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 5th - Geography Bee - During the School Day - Exact Times TBA

January 12th - LIS Goes to Rider Basketball Game - 7pm - Details To Follow

January 15th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17th - PTO Meeting with Special Guest - 7pm - Library

January 23rd - Referendum Vote Day - See Below For More Details

ESL Parent Night
WEDNESDAY December 6th
Meet your child's teacher!  Meet other families! Learn how our ESL program helps your child!  Learn how to help your child succeed in school! There will be food provided.  Wednesday, December 6th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Lawrence High School Commons

January 2018 Special Referendum
Voter Information

Learn all about what the referendum is about by clicking here.  
And don't forget to vote on January 23, 2018.

LIS CHARACTER T-SHIRT SALE!!

LAST WEEK TO ORDER!!!

Students and Adults now have the opportunity to order their own character t-shirt.

Order now thru December 8th.

All orders and payments must be done online. A portion of proceeds benefits the PTO.

Kid Shirts Sizes:

X-Small, Small, Medium and Large -  $11.00

Kids X-Large - $14.00

Adults Shirts Sizes:

X-Small, Small, Medium and Large - $11.50

X-Large, 2X-Large3X-Large and 4X-Large -  $14.50

Questions - Email: lisptocommunications@gmail.com


Scoops "N Swirls Proceed Nights After Each Concert
                      

Teacher Holiday Lunch 
Crafters Needed

We are looking for THREE more volunteers to provide table centerpieces for the LIS teacher/staff holiday luncheon on Friday, December 15th. For details and to sign up, go to this SignUp Genius link.
Questions? Contact rebeccafishkin@gmail.com

Warm Up The Holidays

The Lawrence-Ewing-Trenton (LET) Girls Scouts Senior Troop 71605 is participating in the "Warm Up the Holidays" hats, gloves, scarves and mittens drive in Lawrence.  See flyer for where to donate.

Volunteers Needed!!

Thank you to those that signed up to volunteer throughout the year. There are still many things that happen at school throughout the year that we need volunteers for. Some of these things are:

Early Bird & After School Club  Committee Member - Assist Chair with arranging for club leaders as well as assist with student sign-up. (3 sessions)

Science Fair - Help organize the Annual Science and Engineering Fair with Mrs. Heller. Students will create projects/inventions to be put on display and judged. (February 8th Judging from 6:30 - 8:30pm and the actual Fair on February 10th from 10am - 12pm).

Dining Night Out Event Coordinator - Organize occasional dining night out promotions at local area restaurants

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.

Music Volunteers STILL Needed!

December
 18th

We are looking for parents that can help with concessions (popcorn & water along with LIS magnets & water bottles) before and after the concerts on December 18th (4th Grade Chorus). Volunteers need to be able to arrive by 6:15pm on concert nights. Each volunteer will be able to reserve two seats in the all purpose room prior to working at the concession table. We need three volunteers for each concert. Volunteers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Email us if you are interested.

Geography Bee
January 5th
There is a mandatory meeting for all geography bee class representatives on December 21st at 2:40pm.

The Geography Bee will take place during the school day on January 5th. Grade specific times will be announced shortly.


Winter Club Information

Registration for the Winter Club Session will open up in the new year, after we return from Winter Break. Keep an eye out on your inbox and on social media for the sign up link.

It is anticipated that Early Bird/After School Winter Clubs will begin starting the week of January 22nd.

4th and 5th grade Pennsylvania Snow Pass
Kids Ski Practically Free in PA 
(And you don't have to live in PA)

The 2017-2018 Pennsylvania 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass!

Program is a non-transferable and non-refundable swipe card which entitles the 4th & 5th grader to whom it is issued to obtain their complimentary First Time Ski/Snowboard Package (one-day lift ticket, lesson & rental equipment), at participating Pennsylvania Ski Resorts during the 2017-2018 season. Plus you get three complimentary one day child lift tickets at each participating resort during the season. This program also offers one Adult Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package at 50% off retail value. There is a one time $35 (if before December 1st) or $40 (December 1st or after) processing fee for each card. For more information as well as the online application to complete please click here.

Looking for Potential Pictures for Yearbook!

The yearbook committee needs your help! They would like to present to you some ways that parents and staff can share their pictures with the committee for consideration for the yearbook.

Option #1: You can install the Entourage Yearbooks App which is secure and is available on Android and Apple.

Option #2: You can simply email the photos to the corresponding event email address listed in this document. This document contains a listing of all the 'events' we created on the yearbook website. Next to each event is an email address. All you need to do is copy that email address and enter it into any email client and then attach your photos to the email and hit send. Please do NOT drag and drop and embed your photos into the email. You need to click the 'paperclip' icon and add the photos as an attachment in order for them to get to us on the website. This method requires no installing of apps or additional plug in features. 

We hope these options are helpful to all and we are sure everyone's photo contributions will be helpful to our yearbook committee when putting together this years book.

Yearbooks & Booster Messages On SALE!!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!

Yearbook and booster messages will all be done ONLINE ONLY and are available now thru December 21st!!! 

Between December 22nd and January 31st yearbooks and booster messages may be purchased for a higher cost. After January 31st we will no longer be accepting orders and there will NOT be any books available to purchase on the last day of school. So don't delay and order today!!!!

For pricing and ordering please click on the Yearbooks & Boosters link in the upper left hand menu of this page.

Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you to everyone that came to visit and purchase items at the fall book fair. 
Our Book Fair Raffle Winners are:
Student Winner --- Evan Skinner received the book Wonder and Movie Tickets
Teacher Winner --- Mrs. Anderson
Volunteer Winner --- Ana De Campos

From the book fair our school earned close to $3,500 combined in cash and scholastic dollars which will be used to provide the students with many wonderful opportunities around the school.

Also, thank you to all of those families that came out to Habit Burger & Grill in Mercer Mall in early November. We are happy to announce that sales for that night grossed over $700. As a result the PTO received a check for $141.00


  
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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