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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

February 13th
 - Board of Education Meeting - 7pm - Lawrence High School
February 14th - Pretzelgrams and Wear Red or Pink Spirit Day
February 15th - School Closed - Professional Development Day
February 18th - School Closed - Presidents Day
March 4th thru 11th - American Heart Association Events During Extension - More Details to follow
March 8th - 4th Grade Field Trip
March 9th - St. Baldrick Day at Amalfi's
March 12th - Class Photos
March 13th - Board of Education Mtg - 7pm - LHS
March 28th - 30th - Alice In Wonderland Jr. Musical - 7pm


2019 LIS Super Shavers

It's that time of the year again!!! Join our LIS Super Shavers 2019 St. Baldrick's team to help raise money for research for childhood cancer and to rid the world of this terrible disease.

Did you know?
  • 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
Not ready to shave your head yet? That is ok. Please consider supporitng our LIS SUper Shavers Team with a donation. Any donational amount, large or small, makes a difference. Click here to donate.

The Big Shave will occur at Amalfi's Restaurant on Saturday March 9th. Last year LIS raised over $30,000. Let's see if we could beat that this year! Sign up here to join the team or to donate on behalf of a classmate. We will be doing more fundraising, so listen to announcements for more information as well.

American Heart Association Events

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!!!

4th grades should go to HEART.ORG/Kidsheartchallenge and follow the online sign up instructions.

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. A packet with additional information along with the thank you gift list went home with all students last week. 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. More details will be coming out soon. For now the schedule of events is as follows:
  • 6A&D Ninja Warrior - March 4th
  • 6B&C Ninja Warrior - March 5th
  • 4A Jump Rope - March 6th
  • 4B Jump Rope - March 7th
  • 5A Hoops for Heart - March 8th
  • 5B Hoops for Heart - March 11th

4th Grade Service Project
EASEL Animal Shelter Donations!

Come help EASEL animal shelter by donating any spare change you have or gently used or new cat or dog items you have!!

Collection bins will be in the cafeteria from now until February 22nd.

Things Needed (New or Gently Used):
Cat and/or dog toys, towels, sheets, blankets
pillow, dog leashes, plastic or metal spoons, forks and knives


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.

Future President Needed!

We are looking for a PTO president for 2019 - 2020 school year and beyond! 

Anyone that may be interested please contact us. If you are hesitant about taking on this position solo then grab a friend and do it together. We've had co-presidents in the past.  

We would like to get next year's person/people lined up now so they can work with us this year as things come up so once they are off and running themselves next year it will be a smooth and relaxing adventure!  Anyone interested please email us.

LTEF Goes to NJ Devils

Join the LTEF at the New Jersey Devils Game on Sunday, February 17th at 6pm. The Devils will be playing the Buffalo Sabres. For each ticket sold through this link, the LTEF will receive $5! Buy your tickets today.









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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