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!!! 

2018 Spring Conferences April 18, 19, 20

Grades 4 and 5 - On Line Spring Conference sign up will be available on April 3, 2018 and close on Friday April 13, 2018.

Grade 6 - Unlike the fall, there will be not be online sign up for Grade 6 Spring Conferences. However, each family will receive a notice either requesting a conference or letting you know that no conference is needed at this time. Please look for a letter in your email from March 19th at around 5:00pm regarding 6th grade conferences.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can  empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  ( Trailer:

Parents and students in grades four thru twelve are invited to view this inspiring documentary right here in our own town!!!  On Thursday April 5th at 7pm in the auditorium at the High School the Lawrence Intermediate School PTO is hosting this event for FREE!!! Even though this event is free we ask that you RSVP in advance so that we have room for all. Please RSVP using this link:

At the event we also will be giving away a large quantity of Circle by Disney devices as door prizes.   With the Circle device, parents can filter content, limit online screen time and set a bedtime for every device in the home. Circle Home pairs wirelessly with your home Wi-Fi and allows you to manage every device on your network. Simply set a Bed Time for a specific device and when the times comes the devices will disconnect from the Wi-Fi. See their website to learn ALL that Circle can do!!

Also additional Information regarding the Screenager documentary can be found on their website:

We hope to see you all on April 5th at the high school.

Important Dates to Remember

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

April 13th - Jazz Fest - Lawrence High School - 7pm

Session 3 Early Bird Soccer 
Registration & Walk In's Accepted

Session 3 of Early Bird Soccer starts this Tuesday March 6th and there is still space available to sign up. Click here to register online. If you are a walk in please remember to hand in your payment and club registration form on the first session.

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 Also you can visit for a calendar of their peak season operating hours as well as a listing of all that the park has to offer!

Yearbook Pictures Needed

We are looking for pictures from the 6th grade field trip as well as Early Bird and After School Club pictures to possibly use in the yearbook.

If you have pictures from the 6th grade trip to the Franklin Institute please email them to ( - Enter this address into the "To" field of your email client.

Instructors particularly if you have pictures from your Early Bird and/or After School Club Sessions please email them to ( - Enter this address into the "To" field of your email client.

Please note submitting pictures does not guarantee that they will be included in the yearbook. Thank you for your assistance.

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 ( 5th grade Mr. Boggs ( 6th grade Mr. Barrett (

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.