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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

June 10th - Instrumental Concert - 7pm & Scoops N Swirls Fundraiser

June 11th - 4th Grade Historical Trip - 4A

June 12th - 4th Grade Historical Trip - 4B

June 12th - 6th Grade Talent Show - 1:30pm 

June 12th - Box Top Water Ice Party for Top Class in Each Grade - 2pm

June 12th - Board of Education Meeting - 7pm

June 14th - Unity Day (3rd Graders) & 6th Grade Send Off Picnic - New Date!!!

June 17th - 5th Grade Picnic (Rain Date - June 18th)

June 18th - 3rd Annual LIS at Trenton Thunder Baseball Game & 4th Grade Awards/VIP Assembly  

June 19th - 4th Grade Picnic & 5th Grade Awards/VIP Assembly

June 20th - 6th Grade Awards/VIP Assembly, Early Dismissal (Lunch Served)

June 21st - Early Dismissal (Lunch Served), Yearbooks Distributed and Pinning Ceremony for 6th Grade

Box Top Winner Celebration!!!

We still need box top water ice volunteers.

Congratulations to:
4th Grade - Ms. Krainaker's Class
5th Grade - Ms. Stewart's Class
6th Grade - Ms. Tkac's Class

Students from each of these classes will be called down to the blacktop area around 2:15pm on June 12th for water ice.

We need three volunteers to help serve the water ice and one of them to pick it up at Captain Paul's. Interested parents should email us. If we don't get enough volunteers signed up by Monday night June 10th we will have to cancel the event.

Volunteers for End of the Year Events
We need two or three volunteers from each grade to help scoop water ice for the music parties.

Parents are needed from 2:15 - 3:00, Please click here to sign up.
              • June 17th - 6th Grade
              • June 18th - 4th Grade
              • June 19th - 5th Grade
Music parties are for students that participated in chorus, pitch black,  hand chimes, band, orchestra or jazz band.



Extra Music Rehearsal Schedule


Monday June 10 - Extended rehearsal Jazz Band and Chamber strings 2-3:20

Instrumental Concert is on Monday, June 10 - please report to back to LIS by 6:30 wearing LIS instrumental shirt or solid black shirt and black pants, shorts or skirt.


Summer Garden

We are seeking local families who are willing to donate 1 hour of time this summer to water and weed the garden. Anyone can sign up!! 

The task is simple just stop by the school 2 or 3 times during your designated week and water the flowers and plants with the hose that is already there. Only takes about 10 - 15 minutes of your time each visit.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will send you directions.

As a thank you for helping any veggies that are ripe and ready for picking when you come to weed and water is yours for the taking.

Fresh home grown fruits and vegetables. What could better on a nice sunny summer day!

Important 4th Grade Information

In case you forgot to hand in your permission slip here is a 
link for the Lawrence Historic Walking Trip on either June 11th or 12th.

Also here is a link to the 4th Grade Picnic permission slip.

Please return both as soon as possible if you haven't already.

And finally, 4th grade homeroom coordinators please remember to bring your classrooms Smartfood Popcorn to school next week if you have not already done so. Thank you to those who have.

6th Grade Picnic Volunteers & Donations Needed!!
Due to the impending rain the 6th grade picnic (and Unity Day) have been rescheduled to Friday June 14th. All else remains the same!!!

Only 4 days until the 6th grade picnic. The sign up sheet for food still has TONS of openings!!  Thank you to all those that signed up but we need everyone to sign up and contribute. We also especially need many more coolers to keep the salads and meats cold. Sign up here.

For those of you that may not have experienced or heard about the 6th grade picnic before it is a HUGE event. We will be cooking and feeding over 300 students. They will spend the entire day (June 14th) at Central Park playing games, listening to music and hanging out with their friends and making great memories to last a lifetime. BUT we can't do this without LOTS of volunteers and LOTS of donations.

The PTO provides two proteins for every child (hot dog, hamburger or veggie burger) and the PTO provides the music and a special fun entertainment treat. But all the other food and the cooking and serving is all done by 6th grade parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/college siblings. We need everyone's help!!! If every family member could sign up for at least TWO items from the food list we would be set.

Items can come to school with students on June 14th and we will transport the food to the park or if you are volunteering you are more then welcome to just bring the items with you when you come to the park to volunteer.

And surprisingly we still need about another 2 dozen volunteers to help during the day. Please consider signing up. It's fun, it's easy and if your child doesn't want you around them don't worry we are not near them except when they come by to get food so you won't 'embarrass' them. :)

Let's make this event one they will remember for a long time!! Please donate and volunteer!!

And finally for those that need another copy, the 6th grade picnic permission slip can be found here.


3rd Annual Trenton Thunder Event

We have some tickets still left for the Trenton Thunder game. They will be sold on a first come first serve basic. They are $11.00 each.

Parents that previously purchased tickets please note they are coming home in your child's backpack this week. They will be in a white envelope, please look out for them.

LIS will be attending their 3rd Annual Night Out at Trenton Thunder on June 18th. All students in attendance will be able to go on the field during the 7th inning stretch to sing Take Me Out to the ball game. It's also kids eat free night and $1.00 hot dogs for all others!! See the flyer for 
details.  
We have some tickets still left for the Trenton Thunder game. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis. They are $11.00 each.

Parents that previously purchased tickets please note they are coming home in your child's backpack this week. They will be in a white envelope, please look out for them.

5th Grade Picnic

Any 5th grader that has not yet returned their permission slip and needs a new one can find one 
here. Please return permissions as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

The 5th grade picnic will take place on Monday June 17th at Central Park.

The picnic will take place from 9am till 1pm. Students will be walking from the school to the park. The permission slip contains the list of items students should take with them to the park.

Two parents from each homeroom are also needed as chaperones at the picnic. There is a spot on the permission slip to sign up to chaperone.

Attention Upcoming 7th grade Parents/Guardians

 
June 12th - Rising 7th Grade Parent Orientation - LMS Auditorium - 9:00am - 10:30am
 
August 7th Grade Orientation - LMS
9:00am - 11:30am (studentys Only) - 10:30am-11:30am Parents
 
September 4th - Open House 5:00pm - 6:00pm
School will be open to students to walk their schedule or try their lockers.

Chapter Books Needed!

Every year Eldridge Park Elementary School here in Lawrence does a free book swap between all the students at the end of the year to ensure that all students have some new reading material for over the summer.
 
Third graders particularly like chapter books like Magic Tree House and Weird School and other books of that nature. Unfortunately chapter books are not something they get many donations of, so if your child has outgrown and would like to part with any 3rd grade level chapter books Eldridge Park School students would greatly appreciate your contributions. 

All you need to do is have your child bring the books to LIS and drop them in the PTO bin in the main office. You will truly make a third graders summer by making a donation of one of their favorite type of books that you no longer need.


Mixed Bag Designs Online Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that the LISPTO 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 LISPTO 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!!

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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