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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.
Attention 5th graders: 

Due to the impending weather forecast the 5th grade picnic originally scheduled for Friday June 16th has been moved to tomorrow Thursday June 15th. Same location and time just a day earlier.
Please note the Kona Truck that was to be at the picnic can not make it on Thursday but will come to the school on Friday as originally scheduled so that the 5th graders can still get their water ice.


June Dates to Remember

June 14th - 5th Grade Awards - (Team "A" at 9am and Team "B" at 10am)

June 14th - Board of Education Meeting - 7pm - LHS Library

June 15th - 6th Grade Awards - (Team "A" at 9am and Team "B" at 10am)

June 19th -  6th grade End of Year Talent Show - 1:30pm - All Purpose Room

June 20th - Last Day of School - Pinning Ceremony - Early Dismissal - Lunch Served

June 28th - Board of Education Meeting - 7pm - At Every Child Valued (175 Johnson Avenue i)

August 30th - 7th Grade Orientation

Last Call - Trenton Thunder Gift Certificates!

The Trenton Thunder has given us gift certificates good for 4 tickets to any of the remaining Trenton Thunder home games this season (2017). All you need to do is bring the certificate to the ticket office or call them by phone to check availability for a specific game that you would like to attend.

These gift certificates have a face value of $48.00. We are selling them as a fundraiser for only $30.00!! This means that a family of 4 can go to a ball game for just $30.00 that's less than $8.00 a ticket!!

Tickets will be delivered to you via your child's backpack and are available on a first come first serve basis. So don't delay click here to order your tickets today before they are all gone!!! 


4th Grade Field Trip: Historical Lawrenceville

This trip is part of the Social Studies curriculum which focuses on the state of NJ and local community. Students will take a bus ride to many historical places in town. The trip will take place on four different dates (see below for a listing of which class is going on which day) from 9:00 - 11:45am. Students will eat lunch at LIS so there is no need for them to bring anything special to eat for the trip. There is no cost for this trip and chaperones are NOT needed!!

Friday, June 16th - Watson, Annese, Kochis, and Petrone


4th Grade Picnic Info

The picnic will be held at Central Park on June 14th (rain date - June 15th) either in the AM or the PM (depending on what team your student's class is in).

Students will walk to the park for the picnic where there will be food, fun and free play time.  Each student will receive two slices of plain pizza or they can bring a bagged lunch. ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DRINKS!!

Students can also bring a beach towel or blanket to sit on, sunscreen, water bottle, baseball glove, plastic ball and bat, soccer balls, basketballs, cards, board games, and/or frisbees. NO ELECTRONICS!!!

During the second half of the day students will be watching a movie in their classroom and all homeroom coordinators have been asked to provide "smart popcorn" for the class to have during the movie.


5th Grade Picnic Info.

5th Grades will be walking to Central Park on THURSDAY JUNE 15TH (NEW DATE!!). They will leave at 9am and leave the park to return to school at approximately 1pm. 

Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own lunch for the day.  Please make sure no glass is sent with your child's lunch.  The PTO will be funding the Kona Ice Truck on Friday June 16th so the students can have a yummy ice cold treat!!

The entire event will be spent outdoors. Students should wear sunscreen and proper clothing of the day. They should bring a towel or small blanket to sit on. No electronic devices should be brought to the picnic.  We are asking for 2 chaperone's per homeroom to help with supervision for our picnic.

Students are encouraged to bring any kind of sporting goods equipment they will want for outdoor play with a couple of exceptions.  No wheeled items such as skateboards or skates are permitted.  In addition students will NOT be allowed to play baseball or softball because of the necessary protective gear every player would need.  Whiffle ball may be played instead.  Students will also have an opportunity to play basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton and lacrosse (tennis ball in place of a real hard lacrosse ball). In the event of rain we will stay at LIS and enjoy a day filled with indoor activities.



6th Grade Picnic Photos


We had some great parent photographers at the 6th grade picnic last week.  You can browse through the MANY photos that they took by clicking here.




Box Tops for Education Results!

Congratulations to the following classes for winning this year's box top contest

4th grade - Mr. Karlson's  Class
5th grade - Ms. Mara/Bushelow's Class
6th grade - Ms. Tkacs' Class

Thank you to all the parents that have taken the time to contribute box tops.  Over the course of this school year we have raised approximately $1500. from box top contributions!

The winning classes will celebrate with water ice on the playground or in the cafeteria (depending on weather) at 2pm on Tuesday June 13th.

We need two parent helpers to scoop and serve the water ice. If you are available from 1:45 until 2:45 on the 13th and would like to help scoop please email us as soon as possible.

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Continue to earn box top credit for our school all summer long by participating in this online reward opportunities.

Enter the Get Ready for Summer Sweepstakes. 10 Schools will each win 2500 BONUS box tops!

Shop Rite is also running a box top special this month. Buy six participating products at Shop Rite using your registered Price Plus card and our school will get 25 extra e-boxtops and be entered in a drawing to win an additional 25,000 e-boxtops. Click this link to register your Price Plus card if it is  not already registered as well as to learn more information about this great opportunity.

Earn extra cash for your school!  Look  for Bonus Box Tops opportunities at a store near you.

And finally many of the box top products you can find in any store now have bonus box tops on them. Some box tops labels are worth 4 or 5 times their normal value and all you have to do is cut them out like normal and send them in! So keep an eye on all your packages for bonus box tops!!!

An updated list of box top products for the new year can be found here.


LIS Student Win Memorial Day Essay Contest

Jonathan Jacob a 6th grader in Mrs. Neirotti's class won first place in the Lawrence Memorial Day Essay Competition. He was invited to read his essay at the Memorial Day Ceremony held at Lawrence Veterans Park on Saturday, May 27th. Afterwards Jonathan got to meet and have his photo taken with the mayor of Lawrenceville. 

Congratulations Jonathan!


Every Kid In A Park - Free Pass for 4th Graders

4th Grade National Park Passes!!  

Hey fourth graders! See America's natural wonders and historic sites for free.  Every Kid in a Park - you and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters from now until the end of August.  Explore ancient dwellings. See a waterfall taller than a building. Stay close to home, or travel somewhere new. Now's the perfect time for an unforgettable outing. All 4th graders should visit the website to print your FREE pass.


Besides needing helpers to scoop water ice for the box top party on June 13th (see above for more information) we are in need of some other volunteers for some upcoming events this month as well as positions that need to be filled for next year.

1. We are looking for three or four parents to help scoop water ice at our end of the year music parties. Parents would need to arrive at 2:15. Students will be coming to get their water ice around 2:35. We should be finished serving and cleaned up by approximately 3:15pm. Parties will take place on June 13th (4th grade), June 14th (5th grade), and June 15th (6th grade). We will take volunteers on a first come first selected basis. If you are available and would like to help please email us and we will be in touch with those that are selected. Thank you!

2. Directory Co-Chair - Looking ahead to the fall and next school year we are in need of a co-chair for our School Directory. This is an activity that gets up and running around mid August and is done by mid October. All of the work is done from the comfort of your home and deals with alot of data importing and entry, spreadsheet creating, QC'ing data and dealing with our directory company and the school's front office to get the information you need to get the directory created. If this is something you may be interested in please contact us.

3. Box Top Chair Person - We are looking for someone that would like to pick up box tops from school, count and submit them to the box top company and track each classes box top contributions over the course of the school year. This individual will also be responsible for providing contributions to the weekly e-newsletter (i.e. - sweepstake information, recipes using box top ingredient, special offers, etc. All found on the box top website). And finally the chair person is responsible for ordering and participating in the water ice party in June at school. If interested please email us. 

4. Gear/Apparel Chair Person - We need someone to chair our gear/apparel sale which starts at the end of August and runs thru the end of September with items being distributed at school in October. We have a local vendor that we work with that sets up the website with all the items and she arranges with the chair person to get the order at school and sort it to all the classrooms. This event does start before school even begins but is over by mid October. All our ordering is done online so there is no money involved. There is only a need for a flyer to be created and copied and distributed at school thru the backpacks to all the students and staff. Please email us if you would like to be responsible for this.

5. Finally at the moment we are looking for two individuals; one to shadow our treasurer and the other to shadow our secretary. Both of these positions are held by parents that have 6th graders next year so after next year they will need someone to take over their position. It would be great if that someone was able to act as an assistant and shadow the current treasurer or secretary this upcoming year so that when they took over next year by themselves they would understand better what to do. If interested please let us know.


Volunteers Needed for 2017-2018 School Year

We are looking for parents that wish to join the PTO Board as well as chair or co-chair a committee next year. If you are interested in joining our team please email us. We're sure we can find something that you would be interested in and that can work with your schedule and strengths.


  
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 current year can be found here.  As well as the Board of Education has approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar.







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