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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.

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

October 16th - PTO Meeting - 7pm - LIS Library

October 17th & 18th - Individual Student Photos

October 17th - Board of Education joint meeting with the Lawrence Town Council.                           4th Grade Students that participated in Invent-A-Mania will present their projects to the board!  The joint portion of the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Lawrence Municipal Building at 2211 Lawrenceville Rd (Rt 206). After the joint part of the meeting, the BOE will move to another room within the building to continue the business portion of the meeting.

October 20th - ALL NEW! "Come Out West to LIS" Family Fest & Food Drive for 4th Graders & Families 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

November 3rd - "Come Out To The West at LIS" Harvest Festival & Food Drive for 5th & 6th Graders ONLY 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

November 8th - 10th - School Closed - Professional Development Day & Teacher Convention

November 8th - Board of Ed Meeting - The public portion of the meeting begins at 7PM. The meeting is held in the Lawrence High School library. 

November 14th - American Education Week - 4th Grade Open House - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

November 15th - American Education Week - 5th/6th Grade Open House - 10:00am - 2:00pm 


PTO Meeting - Monday October 16th

Everyone is invited to our first PTO meeting of the school year. Come out and meet the board and find out what we do. Find out how you can be involved too! 

Meeting starts at 7pm in the library. There will also be some door prizes given away. Every person that attends gets a chance to win!

Plus, water bottles and magnets will be available to purchase if you missed out on getting yours. They are $5.00 each.  Plus there may be some other LIS goodies available to purchase as well; you never know what we might have available!

This is one of only two meetings we hold through out the school year so we hope many of you can join us and get involved in all the great stuff that will be going on throughout the school year.


Come Out to the West at LIS
Family Festival and Food Drive


4th Graders and Families -- October 20th 6:30 - 8:00

5th & 6th Graders ONLY  -- November 3rd 6:30 - 8:00


Come out and join your friends. There will be lots of fun activities like:
  • Music
  • Contests
  • Food/Drinks
  • Board Games & Corn Hole
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Arts 'n Crafts
  • Lacrosse & Soccer Stations
  • Western Costume Optional - There will be a prize for the most original western costume. Wear your cowboy boots and hats, best flannel shirt and jeans. Please note NO toy guys or weapons or holsters allowed as part of your costume.   
Cost is $8.00 per FAMILY for the 4th grade event payable by cash at the door.
Parent MUST accompany 4th grade students for the entire event. This is NOT a drop off event for 4th graders!!!

Cost is $8.00 PER STUDENT (LIS ONLY) for the 5th & 6th grade event payable by cash at the door. This is a Drop off event for 5th & 6th Graders ONLY!! Drop off: main entrance. Pick up in the cafeteria. Parents MUST come inside to pick up their 5th or 6th grader!

Also we will have a food drive at BOTH festivals so please bring at least one can or boxed item with you to put in the donation box in the lobby. All donations will be delivered to Home Front. Every individual that brings an item will receive a raffle ticket for a prize! We will raffle a prize each night!

Volunteers are needed to help at these event as well as food donations are needed too.  Without volunteers these events will not be possible!

Food can be brought with your child to school on the day of their event, or dropped off at the office anytime that day or brought with you if you are volunteering.

4th Grade Sign Up to volunteer and/or donate food:

5th/6th Grade Sign Up to volunteer and/or donate food:


Fall Conference Information

Fall Conferences will be held October 16th, 17th, 20th, and 21st.

This year "On-line Conferences"  will be available for parents/guardians of 4th, 5th & 6th grade students starting on November 1st.  Sign up will be available through Genesis. Details will be posted soon on the district website and in future e-newsletters.

Dining Night Out at Habit
November 6th - 5pm - 8pm

Join us for this yummy proceed fundraiser. Visit the Habit Burger Grill located in Mercer Mall next to DSW on Monday November 6th from 5pm - 8pm and present this flyer when ordering and enjoy some delicious Charburgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes. 20% of the receipt sales generated with the flyer will be donated back to the PTO to help them raise funds for new playground equipment!!


Early Bird Soccer Club
Session #3 - Space Still Available

Early Bird Soccer Club - Session #3 will be held on Tuesdays & Wednesdays  11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 11/15, 11/21, and 11/22.  Space is still available so don't delay and sign up now to be part of the fun.


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:

Book Fair   - Our first book fair is one month away and we have only 10 helpers. This is not enough volunteers to keep the book fair open during all the times we have previously. Without enough staff the book fair hours will be shortened considerably. Please consider helping out.
Help needed during the School Day and after school on 1/2 days (November 16th thru November 22nd and April 18th thru April 20th) and one evening in the Fall and one in the Spring

Homeroom Coordinators - LAST CALL!!! Every class needs at least one homeroom parent.  95% of what homeroom coordinators do can be done form the comfort of your home. 
The following classes still need a homeroom coordinator: Blake, Bleich, Dennion, & Lattimer - If we don't get a coordinator for these classes then these students will not be able to have many extra special classroom activities taking place in their class over the course of the year.

Science Fair - Judge Coordinator needed for the evening of February 8th and volunteers for set up and concessions on Fair day on Saturday February 10th in the AM.

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

Pretzelgram - We still need MANY  helpers to help sort orders (evening task) and help also needed to stuff and distribute Pretzels during the school day in the morning on February 14th. If this committee does not reach it's necessary numbers we will have to cancel this event.

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.  We have over 900 families in our community if everyone could give even just one hour of their time it would be greatly appreciated.


YEARBOOKS ON SALE!!

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

Between December 22nd and January 31st yearbooks and booster messages may be purchased for a higher cost. 

Yearbooks must be pre-purchased. We do NOT have extra books available at the end of the school year for students/faculty to purchase.

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

Picking Up Pieces For Puerto Rico!!

Puerto Rico has gone through a lot of natural disasters. They need help!!! Please help the Hootie Helpers by donating supplies for Puerto Rico. Here are a couple of things you can donate: bottled water, baby wipes, canned foods, towels and hand sanitizer. Drop off all the stuff that you have at the main entrance lobby of the school. Please note: we are only collecting supplies up until October 19th!!!

Honk Jr. The Musical

LIS will be presenting HONK, Jr on March 8 - 10, 2018.  The mandatory interest meeting for all potential 5th or 6th grade participants will be Wednesday October 25th from 3:45 - 4:45pm.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium. 

Please make sure a parent/guardian can pick you up at 4:45 after the meeting ends.  No transportation will be provided.

Any student interested in being involved in the musical should attend the meeting.  If you're interested in being cast in a role, being in the chorus, participating in stage crew, painting sets, being an usher, ANYTHING, you should come to the meeting to find out more information.

All information about auditions, as well as audition material, will be handed out at this time.

In order to attend the meeting, you MUST complete the Google Form located on Ms. Watson, Ms. Kochis or Ms. Ploener's teacher pages.  If you do not complete the Google form by Sunday October 22, you will not be allowed to attend the information meeting. The Google form can also be found here.


  
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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