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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.


Lawrence Science & Engineering Fair

Registration is now open for students in grades 4th thru 8th!! 

The 2017 Lawrence Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the 
LAWRENCE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Click here to register!  Don't delay because registration closes on February 5th!

General information about the science fair can be found on their website.

Judging will be at the Lawrence Intermediate School, on Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Saturday Schedule - The Science & Engineering Fair will be open from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, with lots of hands-on demonstrations to do and cool experiment display boards to ponder.  There will be no judging on Saturday during the Fair, therefore all display boards will be open for viewing from 10:00-12:00.  The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 11:45 pm on Saturday.

We are also looking for baked good contributions to sell at the snack table during the science fair. If anyone is interested in contributing any individually wrapped items for us to sell (in any quantity) please email us at lisptocommunications@gmail.com.



LIS Night Out at Rider
                                        February 3rd

Friday February 3rd will be "LIS Night Out at Rider University" to watch the Men's Basketball team take on Iona College at 7pm.

Tickets for students and adults are $4.00 each. Permission slip/order forms were sent home with students. If you need another one it can be found here. Deadline to order tickets is Wednesday January 25th.


Last Week To Register for Winter Early Bird & After School Club!

The session will begin on Tuesday, January 31st and run through March 24th (which includes 2 make-up week, if needed); except for session 3 of soccer which doesn't end until March 29th.

Online registration ends on Friday January 27th (or when a club reaches its maximum enrollment; whichever comes first).

All club payments must be made online at the time that you register your child for the club. No payments of ANY TYPE will be accepted to the PTO through school. 

Click here to register!  

Also, please note, any child that has a remaining balance from prior Clubs will NOT be able to enroll in Winter clubs. If you have a balance due please submit your payment using Paypal. Paypal payments should be made out to lisclubs@gmail.com  If you have any questions please contact the club committee at Lisclubs@gmail.com

Students can do a walk-in registration during the first week of clubs (January 30th thru February 3rd), if there's space available. Walk in's need to submit a copy of their LIS PTO Student Club Payment Receipt Form to club leaders at the first club meeting.


February Dates to Remember


February 7th - Jump Rope For Heart - 4th & 5th Graders - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 8th - Board of Education Meeting - LHS Library. Public portion of the meeting begins at 7PM.

February 17th - No School UNLESS the day is needed as a make-up day for a day on which schools were closed due to inclement weather or other situation.

February 20th - No School - Presidents' Day

February 22nd - Drop Off Science Fair Projects & Judging - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

February 23rd - Hoops for Heart - 6th Graders - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 25th - Science Fair at LIS - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 



A Soldier's Hand

Our mission is to touch the hands and hearts of each man and woman serving our country, unit by unit, through a personalized gift of skincare. A Soldier's Hands came to LIS last week and made a presentation at each of the three grades morning meetings.

Our school is collecting change, coins, to give to A Soldier's Hands. They will take the funds to purchase things like hand cream, sunscreen, lip balm and other special surprises. Volunteers will package up these products into individual care packages and ship them off to soldiers and sailors. Many times these packages are the only mail received by soldiers during their entire deployment.

Here is the link to the website for more information. LIS will be collecting money at lunch time for the month of January and some of February. If you would like to contribute have your child bring their change with them to lunch and place in the bucket.


American Heart Association Events
February 7th & February 23rd

Our Jump Rope for Heart event for 4th and 5th grade students is on February 7th at LIS from 6:00-7:30pm. See the letter that was sent home to students along with their collection envelopes. Collection envelopes
should be returned no later than February 6th.

Our Hoops for Heart event for 6th graders will take place on February 23rd at LIS from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Over the last 20 years, LIS students have raised over $220,000 for the American Heart Association. We have also been recognized as the top fundraiser 8 times over the 20 year span.   Our goal this year is to raise over $20,000 combined.

Each participant needs to fill out and submit a parent permission slip. Please return slip to the Health and Physical Ed teacher ASAP. Also any parent interested in volunteering to help at the event please check off the box on the
permission slip indicating such.

Once students turn in their permission slip they can begin fundraising. A new and easier way to fundraise is to register online and email friends and family they know to help raise funds. Specific directions on how to get started were included in the packet they received at school. 

Once it is time to turn in their fundraising totals they should print their donation report and place it in their pledge envelope and return it to school. Don't forget to fill out their t-shirt size on the envelope or online.


Yearbook Sale!!!
8 Days Left to Order!

Order your yearbook now before it's too late. This year yearbooks will be ordered ONLINE ONLY! We will NOT be accepting cash or checks for yearbook orders.

To order a yearbook please click here.
Yearbooks cost $25.00 and can be ordered until January 31st.

After January 31st you will NO LONGER be able to order a yearbook.. And this year we will NOT have extra yearbooks available on the last day of school to purchase! So if you do not pre-order one now your child will not be able to get one in June.

We are still taking orders for booster messages for the 2016-17 LIS all-school yearbook! Parents can write messages to their children; kids can write messages to their friends, or even one for the whole LIS community! Messages should be no longer than five sentences and cost $10 from an adult and $5 from an LIS student. (Funds help offset yearbook costs and end-of-school activities.)

Visit the Yearbook page of our website for more details.





Student Council Happenings

The next Student Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday February 1st at 8am.

The school store is open every Thursday from 8:20 - 8:30am for students to make purchases of items like pencils, erasers, sharpeners, etc.

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS:
Friday February 3rd -  Jersey Day

SERVICE PROJECT INFORMATION:
- Glad Dog Nation- We are collecting stuffed animals that will be made into safe dog toys. See their 
website to learn more. Please consider donating some old stuffed animals you may have in your home and bringing them to Mrs. Axenroth's class where there will be a box for donations.


LIS Super Shavers

- 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

Join our LIS Super Shavers 2017 St. Baldrick's team to help raise money for more research to rid the world of this terrible disease.

The Big Shave will occur at Amalfi's Restaurant on Saturday March 11th

To join our team, visit the website or search for the Lawrence Intermediate School Super Shavers Team on the Main St. Baldrick page.

We will be doing more fundraising, so listen to announcements for more information.

Last year LIS raised $34,756.18. Let's see if we could beat that this year!  For more information see Mrs. Tarasov, Mrs. Schwartz or Mrs. McHugh.

Night With the New Jersey Devils

The Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF) is excited to announce a Night with the New Jersey Devils on  Friday, February 3rd at 7:30pm.  
Use Promo Code: LAWRENCE - Purchase your ticket now to receive:


LTEF 7th Annual Handbag Bingo
Tickets on Sale NOW!

Handbag Bingo, is the only event-based fundraiser that Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF) holds.
 It will be held on March 10th at Education Testing Services and tickets are $40. Admission includes 3 bingo cards per game for 8 games of Bingo.  There are games, raffles, prizes and more.  All bingo game prizes are genuine designer handbags. The event has a cash bar.  Coffee and desserts are included.  All attendees also receive a swag bag of goodies!  It's a fun night out!

All funds that are raised are used to fund programs in our schools.  A listing of these programs from this past Fall can be found here.
 
For more details as well as instructions on how to order your tickets please click here.



Pictures Please!

THANK YOU to everyone that has sent in photos thus far!!

The Yearbook Committee continues to appreciate some photo contributions that we could possibly include in this year's yearbook. 

Some specific events we would like to get high quality (not cell phone) photos from are the Back to School Rally's in August and the House Parties in September and any Halloween parties that took place in your child's classroom or any photos you may take during the Musical Concerts or any Thanksgiving/Holiday Classroom Parties or Geography Bee. If you have photos you would like to submit please either email them to us at lisptocommunications@gmail.com or you can upload them to our shared yearbook site located here.



Volunteers Needed
Sign Up Using Our Online Volunteer Sign Up Database

We need more volunteers to sign up for:

Pretzelgram Day - Feb. 14th in the AM

Science Fair - Feb. 22nd (judging night) & Feb. 25th from 10am - 12pm

Spring Book Fair - April 19th thru 21st

If you -- or a spouse, relative, friend or neighbor -- are available to help at any of our events, please sign up using the volunteer database link.  Once on the Volunteer page, click the link to enter your email address. You'll get an email with a link to your own personal volunteer page, which will allow you to sign up for anything that might interest you.  The database contains a brief descriptions of each event and dates the are scheduled to occur.

If you have any problems signing up online, you can email the PTO for assistance.


SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS & LABELS!!!!
 


Box Tops and Labels equal money for our school. It's an easy way to help our school get exciting new educational tools and supplies for the classrooms.  
The top class in each grade/team who have the highest average box tops per student will receive a water ice party in June.  
Details about how to submit your box tops as well as collection sheets and other interesting options can be found be clicking "Box Tops and Labels for Education" from the left side menu.


  
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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