Deerfield April Newsletter

April 1st-30th

Calendar of Events

April 4th

Cookie Dough Fundraiser forms due

April 9th

Site Council 4:30 p.m.

Parents of Student of Color meeting 6:00 p.m.

PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

April 12th

Deerfield Dines-out Jason's Deli 4:00-9:00 p.m.

April 16th

Cookie Dough pick-up 3:00-6:00 p.m.

April 18th

PTO Swim Night, Lawrence Aquatic Center 5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 18th

Kindergarten Orientation

NO SCHOOL for currently enrolled kindergartners

April 19th

Kindergarten Orientation

NO SCHOOL for currently enrolled Kindergartners

April 19th

5th Grade bowling field trip 10:45-1:40

Deerfield Night Out LAUGH OUT LOUD 4:00-7:00 p.m.

April 22nd

Garden club ( 3rd, 4th, 5th) 3:15-4:00 p.m.

April 25th

4th Grade Music Program 6:30 p.m.

5th Grade Music Program 7:30 p.m.

Deerfield Dines-out Kona Ice 6:00-9:00 p.m.

April 30th

West Counselor's visit 5th Grade 1:00 p.m.

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Lawrence Public Schools Early Childhood Pre-K Program

Requirements

  • Children must live in the Lawrence Public Schools district area
  • Must be 4 years old before August, 31, 2019.

Cost

  • For those families who meet the following qualifications, there is no fee

Transportation

  • Parents provide their child’s transportation to and from the classroom.

Qualifications

  • Family is eligible for free lunch as based on 2019-2020 application for Child Nutrition Program Benefits
AND
  • child is not attending another preschool program*

*If your child is currently attending a preschool, the parent will need a referral letter from the child’s current preschool in order to enroll in Lawrence Public Schools’ program. Children not attending another preschool center will have first priority for enrollment.

OR

  • Family is eligible for reduced lunch as based on 2019-2020 application for Child Nutrition Program Benefits

AND

Meets at least one of the following:

  • Custodial parent is unmarried
  • Was born to a teen parent
  • Parent is lacking a high school diploma or GED
  • English is a child’s second language

Appropriate documentation must be on file to meet qualification requirements

  • Child qualifies for migrant status

Appropriate documentation must be on file to meet qualification requirements

  • Family is being referred by DCF

Appropriate documentation must be on file to meet qualification requirements

AND

  • Child is not attending another preschool program*

*If your child is currently attending a preschool, the parent will need a referral letter from the child’s current preschool in order to enroll in Lawrence Public Schools’ program. Children not attending another preschool center will have first priority for enrollment.

Please make sure to return your forms in a timely manner. Once your eligibility is determined and a spot is available, we will notify you with further information and provide the necessary papers needed to complete enrollment. Please call 832-5760 with any questions.

Early Childhood Peer Modeling Program 2019-20

Are you interested in having your child be a peer model for the Lawrenc Early Childhood Program? Read on...

Requirements for the program are:

· Must be age 3 by August 31, 2019

· Cannot be Kindergarten eligible – age 5 – before August 31, 2019

· Has been screened by Lawrence Public Schools and passed screening

· Must speak English fluently

· Child must be able to demonstrate age appropriate play, social behavior, speech, language, and motor skills

Hours:

· AM Sessions: 8:00 – 11:00 PM Sessions: 12:00 – 3:00

· 4 days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Cost:

· Peer model fee does not qualify for the school district fee waiver benefits.

· 4 day session - $150 per month

Transportation:

· Parents must provide their child’s transportation to and from the classroom.

Want to apply?

· Please go online to www.usd497.org and click on student registration under the apple icon.

· You will register for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lawrence Public Schools Early Childhood Programs at 785-832-5760. Thank you!

2018-2019 Yearbook

We are still accepting year book orders! Hurry and get yours! The yearbooks are $15.00. Cash or check accepted. Make checks payable to Deerfield Elementary with your child's name in the memo on check

4th & 5th Grade Music Program

April 25th


4th Grade: 6:30 p.m.

5th Grade: 7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation sessions will be held April 18th and 19th. If you have a child or know a child eligible for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact our office at 832-5660. KindergartenOrientation packets will be mailed to families by the end of March.


REMINDER: All current Kindergarten students WILL NOT have school on April 18th and 19th. We appreciate parent's cooperation during this time to welcome new students and families to Deerfield.

Charlie Maples headed to State Geography Bee!

After winning the Deerfield School Geography Bee on January 14, Charlie has qualified for the Kansas State Geography Bee. Charlie traveled to Abilene, Kansas on March 29 to compete against 99 other Kansas students in grades 4-9 for the chance to head to Washington DC for the National Championship. We are so proud of you Charlie! Congratulations!

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served from 7:35 to 7:50 am. Breakfast WILL NOT be served after 7:50 am. If your child is having milk with lunch from home, please make sure there is money in their account.


Lunch Schedule

2nd Grade:11:00-11:25

5th Grade:11:15-11:40

KDay, KHumburg:11:30-11:55

KLeibach:11:35-12:00

1Moser,1Heller:11:45-12:10

1Bland, 1Chappell:11:50-12:15

3rd Grade:12:05-12:30

4th Grade:12:20-12:45

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