Panther Press

Lothrop Elementary & Middle Level School May 16, 2019

Upcoming Events

Below are the Known end of Year Dates. Please check weekly for new information.

  • May 13-17: 5/6 Shakespeare Experience
  • May 16th: Transition Day for Grade 6-8:45 AM-10:30 AM
  • May 17th: Friday Assembly @ 8:00 AM-Hosted by Stever and Integrated Arts
  • May 17th: Kinder to Wonderfeet
  • May 17th: Memorial Day Writings Due
  • May 18th: Car Wash Fundraiser to benefit the grades 5/6 class trip to Boston
  • May 21st: Kinder to Castleton University to see the Joshua Show
  • May 21st-May 22nd: Vermont Science Assessment
  • May 22nd: Public Works Day-Classes to visit Town Garage
  • May 23rd: Kinder-Grade 2 to Community Garden-8:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • May 24th: Memorial Day Assembly-Hosted by Middle Level
  • May 27th: No School
  • May 28th: Grades 1-2 to Montshire
  • May 29th: Whole School Celebration-SSHHHH a surprise Super Hero Day
  • May 30th: Middle Level to visit home of Phineas Gage
  • May 31st: Friday Assembly @ 8:00 AM-Large Group Awards
  • May 31st: Caverly Graduation@ Lothrop Gym
  • June 3rd: Panther Palooza
  • June 3rd: 6th Grade Student/Parent Night @ OV-TBD
  • June 4th: Panther Palooza Rain Date
  • June 4th: Kinder Concert @ 6:30 PM
  • June 5th-7th: Grades Kinder- 2 to Community Garden-Scheduled days and times
  • June 6th: Grade 1-2 to Magic School Bus
  • June 7th: Grade 6 to Boston
  • June 7th: Caverly 3 Year old Celebration @ Caverly
  • Week of June 10th: Pre-K Screening
  • June 12th: Awards Assembly
  • June 13th: 6th Grade Final Walk of the Halls
  • June 13th: 6th Grade Graduation @ 6:30 PM
  • June 14th: Last Day of School

Panther Palooza

You should see permission forms for Panther Palooza in Thursday folders beginning this week. Please get forms back ASAP, as there is preparation that needs to happen through the front office. Please read drop off and pick-up instructions carefully as students are not at Lothrop at all on the day of Panter Palooza. All drop off and pick-up happens at the Rec. Looking forward to another fun-filled day of play and end of year celebration.

Hot Lunch Accounts

Please be sure to check balances for hot lunch accounts with Abbey Group. They will need to be paid in full before the end of the school year. If you should have questions about your account, please contact Linda by calling the school.

OVUU Task Force Community Working Group Recap

The OVUU Board appointed Planning Task Force (Task Force) hosted a very engaged Community Input Working Group on Monday, April 29th. The goal of the meeting was to receive community input on initial plan elements that outline proactive solutions for the district focused on the next 2-5-10 years to account for a series of triggers that may impact change (declining enrollment, legislation, facilities maintenance, etc.).

The initial plan was developed over 15 months, 25 meetings, thorough review of 92 pages of district data and ongoing community input.

Visit What's Happening at to learn more and to view the PPT presentation from April 29th!

Registration for New Students is Open

The 2019-2020 registration window is open for NEW students. This includes our incoming Kinder and Pre-K students. Please register ASAP. Here is the LINK.

Integrated arts Column

Congratulations to Girls on Run for Completing a Fun & Successful Season!

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OVUHS Band & Chorus Perform with the Lothrop Chorus!

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It's a Crime Not to Read!

Thank you to . . .
  • Maclure Library for organizing our Crime Not to Read events all year!
  • Omya for financially supporting this program!
  • Pittsford Police and VT State Police for donating their time to visit our school!
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Cellphone Parenting

What are the best privacy settings for my computer and cellphone?

Should I demand my kid's to his or her social media and apps?

What is the right age for parents to get their kids a cell phone?

If you want to see how other parents have answered these questions and more, check out this website for more information.

Congratulations to the Lothrop Rock Climbing Team for Finishing the Season in 1st Place!

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PTO News

Wellness Grant

The Lothrop PTO was awarded a wellness grant from the Rutland Regional Medical Center. The grant provided funds for hygiene kits for 5th and 6th graders to take home after their health class as well as water bottles as incentive to join the recess walking club. Thank you RRMC!

PTO elections on May 8th

Elected PTO officers for 2019-20 are:

President: Kelly Connaughton

Vice president: Laurie Pelkey

Co-vice president: open position

Secretary: Kayla Davine

Co-secretary: Valerie Clark

Treasurer: Thomas Desforges

Co-treasurer: Mary Desforges

We are offering a job share on the PTO officer positions. If you would like to split the duties with another person, the officers are willing to job share.

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PTO Information

Facebook Page

We will be posting items/updates in the private group as well as the public page. Please 'like' our page and request to be added to the group (link).

Help Needed

We are always looking for folks willing to help with various tasks and events so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to contribute.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget about the Lothrop PTO when you shop on Amazon smile. Follow the link and the PTO will get a portion of your purchase. Or search for Pittsford parent teacher on Amazon smile. Thank you!


The Lothrop PTO meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Lothrop Library at 6:30pm. ALL Lothrop families are considered members of the PTO and are welcome to attend meetings. April meeting minutes click here

Lothrop PTO Officers for 2018-19 School Year

Kelly Connaughton -President

Laurie Flood Pelkey - Vice President

Stacey Greeno Pearsons - Secretary

Thomas Desforges - Treasurer

Flagship Cinema Booklets - ONLY 3 LEFT!

  • Don't forget we have flagship Cinema movie coupon books $25 cash only.
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Lake Monsters Fundraiser

Purchase tickets to Lothrop night at the Lake Monsters game and Lothrop gets a portion of the proceeds! Tickets on sale through the month of May.

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Pittsford Town Events

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Pittsford Village Farm

Find us on Facebook: Pittsford Village Farm or
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