LTMS Parent Newsletter

September 13, 2019

Message from Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,

There are several important events taking place in the next few weeks, from the district "Late Start Day" to Parent Teacher conferences to Picture Retakes. Please review the newsletter for more details.

Go Panthers.

Clark McCracken



Thought for the Week

No Time For Hate

"Late Start Day" Wednesday, September 18th

On Wednesday, September 18th, the district will be on a two hour delayed start. Everything will start two hours late. Here are a few things to know:

  • Buses will pick up two hours later than normal.
  • Our doors will open at 9:30.
  • The school day will start at 9:55.
  • Lunch will still be served (but not breakfast).
  • Dismissal will still be at the regular time (3:05).

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Join us for conferences on Wednesday, September 25th from 3:30 - 7:30 (teachers will be on a dinner break from 5:00 - 5:30) or Thursday, September 26th from 9:30 - 8:00 (teachers will be on a lunch break from 11:00 - 11:30 and a dinner break from 5:00 - 5:30). This is a great opportunity to meet with staff and support your student. We hope to see you at LTMS!
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LTMS Highlights


Fastbridge Testing

On Wednesday, students took the FastBridge reading and math assessments. The results of these tests not only help teachers plan instruction, they will also help students set goals. While this first round of testing is really just to collect baseline data, the results will be shared with parents at conferences so that we can all be proud of the growth students show throughout the year.

Patriot's Day / Day of Service

LTMS Patriot's Day Messages
September 11th Activities

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 8am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

You may use this link to place on online order. Use the code 41342FA to place your order for LTMS!

P.A.W.S. Information

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The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to LTMS! The dates are Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 26th. It will be set up in the library and moved down to the gym for parent-teacher conferences on September 25th. Click on the link below to learn more and scroll to eWallet (digital payment option), the new exciting way to pay at the fair and a great way to allow your child an easier way to shop!


Athletics Schedules

This coming week we have the following athletic events taking place:

Tuesday, September 17th

  • 8th Grade Football at Mill Creek (4:00 p.m.)
  • 7th Grade Football HOME vs. Mill Creek (4:00 p.m.)
  • 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball HOME (4:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 18th

  • 8th Grade Volleyball HOME (4:00 p.m.)
  • 7th Grade Volleyball at Piper (4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, September 19th

  • Cross Country at Wellsville (4:00 p.m.)

Check out the entire Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football schedules below:


Breakfast / Lunch Menu

Click below to access/view the breakfast and lunch menu for LTMS.