Locust Street Expressive Arts

Learning Through the Arts Best Prepares Students for Life

May Newsletter

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7

PTA has several special things planning for our teachers each day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Below you will see the flyer that was sent home. These are low to no-cost things your student can do for their teacher! Please know these are voluntary.

Let's show our teachers how much we love them!

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PTA: Silent (Online) Auction

We are so close to our auction!! The link for this online auction will go live on Monday, May 3rd at 9 am. I will email it out to all families. You can also find information on Facebook at the Locust Street Expressive Arts Silent Auction page!

PTA Ice Cream Social & School Tours

Each year we conclude our PTA meetings with an ice cream social on the playground. I am happy to share with you that we have gotten confirmation that we will be allowed to host this event this year. We will also be allowed to give teacher guided tours of our new building!!!

The PTA Ice Cream Social will begin at 5:30 pm on the playground and tours will begin at 6:00 pm. You MUST sign up for a tour and NO more than 6 people will be allowed to tour as a group. Each tour will last about 30 minutes. There will be time for eating ice cream, playing on the playground together, voting for PTA position and much more!

Please sign up here if you are interested in a guided tour of the building:

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PTA Executive Board

The PTA is looking for volunteer to help with the executive board next year! Please email if you are interested or would like to nominate someone!

Our PTA does so many wonderful things for our students and teachers! WE NEED YOU!

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This year instead of having a STEAM Night we have chosen to host a STEAM Day. This event will be similar to Fall Festival were students will travel to stations throughout the school day. Teachers will host stations as we are not ready to have volunteers in the building. Students will receive a ticket at each station for a chance to win a STEAM price and Kona Ice will be offered at lunch recess for $2. Be on the look out for more information to come home in backpacks!
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Summer School

Summer SUNsation K-8 is coming again to Columbia Schools this summer. K-8 summer school will run six weeks this year with mornings consisting of academic lessons that will help students continue learning during the summer and prepare them for the next school year. Afternoon courses will provide students with new adventures such as constructing models, solving puzzles, and creating new “worlds” on Minecraft. Afternoon courses emphasize “learning by doing” activities that combine fun and thinking skills.

  • Save the dates:
    • June 14 – July 23 for your child to join friends for this opportune summer experience.
    • Online Enrollment for Summer SUNsation K-8 is now OPEN!
    • Parents of current grades K-7 will have access to online enrollment by going to the following site:
      • You can also request a paper copy from the main office.
  • Note: Elementary EEE, Fine Arts Explorers, and Fun City do not enroll online as they will receive paper enrollments from their teachers.
  • Adventure Club information for elementary students can also be found at the link above. Enrollment for Adventure Club will begin March 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

The most efficient way to contact the summer school office is by email:

You can also leave a voicemail message for K-8 questions at 573-214-3995.

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Kindergarten Registration-OPEN NOW


Do you have a kindergartener coming to Locust Street next year? Do you have friends who have children who will be kindergarten age? Kindergarten registration is NOW OPEN!!! You can register your kindergartener at:

All kindergarten students who do not live in the Locust Street attendance area must be registered by March 15 in order to be eligible for the lottery! Here is the district webpage for more information on the lottery:

If you incoming kindergartener is a sibling of a current lottery students, you must fill out the registration online. It will submit for your home school, THEN please email Ms. Erica at and she will get your incoming kindergartener switched over to LSE.

If you are UNABLE to register online, please call to set up an appointment to fill out paperwork with Ms. Erica in our main office. 573-214-3530.

We are looking forward to meeting our newest Phoenix!


Please remember to call (573-214-3530) and let us know if your child will not be at school. You can also email Ms. Erica at

Mark Your Calendars

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-6 - Avenue of the Arts Silent Auction

May 11 - PTA Ice Cream Social & School Tours 5:30-7:30 pm

May 20 - Kindergarten Promotion @ 6 pm in Black Box Theater

May 27 - Summer School Open House ONLY for new students

May 27 - 5th Grade Graduation @ 6 pm

May 31 - Memorial Day - No School

June 3 - Last Day of School

June 14 - 1st day of Summer School

July 23 - Last day of Summer School