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Important Upcoming Events

10/23 ~ Early Release

10/26 ~ Students in 5 day In classes come back all week

11/11 ~ No School - Veterans Day

11/13 ~ Early Release

11/16 -11/17 ~ School Pictures

11/25-11/26-11/27 ~ No School - Thanksgiving Break

Change in Pick Up Times - Beginning on October 19th

Hello Owl Families,


Our pick up times will change starting next Monday the 19th of October. Location will stay the same. If we all continue to wait and come at the appropriate time, then it should go as smoothly as it has these past few weeks. Older siblings will continue to release with their younger siblings. Our morning drop off will stay the same.


Pre-K 2:00 - Pre-K Gate


Kinder 2:15 - Front parking lot

1st 2:15 - Back Gate


2nd 2:20 - Back Gate

3rd 2:20 - Front parking lot


4th 2:25 - Front parking lot

5th 2:25 - Back Gate

Important Safety Procedures

Just a reminder of some of the safety procedures here at LES.

  • Safety signs are posted throughout the campus.
  • Designated standing and walking directions are posted.
  • Students will stay with their cohort/class as much as possible.
  • Recess will only be with their cohort/class.
  • Specials teacher will travel to the classrooms. The exception is PE, if students can safely social distance then they will use the gym or outside.
  • Students will be seated 6+ feet apart in the cafe or gym for lunch. They will sit with their cohort/class.
  • All students and staff will be required to wear face coverings per state and county mandates.
  • Parents must wear masks if they are walking their child up our school.
  • No Visitors or Volunteers on campus
  • Student desks will all be facing forward and placed between 3 and 6 feet apart in the classrooms.
  • Restrooms will be limited to 2 to 3 students at a time, depending on the restroom.


These are just a few things we are doing to keep students safe. Please refer to our district webpage for more information.

Here are a few TIPS and TRICKS to add to your morning routine


Some helpful tips on how to get your child ready for the school day can include:

Making sure everyone has their masks and full water bottles before leaving the house.Ask a few questions:

  • "Is everybody feeling OK?
  • Check temperatures, make sure that no one's temperature is over 100.4.

  • Ask if anyone has a scratchy throat or cough?

  • Maybe ask, “how did your breakfast taste?" Or ask, “how did everything taste this morning?”

Incorporating these questions into your daily morning routine will help to simplify screening before sending your children to school.


Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe and healthy!


Watch for symptoms -( From the CDC Website)


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.


If you have any medical questions, please contact

Nurse Carr at carrl@lesd.k12.az.us or 623-535-6118

NEW PROCEDURES THIS YEAR

Our library procedures are changing this year. Student will be reserving books online.Teacher will help them in the classrooms, but they can can do it from home as well.


This is the link to my virtual library, On the first slide there are six books that have links either to a summary of the book or an interview of the author of that book. You will also see a computer. If you click on the computer screen it will take you to Destiny. The second slide has log in instructions to Destiny and then you'll see over eighty slides that have books with links to read alouds. Take a look and enjoy!


eBooks

We have eBooks available on Destiny and MackinVia. You need to be logged in to open the eBooks in Destiny. The books that say Follet eBook will open once clicked on and the books that just say eBook will take you to MackinVia when you click on open.


To log in on MackinVia you enter Litchfield and select Litchfield Elementary, user ID is Litchfield, and password is owls. If you want to go straight to MackinVia, here is the link . There are hundreds of books available on MackinVia and new ones were recently added, like the "Wings of Fire" and the "I survived" series. Happy Reading!

Thank you!


Click Here to See How Your child can Reserve A Book.


Edith Márquez

marqueze@lesd.k12.az.us

Librarian

Litchfield Elementary School

The LES Spirit Store is up and running!

Show your school spirit AND help raise money for our school!


Orders will be delivered to LES and sent home with your student. LES PTSA will coordinate with DLA families on spirit wear pickup.


YOU MUST PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME AND TEACHER NAME IN THE NOTE SECTION WHEN YOU ORDER. OTHERWISE WE DO NOT KNOW WHO ORDERED THE SHIRT.


Follow the link to order :-) https://www.azsbt.com/litchfield

Make sure to use code LES2020 at checkout (this ensures you will not be charged for shipping).


Have questions? Email the PTSA at lesptsa@gmail.com

LES Silent Auction - Sponsored by our PTSA

Dear LES Owl Families,


The LES PTSA is looking for donations for this year's Silent Auction Baskets. This year's Silent Auction will be held virtually on Oct 30th.


Pre-K

This year's theme is Arts & Crafts!

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/iPJTNlY If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


Kindergarten

This year's theme is Movie Night!

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/dm8Pa4e If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


1st Grade

This year's theme is Spa Day!

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/3f3t9UD If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


2nd Grade

This year's theme is Baking! Including a Snowy Day themed baking basket.

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/4wJxOZ3 If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


3rd Grade

This year's theme is Game Night!

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/7tt8SxO If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


4th Grade

This year's theme is Camping! Including a "Glamp" from home themed basket :-)

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/ar1OdTv If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


5th Grade

This year's theme is Fun in the Sun (Pool or Beach items)

Find our Amazon wishlist here: https://a.co/dIHPr8N If you choose to order through our wishlist please make sure the item will arrive before Friday Oct 23rd.


Don't have Prime? No worries! Your donation does not need to come from amazon. Any donation is appreciated and used to build baskets that will then be auctioned off. The Silent Auction raises funds for classroom needs, supplies for specials, student spirit shirts, and supplemental curriculum for the classrooms. All of this is accomplished through PTSA volunteer hours and your generous donations


Thank you to all of our LES Owl Families for your support!

Erin Teerink


LES PTSA President

lesptsa@gmail.com