LPES Monthly Newsletter
November is here!
Congratulations!! We have successfully completed the first marking period and are so proud of our students for their perserverance and willingness to do their best! Bravo, Panda Nation!
November promises to be a really exciting month – Our Fall Festival Spirit Week, Report Cards, Recognition Assemblies, American Education Week & so much more! Be sure to read the LPES Important Dates below and stay tuned for more information about each event!
Our Wellness theme for November is Gratitude! During this month we will engage in activities to foster a spirit of Gratitude throughout our school & community.
Why Gratitude? Because Gratitude helps us. . .
- Experience more positive emotions,
- Relish good experiences,
- Improve our health,
- Deal with adversity, and . . .
- Build stronger relationships!
In other words, Gratitude is the super power we ALL need! Let me start this month of Gratitude by saying just how grateful I am for you and your PAWSitively Amazing children!
Panda love to all!!
Thank you for reminding us we have so much to be grateful for!
Pumpkin Book Character Contest Winners
Our PreK-2 Winners:
- Pete the Cat: Robert Witt
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Elder Diaz-Cambarra
PreK-2 Runner Up:
- Little Blue Truck: Lily Goldbach
Our 3-5 Winners:
- Mr. Panda: Aubrey Obermier
- Coraline: Elizabeth Rich
3-5 Runner Up:
- The Day the Crayons Quit: Matty Ridgell
LPES Important November Dates
Oct. 31: 9:00 AM Fall Festival Costume Parade
Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Fall Festival Spirit Week
Nov. 8: Election Day-Schools are Closed
Nov. 9: Report Card Distribution
Nov. 10: SMCPS Honor Chorus Concert 7pm Leonardtown HS
Nov. 10: Quarterly Recognition Assemblies
-9:00: K, 1, & 2 &
-2:00: 3, 4, & 5
-6:00-8:00: PTO Movie Night
Nov. 11: Veterans' Day-Schools & Offices are Closed
Nov. 14-18: American Education Week
Nov. 16: Picture Make-up Day
Nov. 19: LPES Small Business Saturday
Nov. 22: Kindergarten Feast @ 2:00
Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving Vacation
Remember, every Wednesday is Wellness Wednesday!
23-24 Before and After School Care Survey
Cafeteria Corner: Meal Applications
Free & Reduced School Lunch Program
The meal benefits that allowed us to provide free meals to students regardless of income status has ended. Free and reduced-price meals are still available, but families must submit an application for this benefit.
There are many additional benefits of submitting a meal application form. These perks include waivers on college applications, dual-enrollment courses with the College of Southern Maryland, and discounted fees to participate in St. Mary’s County Parks and Rec programs. Families can request more information by contacting SMCPS' Food and Nutrition Services Office at 301.475.4256, Option 5, or via email at email@example.com.
Judy Center November Newsletter
Evening Counseling Center
Schoology has a Mobile App!
Directions to Log Into the Schoology Mobile App.
Any new families that did not receive the notification about their Schoology Parent Account should email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have our SMCPS Schoology Team investigate and provide answers.
School Bus News - Bus Conduct Contest Winners!
Congratulations to our Bus of the week winners so far:
Week 1: Bus 589, Ms.Cathy and her safe riders!
Week 2: Bus 586, Ms. Biscoe and her safe riders!
Week 3: Bus 663, Ms. Bowman and her safe riders!
Week 4: Bus 663, Ms. Bowman and her safe riders!
Week 5: Bus 589, Ms. CAthy and her safe riders!
Here is a reminder of how you can help your bus be the next winner!
The rules for this contest are simple! They are all about staying safe!
Each bus driver has a copy of the 6 items listed below.
At the end of the week, the bus driver will submit a safe behavior ticket for the bus, if the rules are followed.
BUS SAFETY REMINDERS
Stay seated in your assigned seats and NEVER leave your seat while the bus is moving
Always face forward
Use indoor voices
Use appropriate language
Listen to your driver
Raise your hand if you need the driver’s attention
New for 22-23: Volunteers must apply annually for approval.
Applications are accepted until May 1st. There is no application fee.
Vetting of applications can take several weeks. Field trip chaperones must have successfully completed the volunteer application process before they can be considered.
Select the link apply: School Volunteer Portal.
SMCPS is Hiring!
Join our team! Select this link for more information.
SMCPS has multiple positions available to support our students and staff, including full-time and part-time positions in various areas. Employment opportunities can be found on the SMCPS website: https://www.smcps.org/hr/employment-opportunities
The Abacus Corporation provides part-time/temporary positions to support SMCPS as well. Various positions are also available through the Abacus Corporation and can be found on their website: https://www.abacuscorporation.com/find-jobs
Update Your Contact Information
Lexington Park Elementary School
To help you navigate all the new elements of the school year and keep you informed about upcoming programs & events, we will communicate information frequently and in several ways. They are listed below for your reference.
- Weekly Phone Message & Email: At 6:00 on Sunday you will receive a phone message & email from us sharing information about the upcoming week.
- Class DoJo: Very soon your child’s teacher will invite you to join Class DoJo. We use this platform because it is secure/members only and allows us to share a wide variety of information with you. Please join our DoJo family!
- Our LPES Website and Twitter feed: The LPES website has a wide variety of information for you and is updated regularly. We love to share all the wonderful things our students & teachers are doing, so we tweet just about every day. Follow us on Twitter @lpes_smcps
- Technology Needs: if you are new to the school or need a device from SMCPS please complete the survey here.