South Lebanon Elementary

October 2021

In This Issue

  • Notes From the Principal's Office
  • Conversations With Kids...Social Media and Vandalism
  • Parent Teacher Conference Information
  • PTP News...Race for Education Edition
  • Notes From the Nurse
  • District Information

Notes and News From the Principal's Office

Our school year has gotten off to a fantastic start. Despite the challenges that many school districts are facing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, I find myself thankful to be part of a school community where the school and community can work in cooperation with one another. It has been great to reconnect with our families during our recent open house and our teacher meet and greet event at the beginning of the school year.

As we prepare for the Fall, I want to remind families to be sure to keep an eye on the weather and send students with jackets or sweatshirts when cooler days begin to set in. We believe that it is very important for students to take a break from their studies and play outside at recess whenever possible, even on cool days. One suggestion that I would make is to label your child's sweatshirts and jackets with their name on the tag. We often find these items left laying and they end up in our lost and found bin. By labeling these items, (lunch boxes too) we can easily return these items to their rightful owners.

During the month of October we have several events planned. On Monday, October 4th, we will have Fall pictures. These pictures will be the pictures that will be used in the yearbook. if your child will be absent on Monday, retakes will be done on November 15th. On October 8th we will hold our annual Race for Education. Please see the information below regarding the race. As we move forward, we are looking forward to sharing many more events with you.

Conversations With Kids

As time passes, we see trends that come and go. Unfortunately, there is a current trend that has stemmed from the app Tik Tok, called the Tik Tok Challenge. In this challenge, kids are encouraged to vandalize, steal, or even assault school personnel. Fortunately we have not had incidents of assault or theft, but we have noticed an uptick in vandalism of our restrooms. Some of this includes dismantling the soap dispensers, making large messes in the restrooms with toilet paper, and clogging toilets with paper towels. We are asking for your cooperation in having conversations with your children about these issues and possible consequences for participating in these activities. We are proud of our school and we want all of our students to share in our pride. Thank your for your help with these conversations.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on November 22-23. We will be using an online sign up tool called PTCFast to sign up for a time. To sign up for a time, a link will be made available on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on the South Lebanon page of the district website. If you are unable to access the link, please feel free to contact the South Lebanon office and our staff will assist you in securing a time.

South Lebanon PTP Updates

Dear South Lebanon Families,

The PTP supports many activities and events for the students, teachers, and staff at South Lebanon. This wouldn’t be possible without your support. So, how can you stay informed and get involved? Attend the October PTP meeting which will be Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 in the library. Childcare will be provided by our high school volunteers.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, there are always other ways to support our students. Below you will find a link to donate to the Race for Education. This is the PTP’s biggest fundraiser and how we provide so many amazing experiences for our students.

Also, you can simply link our Amazon Smile name to your Amazon account and Amazon will donate to the PTP every time you shop! Link below! Don’t forget it expires every 6 months. So, check to make sure you are linked to our name!

Lastly, the PTP is always looking for various volunteers, both with clearances and without. If you are interested in volunteering for any events use the link below to sign up.

Any way you can help is appreciated by the students and staff at South Lebanon.

If you have any questions, please email the PTP at

See you at the next PTP meeting!

The South Lebanon PTP

Important Links

South Lebanon PTP Race for Education Link:

Donate to the Race for Education

PTP Volunteer Survey:

Click here to sign up to volunteer

Directions to Link to South Lebanon PTP’s Amazon Smile:

Directions to link Amazon Smile

Directions on how to use the new Box Tops app:

Click here to learn how to use the Box Tops App

Nurse's Office News

Don’t Forget! Frequent hand washing is the best way to break down the transmission of germs!

1. A reminder for any Kindergarten student who did not return a physical and dental form-- Please submit the form to the nurse's office as soon as possible.

2. A reminder to 3rd grade students who did not return a dental form--Please submit the form to the nurse's office as soon as possible.

3. State mandated screenings (vision, hearing, height and weight) will take place on October 26, 27, 28, 2021. Results will be entered into Skyward under the Health tab. Referrals will be mailed to students that are screened outside the normal range. Please remember to send glasses with your child during screening dates.

4. Apple Crunch will be celebrated on Thursday, October 21, 2022. If you like please have your child wear red to celebrate eating healthy every day.

District Office News

Student Breakfast/Lunch Reminders: ALL CLSD enrolled students can receive 1 FREE Breakfast and Lunch each day! Looking for the menu for your child’s school … ? Want to check or add money to your child’s food service account in Skyward …? Click on the “Lunch Menu” Quick Link icon on all CLSD websites ( to find information and helpful links. Important Note: Please be advised that due to supply chain issues, the CLSD Food Service Department may have to change menus at any school level on a moment’s notice. All efforts will be made to notify families of any changes. In most cases, Food Service expects to substitute like items and keep the service of meals to children as seamless as possible.

Falcon Foundation applications are due October 15: The Falcon Foundation, educational foundation for the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, is pleased to announce that grants and awards will again be offered this fall to district students, employees and community members. Three types of sponsorship are available – Student Educational Opportunity Awards, Employee Educational Opportunity Awards, and Project Grants. Descriptions and applications for these grants and awards are posted online. Visit any CLSD school or the District website ( and click on the “Falcon Foundation” Quick Link icon for more details. Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

Special Invitation for CLSD Veterans & our Military families: A complimentary breakfast is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, to honor veterans who reside within the district. We also extend this invitation to those within our district family (employees, parents/guardians of district students) who are currently serving in the United States military. Please complete the Military Families Survey you will receive via Skyward, or call (717) 389-1810, to register prior to October 29. Each veteran may bring one guest. Reservations are required as space is limited.

Online Community Bulletin Board: Check the online Community Bulletin Board regularly for information about upcoming events, activities and fundraisers throughout the CLSD community (Click on the “COMMUNITY” tab on the District website:, or Look under the “COMMUNITY” tab on any CLSD school page.)

Inclement Weather Procedures & Skylert Notification System: The decision to close school or open two hours later will be announced before 7:00 AM on the CLSD Home page, (, as well as on the Cornwall-Lebanon School District Facebook and Twitter pages (@CLSD_Schools), and on local radio and TV stations. The Skylert automated notification system also will be used to contact parents/guardians during the school day in the event of a building power failure, hazardous situation, or an early dismissal. Please review the important information that is printed inside the front cover of the CLSD 2021-22 Calendar of Events. The District website is the first place important information is posted. Please, do not contact school or District offices in the case of these events as it is important for our phone lines to be available for emergency communications.

Remember, the Skylert notification system is only as accurate as the information you have provided to the District. Be sure your phone and email settings allow (do not Block) these numbers: (717) 272-2031; (717) 272-2036 and (717) 389-1810, and emails from addresses. Please review your information and make any updates in Skylert (for general information sharing, including school closings):

1. Login to your Skyward account.

2. Click the word “Skylert” in the left menu.

3. Fill-in and check or uncheck your desired settings.

4. Click “SAVE” in the upper right side of the page when you are done.

Note: If you need to change any “Emergency Contact” information, please contact your student’s school office.

Volunteers and Chaperones: Cornwall-Lebanon School District greatly appreciates the volunteers and chaperones who provide assistance to students and teachers through their participation in classroom support, as well as special events and activities. Volunteers are essential to the success of students. Look under the “Community” tab on the District Home page for details: Anyone who will be serving as a long-term or short-term volunteer for the District must complete the Volunteer Information packet, located on the website, prior to serving as a volunteer, and follow any existing COVID-19 guidelines pertaining to their volunteer assignment.

United Way Campaign: Our district continues its dedicated support of the United Way this year. In addition to asking our staff for contributions, we are asking our students once again to consider donating to the Miles of Quarters Campaign. This campaign will be held in October. We encourage each student to consider a donation of one quarter for each year of their age. For example, an eight-year-old student would donate eight (8) quarters, or $2. United Way of Lebanon County is making a difference in the lives of families, children, veterans, and our neighbors most in need. One-hundred percent of your student’s contribution supports individuals and families right here in our county through programs focused on health, education, and financial stability, in addition to basic needs and safety net services.

October Calendar Items:

· Oct. 11: No School for Students. This is a Professional Learning Day for staff members.

· Oct. 11: School Board Public Work Session, 5:30 PM, CCHS LGI

· Oct. 15: Application Deadline for Falcon Foundation Grants & Awards

· Oct. 18: School Board Meeting, 5:30 PM, CCHS LGI

· Oct. 20: School Bus Drivers Recognition Day

Oct. 21: Van Drivers Recognition Day

· Week of October 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

· Oct. 29: Deadline to register for the Nov. 10 Breakfast Program for Veterans & Students of Military Families – See info above.

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