In the LSE PTO know!

DECEMBER 2020

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YOU put the "P" in PTO!

Getting involved in your child's education is an experience to remember! Whether it's volunteering at an event, helping at school during the day, or helping with things from home, your time and assistance are what puts the "P" in PTO! Our mission is to support and enrich the experience of our staff & students, but we operate solely on volunteers. Many hands make light work, and we happen to also have a lot of fun doing it! In this day and age of a multitude of commitments, we value any time you can offer in any way that you are able. Your kids will think it's pretty cool too! We hope that you will consider lending a hand to make the 2020-2021 school year amazing!

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JOIN US FOR OUR 2020 LSE HOLIDAY EXPRESS!

Who is ready for some holiday cheer? While we aren't permitted to have our usual Santa Breakfast/Secret Shop, we have been busy little elves behind the scenes working to come up with some safe holiday cheer for our amazing families!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for December 12th, from 9-10am, for an LSE Holiday Express Drive-Through! This is a FREE event to spread some holiday cheer in this crazy time! Jump in the car in your jammies (if you'd like!), head on over to LSE... visit some holiday characters, receive a breakfast treat for each kiddo & take a "Selfie with Santa"... all from the safety of your car! Don't forget your letters to Santa to drop in our special Santa mailbox!


For the safety of all of our families and those helping with the event, we do require that you wear a mask in your car while moving through the drive-through (all in the car, please). All volunteers will follow the same protocol to ensure that we have a safe and FUN experience for all (even Santa!). In order to make this event happen, we must follow state mandates.


In order for us to properly plan, we kindly ask you to RSVP using the link below. While this is a free event, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for a local food bank to help others in need this holiday season. Sharing the LSE love in the community!


Please note that in order to ensure that we have enough goodies for all, this event is limited to LSE families only. We are SO EXCITED to see you all for this fun event!


PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/LSEHolidayExpressRSVP

DECEMBER 7TH IS SPIRIT NIGHT AT NOODLES & CO!

Who doesn't feel like cooking dinner on Monday, December 7th and loves to help support LSE!? We've got a win-win for you! Join LSE friends and families for a night of tasty food and fun! Noodles & Co. is just up the road on Queen St and has a menu full of DELICIOUS food! They are graciously donating 25% of sales back to LSE to help support our students... that's amazing!


Please be sure to show the flyer or mention LSE when ordering. Ordering online? Please enter GIVING25 at checkout so that LSE receives credit for your purchase. (Please note that this cannot be combined with other offers and is not valid for delivery)


As always, THANK YOU for your support!

2020-21 LSE SPIRIT SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!

Each year, the PTO is honored to purchase a spirit shirt for every staff member and student in the school. Most in-person students have received their shirts. If your student is a remote learner, they will be receiving their shirts when their teacher schedules a December pick-up. For teachers who have no December pick-up planned, the PTO will be planning a December pick-up for shirts as well as holiday party items.


We can't WAIT to see all of our LSE friends in their new shirts! They are PERFECT for our Wildcat Wednesdays! :)

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ADDITIONAL SPIRIT SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UNTIL 12/10 (LONG-SLEEVE & ADULT VERSIONS AVAILABLE!)

Many of you have asked if you can purchase additional spirit shirts (shown above), as we typically open a store with adult versions as well as long-sleeves etc. We heard you!!


Click the button below to order! The store closes on 12/10 to make sure that we can get your items back in time to pick-up before the holiday break. Remote parents will need to pick up orders at the LSE Office. If your child is in-person and you would like to pick-up your order rather than have it sent home with your child, please be sure to choose that option at checkout.


We will not make a profit on any items purchased from this store - we just wanted to offer these items to you as many have asked about this, and also offer a few inexpensive items for holiday gifting as well!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE "SPIRIT SHIRT" STORE!

Store closes on 12/10. Items will be delivered to the school prior to holiday break. Please be sure to choose how you would like your items sent homes at checkout!

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PRESTO'S FAST ITALIAN CURBSIDE POP-UP ON DECEMBER 17th!

What's better than a delicious HOT meal, with FRESH pasta (homemade by Tuttoni's), a delicious Caesar salad AND garlic bread? Throw in a side of "you don't even have to leave your car because we will hand that hot meal right to you to take home and enjoy" and the answer is NOTHING! The best part (aside from full bellies), is that for every family meal purchased, Presto will donate $5 back to LSE PTO to use to support the students and staff of our school! We have worked with the owners to create this event just for LSE!


Join us on Thursday, December 17th for our Presto Fast Italian Pop-Up at LSE! They have created this pop-up just for us and we are so excited to be able to share it with all of you! All pasta is made in-house at Tuttoni's as they own Presto.


You may select from three delicious options:

- Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Rigatoni Bolognese
- Veggie Pesto

ALL family meals also include a Caesar salad & Garlic Bread!


HERE IS HOW TO ORDER:

1. Place your order using this form (DEADLINE IS 12N on 12/15):
https://checkout.square.site/buy/JIQ3G6FGWAN6L3R4TJ6EFYTS

2. Come to LSE (169 N. Main St) on 12/17 between 5:30-6p to pick up your fresh, hot dinner! (If there is a line, please enter through the alley and follow car-rider procedure to the front of the school)

3. Enjoy your delicious Presto Italian family meal, all while knowing your purchase helped to support the LSE PTO!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Holiday parties, 2020-style!

In a typical year, our Room Coordinators would be busy planning crafts, games, and snacks for our fun Holiday parties. Since 2020 is anything but typical, we came up with the idea of a "Party in a Bag"! The PTO will be providing individually-wrapped snacks, a craft, and a game to all of our teachers to share with their classes right before the holiday break (have no fear remote learners... we are also creating "to-go" party-packs so our remote classes can party together as well!) We know that our students look forward to their Holiday Parties and we hope that this will allow them to enjoy some holiday fun with their classmates and teachers (and prevent our staff from having to worry about party planning during this crazy year!)


We MAY even have a special virtual visit for our classes from a very important guy up North... we hope our LSE kiddos have been on their best behavior! ;-)

LSE/DT MASKS & LSE SOCKS AVAILABLE! **LIMITED QUANTITY!**

We have a handful of masks still available for anyone that missed the previous deadline and would like to order! Masks have adjustable earloops as well as a sewn-in nosewire, and fit both adults and kids comfortably!


LSE socks come in several different sizes (please refer to size chart in listings for proper sizing). They are super soft and cozy and are great for those Wildcat Wednesdays!


Masks & Socks make great stocking stuffers! Please click the button below if you'd like to order (limited inventory is based on what we currently have available.) We have these items in hand, and will send them home with your child - OR - if you'd like them to be a gift, you can pick them up from school once your order is filled. Please be sure to chose your preferred delivery method when you check-out.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LSE/DT MASKS & LSE SOCKS!

Last day to place orders before the holidays to be sent home with your child or picked up at the office is Friday, 12/18. Items will still be available for purchase after that date, but we cannot guarantee that they will get to you before the break.

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Shop right from your phone and help support LSE with RaiseRight!

'Tis the season! Many of us like to purchase gift cards for teachers and staff. With the new RaiseRight app, you can buy gift cards from your favorite brands right from your phone! Many cards can be mailed directly to your home, so no need to brave the stores! Ecards are also available for purchase and can be used immediately. Shopping at Target? Use the app to purchase an e-card and you can use it just like cash to complete your purchase both online and in-store ... AND it gives back to LSE. Win-win! No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.


How to get started

Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at ShopWithScrip.com using our organization’s enrollment code: BC36C3DL56713

Seamlessly check out and receive eGift cards faster by securely paying online with a linked bank account or credit card.


See answers to commonly-asked questions here: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/N2Upload/2020/raiseright-launch/toolkit/raiseright-faqs.pdf


** If you choose to purchase regular gift cards (not ecards), please be sure to select to have them sent directly to your home as we are not in the school on a regular basis at this time to send them home due to current restrictions**


Questions? Email PTOatLSE@gmail.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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GIVE BACK TO LSE WITH STORE REWARDS PROGRAMS!

SCHOOL/CLASS DIRECTORY (You must enter your child for her/him to be included!)

Some of you have already registered on the website and signed your child(ren) up for the Class DIrectory... thank you! While we will not be using PTBOard as our information website this year, we will still utilize it for our LSE Classroom Directory!


First, you will need to register on the website. Once you are registered, you can add your student(s) and are able to change/correct your information at any time throughout the year. If you would like your child to be included in this resource, you will need to follow the steps below.


Once you've set up your account, please follow these steps:


1) From the Home Page, click on the tab on the left that says "Student Directory"

2) Click on "My Student"

3) Click on the GREEN "Add a Student" button on the right

4) Select your student's grade and teacher, and add his/her information

5) Click "Show in Directory", save and you're all set!


Once you've added each child, they will show up on the site and you can then download by class, grade or the whole school. If any of your contact information changes at any time, you simply go back into your account on the website and update your information.


Please remember that for privacy issues, all members who join hang out in the "pending" file until we have verified that they are a parent of a student that is registered at LSE. If your file doesn't show up immediately, it's b/c it's in the "pending" file and we will approve it as soon as we've confirmed that you do belong to LSE :) The safety of our families is very important to us.


Additionally, the Directory is optional. Should you choose not to include your students' information, that is totally fine as well! We hope that those who chose to utilize this tool find it an easy way to connect with friends and LSE families!

ADD MY STUDENT(S) TO THE CLASS DIRECTORY {CLICK HERE!}

Register account (2020-21school code WYY38J), click "Student Directory", "My Student", green "Add a Student" & enter your child's info (do this for each child) You must check the box "Show in Directory" in order for the student to appear!

CLEARANCES

Just a friendly reminder that many PTO activities and events require volunteers to have their clearances on file with the district. Information and instructions for completing these requirements can be found here: https://www.dallastown.net/cms/one.aspx?portalId=159539&pageId=551089


While volunteers are not currently permitted in the buildings, we are hopeful that this will change by the end of the school year. Taking care of this part now will allow you to help with school needs/events as soon as we are given the "green light"!


We very much appreciate all of the parents who have already submitted their clearances. Without parent volunteers, the PTO couldn't do all the great things we do for our school!

DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

12/7: Spirit night @ Noodles & Co, 4-8pm


12/12: LSE Holiday Express @ LSE, 9-10am


12/15: Pre-orders due by NOON for Presto Fast Italian Pop-up


12/17: Presto Fast Italian Pop-up Curbside Pick-up @ LSE, 5:30-6pm


12/23: Early Dismissal


12/24-1/3: HOLIDAY BREAK!


~ We kindly ask for your flexibility as event dates may change as necessary ~

WHERE TO FIND US!

Please join us on our Facebook page! We post lots of important information about events, special days at school, volunteer information and more! Click the link and PLEASE remember to answer the membership questions so that we can approve your request to join (this is a safety measure to ensure that the members on the page are LSE families only) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/loganvillespringfieldpto)


We are working to build our PTO page on the LSE website! Click HERE to find more information as it's updated!


Also, a REMIND-er...

You can also join us on REMIND, a user-friendly app that allows messages to be sent to your mobile device! To join, please text the LSE PTO code: @e6ab4k to 81010 or download the Remind App to your phone and follow the prompts.

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A note about our new newsletter format...

We have switched to an online-based newsletter format, which will allow you to easily access direct links to information and is more user-friendly. We hope that you find this streamlined format useful and easy to navigate.


In an effort to keep our content more relative, we are no longer including our Treasurer's Report. If you would like to view the Treasurer's Report for a specific month, please email ptoatlse@gmail.com and we will be happy to share that with you (pending approval at our bi-monthly PTO Meetings)