Panther Press


Upcoming Events

  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • November 21st: Caring Canines in Library
  • November 22nd-24th-Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th: U12 Coaches Meeting-5:30 PM U12 Parent/Player Meeting-6:00 PM-Lothrop Library
  • December 1: Lighting of the Memory Tree-9:00 AM- Please join us! (This time may shift)
  • December 1: Chorus Performs at the Killington Holiday Festival-6:30 PM
  • December 5th: Caring Canines in Library
  • December 6th: PTO Meeting-6:30 PM Lothrop Library
  • December 14th: Grade 1 to sing at Senior Luncheon-1:00 Vermont Police Academy
  • December 14th: Technology Safety Community Event (more info to follow!) 6:30 PM
  • December 19th: Caring Canines in Library
  • December 20th: OVUU Board Meeting-Sudbury @ 6:00 PM
  • December 21st-January 1st: December Recess
  • January 19th: Lothrop PTO Lip Sync Battle

Thanksgiving Luncheon

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Unified Arts Column

November Art Room News

  • Kindergarten is using what they learned about perspective in art and created landscapes to share with families during the Thanksgiving day feast. Also be on the look out for your child’s Square 1 art and be sure to order something beautiful this holiday season to support our PTO.
  • 1st and 2nd Graders created clay monsters for Halloween and now are using what they learned about shapes and texture to create a collage of a Thanksgiving plate. Also be on the look out for your child’s Square 1 art and be sure to order something beautiful this holiday season to support our PTO.
  • 3rd and 4th graders took what they learned about perspective and created their own Fall landscapes and depth dioramas. Also be on the look out for your child’s Square 1 art and be sure to order something beautiful this holiday season to support our PTO.
  • 5th and 6th graders are painting fall leaves with warm and cool colors as preparation for a self portrait project based on Alexa Meade. Also be on the look out for your child’s Square 1 art and be sure to order something beautiful this holiday season to support our PTO.

The Alebrijes Parade Puppeteers

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Rock Climbing Team

The Lothrop Rock Climbing Team is about to start it's 5th year in December. Last year the Rock Climbing Team had 16 students sign up. In order to reduce the cost of the student membership we did fundraising. This year we are asking local businesses to sponsor our team in the hopes of bringing down the membership cost again. We already have 3 sponsors Pittsford Automotive Center, Bertrand Farms and Bissette Construction. We will also be selling Dunkin Donuts coupon books. Students wanting to join the team and take advantage of any discounts the fundraising offers, must commit to attending at least one team practice per month and participating in one team meet for the season. Please contact Margaret Daly 282-6079 or Kelly Connaughton 770-4767 with questions on our team.
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Pirates of Penzance News

Hello 3rd and 4th grade parents,

We had our second week of auditions and the students that tried out for main roles have really impressed us! All casting will be finished before the Thanksgiving break and students will get a call letting them know what parts they are cast in. ALL 3/4 students will have a chance to participate in the production. We have a pirate chorus, a daughter chorus and Police chorus so there are plenty of parts outside of the main roles! We will keep you posted on rehearsals after the Thanksgiving break.

Any questions feel free to contact the Director- Mr. Houston, Musical Director- Ms. Mader, or Producer- Kelly Connaughton.

PTO Update

Fundraising Blitz
  • The Yankee Candle website will be available to order from until January 11, 2017. Profits for orders placed there will benefit the Lothrop PTO.
  • The Laundry Detergent, Believe and Yankee Candle orders will need to be picked up by an adult. As soon as the dates are known a notice will be sent home.

Facebook Live

  • The PTO would like feeback from the Lothrop Community on whether they are interested in PTO meetings on Facebook Live or would rather get unapproved minutes sent electronically to keep folks informed on what is happening in the PTO? Please feel free to contact any of the officers or

Save the Date!

  • Lothrop PTO lip sync battle! Friday, January 19

Amazon Smile- It is "Wicked" easy!

Did you know that the Lothrop PTO is a charitable organization on AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations selected by customers.

No need to create a new Amazon account, simply go to and search “Pittsford Parent-Teacher” and login to your existing account. This is an extremely easy way to support Lothrop students. With the holidays quickly approaching we hope all who utilize this shopping site will connect with us on AmazonSmile so we can reap the benefits this site has to offer. Thank you!

Four Winds Nature Institute

Click on the below link to see what students are learning in Four Winds this month!

Community Events

Pittsford Holiday Craft Show

Two floors of local vendors! Join us and get your holiday shopping done, Cash Raffle, food, handmade goods! Proceeds from the event benefit the Pittsford Christmas for Kids Fund.

Contact: Kelly Connaughton,, 483-6351.

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