News for the Livingston Public Schools Community
March 8, 2022
LPS elementary school students joined their peers across the country in celebrating the joy of reading as part of Read Across America festivities last week. Schoolwide activities included guest readers, dress-up days, special projects and more. At various times, students were encouraged to participate in “reading trains” and to “Stop, Drop & Read” which led to them finding interesting places to indulge their love of books!
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- Board Meeting Tonight
- Superintendent's Masking Message
- Scholastic Art Awards
- MPE Spelling Bee
- LHS Spring Musical
- Community News
- SEL Day 2022
- Equity, Inclusion, Intervention & Inspiration Newsletter
Board of Education Meeting: March 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes an introduction of the 2022 budget and a discussion on the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.
Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Those who register to attend in person will be notified of their registration status by email. Register for the webinar using the link below. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
PARENT LEARNING SERIES
UP NEXT IN THE LIVINGSTON PARENT LEARNING SERIES:
- March 10 - Teens & Body Image (for parents of students in grades 7-12)
View the full list of March 2022 Parent Learning Series workshops HERE. Please review the selections carefully, as some require pre-registration to participate.
CLASS OF 2022 TOP SCHOLARS NAMED
MPE HOLDS FIRST SPELLING BEE!
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School recently held its first Spelling Bee!
Twelve students in grades 3-5 advanced to the final round which was held on February 16, 2022. Students, staff and family members attended the event which ended with Kevin Rao (4th grade) and Dorthy Chen (3rd grade) as the two top finalists. Erem Yalt (4th grade) came in second place. The two top finalists will be competing in the Essex County Spelling Bee on March 31, 2022.
Said Principal Dr. Lorena Dolan, "Our MPE Lions have worked very hard to learn challenging words. With the help of the MPE PTA, it was an exciting event for all!"
The 12 finalists shown in the photo above are:
(front row) Tyler Wang, Adrit Bhattacharya, Aria Khambhati, Dorthy Chen
(middle row) Erem Yalt, Kevin Rao, Devika Dhanesh, Agya Patney
(back row) Saketh Narayanan, Surbhi Narang, Amy Ashish, William Sun
INTERNATIONAL SEL DAY IS MARCH 11!
For more information, click HERE!
LPS COVID-19 DASHBOARD PAGE
Now that LPS parents and staff members are completing the LPS COVID-19 Reporting Form to report COVID-19 symptoms and positive tests, we can provide daily updates based on the forms received for each school. View the latest daily summary HERE.
Click HERE to learn how to upload student COVID-19 vaccination cards.
IN-DISTRICT COVID-19 TESTING
COVID-19 testing is available to LPS staff, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The District is partnering with BacktoWork Solutions for the testing. Click here to register for a quick Telemed Evaluation. Following the Telemed Evaluation you will be invited to schedule your COVID test, which takes place at the Riker Hill Media Center.
LHS PRESENTS SPRING MUSICAL!
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Rich in historical and ethnic detail, its universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
You won't want to miss it!
Tickets are available for purchase at www.lhstheater.com.
College Counseling Corner
TIP OF THE WEEK: If you are still deciding on what to study, think about what you like (hobbies) and what you're good at (academics, other skills). This is what can help you in doing further research into different majors.
Lancer Wrestlers Earn Medals At State Tournament
Five members of the Lancer Wrestling Team advanced to the NJSIAA Individual State Tournament in Atlantic City this past weekend including Aidan Carmody, Shawn Quirk, Max Lee, Stratos Kantanas, and Eddie Padilla. Aidan Carmody and Stratos Kantanas both took sixth place in the State of New Jersey in their respective weight classes.Congratulations to the team! Read more HERE!
LPS STUDENTS STAR IN CTL SHOW
Live Theatre is BACK! Children's Theatre of Livingston (CTL) is excited to present A Year with Frog and Toad Kids, based on Arnold Lobels well loved books. This whimsical musical follows two great friends-the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun filled seasons.
Two shows, at 12:30 and 3:00 PM, on Saturday March 12 and 13, come alive in this story about friendship and features thirty-five elementary actors. This one act show, is a perfect show for youngsters to enjoy and takes place at the Eastman Corporate Center, right here in town.
Tickets cost $15 and pre-ordering is strongly suggested, based on the last four years of sold out shows. Pre-order at https://tinyurl.com/frogandtoadtickets or by emailing Shari Scheckman at email@example.com. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door
LPD JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY
AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
The Township of Livingston is launching an initiative to address the needs of its older community members. As a first step, community leaders are conducting a community-wide survey to evaluate Livingston's current "age-friendliness."
Please complete the community survey to provide your perspective and observations about Livingston’s livability: www.LivingstonSurvey.com
Hard copies of the survey are available at Livingston Town Hall, Livingston Public Library, Livingston Senior/Community Center, or the West Essex YMCA.
For a paper version or for assistance completing the survey, contact Liliana Branquinho at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-535-7925, press 8 for the front desk.
The Livingston Public Library has something for everyone! Visit its website to learn more about library news, departments, programs and services!
2021-2022 School Year / No. 13
Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator
Livingston Public Schools
(973) 535-8000 ext. 8036
LPS Spotlight is the official e-newsletter of the Livingston Public Schools.