Luke Elementary School

Lead, Learn, Serve

New beginnings at Luke Elementary School

We are so excited to welcome our new families and returning families to the 2019-20 school year! This is going to be an exciting year as we continue our commitment to our Leader In Me program for students and families. If you are new to our building, please remember to pick up your complimentary copy of Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families in our front office.


In addition to new administration at Luke, we have many new staff members joining our team.

Please help me in welcoming the following new staff to our school community:


Administration:

Molly Gillett, Principal

Sarah Rosenthal, Assistant Principal


Nurse:

Denise Plott


Cafeteria Manager:

Sarah Camolinga


Teachers:

Julie Delao, Preschool

McKayla Swank, 1st

Julie Selby, 2nd

Holly Bycroft, 3rd

Brooke Staniforth, 3rd

Courtnie Love, 3rd

Holly Rioux, 4th

Christina Errington, 4th

Christine Boppert, 6th-Math

John Estle, 6th-Social Studies

Karoline Birt, 6th-English Language Arts

Heather Weaver, 7th-English Language Arts

Ashley Davis, 8th-Math

Lauren Speicher, Speech Therapist

Kelly Washburn, ESS Specialist

Taylor Whittaker, Psychologist

Michelle Runge, ESS Resource 7-8

Jaime Estrada, ESS Resource 3-4

Jessica Galligan, Art

Eric Jones, PE/Health

Jessica Haug, Data Improvement Specialist

Marissa Mulvey, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Marquita McCollum, Social Worker


Para Professionals:

Aurora Welcher, Preschool

Denisse Daniels, Preschool

Gaby Cortez, Preschool

Annette Jackson, ESS Resource K-2

Jillian Rosenlund, Gifted Tech


So many new faces! What an exciting time for the Luke community. We are looking forward to an EXTRAORDINARY year at Luke Elementary and we hope you will join us for Meet the Teacher Night August 2nd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Courtyard gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for a PTSA sponsored fundraiser with Kona Ice.


School starts on Tuesday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m. Gates open at 8:40 a.m. If you plan to walk your student to their classroom on the first day, you will be expected to exit through the front office by 9:00 a.m. After the first day of school, parents will be allowed to join students for breakfast, but will not be able to escort students to their classes in the morning. We appreciate your understanding and support of our safety procedures.


After the first day of school drop-off, all visitors to campus will need to sign in, show ID and get a visitor's sticker prior to entering the school. Regular drop-off will occur in the front of the school and no parent drop-off will be allowed in the bus depot at the rear of the building.


Student dismissal begins at 3:45 p.m. Parent pick-up takes place in the front of the school. Buses depart from the rear of the building. Please remain in your vehicle and staff will deliver your children to you as you pull up. No parent pick-up is allowed in the rear of the building for safety reasons.

Den Club Before/After School Care

On the above early release days, school will end 2 hours earlier than our usual end time. Early release will be 1:45 p.m. for Luke Elementary School. For families who need before or after-school programs, whether it be for just an early release day or for the entire school year, before and after school programs are available. Luke is excited to offer Den Club for the 2019-20 school year.


Den Club is offered Monday through Friday at eighteen (18) elementary schools throughout the district. A Den Club team member will open the school doors at 6:00 am to welcome children in the morning. The morning program will remain open until the gates open at each campus. The afternoon session will begin when school dismisses and remain open until 6:00 pm. All Den Club programs close promptly at 6:00 pm.


Snacks/Breakfast
Breakfast can be purchased in the school cafeteria every morning. We recommend that children participating in the morning program take advantage of this service. An afternoon snack is served daily to each child.

Homework
Den Club team members will allocate time for children to do their homework and provide a supervised place for students to work and study each day. It is the child's responsibility to take advantage of homework time and ask for assistance if needed.

Fees
Fees are based on annual enrollment and are payable in ten equal monthly installments. Monthly payments are due the first of each month, August through May. Early release afternoons are included if it is the student's regularly schedule PM day. Otherwise, the additional rate applies. If families have more than one child enrolled in the program, discounted rates apply. A per family non-refundable registration fee of $30 and the first month's payment is due with the registration paperwork. Rates can be found in our handbook.

Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open. To register online, you will need to follow these steps:

You will be notified via email when the registration process is complete.


More information can be found on the district’s website at https://dysart.org/denclub


There are no adults to supervise students after school ends. Unless students are remaining on campus to attend a before/after-school program, all students must be picked up by 1:45 p.m. Buses run exactly 2 hours earlier every early release Monday afternoon.


Thank you for your attention to our school procedures. We look forward to having our classrooms filled with your students on August 6. Have a great week!


Molly Gillett, Principal

Sarah Rosenthal, Assistant Principal