Lisbon Elementary School
November 10, 2017
Important Dates to Remember
- 13-17 - American Education Week
- Kindergarten - Nov. 16 @ 11:30 a.m.
1st Grade - Nov. 17 @ 10:00 a.m.
2nd Grade - Nov. 15 @ 9:00 a.m.
3rd Grade - Nov. 16 @ 2:00 p.m.
4th Grade - Nov. 14 @ 1:15 p.m.
5th Grade - Nov. 16 @ 12:00 p.m.
- 17 - Geography Bee, 9:00 a.m.
- 17 - Report Cards Issued
- 20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3 Hour Early Dismissal (12:10 p.m.)
- 20 - Jump Rope for Heart, 12:00-1:45 p.m.
- 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3 Hour Early Dismissal (12:10 p.m.)
- 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, Schools Closed for Students
- 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday, Schools & Offices Closed
- 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday, Schools & Offices Closed
- 27 - Book Fair Begins
- 29 - 2nd Grade Visits the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- 30 - Picture Make-Up Day
From the Desk of the Principal
“Special Thanks to Our Veterans”
Every year on the 11th of November,
We honor our veterans and remember,
The sacrifices that you’ve made,
With some big prices that were paid.
In fighting for our country to be free,
You accepted your journey as it would be.
You left friends and family and put careers aside,
To serve your country with honor and pride.
You put your life on the line when there was war,
Always showing courage and strength for what would be in store.
Praying for the day to return home and then,
That our country would be free again.
It’s hard to find the words to say,
How grateful we are every day.
November 11th is just a start.
Of everyday you’re in our heart.
YOU’RE a reason we can proudly fly our flag of red, white, and blue.
It is hard to believe that the first quarter of the school year is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. November brings many opportunities to visit LES. Please take time to visit LES during American Education Week. More information is in this newsletter to help you plan your visit. We also encourage you to schedule time to meet with your child's teacher. Parent-Teacher Conferences provide a great way to connect, collaborate, and plan for future success and growth of your child in school.
The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs." The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a cosponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.
This year, American Education Week is being held from November 13-17. In keeping with tradition, Lisbon Elementary invites our families (adults only) to support education by joining us at school. While guests are invited to join us throughout the week at any time, various grade levels are also hosting special events throughout the week. Below is a chart of the dates and times of these events.
- K: Nov. 16 @ 11:30 a.m.
- 1: Nov. 17 @ 10:00 a.m.
- 2: Nov. 15 @ 9:00 a.m.
- 3: Nov. 16 @ 2:00 p.m.
- 4: Nov. 14 @ 1:15 p.m.
- 5: Nov. 16 @ 12:00 p.m.
If you choose to come at a different time, you will find the master schedule by clicking on the following link to assist in your planning.
Please keep in mind that regular instruction will be in place and we ask that siblings not come into class at that time. Student conferences are being held the following week and teachers are not available during the day for this purpose. We hope that you are able to join us during American Education Week!
Lisbon PTA Food Drive
Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church Food and Pet Pantry
6750 Woodbine Rd., Woodbine 21797
443-920-3356 or Pastor Lynne 410-952-2792Food Pantry 9:00-11:00 a.m. (2nd & 4th Saturday)
Pet Pantry 9:00-11:00 a.m. (2nd Saturday)
Baby Food and Formula
Items Needed for Thanksgiving Baskets (need by November 17th)
Canned Green beans
For the Holidays they will be having dinner and giving items for Christmas and Hanukkah. The Information and contact numbers will be posted on the Lisbon PTA Facebook page In December. Information about adopting or sponsoring a family for the holidays will be posted as we get it.
Mt. Airy Net at Calvary United Methodist Church
403 S. Main St Mt. Airy 21771
Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
They are serving over 80 families for Thanksgiving, They also accept eggs, fresh produce and meat at their location. It is also possible to sponsor or adopt a family for the Holidays on their website.
There is a green donation box by the front doors for dropping off items. At every PTA event there will be green boxes next to the lion for donations. If you have a large amount of items for donation you can contact Cathy Datz at firstname.lastname@example.org and a pick up or meeting can be arranged.
Lisbon Lions Care: Book Drive for Children in Puerto Rico
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and thoughtfulness in sharing a book with these families who are continuing to struggle to resume some normalcy of life.
The Book Fair is Almost Here!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for November 20, 21, and 22. Conferences will be with homeroom teachers. In order to schedule conferences, you will need to login to HCPSS Connect. HCPSS Connect will open to schedule conferences on Friday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. The program will close on Friday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. The directions for parent conference registration linked here from the HCPSS website. If you have any questions, please call the front office at 410-313-5506.
Please note: This is the only conference period for the school year. There was no conference window built into the HCPSS calendar for February or March.
Math ConferencesWe will have limited amount of available conference times in November for math conferences. Those times will only be available after our homeroom conferences have been scheduled. If you find it absolutely necessary to meet with your math teacher during the November conference window, please call the front office any time after Wednesday, November 15th and we will try to accommodate your request. Please remember that if you are in need of a math conference later in the year, you can always schedule a time with your child’s math teacher. Teachers are always available throughout the year to conference with parents.
Families are invited to the Annual Lisbon Elementary School Geography Bee on Friday, November 17th from 9:00-10:00 in the cafeteria. Competing will be 21 fourth and fifth grade contestants who were invited to participate based on their score on a preliminary round administered in Technology class to all fourth and fifth grade students earlier this year. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will serve as the audience members that day. This year’s contestants are: Gabriel Alas, Giovanny Bastian, Aaron Birner, Adeline Byrne, Benjamin Caldwell, Jaxin Cole, Natalie Davis, Merrick Donner, Gavin Esslinger, Garrett Gleaves, Marie Gordon, Kaitlyn Hill, Edward Johnson, Noah Keener, Grant Knauss, Connor Lenes, Alaina McCoyd, Lana Parks, Malcolm Parson, Vishvarupa Sivam, and Ari Stone. Congratulations to all of our contestants who should be very proud of their dedication to learning geography.
Young Authors' Contest
Join in the Lisbon Elementary 15th Annual Young Authors’ Contest! Maryland students in grades 2 through 5 are eligible to enter an original short story and/or poem. First place and Honorable Mention winners will be selected for each grade, and our 1st place winners will go on to be judged at the county and possibly the state level. Each entry may have only one author. A cover sheet, signed by a parent and teacher, is needed for each entry. Both the entry and cover sheet should be saved as a Word document, typed in either Times Roman or Comic Sans 12- point font. Please include your name on the cover sheet not the entry. For more information and necessary paperwork, please go to http://les.hcpss.org.
Submit a printed copy of the cover sheet and the entry to Mrs. Olson by December 8, 2017.
National PTA Reflections Creative Arts & Writing Contest
Reflections is a National PTA program to encourage all children to participate in the arts for fun and recognition. Students work independently to present their artistic interpretation of this year's theme. Works can be:
including prose, poetry, drama, reflective essay, narrative, short story;
such as drawing, painting, collage; and
There is also a Special Artist Division for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504.
Reflect on the theme above & create an original work
in one (or more!) of the following categories: Literature, Music, Visual Arts
Winners in each category in three divisions:
Primary (K-2nd grade)
Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
Special Artist (for students with challenges as covered in the ADA)
ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Turn in entries to the front office.
ALL entries will be displayed and celebrated at the Enrichment Fair!
Entries will be reviewed by experienced arts and education judges. All participants will be celebrated with certificates of participation, the top three entries will receive ribbons and the first place entry will receive a medal. The top three entries in each category will move on to the Howard County Reflections Contest, the top three county entries will move on to the Maryland State Reflections Contest, and state winners in each category will compete in the National PTA Reflections Contest.
Summary of Rules and link to Entry Form:
Contact Alejandra Conte, Reflections Chair
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