In the LSE PTO know!

March 2021

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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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Gertrude Hawk Candy Sales & Pick-Up Information (3/25)

THANK YOU to all who participated in this sale!! Remember, you may still place online-only orders until 3/28, however, they will be ship-to-home orders (there is a shipping fee for those). As soon as online ordering closes in March, we will announce our PRIZE WINNERS!


Order pick-up at LSE is drive-through only, scheduled for Thursday, 3/25 from 4-6pm at the Gym Doors (backside of the school). Please enter from the alley and go BEHIND the school toward the Gym. We will bring your order to your car and you may exit the front of the school. We thank you in advance for your patience as we hand out orders, and a huge THANK YOU to all that participated!

Sign-ups OPEN NOW for LSE'S VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW on March 19th!

Join us for a night of fun and entertainment as our very own Loganville-Springfield students take the virtual stage and show us their AMAZING talents!! If you can sing, dance, do a trick or something else amazing, come entertain us!


On Friday, March 19th, grab some popcorn and come to LSE PTO's Facebook page as a new act will be posted every few minutes! Comment on and like participant's posts to show them some LSE love. Keep watching the entire time... you never know WHO might share some talent throughout the show!!


All acts must be less than 2 minutes and you must sign-up your child in advance via the Sign-up Genius link below. Videos must be submitted via email (address below) by midnight on Tuesday, March 16th in order to give us time to prepare everything for Friday night.


Sign-up via Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49ada929a7ffcf8-lsetalent


Email video by 3/16 @ midnight to: Melissa Myers, mjlm63@gmail.com


We can't wait to cheer on our students and see the AMAZING talent that LSE has right under our own roof!

LSE'S SUNDAY FUNDAY WITH THE MASKED READER CONTINUES!

Set your alarms and turn them on "repeat", because each Sunday at 6pm, we will post a NEW video on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/loganvillespringfieldpto) and on our webpage (https://ls.dallastown.net/p_t_o/events/masked_reader)!


Staff at LSE will be reading a bedtime story... in DISGUISE! It could be ANYONE at LSE. Your kiddos can enjoy the story, and try to use their ears and the clues to figure out who is behind the mask! In this crazy year, we hope that you have been enjoying the videos thus far, and we hope that our students look forward these videos each Sunday! Happy sleuthing! 🐾💙🐾

Thank you all for sparing your change for PENNY WARS!

Penny Wars has ended! Typically we drag those containers full of all of your change across the street to the bank to be counted, but due to Covid restrictions ... those containers must take a little journey to another branch at a scheduled appointment this week! As soon as we know which grade-level has won our Penny Wars, we will announce it on our Facebook page as well as our website!


The winning grade-level will receive a special treat! Last year Kindergarten won by a landslide... who will it be this year?


As a reminder, every penny of the money raised by each grade will go into their district grade level account. When your child reaches graduation, all of the money in that grade level’s account that has been raised since Kindergarten, along with funds raised through Dollars for Scholar programs, will be used to help those students who wish to further their education.


THANK YOU so very much to all who participated!
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EAT MORE CHICK'N & support LSE!

All mobile carry-out, drive-thru and pick-up catering orders between 5-8pm will all count towards our total. If ordering online/mobile, please be sure to put "LSE Spirit Night" in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS when you place your order. If you order in person, please be sure to tell them when you order (and when you pick up to be safe!) that you are there for the LSE Spirit Night. (Gift card purchases do NOT count towards our total),

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!:)

Did someone say SPRING SPIRIT WEAR? 🐾


Our new LSE storefront is now open and ready for your to shop! We have TONS of new design options to choose from: Vintage, Classic, and Trendy! We even have a section JUST FOR OUR SUPER-AWESOME TEACHERS! All orders now ship via FedEx directly to you- talk about easy! Want to reduce shipping costs? Order with a friend and split shipping! We are giving a new printer a try that can offer a wider variety of designs, which ship directly to you to eliminate missing items or pick-ups for remote students. The BEST part is that your orders are printed as they are placed, so if you order now, your order will ship as soon as it's ready (rather than having to wait for the store to close!).


We hope you love the new options as much as we do!


*Our storefront will be open now until March 31st, so let's go shopping!*

CLICK HERE TO ORDER LSE SPIRITWEAR!

Store closes on March 31st. All orders ship directly to your home!

March 13th... Family Paint Nite 2.0!

Put on your painting apron, it's once again time to get creative with your family! With the help of our amazing Art Teacher, Mrs. Lehman, you will create this month's painting, a black cat!

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*****Supplies needed******

-A rectangular canvas

-paint colors including black, white, pink and your choice of color for the background

-paint brushes (medium and small)

-pencil

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Don't forget, you can also use crayon, paper, markers, or colored pencils too. Be creative! We can't wait to see what you create!

It's almost TIME for LSE's BOOK FAIR!

It’s TIME to talk about the Scholastic Book Fair. With this crazy TIME in our lives, let’s order our kiddos some books! Books are a personal TIME machine. Our students can go anywhere at anyTIME with a book!


We are so excited to share that our Book Fair will be both online AND in-person, for parents only, during Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 31st, & April 1st. The in-person Book Fair will be held in the Large Group Instruction Room (we will have signs to guide you), and will have precautions in place to keep you safe while shopping. If you prefer to shop online, our online fair will be open from March 26-April 6th and those books will ship directly to your home. A percentage of all sales is returned to us in the form of Scholastic Dollars which we use to purchase items for the school/students throughout the school year.


We are also thrilled to say that each child WILL be receiving a free book again this spring, compliments of the PTO. We are currently working out details regarding this and we will be sure to share more information as it becomes available.


Our Book Fair can be shopped via this link when it opens on 3/26: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/loganvillespringfieldes


E-Wallets will be available again to shop in-person, in a contact-free manner (cash and credit cards will still be accepted, but e-wallet is preferred). Stay tuned for additional information to come as things are finalized!

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SUPPORT LSE WITH RITE AIDE'S NEW RX PROGRAM!

Rite Aid has just released their new fundraising campaign, which allows you to support LSE simply by registering through the steps below and using your Wellness+ card when you pick-up prescriptions or shop the store (in person or online!). As programs such as Giant A+ Rewards and Box Tops are dwindling, this is an easy way to help support our school through the purchases that you already make!


Registering is easy, just follow these simple steps:

1. Register for RXfundraising
Register to support Loganville-Springfield Elementary School on the RXfundraising website here:
support.rxfundraising.com/SpringfieldElementarySchool

2. Register for wellness+ rewards
Register for a Rite Aid wellness+ rewards number if you don’t already have one.
https://www.riteaid.com/wellness/wellness-rewards

3. Transfer your prescriptions*
Transfer your existing prescriptions to Rite Aid. Every time you fill a prescription and use your wellness+ rewards number, you're helping to support your favorite Cause.
https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/prescription-refills/transfer-prescriptions

4. Shop at Rite Aid using your wellness+ rewards
For each qualified prescription or in-store purchase at Rite Aid using your wellness+ rewards number, your nonprofit will receive funds from RXfundraising!
https://www.riteaid.com/


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SCHOOL/CLASS DIRECTORY

Many of you have already registered on the website and signed your child(ren) up for the Class Directory... thank you!


If you would like your child to be included, steps to set-up your account & directory information are located under the RED "Add My Student(s)" button below!


Please remember that for privacy issues, all members who join will remain 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 (school code QD5E47), 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!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH


9th: PTO Meeting @ 7pm - Zoom


10th: Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru Spirit Night, 5-8pm - Shrewsbury location only


13th: Virtual Paint Nite #2 (black cat) - Video posted on FB and website


25th: Gertrude Hawk Candy Pick-up, 4-6pm - Drive-Thru behind school to Gym Entrance


31st: LSE Spirit Wear Store Closes!


31st & April 1st: Book Fair OPEN in-person to parents attending Conferences


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Don't forget... every Sunday at 6pm we will share a NEW Masked Reader video on our FB page and our Website!

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 by going to the clearance tab located on the Dallastown Area School District home page, or by following the link below. Without parent volunteers, the PTO couldn't do all the great things we do for our school!


Clearance information can be found here: https://www.dallastown.net/departments/human_resources/clearances/clearances_-_volunteers

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)