Lisbon Elementary

June 8, 2018

Lisbon Elementary School

Mrs. Debra Anoff, Principal
Mrs. Amy Green, Assistant Principal

15901 Frederick Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

(410) 313-5506
(410) 313-5508 - Fax

This will be our LAST Lisbon Lines

Important Dates to Remember

  • 11 - 1st Grade Picnic, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • 14 - 5th Grade Celebration, 9:00 a.m.
  • 15 - 2nd Grade Picnic, 9:00-10:45 a.m.
  • 15 - 4th Grade Picnic, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • 15 - Schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)
  • 18 - Schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)
  • 19 - Last Day of School - schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)


  • 28 - Back to School Night (K, 1 & 2), 6:30 p.m.
  • 29 - Back to School Night (G/T Orientation), 5:45 p.m.
  • 29 - Back to School Night (3, 4 & 5), 6:30 p.m.
  • 30 - Open House for Kindergarten, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • 30 - New Student Orientation, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • 30 - Open House for Grades 1st - 5th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


  • 4 - First Day of School


Happy summer to all!!! A Time for Thankful Reflections

Congratulations to all of our fifth graders and their families who are moving onto middle school! On June 14th, we will say farewell to our 2018 Fifth Grade Class. This fifth-grade class is outstanding, and we are very confident of their preparation for middle school. We are very proud of all their accomplishments. We have truly been honored to be a piece of their success and their educational journey.

We also want to acknowledge some of our other LES families that are moving onto other places. Each family will be greatly missed, and we thank them for their support and contributions to our school community. We wish you all well!

We are also saying farewell to two of our beloved LES staff members. Mrs. Benya, our awesome third grade teacher and Mrs. Forejt, our amazing special education teacher will be retiring this year. We wish them both all the happiness as they begin the next chapter of their lives. We want to truly thank both Mrs. Benya and Mrs. Forejt for all they have done for our LES students. We will miss them both greatly!

Best wishes to Mrs. Green as she transitions to Veterans Elementary School as one of their Assistant Principals. She has been a part of our Lisbon community for many years as a student, parent, volunteer, and all around AMAZING Assistant Principal. We want to thank her for all she has done and all she has given to the Lisbon community. Mrs. Green will truly be missed!

Many of our special events, activities, projects, and programs at LES happen as a result of the efforts and support from our LES PTA. Our PTA is truly a model of collaboration of our parents working together to support the success of our students. This only happens with great leadership, many hours, and tons of effort. A huge thanks to our PTA President, Sunshine Melhuish, who has served as our PTA president the last two years. Your dedication and commitment to our school will never go unnoticed. We also want to thank our PTA Executive Board members, Mindy Barnowski, Astrid Sorrentino, Sheila Rutter, Erin Breedlove, Suzanne Clemons and Linda McGowan, who also put many countless hours of time and great effort into our school. A big thank you to all the parents who have volunteered their time and support for our variety of efforts, such as Fall Festival, Winter Bash, Father-Daughter Dance, and BINGO.

As we approach the end of my second year as the proud principal of LES, I want to personally thank you all for the support you have shown me this school year. I truly feel blessed and honored to serve your children and our school community each and every day. I also am thankful to our talented, wonderful LES staff who are truly professional, dedicated, and thrilled about teaching your children. I am looking forward to starting another school year at LES in August. Please enjoy your summer with your families and friends. Stay safe and have fun!

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Anoff

2018-2019 Back-to-School Nights & Open House

We are very excited that our Lisbon Back to School Night’s will occur earlier next year for the convenience of our families and to provide important curriculum information and classroom procedures to everyone PRIOR to the start of school!

Mark your calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Tuesday, August 28th Back to School Night

6:30 p.m. - Grades K, 1, 2

Wednesday, August 29th Back to School Night (3, 4, 5)

5:45 p.m. - GT Orientation

6:30 p.m. - Grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, August 30th Lisbon’s Open House

11:00 a.m. - Kindergarten Open House

1:00 p.m. - New Family Orientation

2:00-3:00 p.m. - Open House (Grades 1-5)

September 4th - First day of school

September 10th - Schools and offices closed

September 19th - Schools and offices closed

Class Placements for School Year 2018-2019

Class placements for 2018-2019 will once again be available on HCPSS Connect. You will be able to access all pertinent information regarding your child using your Connect account. This is where you will go to see your CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER for school year 2018-2019. At some point mid to late August, simply login to and click on HCPSS.CONNECT to access your account. Watch news blasts and alerts to notify you when specifically, this will open. You will be required to complete an emergency card for each child BEFORE a HOMEROOM TEACHER will be available for you to see.

Changes in Staffing to Lisbon

With two teachers retiring and an additional fifth-grade position, we had to make a few changes to teams for next year. Please understand that these assignments are subject to change depending on student enrollment numbers, summer movement and transfers of current staff, and the needs of LES.

Here are the current grade level teacher assignments for the 2018-19 school year:

Kindergarten – Mrs. Nicol, Ms. Finn, Mrs. Keenan

First Grade – Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Rathmann

Second Grade – Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Deschenes, Ms. Hancock

Third Grade – Mrs. Sargeant, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Lookingbill

Fourth Grade – Mrs. Petrella, Mrs. Portalea, Mrs. Sacks

Fifth Grade – Mrs. Hook, Mrs. Swanek, Mrs. Walker

School Bus Information

School bus information, including bus numbers and stops, can be found by visiting and clicking on the SCHOOL/BUS locator icon.

Moving over the summer?

If you will be moving over the summer, we need to know as soon as possible and prior to the first day of school for the 2018/2019 school year. You will need to fill out a Change of Address form and provide residency documentation so we can update your child’s file records and their records in Synergy.

Kindergarten & New Student Registration

The front office will be open during the summer with varying hours for registration. Please call to make an appointment (410-313-5506) or visit

Parents of children who will be five as of September 1, 2018 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Early Registration took place Monday, March 5-Friday March 9. Parents must come to registration with specific documentation, which can be found on the HCPSS website. Please call the front office to make an appointment at 410-313-5506. New student registration for Grades 1-5 will also be accepted by appointment. Online Registration began March 1. Parents with children already in schools will use their HCPSS Connect login. Directions on resetting passwords or a request for assistance. Parents new to the system will need to create an account. Directions on creating an account and using the online registration can be found on

Medication Pick Up Information for end of school year

A letter was mailed home last week for students who have medication supplied in the health room this school year. The letter explained end of year pick up information. Any medication not picked up by the end of the student day on Tuesday, June 19th will be disposed of according to HCPSS policy.

2018-2019 Medication Forms Information: Medication forms for the 2018-2019 school year were also sent home with students or can be picked up from the Health Room. Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician after July 1, 2018. All over the counter medications must arrive in a new, unopened container with a medication form completed by the physician.

Summer School Students:
If your student is attending summer school and currently has medication they will require, you may pick it up from the Health Room and bring it to the summer school location. Please contact the Health Room with any questions at 410-313-5506. Thank you!

Our Future is So Bright - 5th Grade Celebration

On Thursday, June 14th we will be saying good-bye to our 5th graders and wishing them well as they move on to middle school. Immediately following the Promotion Ceremony there will be a celebration in the gym. If you are able to make a food donation or volunteer with set-up/clean up, please click the link below.

5th Grade Celebration

Admission to the Celebration is by ticket only. A ticket system is being put in place to ensure we do not go over fire code capacity. EVERY ADULT AND CHILD ATTENDING, EXCLUDING THE 5TH GRADE STUDENT, MUST HAVE A TICKET. Tickets will be sent home when response card is returned. UP TO 2 TICKETS PER FAMILY will be provided. Light refreshments will be served to 5th grade students and Adult Guests following ceremony.

Glenwood Library

Please click here for a list of classes/events at the Glenwood Library. Registration is required.

PTA News

Are you looking for a fun way to get involved and support our ROARsome Lisbon Lions community? The PTA is seeking volunteers for the following open positions:

- 2nd PTACHC Representative

- Cultural Arts Co-Chair

- School Directory

- Incentive Programs

- KidStuff

- Lisbon Lottery

- Reflections

There is planning information available for all committees, so no need to start from scratch! For additional information or to volunteer, please contact PTA President-elect Mindy Barnowski at

PTA Food Drive

Morgan Chapel UMC Food pantry is in need of food items for the summer with more local families in need with school out.

Breakfast - Cereal, Oatmeal, juice, etc

Lunch items - Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tuna, Mayo, Canned fruits, etc.

Dinner Items - Canned Vegetables, Pasta, Sauces, Dinner kits, etc.

Pet Foods - Dry and canned

Baby Items - foods, formula, diapers, Etc.

Fresh items from gardens can be dropped off the week of second & fourth Saturday when the pantry is open at the back door pantry drop off.

Morgan Chapel UMC
6750 Woodbine Rd.
Woodbine, MD 21797

Pantry open 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For information or to drop off items outside of school hours please contact

Cathy Datz -

School Lunch Menus

Breakfast and lunch menus can be found at

Community News and Programs

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