February 1, 2019
Important Dates to Remember
- 4 - 4th Grade Visits Toby's, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- 5 - Countywide Professional Learning Day, schools closed for students
- 7 - Report Cards sent home
- 7 - Gifted & Talented Orientation/Information at GMS, 5:30 p.m. (New Date)
- 7 - Parent/Family Information Night at GMS, 6:30 p.m. (New Date)
- 7 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
- 13 - Scheduling window closes for parent/teacher conferences, 4:00 p.m.
- 14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)
- 15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)
- 18 - Presidents' Day, schools and offices closed
- 19 - California Tortilla Fundraiser, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
- 22 - School Spirit Day - Pajama Day
From the Desk of the Principal
Please Make Sure Your Family File is Up-to-Date!
On January 29th, HCPSS had an unexpected 3-hour early dismissal due to inclement weather and today, February 1st we had a 90 minute early dismissal. We continue to have many dismissal changes that were different from what is indicated in the Family File. Please note that going forward, we will dismiss your child in the manner you have indicated on your Family File for emergency closing. It is imperative to note that we will print a report at 10:00 a.m. on unexpected closing days to indicate how your child will go home. No changes can occur after that time.
Please use the guide below to update your unscheduled closing procedure. If your situation differs from what your Family File says, then you must provide a note with your student that morning. We will no longer be calling to verify dismissal procedures, so please make every effort to make sure your Family File is correct. Your child(ren)'s safety is of our utmost concern.
Media Gift Fund Update: Donate a Book in Your Childs' Honor
The Media Gift Fund program is a wonderful way to honor your child for their birthday or other special occasion, and to help grow our book collection in the Media Center. Thanks to their families, the following Lisbon Lions were able to choose books in their honor that have been added to our bookshelves:
Your tax deductible donation truly does help fortify the collection of books in our school Media Center and are enjoyed by our students and teachers for many years. Media Gift Fund forms for students celebrating their birthday in January, February and March were placed in student mailboxes yesterday. If you did not receive a form or would like one, please visit the Lisbon PTA website at www.lisbonpta.org to print out a form. Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs. Hastings is in need of empty paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, wrapping paper rolls, and empty water bottles for Makerspace projects. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Parent/Teacher conferences are an extremely valuable opportunity to talk directly to the teacher(s) of your child/children. This winter, conferences are available to you during a window of time from February 14th & 15th. While the exact availability times for each teacher may differ, the majority of teachers conference in the afternoons and evenings. Conferences are fifteen minutes in length and will be based on the following content areas:
Kindergarten-Fifth Grades: Math
G/T: 5th Grade Math
This year, Howard County Schools will utilize the online system HCPSS Connect for scheduling conferences. This program opened on Thursday, January 31st at 12:00 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, February 13th at 4:00 p.m. To begin, go to http://www.hcpss.org/connect/
If you do not already have an account, you can create one online. If you have an account but forgot your password, you can retrieve it at this site. If you do not have internet access or need further assistance, please contact Linda Drews in the Lisbon front office by calling 410-313-5506.
Parent/Family Information Night at Glenwood Middle School
New Parent Orientation
Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.
Please join us on Thursday, February 7th @ 6:30 p.m. for an information session on transitioning to middle school. Learn about the middle school program of studies and have an opportunity to ask questions regarding this benchmark in your child’s educational journey. Gifted and Talented Orientation/Information to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Hersheypark Discount Ticket Fundraiser
The Sweetest Place on Earth is ready for you! The Glenwood Middle School PTSA is selling discount Hersheypark tickets for a limited time! Tickets are valid the entire summer season (May 3 – September 29, 2019). Buy your tickets now for GREAT savings by completing this Discount Ticket Order Form and returning it to the GMS office by Monday, March 18th.
California Tortilla Fundraiser
Bushy Park Regional Early Childhood Center
Learning Together Program – Prekindergarten
The Bushy Park Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) preschool and pre-kindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the 2019-2020 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 by September 1st may contact Katie Hereth at Bushy Park Elementary for an application package beginning February 15, 2019. There are no available 4-year-old learning together peer spots for the 2019-2020 school year at this time.
The Howard County Public School System continues to offer a Pre-Kindergarten program for income eligible children who will be four years old by September 1. This program is also at Bushy Park RECC in the afternoon 5 days a week. Please contact Katie Hereth at 410-313-5500 for additional information and an application.
All Learning Together Peer applications must be returned by the last Friday in March 2019. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup on April 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. at Bushy Park RECC. If necessary, a lottery process is conducted.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hereth at (410) 313-5500.
We are seeking support positions to assist and support our students during the school day. The first opportunity is for those interested in a temporary employee position with our special education team. This position has a rate of $10.50 per hour for 6 hours a day. The other opportunity is serving as lunch and recess monitors (a subbing position) when needed. The hours for lunch monitors will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm working with grades K through 5. Lunch and Recess monitors can sub for a rate of pay of $10.50 per hour.
Please click here if you are interested in setting up an interview for these positions. We look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested soon.
From the PTA
Tony Locos Gives Back - Lisbon PTA Fundraiser
February 25th and 26th from 11:00 a.m. to Midnight
10% of all sales dine-in and carry-out will be donated to the Lisbon Elementary PTA
The Lisbon Elementary PTA is dedicated to the families of Lisbon. We have financial assistance, scholarships, and opportunities available to enable all our students to be involved in PTA events and programs, regardless of family income or financial circumstances. If your student would like to participate in an event like Snowtubing or an afterschool program being offered like Studio Art and is in need of financial assistance in order to do so, please contact Mrs. Anoff, Ms. Wright or our PTA 1st Vice President, Ellen Bockelman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Families affected by the government shutdown are eligible for assistance. All information is and will remain confidential.
Love for CooperAre you looking to support the Trueblood family? With frequent trips to and from the hospital, the family could use our support for things like gas, meals away from home, and specific items for Cooper. Gift cards are ideal (Visa and Amazon are two good general ones.), and these are being collected in the front office. You can drop them off or send them to school in an envelope marked “Cooper Trueblood.” Your thoughts and prayers are great gifts, too!
Where to Find Us
Please follow us on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/LisbonESPTA or search for “Lisbon Elementary School PTA.” And if you haven’t checked out the Lisbon ES PTA website, please do! At www.lisbonpta.org you’ll find a calendar of events, parent resources, forms, open volunteer positions and more! We would love to have your feedback on programming for the year, too. You’ll find a survey link on the home page.
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