Letters from Limestone Walters

March 2022

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Important Dates to Remember

March 1st: PTO Meeting @7pm (CANCELD - Rescheduled date to be shared soon)

March 7th: Track Practice begins (see below) Spell-A-Thon lists and pledge sheets come home

March 11th: End of 3rd Quarter and Wheel Spin Day

March 13th: Daylight Savings Time

March 14th-25th: IAR Testing Grades 3rd-8th

March 19th: LCHS Easterseals All You Can Eat Breakfast at Peacocks 8am-11am

March 20th: 2022 Book Club Zoom Event @6pm (see details below)

March 21st: Spell-A-Thon Pledge Sheets Due & Board Meeting @6pm

March 23rd-24th: K-2nd Spelling Tests

March 25th: 3rd-4th Spelling Tests, House Shirt, Wheel Spin Day, and Early Dismissal @1:20pm

March 28th-April 1st: Spring Break

๐Ÿ“– March's Book ๐Ÿ€

2022 Book Club March - Recognizing Feelings and Emotions

Henry at Home by Megan Maynor is the story of a brother and sister who enjoy spending time together. In fact, they do everything together from haircuts to getting flu shots. But, things changes when sister Liza starts school. There are lots of feelings that bubble up with this new situation. But, Henry and Liza will always be brother and sister.

ZOOM Read Aloud Event will take place Sunday, March 20th @6pm.

Fill out the form to be emailed the link: LW Book Club ZOOM Event

๐Ÿ‘ PTO Points

The PTO has been busy fundraising for Easter Seals on behalf of Limestone Walters in February. The Sweetheart Dance was able to come back this year!! A huge thank you to all the attendees and donors who made this event a success! We raised $2,630, making many memories and having a lot of fun. We enjoyed watching the kids and parents dance their hearts out! Thank you to Danielle Durham, Alicia Dieckow, Mattie Dicce, Cari Subbert, and Miss Lacy for all your help. โค๏ธ

We also had a wonderful Crush Your Valentine fundraiser that brought in another $378 for Easter Seals. Thank you to LW Student Council, Holly Still, Shian Hopper, and several other PTO members for volunteering your time to make this successful. ๐Ÿ’˜

There will be a new LW apparel campaign opening up this month. Chevy Spichenger will be heading it up for us. Several K-4 parents have reached out and expressed interest in more gear. Stay tuned. ๐Ÿ‘•

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who help sell concessions during our home games. We truly appreciate your time. We are always looking for more help. If you are interested please contact Danielle Durham. ๐Ÿฟ

Please follow our Facebook page for any related updates. Remember we would love to see you at our monthly meeting and there is always a Zoom option if you are unable to attend in person. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ”ก LW Spell-A-Thon

Attention Parents of Children in Grades K-4...your PTO is sponsoring a Spell-A-Thon again this year.

Individual Prizes: $50 Cash - highest money collected (among all participating classes)

$25 Cash - most words spelled correctly (among all participating classes*)

Classroom Prize: Treat Party- Highest amount of money collected among participating classes.

Note: each class will have 2 winners who will win a candy bar of their choice. (Class winners will be the students with the highest word correct that participated in collecting pledges.)

*in case of a tie the winner will be the child that got the most pledges and correctly spelled the most words.

Important Dates:

March 7th: Students receive spelling lists and pledge sheets to take home and begin getting pledges and studying their words.

March 21st: Spell-A-Thong Pledge sheets are due back to your child's teacher.

March 23rd-24th: SPELLING TEST DAY K-2nd! (home test - more instructions to come)

March 25th: SPELLING TEST DAY 3rd and 4th! K-2nd return test papers.

April 4th: Pledge sheets are returned so donations collecting can begin.

April 11th: Money due to the classroom teacher in order for student to be eligible for prizes/class party

๐Ÿ˜ท Mask Guidance Updates

Mask are no longer required on public transportation which includes the school bus. You can still wear a mask if you choose, they are just no longer a requirement.

Please have conversations with your children that some families may still wish to mask โ€“ and that is okay โ€“ it is still a choice to do so. We need to be tolerant and considerate of each familiesโ€™ decision with regards to masking.

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ LW Track 5th-8th Grade

Is your child interested in being apart of LW Track? This is coached by Mrs. Ayler and Mr. Pfeifer. Practice will start March 7th and run Monday through Thursday after school until 4:00pm. We hope to see you there.

๐Ÿš— Arrival

Thank you for following our arrival procedures in the morning. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we try to fine tune the process to ensure everyone's safety and maintain efficiency.

1. We highly recommend you to use the drop off lane as depending on the time the parking lot can be busy.

2. Once your vehicle is in the drop off lane (see image below) your child may exit the vehicle. This would be within the cones in front of the dumpster with direct access to the sidewalk. This way you do not have to wait until you are right in front of the school and we can get through the line even more efficiently.

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๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ“š Scholastic Bowl March Schedule

March 2nd: Home Match vs. Bartonville @3pm

March 3rd: Home Match vs. Oak Grove @3pm

March 17th: Practice 2:45pm-3:45pm

March 22nd: Match at Peoria Christian @4pm *bus leaves 3:30pm

March 24th: Match at Elmwood @3:30pm *bus leaves at 3pm

๐Ÿ’ฐ Support Limestone Easterseals

Looking for ways to support Limestone Easterseals?! See below for information on the all you can eat Easterseal Breakfast and Playhouse Raffle.
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๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Peoria County Preschool Screenings

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๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽฏ Principal Ponderings


I loved all of the creative Valentine's Day boxes and seeing our book club participants double from January.


I'm grateful for fun dip Valentine's, patches of green in the field, book club conversations, and positive parent meetings.


-prepare the March book club event

-finalize summative evaluations for teachers

~Stefanie Pitzer, Principal

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“– March is National Reading Month

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