LTMS Parent Newsletter

November 1, 2019

Message from Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,

THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our PAWS fundraiser! I can't wait to see all of the flags proudly displayed during the week of Veteran's Day. Our Veteran's Day Assembly will be held on Monday, November 11th at 8:00. If you know a veteran or current service member, please invite them to attend. We have limited seating, which we will reserve for veterans and current military members, but we want you all to be able to share in the experience so we will be showing the assembly on Facebook live.

Go Panthers.

Mr. McCracken


Thought for the Week

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Veteran's Day Assembly

Monday, Nov. 11th, 8am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Please join us to celebrate our Veterans. We have limited seating so we will be live streaming the event on our Facebook page. If you have any questions please call the office.

Health Bulletin

Flu season is just around the corner and I want everyone to avoid illness by following these simple lifestyle habits. To help decrease the number of staff and students becoming ill with the flu or other illness over the winter, nurse Legatt and the teaching staff recommend washing hands frequently with soap and water (hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available) and coughing into the arm or elbow instead of the hands. I also encourage healthy habits such as exercise, adequate sleep, and drinking lots of water every day. Healthy foods help the immune system fight the good fight as well as getting your annual flu shot, another proven method to reduce the risk of getting the flu. Avoid touching your face (yes, including the eyes) to reduce the chance of picking up unwanted germs. The flu virus infects the cells of the respiratory tract and is easily spread when people are gathered in close quarters, like when kids are gathered in their classrooms. More information concerning the prevalence of flu is found on the CDC website.

It is more important than ever to stay healthy and continue to wash hands and stay away from the germs that cause the flu. Current recommendations from the JOCO Health Department, KDHE, & USD 232 recommends exclusion from school for diagnosed influenza for 5 days following the onset of symptoms. That means taking the steps to avoid the flu will become more important than ever and will lead to less days being home from illness.

Let us be diligent this flu season by washing our hands, getting plenty of rest and water, and getting a flu shot this year. If we follow these recommendations and encourage our kids to do these things, we should all breathe just a bit easier this flu season.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse.

Thank you,

Laura Legatt, RN LTMS School Nurse

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LTMS Highlights


Our 8th grade publications students have started a new bi-weekly, student-produced, TV show. Check out the first episode of LT TV below...

Seatbelt Safety

Sixth Grade Party

Student Recognition Assembly

Each quarter we will recognize students for outstanding academic and athletic achievement. This not only builds a positive school culture where students support one another, it sets an expectation of excellence that we want to develop. You can watch the assembly using this Facebook Live link.

Engineering Class CO2 Cars

CO2 Cars

Hunter Safety Course Opportunity

If your child would like to earn his/her Kansas Hunter Safety Certificate, Mrs. Seaba will be teaching a class in November/December. Students must attend all sessions to earn the certificate. Ten hours of instruction is required. In the event that your child is unable to attend a session, there will be one makeup session. No more than one absence is allowed.

Students will receive their certificate upon passing the Hunter Safety Examination on the testing date.

If you have any questions and to sign up, please contact Mrs. Seaba ( Only 27 slots are available.

CLASS DATES: November 11, 13, 14, 15

November 18-22

November 25

MAKEUP DATE: November 26 (attendance not required if you have not missed a class)

TESTING DAY: December 3

TIME: 3:10-4:10

LOCATION: Lexington Trails Middle School – Room 211

COST: Free

MATERIALS: pencil/highlighter


Upcoming Athletics/Activities at LTMS

Girls Basketball Games

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 4pm


7th Grade Girls play at HOME

8th Grade Girls play at Basehor-Linwood Middle School

Night of Jazz Concert

Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 7pm

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Join our band students as they perform!

Girls Basketball Games

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 4pm


7th Grade Girls play at Clark Middle School

8th Grade Girls play at HOME


Breakfast / Lunch Menu

Click below to access/view the breakfast and lunch menu for LTMS.