Panther Press

March 11, 2022

Upcoming Dates

March 15-24: Basket Raffle

March 15: Family Conferences

March 18: No School

March 24: Family Conferences

March 28: Girls on the Run practice begins-3-4:30

April 7: Jungle Book Afternoon Performance Whole School@ Brandon Town Hall-12:00 PM

April 7: Jungle Book Evening Performance for Families @ Brandon Town Hall-6:30 PM

April 8: Early Release

April 18-22: Spring Break

April 25-May 6: SBAC Grades 3-6

End of Year Dates

April 7-3/4 Jungle Book-Celebration of Learning

May 12-Middle Level-Celebration of Learning

May 26-Primary-Celebration of Learning

June 3-Boston Trip

June 9-Rain Date for Panther Palooza (If Friday looks crumby, we will move to Thursday)

June 10-Panther Palooza

June 13-Awards Assembly and Graduation Practice

June 14-6th Grade Last Walk of the Halls

June 14-6th grade Graduation @ 6:30 PM

Family Conferences March 15th and March 24th

It is time to sign-up for Spring Conferences! We had nearly 100% attendance in the fall and we look forward to seeing families either in the building or virtually. Each teacher has created a sign-up sheet and directions about in-person and virtual options. Please choose the date and time slot that would be best for your family. As always, please contact your child's teacher if you need other arrangements.

The second trimester ends on March 11th and teachers will have important progress note information along with winter assessment results. Teachers who share children will provide homeroom teachers information to share and we can add any other teacher that works with your child onto the conference, please just request this from your child's homeroom teacher.

I will be present both nights! Stop by my office for a chat, or schedule a meeting in advance to be sure and catch me if you wish.


A. Allaire

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Report Cards will be mailed on March 15th. RNESU Portrait of a Learner links, below, will be helpful in reviewing report cards and prior to Family Conferences.

Portrait of a Kinder Learner

Portrait of a First Grade Learner

Portrait of a Second Grade Learner

Portrait of a Third Grade Learner

Portrait of a Fourth Grade Learner

Portrait of a Fifth Grade Learner

Portrait of a Sixth Grade Learner

Summer Learning Academy

Lothrop School will be hosting its own Summer Learning Academy this summer. Activities will include targeted Reading, Math, and Writing intervention and instruction, outdoor play, and facilitated weekly projects. We will continue to coordinate with the Pittsford Recreation so that our learners do not have to choose between Summer Learning Academy and the Rec programing

Summer Learning Academy will run from July 11- August 5, 2022, from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM There will be no transportation to and from Lothrop. Please sign up ASAP by filling out this SURVEY so that I can schedule staffing. We will have a K-2 group and a 3-6 group.

5/6 Basket Raffle

The 5/6 Learners and making their final push for their Boston trip. Families, community members, and local businesses donated over 50 baskets to support the basket raffle that will run from March 15-March 24. Learners can purchase tickets by bringing money to school $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Below you will find pictures and descriptions of each basket . just click on the link!

Health Protocols for Optional Mask Decision

Mask wearing is a personal choice for adults and a parental choice for students with the following exceptions:


“Sick people should not be at school.” - Dr. Rebecca Bell

Stay home when you are sick

  • Any person with symptoms of illness should stay home until they have been fever-free, without the use of medication, for 24 hours and have markedly improved symptoms. Anyone ill at school, will be sent home.

Covid Testing

  • 2 negative antigen tests, as close to 24 hours apart as possible, or 1 PCR or LAMP test are recommended before returning to school for anyone with the following symptoms:

    • Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or Vomiting, Diarrhea or New loss of taste or smell.

  • Testing for new symptoms is recommended even for those who have tested positive within the last 90 days

  • If a person has tested positive for COVID and returns to school before Day 10, a mask will be required at school through Day 10.

Does your child have symptoms?

Notify the school nurse of any student with symptoms of illness. Antigen and LAMP tests are currently available at all RNESU schools.


  • If a person is identified as a close contact outside of school, of someone with COVID-19, a mask will be required at school through Day 10. (Close contact means being within 6 feet, for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, of someone with COVID)

  • If a person is identified as a presumptive contact, a mask will be required at school through Day 10. (Presumptive contact means a student or staff member who shared a classroom with someone with COVID.)
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Jungle Book the Musical

The 3rd & 4th grade will be putting on a production of The Jungle Book this spring. They are looking for donations of plain green and brown t-shirts.

Please take the time to look at the sponsorship info (linked below) if you would like to sponsor the show. They are selling advertising space in their playbill and ask if you know of any individuals/businesses that would like to sponsor their production, please contact Kelly Connaughton ( or Carolyn Bruce (

Girls on the Run


Practices begin on March 28. Mondays & Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm

Volunteers & Coaches needed: please contact, if interested.

Veggie VanGo comes to Lothrop

The Veggie VanGo flier for the monthly event at Otter Valley is below. We are pleased to offer delivery of pre-ordered shares to Lothrop on those dates. Pick-up at Lothrop will be available from 1-4pm. Shares can be ordered each month through the following link: Lothrop Veggie VanGo Order Form The next delivery is Friday, March 25th.
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Sharing a copy of the OVUUSD Report. I will be receiving a few hard copies at the school, if anyone is interested in one. Please let me know.

Link to Free Boxes of Antigen Tests

School Vaccination Clinic Info from the VT AOE Website

The intent of this list is to assist school districts and independent schools when communicating about vaccination opportunities for the 5-11 age group.

The clinics listed below are school-based clinics offering the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. This is not a complete or exhaustive list of all places where the pediatric vaccine is being offered – other locations include pharmacies and community clinics. For a full list of available clinics, and to register, visit

Some of these clinics are only offering the pediatric vaccine, others may also have adult vaccine available.

Clinic dates and times are subject to change. Always defer to information found in the Health Department's vaccine appointment registration system.

PTO News

LOTHROP PTO on Amazon Smile

Don't forget about the Lothrop PTO when you shop on Amazon smile. Follow the link and the PTO will get a portion of your purchase. Or search for Pittsford parent teacher on Amazon smile. Thank you!

SportClips Coupons

Please contact Kelly Connaughton if you would like some coupons for $2 off a haircut at SportClips in Rutland. The PTO gets $2 for every coupon and you get $2 off!!

Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags for Sale

Reusable bags - help the environment and support the PTO! $5 for a set of 4 bags. 2 sandwich bags, 2 snack bags. Dishwasher safe! PM or email or Kelly Connaughton Cash, Check or Square payments accepted: Checks payable to Lothrop PTO.

Price Chopper Tools for Schools

Shop at Price Chopper/Market 32 to help our school earn free classroom equipment! Please link your AdvantEdge card to our school at: Each time you shop and have your linked card scanned, our school will earn free classroom equipment, all donated by Price Chopper/ Market 32.

How Supporters can Enroll their AdvantEdge Cards to your school:

Lothrop School Code: 15378

Parents and supporters need to sign up at even if they participated in the past!

If a supporter doesn't already have a Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card, they can sign-up for one at any Price Chopper store or visit us online at

PTO Information

2021-22 PTO Officers:

President-Sybren Spensley

Vice President-Kate Lathrop

Treasurer-Brett and Hillary Mullin

Secretary- Meghan Fox

Facebook Page & Group

We have a public page and a private group, we will be posting items/updates in the private group as well as the public page. Please 'like' our page and request to be added to the group (link).


For the time being, The Lothrop PTO meets the second Wednesday of the month ONLINE at 6:30pm. ALL Lothrop families are considered members of the PTO and are welcome to attend meetings. Meeting notices/invites will be posted in the private Facebook group.

Help Needed

We are always looking for folks willing to help with various tasks and events so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to contribute.

Winter Support

BROC Community Action can provide fuel and utility assistance to those in need through the winter months. BROC is also a great resource for free/low-cost food, clothing, household needs, and more. You can reach them at 802-775-0878 or visit

Also, never hesitate to call us if you or a family you know is in need. You can reach Jed Pauls (School Counselor) at 483-2242 ext. 2409 or Melanie Parker (School Nurse) at 483-2242 ext. 2422.

Pittsford Recreation

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