March 11, 2022
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
Jungle Book the Musical
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carolyn Bruce (email@example.com).
Veggie VanGo comes to Lothrop
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 healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.
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.
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! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-6011454
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Connaughton email@example.com Cash, Check or Square payments accepted: https://lothrop-pto.square.site/ 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: rewards.pricechopper.com. 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 https://rewards.pricechopper.com 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 www.pricechopper.com.
2021-22 PTO Officers:
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.
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.
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.