Friday, August 27th


LEES Families,

We had a super first week of school! It’s great to have the students back in the building five days a week! It was also fun to see everyone wear their school t-shirts today!

We had two furry visitors spend the day at school today! LEES has three therapy dogs who will be in classrooms from time to time. Ms. Jen Dove and Ms. Christine Akers both have therapy dogs at LEES! Please read the attached letter describing the dogs and how they can help students and staff at school.

Just a reminder that any transportation changes and absences can either be emailed to LEESnotes@rockingham.k12.va.us or called into the office at 833-6916. Thank you for your help with this!

Thank you to the afternoon pick-up parents who stayed to the right of the road while waiting for the buses to dismiss. This lane is a private driveway, and we want to make sure the owners have a path to leave and enter. Parents are also welcome to park in the parking lot and walk to the cafeteria entrance to pick up their child. Please bring your assigned number with you to show the staff. We appreciate your understanding.

The PTO is looking for members! If you would like to join the PTO this year, please see the attached form. Families can send in their dues, along with the completed form, to the classroom teacher or the office.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Ridder


SEPT 6 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL

SEPT 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip

SEPT 16 - Fall and Yearbook Pictures

SEPT 21 - PTO Meeting at 5:30pm (Library)

SEPT 29 - Interim Reports available on PowerSchool


LEES is so excited to welcome back our therapy dogs! I think they have missed the kids as much as we missed having the dogs at school. We currently have three very well-behaved, loving, 4-legged friends that plan to visit throughout the school year. Please see this letter from Mrs. Ridder regarding information about the dogs themselves and some of the benefits of having therapy dogs in the school environment.


Our new PTO board would like to welcome everyone back to Linville-Edom Elementary. For the past year and a half, LEES PTO has not been able to be an active participant at LEES due to Covid. They are hoping to change that this year. The PTO has lots of great ideas for fun events and new ways to spoil the students and staff.

We are hoping to have 100% of our families join the PTO this year. When you join the PTO, there is NO requirement to assist, volunteer, or join a committee. We use your membership fee to help fund the activities and events we do for the school. Please click here to read a little more about the PTO and a membership form to complete and return to school.

Our PTO Board members:

PRESIDENT: Kristin Quesenberry

VICE PRESIDENT: Melanie Schaefer

SECRETARY: Carly Floyd

TREASURER: Julie Yoder

email: LinvillePTO@gmail.com

Membership Form: Quick Link