In the LSE PTO know!

February 2021

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YOU put the "P" in PTO!

Getting involved in your child's education is an experience to remember! Whether it's volunteering at an event, helping at school during the day, or helping with things from home, your time and assistance are what puts the "P" in PTO! Our mission is to support and enrich the experience of our staff & students, but we operate solely on volunteers. Many hands make light work, and we happen to also have a lot of fun doing it! In this day and age of a multitude of commitments, we value any time you can offer in any way that you are able. Your kids will think it's pretty cool too! We hope that you will consider lending a hand to make the 2020-2021 school year amazing!

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Gertrude Hawk Candy Sales... SELL YOUR HEARTS OUT (until 2/19)!

The Gertrude Hawk Candy sale, our second major fundraiser for the year, is in full swing! Now it is time to SELL, SELL, SELL! All profits from the sale will be used to support activities for our students like assemblies, SWEBS rewards, memory books, and much more.


Take advantage of the online ordering option and promote the event through online and social media outlets. Online orders must be paid for with a credit card, and customers have the option of shipping online orders to their homes (for an additional charge) or shipping them to the school (for free). Traditional paper orders can be placed with the order form in your child’s packet. Please return the order form, with payment, by Friday, February 19th, and orders can be picked up on Thursday, March 25th.


We have some great prizes for our top candy sellers:

1st Place Prize: Chromebook

2nd Place Prize: Nintendo Switch Lite

3rd: Place Prize: Smartivity Music Maker


In addition, all students with sales over $50 will be entered into a raffle to win a special prize. All students with at least $5 in candy sales will win a prize. See the Parade of Prizes in your child’s sales packet to learn about other great prizes your child can win.


If you have any questions about the sale, please contact Lindsay Kordula (lindsay.kordula@gmail.com) or the PTO at ptoatlse@gmail.com. Thanks for helping to make all of our fundraisers so successful!

~ HELPFUL TIPS FOR SELLING ONLINE ~

1,2,3,4... we declare a PENNY WAR!

Have some spare change? Put it to a good cause with LSE's Annual Penny War Competition which will take place February 22nd - 26th! The money raised by each grade will go into their district grade level account. When your child reaches graduation, all of the money in that grade level’s account that has been raised since Kindergarten, along other monies raised through Dollars for Scholar programs, will be used to help those students who wish to further their education in the form of Scholarships!

Each grade will have its own collection bin in the Cafeteria so they will be able to see which grade has collected more coins (dollars and checks are accepted as well, for anyone that wishes to send those instead).

Send in that spare change and let's see which grade wins our Penny War!! :)

The MASKED READER!

Every SUNDAY at 6pm! Set your alarms and turn them on "repeat", because each Sunday at 6pm, we will post a NEW video on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/loganvillespringfieldpto) and on our webpage (https://ls.dallastown.net/p_t_o/events/masked_reader)!


Staff at LSE will be reading a bedtime story... in DISGUISE! It could be ANYONE at LSE. Your kiddos can enjoy the story, and try to use their ears and the clues to figure out who is behind the mask! In this crazy year, we hope this will become something fun that our students look forward to each Sunday! Happy sleuthing! 🐾💙🐾

WINTER PAINT NITE ON FEBRUARY 13TH

Make those winter blues COLORFUL with our paint nites!

Hosted by the PTO and facilitated by our very own Art Teacher,

Mrs. Lehman!


Drop the phone. Ditch the tablet. Step away from the TV! It's time to reclaim your free time! Assemble your whole family to have a colorful evening! During this pre-recorded kid friendly workshop, you will make your own easy to follow and paint masterpiece. The pre-recording will allow your family to paint at thier own pace, so you can start and stop the video as you go. We will post all supply lists prior to the date of the event. Many items, including canvas, brushes, and paints, can be purchased at the Dollar Tree! You can even choose to draw on paper and color with crayons, markers, or color pencils! Each date will have a different design! We can't wait to see what our little LSE artists create!


Keep an eye out for our next Paint Nite in March!

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Start planning your act for LSE'S VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW on March 19th!

Join us for a night of fun and entertainment as our very own Loganville-Springfield students take the virtual stage and show us their AMAZING talents!! If you can sing, dance, do a trick or something else amazing, come entertain us. Individual and group acts are welcome.


The show will start at 6p via Facebook where a new video will be posted every few minutes!

Sign-up via Sign-Up Genius: COMING SOON!

All acts must sign-up in advance and record their act no longer than 2-minutes.

A few quick guidelines so your little's can start working on their act:


  • All acts will be pre-recorded and must not be longer than 2 minutes (most are less).

  • All grade levels may participate. Since acts are pre-recorded, you may involved a sibling if you need an assistant for your act.

  • Each performer may participate in only one act.

  • Lip-syncing acts will not be allowed.

  • Music and acts must be family/school-friendly.

  • You must be respectful of all other performers.

  • There are no prizes awarded. It’s just for fun!


WATCH FOR MORE INFO TO COMING SOON and mark your calendars to share some LSE LOVE as we cheer on all of our talented friends! :)

LSE “wheelie” loves our School Bus & Van Drivers!

We are so lucky to have such great bus and school van drivers here at LSE who transport our most precious cargo to school daily. On Friday, February 19th, the PTO will be boarding buses as they arrive at school to deliver a special breakfast treat & gift to each of our fantastic bus and van drivers.


While we will not be doing organized Thank You cards this year, please feel free to make the day more special by sending a drawing or note of appreciation that your child can give directly to the bus/van driver as they head to school in the morning! (we will NOT collect these at school)

BOX TOPS COLLECTION 2/19! KEEP CLIPPING & SCANNING PLEASE - EVERY PENNY COUNTS!

The NEW Box Tops app makes collecting tops easier than ever! Simply download the app, select Loganville-Springfield Elementary as your designated school and scan your receipt! No more clipping required!


That said... YES! We will still be collecting clipped tops as long as they have not expired. You may turn them in at any time during the year. Please seal them in a disposable bag and send them into school at any time before our next pick-up for this year which will be on February 19th.

Coming soon... 3rd Grade T-shirts!

It's a tradition here at LSE for the third grade students to receive a very special "graduation" t-shirt with all of their names on it as a special memento to take with them as they move on from LSE. Students will soon have the opportunity to vote on a color and design for their shirts. Once a color and style has been selected and annouced, it will be sent to the printer and turned into a t-shirt! The PTO is honored to be able to purchase these shirts for all of our third-grade students. Stay tuned next month as we will reveal the awesome shirts that our students have selected!

GIVE BACK TO LSE WITH STORE REWARDS PROGRAMS!

As you are shopping online, please remember that something as simple as typing in"Smile" before "amazon.com" will earn LSE a % back of what you spend! Just select LSE as your charity of choice... it's that simple! You can now do this in the Amazon app -- every time you make a purchase, a small percentage will be returned to LSE as your charity of choice!


Click HERE to link your purchases at Weis to help support LSE! You will need to add our school code, which will link LSE to your Weis Club Card, and you'll be set! You may also participate by showing the barcode on the flyer below to the cashier at checkout.

LSE SCHOOL CODE: 87205


Give more happiness with your purchases from The Coca-Cola Company! Just head to Coke.com/give to get started with Coca-Cola Give. You’ll donate by signing in and choosing Loganville-Springfield Elementary as your local school to give to. Note, schools and causes are not authorized to have individual accounts so all donations must originate from individual Coke.com accounts. Giving back to your community is even easier with mobile scanning. To donate, select a local school or cause partner on your phone, tap SCAN NOW, and scan by taking a picture of the cap code.


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These are just a few easy ways that you can help us to raise money for things like spirit shirts, assemblies, yearbooks and much more! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SCHOOL/CLASS DIRECTORY

Many of you have already registered on the website and signed your child(ren) up for the Class Directory... thank you!


If you would like your child to be included, steps to set-up your account & directory information are located under the RED "Add My Student(s)" button below!


Please remember that for privacy issues, all members who join will remain in the "pending" file until we have verified that they are a parent of a student that is registered at LSE. If your file doesn't show up immediately, it's b/c it's in the "pending" file and we will approve it as soon as we've confirmed that you do belong to LSE :) The safety of our families is very important to us.


Additionally, the Directory is optional. Should you choose not to include your students' information, that is totally fine as well! We hope that those who chose to utilize this tool find it an easy way to connect with friends and LSE families!

ADD MY STUDENT(S) TO THE CLASS DIRECTORY {CLICK HERE!}

Register account (school code QD5E47), click "Student Directory", "My Student", green "Add a Student" & enter your child's info (do this for each child) You must check the box "Show in Directory" in order for the student to appear!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

** MASKED READER EVERY SUNDAY @ 6PM! **


FEBRUARY



13th: Virtual Paint Nite


17th: Spirit Day @ Panera, 4-8p


19th: GERTRUDE HAWK CANDY ORDERS DUE!


19th: Box Tops Collected (send in cut tops and keep scanning receipts, please!)


22nd-26th: Penny Wars!!

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MARCH


9th: PTO Meeting via Zoom


13th: Virtual Paint Nite


19th: LSE Talent Show via Facebook @ 6pm (please scroll down to join our FB page!)

CLEARANCES

Just a friendly reminder that many PTO activities and events require volunteers to have their clearances on file with the district. Information and instructions for completing these requirements can be found by going to the clearance tab located on the Dallastown Area School District home page. We really appreciate all of the parents who have already submitted their clearances. Without parent volunteers, the PTO couldn't do all the great things we do for our school!

WHERE TO FIND US!

Please join us on our Facebook page! We post lots of important information about events, special days at school, volunteer information and more! Click the link and PLEASE remember to answer the membership questions so that we can approve your request to join (this is a safety measure to ensure that the members on the page are LSE families only) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/loganvillespringfieldpto)


We are working to build our PTO page on the LSE website! Click HERE to find more information as it's updated!


Also, a REMIND-er...

You can also join us on REMIND, a user-friendly app that allows messages to be sent to your mobile device! To join, please text the LSE PTO code: @e6ab4k to 81010 or download the Remind App to your phone and follow the prompts.

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A note about our new newsletter format...

We have switched to an online-based newsletter format, which will allow you to easily access direct links to information and is more user-friendly. We hope that you find this streamlined format useful and easy to navigate.


In an effort to keep our content more relative, we are no longer including our Treasurer's Report. If you would like to view the Treasurer's Report for a specific month, please email ptoatlse@gmail.com and we will be happy to share that with you (pending approval at our bi-monthly PTO Meetings)