Welcome to Leonardtown Elementary School - Home of the Ospreys
22885 Duke Street Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
301-475-0250 Main and 301-475-0254 Fax
301-475-7821 Recs & Parks School Age Center (Before & After Care)
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION BEGINNING AUGUST 2015:
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. all year. During the month of July we will be closed on Fridays for energy conservation.
Grades K-5: 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
AM Pre-K: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
PM Pre-K: 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Early Dismissal Time is 1:45 p.m. (Pre-K does not attend on Early Dismissal Days)
SCHOOL POINTS OF CONTACT:
School Improvement - Denise Eichel, Principal
Transportation/Bus Issues or concerns - Susan Ballinger, Assistant Principal
Classroom Concerns - Assigned Teacher
Absences/Attendance/HAC/Registration/Withdrawals/Transfers/Records Requests - Teresa Allen, Records Secretary
Health/Immunizations/Medicine - Phillip Wentz, Nurse
Volunteer Applications/Info - Michelle Roberts, Secretary to the Principal
Lunch Account Balance or concerns - Emma Knott, Cafe Manager
School Supplies/Clothing assistance - Susan Fox, Counselor
School Emergency Preparedness Training Program for Parents and Guardians: The PSA and drill training video are available for viewing via the SMCPS home page or through the following link:
LES Book Fair: Students will begin shopping at the Book Fair 10/5 through 10/9. The final day for the buying is Monday, 10/12 during the Parent Conferences and will close down at 2:00pm. Please see the Media Center link at the top of the page for more details and links.
It's "SOCK-TOBER" at LES: Did you know that on any given day, over 600,000 people are homeless in the United States? Socks are one of the most-needed but least donated articles of clothing to homeless shelters! As we prepare for what some are saying might be a mean winter, please help the LES 4th grade gather socks for our local homeless population. Send in NEW men’s women’s or children’s socks with your student during the month of October and we will donate all of them to WARM (Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many), a local group, to distribute to the homeless in St. Mary’s County. The Sock Drive will conclude on October 30th – Thank you in advance for your donations!
2015 FLES: Classes will be held on Thursdays, starting October 8th and ending on December 17th (10 weeks) from 3:45-4:45. Parents must make arrangements to pick up student after class. FLES is open to children in grades 3-5 only.
Leonardtown Elementary School located in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland is a place where students learn, experience, and succeed. Our student body consists of approximately 500 students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Each day our students are welcomed by our many dedicated staff members. Student achievement is our number one priority. All of our teachers, support staff, and administrative staff work collaboratively to ensure that "learning for every student" occurs every day.
Leonardtown Elementary is a community school where the input of our stakeholders is sought and valued. We hold quarterly School Improvement Team (S.I.T) Meetings to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration focused on upholding the tradition of excellence at LES. Our S.I.T. meeting dates are posted under the Hot Topics-School Improvement Information and Plan. We look forward to seeing you.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in many enrichment activities including Destination Imagination, FLOW (Future Leaders of the World), Science Club, Chess Club, and Math Team to name a few. We are very fortunate to have such a committed group of staff members and parent volunteers who give their time and talent to these programs for our students.
PTA is a very active part of LES. If you are interested in learning more about our PTA please contact the school.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about LES, home of the Ospreys. Visitors are always welcomed, so please stop in and experience the warmth of LeonardtownElementary School.
Denise M. Eichel, Principal
LES OUTREACH PROGRAM: This year the Outreach Program will operate differently than in the past. Each month, LES Outreach will ask for donations, via email. Any items from the attached list are items that these families request on a monthly basis. Your donations can be dropped off in a bin in the main office or you can send it to school with your child labeled "Outreach". The donations will be organized in room 313 and Outreach families will have the opportunity each month to go into this room and "shop" for what they need. The LES Outreach Program will also be conducting fundraisers through out the year. If you are interested in helping support the Outreach Coordinator, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember...."A little from many, goes a long way!"
WEEKLY STUDENT AGENDAS: We have a new link to the weekly student agendas located to the left under Quick Links called "Grade Level Weekly Agendas". Each grade level or teacher's agenda will be uploaded each Monday starting in September.
BUS ROUTES: Parents and students can locate their school bus stop by visiting the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ website at www.smcps.org and clicking on the Bus Stop and School Locator link. The Bus Stop and School Locator link will allow you to type in your address and your student’s grade level and then be provided with your local school, bus stop location, bus stop time, and bus number. School bus transportation information for students attending the Chesapeake Public Charter School, a STEM Academy, the Academy of Finance, the Global & International Studies Academy, and the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts can be found by clicking on the Bus Routes link, which is also located at www.smcps.org. If you have any questions, please contact the St. Mary’s County Public School’s Department of Transportation at (301) 475-4256, ext 2.
LES Green Team - Our school is a certified Green School and we make every attempt to do our part to conserve energy and recycle. The students learn about and participate in these efforts as well by collecting the recyle materials in the cafeteria and classrooms and turning off the lights whenever they leave a room. We have also cut back on the amount of copy paper we use by sending any correspondences home to parents via our emailing system. Please be sure the main office is notified of any changes to your email address and telephone number to ensure you don't miss out on important information and events.
SPECIAL CELEBRATION SUGGESTIONS: Please click here for detailed information.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS: Effective August 2015, anyone wishing to become a Registered Volunteer so that you can volunteer in the school, chaperone field trips, be a reading mentor, etc must complete the application on-line. Please login to the smcps.org website and click on the "Volunteer Registration" under Current News. It takes approximately 2 weeks to complete the process, so we encourage everyone to complete this process at the beginning of the school year. If you are already approved, you do not need to complete the online application.
URGENT SAFETY REMINDER FOR PARENTS: This message is for any parent, guardian, sibling or daycare provider that bring students to school via vehicle. LES School Procedure states: Drop off for students begins at 8:50 and only when staff members are present outside on the sidewalk. The school day for students begins at 9:00 so any students dropped off after 9:00 will be considered tardy and the person driving the student to school will be required to park their vehicle and walk the student inside to the main office and sign them in. No students should ever be dropped off and sent in on their own without staff present. For more detailed Arrival & Dismissal information, please read the letter attached under Hot Topics - Parent Communications. Thank you all for adhering to this policy and understanding that the safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Parent Transport Procedure