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LES OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE: Pre-K & Kindergarten Only Open House will be held Tuesday, August 23rd from 12:30-1:30p.m. Kindergarten families need to arrive between 12:15-12:25 for a brief presentation in the gym that will start promptly at 12:30. Afterward you will be able to go to the classrooms, meet the teachers and tour the building. Pre-K families can go directly to the Pre-K classroom upon arrival.
Open House for 1st through 5th grade students will be held Tuesday, August 23rd from 1:30-3:00p.m.
Student placement postcards will be mailed out Friday, August 19th. If you do not receive a postcard in the mail before Open House, you can also login to HAC to retrieve your assigned teacher. The HAC site will be active on Friday, August 19th.
School supplies can be dropped off in your classroom during open house. If you ordered the Schoolkidz School Supply kit, it will be in your assigned classroom in time for open house.
The bus route link should be active sometime the beginning of August when Transportation finalizes all information. Each classroom teacher will have a printout of the bus routes during open house.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
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 - Contina Quick-McQueen, Principal
Transportation/Bus Issues or concerns - Jeff DiRenzo, 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 - Valerie Ramirez, Counselor
Leonardtown Elementary School welcomes new administration:
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newly assigned Principal, Mrs. Contina Quick-McQueen and our Assistant Principal, Mr. Jeff DiRenzo. We are excited to have them with us and look forward to a wonderful school year filled with fabulous learning experiences.
Mrs. Contina Quick-McQueen
Mr. Jeffrey DiRenzo
HEAD START/PRE-K OPEN APPLICATION: Registration for the 2016-2017 Head Start/Pre-K programs is now open and you must apply with your home zone school. Child Must Be 3 by September 1, 2016 for Head Start/Pre-K-3 program or Child Must Be 4 by September 1, 2016 for the Head Start/Pre-K-4 program. Everyone is welcome to apply. Children from financially eligible families are placed first. In order to apply you must bring the following documents:
- Proof of Birth
- Proof of Residency (SMECO bill, Mortgage or Lease) Driver's license NOT acceptable
- Proof of Income (W-2, last 3 paychecks stubs, TCA letter, SSA/SSI, child support, unemployment letter for last 12 months
- Proof of Immunization (completed shot record)
- Court Orders, notarized statements, other legally binding documents concerning custody
- Photo identification (driver's license, military id, etc.)
2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration: Parents of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2016 should register at the school assigned to their physical address as soon as possible.
Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) may go to the school assigned to their legal address to complete the registration paperwork. Children are not required to be present for registration. Required documentation includes evidence of birth, proof of residency, a copy of the child’s immunization record, any court papers regarding custody of the minor child. Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) must also bring photo identification when registering their child.
BRUSTERS BOOSTER COUPON BOOKLETS: We have about 18 Bruster’s Booster Coupon booklets left to sell. Each booklet contains twelve coupons; ten Buy One, Get One Free sing, double or triple cone or dish, and two coupons for $2.00 off a cake.
If you’ve ever been to Bruster’s then you already know how absolutely delicious their ice cream is and what a treasure this coupon booklet can be. The cost per booklet is only $12.00 and it has a retail value of $30-$50 each (depending on your purchase)…plus they DO NOT expire!!
If you would like to purchase, please complete the order form attached and return to the main office in an envelope to the attention of Michelle Roberts. Cash & Checks (payable to LES) accepted. If you have any question, you can contact Michelle Roberts at 301-475-0250 x103 or email@example.com
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 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: 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