Welcome to Leonardtown Elementary School - Home of the Ospreys
301-475-7821 Recs & Parks School Age Center (Before & After Care)
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 - Carrmen Flagg (sub), 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
DON'T MISS OUR SPECIAL EVENT THIS SUNDAY, OCT 23RD FROM 2:00-5:00 PM IN THE GYM. THE ENTRANCE FEE IS JUST THE DONATION OF A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM, TOILETRY ITEM OR HOUSEHOLD CLEANING ITEM TO BENEFIT THE LES OUTREACH PROGRAM WHICH SUPPORTS MORE THAN 20 FAMILIES IN NEED. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS AND SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Red Ribbon Week is October 24th thru the 28th. This year's theme is YOLO - You Only Live Once, Be Drug Free! The week of events are as follows...
Monday 24th - Wear Red Day
Tuesday 25th - Hat Day
Wednesday 26th - Crazy Sock Day
Thursday 27th - Cool Shades Day
Friday 28th - Favorite Jersey/Team shirt Day
2017-2018 Calendar Planning: We are seeking input from staff, students, & stakeholders for the 2017-18 calendar - please share this survey to help gather input: www.tinyurl.com/SMCPScalendar
The Maryland STEM Expo will be held at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 5 from 10-2. Hands-on STEM and STEAM activities will be available, free of charge, for students and their families. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. A PeachJar flyer with a link to RSVP will be coming soon.
Fall Pictures: Fall Picture Day was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. All picture orders were mailed out directly by Classic Photography to the mailing address indicated on your order form on Friday, October 14th. If you do not receive your ordered picture packet within 1 week, please call their Customer Service Department at 1-800-869-9515.
If your child is absent from school on September 20th, they will be able to have their pictures taken on the Retake date which is scheduled for November 9th.
National Youth 5K:
The annual National Youth 5K event is scheduled for November 6, 2016 @ 3:00pm at the Leonardtown Wharf. All ages are encouraged to join in the fun. There will be a 5K and 1 mile for all ages. Online registration closes at midnight on October 27th. Use Code NY5KPAX2016 for 10% off multiple registrations. Register a Team and receive 10% back after the run. See the attached flyer
LES OUTREACH PROGRAM: LES helps support approximately 25 school families in need. Each month, LES Outreach will ask for donations from our school community 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 to help stock our pantry. If you are interested in helping support the Outreach Coordinator, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you so much for your support and please remember...."A little from many, goes a long way!"
- October Outreach Fundraiser - LES will host a LuLaRoe Multi-consultant Fashion Fair in the gym on Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Entrance fee is just a simple donation of a non-perishable food or cleaning item. There will be over 20 consultants with thousand of pieces of inventory that you can try on, purchase and take home with you that day! Plus it's the PERFECT Christmas gift!! Tell all your friends and family and come see how LLR can make everyone feel beautiful.
- October Outreach Pick-up - Tuesday October 18th from 9:30-10:30am
or Wednesday, October 19th from 3:15-4:15pm
BRUSTERS BOOSTER COUPON BOOKLETS: We have about 15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 click here for the on-line volunteer application link. 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