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:
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
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April is the Month of the Military Child: The entire month of April is dedicated to supporting the children of our military families. Join us on Friday, April 15th for "Purple Up!" Day. Naval District Washington Child and Youth Programs invites everyone across the region to wear Purple on Friday, April 15th as a gesture of support for our military youth. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green; Marine red; and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue. This is a visible way to show support and thanks to the military youth for their strenth and sacrifices. We hope everyone will take this opportunity to celebrate these young heroes!
SCHOOL SYSTEM CALENDAR CHANGE FOR APRIL 29TH: On April 13, 2016, the Board of Education revised the 2015-2016 school system operating calendars. Students will be attending school on April 29, 2016 as a two-hour early dismissal day, instead of a full professional day for staff. There will be no school for Head Start and Prekindergarten on April 29, 2016.
By having students attend on Friday, April 29, 2016, the last day for students will be moved to Friday, June 10, 2016. This will impact the final days of the school year in the following
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 will be a regular day of school with all Head Start and Prekindergarten students attending school on a normal schedule. June 7, 2016 will be the last day of school for Head Start and Prekindergarten students.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 will be a two-hour early dismissal day with no school for Head Start and Prekindergarten students.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 will be a two-hour early dismissal day with no school for Head Start and Prekindergarten students.
Friday, June 10, 2016 will be a two-hour early dismissal day and the last day of School
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 will be the last day for teachers and other 10 month staff. Friday, April 29, 2016 will also be an early dismissal day for the Chesapeake Public Charter School. The last day of school for the Charter School will be Friday, June 10, 2016. June 8, 9, and 10 will be early dismissal days for students attending the Charter School. June 14, 2016 will be the last day for the teachers at the Charter School.
PARCC Assessment Letter from the Superintendent - Click Here.
PARCC Assessment Schedule letter from Mrs. Eichel - Click Here.
2016-2017 Classroom Placement Guidelines letter from Mrs. Eichel has been posted under Parent Communications in Quick Links. All requests are due in by May 2, 2016
HEAD START/PRE-K OPEN APPLICATION: Registration for the 2016-2017 Head Start/Pre-K programs will be held April 14 - May 6, 2016 in 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 Open Registration: All schools will hold open registration beginning Monday, May 2, 2016 and continuing through the summer.
Parents of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2016 should register at the school assigned to their physical address during the open enrollment period.
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.
LES Relay For Life Fundraising: We will be holding various RFL fundraising activities during the spring to help support our LES Ospreys RFL Team and the fight against cancer. We all have been touched by this awful illness in one way or another and we all need to do our part to help support the cause to find a cure so that our loved ones don't lose the battle!! All of these activities are optional: Smencil sales, Themed Basket chances, Denim Days, Change Wars, etc. Watch the calendar, website and emails for event announcements.
BRUSTERS BOOSTER COUPON BOOKLETS: We have about 20 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
RUNNING CLUB: Spring Running Club begins Monday, April 4th and run until May 9th (6 sessions, Rain Date May 16). The LES Tech Trek date TBD. Students should wear appropriate clothing and running shoes and bring bottled water. The session times are 3:45-4:45. Parents should pick-up students promptly at 4:45 in the front of the school.
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
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: 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