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
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE: The first part of the school year has gone by quickly and it has been both an exciting and challenging time. Our school has completed its first quarter and we are off and moving into the second.
At this Thanksgiving season, I would like to take a moment to express how grateful I am for being a part of a school with such great families, teachers, and staff. As I reflect on the many things for which I am thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. I am thankful for the support of the parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. I am thankful for the teachers, support staff, secretaries, bus drivers and assistants, school nurse, therapists, psychologist, and administrators who really care about student achievement and have their best interests at heart.
I am thankful for the PTA who do all they can to make Leonardtown Elementary a great place to be. I am also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school. I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have experienced at LES over the past four months and I look forward to all the opportunities and experiences ahead. Thank you for your help, support, and understanding.
I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, safe, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!
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
LES WINTER CONCERT: Join Leonardtown Elementary School for a Winter Concert on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 @ 6:30pm in the Gym. Featuring music from the LES Band, Strings and Chorus. Parents, family and friends are WELCOME!! Flyer CALL TIMES: Chorus 5:30pm, Strings 5:45pm, Band 6:00pm.
Fall Pictures: Original picture order from September should have already been received by now. Retake day was November 9th and those orders should be sent out from Classic Photography via US Mail right after Thanksgiving.
You now have the option to order pictures online for the first time or to place a reorder by following these instructions:
How to Order Your School Portraits Online:
- Click Here to Order
- Enter your Student Image Access Key (found on your proof information sheet)
- Begin Shopping!
- Order today to receive before the holidays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your support and please remember...."A little from many, goes a long way!"
- November Outreach - Our students will be participating in the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive from November 1st thru November 22nd. It's important that none of our children go hungry, especially during the holiday season. Since LES supports more than 25 families in need, the Maryland Food Bank has agreed to let us keep the donations right here to help feed our own families. It's difficult for children to learn and grow when they are hungry, so let's do our part to help end hunger!. Flyer attached.
- November Outreach Pick-up - Monday, November 21st from 9:30-10:30am
or Tuesday, November 22nd from 3:00-4:00pm
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 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:
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