Leonardtown Elementary School has an outreach program to assist families who are challenged to meet basic needs for their families. This program was started in 2013 by a parent who was very concerned that some of the children who attend our school not able to focus on learning because they had basic needs that were not being met. This parent teamed up with another interested parent to work out a way to help these families, and they came up with the LES Outreach Program.

Participating families are identified by the school counselor. At LES this program depends on donations from our community. We encourage donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries (deodorant, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, feminine hygiene products, etc.) and cleaning supplies (dish washing soap, laundry detergent, bleach, household cleaners, etc.) We have fundraisers throughout the year to help get money to purchase food gift cards for the families during the long breaks from school.

List of frequently needed items

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 thelist are requested by families 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 bethstencel@yahool.com.  Thank you so much for your support and please remember...."A little from many, goes a long way!"

Our Outreach program is in need of the following donations:

  • House Cleaning supplies 
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softner
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo and Tooth Paste
  • Fresh or canned fruit
  • Soup
BRUSTERS BOOSTER COUPON BOOKLETS: We have about 4 Bruster’s Booster Coupon booklets left to sell.  Each booklet contains twelve coupons; ten Buy One, Get One Free single, 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 PTA. Cash & Checks (payable to LES) accepted.

If you are interested in more information about this program, please contact LES School Counselor, Valerie Ramirez at 301-475-0250 x31120 or via email to vjramirez@smcps.org.  You can also email our volunteer coordinator, Beth Stencil at bethstencel@yahoo.com