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LIONS TALES: May 23, 2022

  • Get excited for author Grace Lin's visit to LLS on Thursday, May 26!
  • 5th Grade Families: Late Night registration forms due Friday, May 27, Bedford Parent Panel Tuesday, May 31 at 9:15am in the LLS Cafeteria
  • NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day
  • 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert is Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium
  • FIELD DAY is next week!  Friday, June 3
  • Friday, June 3 is the deadline to order school supply kits for next year
  • May PTA Calendar here
  • May Lunch menu here
  • PTA Updated Volunteer Policy as of 2/28 here
     

HAPPENING AT LLS…

LLS ABC COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER 2022
Click here to check out all of the fun activities teachers have planned

5th GRADE MOVING UP TO BEDFORD PARENTS PANEL
Will you be new to Bedford next year? Want the inside scoop? Come hear Long Lots Parents who have Bedford students share their personal experiences with you. This is your chance to get all of your unanswered questions answered! You'll walk away prepped to be a parent of a middle schooler! Join us, in person, in the LLS Cafeteria on May 31st from 9:15-10:15. Please RSVP to the event here.

SPRING RUNNING CLUB 
The LLS Running Club will continue to meet every Friday during the Spring from 8:10am to 8:40am at the Long Lots Fields.  

NEWS AND APPRECIATION FROM THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Click here for a note from Ms. Eilertsen

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
The deadline to order online is Friday, June 3.  School supplies may only be ordered online. To order your child’s 2022-2023 school supply kit online, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.shopttkits.com
  2. Enter the account number 83435
  3. Choose the appropriate grade level kit, i.e. the grade your child will be entering in the fall.
  4. Enter your child’s first and last name.
  5. Add to cart; confirm your order, checkout and pay with your credit card.

You will receive an email confirmation after your order has been successfully submitted, which you should retain as your receipt.  Please note that no family will be denied school supplies due to the inability to pay. Please contact Kim Ambrosio at kambrosio@westportps.org for CONFIDENTIAL financial support.  Should you have any general questions, please contact Regina Keating at rkeating@westportps.org.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We wrap up the celebration of our Asian American Pacific Islander and Jewish American communities with these highlights:

AAPI: The AAPI community continues to work in solidarity within and between communities to affect change.  Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, a Hawaiian educator, activist and poet, has been working tirelessly for the protection of the environment as well as for the preservation of Hawaiian culture. Click here to watch a short documentary about her work.

JA: We highlight the impact of Jewish architects and listen to Daniel Libeskind, a Polish American architect. His works include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany and the One World Trade Center in New York City, United States. In this video, he shares his perspective of seeking the freedom to express vs. simply fitting in.

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR AIR QUALITY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS
Did you know…that there is an acceptable range of temperatures that we try to achieve in each school?  Click here for more information.

IS YOUR KID HEADED TO CAMP THIS SUMMER? 
Label everything with Mabel’s Labels! Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com to shop for all your labeling needs! Order now to get them in time for camp! Mabel's labels come in a variety of styles that you can use to tag your child’s clothing, water bottle, etc. 

ROARRRRING ACCOLADES go out to…

Our Art Smart Co-Chairs: Brittany Gersh, Kate Raats and Elizabeth Tyler for leading the ArtSmart Program and organizing a wonderful Museum Night for parents and students to enjoy.

Our Very Talented ArtSmart Program Volunteers for providing and leading creative art projects for the students in the Fall and the Spring and for all your hard work displaying all the artwork during the week leading to  Museum Night.

Our Sensational Spring Fundraiser Co-Chairs: Katie Andrews and Kristen Ripka, you two are absolute stars and we thank you  for organizing our first ever and very successful Carnival Day for our school Community! There’s no other way to describe all the happiness the children felt than ‘Recess times a million!!’

Our Very Hard Working Carnival Volunteers that endured temperatures in the high 80’s under the blaring sun: Rachel Olschofka, Brooke Koller-Faloon, Carolyn Quagliata, Justin Bard, Daniela Forde, Ingi Soliman, Suzanne Slade, Ashlee Grieb, Jen Garcia, Michelle Yanover, Timothy Garcia, Sophie Nordensen, Naurin Hashmi, Molly Ghahremani, Kaitlyn Steffa, Catherine Walker, Lisa Burdeshaw, Lisa Coulthirst, Amanda Castellano, Abbey Nayor, Kim Kane, Lindsey Blass, Johnny Ferraro, Janhavi Kalati, Kiran Sheikh, Lisa Dotson, John Tyssland, Adam Karpf, Julie Gartin, James Morgan, Athena McAlenney and Anaiza Morales.

The Long Lots Administration and Custodial Staff for supporting us during all our after hours events this week.  We could not do this without all of you!

IN THE DISTRICT...

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2022/2023 now open see all details HERE and share with friends who might not be aware!

NEXT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: June 6, 2022 at 7pm in the Staples Cafeteria 

As always, your attention and feedback is important and you are encouraged to address any comments, concerns, or suggestions to the Administration and Board of Education. Please send your emails to:

IN THE COMMUNITY...

WESTPORT CONTINUING ED SUMMER PROGRAM 
Westport Summer Teen Theater is back for kids entering grades 4 - 9! The summer’s production will be Disney's The Lion King, Jr. This show has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, we have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical! The camp will take place at Bedford Middle School for four weeks from Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 22 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The cost is $875.  Performances will take place at Bedford Middle School on Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 22 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm. For more information and to register, visit the Westport Continuing Education website at https://www.westportcontinuinged.com, email conted@westportps.org or call 203-341-1209.  

AND FINALLY…

And as always, we want to make sure that LLS PTA reflects every parent, student, and staff member in our community so please always feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or ideas in person or at lls_pta@westportps.org. We welcome it all. 

Have a wonderful week!

Elsa and Paula 
LLS PTA Co-Presidents