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LION'S TALES: September 27, 2022

  • Pick up your Logowear Fri, Sept 30 from Nice Threads (17 Kings Hwy N)
  • Enter your halloween art in the school-wide Monster Mash trick-or-treat-tote contest.  Last day to enter is Monday, Oct 3.  
  • Join us for a New Families coffee Tuesday, Oct 4 at Village Bagels.  See details below.
  • Keep an eye out for the upcoming Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
  • Monster Mash is back!  Come celebrate Halloween with LLS on October 21st 6-8pm.
  • September PTA Calendar HERE
  • October PTA Calendar HERE
  • September Lunch Menu HERE
  • Westport Public Schools 2022-2023 Calendar HERE
     

HAPPENING AT LLS…

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
Get ready for the third annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We are excited to see all the SPOOKY, CREATIVE, and SPIRITED pumpkins! Pumpkins will be on sale from Monday, 10/3 through Thursday, 10/13. Judging will take place on Monday, 10/24. Please click HERE for more information.

HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST
Be a part of this new yearly tradition!  We are running a school-wide art contest to find the perfect graphic for this year's Monster Mash trick-or-treat tote.  The winning drawing will be selected on October 7th and will be announced the week of the Monster Mash event. All entries have a chance of being featured on the LLS PTA instagram account! See Contest Instructions HERE.  Good luck! 

LLS MONSTER MASH SAVE THE DATE
It’s baaaaack! The Long Lots Elementary annual Monster Mash Bash is back after a 2 year hiatus. Mark your calendars and come join us October 21st from 6-8pm. More details to come. 

NEW(ISH) FAMILIES COFFEE
If you are a new(ish) parent from 2020, 2021, 2022 or a Kindergarten Parent that would like to connect with other new LLS parents the New Families Committee is organizing a BYO coffee at Village Bagels on Tuesday October 4th. Please see the flyer HERE to see details and RSVP.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER: Click HERE

SCHOOL DIRECTORY/MobileArq
We would like to thank you for your patience while our District Directory/Membership Chairs work hard to get MobileArq up and running.  We will send a separate email as soon as the 2022-2023 school directory is ready to access.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The theme for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.  Hispanic Americans have made innumerable contributions to the creation of our country- both historically and in the present.  Learn about the long history of Latino Americans here.

  • For younger students: Watch young Latines talk about their heritage.
  • For older students: Watch young Latines talk about their American experience.

RUNNING CLUB
Does your child have boundless energy? Love to run? Love a sense of accomplishment? Then sign them up for the Running Club! Our first meeting will take place on Friday, September 16th before school and will run for six consecutive Fridays. Please reference the attached flyer HERE and the Sign-up HERE. Reach out to Veronica Tysseland with any questions, veronica.tysseland@gmail.com.

A MESSAGE FROM THE SCIENCE LAB
The Science Lab is looking for donations of EMPTY KiwiCo (TinkerCrate/KiwiCrate/AtlasCrate....) boxes. This size is perfect for an activity that is for all grades and we would love to upcycle! If you have any, please email ptaft@westportps.org and drop them off at school for Phaedra Taft.  Thank you!

TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS BULLET LIST
Click HERE to read  the Tools for Schools Reminder Bullet List and letter from Mr. Elio Longo.

DO YOU NEED BACK TO SCHOOL LABELS?
Avoid the Lost & Found.  Label everything with Mabel’s Labels! Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com to shop for all your labeling needs! Every purchase through Mabel’s Labels benefits Long Lots. Just indicate Long Lots School PTA (Westport).

MAKE ALL THOSE AMAZON PURCHASES COUNT
The same shopping experience (and prices) as Amazon but on the smile.amazon.com website you help LLS PTA! Simply select Ptsa Connecticut Inc Long Lots as your designated charity for the PTA to receive a portion of your purchases. Once you have selected LLS PTA as your charity on the website, you will need to search for “Amazon Smile” to activate it in the app. Make sure to always use smile.amazon.com to make your purchases count!

ROARRRRING ACCOLADES go out to…

Our Library Coordinators Veronica Tysseland and Meredith McLaughlin for helping support our LLS Library and Media Specialist, Mrs. Eilertsen, by providing eager library volunteers throughout the year.  

Our Staff Banners Chair Julia Felleman for coordinating, purchasing and installing the red banners you see outside the classrooms for all New LLS staff.

Our Room Parent Coordinators: Elsa Morgan and Maria Mulvehill for their time, effort and countless emails to all room parents and for leading an outstanding and informative orientation during our first General PTA Meeting.  Thank you both for being great leaders!

Our Executive Board, Principal Mrs. Ambrosio, Room Parents and all that attended our First General PTA Meeting A huge thank you from the Presidents.  We felt extremely supported to see so many of you at our first meeting ❤

Our Green LLS Co-Chairs  Amy Cook and Veasna Suchotlif for kicking off our ‘Let’s celebrate a Green Holiday every month’ starting with Zero Emissions Day this past Wednesday September 21st.

…Our Buddy Bench Team Vicky Powers, Elsa Morgan and Our Principal Mrs. Ambrosio for making our new shiny red Buddy Bench a reality for all our LLS students! Thank you to our community as well.  It's because of your support and participation that the LLS PTA can fund these wonderful initiatives.

IN THE DISTRICT...

NEXT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: Monday, October 3 at 7pm in the Staples Cafeteria

TO VIEW MEETING: live streaming HERE/ Optimum Government Access Channel 78 / Frontier Channel 6021

FULL AGENDA:  HERE

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...

MoCA WESTPORT
Check out MoCA [Museum of Contemporary Art] Westport's Fall/Early Winter Courses for babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults. The Museum has been awarded "Best Art Classes" by Westport Magazine two years in a row!   Sign up now for their fall classes, including After School Homework Help & Art Enrichment, and Recess Art Camps for when the kids are off from school, including Election Day, Thanksgiving Recess and Winter Recess. Learn more and register today.

YMCA
The YMCA offers before school and after school care at their Westport Weston Family YMCA Bedford Family Center, with district bus services to and from Long Lots. Click here to learn more.

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!

Paula and Julie
LLS PTA Co-Presidents