On May 8, 2016, two brothers Paul Foreman, 10 and Daniel Foreman, 7, drowned near their home in Pinewood Springs. In an effort to save lives, the family of these boys along with the Lyons Lions Club are bringing "Josh the Baby Otter" books by Blake Collingsworth to LES students. Students will be treated to a visit from "Josh the baby otter" and will read the book in their classrooms and with buddies on May 8th. Books will be coming home with students.
Chicks and butterflies! Shine and Fluffy are the first two little chicks to make their way into Kindergarten classrooms with more peck, peck, pecking their way out every day. Meanwhile in First Grade classrooms, butterflies are emerging ready to take flight!
PTO sponsored Casino Night is taking place on Saturday, April 29th at the Ax and Oar. Tickets are on sale now at the Office. $25 per person. Babysitting for LES students is available through Kid's Night Out, a fun evening of games, crafts and movies in the gym with Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Heather, Mrs. Maddie, Mr. Andy and other LES staff. Sign up forms were sent home last week.
Thanks to a grant from LCF, the LES Garden Project is expanding. We have added two full sets of grow light shelves which the 1st grade students have started to fill with seeds ready to germinate. Many of these seeds will then go into addtional garden beds being added into our existing Garden. A new Butterfly Garden learning area is also in the works for our garden area, this spring. We will be germinating and planting milkweed, verbena, marigolds, sweet peas and sunflowers to add to this area.
For the second summer in a row, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a Denver-based pioneering nonprofit, will lead its award-winning, week-long Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp, for students entering third through sixth grade, at Sunset Middle School. The traveling camp is a recent innovation, bringing the camp, which covers financial literacy, local government and workplace readiness, from the Denver center to offsite locations.