Greetings Lyons Mill Family,
The first part of our school year is almost over. I can’t believe how fast this semester has gone. While it has been a challenging school year, I commend you all for your perseverance. Thank you to our teachers for your time and patience with our children during this difficult time. Parents, I sincerely ask that you would continue to be patient with our teachers, check your emails that are sent, keep the lines of communication open, and every now and then take the time to say “ thank you” to our teachers and staff. Although our school building is closed and we are not able to meet in person, the PTA would like to let our families know that we are still here doing all that we can to support you and advocate for our children.
So far we were able to have our “ Candy Drive Through”, in lieu of our Trunk or Treat event, and we sponsored a “pumpkin carving contest”. Congrats again to our winners! We had our first virtual family night, with our very own Coach K, an evening of exercise and meditation. For Thanksgiving we collected food donations for Thanksgiving baskets that were given to a couple of our families. Thank you to all who were able to donate to that cause.
We have more activities that are coming up before this year closes out. Information will be posted in our newsletter and on our PTA website which can be assessed through our school website. Special thank you to our first grade teacher Alicia Cagnolatti for updating our monthly newsletter and website!
Lastly, I would like to send my condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one this year. Our children have been affected mentally, and emotionally this school year. Please take the time to talk with your child to make sure they are ok. Check their social media pages for any conversations or posts that may not be normal for your child. Outside of the PTA I work in a pediatric emergency room and I’ve been seeing first hand the mental and psychological effects of this challenging year on our children. If you feel your child may need someone to talk to please don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help. We also have our school counselors, Mr. Menikheim and Ms. Arrington, who are also available to assist.
If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, we will be sending more information regarding our membership drive which will start at the beginning of the year. Please email the PTA so we can connect you to Mrs. Rubina Collier, our secretary and membership chair.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone during our next virtual PTA meeting.
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Meeting ID: 5499907598
Have a great rest of the year!
Select the link below to learn about 10 great reasons why you belong in PTA.
Annual Membership Dues
The annual cost of dues for the LMES PTA is $10.85 per person. To join the P.T.A., select the following link to access the Member Hub website.
Did you know that P.T.A. members have access to thousands of discounts and rewards? Visit the Benefit Hub for more information. Be sure to use the referral code: W9ZL3F.
This month we will have a door decorating contest. To participate, decorate a door in your home or your front door and send us pictures to post on our website. Winners will be announced on November 20 and we will have gifts for all who participate.
What are you grateful for? Email the PTA and tell us what you are grateful for. We will post your responses on our website and Facebook page.
"Let's Get Physical"-Join us for a night of physical activities and meditation exercises with Coach K. The event will be held on November 20th at 6pm. If you would like to participate, please email us.
Membership Drive Class Contest
Calling all families, staff, friends and co-workers...the P.T.A. will be hosting a membership drive from January 4 through February 12th.
"Let's Get Physical"-Join us for a night of physical activities and meditation exercises with Coach K. The event will be held on February 19th at 6pm. If you would like to participate, please email us.
PTA Spirit Store-Our store will be open from February 1-15.
"Let's Get Physical"-Join us for a night of physical activities and meditation exercises with Coach K. The event will be held on Friday, April 23rd at 6pm. To participate, use the Zoom link on our P.T.A. website. If you have questions, email Rubina (email@example.com).
Friends and family can order and pay online. Online ordering closes on 4/23/2021. Ship-to-home fees are paid for by the buyer. If you choose the pick up option, pick up will be at Lyons Mill on Saturday, May 15th. See the attached flyer for details regarding prizes your child could win. If you have any questions, email Tasha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PTA Spirit Store-Our store will be open from April 12-26. Visit the website below to place your order. If you have questions, contact Sheena (email@example.com) or Alicia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Principal Appreciation Day & Teacher Appreciation Week-School Principal's Day is celebrated on May 1st each year and Teacher Appreciation week this year is May 3rd-7th. Reach out to your teacher and principal to let them know how much you appreciate them.
Joe Corbi-Items from the Joe Corbi fundraiser will be available at Lyons Mill on Saturday, May 15th from 11am-1pm. Please pick up your items from the childcare center located to the left of the main entrance. All items will be listed under the student's name. If you would like to designate someone to pick up your items, please email Tasha (email@example.com). Any items not retrieved cannot be stored and will be donated.
"Let's Get Physical"-You're invited to relax with us as we wind down with instructor Crystal Starr Flowers. Crystal is a modern registered yoga practitioner who specializes in children's yoga. She believes yoga has something to offer every single person in every stage of their lives. So grab your water bottles, family and friends and meet us on your mat this Friday, May 21st at 6pm. (Zoom ID: 5499907598)
CONGRATULATIONS to 1st grader, Harmoni R. who is the winner of our Joe Corbi fundraiser this year. Great job! Thank you to all families who participated. Our fundraiser was a huge success!
The P.T.A. is currently looking for leaders to fill the following positions for the 2021-2022 school year:
Executive board elections will take place during our next virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6pm. You must be a member to vote. If you are interested in being a part of the executive board, please email us.
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Meeting ID: 5499907598
New Student Registration-Do you or anyone you know who have a child who will be a new student (in any grade) at Lyons Mill in the fall? If so, now is the time to register! LMES is looking to register all new students before the end of May. Use the link below to begin the registration process. If you have any questions, call the school at (443) 809-1719.
Hot Spots Extended Care Program is currently accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit www.hsecp.org for details or call (410) 329-8378. You can also contact our P.T.A. President, Angela Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our our NEW Lyons Mill Elementary School PTA Facebook page! Please be sure to use this link to connect as we are no longer using our previous Facebook page. Spread the word! We look forward to connecting with you soon!
2020-2021 School Year
The P.T.A. wants to hear from you! Each month our newsletter features titles of books for students at various grade levels. If you have a favorite book you would like to share, tell us about it. Use this link to share the title and author of your favorite book and it may be featured in one of our newsletters.