Lenski Weekly Announcements  
March 15, 2017 
In This Issue
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Mark Your Calendars
March 15 - PLC Day
                KAM - 11:06 am - 1:02 pm
                KPM - 1:47 pm - 3:43 pm
                Grades 1-5 11:06 am - 3:43 pm

                5th Grade Band Students to
                District Band Concert -
                Skyview Presbyterian Church,
                1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

                District Band Concert - 5:30 pm at Skyview
                Presbyterian Church

                2nd Grade Country Night,
                6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

March 16 -  2nd Grade Dave Aguilar Weather
                 Presentation, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

                 5th to Newton Music Concert -
                 9:45 am - 11:15 am

                  4th Grade - Broussely - Famous People
                  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 17 - School Store at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

                 Lenski School Spirit - Wear Green!

March 20 - Lenski Accountability Committee
                Meeting, 4:00 pm

March 23 - Middle School Counselors Visit 5th Grade
                Classrooms, 9:15 am - 10:15 am

March 24 - 5th Grade Selling Session -
                1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break!!!  NO SCHOOL

April 7 - Kindergarten Story Time,
             9:30 am A-L, 2:00 pm M-Z

April 11 - Class Pictures 9:00 am               
Save the Date!! 
May 11:  Lenski Technology Golf Tournament

May 15:  Field Day 3rd - 5th Grades

May 17:  Field Day 1st - 2nd Grades
Lenski PTO Board Position Available: Ways and Means
The Lenski PTO is looking for someone who is available and willing to shadow/partner with Sheryl Gaston to learn about and take over the important Ways & Means board position for the next school year (2017/2018). The job description is below. Please read and respond if you're interested in learning, sharing, and helping.
Ways & Means : (1) attend monthly PTO meetings (approx 90 minutes per meeting), (2) support team of +/- 8 volunteer project leads through out the year (these folks help YOU design, manage, expedite each event), (3) familiarize yourself with various current (and potential future) service projects, (4) introduce yourself to all members of your team and update them on all pertinent PTO decisions and discussions, (5) approx 2-3 weeks before each event, email the project lead and verify the plans for newsletter articles, online signups, and "day of event" needs and goals, (6) try to attend most/all Ways & Means events throughout the school year, (7) provide support for Ways & Means events (be available, be accessible, help fill gaps). 
Past events include  (not limited to): Student Fund Run, Annual giving campaign, Family Bingo Night, Spring Auction, King Soopers Grocery cards, Target Red Card, Streets of Southglenn, Box Tops for Education, Spirit Wear
This position is perfect for someone who loves people, giving back, and serving the local community.  If you have the time and heart to dedicate to Lenski's outreach mission then please let us know!
Interested ? Contact Sarah Wells, VIPS (Volunteer Coordinator) 
Thanks for all you do!
6th Annual Lenski Golf Tournament - Tee Off for a Good Cause!
May 11th - 1:00 pm Shotgun Start
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6th Annual Lenski Golf Tournament
You have permission to take the afternoon off to play golf for a good cause!
All funds go directly to the Lois Lenski Elementary School Technology Fund - last year we bought 150 chromebooks with the proceeds!
Thursday, May 11th
South Suburban Golf Course
12pm: Practice Balls and Boxed Lunch Available at 12pm
1pm: Shotgun Start - Scramble Format
Social hour, Awards and Dinner - This year featuring Mike's Kitchen Food Truck!
$600 per foursome; $150 for single golfer
Registration is open NOW - Click Here to register.
We are seeking hole sponsors, lunch sponsors and casino hole sponsors as well. Contact Suzette Loving for more information.
One Week Left!  Help the Girl Scouts Support the Homeless!
Ends March 17th
Girl Scout Super Troop #61608 (K-4) will be collecting items for the homeless through March 17th.

Please consider donating personal care items to those in need.
Items include:
Hand sanitizer
Hairbrushes and combs
Backpacks (new or gently used)

Marked collection boxes can be found in the school lobby.  Thank you for your support!

Questions?  Please contact Melissa Thorpe.
New Enrichment Class Sessions Starting Soon!
Lenski Parents:  

Registration forms for tuition-based enrichment beginning after spring break are available on the Lenski website.  If you are enrolling your students, please download and complete your form and return it to the providing vendor or Lenski office as directed on the form.  Please complete a form for each student for each class.  Forms are also available in the Lenski office.
3:45-5:00 pm
3:45-4:30 pm
3:45-4:30 pm
3:45-5:30 pm
Computer Animation
3:45-5:45 pm
3:45-5:00 pm
Forms will not be sent home to all students from the office.  If you have questions regarding enrichment, please contact the Lenski office at 303-347-4575.

Thank you.  
Lenski Office Staff
CMAs Assessment Testing Details:  3rd - 5th Grade
Beginning April 3rd, students across Colorado will take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) .  In grades 3-5, students will take the English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments which measure student knowledge of these content standards.  In grade five, students will also be assessed in the science Colorado Academic Standards

These statewide assessments are considered an assessment of all students and are a part of our school accreditation and federal requirements.   Make-up tests will be needed for those absent; therefore, we request that you please try to avoid medical/dental and other appointments during testing times.  Here is the Lenski schedule for testing:

3 rd Grade
4 th Grade
5 th Grade
Language Arts
4/4, 4/5, 4/6:
9:30 - 11:15
4/7, 4/10, 4/11:
10:45 - 12:30
4/4, 4/5, 4/6:
1:00 - 2:45
4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13:
1:30 - 2:45
4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21:
10:45 - 12:00
4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/17:
9:15 - 10:30
4/18, 4/19, 4/20:
12:30 - 2:05

For specific dates and times, please refer to our school website.  

Details about the CMAS assessment are available from the Colorado Department of Education website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment .  Please feel free to contact me with your questions.

Barbara DeSpain, Principal

District Approved Flyers:  Check the LPS Website Often for Events of Interest!

We are entering the time of year where many organizations will have events that may be of interest to the Lenski community.  Flyers for these activities can be found on the LPS Website.  Please take a minute to see what's might be of interest to your family for spring break or summer activities.  Also, check back frequently as these flyers will be updated often. 
 Quick Links

Lo is Lenski Elementary Website
March Calendar of Events 
streets of southglenn
Box Tops #2
Keep Saving and Submitting Your Box Tops In The Container Outside the Office - They are worth 10 Cents Each for Lenski!

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