School Year 2018-2019
Special Edition:  Open House, Adopt a Teacher and Parking Space Auction

 
Open House

The administration and staff at LNS kindly request your attendance at the annual school Open House on Thursday, August 30 from 5:50 PM to 8:00 PM. Parents/Guardians and family members are invited to tour the school and their child's classroom. Each class will have displays of the student's current work and an overview of the schedule and year ahead. 

To accomodate an event of this magnitude and maintain safety standards, families must adhere to the following:

PARKING:
The main parking lots adjacent to Laurel Road will be reserved for visiting families. There will be additional parking available at the open grass fields off Old Albee Farm Road. Law enforcement will be available to direct visiting families toward our additional parking location. Please note that the additional parking areas will be used for this Open House event ONLY. Staff parking will be in the bus loop.  

CAMPUS ACCESS:
Visiting families will need to enter the campus using the security gates on either side of the main office building or through the security gates located along the bus loop. No other security gates will be available for campus access.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE:
The event will start in the cafeteria with an introduction from LNS admin  around 5:50 PM. Afterword  families can retrieve a rotation schedule. families are expected to follow the schedule as distributed. The event has been divided into two separate rotations each with six, 20 minute, segments to accommodate families with multi age students. Families that show up to open house late, must report to the cafeteria FIRST to obtain a schedule rotation before visiting teachers. And lastly, please remember that open house is solely intended for meet and greet.   

BOOK FAIR:
The Enchanted Forest Book Fair will be open, so make sure to stop in to the Media Center to buy a book, and get those AR points started.

FAMILY DINNER:
The PTO will NOT be hosting a family dinner this year.


  
If you ride a bicycle to LNS school you are invited to come to the courtyard in front of the cafeteria during Open House. One of our newest business partners, Friends of Legacy Trail,  will be there to distribute free bicycle helmets and important information. Please bring the ticket that is attached to your bicycle to redeem a helmet.

If you get a little hot walking around campus head on over to see the LNS Business Partner Kona Ice to cool off. You can purchase refreshing Kona Ice in the Kona Ice truck located in the bus loop near the office from 5:50 pm to 8:00 pm. Kona Ice will be giving 10% of all sales back to our school.  

Don't forget to tell both of these Business Partners thank you for supporting LNS!!!

Parents needed to Adopt a Teacher for Dinner

Parents please adopt a Teacher for Dinner during Elementary and Middle School Open House Night! It only cost $5 to make a staff member feel special with a meal from Chick-fil-A. Our teachers stay after school to prepare for the Open House night and have little time to go and get a meal before we all arrive to see what our children are learning about in their classes. This is a small gesture that lets them know how much we appreciate them. Please note...some staff members may be adopted by multiple families. Teachers will receive their meal and your note prior to Open House on August 30th. All families will be acknowledged and additional funds will be used to provide meals for all staff staying after  school to make our Open House epic!!  

Please return this form and your donation to school no later than August 29th. 



A special thanks goes out to our Chick-fil-A at 5330 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233 for providing us with Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a reduced price for the teachers/staff members durning Open House. In addition, each teacher/staff member will receive a  salad, cookie and a beverage. Parents please remember to support the business like Chick-fil-A that support our school.


 

Parking Space Auction Bidding Now Open

Have you ever come to the school to drop off or pick up your child and couldn't find a parking spot? Maybe you came to school for an event and had to park a mile away from the door. You might not have had those problems if you had purchased one of the prime parking spots at the school. ALL K thru 8th grade parents are invited to participate in the LNS PTO Parking Space Auction. Please submit your best bid to the front office or stop by our PTO table in in the media center during Open House on Thursday August 30th. Auction ends at the close of Open House. Winners will be notified the following day.

The starting bid minimum is $350.  2 incredible spots by the office and 2 prime spots by the gym will be auctioned.  The top 4 bidders will be contacted by  September 10th.  Good Luck!!!