December 2018 PTA News!

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Season’s Greetings LNES Families!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to spend quality time with family and friends.

November was another busy month at LNES!  Thank you to all of the families who came out to support us at our Community Holiday Shopping Event on Friday.  I hope you were able to find some unique gifts and get your picture with Santa!  We also hosted 1st grade and Kindergarten activity night in the month of November.   The children had a great time!   I wanted to once again thank everyone for their incredible generosity of time in planning all the events, running them and donating all the supplies that are needed.   We cannot do any of this without our volunteers.

December is filled with lots of fun activities for your children to enjoy!  December 4-6th, we will be having our winter book fair.  Please feel free to stop by the school lobby on Wednesday December 5th from 6-8 pm, and add to your child’s library.  From December 11-13th, the children will get to shop for holiday presents at our annual Holiday Shop Craft Fair.  We have many crafters coming in to sell their handmade items for the children to select and surprise their loved ones.  If you are interested in volunteering for either event, or have any questions, please contact the committee chairs Crystal Skutches and Jamie Rogan.

We also will be celebrating the holidays in the classrooms with our Holiday Parties and a visit from Santa.  As always, we thank you in advance for working with our Lead Parents to help in the classroom, as well as donate supplies needed to make special memories, which last a lifetime.  The parties will be held on Thursday, December 20th.  Homeroom Lead Parents will be in contact with more details soon.

As a reminder, there WILL NOT be a PTA meeting this month.  We will resume our regular PTA meetings on Thursday, January 3, 2018 at 7pm.  We hope to start the New Year off right and see you all there!

I hope everyone has a joyous Holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Tracey Reilly, LNES PTA President 2018-2019


I want to thank all the volunteers for helping the kids at the Holiday Book Fair.  The extra assistance allowed LNES to have a successful fair and I appreciate all the time that you were able to give.  The kids were so excited to look around and purchase new reading material.  Hopefully, they will find some time during the winter break to relax and enjoy their new books.

I wish everyone a Happy December and enjoy the upcoming holidays!

Crystal Skutches, Committee Chair,


Thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped make our October PTA events a success. These events would not be possible without you!

It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer.  If you have your clearances on file with the district office and would like to volunteer please contact me at

Tracey Reilly, Volunteer Committee Chair


November and December are full of lots of great PTA activities.   Please send any pictures from Activity Night and the Santa visit/ holiday parties to:

If you love to be behind the camera and would like to volunteer to take pictures at our events please let me know.   We can always use help capturing great bulldog memories!

Tracey Reilly, Committee Chair


Together We Grow in our LNES PTA!

Hoot, Hoot!! The 2018-2019 membership drive is underway.  Please consider supporting the LNES PTA by joining our schools PTA. Without all of your support the PTA would not be able to host the many events and activities the students are provided, as well as the end of year field trips.  The cost is 8.00 for one membership and 15.00 for two memberships.  Checks can be made out to LNES PTA. The class with the most members will receive a class party at the end of the year!! Any questions please contact the committee chair: Jennifer Novak at

Jennifer Novak, Committee Chair

WAWA Coupons!

 Perfect Stocking Stuffers!

Great gifts for teachers, bus drivers, mail carriers, package drivers, garbage truck drivers, babysitters, co-workers, college kids, and more.  It’s an easy lunch or dinner idea.

Consider purchasing $4 WAWA coupons for a gift or for yourself.  Each coupon will give $1 back to the LNES PTA.  Wawa shorti hoagies are usually $4.59…so save money while donating and eating dinner.  These coupons have no expiration date and can be used at any Wawa location.  We only have 1,000 coupons on hand….so please get your orders in using the attached form.  Questions?

Email Crystal Skutches


Three days in early December, our large conference room is transformed into a craft fair extravaganza and the students are given time to shop for their loved ones with the help of PTA volunteers.  The majority of the items are handmade and everything is less then $5.00.

We will also be looking for parent volunteers Dec 11th-13th to help the students shop.  All the forms have been sent out and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Shops.

Jamie Rogan, Committee Chair Person


Bulldog Bonus Cards will be available at the office in December or fill out and send in the order form. With over 30 local businesses, you will surely find one of your favorites listed!

Edda Bartko,


 Busy Bodies Workshops are quickly approaching! To find out more, offer your talents, or simply lend a hand, please contact Jason Janis at  cell 814.547.1549.

Thanks in advance for your time!  See you in 2019! Any questions or comments?

Jason Janis,  committee chair,


Thank you to author Doreen Cronin, who visited LNES on Friday November 30th!  Watch this space for future assemblies, scheduled for January or February.

Kathryn Roberts, Assemblies Committee Chair


The art submissions this year were really great!  Judging is now in progress.  Winners will be announced in Dec on the PTA website and by email to the participants.

Cathy Gordon, Reflections Committee Chair,,


There are many ways you can learn about upcoming school events, activities and PTA meetings – from sign in front of the school, or at, our bulletin boards and the monthly newsletter. If you wish to get involved in your child’s school life, you can find all of our committee chair contact information on our website at

Directories were sent out on Friday November 30! There are extra directories in the office available for $5 each. Contact Katie Moretti (email below) to find out more information.

All newsletters will be going out electronically! Please check your spam folder to make sure you receive all PTA Communications!

Don’t forget to look for us on Facebook! Search for “LNES PTA Group” and click Join!

Katie Moretti, Committee Chair Person (

Click here to download December’s Newsletter in pdf format!

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