From Principal Keppler
Thanks to our amazing PTO for their funding and support, we will have the CARE program at Lyons Elementary on April 6, 8 and 20.
We are pleased to have the Child Advocacy Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) staff presenting “The SafeTouch” program in all Lyons Elementary classes. This is an interactive program that has been presented to children in Weld County, as well as children in Boulder County, since 1987.
This program uses age appropriate activities and information to teach children the skills necessary to keep themselves safe from unwanted touches. The presenter will teach the class about the three R’s of keeping themselves safe; Recognizing, Resisting and Reporting on abusive touches.
Using puppets, songs, video, and discussion, they will teach the children to say “NO”, get away, and tell an adult.
There will be an opportunity for parents to come and ask questions of the CARE presenter(s) on Monday, April 5 from 2:30 to 3:30, prior to the classroom visits. If you would like to do this, please join us in the library.
If you do NOT want your child to receive this teaching from CARE, please fill out the form available at the front desk and return it to your child’s classroom teacher indicating so, and an alternate learning activity will be provided. Otherwise, all children will receive this valuable lesson.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our counselor, Michele Bourgeois, at the school. For more direct information, please take advantage of the opportunity on Monday, April 5, where you can speak directly to the presenter.
Congratulations to our “Positive Office Referral” Students!
These students were given a Positive Office Referral which results in a visit to Principal Keppler’s Office for a call home to their parents letting them know what a GREAT JOB they are doing at school.
Fiona Cremmins, Shantel Koester, Robert Dix, Cipriano Trevino, Colton Bashor, Ava McCall, Maddi Maguire, Nick Eaton, William Bennett, Victor Armendariz, Bevyn Osborne, Ronald Freeman, Geoff Nicosia, and Quinn Finnoff.
This Month’s Community Bucket Fillers
Lora Gilson~ Thank you for your continued efforts in making this Spring Carnival (your last) the Best Carnival Ever!! Your hard work over the last many years running this wonderful event is greatly appreciated and sure to be missed.
Patty Peritz - Thank you for all your “communication expertise” – from newsletters to brochures – they are all fabulous.
Amy Munson, Kari Basey & Christine Donohue - Thank you for the best Silent Auction Ever!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Workroom Staff (Amy, Jill, Jenny, Kristyn, Christy - you know who you are!). Thank you for all you do - you are greatly appreciated!
PTO Board - Thank you for all you do and have done this year. Your efforts benefit us all.
Little Britches Dental - Thank you for helping us with Dental Health Month information and for providing TOOTHBRUSHES, too!
Silent Auction, Spring Carnival & Raffle
A Special Thanks to Amy Munson, Christine Donohue, Lora Gilson, and Kari Basey. Thank you for your priceless volunteering, your hard work, dedication, attention to detail, and long hours endured in putting together and presenting a very successful Silent Auction, Spring Carnival and Raffle.
The Silent Auction raised $6,250 for LES PTO.
The Spring Carnival raised $613 and The Raffle raised $942 for LES PTO.
The funds raised will go towards the purchase of classroom technology carts.
Lyons Elementary Student Yearbook
Your Support is needed!
Please place your ad in the LES Student Yearbook. Your ad submissions will help cover the cost of printing the LES Student Yearbooks this year.
Ads cost $5 - $20 depending on the ad size.
Students’ individual school photos, preschool – 5th grade, will be displayed in the yearbook along with their class group photos, events and activities.
Ad prices run by size of the printed ad. Business card size runs $5.00. A 4 x 5 (1/4 page) ad runs $10.00. A 5 x 8 (1/2 page) runs $15.00. A 8 x 11 (full page) runs $20.00.
All ads will be printed in black and white.
Describe or sketch desired ad or attach a business card or other artwork.
Please send ad information to be printed and payment with check payable to Lyons Elementary PTO Yearbook, at 338 High Street, P.O. Box 559, Lyons, CO 80540. The deadline for ad submissions is May 1, 2010.
LES PTO 2010/2011 Board of Directors Elections will be held at the April 13, PTO General Meeting. Please step forward with your nomination to have your turn as an Elected Board of Director Position for the next one year term! President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator positions are up for 2010/2011 elections. Contact the school office or your local board member now! Serve your school proud!
Lyons Elementary PTO Nominations & Elections for 2010-2011
o I want Lyons Elementary to be one of the best schools in Colorado!
o I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!
o I want to help decide how PTO fundraising moneys are spent.
o I want all the students at Lyons Elementary be successful.
If the above statements are true, then “help us help the school.” Parent involvement is critical for a successful school, please volunteer as a PTO officer for 2010-2011.
Dedicated teachers, staff, and PARENTS help make Lyons Elementary a great school! Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, it’s even fun! Nominate yourself or someone else.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at (303) 823-6915.
Elections will be held at the PTO General Meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 2:45 in the school library.
Transition of new board turnover will be in May. Please return the form available at the front desk to your child’s teacher or to the school office.
The PTO Board of Directors meets with the school staff, parents and public one afternoon per month to conduct PTO business. Anyone may attend.
General meetings for the entire membership are scheduled twice per year: one in August to approve the budget, one in April to elect officers.
Parenting Safe Children
Feather Berkhower, who presented last year in Lyons, thanks to our PTO, is presenting her workshop, “Parenting Safe Children,” a workshop on empowering adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse at two locations in Boulder that are open to the public. Details are below. Her workshop is very educational, informative, and helpful. Feather Berkower is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a Master’s of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an expert in the field of child sexual abuse prevention and has worked with over 70,000 children and 6,000 parents. She is available to present Parenting Safe Children in your home, school, community, or business.
For more information, visit: www.parentingsafechildren.com.
Monday, April 19,
5:45 p.m. - to 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 10,
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Creating a communication-rich environment for your children
- Empowering children to set and maintain boundaries
- Body safety rules
- Characteristics of safe homes
- Age appropriate sexual behavior
- Taking advantage of “teachable moments”
- Tips for interviewing childcare providers