What's New at Lone Tree Elementary in 2011/2012 

This page is our main means of timely communication.  As information becomes available, we will post it here for you to view and pass on in a timely manner. Be sure to scroll down to make sure you do not miss an upcoming event. Please also check: Lone Tree's online calendar and classroom website(s) for your child(ren).


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7/11/11 > NEW - Parent Handbook is now available

The Parent Handbook is now available on the Parent Information page. While most policies and procedures are the same as the 2010-11 school year, a few have been improved and updated. This week we are featuring information on the Standardized Dress Guidelines - Check out this information below.

STANDARDIZED DRESS GUIDELINES

An attractive school wardrobe promotes school spirit, improved self-image, and school unity. Students who at first may be reluctant to adopt a uniform wardrobe soon become its biggest proponent as they develop a healthy pride in their school and a sense of belonging. Just as athletic teams' uniforms promote unity and spirit, so does a school wardrobe. Great attention is given to who children are, instead of what they wear.

In response to the Spring 2011 parent survey and with input from the School Accountability Committee, we have renewed our commitment to standardized dress and will consistently adhere to our expectations for student dress.

Students attending Lone Tree Elementary must follow these guidelines for standardized dress:

Standard dress or spirit wear is expected every day, Monday through Friday.

Free Dress Days are scheduled monthly, instead of every Friday, and are communicated via the school website.

What is acceptable standard dress?

Lone Tree Elementary standardized dress consists of any pair of pants, shorts, or skirt in solid khaki, black or navy. Any t-shirt, button-up shirt, polo or turtleneck in solid black, white, pastel pink, or navy is acceptable. No embellishments, stripes, jewels, words or brand name insignia should be visible on standardized dress. Shoes must be suitable for daily wear and safety on the playground. Flip-flops are excluded from standard dress for safety reasons.

What is spirit wear?

Spirit wear is clothing bearing the Lone Tree Elementary name and/or logo and/or mascot. It may be worn any day of the week, or in combination with the uniform. Spiritwear includes polo shirts, T-shirts and hoodies. Only spirit wear bought and sold through LTE will be permitted. All students will need one LTE t-shirt for field trips. (See the website for ordering information.)

Dress of Choice

Dress of choice or free dress indicates that students may wear any clothing they prefer as long as it adheres to the Douglas County School District Dress Code. NO flip-flops for any reason!

7/08/11 > Important 2011-2012 School Year Information

July 13th - Express Check In will be available for 2011-12 student check in.  All parents must use Express Check In to complete the enrollment process for the school year.  Information and instructions are available under Parent Information / 2011-12 Check In Information.

August 1st - Classroom Connection (Kindergarten - 6th). You will receive notification from your child's teacher by July 22, 2011 with a time for you and your student to meet their teacher and drop off  school supplies.  Because we only have one Classroom Connection Day this year our schedule looks a little different, this new schedule will allow siblings to come at the same time.

  • Photographics Photography will be set up in the gym for students to have their picture taken. Uniform dress is not required for school pictures. 
  • Parent Volunteers will not be having their picture taken this year.  
  •  Informational tables from Lions Club, PTO, and other groups will be set up in town center on this day.
  •  You can learn how to order Spirit Wear for your child and  purchase Field Trip T-Shirts.   Adult sizes will not be offered this year. 


Classroom Connection Day Schedule - Monday August 1, 2011

8:00-9:00am Last names A-D

9:00-10:00am Last names E-I

10:00-11:00am Last names J-O

12:00-1:00pm Last names P-S

1:00-2:00 Last names T-Z

August 2nd - First day of school for all students - 1st through 6th grade will attend all day (8:15am to 3:10).

August 2nd-5th - Kindergarten will attend half days (8:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.). They will not have lunch. They will start full days - including lunch on Monday August 8th  

More information will be posted on What's New throughout the summer.  Please take a few minutes and check for new postings.  Have a great rest of your summer and we will see you in August.

6/24/11 > Office Summer Hours

SchoolCenter PictureSUMMER HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Closed Fridays through June 29th. 


6/14/11 > EduKIts for 2011/2012 School Year
Order your 2011/12 EduKit school supply kit today!  Don't wait!  Follow the easy and convenient steps on the EduKit website.  Order your kit(s) based on your child's 2011-12 grade level. Your child's EduKit will be shipped directly to your home in late July.  LAST CHANCE TO ORDER IS: 07/08/2011.
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5/27/11 > PTO Update!

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  May 26 Newsletter

5/25/11 > Second Round Open Enrollment Window Opens April 15 through August 15

Recently, the Board of Education approved a Second Round Enrollment window for DCSD families who wish to apply to attend a DCSD school that has space available. The second round application period for enrollment is April 15 through August 15 annually. Families who wish to open enroll their student, must complete a Second Round Enrollment application. Second Round application forms are available at all District schools and on the District website. Completed applications are to be submitted directly to the requested school.

5/25/11 > Colorado Rockies Community Night

The 6th annual DCSD Colorado Rockies Community Night will be Saturday, June 18th at 6:10 p.m.  The rockies host the Detroit Tigers at Coors field.  Tickets are $18.00 (up to $38.00 value) seating located in lower/mid level.  As a special incentive, $2.00 of each ticket sold will be donated directly to Lone Tree Elementary to help fill the gap!  For more information go to the DCEF website

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5/23/11 > Enroll for Summer Lion's Club

Register now for "Summer Safari" with Lone Tree Lions Club!

Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

(303) 495-9382

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5/19/11 > HRHS Basebell Camp

SchoolCenter PictureHighlands Ranch High School will host Baseball Camp for Kindergarten - 8th grade students on May 31st and June 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Click on the attachment below for details and registration.                           


5/19/11 > HRHS Summer Basketball Camp

Improve your shooting, dribbling, passing, defense and team play while participating in the HRHS summer basketball camp.  Please see the attachment below for details and registration form.SchoolCenter Picture


5/16/11 > American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course for 5th And 6th Graders

  SchoolCenter PicturePlease see the attachment below for information regarding the American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course offered in June.  Questions?  Email ktrjerickson@msn.com or call Tyler at 303-946-4364 or Gayle at 720-231-4942.      


5/13/11 > PTO Update!

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  May 12 Newsletter

5/11/11 > Cub Scouts Welcome Night

Come See What We're All About!
Date:  Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time:  6:30 - 7:45 PM
Place:  Lone Tree Elementary Cafeteria

Tiger Cubs:  Incoming 1st Graders
Cub Scouts:  Incoming 2nd and 3rd Graders
Webelos:  Incoming 4th and 5th Graders

  • All prospective scouts and their parents / siblings are welcome to attend this meeting.
  • Meet the other cub scouts and our wonderful leaders. 
  • Learn more about our action-packed summer schedule of events (Camping, Hiking, Den Events, etc).  New scouts are welcome to participate!

Questions?  Please call Cubmaster Daniel Baker at 303-324-6300 or email:  cubmaster699@hotmail.com

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5/09/11 > PTO Update!

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  May 4 Newsletter

5/09/11 > PTO MANE EVENT-LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Today (Monday, May 9th) is your last day to purchase tickets to the Mane Event!  Don't miss out !  Join us this Friday, May 13th at the Inverness Hotel.  6pm-11pm.  Lots of fantastic items to bid on! The funds raised this evening will benefit LTE students in the upcoming 2011-2012 school year.  Enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, as well as great music and dancing.   Click on the link below to purchase your tickets.

http://auctions.readysetauction.com/lte/tickets

 

5/09/11 > Library Books Due

All library books are due back next week.  Please return books no later than Friday, May 20th.  If a book has been lost or damaged please contact any librarian to make payment arrangements.

5/08/11 > Camp Read-A-Lot

Join us this summer for Lone Tree's First Mini Camper's Read-A-Lot!  The session will be held June 20 - July 1, 2011.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, MAY 13TH.

Two fun and literacy filled weeks for students at all reading abilities who are entering 1st grade. Our time will be spent reading, writing, and enjoying books in a fun, camp-like atmosphere! 

For information and registration please click on the attachments below


5/08/11 > Dress Code Reminder
As spring approaches we are seeing a number of students out of dress code Monday through Thursday.  Please remind your student to abide by the dress code guidelines found on our website under "parent information / dress code".
 
As a reminder:
Top colors are pastel pink (not bright pink), white, navy, black with no embellishments or logos and student can where LTE Spirit Wear t-shirt, hoodie or jacket at any time.
Bottom colors are khaki, navy, blackNot white, grey or pink.
 
Thank you for following the LTE dress code policy!
5/08/11 > 2011 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

SchoolCenter PictureCongratulations to the following students, who were the final winners of the Lone Tree Arbor Day Poster Contest! Jack Bakken (Kindergarten), Clara Forster (1st grade), Lily Jacques (2nd grade), Gabriele Espinosa (3rd grade), Blake Cahill (4th grade) and Allison Conor (5th grade). 

5/08/11 > Kids Helping Kids Spring School Supply Drive

The Douglas County Educational Foundation's Kids Helping Kids program has given school supplies to hundreds of children in DCSD. Over the next two weeks, the DCEF is accepting school supply donations at all District schools. 

We will be collecting school supply items for DCEF's "Spring School Supply Drive" through May 27th.  Please drop any school supply donations in the blue tub located in town center.

 

 

For more information, contact the DCEF at 303-387-0505 or the DCEF website.

5/06/11 > Spring Clean Community Sale

3RD ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN COMMUNITY SALE!

Saturday, May 21, 2011 7am - 1pm

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Join us for the 3rd Annual LTE Spring Clean Community Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Lone Tree Elementary parking lot. Proceeds from registration fees will benefit the Lone Tree Elementary PTO and the programs they provide for our school. Registration fee is $35 per space. All spaces include (1) six foot table and (2) chairs, for a fun day of bargain hunting for all. All sales proceeds are yours to keep. There will also be a booth to swap or purchase gently worn LTE Spirit Wear. Donations greatly appreciated.

In addition, please let us know if you are unable to attend, but may have a few items you'd like to donate to PTO for the sale.  For more information, please contact Tracie Larson: 303-638-4333 or tracie88@msn.com

Many thanks in advance for your participation from LTE PTO, Staff, and Students.

Registration form attached


5/05/11 > BOGO - Scholastic Book Fair

DIVE INTO SUMMER READING  SchoolCenter 
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WHEN - Monday & Tuesday, May 9th & 10th, 7:30 - 3:30 

WHERE - LTE Library

WHAT - Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair

WHY - We are hosting a BOGO book fair to kick off summer reading.  Your childs ticket to come to the book fair is to bring money to spend.  There are many popular books available for them to choose from.  The students will not be coming as a class but will be able to come to the library during the day.  For every book bought they get a free book.


5/04/11 > LTE Third Annual Spring Clean Community Sale

SchoolCenter PictureCome join us for the third annual LTE "Spring Clean Community Sale" on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Lone Tree Elementary parking lot. Proceeds from registration fees will benefit the Lone Tree elementary PTO and the programs they provide for the school. See attachment below for details and registration form.


5/03/11 > DCSD Community Night at Elitch Gardens

8th Annual DCSD community night at Elitch Gardens sponsored by the Douglas County Education Foundation is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011 from 5:00-11:00 p.m.  Elitch Gardens and the Douglas County Educatinal Foundation will be donating $3.00 of each ticket sold directly back to Lone Tree Elementary.  See the DCEF website for details.  Be sure to reserve the date for an exciting night of rides, games and attractions.

5/02/11 > Update on Camp Read-A-Lot

Registration is filling up quickly. Please send your forms in soon to secure your spot!  Deadline is May 13th.

5/02/11 > Flower Pick Up - DATE RESCHEDULED

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  THE ARBOR DAY EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO

SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011

9AM TO 12 NOON

ALL FLOWER ORDERS CAN BE PICKED UP ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH

Remember to pick up your flower order from the PTO Spring Flower Sale on Saturday, May 7th from 9am-12 noon.  Pick up is at the Tennis Center & Park located at 9810 Sunningdale Blvd, Lone Tree.  If you are unable to collect your order on this day, please arrange for someone to collect them for you and notify the City of Lone Tree at 303-708-1818.

5/02/11 > PTO Update!

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April 28 Newsletter

4/24/11 > Battle of the Books - Quarterfinals
Both the 3/4 and 5/6 grade teams made the quarterfinal rounds of Battle of the Books. The 3/4 team competes at the Highlands Ranch Branch of Douglas County library on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00. The 5/6 team competes on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30. Please come and support our teams if you can.
4/22/11 > To Purchase your Mane Event Tickets use the link below:
4/22/11 > PTO Update!

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  April Newsletter updated April 20

4/21/11 > CAMP READ-A- LOT DATES HAVE BEEN SET

The dates for this summer's Camp-Read-A Lot will be from June 20 to July 1, 2011.

Camp-Read-A Lot is open to LTE students who will be in 2nd or 3rd grade during the 2011-12 school year.

See attachment below for details and registration.


4/18/11 > Library Buy One - Get One Free Book Sale

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK SALE

Help celebrate the end of the school year by purchasing Scholastic Books in the Library on Monday May 9th and Tuesday May 10th

The library will be open during school hours for students and parents to visit and purchase books.

4/18/11 > 4th Annual LTE Talent Show

SchoolCenter PictureThe LTE Talent Show is scheduled for Friday May 6th at 1:45 p.m.

All 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students are eligible to audition.  Auditions will be held the week of April 25th during Specials.  An informational parent letter along with the audition request form are attached below with all the details.  We can't wait to see the talent of all of our Lions!!              


4/18/11 > Volunteers Needed For Upcoming Talent Show

If you are interested in volunteering for this exciting event, please see the attachment below.  Please respond by Thursday, April 21st.


4/16/11 > Lone Tree Spring Chess Club

Register now for the Spring (ll) session of the Chess Club.  All player levels are welcome. See details in the attachment below.


4/14/11 > LTE PTO Spring Flower Sale

Spring is just around the corner...And so is the LTE PTO Spring Flower Sale!!!! Get a great deal on your spring flowers while raising money for our school at the same time.  New this year; patio pots, vegetables and for those gardeners needing a little help by choosing just the right mix of plants, a "lucky dip" tray of mixed annuals! For a complete list of images of the flower, vegetable, patio pot and hanging baskets see Spring Image Catalog.

Please feel free to pass order forms on to friends, neighbors and colleagues.  Order forms can be found at the school office or click on the attachment below. A limited number of plants will be on sale at the event, so to guarantee that you get what you want, complete an order form.  Please make checks payable to "City of Lone Tree"

 

All order forms must be returned to either the City of Lone Tree offices or Lone Tree Elementary, FAO Yvette Watson by April 15th.  Orders may ONLY be picked up on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 30th at Tennis Center & Park, 9810 Sunningdale Blvd, Lone Tree.

 


4/14/11 > PTO Update!

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  April Newsletter updated April 14

4/12/11 > PTO Update!

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  April Newsletter updated April 7

4/10/11 > Arbor Day Poster Contest 2011

SchoolCenter Picture  All students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to enter the 2011 City of Lone Tree Arbor Day Poster Contest.  Overall Winner 2010, Lily Contestable. Contest information and guidelines are in the attachement below. Entries must be submitted by April 22 .


4/07/11 > Battle of the Books
Our 3/4th grade team have won both of their battles in the Battle of the Books competition with the Douglas County Library. Our 5/6th grade team has won one and lost one. We are doing very well and the students are having a lot of fun. If you would like to come and support our teams, we compete on April 13th beginning at 5:30 for 3/4 and 6:00 for 5/6 at the Highlands Ranch Branch of Douglas County Libraries. Below is the link to the official BOB site to find out where our teams fall in the standings. Congratulations, to all participants in BOB. Your coaches are very proud of you all!

http://dclbattleofthebooks.wordpress.com/
4/06/11 > 6th Grade - Outdoor Ed. @ High Trails Camp Parent Information
Our 6th grade students will be going to High Trails on Monday April 11 through Wednesday April 13. Information regarding departure, what to bring, and return can be found on the attached documents. In addition all 6th graders should have brought home a blue booklet with information on High Trails.

If you have additional questions please email Mrs. Cameron or Ms. Smiley.

4/04/11 > DON'T BE LEFT OUT-STILL TIME TO ORDER A YEARBOOK

 If you have not ordered a yearbook for the 2010/2011 school year, there is still time. Because the yearbook is a hard cover, we will not be ordering extra copies. You must pre-order with payment.  Not sure if you ordered?  Go to your parent portal and look at "fees".  The deadline to place your order is Friday, April 8th


4/03/11 > DCSD Budget Update

At the March 9, 2011, Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a budget scenario that requires the District to continue to seek operational cost savings, and allow the District to pursue strategic initiatives that focus on meeting the needs of our students and improving academic performance.

This budget scenario includes a consideration for a mill levy and bond election in November 2011. The District will post a presentation on the 2011-12 budget. We will let you know when this information becomes available.

3/22/11 > Google Doodle Artist Update

All the "Google Doodle" artwork has been sent in. We believe our students entered work that was very well done.  Winners at the state and regional levels will be notified on or before May 4, 2011.  Mrs. Sawyer will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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3/16/11 > Payment Options

Express Line is available throughout the year for making payments for student's fees, Kindergarten tuition, and field trips.  Express Line is available 24 hours a day and accepts most major credit cards for payment.

You may also pay at the school office by check or credit card.  We are no longer able to accept cash for field trips.

Kindergarten Tuition is due the first of each month, and is considered late if paid after the 15 unless prior arrangements have been made.

All kindergarten tuition and 2010-11 fees are due no later than the end of April 2011.

3/16/11 > 2011-2012 Modified Calendar

Please see the attachment below for the 2011-2012 Modified Calendar.  LTE will follow this calendar for next school year.


3/16/11 > South Suburban Athletics

Fun for kids, Easy for parents!  This program is designed for kids to play sports after school on their school's athletic fields.  Instructors supervise the program, including warm-up activities, skill and drills, and games.  Parents can watch their children play or pick them up when they are done.  All necessary equipment is provided.  Sessions start April 4th.  Register on line at sspr.org or call 303-347-5999.

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3/15/11 > KidStage

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Reserve your spot today!  KidStage is theatre and acting classes for kids!  The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, inprovisation, movement, voice and theatre terminology.  At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents and the show will be run by kids on stage and off!  Please see attachment below for details and registration.


3/15/11 > Science Matters

SchoolCenter Picture Science Matters in Colorado is an exciting after school science enrichment program for your child. Each club meets once a week for four or five weeks and the meeting lasts one hour. Please see attachment below for registration and details.


3/15/11 > Spirit Night

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Show your school spirit next week Thursday, March 17 by joining us between 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. at PEACHWAVE.

Come serve yourself frozen yogurt and create countless possibilities.  You can choose from 16 different flavors and over 40 fresh fruits and fun toppings.....

9233 Park Meadows Dr (Next to Panera Bread)

Lone Tree

303-645-4070

15% of all sales will be donated to the LTE PTO

Thank you for your support!

3/14/11 > Assessment/Survey

 IMPORTANT! This survey is now accessible to our community!

The School Accountability Committee is responsible for conducting a regular needs assessment/survey for the formulation of the school improvement goals, for reviewing various components of the school program and advising the principal as to how well these meet the school and community needs.

Please complete this LTE Parent Survey.

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3/11/11 > Spring Break

 SchoolCenter PictureGet ready for Spring Break!  Students last day will be Thursday, March17th and they will return to school on Monday, April 4th. School will be closed for all activities. Lion's Club will offer programs throughout the break, but all other after school activities will resume the week of April 4th.

3/11/11 > PTO Update!

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March Newsletter updated March 10

3/06/11 > IMPORTANT REMINDER

Please check the following dates on your school calendar:

Friday, March 11th- LTE students ARE in school. 

Friday, March 18th - LTE students are NOT in school.  Enjoy your Spring break!

3/05/11 > March PTO Newsletter

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March 2011 Newsletter

3/03/11 > Fittin’ it in 5K: Highlands Ranch High School, April 30, 201

Register for the Fittin' it in 5k Race! Download brochure and registration form and return to: Boulder Running Company, 8505 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80112. Get fit, stay healthy and earn money for your school! For more information, contact Debbie McGee, at debbie.mcgee@dcsdk12.org.

Proceeds go directly to Douglas County Schools, and you can even select which school will receive the proceeds of your race.  The school with the most entries will receive an extra $1,000 from Boulder Running Company!

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3/03/11 > Art Show Invitation

On behalf of the Douglas County District Art Study Team and the District Art Staff, we cordially invite you to attend our Douglas County School District Annual Student Art Show currently running at Park Meadows Mall.  The show is in the Vistas Court area of the mall (next to Guest Services) and the elementary school work is up through this Friday (March 4th).  On Saturday, the work will switch out to the middle school display for one week, and on March 12th, the high school display will go up.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of our amazing student artists!
We look forward to seeing you!

2/21/11 > CSAP Testing Dates and Information

Important information for the families of our 3rd - 6th students

  CSAP Testing Dates and Information

2/21/11 > 2011-2012 Preschool Registration

 SchoolCenter PictureDCSD Preschool registration for the 2011-12 school year will be held March 1 - 8, 2011.  Registration paperwork will be available online beginning 2/21/2011.  Registration paperwork will be accepted March 1 - 8 at the Early Childhood Center South office in Castle Rock.  Please use the following link: http://schools.dcsdk12.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectionid=1.0611

Preschool Information Line:  #720-433-0025

2/18/11 > Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Upcoming Clinics

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a state-of-the-art vehicle that delivers medical and dental services directly to underinsured or uninsured children at their own neighborhood schools. The center offers preventive routine exams, same-day treatment of acute illness and injury, ongoing primary care, immunizations and school and sports physicals. Specialty care is referred to qualified community providers.
Upcoming clinics: Wednesday, February 9 at Pine Lane Elementaries for medical services; Tuesday, March 1 at Acres Green Elementary for medical services; and Friday, March 4 at Acres Green Elementary for dental services. To schedule an appointment, or for further information, please contact Renee Hoyt at 303.387.0260.  Flier attached below.


2/18/11 > Cold and Flu Season Warning
SchoolCenter PictureHere at LTE we are seeing a fair amount of symptoms of the Rhino virus.  This is a virus that causes the common cold but with heavy coughing, fevers up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, sore throats and very runny noses in young children.  This is a highly contagious virus that can last from 5 to 14 days.  If you start to see these symptoms with your student, please consider keeping them home for a day to gauge the fever and cough.  This will help contain the spreading of this virus throughout the school.  We appreciate your consideration!
2/17/11 > Math and Reading Support

Created for children pre-K - 8th grade, Tutor Train's after-school math and reading program works cooperatively with parents, teachers and administrators to supplement classroom learning and deliver measurable results by emphasizing individualized instruction and step-by-step mastery of reading and math fundamentals. Children in our program gain an average of 1 year academic growth in approximately 24 hours of instruction. If your child is behind, needs help staying on track, or wants to move ahead, Tutor Train can unlock the door to a lifetime love of learning. Enroll your child at anytime throughout the school year and summer. Please see attachments below for more information and enrollment details.


2/10/11 > 6th Grade Parent Meeting for Outdoor Ed.

There will be an informational Outdoor Ed meeting for all 6th grade parents on Wednesday, February 16th.  The meeting will be held in the library at 6:00 p.m.

2/08/11 > CSAP Testing Dates

Student's need to be in school on CSAP testing days.  Please do not schedule appointments on these days.  We are unable to call your child out of the classroom while testing.  It is important for your child to get a good night's sleep and eat a protein filled breakfast so they are ready to do their personal best.

CSAP - 3rd Grade Reading will be February 9th and 10th (Rescheduled due to school delay on Tuesday February 8th)

CSAP - 3rd-6th Grade will be March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 10th

2/07/11 > Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 17th.

2/07/11 > Class Pictures

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2/01/11 > SCHOOL CLOSURE

For Tuesday, February 1, all Douglas County schools, including preschools, childcare, and before and after-school activities, will be closed due to dangerous weather conditions. The latest National Weather Service/Skyview Weather forecast provides additional details. To access DCSD weather closure and delay information, click here

1/31/11 > Weather Update and Cancellations

All after-school activities for Douglas County schools canceled for Monday, January 31, 2011. Based on the latest National Weather Service/ Skyview Weather forecast, Douglas County is under a Hazardous Weather Outlook. We are experiencing extremely adverse and dangerous driving
conditions and walk conditions. To access DCSD weather closure and delay information, go to www.dcsdk12.org/portal/page/portal/DCSD/District_Information/Snow_Day

The after-school childcare program is operating under their regular schedule.

We are closely monitoring the weather forecasts for Tuesday and will announce any school closure or delay as soon as possible.

1/25/11 > 2011-2012 Registration Information

 2011/2012 Registration  Use this link to download all forms that need to be completed and returned to Cresthill Middle School (central registration) by February 7th, if you received an acceptance letter. 

1/18/11 > Spirit Days

The LTE student government has arranged 2 spirit days this week.  To participate, each student has to pay 50 cents per day.  ALL the money collected is going toward Pennies for Patients! The schedule is:

Tomorrow-Wednesday, January 19th-hat day and Thursday, January 20th-Sports day (this includes, jerseys, t-shirts, etc).  If your child is participating, they can wear jeans on Thursday. 

1/18/11 > Volunteers Needed in Cafeteria on Thursdays

LTE's kitchen manager is in need of volunteers in the cafeteria on Thursdays.  If you are available to help, please email sonja.hopkins@dcsdk12.org to arrange a time.  Thank you in advance!

1/17/11 > PTO Auction Information

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS OF LTE:
"We will inspire students to reach beyond the limits of formal education in a way that encourages critical thinking and responsible citizenship." In order to accomplish this for our kids, we need to cover costs for our programs in spite of the County school budget cuts.
 
LTE has one annual fundraiser.  Many parents have expressed their gratitude for not having to sell wrapping paper, cookie dough and numerous of other items as other schools do to cover their costs.  In saying that, we are asking all parents to PLEASE join us on Thursday, 1/27/11 at 6:00 PM in the school cafeteria for an opportunity to learn how you can help and participate in the one and only fundraiser LTE has every year. The Mane Event school auction will be held on May 13, 2011, at the Inverness Hotel.  

  • We will be giving away two complimentary individual tickets to the Mane Event to two lucky attendees!
  • Proceeds earned from The Mane Event supplements the Micro Society Contract, Technology upgrades, Micro Society Supplies and General School Supplies. 

Additionally, for sponsorship information, please contact Jody Morgan at  simplytasty@comcast.net. We have sponsorship opportunities at every level.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, January 27, 6:00 pm, in the school cafeteria!

1/14/11 > Pennies for Patients

Over the next few weeks, your child will have the opportunity to participate in "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's" (LLS) School & Youth Programs, Pennies for Patients, a three week-long service learning program in which your children can collect spare change to help those afflicted with blood cancer.  Your child should have received his or her very own colorful collection box to assist in the search for spare change around the house.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.


1/11/11 > IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

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Our Principal, Mrs. Moore, will be hosting our 2011-12 Parent Open House evenings on  January 6th and again on January 13th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

These evening events are for families who have filled out the Open Enrollment Application for the 2010-11 school year and are interested in having their student attend Lone Tree Elementary. 

During these sessions families will be able to tour the school, receive information regarding our HET (Highly Effective Teaching) model, and gather additional information for our school.

These Open Houses are designed for parents only, we will be hosting different opportunities for students to visit and learn about our school at a later date.  


1/07/11 > Battle Of The Books

Battle of the Books - Let the battles begin!  Reading is on and practices will begin the week of January 10th in the library (3rd/4th practice Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., 5th/6th practice Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.)  Tracie King will lead the 5th and 6th grade team and Chris Bartlett and Kelly Kinder will lead the 3rd and 4th grade team.  The program is made available by the Highlands Ranch Library.  For additional details, please refer to the following attachments: Book List, Schedule and Rules. 


1/07/11 > Spelling Bee

The school Spelling Bee is fast approaching!  It will take place at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 20th in the LTE gym. For details please visit "What's New In PTO". SchoolCenter Picture

1/06/11 > Parent Volunteer Opportunity

SchoolCenter PicturePlease contact Suzan Crary-Hoover (suzan.craryhoover@dcsdk12.org), if you would like to attend one of the training sessions for Junior Great Books.  The sessions will be held on: January 12th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. and January 13th from  8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 

1/06/11 > Lost and Found

SchoolCenter PictureAll lost and found is temporarily in the LTE conference room. This will be like going shopping, please stop by and take a look to see if you can find any of your child's missing clothing. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of Januar y.

1/03/11 > KidStage

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Reserve your spot today!  Two classes are being offered due to the overwhelming response to the previous classes.  KidStage is theatre and acting classes for kids!  The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, inprovisation, movement, voice and theatre terminology.  At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents and the show will be run by kids on stage and off!  Please see attachment below for details and registration.


1/01/11 > Open Enrollment Window Is Open

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DCSD announces the opening of the Open Enrollment window, December 1, 2010 through January 18, 2011.

Lone Tree Elementary, a magnet school accepts students throughtout the district by open enrollment application only.  All parents must complete the ope n enrollment process for any student K - 6, INCLUDING SIBLINGS OF CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS.

We will host an Open House for anyone interested in attending LTE for the 2011-2012 school year on January 6th and January 13th from 7-8 p.m.

Follow the Open Enrollment Link for more information and application.

12/28/10 > Important Immunization Information for Sixth Grade Students

All current 6th Grade students are required to have the TDaP booster prior to starting 7th Grade.

Most middle schools will not allow students to finalize the enrollment process including class selection until they are current with all immunizations. We strongly suggest that you contact your child's doctor to schedule an appointment or to inquire if your student needs this immunization.  In addition we will be sending home notification of those students that our records show are missing any immunizations.

12/25/10 > Parent Night for 2011-2012 Middle School Students

Middle Schools have been busy preparing for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year.  Please see Middle School Transition Information for details on Parent Orientation Nights. Look specifically for the Middle School your child will attend for 7th grade.

Attention 5th Grade Students attending Lone Tree Elementary:   If your family resides in the boundary area for Cimarron, Rocky Heights or Sagewood Middle School and you wish to have your student attend 6th grade at either of these schools you must complete an "intent to enroll" form during the open enrollment window, December 1, 2010 to January 18, 2011.

12/20/10 > HRHS Basebell Camp

SchoolCenter Picture Highlands Ranch High School will host Baseball Camp for Kindergarten - 8th grade students beginning the first week in January.  Click on the attachment below for details and registration.                            


12/14/10 > DCEF Nuggets Night-January, 15, 2011

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The Douglas County Educational Foundation will once again sponsor a fundraising event for DCSD to enjoy a Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. during the Nuggets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. Tickets are $15, a value ranging from $27-$115, plus there are no additional ticket service fees.  As a special incentive, the Nuggets and DCEF will donate $4 of each ticket directly to YOUR SCHOOL to help Fill the Gap!  Order tickets online at: http://schools.dcsdk12.org/dcef and click on the Nuggets Community Night link and then select your school.

12/08/10 > Barnes & Noble NIght

SchoolCenter Picture Remember, December 9th is the Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit the LTE Library! Barnes & Noble will be crediting us for purchases in the store on December 9th and on-line from December 9th to the 14th! So if you have books, games, music, stationery, etc. on your holiday shopping list, please save your shopping for the Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit the school! In years past, we have earned around $800 from this event to purchase more books for our library! We will also have a restaurant night and small art exhibit. There will be more information to come.

12/02/10 > Spirit Wear Update

The following  Spirit Wear is available for purchase at the office:

1 pink long sleeve dazzlewear t-shirt (youth small); 1 pink long sleeve dazzlewear t-shirt (youth med.);  1 black and 1 white long sleeve t-shirt (youth small); 1 white short sleeve t-shirt (youth small); 1 white short sleeve dazzlewear  t-shirt (youth medium); 1 grey hooded sweatshirt (youth small); 1 pink hooded sweatshirt (youth medium). We also have 1 long sleeve black t-shirt (adult small) and 1 white short sleeved t-shirt (adult small).

Orders placed in the last several weeks were submitted, with a turn around time of 2 to 3 weeks. If there is a problem with your order please contact Cheryl McLeod at cheryl,mcleaod@dcsdk12.org or call 303-387-3230 for help. 

NOTE: No partial orders were shipped.  If you ordered a water bottle or sweat pants, your order will be delivered when complete.

Order forms are attached below.  If you are interested in ordering Spirit Wear, please complete this form, with payment and return to the front office.

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11/29/10 > Thank you for your generosity!

SchoolCenter PictureThank you LTE families for your generous donation to "The Panther Pantry".  Because of your kindness we raised oer $3,000.  Over 50 families in the Acres Greeen, Fox Cree, Lone Tree and Sand Creek community were able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal from King Soopers.  With the additional money we raise the pantry will be stocked for future meals. 

We appreciate all that you do for our school and community.

Kellie McCoy-Thanksgiving Meal Donation Coordinator

11/29/10 > Girl Scout Thank You

Thank you to all the families and students who so generously donated Halloween candy for the troops.  LTE donated a total of 227 pounds of candy making LTE the winner of $250 donation by Paul Bell, DDS for the school that donated the most candy.  In addition, the Girl Scouts donated the $227 that was paid to them for the candy, making the total donation to the school $527.  Best of all, the troops will receive many care packages from home!!  Thank you everyone.    

11/26/10 > Library News
For those of you Black Friday Shoppers - don't forget that December 9th is the Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit the LTE Library! Barnes & Noble will be crediting us for purchases in the store on December 9th and on-line from December 9th to the 14th! So if you have books, games, music, stationery, etc. on your holiday shopping list, please save your shopping for the Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit the school! In years past, we have earned around $800 from this event to purchase more books for our library! We will also have a restaurant night and small art exhibit. There will be more information to come.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IS COMING! Lone Tree Elementary has been asked to participate in the Battle of the Books program with Douglas County Libraries. This program is for students 3rd-6th grade. A representative from the library came to school this week and we had an assembly to show the students what Battle of the Books is all about. If your child is interested in participating in this wonderful event, please have them stop by the library to pick up a packet of information when they return from Thanksgiving Break. The program will start in January and will end early May. The books that the students will read will also be available to purchase at the Barnes & Noble night.
11/26/10 > Future Mountain Ridge Middle School Parents

As the 2010-2011 school year flies by for you and your 6th grade student, middle school is right around the corner.  With MRMS being a new and exciting setting, we are holding an informational evening for parents and students regarding our Discovery Program courses.  Our presentation will include the  math and language arts course placement process, course specific details, an introduction to MRMS teachers/staff, student led tours and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Please join us on Tuesday, November 30th, from 6-7pm, in the MRMS commons.

If the Discovery Program or advanced courses do not apply to your family, we will be excited for you to join us at our MRMS Open House Nights beginning in January.  These informational nights highlight the following: our philosophy, grading procedures, team structure, clubs/activities, athletics, and elective courses.  You will be receiving more information in December regarding the dates and times of the Open House Nights.

We look forward to welcoming you and your student into the MRMS family.  If you have any questions regarding the MRMS Discovery night, please contact Allison Susel at [ mailto:Allison.susel@dcsdk12.org ]Allison.susel@dcsdk12.org or 303-387-1815.

11/25/10 > Spelling Bee

Plans are underway for our 2nd Annual Spelling Bee! If your 4th, 5th or 6th grader is interested in participating, see "What's New in PTO".

11/16/10 > Thanksgiving Break

SchoolCenter PictureReminder:  School is not in session Monday, November 22nd through Friday, November 26th.  Our LTE schedule is different from other modified and traditional calendars.

11/16/10 > Elementary Progress Report (EPR)

Your child's Elementary Progress Report will be posted to Parent Portal on Thursday, November 18th at 3:30 p.m.

11/10/10 > Apple Awards Nomination

The Douglas County Education Foundation (DCEF), in cooperation with the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and Douglas County Federation (DCF), is pleased to announce that the online nomination process for the Apple Awards is now open!  To nominate an outstanding, deserving Lone Tree Elementary teacher today please visit http://schools.dcsdk12.org/dcef.  The nomination window closes Tuesday, November 23.

11/09/10 > Thanksgiving Meal

WE ARE HALFWAY TO OUR GOAL.  PLEASE HELP REACH IT!

SchoolCenter PictureAs the holidays approach us, it is time to start thinking about others less fortunate than ourselves.  There are children in our local community that rely on local food bands as their sole source of nutrition.  One such food bank is the "Panther Pantry".  This food bank began as an idea to provide help for families in need within our local Douglas County Schools.

Please see attached letter on how you can help provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family.  


Attachment:

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11/09/10 > Immunization Update

If your child has had immunizations given since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, please bring the updated immunization record to the office.

11/08/10 > Information on Enrollment For The 2011-2012 School Year

Lone Tree Elementary is an all open enrollment school. If you are interested in applying, you will need to complete an open enrollment application for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. We will post this application on our website around the beginning of December, along with other information. Your child must be 5 by October 1, 2011 in order to enroll in Kindergarten. We offer full day tuition based Kindergarten program only. We will not be offering individual tours, but will have open house opportunities after the first of the year.

Be sure to check out our website for information regarding Lone Tree Elementary.

11/08/10 > Letter from Karen Moore, Principal

NEW! Please visit this link for the most recent communication from:

Karen Moore, Principal

11/06/10 > Science Matters

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11/05/10 > School Spirit Night

Please join us for school Spirit Night!

Where:  Speed Raceway

  When: Thursday, November 4th

Time:  4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a great night of indoor go karting and family fun as we raise money for the school. Our very own Principal, Karen Moore will be defending her title as "fastest on the track" in a staff/teachers race.  See the PTO website for specific height requirements and racing details. 

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11/02/10 > Orchestra Feeder Festival

The annual "Orchestra Feeder Festival" will be held in the HRHS gym on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 

11/01/10 > Candy For Our Troops

Donate your extra Halloween candy to the troops!  The Girl Scouts at LTE will be collecting excess Halloween candy for our troops.  Please drop off any candy in the bins, located in town center,  November 1st through November 4th. The Scouts will make sure it gets to the troops.  Thank you for supporting our troops! Bring in as much as possible as we could win $250.00 for our school.

If you have any questions, please call Linda Butler at 303-414-6165. SchoolCenter Picture

10/28/10 > Everday Fundraising for LTE!

NEW! Please check out these easy opportunities to raise money for important programs at our school: Everday Fundraising

10/28/10 > Yearbook Information

SchoolCenter PictureWe are in the process of proofing student's names for the yearbook.  If your child uses a nickname or other name and you would like that name in the yearbook, please email parent portal with that information.

10/26/10 > Halloween Celebration
  SchoolCenter PictureWe will have a parade and Halloween celebrations on Friday, October 29. The parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. Students should wear their costumes to school, however they also need to bring regular school clothes to change into after the celebration. 
10/06/10 > Spirit Wear - Update

We are aware that many of you who were unable to order spirit wear during conferences.  We will post all information on the LTE website as soon as we are provided this information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact: pamela.pierce@dcsdk12.org

10/05/10 > Collect Those Box Tops!

SchoolCenter Picture Please turn in all your collected box tops to the school office by Thursday, October 7th.  We'll be submiitting our first batch for reimbursement right after Fall Break.  Continue to collect box tops through out the year and turn them in as you get them. Our Box Top program helps raise significant dollars for our school.  The more Box Tops we get the more we earn....so keep on clipping!

10/04/10 > Restaraunt Nights

SchoolCenter Picture  Restaurant Nights will be October 5th, 6th and 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  This is a night where we can come together to eat and enjoy visiting with other people from our school while giving back to our school.

9/29/10 > 5th and 6th Grade Students and Families
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Please see the attached flyers for information regarding the American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course offered during fall break.  Questions?  Email  ktrjerickson@msn.com or call Tyler at 303-946-4364 or Gayle at 720-231-4942.


9/28/10 > Book Fair - October 4th through the 7th

Pre-order the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid from the Book Fair for 30% less than the list price! Release date, November 9th. Every year, funds from the Book Fair allow us to expand our library collection. This year our library budget is only half of what it was last year! But, we have an incredible opportunity to earn up to $4,000 or more (40% of sales over $10,000) in profits from the Book Fair. This money would go a long way toward the purchase of highly requested fiction titles as well as continuing to expand our non-fiction selection. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there! Check the calendar on the LTE Website for specific Book Fair hours. The library will be closed for checking out books starting Friday, October 1st through Thursday, October 7th.  SchoolCenter Picture

9/28/10 > Parent/Teacher Conferences Reminder

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held the week of October 4th.  Double check your calendar to make sure of the date and time of your conference.

9/27/10 > Discovery Program Information for 2011-2012

The information regarding the application process for the Discovery Program for 2011-2012 is attached.  Please click on the attachment below.


9/27/10 > Science Matters

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Let your child be the scientist with hands on activities.  After school sessions for Extreme Electricity begin on November 10th. Deadline to register is October 7th. Click on the attachments below for information and registration.                           


9/27/10 > SAC Minutes Posted

Please visit this link to view the minutes for the September SAC Meeting.

SAC Meeting Minutes

9/24/10 > IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Each year all Douglas County School District students are counted on an official date and the District's total enrollment is reported to the state.  Public schools are funded via the Public School Finance Act of 1994 and funding is based on the number of students enrolled on the "Official Count Day."

This year the "Official Count Day" is Friday October 1, 2010.

It is very important that all LTE students be in attandance on this day.  Of course we do not want you to send your student if they are ill, they can still be counted as long as they are in addendance within 5 days before and 5 days after the official count day.

9/22/10 > Missoula Children's Theater - October 18-23
Auditions for Missoula Children's Theater will be held on Monday, October 18th from 4-6pm. Performances are Saturday October 23rd at 3pm and 5pm. See attached for details.

9/22/10 > Annual DCSD Colorado Avalanche Night!
The Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Douglas County School District Community Night with the Colorado Avalanche! The DECF will once again be sponsoring a fundraising event for DCSD to enjoy a family night at Pepsi Center on Saturday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. The Avs will play the Dallas Stars. Tickets will be $22 for seating throughout the Pepsi Center, a value ranging from $40-$122, plus there are no additional ticket service fees. As a special incentive, the Avalanche and DCEF will donate $4 of each ticket directly to OUR SCHOOL to help "Fill the Gap"! Order tickets online at http://schools.dcsdk12.org/dcef and click on the Avalanche Night link and then select Lone Tree Elementary.
9/21/10 > HRHS Fall Break Soccer Camp

SchoolCenter PictureHighlands Ranch High School will host their annual "Fall Break Youth Soccer Camp" for 5th - 8th grade students.  Click on the attachment below for details and registration.                            


9/21/10 > Lightning Policy

Lightning Policy
Recesses will be shortened or canceled whenever the possibility of a lightning storm exists in the area. The playground personnel will determine when conditions are such that children need to leave the playground. The following guidelines will be used in determining if such conditions exist:

  • Rolling tumultuous clouds
  • Sudden darkening of the sky
  • Stillness
  • Lightning spotted and/or thunder heard in the surrounding area

Should a lightning storm occur during dismissal time, we will suspend dismissal procedures until deemed safe to resume. Look for a lightning delay sign at the front of the school,  on the marquee and red flags displayed outside.  If you are waiting outside to pick up your child, that is your signal to come into the building, go directly to the classroom, and sign out your child with the teacher.

9/20/10 > Elementary Progress Report (EPR)

SchoolCenter Picture Click here to view a video created to orient parents to the new Elementary Progress Report and EPR being implemented in the 2010-2011 school year.  The new EPR is aligned with the new Colorado Academic Standards and reports your child's growth and achievement of these standards.  Please take the time to read the brochure created by the district to help explaine the new Elementary Progress Reports (EPR). Click on the icon below left.  If you desire further information, please contact your child's teacher. 


9/20/10 > Picture Retakes

SchoolCenter Picture  Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m.  Students who did not have the opportuntiy to have their picture taken on classroom connection days or are wanting to have their picture retaken will have the opportunity to have it done on this day. Please bring back the original photo package and return to the photographer on that day.   If you are a volunteer and would like to have a picture ID, please come between those times. 


9/19/10 > PTO Information

 SchoolCenter PictureBe sure to visit our PTO website for all updated information.

9/13/10 > Field Days

Field Day for Kindergarten will be held on Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th for 1st-6th.  Please click on the attachment below for the event schedules.


9/12/10 > Update on Spirit Wear

News Flash! Spirit Wear will launch before Fall break in October.  Sweatshirts and Tee's will be available, along with the ability to order online and have it delivered to your home.  Samples will be available at the office for kids and parents to see/try on if need be.

9/09/10 > Important Schedule Change-Field Days

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved Kindergarten field day to Thursday, September 16th.  First thru 6th grade will be on Friday, September 17th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Be sure to make the change on your calendar.

9/09/10 > Pay For Your Child's Lunch Online

Please click on Nutrition Services link to pay for your child's lunch online and for other information, including monthly menus.

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9/08/10 > Preschool Chili's Night, September 20th

A fundraiser for Preshool to replace classroom furniture and materials.  Please see attached flier for details. 


9/07/10 > Book Club for 4th-6th Grades
If your child is interested in joining the book club in the library, have them come to the informational meeting at 7:45 Thursday, September 9th in the library. We will be reading books that were nominated for the Colorado Children's Book Award for 2010/2011.
9/06/10 > Learn French and Spanish at LTE

French and Spanish classes will be offered after school starting this September for K-6th. Be involved in putting your child on the path to foreign language fluency. Be sure to see the attachment below for details and online enrollment.    SchoolCenter Picture


9/01/10 > HRHS Skills Baseball Camp

  SchoolCenter PictureJohn Cackowski has been the head coach for HRHS for 4 years and is now offering a "year around" camp for future baseball players.  Take a look at the mission, details of the program and registration form by clicking on the attachment below.  


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9/01/10 > Take Flight Comes To Lone Tree Elementary!

Take Flight is a Comprehensive Reading Intervention Program that will be offered before school in the Lone Tree Elementary Conference room.  Please read the attached flier for more information.


8/26/10 > HRHS Boys Basketball Feeder Program for 5th and 6th Grade Boys

Calling all future basketball stars!  The Highlands Ranch High School boys basketball feeder program will be holding tryouts on August 25th, 26th and 28th for their 6th, 7th and 8th grade competitive basketball teams.  Tryouts will be held at HRHS and are open to talented and dedicated players in 5th-8th grade.  The program consists of approximately 75 hours of instruction/practice and 29+ games starting in September and continuing through March.  For more information, please visit their website

8/25/10 > KidStage

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Reserve your spot today!  This is a second class being offered due to the overwhelming response to the first class that started on August 23rd. KidStage is theatre and acting classes for kids!  The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, inprovisation, movement, voice and theatre terminology.  At the end of the class, KidStage kids will perform for peers and parents and the show will be run by kids on stage and off! 

8/24/10 > LTE Field Trip T-Shirts Now Available

We have x-small and small field trip t-shirts available in the office.  The cost is $10.00 and can be paid with cash, check or credit card. Information on other sizes will be available soon.  All students are required to wear this t-shirt on all field trips.

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8/23/10 > Chess Club

SchoolCenter PictureRegister now for the Fall session of the Chess Club.  All player levels are welcome.  Weekly Chess Club meetings also includes chess lessons,  chess tournament play, game recording and analysis.  All equipment is provided. Click on attachment below for detatils.


8/23/10 > PTO Event - Results from the Amazing Race!

 These couples competed in the Amazing Race, an auction item purchased at the mane Event.

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Please visit Amazing Race to see the results and see a slide show.

8/20/10 > Procedures For Drop Off and Picking Up Your Student

Please remember to remain in your car when dropping off and picking up your children. Our staff is available to assist your child when entering or exiting the cars. Follow the link "Pick Up and Drop Off" to review the procedures that are in place.

8/20/10 > Uniform Guidlines

An attractive school wardrobe promotes school spirit, improved self-image, and school unity.  Students who at first may be reluctant to adopt a uniform wardrobe soon become its biggest proponent as they develop a healthy pride in their school and a sense of belonging.  Just as athletic teams' uniforms promote unity and spirit, so does a school wardrobe.  Great attention is given to who children are, instead of what they wear.

8/12/10 > Lion's Book Club

 "It's not too late to dedicate a Lion's Club book to your child for their birthday.  For a $15.00 donation, your child will get to choose a book from a selection of new books.  We will place a label with their name in the book and they will be the first to check the book out from the library!  100% of the funds donated go directly toward purchasing new books for our library.  Students will begin choosing their books in the next few weeks.  They WILL NOT have to wait until their birthday month to choose their book.  Books can also be dedicated for other reasons, anniversaries, grandparents, special teacher, etc.  Just print and complete the attached form and return it to the library with your check attached.  Thank you for your support!"SchoolCenter Picture


8/12/10 > Elementary Instumental Music Program

The Elementry Instrumental Music Program is gearing up to start!  Classes will start before school the week of Monday, August 23rd.  Click on Instrumental Music Program for more information.

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8/11/10 > KidzArt After School Enrichment Program

SchoolCenter PictureKidzArt is returning to Lone Tree Elementary this fall! Click on the attachments below for more information and registration.


8/05/10 > Lone Tree Calendar for the 2010/2011 School Year

We have posted the LTE Calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.  Click on the link for the calendar.SchoolCenter Picture

8/02/10 > School Supplies

The On-line purchase of school supplies through Edukits has closed. To purchase your school supplies for the 2010-11 school year please select link listed below


Attachment:
 2010-11 Supply List
 
7/30/10 > 2010/2011 Check-in Information

Please visit this link for important information and instructions for online student check-in for the 2010/2011 School Year.  It is mandatory to do "Express Check In" for your child by August 5th for th 2010/2011 School Year.

10/11 Check-In Information

7/12/10 > Revised - Kindergarten Information Night - PLEASE READ

Where:  Lone Tree Elementary Gym

When:  Wednesday, July 21st

Time:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

All incoming Kindergarten parents who were unable to attend the Information Night last spring, or who registered late are invited to attend a duplicate Kindergarten Information night.  You will have an opportunity to meet Karen Moore, our principal and obtain general information about the Kindergarten year.  In addition staff will be available to assist Kindergarten parents with setting up their Parent Portal Accounts. 

 Classroom and teacher assignments will be sent to all students and families early next week.  This will be in the form of email or postcard from the teacher.  All students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher on Classroom Connection Days, August 4th or 5th. SchoolCenter Picture

6/18/10 > Important Letter from Karen Moore RE: Per Pupil Fee for LTE

Please read the letter attached below left from Karen Moore regarding approved fees for the 2010/2011 school year.


Attachment:

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6/17/10 > Digital Communication

Elementary Progress Reports (EPR's) are only accessible in a  parent portal, they cannot be seen through the student's portal account. Teacher's will no longer be printing off EPR's for your student. Over the past week we have set up portal accounts for many families.  Please check your email for instructions on how to access these recently established portal accounts. If you have not set up your own parent portal, you need to do this now. 

You will need your own parent portal for our Classroom Connection Days.  All forms will be on a system called "Express Check In" (district wide).  What does this mean for you?  Look for instructions on "Express Check In" by June 30th. 

Remember, all communication is through our LTE website.  Please make sure you are checking this site frequently.  The important links are "What's New 2010/2011" and "LTE Main Page Calendar".