What an interesting, exciting year!
I am reminded today as I log off of a meeting with the LISD PTO Presidents and Dr. Womack, that as LISD prepares for the future, we are all "One Heart, One Lovejoy." Our LISD School Board has spent countless hours trying to navigate our budget crisis. Please take a moment to show your support and gratitude for their continued efforts.
Your LES PTO Executive Board remains so very positive and encouraged about the future of LISD elementary school PTOs. LISD Council of PTOs has graciously guaranteed a position for every one of our incoming LES board members, as well as those incoming members of HES and PES boards, should the LISD School Board decide to repurpose our Lovejoy Elementary School next year.
So... we are gearing up for our LES PTO April 12th General Member Meeting via Zoom (information found below in this newsletter) and hope to see you there! At this meeting we will nominate our LES PTO 2021-2022 Executive Board officers and vote in our 2020-2021 Financial Reconciliation Committee. We have decided to delay reviewing our 2021-2022 budget given the changing landscape of our elementary schools next year. We will be calling a special General Member Meeting on May 3rd (information TBD) to address procedures and votes needed in reaction to the LISD School Board's April 19th decision regarding elementary school restructuring next year.
In the meantime, your LES PTO is still here and cranking away! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help classroom teachers make copies and complete projects. Our author visit is now official as well. We welcome author Bruce Hale to LES. Mr. Hale has written and/or illustrated over 40 books for young readers. You can read further in this newsletter about his upcoming presentations on April 30th.
Also, be on the look out for more information about Teacher Appreciation Week May 3rd - 7th! We cannot wait to serve our wonderful LES staff. This year in particular, we voted to further support our LES staff by reallocating funds to our hospitality budget for Teacher Appreciation Week. Be on the look-out for sign-ups listing how you can help later this April.
Have a blessed, encouraging spring and please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or needs!