1. SPRING FLOWERS: Spring in Lyons is going to be extra beautiful thanks to the volunteers who turned up to plant more than 800 daffodil bulbs on the school grounds last week. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far, and if you’d like to get in on the next round of planting, please reach out to us. After all, there’s nothing like digging in the dirt to ease some of that 2020 stress.
2. DONATING SNACKS: The PTO has had fun stocking the teachers’ lounge with snacks for almost two months now, and several parents have stepped in to help with the shopping and delivery. It’s a small but heartfelt way to express our appreciation to the dedicated LES teachers, who have been nothing short of amazing at rolling with all the challenges and changes the last nine months have brought. Thank you, teachers! And thank you, volunteers, for helping us be sure that the teachers have all the snacks they need to keep on keeping on.
2. FOOTBALL NEWS: They played Springfield and lost 20-18. The next and last scheduled game is at Akron this Friday, November 20 at 7p.m. The Lyons Recorder is awaiting an article about the game(s), and hope to publish it soon.
3. EASY WAYS TO GIVE: (GROCERY STORES) It will come as no surprise that this year will not be a typical one when it comes to PTO fundraising. We love our events, and can’t wait to be able to get back to normal. In the meantime, please think of Lyons Elementary School when you shop! We have created a handy flyer that outlines how your Amazon, King Soopers, and other purchases can send small kick-backs to Lyons Elementary School. It’s an easy way to help our school and costs you nothing. Please share with friends, family, and co-workers!
4. HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The annual Holiday Food Drive is an opportunity for the LES family to help people in need in our community. We collect non-perishable food items, which are given to Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF) to augment their weekly food pantry. A bag will be sent home with your child this week. Please fill it with non-perishable food items and plan to return it between November 30th and December 11th, using the wagons that will be set up outside the main doors as well as the Kindergarten/Preschool door. Now, more than ever, LEAF needs our support. To make direct monetary donations in lieu of non-perishables please visit leaflyons.org.
6. PTO Facebook Group: You can connect with the PTO and other LES families by joining our private PTO Facebook Group. It’s the perfect place to ask questions, chat with other parents, and share info about kids’ activities and school news.
8. Elementary School GOES VIRTUAL AGAIN, Nov. 16, 2020: From Principal Andrew Moore: As cases across the county, state, and nation continue to rise, and quarantine protocols become more stringent, Dr. Haddad and our leadership team are considering a move back to the virtual environment after Thanksgiving break. There are several options being considered, and student and staff access to the building will be influenced by the Boulder County Health Department. A SVVSD School Board meeting will take place next Wednesday to determine next steps, and community wide communication will be sent following the meeting. == UPDATE: November 19, 2020: This meeting took place and the SVVSD is going to go VIRTUAL == From Principal Moore: “the decision shared last night at the Board of Education meeting to return to at home learning during the three weeks between the Thanksgiving and winter breaks. If you were unable to tune into the meeting last night, you can click here to watch the full board meeting discussion related to this decision.” You can expect an email tomorrow (Friday) from your child’s classroom teacher with the online schedule.
9. NEW: rapid increase of COVID-19 cases== UPDATE: November 13: We have posted the letters from both the Elementary and Middle/High School *PRINCIPALS in our latest COVID-19 NEWS article.
10. UPDATE: November 19 — please see our latest article about the new “RED LEVEL” restrictions, and an updated count as to how many Lyons school kids have the virus, and number of kids now in quarantine.