LES NEWS January 2020

A Note from the Principal...

Happy New Year! Just like that, it is 2020 and the school year is already halfway over! We are looking forward to the new year and a great second semester! We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. We appreciate all that you do to make your child's education a priority.

Students of the Month


Congratulations to Avery Wagoner, Coltyn Sexton, Kolten Padgett, Holden Lingenfelter, Leland Dorsett, Shyann Salmon, Jayrica Dedrick, Alex Merkley, Emri Grafton, Gregory Machmer, Amelia Hudson, Mrs. Shannon Wagler, Jaxon Smith, and MKenna Gregory who were selected as December Students of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for December is Work Hard.


Congratulations to Taryn Williams, Addalyn Mullins, Aden Summers, Cash Hembree, Ava Knepp, Kasey Bratton, Grace Kemp, Ashton Summers, Declen Arvin, Mrs. Roach, Selah Stevens, and Chastity Neal who were selected as January Students of the Month. Not pictured: Elliot Graber, Ethan Phipps, and Lanita Weigle. The "Mane" Trait for January is Be Positive.

Important Information

Telehealth Clinic Service Available

Our school is now offering a telehealth clinic which will provide medical care for your child when they become ill during school hours. This gives your child the opportunity to be seen by a licensed healthcare provider without having to leave school. You will be receiving an email that will provide more information regarding this service within the next week.

Box Top Information

Loogootee Elementary is still collecting Box Tops. As you know, Box Tops is going digital. Just download the Box Tops for Education App and scan your receipt to start earning cash for Loogootee Elementary today! Many are now taking advantage of grocery pick-up or online. See directions below to see how to get credit for your Box Tops.

Box Top Instructions

Great news! If you shop for groceries online, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school. To ensure that earnings are properly credited to your account:

Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account (you can create one via the Box Tops app or website)

Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that’s associated with your BTFE account

Box Tops will be credited within 10 business days – view your earnings detail in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or website

The following email receipts are currently eligible (as of July 17, 2019):

  • Instacart
  • Jet.com
  • SamsClub.com
  • Shipt
  • Target.com
  • Target Pick-Up/Drive-Up
  • Walmart Grocery
  • Walmart.com

Reading for Education Fundraiser

Beginning the week of January 20th, Loogootee Elementary will be starting their Reading for Education fundraiser. This fundraiser is simple and requires no money being spent! You will receive a booklet that asks you to fill in addresses of family members, friends, etc. (They must be valid addresses.) For every correct address, the school receives money back. The company then sends information to purchase magazines, BUT you DO NOT have to purchase any! We appreciate your participation so that we can continue to provide opportunities for our students.

Mark Your Calendars - Kindergarten Round-Up

It's hard to believe that we are already thinking about next year! Kindergarten Round-Up will be on February 25, 2020 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Loogootee Elementary. We cannot wait to meet the class of 2033!

LES Spotlight

4th Grade Spell Bowl receives 2nd Place

On November 18th, the LES 4th Grade Spell Bowl Team competed in the Area Spell Bowl Competition at North Daviess. The team finished in 2nd Place. Team members include: Amelia Hudson, Toni Browder, Savannah Green, Alex Merkley, Rhett Whitney, Carter Downey, Gabe Shinn, Chase Miller, and Mitchell Walton. The team is coached by Mrs. Jill Toy.

Grandparent's Day

On Wednesday, November 27th, LES held their annual Grandparent's Day celebration. Grandparents enjoyed donuts and coffee before going to classrooms to enjoy time with their grandchildren. Once arriving to classrooms, grandparents participated in crafts, games, songs, and other activities. It was a great day had by all!

Hour of Code

During the week of December 9-15, LES students participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code was developed to provide a designated time for students to learn computer science skills and increase interest in the field of computer science. Below are some pictures of students working on coding.

LES Robotics Teams Compete in first Competition of the Year

FECH, Robo Roadsters, and Cloud 9 are the three robotics teams at Loogootee Elementary this year. They consist of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. They have worked hard on building their robots for competition. On December 14th, the teams competed at Petersburg Elementary. It was a great learning experience. FECH, which stands for Fara, Eva, Chase, and Hunter (all second grade students) won the Judge's Award. This award was given to a team for their hard work and uniqueness. All the teams are hoping to improve their skills at the next competition February 1st at North Daviess. Good Luck to all Robotics Teams!

Special Events

3rd/4th Grade Music Program

Upcoming Events

  • January 20th - Reading for Education Fundraiser Begins
  • January 29th - Early Release
  • January 31st - Mid-Terms


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