LES Elementary April 19, 2021

A Note from the Principal...

We have a big week coming up for our 3rd and 4th grade students. They will be taking the ILEARN state assessment beginning Tuesday. You can find more information regarding testing schedules below. Don't forget there is no school on Friday, April 16th. Enjoy your extended weekend!

Important Information

COVID-19 Reminders

This is just a friendly reminder that our county is still battling the coronavirus. We continue to ask that if your child is showing more than 1 symptom, please make sure to keep your child home and contact the school nurse.Symptoms include:

Symptoms Include:

  • fever/chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

Thank you for your help in continuing to keep everyone safe and allowing us to be in person. Let's enjoy the next five weeks!

Project Based Learning for LCSC Students

During the summer of 2020, Loogootee Community Schools had the opportunity to train all staff members in Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning is a method of teaching where students gain knowledge by working for an extensive amount of time on an authentic problem or challenge and develop a solution to the problem. Each grade level classroom has or will complete a project by the end of the school year. Each week, a PBL project will be highlighted so that you can see what our students are working on and creating!

4th Grade - Pinwheels for Peace

Mr. Walton's 4th Grade art classes just finished their PBL project for the year. The 4th grade students learned about the "Pinwheels for Peace" project, which began in 2005 in Florida in which two art teachers wanted a way for students to express their feelings about what is going on in the world. The project quickly spread with millions of pinwheels made and displayed along roadsides, schoolyards, and public places. Mayor Noel Harty spoke with the 4th grade about what it means to be a good citizen. The 4th grade students then created their own pinwheels and have them on display at City Hall.

ILEARN Testing Begins Next Week!

The 3rd and 4th Grade students will be taking the ILEARN state assessment next week. This assessment will cover English/Language Arts, Math, and Science (4th Grade only). Below are the dates that students will be testing.

  • Tuesday, April 20th - Math
  • Thursday, April 22nd - Math
  • Tuesday, April 27th - ELA
  • Thursday, April 29th - ELA
  • Tuesday, May 4th - Science (4th Grade Only)
  • Wednesday, May 5th - Science (4th Grade Only)

We wish the 3rd and 4th grade teachers the best of luck!

Summer Daycare

For the summer of 2021, we have decided to cancel our summer daycare program. This was a tough decision, however, due to state requirements of contact tracing and social distancing protocols that have to be followed, we feel this is best to keep everyone safe. We would hate for families to rely on this service and then have to shut down due to contact tracing and cases. Our hope is that we can offer this service again next summer. If you have any questions, you may contact the elementary office. Daycare plans for the fall will be decided this summer.

Martin County 4-H Fair Dates

The Martin County 4-H Fair will be held July 9th-July 13th at the fairgrounds.


Our tutoring service has started. Tutoring is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week, as long as we have teachers to supervise. We have 20 spots available each day. To give all students an opportunity to receive this service, you must call into the office beginning on Monday of each week to sign up. Tutoring is after until 4:00 PM. Call the elementary office with any questions.

April Lunch Menu
Art Exhibit
Kindergarten - Hudson Hughes
1st Grade - Shyann Salmon
2nd Grade - Kori Arvin
3rd Grade - Marly Jones
4th Grade - Gabe Walton

Important Dates

  • April 16th - No School
  • April 19th - ILEARN testing begins
  • April 21st - Early Release
Created By
Lacey Wade