In the Leonard Loop September 27, 2019

Fun Run

Our Fun Run is just one week away! Please help us reach our school goal of $16,000 by contributing a $40 donation per child. The money we raise helps cover the cost of many important school items our children count on. You may not realize that our PTO covers the annual cost of all of these great things:

  • Busses for field trips (an expense over $12,000, including 4th grade busses to Lansing and 5th grade busses to camp)
  • Classroom donations ($4,400 to help teachers provide learning materials for their classrooms)
  • Classroom parties ($1,350 to fund three parties per classroom, per year)
  • Recess equipment ($1,000)
  • Fifth grade promotion ($850)
  • Assemblies and Educational Programs ($2,000)
  • So much more!!!

We couldn’t make all this happen each year without you! Thank you for your donations.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 2- Bagel Day (every Wednesday, all bagels are prepaid)

Friday, October 4 - FUN RUN

Tuesday, October 8 - Coast Guard Helicopter Visit

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:00 pm - PTO Meeting, Media Center

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm - Fifth Grade Camp Meeting, Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 22 - Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 23 - Half Day (12:59 dismissal) & Conferences

Thursday, October 24 - Half Day (12:59 dismissal) & Conferences

Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27 - PTO Fall Photo Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 29 - PTO Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 31 - Halloween Parade and Parties

Odds and Ends

Fall Conference Sign-Up

Our fall conferences are on October 23 and 24. It is an expectation that our teachers meet with every family. These are an important opportunity to connect with each other to discuss your children's growth and make a plan to continue supporting their learning. Please sign up for a conference time using the link below.

Oakland University Partnership

This year we are proud to announce an expansion of the district's partnership with Oakland University. The Reading Department will be hosting several classes here at Leonard. This gives the preservice teachers an opportunity to practice their craft in a real setting, learn from our expert teachers, and receive feedback from their professors in an authentic environment. We are honored to be doing our part in preparing the teachers of the future to ensure that future Leonard Leopards have the best educators!

Doctors Appointments

When you are making appointments for your children, please try to schedule them outside the school day. When children miss instruction, it is impossible to recreate the classroom experience and learning that takes place when they are out. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Order Reusable Shopping Bags!

PTO Fundraiser - Fall Photo Shoot @ Raintree Park

Community Corner

WANTED: TSD Food Service Employees (Chartwells)

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, is seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service Department that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available!

Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gayle M. Moran

Troy Schools Food Service Liaison

WANTED: Crossing Guard

The City of Troy is looking to hire a crossing guard to help keep our families safe at the intersection of Tallman and Longfellow. The position works daily, in every weather condition, for 25 minutes in the morning and another 25 minutes in the afternoon. The pay is $14 for the day (both sessions combined). If you are interested, please contact the office for more information.

TYA Yoga Class for 4th and 5th Graders

TYA Class - Overcoming Frustration

TSD Tutoring

Free Science Class! - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

Tech Talks - Learn how to keep your child safe in the digital world

Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile

Is your Kroger card linked to Leonard?

Is your Amazon Smile account linked to Leonard?

If you answered "no" to either question...we can help you fix that! Signing up for Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smile helps to earn our school easy money. Both programs donate a portion of the profits to our school when you make purchases with them. If you need directions on how to link your accounts, please visit the link below.

Have a great weekend with your families!