LES Elementary April 30, 2021

A Note from the Principal...

It is hard to believe that next week begins the last month of school! We are finishing up our ILEARN testing this week and beginning our end of year testing for kindergarten, first, and second grade. We have several different activities such as awards and the end of year celebration coming up so be sure to watch the newsletter for more information.

Important Information

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!

1st Grade - Creating Safe Butterfly Habitats

Jolene, from Jolene’s Decorating, asked the first grade students to help her plant some flowers in front of her shop for spring. Due to covid restrictions, she sent in a video and pictures of her shop. We are currently raising butterflies and growing bean plants for our science life cycle unit. Our butterflies will need a safe habitat to live in when they are released into our community. We will combine these 2 projects together to help a local business with curb appeal while creating a safe habitat for our butterflies. Our goal is to increase the butterfly population in our community so we can enjoy these beautiful insects all summer long!

The first grade students have been studying life cycles in science. We planted bean seeds to watch the life cycle of a seed. A local business, TrueScripts, donated baby caterpillars to the first grade for our students to raise and release painted lady butterflies.

Students will also be creating seed bombs to take home and spread near their home. We want to increase the number of flowers that butterflies use for nectar in our community so we can enjoy butterflies all summer long!

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.

May Lunch Menu

Important Dates

  • May 5 - Early Release
  • May 17 - Last Day for AR Points
  • May 19 - Early Release
  • May 24th - LES End of Year Celebration
  • May 25th - LES End of Year Celebration (Rain Date)
  • May 26th - Last Day of School/ Awards Day
Created By
Lacey Wade