LeTort PTO Dining Out FUNdraiser

Save the cooking for Thanksgiving and come join your LeTort Family at Mick’s All American (2428 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster) this Sunday, November 24th, from 5 pm to 8 pm!  
See your friends, have fun dining out and help your school earn money generated by LeTort students, family, staff and friends that dine at Mick’s that evening. 
Information will be coming home with your child.  Hand the attached voucher to your server and 20% of your bill will go to LeTort PTO and fun, exciting events at YOUR school!
Click on the link below for additional vouchers.
See you at Mick’s!
Have questions? Melissa Hochreiter 717-538-0401/melissamannix@hotmail.com

Morning Rehearsals This Week

Chorus Rehearsal is tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 20th.

String Rehearsal is Thursday  morning, November 21st.

Band Rehearsal is Friday morning, November 22nd.

All rehearsals start at 8:00 am

LeTort Receives National Blue Ribbon Honor in D.C. Ceremony

It’s official – Ann LeTort Elementary School is 2019 National Blue Ribbon School!

The school was formally honored Friday, Nov. 15, during a Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

LeTort was honored, along with 361 other public and private schools, by the U.S. Department of Education.

LeTort is only the fourth school in Lancaster County to receive the national honor since it was established in 1982. The award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

“I am so honored to be representing LeTort’s staff, students, and the community as we are honored by the United States Department of Education with this prestigious award,” said LeTort principal Carly McPherson. “It has been truly an inspiring celebration.”

With 312 students in kindergarten through grade six, LeTort was cited as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School. It is one of only 18 schools in Pennsylvania to be nominated for the award by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The school was singled out for “whole school improvement” because reading and math test scores for all students have consistently exceeded state improvement levels over the past two to four years.

McPherson said LeTort utilizes data decision-making and team meetings to identify each student’s strengths and areas in need of improvement. Teachers engage in small-group instruction to provide enrichment or remediation to ensure the academic success of each child, she said.

Penn Superintendent Mike Leichliter, praised the efforts of teachers at LeTort.

“There is one common theme in talking with educators from Blue Ribbon Schools across the country – great schools are filled with teachers who are constantly working together to reach each child and do a better job today than they did yesterday.”

Joining Leichliter and McPherson at the ceremony was Lisa Suydam, a fourth-grade teacher at LeTort. They accepted the Blue Ribbon award from Aba Kumi, Director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program for the U.S. Department of Education.

We could not be more proud of the students, staff and families of LeTort Elementary!


Girls on the Run Collection

The LeTort Girls on the Run team is collecting items to donate to THE LOFT.

Items needed:
canned foods
non-perishable food

Any donations may be placed in the box outside of the kindergarten classroom. Donations will be accepted from November 18th-26th.

Girls on the Run thanks you for your donations!

PTO Scrip Card 1st Order Due Nov 18th.

Monday is the first due date for orders for Scrip Cards.   Information and order forms were sent home with students.   If you order online, but want to pay by check, please remember to send the check to school with your child by the due date.  Orders cannot be submitted without payment.  Please don’t forget to include a $2.00 processing fee, unless your entire order is for electronic cards.

If you did not receive anything from your child  you may click on the link below for more information and an order form.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

This is not a fundraiser – it is a service to  parents to make gift card giving more convenient.

LeTort PTO SCRIP Gift Card Program
Scrip Card Order Form

Items Found

Two items were recently found in the building, but have not been claimed:

  • A woman’s ring was found several weeks ago.  It does not look like just a child’s play ring.  
  • Blue rimmed children’s glasses were left in the cafeteria early this week. 

If you think either of these items belong to you, please contact the school office.

Free Thanksgiving Meals

Several locations in and around Lancaster are offering free Thanksgiving meals. Please click on the link below for more information.

Lancaster Free Thanksgiving Meals

Picture Retake Day – Nov 13th

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday at 1:00.  This is for students who were not here for Picture Day, or who need their picture retaken due to a problem with their original picture.  AM Kindergarten students who need their picture taken/retaken will need to be brought to the school at 1:00.  The photographer will not be here in the morning.  Order forms are available in the school office.   Pictures may also be orderd online by going to mylifetouch.com and using LT319571Q1 for your Picture Day ID.  Those who already have pictures should bring their original picture packet with them on Wednesday.   

Grade 2 Fire Presentation

To bring awareness to Fire Safety Month in October students in the second grade classes were asked to write an essay on “Our Fireman Are Our Heroes” and create a poster on “Fire Safety.” Fire fighters from the Blue Rock Fire Department chose two winners from each class for each category. Today the second grade classes were treated with a visit from the Blue Rock Fire Fighters who talked to students about fire safety and presented certificates to the winners of the essay and poster contests. Those students were given a ride in the fire truck accompanied by Mrs. McPherson who enjoyed sounding the fire siren.
Congratulations to the winners!
Essay Winners were:
Blake Diller, Hartley Leet, Ethan Murray, Daphne Troupe
Poster Winners were:
Aria Cobb, Gabriella Krause, Noore Landgraff, Gloria Nduva


Band and Chorus Rehearsal Tomorrow Morning

Band and Chorus Rehearsal is tomorrow morning at 8:00.  Please try to be prompt.