Thank you to Carolina Braces, our Diamond Plus corporate sponsor for the 2017-2018 school year!
At Leesville Elementary School, the focus of the PTA is on the programs and services that benefit our children and teachers. These programs and activities would not be possible without the funding from the PTA. For more information on our fundraisers, click here.
We sponsor the following programs and activities throughout the year:
Every year, the PTA sends parent representatives to a Cultural Arts Fair in late summer to review and choose enrichment opportunities for our students for the upcoming school year. These performances will be scheduled for appropriate grade levels throughout the year. Dates and times will be published on the PTA calendar as they are scheduled.
Our Ready to Roar program started out as a way to engage incoming Kindergarten families,
through the summer picnic for rising K students and families, and the Kindergarten story night, where rising K students can wear their pajamas to school and listen to stories read by the Kindergarten staff. This program is being expanded to support all incoming families into LES, no matter the grade, to help families acclimate to a new school. Contact Casey Slock for
The Cubs Closet houses new and gently used children’s clothing and shoes, for staff to
share with children in need at LES. Donations are always being taken.
This program provides bags of food for children in food insecure homes, mainly of families
that are experiencing financial hardships. A bag will be sent home each Friday filled with non-perishable food for the weekend, for children participating in this program. Monetary donations are always being accepted to help our LES families in this program. Contact Heather West for more information.
The PTA, along with the school, sponsors parent workshops each year to engage parents in topics that are relevant to parents/guardians of elementary age students. Topics, as well as the dates and times, will be announced as they are determined each year.
Spirit Week & Story Time (Fall)
Fun activities and events are planned every Fall to celebrate our school spirit. More specific information will be communicated closer to the event. The Story Time is typically held on Thursday night, and all LES families are welcome.
Art to Remember (Spring)
Art to Remember is an art fundraising company that has been creating pieces with your child's artwork and helping schools raise funds since 1995. Your child's artwork can be transferred to a variety of keepsake items that are ideal for holiday gifts, parent/grandparent gifts, end of year teacher gifts, or simply as a way of capturing memories. For general information about Art to Remember, click here.
Volunteer Celebration & Social (Spring)
In the Spring, the PTA sponsors an evening adult event to celebrate all of our wonderful volunteers, and to spend social time together. Look for more information in the Spring.
Field Day (Spring)
In the Spring, the PTA sponsors a Field Day for the children at LES, to emphasize the importance of physical activity, exercise, and having fun! Field Day activities range from tug of war, water activities, and inflatable slides. Look for more information in the Spring.
To welcome families to another school year, a Family Picnic is held each Fall, and hosts a range of activities and fun including food trucks, face painters, bounce houses, and more. Look for information each Fall on this fun event.
Each month, the PTA will spoil our wonderful staff with various treats and early release lunches, provided in the Library or the teacher lounge.
Families will be able to enjoy a Spring Carnival in conjunction with the Silent Auction. There will be food, music & carnival games, including face painting, plinko, and many more.
In conjunction with National Staff Appreciation Week, LES also takes this opportunity to thank the wonderful faculty and staff we have, through tokens of appreciation and special food treats throughout Staff Appreciation Week. Each year, there will be a specific theme to help show how much we appreciate what the teachers and staff do for our children. More specific information will be provided in the Spring.