We are excited that warmer weather is finally here! Please see the updates below, and attached document regarding the new food allergy policy (also sent home Wednesday 4.18.18).
LTES Food Allergy Policy: As mentioned last week, we are making substantial shifts with our food allergy policy. As a school team we recognize that this is a dramatic shift mid-year, but are only doing so because of the seriousness of the issue, particularly that which can be life-threatening for many of our students. As I have worked with a parent group and teacher group over the past few weeks, and further educated myself, I only regret not making this change sooner.
Officially, our policy is now: “Food related allergies, especially allergies related to nuts, can be life threatening for children with those allergies. As such, Ludlow-Taylor ES is a nut free school. Please do not send nuts, nut spreads, foods containing nuts to school with your child.“ Please see the additional document for further information and documentation that we are requesting on the new policy. Also, please feel free to reach out and/or attend the PTO meeting this week (details below) with any questions or concerns.
2018-2019 Re-Enrollment: Please stop by the main office to re-enroll as soon as possible for 2018-2019 – it is now open! We are expecting after-school enrollment to open in early May, and as a reminder, students cannot register for after-school unless they have already registered for school.
April 19th PTO Meeting – Please mark your calendars for a packed PTO meeting on April 19th. At the meeting we will be discussing:
- Food Allergy Policy Feedback
- Health and wellness school model details
- Upcoming PTO and LSAT elections
- Auction results
PARCC Testing: From May 1st – 4th and May 8th – 11th, students in grades 3-5 will be taking the PARCC test for 60 – 90 minutes a day. We have done our best to ensure minimal disruptions for students in ECE – Grade 2, with little changing throughout the building outside of the testing time. Please make sure students are well-rested, calm and on time!
Upcoming Events: Please visit, http://www.ludlowtaylor.org/calendar.html to learn more about upcoming events and how to sync to our master calendar.
- April 19th , 6:00 p.m. – PTO Meeting
- April 27th – Professional Development Day – no school for students
- May 18th – Mother’s Day Dance
- May 28th – Memorial Day – No School