Larkspur News!

April 10, 2017


Good morning! 

After a crazy week last week, I just realized I forgot to write my blog. I hope that everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and didn't spend the entire weekend doing yard work! 


This past week grades 3-6 did an amazing job completing PARCC, ELA. We are so proud of all their hard work persevering during state testing season. This week, grades 3-4 will take three session of PARCC Math on Monday and Tuesday AM. Grades 5-6 will take three sessions of PARCC Math on Wednesday and Thursday AM. Way to go Bobcats!


Kindergarten and first grade are enjoying their day learning at Stone Canyon today. I can't wait to hear all about their learning! I hear archery is in their future!! 



The Book Fair is here! Please stop by all week to check out our amazing Book Fair!


Parent teacher conferences are this week. Please be sure you set up a conference with your child's teacher. Communication from the teacher should have been sent a week or two ago. 


The LES PTO Needs You to Know…


Go Bobcats!  Show your Spirit!  Remember every Friday is Spirit Wear Day.  Don't forget to show off your Bobcat spirit by wearing your favorite Larkspur Elementary t-shirt, sweatshirt, or pants!  The new designs are finalized!  The flyer was sent hone so be sure to get  those orders in!


The final Boot Line Dancing lesson is planned for Friday, April 14th starting at 5 pm in the LES gym. Dust off your boots and come learn or practice some line dancing with your friends and family.  Cost is $5 per family and all payments go back to our fabulous line dancing teacher volunteers, Ms. Parsons and Mrs. Dann.  It's loads of fun!


Castle View High School puts on an annual Make A Difference Week to raise money for charity. This year they will be raising money for Challenging Heights, Hide in Plain Sight, and Castle View’s SSN Program by working in cooperation with the entire community. MAD Week is being held from April 3rd-7th.

Student Council Reps came from Castle View and spoke at our March Larkspur Elementary Student Council Meeting. To support them, our Student Council voted, to have a "Bring Change for Recess Day," on Friday, April 7th. 
There will be a class competition from K-6th Grade. The winning class will receive 1 minute of Recess for each dollar raised by their classroom.  


Silent Auction & Live Auction still needs your help.  Doing some spring cleaning, set aside any new and unused items that might sell well in our auction or donate any unused gift cards to the auction.  For the Live Auction, we are looking for a few more donations!  If you have a vacation home/condo or tickets to a sporting event that you would be willing to donate - we would love to hear from you! Either way, you're helping us raise some much needed funds and you'll get a tax donation receipt for the fair market value of your donations.  Please contact the PTO at with questions.  


Get your tickets now for the 20th Annual Boot Scootin' Boogie!  Go to to register for the event.  Payment can be made through PayPal using the credit card registration form or fill out the check registration form, print it out and send it with a check payable to the LES PTO to the school, Attn: LES PTO Boot.  Ticket sales end 5/1/17 and there will be no tickets sold at the door.  Tickets are a great deal at $50 each and include a catered dinner, fabulous dessert buffet, open bar, photo booth, dancing to our DJ and live band, Premium Diesel Band and much more.  Of course, there will also be Live and Silent Auctions, the Wine Wall, Casino Games and more for you to enjoy at the event.  We hope to see y'all there. 


Do you love to be outside in the garden, have a green thumb or would like to learn a little more about gardening? The LES Garden Committee is looking for parent volunteers to help this garden season. We have lots of fun with the LES kids in the garden planting, harvesting and maintaining our wonderful gardens! We also are in the beginning stages of planning our 3rd annual Farm to Table dinner, which has been such a fun event for the past two years. If you can bring something to the table, let us know! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rebecca Winckler at


The School Directory is now available on the LES PTO Website at LES Directory The required password has been sent to all parents via email. Please know that should you lose track of this password, an email address matching one found in the directory is required and the password will then be emailed to that address.  This measure is in place to keep the directory data secure.


Have a wonderful week and thank you for all you do!


Jen Oldham, Principal



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