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August 18, 2017


Solar Eclipse Viewing- August 21, 2017


The eclipse in Larkspur, Colorado will not be a total eclipse, but will be a 90+% partial eclipse for the following timings:


*C1 (Partial eclipse begins) 10:20 AM

*Mid (Middle of the eclipse- the maximum amount of Sun is covered)- 11:47 AM

*C4 (Partial eclipse ends)- 1:14 PM

LES Specific Viewing Plans:

*The most advantageous spot to view the eclipse at LES is on our field and black top. 

*Each class that is participating in the viewing will receive a pair of viewing glasses. These glasses are very dark, so dark that they effectively leave the wearer sightless. They are ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for viewing the eclipse. THEY SHOULD NOT BE WORN AT ANY OTHER TIME!

*Viewing will be kept to no more than 3 minutes of continuous viewing. Teachers have been advised to view for 30 seconds and taking a 10 second break to ensure the safest viewing experience. 

*Students are invited to keep their viewing glasses as a memento of the 2017 Great American Eclipse

Fun Fact: The next coast-to-coast American eclipse will be august 12, 2045. Larkspur will be in the path of the total eclipse at 10:39 AM                                          

Thank you, Lorelei LaFortune, for all your hard work and dedication to LES and this special event! 


*Apple Core applications are due to Mr. Forbes by September 1st. 

*Field Day for grades 1st-6th will be help September 15th.  

                                                                     --> Please visit Mr. Forbe's website for more information.


*Fall Enrichment-

The LES PTO Enrichment Committee is excited to present the Fall 2017 After-School Enrichment Program. A number of very dedicated parents, teachers, staff, and community members are offering their time and talents to bring these unique educational experiences to our students. Space is limited, so please register early. All registration forms, permission forms and payments must be completed and returned to the LES office by Monday, August 21, 2017. If you are interested in assisting with any of the Enrichment classes or have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Beth Usdrowski – 773.682.1223 / bethusdrowski, Stephanie Way – 414.430.1363 / steph@, Kelly Lawson – 719.217.1635 / kbaker22us@


*Curriculum Night-

Please join us for our curriculum night on August 23rd from 4:30-6:30. Come meet LES staff/PTO and see what your child(ren) will learn this year and expectations within the school and classrooms. Also, don't forget to stop by and purchase your little one Kona Ice for a yummy treat!


*Spirit Night-

Our first Spirit Night will be held ALL DAY on Tuesday, August 29th.  Visit the Castle Rock Smart Cow location, enjoy some frozen yogurt and support the LES PTO.  They will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the whole day’s sales to LES PTO so tell your friends, neighbors and anyone you know who loves fro-yo to visit them on 8/29/17!  No need to show a flyer or mention LES.  Thank you for your support of our Spirit Nights and Thank you to Smart Cow for your Grassroots Tuesday program!


*Picture Day- August 30th



Thank you for all your hard work with carpool.  A few reminders and updates... 

-Please use the crosswalk when escorting your child(ren) to the building

-Please let your child(ren) out curb side only. There will not always be a staff member to open your door for you.

-Please have students exit cars from the crosswalk to the end of the sidewalk to keep the line moving. 

-Please remember we have ONE Line in the AM and TWO line in the PM

-Please don't forget to display your last name  on your dashboard. This will help teachers on duty get you the correct kiddos in a timely fashion.

-Please DO NOT use your cell phone while in car line

-If you are parking along Silverheels, please walk on the inside of the fenced area or along the side by the field and school.

-Please stop and wait for the yellow buses when walking on the inside of the fence, this is the bus loop and they may not see you. 

-Please do not arrive before 3:55. When everyone gets to LES at the same time it causes a huge back up.
Carpool will run when the bell rings at 4:00 to 4:15. If you could please stagger your time, we will be able to get the buses in and we will not have a huge traffic jam on all the roads. We will give carpool one more week and, if the congestion doesn't lessen, we will split up into two different times to ensure we are running a quick and safe carpool. Thank you again for your support and hard work.  I am confident we will get this running smoothly soon. 


Thank you,

Jen Oldham, Principal






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