Larkspur News!

December 9, 2017


The custodial staff at Larkspur Elementary takes great pride in maintaining a clean and safe school for our Bobcats. In fact, we have received a 97% or higher on all building inspections conducted by DCSD custodial group leaders for the past two years! We understand that there are lots of germs that come through our school building – especially this time of year – so we pay close attention to disinfecting. We use five main disinfectant cleaners.


The first disinfectant we use is Buckeye ECO E23 Neutral Disinfectant. It can be used in a spray bottle to clean surfaces such as desks, door knobs, light switches, countertops, toilet handles, etc. Our custodial staff cleans such surfaces regularly. In addition, each teacher has their own bottle of this cleaner available for use in their classrooms and may use it whenever they feel their classroom needs some extra disinfecting. E23 can also be used in a mop bucket. Hard floors are cleaned with a floor cleaner, in addition to E23, each night.


Both of our bathroom cleaners are disinfectants. We use M.L.D. Bowl Cleanse and NABC Bathroom Cleaner in the toilets and urinals in our school every day. They are both effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria. NABC is specifically a staphylocidal, pseudomonicidal, salmonellacidal, and virucidal.


We also use an aerosol disinfectant called Renown II. Doctor’s offices use this same cleaner to clean medical supplies! It is a tuberculocidal, staphylocidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, pseudomonicidal, and virucidal. If is effective against antibiotic resistant strains including MRSA. We spray it in the air to stop any airborne bacteria, and on soft surfaces that need to be disinfected.  


The fifth disinfectant we use in Oxivir Tb, which comes in both spray bottles, and in cleaning wipes. This product is a hospital/emergency room grade disinfectant. It is a general virucide, bactericide, tuberculocide, fungicide, and sanitizer. This product cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes hard, non-porous inanimate hospital or medical surfaces in one step. When used as directed, this product is highly effective against a wide variety of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, antibiotic resistant bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It kills HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses. We use this product daily on the health room cot and surfaces, and when there is an incident with any type of bodily fluid.


In addition to this disinfectants, students also have access to 4 hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the school that they may use. 


Please know that we do our best here at Larkspur to create a healthy and safe environment for our students! 


Please read Nurse's notes to read more about DCSD policy. Nurse Notes click here





If you are the parent of an incoming 2018-19 kindergarten student, please stop by the office and pick up your registration materials!  Spots are filling quickly and the deadline for our full-day kindergarten class is Monday, January 15th!  (Your child must be 5 years of age by October 1st in order to enroll in kindergarten at LES.)



Options for preschool 2018-2019 


Please let Ms. Liz know which schedule best meets your preschool needs. 



A. Minimum 8 kids/day

Keep it the same


B. Minimum 8 kids/day

AM 9:30- 12:00

5 days M-F

3 days MWF

2 days T, Th


C. Minimum 8 kids/day

PM 1:00 -3:30

5 days M-F

3 days MWF



It is hard to say goodbye. We would like to celebrate Mrs. Lunsford and send her with memories she will treasure for a lifetime! Please have your children bring in letters, pictures etc. to help us create a special going away scrapbook for Mrs. Lunsford!


**We are interviewing on Monday Dec. 11th to find the perfect person to fill the open 4th grade position. Please be on the look out as I will post our new teacher in my next blog. I am hopeful we will find the perfect fit and will have a smooth transition. 


We will also be interviewing for our Educational Assistant next week! I will share information on the new hire in my next blog! 


Ms. Lorelei will no longer be volunteering in the science lab. She has dedicated many hours setting up the lab and co-planning and co-teaching with our staff. We are grateful for all her hard work and dedication and wish her the best. Teachers will still utilize the science lab weekly and will continue with science labs that are aligned with our standards to enrich learning. 



If you children ride the bus, please have a conversation about what it looks like to be on TRACK. I have had several complaints about behaviors on the bus, and have had many conversations with students. Riding the bus is a privilege and students need to understand that acting up on the bus causes a safety concern as the driver can become distracted. Thank you for your help in communicating the importance of being kind and safe on the bus. 


What's up ahead?

12/12- 4th Grade Field Trip to Skate City- Please make sure you have turned in your payment and permission slips. Students who do not have these turned in will not be allowed to attend the field trip. 

12/15 Gingerbread Man Play- Kindergarten

12/20 Incoming Kindergarten tour day. Do you know someone who has an incoming kindie? Have them stop by and tour with us!

12/21 All school sing along and winter parties! 2:00

12/22 No School 




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