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April 6, 2018


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Boot Update 

We are busy planning the 21st Annual Boot Scootin' Boogie and still need your help.  We are seeking event sponsors and, of course, donations.  Please either send in cash donations to your classroom to help with their live auction baskets.  Or you can place new items or unused gift cards in the silent auction bin in the lobby (or leave them with an office staff member) for us to include in the silent auction.  Please fill out a silent auction form so we're sure to get you a donation receipt.


Email LES PTO at for information on anything Boot related or talk to any PTO board member.  Thank you in advance for your help making this fundraiser a huge success!


Boot Ticket Sales Close 4/18/18 - Get your tickets today

Boot ticket sales will close on 4/18/18 so don't delay and your tickets today.  There are a limited number of tickets available for the 21st Annual Boot Scootin' Boogie so get yours soon.  The Perry Park Sentinel article says ticket sales end 5/1/18 but we're moving up the deadline so be sure to get your tickets before they are gone.


Visit and click on the Register & Buy Tickets button on the home page or on the button on the Register & Buy Tickets tab.  You'll be redirected to our new registration website or you can click here: to go there directly.  Once there, you can register to bid online only (if not attending but interested in online bidding) or register to attend the Boot and buy your tickets (you can still participate in online bidding).  You'll get several confirmation emails.  


Online Bidding NOW OPEN

Want to view our online auction items?  You can view and/or register to bin online for the fabulous classroom art projects and we'll be adding Teacher Features and some live auction sneak peaks in the weeks to come so check back or check Facebook for updates.  You'll have to attend the event to see all the generous donations that will be offered in our silent auction and to participate in the fun bidding during the live auction.  


Visit our new auction / registration website at  


Online PTO Membership Form

Now you can sign up to be a PTO Member online and opt in to receive text message reminders.  Visit under the Get Involved tab or use this link to sign up now.  

LES PTO Membership Form




Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D.

Welcome Dr. Thomas Tucker as DCSD's new Superintendent. Dr. Tucker will begin working in the district July 1, 2018. He is currently the Superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has 29 years of experience serving in the Kansas and Ohio public school systems. He has held the positions of classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary curriculum and superintendent. He has been twice named National Superintendent of the Year (American Association of School Administrators in 2016, and National Alliance of Black School Educators in 2013).


Under the strong instructional leadership of Dr. Tucker, the Princeton City School District has made significant advancements in pre-K through 12th grade without additional costs incurred by the District. Dr. Tucker is well-versed in both school financing and business partnerships and is often called upon by local and state lawmakers to consult regarding funding issues. In November 2012, his efforts were successful in passing an incremental levy and no-new taxes $40 million bond issue. Dr. Tucker became the first superintendent in Ohio to attempt and pass an incremental levy and bond issue on a single ballot. In fact, as superintendent, Dr. Tucker has never failed an operating levy or bond issue.


Dr. Tucker was the first African-American upper level administrator in a major central Ohio district. In his first two superintendencies, he was the first African-American superintendent in the Worthington Ohio City School District and the first in a multi-district county (Licking County, Ohio). Dr. Tucker is passionate about ensuring that the needs of the underprivileged and those with special needs are met.


Dr. Tucker earned his Ph.D. and Master’s from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an active member of many educational associations, civic organizations, and committees, including the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the National Alliance of Black School Educators. He served on the State of Ohio Grade Six Reading Content Advisory Committee and the Northwest Counseling Services Advisory Board.



                                April Events

April 9th-10th 3rd and 4th grade -CMAS Math Testing

April 10th-11th 5th and 6th grade- CMAS Math Testing

April 11th Kindergarten Zoology Foundation Field Trip AM, First Dann PM

April 12th Geiger 1/2 Zoology Foundation Field Trip AM, Second Parsons PM

April 13th 6th grade Rock A Thon 2:00-8:00

April 17th-18th 5th grade- CMAS Science

April 19th Interactive Open House 4:30-6:30

April 20th NO SCHOOL Teacher Comp Day

April 25th SAC 6:00-7:00



Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for all your dedication to our little school in the woods!

Jen Oldham, Principal

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