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Welcome to Kindergarten!

I would like to welcome you to LITH Elementary School.  We are very excited to have your child start at our school and we are eager to see the learning growth they will make this coming school year.  

Please read through this web page to learn about important information that will help your family and child have a smooth transition to start Kindergarten.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We try to think of everything you may need to know, but of course, every family has great questions that we are happy to help answer.  

I am very proud to serve as your child's principal and I take my responsibility to keep them safe and learning very seriously.  I love my job and enjoy getting to see our students learn and grow every day.   

Welcome! 

Mr. Jarot - Principal

 nathan.jarot@d300.org

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Meet Your New Teacher!  See your new Classroom!

All new Kindergarten parents are invited to a special event designed just for your kids.  Our goal is to help your child feel more comfortable and excited about starting at their new school. You child is invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to show to their new teacher!  

Students and Parents will get to:

  • Meet your new Teacher and see your classroom
  • Drop off your school supplies in your new classroom
  • Receive a special gift from the LITH Parent Teacher Council (PTC)
  • See different parts of the school
  • Meet the Principal, Secretaries, Nurse, and other friendly staff
  • Take a quick ride on a school bus.  
  • Play with your new classmates on the playground

Date: Thursday, August 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM

Enter through the front doors.  

Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal! 

Back to School Picnic!

Free Popcorn and Snow Cones compliments of the LITH PTC!  Need I say more? :)  

Details?  All LITH families are welcome to come to the school and enjoy a picnic with your neighbors.  Kids can play on the ball fields and playground. Parents can re-connect with other families and we will celebrate the end of summer. You bring your own blankets and food, we'll provide the music, playground, popcorn, snow cones and fun!  

The PTC (Parent Teacher Council) will be present to answer questions and help get you connected with what is happening at the school.

Friday August 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM

(See attached flyer for a reminder)

School Supply Drop Off:

All 1st - 5th Grade families are welcome to come to school, meet your child's new teacher, and drop off your school supplies.  If you can't make it to supply drop off, no worries!  Students can bring in their supplies the first few days of school.     

Supply Drop Off: 

Kindergarten - Thu. Aug. 10th 6-7 PM

1st-2nd Grade - Mon. Aug. 14th 2-3 PM

3rd-5th Grade - Mon. Aug. 14th 3-4 PM

Preschool - Mon. Aug. 14th 6-7 PM

(See attached School Supply List)   

Who is my child's teacher this year?

Each family will receive an email in early August with instructions reminding you how you can log into your Parent Portal account and view your child's teacher.  You will have a chance to meet them at Supply Drop Off, as well as at Parent/Guardian Open House. 

 

Where and when do they get on the bus? (K-5th)

Post cards will be sent from the D300 Transportation Department for each student. On this card, you will find your child's bus stop, their bus (route) number, and the times they need to be at their assigned bus stop.  If you have not received your post card by August 10th, please call Durham School Transportation Services at (847) 658-3262. 

When your student arrives at school on the bus, they are supervised by both staff and safety patrol students who ensure they walk to the correct classroom line outside of the gym doors.  Each student stands in their classroom line and when the 7:55 AM bell rings, each class enters the school and goes directly to their classroom door.  Kindergarten teachers supervise this entrance for the first two weeks of school, then our Bus Arrival staff supervise and monitor along with our safety patrol students assigned to each kindergarten class.   

Kindergarten students are assigned seats in the front of the bus closest to the driver.  We also have teacher selected 5th grade students who serve as safety patrol and sit with the kindergarten students to monitor and support as needed.  Your kindergarten student is directly supervised from the time they leave their classroom in the afternoon, until the time they enter the bus.  This ensures they are in the correct line and arrive into their assigned bus and seat.  

What about lunch?

Students have the option of purchasing a school lunch, or bringing a lunch from home. During the first week of school, we have extra adult helpers that support students as they learn how to navigate the cafeteria and eat lunch with their classmates.  We will send out monthly lunch menus via email in the "Virtual Backpack" weekly email you will receive from the school.  Once the school year gets underway, we will email the lunch times for each grade and class.  Parents are welcome to come have lunch with their child.  

What day and time does school start?  

First Day of School (K-5th): Tuesday, August 15th

School Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:40 AM.

  • First Bell - 7:55 AM
  • Tardy Bell - 8:00 AM
  • Dismissal Bell - 2:15 PM

First Day of School  for Pre-School only: Wednesday, August 16th

Preschool Drop off and Pick up Times:

  • AM Classes:
    • drop off window: 7:55-8:05
    • pick up window: 10:25-10:35
  • PM Classes:
    • drop off window: 11:35 - 11:45
    • pick up window: 2:05 -2:15

Reminder! - Must Know Dates:

    • Kindergarten Teddy Bear Round Up: Thursday. August 10th, 6-7 PM
    • Back to School Picnic: Friday, August 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM
    • Supply Drop Off:
      • Kindergarten, Thu, Aug. 10th 6-7 PM
      • 1st - 2nd Grade Mon, Aug.14th 2-3 PM
      • 3rd-5th Grade  Mon, Aug. 14th. 3-4 PM
      • Preschool  Mon. Aug 14th, 6-7 PM
    • First Day of School (K-5): Tuesday, August 15th. 
    • Parent/Guardian Open House: 
      • K-2nd: Mon, Aug 21st 6:30-7:30
      • 3rd-5th: Tue. Aug 22nd 6:30-7:30
 

Car Rider Drop off and Pick up!

If you plan to drop off or pick up your child from school, please review the attached map below.  It offers guidelines to help make the process safe for all students and as efficient as possible.  

  

Kindergarten Picture for Bus Safety

If you haven’t already done so, please schedule a time with the school secretary, Donna Cigrang, to have your child’s picture taken this summer and confirm their transportation details.  It takes less then two minutes to swing by school and snap a quick photo for our transportation system.  This photo is simply used by bus drivers to triple check and confirm using both name and photograph that all students are on the correct bus.  She can be reached at (847)532-6903.  

  
  • Questions?  

    Please don't hesitate to call the school office if you have any questions or concerns about the start of the school year. Or come by in person and say hello!  The office staff are happy to help in any way we can. School office hours are  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  847-532-6900.

  • Looking for After School Care?

    We have an after school program run through the Dundee Park Discrict called Circle of Friends.  They provide a fun, safe, and learning environment at LITH Elementary after school.  Click here to go directly to their website for all the needed information.  

 
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  • News from the Nurse:

    Physical Examination and Immunization Forms are due prior to AUGUST 1st.

    Per School Board Policy 7:100, students not meeting the Physical Examination and Immunization requirements prior to the first day of school will not be allowed to start classes.

    All students entering Early Childhood for the first time and Kindergarten are required to have a current physical examination completed on the approved Illinois Department of Public Heath Form.  A current physical is one that was completed within one year of August 2016.  The parent portion on the upper back side of the form must be completed and signed.   All students must be up-to-date with the State of Illinois immunization requirements including the following:

    All students entering kindergarten must show proof of receiving two doses of varicella (chickenpox).

    Students with a scheduled appointment for a physical examination and/or immunizations can start school on the first day of attendance if a statement signed by the health care provider including the date of the appointment is submitted.  Students will be excluded from school if they fail to keep the scheduled appointment.

    Parents or Guardians who object to examination(s) or immunization(s) on a religious exemption must present a completed Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption form.  This form must be completed in its entirety by the parent/guardian and signed by the physician.

    Immunization dates can be viewed through the Parent Infinite Campus Portal.  Physical examination forms are available in all School Health Offices and on the D300 Health Services website.

    D300 together with Greater Elgin Family Care Center offer physical and immunization clinics. Please visit the D300 Health Services website for dates and locations or call 847-551-8371 for information. 

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