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LES PTA Scholarship: The Landstown Elementary PTA is offering the Shirley D. Barco scholarship in the amount of $500.00.  The scholarship will be awarded to one student based on scholastic achievement, participation in school/community activities/organizations, and financial need.  Students who have applied for or received other scholarships are still eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship presentation will be held at the recipient’s high school during their awards ceremony in May/June.  Below is some of the criteria for the scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a June 2019 graduate of a Virginia Beach City public high school and planning to attend an accredited college/university or vocational school during Fall 2019.

  • Applicant must have attended Landstown Elementary for a minimum of two years.

  • Applicant must be in good standing and have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Click here for more information: LES PTA Scholarship Info

Parents of 5th Grade Girls: Beach Girls Rock!, a free leadership empowerment series, will be held Saturday, March 30 at Salem High School from 8am- 12pm.  This is the final workshop for this school year and our school can send up to ten 5th grade girls. The theme is “All the World’s a Stage: Take the Lead” which will spotlight the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Workshops are designed to give girls the opportunity to focus on leadership skills, college-career readiness and interpersonal skills as well as middle school transition readiness.  Parents/guardians are welcome to participate in parent-focused breakout sessions that occur during student breakout sessions. If your daughter is interested, please email [email protected] for a registration form or instruct your daughter to ask her teacher for a form from Mrs. Holland. If you have questions about the Beach Girls Rock Empowerment Series, please call Dr. LaQuiche Parrot at 263-1218 or [email protected].  

Securly - LES parents can monitor the browsing histories of their Dolphin student from their school devices.  To see detailed information and to sign up for weekly emails, visit https://www.securly.com/parent-login to create an account.

Box Tops: Help our school earn BIG this Spring with Box Tops!  The spring submission deadline (February 28) is right around the corner. Check your cupboards and pantry! You can clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating products. See a list of participating products by clicking here.  The class that brings in the most will win an ice cream party!

School Hours for 2018-2019:  

7:50 – Parents may drop off students in main lobby.  Prior to 7:50, parents are to remain with their student(s) and provide supervision.  Unsupervised drop off will not be allowed before 7:50. This ensures all students are safe until our security staff arrives at 7:50.

Stay Connected: VBCPS offers a one-stop parent connection resource center to stay in the know when it comes to your child’s education. Click here to get connected today.

Volunteer: There are many ways to get involved to ensure our students have a successful school year. To get involved and volunteer, complete the attached form and send it to school with your student or drop it off in the main office. Your consideration is greatly appreciated. Request to Volunteer

Buzz In System:   New this school year is a security buzz in system.  To gain entry during the school day, please press the button on the entry pad and camera monitor that is located on the left side of the main entrance.

Securly Parent Portal:  Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) works tirelessly to ensure students are as safe as possible when using school-issued devices and accessing the internet. This school year, after having a successful field test at several schools, VBCPS will offer parents an option to monitor how their children are using their school-issued devices with a program called Securly Parent Portal. Securly Parent Portal was designed to help keep students safe by allowing parents to monitor their online activity.  Toward the end of September, you will receive more information from the school division as well as an email from Securly.com providing instructions on how to sign up for or opt out of weekly emails that include a preview of your child’s online activity.

Social Media:  We have an important message about school safety and the use of social media. Police and school administrators want to remind you that making a threat against our school, online or in person, can result in criminal charges and expulsion from school. Even if you post the message as a joke, police and prosecutors will take it seriously. School safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you see or hear something that concerns you, report it to a teacher, administrator or police right away. Remember to Be Social. Be Smart. Be Safe. Video Link Please click here to visit the Be Social – Be Smart – Be Safe webpage designed for parents.

Being Absent:  When our Dolphins are absent or late for school, they are missed.  We understand that absences and tardies to school happen and are often unavoidable.  At LES we require parents to provide absent and tardy notes when a child misses school.  If your Dolphin misses school, you can report the absent in the following ways:
A handwritten note to your child’s teacher
A phone call to Ms. Vollmer in the main office (648-2880)
An email to Ms. Vollmer ([email protected]) explaining the reason for the absence

Dolphins who have excessive absences or tardies will be referred to the school’s social worker for further investigation and intervention.