After School Program options

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There are several after school programs available to you and your child(ren).  Here are just 2 local options.  Please contact the individual programs for additional information if you are interested.

FBISD Extended Day Program -

The Fort Bend ISD Extended Day is a program that offers both before and after school child care for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The program is in operation at all of the district’s elementary schools and operates from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is in operation on all school days, most staff development days, and from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during spring break. There is a $50 registration fee and tuition varies depending on which program you chose.  There are 3 different program options available to parents.
Children are provided a snack, assisted with homework, and offered developmentally appropriate activities with a thematic approach as part of the program. Character development is encouraged through community service projects. The mission of the program is to provide a safe, supportive environment where children can learn positive values, self-awareness, and leadership skills to prepare them for a lifetime of contributions to our community.

For more information about the Extended Day Program please visit our website at Extended Day Website or email us at extendedday@fortbend.k12.tx.us

 

The following is NOT endorsed by FBISD, Lantern Lane Elementary School or the LLE PTO. It is for informational purposes ONLY!

Missouri City offers a free after school program at the Missouri City Rec & Tennis Center. Please contact Ms. Valeri directly for more information regarding this program.

Hello Parents-

I hope the first day of school was excellent for you and your children! I wanted to spread the word about our after school program, Rec Kids, here at the Missouri City Rec & Tennis Center. Rec Kids is free for children aged 5-12, runs from 3:30-5:30 PM Monday-Thursday and provides a safe, fun after school environment for children. The daily schedule is:

• 3:30-3:45 p.m.: Check in and snack
• 3:45-4:15 p.m.: Homework/reading
• 4:15-5 p.m.: Gym time
• 5-5:30 p.m.: Craft/art time

Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns. I hope to see many of you very soon!

Lindsay Valeri
Recreation Specialist
Fitness Events & Children’s Programs

Missouri City Parks & Recreation
2701 Cypress Point Drive
Missouri City, TX 77459
281.403.8644

 

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Back to School Safety

This is an important safety message from FBISD Police Chief David Rider.
crossing guard school safetly pto today clipartOn behalf of the Fort Bend ISD Police Department, I want to welcome everyone back for the 2014-2015 school year. Throughout the year, you will receive safety and security-related messages that are designed to spark conversation and highlight relevant safety programs in our District. This is an exciting time for our District as we continue to grow, and we look forward to the opportunities that brings.

Our department exists to serve our students, so providing a safe place for them to learn is one of our highest priorities. This is also a good time to revisit some safety strategies as we all head back to school, which include:

• Update your contact information with your child’s school if you would like to receive notifications and information from the District.
• Drivers, watch for school buses loading and unloading and stop for their flashing red lights.
• Drivers, watch for students walking and riding bikes to and from school.
• Parents, discuss safety strategies with your children such as walking in groups, staying on the sidewalks, and crossing at designated crosswalks.
• School Zones will be in effect, which now include the driveways and parking lots of every public school campus. It is a violation of the law to operate a vehicle while talking on the phone or using a wireless communication device, unless it is in a hands-free mode, while in an active school zone or on the property of a public school during active school zone times.
• Plan ahead as roads will be congested. Allow yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.

You can follow me and the FBISD Police Department on Twitter @FBISDChiefRider. Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you have a fantastic school year!

 

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Annual PTO/Booster Club meeting Sat. August 9, 2014

For any new volunteers or Board officers in the Lantern Lane PTO, this is a great opportunity to learn more about how PTO works with FBISD. The meeting is open to ANYONE who wants to attend. It is FREE!!

 

FORT BEND ISD – Fort Bend ISD will host its Annual Parent Organization/Booster Club Meeting on Saturday, August 9, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, in the Main Auditorium of the Fort Bend ISD Administrative Annex (3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479).

The meeting will give participants an opportunity to receive a copy of the FBISD Parent Organization Manual, review the latest guidelines, and hear from and ask questions of the following speakers:
FBISD Police Officers on Parent Organization/Theft Prevention in School
FBISD Volunteers/Partnerships Coordinator on Criminal Background Checks and Reporting Volunteer Hours
FBISD Director and Assistant Director of Child Nutrition on Request for Food Sales or Food Services
Texas Comptroller’s representative on Sales Tax Compliance
Certified Public Accountant on 501(c)(3) Requirements and IRS Tax Filings
Insurance Agent on Liability Insurance Coverage

For more information, contact Serenity Lemond at serenity.lemond@fortbendisd.com or call (281)634-2812.

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Volunteer Background Checks

It’s that time of year again!

If you are interested in volunteering at Lantern Lane, then you are required to complete a background check. 

If you completed the background check last year, you MUST go back to the Ft Bend ISD website and resubmit the information. Otherwise you will not be allowed to participate as a volunteer this year.  The district inactivates all previous information on June 30th.

For our new parents (or any new volunteers) you will need to register and complete a background check for the 2014 – 2015 school year. This will allow you to help out during class parties, chaperone field trips, or volunteer at the school.

Please complete the online form on the FBISD website.

CLICK HERE

It can take a few weeks to get your approval from the district so we recommend you register earlier instead of later. That way you are ready to help out when needed!

The PTO along with the teachers and staff at Lantern Lane love our dedicated volunteers! Studies have shown time and time again that parents helping out, in any way possible – little or big, at their child’s school improves both the school overall and the individual students.

Thank you for your continued support and help!

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Tax Free Weekend! August -10, 2014

Tax Free weekend is coming! Just in time for back to school shopping for anything and everything your student(s) need. Next weekend, August 8-10, you can save 8.25% sales tax on all qualifying items for back to school.

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Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 8, 9 and 10 – the state’s annual tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. Given the few exemptions, families can take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday and purchase back-to-school items for their children, with a possible savings of $8 for every $100 they spend.

For more information on the Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend and to view lists of qualifying sale items (that can be purchased online, by telephone or mail), visit http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/.

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Your Voice Matters: FBISD Proposed 2014 Bond Public Hearings

Fort Bend ISD to hold 2014 Proposed Bond Public Hearings

Fort Bend ISD is inviting parents and community members to attend two upcoming public hearings on a 2014 Proposed Bond on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 12. Attendees will learn more about the proposed bond and will have the opportunity to provide suggestions and feedback prior to any potential action by the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees to call a 2014 Bond.
The public hearing dates, location and times are:

Monday, August 4
7:00-9:00 pm
FBISD Administrative Annex – Main Auditorium
3119 Sweetwater Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Tuesday, August 12
7:00-9:00 pm
FBISD Administrative Annex – Main Auditorium
3119 Sweetwater Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Background
At the July 21 Fort Bend ISD Board meeting, the District asked the Board to consider calling a November 2014 bond election to fund significant investments to address the district’s growth, to improve safety and security in our schools, and to upgrade the district’s technology infrastructure. As proposed, there would be no tax rate increase required to fund the new bonds due to the district’s increasing tax base and sound financial management. To learn more about the 2014 Proposed Bond, go to: fortbendisd.com/2014bond.

At this time, the Board has not taken action to call a bond election. The Board will be working with the administration to review the proposal during the coming weeks, and any potential action to call an election would take place at the August 18 Board meeting.

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FBISD launchs new website

Fort Bend ISD Launches New Website

FORT BEND ISD – Fort Bend ISD recently launched a new website that contains several new features to help parents, students and community members access District information in a quick and efficient way. With more than two and a half million visitors last year from approximately 150 countries, FBISD’s website is a vital communication tool for the District.

Some of the new features include: 

  • Global Icons, representing the most visited webpages, that appear on the top right corner of every page
  • A Translate function to assist the District’s diverse population in receiving messages more clearly
  • Dedicated Tabs for Community, Parents, Students and Staff with organized information specific to their needs and interests
  • Quick Links for popular webpages
  • An Events sections highlighting upcoming districtwide happenings
  • Announcements and Headlines & Features sections with timely information
  • A Search FBISD bar to assist users in locating information quickly 

On each webpage, visitors will also find contact information for FBISD departments that will direct them to staff who can answer questions they may have.  

As parents and students regularly visit their respective campus websites for information, they will notice periodic upgrades and redesign elements, most of which will occur during Phase Two of FBISD’s new website launch, coming soon.

For optimal user experience, modern browsers (such as Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox) should be used when viewing the website. To visit the new FBISD website, go to www.fortbendisd.com.

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Smile.Amazon.com -New EZ Fundraising program!

Announcing Lantern Lane PTO’s newest addition to our EZ Fundraising program! Smile.Amazon.com is just like the regular Amazon shopping website except a portion of your purchase total will go to Lantern Lane on a quarterly basis.

All you have to do is click the link below and bookmark it. That way all your purchases will be credited to LLE automatically. You log into your regular Amazon shopping account and proceed as normal. At the top of the web page you should see the Smile.Amazon logo and a note that you are supporting Lantern Lane PTO.

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2110848

How easy is that?!  Be sure to share the Lantern Lane PTO Smile.Amazon link with your friends and family!

There is also a link in the right sidebar of our website.

Thank you for supporting Lantern Lane and the PTO.

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Ways to stay informed and get updates about LLE!

Did you know that you can get all of the Fort Bend ISD news and updates directly in your email inbox? Just click on the link and sign up.

http://www.fortbendisdnews.com

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You can also find information on the this website – LanternLanePTO.com – concerning what is going on at Lantern Lane and the PTO. Additional information is available on the PTO Facebook page and Twitter accounts.

Sign up for emails for more up to date information. Click on the mouse in the sidebar on the right!

 

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Bonus Box Tops at HEB June 25-July 8th

HEB and General Mills are proud to bring you another exiting offer to help you earn more cash for Lantern Lane through Box Tops for Education!  Visit your neighborhood HEB store between June 25 and July 8 for another chance to earn Bonus Box Tops for our school.

Visit CashForYourEducation.com to find more ways to earn cash for Lantern Lane.

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Earn 60 Bonus Box Tops when you buy 10 BTFE products in one visit at HEB. That is $6! Bonus coupon is delivered instantly at checkout along with a coupon for FREE 1/2 gallon of H-E-B Creamy Creations Premium ice cream.

Please continue to collect Box Tops off of your favorite products during the summer.  Have your student take them to school the first week! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. You can print off collection sheets at www.BoxTops4Education.com as well as coupons for BTFE products.  A complete list of products that offer the Box Tops can be found there as well as contests, promotions and other information.

This is FREE money for Lantern Lane! Money that provides field trips, school t-shirts, spirit sticks, class parties, and much more to your children!

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