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  • April 16thApril Members Meeting will be at 7pm in Room 111 of the Elementary Center.

  • April 16th - 18th: Kindergarten registration is being held from 9am - 2:30pm. If you have a child entering Kindergarten and do not have a scheduled appointment, please contact the Elementary Office at 945-5153 ext. 3101.

  • April 17th: The LTEC is starting a chess club for students in grades 3-6 starting today and running every other Wednesday through May. Please see the web site for more details.

  • April 18th: Family Fun Night will be held from 6pm - 8pm in the Multipurpose room of the Elementary Center. This month come celebrate Fitness Night! Several groups will be providing fitness demonstrations. Anyone wishing to donate healthy snacks or water for the event, please drop them off in the Office prior to the event. 

  • April 19th: No school (Elementary Center only)

  • April 20th: Come join us for Our Dream Playground Art Show being held from 1:00-3:00pm at the Factoryville Borough Hall. The artwork of LTEC students will be showcased.

  • April 25th: The 6th grade Spring Concert will be held at 7pm in the Multipurpose room. 

Saturday, April 13 will be an exciting day in Clarks Summit! It’s the day the Friends of the Abington Community Library will hold its annual Spring Book Sale at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church from 9AM to 2PM, a terrific time to stock up on summer reads while benefitting the Library.
Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, and more for all ages will be available from $0.25-$2.00.
As always, thank you for supporting your children by supporting your LTPTO.

The Factoryville Playground Task Force Committee is organizing a “Day of Play” at the Christy Mathewson Park (behind the Elementary Center) on June 8th from 10am to 2pm. This is a beginning step in qualifying for grant money to improve existing parks with playgrounds. At this time we are looking for community organizations, businesses, and families who will help make the day a success.  We ask that groups take an hour or so, set up a “booth/event” centered around play/healthy living and run that “booth/event” with the families who attend the Day of Play.  (Example:  a hula hoop contest, basketball game, relay, or whatever you can think up).  

Anyone interested in helping, please contact Jennifer Wohlgemuth for more details.

March 1-8, 2013
LTEC will be displaying a Teacher's Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the fascinating paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, including a giant reproduction of Starry Night. Artwork from LTEC students will also be on display. On Friday, March 1st there will be a special exhibit opening from 6:00-7:30PM. Any student in attendance at the opening event on March 1st will be eligible to enter raffles to win Van Gogh books, posters, and framed reproductions of his work. Admission is FREE. LTPTO will be also be selling refreshments. Thank you to LTPTO and other sponsors for making this possible.

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Let's try something different for our March Family Fun Night - HOCKEY! Details of the game are below. We will be sending information home with the children however we need an approximate count for the Penguins office. If you are interested, please reply to this email with the number of people attending by Friday, February 22nd.  Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Penguins vs Norfold,  March 23th @ 7:05pm,  Seating - Gold Zone,  $14 per ticket 

you will also receive a penguins hat and voucher for McDonald's Value Meal  Check out their web site at  

Below is an update on our Box Top / Campbell's Labels for Education programss. These programs are used to fund several ongoing LTPTO programs including teacher's wish lists and teacher's allotment for class room supplies. Each teacher is allowed $100 for the wish list (request must be presented to the LTPTO at a member's meeting) and $35 for class room supplies (these requests do not have to be presented to the membership).Please support these programs so the LTPTO can support our FANTASTIC teachers!  

BOX TOPSA package of Box Tops labels worth 8,875 points has just been sent in! We currently have a total of 29,195 points. Please note - we had over 40,000 but recently used 20,000 to get new scanners for the 21st Century Tech Lab. And don't forget, we have a goal of collecting 4,000 labels by the end of this month. If we reach our goal, the students will be given a 'spirit day'. Keep those box tops coming. 

CAMPBELL'S LABELS FOR EDUCATIONCampbell's Labels for Education is doing a bonus program where they send us free scholastic books based on the amount of labels we send in through March 31st. We have 767 so far. At 1,000 we get 5 books, 2,000 is 10 books, and 3,000 is 20. Only 233 more for 5 books. Just a reminder - when you are cutting out these labels, please remember to include the UPC code. Without that code, the labels are useless.  

As always, thank you for supporting your LTPTO.

Eagle Day  Sunday, February 10, 2013 1 to 4 pm
At the Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge & grounds at Camp Lackawanna
Bald eagles are migrating along the river and starting to nest. Be dazzled by incredible photos of eagles by Jim and Joan Borden. Watch for bald eagles along the river. Rebecca Lesko will lead a walk with activities for families. Enjoy an eagle skit by the Tunkhannock Jr. Girl Scouts. Explore some hands on eagle displays. Make an eagle craft to make and take. Light refreshments. FREE, donations accepted.

Call 836-3835, email, or facebook to register.
Rebecca Lesko, Executive Director
Endless Mountains Nature Center, PO Box 536, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-3835 *  *
Trails open--8 am to dusk-EVERY DAY (trails will be closed for hunting Nov 26-Dec 8)Lodge hours: Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5


Something fun to do on an Act 80 Day! We can ski at Sno Mountain on Monday, Feb 4, at 12:00, since there's no school that day for us. Prices are $21 for lift and lesson $25 for lift, lesson and rental for skis or snowboards $35 for superkids, ages 6 thru 10 Superkids class starts at 1:00. People need to email me at or call me at 878-3576 no later than 12:00 noon on Friday to let me know what they want. Thanks, Sarah DeBree
Just a quick plug for the LTEC Ski Club!  Get your tickets by emailing me, calling me 878-3576, or leaving your order at the Elementary office by Tuesday morning.  [more]  .  Thanks, Sarah

PTO Events:
  • The February Family Fun Night will be a Valentine's Dance held on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6 - 8pm in the Multipurpose Room. We are in need of volunteers to help work the refreshment stand and guard the exits'. We would also like to request donations of food, water, snacks, candy, etc. Anyone interested in helping or donating, please contact one of your PTO officers.   

  • Our next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Elementary Center Room 111 (Mr. Peter's 2nd grade class room located near the main office). Mark your calendars - we hope to see you there.

  • There will be a basket raffle at the dance. If you are interested in donating a basket, please drop it off at the Elementary Office no later than February 13th.
Community Events:

Zumba Class is offered every Wednesday and Friday from 9 - 10am at the Factoryville Borough Hall, College Ave in Factoryville. The class is taught by licensed Zumba Instructor Jill Wetzel. There is a $5 fee per class. For more information, please contact Jill or at (570) 954-1147.


Exhibit -- Friday, February 1 Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall Lobby (4th floor) Part of the free "First Friday" trail. Sink your teeth into two contests for February's First Friday in Downtown Scranton!  ARTISTS -- CALL FOR ENTRIES Create a drawing or mixed media piece that illustrates your best interpretation of vampires. Think classical, romantic, pop culture, creepy crawly, or completely "out of the box." Guidelines and entry forms:

MOVIEMAKERS -- CALL FOR ENTRIES Create a short (3 - 5 minute) video with a vampire or Dracula theme. Entry rules and information:

All submissions are due January 24! Art entries may be submitted at any Lackawanna County Library System library.Videos will be submitted online at the Scranton Cultural Center link. Enjoy the exhibit and see the winners on Friday, February 1, ONLY at the Scranton Cultural Center's Shopland Hall. The inspiration for the Virst Vriday event is an upcoming Everhart Museum exhibit titled "Blood Is the Life: Vampires in Art and Nature." The contests are a collaborative activity of the Everhart Museum, Lackawanna County Library System, and Scranton Cultural Center.

  • The Lackawanna State Park has many fun and FREE  events happening in the winter months.

Moonlight Snowshoe Walk: Snowshoes are available to borrow 1/26/13 but I believe a reservation is necessary – can be done by logging into the calendar at the below link.

Winterfest 2013: It's Ground Hog Day, time to come out of your "home" and embrace all the winter has to offer on 2/2/13. Some events that will be highlighted include: Winter Survival -Fire & Shelter Building Demo's, How to Filet Your Catch, Horse drawn wagon rides, snow shoe demos, mock avalanche search rescues, kids winter crafts, warming fires, ice safety/ice rescue demonstration Hot food and beverages will be available at the Learning Center whose donations will benefit park programs. Events may depend on snow and ice conditions. Be sure to dress for the weather and conditions. All events are free of charge meet at the Environmental Learning Center for location of events. For further information, call 570-945-7110. No registration is required for Winterfest.

On n October 15, 2012, The second PTO meeting of the 2012-2013 will take place at 7:00 PM, in the LTEC Room 111.  Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the Month beginning at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.   

Fundraising totals are tallied and the students who raised the most money are as follows:

First place winner is: Deanna Ostroski
Second place winner is: Taylor Kilmer
Third place winner is: Aaron Clark
The Raffle winner is: Josh Rosengrant. 

Please help us congratulate all our winners.  Congratulations also go out to all of Lackawanna Trail Students, Teachers, Administrators and PTO as well for making this a great fundraising drive. We could not have done this without all of your efforts. Together we not only raised over $9,000, but you exceeded the challenge set of walking one million steps as well and that is something to be proud of.  

Last, but certainly not least, a very special thanks to Tracy Wescott and Jennifer Wohlgemuth for the Organizing and Planning of the Walk-A-Thon.
  October 9-12, 2012 - This week is Fire Prevention Week. Fire prevention officers will be here on Wednesday, October 10th, to talk to students about fire safety.
October 23-26, 2012 - The Book Fair will be this week. Students in grades K-6 will have the opportunity to purchase books during the school day.  (Schedule to follow.
 On Monday, October 22, 2012 is Author's Day at LTEC. Our featured author, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, is a former Trail student. She is the author of picture books, novels, and non-fiction, including the Newberry Honor Book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, the Sibert Medal winning Black Potatoes and Dear America: A Coal Miner's Bride. Her work has received dozens of awards and honors including the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She will present her works to grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-6. Each presentation will be geared towards students' grade and interest levels.
  Smile.  Students in grades K-6 will have their fall pictures taken on Monday, October, 15, 2012.

  The PTO is looking for people interested in leading/assisting with several Committees for this year and also to fill two PTO Officer Positions for the 2013-2014 school year.  The following Committees need Leaders:  Easter Bunny Liasion, Yearbook, Trail Gear and Scrip Gift Cards.  In addition, we need a Dedicated Co-Chair for the Secret Santa Shop and need several parent helpers who can help during the day for Field Day as we already have a coordinator for that committee, but she is unable to attend the Field Day Events themselves, so we need assistance there.

Also, the following Officers are stepping down at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and we need replacements.  The PTO Secretary Position, currently being held by, Charlene Ostroski and the PTO Vice President Position, currently being held by, Leslie Gregga. 

Anyone interested in any of these positions, please contact the e-mail address and let us know what you would like to take on or coordinate and your availability and we will contact you.

 Thank you, PTO Officers

 Sept 12
 Just a reminder, that Friday September 14th, the children will enjoy an Ice Cream Recess. The PTO does provide ice pops for those children that can't have the ice cream. PTO is looking for a few Volunteers to help scoop. Want to help please report to the Elementary School 11:30. Will need to sign in at the office. Please bring scooper and smile. We thank you in advance for helping out. The PTO Officers JoAnne Leslie Charlene Rhonda


 Aug 24th:We are very excited to share the attached package with you.  As PTO Members you have the opportunity to get a head start on earning prizes for this year's walk-a-thon.  As this is the second year we have improved prizes, events during the week day of the walk and a family fun night to wrap it all up on September 28th. If you contact a business that is interested in donating I will send you the forms for them.  We’d like to have a copy of their logo and information regarding the business to advertise their contribution appropriately.  Please contact Tracy Wescott or Jennifer S Wohlgemuth with any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your continued support!      We cannot do it without you………………..[click here for package]


[or click here for the BUSINESS FORM]

 July 18th:  The now annual, Walk-a-thon Fundraiser is gearing up.  Like last year, prizes will be awarded to students for levels of fundraising participation.  As a PTO Member you have the opportunity to get a head start over the summer, here is the form we have sent to District vendors.  You may use it to solicit donations from businesses /individuals too.  Now that we are in the 2nd year of the Walk-A-Thon we are better organized with better prizes, more excitement during the walk and a Family Fun Night at the end to celebrate. 

Update:  There was a date miss-printed on the package.  Family Fun Night will be the Friday night after the walk-a-thon week – September 28th.  Hope you can join us. 

Friday September 28th

􀂾 Join us in Christy Mathewson Park from 6‐8 PM to celebrate the Walk‐a‐Thon.

􀂾 Grand Prize Winners will be announced!

􀂾 There will be:

o Mr. B’s “World Famous” Obstacle Course

o Games

o Ross Park Zoo Mobile where you can “walk this way” with different animals!

o Refreshments and Trail Gear for sale


 July 17th FYI:   Trail soccer registration ends on Friday. Registration forms can be found on the PTO Facebook page. If you have questions you can call Dan Lenz or Todd Wescott at 362-2080 or email Todd at

 June 4th: School Board “Working” Meeting (7:30pm at the Elementary Center).    Assumed topics – dress code, Act 80 days, Art class in the 8th grade, etc. 
June 11th Lackawanna Trail Day at Kiki’s10% savings to you at Kiki’s Ice Cream Shop –click here to get flyer with  coupon

June 13th @ 6:30pm: PTO Fall Fundraiser Meeting (Dalton Park Pavilion)    Topic – Walk-a-thon. Children welcome
                     @ 5pm-7pm Soccer Field Pavilion (near recycling center) Soccer Sign Ups . 
Another day to sign up is June 29th same place and times

                                    If you played last year a registration form will be mailed to you

June 25th: School Board Meeting (7:30 pm at the Elementary Center)    Vote on topics discussed at tonight’s “working” meeting


PTO will hold a planning meeting for the fall Walk-a-thon at the Dalton Park under the pavilion (near the pay ground) on Monday, June 11th at 6:30pm All are welcome!  The more input the better!

Hi All:  Tuesday night’s meeting was primarily a wrap up for the end of the year.  Following are a few of the highlights:
Dr. Stoker had written a grant request which the school was awarded.  It comes from Lowe’s – “Lowe’s Toolbox Grant” and Trail will get $5,000.00 toward a new computer center in the Elementary Center.  The PTO will match the grant and will continue to look for additional funding to add to the computer center.  Over the summer we may ask for volunteers to help paint the room and/or set up items as they are purchased.  Thank you Dr. Stoker and Lowes!
 Tonight (Thursday, May 17th) the Scholastic Book Fair will have evening hours 6-8pm
 May 22nd is Ice Cream Recess Day – anyone able to help should arrive by 11:15am and bring an ice cream scooper.

Volunteers Needed  Tuesday night May 22nd is Kindergarten Family Fun Night at the Elementary Center.  It is a fun event where parents and children entering Kindergarten come to the school, meet their new teacher, ride on a school bus (around the parking lot), eat in the cafeteria, become familiar with the layout of the building (scavenger hunt), and more.  The PTO helps with the scheduled activities and sets up a booth of our own to introduce our group and collect parent info – e-mail addresses etc.  Anyone able to help – please contact an officer. Thank you!!

June 1st at 9:45am will be 6th Grade Recognition
Last day of school is June 1
– there will be an early dismissal
Please send in any Big G Box tops you have collected.  They have expiration dates printed on them so we’ll get in as many as possible this month before any expire.  Thank you!!
Thank you to all who were able to participate in Moe’s Trail Night.  We do not yet have any figures but we were happy to see all the people supporting the PTO.  Thank you!!
Fall Fundraiser (2012-2013 Walk-a-thon) – everyone agreed we need to make this a bigger event. We may have an evening with food and games to kick it off.  There should be more excitement during the days when the kids are walking.  There were enough ideas that will most likely have another PTO Meeting in June to plan.  Tentatively we’d meet at the Blue Bird on June 5th.  We’ll confirm that at a later date.
The PTO is looking for someone to pick out items the Easter Bunny can give to the younger grades. This person is not normally the same person who wears the bunny costume (although they certainly can) they usually help the bunny from class to class that day since there are visibility issues when wearing the costume. 
Please let an officer know if you are able to take on this position.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR A GREAT YEAR!     We cannot do it without you!   Tracy will soon have a list of all that was accomplished this school year.  When it is available we’ll happily share it with you.   Have a great summer!

I think someone counted 49 parents at the meeting last night  --- Normally there might be 4  Most, if not all, stayed to the end – around 11:30pm


I understand parents who were unable to attend have been calling and e-mailing their concerns to Dr. Stoker and Mr. Rakauskas. Those comments were appreciated by the Board and community members.

 A good part of the evening was spent discussing alternative ways the school can get needed training and evaluation time without disrupting children’s education or parent’s work schedules.  After much discussion, the vote on the Act 80 days was tabled in order to allow the Administration to prepare a plan that balances student, parent, and staff needs in order to satisfy educational goals.  The discussion will continue in the next “working meeting” to be held in the same place on June 4th This will be the time and place to share your thoughts and concerns in person. Comments and questions can be addressed to the Administration and Board through email prior to the next meeting. Because the Administration plans to explore alternative proposals, it will be very important to follow this issue through to the vote.

The dress code and consequences of not adhering to the dress code were briefly discussed.  Input will be accepted during the next working meeting on June 4th.
See attached proposed dress code and disciplinary actions associated with the policy.


Mrs. Joyce, Trail’s Curriculum Director, presented information on the performance of Lackawanna Trail as seen on the PA state website. She showed parents to how to use the information compiled by the state to compare our District with other Districts across PA. The information is based on compliance with No Child Left Behind, PSSA scores, etc. The state sets a goal line and schools are measured against that mark.  You can see our standing at the link above.


Earlier in the evening parents spoke about the need for students to have quality time with teachers to improve our school’s scores.  Some parents brought up their thoughts on there being too much down time during the day.  At the last meeting a parent expressed concerns about Trail’s student PSSA scores.  Mrs. Joyce asked that parents contact her with questions regarding interpretation of student test scores, the current curriculum or the changes that are required as the District transitions to the State mandated Common Core Curriculum.


Attached is a copy of the agenda we followed last night.  If you have any questions – please contact Tracy or me at


We hope to see you at the working meeting June 4th – 7:30pm in the elementary center. Because the Administration plans to explore and present alternative proposals, it will be very important to follow through to the vote.

Your voice is still needed.

BUSY, BUSY WEEK!!        May 12 through May 18

Saturday, May 12 = Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Leave non-perishable food items for your mail carrier.

Monday, May 14 = Lackawanna Trail Day at Moe’s and Kiki’s (lunch and dinner).  You will need to show the flyers for the PTO to get the donation.  See attached.Monday, May 14th = School Board Meeting 2nd floor of the Elementary Center starting at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, May 15th = Scholastic Book Fair begins – Buy One Get One Free – runs Tuesday through Friday.
Tuesday, May 15th = PTO Meeting 7:30pm at the Elementary Center – end of year wrap up.
Tuesday, May 15th = Evening hours for Book Sale at the Elementary Center
Thursday, May 17th = Evening hours for Book Sale at the Elementary Center 

**** NOTE:  For those attending the School Board Meeting or PTO Meeting – to enter the Elementary Center at night use the normal main entrance.  Once in the first set of doors use the gray phone on your left and speak into it stating you are at the door and need to be let in for whatever event.  Someone will come to unlock the second set of doors.  The phone is part of the PA system.


Looking for your Thoughts and Participation

Monday May 14th the school board will meet to vote on: a new curriculum, 16 additional ACT 80 days throughout the school year, possible changes to the start and end school times, the 8th grade losing a “special” (art) among other changes. 
We are hoping
YOU will attend the meeting starting at 7:30pm in the district office – upstairs in the Elementary Center. 
Whatever your thoughts are on these issues/changes we want to hear your voice

If you have questions, please e-mail Tracy or me and we will attempt to help.

This is your time to put in your two cents………………..

5/7/2012 Hope You Are Hungry Monday, May 14th is Lackawanna Trail Day at Moe’s and Kiki’s.   1) 15% of your meal (lunch and dinner) at Moe’s will be donated to the school by way of the PTO You NEED to show the attached flyer on paper or a picture on your phone for the school to get the donation.   2) 10% savings to you at Kiki’s Ice Cream Shop – also, bring your flyer to get the savings Kiki’s will offer the same great deal Monday June 11th.   So mark your calendar – Monday May 14th - lunch or dinner at Moe’s followed by dessert at Kiki’s!!!  [Moe's coupon]  [Kiki's coupon]

5/7/2012 Hello All: The National Association of Letter Carriers (our mail people) are collecting all non-perishable foods this Saturday, May 12th. All food collected by the Letter Carriers will be taken to pantries in the areas the food is collected. So.. stock up, fill a bag and set it out Saturday for your Letter Carrier. May be best to leave a note on it confirming that it is part of the Stamp Out Hunger Drive – or print the attached flyer and attach it to the bag. [click for flyer]

5/2/2012  Hello All: Next week books will start being sent home with kids from the PAWS Program (Pick A Wonderful Story).  For those unfamiliar with the program – these books are purchased by the PTO at the Penguin and Scholastic book sales and then given to students during library class as a gift.  Books are distributed twice a year.  Each child has a choice of several.  We hope students enjoy the books as much as we enjoy being able to give the books. As always – Thank you!!

4/19/2012 Hi All:  Following are the highlights from the April meeting:

                JoAnne Wright was elected PTO President for the 2012 – 2013 school year       

                Ronda Norman was elected PTO Treasurer for the 2012-2013 school year

                Leslie Grega will remain Vice President and Charlene Ostroski will remain Secretary.

Safety Night
will be sponsored this Friday night = April 20th  There is an AMAZING line up of speakers – PLEASE make every effort to attend 

Field Day(s)
– parents interested in helping should sign in at the office

   Monday May 7th = Grades 1-4 (wear gym attire)                                 Grades 1&2 in the morning                                                Grades 3&4 in the afternoon

   Wednesday May 9th = Grades 5-6 (wear gym attire)                        Grade 5 in the morning                                                        Grade 6 in the morning


Lackawanna Trail Night at Moe’s in Clarks Summit – May 14th =  15% of your purchase will be donated to the school via the PTO.  You will NEED and flyer for your purchase to qualify.  Flyers will be distributed prior to the event.

Buy One / Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair will be held at the school the week May 15 – 18th.  Volunteers are needed to help run it during the day and some evenings.  Please contact an officer to sign up to help.


Kindergarten FFN – incoming kindergarteners – will be held May 22nd.  Any PTO member who are available to help that night please let us know.


 Ice Cream Recess: - Volunteers welcome, please bring a scooper.

SAVE THE DATE   The Lackawanna Trail Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor “Family Safety Night” at the Elementary Center.

April 20th       PTO Family Safety Night       6pm to 8pm



Robert Maguire, Lackawanna County Gang Task Force Captain

Gang Identification and Prevention  


Teresa McCloskey, Mobilizer/Program Manager, Communities That Care of Wyoming County and Healthy Family Partnership of Wyoming County Car Seat Safety


Brian Gallagher, Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County

Chatting with Kids About Being Online 


  • PA Masonic Youth Foundation will be fingerprinting and making videos of children for parents who want that as part of the CHIP program. 
  • Janine Fortney,  Friendship House,  information about various parenting and safety concerns as well as counseling for children and families
  • Brian Gallagher, Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County

Hi All:  We had a productive meeting Tuesday night of which the highlights are following:

The PTO will send in another group of box tops in May so please continue to cut them out and send them into the office.  THANK YOU!!
We met our goal with over 4,000 Big G Box tops collected! 

Spirit Day will be April 5th.  Kids should wear Trail colors (Black, Red and White) that day and/or Trail Gear clothing.  It will be ok to wear a shirt w/o a collar IF it is a Trail shirt – like on gym days.

Bingo Night is coming up quickly – March 30th opening at 5:30pm to review prizes – games will start at 6:00pm. 
Anyone able to donate a “basket” to raffle – please contact an officer – or bring it that night.

The final push to complete the yearbook is on.  If you have something to submit – please get it to Tracy Wescott ASAP.

Spring pictures are on March 26 & 27

Kindergarten Registration is April 11 – 13.  We are looking for 2 or 3 people to help out during the day.  Please contact an officer to sign up. 

Susan Campbell Bartolli attended Trail for grades K-5.  She is currently an award winning author and will be our next guest for Author’s Day in 2012 – 2013.  We are looking forward to her visit.

HOLD THE DATE: April 20th in the Elementary Center, the PTO will host a Safety Night.  We are inviting Bob McGuire (Lackawanna County Gang Task Force Captain) among others to speak and/or set up a booth.  More info will be available closer to the date.

NEWS:  At the end of this school year PTO Officer positions of President and Treasurer will open.  So far we have two members who are stepping up to offer their time and creativity = JoAnne Wright as President and Ronda Norman as Treasurer.

Elections will be held at our April PTO Meeting.  If anyone else is interested in applying for the positions, please contact a PTO Officer or attend the April meeting.

Leslie Grega will remain Vice President and Charlene Ostroski will remain Secretary.

Hi All: Following are items we wanted to pass on after the meeting Tuesday night:

     We are looking for volunteers to help with the yearbook.  If you have pictures to contribute, are willing to help put pages together, etc.  Please contact Tracy Wescott at 

    Grant applications to help create a technology lab in the Elementary Center have been going out.  The PTO will match funds up to $7,500.00.  If your work accepts applications for grants or if you know of a grant we can apply for please send us the info/link.  Dr Stoker will fill out the application and submit it.

     We are looking for 3 volunteers to help with school pictures March 26th and 27th.  E-mail an officer to volunteer.

    Ross Park Zoo is here - February 23rd through March 1st. 

    Please send in your Big G Box Tops.  Contest ends Feb 24th.  If we meet our goal we will win a school wide spirit day! 

    Friday March 2nd is read across America Day and our school will be celebrating Dr Seuss's birthday

    March 8th and 9th are Parent Teacher Conferences

    Friday March 9th is an Act 80 Day - no school

    March 13-15th = PSSA testing

    March 26th - 27th = Spring Pictures

    March 30th - PTO Bingo Night from 6-8pm

Thank you for your support!

2/6/2012 Hello All:  The author/illustrator Michael Price was in last week.  There was some additional interest in books and we have placed another order for the Bee book.  If you ordered and have not gotten that book yet – it will be here soon.   Thank you.

EAGLE DAY           Sunday, Feb. 5--1 to 3 pm             Endless Mountains Nature Center--Indoor/Outdoor program

 Details at                Rebecca Lesko, Executive Director

Endless Mountains Nature Center, PO Box 536, Tunkhannock, PA 18657       Trails open 7 days--8 am to dusk until mid-June
570-836-3835 *  *  

Hello All:  The Elementary Center Valentines Dance is scheduled for February 10th from 6-8pm,   The excitement has already started: We will contact the DJ, Lisa Lee will be taking pictures, glow sticks are ordered.

We are looking for help with the following:
    Volunteers to help Lisa Lee organize the pictures
    Volunteers to work the food booth
    Donations of small pre-packaged chips and other pre-packaged items
    Baskets to raffle
    Any cash donations to help pay for the DJ, food and other expenses
 Anyone able to help - please contact a PTO Officer.
Thank you!!LTSD.INFO

1/18/2012      Hi All:  The ski club has had a request to put together a group to go to Elk Mountain for 1/20/12 at the same time the High School is going.  Anyone who wants to get tickets can email Sarah Debree at sarah @ with their numbers and types of tickets and send a check to the elementary center office by Thursday morning.  Group ticket prices are as follows: 

Lift:   $36                     Lift and ski rental:  $61                           Lift and board rental:   $68                          Group Lesson: $20


Hello All:  Our January Family Fun Night is quickly approaching (January 19th).  This year’s event is a Scavenger Hunt.  The map and questions are generously being written by the teachers but as always we still need your help. 

We are looking for volunteers to “man” booths where questions will be asked of students (by grade level) who have followed the clues to find your booth.   Volunteers will ask the questions, help students understand the answers and give the clue to the next hidden booth.  At the end there will be a prize for successfully completing the hunt and a game to play in the gym. 

Anyone able to volunteer at a booth or donate food for the refreshment table –please contact a PTO Officer. THANK YOU.

Think you can follow the clues and solve the riddle?  Then come have some fun at the …LTSD.INFOSCAVENGER HUNT 
Thursday January 19, 2012 ~  6 PM to 8 PM  ~ Start at the LTEC Gym  and follow the clues for  your grade level!



Hello All:  Reminder - the January PTO Meeting will be held Tuesday January 17th starting at 7:30pm in the Library. 
Discussion items are:
    * Select and vote on the purchase of a new Easter bunny costume
    * Teacher Wish Lists - Final month to payout wish list items
    * Planning for Valentines Day Dance - new ideas needed!
    * Spring Fundraiser - To be or not to be
    * Request for the PTO to help fund a computer lab at the school
Thank you - hope to see you there.


Hi All:  Reminder................Christmas Shopper Items are In!      come to the school for pick up
Monday, December 19th          at the Elementary Center   from 5pm - 8pm 
Gift certificates will not be sent home with students. 
If you are unable to pick up  your items Monday night, please make other arrangements with a PTO Officer. Thank you!

Hello All:  We are looking for assistance with the upcoming dance –Tuesday the 13th from 6-8pm at the Elementary Center.  The dance is primarily being organized by the high school student council but the PTO has been ask to help out.  So………… we are looking for chaperones (to keep kids contained to the dance area), help working the concession stand and donations of bottled water

If you able to help, please contact a PTO officer. 

Reminder:  The “cost” of entrance to the dance is a toy (which will be donated to Toys for Tots) or $5.00 (used to purchase more toys).  Face paint will be available for $1.00 (money also going to Toys for Tots) 

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate a toy or water – please send either to the office prior to the end of school Tuesday, November 13th.  As always – THANK YOU!!

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

ALSO:        Hello All:  The PTO is looking for an elf to help Santa during his visit to the Elementary Center December 21st.   If you are able to be Santa’s helper,  please contact a PTO Officer.  Thank you!


Hello All:  Anyone interested in the Ski Club has an extra week to join.  They will accept payments at the discounted price until next Tuesday, December 6th.  The club is hoping for 8 more registered skiers.  If you are interested – please contact Sarah DeBree at or (cell) 878-3576.

Thank you

PTO Officers


Hello All:  Saturday, December 3rd the PTO and many other groups in our community will be at the Factoryville Borough Hall for a tree lighting ceremony.  The PTO will have a craft for the kids.  Other groups will have events, crafts and give a ways.

Doors open at 4:30pm              Tree lighting at 5:30pm           Santa will be in attendance

We hope you will join us.  We had a great time last year. 

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

Hello All:  Tomorrow [11/29] starts Santa's Secret Shop.  We really NEED volunteers to help out the shoppers.  Please contact me at (not the e-mail I'm sending from) to schedule times to work the shop.

Thank you for your help. :)
Jennifer Wohlgemuth, Treasurer
9:10-9:40 Crawford (6th) Gerken (6th) Muller (6th) Franko (6th)
9:45-10:15 Yanniello (5th) Kerzetski (5th) Cresswell (5th) Foley (5th)
10:15-10:45 Holgate (3rd) Loughney (3rd) Vida (3rd) Wright (3rd)
10:45-11:15 Make-up time Make-up time Jones (2nd) Peters (2nd)
11:15-11:45 Shaw (2nd) Naylor (2nd) Engle (2nd) Make-up time
12:15-12:45 Bergey (K) Vanko (K) Gavin (K) Make-up time
12:45-1:15 Naylor (K) Make-up time Wiswell (1st) Make-up time
1:15-1:45 DeNault (1st) Gray (1st) Klimek (1st) Make-up time
1:45-2:15 Make-up time Brown (4th) Kuchak (4th) Make-up time
2:15-2:45 Kinback (4th) Curmaci (4th) Make-up time Make-up time


Hello All:  Our November meeting was last night.  Below are some of the upcoming events to mark on your calendars:

                Santa’s Shop will be set up November 28th in the Elementary Center.  Anyone able to help set up/ unpack and display the items that day – please contact Ronda Norman at to sign up to help.

                Santa’s Shop opens November 29th – shopping envelopes were sent home through the school on the 22nd.  We are in need of parents to help children shop.  Please contact Ronda Norman at

                The Factoryville Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held December 3rd 4:30pm – 7:30pm at Borough Hall.  The PTO will be there (among other volunteer groups) with a craft for kids to make.  We hope you will join us that evening.  We had a lot of fun last year.

                December PTO Meeting/Ornament Swap is scheduled for December 13th.  Theme may change – we’ll be in touch.

                Santa himself will be at the school on December 21st.  We need a volunteer to assist Santa – we are looking for an elf to help pass out and organize the gifts.  Please contact a PTO Officer if you are able to help out that day.

                January Family Fun Night is scheduled for January 19th – we are planning for a Scavenger Hunt.  We are very excited and look forward to scavenging with you.  The hunt will change based on the age of the children so come one and all – we should plenty of fun for everyone. 

Thank you to ALL

We truly appreciate all of your support!

Happy Thanksgiving



Hi All:  Tracy tells me she delivered 95 cans to the Steamtown Mall today and they were thrilled by the donation. 

We would like to thank everyone for their generosity.    Also, should you be downtown today, they will be collecting cans at the Steamtown Mall, on the second floor by Boscov’s furniture, until 5 PM today.   Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you!!  PTO Officers

Dear PTO Members, Lackawanna Trail PTO ( has sent you a Jacquie Lawson electronic greeting.Please click on the following link to see your card. If your e-mail program has not displayed this as a link, then please copy the following into the Address or Location bar of your Internet browser.

Alternatively, please visit and select the Pick Up Card option in the menu. Then enter your card code, which is: 3052660302202

 Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

Hello All:  Reminders -

1)    Please try to get all Christmas shopper orders into the school by Monday. 
2)    And remember the canned food drive - deadline Tuesday morning - our school gets 5 points for each can submitted Tuesday afternoon - and maybe we'll be the school to win $1,000.00.
Thank you!!!  (and Jamie S - thank you for reminding me! :)
Here’s some info … Check out "PTA 1K Giveaway MEGA POINTS BOOSTER NOVEMBER CHALLENGE!!" on KidDilly

To view this discussion, visit:





KidDilly will award one PTO in Northeastern PA $1,000! Thanks to Mrs. Vida, we have signed up to participate and need your help by participating in the forums and discussions on


The first way you can help is by participating in November’s Point Booster Canned Food Drive. We will receive 5 bonus points for every can collected by Tuesday Nov 22nd. So please send your cans in to your homeroom. All food collected will benefit the Bread Basket of NEPA.


This is a great way to help others in our community during the holiday season! We appreciate your support!

Hello AllPlease see the Holiday Shoppers (below) being sent out via the PTO.  We hope this helps you get your holiday shopping done as well as supporting local businesses and the PTO.  Any questions?   Please contact Tracy at twescott @ or 362-2080. Thank you!
[Shopper 1]   [Shopper 2]

Click to see what your PTO accomplished during the 2010 - 2011 School Year!

Webmaster's Note:  These are the generous sponsors of the PTO Walk-a-Thon current fund raiser. 
It would be appropriate if our community expressed appreciation.   Please show your support. (click logos)

LTSD.INFO              LTSD.INFO     




Reprinted news items from the Parent Teacher's Organization follow

HELP NEEDED!!! The PTO needs at least 5 helpers to pull off buying about 1,000 books for our students, Saturday, November 12th at the Putnam Penguin Warehouse Sale.   After hearing from several people I need to clarify – The PTO has the money to purchase the books. It is part of our budget that you generously contribute to through fundraisers and events. We are looking for help picking out and loading up the books we purchase at the sale.  

Twice a year, the PTO gives every student in our school a book through a program that we call Pick A Wonderful Story (aka PAWS.).  To keep our costs low, the majority of the books that we purchase for the students are from the Putnam Penguin Warehouse Sale.  The next sale will be held Saturday, November 12th in Conklin, NY.  The plan is to meet up at 9:30am to carpool to the sale (location TBD based on who is coming.)  

It takes about 45 minutes to get to Conklin.  That gets us to the sale at about 10:30 which is about 2 hours before the doors actually open between 12:30 and 1pm.  From experience, we have found that it is MUCH better to get there early.  By the time the sale starts, the line is wrapped around the building and all down the road and those people that get there right when the sale starts will wait hours just to get into the sale.  We will walk right in when the sale starts, the shelves will be fully stocked and be at least somewhat organized and we can get all of our shopping done within a couple of hours.  We usually stop for pizza after we're done and get home around 5pm  

The warehouse sale is phenomenal for the PTO because every book that has a list price of $9.99 or less are priced at only $1. We can get some amazing titles for the kids at a great price.  

If you or your family are big readers or you have someone on your Christmas list that is, you might want to consider joining us at the warehouse sale.  We always take time to shop for ourselves too!  Although half of the warehouse sale is kids books, they also have tons of other kinds of hard cover best sellers (I bought The Help last year,) Christmas books, audio books, cookbooks, sewing books, home improvement books, jumbo-sized kids books, sticker books, etc.  Last year I bought all of my children's teachers big piles of books for their classroom libraries.  Another mom has a preschooler and bought the whole class Xmas books and gave the teacher giant copies of the Velveteen Rabbit and the Little Engine that Could. 

If you are interested, please contact Kelly Martin at KACMartin @ or H:945-3335 or C:650-2137 for more information. 

Thank you!!!

11/15 Lackawanna Trail Night at Gin's Tavern.   Gin's Tavern will donate 10% of all sales that night (5-9pm) to the PTO, so stop in / join us at Gin's. We hope to see you there!!

Next PTO meeting changed to 11/22.

Thursday Nov 3rd – LTEC Gym


Come win some great prizes from Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Avon, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Stampin Up.

$5 per person with additional bonus rounds for $1 each

Doors open at 5:30pm – Bingo starts at 6pm  Hope to see you there!!

At the end of this school year several positions inside the PTO will be vacant. If you are interested in one - please contact a PTO officer.
1) Shopper and organizer of the Easter Bunny's visit
2) Author's Day Organizer
3) PTO President
4) PTO Treasurer
Lackawanna Trail PTO is a fun rewarding organization waiting for YOU. It gets better with each new volunteer.


October 17.  Hello All:  Reminder:  Tomorrow night is the October PTO meeting.  We will be reviewing the budget along with other topics.  Hope to see you there.

PS:  We will be at the craft fair Saturday at the High School – anyone interested in working the booth, please contact a PTO officer.  Thank you!


Jennifer S Wohlgemuth



September 21.  Hello All:  It is Scholastic Book Fair time.  The Book Fair will be open during school hours next week 27th – 30th with evening hours (6-8pm) on Tuesday and Thursday.  We are looking for volunteers to help work the event – help students, restock, etc.  Anyone interested please call Kelly Kongvold at 563-1080 or e-mail at kellylk @


Upcoming Events:

                Sept 27 – Sept 30: Book Fair

                Oct 3 – 6: Fire Prevention Week

                Oct 7-10:  No School

                Oct 18: PTO Meeting 7:30pm in the library

                Oct 21: School Pictures

                Oct 31:  Halloween Parade

Reminder: LTPTO is on Facebook – Check us out!       Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth


                            PTO Clothing Items (click here)


September 22,  Hello All:  Trish Brosious, from Foundations Dressage, (she was at one of our Meet The Community Nights – 2 years ago maybe) is going to set up an on-line auction to support the Falls Fire Company’s efforts to help flood victims.  Below is her message.  If you are able to contribute something to the auction, please contact her directly by Wednesday, Sept. 28th at .


Hello all, 
I'm sure by now everyone has seen pictures of the destruction from the flooding along the Susquehanna River.  If you are at all like me, with minimal damage, you are wishing you could do more to help those affected.  So, I am organizing a small silent auction to benefit the Lake Winola/ Falls Fire Company.  The members of that company continued to work to help their neighbors even as the 2 buildings on the Falls side of the river were flooded out.  I want to help them as they recover from this loss and I want to show my thanks and support for everything that they do for this community.


So I am currently collecting items for the auction.  I am donating gift certificates for lessons.  Keith has promised one of his truly fantastic desserts.  Any item that you think clients and friends of FDC may be interested in: gift certificates to tack shops/ restaurants, horse equipment/ supplies, books, would be appreciated.  Please be creative and let me know what you would like to donate by the 28th.  I'll send out another e-mail shortly after the 28th describing everything that's available and what the bidding procedure will be. 

Any questions? just reply to this e-mail, call 378-2016, or message me on Facebook.






September 21.  PINK PAWS FOR A CAUSE 2011


Hello. This year I was unable to attend the PTO meeting to discuss the dance.

In the past the PTO members have been so generous in donations of baskets and sponsoring pizza and cookies trays. This has really helped make a successful event each year. If anyone would like to donate, baskets, water, food trays, time..... please contact me. 575-1821 or 563-2098.

   Thanks again for the help in past years, we are looking forward to a great dance this year!

                                                            Thank You, Desiree Gallagher,            Lois Foley

                                                                            Senior Helpers-Alyssa Mallory,Megan Stec and Eric Laytos


September 18,  This week is "One for Books" ...
The PTO is collecting loose change to help put more book in the hands of students & kids in need. Scholastic Books will match the amount we collect with a donation of books to three non-profit organizations. Every dollar we raise equals one book! All money collected stays in our school and is used to purchase books for our school.

The class in Grades K-3 and the class in Grades 4-6 that raise the most money will each win an ice cream party!

Help your school while grocery shopping. SureSave stores will give a % of your sales to the PTO -
 just sign up your cards following the details below.

1. Go to

2. Click on “sign-up”

3. Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.

Thank you! Every bit matters!


September 15,  Hello All:  Lauren Keyes, through DGK Insurance and Factoryville Women’s Group, is working with the United Way to help Wyoming County residents who need help after the flood.


Specifically there is a day care center called Hickory Dickory Doc in Tunkhannock that needs toys and books and the shelters need toiletry supplies.  Any items too big for students to bring in (car seats, other baby stuff, etc.) will be picked up. Call Lauren at work = 945-3031 ext. 254 to arrange for pick up.


The Elementary Center has offered to be a drop off site for items people would like to donate. A bin will be put out for collection near the main doors.  People from DGK will collect the items dropped and get them to the appropriate places.


Wednesday the 21st is the last day to make donations for this drop off location.

If you are a victim of the flood, see below info from Sandra Major regarding getting additional help.


Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

August 29, 2011
A slight reprieve today
J.  Click here to read the 2011 Membership Letter 
Hope you all have weathered the storm well.

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

August 26
Hello All:
As you may know we are replacing the annual catalog fundraiser with a walk-a-thon this year.  This is the main source of funding we have and the PTO officers have been working hard this summer to get business sponsors for the walk.  Businesses receive advertising benefits for their support (see attached).


What does this mean to you?  During the first week of school, student pledge packets will be sent to you through the school asking students to raise money for walking.  Students can earn GREAT PRIZES for different levels of support.  If you sign up a business (click for form) – your student can apply this sponsorship to their individual tally of money and earn prize winning credits this way too.  One catch – we need the business support by the beginning of September in order to offer the full benefits to them. 


As PTO Members you are being offered this additional advantage to help your student earn prizes! 


As always – Thank you for your support!!! 

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

August 23    

Welcome Back for the 2011-2012 School Year!

We would like to welcome everyone back to school. Your PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a group that cares about what happens at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center and tries to help through opening the lines of communication between parents, teachers, and the administration. This year we are excited to replace the annual catalog fundraiser with our 1st ever “Taking a Step for Trail” Walk-a-thon!


PTO meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Typical meetings last about 1 hour and include information about what is happening at LTEC, Teacher representatives often provides insight into the needs and wants of teachers, and there is also plenty of time to share your thoughts. Just show up and you will be heard. We are always looking for new ideas!


Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30 PM and we hope to see you there!


Mission To strengthen our children’s education and development through the collaborative effort of parents, teachers, and administrators.


Positions Available:   For this coming fall 2011 – 2012 we are looking to fill:

Santa’s Secret Shop Representative: the person who takes this position will shop, transport, assemble the shop, organize volunteers, break down shop and return unsold items at Christmas.

For the following fall 2012 – 2013 we are looking to fill:

President: The person who takes this position will receive a binder listing all events and programs the PTO sponsors – month by month – which will help the new President guide the PTO Officers and members through the school year.  The President oversees all activities and presides over meetings and events.

Treasurer: the person who takes this position will make deposits, pay bills, track budget vs spending, and provide change orders for events.  The PTO treasurer should not be treasurer for another organization at the same time.

Author’s Day Representative:  the person who takes this position will locate and price authors to present at the school (sometimes working in conjunction with other schools), organize the pre-sale of author’s books, assist the author during the day they are at the school and assist in advertising.

Thank you –

Tracy Wescott       Leslie Grega          Charlene Ostroski   Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

PTO President PTO       Vice President               PTO Secretary                 PTO Treasurer

August 11,
School is almost here!
  The PTO has been busy mulling over ideas throughout the summer.  The biggest change is the replacement of our catalog fundraiser with a Walk-A-Thon.  This year we are going out on a limb and skipping the catalog fundraiser in favor of a walk-a-thon.   Students will walk during gym and we may have an evening event for the whole family at the end.  The kids will be asked to collect pledges for their walk.  Those forms and more information will be sent home the first week of school.  Please contact us if you have any questions.   We are also looking for Business Sponsors.  Each sponsor will be recognized for their support by their name being printed on commemorative t-shirts,  acknowledgment on our sight and/or listed on an event banner.  

See  ... info on local concert August 7th at Seamans Airport.  You may contact Billy Dobitch at with any questions.  Looks like a fun afternoon.  (DETAILS)


Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

Monday July 25,

Hi All:  On behalf of Nicholson Heritage Association I am passing along the below e-mail.  They are pursuing a grant from Pepsi to purchase and remodel a train station in Nicholson.  They NEED the codes from the YELLOW caps on the Pepsi bottles to get “power votes” to win the money.  Please read below to see how you can help.  You can e-mail the codes to Josh Stull at if you get them.


If you are a Pepsi drinker – let’s help them out. J  Thanks


Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hello All: 

We have reached the end of the school year and Tracy, Leslie, Charlene and I (Jennifer) all feel really good about the way this year went.  We want to thank ALL of you for your support and enthusiasm.  Without you we’d be nowhere.



This is a LONG e-mail full of many important things to think about over the summer so if you do not have time now – you may want to save this e-mail for another time.


Big G Box Tops:  As always, please keep cutting out those box tops and sending them in.  In the fall there will be a completion among the classes as to what classroom brings in the most so keep cutting them out through the summer.  We usually get between two and three thousand dollars a year through that program to fund classroom supplies and equipment.  They are very important.


Fall Fundraiser:  Over the last few years we have gotten some unfavorable comments about the fall catalog fundraiser.  We understand… the problem has always been – how else can we raise the bulk of the PTO budget if we do not have a catalog fundraiser?  This year we are going out on a limb and skipping the catalog fundraiser in favor of a walk-a-thon.  We are looking for business sponsors and the kids to collect donations/pledges for their walk.  Students will walk during gym and we may have a dance-a-thon in the evening with a DJ for the whole family. = The event is still in the idea stage BUT… we will be working hard on it all summer.  We need to have all our business sponsors booked before fall SO…. If you would help by giving names, addresses, phone numbers and contact of business we can speak with about the event Now and Through the Summer – WE WILL BE SO HAPPY!!!


eScrips (new program): eScrips links your SureSave grocery card to the Lackawanna Trail PTO.  SureSave will donate a percent based on your purchases to the PTO.  It's easy to register for eScrips.  The link is  Once there, you register for the Lackawanna Trail PTO (look under group names).  Then we get deposits.  This may be the easiest fundraiser we have.


Positions Available:   For this coming fall 2011 – 2012 we are looking to fill:

Trail Gear Representative:  The person who takes this position will maintain the items we are selling on the web-site, inventory in the PTO closet, order with local supplier and take and fill orders as needed.

Santa’s Secret Shop Representative: the person who takes this position will shop, transport, assemble the shop, organize volunteers, break down shop and return unsold items at Christmas.

Thank You Board Representative:  The person who takes this position will weekly rotate information (primarily/ but not exclusively "thank yous") on the PTO board outside the office.

For the following fall 2012 – 2013 we are looking to fill:

President: The person who takes this position will receive a binder listing all events and programs the PTO sponsors – month by month – which will help the new President guide the PTO Officers and members through the school year.  The President oversees all activities and presides over meetings and events.

Treasurer: the person who takes this position will make deposits, pay bills, track budget vs spending, and provide change orders for events.  The PTO treasurer should not be treasurer for another organization at the same time.

Author’s Day Representative:  the person who takes this position will locate and price authors to present at the school (sometimes working in conjunction with other schools), organize the pre-sale of author’s books, assist the author during the day they are at the school and assist in advertising.

Field Day Representative:  the person who takes this position will help organize t-shirts, activities and volunteers for the event.

Easter Bunny Liaison: the person who takes this position will research and purchase what gifts the Easter Bunny will hand out to the younger grades.  This person will also schedule the Bunny and follow up that day by assisting the Bunny.


Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth


June 2, 2011


Hello All:  Desiree has asked me to remind everyone that Friday (tomorrow) the PTO will be serving ice cream to the kids during recess.  The first serving starts at 11:15am.  Anyone interested in helping please bring an ice cream scooper and check in with Desiree at the school that day.


If you have questions, please contact Desiree at gallagher2098 @

Thank you!!

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth




Hi All:  This Wednesday the 25th, John Rushefski, the High School Principal will attend a PTO meeting to discuss the transition from the Elementary Center to the High School and answer any questions.  We will meet in the library from 6pm to 7pm


It was very informative last year and I highly recommend attending.


Afterward we will hold the regular monthly PTO meeting for those who can stay.


Talk with an officer if you have any questions.



Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth






At long last the Elementary Center Yard Sale will be held this Saturday from 9am to 2:30pm.  There are 20 individuals/families setting up tables as well as the PTO tables.  Rain or shine we’ll be there – inside the gym.  Warm and dry.  Please stop in to check out all the great finds.


Anyone in interested in donating items to the PTO for sale may drop them off Friday night between 7 and 8 pm or Saturday morning between 7:30 – 9am.  All proceeds from the PTO sale table, food sales and Trail Gear will benefit the school by way of the PTO.


Hope to see you there. J

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hi All: A PTO Member just sent me this flyer for a free event June 11th in the Abington Community Park.
Check it out - Looks like fun! (click here)
In case you are confused (like I was) the Abington Area Community Park is the one with the soccer fields near the State Hospital.
Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

Hi All: Our regularly scheduled PTO meeting (Tuesday May 17th) will be postponed. Instead we will be at the Scholastic Book Sale at the Elementary Center until 8pm. The spring book sale offers buy one scholastic book and get one free. The High school principal will attend our May meeting (date to be announced) to discuss transitioning students and answer any questions. We'll keep you posted. The discussion last year was very informative - I highly recommend parents of 6th grade students attend. There is quite a difference in expectations between the schools. Hope to see you at the Book Fair!
Jennifer Wohlgemuth


May 16, 2011
HI All: It this time I believe we have 19 people setting up stands at the Yard Sale this Saturday. Plus the PTO will have 2 = food and Trail Gear. I checked with the school - they do not have enough tables to cover all of us so plan to bring your own table. If after you set up you really need more table space - we MAY be able to give you one of the school tables - cannot promise that. If there is NO WAY you can get a table to the school - let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'll see you Friday night AFTER 7PM to set up. The gym will be open Saturday morning at 7:30am to set up more. Our advertisements say we open at 9am but I think people like to come out early so we may have people before 9am. Remember - the PTO and/or the school cannot be responsible for items left overnight. There should be advertisements in the Scranton Paper, Abington Journal and Penny Saver. I started putting signs on the street poles. Yard signs turned out to be too expensive. I'll work on making signs from Rt 6&11 down through town to the school. If you have any questions - please let me know.
Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

May 9, 2011
Hi All:  If you enjoy playing at the Waverly Comm’s playground you may be interested in their contest/fundraiser to upgrade the playground.  Check it out. (more)
Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth



May 10, 2011


Hi All:  This Thursday night is the Kindergarten Welcome Night at the Elementary Center from 5:30 – 8pm. A group called HANDS runs the event but the PTO has been asked to help.  Last year the bus drivers drove families around the parking lot in the buses (we assisted inside the buses), the families ate a meal in the cafeteria (we helped in the line), the teachers came up with a scavenger hunt to help kids navigate the school (we directed in the hallways), and the PTO had a booth to get parents familiar with our group.


If you are available to help – we’d LOVE to have you join us.  It is a great night and fun to be part of. 

Please contact an officer if you are able to help.  Thank you!!!


 Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

PTO Treasurer

May 5, 2011  

Hi All:  Ron Salvatore from Idle Hour Lanes has asked us to share the attached with you.  If you enjoy bowling this will help cut down the cost of a good family activity.  Click for free games!! 

Jennifer S Wohlgemuth

Assistant Vice President

Assistant Secretary

Portfolio Manager



May 3, 2011

Hi All:  Lisa from The Ladies Room on Main has sent us a reminder that the pictures she took at Turn Off The TV and Meet The Community Night are ready for pick up at their store in Nicholson.  The pictures are free – just stop in and say Hi.


April 25, 2011 

Hi All:  It is a cozy spring morning (glad not snow) and we hope you had wonderful Easter celebrations.


However we now are hoping to get some help for a couple events – Kindergarten Registration and HANDS Fun Night.

Kindergarten Registration:

This week – Wednesday 27th through Friday 29th

Morning shift 9am –11:30am

Afternoon shift 1pm – 3pm

The school would like 3 volunteers per shift each day.  This year there will not be tours. 
Volunteers will help move children between testing stations at the nurse’s office.

HANDS Family Fun Night: (for incoming kindergarteners)

                May 12th 5:30pm – 8:00pm

                Volunteers will help children and families in the cafeteria lines, assist at the PTO tables,

and what ever else we are requested to do – this night is organized by HANDS.  


By the way – Leslie will be placing one more Scrip Order (gift certificates) this school year for anyone who may need gift cards on hand for a summer birthday, grocery shopping, etc.  Please have orders in by May 16 so you will have the cards before the end of school.  Order forms are on the PTO section of the school web site or call Leslie at 945-7729.


Please respond to this e-mail, contact any PTO officer
or call Leslie at 945 - 7729 with any questions or to sign up to help!

Thank you!!

Jennifer S. Wohlgemuth

PTO Treasurer

Tracy Wescott

PTO President

Charlene Ostroski

PTO Secretary  

Leslie Grega
PTO Vice President

April 21, 2011

Hi All:  Another great upcoming event – this one at the Everhart Museum April 30th starting at 1pm.  Jeff, who came to our April event, was telling us about the next Community Day at the Everhart and it also sounded great.  I’ve been to many of the museum’s community day events and they are definitely worth attending if you have the time.

April 21, 2011


Hi All:  Rebecca from Endless Mountains Nature Center sent us info on the below free event. 
She was talking about it at our April event – sounds like lots of fun.  See below:


Celebration of the Bluebells

Endless Mountains Nature Center
Sunday, May 1, 4 pm to 5:30 pm

This FREE special event includes:

  • native plant sale (limited selection)
  • tours of the native garden
  • face painting
  • children’s crafts and activities and games
  • seed planting
  • delicious homemade cookies and punch
  • an overview of the EMNC’s accomplishments
  • guided nature walk to the Bluebells with the Len and Gerry Janus 

Rebecca Lesko, Executive Director

Endless Mountains Nature Center, PO Box 536, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-3835 *  *  EMNCinfo @


Lodge open: Sat & Sun 1-5 pm;

Trails at Camp Lackawanna  8 am to dusk, everyday


April 20, 2011


Hi All:  We have a nice group of families and businesses signed up to sell at the yard sale May 21st at the Elementary Center BUT….. we still have room for YOU.


Things to know:  You may set up Friday night (20th) if you want but we cannot be responsible for anything left overnight.  The school will be open Saturday by 8am for set up then too.  Our ads in the paper say the sale is from 9am to 2:30pm.  We have an ad that will run in the Scranton Times/Tribune on the 19th, 20th and 21st.  We are looking into putting an ad in the Penny Saver.  We will get the firehouse sign to put on 6 & 11 and we will have yard signs made to place around as well.


Also, we will have raffles – American Girl Doll, Keurig Coffee Maker, Disney Hopper Passes and more – the winners will be picked at the end of the day – you do not need to be present to win.


We are open to families/individuals who are selling traditional yard sale items, crafters who need a place to sell, businesses, organizations looking to fundraise, etc.  Whoever you are …..We are happy to have you join us!


If you are interested – contact a PTO Officer below. J

February 22, 2011 

Hi All:  Show your school spirit on St Patrick's Day by wearing an Irish Lions t-shirt.  The shirt has been approved by Mr. Gregory to be worn at school that day. 

In order to get them printed and distributed before the parade in Scranton we need all orders by this Monday the 28th.  All orders should be sent to Leslie Grega either by sending the form into the school attn:  Leslie Grega or by e-mail to lesliegrega @




February 22, 2011


Hello All:  We've been asked often lately to carry shirts that can be worn to school.  Attached is a short sleeved,  collared shirt that the PTO is offering. 

The picture shows LT on the shirt but the man who prints them has said he can put a paw or a small lion on the shirt if requested.


All inquires should be directed to Leslie Grega at lesliegrega @


Thank you!  Keep the requests coming. :)




February 17, 2011


Hi All:  We are tentatively signed up for the Lackawanna Trail Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21st


The PTO will take care of advertizing and general organization.  Anyone interested in signing up for a spot in the gym to sell their items – please contact one of us.  We are still working out the time – possibly 7:30 am to 3:30 pm?  We are thinking of charging $20.00 for a spot (for the day) which will go into the PTO budget.  Any thoughts on the times or the price?


The PTO will have a table for those of you who do not want to have your own booth.  You may drop off items for the PTO to sell – proceeds will be donated to the PTO benefitting the school.


Anyone interested in helping organize or contribute ideas to make the event a success – please contact us.


FYI:  The gym is not available May 5th so we will not be having the May Family Fun Night – instead please join us that night at the Spring Concert.


Also:  We are still looking for a date to meet at Gin’s for a Family Night Out.  We’ll get back with you regarding that date.


Keep in mind:  We are collecting photos for the year book – please send any you have available in for that purpose.  We take printed OR e-mailed pictures.  Please include info regarding the photo(s) – names, event, etc.


We will be sending home a questionnaire regarding a “No Fundraiser Fundraiser” soon.  We do not need your names on the form just your honest answers. J  Thank you.


In February or March we will have a Family Night out at Gins Restaurant.  They have offered to donate a portion of sales that night to the PTO just like Friendly's did.  Thank you to Gins. :)


Quarter Paddle Auction rescheduled to March 9th from 6 to 8pm.  Now that we know what this event is about we're excited to give it another go.  We have heard so much positive feed back from people who attended the first one- I know we'll have an extra great time now that we know what we are doing. (Click for info)


Also, in March we will be signing up for another group Penguin's Night.  We had a great time despite the weather - March will be much better.  More to follow.


2nd Annual Turn Off The TV/ Meet The Community Night will be on April 14th from 6-8pm.  We have 13 organization already signed up to come in and either play a game or do a project with the kids.


We have two possible dates for the yard sale - end of April or middle of May - as soon as that is finalized we'll let you know.  So hold on to all that good stuff and bring it to the group yard sale at the school.  We'll advertize in the local and Scranton papers so we'll want all those bargain hunters to find plenty to see when they arrive.


Our next meeting is scheduled for February 16th at 7:30pm. Anyone who has questions or comments are welcome to attend or e-mail in to our group.

February 14, 2011 

Hello All:  Happy Valentines Day! LTSD.INFO


Thank you ALL who made donations, worked, and attended the dance Friday night.  It was a great success and we had a lot of fun.


This Tuesday (tomorrow) is the February PTO meeting at 7:30 pm in the school library if you are available.  Please remember your comments and suggestions are always welcome through e-mail or phone calls if you are unable to attend meetings.


Upcoming PTO Events Calendar


Date being Held



Gins Family Night Out




March Family Fun Night –Next Quarter Paddle Party


6 to 8 PM

Elementary Center Gym

Family Night at SWB Penguins


7 PM

Wachovia Arena

April Family Fun Night - Turn Off the TV and Meet the Community Night


6 to 8 PM

Elementary Center Gym

May Family Fun Night – Theme has not been decided


6 to 8 PM

Elementary Center Gym

LTPTO Yard Sale



Elementary Center Gym


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Lackawanna Trail Super Domain School District Elementary Center PTO News Archive 2011 LTSD.ORG LTSD LTHS LTEC JR/SR LT SD not Official