• From the Principal's Desk Luther

  • January 7, 2019

    Dear Luther School community,

    During the month of January, Luther School will be collecting donation items for the Swansea Animal Shelter.  Suggested items include cat food, towels, blankets, paper towels, Softsoap, dog treats, and dog/cat toys.  There will be donation boxes located in the main lobby and computer lab.

    Wednesday, January 9 will be an Early Release Day for students at Luther School.  Faculty members will be participating in professional development during the afternoon on this day.  Parent dismissal will begin at 11:30 a.m., van dismissal will begin at 11:40 a.m., and bus dismissal will begin at 11:45 a.m.

    The LSO will be hosting a Family Movie Night at Luther School on Friday, January 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon.  This movie is rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language.  This event is free and students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the movie.

    Our School Library will be featuring series books during the months of January and February.  We are encouraging students to try out a new series.  Series books can be a great way to build sustained reading habits for students.

    A reminder that good school attendance plays a significant role in a student’s success at school.  In a recent article published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, it was noted that missing 18 or more days of school in a year puts a child’s high school graduation at risk, according to AbsencesAddUp.org, a national chronic absenteeism prevention campaign.  Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically.  Students with regular attendance are more likely to read well by third grade and score higher on tests. They also tend to be more engaged in school and feel better about themselves.


    Sean P. Scanlon


    Joseph G. Luther Elementary School