Lusher Letter


Kathleen Riedlinger, Principal

September 8, 2000


Willow Street Site                                                                                             Extension  

7315 Willow Street                             J                                                      719 S. Carrollton

862-5110                                                             L                             862-5114

Grades K-5                                                                                                        Grades 6-8




Sept. 11 - 29 Gift Wrap Sale                            Sept. 12  New Cub Scout Registration-Willow St.

Sept. 13  Open House-Willow St.                  Sept. 14  Open House--Extension

Sept. 15  Junior Girl Scout Meeting             Sept. 16  Cub Scout Welcome Back Picnic

Sept. 21  New Parent Coffee                          Sept. 28  Room Parent Meeting/Coffee

Sept. 29  Gift Wrap Sale Ends


Open House will be held on September 13 at Willow Street and on September 14 at the Extension.  Every member of our Lusher community is encouraged to attend.  Both Open Houses will begin at 6:00 p.m.  This is a great way to meet your child's teacher(s) and meet or reacquaint yourself with our Lusher family.



All students should be picked up no later than 3:10 p.m. unless they are enrolled in the Adept After Care program.  If a van service cannot pick up a child at this time, it is the parent's responsibility to enroll the child in the after-care program.  The van driver will need to sign the students out.  Children become very nervous when they are placed in the awkward position of choosing between a teacher's instructions and a parent's orders.

Please remember that teachers are not on duty after 3:10 p.m.  The Adept Program is necessary after this time.  Your child's safety is a priority!



Please adhere to the drop off procedures at Willow Street.  Parents should drive up, drop off their children at the curb, and then move on so the next parent can drop off his or her children.  It is unsafe to stop in the middle of the street and let your child walk to the sidewalk.  Cars from the DROP OFF ZONE may pull out fast.

Please remember to drive cautiously in the morning along Lowerline Street.

Remember that parents cannot turn corners when cars are parked illegally on Willow and Lowerline.

The vacant lot on Pine and Jeanette should not be used as a parking lot or drop-off for students.  Children must be dropped off by the drop-off zone.



Playground safety is a concern at Willow Street.  Only Lusher students are allowed on the play equipment.  These students must be under the supervision of a teacher at Lusher.



Visit the Lusher PTSA website at:



Please be reminded of the state law and school district regulations regarding administration of medication at school.  This policy is designed to ensure the health, safety and well-being of your child.  Whenever possible, medication should be scheduled at times other than school hours.  Unlicensed school personnel can only give medications by mouth, pre-measured aerosol for inhalers, and emergency injectable medication.

The Orleans Parish School Board requires the following forms before any medication can be given:

1)         Signed consent by the parent or legal guardian;

2)         Signed medication order completed by a doctor and renewed at the beginning of each school year.

The medicine must be delivered by the parent or legal guardian to the school nurse or other designated person.  It must be in the original container labeled by a Louisiana licensed pharmacist and must have the prescription number on the label.  School personnel are not permitted to give medication until all of the above procedures have been followed.



Please be reminded of the following rules for volunteers and chaperons:

·         all volunteers must adhere to the rules set by the principal;

·         must complete and pass a criminal background check before participating;

·         wear a T-shirt or something associating them with the school;

·         report any inappropriate behaviors by students and other volunteers;

·         inform the principal or designated person in charge before a child is taken for any reason (restroom, sickness, etc.) from the activities.


Thank you for your cooperation.




We now have a Junior Girl Scout Troop at Lusher!  All girls who bridged from Brownies last year and girls in grades 4 through 6 interested in joining Girl Scouts for the first time are invited to participate.  Our first meeting will be held on next Friday, September 15, at 3:15 p.m. in Mrs. Guidry's classroom.  Parents of new girls are invited to attend as well to register their daughters.  For more information, call Lisa Cazeno at 367‑8363.



Leona:  What two disasters happen every day?

Lionel:  Day breaks and night falls!



This Newsletter is Made Possible by the Generosity of the Waldemar S. Nelson Engineering Co.



This Monday, September 11, begins our annual wrapping paper and gift sale to benefit Lusher programs and activities.  Last year's sale was tremendously successful!  The products are terrific and truly sell themselves, so with your help and participation, we know that we can once again do a great job with this project.

Packets will be distributed to each student on Monday, with complete instructions for the sale.  Prizes will be awarded to the top selling student in each grade, and the top selling homeroom at each Lusher site

If you have any questions now or during the sale, please contact one of the coordinators:  Gail Anjier (891‑5466) and Monica Lacks (897‑2994) at Willow Street; Susan Myers (283‑7892) at the Extension.        Thanks in advance for your support!


::: Lusher Links :::


Would you like to run for President?  The following link is to President 2000, a fun game about campaigning for President of the United States.  You and your family, friends or classmates may want to see just what kind of campaign you would run!  Check it out!



"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Helen Keller


MENUS For Sept. 11-15

Mon: Cheeseburger on Bun, Sandwich Salad, Crispy Fries,          Cake, Milk

Tues: Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni    and Cheese, Mustard     Greens, Wheat Roll,       Pineapple, Milk

Wed: Mexican Taco, Corn,      Mexican Chips, Pears, Milk

Thurs:         Crispy Crust Pizza, Salad,       Corn on the Cob, Peaches,      Milk

Fri:    Meatloaf, Gravy, Spinach         with Eggs, Rice, Salad,   Miniature Cookies, Milk

(Note:  Menus are subject to change without notice.)


Lunch Money Guidelines

Please send your child's lunch money to school in an envelope.  Lunches may be paid for by the day, week, or quarterly.  Make sure the following information is on the outside of the envelope: child's name, grade, teacher and amount of money.

Full-pay lunch is $.65 (Willow St.), $.75 (Extension);  reduced lunch is $.25.  Full-pay breakfast is $.50, reduced breakfast is $.20; extra milk is $.20.  Ms. Johnson is only allowed to extend credit to each student for one day for lunch.

Child's Name:____________




Home Room Teacher:______






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