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Santa's Workshop Schedule santa

Our students in Grades K-6 are invited to shop at our PTO Santa's Workshop this week!  Students are able to purchase a small gift(s) for various family members or friends if they choose.  Check out the SCHEDULE so you know when your son/daughter has the opportunity to shop. 

Early Dismissal & Fall Break fall break

On Wednesday, October 11th, all students will be dismissed at 1:15PM.  There will be no after-school SHINE or SOAR.  Schools are then closed on Thursday and Friday, October 12th and 13th.  Enjoy the Fall Break!

1st Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home on Friday, Sept 15 progress report

Students in Grades 4-12 should have come home on Friday, September 15th with their 1st quarter progress report.  If it has not made it home, please check with your child and look in folders/backpacks.  If you need another one sent, please contact the school's office.  Be sure to contact teachers if you have concerns about grades and your child's progress.  Want to log in to Infinite Campus to keep a closer eye on grades?  Click HERE (and scroll down on the page) to learn how!

Dismissal on Monday, August 21 is at 3:40 PM Due to Eclipse dismissal

To ensure student safety and supervision during Monday's eclipse, dismissal will be delayed until after the eclipse passes at 3:40 p.m.  Please read the entire letter below that will go home with students on Friday and has been sent out to parents/guardians via IC Messenger:

 

HealthPoint Summer Hours for Vaccines & Physicals - On School's Campus healthpoint

To make it easier for parents/guardians to get their child the appropriate vaccine, physical, or medical exam they may need for school purposes, we are offering summer opportunities!  As you know, HealthPoint Family Care has a medical office on the Ludlow Schools Campus.  It will be staffed three days over the next few weeks so that parents can make an appointment for their child to be seen. 

 

Dates/Times:

Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 1 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30am-3:00pm

 

To make an appointment, call 859-431-7242 or email nurseludlow@ludlow.kyschools.us.  Nurse Ashley Baumgardner will confirm your appointment.

 

See the registration packet HERE.  If possible, complete this before coming.  If you aren't able to do this ahead of time, copies will be available at your appointment.

 

Keep our kids healthy!  Make your appointment today!

FREE Athletic Physicals on Saturday physicals

St. Elizabeth is offering free sports physicals on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Commonwealth Orthopedics Center in Edgewood.  If you plan on participating in a sport next year, please take advantage of this opportunity!  Print the KHSAA Physical Form HERE.  If a student needs transportation, he/she should meet in front of the HS Gym for the bus at 11:00am.  The form MUST be completed/signed ahead of time by a parent/guardian.

 

 

End of Year Activity Calendar celebrations

The end of the year is a busy time!  Click HERE to see a list of dates for all events that help us celebrate the 2016-2017 school year.  We hope to see you at many of these activities!

SOAR Family Night: Relationship Smarts family

Join us, SOAR Families!  We are hosting a Family Night on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.  Dinner will be served, followed by our presentation of "Relationship Smarts".  Joan Bowling, our Guest Speaker, will join us to discuss how to help our teens identify respectful relationships, communciation tips, and healthy decision making skills when it comes to dating.  This program is designed for Grades 6 and up.  Babysitting services are available.  Contact SOAR 21st CCLC Director, Melanie Beccaccio, to make reservations:  859-907-3422 or melanie.beccaccio@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Raising Funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS

Our schools are teaming up to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Each day this week, our students are allowed to pay $1 to wear/do something special.  See below for the crazy activities taking place each day.  Families can also click HERE to donate on our school's campaign page!  Help us reach our goal of $2,017!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DAYS:

Monday – Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday – Hat Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Dress Like a Superhero Day
Friday – Kona Ice Day (see prices below)

HIGH SCHOOL DAYS:

Monday - Pajama Day (yellow pass)
Tuesday - Hat Day (green pass)
Wednesday - Cell Phone at Lunch (pink pass)
Thursday - Super Hero (blue pass)
Friday - Kona Ice Day (see prices below)

Kona Ice Prices on Friday:

Kiddie size - $2
Regular size - $3
King size - $4
Souvenir - $5

CCR Madness Night for Students & Parents, Grades K-9 ccrmadness

Plan to attend our next big parent night: CCR Madness -- College & Career Readiness with a Basketball Bracket twist!  Students in Grades K-9 are invited to attend with parents/guardians.  We start at 5:30PM in the cafeteria.  A family dinner will be served!  Enjoy our traditional "school spaghetti" with salad, cornbread, and dessert.  Parents will go through a "bracket" of games and activities related to careers, college, and planning for life after high school.  It's never too early to start these conversations!  Students will have their pictures taken too, declaring their possible future career.  You'll also have a chance to win some great door prizes too!

 

Complete the RSVP sheet that was sent home and return it soon!  If you need another copy, click HERE.

 

We are looking for some Grades 10-12 helpers with this evening too.  Students should sign up with Mrs. McMillen if interested in the community service opportunity.

 

VOTE Today for Our School's Video Project! vote

Take a minute to VOTE for our school's video project!  Voting runs March 6-8.  Mr. Baugh's 7th and 8th grade group have worked hard to create their video with Hahn Automation for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" contest.  VOTE NOW!
https://www.dreamitdoitoki.com/voting/election/2

 

 

Register NOW for K-3 Boys & Girls Basketball League bball

Registration is open for the Boys & Girls K-3 Basketball League.  See details on the REGISTRATION FORM.  Register soon!  Please contact Vikki Wofford at 859-261-2251 or Randy Wofford at 859-655-7531 with any questions.

January is Board Appreciation Month thank you

January is Board of Education Appreciation Month.  Thank you to our five board members for their support of our students, staff, and programs:  Steve Chapman, Amy Hayden, Judy Lantry, Bill McMillen, and Cindy Powell.  We are grateful for their continued efforts to make our school district the best!  Watch our Thank You video by clicking on the image below.

 

 

 

 

All 'A' Classic Held at Ludlow all a classic

The Boys All 'A' Classic Basketball Tournment is being held at Ludlow High School January 16th - 21st.  Catch a game!  Check out the BRACKETS for dates and game times.  Visiting Ludlow?  See the MAP for parking details.

 

After-School & Evening Activities Cancelled Today Activity Cancellations Due To Snow

Due to the weather forecast, all after-school programs and activities are CANCELLED today (Thursday, January 5). This includes SHINE, SOAR, ESS, Basketball Games/Practices, Quick Recall, and the After-School Meal Program. Please plan for student pick-up at 3:10 PM.

Free SHINE & SOAR Summer Camps for Incoming Grades K-9 Shine & Soar Summer Camps

We have lots of fun planned for the month of June!  Free 21st CCLC summer camps are offered to all Ludlow students entering Grades K-9.  Camps include free breakfast, lunch, field trips, fun visitors, and cool enrichment activities!  Most age groups have openings if you still need to register.  SHINE Camps are for incoming Grades K-6 and SOAR Camps are for incoming Grades 7-9.  See flyers for themes and contact details: SHINE and SOAR.  Contact Shannon Adcock for SHINE and Melanie Beccaccio for SOAR.

PTO's May Festival! Ludlow May Festival

Get ready for May 5 & 6 - It's May Festival Time!  Our PTO has put together a great weekend full of fun!  Food, Games, Rides, Raffles, and Fun!

Check out the fun on Friday, May 5 from 5-11PM, and on Saturday, May 6, from 12-7PM.  Friday's special activities include the yummy "School Spaghetti" Dinner, the Silent Auction (closes at 8PM), and the SBDM Parent Elections.  Saturday's festivities include the Chinese Raffle (drawings at 4PM).

Bring the family for lots of May Festival Fun!  We appreciate our dedicated PTO Members for planning and running this event!

Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday Night! Fine Arts

All families for Grades P-12 are invited to attend our Fine Arts Showcase Thursday night, April 27th between 5:30 and 8:00pm.  From 5:30-7:00pm, we'll have the LHS Art Show, elementary artwork/writing on display, SHINE & SOAR work on display, and interactive music and painting stations for students. Learn how to play the piano on a Makey Makey too!  Chorua performaces at 5:30 (HS) and 6:30 (ES).  The Band will start performances in the auditorium at 7:00pm.  Click on the FLYER for details.

Come and celebrate our talented students!

Registration for Preschool & Kindergarten 2017-18 register

Ludlow Independent Schools will have signups for Preschool and Kindergarten soon! 
Please plan to attend on one of these dates: 

Thursday, March 30th, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Cafeteria 
- or -

Friday, March 31st
, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in Ms. Ketzer's Office (Administrative Building next to the HS Gym on Oak Street)

Click below for details about what to bring with you...

Tee Times Available for Our Upcoming Golf Outing! golf

Support our Ludlow Baseball and Basketball Programs and the Rita Wofford-Dickmann Memorial Scholarship Fund by playing in our upcoming Golf Outing!  This year's outing will take place on Saturday, MAY 27th at Devou Golf Course at 1:00pm.  Enjoy dinner and drinks at Dickmann's afterwards.  The cost is $75 per person.  Get your 4some together and play!  Plenty of tee times are still available.  Must be 21 years or older to participate.  Contact Kevin Gray at 835-8136 or Randy Wofford at 393-1658 to register.

 

Flyer with details available HERE.

 

Parent University Held for Grades K-6 on September 13 university

Parents, how can you learn more about your child's daily routine at school?  How can you learn to better support their academic needs at home?  Attend Parent University to find out! 

All Mary A. Goetz students in Grades K-6 and their families are invited to attend this special event on
Wednesday, September 13 at 5:45 PM.  Flyers with RSVP slips have been sent home.  If you need another one, click HEREPlease send back your RSVP sheet!


We'll have activities for the students, informational "courses" for the parents, and a snack and drink for all!  Parents will leave with lots of resources to help their child at home. 

 

It's Homecoming Week! homecoming

No one does Homecoming quite like Ludlow!  

Wear your crazy red and black on Friday!  The pep rally will take place Friday afternoon.  The parade kicks off around town at 6:00PM, led by Grand Marshal Vickie Baker.  Our Panthers will take on the Bishop Brossart Mustangs at 7:00 PM.  There will be pregame ceremonies, with the crowning and winning float announcement at halftime.  The dance will be held in the gym from 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM, and is open to all 9th-12th LHS students and their dates. 

 

Swim Club Lock-In on Friday Lock In

Join us at the Ludlow/Bromley Swim Club on Friday, August 11th from 8:00-11:00PM for a Lock-In!  All students are invited.  The $5 admission will get you a night full of swimming fun!  Concession items will be sold.  Join us!  Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Girls Basketball Program.

 

It's Book Fair Time! book fair

Our Fall Book Fair is Nov 17-21!  Students may shop during Library Time on these dates, and the  Parent/Student Shopping Night is November 16 from 3:30-6:30pm.  New this year is online shopping, which runs November 8-21.  Stock up on your winter reading and holiday gifts!

A flyer with details can be found HERE.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences PT

With the 1st quarter ending, it's time for our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  These meetings and conversations are crucial to a student's success.  Please plan to attend to learn more about your child's progress and how you can support them better academically outside of school.  We invite all parents to attend!

Elementary School:  Conferences are scheduled for October 23rd and 24th between 3:30 and 6:00pm (or as needed).  Teachers schedule individual conferences with each parent.  If you still need to do that, please contact your child's teacher.

High School:  Teachers will be available in their room on Tuesday, October 24th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Pick up report cards and test scores in the lobby area, then make your way to the teachers' rooms.  

 

Local Planning Committee's Public Forum public forum

The Ludlow Independent Local Planning Committee will conduct a Public Forum on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at the Ludlow Independent Board of Education, 525 Elm Street.  This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Ludlow Independent Schools. The Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting at 6:00 p.m., immediately after the Public Forum.

It's Time for a Penny War for Grades P-6! penny

The PTO Penny War has started! It runs through March 24th for Grades P-6. Put pennies in your class' jar (they ADD to your class' total) and silver coins or bills in the jars of other grade levels (they SUBTRACT from a class' total). The class with the MOST POSITIVE amount wins a Pizza Party!  Proceeds help fund various PTO activities for our students. Bring in your spare change today!

Details on our Holiday Dinner Party! holly

​Details on tomorrow night's Holiday Dinner Party:

We will have a packed house tomorrow (Thursday, December 7), so we are asking everyone's cooperation and attention to time.  We want everyone to enjoy a nice meal as a family and participate in some fun activities together.

In the cafeteria during your dinner reservation time, you will also decorate cookies with sprinkles (we'll bake them so you can take them home warm!), and complete a family talk activity about your favorite holiday tradition.  We've allowed 40 minutes for this.

In addition, other rooms/hallway areas will include:  Book Bingo (play a few games with a chance for kids to win a new book of their choice), Holiday Math Games, and a craft.  The craft includes each person making a personalized ornament using Scrabble pieces.  

Click below to read more about your dinner and activity times...

Join Us for the Tailgate Party Sept 8! tailgate

Let’s kick off the fall season by rooting together for a Panther victory!  All students, parents, families, and community members are invited to attend the annual Tailgate Party.   Come and show your Panther Pride between 5:30 and 7:00pm at the practice field on Friday, September 8th.  Admission is only $3.00.  Any Ludlow Student wearing red and black will get in for FREE!   See details HERE.
 

 

Support Our Food Drive! food drive

Please support our Food Drive!  The drive runs until November 13-17.  All grade levels are collecting.  Students can bring in items and give them to their teachers.  The items collected will be donated to local community pantries that help families on our own town.  We appreciate any support you can offer! 

 

Book Fair! April 27-May 3 Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will be held April 27 - May 3.  Students can shop during their typical Library Day time on May 1, 2, 3.  There will also be an afterschool Family Shopping Days on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm (in the HS Library during the Fine Arts Showcase) and on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:15-4:00pm (in the ES Library).  This is a great way to stock up your summer reading home library!  See the FLYER for details.  Questions? Contact Anna Kelly at 859-261-2100 or Anna.Kelly@ludlow.kyschools.us.

 

Do You Want to Be a Ludlow Panther? We are Still Accepting Tuition Applications enrolling

Find all of the Enrollment Forms and Information you need right HERE!  We are still enrolling and accepting Tuition Applications.  Tuition is $250 for a full year.  We encourage new families to enroll as soon as possible!  Join our Panther Family!

 

Ludlow Has a New Online Spirit Shop! shop

We are partnering with Jostens to offer our Panthers a NEW Online Spirit Shop!  You can shop for various spirit items and have them delivered to your home.  Customized items are available too!  Show your Panther Pride and shop at our new online store!  

Infinite Campus Password Changes for Student Accounts password

Students in Grades 4-12 have been asked to change their passwords the next time they log in to Infinite Campus. 

Students in Grades 7-12 can do this on their own, and should choose their own password -- one they will remember!

Students in Grades 4-6 were assisted with this process during library/class time from September 30 - October 3.

 

New Immunization Requirements from KY Dept of Health new

There are new immunizations requirements starting the next school year of 2018-2019.

Effective July 1, 2018:

• ALL students in (K-12) kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  Please note that these doses are given approximately six months apart from each other, so the first one must take place soon in order to get the second dose by the start of school.

• Students aged 16 years or older, must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) years or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

Click to Read More and for Help Through our School-Based HealthPoint Family Care Center... 

Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch! Free Meals

Free Summer Breakfasts & Lunches have returned to Ludlow!  For anyone 18 years and younger, a free breakfast is served from 8:30-9:15am, and a free lunch is served from 11:15am-12:45pm Monday through Friday in June and July.  Check out the MENUS

School Calendar Set for 2017-2018 calenendar

The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been set.  Click HERE for a print-friendly version.  Students will kick off the new school year on August 17!  Mark your calendars!

Parents, Please Sign Up to Help Run Concession Stands! signup

The Boosters are looking for workers for concession stands during all home boys and girls basketball games for Grades 6-12.  PLEASE consider volunteering for a game!  If your son/daughter plays, consider signing up to help at either the game before or after theirs so you can still watch them play!  The Boosters are using SignUp.com to manage the volunteer schedule.  Check out the FLYER for more information and all the reasons you should volunteer!

Join Us for Panther Red & Black Night! panther

Join us on November 22 for a Spaghetti Dinner ("School" Spaghetti!) before you meet your 2017-18 Panther Basketball Teams!  The Spaghetti Dinner takes place in the cafeteria on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:00-6:30 PM.  The cost is $5 per person.  Then head next door to the HS Gym for scrimmages of the Lady Panthers at 7PM and the Panthers at 8PM.  Middle school teams will be introduced at halftime of each game.  See the FLYER for details.  Kick off the basketball season with us on November 22!

School Supply Lists School Supply Lists

Back-to-School Sales will be starting soon.  As you hit the stores, our School Supply Lists will make it easier to get the items your child will need for the year.

 

Supply Lists for Grades P-6

Supply Lists for Grades 7-12

 

NEW Parent Education Offerings at Friday Coffee Talks coffee talks

We invite all parents to take part in our new education series:  Ludlow Coffee Talks.  These sessions take place every Friday morning in the cafeteria from 8:20-9:20am, with a different topic each week.  A Coffee/Tea/Hot Cocoa Bar will be offered for those in attendance.  Parents are welcome to come early to eat breakfast with their child if they'd like.  This is a great way to hear more about our programs, learn ways to better support your child academically, and get more involved in our schools.  Stop by one Friday to enjoy a cup of coffee and connect with us!   See the FLYER for details.

Back to School Events & Reminders back-to-school

Although school starts on August 17th, there are a few more dates that you should have on your calendar!  Check out this REMINDER LIST of importact back-to-school events.  Plan now to attend these important events so that the transition of starting school on August 17th is a smoother one.

 

Go to School Supply Lists Page

 

We are Now on Twitter! We are on Twitter now

New year, new connections.  We are on Twitter now!  Connect with us to keep up on school news, programs, weather alerts, and other updates!  Find us at @ludlowschools

Are You Having Trouble with Your Infinite Campus App? IC

If you are experiencing trouble with your IC App, try this:

  1. Log out of the app
  2. On the sign-in screen, click "Change District"
  3. Re-enter our district's code:  BPCZYG
  4. Log in with your username and password

Not sure what your username and password are?  Contact Jenny McMillen at jennifer.mcmillen@ludlow.kyschools.us

 

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