Livingston
Elementary School
Expectations, Effort, Excellence!

Livingston Lizard News

There’s always something going on at Livingston, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Collin Kartchner Parent Night

Please join us for a free parent night on Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wynona Thompson Auditorium at 1225 10th Street in Cody. Come laugh and learn about social media and mental health with Collin Kartchner. After becoming aware of the alarming effects of screen time and social media, Collin has dedicated his time to traveling all over the United States to bring awareness to parents and youth in a fun and relatable way. Please see our Collin Kartchner flyer for more information. You do not want to miss this!

If You Missed Kindergarten Registration

If your child turns five by September 15, 2019, register for kindergarten as soon as possible at Cody Schools Administration Office at 919 Cody Ave. Please bring your child’s birth certificate. Wyoming immunization records are available electronically; please bring immunization records from other states or countries. You may also enroll in the Kindergarten Readiness Camp.

Talent Show

Our talent show is on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:30 a.m. We will break for recess and then come back after first recess to finish, if necessary. Tryouts are on Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17 during recesses. Students can sign up for a tryout time on April 29 through May 3 on the sign-up sheet outside of Mrs. Scott's door. Acts may be musical, showing or demonstrating a student's work, athletic, or oratory. Please contact Mrs. Scott via email or phone at 587.4271 with questions.

Class Lists for Next Year

The teachers are going to be working on getting class lists ready for next year. This year we will be going to online re-registration. More information will follow about this new procedure. At this time, we are asking you to let us know if your child will not be attending Livingston Elementary School next year. This will help us to make accurate lists. If you have any questions, please call our office at 587.4271.

PTK Meeting

Please join us for our next PTK meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. We are still looking for a volunteer for secretary. Please reach out via email if you have an interest in this position.

Thank You to Our Volunteers

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers that have helped us this school year. Whether you made treats, helped on a field trip, or were able to come to school on a regular basis, we very much appreciate you. Things could not run so smoothly without you. Thank you from the Livingston Elementary School staff!

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

Kindergarten readiness camp will take place on June 10 through June 27 on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sunset Elementary School. The kindergarten readiness camp is an excellent opportunity for children to transition from preschool or home to kindergarten in the fall. This program is free to any child registering for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.

Momo Challenge

News reports indicate the Momo creature has been seen on Facebook, YouTube, and in popular video games such as Fortnite. These Momo videos feature an odd bird-like creature that is said to encourage self harm and suicide. Park County School District 6 has confirmed the online existence of the meme as have other school districts in our area. There have been a few reports of children in the Big Horn Basin following through with challenges posed by Momo. Counselors and administrative personnel as always available at our school to address student concerns regarding this issue. 

We encourage and advise you to talk to your children about your expectations for their electronic and internet usage. Be mindful of the videos your children are watching and supervise the games they are playing. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to support our students and their safely. Please see our letter to parents for more information regarding the Momo challenge, and feel feel to contact us with any questions or concerns.

WyTopp Testing

This spring our students will have the opportunity to showcase their learning growth by participating in our state assessment Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP). The spring assessment window is from April 15 through May 10.

Schools have some flexibility in which to design schedules that allow students to effectively complete the assessments. Each grade level will carefully develop schedules with the intent of minimizing the disruption of our daily schedules and routines. Parents will receive information from classroom teachers pertaining to the specific dates and times in which their child’s class will be participating in each assessment.

During the spring WYTOPP (April 15 to May 10) elementary students will participate in the following assessments:

  • Grade K: reading and math
  • Grade 1: reading and math
  • Grade 2: reading and math
  • Grade 3: reading, math, and writing
  • Grade 4: reading, math, and science
  • Grade 5: reading, math, and writing

As parents, you can support our students and staff by doing those critical things that you consistently do at home to help prepare students for high levels of learning every day. This includes making sure your children are getting plenty of rest each night. It is equally critical that students are coming to school with appropriate nutritional needs met to ensure optimal performance with the mental and physical demands of school. Thank you for your help!

Recycling

We wanted to send out a reminder that you can turn in any aluminum cans that you save at the recycling center. Be sure to mention that they are for Livingston School. We receive a check from them at the end of the school year. The recycling center is located at 531 15th Street – turn N on 15th from Wyoming Ave. and go to the end of the street. Outdoor bins for aluminum cans, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, phone books, plastic bottles (1 and 2), glass, and office paper are outside for easy drop off. Thanks for helping us reduce waste and earn money for our school!