October 2020

Last Updated: 10/22/2020 7:10 PM

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Election Day is November 3

Take-Home Meals + Food Pantry Available

Erlanger Baptist Church

Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope

Thanks for Supporting Athletics!

Learning Grove Openings

Kenton County Public Library

Updated Childcare Options


Election Day is November 3!

There are many options to cast your ballot and ensure your voice is heard on Election Day this year. In addition to voting in person on November 3, Kenton County offers early in-person voting at the Kenton County Government Center in Covington. The window for requesting a ballot to vote by mail has now closed. Click here for full details about ways to vote in Kenton County.

Don’t know where your polling place is?
Click here to find out.

Want to see a sample ballot?
Click here to view.

If you have any questions about how or where to cast your vote, please visit kentoncountyclerk.com or call 859.392.1620.

Food Pickup

Food support available for district families

Take-home meals available every Friday
The School Nutrition Department is handing out meals every Friday to help curb the cost of feeding children while they learn at home. These meals are available for students whether they are back in school part-time on the hybrid schedule or remaining full-time virtual.

Pick up meals:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Behind Lloyd Memorial High School

The meal bags contain breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack items for days of learning at home and can be used for any children age 1-18 who would like to pick one up. As of October 16, we have already handed out over 16,000 meals/snacks in our community!

If you have any questions regarding meal pick up, please call 859.342.4690 or email meal@erlanger.kyschools.us

Food pantry remains available
The Erlanger-Elsmere School District continues to operate two food pantries, open to all families of students in the district.

Located at Arnett Elementary and Tichenor Middle School, the food pantries are open twice a month and have very limited conditions for use. To keep things simple, the only requirement is that a student living in the household is enrolled in a district school. Visitors to the food pantry complete a simple form consisting of just names and the number of people living in the household. That's it! Plus, families can visit any time; there is no maximum number of visits.

As an added bonus, the pantries are "choice" food pantries, meaning families can choose the food items they prefer, decreasing food waste and increasing the benefit!

Food is available through a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank.

Here are dates and times for the rest of the calendar year…

October 27
November 10
November 24
December 8
December 15

Need more information? Please contact:

Mrs. Tracy Molley

Ms. Amber Evans


Erlanger Baptist Church Learning Room

Erlanger Baptist Church:
A safe, supervised place to learn

Erlanger Baptist Church has very generously opened its doors to provide a safe and monitored environment for students from Erlanger-Elsmere Schools to complete their virtual assignments. Volunteers are staffing rooms at the church on Wednesdays and Thursdays to offer a supervised environment for families that might need a space for their students to safely and efficiently complete their school work during the day.

The goal is to provide a place for kids to complete their work during their “out of school“ days on the district’s hybrid schedule.

Space is still available in the classroom serving middle and high school students!
Erlanger Baptist Church is currently accepting applications for its Middle/High School classroom, which is offered free of charge. See below for additional details. Space is limited, but the church will work to meet as many needs as possible. Click here to complete the online application. Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration!


Cruising right along:
The Fifth Annual Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope

Festival of Hope LogoThings looked a little bit different this year, but that did not stop the fifth annual Chelsea Ryann Festival of Hope, a fundraiser to support mental health and suicide prevention.

Organized by the Westwood family in honor of their daughter Chelsea, whom they lost to suicide when she was a student at Lloyd, the festival’s central message is hope. And that message was reflected throughout the event, which this year was a drive-thru experience for the whole family! Participants laughed, smiled, and enjoyed the spirit of community as they cruised through the festival and enjoyed live music, camels, sweet treats, and princesses. Each car received a festival pack to take home to keep the fun going.

The Westwoods’ efforts raised significant funding which will be put to work to help students at Lloyd who are searching for hope while dealing with mental health issues.

Here, Mrs. Maryann Moore, Youth Service Center coordinator at Lloyd, explains the valuable role this support plays…


While the Westwood family is happy to have exceeded their financial goal, they’re even more passionate about spreading their message of hope. Listen to them talk about why they do what they do…

Thanks to everyone for supporting this remarkable endeavor, and for choosing hope!


Thank you for supporting athletics!

Our middle and high school fall sports teams were authorized to enter practice and competition last month. To do so under the Healthy at Sports guidelines designed to keep athletes, coaches, and fans safe has required significant support and cooperation from all involved. It comes as no surprise that our athletics community has risen to the many challenges we’ve faced during these most unusual circumstances.

“I would like to thank all of the student-athletes, coaches, and families for supporting our athletes during this fall season of athletics,” said Mr. Bill Pilgram, athletic director. “Thank you, cross-country, football, and volleyball, for their dedication and flexibility as we begin to wrap up Fall Sports and look forward to Winter!  Thank you for wearing masks at games, bringing screening forms, completing temperature checks, and transporting your student-athletes to our games on the road. LMHS and TMS Athletics appreciate all your efforts, and I know our athletes do as well!”


Learning Grove

Learning Grove at Erlanger-Elsmere Schools
Now enrolling for the one-year-old classroom!

Conveniently located at Lloyd High School
Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

5 STAR Rated in Kentucky’s All-Star Program

  • High-quality learning that prepares children for kindergarten
  • Strong partnerships with families
  • State tuition assistance accepted; pay only your co-pay
  • USDA-approved breakfast, lunch, and snack provided 

To learn more or enroll your child, visit: www.learning-grove.org or call 859.261.2181.


Kenton County Library Logo

We love the library!

The Kenton County Public Library continues to provide a wide range of support, programming, resources, and fun for children of all ages! From books and games to homework help and programs, the library continues to find ways to safely assist and enrich our community’s youngest learners.

Click here to view their latest offerings…



Updated childcare options

The Erlanger-Elsmere Early Childhood Community Collaborative (E3C) has updated the list of childcare options available for children from birth through age 5.

Check out the latest list of providers in our neighborhood.