Happy Holidays Leland Comets!
December 24th, 2022
The past few weeks at LPS we have been able to enjoy many moments of learning mixed together with holiday magic! It was so nice to once again welcome our families into the school. We hope your break is full of the simple, joyful moments that when strung together make life so meaningful. See you all again soon, refreshed and renewed in the new year!
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Making Christmas trees & snowmen in PE with Mrs. Neveau!
"Grandparents/Guests & Gingerbread" cookie decorating event in 1st-2nd grade!
On December 16th grandparents or another guest were invited to join their 1st or 2nd grader to decorate gingerbread cookies! The activity tied in nicely with the PYP unit - Highlighting the connections between past and the present. Teachers were so happy to have this special and festive way to bring family into the school.
"Last week was so wonderful. Having our family members and friends join us Friday for cookie decorating was so special. Thank you!" - Mrs. Suttmann
Grandparent volunteer, Marsh, brought in a special treat for our first-grade math students.
"The first graders are learning all forms of measurement and what we can measure. While teaching the lesson, I peeked over at Marsh and knew we could do something great for the kids.
Marsh brought in all her special gingerbread books, a puppet, baking gear, and an assortment of measuring tools. Every child in 1st grade got to mix, measure, stir and sing. Second graders got to bring home dough. Be careful the gingerbread men don't run away!" - Mrs. Suttmann
Adopt a tree project with the Old Art Building! Thank you to all the volunteers.
Middle School Student Council has been doing an amazing job this year with the support of Mrs. Vann. The students set up a festive week long spirit competition. It was a huge hit!
Mrs. Kirt lived in Japan for many years and we are so grateful when she shares her cultural knowledge with us! Above are origami cranes she made as gifts for her 6th grade advisory class.
GREAT JOB 6TH GRADE. Thank you Mrs. Lowe for organizing the Holiday Giving Bucket Challenge event each year to give back to Leelanau County families in need.
Winner: 6th Grade $135.79!
Proceeds go to families in need in our county!
Thank you Mr. Peschel, Dr. Dave, Will and Howie for setting up the Game Room!
Many high school students are enjoying the game room equipment we have recently purchased. Thanks to freshman students Will and Howie, they are very organized and having fun during lunch! Thanks to Mr. Peschel and Dr. Dave for helping get this going for our students!
The Junior Class Council with the support of their class advisor Mrs. Zywicki threw an amazing Santa's Workshop!
The Junior class raised over $1500 by entertaining and helping students to create some festive holiday gifts. The turn-out was extraordinary with students having fun while their parents mingled together. So many positive comments about this annual fun event!
Thanks, Mrs. Zywicki for organizing this with the Juniors!
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Hayes as a full time language teacher and ESL coordinator!
Check out this fun snowman project she did with middle school language students above and get to know Mrs. Hayes below!
What is your name/ the name you go by at school?
Nancy Hayes, Dr. Nan/Nancy
How did you come to be a Leelanau County person? Ex: Did you grow up here, have family here, move here for a specific reason, move away and come back? I’ve been connected to Leelanau County since the mid-1990s through seasonal summer vacations and work for SLBE, where I collected the oral histories of former residents of the Manitou Islands. This past summer I married an East Lelander whom I met while working on South Manitou and moved to Lake Leelanau. Et voila--a new adventure has begun!
How would you describe yourself? I'm into all things outdoors, as well as reading, traveling, cooking, and eating. Especially chocolate.
What is your title at school?
Language teacher and ESL coordinator!
Describe your role day to day at LPS.
I invite students to love learning (in) multiple languages!
What makes you excited to work at LPS?
I am fortunate that there are so many people who are as excited about language learning as me.
What do you look forward to/ hope to be a part of in the future at LPS?
I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning more about LPS and the communities it serves.
Words can't describe how much we will miss you Mr. Pershinske!
Our beloved PYP teacher Mr. Pershinke is retiring. His class will be in good hands for the rest of the year with our highly qualified building substitute Bailey Duperon.
Students and staff from every part of the school have spent the past few weeks recalling joyful memories and significant impacts he has left on their life during his career as a Leland educator. It would be impossible to capture them all. Instead here is sweet video that sums up the love! Thank you for coordinating this with his class Mr. Evans!
"It was unanimous Keven. This was the song that they thought of when they thought of you. Thank you for helping us raise resilient children, and thank you for being such a great colleague for all of these years." - Mr. Evans
"While happy for Keven and his next adventures, we will be sad to see him go. Keven is a fantastic, master teacher whose impact on generations of kids cannot be overstated. His career here has encompassed 32 years and many hats - he's been a secondary classroom teacher, technology director, NHS advisor, union president, coach, and elementary teacher among other roles he's played. He's been a mentor to many and a friend to all. His students have received the best that educators offer, and they, their families, and we will miss him." - Mrs. Long"
Thank you for setting a wonderful example of what it means to be a Leland educator.