Lighthouse School Newsletter

March 30, 2022

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

These spring months are a time of tremendous growth for students. Students have started exploring ideas for their third inquiry of the school year. I have been impressed with not only the growth in learning, but also the confidence and creativity students share when presenting their learning. I look forward to seeing this continue throughout this final trimester.

Spring is also the time of year for a variety of assessments. Our second grade students are finishing up NWEA MAP testing this week. We have ACT testing for our eleventh graders next week, followed by MCA testing. All dates are listed under upcoming events. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and breakfast before testing. These assessments are another data point to help us see what each student understands and what areas of growth we can help support.


Report cards: Report cards for the end of trimester 2 are posted in Campus Parent Portal. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to your child’s facilitator or our office.

Extended Learning Day: Tuesday, April 5 is an extended learning day for all students. Only 11th grade students taking the ACT should report to school.

Yearbook orders: Interested in ordering a yearbook? Yearbook orders are due on April 14, 2022. Order the Lighthouse School yearbook using this link.

With April’s arrival this week, we look forward to warmer days ahead. Have a great week!

With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Permission Slips Due Tomorrow!

Students in all grades are invited to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical at Children’s Theater Company on May 10. It is recommended for grades 3-12. You might want to check the Children’s Theater website and review the content advisory before signing your child up for the trip.

Permission slips were handed out on Thursday, March 24 and they are due tomorrow Thursday, March 31. Permission slip can also be found below.

Feed My Starving Children

All Lighthouse students are signed up to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children on Friday, April 8. If you want your child to opt out, please email Laurie Pouliot at so she can remove your child from the list. We also need more adult volunteers for this trip. Please let Laurie know if you can help from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Pictures for Yearbook Needed

The Lighthouse School yearbook committee is looking for any inquiry project pictures, extended learning day activity pictures, or extra-curricular activity pictures to possibly put in the yearbook. If you have any please send to by Monday, April 4.
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SLP Experience - A look into life at Spring Lake Park - spring edition

The spring edition of SLP Experience will be hitting homes soon. Watch for the bigger stories of Panther pride, purpose and a look into life at Spring Lake Park Schools across buildings and grades levels arriving in your home mail or visit the SLP Experience online.

Included in the spring issue:

  • Feature stories: Learning the Learner, 12 College Credits by 12th Grade and Winter Athletics and Activities Highlights
  • A message from our superintendent, Jeff Ronneberg
  • Opportunities for the community
  • SLP by the numbers
  • Student spotlight
  • Reasons why we're #SLPPantherProud

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Register for spring CE offerings

With tons of programs, variety and options - there are many opportunities for students, families and adults to find their "spark" this spring through CE programming!

Adult programs:

Bob Ross - Style Painting - April 30: Learn the "Joy of Painting" with certified Bob Ross instructor, Jay Rupp. Artists of all experience levels will paint with Jay to create a beautiful mountain landscape scene. All materials will be provided.

Family Program:

Cupcake Decorating - April 7: Paige Goehner, winner of Food Network's Kids Baking Championship, wants you to join her as she will be decorating spring themed cupcakes! Designs will include spring flowers and baby animals. Each registration will include one dozen cupcakes for you to decorate in class as Paige walks you through different techniques and designs. The cupcakes are yours to take home and enjoy!

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MN History Center Field Trip

Students enjoyed the many activities at the MN History Center during the field trip on Friday including the giant postcard from Minnesota, a World War II presentation, the Iron Range mines exhibit, learning about Bison, and much more!
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  • March 31 - 2nd grade NWEA MAP testing

  • April 5 - Extended Learning Day
  • April 5 - ACT testing for 11th grade students
  • April 8 - Field trip to Feed My Starving Children (Chaperones still needed, see information above in the "Need to Know" section)
  • April 12 - Reading MCA for grades 3-8
  • April 14 - Math MCA for grades 3-8
  • April 15 - No School Staff Professional Work Day
  • April 20 - Reading MCA for grade 10 and Math MCA for grade 11
  • April 21 - Science MCA for grades 5-8
  • April 22 - Science MCA for grades 9-12
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