Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, February 16th
Hello Leland Comets!
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Recently at LPS...
Mr. Defour scrubbing dishes!
Hats off to the boys basketball team for lending a hand and spending hours washing dishes!
Thank you Tanya for organizing the auction!
Thank you to the incredible souls who pulled this off.
Monday's Enchilada Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit showed what Leland is truly made of.
Many successful people have been quoted one way another trying to capture the sentiment that no one person is stronger than a team. For this reason you should always lift up the people around you. You are stronger together then you can ever hope to be alone.
In times of trauma or hardship this is especially true. Leland looked around at their team. They saw an opportunity to lift up one another. They cooked for hours. They baked a mountain of colorful treats. They donated generously to the auction. They showed up in numbers. They raised money. They washed dishes. They talked. They laughed. They got to know the people around them. They let the people around them know they are not alone.
Thank you to Rosie and Tanya for organizing. Thank you to the students for committing their time and heart to helping out. Thank you to ALL that made this event possible. This is how you make incredible meaning out of hard times that can quite easily feel meaningless. This is how we reach out and lift each other up. This is Leland.
Girls basketball is on fire! Tuesday night marks the 3rd big victory in a row.
The Comets were down at half time in their game Tuesday night vs Frankfort only to dig deep in the locker room and come out stronger than ever in the third quarter. Quotes from the Leelanau Enterprise include Maeve Sweeney - " We were asking each-other - do we really want it? If we do, do we have the ability to push ourselves to win? Theres a lot of positive reinforcement." and Elli Miller - "I think going into the locker room, we knew we had more potential and that pushed us to do more." A 3 pointer late in the third quarter hit by Miller brought the Comets to their first lead of the game. The Comets won 32-30 securing their third exciting win in a row. Top scorers for the Comets have been Elli Miller, Maeve Sweeney, Ella Knudsen, and Mallory Lowe.
After racing (and rocking it) in her own 18k Freestyle event, teacher Karen Kirt mentored several of her Leland Gliders on the snow at Saturday's 47th Annual North American Vasa. Three cheers for Hadley, Scarlett, Atlas, Jack, James, and Coach Karen for making Leland proud out there and enjoying a bluebird winter day!
Daniel showed his big heart and strength as a leader by asking the team to join him on stage for the signing.
Daniel Reseniz is a senior at Leland and is one of our student teachers aid. He works with an elementary group after lunch on writing.
This week elementary students listened to a presentation on Dental Health. The students got to try brushing and flossing on this cute little teacher.
Cecily and her friends decorated patches, and Mrs. Carol Shipley sewed them onto our blankets for the silent auction.
Important Information & Events
Friday, February 17th - Half day for all
Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day/ Mid Winter Break
Monday March 27th - Friday March 31st - Spring Break, School resumes Monday April 3rd
Wednesday, May 10th - Senior Academic Awards Night
Friday, May 19th - Senior's Last Day
Friday, May 26th - Graduation
Monday, May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
Monday, June 12th - Half day, 11:30 dismissal
Tuesday, June 13th - Half day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Register at the link below
In case you missed it:
A group of parent volunteers is working towards putting together a K-12 PTO at Leland Public School. With encouragement from Administration, Stacey Brugeman, Emily Miezio, Hilary Ulbrich and Dan Worth have agreed to spearhead this effort to create a welcoming and inclusive organization that supports our teachers and school community. This Steering Committee is hard at work pursuing a period of due diligence between now and Spring Break. Please don't forget to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share your thoughts about what you would like to see—and not see—in a PTO, volunteer, or be added to communication as things evolve.
Scholar to Scholar High School Poster Competition!
The College of Education's Office of K-12 Outreach at Michigan State University is pleased to announce our first annual Scholar to Scholar High School Poster Competition!
Our objective is to provide high school students with the opportunity to present research, meet college students, and become more familiar with Michigan State University's College of Education (COE).
The Scholar to Scholar High School Poster Competition is open to any high-school junior or senior that is interested in improving their critical thinking, sharpening their presentation skills, and increasing their college and career readiness.
Move This World - Social Emotional Learning
To support our students’ social emotional needs and mental health, we are using a video-based social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum from Move This World. I’m excited to share that you’ll be able to access this helpful curriculum at home, too!
Social emotional learning is how students learn to process and manage emotions as well as important social skills. It includes everything from goal setting to stress management, and it provides both children and adults with tools they can use to express themselves authentically and safely. SEL helps students build healthy relationships, communicate effectively, and live a meaningful life.
Below, you’ll find log in instructions:
Practicing social emotional learning at home can help your students:
Identity and recognize their emotions.
Build critical social skills.
Connect with themselves and others.
Navigate challenges they may be experiencing.
Adjust to the new school year.
Move This World is a social emotional learning program delivered through an extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources rooted in creative expression that help students, teachers and staff develop a common language to improve communication and build trust. We’re so glad that you’ll be able to access Move This World videos and resources at home, and hope they are helpful for your students and family.
Learn more about how it works here.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions!
Students Thrive at Career Tech
It's Career and Technical Education Month and that means North Ed Career Tech will be welcoming hundreds of 10th graders from the region on Feb. 1 and 2 to visit our state-of-the-art facility and explore our 21 education programs. Learn more. Enrollment begins now for 10th and 11th grade students who would like to attend Career Tech for the 2023-24 school year. The online enrollment application is open! One of our many highlights is that students don't have to wait for high school graduation to explore career options. We offer opportunities to pursue required academics along with hands-on training, firsthand experience, mentoring and more. Graduates move on from Career Tech well-prepared for success in work, college, technical schools and life! Beyond the classrooms, we are proud of how our students represent Career Tech as they engage in a wide variety of extracurricular professional development activities. In fact, many of our programs are aligned with national associations that sponsor competitions to expand leadership and work skills. We have students preparing to participate in FFA, HOSA, FCCLA, MITES, SkillsUSA and National Robotics Challenge competitions and they are well-positioned to learn and compete. So this February, Career Tech staff looks forward to greeting our prospective students during 10th grade visits and supporting our current students in their pursuits! Please read on for a bunch of good news. Respectfully,
It's Career and Technical Education Month and that means North Ed Career Tech will be welcoming hundreds of 10th graders from the region on Feb. 1 and 2 to visit our state-of-the-art facility and explore our 21 education programs. Learn more. Enrollment begins now for 10th and 11th grade students who would like to attend Career Tech for the 2023-24 school year. The online enrollment application is open!
One of our many highlights is that students don't have to wait for high school graduation to explore career options. We offer opportunities to pursue required academics along with hands-on training, firsthand experience, mentoring and more. Graduates move on from Career Tech well-prepared for success in work, college, technical schools and life!
Beyond the classrooms, we are proud of how our students represent Career Tech as they engage in a wide variety of extracurricular professional development activities. In fact, many of our programs are aligned with national associations that sponsor competitions to expand leadership and work skills. We have students preparing to participate in FFA, HOSA, FCCLA, MITES, SkillsUSA and National Robotics Challenge competitions and they are well-positioned to learn and compete.
So this February, Career Tech staff looks forward to greeting our prospective students during 10th grade visits and supporting our current students in their pursuits! Please read on for a bunch of good news.
Pat Lamb Assistant Superintendent of Career & Technical Education
Assistant Superintendent of Career & Technical Education
The Career Tech online enrollment application for 2023-24 is open!
Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Sluiter's Class and an amazing volunteer the lost and found list has been UPDATED! Check out the link for any items you recognize.
C3 List of Missing Items
COATS Please fill out this form to claim your missing item! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.11. SWEATSHIRTS Please fill out this form to claim your missing item! 1.2.3. 4.5.6. 7.8.9. 10.11.12. 13.14.15. 16.17.18. 19. 20.21. 22. 23.24. 18.104.22.168. 29.30...
News From The Athletic Department
This Weekend in Sports
Friday, February 17th
Varsity / JV Boys Basketball vs Benzie - 5:30pm
Varsity / JV Girls Basketball @ Benzie - 5:30pm
News From The Cafe
LPS Families can support one another by donating to the LPS "Angel" Account
After two years of all students being allowed to eat school meals for free, due to COVID, the USDA removed the waiver and families that don’t meet strict income thresholds are now responsible for paying for their meals again. Many families are facing growing negative account balances, and simply do not have the means to pay for their children’s breakfasts and lunches.
Leland Public School’s Food Service Department has an Angel Account set up for anyone who would like to make a donation to help students with meal debt. With your help, we know that we can make a big difference! By making an anonymous monetary donation to the Angel Account, you would become one of our angels, and make a difference in the life of a student today.
Donating is simple:
1. Go to https://leland.familyportal.cloud/
2. Click “my account,” and log in with your email address and password. If you do not have a family portal account follow the prompts to set one up.
3. Under “My Account” click “Add Person”
4. ID Number: 7777
First Name: Account
Last Name: Angel
5. Under “My Account” click “Deposit” and follow the prompts.
The funds will immediately be available for the food service department to disperse to those families in the most need.
We can also take a cash or check (made payable to Leland Public School) donation that can be dropped off at the main office.
The food service department sends you a big THANK YOU for considering helping our students in need.
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News from the Nurse's Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
Around The County
Leelanau Children's Center Now Enrolling!
Help The Leelanau Children's Center provide year round child care for our community by sharing this job posting!
Application deadline is March 13th.
Enrollment now open Dance Leelanau is back for Spring Session!
OAB Dance Leelanau classes are available for students ages 2.5 - 13 years old, and taught by local dance favorites Hillary Voight and Caitlin Watkins. Enroll now: www.oldartbuilding.com All spring dance classes will conclude with a special performance on Sunday, April 30.
Our Winter Trails Day is coming up Friday, February 17, 2023 from 2pm-6pm at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.
We're so excited to get outside and celebrate winter, the outdoors, Leelanau, and 35 years of conserving this beautiful peninsula.
Here's what we've got going on:
2:00pm - Ski the Price Valley Trail
2:30pm - Docent Guided Snowshoe
4:00pm - Fireside Chat
4:30pm - Staff-led Snowshoe
Dusk - Lantern-lit Snowshoeing
We would love for you to come join us! Mark your calendars, bring your loved ones, warmest winter wear and snowshoes or skis.
Sign Up at the link below!
Winter Trails Day - The Leelanau Conservancy
Join the staff of the Leelanau Conservancy along with Docents, Board & LC Collective members for a day of winter fun at Palmer Woods and our official kick-off for our 2023 Trail Challenge "35 Miles for 35 Years" celebrating our 35 th year of conserving Leelanau.