Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, February 9th
Hello Leland Comets!
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Recently at LPS...
Ski Team Conference Finals!
"Freshman, Willa Murray made an impressive conference final with a 3rd in slalom, 2nd in giant slalom and 3rd overall for the season in the conference.
Bridgette Duncan finished her senior year 4th in Giant Slalom, 6th in Giant Slalom and 5th over all for the season
Maycee Duncan (also a senior) skied on the boys team this year (due to them needing enough skiers to qualify for regional races) and still managed to come in 11th for giant slalom, 16th for slalom and come in 14th for the season.
That’s a lot of hardware! The regional race is Monday." - Katie Duncan
Thank you for the amazing photos Mrs. Duncan!
Leland District Spelling Bee 2023!
Pictured here are the top spellers of grades 6-8. Not pictured are the 5th grade students who participated.
Winning word: conscientious
The Top Three Spellers are...
1st place: Julia Martin (7th)
2nd place: Hazel Danziger (8th)
3rd place: Viki Worth (8th)
Great work ladies!
Mrs. Zywicki's 8th Grade Science Wind Turbine Challenge
Which design will have the most power?
Ms. Piro's 8th Grade US History students attended a "cotillion" to explore one part of what it meant to be an American during the early 1800s.
Mrs. Kirt's 6th Grade World Geography students working on summative project on Canada!
Mrs. Kirt's 7th Grade World History students wrote the postcards from Egypt to a friend.
Then they went for a walk to the post office to mail them!
Students in Mr. Peplinski's 7th grade science class explored the structure of DNA by building models
" A picture of students proudly following expectations and turning in homework folders on assessment day." - Peppy
5th grade hoops after a big win vs Onekama!
Thanks for all you do Coach Defour!
In 1st-2nd grade Grandpa Richard came in to share his homemade flutes.
The kids got to see a lot of flutes and hear the difference between them.
"Then he told stories. We shared how different it is to hear a story from a person brain and heart compared to having them read it from a book." Mrs. Suttmann
"Mrs. Clark led the students through a BreakoutEDU game. BreakoutEDU games are a series of puzzles that require players to analyze clues to discover combinations to multiple locks. Students had a 30 minute time limit to solve 3 puzzles as a team and unlock a box.... Seeing the kids work together in teams to solve was amazing. I am so grateful to Mrs. Clark for providing such wonderful opportunities during library." - Mrs. Suttmann
Important Information & Events
Friday, February 10th - MS Valentines Day Dance
Wednesday, February 15th - Half day for students (Parent Teacher Conferences)
Thursday, February 16th - Half day for students (Parent Teacher Conferences)
Friday, February 17th - Half day for all
Monday, February 20th - No School, Presidents Day/ Mid Winter Break
Saturday March 25th - Sunday April 2nd - Spring Break, School resumes Monday April 3rd
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
*Date Change* - Wednesday, May 10th is the new date for the Senior Academic Awards night
Survey Responders, Focus Group Attenders, School Improvement Team, Students, Parents, Staff, LPS Community... YOU are invited to be a part of a formal meeting led by Northwest Education to define values, mission and vision for LPS. Attend Saturday February 11th from 9 - 2pm to bring your thoughts to the table.
RSVP to the Strategic Planning Workshop by emailing Jen Nowak at email@example.com
Sat, Feb 11, 2023, 09:00 AM
Leland Public School, North Grand Avenue, Leland, MI, USA
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.
The LPS PTO is looking for volunteers to help with Teacher Dinner during winter conferences. We need volunteers bring in food, paper products, drinks and desserts to show our appreciation for the long hours teachers will be putting in for conferences. Click the link below to sign up!
Winter 2023 Conference Meal for Staff
In appreciation for the long hours teachers will be putting in for conferences, we would like to provide a meal for staff during Parent-Teacher conferences with your help. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Food can be dropped off anytime during the day before 3:30pm.
Save the Date! Monday February 13th from 5-7pm there will be a benefit dinner and silent auction for Cecily Neddo and Jane Lang.
The MS Valentines Day Dance is Friday, February 10th!
The Parent Teacher Conference sign up link been sent out & is attached below.
Conferences are the 15th &16th.
Welcome to the Leland Public School parent teacher conference scheduling system. Please select your conference (or conferences) below, then press "Submit". You will be asked to select the event and then enter your names and email. The system will then send you a link to choose your appointment time(s).
Coming up soon we will have a few half days due to conferences. 3rd - 5th graders are invited to stay at LPS for the afternoon, watch movies, and play games supervised by the Junior Class Council!
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.
Student led Bible Study every Wednesday in Mrs. Vann's room during MS lunch.
After School Programming - Lego Club (Grades K-2)
Join our free Lego Club! We will meet on Tuesdays after school in the elementary media center until 4:30 pm for 4 weeks: February 14 - March 7. We’ll supply the LEGO bricks, building challenges, and inspiration. All you need is to bring your imagination! A snack will be provided, or please send one with your child.
Register today at the Lego Club Registration form below. Space is limited. If there is more interest than space available, we will add families to a waiting list for the next session. Please contact Mrs. Anne Clark with any questions: email@example.com
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!
HS Travel Opportunity - GUATEMALA
Leland is organizing an amazing travel opportunity to Guatemala this spring April 14-21. This opportunity is open to all students grades 11 and 12. The dual exchange program is designed to be fun and educational and follows the concept of participatory philanthropy.
- Partner organization is Planting Seeds https://www.plantingseedsinternational.org/
- Minimum 8 and maximum 15 students
- Cost is $1980-2580 (not including airfare) depending on number of participants and accommodation options
- Two (2) Leland staff chaperones attending
Interested? Scroll down to RSVP for a virtual information session on Wednesday, February 1, 7-8pm. You may also call (256-9857 ext 3823) or email Matt Peschel to learn more firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Career Tech Engineering Academy Puts the E in STEM
It's recruiting season at Engineering Academy, so spread the word to high school sophomores and juniors who want to get the engineering edge. Students interested in learning more about and applying to Engineering Academy are invited to information sessions:
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Wednesday, March 8
Tuesday, April 4
RSVP to Engineering Academy Instructor Tim Wheatley at twheatley@NorthwestEd.org
Info sessions are at 6-7:30 p.m. at Career Tech Engineering Academy, room 159A, 880 Parsons Road, Traverse City, 49686.
The Engineering Academy (formerly Manufacturing Technology Academy) has been providing STEM education since 1996, before the term 'STEM' was coined! It is a state and national award-winning program offering rigorous classes with a focus on engineering, English, economics, math, and science. Students earn a total of 8.5 academic and elective credits in this two-year program.
PSA - Elementary, don't forget hats and gloves!
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. 188.8.131.52. 29.30...
News From The Athletic Department
This Weekend in Sports
Thursday, February 9th
Friday, February 10th
Varsity / JV Girls Basketball vs Kingsley - 5:30pm
Varsity / JV Boys Basketball @ Kingsley - 5:30pm
News From The Cafe
New Breakfast Menu :)
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News from the Nurse's Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
BreakoutEDU in the Media Center
Mrs. Clark has begun using BreakoutEDU resources with elementary students. Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform that is transforming teaching and learning in classrooms around the world. Breakout EDU brings the power of escape rooms into the classroom through physical and digital games, challenging students to work together in teams using critical thinking and problem solving skills. LPS has access to both the digital platform and the physical kits. Students are having fun and also learning content
Around The County
Help The Leelanau Children's Center provide year round child care for our community by sharing this job posting!
Application deadline is March 13th.
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.