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Recently at LPS
We have received our final report from our IB Primary Years Program Evaluation Visit...
We have received our final report from our IB Primary Years Program Evaluation Visit that took place in December! After spending three full days meeting with teachers, administrators, parents, students, and board members, and observing lessons being taught in all of our PYP classrooms, we received an extremely positive report from our evaluating team. Our evaluators highlighted many things we are doing well, including “promoting active, lifelong, and compassionate learners,” “implementing the program with fidelity and integrity,” and creating a “healthy, nurturing environment,” among others. The full report is available on our website. Please contact PYP coordinator, Ellen Keen (email@example.com), if you would like to learn more about our Primary Years Program.
The Drowsy Chaperone Closing Performances are tonight and tomorrow!
"It is the best high school musical I have ever seen." - Ms. Walter
Students learned to give a basic geographic description of our area, talk about our climate, and give examples of possible activities that someone could do in the different seasons and weather.
Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you.
Camp Daggett Outdoor Education
Important Information & Events
Thursday, May 4th - Saturday May 6th - Leland Drama presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Monday, May 8th - PTO Monthly Meeting, Elections
Monday, May 8th - Friday May 12th - Book Fair
Tuesday, May 9th - Grade 7 Inland Seas Field Trip
Wednesday, May 10th - HS Art Field Trip to Dennos, 8:30-1:30
Wednesday, May 10th - Senior Academic Awards Night
Wednesday, May 11th - Grade 9 Field Trip MI Career Quest
Friday, May 12th - Dia Del Nino Preschool - 5th grade 3:30-6:00 LPS Cafeteria
Friday, May 12th - Grade 6 Field Trip to Grand Rapids
Sunday, May 14th - Wednesday May, 17th - Senior Trip to Chicago
Thursday, May 18th - Grade 10 Glen Haven History and Dune Hike
Friday, May 19th - Senior's Last Day
Friday, May 19th - Harbor Night
Friday, May 26th - Graduation
Monday, May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 31st - Grade 5 South Manitou, 8-3:00
Wednesday June 1st - Grade 4 to Fort Michilimackinac
Friday, June 2nd - LEF Booster-thon for elementary kids K-5 from 12pm -3pm at Hancock.
Tuesday, June 6th - Grade 5 Whale Back Nature Trail FT
Tuesday, June 6th - Grades 1/2 Sleeping Bear Dune Climb
Tuesday, June 6th - Grades 3/4 to South Manitou Island
Thursday, June 8th - Grade 5 Mackinac Island
Friday June 9th - Tuesday June 13th - Final Exams MS & HS
Friday, June 9th - MS Field Day, Hancock Field
Friday, June 9th - Grade 11 to Michigan Adventure (may move)
Monday, June 12th - Half Day 11:30 dismissal
Tuesday, June 13th - 5th grade Graduation Old Art Building
Tuesday, June 13th - Half Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
NOW SHOWING - The Drowsy Chaperone!
Lasts 90 minutes (no Intermission)
All performances start at 7 PM.
Flowers for cast and crew can be purchased BEFORE the play.
Tickets at the door or box office 231-266-3815 (cash or check)
On-line tickets at mynorthtickets.com (credit card)
Book Fair Coming!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during school hours beginning on Monday, May 8th-Friday, May 12th and also the evening of Friday, May 12th until 6 pm. Families can add money online to their students’ eWallets! Learn more on our Book Fair website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lelandschool2. Please contact our Media Specialist, Anne Clark, if you would have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND GRANDPARENTS
Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. Those wishing to donate minutes or money towards this important cause can email email@example.com to be put in touch with Heather Cook, Chair of the School Appreciation Committee for our Parent Teacher Organization. Whether it’s to learn more about the work of this committee or the other activities of this newly-formed organization, please join fellow parents, guardians, and grandparents in the High School Library this Monday, May 8th at 6pm. In keeping with parent organizations across the country, the May meeting will include an election of 2023-24 officers. This group would love to see you Monday night.
Register with following link ~ (Must register each session separately):
Concussion Forms: (Must print out form and complete. Turn in with insurance and camp fee)
The competition is open to anyone in Michigan with an innovative idea that uses a new or existing technology to improve teaching or learning, as long as they are in the idea or pre-seed stage and have a connection to Michigan’s k-12 education ecosystem. We are currently accepting written submissions until May 14th, with five finalists being selected for a live pitch event on June 29, 2023. There is a total of $22,000 in startup grants available to the finalists, with the top three finishers also receiving legal support from Foster Swift and marketing support from Michigan Creative. In addition, we are organizing an Innovation Bootcamp the week of July 17th, designed to introduce educators to entrepreneurship, innovation, and edtech.
More information about the competition and the bootcamp is available at www.michiganvirtual.org/pitch.
Calling all LPS Alumni! Please fill out the form below
We are looking to start an alumni section in the weekly update as well as become more connected between the school and alumni in our community. Please add your information to the form below to get connected!
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News From the Counseling Office
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!
News From the Athletic Department
Friday, May 7th
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Charlevoix - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 6th
Varsity Track @ Manistee Catholic Central Invite - 10:00am
News From The Cafe
Manage lunch money at the link below.
*New* May Menus
News From The Nurses Office
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Community Blood Drive. The results are in: 24 Donors registered to donate, INCLUDING 10 FIRST-TIME DONORS! We successfully collected 22 pints aka "units" for local patients in need. This equates to helping SAVE 66 LIVES! Well Done LPS!
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
End of the Year Due Dates
Seniors should have books returned by Friday, May 12th or be billed. Bills should be paid/books returned before they get their diplomas.
Last day for book checkout is Friday, May 26.
Books need to be returned on/before Monday, June 5*.
Last day for elementary class visits is Friday, June 9th.
Around the County
Community Resource from the Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee
Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee is looking to share a community resource that is available to persons with disabilities. The committee's primary focus is to assist individuals to overcome limits caused by a disability and improve access to a fuller life.
Attatched is an application includes all of the information for applying.
The JJ Beckett Acccess-ABILITY Committee is an initiative funded by Rotarian Club Members – this is not a Rotary Charities program.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via this email or cell 231.649.2752.