Lester Park School Newsletter - #5

September 16, 2021

Hello Lester Park Families!

Thank you for all of your patience as the district continues to work on assigning and correcting bus stop information. There were so many due to the # of students on distant learning last year, plus route changes due to limited bus drivers. There are still a half dozen students that we are waiting on bus changes.

We hope your children are all loving their first couple weeks of school! We sure love having them all here!

~Lester Park Office

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sept 22...5th Grade Forest Day (9:30-1:30)

  • Oct 7...Picture Day

  • Oct 21-22...NO SCHOOL (MEA Weekend)

  • Oct 25...NO SCHOOL for Students (Staff Development Day)

  • Nov 25-26...NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

School calendar can be found on our website or by clicking HERE

Homework Requests

If your child is going to be absent due to illness or vacation, you may email the teacher for homework. Please allow 48 hours for the homework to be gathered. Homework can be picked up in the front entrance on the table next to the cafeteria door.

Important Information for After-School Pick Up

Yesterday toward the end of the day, we had 8 empty spots in front of the school and the entrance to our driveway was blocked by a van waiting for their child. Please pull all the way forward using all of the space along the front of our building. Not doing so causes problems like yesterday, and slows the traffic down considerably, both in our driveway as well as on Glenwood Street and 52nd Ave.

If you see an open spot in front of the school, please feel free to pull out of line and use it. Utilizing all the space along the sidewalk in front of school will help speed up the pick up and drop off process. Thank you for understanding.

PTA Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet with the PTA

No membership required to attend.

Hope to see you there!

September 21st at 7pm.


Meeting ID: 862 6619 2237

Passcode: 625323

Illness and Absence Information

What do I do if my child is going to be absent from school?

  • Call attendance line 336-8875 then “3” to leave a recorded message

  • Or email lesterattendance@isd709.org (the office & nurse will both see these emails)

  • Please list any specific symptoms, especially with COVID still making its rounds and during times of increased influenza.

  • Teachers may have a preferred way for you to report an absence to them.

  • If we do not hear why a student is absent, an automated phone call and an email message will be sent out at sometime around 8:30. This is for safety reasons.

How do I know if I should keep my child home from school?

How do I get a hold of a Teacher or other Staff Member?

We have a list of staff and their extensions that you can access by clicking HERE. You can also find this on our website. Click on "About Us" then "Staff Directory"

On the list you will also find their full name to use for an email:

email: (first name).(last name)@isd709.org

Have more questions? Check out Previous Newsletters

Our newsletters are sent out every Thursday to families and staff. Below you will see topics discussed in our previous newsletters. You can click on the newsletter link, or you can also find them on our website here: https://www.isd709.org/lester-park-elementary/news-and-info

Sept 9, 2021 Newsletter:

* Birthday Treat & Invitation Restrictions

* Lunch Questions

* Student IDs, Emails & Passwords

* Blended Learning 1 to 1 Permission Form

* Parent Portal of Infinite Campus

* How to pick up your child early or drop off late

* Specialist Rotation Calendar

Sept 1, 2021 Newsletter:

* Bus changes

* Free & Reduce Lunch Information

* Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick Up

* MN Dept of Ed. Digital Survey for parents

Community Flyers/News

East Select Soccer tryouts are coming up. Birth years 2008-2015 For more information check out:


Girl Scout Information & Sign-Up Event

5:30pm Thursday, Sept 23

OEMS Middle School

Click HERE

For previous registrations, click HERE.

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