Lighthouse School Newsletter

May 11, 2022

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

Spring is finally here! In these final five weeks of school, we want to work in partnership to support each student in reaching their learning goals. Please check in with your student to ask how things are going. Please also reach out to teachers as needed. There are many supports in place to help students find success in these final weeks.


Reminders and Updates:

  • iPads: As we look ahead to summer, you may wonder about your student’s school-owned iPad. Families with students in grades K-11 will once again be able to keep their school-issued iPad at home and return with it for the 2022-2023 school year. If you prefer our school to keep the iPad over the summer or you are not returning next year, you’ll be able to turn in the iPad to the main office. See more information in today’s newsletter.
  • Lighthouse Talent Show: The Lighthouse Talent show is tomorrow, Thursday, May 12 at 1 p.m. Please check in at the Lighthouse office by 12:45 p.m. We will walk down to the Fine Arts Center at the high school. The show will begin at 1 p.m.
  • Extended Learning Day, Friday, May 13: These days are designed for students to do work related to their inquiry project which cannot easily be done in the classroom such as library research, talking with an expert, conducting experiments, or a field trip.

    • Students taking courses at Spring Lake High School should sign in and sign out at the Lighthouse office. Students will not be permitted to leave early without a parent signing the student out, emailing permission (ddough@distrtict16.org), or calling the Lighthouse School at 763-600-5200.
  • Interstate Park Field trip: On Monday, May 16, all 1st through 6th grade students will be taking a field trip to Interstate Park. They will explore the Dalles, a basalt gorge with glacial potholes and volcanic rock formations, along the St. Croix River. The PTO has generously covered the cost of the bus. This field trip is free for all in grades 1-6. Chaperones are needed! If interested, please contact Dr. Tison-Povis (kpovis@district16.org ).


We’re always celebrating something and today it’s school nurses (National School Nurse Day). We’re grateful for ours and all the ways our SLP nurses keep us healthy and learning.


Have a wonderful week!


With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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Plans for iPads this summer

This summer, Spring Lake Park Schools' families with students in grades K-11 will once again be able to keep their school-issued iPad at home and return with it for the 2022-2023 school year. If you prefer the school keep the iPad over the summer, you will be able to turn it into the main office.


  • Seniors and families who are leaving the Spring Lake Park Schools district after this school year need to turn in their school-issued iPad, case and charger.
  • Seniors will return their iPad, case and official Apple charger to the high school on Thursday, June 9 during their rehearsal for graduation.


Students who will not be enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year can turn in their iPad, case and charger to:


  • their home school office, or
  • to the District Services Center at 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.


If family plans change over the summer months, we ask families to call the District Services Center, 763-600-5000. Need Tech Support? Contact the Technology Department at techsupport@district16.org or 763-600-5555.

Outstanding School Fees: How to pay through Campus Parent Portal

As we near the end of the 2021-2022 school year, we ask that families pay any outstanding fees they may have acquired throughout the school year. Fees could range from technology to library books and music fees.


To check if your family has any outstanding fees and to pay for the fees, login to Campus Parent Portal and click on "Fees" located in the left-hand black column. We ask that families pay these fees by June 30, 2022.

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Summer SPARK!

Ignite the SPARK in your child, your family or yourself this summer! Try a new sport or activity, strengthen your skills, meet new friends and make the most of your summer! View this week's highlights below and see all summer program options here.

Adult Programs:


  • Tennis Camp - Designed for the beginner or returning player. Program is developed for busy adults looking to learn quickly in a fun and enthusiastic setting.
  • Glass Mosaics - Create a beautiful photo frame or sign. Just come with your creativity.

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Field Trip to Children's Theatre

Lighthouse School students had a great time on the field trip to Children's Theatre to see the musical "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
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  • May 12 - Lighthouse Talent Show, 1 p.m., FAC
  • May 13 - Extended Learning Day
  • May 16 - Field Trip to Interstate Park, Grades 1-6
  • May 19 - MAP Reading Testing for Grade 4 and Grade 8
  • May 20 - MAP Math Testing for Grade 4 and Grade 8
  • May 25 - Field Trip to Young Author's Conference (For those who signed up)
  • May 26 - Lighthouse PTO Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
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