LISD School Newsletter
A Note from Martha...
Dear LISD Families,
It looked like everyone had such a great time at the Pumpkin Extravaganza on Tuesday evening. LIPTSA volunteers transformed the multi-purpose room into a festive fall space with plenty of pumpkins and room for pumpkin carving. Dinner was provided, and participants also got to decorate a paper skull for Dia de los Muertos. Big thanks to LIPTSA and to all who attended. Sometimes, we just need to get together and have fun!
Speaking of Halloween, LISD students don't dress up in costumes on this day. Elementary students are invited to wear pajamas or loungewear to school. There is a Halloween Trunk or Treat gathering in the heart of Lopez Village from 5:30-8:00 on Tuesday night. That's the time and place to wear costumes. Here is a Chamber of Commerce Link for more information. MPPACT, our school band, plays at 6:00.
The following Sunday, November 5, there is a Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Lopez Community Center for the Arts from noon - 3:00, sponsored by the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. Click THIS LINK to let the organizers know you are coming and order some delicious food.
These are two wonderful community events to celebrate this special time of year, and I hope to see lots of LISD families there :-)
Enjoy your weekend!
All my best,
Community Conversation around Fentanyl Overdose Prevention
Thursday, November 9. This event is open to the public – ALL WELCOME!!
Science Club Launches on Monday!
Learn how to use apps like iNaturalist and Seek to identify organisms and contribute to community science projects in the first meeting of Science Club!
Monday October 30
Open to all middle and high school students. We will spend part of the time outside - dress to stay warm and dry.
Invitation to All Veterans on Lopez Island
Dear Veterans of Lopez Island,
We are excited to announce the annual Veterans Day Assembly, organized by the Lopez Island School ASB (Associated Student Body). This ceremony is an opportunity for our school community to honor and express our gratitude for the brave local Veterans who have served our country. We would be honored if you could join us for this event. Please RSVP to Ameliapatino@lopezislandschool.org
Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Time: 11:20-11:55 am
Location: Lopez School Gym, 86 School Road
Amelia Patino, ASB President
Dr. Martha Martin, K-12 Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lopez Vaccination Clinics on Nov 14
Students can get both flu and COVID vaccines at the clinic.
Heritage Spanish students recreate and study a classic delight, the "Torta"
The "Torta", an emblematic Mexican sandwich, carries with it centuries of history, a fusion of cultures, and a powerful political chronicle. Originating in the colonial era, the Torta stands as a testament to Mexico's resilience. The rest of this article and more great content can be found here - in "Qué Onda" - a dedicated newsletter designed to highlight and share the activities achievements, and ongoing projects within the Spanish Department at Lopez High School. Really great info here.
Successful Trip to WWU
In early October, Jeanna Carter, along with chaperones Torres, Steinbreuck, and Booth, brought 32 students in grades 10-12 for tours of Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College. They also met with admissions officers for admission sessions at both schools. WWU provided a free lunch to all the students and chaperones. Students reported they really enjoyed the experience.
Knife Sharpening - Appointments Available for Nov 10
School Chef John Shaw is offering knife sharpening service on Fridays. This service is a fundraiser for the school's LIFE (Lopez Island Farm Education) program.
The cost is $10 per person +$2/in per knife. So if you bring in three knives that are 6in long it would be $46 total.
Sharpening happens on Fridays, ideally you would drop them off in the morning and then John will have them done before 3pm. November 3 is already booked, but please email email@example.com to get the next available slot.
School Meals the Week of October 30
Seeking Bus Drivers and Paraeducators
Lopez Island School District
Martha Martin, Interim Superintendent & K-12 Principal
The Lopez Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator Martha Martin; HR Specialist, Beth Stanford; Section 504, Mary Fordham. OR contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261.