Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, February 23rd
Hello Leland Comets!
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Recently at LPS
This week students had the opportunity to attend a performance from Magic Mike in the PAC on Wednesday. The interactive show highlighted different styles of magic tricks. Everyone was eager to volunteer on stage. Magic Mike is ready to lead a magic club at Leland using a recognized curriculum from Discover Magic (https://www.discovermagic.com/ - check out the "Learn About Discover Magic" for info and video intros). Enrollment will be limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 students and the club will run for 8 weeks this spring. Mr Peschel (firstname.lastname@example.org) will help organize interested students by sending out a Google Survey to everyone grades 5-8.
9th Grade Spanish Hosts a Food Fiesta!
"We are celebrating the end of our unit ¡A comer! Students learn how to comment on the different meals of the day and make polite requests to ask for something in a restaurant. Each student brought in a dish inspired by a Spanish-speaking country to share with their classmates. We had churros, flan, tacos, guacamole, empanadas, and horchata to name a few. It was delicious!" - Mrs. Proctor
Two Leland Students are Career Tech Center Students of the Quarter!
Important Information & Events
Monday March 27th - Friday March 31st - Spring Break, School resumes Monday April 3rd
Wednesday, May 10th - Senior Academic Awards Night
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
Join the newly formed Parent Teacher Organization!
NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Home
We have a new home! Check out npr.org/studentpodcastchallenge2023 for this year's 5-12 and college contests! Welcome to NPR's Student Podcast Challenge! If you're looking for our college contest We're inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then - with the help of a teacher - compete for a chance to win our grand prize and have your work appear on NPR.
Farm to School Newsletter
We made it through the first month and half of the year! According to certain furry creature, we can expect more winter and colder temperatures! This has been quite a winter and it will be interesting to see when Spring will arrive and how planting will go!
Northwest Ed - Farm to School Newsletter
Youth Outdoor Recreational Soccer Registration Is Now Open
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.
C3 List of Missing Items
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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
This Weekend in Sports
Friday, February 24th
Varsity / JV Boys Basketball @ Buckley - 5:30pm
Saturday, February 25th
MS Girls Basketball vs NWC Jamboree - 9:00am
News From The Cafe
LPS Families can support one another by donating to the LPS "Angel" Account
After two years of all students being allowed to eat school meals for free, due to COVID, the USDA removed the waiver and families that don’t meet strict income thresholds are now responsible for paying for their meals again. Many families are facing growing negative account balances, and simply do not have the means to pay for their children’s breakfasts and lunches.
Leland Public School’s Food Service Department has an Angel Account set up for anyone who would like to make a donation to help students with meal debt. With your help, we know that we can make a big difference! By making an anonymous monetary donation to the Angel Account, you would become one of our angels, and make a difference in the life of a student today.
Donating is simple:
1. Go to https://leland.familyportal.cloud/
2. Click “my account,” and log in with your email address and password. If you do not have a family portal account follow the prompts to set one up.
3. Under “My Account” click “Add Person”
4. ID Number: 7777
First Name: Account
Last Name: Angel
5. Under “My Account” click “Deposit” and follow the prompts.
The funds will immediately be available for the food service department to disperse to those families in the most need.
We can also take a cash or check (made payable to Leland Public School) donation that can be dropped off at the main office.
The food service department sends you a big THANK YOU for considering helping our students in need.
New March Menus!
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News From The Nurses Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
Around the County
Leelanau Children's Center Now Enrolling!
Help The Leelanau Children's Center provide year round child care for our community by sharing this job posting!
Application deadline is March 13th.
Enrollment now open Dance Leelanau is back for Spring Session!
OAB Dance Leelanau classes are available for students ages 2.5 - 13 years old, and taught by local dance favorites Hillary Voight and Caitlin Watkins. Enroll now: www.oldartbuilding.com All spring dance classes will conclude with a special performance on Sunday, April 30.
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.
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.