Lighthouse School Newsletter

March 2, 2022

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

Time is moving quickly, and we are already nearing the end of the second trimester. Students continue to work hard to complete their learning goals for the trimester and inquiry presentations have started. I am excited to listen in on their presentations and hear about all the things they have learned around their interests and passions.

Other Updates and Reminders

  • Spring Break: Spring break is almost here. There is no school Friday, March 11-Monday, March 21. School resumes Tuesday, March 22 with the beginning of the third trimester.
  • Yearbook: We are looking for one or two parent volunteers to help put together the Lighthouse yearbook. Please contact me at if you are interested in helping out.
  • Grades: Grades for trimester 2 will be available on March 25, 2022 at 4 p.m. on the parent portal.

Let’s finish this trimester strong by continuing to work hard and celebrate all of the learning we have accomplished. I hope everyone is able to enjoy the warmth and sunshine this week!

With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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MN History Center Field Trip Friday, March 25

Students in all grades are invited to visit the MN History Center on March 25. All students will visit the exhibits in the museum and participate in a classroom lesson. The cost is $8 per student.

Lessons will include:

  • Native Americans and the Fur Trade for grades 1 - 5
  • Minnesota in the Civil War for grades 6 - 12

Chaperones are needed for this trip. Please see the permission form below for details.

Feed My Starving Children Field Trip April 8- Chaperones Needed!

Save the date! We need your help on Friday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The Lighthouse is volunteering to pack meals at the Coon Rapids Feed My Starving Children packing facility. We need a lot of adult chaperones to make this happen. If interested, please let Laurie Pouliot at The district requires a current background check on file for chaperones. If you do not have one on file, information will be sent to you via email.
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Thank you for supporting Panthers for a Purpose

The Panther Foundation’s annual fundraising event returned this year with a Week of Giving and Panther Party that raised more than $120,000 to support activities and programs benefiting the students of Spring Lake Park Schools.

The Week of Giving, February 21-26, was full of panther pride. There were themed spirit wear days, dine to donate opportunities in partnership with local restaurants, a silent auction with more than 350 packages open for bidding and the culminating event of the week - the Panther Party. Watch the special message of thanks below and read the recap.

2022 Panther Foundation Fund-A-Dream - Milestone Moments
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Purchase tickets for “Guys & Dolls JR” show

There is still time to grab your tickets for the grades 7-8 theater performance of "Guys & Dolls JR" this week at the SLPHS Fine Arts Center on March 3-5. Filled with gamblers, missionaries and everything in between, "Guys & Dolls JR" has the catchiest score and most charming and funny characters this side of New York City!


  • Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m.

Purchase your tickets online or at the Fine Arts Center for $1 more on the day of the production.

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Lighthouse School phy-ed classes had a lot of fun strapping on snowshoes and testing out their snowshoeing skills. We were lucky to have such great weather for trying out the activity!
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  • Thursday, March 10 - Field trip to Stages Theatre (for students who have signed up.)
  • Thursday, March 10 - End of Trimester 2
  • March 11-21 - Spring Break, no school
  • Friday, March 25- Field Trip to MN History Center (see details and permission slip in "Need to Know" section)
  • April 5 - ELD, April 8 in person
  • April 8- Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children (Chaperones needed, see information in "Need to Know" section)
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