Lighthouse School Newsletter

December 1, 2021

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

Hope you had a good break and were able to enjoy time with your family! Now it’s December and we’re in the final days of the first trimester and working to finish strong. It has been so fun seeing students present on the inquiries that they have worked so hard on throughout the trimester. It is evident that students are passionate and knowledgeable about their topic of choice.

As a reminder, there is no school Friday, December 3 and Monday, December 6. Our staff will use these days for grading, communication and professional learning. The second trimester begins on Tuesday, December 7.

Lighthouse report cards for Trimester 1 will be ready for parents to view on Campus Parent Portal on December 15 . More information on grading and how to access the report cards will be coming soon.

It's not too late to be a part of this year's PTO Executive Team. Another parent or two will make the light load even lighter. Finding a partner to be co-officers is a great idea! Lighthouse is a small family so if you haven't been involved in PTO before or are a past-PTO member who is willing to serve one more year, now's the time. Email with questions or willingness to help. Thanks in advance for helping make this year's PTO a successful one!

Have a great week!

With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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OEC hosts 25th annual Adopt a Family Fundraiser Drive

Want to join the Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program in making a difference? OEC is kicking off its 25th annual Adopt a Family fundraiser drive to raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for students and families in Spring Lake Park Schools. Since it began in 1996, this annual fund drive has raised more than $96,000.

For the second year in a row, the program will be collecting donations for the fundraiser through a GoFundMe page. They are also taking donations of checks or cash. Checks can be sent to 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 and written out to OEC Program-SLPHS.

The fund drive is open now until Thursday, December 16. The OEC program thanks you in advance for your generosity!

Class of 2022 – Order your cap and gown by December 31

It is time to order your cap and gown for the June 11, 2022 graduation ceremony. Herff Jones, our official partner for graduation, gives families a wide selection of unique and custom graduation items including caps and gowns, graduation announcements, senior jewelry, frames, senior gear and more. Cap and Gowns must be ordered by December 31, 2021 to ensure proper sizing and availability. For information about how to place your order and to view full product offerings, visit the graduation page of the website.

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The Ice Queen - Grades 5-6 fall musical, this weekend only

Come support our grades 5-6 theater students in "The Ice Queen" this Thursday, December 2 or Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. You don't want to miss this performance as a class field trip to the Winter Carnival Ice Palace turns into an amazing adventure as the kids are transported to a magical world where they’re drawn into a dispute between two feuding kingdoms. Chock full of good humor and catchy songs, this musical will delight the whole family! All seats $5 when purchased in advance online, $6 at the door.

Panther Store Holiday Sale – now through December 11

New Panther Store items have arrived! Save 15% with discount code: Holiday2021. Schedule an in-person personal shopping appointment or visit the store during the special holiday store hours.

Special holiday store hours:

  • Friday, December 3, 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Adult Programs

Holiday Spruce Tip Container at Mickman Brothers Garden Center, December 12

Add a beautiful spruce top container to your porch or deck this holiday season! Our designers will show you how to create your own unique creation. Only a few spots remain so register now.

Indoor Walking Club

Join us Saturday mornings this winter at Spring Lake Park High School for a fun and relaxing way to exercise! It might be cold outside, but the weather inside SLPHS is perfect. The Community Ed team has a great route to follow through the school with refreshments at the end to enjoy and relax with the others. Register now.

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December 2: End of Trimester 1

December 3: No School- Staff Professional Workday

December 6: No School- Staff Professional Workday

December 14: Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

December 23-31: Winter Break

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Thank you for 20 years at Spring Lake Park Schools, Ms. Dougherty!

Donna Dougherty was presented with a pin for her 20 years of employment with Spring Lake Park Schools. Ms. Dougherty spent four years at Woodcrest before joining Lighthouse School in 2005. A huge round of applause for Ms. Dougherty!

Lighthouse School student Gavin Owen in the production of "The Ice Queen!"

See information in the Community Education section of this newsletter for show times and ticket information.
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