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Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, May 11th
Recently at LPS
Grade 7 Inland Seas Field Trip!
"On the ship, they asked the students to spend two minutes in silence, imagining what it was like to be on a schooner 100 years ago, and Nick and I were impressed that our kids did it with focus! " - Mrs. Aldridge
Thank you to Mrs. Kirt for always going above beyond for field trips and to all who made this trip possible.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION ELECTS 2023-24 OFFICERS
Earlier this week, members of Leland’s Parent Teacher Organization elected officers for the 2023-24 school year. Effective immediately and serving a one-year term until next year's May meeting, the four parent volunteers who will lead this new group are—pictured above from left to right—Ana Garcia (Vice President), Stacey Brugeman (Secretary), Emily Miezio (President), and Dan Worth (Treasurer). Monday’s meeting also included an introduction of the organization’s 2023-24 committee chairs—including parents Heather Cook, Emily LaDrig, Angelica Ledesma, and Nikki Rothwell. Whether you have an hour a semester, an hour a month, or an hour a week to give to the school, this group would love for any interested parents, guardians, grandparents, or teachers to fill out this membership form. In lieu of an all-member meeting in June, committees will be getting together in the coming weeks to establish goals for next year and would love to include anyone who is interested. Photo credit: Hilary Ulbrich
LPS IB Program in the Enterprise!
Dennos Museum Field Trip
Today was a colorful, thoughtful, and beautiful day at the museum. Both HS art students and the NAHS members met with artist Teresa Dunn, experienced her paintings, and saw the Dennos 2023 HS juried art show. Two students, Orion Clark and Lexi Luce, had artwork in the show and on display at the museum. The experience ended with creating self-portraits.
A big thank you to chaperones Matt Peschel, Heather Bardenhagen, Zane Schwaiger, and Jill Katelus. An equally big thank you to LEF for funding our field trip. It was more than worth it!
"Release day! We let 63 chinook salmon go near the Leland River! This day makes me so proud of our little community as we go out together to close out this year long project. The salmon weighed an average of 10 grams and were much larger then last year’s, they are also the first group that we have raised all the way up from eggs. So many thanks to Ella who did all my water monitoring and managed the tank expertly and Maycee who is my amazing animal whisperer." -Mrs. Zywicki
Thank you for making the Leland science program totally AWESOME Mrs. Zywicki!
LWA Winners & Students who participated in Trashion Fashion in Northport last weekend!
High school art students are helping create a painted-rock river for the elementary school as part of their community and art unit. They prepared the rocks, the ground, and visited each elementary class to read the book "Only One You." The painted rocks will soon be in place by the Gaga Pits.
Elementary students bowling in PE.
JC throwing shot-put!
Student volunteers helped clean out the raised garden beds and plant potatoes for harvest in the fall!
Thats a wrap! Congratulations to all who were a part of the very special spring musical The Drowsy Chaperone. It was truly a delight.
Important Information & Events
Friday, May 12th - Dia Del Nino Preschool - 5th grade 3:30-6:00 LPS Cafeteria
Friday, May 12th - Grade 6 Field Trip to Grand Rapids
Sunday, May 14th - Wednesday May, 17th - Senior Trip to Chicago
Thursday, May 18th - Grade 10 Glen Haven History and Dune Hike
Friday, May 19th - Senior's Last Day
Friday, May 19th - Harbor Night
Tuesday, May 23rd - English III-B trip to North Manitou Island (10:30am-3:10pm)
Thursday, May 25th - 8th Grade class field trip to the Dune Climb, Glen Haven, and Clay Cliffs
Friday, May 26th - Graduation
Monday, May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 31st - Grade 5 South Manitou, 8-3:00
Wednesday June 1st - Grade 4 to Fort Michilimackinac
Friday, June 2nd - LEF Booster-thon for elementary kids K-5 from 12pm -3pm at Hancock.
Tuesday, June 6th - Grade 5 Whale Back Nature Trail FT
Tuesday, June 6th - Grades 1/2 Sleeping Bear Dune Climb
Tuesday, June 6th - Grades 3/4 to South Manitou Island
Thursday, June 8th - Grade 5 Mackinac Island
Friday June 9th - Tuesday June 13th - Final Exams MS & HS
Friday, June 9th - MS Field Day, Hancock Field
Friday, June 9th - Grade 11 to Michigan Adventure (may move)
Monday, June 12th - Half Day 11:30 dismissal
Tuesday, June 13th - 5th grade Graduation Old Art Building
Tuesday, June 13th - Half Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
We’re excited to inform you that our 2023 Senior Shout Out submissions are now open! Submit your graduate’s photo and a brief congratulatory message for their opportunity to be featured in this keepsake publication of 2023 seniors.
We encourage anyone who would like to congratulate an area high school graduating senior to participate, whether you are their parents, grandparents, employer, coach, teacher, etc., this is a very special opportunity for you to celebrate and honor them.
Don’t wait – the submission deadline of May 30, 2023 is fast approaching!
Lastly, make sure to mark your calendars for June 11, 2023 when you will have the opportunity to pick up the 2023 Senior Shout Out print publication in the Sunday edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
Traverse City Record-Eagle
It is Book Fair Week! Come during or after school until 6pm Friday.
The Scholastic Book Fair has been open during school hours Monday, May 8th- tomorrow, Friday, May 12th and also the evening of Friday, May 12th until 6 pm. Families can add money online to their students’ eWallets! Learn more on our Book Fair website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lelandschool2. Please contact our Media Specialist, Anne Clark, if you would have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register with following link ~ (Must register each session separately):
Concussion Forms: (Must print out form and complete. Turn in with insurance and camp fee)
The competition is open to anyone in Michigan with an innovative idea that uses a new or existing technology to improve teaching or learning, as long as they are in the idea or pre-seed stage and have a connection to Michigan’s k-12 education ecosystem. We are currently accepting written submissions until May 14th, with five finalists being selected for a live pitch event on June 29, 2023. There is a total of $22,000 in startup grants available to the finalists, with the top three finishers also receiving legal support from Foster Swift and marketing support from Michigan Creative. In addition, we are organizing an Innovation Bootcamp the week of July 17th, designed to introduce educators to entrepreneurship, innovation, and edtech.
More information about the competition and the bootcamp is available at www.michiganvirtual.org/pitch.
Calling all LPS Alumni! Please fill out the form below
We are looking to start an alumni section in the weekly update as well as become more connected between the school and alumni in our community. Please add your information to the form below to get connected!
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News From the Counseling Office
Some additional information after the college prep parent meeting last week.
"I have included some websites that are very useful in college exploration as well as some application information.
By using the link below, you'll find a list of all 84 public and private, 2-year and 4-year colleges in Michigan. You can find institution-specific information, such as admissions and financial aid, by navigating through the tabs at the top of the page. (This is being updated as colleges are updating their info).
The website below is a list of colleges that have stated commitment to provide all admitted US citizens and US permanent residents with a financial aid package that covers 100% of their calculated financial need.
Below is the common application step by step tutorial. The official common application opens August 1st.
I have also attached the Free Michigan College Application pdf from this year. It will change a bit for the fall but at least you have a general idea of dates.
Hope you find this helpful and please let me know if you have any specific questions. Have a great week. "
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
Thursday, May 11th
Varsity Boys Golf @ Onekama (Wolf River) - 4:00pm
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Kingsley - 5:00pm
Friday, May 12th
Saturday, May 13th
MS Track @ Frankfort Invite - 10:00am
Varsity Girls Soccer @ TCSF - 2:00pm
News From The Cafe
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News From The Nurses Office
We are thrilled to announce the expansion of School Nursing and Mental Health support at Leland Public Schools for the School Year 2023/24, with the addition of a School Wellness Program (SWP)! While I, Stephanie Burns, have provided nursing services to LPS to this point with a focus on infectious disease and COVID19, I will continue to serve the school community in an enhanced role in the school-linked but stand-alone health clinic located within the school-COMET CLINIC, designed to serve students. In addition, a full-time mental health therapist will be supported by the SWP to provide counseling for students during the school day and after as appropriate.
The SWP is a liaison between school, students, parents, and health care providers on almost all issues related to the health and well-being of students. Here are a few more points--
- The SWP is funded by MDHHS and offered to schools by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.
- The SWP provides a full-time nurse and mental health provider to serve students K-12, with a goal of reducing missed school time and improving mental and physical health to promote academic success.
- The SWP works in conjunction with school districts to enhance (not replace) health services already available through the school.
- As the SWP is separate from the school, consent is required for services and FERPA and HIPAA guidelines must be considered when coordinating care for students.
- The School facilitates student access to SWP services through:
- integration into the school community,
- communication with parents/students/staff,
- coordination with SWP to develop processes for student referral and communication back to the school about student visits with SWP providers,
- coordination with the SWP to implement school-wide activities that improve health of students
- The SWP is not a Primary Care Clinic and doesn’t provide well-child visits, sports physicals, birth control, abortion information/referral, or prescription medication services. This SWP clinic can however, provide some limited over-the-counter medications for common non-emergent ailments with parent consent.
We know you will have many questions, and we are eager to share more information. This is just a start to share the good news with you and help to understand some specifics of the clinic going forward. Have a wonderful end to the 2022/23 school year!
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
End of the Year Due Dates
Seniors should have books returned by Friday, May 12th or be billed. Bills should be paid/books returned before they get their diplomas.
Last day for book checkout is Friday, May 26.
Books need to be returned on/before Monday, June 5*.
Last day for elementary class visits is Friday, June 9th.
Around the County
Community Resource from the Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee
Traverse City Noon Rotary Club JJ Beckett Access-ABILITY Committee is looking to share a community resource that is available to persons with disabilities. The committee's primary focus is to assist individuals to overcome limits caused by a disability and improve access to a fuller life.
Attatched is an application includes all of the information for applying.
The JJ Beckett Acccess-ABILITY Committee is an initiative funded by Rotarian Club Members – this is not a Rotary Charities program.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via this email or cell 231.649.2752.