Comet Weekly Update

Thursday, October 27th

Hello Leland Comets!

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Recently at LPS...

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The varsity volleyball girls played their last game of the regular season, won both games and celebrated the Seniors!

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Then players & student section fans watched the boys soccer team win their regional game in Big Rapids!

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LPS has 5 All State cross country runners!

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THIS WEEKEND - LPS Drama Presents... Imagine It! - October 27, 28 & 29

Imagine It!

Think about a place called Town that has strict rules on imagination. Now think about some
determined kids who have other ideas and begin their journey to show others the potential of
imagination. Soon everyone is realizing how important it is to being one’s self and to have
one’s happiness. Watch and listen to IMAGINE IT! as the songs and acting illustrate the fears,
determination and laughter!

IMAGINE IT! is a one act musical play, lasting about 45 minutes with no intermission. Tickets
will be sold at the door, or the box office, or at mynorthtickets.com. Adult tickets are $12.00
and child/student $10.00. This play is appropriate for all ages.
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8th grade students enjoy reading outside while we still can!

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Awesome cave paintings from Mrs. Kirt's MS Social Studies.

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Capture the flag with Revolutionary War rules. Colonists, British & French compete with varying levels of skill organization and passion for the cause!

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Enjoying the last day of the season for our beloved Cheese Shop.

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HS Art Masterpieces

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So many great Comet moments captured in the news this year!

Important Information & Events

Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 28th - Picture Retake Day


November 1st - No School for Students/Staff Professional Development Day


November 9th & 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences. You will be able to go online to schedule in the afternoon or evening blocks in person or online. The sign up link will be coming out soon.


November 9th, 10th, 11th - Half Day/Dismissal of Students 11:30 a.m.

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The Class of 2024 invites 3rd-5th Grade students to two afternoons of activities, movies and snacks on Nov. 9th and 10th.

Wednesday's theme/movie is Big Hero 6 and Thursday will feature a Ratatouille theme.


Time: 11:30a-3:15p


Cost: $10/student/day


Students will need to bring their lunch or purchase a grab-and-go bag from the LPS Cafeteria!

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Dress Code / Cold Weather Reminders / Recess During Extreme Weather

The weather has transitioned in the last week. Please ensure your child has cold and rainy weather clothing during the school day.


Please also reference the LPS Dress Code linked below as a guide for appropriate clothing options during the school day.


During more extreme inclement weather (pouring rain, extreme cold), we make the gym available for inside recess.

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Lost & Found

Students in Eryn Sluiter's classroom have started a lost and found project. If your child has misplaced a clothing item or some other possession, please check the link below. If you see your child's misplaced item, complete the claim form and the item will be returned to your child. Mrs. Sluiter has a couple of parents to help and if you would like to offer your support to this amazing project, please let her know!

News From The Athletic Department

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This Weekend in Sports

Thursday, October 27th

No Events


Friday, October 28th

No Events


Saturday, October 29th

Varsity Cross Country @ Regionals (Buckley) - 9:00am


Varsity Boys Soccer @ Regionals (Big Rapids) - 11:00am

News From The Cafe

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Miss Ellie, one of our new cafe cooks, also owns Antojitos food truck in Northport! Miss Ellie is a great cook and makes everything from fresh pico to fresh tomatillo salsa every Friday for taco day!

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Check out this healthy snack recipe from Mrs. Seitter!

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Manage lunch money at the link below!

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*Edit to the menu* There is no school Tuesday November 1st

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New! November Menu

News from the Nurse's Office

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LPS has take home Covid tests

Take-home Covid tests are available at the front office. We are happy to distribute these to families upon request.
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Covid guideline reminder from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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Read & Sign Parent/Guardian Medical Consent Policy

Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor child for nursing care provided by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department School- Based Nursing Program (SBNP). Students without a signed parent/ guardian consent will not be seen, except for a student’s first visit to the school-based nurse, when staff will call the parent/ guardian before providing any services, for a one-time-only verbal consent. The waver is linked below.

News From The Media Center

Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for the week of May 8th!

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The media center has received a shipment of 4 big boxes of new books! Be sure to stop by and check them out

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Around The County

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The Affordable Connectivity Program


Have you heard about the Affordable Connectivity Program? Have you heard about it, but still have questions? Look no further!

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.

More information

Providers

Online Application

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Young Life *Revised* Schedule

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A fun opportunity to eat pizza and give back!

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Tap dance for upper elementary or more experienced elementary students.

Tap Time 4-H Club (first offering) will be held this fall at Leland Public School with our wonderful 4-H leader Robin Carden! For all returning Tiny Tappers cloverbuds (*ages 5-7 as of January 1st, 2023*), as well as beginner youth ages 8-9, and meeting on five Wednesdays, November 9th through December 14th (no meeting on November 23), from 3:30-4:00 pm in Mr. Evans' room. Once our 7 spots are filled, we will add people to a waitlist. Families will register youth in 4HOnline (https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in) in SPIN Club Tap Time 4-H Club. The only thing needed for the club will be tap shoes! To register for this free club, please contact Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at collierr@msu.edu or by calling our MSU Extension office at 256-9888.

Halloween at the Government Center is back for the first time since 2019!

All offices in the Government Center will still be open for business until 5 pm on October 31st. Halloween is on the 1st floor only of the Government Building.
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Catholic Charities West Michigan now offers two parent support groups, Parenting Journey and Parenting in Recovery.

These groups are held in Leelanau County for any and all parents who are interested in attending. The cost is free and a meal is provided at every group. Parents just need to call (231)-463-0137 and get registered! We hope that you are able to help spread the word in our community!
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Local All Star Drivers Education

Allstar Drivers Ed will be hosting a Segment 1 and Segment 2 class soon! Locations include Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Please check the Allstar Website for more information.
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Leelanau VFW Holiday Gift Assistance Program

Register with this program for assistance with holiday gifts.

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