Lighthouse School Newsletter

February 23, 2022

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

I hope you each enjoyed the long weekend and were able to spend time with family and friends. Students returned to school rested and ready to dive right back into exploring their curiosities and knowledge.

We are looking forward to our PTO meeting tomorrow, February 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. You can join us in person or via WebEx. This month's meeting will include a time for parent feedback. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and share thoughts, ideas, concerns & questions to help staff and leadership make Lighthouse the best school for our students.

Other Updates and Reminders

Feed My Starving Children: On April 8, 2022, we will be taking students on a field trip to Feed My Starving Children. We will need parent volunteers to chaperone. If you are interested in chaperoning, please save the date. More information to come on this field trip.

Concurrently Enrolled Students: Students in grades 8-11 should email Ms. Barnette or me with your child’s choice of classes for the 2022-2023 school year by Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Face masks strongly recommended preK-12: The revised Face Mask Decision-Making Guide is in effect. Face masks are strongly recommended for preK-12. Masks will be required temporarily on a school-by-school basis if 5 percent or more of students and staff are out with COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms. Data is updated weekly on the COVID-19 hub. Face masks continue to be required on buses following federal requirements.

This week is National Public Schools Week – February 21-25. I am grateful to be a part of a public school district that offers innovative and personalized learning to meet the needs of each student.

With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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Kindergarten priority placement - February 28

Families with children who will be going into kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year are encouraged to enroll their child by Monday, February 28. This is the priority placement deadline that provides the best opportunity for your first choice in what school your child will attend.

Please visit the kindergarten webpage to enroll your child. You can also find additional information about kindergarten options at SLP, how to request an elementary school tour or how to contact our enrollment office with any questions.

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Industry roundtable focuses on the future

Small and large business, non-profit, government and education leaders came together at Spring Lake Park High School last week to discuss the skills graduates need and how school and community can partner to build the future. More than two dozen leaders participated in the industry roundtable conversations, representing a variety of sectors – including retail, hospitality, health care, finance, manufacturing, construction, government and more. Participants provided insight on the skills and mindsets graduates need to succeed in the workforce. Read the full story here.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner by contributing to future opportunities surrounding this work, please contact Eric Van Brocklin,, 763-600-5100.

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Panthers for a Purpose Giving Week is Here!

There are many ways to participate in this week of giving and SLP Panther pride. Thank you for your participation, generosity and support as we shine a light on the important milestone beginnings that create confident and comfortable kids who are ready for their next steps.

  • Show your spirit: Dress head to toe in our school colors. Send in photos ( to be entered into a drawing to win a gift card to the Panther Store:
    • Thursday, February 24 – Blue Out
    • Friday, February 25 – Panther Spirit Day!
  • Browse and bid on silent auction items: The auction officially opens tonight at 6 p.m. and closes Friday evening at 8 p.m. Browse more than 350 packages featuring trips, artisan pieces, Panther gear, restaurant gift cards, adult libations, unique experiences and MORE! Visit the Panthers for a Purpose Event Website for details and bidding tips.
  • Dine-to-Donate: See a schedule of community restaurants who are partnering with us this week. Dine at one of the four locations during the week, mention the Panther Foundation/SLP and a portion of your sales will go to the Panther Foundation!
  • Support the Fund-A-Dream Milestone Moments project: By donating directly to this special project, 100 percent of your donation will support this year's Fund-A-Dream, Milestone Moments Project. The project funds important beginnings - Kinder Camp (for incoming K’s), Westwood Welcome (the 4th to 5th grade transition) and Panther Mentors (transition to high school).

Find Panther Party details for Saturday and everything you need to know about this year's event on the Panthers for a Purpose Event Website.

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Grade 7-8 Theater: Guys & Dolls JR

Come support our grades 7-8 theater students in "Guys & Dolls JR" next week at the SLPHS Fine Arts Center. 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. And according to protagonist Nathan Detroit, odds are 3:1 that you'll walk out happy and humming a tune!


  • 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 Olympic Activities

Lighthouse School students participated in the "Lighthouse School Olympic Torch Relay" in phy-ed class. Students also enjoyed the STEM challenge of building bobsled models. This was followed by racing in the phy-ed "Bobsled Races." Go team Lighthouse!
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  • Thursday, February 24 - 5:30 p.m. PTO meeting at Lighthouse or WebEx
  • Saturday, February 26 - Panthers for a Purpose event, 7 p.m.
  • 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
  • April 5 - ELD, April 8 in person
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