Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, November 3rd
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Recently at LPS...
Hats off to our REGIONAL CHAMPIONS and their spirited, loyal fans.
The Varsity cross country ladies who will be running in the STATE FINALS this Saturday!
Leland is currently hosting the MHSAA Division 4 District Tournament! Our girls won on Tuesday and played again tonight starting at 5:30pm.
Our wonderful Spanish teacher Mrs. Proctor presents... Dia De Los Muertos!
5th Grade Fun Friday - Students made oobleck to help understand and classify new substances.
Mrs. Suttmann's class took turns using a students great-grandmother's food processor for some yummy cinnamon applesauce.
Special guest, Mrs. Fisher, reads a singing book with the kids. Everyone was so happy to see her.
Last week the third and fourth graders went to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and it was a fabulous learning experience!
"Students toured the lighthouse which was decorated with items from the family that lived there in the early 1900s. They also looked at the archeological site of the initial lighthouse before it was rebuilt and visited the fog signal building with a shipwreck museum inside. Thank you parent chaperones!"
- Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. Pershinske, and Mrs. Klein
Important Information & Events
November 9th & 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences. You should have been sent an email to sign up online!
November 9th, 10th, 11th - Half Day/Dismissal of Students 11:30 a.m.!
international baccalaureate info in the library during conferences
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.
Students will need to bring their lunch or purchase a grab-and-go bag from the LPS Cafeteria!
Information about the regional special education millage
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
This Weekend in Sports
Thursday, November 3rd
LLSM vs GTA / Leland - 5:30pm (Volleyball Districts)
Suttons Bay vs Glen Lake / TCC - 7:00pm (Volleyball Districts)
Friday, November 4th
Volleyball District Finals - 5:30pm
K-12 State Finals Pep Rally - 8:45am in the Leland High School Gym
1.) After the pep rally we invite all students and staff to line the streets to send the team(s) off to the state finals.
2.) For those attending the State Finals tickets can only be purchased using the online ticket platform GoFan. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan.co
Saturday, November 5th
Varsity Cross Country @ State Finals - 10:50am
FYI Ticket Sales MHSAA Volleyball Districts
Just a reminder that all tickets for the MHSAA District Volleyball games below are only available for sale using the GoFan platform. The link to purchase tickets for the games next week is below. Please share the link with anyone that you know is interested in attending next week, and please remind all of your families and spectators to purchase their tickets ahead of time as there will be no cash sales at the gate.
News From The Cafe
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!
Check out this healthy snack recipe from Mrs. Seitter!
Manage lunch money at the link below!
New! November Menu
News from the Nurse's Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
Covid guideline reminder from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
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
Reading Goal Update
This year we are trying to reach a goal of 20,000 books checked out as a school. As of this week,, the media centers have checked out a total of 3,824 books!
Our goal as a school media center is to empower students to begin more independent use of the library’s resources. To that end, we have shown students in grades 3-5 how to use Follett Destiny, our library catalog. They have a QR code in their classrooms to access it and also to suggest a purchase. Soon, Upper elementary students will begin to study reference sources (dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, and research databases) during their class visits to the media center.
We will also discuss different systems of organizing information (alphabetical, chronological, subject, etc.) to determine if our media center is organized in a way that is efficient and intuitive for students. Students will have the opportunity to help create displays, labels, and otherwise have a direct effect on the library's space.
Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for the week of May 8th!
Around The County
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.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.