Comet Weekly Update

Thursday, December 1st

Happy December Leland Comets!

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BASKETBALL IS BACK!

Girls varsity ball played their first game on Tuesday evening winning 58-25 over Forest Area. The boys play their first game next Tuesday.
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Adopt a tree project with the Old Art Building! Thank you to all the volunteers.

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Two Leland students were named Career Tech Center Student of the Quarter!

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NYT book reviewed author and daughter of Pierce Stocking for whom the scenic drive in the park is named came in to speak to social studies classes. She spoke about about early African American pioneers in Leelanau County, the history of the county, and her experiences traveling the world. Thank you so much for your visit Kathleen!

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John Boonstra, Sharon Vreeland, and Rebekah Tenbrink visited Leland school this last Wednesday, November 30 as representatives of Leelanau Investing For Teens and the Leelanau County Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition to present "Dead on Arrival," a short film about fentanyl's deadly role in the U.S. illicit drug market.

Students in grades 9-12 participated in a viewing of the film and then had a panel discussion led by the Prevention Specialists. An additional community presentation occurred at 7pm on the same day in the PAC.


The film, "Dead on Arrival", is focused on the people at risk of fentanyl poisoning - from which 65,000 people died in 2021. Those at risk include casual users, partygoers, experimenters, regular users, and even unsuspecting bystanders who may come into contact with this powerful opioid. The film by Natural High explores the stories of four families who lost loved ones to fentanyl in various ways and its more significant impact on communities of all types.


The group is developing other community presentations on relevant topics that will be offered to schools in the area. Stay tuned for additional information.

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Salmon Pick Up

Mrs. Zywicki's salmon science project has begun! The eggs are in the tank and starting to hatch!

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AP Human Geography Language Families/ Trees

Important Information & Events

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Ski/ Snowboard Club forms DUE TODAY use the QR code to complete.

The Crystal Mountain School Program offers students the chance to experience winter sports that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students ages 7-18 participate in an instructional program designed specifically for them. Certified Snow-sports Instructors are available each evening to provide instruction and coaching for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Participants are offered special rates for chairlift access and rental equipment.


Program begins January 10, 2023. Please return completed applications to the Main Office or email to Matt Peschel mpeschel@lelandschool.com by December 1st.

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

School Program Pass: $100

School Program Pass with Rental Equipment: $120*

• Instruction and chairlift access on one scheduled evening per week for 6 weeks
(Group Advisor will designate the evening for your group: Wednesday)

*Rental equipment is included on your scheduled night once per week through January and February. Rental is available for $20 mid-week during March.

Leland is excited to offer this opportunity to students this year. Please find all required paperwork including a Parent Letter LINKED BELOW. Paper application packets will also be available in the main office. Our day of the week will be WEDNESDAY. All paperwork due to the school by December 1st. Transportation planning is in development. If 25 students sign up, the family contribution to a shared bus would be $10 each.

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Winter Wednesdays at 45 North with Mrs. Kirt
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Nordic Ski Club Winter Wednesdays are coming up!

IMPORTANT Pre Registration Meeting: December 15th at 5 PM in the LPS cafeteria. Please attend from 5-6 pm for a chance to pick out skis for the season and learn about the nordic ski club including transportation.


Rentals: $20/season if you use equipment issued by Coach Kirt. There is a chance to pick out equipment for the season. This is based on a first come first serve basis. You may be classic skiing or skate skiing depending on the availability and sizing of skis/boots.

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Rent classic skis for $10/ski at Suttons Bay Bikes. You will need to be fitted prior to January 4. Pickup and dropoff of rental equipment is on your own. Scholarships are available!


What to wear: Layer winter clothing that allows you to move and be warm. You need gloves or mittens.


Transportation: Busing is provided to 45 North Recreational Trail, 8580 Horn Rd. Skis and poles will be transported by Coach Kirt. Pickup is at 45 North 4:30 PM for elementary and 5:30 PM for MS and HS.


Contact: Karen Kirt kkirt@lelandschool.com or (231)360-3311 with questions.


Volunteer Coaches: Karen Kirt, Molly Steck, and Dan Young.


Local Skiing Events:

  • Sunday, Jan. 22 -Flying Squirrel at Crystal Mountain

  • Saturday, Feb. 11 -Junior Vasa at Timber Ridge

  • Sunday, Feb 12- Biathlon at Crystal Mountain.

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JUNIOR PARENTS and anyone else wishing to donate craft supplies for Santa's Workshop, please use the Amazon Wishlist linked below!

All items will ship directly to the school. Please email Jenifer Zywicki (jzywicki@lelandschool.com) with any questions.
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Attention Seniors and Sophomores - Turn in your orders for caps, gowns(Seniors) and class rings(Sophomores) by Tuesday December 6th.

Caps & Gowns - Order online or turn in order for at lunch on the 6th.

Class Rings - Order and design online.

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As you are going through your winter clothing for your children, if you find any items that no longer fit your child(ren), we would love to take the items off your hands.

Any boots, gloves, hats or coats will be added to our snow gear closet that allows us to provide items to students who either don't have or have forgotten an item!

News From The Athletic Department

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This Weekend in Sports

Thursday, December 1st

MS Boys Basketball @ Suttons Bay


Friday, December 2nd

Varsity / JV Girls Basketball @ Charlevoix - 5:30pm

News From The Cafe

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NEW Cafe menus for December

Manage lunch money at the link below!

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.

News From The Library

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New books in the library!

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Our book checkout number is currently 5,804!

Around The County

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Young Life *Revised* Schedule

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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.
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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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