Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, May 25th
Recently at LPS
At Regionals Saturday Leland track and fielders showed up!
The 4x800 team qualified for States and came in first place for the 2nd straight year! Anchor woman Ella Knudsen pulled off the win for the Comets. The team did their job, thanks to the other 3 also- Ariana Rodriguez, Bridgette Duncan and Amabel Schwaiger!!
Ella Knudsen also qualified in the 800, 1600, and 3200! And, our first male qualifier ever at Leland in a running event, Agustin Creamer pulled off an exciting 2nd place finish in the 3200 meters! He is going to States!!!
Medal winners and outstanding performances came from Bridgette Duncan and Jimmy Alpi too. It takes the whole team.
Mrs. Knudsen and Mr. Kelenske welcome parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends of current 5th graders to 5th Grade Exhibition!
Ellen Keen presenting IB Exhibition process to 5th Grade Parents
IB Learners and 5th Graders Jillian, Ashlyn, Nels, and James present their research on Endangered Animals
Kent, Fen, Miller, and Mason convince Leland parents to help stop deforestation.
Dr. Dave getting in on exhibition fun
Daniel, Drew, Jack and Cristian take action on climate change.
STUDENTS PERFORM WELL IN SPANISH LANGUAGE COMPETITION
Congratulations to students Nola Fedderman and Emerie Burda from Spanish II and Ignacio Creamer, Lorna Wiesen, Evelyn Martel, Eliza Aldridge, Molly Rousseau, and Addison Waskiewicz from Spanish I who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2023 National Spanish Examinations!
These students earned 2 silver and 1 bronze medal along with 5 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greenman, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with nearly 85,000 students participating in 2023.”
Students from Leland Public School have a long history of high achievement on these exams.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, visit www.aatsp.org.
The LPS National Honor Society volunteered for the Leelanau Conservancy today at the Village Green. They helped set up for this weekend's potted plant sale to help make it a quick endeavor!
Later in the day, NHS members bonded by brainstorming the service and leadership projects they anticipate next school year and learned how to make zucchini chocolate muffins. We hope to see muffins like these at NHS bake sales next year!
LSC shows off hard earned gold medals at Cherry Capital Cup over the weekend. 6 Leland teams took home gold, 1 silver.
New Principal meet & greet!
Important Information & Events
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
Thursday, 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
Our LEF Fun Run has begun!
Today, K-5 students experienced our kickoff event to raise funds for Leland Public School. The program finishes with a Fun Run on June 2, so please register your student TODAY on MYBOOSTER.COM. Share your donation page with family and friends!
Thanks for your support of Leland Public School!
LPS has teamed up with Suttons Bay Schools and Beatrice Moreno to gather as many gently used shoes for kids/adults in Mexico! If you have some shoes without holes or tears please drop them off in the LPS office by Thursday June 1st!
Call Tanya Popp with questions...
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
After two years of all students being allowed to eat school meals for free, due to COVID, the
USDA removed the waiver and families that don’t meet strict income thresholds are now
responsible for paying for their meals again. Many families are facing growing negative account
balances, and simply do not have the means to pay for their children’s breakfasts and lunches.
Leland Public School’s Food Service Department has an Angel Account set up for anyone who
would like to make a donation to help students with meal debt. With your help, we know that we
can make a big difference! By making an anonymous monetary donation to the Angel Account,
you would become one of our angels, and make a difference in the life of a student today.
Donating is simple:
1. Go to https://leland.familyportal.cloud/
2. Click “my account,” and log in with your email address and password. If you do not have
a family portal account follow the prompts to set one up.
3. Under “My Account” click “Add Person”
4. ID Number: 7777
First Name: Account
Last Name: Angel
5. Under “My Account” click “Deposit” and follow the prompts.
The funds will immediately be available for the food service department to disperse to those
families in the most need.
We can also take a cash or check (made payable to Leland Public School) donation that can be
dropped off at the main office.
You can email Food Service Director Shawna Seitter @ email@example.com if you are
interested in donating your leftover lunch balance at the end of the school year!
The food service department sends you a big THANK YOU for considering helping our students in need.
Calling all LPS Alumni! Please fill out the form below
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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
News From The Cafe
Manage lunch money at the link below.
News From The Nurses Office
LPS has take home Covid tests
News From The Library
End of the Year Due Dates
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.