Lighthouse School Newsletter

April 14, 2021

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Mr. B's Corner

We continue to live through a very trying time in the history of the United States, Minnesota, and our metro area. Although this time is difficult for everyone, it is particularly heartbreaking and scary for our BIPOC students, families, and community members. Additionally, we have many families who live in the Brooklyn Center area that are being impacted in very tangible ways. A few weeks ago, on March 23, Superintendent Ronneberg sent an email message to families conveying Spring Lake Park Schools’ commitment to supporting each and every student. This commitment is even more important today as we continue to experience incredibly tragic events. These words stand out:


“Each student is a part of the Spring Lake Park School community which is defined by this vision – being a world-class learning community aligned around fostering personalized experiences so that each student feels valued, inspired, and has a sense of belonging." Dr. Ronneberg continues, “This vision is more than words. It guides our actions each day to provide an equitable, enriching learning environment where we commit to know each child by name, strength, interest, and need. There is no place for hate, violence, racism or harassment in Spring Lake Park Schools.”


That message also included some resources:


As I reflect deeply on the events that continue to happen all around us, I am reminded of Lighthouse School’s mission, “The purpose of Lighthouse School is to provide an enriched learning environment that matches the needs of self-directed, gifted and insatiable learners with curious minds, who are driven to make meaning of their world.” Quite honestly, it is very difficult to understand how we may be able “to make meaning of their world,” right now, but I encourage our students to reach out to their friends, families, and educators entrusted with their care to share their experiences and seek community for support. Hopefully, we will be able to look back on this trying time as a tipping point toward a better and safer world.


As always, thanks for entrusting your child(ren) to Lighthouse School for Gifted and Insatiable Learners,

Kevin

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Daily Health Screening Reminder

Please continue daily health screenings before sending students to school. If your child has any symptoms, they need to stay home. We are all tracking news of variants and their spread. We ask that everyone remain diligent to help keep learning going at school with as few interruptions as possible.
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Resources for families: Help for responding to traumatic events

Last Sunday's shooting in Brooklyn Center comes at a particularly difficult and re-traumatizing time as our community is living through the trial of Derek Chauvin. A few weeks ago, we provided this list of resources that may be helpful to you at home:



For additional support, please reach out to our school office with specific requests. We are here to help.

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SLPHS Spring Musical Presents SPAMALOT

Live theater is back! Bring your family and enjoy this musical comedy. Opening weekend is Friday, April 23. Two matinee shows are available at discounted prices. The Fine Arts Center has limited seating due to COVID-19 restrictions, purchase your tickets today so you don’t miss it!

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Kidcreate Art and AKA Sport programs start soon; Summer child care options


  • Summer Child Care registration is open now for grades K-6, and spots are filling quickly. Kids are sure to have a great time this summer with weekly themes on the Summer Olympics including the history, events, countries, traditions and more.
  • After-school Kidcreate art programs start next week! Registration ends by April 19. Sign up today.
  • After-school AKA sport programs start May 3: Sign up.
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1st Place in Destination Imagination State!

The Jelly Bean Players (Natalie Horwath, Katie Karger, and Savana Hauck) competed in the Minnesota Destination Imagination state competition and received 1st place in the service learning challenge called "Project Podcast", advancing to the (virtual) Global Finals competition! Their service project involved educating others on a proposal to build a thirty meter telescope on Mauna Kea, which is opposed by native Hawaiians because it is land that is considered sacred.
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