Lighthouse School Newsletter
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DECEMBER 7, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Dear Lighthouse families,
We are excited to jump into the new trimester with a fresh start on our learning plans. Take time to reflect with your child on what things were successful last trimester and what things they might want to try or change about their work habits that will help them continue to grow as learners. We will be doing the same at school to help support our students in meeting their highest potential.
Reminders and Updates
- Report Cards: Lighthouse report cards for Trimester 1 will be ready for parents to view on Campus Parent Portal on December 16.
- Enrollment: Enrollment for 2023-2024 is now open. If you have – or know – an almost kindergartener, this is the time to enroll for next fall.
- Seniors Class Info: Seniors, make sure to check out the Senior Class Information Section below for updates.
- Winter Market: This Saturday, Dec. 10 is the SLP Winter Market (formerly Holiday House). Join us 10 a.m.-noon at Spring Lake Park High School (Door 29) for some holiday cheer. All are welcome for this fun, community-building event. There will be vendor tables, a Panther Store pop-up, entertainment, treats and kids’ activities and crafts.
- Winter Break: Remember to plan ahead, winter break is just a few weeks away. There is no school Dec. 23-Jan. 2.
Have a wonderful week!
Enrollment is open for the 2023-2024 school year
Enrollment is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Families with students in any grade (K-12) can find all the information they need to learn more about SLP and enroll at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/Enroll. There will be opportunities for students and families to attend events to help prepare for the next steps in the new year. Stay tuned. Please feel free to share this announcement with friends, family and neighbors.
Here is our Lighthouse program overview. Please feel free to share with families who may be interested in joining us at Lighthouse.
OEC hosts 26th annual Support a Family Fundraiser Drive
Want to join the Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program in making a difference? OEC is kicking off its 26th annual Support a Family fundraiser drive to raise money to purchase gifts for students and families in Spring Lake Park Schools. Since it began in 1996, this annual fund drive has raised more than $102,000.
The program will be collecting fundraiser donations through a GoFundMe page. They are also taking donations of checks and cash. Checks can be sent to 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 and written out to OEC Program-SLPHS.
The drive is open now until December 15. The OEC program thanks you in advance for your generosity!
Fall 2022 highlights: Panther athletics and activities
A new year of Panther athletics and activities brings an abundance of opportunities for each student to find connection, belonging and purpose. This year, there are 15 girls’ sports, 15 boys’ sports and 47 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities.
This fall, the varsity and junior varsity bowling teams each won the Class AA state tournament, junior Reilly Kopp ran at the state cross country meet, the trap/skeet/clay sporting teams placed in the top three in their conference, the football team made it to the section finals and the math team has two all-state students, one who competed in a national math competition at Berkeley.
Along with other established sports and club offerings, there are a handful of new and exciting opportunities. Panther Buddies is a club that pairs a high school student with a student at Park Terrace Elementary once per week with similar interests to provide a positive role model in their lives. Other new offerings include Alpine Skiing, Muslim Women’s Society, Equestrian Club and more.
Read more fall highlights and view the photo gallery online.
Cap and Gown Ordering for Graduation
Spring Lake Park High School graduation Cap and Gown deadline for early bird pricing ends December 30. Ordering early will insure proper sizing. Go to Herff Jones and place your order online or by phone, 1-866-238-5336.
Wallin 4-year Scholarship Application is open!
The Wallin Scholarship awards up to $16,000 over four years. Benefits of the Wallin Scholarship:
- Comprehensive support including an advisor throughout college
- A network of current and former scholars
- Internship opportunities
- College-to-career program Wallin Education Partners is a proven college completion program that includes financial aid and comprehensive support to ensure graduation.
Who should apply?
- Graduating senior (class of 2023)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
- Demonstrated financial need
- Must attend an accredited, 4-year, public or private (not-for-profit) institution in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation.
Senior Baby Ad for Yearbook - Deadline is Dec. 9
The Senior Baby ad deadline has been extended through December 9. There are envelopes in the main office. Stop by or have your student pick one up. Messages are to be no longer than around 200 characters. If you ordered the Senior Deluxe Package that includes a yearbook, Baby Ad and Spring Supplement, you can upload your own 300 dpi scanned baby photo and enter a message in the Balfour Ad Builder. Emails links were sent out 24 hours after an online purchase of this package.
Westwood Boys Basketball - sign up today
Calling all boys in grades 7-8 who enjoy playing basketball and want to be part of this year's basketball team. There are two more pre-season optional practices on December 13 and 20. The season officially starts on January 4. Sign up today!
Shop the Panther Store:
The Panther Store will be open special hours over the next couple of weeks for your holiday shopping. Visit in store to get 15% off and a free gift (while supplies last). Online Store is always open, visit today.
- December 9, 4-7 p.m.
- December 10 - Winter Market Pop-Up Shop, 10 a.m.-noon, High School Cafeteria, Door 29
- December 10, noon-2 p.m.
- December 13, 4-8 p.m.
- December 15, 4-8 p.m.
Winter Market & Gift Shop
Join us for Winter fun at the Community Education Winter Market this Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. – noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Spring Lake Park High School Band and Choir, shop the Panther Store Pop-Up and several community vendors. You will also enjoy winter themed arts activity and treats. Limited spots available for the Gift Shop where K-4 students can shop for inexpensive gifts for family members with a personal shopper.
Don’t miss this weekend’s theater performance of “Einstein’s Brains”
Talented Westwood theater students take the stage again this week! This time it's 7th/8th graders performing in "Einstein's Brains" on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Sci-Fi geek and pizza delivery boy Otto and his dog must make the most important delivery of all time - all while zombies and an evil mad scientist stand in their way. Can they make it? Purchase tickets for Einstein's Brains.
- Friday, December 9 - Grade 7-8 play - "Einstein's Brains" - FAC, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10 –
- SLP Winter Market – SLPHS, 10 a.m.-noon
- Grade 7-8 play - "Einstein's Brains" - FAC, 2 p.m.
- December 16 – Science Museum Field Trip (For those who signed up)
- December 23-January 2 – Winter Break, no school
- January 10 – Winter Bazaar, 4:30-6 p.m.
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