Lighthouse School Newsletter

September 15, 2021

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Hello Lighthouse Community,

The second week of school is flying by. Students are connecting and reconnecting with friends, developing learning plans, and setting daily goals. They have been engaging in learning and narrowing down topics for their inquiry projects.


We would love to reconnect with our Lighthouse PTO. Mark your calendars for Monday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. Since weather is unpredictable, let’s plan for our first meeting to be done virtually. We can determine the best day and time for our future PTO meetings at our first meeting. If you are interested in attending and/or being a part of the PTO, email me at lcisew@district16.org. I will send you a link to the WebEx room. Let me know if you have any questions.


Reminders:

  • Complete an application for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Education Benefits for this school year. Find an application online or stop in the office to pick up a paper application and get some help. Funding is about far more than meals and supports our schools in a variety of ways.

  • Complete a health screening at home and keep students at home if they are sick or have symptoms. The COVID-19 hub has information about health and safety measures in place in our school. Each Wednesday, there is updated information on cases in Anoka County and in our schools. We are focused on keeping each student learning at school and grateful for your partnership to support health and safety measures so we can all keep learning together at school.

It continues to feel great to be back in school! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas. Your voice is valued, and your input is necessary to help us have the best year ever! Have a great week!


Best,

Lisa Cisewski

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Technology Resources to Help You Right Now

Having trouble remembering your parent passwords? Not sure how to log in to Schoology? Wondering how to fix an iPad that isn't working properly? We’ve gathered links and information in a hub for you on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log Ins page.


Parent Passwords

Our troubleshooting tips on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log ins page include information on parent passwords. Here are a few tips:


  • If you don't have a district parent username, please contact techsupport@district16.org
  • In many cases, you are using a district created username and password, which means clicking a "forgot my password" links on pages within Campus and Schoology will not work. To change your district password, go to the SLP Password Portal. The link and other information is located under Troubleshooting tips on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log ins page.
  • Seesaw is a parent-created account. If you need to change your Seesaw password, you will reset your password through the Seesaw website.


iPad Tips


Schoology Tips

  • If you are logging into Schoology from the app, make sure to select Log In through your School and type in Spring Lake Park Schools. Watch this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/2uKgxgdQuRU
  • Check your parent settings and preferences for the year to receive Schoology updates. Watch this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/sspti8sls4Y


Seesaw Tips

  • To log into Seesaw, click on the Clever app, scan the QR code and click on Seesaw. (The QR code you got from the district will not work on the Seesaw Class app - only the Clever app)
  • Students need to be logged in through the Seesaw Class app to see and submit work. The Seesaw Family app is for parents to view completed work and communications.


Find this information and so many more tips and video tutorials about these applications and others on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log Ins page.

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After-school Enrichment Classes - deadline approaching fast!

Check out the exciting enrichment offerings available to our students this fall. Register today - the deadline is September 18.

Young Rembrandts - We Art Together Again - Drawing Class

Students are invited to get creative and draw tennis shoes, a tall and colorful rainbow giraffe, some silly worms that love apples and a stylized Eiffel Tower. Let’s get those motors going. Sign up for the Young Rembrandts drawing class.

Twin Cities Chess Club

Students of all levels will develop creativity, concentration, and memory as well as critical and analytical thinking by playing practice and tournament games. Whether your student is just getting started in chess or wants to take their skills to the next level, register for Twin Cities Chess class today! Sign up for Chess Club.

Science Explorers - Myth Busting 101

Mind-blowing myths or scientific facts? Students are encouraged to join Science Explorers as we confirm or bust strange myths and wacky urban legends. We will ask the crazy questions, develop hypotheses, then we may smash it, crash it or launch it to determine if the myth is confirmed, plausible or busted. Sign up for Science Explorers.

Pantherette Petite Dance Clinic 2021

Does your student want to dance during halftime of an SLP Varsity Football game with members of the Panther Dance Team? Sign them up for the Pantherette Petite Dance Clinic where they will learn the routine and perform at the football game. Register by September 23 to ensure a spot and a t-shirt.

Adults - Play Badminton at Westwood this Fall

Community members who are 18+ are invited to play badminton at Westwood this fall. Join us at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School to learn the sport or refine your badminton skills. Rackets and shuttlecocks will be provided. The season will start on Wednesday, September 29. Register here.

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Lighthouse School Extended Learning Day

September 24, 2021

Lifetouch Picture Day October 11, 2021

More information will be shared as picture day approaches.
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Learning the Ropes!

In these first few weeks, Lighthouse Students are all “learning the ropes” – of a new year, new classmates, a new routine and more. This week, students "jumped" into action while literally "learning the ropes" in Phy-ed class!

What a Great First Week of School!

Students enjoyed their time during outside break reconnecting and also meeting new classmates!
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