Lighthouse School Newsletter

May 4, 2022

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Hello, Lighthouse Families,

It’s staff appreciation week at Spring Lake Park Schools. We have a tremendous staff who work hard with care and compassion each day to truly know each student and create the conditions for each student to learn. We’re taking time this week to recognize our staff and share our appreciation for everything they do. If you’d like to join us, consider sending a note. Words of appreciation go a long way.

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a little increase in COVID-19 illness and related absences. We are monitoring and continue to publish the numbers each week on the COVID-19 hub. We ask that families please continue to complete a health screening each day and keep your student home if any symptoms are present.


  • Lighthouse Talent Show: The Lighthouse Talent show is next Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. We look forward to inviting families back into the building. Please check in at the Lighthouse office. We will walk down to the Fine Arts Center at the high school just before 1 p.m.
  • Extended Learning Day, Friday, May 13: These days are designed for students to do work related to their inquiry project which cannot easily be done in the classroom such as library research, talking with an expert, conducting experiments, or a field trip. Students that are taking courses at Spring Lake High School should sign in and sign out at the Lighthouse office. Students will not be permitted to leave early without a parent signing the student out, emailing permission (, or calling the Lighthouse School at 763-600-5200.

Have a great week!

With Gratitude,

Lisa Cisewski

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Children's Theatre Field Trip on Tuesday, May 10

All students and staff attending Diary of a Wimpy Kid will need to bring a bag lunch and wear a face covering.

Native American Parent Advisory Committee celebration - May 25

Save the date for the Native American Advisory Committee community meal and graduation celebration event. This event will feature a blessing from Hope Flanagan, indigenous food and a drum group. Please RSVP with the number of family members attending this event to by Wednesday, May 11.

  • When: Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Where: Woodcrest Spanish Immersion
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Summer SPARK!

Ignite the SPARK in your child, your family or yourself this summer! Try a new sport or activity, strengthen your skills, meet new friends and make the most of your summer! View this week's highlights below and see all summer program options here.

SLPHS Student Programs:

  • College Application Boot Camp (grade 12) - College Application bootcamp is for all seniors who plan to attend a tech school, 2-year or 4-year college after high school graduation who have questions about applying to college and would like one-on-one help.
  • Summer Leadership Camp (grades 9-11) - Leadership Camp is an intensive, four-day experience that will change how you view your role in our school and community. You’ll be on a first-name basis with staff, you get free treats, our speakers will inspire you and it’s fun. You won’t regret your decision to attend this camp opportunity.
  • Driver's Education: Summer courses takes place June 13-24, July 11-22 or August 8-19.

Family Program:

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour (June 17) - Come explore one of Minnesota's best hidden gems, Taylors Falls! Take a trip down the majestic St. Croix river on paddlewheel boat while learning about the unique history of the area
  • Kayaking Adventure on the St. Croix (June 30) - Join the experts at Wahoo! Adventures for a guided "Herons & History" kayak paddle on the beautiful St. Croix River.
  • Saints Game Family Outing (July 17) - Bring your whole family for a day filled with baseball, hotdogs, and fun!

Adult Programs:

  • Intro to Bonsai Workshop (June 13 and 20) - This hands-on course will take away the mystique of the ancient art of Bonsai and show you how to create, maintain and shape your tree.
  • Healthy Eating for One or Two (June 20) - Batch cooking, shopping tips and how to plan meals for one or two people all with healthy food options.
  • Meal Prep Made Easy (August 15) - Learn how to optimize your budget for healthy meals, prepping and batch cooking tips, kitchen organization and basic culinary skills.

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Field Trip to Bakken and Pavek Museums

Lighthouse School students found the field trip to the Bakken Museum electrifying and couldn't help but broadcast how much they enjoyed the Pavek Museum.
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Panthinators create their first driving, shooting robot

After months of brainstorming, designing and building, two dozen members of the Panthinators robotics club at Spring Lake Park High School recently sent their first robot through competition at the University of Minnesota in April.

The team made its first return to the high school since the pandemic struck and were eager to compete. From building to programing to promotion, members of the club contributed to the process based on their specific interests, all of which led to unveiling their first driving and shooting robot at the state competition.

Read about their journey to the competition and watch the robot in action.

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  • May 10 - Field trip to Children's Museum for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" performance (for those signed up)
  • May 12 - Lighthouse Talent Show, 1 p.m., FAC
  • May 13 - Extended Learning Day
  • May 19 - MAP Reading Testing for Grade 4 and Grade 8
  • May 20 - MAP Math Testing for Grade 4 and Grade 8
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