Updates from Superintendent Radeke
October 19, 2022
MEA and National School Bus Safety Week
Dear Lester Prairie Families,
Education Minnesota's MEA Break is this Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. MEA Break is always held the third Thursday & Friday of October every year. School is not in session. Here are the planned dates for the next 10 years:
2022 — Oct. 20/21
2023 — Oct. 19/20
2024 — Oct. 17/18
2025 — Oct. 16/17
2026 — Oct. 15/16
2027 — Oct. 21/22
2028 — Oct. 19/20
2029 — Oct. 18/19
2030 — Oct. 17/18
2031 — Oct. 16/17
2032 — Oct. 21/22
Also held the third week in October is the National School Bus Safety Week. We want to thank our bus drivers who get our students safely to and from home and also transport students for school activities! Bus drivers, we appreciate your hard work and care for our Bulldogs!
Enjoy this MEA time with your family and friends.
Lester Prairie Schools
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: TAMMY SERUM - our new paraprofessional!
A little bit about myself and my background: I have three kids. I attended Winona State University and have a degree in Sociology. I coached high school girl's lacrosse for the past 12 years. I have worked as a paraprofessional for 5 years, and this is my first year at Lester Prairie.
A favorite thing I like to do is anything with my family.
Something you might not know about me is I love a good cup of coffee.
My favorite T.V. show is The Office because it always makes me laugh.
My favorite book is The Great Gatsby because I really enjoyed it the first time I read it.
My favorite sport is lacrosse because I have loved the game since I first started playing in high school. I also played at college, and after college I started coaching. I love the game and introducing new athletes to the sport.
BULLDOG CLASS FEATURE: Mr. Scheevel's Current Events Class
The Lester Prairie Current Events class has been working on creating a news broadcast.
Check out their first broadcast by clicking on the Ruff Ruff Reports (clipchamp) link below!
Lester Prairie School District will be hosting the Minnesota School Sealant Program, where your child has the opportunity to receive FREE or reduced cost preventive dental services at school. A licensed dental professional will be offering sealants, cleanings, and fluoride varnishes to students.
The School Sealant Day will be on: Wednesday, November 16th for grades K-12.
In order to be eligible to receive these services, parents need to fill out a consent form with their child's information and return it to school. Consent forms were sent home earlier this week. The consent form is also available online at www.schoolsealants.com/consentform.
The consent form is due by: Wednesday, November 2nd.
Dental sealants, fluoride varnishes, and teeth cleanings are often provided in a public health setting due to the amazing benefits they provide at a low cost. Your child will be kept comfortable throughout these easy preventive dental services. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. They even get to see the tooth fairy that travels with our program!
Please visit www.schoolsealants.com for more information.
COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE MONTH - Door Decorating:
NEWS FROM PTO:
The Lester Prairie Parent Teacher Organization is a partnership of parents and
teachers whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the education of our students.
We need parent support in order to keep PTO going. Over the past numerous years
we’ve had declining membership. We would like to bring back some fun events from
the past like the SPRING CARNIVAL, FAMILY NIGHTS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS.
We invite you to come to our Kickoff Event on
Monday, October 24th , 6:30 PM in the library.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet other elementary parents and learn a little more
about our organization.
You will have the chance to sign up to be a part of some of the great things we do for
- Holiday Store
- Student, Staff and Teacher Appreciation
- Family Fun Nights/Community Events (if we have enough participation)
- Spring Carnival (if we have enough participation)
Each class that has 3 or more parents sign up for one of our groups, listed
above, will receive a treat from the PTO.
To sign up, simply come to our Kickoff Event on Monday OR email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10/28 and let us know which group you would
like to be a part of.
We appreciate your time and support
ACTIVITIES UPDATES FROM MS. WOLFF:
55+ Driver Discount Refresher Course is being offered Monday November 14, 5:30-9:30 PM in the Media Center. Cost is $24, registration deadline is Nov 9. Register for this class at www.mnsafetycenter.org or 1-888-234-1294. Minimum of 15 participants needed to hold class on site. This class is for those who have taken the initial 8-hour course and would like to maintain their 10% auto insurance discount.
Playoffs for Volleyball start Monday, Football starts on Tuesday, and the Cross Country Section 2A meet is Thursday at Baylor Park. Come out and cheer on our Bulldogs as they compete to extend their seasons!
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Community members can sign up to receive our inclement weather and emergency messages using a form on our website under the Community tab or click here.
Next Regular School Board Meeting: MONDAY, November 21st at 5:45pm in the Media Center
Do you have any comments or feedback to share?
Lester Prairie Schools
Location: 131 Hickory Street North, Lester Prairie, MN, USA