Lester Park School Newsletter - #16
November 30, 2023
- Dec 4...NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)
- Dec 7...PTA Holiday Craft Night (info below)
- Dec 15...Last Day for Giving Tree Donations
- Dec 19...Giving Tree Delivery!
- Dec 21...School Spirit Day (Pajama Day!)
- Dec 22-Jan 1...NO SCHOOL (Holiday Break)
- Jan 30...PTA Meeting
- Mar 7...Grandparents' Day!
Lester Park School Calendar is on our website HERE.
The Specialist (Day 1-4) Calendar can be found HERE.
Reminder about BIRTHDAY INVITES
It is a school district policy not to hand out birthday invites in a classroom unless the whole class is invited.
If you send your child to school with specific invites, unfortunately they will have to be sent back home. Thank you for understanding.
The PTA had created an optional Student Directory earlier this fall. Please see information further down in this school newsletter.
NO PARKING in the Drop-Off Zone
When dropping off or picking up your child, please remember that the area in front of the school is a NO PARKING ZONE. Not only does this slow down the pickup/drop off process, but it's also illegal as it is a Fire Lane.
If you would like to walk your child to the door, or wait by the door to pick up your child, please find a parking spot in the parking lot or across the street.
School staff will again start putting "no parking" reminders on windshields of unattended cars when they are spotted in the no parking zone. Thank you for understanding
PTA Lester Family Craft Night!
The PTA is having their Family Craft Night next Thursday, Dec 7.
It will be from 6:00-7:30pm in the cafeteria.
This is a free family event!
Crafts for all ages:
*Make your own green swag for decorations
*Ugly Sweater ornament
*Orange slice fox ornament
*Make cards for the residents at Ecumen Memory Care
With the season of giving- we are asking for donations for The Giving Tree project Mrs. Baker organizes. They are looking for new pants for toddlers and kids, starting with size 18 month and up. We will have a bin for your donations! Thank you for helping make a difference.
The 5th graders will also be selling hot cocoa for their field trips in the spring. Bring some cash!
Our events cannot happen without volunteers! Are you able to help at a station. Check out the link for volunteer opportunities. If we are unable to cover a station, we may need to decrease the number of stations.
REMINDER - Lester Park School is a Toyland Express Drop Off Site!
If you see some great Black Friday deals on toys and would like to donate them, just drop them off at Lester Park School! The Salvation Army has a box in the hallway near the front doors. The box will be here until at least December 12th. Toys should be new in the box and unwrapped. Thank you!
A DATE HAS BEEN SET!
GRANDPARENTS' DAY will be Thursday, March 7!
On this day... grandparents and special friends of students will be invited to visit the school. There will be specific times for our visitors to come, and we will again have a shuttle that runs from the school to a nearby church to help with our limited parking. More information about this special day will be provided by the school and your child's teacher in a couple of months.
Giving Tree Project is under way!
This is the 21st year Lester Park School has done this learning project! You can read all about it in the Family Letter that was sent home or by clicking HERE.
- This project started this past Monday, Nov 27.
- It ends on Friday, Dec 15.
- The trees and patient gifts will be delivered on Tuesday, Dec 19.
Thank you for participating in this Lester Park tradition!
Lester Park Spirit Wear for Sale!
A message from the Lester Park School PTA:
The PTA has partnered with Big Frog to offer Spirit Wear! You can now place orders online with the option to direct ship to your home, or pick up at the local store (5115 Burning Tree Rd).
Click here: https://lesterparkelementary2023.itemorder.com
Or click HERE to view the flyer.
Orders are made on-demand and take 4-10 business days depending on availability and shipping. Allow 14-20 days for embroidered items.
OPTIONAL Student Directory
Many of you filled out the OPTIONAL Student Directory form that was in school newsletters earlier this fall. We will share the student directory to families in the Infinite Campus message that has newsletter links. Please save the link from this email after it is sent out.
If you didn't fill out the online form but would like to have your child's contact information in the directory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to our PTA for making this directory possible. While the Lester Part PTA helps collects the data, they are not the source of the information, therefore has no control over its accuracy. They will remove information from the directory upon written request, but this process may take a few days due to the volunteer nature of our organization. Parents/Guardians who submit their contact information acknowledge that they have read the terms in the form, and understand that the Lester Part PTA is not responsible for misuse of any information you choose to make public through this directory.
ILLNESS AND ABSENCE INFORMATION
For Positive COVID Results or Symptoms:
please click HERE.
What do I do if my child is going to be absent from school?
Email email@example.com (the office & nurse will both see these emails)
or call attendance line 336-8875 then “3” to leave a recorded message
Please list any specific symptoms.
Teachers may have a preferred way for you to report an absence to them.
If the office does not know why a student is absent, an automated phone call and an email message will be sent out at sometime between 8:30-9:00. This is for safety reasons.
Some helpful links:
- Is My Child Well Enough To Go To School
- You can also call our school health office at 336-8875 x2654
Location: 5300 Glenwood Street, Duluth, MN 55804, USA
Phone: (218) 336-8875