Comet Weekly Update

Thursday, September 8th

Welcome Back to School Leland Comets!

It is an absolute joy to have the school filled with all of you again! All of you working hard at your individual pursuits, together in one space, make LPS the heartbeat of our community. Thank you for making it a great first week. Be sure to give the weekly update a glance for information important to your family. You can also follow along on Instagram @lelandpublicschool

This Week at LPS

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Welcome Students!

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New Turf on the Playground

Does anyone else remember the pretty mud pit, soggy shoes, and dirty footprints across the building? That is no longer! The playground now includes a beautiful turf field. It is already getting a lot of love from our recess soccer players. More playground improvements to come.
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Elementary Cross Country

We are happy to announce that Leland is again going to have a cross country running program that includes 3rd-5th grades. This is a great way to stay active and have fun! Practices begin this week on Friday, September 9th and will be every Tuesday and Friday from 3:30 – 4:45 pm until mid October. Students will practice outside near the school or at Nedow’s Bay/ Bartholomew Park.

Click the link below for more information!

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This Weekend in Sports

Thursday, September 8th

Varsity Girls Golf @ TCW Invite - 9:00am

MS Soccer @ Glen Lake - 4:30pm

Varsity / JV Volleyball vs Benzie - 5:00pm

Friday, September 9th

No Events

Saturday, September 10th

JV Volleyball vs Leland Invite - 8:30am

Varsity Volleyball @ TC Central Invite - 9:00am

Varsity Cross Country @ Charlevoix Mud Run - 9:30am

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Cadillac - 12:45pm

Important Dates

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Leland Educational Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Join LEF for an evening of music, food, drinks, and fundraising for LPS at the beautiful Aurora Cellars Estate. This fun event is a great way to meet other parents and learn more about the great things Leland Educational Foundation does for LPS.

LPS staff and teachers receive a complimentary ticket with code TEACHERLOVE at checkout.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit events page for tickets.

6th & 7th Graders Go to Camp Henry

We are very excited to go to overnight camp this Fall! This will be a new experience for many. We are fortunate to spend two days at Camp Henry on the shores of Lake Kimball outside of Newaygo, Michigan. The scheduled dates for our trip are Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21. Sixth and Seventh grade students will experience team-building and challenging activities. We will depart LPS at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 20. We will return to school on Wednesday, September 21 at approximately 2:45 PM. A permission slip and camper packing list are attached to this letter.
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Vaccine Clinic Held at LPS

Our Vaccine Clinic will be held on October 10th from 3-6pm. The BLDHD will offer all vaccines(childhood 0-18), including Flu vaccine, and all teachers/staff/and students will be eligible. Appointments will be needed, as no walk-ins will be available. Autumn will be sending out promotional materials for parents in the next couple of weeks. This is a great opportunity for our LPS community and we are really looking forward to it

Save the Date: Leland Athletics Golf Scramble - Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

Calling all golfers! Please save the date for the morning of Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. This fundraiser will be held at Leland Country Club for the girls and boys soccer & golf teams. This scramble is an LPS tradition you can’t miss. If you are not a golfer, there will be other ways to support our athletes through donations and hole sponsorships for businesses and individuals. This event helps raise money for equipment, uniforms, tournaments fees, and travel.Please be on the lookout for further information in coming weeks! Email Clarke Morgan at or Kathy Wheeler at with any questions.

**Important Change In Schedule

A change was made to the Leland Public School Academic Calendar. Students will not have school on Tuesday, November 1st rather than Monday, November 7th for Teacher In-Service.

News From The Cafe

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Thank You Shawna Seitter & All Cafe Staff!

Thank you to Shawna and all of the LPS cafe staff for making each day happier with your delicious and high quality cooking.
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Food Events, Prices, Menu, Changes & Forms

  • Join us for Open House Farm to School dinner on Thursday September 8th from 5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Students will now be responsible for cleaning up their own table daily at lunch. This is to help out our staff & promote a sense of pride in taking care of our school!
  • Check out delicious menus & updated prices
  • School Meals are NO LONGER FREE for all students
  • Fill out Free & Reduced Lunch forms

Around The County

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Cub Scouts

Use the QR code or go to BEASCOUT.ORG to sign up for Cub Scouts Pack 131 Troup 131
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Leelanau Children’s Choir and Youth Ensemble Auditions

Schedule Auditions for Leelanau Children’s Choir and Youth Ensemble at 231-883-SING

The group is made up of singers from all over the county including Leland, Glen Lake, Montessori, Northport, St. Mary's and homeschooled students

Tiny Tappers

Tiny Tappers 4-H Club (second offering) will be held this fall at Leland Public School with our wonderful 4-H leader Robin Carden! For all cloverbuds (*ages 5-7 as of January 1st, 2023*), and meeting on six Wednesdays, September 7th through October 12th, from 3:30-4:00 pm in Mr. Evans' room. To register for this free club, please contact Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator Rosali Collier at or by calling our MSU Extension office at 256-9888. Once our 8 spots are filled, we will add people to a waitlist. Families will register youth in 4HOnline after it re-opens for the new 4-H year starting on September 12th. The only thing needed for the club will be tap shoes!
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Family Engineering Night by MTU, MSU Extension, & MI STEM Network

MI STEM Network, MSU Extension, and MTU have partnered to bring to you and your community a Family Engineering Night. This is a fun way to interact with STEM for the whole family. The registration is $5. You walk away with a curriculum kit which values around $210.00 and the skillset to host an evening of fun and inspirational STEM for your community.