Comet Weekly Update
Friday, January 20th
Hello Leland Comets!
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Recently at LPS...
Co - Op ski team season has begun!
"Co - Op Ladies Ski Team on break! They rocked the Mountain tonight! Watch out for Willa! Up and coming star. 2nd, both slalom and GS!" - Mrs. Rennie
Did you know Mrs. Kirt coaches Nordic Skiing Club at Crystal Mountain too?
Magnificent Winter Concert! Thank you Mr. Evans!
"The JV girls are ON FIRE tonight" - Ms. Piro & Mrs. Walter
It's a big basketball night in NW Michigan! Grab a friend and come out to support the girls at home or the boys away in Benzie!
Varsity / JV Girls Basketball plays at home vs Benzie - 5:30pm
Varsity / JV Boys Basketball plays @ Benzie - 5:30pm
Cool Shakespeare art from Mrs. Vann's!
"Meet Ella, my tank manager! She is responsible for the weekly tank testing and water changes. A student of mine since middle school, it’s been a joy to watch her love of environmental and ag sciences grow! Plus, she’s an awesome human!" - Mrs. Zywicki
The spirit week games are always... ENTERTAINING!
Thank you to the family that gifted these Paperwhite bulbs before the holidays. They are in bloom and look wonderful!
Important Information & Events
Friday, January 20th - End of the Semester
Saturday, January 21st - HS Snow Ball Dance 8-10pm
Wednesday, February 15th - Half day Conferences
Thursday, February 16th - Half day conferences
Friday, February 17th - Half day for all students
As you may have seen in recent communication, a group of parent volunteers are working towards putting together a PTO/PTA at Leland Public School. With encouragement from Administration, Stacey Brugeman, Emily Miezio, Hilary Ulbrich and Dan Worth have agreed to spearhead this effort to create a welcoming and inclusive organization that supports our teachers and school community.
Between now and spring break, this Steering Committee plans to pursue a period of due diligence - with plenty of listening, researching and open-ended conversation about what everyone would like to see and not see in a PTO. If you wish to share your thoughts, volunteer, or otherwise be added to communication as things evolve, please contact any of listed above or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Snow Ball Dance IS TOMORROW (Saturday the 21st) at 8pm
The Tall & Small Ball is back! This is a dance for elementary students + a family member or the entire family!
Coming up soon we will have a few half days due to conferences. 3rd - 5th graders are invited to stay at LPS for the afternoon, watch movies, and play games supervised by the Junior Class Council!
Doing the "Heikki Lunta" (snow) dance worked! We are grateful for getting enough snow that winter sports can resume!
Please contact Coach Karen Kirt with any questions email@example.com
ATTENTION Middle School Parents
Middle school can be a time when kids are getting their first phones, texting, signing up for social media, and exploring the web on their own. Sometimes, online life is fun and rewarding, connecting us to our interests and the people we care about. At other times, it can feel overwhelming, addictive, or manipulative.
The past two years have reminded us of how much we rely on our devices. We want kids to thrive when they are online, and we want parents and caregivers to have confidence and tools for supporting that journey.
Please join us Saturday, January 21st, from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., for the U-M Digital Wellness Conference! We’re looking for two-person teams (middle schooler plus parent/caregiver) to join us on Zoom for a fun morning of learning, conversation, and activities about healthy online behaviors. There will be time for tween/teen-only activities with U-M students, time for adults to engage Q&A with the featured speaker, breaks to get up and move around and at-home conversation prompts or challenge activities to complete together.
Our Keynote speaker will be an expert on digital wellness and health from CommonSense Media.
Each family that participates will receive a Digital Wellness care package after the symposium which includes Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology, as well as some fun University of Michigan swag!
There is a small fee associated with participation ($15 per family). This fee helps to cover the cost of the symposium. However, we do not want the fee to deter anyone so we have a free option as well. Please choose the option that works best for your family.
Should you register and be unable to attend, you will receive a full refund if you let us know no later than January 17th at 9:00 a.m.
U-M Digital Wellness Youth and Parent Symposium
Link to the event
Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology
Link to the book
Link to the podcast
The lost and found list has been updated! Check out the link for any items you recognize.
C3 List of Missing Items
News From The Athletic Department
This Weekend in Sports
Friday, January 20th
Varsity / JV Boys Basketball @ Benzie - 5:30pm
Varsity / JV Girls Basketball vs Benzie - 5:30pm
News From The Cafe
Next Tuesday, January 24th, we are going to change Chicken Stew or Calzone to Traditional Round Pizza. Due to the snow day yesterday.