Lighthouse School Newsletter
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OCTOBER 5, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Dear Lighthouse families,
We had a great time celebrating the money raised for the Back the Bus Fundraiser! Even the SLP Panther joined in on the celebration. Thank you to the PTO for organizing the fundraiser and all the families for helping make this fundraiser and celebration a success!
We will be hosting conferences in the month of October. Facilitators are eager to meet with families and continue the open communication they have established. To schedule a conference time that works well for you, please click on the link for the calendar of your child’s advisor:
Reminders and Updates:
- Lighthouse Curricular Event: Join us at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 to experience the collaborative and team-building work our students have been doing at Lighthouse.
- NWEA MAP testing: Lighthouse students in grades 2 -10 will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Reading and Math assessments the week of October 10. This is an assessment tool that helps us understand student growth over time in reading and math. Our intent is that this isn’t a stressful activity but is one input for us to see that our students are continuing to grow in their learning.
- Fall Break: Fall break for students is the week of October 17. Students will not have school that week. During this time, Lighthouse facilitators engage in professional development, learning design, and communicate with families.
- Resources on Gifted Learners: Look for the Gifted Resources section below for articles and links to support families in learning about gifted learners.
- Knowledge Bowl: We are excited to team up with Westwood for the grades 6-8 Knowledge Bowl team. If your child is interested, please use this link to register. We will have an activity bus that will bring your child to Westwood for practice each week.
Have a great week!
Gifted Resources for Parents
Parenting a gifted child is a journey that may differ from other experiences. This article reviews some common issues you may experience and has some tips and insights to help you along the way.
October is College Knowledge Month at SLPHS
Spring Lake Park High School is celebrating College Knowledge Month. With Minnesota colleges and universities, there are a number of special events happening throughout the month.
Events focus on providing every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to explore their options for life after high school. There are also events to support students in applying to college. These include free events for students and families to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students and families are encouraged to take a look at the opportunities this month and participate in the various events that will help ease the transition from high school to college. Learn more about the special events, field trips and college and military visits hosted by SLPHS throughout October.
Building the future - in our parking lot
A house is rising in the parking lot of Spring Lake Park High School. More than 40 students in the new Construction Trades course are spending a few hours a day on the real-world, hands-on learning experience. Next spring, a completed one-level, two-bedroom home will be moved into our community.
High school teacher Scott Wicklund is leading the year-long project. He will be helped by many experts in the field through on-site work, tours and learning at local businesses. The goal is to expose students to the different trade options and have some fun while also helping them find a potential career path after graduation.
The Construction Trades course is part of the Technology, Engineering and Design Pathway. It will also include elements from our other two pathways at Spring Lake Park High School. Read more online.
THANK YOU so much for your Back a Bus fundraising support! We raised almost $4,000 that will provide buses for many field trips, as well as meals for our wonderful staff and other PTO events! We had a great time celebrating last Thursday with games, prizes, treats and even a visit from the Panther mascot!
Our next meeting is Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your questions, comments and wishes about Lighthouse as there will be time for parent feedback. We'd love to see you there!
Adult Program: Saturday Movie Classics
Join us at the SLPHS Fine Arts Center on select Saturdays each month for a free matinee movie experience! Each month will feature a different classic film from the era of the 30s-40s. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., movie starts at 11 a.m.
- October 29: Frankenstein (1931)
- November 12: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
- December 3: Swing Time (1936)
This program is intended for an adult audience and is free for people ages 16+. Some film content may not be suitable for younger children. Concessions will be available for purchase. Online registration is required or call 763-600-5050.
- Strengthened Student Supports
- Get your tickets today for the "Live on 65" Performance Series
- Families welcome: Flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine clinics - Families are welcome to stop by the flu shot and COVID-10 vaccine clinics at Spring Lake Park High School on Oct. 11 and Nov. 1, 3:30-6 p.m. No registration is required.
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