June 3, 2022
Dear LISD Families,
It’s Spring!..Flowers are blooming, warmer temperatures are finally here (well....except for today!), and the summer is in sight. Before we can press the “coast to summer” button, it’s important to finish our year strong. Whether your child is finishing their first year of elementary school or a junior in high school, here are some tips to help them focus on the next couple of weeks:
Set Goals - Think about academic and personal goals that you want to accomplish
Don’t Put Off Responsibilities - Try not to wait until the last minute. Scrambling to finish something is never a great feeling to end the year.
Stay Organized - Keep a planner or calendar of due dates for assignments and events.
Remember What You Accomplished & Worked For - A bad performance on a test or assignment at the end of year may drop that great grade you’ve been working on.
Take Advantage of the Nice Weather - With the warmer temps and sunny weather, be creative and study outdoors for a nice change.
Adjust Your Attitude - Being positive throughout your last days of school will help to make the days go by with more ease and fun.
Focus On The Finish Line - Visualize the finish line. 10 more days for K - 11th or just 5 more days for our seniors. You can do it!
So, let’s make the end of the year count and finish the school year strong!
All our best to you and your family,
Mary and Martha
Menu: June 6-10
Join us for senior presentations!
Community Graduation Celebration
Important Dates for Elementary School
- June 15: Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony 1:00
- June 16: 5th Grade graduation Ceremony (time to be determined)
- June 17: Last Day of School
Important Dates for Secondary Families
Please note: The yearbook signing party has been moved to June 14, due to late arrival of yearbooks.
- June 4: AP Art Show, 5:50, Lopez Community Center for the Arts
- June 4: Middle School Dance, 7:00
- June 7: End of Year Awards 10:05-10:55 in the gym. Parents are invited to attend.
- June 10: MPPACT plays at Vita’s, 5:00-7:00
- June 11: Graduation, 2:00
- June 14: Yearbook signing party: 1:10-2:00, hosted by LIPTSA
- June 14: Performing Arts Night
- June 15: 8th grade graduation, 5:00-7:00
- June 17: Last Day of School
Parent Partner Program
We just ended our Hands-on the-Land stewardship program with a circumnavigation of Chadwick Marsh in canoes!
Performing Art Night
Please join our Performing Arts Night On Tuesday, June 14 at 5:00 P.M. at the Quad, the outdoor venue between the gym and the elementary school. There will be a theater presentation and live music. What a great night of entertainment!
MPPACT will be playing at Vita's Wildly Delicious from 5 -7 on June 10. Donations to the school music program will be accepted.
La Cima Interisland Leadership for Latinx Youth
Prom 2022....an Enchanted Forest Success Story
From the Lobo Library
The school year has flown by and it's almost over! Please help your student/s find their books and return them to the library. If you're uncertain what's checked out, you can email email@example.com and you'll get a quick reply. Teacher's have their class lists of books checked out as of May 25. The 2nd grade is the winner with 42 books out! Books are a valuable resource, and your children have enjoyed them over the year/s. Yes, some are still out from the 2020 pandemic closure. There's a total of 315 books out as of May 25.
LET'S SEE HOW MANY BOOKS CAN BE RETURNED BEFORE SCHOOL IS OUT! 100% would be awesome!
The public library has planned wonderful programs for the summer months for youth ages 10-18. Please visit their website for more information. lopezlibrary.org If your student would like their own library card, applications are available in the school library.
State Track Tournament
Here were the standings:
Malachi Carey 11th grade:
100m - 4th place (11.84)
400m- 7th place (54.53)
200m- 5th place (24.36)
Javelin- 10th place (135’)
Ethan Patrick 9th grade:
800m - 1st place state champion! (2:02.9)
1600m- 2nd place (4:39)
Anna Fuller 9th grade:
800m - 3rd place (2:29.12)
Fall Sports Physical
Attention Student Athletes: Please don't wait to schedule your sports physicals at the UW Lopez Clinic, they are already booked out into July! If you wait until right before practice starts, they will very likely be unable to schedule you in time. Call 360-468-2245 today to make your appointment (push 2 to reach the clinic reception)!
Interview with Bjorn Pedersen
Spotlight on the 2022 Graduating Class
What is one positive memory from your time here that you’ll carry with you forever? Prom was really fun. The DJ played pretty good music. Some of it was kind of weird. Everyone was dancing and the ping pong table was fun. I’ll also remember the school lunch here, it’s so good! I loved it. I’ve had my fair share of public school lunches, and most of them serve prison food. Meanwhile chef John is an actual professional!
Finish this sentence: “I cannot live without…….”: Food in general. I LOVE food. All types, all cultures (except maybe British food), I just love food.
What is the most creative excuse you have ever used to get out of school work? I plead the 5th.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming high school students? Chill out. Don’t bother to try being cool, because it won't work. Part of maturing is slowing down a bit. Also remember that people respond to and appreciate it when you are confident and genuinely interested in your area of expertise, hobbies, etc. Hiding behind humor and disengagement is an effort to be ‘cool’.
What is the most meaningful assignment ever given to you by a teacher? I’m not sure if this is the MOST meaningful, but I do like the quarterlies in Mr. Tetu’s class. I get to spend a lot more time delving into topics I find interesting. Even when I procrastinate, I still love everything about the quarterlies.
What’s the most important quality in a friendship? Why? Honesty and mutual respect. If there isn’t mutual respect, it’s a hollow one-sided friendship.
In 10 years, I will be…: No clue. I’m not thinking that far ahead. I’ll go where I’m needed and wanted.
Who/what do you find inspiring? The first thing that comes to mind are role models.
What song summarizes your feelings about graduating from high school? I really like I Want to Break Free by Queen.
What are your plans after high school? I’m not really sure, but I know for a fact that next year I’ll be taking a gap year. I’ll probably mostly be working during that year, getting some job experience, and figuring out what I want to do in college. I’m thinking I probably want to get into the social sciences. I’m just not sure what I want to do in particular.
From the Nurses Corner
There will be an immunization clinic provided by the San Juan Health Department. This will be held at the MPR the week before school starts. The exact date will be sent out on a later Newsletter. This is a free service. all immunizations are provided by the State for children 18 and under. This is a great opportunity for your child to be up to date on their immunizations.
Karen Hattman R.N.
Lopez Island School
Lopez Island, WA 98261
360-468-2202 Ext 2114
Would you like to be more involved in our school? How about becoming more involved in Lopez Island's community? Making some money? Earning some paid time off or other benefits? We would LOVE to help with that and there are many different opportunities available for you at our school!
- Certificated Teacher Substitutes pay increased to $220 daily rate for the remainder of 2021-2022 school year - Did you know that Washington offers an emergency substitute certificate, which does not require a teacher training program? Work days you are available and don't worry about having to take time off for days you aren't!
- Various Certificated Teachers starting 2022-23- Come get your island teach ON with US!!!! There are numerous certificated teaching positions open for the 2022-2023 school year at Lopez Island and even one at Decatur School. There are various schedules, hours and positions available in Elementary, Secondary, and Music. Now is your chance to help inspire, educate, enlighten and refine the future islander generation!! Most positions qualify for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits! Keep your eyes peeled and directed to our website for official postings soon to come.
- Cook/ Dishwasher- Help make and share all the FRESH, HEALTHY, and DEELICIOUS local foods with the children and staff of Lopez Island School! We are looking for some help in the fast-paced, fun and friendly kitchen at Lopez Island School from 8am - 2pm daily (with a 30 min break). The position starts at $18.53 an hour and qualifies for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits!
- Van Driver - Want to get out and see the island? This transportation position drives a wheelchair van (or another vehicle) to transport student(s) with special needs to and from school. This 3.5 hour per day, Monday through Friday. This position qualifies for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits!
- ParaEducators and ParaEducator Substitutes - Interested in working with students individually, in small groups, and/or in general classrooms and helping assist teachers in modifying student behavior? You can apply to become a ParaEducator with a regular schedule or else a ParaEducator sub for flexibility!
You can see full postings on our website! Just go to District Info and then to HR and Employment for more details.
Let me know if you are interested in any of these positions! I am at school 11-4 daily and available at 360-468-2202 extension 2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help see if there is a good fit here for you!
Thank you and I look forward to working with you (in whatever capacity),
Human Resources Specialist
Lopez Island School District
Ed Murray, Superintendent
Martha Martin, Secondary Principal
Mary Fordham, Elementary Principal
The Lopez Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Ed Murray – email@example.com; Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist, Summer Hagge – firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504, Mary Fordham – email@example.com; OR contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261.